Sunday, 24 May 2015

Happy travels

I love this little Dutch Doobadoo suitcase stencil.  Actually, I love working with those stencils period.  So super quick and easy to use and fabulous results each time


I used some old Melissa Frances papers for this, added lots of gesso and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and job done


The little buckles are from a Spellbinders set.


Products used:

From Noor! Design:
Dutch Doobadoo Suitcase Stencil
Vintage Flourish Leaf
White Gesso

From Wild Orchid Crafts:
White wild roses 30mm QVR-014
White open roses 15mm MKX-013
White Tuscany rosebuds MKX-620 (spritzed with pale blue shimmer)
White Lily Flowers MKX-135

I’ll be back later with new candy and also will be doing a re-draw of the nautical stamps as the winner did not come forward to claim the prize.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Whimsy Stamps Release Day–Vintage Baby Card

It’s our May Rubber Stamp and Die Release Day and all the new stamps and die sets are available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers now.

My card today features the gorgeous Vintage Baby Sentiments, and I’ve used the pram and also the sentiment from the set.  I have also used the Pierced Stars die set to stamp the main image on to


I coloured the seam binding with distress reinkers to break up the blue.



hop for prizes

PRIZE ALERT ... We will draw one winner from the comments left on each hop post and that random person will win a $25 gift voucher to the Whimsy Store. Remember to comment on all the blogs in the hop in order to be eligible for the drawing.


Ellie Stover
Chitra Nair
Cindy Hoesel
Iris Wiechmann
Louise Roache
Debbie Eastman
Lizzy Smith
Bev Rochester

Wild Orchid Crafts products used:
Mixed pastel magnolias QVR-029
Mixed green open roses 20mm MKX-075
White open roses 15mm MKX-013
Mixed pink and white lily flowers MKX-604
Mixed vintage colour hydrangea blooms MKX-678
Mixed green self adhesive pearls MKX-502
White vintage seam binding MKX-472

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Wee Dolly for May Whimsy Release

Welcome to Day 2 of our May Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 18*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 BRAND NEW Die Sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Art by Mi Ran and Krista Heij-Barber, Wee Stamps, Meljen Designs stamps.

My card today features Wee Dolly, how stinkin’ CUTE is this little sweetie?!?


The sentiment is from the Frame of Thanks set, and I matted this on to the mini picture frame die.  The butterflies peeking out are from the butterfly border die.


Sorry I don’t have any close ups of the coloured image, I am having such problems with my camera.  I had an old Fuji Finepix S7000 from the year dot that photographed like a dream.  Sadly it died on me last year and despite two new cameras I just can’t get the picture quality my old Fuji gave me.  The new Nikon nearly went out the living room window yesterday afternoon.  Ugh, why do they make them so fancy that you need a degree just to switch them on?  Anyway, enough moaning from me, on to the important bit ….. the prizes!!


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Bev Rochester
Maya Go
Bridget Curnow
Cindy Hoesel
Iris Wiechmann
Chitra Nair
Danni Bindel
Shelby Thomas

Wild Orchid Crafts products used:

Feathered Friend


Something different today, I’ve used one of the new Shape Art templates from Noor! Design for my card. Do you remember those Bookatrix boards we all went crazy for years ago?  Geez I wore mine out lol.  This new template is so much quicker and easier to use that’s for sure.

The paper is one sided so I inked the corner backs before distressing and curling them.  I didn’t glitter the edges until the page was adhered in place.


LOVE this gorgeous butterfly which is from the Open Heart die.  It’s a good size and looks so pretty doubled up and finished off with pearls.  The wild curly rose started it’s life out white, so I spritzed it with diluted peach re-inker to get the colour to match the rest of the roses.



And my little feathered friend.  I was a bit worried that using an oval die would lose some of the detail of the picture, but actually I think it enhances the little robin.


I’ll be back in a couple of days with yet more candy Smile

Wild Orchid Crafts products used:
Mixed red/white curly wild roses MKX-672
Mixed orange/peach open roses MKX-073 (15mm)
Tuscany rosebuds MKX-620 (LOVE THESE!!)
Deep ivory gypsophila flowers GST-228
White wild roses QVR-014
White daffodils MKX-383

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Wee Polly

I’m having a blast digging out some of my older stamps to play with.  This is Wee Polly, another sublime stamp from Whimsy Stamps.


I don’t know what happened to the close up of the colouring, but here’s the colours I used in any event.

Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Hair: E47, 43, 42, 40
Pink: R81. RV00, 000, R0000
Beige: E41, 40, W00
Turquoise: E13, 11, 10


A close up of the delish dies from Noor! Design (links at the end of the post)


What I used:

From Noor! Design:

And from Wild Orchid Crafts:

Pink mixed tone trellis roses (30mm) MKX-092
Off white chrysanthemums MKX-117
White open roses 25mm MKX-013
Mixed pink tone openMixed green open roses 
15mm MKX-075 roses (15mm) MKX-661
White sweetheart blossoms MKX-336
Mixed pastel apple blossoms MKX-469
White tulips MKX-214
Mixed blue/aqua pearls MKX-320