Friday, 31 August 2012

Sentiments candy winner

I have a winner for the Whimsy Sentiments candy.  And it’s you ………

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Rhonda Miller

Congrats Rhonda, please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you

Ratatouille!

This week’s Saturated Canary Challenge is Dots.  Nice and easy until you dig through your papers and realise the card you had planned in your head ain’t gonna work without the dotty papers to match lol.  Thank goodness for the Prima Rondelle paper pad, this has got to be one of my all time favourite pads.  Note to self – buymore before they are unobtainable (been there, done that lol).

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There are dots on there, promise.  And just to make sure I popped a couple of Prima Say it in crystals corners on, those are dots that make up the pattern, aren’t they?

I have coloured Ratatouille with Copics and pencils and the colours used are:
Hair: E29, 25, 21, 50 and dark umber pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Peach: R00, 000, 0000 and medium flesh Polychromo pencil
Pink: R81, RV000, 0000 and pomegranate Prisma pencil
Black: C7, 5, 3 and black pencil
Beige: E43, 41, 40 and french grey 70% pencil
Mouse: W5, 3, 1, 0

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The pearls dotted around the image are done with a Viva Pearl Pen.  Liquid Pearls will give a similar effect but not as pronounced and 3D as the Viva.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley’s Handwritten Phrases.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Craftscottage rose, poppies, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 4mm rose buds, lilies, 20mm rose, white leaves.

Have a great weekend

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sentiments candy

I won’t have my Saturated Canary card up till later or even tomorrow, I am running behind again.  So here’s some candy for those that want to try their luck.  It’s the Family Ties set from Whimsy Stamps.

I will draw a winner tomorrow night

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Whimsy blog hop winner

Hi peeps, just a quick post to let you know that the winners from the Whimsy Stamps blog hop are now up on the Whimsy blog and ..... My blog was one of the mystery prize blogs.  So pop across and see if you're one of the lucky winners!!

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What’s up with blogger today??  I have had to delete this mornings post and redo it because all there was showing on the blog is the lethal black squares grrrr!!

I’ve another sample that I made for the Lili of the Valley shop to show today, using My Big Snowball. My grandson was intrigued with this stamp, wanted to know why the wee laddie was hoiking up a great big snowball (‘cept he says grit big lol – that’s the Geordie coming out haha). So we had to go into the whole lets pretend spiel ….. then he wanted to know when it was going to snow so he could do the same. Gulp! We haven’t even had a summer yet and he wants snow!!

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I have used Prima North Country papers on this card (love this pad for male cards). Went to town with the Twinklets too. I die cut the 25 and snowflakes from thinnish chipboard and slathered them in glossy accents and Twinklets. I love the texture and dimension this stuff gives, especially when I can’t go OTT with flowers haha.

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The stamp was coloured with copics, bold and bright and so ME! I love how his trousers look like corduroy, our Laila is so clever!

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The sentiment is from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases

And that’s it from me today

hugs

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Teddy with penguin

Well that long weekend was over before it began!  Back to earth with a bump this morning but at least it’s a short week.  Deary me I spend my life wishing it was the weekend haha.

My card today is another of the sweet animal Christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley, this one is Teddy with Penguin.  I’ve also used a tag from the Christmas Sentiment Tags set and papers from the Promises paper pad.

The flowers, leaves, lace and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the berries which started life out red before they got dunked in some German Glass Glitter.

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Have a fabulous week

hugs

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Monday, 27 August 2012

Snow Cute!

A quick and easy card today.  I did this as a sample for the LOTV shop but am so going to replicate it for a quick and easy Christmas card.

The stamp is Snow Cute from Lili of the Valley.  The delish Frosty Christmas papers are also from Lili of the Valley, as is the sentiment which is from the Christmas Grungy Messages set.

The snowflakes are cut from glittered card using a Sizzix die, and I have attached the snowflake charms with one of the gorgeous moonstone effect brads from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I popped a doily between the layers of paper but it’s not showing up too well in the picture.

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Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday (if you’re in the UK), I am going to be making a start on a set of cards and gift boxes so nose to the grindstone for me today.  I wonder if my lovely hubby is going to break down and make the lunch or take me out lol.

hugs

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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Weekly candy winner

This week’s candy winner is

#282 ChrisAndCat

Congratulations sweets, please email me your address so I can post your stamps off to you.

Whimsy Blog Hop–Wee Summer Fairy

 

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of our August Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (22 August) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new digital papers and new Shape EZ by TLC. From then until 28 August 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 29 August. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links  at the end of the post.  Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

For my card today I have used one of the new Wee Stamps, this is Summer Fairy.  LOVE love love her hair!  I have used the new Nitwit Collections A Slice of Life digi papers.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Ticket Notes set

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I have coloured the image with Copics and pencils
Hair E29, 25, 23, 50 (no pencil)
Skin E11, 00, 000, R30 (no pencil)
Dress and Shoes R81, RV000, 0000 and R85 for flowers, Pomegranate pencil
Wings B01, 00, 000, 0000, R81, RV000, 0000

The pearl dots around the fairy are done with a Viva Pearl Pen.  I prefer this to Liquid Pearls, it doesn’t shrink and shrivel like Liquid Pearls does and the “pearls” are more round than pointy, much nicer to use and dries faster too.  Not sure who stocks it, I get mine from my local craft shop.

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The gorge dragonfly I picked up whilst I was in the States last January – sheesh that seems like a million years ago already!  Flowers are natch from Wild Orchid Craftsclassic sweet rose, 30mm wild rose, sweetheart blossoms and white leaves (that I trimmed down a bit) 

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Last one.  The bling on the wings is Glamour Dust.  I use a Sakura glue pen to adhere the glitter to the image.

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Now then, to take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations and be in with a chance of winning a prize, please click on the links below...
Erin Bailey
Beate Johns
Stephanne Maraver
Heidy Blom
and 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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Warm Winter Wishes

Thought the title was quite appropriate from a dark, damp and dreary North East of England.  It’s been a yuk weekend so far, not that I am bothered as I am flat out with DT work, never went across the doors yesterday and instead played in my craft room all day.

I’m back to me pastels again and I think this card could work for “babies first Christmas”.  I’ve used the Lili of the Valley paper pads (neither are Christmas but I thought the papers in the Bonnets & Bowties and Petal Fresh pads worked for this card).  The stamp is Teddy with Robin and the sentiment is from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases set.



I will be back at 5 with a card for the Whimsy Stamps blog hop, and in the meantime I have a roast beef dinner and strawberry pavlova to prepare for family and my most fave friend.

hugs



Saturday, 25 August 2012

A plea for a poorly little lady

Afternoon lovely ladies, I read this plea on Donalda’s blog earlier today and it just broke my heart. Little Alana is only 9 years old and is battling a rare form of leukaemia.  Could you spare the time to send this gorgeous little lady a card to cheer her up?  If so you can contact Donalda here for the address to send the card to.  There but by the grace of God ……

Thanks for taking the time to read this xxxx

alana

Weekly candy

I’ve been mulling over the candy issue again (too much time on my hands haha) and was going to select a name from the comments left this week as the candy winner but then got to thinking ….. I don’t want people to feel they have to leave a comment else they won’t stand a chance of winning, I have seen blogs that do this and sorry it’s not for me.  You leave a comment because you want to, not because you have to. You follow my blog because you want to, not because you have to.  Yes it’s lovely to read all your fab comments, no denying that but not all my followers have English as their first language and may not be comfortable leaving a comment.  There is also the time factor, some do not have time to leave a comment, hey I’m fine with that and also guilty of that! 

Sooooo I am leaving it as it has always been, entry via linky. I am also going to put in the option to delete your link should you inadvertently enter more than once.  This option will be removed once the candy has closed so no more changes can be made once the winner has been drawn.

And this week up for grabs is a Sarah Kay stamp and a Belles ‘n Whistles stamp.

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As always I will draw a winner tomorrow night

Friday, 24 August 2012

I {heart} Just Magnolia

I really do lol.  And that’s our challenge this week set by Pops … Hearts

I had coloured this image up a while back then decided to use the image coloured with distress inks so couldn’t let this one go to waste now could I?

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I have used Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two mini deck papers, hearts on there and have also popped a Flat Back Pearl in the top corner and an embossed heart button on the taffeta bow.

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The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Definitions Notables 4 stamped on to Kraft card. The scalloped border is a Martha Stewart punch.

I’m sorry I can’t remember which copics I used to colour the image, it was quite a while ago.

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And the inside, completed to match the front.

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Have a fabulous weekend

hugs

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Whimsy Stamps August release blog hop–Honeybee by Elisabeth Bell

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Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our August Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (22 August) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new digital papers and new Shape EZ by TLC. From then until 28 August 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 29 August. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links  at the end of the post.  Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

For my card today I have used one of the new Elisabeth Bell stamps – this is Honeybee and isn’t she just the sweetest little poppet!!!  And Ann has come up better than trumps with this Spell It Out scrabble tiles set – I have been after something like this forever so this is one set of stamps that will be a permanent fixture on my desk!  I tell ya when I saw it was being released I was thrilled to bits!!

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The delish paper is Nitwit Collections Sunshine and Laughter collection.  I tweaked the saturation settings though as I wanted a more grey blue rather than the bright baby blue, I am really thrilled with the gorgeous shade I managed to get printed, and even better it matched the flowers to perfection.  I am not a yellow fan so desaturating got me a lovely creamy colour to match the antique linen used to colour the image.  I am SO anal about colours matching lol.  The blue in the paper matched the Stormy Sky ink that I used to colour the dress – I’m a happy bunny it all matches haha

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And of course the stunning flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts … where else?!  I used a 40mm trellis rose, 25mm cottage rose, aster daisies, 10mm roses, stamens.  The little white daisies will be in stock at WOC SOON Open-mouthed smile The lace is also from WOC as are the pearls.  The mesh butterfly was a in a surprise gift from the lovely Jacque – thanks sweetie xx

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Now then, to take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations and be in with a chance of winning a prize, please click on the links below...

Stephanne Maraver
Deb Routledge
Michele Roos
Debbie Eastman
Mariska van der Veer
Lori Pachkowsky
and 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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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Whimsy Stamps August release

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die RELEASE!
Today, Whimsy Stamps are releasing 15 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets, 4 fabulous new Shapeology dies, 4 new MRD digital paper sets and 2 new Shape EZ templates. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. From today until 28 August the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you 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 29 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 August release. 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!
[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]
3 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps Honey Bee ~ Kay Dance ~ Skippy Dee
4 Kenny K rubber stamps Anime Hockey ~ Anime Soccer ~ Caberet ~ Craft Star
3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps Autumn Boots Mouse ~ Little Wizard Owl ~ Mummy Dog

3 Sylvia Zet rubber stamps Hazel ~ Summer Fairy ~ Wee Love You Bunches

2 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets Permission Slip ~ Spell It Ou
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4 Shapeology dies Chandelier ~ Leafy Corner Dies~ Square Double Scallop Doily ~ Star Spangled Tag
 
 
Michele R Designs - Digital Paper Flower Doodles ~ Flower Shapes ~ Halloween Grunge ~ Vintage Christmas
 
Shape EZ by TLC Spooky Boot ~ Wicked Hat

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!
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