Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cute Card Thursday - Fun in the Sun

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Fun in the Sun'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I decided to use the adorable 'Teddy Best Friends' clear stamp set by Lee Holland available from Whimsy Stamps.

I used the 'Pierced Border Trio Dies' to make the rolling hill, along with the 'Slip 'n Slide die set' to make the teddy move!
I used both the positive and negative elements from the 'Stitched Cloud Die Set' and then stamped the sentiment from the 'Teddy Best Friends set' onto the largest cloud.


We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Whimsy Stamps August Rubber & Clear Stamp Release

Welcome to August's release of Clear & Rubber Stamps at the Whimsy Stamps store!

I used this adorable stamp from Lee Holland - Kitten & Butterfly.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I wasn't sure that I wanted a sentiment on this card, so decided to make it into a scene which could be used for any occasion.
I cut out the background panel using the hand stitched nested rectangles die.
I used a stencil to ink the clouds, along with a grassy edges die set for the bottom.
I added a little doodling with a white gel marker as the base seemed a little plain (that is where I was originally planning to stamp a sentiment). 


You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Rubber Team Designer Divas have created with the stamps, dies and stencils. Go check out the Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration Facebook Page and leave them a little love. 

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Whimsy Stamps August Challenge - Anything Goes w/twist 'Dots'

This month's challenge theme is 'Anything Goes' with the added option of 'DOTS'.
I used Kirsten Winkelbauer's 'Pumpkin Witchy' rubber stamp from July's release.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I decided to make this into a shaker cards for more 'dots' for the challenge theme!
I used the 'Sweetest Birthday' clear stamp set for the 'happy' word and the 'Grim Reaper' clear stamp set (to be released tomorrow!!) for the 'halloween' word.
I used the basic border dies trio (retired) for the purple edge.
The papers are from My Mind's Eye's 'Mischievious' collection.
A little baker's twine finishes the card off!


Don't forget - you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate for the Whimsy Stamps Store!

Head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog for lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

Can't wait to see your creations!
Thanks for looking.

Happy Crafting :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Trick or Treaters

I just LOVE these penguins from Crissy Armstrong! I love them dressed up in costumes for Halloween. This rubber stamp is from Whimsy Stamps July's release and is called 'Penguin Trick or Treaters'.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
The papers I used are from the Whimsy Stamps Haunted Halloween Pack 2 Digital collection, printed onto cardstock. I used the 'stitched border trio die set' for the wavy edges to the paper.
The sentiment is a SNEAK PEEK from a new set coming in a couple of days! I stamped this in watermark ink and then heat embossed it in fine white embossing powder.
I used a freebie 'spooky tree' digi from Tiddly Inks along with a 'spooky fence' punch from Martha Stewart.


Thanks for looking.

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MFT Blueprints Challenge - BP #29 wedding card

My Favorite Things have just started a new challenge on their blog - 

 I just love these blueprints dies as they make card making so much easier. All the dies are there for you, along with some printable card sketches to follow.

I used Blueprints #29 to make this wedding card:

I also used one of the sketches posted on the blog too - it made it super quick and easy to complete this card.

I also used the Layered Champagne Glass die and Together Forever clear stamp set for the sentiment on the outside and inside. I wanted my sentiment to fit on the banner in the blueprints set, and so masked off part of the stamp with washi tape before inking. The papers are from my stash, following the color scheme of their wedding.


Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting x

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Teddy Birthday Presents

Part of this month's release over at Whimsy Stamps was this adorable 'Teddy Birthday Presents' by Lee Holland. I decided to show you how versatile the stamp can be by using it to create a Christmas card!

I used my prismacolor pencils to color the image and then cut it out using the 'Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles' die set.

I used a border die (now retired) to create the bracket edge, which I highlighted using a thin black pen to draw stitches.
The sentiment is from the 'Scripty Occasions' clear stamp set, which I heat embossed using clear embossing powder to make it pop a little.
The papers are from the Christmas Cheer designer paper 6x6 paper pad, along with the coordinating Christmas Cheer enamel dots.

A little ribbon and twine from my stash, along with a few small bells, finishes the card off!



Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :)

Whimsy Stamps - Paper Dolly Polly

Part of this month's release over at Whimsy Stamps was this adorable 'Paper Dolly Polly' clear stamp set. There are so many possibilities for different characters and sentiments. I decided to make my doll into a witch - using the princess dress but coloring in 'witchy' colors! 

I used my prismacolor pencils to color the image and elements, and then fussy cut it out.

I used the new 'FaDoodles' clear stamp set for the doodling around the edges, 
and the 'bold banners' clear stamp set  with purple ink for the sentiments.
The purple background paper is from Echo Park.


Super simple and fun to do!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :)