Dec 4, 2013

24 Days of Christmas Event at Whimsy Stamps

 Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by! 
Have you heard yet about the exciting 24 days of Christmas Event we are holding at Whimsy Stamps?

Every day this month until December 24th, one or more of the Design Team members will share a new creation with you on the Whimsy blog, as well as a letter  each day. After you have written down all 24 letters, you will need to unscramble them to make a 4-word phrase and you can email the phrase to Whimsy Stamps to be entered into the grand prize drawing.  That is not all, there will also be some random winners during the month, but we don't know yet which blogs or when they will be chosen from, so to maximize your chances of winning, you should leave comments on both the Whimsy blog and our own personal blogs.

Today is my turn to share some Whimsy Christmas Inspiration with you!  Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog to collect your letter if you'd like to play along in this event.

I had some time to create two cards for today's post.
The first one  uses the gorgeous stamp "Lissy's Little Light", which is from the latest release. Hadn't had a chance yet to use it, so I decided to use it for today's post. 

She's been colored using copic markers and then cut out. I found the music sheet paper in my stash, I did use some distress ink along the edge, and stamped one of the "lavish flourishes" stamps in the top left corner. The sentiment is from the set "Holiday Cheer" Thought it would be perfect to use with the image. As you can see, I used the same flourish behind the sentiment too. 

Embellished with some ribbon and gold cord, glitter and the diecut "holly and berries" using Whimsy's die.


For my second card I used an older stamp set, illustrated by Crissy Armstrong - Peace on Earth.
This set includes several beautiful images, including a gorgeous angel, and sentiments.  One of my favorite non-cute sets!
The image above has been colored using copic markers. The sentiment is from the set "Holiday Notables 2", and cut out using the Notables 2 die. Embellished with glitter, a clear button and silver cord.

Don't forget to stop by the Whimsy Inspirations Blog to collect your letter, and to leave a comment there too for more chances to win. 

Have a great day!

52 comments:

MammasScrappin said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. The coloring, the elements and background papers used are perfect.

Sammy said...

Gorgeous! Love the image you used, and the colours are fab! x

Joanne said...

Love these cards...so pretty!

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

such a beautiful cards! I love the music sheet paper on the first!
Mirella xx

Trena Johnson said...

Wonderful cards. Thank you.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Ellie...Happy Holidays and I love these cards....Especially the candle my friend!!
hugs

susiestacey said...

Two beauties today Ellie, love the girlie one she is so pretty x Susan x

Laila B. said...

Lovely creations. Love the layers on the first one and the embossed backgrond on the second one. And the coloring is gorgeous. Congrats!!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful cards, Ellie! Fantastic coloring and designs on both!

Heidi said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Love them.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful creations.

Maryann Laursen said...

Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous. and your coloring is simply stunning.

Norma Gomez said...

Great cards. The lissy's little light stamp is super cute and your coloring is awesome. =) TFS

Julye said...

Perfect cards and love the embossing and colours of the candle and Lissy is just super cute with perfect colouring thank you for sharing.

Julye said...

Perfect cards and love the embossing and colours of the candle and Lissy is just super cute with perfect colouring thank you for sharing.

Julye said...

Perfect cards and love the embossing and colours of the candle and Lissy is just super cute with perfect colouring thank you for sharing.

Aartje said...

Hello Ellie, I came here from the whimsy blog.
I love your cards, different style but both great. Love the colors you have used on the Elisabeth Bell image.
Great job!
Hugs Aartje

Jennyfer L said...

Beautiful and well colored! Love both images!

Eli Kvinge said...

Hello love your cards. Nice colors and layout ;)

Shari Czerwinski said...

These are both very beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

caroline said...

2 really gorgeous cards
caroline x

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Wow Ellie! They are both stunning!!! Love the EB card, the way you've coloured her and used the yellow circle behind is just brilliant. Love those swirls too. (I might just have to buy that set!) And the blue candle with ribbon is just so pretty and I love how you used the sentiment on that one. Gorgeous work! :)

Stampin' Monica said...

Love love love both cards. You are amazing!!

Sue said...

These are so beautiful.
I love the sweet image and lovely sentiment on your first card and the image on your second card is gorgeous too. Such wonderful colouring!
Sue xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are both gorgeous. I am partial to the top one - I love the sentiment! And the sheet music background is perfect. Wishing you a day of joy!

Wendy said...

Both cards are gorgeous, that Lissy's Little Light image it's adorable.
Wendy xx

Debs said...

Two very different cards, but both gorgeous.
Hugs Debs

Mary said...

These are gorgeous Ellie! What an adorable image and love the sentiment on the first card. The embossing that you've don on the second card just makes the image pop. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing both these cards and for the amazing inspiration!!

julieprice3 said...

So different yet both very pretty, I love the little E Bell girlie, very sweet
Hugs Julie P

LindaS said...

Love your coloring and how your choise of papers highligts the image/ blue coloring.

Phi said...

You've made two beautiful cards here Ellie. I love Lizzy's little light and the music background you've used in your first card.

Jeannean said...

Your first card showcases my fav "new release" image of Elizabeth Bell! I love what you did with it too! I also like the simple elegance with the candle card also!

Nancy Hjortness said...

Oh I love your cards and my favorite is the little girl ---//the coloring is outstanding ----hope to be able to Colorado that good some day ----/Nancy

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one.

alethea said...

LOve your EB card! She is coloured beautifully!! Love the other card too.. love the image popping off the white!! HUgsxx

Butterfly471 said...

Beautiful colours and details, so elegant. Merry Christmas TFS Dana

cghundley said...

Both cards are lovely
and the stamp on the
first is so cute.
Carla from Utah

Jade Passmore said...

I'm impressed! Two awesome Christmas cards, great shading with the Copics and you cut the image out so perfectly!

loulou said...

Love Lissy beautiful golden locks and the lovely blue you have used on Chrissy candle.

Helen said...

What a gorgeous and beautiful cards.
Regards Helen

Rose said...

Ellie, your beautifully colored images look wonderful on these fabulous makes. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

Danni said...

Both cards are so pretty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. I love the colors and the music on your first card. TFS

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful colouring and such great festive cards.

Sharla said...

Lissy is such a sweet image, love it! Great cards!

Engelchen said...

very nice card

Noelle Martin said...

Very Pretty!

Anke said...

So gorgeous!
xx

Sol said...

Beautiful Beautiful Stamp!!! She must be so much fun to color!!! Gorgeous Decorated.. Love the way you have used this leaf die.. This card is Beautiful!! The other card is Beautiful too.. love the dry embossing!! And the card is perfect for everyone!!! :o)
Merry Christmas!!!

D- said...

I LOVE both of your beautiful card.
Each one has its own wonderfully creative look.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous design!

Karen said...

Both cards are lovely, but I really love the look of the first one. The image is wonderful and colored so nicely. And the layout and finishing touches just make the card even more lovely.