Thursday, 31 May 2012

WOC Candy news

The lovely Pops has some DELISH Wild Orchid Crafts candy up for grabs, go take a peek!!!


Anything Goes at Lili’s Little Fairies

We’ve a nice easy challenge at Lili’s Little Fairies this week, and I like easy!  So here’s one I did earlier using one of the super cute baby stamps from Lili of the Valley, Baby with Teddy.


The papers are those gorge K & Co Watercolour Bouquet (think this is one of my favourite pads).  The flowers and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the lace is from my stash.

I have also used one of their Greetings Postmarks stamps for the sentiment along with the mini kraft tags and alphabet dies.


And to end my post for today some Jubilee news!! Lili of the Valley are having Jubilee Weekend Celebrations starting on the 2nd June till 5th June.  Buy 5 stamps from the website for only £20 and a few prizes so do keep an eye on the Ideas to Inspire blog and also the website.




Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wild Orchid Crafts Jubilee Sale!!

Wild Orchid Crafts are having a JUBILEE SALE WEEK - 10% OFF!! 
The sale ends 5th June so go and fill ya boots Smile

Paper give away winners

The three winners of my first  paper give way are







Suzie's Card Den

Congratulations ladies, please email me your addresses so I can post your paper off to you.

I will be giving more paper away soon, so stay tuned

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Whimsy Stamps mini blog hop–Elisabeth Bell this time :)

On Wednesday Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 29 May 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!

For today's card I have used the adorable Little Jack and Bobbin Gone Fishin’ by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps.  Isn’t he just too stinkin’ CUTE!?!  The fab sentiment is also from the new release, from the Family Ties set.


I have once again used my Distress Markers to colour him.  Oh I am loving them, especially for hair – the texture you can get is almost the same as with Copics.


I have used First Edition Up Up Away paper pad, and applied a fair bit of white gesso to them to lighten them up a bit.  I also gessoed the chipboard clock from Dusty Attic and adhered that to a star that I die cut.


I finished off with some Jute Ribbon, seam binding and a little adventure sign that was in a packet of buttons (this also didn’t escape the gesso treatment lol)


And the last picture, I just couldn't stop lol.


Don't forget there is a prize up for grabs, so pop across to the Whimsy's Inspirations blog to see which other DT member are taking part.



Paper give away


My card won’t be going up till this afternoon so I thought I would do a give away.  I sorted out some papers this weekend, and OMG I have sooo much I will never in a million years use!!  I started sorting the loose 6 x 6 papers and have a pile about 8” high that I have spit into bundles and will be giving away over the coming days.  They are all different, and consist of GCD, Crate Paper, Prima, Bo Bunny, Magnolia, Maja, Authentique, Basic Grey, Glitz, Teresa Collins, Wild Rose, etc., etc., etc.  Next on my hit list is the 12 x 12 papers that I will cut down to 6 x 6 – will leave that for a rainy day lol.
Today I have 3 bundles to give away, the picture is just to give you an idea of what you will get, as I said they are all different so if you would like one of the bundles leave a comment and I will draw 3 winners later tonight.
Back later

Monday, 28 May 2012

Hopeful for Wild Orchid Challenge

The only nice thing about Mondays (unless I am on holiday lol) is Wild Orchid Challenge day.  Our challenge this time is Bingo, with lots of yummy combos so something for all.

I had planned on taking part in the Whimsy Stamps mini blog hope today but I decided to have the weekend off (first one in a loooong time!)  so did not get a chance to get a second card made up for today, so for those looking for the links to the DT taking part in the hop here they are:

Ellie Stover
Stephanne Maraver
Deb Routledge - Special Guest
Jacque Beddingfield - Special Guest
Heidy Blom
Erin Bailey

WOC Bingo challenge

And the fact that I went for the middle line across is a no brainer!  Ummm pink, ribbon/lace and flowers, as if there was even a choice hahaha.  I have used one of the gorgeous new stamps from Whimsy Stamps that were released last week.  This is Wee Stamps Hopeful, and I went to town with the distress markers.  I am loving these babies!


I have used the gorgeous Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics.


I’ve added a layer using the new Whimsy Shapeology Double Scallop Doily Die and also the Do Hickey So Wrapped Lovely die on which I have stamped a sentiment from the Vintage Sentiments – Just to Say from Lili of the Valley 


And of course NO card is complete without Wild Orchid Crafts embellishments – this time I have used 30mm Cottage rose, 25mm Cottage Roses, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses and 8mm semi open roses.  I have finished it off with some lace, a metal corner, Cheery Lynn Die cut leaves from the Flourish Leaf Strip, and the gorgeous Pearl Drop Trim along the bottom of the card (this was attached with Crafters Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue as all my embellies are). Everything on the card had a liberal splodge of white gesso Smile


And that’s it from me today, have a great week



Sunday, 27 May 2012

Candy Winner

This week’s candy winner is





227.  Lynn mh

Congratulations Lynn, please email me your address to claim your prize – please put Gorjuss Candy Winner in the subject line

Gone Fishing

Well I don#t know what happened to the weather, we have thick pea-soup fog here today!  Just as well I am going to be stuck in me craft room all day then lol.

bev rochester lotv fishing llf

My card today features Gone Fishing from Lili of the Valley.  I also used a few of their other stamps – grunge postcard, grunge corners and mixed circular sentiments set.  The buttons, jute string and jute ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I’ve no idea what paper I used, it was in my scrap mountain lol, but I seem to think it’s Bo Bunny? 

Hope the sun shines on you today Smile



Saturday, 26 May 2012

Candy Time!

It’s that time of the week again when I get to give some goodies away.  This week the candy is two Gorjuss stamps and a baggie of gems.


All you need to do is leave your name in the linky below – there are NO silly rules or requests and you don’t even need a blog, just skip past the URL box to enter.  I will draw a winner tomorrow night. 

If your name does not appear immediately please don’t keep on re-entering!  Please have a little patience and wait a couple of minutes and if needs be refresh your browser before re-entering.

Please note - to keep it fair, entries that are duplicated/triplicated etc. will be deleted entirely from the Linky.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Whimsy Stamps mini blog hop, and a Wee cute too!

On Wednesday (23 May) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 29 May 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.

For my card today I have used Whimsy Stamps Wee Peggy.  How stinkin cute is she.  The sentiment is also by Whimsy Stamps, from the Friendship Notables 2 set.


The papers were in my 6 x 6 mountain that I am never going to work my way through.  I have no idea who they are by – wish I knew so I could get more lol.  The So Wrapped Lovely tag was dry brushed with white gesso as were the papers flowers and seam binding.  I am loving the small gardenias at the mo, they don’t have scrub up well when given the gesso treatment Smile.  The other flowers I used are lilies, 30mm wild rose, 15mm roses, 6mm rose buds and 10mm roses.  The die cut butterfly is from Panduro.  And I hope to have news on that gorgeous heart button SOON!!!

Wee Peggy was coloured with Copics and pencils

Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Hair and basket: E57, 53, 50 and dark umber pencil
Greens: G43, 40, 20 and the lightest touch of olive green pencil
Pinks: R20, 00, 000, 0000 and light peach pencil
Bird: BG72, 70, YR31 and a light touch of black


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 30 May.

And here’s who is joining me on today’s hop

Beate Johns - Special Guest
Colleen Schaan - Special Guest
Ellie Stover
Iris Wiechmann
Niki Estes

Have an amazing weekend



Thursday, 24 May 2012

Ava – Saturated Canary

Did you get the gorgeous image that Krista from Saturated Canary was giving away on her blog?  OMW she is just a doll!  As soon as I downloaded it I had to sit and colour it – these images make me HAPPY!!  I’ve used her for this week’s Saturated Canary challenge, and this time we have to make a bookmark.   Now then, I started off with the best of intentions and made a bookmark but love the image so much there is no way I am hiding her inside a book, plus I have a Kindle so even more of an excuse to make her into a card.  Soooo, I made the bookmark, photographed it then turned it into a card instead.  Aaah, much better lol


And of course a special little lady has to go on a card using special papers – Inkido from Dies to Die For.  And I didn’t shed a tear when cutting it lol.


I used a Marianne Design die for the corner after inking it with vintage photo DI.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the lace.  I used small gardenia, 25mm rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses and 10mm roses.  I also added some pearls to finish it off.

The wee tags are from Lili of the Valley’s Sentiment Tags 


And the inside finished off


And now I am going to catch some rays in the garden, it’s our Ben’s 7th birthday and they are coming along for a barbeque.



Anything but square

It’s Lili’s Little Fairies challenge day and this week the challenge is Anything but Square.  So out came me trusty tag card.  I’ve had lots of requests for a video on how I assemble this so I will try and get one done in the next couple of weeks for you.


I have used Meant to be and coloured it up with copics and pencils.  The sentiment is from the Love Sentiments also from Lili of the Valley.  The paper is K&Co Watercolour Bouquet (one of my favourites).  The pretty border die is from Crafty Sentiments, and the heart die is from Marianne Design.   The embellishments are all from Wild Orchid Crafts30mm wild rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, seam binding and organza rose trim.

I will be back at 4 with my Saturated Canary challenge post.  See ya then



Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Whimsy Stamps release day

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

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets and 5 fabulous new Shapeology dies together with 3 new Shape EZ files today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. From today until 29 May the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful new stamps and dies 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 30 May) 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:

Here is a full reveal of the wonderful May release:

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps Baby Boy Ellie ~ Frisbee Dog ~ Fishin' Friends ~ Summer Garden Carousel
 2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps Little Jack & Bobbin Gone Fishin' ~ Little Jack & Bobbin Snoozin'
 4 Kenny K rubber stamps Bike Kid ~ Book Boy ~ Boy Gamer ~ Girl Reader
3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps Candyland Dreams ~ Little Pocket Mice ~ Teeny Mouse Hugs
 3 Wee Stamps rubber stamps Hopeful ~ Love Trip ~ Peggy
4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets Always and Forever ~ Family Ties ~ Oval Letter Seals ~ Sports Fan 4 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies Double Scallop Doily Die ~ Fun in the Sun Oval Seal ~ Sports Sentimentables ~ Ties die set
 1 TLC Shapeology die Pedestal Tag 1
 3 Shape EZs by TLC Dad's Tie ~ Scallop Flower #1 ~ Tipped Scallop Flower

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, then pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!