Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March Release of Rubber Images

New release of rubber stamps and metal dies at Whimsy today, to which I have contributed six new images.  I hope you check it out, and join the hop - there's lots of goodies to win along the way.  Here is a link to where you can find all the details:  MARCH RELEASE

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Birthday Card

Card I made for my MIL with her fav. colours.  Used faux batik for the branch in the circle.  Made the roses with the Spellbinder Rose die.  Spellbinder fancy tag for the sentiment.  Whimsy dies for the vine and branch flourish.  There's crushed glass on the roses and glitter on the butterflies, which were fussy cut.  Broken China was my ink of choice for the sentiment, butterflies, and faux batik.  The white embossed layer is raised on foam tape. 
The layout is my own, however, I have been influenced by other's that were similar so I am not going to take full credit for that.  I ogle tons of cards all the time, and so many ideas get smushed up into my grey matter, and before you know it, I've used a little bit of the past twenty cards I've seen to make one of my own.  Anyway, this took awhile because it is so detailed, but it was certainly a labour of love.  She already received it and said it was the 'best card" she's ever received.  So of course all that time and effort was worth it! I'm so glad I blessed her with my creation!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Craftitude: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Birthday Bonanza

Thanks for looking peeps! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Funny Bunny

 Here's a b-day card I made for my daughter.  She's our family comedienne and so this funny bunny fits well with her personality.  Its one of my new digi's found HERE.  You can get a whole collection of bunnies for the low price of a single digi image.  So its a special grouping of images.  In fact, I wrote a little poem to help people understand the Terms Of Use for digi's and used the bunnies to illustrate it.  The poem is found on the Whimsy site HERE.
I coloured the image with the following Copics:
Bunny fur: E30, 31, 33, N2, 4
Inside ears and pads of feet: R20, 21, 22, N2
Bubble: RV00, 02, (E30 and N2 on the partial transparency of the bunny's face)
Gum Wrapper: RV00, 02, B16, 18, BV20 in the pink shadowed areas
Ground shadow: BV20
I'm entering this card in the following challenges: 
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Computer Game

This is not my creation, nor is it a card, but, its an amazing creation by my son Nik!  He has developed a computer game that is beyond belief amazing!  Now I personally am not into computer games, and perhaps you aren't either, but a lot of people are.  So click on the link below and let your kids and grandkids try this game out.  I'd be interested to hear their comments too, and I could pass them on to Nik.  And feel free to share this, and pass it on to any computer game lover you know.  I think it is going to go places!



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DT Call on for Whimsy!

Just to let you all know, there is a current Design Team call on for Whimsy Stamps!  Go to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration blog for all the info.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine for hubby

Here's the Valentine I made for my hubby Mike.  I made the roses - each one took about forty minutes to complete.  I used the Spellbinders create a rose die on red paper.  Once cut, I then swiped my Whisper White Craft Ink on the edges of each petal, randomly.  Then dipped each petal into white embossing powder and heat set.  Then I could assemble them.  Tweezers were necessary in the process.  Its finicky work but I love the result, and this way I don't have to buy my roses, and can do them in any colour from my stash of paper!
I made the banner by hand after I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.  Inside is pretty nice too, I think!  Of course I wrote a whole bunch of mushy stuff afterwards, but that's between me and hubby!  Stamps are from a Graphics 45 Hampton Art, a set of ten Valentine images and sentiments.  Its the perfect set for this particular day, I think!
I used some Spellbinder flourishes and also some from Whimsy Stamps - Vines and Large Leafy Flourish, which I trimmed to fit where I wanted.  Also a Memory Box heart too. Its hard to tell from the photo, but the top layer has some dimension, and the sparkly heart is actually inset on the bottom layer. Looks better in real life, they always do!
Happy Valentine's day, and thanks for visiting!! Be blessed in God's amazing love for you today!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spread Love/ Angel Wings


Hi Peeps!  Here's a Valentine I did for someone special.  I used my rubber stamp drawing, "Spread Love".  I water coloured the image, and this coloured version became the template for a set of Whimsy Prints found HERE.   Also used the Whimsy Shapeology dies, "Vines" and "Large Leafy Flourish".

Did you know that if you use my Whimsy images (rubber or digi, doesn't matter) and you post photos of them on my Facebook page, you could get a chance to win a free digi? For every five photos posted of five different cards/projects you made with one of my images, you will get to pick one free digi of your choice from my Whimsy line.  Here's a LINK that will take you right to my FB page so you can get posting!

Now, have you seen the new Ashlan Valor Tangles yet?  They are just amazing works of art.  My friend draws these amazing designs, and now we get to colour them and put them on our cards!  Here is one of her drawings called Angel Wings that Andrea Tully coloured. Andrea put up step by step photos on her blog for you to view her colouring process, so that's a bonus too!  Is it not perfectly stunning?  I can see this on a Christmas card, a bereavement card, a birthday card or an anytime card.  But its such a work of art, I think if it was mine I would just frame it.  Go see the amazing array of tangles for you to purchase and instantly download right HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Santa

 Hi Peeps!  This is a Christmas card (no duh!) and I used my very own "Whimsy Print".  The Santa portrait was drawn by Yours Truly, then water coloured by hand.  Whimsy has taken my original water colour and made prints to sell in the shop.  There are a set of four images in each package in multiples of three for a total of twelve pre-cut Whimsy Prints.  Each of the four images has their own pre-cut shape; square, rectangle, circle and oval. They really help the busy stamper who has to make a quick card, and might not have time to colour up a fresh image.  Or, they are great for people who love the images out there, but really are not into the colouring process.  Either way, its great to have these on hand to use on a card.  This Santa image is from my "Holiday Wishes" set. 
Thanks for popping by today Peeps!
God bless!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Another Christmas Card

This was hubby's Christmas card, and he loved it.  Thanks for lookin!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Penguins Are Present

 Hi Peeps!  Here's another Christmas card which I gave to my son, daughter-in-law and grand daughter.  I used my own digital image, "Penguins Are Present"found HERE.  I also used Elegant Flourishes Die Set and paper from Whimsy's Vintage Christmas pack. Sentiment is from Holiday Greetings by Amy R for CC Designs.  
Image is coloured with Copics - sorry, no list this time. 
Thank you for stopping by today!
God bless you in the New Year!

Christmas Cards

 Hi Peeps!  Its been a busy season for all of us, but now that things are settling down, I have time to show you the cards that I made and gave out over the holidays.  I wanted to see what it was like to make a wreath out of snowflakes.  It was not easy, but fun!  There's only one Whimsy product on this card, that's the snowflake on the bottom left and top right, which is actually the only die that I have ever designed for them.  It is found HERE.  The wreath consisted of snowflakes from 2 different Martha Stewart punches.  I dipped the punched out snowflakes in DecoArt Snow-Tex, then sprinkled them with sparkles. 
 I had never made a white-on-white card before and wanted to give it a try.  I had always thought they looked so stunning.  I found that the key was to vary the white papers, so that some were stark white, and others, slightly off-white-cream, and also I varied the texture of those papers too.  It also helped to add sparkle and shine,which this card has a lot of, but the photo doesn't portray. Sentiment was heat embossed in silver.  It can be found in this set HERE.  Also used the Vines Die Set found HERE.
 Now the following tree cards were almost a complete CASE of Margret Mifsud's card found on her blog HERE. She has some stunning creations that inspired me so much this year. 





This is another CASE of one of Margret's cards found on her blog HERE.  I made six of these, all with slightly different papers but all in the red and green colour palette.  
Thanks for stopping by today, and, Happy New Year, everyone!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Penguins Party!

This is Penguins Party,  a digital image and my last one for this year.  I can't believe these impish ones were hiding in my pen!  Card was inspired by the Challenge theme over at Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge Blog, which is up and running through December.
Sorry, no more details at this time.  If you have any questions, shoot me an email (my addy is in the watermark on the card).
Thanks Peeps!