Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Winter Roses

I’m rather getting into this CAS lark, especially for Christmas cards.  I used my pencils (both Prismacolor and Polychromo) to colour this Winter Roses background stamp.  I only picked one part of the stamp to colour, I’m liking the white space …. get me!

I used the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies to cut the white panel, love the detail the stitching gives.  I finished off with a sentiment from the digi Everyday Banner Sentiments set and a few Nuvo drops.


Whimsy products used:

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Winter Friends

It’s not often I use navy blue on cards, but I like how it works with the gold glitter card.    I’ve used Winter Friends which I’ve coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from my favourite Holiday Mini Sentiments stamp set.


Copics used:

Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E27, 23, 51
Coat/presents/hat - Blue: B39, 29, 26, 23, 21
Skirt/hat/fur – W3, 1, 0, 00
Presents – BG99, G29, 24, 21
Bunny: C3, 1, 0 , 00, W1, 0, E000
Gold: Y28; 26: YR23, Y13


The fab paper is from the Crafter’s Companion Winter Wonderland paper pad.  Totally gorgeous.


The icicle border on the word panel was done with a really old Martha Stewart punch.  I unearthed these the other day, man I went crazy for those things and have dozens of them …. as you do ha!


Products used from Whimsy Stamps

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Christmas Wishes CAS style

When it comes to a production line for Christmas cards, I’m all about the quick and easy and it don’t get much easier than this card!  A layer of pretty Christmas paper, Christmas Jingle from Anna Marie Designs, a layer of white card that I cut at a wonky angle then stamped an greeting on using the fabulous You’re my Jolly stamp set, then finished off with some dots ‘n dashes, some die cut holly leaves from the Christmas Branches die set and some red pearls,a bit of red twine and job done. 


This You’re my Jolly stamp set is the best for quick and easy CAS cards!

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Santa’s Helpers

No suprises that I’ve another fairy card today, awww I love these little cuties so hard.  Today’s stamp is Santa’s Helpers from the latest Whimsy Stamps release along with a sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments.


The copic colours used for to colour this image are:

Hair: E44, 42, 41, 40
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Reds: R39, 37, 24, 22
Beige: E43, 42, 40
Green: BG99, G28, 24, 21
Gold: Y28, 25, YR23, Y13
Bunny: C5, 3, 1, 0, 00


I die cut some leaves and snowflakes from gold glitter card, and added one of those cute little glass baubles filled with star sequins that I picked up from eBay.  I just received another delivery because ….. baubles!


I made the poinsettia from red and dark green mulberry paper instead of foamiran for a change.


The STUNNING papers are from Anna Marie Designs, I love it so much I had to buy a spare pad or two lol.

Products from Whimsy Stamps:

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Saturday, 6 October 2018

31 Nights of Halloween at Whimsy Stamps and a Give Away!!


I’m hosting night 6 of the Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration on the Whimsy Stamps Blog.  Every evening during October there’s a new post featuring all things Halloween and surprise give aways throughout the month.  And Whimsy Stamps have very kindly supplied a delish prize of one of their fabulous Paper Door Kits to give away.  You can also see my card on the Whimsy Stamps Blog.


The details of this card are in my blog post here.  I did some basic stamping and inking through a stencil to make this fun Halloween card.


For your chance to win this fabulous Paper Door Kit leave a comment below and tell me what your favourite Halloween sweet treat is (my answer would be simple …. ALL OF IT ha!)
Winners will be announced on the Whimsy Stamps Blog on Halloween night, and all prizes must be claimed by 7th November 2018.
Be sure to check back there every night for more Halloween fun, and keep your eyes peeled for more prizes!

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Christmas Sprite

Whimsy Stamps have three new fairies in this month’s release, and on today’s card I’ve used Christmas Sprite.  The sentiment is from the You’re My Jolly clear stamp set.  I made a couple of poinsettias with the Lily Flower Die Set.


I used the following copic markers to colour the Sprite

Hair E27
Skin E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, R20
White: C3, 1, 0, 00
Red: E09, R46, 24, 22, 00
Green BG99, 96, 93, 40
Gold: YR27, 24, 21. Y11


I adhered some glass glitter onto the flowers and berries for a frosty look.  I die cut the leaves and berries from card and gold glitter card.

Love those little snowballs!  They got a coating of glitter for even more bling, gotta have bling on Christmas cards lol


I picked up the paper pad from The Range, love red green and white together.


Products used from Whimsy Stamps

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

CAS Christmas

Don’t the months roll around way to fast?!?  It’s Whimsy Stamps release time again and this time I’ve gone with a quick and easy CAS Christmas card with a bit of stamping and a die cutting. 

I stamped the Snow Flurries background stamp onto white card and heat embossed with white EP.  Then I applied some Pumice Stone Distress Ink with a blending too.  The Christmas die was cut 3 times from white card and once from brown glitter card and layered together to give some dimension.  I finished off with some die cut Christmas trees in white and glitter card which got some pearl “baubles” on them.


Products used from Whimsy Stamps:

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