Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blog Hop is On! Offering prizes!!


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps March new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 13 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Jacque Beddingfield and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 4 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:


If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Marley's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Crystal’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday March 16th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday March 23rd at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*
And my blog is one of the places offering a prize!  If you add your name in the Inlinkz option at the bottom of this post, you will get a chance to win "Benny and Joon Have Cake" pictured here:
*NEW Benny and Joon Have Cake
This is a deeply etched high quality red rubber stamp that Whimsy is offering.  It comes with that cute saying stamp too that you can trim off and use however you want (or should I say "wish", heh-heh).  All Whimsy stamps come already mounted on EZ foam and untrimmed.   Be sure to enter your name, and if you don't have a blog, let me know in a comment and you'll be added at the end of the list!
For my blog hop creation I used my own illustration I call,  "Celebrate Big!"  It is sold in a set along with that cute saying that Ann created to go with it.  

I stamped "Celebrate Big!" using Versafine Onyx Black ink (it is water proof) onto 140 lb cold press water colour paper by Canson.   I coloured the image using water based ink markers, namely Tombow Pens.  Really it is just the same method as painting with water colours.  The only difference is that you can colour the ink directly onto the picture and then spread it with the water.  And the results are different too; I find the inks to be much brighter and vibrant colours than water colour paint.  You don't need Tombow Pens to do this method though; any water based ink markers will do!  I have two tutorials on how I colour like this if you are interested.  Just click HERE and HERE 
or look under my blog banner for the tabs that take you there. 
Here is your close-up:
I have entered this card into the following challenges:
So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Donna's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:





Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!

God bless each and every one of you!
Crissy

85 comments:

  1. Oh, what a cute card. I just love that image, it's so cute. TFS.

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  2. This is absolutely stunning, Crissy!! Amazing colouring, gorgeous design, the image really stands out.
    hugs
    Vanja

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  3. Crissy, I just ADORE This image and your coloring really makes this cutie pie come to life!! Really incredible card!! HUGS

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  4. Crissy,

    Wow, wow... great card with the new releases!!! This blog hop is soooo fun!! Thanks!

    Hop hop hop... to the next blog!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia

    **the badge is on my blog**

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  5. Wow Crissy!! Your colouring is amazing - I adore how you've done the cute elephant!!

    Esme x

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  6. Love your card Crissy and the elephant is such a cutie, gorgeous colouring. Hugs Hazel xx

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  7. This is sooo cute, and your coloring is AMAZING, love this!
    xxAutumn

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  8. I just have to tell you that your coloring job is FABULOUS! One of the best I have seen!

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  9. Hi, your coloration is adorable! So bright colors! Thank you for your inspiration, many greets from Austria, Dominique

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  10. TOO adorable!! Your coloring of this cutie is just perfect!! Thanks for creating him, he's one of my all time favs now:)

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  11. Crissy, your new stamps are so darling! Your coloring looks amazing! Beautiful card.
    Hugs and smiles

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  12. Beautiful coloring! And the image is super cute!

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  13. What a lovely card!! And your coloring is amazing :) I love this cute elephant!!
    Hugs Anneke

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  14. Your elephant is absolutely gorgeous Crissy. And the colouring is wow... amazing. Thank you for such a brilliant imspiration.
    Have a great day,
    Laetitia xx

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  15. The coloring of the elephant is just outstanding...the details of the grass so wonderful. He looks just like he is heading out for a party. Great background paper and details.

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  16. pretty creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

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  17. Crissy,
    This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! OMG, you are so blessed and I am happy that you share your work with us.

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  18. What a fun card, Crissy!! I just love the coloring of your elephant!! It looks real!! Your design with the sentiment in the flower and your colors!! Gorgeous! Your illustrations were so fun to work with...you are uber talented!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  19. this is a gorgeous card... I love this image!
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  20. All over the top coloring of the totally cute image. I'll become a follower and be back to se your tuts. TFS your talent.

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  21. WOW! Beautiful card! Love the rich, vibrant colors! TFS! ;)

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  22. Great card! I love how you've coloured the image.

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  23. wow Crissy what sensational colours you used for this cutie...fabulous card
    Mina xxx

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  24. Hi Crissy
    Love your pretty card! I like the elephant image and all the details you put on you card.
    Thanks for another chance to win on this fabulous blog hop.
    Sony Rivera
    Sonia-Studio60

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  25. Your coloring is gorgeous!! Love those little flowers :)

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter! Hope to see you again soon!

    ~Kelly

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  26. Love your card; this is my most favourite image of the new release (I just love those big grey ones). Thanks for the chance to win another one of this cuties. Regards.

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  27. Oh my GOODNESS Crissy this is totally AMAZINg, your coloring is jaw dropping just like your drawings....GORGEOUS Crissy and thanks soo much for another FABULOUS release!

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  28. A very elegant and funny card at the same time!
    Hugs,
    Geri

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  29. wow, your colouring is amazing Crissy, I just have to study the colours you choose, your card is so fabulous! happy crafting Debx

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  30. davvero piena di dettagli la tua card, davvero bellissima ciao rosa.kreattiva

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  31. Awesome Crissy, love your coloring style, and looking forward to coloring this cutie up too.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  32. Your colouring is out of this world! I LOVE this so much! Adore how you're used the sentiment as the centre of the flower - inspired! Thank you for sharing you amazing talent with us, as a crafter and as an artist! You ROCK!!!! Hugs, Simonne x

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  33. Chrissy, the image you created is so darn cute! and you r card is great...love the sentiment too. Hugs!

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  34. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us on our "Flowers for Mum" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  35. Super duper Fab card, your coloring is just Awesome.cute flower, Thanks for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

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  36. Such a darling card, Crissy. Your coloring on the elephant is amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

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  37. gorgeous card! lOvely stamo thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Wonderful fun card Crissy! I love how you colored your elephant, gorgeous!!!

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  39. Brilliant coloring!! I love the colors you used for your shadows on this adorable guy!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  40. Super fun card Crissy! Love this image and all the new ones! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Whimsy - they are all so fun and great to work with too! Love your coloring on this image - you nailed the elephant colors perfectly, he looks real! :)

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  41. Wonderful card. I just keep getting more and more impressed. I am a new follower and I will be coming back to learn some of your copic techniques. Awesome job. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  42. Of course this a fabulous card, but I want to take a moment to gush about your colouring. You did an amazing job. I love the watercolour feel of Tombows, I will definitely check out your tutorials.

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  43. Fantastic card! Such beautiful colours. And i also loooove your colouring! Hugs...Mona

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  44. Crissy, I'm blogless, but would love to have a chance to win the stamp. I really like your new releases. Your coloring is so marvelous! Perfect paper choices. Thank you for the chance.
    R/

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  45. I love the colouring.. The elephant looks real.. Really nice work..!!

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  46. Stunning card Crissy, amazing colouring (have to check your links out later thanks), fantastic new images, 'Benny and Joon are so cute, take careX:)

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  47. Dear Crissy, TFS this wonderfull colored little Elephant... he looks so real and funny with his lots of presents!!!!
    May God bless you and all you love ...cu hellerlittle

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  48. This elephant is such a gorgeous image and you have done an amazing job colouring him!! Thanks for a chance to win a stamp. Hugs xx

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  49. Beautiful card! Love the vibrant colors you use. This elephant is just too cute.

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  50. Oh Crissy, I am SO taking notes here! What an incredible colouring - love the way you have combined the greys with purplish hues - your elephant just GLOWS!!
    And I need to try to do the grass like you do - wonderful subtle hint of distance.
    Hugs
    Annika

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  51. Hi Crissy
    Your card is fantastic! Love your coloring, and the colorful card :) I get a huge smile on my face of this image ;)

    Lots of love,
    Randi WS

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  52. Love that image & your colouring is amazing! x

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  53. Love your card. The watercolouring looks great. Wll be off to have a look at your tutorial right after I finish the hop. TFS.
    Lxx

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  54. Hi Chrissy,

    the card you made is so cute.

    Thanks for the chance to win this cute Stamp.

    Greetings, Uta

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  55. What a cute elephant. Coloring fantastic and a great creation.

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  56. So gorgeous card Crissy,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  57. Your card is adorable! I just love the new images.

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  58. Simply Adorable! Your coloring is amaizing. I would love to win but alas no blog.
    Blessings Bernie
    bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Gorgeous card! I absolutely love your colouring! Such an elephant is not so easy I think. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  60. What a cute card. Your coloring is just fantastic.

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  61. What a stunning Card love it and your coloring is wonderful
    hugs Nikki C

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  62. Wow Crissy, your painting of that elephant is phenomenal! I was trying to color an elephant just last night & I was really struggling with it. Now I'm totally inspired to try it again. Thanks!

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  63. that is a beautiful card!! I love the celebrate big image!! super cute!! tfs
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  64. Your elephant card is so cute. Love the color. :D
    Have a great weekend.

    Tenny

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  65. Awww...this is such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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  66. I love the card, TFS. I am a new follower.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  67. I posted my link, but I had to comment because I love your elephant and your awesome coloring! This hop is just amazing! I am happy to be a new follower!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  68. Oh my goodness!!! Look at your gorgeous coloring....love, love, love your card, thank you for playing along in the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge this week. Simply Fabulous!

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  69. Hi Crissy.... you do such beautiful work, i am definitely inspired! i sure am enjoying this blog hop!

    Blessings!

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  70. Another everso cute cuddly i so love your animals especially the elephants and this card is stunning love the colouring and it really looks as if the re is movement. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. such a gorgeous card Crissy, your colouring is always superb x

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  72. Wow, what an amazing talent you have. I think your design is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Tanya R.

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  73. Crissy, this is the MOST FABULOUSLY colored image I've seen in a long time!!! You are so very talented :) Thanks for the fun card!
    Love n hugs,
    Lori

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  74. Wow, Crissy this card is just awesome. So fun. Love the image and the way you put the card together. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  75. Love the deep colors. Great image! http://lisaspaperaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  76. Beautiful work! Your coloring is always amazing. Congrats on another winning release! So happy I found time to join in the Whimsey release blog hop.

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  77. You've got the colors for the elephant perfectly right. Beautiful!

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  78. I love the card.... he is beautiful. love the colors.


    diana s
    hurst tx

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  79. Crissy, how gorgeous is that elephant! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...I too would love to use your work, but like you said, I can barely get my own done and colored. LOL

    Not to worry...It is enough to respect and admire. :)
    Best wishes,
    Christy

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  80. Crissy, Crissy, Crissy! This is absolutely stunning! I'm mesmerized by your colouring especially the elephant. He pops off the page and the skin tone combo is fabulous. Hugs, Maria

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