Friday, 21 March 2014

Whimsy Stamps March Release Sneak Peek

Welcome to Day 5 of our March rubber stamp & die release!

Whimsy Stamps are releasing a fabulous selection of new rubber stamps, clear stamps, shapeology dies and papers this month.  Today the Whimsy DT is holding a blog hop to share sneak peeks of some of the brand new Sentiment Sets and Shapeology Dies. The entire new release is now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store.

We have hidden FOUR prizes of 2 new release rubber stamps somewhere on the DT’s blogs throughout the 5-day release event.  As the location of the prizes are secret, be sure to leave a comment on ALL the stops on each daily blog hop to maximize your chance of winning! We will draw the lucky winners over the weekend and announce them on the Whimsy blog on Monday (March 24th).

For my card today I have used the super cute Mary by Wee Stamps – love this little cutie pie!


And check out the fabulous sentiment I have used from the Mini Chalkboards sentiment set designed by our Simonne!  Now I know I didn’t use the chalkboard colour but I think it looks just as good stamped and embossed on patterned paper.  LOVE this set, it is going to get so much use.


Flowers (cottage rose, lilies, open roses 10mm and 15mm), lace and and seam binding all from Wild Orchid Crafts

Okay, so now you need the links for the rest of the DT girls that are taking part in today’s hop, and they are

Ann-Marie Sinfield
Simonne Clay
Kathy Tanner
Heidy Blom
Shannah Bartle
Jacque Beddingfield
Debbie Eastman

Happy hopping!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Spring Fling

This week’s Wild Orchid Challenge is Spring fling, so I went with spring pastels and also those gorgeous daffodils from Wild Orchid Crafts


Coloured with copic markers and pencils
Skin:  E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20 french gray 50% pencil
Hair: E79, 77, 74, 70, W0, dark sepia pencil
Yellow: YR31, YR30, jasmine pencil
Lilac: V28, 25, 22, 20, parma violet pencil
Leaf: YR31, 30, jasmine; G94, 24, 20, olive green


Lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are cottage rose, daffodils, sweetheart blossoms, spiral stamens




Monday, 3 March 2014

Wings and Things

This week at Wild Orchid Challenge it’s all things Wings.  So I dug out this super cute Sympathy Bugs stamp from Whimsy Stamps and also used a metal butterfly for my wings bit.


Coloured with copic markers and pencils
Bugs: E44, 43, 41 40 light umber; E50, W0, W00
Wings: YG63, G20; RV000, RV0000 (wings then coated with Distress Glitter)
Berries: R59,56, 85, C7
Tree and leaves: YG67, 63, G20, earth green yellowish; E59, 57, 50 dark umber


The delish papers are new from Nitwit CollectionsTruly Madly Deeply collection (I used the Bundled Kit).  The sentiment is also from the kit.

And the flowers and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used a Trellis Rose, cosmos daisies, open roses in 10 and 15mm. 


The osteopath that I have been seeing seems to be helping, I can sit for an hour or so without being in agony, so hopefully things are on the up Smile



Monday, 17 February 2014

It’s a Stitch Up

Hello again, long time no see!  I’ve been having problems with migraines again so not been in my craft room for a while.  I see another osteopath on Tuesday, fingers crossed this will help.

My card today is for this week’s Wild Orchid Challenge, which is stitching.


I have used the adorable Emily by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps.  Isn’t she just the sweetest little lady?

Copics/Pencils used:
Hair: E44, 42, 40 and French Grey 70%
Skin: E11, 00, 000, R30
Dress: BG72, BG70, muted turquoise
Pink: R85, 81, RV000, light magenta
Green: YG95, 93, 91 olive green yellowish
Swing: E25, 21, dark umber


I had a play with one of the Spellbinders Borderabilities sets, this one is Bracket Borders I think.  I also went a little crazy with the bottle of Frantage lol.  Lace and flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used Cottage Rose, open roses in 20mm and 15mm, Lilies, Chrysanthemum and orchids





Monday, 3 February 2014

Love is

This week at Wild Orchid Challenge the theme is Love Is ….  I have been rather poorly again this last week so I used an image I had coloured a long time ago and never got round to using.
I have used the following flowers from Wild Orchid CraftsOpen Roses in 25mm, 20mm, 15mm, Lilies, and a large Tea Rose.
The Little Things from LOTV has been coloured with copic markers and pencils (Prismacolor unless otherwise stated)
Hat, Jumpers, Socks E42, 41, 40, W00 and Warm Grey 90%
Hair and shoes E29, 25, 21 and Dark Umber
Dress R59, 56, E04 and Red Violet (Polychromo)
Shorts, Leaves YG99, 95, 93, 91 and Olive Green Yellowish pencil (Polychromo)
Present, flowers R85, 83, 81 and Light Magenta (Polychromo)
I have used the AWESOME new kit from Nitwit CollectionsLadies and Gentlemen Bundled Collection and used various bits from it – the heart, the sentiment and the resin button as well as a couple of the papers.  I love, love, LOVE this kit!!
Here’s a close up of the heart and sentiment
And a peek at the inside.  How awesome is that resin-look button!