Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post (Week 4)

Hi lovely peeps 💜

Today it's my turn to share an inspirational card with you using one of the cute digital Whimsy stamps.  The digital stamp I've used is called 'Bunnies Brushing Teeth' and I've been dying to use it from the day I started with Whimsy. Isn't it the thing you've ever seen.

All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.




Here's What I Did
I matted a 5" x 5 Kraft" card blank with pretty patterned paper leaving a slim border.  The image was sized and printed directly on Neenah colouring card, and coloured using Copic pens. The completed image was die cut into a circle and added to the doily edged circle which I cut from pink card, and both were added to the card front using foam pads. The word 'friend was die cut from coloured card and glued above the rabbits. Clear glaze pen was added to the noses and eyes of the rabbits to bring them to life.  Clear glitter was also added to the toothbrush.

To complete the card, 3 banners were die cut from coloured card, patterned paper and Kraft card, trimmed and glued together then attached to the top left corner of the card front along with as a few pearls.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: 'Bunnies Brushing Teeth'

Other:
5" x 5" Kraft Card Blank, Cut & Make 'Friend' Die, Foam Pads, MFT Banner Die, Tattered Lace Doily Edge Circle Die, Crealies Double Dot Circle Die, Trimcraft 'Spring Drop' Paper Pad, Salmon Pink Card, Kraft card, Neenah Card, Graphics Program, Sakura Clear Glaze Pen, Crystal Glitter, Pearls

Copics: Bunnies - E02, E31, E33, E51, R20, R22, C2, C5, W02 / Toothbrush - E02, R20, R22 / Background - B0000, B000 / Ground - W0, W1, W2, W3

I'll see you all next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

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We're having a little break on our challenge blog this month, but make sure you join us in March for #104.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Friday, 9 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - February (wk 2)

Hi lovely peeps 💜

Today it's my turn to share an inspirational card with you using one of the fabulous digital Whimsy stamps and papers.  This little cutie pie is called 'Bunny Boxers' which very apt, and the digi papers I used come from the Hearts Galore collection and Amour collection, which are beautiful. When I made this card I had my hubbie in mind, so I plan to give it to him for Valentines so I kept it CAS. The bunny was actually coloured digitally, which is a first for me, and I'm still learning how to use it. I used my new Ipad Pro (a Xmas present from my hubbie) and a fabulous app called Procreate.

All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.

 

 
Here's What I Did
I attached a piece of red mirror card to a 7" x 7" card blank leaving a slim border. The patterned paper was printed directly onto thin white card and trimmed down to leave a slim border; a heart was die cut into the centre. The card was attached to the card front using foam pads to raise it up.

The bunny was hand coloured digitally using an Ipad Pro, Apple pencil and the Procreate App. When completed the bunny was printed and cut out, then a glaze pen was used on the hearts on his boxer shorts. The bunny was attached to the front of the aperture - it was glue flat onto the patterned card and foam pads added where the bunny lay over the mirror card. The words 'I Love U' and a few hearts were die cut from patterned paper and glued flat inside the aperture.

To complete the card 3 red enamel were added to the top left corner of the card front.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: 'Bunny Boxers'
Digital Papers: 'Hearts Galore' and 'Amour'

Other:
7" x 7" Card Blank, Red Mirror Card, Thin White Card, Joanna Sheen Super Smooth Card, Red Enamel Dots, Sizzix Heart Dies, Cut & Make 'Love' Die, Diamond Press 'Block Alpha Capitals', Diamond Press 'Love Today' Dies &B Stamps, Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Ipad Pro, Ipad Pencil, Procreate, Sakura Clear Glaze Pen

I'll see you all next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #103, you still have time - here is the link.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)

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x Janine x

Monday, 5 February 2018

For The Love Of Stamps By Hunkydory - February Laucnh

Afternoon everyone

Today I'm sharing my 10 Design Team samples for the February launch of the 'For The Love Of Stamps' By Hunkydory. The collection this month was a mixed bag of goodies, everything from Cops to Cake. The stamps launched on Create & Craft TV on Saturday and sold out in about 45 minutes, it was amazing. However, the stamps are available from Hunkydory Crafts, you can find them along with the masks and magazine here.

Due to the number of cards I've produced I am unable to write up a tutorial for each one as my post would go on forever. So if you want to know anything about the cards I've created please either email me or leave me a comment plus your email address, and I'll post the details on here. :) I have still posted a list of all the products I used.




 





I Used:
February Launch Stamps & Masks - You're Nicked, A Slice Of Happiness, Totally Quackers
Cardstock, Paper Pads, Masks etc - Adorable Scorable Matt-tastic, Hunkydory Card Blanks, Hunkydory Kraft Card, Ink Me Card, Colour Me CardPretty Pastels, Perfectly Natural, Splendid Stripes, Polka Dots (Out Of Stock) Paper Pads, Black Stamping Card, Fantastic Firework Mask

Some of the above products can also be purchase on Create & Craft's website.

Other: Copic Pens, Zig Clean Color Pens, My Own Card Blanks, Enamel Dots, Crystal Glitter, Circle Dies (Tattered Lace), Square Die (Tattered Lace), Oval Dies (Tattered Lace), Fishtale Banner Die (Lawn Fawn), Red & Silver Mirror Card, Clear Overlay Glitter Pen, Distressing Inks, Oxide Inks, Peach Glitter Card, Collall Tacky Glue Foam Pads, White Embossing Powder, Brick Embossing Folder (Crafter's Companion), Pearls, Black Fine Liner Pen,  Sparkle Pens, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Versamark Ink, Versafine Black Ink, Memento Black Ink, Watercolour Card (Crafter's Companion), Clear Glaze Pen, Cloud Template, Graphics Program, Glossy Accents, Silver Glitter Pen, Corner Rounder

Hope you like them.

Big hugs

Janine x

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps - February Release #2

Hi guys 💜

Today I'm sharing the second of my Design Team cards for the new February release stamps and papers from Whimsy Stamps. There's lots of new stuff in both digital and rubber, plus dies and stencils.  Everything is just stunning. x

For today's card I'm using the most sweetest little gnome and his home :) and one of the new digital papers. I coloured everything with Copic pens.  All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here,




Here's What I Did
A piece of aqua coloured card was trimmed and attached to a 7" x 7" white card blank. A frame was created from strong white card using a large square die, then a smaller die cut into the centre to create the aperture, This was repeated using white funky foam, and the pair were glued together using strong glue. The patterned paper was printed out and the stamped and coloured images were added to it.
 
White pen was used to highlight the dots on the toadstools, and a glaze pen was added over the top. A little crystal glitter was added to the centre of each of the sunflowers.

The completed topper and frame was glued to the card front, and to finish off enamel dots were added to the top and bottom of the frame.

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Aqua and Pink Mix' Paper Collection
Clear Stamps: 'Gnome Sweet Gnome'

Other: 7" x 7" Card Blank, Copic Pens, Aqua Card, Sheena Douglas Stamping Card, Neenah Card, Tattered Lace Square Dies, Crystal Glitter, Graphics Program, Super Smooth Paper, Sakura Glaze and White Pen, Enamel Dots, Collall Tacky Glue

Copics: Sunflowers - Y06, Y08, Y17, Y38 / Leaves/Grasses - YG01, YG03, YG05, YG17 / Plant Pot Home - YR04, YR07, E08, R27 / Toadstools - R14, R32, R37,  E43, E71, E77 / Flowers - Y02, Y17 / Snail - E43, E71, E77, BG10, BG15, BG49 / Stones - E43, E71, E77 / Gnome - E000, R20, R30, W0, E43, BG10, BG15, BG23, BG49

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #103, you still have time - here is the link.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back tomorrow with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

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x Janine x

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps - February Release #1

H everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the first of my Design Team cards showing off one of the new February release images from Whimsy Stamps. there are loads both in digital and rubber plus dies and stencils.

For my 1st card I'm using the cutest little kitten digi stamp, it's call 'Very Present Helpers'...mmm, I'm not sure they're helping very much to be honest....but they are cute. Lol  hope you like it. (the photos are shown on different angles...honestly. Lol)

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.





Here's What I DidI used pretty shaped card base, and thankfully I have a die set that matches it prefect so I die cut a mat from Kraft card and edged it with pink Oxide inks. The paper was printed onto smooth paper and die cut small than the Kraft mat and again edged with oxide ink. Both mats were added to the card base.

The kitten digi stamp was printed onto colouring card stock and die cut into a circle. Oxide inks was added to the edge of the circle to draw the eye in. The kittens were coloured using Copics and dots were added to the parcel using a white pen. To complete the image clear glitter was added to the parcel ribbon and bow.

Three die cut banners were attached to the circle topper and shaped to match the circle, this was finished off using a pink enamel dot. The finished topper was attached to a die cut scalloped circle and added to the card front using foam pads.

To complete the card a clear glaze pen was used on the eyes and noses of the kittens.

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Gingham Mix' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: 'Very Present Helpers'

Other: Shaped Card Blank, Kraft Card, Colouring Card (Joanna Sheen), MFT 'Banner' Die, Crystal Glitter, Go Kreate 'Frilly #10' Die, Tonic 'Have A Beautiful Day' Die, Crealies XXL 'Stitched Circle' Die, Graphics Program, Super Smooth Paper, Pink & Red Card, 'Candied Apple' & 'Abandoned Coral' Oxides, Sakura Glaze and White Pen
Copics: Kittens - WO, W3, W5, R11, R14 / Present - R11, R32, R37 / Ribbon - R14, R17, R20, R22

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #103, you still have time - here is the link.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back tomorrow with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

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x Janine x

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - WK 4

Good day everyone 💜

I'm sharing one of my latest Whimsy Stamps Design Team cards with you. I decided to go all shabby chic with this pretty floral paper and sentiment. I used one of the papers from the 'Lilac Woods' digital paper collection which are absolutely gorgeous, and one of the digital sentiments from the 'Garden Sentiments' sheet (there's 12 sentiments in total on the sheet), plus some of my own  flower dies. 

All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.




Here's What I Did
I printed out the digital patterned paper and trimmed it to fit a purple card mat  5¼" x 5¼" (leaving a border around the edge), this was layered onto a lilac card mat 5½" 5½" and then attached to the front of a 6" x 6" card blank.

Using my graphics program I created a lilac heart shape and added the digital sentiment inside, this was then printed and cut out. Foam pads were added to the back of the heart and attached to the card front.

Die cut flowers and leaves were added to the top section of the heart using complimentary coloured card.  Pearls in varying sizes were glued into place to finish off the card.

Here's What I Used
Digital Paper: 'Lilac Woods'
Digital Sentiment: 'Garden Sentiments'

Other:
Lilac, Purple, Blue and Green Card, 6" x 6" Card Blank, Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Creative Expressions 'Camellia Complete Petal' Dies, The Works 'Leaves' Dies, Pearls

I hope my card will inspire you and make you think of springtime. I'll see you next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Hey, don't forget about our wonderful challenge over on our blog - the theme is 'Anything goes' and you can enter your card/project here. There's a fab $15 gift certificate as the prize, so what are you waiting for!

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)

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x Janine x

Monday, 15 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - #103 (Wk 3)

Evening everyone 💜

I'm here a little late today sharing my Whimsy Stamps Challenge Design Team card with you today.  I've been sorting out family stuff, which unfortunately comes before crafting...crazy eh!

Anyhow for my challenge card this month I'm resharing a card I made in 2017. I'm doing this for 2 reasons, one is that this is the first card I made for Whimsy Stamps and the other is because I adore the paper and sentiment I used....and oh yes it's in my favourite colour too.

Right then....information about our Challenge. We have one every month, and the theme is usually Anything Goes, so come on and get joining. We'd so love to see your creations and all the girls will pop by and say hi...plus you might even win a prize. Yay! Click here to upload your project, and check out my lovely teamies work..



 

Here's What I Did
Using a graphics program I printed out one of the beautiful digital papers by Tracy Wray onto super smooth paper; then printed out one of the sentiments onto white card and die cut it into a circle. Part of the sentiment was colour changed using the colour picker in the graphics program (the colour was picked up from aqua tone in the pretty patterned paper).

A piece of silver mirror card was cut to 4.75" x 4.75" and matted with a piece of patterned paper cut to 4.5" x 4.5", both were added to the card front. The die cut sentiment circle was added to a fancy circle mat die cut from aqua card, this was attached to the card front using foam pads to give it dimension..

Poinsettias, holly leaves and branches were die cut from white pearlised card, blue and silver glitter card and aqua card and then glued around the sentiment circle. To finish the card, stars and gems were placed around the sentiment, and large gems added to the flower centres.

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 3' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: Christmas Trimming Sentiments

Other:
Pearlised Card, Silver Mirror Card, White Card, Blue & Silver Glitter Card, Layered Poinsettia Die (Spellbinder), Holiday Greens (Sizzix), Circle Doily Edge Die (Tattered Lace), Double Stitched Circle Die (Crealies), Gems, Star Punch (Tonic), Core'dinations Card, Foam Pads, Graphics Program,
Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

I'll be back next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - January 2018 (Wk 2)

Hello lovely peeps 💜

I'm here again sharing a fabulous Whimsy Stamp Design Team card with you. I love this digital image of this wordart heart (oh dear that's not easy to say!) and love sentiment, and I simply couldn't resist combining them together to create a CAS card. I think this would make a brilliant but simple card for the man in your life.

All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.




Here's What I Did
Using a graphics program the 'Love' sentiment  was enlarged and overlaid across the heart image on a jaunty angle, The image was then printed  out and die cut into a square. The word 'Love' was covered with glossy accents and left to dry.

When the topper was dry it was matted onto red and black card, and added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card 3 red gems were added to the card front in the bottom right corner.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp and Sentiment: 'Love You' Sheet
(Print out the full sheet or merge sentiments with images in a photo edit program)

Other:
13.5cm x 13.5cm Scalloped Card Blank, Black, Red & White Card, Glossy Accents, Red Gems, Crealies XXL Stitched Edge Square Die, Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Foam Pads

I'll see you all next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #102, you still have time - here is the link.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Design Team - January 2018 Release #2

Hi there 💜

Today I'm here to share the 2nd of Whimsy Stamps new January release digi stamps.  Both the pig and the sentiment are part of a sheet of other images and sentiments so it's good value for money. Isn't it the cutest pig ever!!

To show the little pig off I went for a CAS design and kept the colours simple. I coloured this over Christmas period while staying with my daughter so my pencil collection was extremely limited, but it does show that we can all colour using only a few pencils. All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.




Here's What I Did
The pig and sentiment were printed onto a piece of Kraft card and die cut it into a square. The pig was coloured in using pencils - the pencils were used to blend, no solution was used. White pencil was added first to give the highlighted area, then colour and shade were gradually added. To finish the image crystal glitter was added to the red heart.  
 
The coloured in topper was matted onto some pink card, and a die cut frame was glued around the pig. The completed topper was attached to the 5" x 5" Kraft card base using foam pads to give it dimension.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamps: 'Love Me Tender' Digital Sentiment Sheet (this contains the sentiment and pig)

Other: Kraft Card, Pink Card, Inverted Scalloped Frame Die (Spellbinder), XXL Stitched Edge Square Die (Crealies), Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Lyra Pencils, Caran D'ache White Pencil

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #102, you still have time - here is the link.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

I'll be back next week with more fabulousness. So thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps Design Team - January 2018 Release #1

Happy New Year to you all 💜

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. My poor hubbie had to work away all over Christmas and I won't see him until later this week. So this year, I stayed with my daughter and her partner, their love and kindness helped me though a difficult time. We spent the time laughing and talking until the wee small hours. I spent New Year on my own, but I did spend it productively. Instead of feeling sad, I crafted with some gorgeous new images for the January release from Whimsy Stamps.

So today I'm sharing the 1st of my Whimsy Stamps Design Team cards with you using this cute little bunny. All the links to the Whimsy products can be found below. I hope you like it.



Here's What I Did
I used a 5" x 6" card base for my card, this was cut down from a 5" x 7" card blank to fit the frame. I die cut the frame twice from pink card and glued them together. Next I die cut 2 clouds from white and pink vellum and cut them down to fit inside the frame, making one slightly bigger than the other.

Using a graphics program I added the bunny and sentiment onto the digital patterned paper, and resized everything to fit the frame (nb I made the paper slightly larger than the inside area of the frame). The paper was printed out and cut down to size, this was then attached to the card front. Glitter was added to the sentiment in the top left hand corner. The clouds were also added to the card front by only lightly gluing the very edges of the sides and bottom.

The bunny image was printed onto colouring card, coloured with Copics and cut out. The images was glued directly over the top of the images printed onto the patterned paper. The process was repeated with the tiny heart.

To complete the card the pink frame was glued directly over the patterned paper, and tiny die cut hearts were glued around the clouds.

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Amour' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: 'Love Me Tender' Digital Sentiment Sheet and 'Love You' Sheet

Other:
5" x 7" Card Blank (cut down to size), Pink Card, Colouring Card (Joanna Sheen), Puffy Cloud Border Die (Lawn Fawn), Rectangle Doily Die (Tattered Lace), Bunting Die (Joanna Sheen), Crystal Glitter, Pink & White Vellum, Graphics Program

Copics: Bunny & Heart - RV000, RV00, RV02 / Cloud - CO - C02

Don't forget to join in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge #102, you still have time - here is the link.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back tomorrow with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x