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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stamping Bella - COSMObella

I love the stamps and sentiments from Stamping Bella Stamps - they are so much fun and great to color.

I recently purchased 'COSMObella' and colored her up with my prismacolor pencils.

I used the current inspiration photo as a guide to my design.



The COSMObella image worked out perfectly and I decided to do a wine tag instead of a card for a change!


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out. 
I used my silhouette to cut out the tag and wine bottle from papers from My Mind's Eye.
I made the frame and backed it with vellum, adding a few sequins behind it for added interest.
I then drew stitching around the border using a white gel pen and adhered the image on top.
The sentiment is from the set - stamped in Versamark watermark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :) x

Whimsy Stamps - For the Men

This is one of my all time favorite clear stamp sets - For The Men from Whimsy Stamps.
It has SO many great sentiments to mix and match for any occasion.


I wanted to do a simple subway art style card using the different sentiments, highlighting the occasion in red. I used Versamark's watermark stamp pad and red embossing powder to highlight the father's day sentiment - I then heat embossed it.
I added some twine and 'Christmas Cheer' red enamel dots for added interest and texture.

 



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 x

Monday, May 22, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Sketch Challenge #174 - Sketch


I decided to use the 'RAD 2' stamp set for this card.

I used a Bo Bunny flower stamp set to stamp the background flowers in a simple grey ink. I think cut out the background using Whimsy Stamps 'Card Builder - Many Thanks die set'.
I stamped the sentiment using the RAD 2 Stamp set, heat embossed it with white embossing powder, and then cut out the banner shape.
The papers are from Echo Park.


I am entering this card into the current challenge on the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog.

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting :)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Whimsy Stamps May Clear & Rubber Stamps Release

Here is another of Whimsy Stamps release of Clear & Rubber Stamps for the month of May - this is one of the newly released die set - Peony flower die.


I used the Whimsy Stamps 'Christmas Cheer' papers to cut out the flower and leaves - even the Christmas papers can be used for other occasions!
I doubled up each layer to create a fuller flower and finished it off with an enamel dot from the 'Christmas Cheer' collection also. The leaves are cut from the same collection and folded a little for extra dimension.
I used the card builder - 'many thanks' die set for the white background and added it on top of more Christmas Cheer paper.
The sentiment is from the 'Bold Statements' clear stamp set.

 

 

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting x

Friday, May 19, 2017

MFT Sketch #333 & Color Challenge #69

I love this cute gnome clear stamp set from My Favorite Things.
This set is called 'You Gnome Me' and has so many images and sentiments to choose from you can make an endless number of different cards.


I used the current sketch #333 and the current color challenge #69 for inspiration:

 


I stamped the gnome image and colored it with my prismacolor pencils. I then fussy cut the image out.
I stamped the sentiment onto the colored cardstock and arranged them as the sketch challenge, adding a little baker's twine in between for dimension and texture. I then 'popped' the image up on pop dots for a simple CAS style card.



Thanks for looking!


Happy Crafting x

Whimsy Stamps May Clear & Rubber Stamp Release

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

The kittens released this month are so cute, I couldn't resist coloring this one up! This one is called 'Kitten with Cake' by Lee Holland.


I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I just love this sentiment from the 'Happy Birthday to You' clear stamp set.
I used the banner die from the Card Builder - Many Thanks die set.
I finished the card off with a few enamel dots from the Christmas Cheer collection.
The papers are from Pebbles 'Seen & Noted' collection.

 

 

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 x

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stamping Bella - Santa Chick & His Helpers

I just love these chicks, and the Santa chick with his helpers is no exception!

I cut out a tag from kraft cardstock using the Whimsy Stamps stitched tag die set. I added a strip of striped paper to the edge, added some drawn on white stitching and 'popped' up the image on top.
The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays stamps - Naughty or Nice clear stamp set. (this is currently on sale as it is retiring - grab it quick!)
The papers, twine and enamel dots are from my stash.

 

I am entering this card into the current challenge on the 
Stamping Bella Blog - use kraft paper.

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :) x

Whimsy Stamps May Clear & Rubber Stamp Release

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

I love these cute penguins having fun! They are from Crissy Armstrong's collection - 'Penguins Pool Party'.


I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils - choosing a fun, bright color scheme.
I wanted to keep the background simple to make the image pop.
I used Whimsy Stamps 'Everyday Mini Sentiment' stamp set which I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I cut out the tab using the Tab 1 die (retired).
A little baker's twine and 'Winter Wishes' enamel dots finished the card off!


 



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 x

Cute Card Thursday - Brads

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Brads'.
As always, we welcome your own interpretation.

My first Christmas card for this year - I know it's early, but I couldn't resist this stamp set!
I used these adorable Christmas Chicks from Stamping Bella stamps - 'Santa Chick & his helpers'. I also used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I colored the images using my prismacolor pencils.
I used My Favorite Things Die-namics 'Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window & Edge die' and 'popped up' the images in the windows.
The sentiment is from the Santa Chick set. Some twine and brads finish the card off!

 


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

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Whimsy Stamps May Clear & Rubber Stamp Release

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

I used this super cute stamp from Whimsy Stamps - 'Tilly Dancing' by Elizabeth Bell.


I stamped the sentiment using the 'Happy Sayings' stamp set.
I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils.
I used the word die set 'birthday wishes and magical' to cut out the purple word a number of times - sticking them together for more dimension.
A little colored and patterned cardstock from my stash finishes the card off. 

 

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 :-)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Whimsy Stamps May Challenge - Anything Goes with an option of 'Flowers'


This month's challenge theme is 'Anything Goes' with the added option of a 'flowers' theme.
I used this adorable clear stamp set from the new release - 
'Penguin Gardener'by Crissy Armstrong.
Both the image and sentiment are from the set, along with lots more adorable stamps.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and used papers from 
Basic Grey's 'PB & J' collection.
A simple but effective layout, with a few flowers from my stash for added dimension.


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.
This challenge will run from today until Friday 9th June.

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

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cute Card Thursday - Dies

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Dies'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

The image I chose this month from All Dressed Up Stamps is 'Love My iPad'.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils.
The dies I used are a Martha Stewart heart die and a stitched frame die from Whimsy Stamps.
The words are from Whimsy Stamps 'say what' clear stamp set (retired), stamped with versamark's watermark stamp and heat embossed in white.
The papers are from my stash, along with a little baker's twine.

We are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge #332

I love these super cute flowers and sentiments from My Favorite Things.
This set is called 'Springtime Blooms' and has so many flowers and sentiments to choose from you can make an endless number of different cards.


I used the current sketch #332 for inspiration:


I stamped the flowers onto the card first and then onto a variety of patterned papers. I cut them out and paper pieced them back on top of the original stamped image.
I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card and then used the stitched oval word windows die to cut out the window from the top layer.
I used nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies for the green frame, and added a strip of paper and some twine down the side to finish the card off.

 

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting x

Stamping Bella sketch - Ramona and her Wagon

I love the stamps and sentiments from Stamping Bella Stamps - they are so much fun and great to color.

I recently purchased 'Ramona and her Wagon' and colored her up with my prismacolor pencils.


I used a hand stitched nested rectangle die to cut out the image and popped it up on the card.
The sentiment is from the set - super cute!
I used papers from Echo Park, some twine and enamel dots to finish the card.



Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :) x