Monday, 15 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - #103 (Wk 3)

Evening everyone 💜

I'm here a little late today sharing my Whimsy Stamps Challenge Design Team card with you today.  I've been sorting out family stuff, which unfortunately comes before crafting...crazy eh!

Anyhow for my challenge card this month I'm resharing a card I made in 2017. I'm doing this for 2 reasons, one is that this is the first card I made for Whimsy Stamps and the other is because I adore the paper and sentiment I used....and oh yes it's in my favourite colour too.

Right then....information about our Challenge. We have one every month, and the theme is usually Anything Goes, so come on and get joining. We'd so love to see your creations and all the girls will pop by and say hi...plus you might even win a prize. Yay! Click here to upload your project, and check out my lovely teamies work..



 
Here's What I Did
Using a graphics program I printed out one of the beautiful digital papers by Tracy Wray onto super smooth paper; then printed out one of the sentiments onto white card and die cut it into a circle. Part of the sentiment was colour changed using the colour picker in the graphics program (the colour was picked up from aqua tone in the pretty patterned paper).

A piece of silver mirror card was cut to 4.75" x 4.75" and matted with a piece of patterned paper cut to 4.5" x 4.5", both were added to the card front. The die cut sentiment circle was added to a fancy circle mat die cut from aqua card, this was attached to the card front using foam pads to give it dimension..

Poinsettias, holly leaves and branches were die cut from white pearlised card, blue and silver glitter card and aqua card and then glued around the sentiment circle. To finish the card, stars and gems were placed around the sentiment, and large gems added to the flower centres.

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 3' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: Christmas Trimming Sentiments

Other:
Pearlised Card, Silver Mirror Card, White Card, Blue & Silver Glitter Card, Layered Poinsettia Die (Spellbinder), Holiday Greens (Sizzix), Circle Doily Edge Die (Tattered Lace), Double Stitched Circle Die (Crealies), Gems, Star Punch (Tonic), Core'dinations Card, Foam Pads, Graphics Program,
Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

I'll be back next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - January 2018 (Wk 2)

Hello lovely peeps 💜

I'm here again sharing a fabulous Whimsy Stamp Design Team card with you. I love this digital image of this wordart heart (oh dear that's not easy to say!) and love sentiment, and I simply couldn't resist combining them together to create a CAS card. I think this would make a brilliant but simple card for the man in your life.

All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.




Here's What I Did
Using a graphics program the 'Love' sentiment  was enlarged and overlaid across the heart image on a jaunty angle, The image was then printed  out and die cut into a square. The word 'Love' was covered with glossy accents and left to dry.

When the topper was dry it was matted onto red and black card, and added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card 3 red gems were added to the card front in the bottom right corner.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp and Sentiment: 'Love You' Sheet
(Print out the full sheet or merge sentiments with images in a photo edit program)

Other:
13.5cm x 13.5cm Scalloped Card Blank, Black, Red & White Card, Glossy Accents, Red Gems, Crealies XXL Stitched Edge Square Die, Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Foam Pads

I'll see you all next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #102, you still have time - here is the link.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Design Team - January 2018 Release #2

Hi there 💜

Today I'm here to share the 2nd of Whimsy Stamps new January release digi stamps.  Both the pig and the sentiment are part of a sheet of other images and sentiments so it's good value for money. Isn't it the cutest pig ever!!

To show the little pig off I went for a CAS design and kept the colours simple. I coloured this over Christmas period while staying with my daughter so my pencil collection was extremely limited, but it does show that we can all colour using only a few pencils. All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.




Here's What I Did
The pig and sentiment were printed onto a piece of Kraft card and die cut it into a square. The pig was coloured in using pencils - the pencils were used to blend, no solution was used. White pencil was added first to give the highlighted area, then colour and shade were gradually added. To finish the image crystal glitter was added to the red heart.  
 
The coloured in topper was matted onto some pink card, and a die cut frame was glued around the pig. The completed topper was attached to the 5" x 5" Kraft card base using foam pads to give it dimension.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamps: 'Love Me Tender' Digital Sentiment Sheet (this contains the sentiment and pig)

Other: Kraft Card, Pink Card, Inverted Scalloped Frame Die (Spellbinder), XXL Stitched Edge Square Die (Crealies), Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Lyra Pencils, Caran D'ache White Pencil

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #102, you still have time - here is the link.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

I'll be back next week with more fabulousness. So thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Design Team - January 2018 Release #1

Happy New Year to you all 💜

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. My poor hubbie had to work away all over Christmas and I won't see him until later this week. So this year, I stayed with my daughter and her partner, their love and kindness helped me though a difficult time. We spent the time laughing and talking until the wee small hours. I spent New Year on my own, but I did spend it productively. Instead of feeling sad, I crafted with some gorgeous new images for the January release from Whimsy Stamps.

So today I'm sharing the 1st of my Whimsy Stamps Design Team cards with you using this cute little bunny. All the links to the Whimsy products can be found below. I hope you like it.



Here's What I Did
I used a 5" x 6" card base for my card, this was cut down from a 5" x 7" card blank to fit the frame. I die cut the frame twice from pink card and glued them together. Next I die cut 2 clouds from white and pink vellum and cut them down to fit inside the frame, making one slightly bigger than the other.

Using a graphics program I added the bunny and sentiment onto the digital patterned paper, and resized everything to fit the frame (nb I made the paper slightly larger than the inside area of the frame). The paper was printed out and cut down to size, this was then attached to the card front. Glitter was added to the sentiment in the top left hand corner. The clouds were also added to the card front by only lightly gluing the very edges of the sides and bottom.

The bunny image was printed onto colouring card, coloured with Copics and cut out. The images was glued directly over the top of the images printed onto the patterned paper. The process was repeated with the tiny heart.

To complete the card the pink frame was glued directly over the patterned paper, and tiny die cut hearts were glued around the clouds.

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Amour' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: 'Love Me Tender' Digital Sentiment Sheet and 'Love You' Sheet

Other:
5" x 7" Card Blank (cut down to size), Pink Card, Colouring Card (Joanna Sheen), Puffy Cloud Border Die (Lawn Fawn), Rectangle Doily Die (Tattered Lace), Bunting Die (Joanna Sheen), Crystal Glitter, Pink & White Vellum, Graphics Program

Copics: Bunny & Heart - RV000, RV00, RV02 / Cloud - CO - C02

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #102, you still have time - here is the link.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back tomorrow with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Card - December

Merry Christmas Everybody 💜

It's Christmas. Yay!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and spent a lovely time with your family, and received lots of fabby pressies. I'm spending Christmas with my daughter and partner in London as my poor hubbie who works away from home has had to work all over Christmas, he's also be away for  New Year too. Sob!

Anyway back to blogging, I'm here today to share another of my Whimsy Stamps Design Team cards with you - my last for 2017. This CAS (Clean & Simple) card was made using digital stamps from both the 'Christmas Wish Sentiment' and 'Christmas Accessories' set. The bordered topper was also created digitally but could easily be reproduced using a red pen and a ruler.  All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.



 
Here's What I Used
Digital Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments (Candle), Christmas Trimmings Sentiment (Sentiment) and Christmas Accessories (Holly)

Other:
5" x 7" Top Fold Card Blank, White Card, Neenah Card, Gold Mirror Card, Creative Expression Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, Gems, Glitter, clear Sparkle Pen, Striped Paper, Foam Pads, Graphics Program

Copics: Candle - YR000, E00, E81, Y11, W2 / Holly - YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 / Berries - R14, R37, R59 /  Flame - Y02, Y15, R05

Have a fabulous New Year and here's to a joyful and peaceful 2018.

I'll see you next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Design Team Card - December

Good day everyone 💜

Wow, I can't believe another week has gone past, and it's Christmas next week. So for today's post I'm sharing one of my latest Whimsy Stamps Design Team cards with you. I love this snowman, he's just to cute. I used the 'Top O The Morning' digital stamp and the 'Accents Of Winter 2' digital paper, plus some of my own dies. 

All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.




Here's What I Used
Digital Stamps: 'Top O The Morning'
Digital Paper: 'Accents Of Winter 2'

Other:
5½ x 5½ Card Blank, Neenah Card, Silver Mirror Card, Matt Silver Card, Pearl Die (Tattered Lace), Gems, Glitter, Sizzix Pillow Box Die, Silver & Lilac Glitter Card, Foam Pads, Graphics Program

Copics: Snowman - C1, C3, C5, R14, R20, R30, R37 / Hat - C2, C5, C7, V01, V04  / Scarf - V01, V04, V09 / Buttons - B000, BG01, BG05 /  Holly & Berries - YG01, YG03, YG17, R14, R20, R37 / Bird, Hat & Scarf - E31, E33, E35, B000, BG01, BG05, R14, Y06, Y17

Have a fabulous Christmas, and I hope you receive everything you wished for. I'll see you next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Hunkydory For The Love Of Stamps - December Launch

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing my 10 Design Team samples with you for the December launch of the 'For The Love Of Stamps' By Hunkydory. The 'Birth Flower' stamps launched on Create & Craft TV part of the papercraft collection as the Pick Of The Week last Friday, unfortunately the stamps have sold out. However, the stamps will be available from Hunkydory Crafts shortly.

So if you want to know anything about the cards I've created please either email me or leave me a comment plus your email address and I'll send you all the details. :) However I will still list the products use.











I Used:
December Launch Stamps - Birth Flowers
Cardstock, Paper & Pads - Adorable Scorable - Matt-tastic, Hunkydory Card Blanks, Hunkydory Kraft Card, Ink Me Card, Colour Me CardPretty Pastels Paper Pads

Some of the above products can also be purchase on Create & Craft's website.

Other: FTLOS 195 & 195 Stamps, Copic Pens, My Own Card Blanks, Enamel Dots, Crystal Glitter, Circle Dies (Tattered Lace), Square Die (Tattered Lace), Fishtale Banner Die (Lawn Fawn), Oval dies (Tattered Lace), Heart Dies (MFT), Scalloped Circles (Spellbinders), Scalloped Border Die (Tattered Lace), Kraft Card, Gold Mirror Card, Clear Overlay Glitter Pen, Distressing Inks, Foam Pads, Corner Rounder, Old Book Page, Gold & White Embossing Powder, Pearls, Piercing Tool & Mat, Gems, Black Fineline Pen, Spectrum Noir Pens & Sparkle Pens

Hope you like them.

Big hugs

Janine x

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Design Team Card - December

Good afternoon everyone 💜

I'm here again to share my Whimsy Stamps Design Team Inspirational card with you.  Today my card doesn't contain any colouring t all, as I wanted to show off one of the stunning digital papers designed by Tracy Wray.  I simply printed my paper and layered it up onto silver mirror card and then added by die cut sentiment then sprinkled a few snowflakes and stars around. This concept is so easy and great for batch making cards, especially at this time of year. I hope you like it.



Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'A Winters Night' Paper Collection
Other: 6" x 6" Scalloped Card Blank, Black Card, Silver Mirror Card, Graphics Program, Black Funky Foam, Sizzix (Tim Holtz) 'Retro Merry Christmas' Die, Lawn Fawn 'Mini Snowflake' Die, Pa\per Smooches 'Space' Dies

What I did
I cut a piece of silver mirror card to 5½" x 5½", then resized the patterned paper in my graphics program to 5½" x 5½",printed it out and trimmed it to fit the mirror card which were added to the card base.  The word Merry was cut from silver mirror card and added to the card front. The word 'Christmas was cut from black card and black funky foam which were glued together and also added to the card from at an angle. To finish the card  die cut stars and snowflakes cut from silver mirror card were glued around the front. Hope you like it. :)

I'll be back next week with more Whimsy fabulousness.

Why not, check out our current 'anything goes' Challenge, or follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Challenge 102

Morning everyone 💜

I'm here to share my Whimsy Stamps Challenge Design Team card with you today.  I'm a little late sharing it as I've had no 'tinternet' for a few days - but thankfully I'm 'up and cooking now'. :)

For my card I've used the beautiful digital paper from the 'Accents Of Winter 2' collection and one of the digital stamps from the 'Christmas Accessories' sheet both designed by the very talented  Tracy Wray. As I mentioned we have a Challenge every month - theme is Anything Goes, so come on and get joining. We'd love to see your creations...plus you might even win a prize. Yay! Click here to upload your project.


 

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 2' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: 'Christmas Trimmings Sentiments' ((Sentiment) and Christmas Accessories (Angel)
Other: 6" x 6" Scalloped Card Blank, Neenah Card, Sheena's White Stampinbg Card, Gold Glitter Card,  Tattered Lace Square Doily Die, Tattered Lace Square Die, Paper Smooches 'Space' Die, White Funky Foam,, Glitter, Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Gold Glitter Pen

Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Dress - RV000, RV00, RV42 / Wings - BG000, B0000

What I did
I die cut a white square using the doily die and cut the centre out using a plain square die, to create a frame. I repeated this process twice more from white funky foam, and glued all the frames together.

Using a graphics program I added the sentiment and angel to one of the beautiful patterned papers and printed it out. The angel was printed onto colouring card twice, and then coloured in using Copics. The first angel was all cut out apart from her halo and glitter was added to her wings. The second angel was cut out minus her wings and halo. Both cut out angels were layered up using foam pads.

The printed paper and frame was added to the 6" x 6" card front, and the layered up angel was added on top of the printed angel on the patterned paper.

To finish off die cut gold stars were added and the halo was coloured in using a gold glitter pen.

Don't forget to join our challenge and check out my lovely teamies creations - click here.

Or why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

I'll be back next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Inspiration Card - December

Morning everyone 💜

I'm here today to share my Christmas Whimsy Stamps Design Team with you. I'm once again showing off the new release digital papers and digital stamps -  from the 'Christmas Wish Sentiment' set which contains 10 sentiments in total including this little guy. Isn't he just the cutest - tucked away behind the Christmas Tree, I coloured him using Copic pens. All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.



Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 3' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments ((Sentiment) and Christmas Accessories (Snowman)

Other:
6" x 6" Card Blank, Pink Card, Neenah Card, Glitter Card, Tonic 'Home Sweet Home' Stitched Oval Die, MFT Banner & Heart Dies, Gems, Glitter, Foam pads, Graphics Program

Copic: Snowman & Snow - C0, C1, BV00, BV31 / Hat - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7 / Nose & Stars - Y00, Y08, Y17 / Scarf - & Hat Trim - RV10, RV14, RV21, RV23 / Holly & Brown - YG03, YG17, R14, R37

I'll be back next week with more fabulousness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x