Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Happy Bunting

MCG Happy Birthday Bunting (1)

Good morning. I can’t believe its the last day of April today, but on a plus note I hope we are waving goodbye to the April Showers! We seem to have had a little too much rain recently, although it is good for the vegetables the children and I are growing in the garden :-)

I thought I would share this quick little card I made using a set of digis from Moon Cookie Gallery, the set is called Happy Bunting and is available from Whimsy Stamps: MCG Happy Birthday Bunting (3)

I used to Word to layer up two rows of bunting and the sentiment. I wanted to give a feel of depth so I made the back row of bunting smaller and changed both to gray so that I could then colour them to make the back row look further away. And just a bit of Wink of Stella as well (I think I’m addicted!).


  • Image: Happy Bunting from Whimsy Stamps 
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • Card: Neenah Solar White Card, Navy Card and Pale Blue Swiss Dots
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen and Viva Decor Pearl Pen 

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Stitching at Sarah Hurley 365

Morning All. What with the Easter Holidays and stuff I never got round to posting about this months challenge at Sarah Hurley 365. Not to worry as I have showed the card in more detail today as my inspiration post.
This months theme is stitching and I have had a play with another bold (and large) background paper from January’s  A Few of My Favourite Things Kit.  Here is my card…

For more details on the card please visit my post on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog and if you feel like getting crafty this weekend you have until midnight on Sunday to enter the stitching challenge.
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Monday, 21 April 2014

Girls go fishing too…

KKD Marie (4)

Hello. Hope you all had a great Easter Break. We visited family and after quite a hectic weekend felt like a little chill out when we got home this evening.  So we put our feet up with a takeaway and a movie. Hence I’m a little late posting today.

Just wanted to show a little more of the card I shared over on the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge today. This card uses Marie from StampArt by Kathryne.

KKD Marie (3)

I’m not usually a fan of orange but I quite like how this one turned out.

KKD Marie (7)


  • Image: Marie  from StampArt by Kathryne  
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: Echo Park ‘A Walk in the PArk’ 6x6 pad
  • Card: DCWV Textured Card, and Crafters Companion Classic Crest Solar White Car
  • Stamps: Circle Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps  
  • Dies & Punches: Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities
  • Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen, Ribbon and Doily

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Friday, 18 April 2014

If at first you don’t succeed…

This is my second try at this weeks Less is More challenge. It’s one layer week and my first card didn’t quite work. This is my second attempt…

Same stamps as before (from Chocolate Baroque) although the sentiment is different but from the same set. First I stamped the sentiment using Archival Black ink and the shadow using London Fog Memento ink. This time I stamped the flower stems in Rosebud Memento and second stamped to get the shadow.

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Shadow Stamping

I found time this evening to create a couple of cards for the current challenge at Less is More. It’s one layer week and the challenge is to use shadow stamping. Here is my first attempt…

The stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and I’ve used a mix of inks. The sentiment is stamped in Archival Black, the flower stems in Cranberry Adirondack and the shadows on both are Memento London Fog.

I felt the stems looked a little naked and disjointed from the sentiment so I added the button and bow. Now I’m not so sure….maybe it was better before…ho hum!

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring has Sprung

A new challenge starts today over at A Gem of a Challenge and our theme this fortnight is:

Spring has Sprung

I have used one of Janet’s new digi’s Fairy Grace

I have made a birthday card for a little girl and taken the lovely colours of the Spring flowers in my garden at the moment as my inspiration for this card.


  • Image: Fairy Grace from Pink Gem Designs 
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: First Edition 6x6 pad (need to double check which one
  • Card: Crafters Companion Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and green card from stash
  • Stamps: Sentiment stamp from Pink Gem
  • Ink: Peeled Paint Distress Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Nesting Circle Dies
  • Embellishments: Machine Stitching (not very good though), UTEE Embellishments, Raffia and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

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Scrap Your Stash at Whiff of Joy


Good Morning all! It’s my turn to post on the Whiff of Joy Blog today and the theme of the post is

  scrapYourStash - WOJI have used cute little Composer Henry from the Spring Stamp Kit to make this card:

  To see more pictures and find out what bit and bobs I used from my stash please visit the Whiff of Joy Blog.

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Rose Bunny Rabbit

Rose Bunny Rabbit (2)

A very early start for me as my little girl (15 months) has only just got her first tooth and is teething really badly. She has been awake on and off most of the night as I think most of the teeth are now coming through at the same time :-( 

While I’m up (and have a few minutes peace) I wanted to share my creation for the latest challenge that started yesterday over at Jellypark Friends and our theme this time is:

Happy Easter

I’ve used an adorable image Rose Bunny Rabbit to make an Easter gift for my little girl. It only has a few little chocolate in it as she is bit young to have a big egg, but she does like a little treat….don’t we all?

Rose Bunny Rabbit (1)

The basic shape is a tent card but I haven’t sealed the top and I made a little cellophane bag for the inside. I have used eyelets and ribbon to tie it shut so that it can be used over and over as a little treat bag.


  • Image: Rose Bunny Rabbit from Jellypark 
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: First Edition 6x6 ‘Spring Drop’ Paper pad
  • Card: DCWV Textured Card, Papermania Kraft card and Crafters Companion Classic Crest Solar White Car
  • Stamps: Alpha stamps and ‘Happy Easter’ Sentiment 
  • Dies & Punches: EK Success Border Punch
  • Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Ribbon, Eyelets, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen and Stickles Glitter Glue

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Anything Goes at Whimsy

Hello. We have a new challenge starting today at Whimsy Inspirations Challenge and our theme this month is…

Anything Goes

I’ve used Bunny Costume from Lia Stampz

  • Image: Bunny Costume from Lia Stampz
  • Colouring Medium: ProMarkers
  • DP: First Edition 8x8 pad ‘Hideaway’
  • Card: Crafters Companion Neenah Card and Black card from stash
  • Stamps: Happy is part of a stamp from a Whimsy Stamps set I masked and Easter is computer generated
  • Ink: Archival Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Viva Decor Pearl Pen Black
This month our prizes are…first winner:
Second winner:
And third and final winner:
A Mystery Rubber Stamp

Please hop across to Whimsy Inspirations Challenge to see what the other designers have created and to check out the challenge rules.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Whimsy April Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop

CD Froggie Hoppy Day (2)
Welcome to the April digital release blog hop!
We have lots of new images to share with you today created by:

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 Froggie Hoppy Day  …

CD Froggie Hoppy Day (1)

To find all of today's new fabulous new digital releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.
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. 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 Tuesday 8th May at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Blog.

CD Froggie Hoppy Day

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