Dec 19, 2014

Happy Mail Today - New Release Penny Black Stamps Availabe in my Shop!

I just received my Penny Black shipment TODAY from the Brand New Love and Friendship 2015 collection!!!
 Just finished listing them in my Etsy Shop.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

A Friendship Blog Hop

Hello everyone and thanks so much for visiting!
Today the Whimsy Design Team members are hosting a  friendship hop in honor of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay. Simonne has been a fixture  at Whimsy for many years and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator.

A little note for Simonne.
Thank you so much Simonne for the amazing and gorgeous stamp sets we got to create with, thank your for your friendship over the years and for all you have done for each one of us at whimsy.
 Not to mention your amazing cards always inspire me! Sending lots of  hugs your way my dear friend!

I hope you like the card I created just for you!

The beautiful chalkboard sentiments are from one of the sets designed by Simonne. I've surrounded it with the cute Whimsy Wee stamps kittens which were fussy cut. I simply embellished with some sequins and did some paper piecing.
Product list:
 Playful Kittens, Mini Chalkboards, Everyday Moments
(stamps all by Whimsy)
Papers from stash
butterfly punch, paper piecing tool
copics for coloring

If you are hopping along with us today, you should have arrived from Debbie's blog. If not, and you'd like to, simply click here ( Whimsy Blog ) to start. 

Your next stop after my blog is Amy's blog, and I am sure she will have something wonderful to share too. 
Here is the complete blog list for you in case you get lost along the way.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for hopping with us to celebrate Simonne's friendship with us all! I hope you have fun hopping!!

Dec 18, 2014

Midmonth Reminders

Happy Thursday and thanks for visiting! 
Today I have a Penny Black Christmas card to share, which I made for the Penny Black and More mid-month reminder as well as a reminder of my Monday Morning Challenge, which is happening right here on my blog.

Our challenge at Penny Black and More this month is Celebrations, which includes all kinds of occasions you would celebrate, so Christmas of course is included. We have some very generous sponsors this month. Be sure to play along for a chance to win.

My Monday Morning challenge this month is Winter or Christmas, so my card today fits for both these challenges. The prize for my challenge is a cute wood mounted rubber stamp from Penny Black which is being sponsored by me/ my Etsy store Timeless Stamps. I still have the Christmas stamps marked down, and the one I have used today is included. 

To make my card I stamped the beautiful image using black stazon ink onto watercolor paper and then colored using distress inks. I applied lots of glitter to finish it off. A very quick card to make.

To play along at Penny Black and More visit this link. 
To play along in my Monday Morning challenge visit this link

I would also like to play in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is all Around
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown -Christmas
Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes and/or Merry Christmas
Crafty Boots -  Merry Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas 
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Love to Scrap - Nature

Ooh La La Creations -  Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -  Anything Goes
Stamp and Create -  Christmas
The Crazy Challenge -  Christmas

Products used:
Snowy Hamlet, Merry Christmas sentiment
watercolor paper
stazon ink, distress ink
stickles glitter 

Have a fabulous day!!

Dec 14, 2014

Embossed Winter Song

I finally cleaned my desk today, since I left it a mess last time I made something, and then yesterday me and my daughter worked on a little gift for her secret Santa. It took forever to clean up, but when I was finished I felt like making a quick card with the beautiful stamp "Winter Song" since I still need a few more Christmas cards.

I've wanted to heat emboss this image since I first got it, and decided on a CAS card heat embossing with silver.
This is a very quick card to make, I simply stamped the image with versamark ink, heat embossed with silver embossing powder and added my sentiment using a turquoise ink. I wanted a little more color on the card so I added a little bit of scallop paper to the card and some turquoise rhinestones. 
I apologize for the bad photo. It's such a foggy day out today, no sunshine at all!

Product list:
Stamps: Winter Song,
White 110lb card stock, turquoise card stock
Versamark ink, turquoise ink
detail silver embossing powder
sticky rhinestones, scallop border punch

Lots of Christmas challenges going on right now, so I am playing along in several challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge -  Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas -  whatever is urgently needed for Christmas
Di's Digis Designs - CHRISTMAS!
Penny Black Saturday Challenge -  'Snowflakes'
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Christmas
Crafty Catz -  Last Minute Christmas
Pattie's Creations -  Christmas Cards
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers -  Merry Christmas
Crafter's Cafe -  Christmas/Holiday 
Creative Moments -  Anything goes/ Winter
Little Red Wagon - Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp -  Bling
Wonderful Wednesdays -  Always Anything Goes

 Oh, and if anyone is interested in playing along in my Monday Morning challenge, there is still time to enter. I have a cute Penny Black stamp to give away there. You can find that challenge post by clicking HERE.

Have a great day!!

Dec 12, 2014

Just for Fun and Altered Pages Team up

Happy Friday everyone! Today was my turn to share a Just For Fun creation on the JFF blog. This month we are teaming up with Altered Pages, who kindly sent us some fabulous products to play with! I have used products from both Just for Fun Rubber Stamps and Altered Pages on today's cards.

I love these vintage style images, and was thrilled to have received a few collage sheets  from Altered Pages. By the way, you can buy these in their shop as pre-printed sheets (you can even choose which card stock) or you can buy them as digital prints.
I created a vintage style card using more products from Altered Pages as well as stamps from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.

I wanted to share a second card made with another image from the collage sheet.

This card is rather clean and simple. Simply framed with gold card stock and added some glitter to the snow and angel's wings. I used the same sentiment as above from Just for Fun. Also used a Glorious Song background stamp from JFF, but sadly it's hardly visible in the photo.

Product List:
Christmas collage sheet, paper border trim, vintage text page, tag and pocket fromAltered Pages

Have a great day!!

Dec 11, 2014

Whiff of Joy Christmas Inspiration

Happy Thursday! 
I  just noticed that my post wasn't scheduled, it was sitting in "draft" mode instead, so I am posting this a little bit late than I should have.
It was my turn to share something today on the Whiff of Joy blog, and since I just recently received my Winter stamp kit, I decided to share two cards.

First up is the very cute Henry the mouse as an angel.
He has been stamped onto copic xpress blending card and colored with copic markers. Other papers/card stocks are all from SU. I finished it off with a little bit of glitter and some twine. Sentiment is part of this cute set. As you can see, I also stamped a design onto the kraft card stock using stamps from the kit. 
Here is my second card, using the cute Henry as a shepherd.
Copics on xpress blending card were used again, and I fussy cut the image. The pinecone embellishment is also a stamp from this kit, as is the sentiment. Papers are all from my stash
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dec 10, 2014

Sending smiles

Hello and thanks for visiting!I had some time to do some coloring over the weekend, and today I finally was able to turn this cutie into a card.

For the main image I used the rubber stamp "Dreams of Paris" from Whimsy Stamps, illustrated by Mi Ran. She's been colored with copic markers and fussy cut. My designer paper is from my stash, probably by My Minds Eye. I used a few stamps from whimsy to add to the designer paper print. Sentiment was also just recently released. I used the new nested rectangle die set to cut it out. 
A  pretty simple sketch. I just added a few matching designer paper strips and button with twine to the card to finish it off.

 Products  used:
(all stamps above by Whimsy Stamps)
nested rectangle dies set (Whimsy Stamps)
Papers from Stash, 
Distress inks, memento black ink, copics for coloring
button, twine

I am playing along here:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
 Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  Buttons
Craft-Dee BowZ -  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

And that should be all for today, I'll be back again tomorrow with a couple new cards!
Have a great day!!