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Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Christmas Mix 2 Sentiments

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps for this week. I decided to make another quick and simple Christmas card to add to my stash! I am usually really behind with my Christmas cards and end up never having enough so hopefully this year by starting a few early I won't be running around like mad on Christmas Eve's eve finishing the last ones off.

Anyway I used the Christmas Mix 2 Sentiments set along with the Christmas Tidings patterned papers and just added some ribbon, snowflake die cuts and some pearls to finish it off.


Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Mix 2 Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Cherry Cobbler & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, Christmas Tidings Papers from Whimsy Stamps, White card from stash
Inks: None
Accessories: Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Pearls from Papermania
And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to t…

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge will last for 2 weeks to give the DT members a short summer break, so we won't be commenting on your entries this time. The challenge is the ever favourite Anything Goes.

I went for a real quick and simple card this time and used the adorable Lil' Cowboyalong with the matching backing paper that comes with the digital stamp. I tend to make my male cards fairly CAS (the only time I can do CAS cards really), but I think it didn't need any more anyway!



Recipe:

Stamps: Lil' Cowboy from The Paper Shelter, Back In The Saddle from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Pumpkin Pie & Soft Suede both from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Subtles Buttons (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Baker's Twine from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R11
Hair & Eyebrows - E23, E27, E29
Hat,…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Good evening everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for this week for Whimsy Stamps (another one running a bit late, so huge apologies to everyone again! I will be organised a bit more very soon.)

I used the Christmas Mix Sentiments on this card with the Christmas Tidings Papersand kept it really flat so that I have a few Christmas cards that I can send out through the post which don't cost me a fortune in postage!


This card is also for Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #11 Christmas in July Creative Ladybirds Challenge #28 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #199 Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #23 Christmas in July Aud Sentiments Challenge #184 Christmas in July World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Mix Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Real Red & Chocolate Chip both from Stampin' Up, White Card from stash, Christmas Tidings Patterned Papers from Whimsy Stamps
Inks: None! 
Accessories: Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, …

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Spring Charm

Good evening and huge apologies from me that this inspiration post is so late today! I have just had no time this week to get my card done as finishing off school for the end of term has been manic! As I have now left my school as well I have had to pack everything up to take home with me and now I cannot get into my spare room at all for bags and boxes full of books, folders and other teacher related stuff!

Anyway I finally got my card done today after a very long lie in, which was very much needed! I used the gorgeous Spring Charm and used some old patterned papers from Stampin' Up for my colour combo.


This card is also for  Crafting With Friends Challenge #48 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 29 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 28 Anything Goes Fussy and Fancy Challenge #192 Anything Goes Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #92 Anything Goes Sweet Sketch Wednesday's Challenge #117
Recipe:
Stamps: Spring Charm from Ching-Chou Kuik, Fluttering By from Whimsy Stamps
Paper…

Whimsy Stamps Challenge for July

Good Morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for this month's challenge for Whimsy Stamps. This month our challenge is our usual Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist this time of holidays! I used the newly released Santa With Toys for my first Christmas card this year! Can't believe I have made one before my birthday (which happens to be today as well!). I also used the new Christmas Tidings Patterned Papers and an old sentiment set, Holiday Mini Tickets too.


Recipe:
Stamps: Santa With Toys & Holiday Mini Tickets (Retired) both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Garden Green & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Christmas Tidings from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Shimmering Snowflakes Dies from Memory Box, Gems from stash, White Liquid Applique
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30 Beard, Moustache & Eyebrows - T0, T1, T2 Red - R32, R35, R37, R39 …

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post - Tender Angie

Good Morning and welcome to my DT post for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps. You may have noticed that this week the DT are all using the same digi stamp, The Tender Angie. We did this a while back and loved all the different colours, styles and techniques we used, so Kym, our DT leader, decided to challenge us to do it again.

And here is my effort! I used some sea themed patterned papers from Stampin' Up and lots of sea life themed dies on this 7.5 inch square card.


Recipe:
Stamps: Tender Angie from Ching-Chou Kuik, Seashells by the Seashore from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding (Retired) & By The Shore DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Island Indigo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ocean Corner Die from Joanna Sheen, Seashore Elements Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Waves, Shell Border & Seaweed Dies from eBay
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R32 Hair - BG02, BG05, BG07, BG0…

The Paper Shelter Challenge #302 - Dies and/or Punches

Good Morning everyone! Welcome to my post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge for you is to use dies and/or punches on your project. I have to admit I rarely use punches anymore other than my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page ones occasionally and I always forget to use those too!

Anyway here's my card using a border die and the gorgeous Josephine. I made a larger than usual card using a 7.5 inch square card blank. I think I am loving this size so much more than my usual 5.75 inch square as I can get so much more on them without it feeling too cramped. I might just have to buy a few more of those card blanks for my stash!

I used lots of goodies from one of my Crafteezee Collection boxes this time and love the vintage feel of it. As I am leaving my school in a few days time for good and moving to a new school in September, I need quite a few thank you cards for all my lovely friends at work, so this one is for one of those friends!


Recipe:
Stamps:…

Through The Craft Room Door GDT

Good Morning! I was lucky enough to win a challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door back in June and was asked if I wanted to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge. Of course I said yes and today is the day!

The challenge is an anything goes one as always and this time the sponsor is my old DT mate Annette from Sheepski Designs. I got to use the gorgeous My Fair Ladydigi stamp for my card. I tend not to use images like this one, preferring more cutesy style, but I love how elegant this image and consequently the card are!


Recipe:
Stamps: My Fair Lady from Sheepski Designs, Mixed Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
Papers: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Whisper White & Falling In Love DSP all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum & Sahara Sand from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Decorative Scallop Edger Die from Joanna Sheen, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160, Butterfl…

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge - Monochromatic Colours

Good Morning! I just managed to squeeze this card in on time as I was totally convinced that July 1st was on Sunday, not on Saturday! Our challenge this month is to make a monochromatic project and I went for the traditional black and white and shades in between colour scheme.

I used the gorgeous After Midnight for my card and used lots of layers and scraps of patterned papers on a large 7.5" square card. I kept this one fairly flat and it is going to a lovely friend of mine through the post.


Recipe:
Stamps: After Midnight from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White & Modern Medley DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place, Card blank from Every Crafts A Pound
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spica Pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon (Retired) & Whisper White Baker's Twine both from Stampin' Up, Flower Die from Ne…

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Post - Daddy Lion

Good evening. I have been meaning to write this blogpost for well over a week now and haven't found the time until tonight and am writing this as I am half asleep. I have been shattered this week and spending 2 1/2 hours after school outside at the school summer fete aggravating my sciatica didn't help either. I really need to go back to the docs to get it sorted, but I never have time to get there!

Anyway for my inspiration post for Whimsy Stamps this week, I used the adorable Daddy lion which was a freebie not so long ago for Father's Day. I needed a male themed thank you card and thought this image would be perfect! I also combined it with an older rubber set called Thank You Tabs 1 which has such a great range of thank you phrases!


This card is also for Crafting With Friends Challenge #47 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #134 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #378 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge #27 Anything Goes World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #23 Anyt…

Whimsy Stamp New Release - Penguin Swings

Good morning and welcome to my second post for the new releases from Whimsy Stamps digital team this month. This time I used the adorable Penguin Swings along with the Lilac Woods Papers and Tranquil Turquoise Papers. I also used an older sentiment set - Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamps.


Recipe:
Stamps: Penguin Swings & Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamps both from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder both from Stampin' Up, Lilac Woods Papers & Tranquil turquoise Papers both from Whimsy Stamps, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place
Inks: Wisteria Wonder from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Lace Doily Border 1 Die form Whimsy Stamps, Banner Die from Joanna Sheen, Lace & Ribbon both from Brenda's FB Shop, Flowers & Stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics Used: Penguin - C5, C7, C9 Beak & Feet - YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18 Hat & Top - V91, V93, V95, V99 Flower - BV13, BV04, BV08, BV20, BV23 Hat Band - YG61,…

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Froggie Hoppy Day 1, 2 & 3

Good evening! I am running a bit late again this month - I am going to blame work this time (again!) as it has been a mental half term so far and we still have 3 weeks and a heap of work to go. 15 days (although I have 13 in school and 2 out) until the summer holidays and I cannot wait!

Anyway onto my card for today's new release from Whimsy Stamp Digital Team. I combined the three cute froggies, Froggie Hoppy Day 1, Froggie Hoppy Day 2 and Froggie Hoppy Day 3 to make this extra large birthday card along with the Summer Meadow Papers and Summer Meadow Plain Papers.


This card is also for Love To Scrap Challenge #99 Anything Goes Scrapper's Delight Challenge for July Anything Goes Creative Ladybirds Challenge #28 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #47 Anything Goes Craft-Deebowz July Challenge Anything Goes Aud Sentiments Challenge #183 For A Child + A Sentiment
Recipe:
Stamps: Froggie Hoppy Day 1, 2, 3 & Balloon Sentiments all from Whimsy Stamps
Papers: Pool Party &…

Delicious Doodles July Challenge - Beside The Sea

Good Morning everyone! I am a complete nonce! I had my dates completely mixed up this month and thought that July 1st was tomorrow, not today. I only realised on Thursday, so rushed to get my card done in time for the new challenge this month. I just wish I didn't work full time, so I could craft more often during the week, as by the time I get home from work I am usually too shattered to do anything!

Anyway onto the challenge and my card. This month our challenge at Delicious Doodles is called Beside The Sea, so we would love to see your seaside, beach, mermaids, sea animals or anything else sea themed! I chose to use the gorgeousAstrology/Zodiac Sign Cancer as that is my birth sign with my birthday coming up in 2 weeks time!

This card is also for Brown Sugar Challenge #257 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #377 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Challenge Week 26 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 26 Anything Goes Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #179  Summer Fun Creatalicious Challenge #…