Monday, 15 January 2018

Love You

It is the 15th of the month and that means it's time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Whimsy Stamps! 
January is a cold, snowy month where I live so thinking about doing Valentine's cards or spring themed cards helps get me through the winter months! 

Tracy Wray's "Love Me Tender" set from the new January release is perfect for a masculine feel Valentine's Day card! 





After printing and colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I used the hand stitched nested rectangles to cut it out. I cut out around part of the pink heart and popped it up with a pop dot just for fun. The pink heart has some clear sparkle pen on it - hard to see in the photo. I printed my sentiment and added it to some matching red cardstock. Ribbon and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Love Me Tender Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Love You Sheet Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hot Stuff and Love In Red Digital Paper - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG2 IG3 IG5 CG4 BT3 PP1 PP3 PP5 CR7 CR11 DR6
Copics: E31 E34 E37

I hope you'll join us for our Anything Goes Challenge - click here for more info!

Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website for the products I used as well as many, many more stamps, dies and digital paper to name a few!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Friday, 12 January 2018

Happy New Home

This week I challenged myself to not only participate in a challenge but also to only use die cuts - no colouring! Yikes! What was I thinking?! 

The Sketch and Color Challenge #80 at Your Next Stamp was the challenge I chose to participate in and it was fun to use so many Your Next Stamp products to create my card.  



Sketch and Colours

   

I didn't have any colouring to do on this one but I decided to do some ink blending in the shape of a heart for my background and then cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  I added a die cut of a cute house and heart shaped plants. It is hard to see in the photo but I added some green ink to the edges of the hills. My sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die. Some twine and gumdrops finish off my card. This panel is popped up with foam pop dots just for fun.

Card Recipe
Home Is Where The Heart Is die - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment - Waddles Summer Fun - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper - Winter Plaid - Your Next Stamp
Fishtail Banner die - Your Next Stamp
White Sugar and Sparkle gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle die - Your Next Stamp

Twine, Stampin' Up inks, foam pop dots.

I hope you have enjoyed my card. Have a fantastic day. 
Thanks for stopping by!





Thursday, 11 January 2018

Good Times

Did anyone else grow up going to slumber parties?? I grew up with a group of girls that often had slumber parties......or sleep overs are they are called today  - seemed every Birthday was the perfect excuse for a slumber party. Up too late, eating junk food and being silly - the perfect recipe for fun! 

My post for this week features "Girl Talk" an older stamp from High Hopes. There seems to be quite the story being told here! 



The stamp is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched oval. I matched the stitched oval with the sentiment as well and used a stitched border die for a fun curve in the patterned paper. Photo corners, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Girl Talk - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Good Times - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed - Doodlebug, Posh - Simple Stories
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, stitched border die trio - Whimsy Stamps, photo corners - Quickutz, ribbon, Candy Corn gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 FS8 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN5 TN9 EB4 GB4 GB5 GB7 IG1 IG4 IG2 FS6 CR3 CR1 
Copics: B00 B04 B06
                                                                        
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

                                                  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Bubble Bath Shower

Welcome back! My post today is sharing an older High Hopes stamp called "Bubble Bath Bradley". When I saw this stamp I immediately thought baby card! 
Since it is a bubble bath theme, I decided I would make a card for my stash for a baby shower. The inside will be filled in once I have a shower to go to - no there aren't any in my near future that I know of - this cutie is for my stash. 






I coloured the main stamp with alcohol markers but for the bubbles and water I added some glitter pen. Man glitter pens are hard to get a good photo of!!! I cut everything out with a classic circle die and my Fiskars circle cutter. I formed my card base and added paper from the Pebbles Lullaby collection. Twine, a flower from my stash, sentiment and gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bubble Bath Bradley - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: It's A Baby Shower - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Lullaby - Pebbles
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Moonstone Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, cotton candy blue gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, twine - American Crafts

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CT1 CT2 GY1 GB5
Copics: E31 E34 E37 
                                                                        
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

                                                  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Heart Hugs

Happy New Year Whimsy fans! It is a new year, a new month and the perfect time for new digital release! 
I am happy to introduce you to another cute penguin by the talented Crissy Armstrong - meet "Penguin Heart Hugs". How fun is this guy with his big heart! Perfect for Valentine's Day cards or for someone needing a hug in a card! 






I had too much fun colouring up this cutie with alcohol markers and adding glitter to his heart with a glitter pen for something different and fun. 
Digital paper and a sentiment both designed by Tracy Wray were perfect for my card layout - the links are below. A fun ribbon bow trimmed in gold and some gold Nuvo glitter drops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Heart Hugs - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Love You Sheet - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Seeing Spots, Hot Stuff, Love In Red digital paper - Whimsy Stamps

Fishtail banner die, stitched scallop rectangle die, honey gold Nuvo glitter drops, Gl. gold Wink Of Stella

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 DR5 DR1 DR7 CT1 CT2 GB5 IG1 IG2 

Don't forget to come play along in our challenge - click here for details...after you've done your shopping! 

Thanks for stopping! Have a fantastic crafty day! 



Monday, 1 January 2018

Everything Grows

Happy New Year - I can't believe we are at the beginning of a new year already and the start of a new challenge! This month the design team will be using a variety of older High Hopes stamps - it will be something different every day! Fun right?! 

Our challenge this month is Anything Goes ....with a twist - well a couple actually   Use purple/blue and a ribbon or button. Such a fun way to start the new year!  I get to use "Gabby" and decided that I wanted to use some bright, fun colours! I am playing along with the challenge twist by using blue and twine (shh don't tell the boss I cheated a little ). 




After colouring up cute Gabby with her watering can, I hand fussy cut her and went around the edges with a black marker. I formed my easel card base and added some bright polka dot paper from Doodlebug. The scene was made with variety of dies - the list is below. The sentiment is stamped and mounted on cardstock and is strategically placed to help as a "stopper" for my easel card. Some twine and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Gabby - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Everything Grows - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed - Doodlebug
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, twine - Recollections, Head in the clouds die - Die'sires, Spring Grass die - Your Next Stamp, Garden Flowers die set - Whimsy Stamps, Stitched Heart Fence die - Your Next Stamp, Retro gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 FS8 CT1 CT2 GY4 BT8 IG2 IG3 IG5 MG2 MG3 MG4 
Copics: RV11 RV32 RV34 
                                           
                               
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes - with a twist challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Thursday, 28 December 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper fans! I can't believe this year is coming to a close in just a few days! 
My final post for this year features "Party Penguin" from the Winter Joy release. 

How fun is this little guy going to his New Year's party with his balloons and favourite snack!! He would be perfect for a winter birthday card too!





The card layout I chose for this stamp is a little more simple then I usually do - it was soo fun to do a more CAS style card! 
This cutie is coloured with alcohol markers, hand fussy cut leaving a bit of a white edge and popped him up with pop dots. The balloons and candy have clear sparkle marker on them and are very sparkly! Once I was done with my image, I cut my patterned paper pieces to size and stamped my sentiment. I stamped some fun party confetti on my background paper and added a few sequins for some extra sparkle. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Party Penguin - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy New Year - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Party Patterns - MFT, Water Colour Washes - Lawn Fawn
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, 3D foam dots - Forever In Time, Mini Party Confetti stamp - Your Next Stamp, Pumpkin Pie ink - Stampin' Up, sequins, Crystal Stickles, Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 GB5 AP1 AP3 AP2 CG1 LV1
Copics: B02 B04 B06
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! 

                                                  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!