Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Whimsy Stamps July Release hop

On Wednesday (25 July), Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new Shape EZ by TLC templates and new MRD digital papers. From then until 31 July the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!  Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 1 August.

My card today features ‘Lil Montana by Elisabeth Bell.  I am totally and utterly in love with these new stamps.

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Coloured with Copics and Pencils for a change

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The delish papers are Rose Cottage Charms papers by Michele Roos for Whimsy Stamps.

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The sentiment is from the Touch of Elegant Furniture set. Both this set and Lil Montana are available from Whimsy Stamps if you are in the USA or on pre-order from Dies to Die For if you are in the UK/Europe.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts – I used Walnut Cottage Rose, 15mm roses and 10mm roses and lilac poppies and hip rose buds.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Debbie Eastman
Iris Wiechmann
Ann Vento 
Erin Bailey
Me

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites (if you live in the UK then they are in stock and on the website at Dies to Die For. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

hugs

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Designer paper give-away

As promised I am back with a designer paper give-away.  I have 3 bundles to give away, the papers will NOT be identical to those in the picture, but you will get a good selection of 6 x 6 GCD, Crate Paper, Prima, Bo Bunny, Magnolia, Maja, Authentique, Basic Grey, Glitz, Teresa Collins, Wild Rose, K & C, First Edition, etc., etc., etc.

As already said, the picture is just to give you an idea of what you will get …. the bundles are all different so if you would like one of the bundles leave your name in the linky and I will draw 3 winners later tonight.

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Monday, 30 July 2012

Fab-u-lous Candy Alert

OMW my gorgeous pal Jacque is giving away some delish candy!!  Three Wild Orchid Crafts vouchers to the value of $65 ($1 for each of her 65 years)

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So pop over now to enter

Victoria and Friends

I’ve a rather untraditional Christmas card today, quite shocked myself with this one lol.  The stamp is from the new Lili of the Valley release, wow I am loving this release so much!  The stamp is Victoria and Friends, so sweet.  The adorable sentiment is from Lili of the Valley’s Grunge Christmas Postmarks.

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Coloured with distress inks and markers, I am really enjoying playing with them (especially as I can take them to work and sit and colour at lunch times – can’t do that with a full set of copics Winking smile )

Erm, I got a bit carried away with the stickles!!

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The papers are Nitwit Collections, Cotton Candy Kisses – not a Christmas kit but it works for me, these digi kits are so versatile.  Printed on 160gsm paper (whatever is on offer at Staples when I stock up lol) using a very antiquated HP printer (at least 10 years old and still going), on normal setting using compatible inks from Internet Ink (no affiliation – just love their product, service and fast despatch).  I’ve popped this here as I get asked this question over and over. Smile

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All the embellies are from Wild Orchid Crafts (except for the daisies and snowflake brad):

Trellis rose, cottage roses, hip rose buds, aster daisies lace, seam binding, stamens.

That’s it from me today, I should have another paper give-away ready to blog tomorrow.

hugs

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Candy alert and winners

Pops has some delish candy up for grabs on her blog, you can find the post here

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And now for some winners Smile

The weekly candy (TGF and Inkadinkado stamps) winner is …..

#328 ChrisAndCat

And the winners of the Vintage Step cards are

Donna

Riet

KarenC

Mags

Inkypinkydelights

Annette

Congratulations ladies, please email me your addresses.  Please put the name of the prize you have won in the subject line.

I have more paper to give away this week, will blog it as soon as I have it all sorted Smile

hugs

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Whimsy Stamps/Elisabeth Bell release

On Wednesday (25 July), Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new Shape EZ by TLC templates and new MRD digital papers. From then until 31 July the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!  Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 1 August.

I got my magazine commission all done and dusted so had some me time yesterday, I dug out the Distress Markers and had a play with one of the new Elisabeth Bell stamps.  It takes me twice as long to colour with Inks as opposed to colouring with Copics.   Thank goodness the watercolour paper I use stands up to a LOT of water, ink, blending and layers – I was expecting to wear a hole through it lol.

This is Li'l Tag-a-longs - Li'l Sweet Tweeter by Elisabeth Bell.  I LOVE this newest release, there is not so much intricate detail with nice open areas so perfect for watercolouring.  Picture links to products used are at the end of the post.

 

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Colours used are:
Birdcage – frayed burlap
Stool – vintage photo
Jeans – pumice stone
Hat – pumice stone, bundled sage, and a mix of worn lipstick, spun sugar and dried marigold
Top - a mix of worn lipstick, spun sugar and dried marigold
Shading around image – tumbled glass
Shading under feet – weathered wood

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The circular die is a new Noor Design die set.

Noor! Design klein

 

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To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Pops
Tammy Louise
Ann
Patricia
Alberto
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites (if you live in the UK then they are in stock and on the website at Dies to Die For. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

hugs

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Vintage Step Cards give-away

No more comments please, draw is now closed


Remember this card I did a while back using the delish new Vintage Step Cards from Which Craft UK
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Would you like a pack to play with???
Weeeeelllll, I have SIX packs to give away, courtesy of the lovely Paula from Which Craft – thanks sweets xxx

All you have to do is leave a comment and I will ask our Ben to draw 6 winners tonight.  NO candy only blogs please.  This is for all of you that take the time to visit my blog each day, thank you Smile
I will be back at 5 with my Whimsy Stamps card for their new release.  

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Weekly Candy

Here’s this week’s candy for you

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As always just leave your name in the linky below and I will draw a winner on Sunday evening

Friday, 27 July 2012

Just Magnolia–In the country

It’s a day in the country over at Just Magnolia this week, well I have been so busy with work behind the scenes (all Christmas) so trying to think of something summery with a country theme was just beyond me lol.  Thank goodness for Gingham!!

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The papers are Maja Design, I used distress stain in picket fence around the edges of the papers after stitching.

Tilda has been coloured with Distress Markers, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo for the skin, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain for the hair, Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone for the clothing and shoes.  The basket is Tea Dye and the cherries are a mix of Barn Door, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany

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Flowers and gingham ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The charm and ladybug are from my stash

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The doily die cut border is by Cheery Lynn Designs.

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Have a fab weekend

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Saturated Canary–Thank you and new Nitwit Kit

OMW have you seen the newest Nitwit Collections kit – The Potting Shed Collection???  I remember not so long ago saying that I didn’t like purples and lilacs …. well I lied hahaha.  I think I rate this kit along with Petal Fresh Collection and that’s saying something!
So my card today features Thank You from Saturated Canary, isn’t she just a little doll?  It’s those eyes!!

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I usually resize the papers down a bit in Photoshop but didn’t this time and think I prefer them printed out in the full size (so that’s gonna save a bit of time in future Smile )

Coloured with Copics and pencils
Skin is usual colours E11,00,000,0000,R30
Hair E43, 42, 41, 40, W00 and light umber pencil
Dress: V99, 95, 91, 91 E42, 41, 40, W00, V01, 000, 0000 and mahogany red and warm grey 70% pencils

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The flowers and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the Flat Backed Scalloped Pearls.  The flowers are Cottage Rose, Poppies, 15mm roses and hip rose buds.  The purple roses are that gorgeous Walnut shade … again lol.  Can’t help meself.

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The sentiment was stamped direct to the paper – it’s from the Lili of the Valley Simply Sophisticated stamp set.

The butterfly is from the CC Designs Butterfly border die and the little birdcage charm is from my stash.

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And that’s all from me today.

hugs
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Whimsy Stamps release day

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps July rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 13 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets and 3 fabulous new Shapeology dies. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 31 July the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. At the end of release week (Wednesday 1 August) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:

 

Finally here is a full reveal of the wonderful July rubber and dies. Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp:

2 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps Best of Friends Girl ~ Best of Friends Boy
 
 4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps Lil Sweet Tweeter ~ Lil Montana ~ Lil Bells ~ Rose Sunset
 
4 Kenny K rubber stamps Sweet Melissa ~ Jayne Jettpack ~ Girl Soldier ~ Jasmine
 
3 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets For The Kitchen Notables 5 ~ A Touch of Elegant Furniture ~ A Touch of Sweetness Notables
 
3 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies Notables 5 ~ Mason Jar ~ Chair
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!
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