Monday, 21 July 2014

Love Me Loves Me Not

CD Loves Me Loves Me Not Fairy (1)

Hi All. Long time no blog! We had a holiday and then as well as all the washing/unpacking to get on with we have all been suffering from a tummy bug. Still feeling a bit ropey now, so I will keep this short and sweet.

It’s my turn to share over on the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge blog today and I have made a card with the cute Loves Me Loves Me Not Fairy from Crissy’s Digis.

CD Loves Me Loves Me Not Fairy (2)


  • Image: Loves Me Loves Me Not Fairy from Whimsy Stamps 
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • Card: Pink Core’dinations card, White Textured Card and Anna Marie Designs Kraft Card
  • Stamps: ‘Everyday Moments’ Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps 
  • Dies & Punches: Tonic Daisy Border Punch and Swirl and Butterfly Die from Little Claire
  • Embellishments: Mini Stapler, Pearls, Paper Flowers, Pearl Pen, WoS Pen and Gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Summer Summer Summertime

MC Sunnie (4)

Afternoon all.  It’s time for July’s challenge over at Whimsy Stamps and this month our theme is:


I’ve made a card using the appropriately named Sunnie by Marika Collins

MC Sunnie (2)

I hope you can tell that it’s surfboard behind her! I drew and cut it freehand and it was hard to get the shape just right.


  • Image: Sunnie by Marika Collins for Whimsy Stamps
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers and a few Flex Markers
  • DP: MME but forget which one…will edit later
  • Card: Copic X-Press It, Yellow card from stash and Kraft Card from Anna Marie Designs
  • Dies & Punches: EK Success Elegant Swirl Border Punch, Fiskars 3 way corner heart punch and MFT Puffy Cloud Dies
  • Stamps: Sentiments by Paula Pascual for Personal Impressions
  • Ink: Archival ‘Jet Black’ inkpad
  • Embellishments: Clear Gem and Stickles Glitter Glue

This month our prizes are…first winner:

Second winner:

And third and final winner:

A Mystery Rubber Stamp

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to hop across to Whimsy Inspirations Challenge to see what the other designers have created and to check out the challenge rules.



Monday, 7 July 2014

Whimsy July Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop

 MR Summer Fish Friend (1)

Welcome to the July digital release blog hop!

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by:

 16afb1b5d6ad49460714fdb2a9dd3e35.imaCrissysDigis_thumb44LiaStampz_thumb44MarikaCollins_thumb44Moon Cookie GalleryStampArt by Kathryne

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.

Here is my card using the wonderful new Summer Fish Friend from Miss Rach…

MR Summer Fish Friend (2)

To find all of today's new fabulous new digital releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Your next stop on the hop is Hazel Thompson and whilst you are hopping don't forget to leave comments on each blog along the way as there will be two mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop which this time round is Dewi Lestari! This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store.

The hop will run for one week and end on Monday 7th July at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Blog.

If you have just stumbled upon this post and would like to join in with the hop please start at the beginning which is the Whimsy Stamps Blog and below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way:

  1. You are here!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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Saturday, 5 July 2014


It’s time for July’s challenge at Sarah Hurley 365 and this month it’s the theme Celebrate. Please hop over to the Sarah Hurley 365 blog to find out why Clare chose this theme.

Here is my ‘piece’ (for once it isn’t a card)! using a fabulous stamp set designed by our very own Jaine Drake. The stamps are called Tweet Tweet and can be found here in Sarah’s Shop.

As I said before it’s not a card and I’m not quite sure what it is but I was playing with the stamps and had my watercolour paints out and this just kinda happened. I’m not into journaling or anything like that but I think I made pop this into a little folder and maybe add to now and then when the mood strikes.

The sentiments in the set and the images of little birds and hearts made me think very strongly of family. I’ve had some friends and acquaintances who have recently lost parents and loved ones and I think that led me to the words I have used (partly written in my own dodgy handwriting!).


  • Tweet Tweet stamp set by Jaine Drake
  • Paints: Water colour pans
  • Inks: Archival ‘Jet Black’
  • Embellishments: Dymo Label Maker, Silver Gel Pen, Calligraphy Pen and clock embellishment from one of Sarah’s A Few of My Favourite Things kits

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


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Animals (and birds too!)

By the time you read this we should be on the road…heading north to the Lake District….fingers crossed for me on the weather, the weather reports are showing lot’s of showers :-(

Anyhoo, it’s time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and this time Marianne has picked a fabulous theme of:


I have made a birthday card for my Mother-in-Law using Birthday Ozzie

This one was a tough make for me. I did the whole shuffling the bit’s about the card but nothing looking quite right. So I left it over night and came back to it the following day. I am happier now with the layout, but I’m not sure it will make my Top 5 list come Christmas…lol!


  • Image: Birthday Ozzie from Pink Gem Designs
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace 6x6 pad
  • Card: Turquoise Card – Papermill Direct, Kraft Card from Anna Marie Designs and Copic X-Press It
  • Stamps: Sentiments Stamp Set from Sarah Hurley
  • Ink: Adirondack ‘Stream’ Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles and Plain Circles, Flower Punches, leaf punch and an MS Border Punch
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, alpha beads and gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


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