Friday, November 30, 2012

Blog Hop and Prize Stop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Whimsy Prints BLOG HOP! You've landed on a prize stop, so if  you add your name to the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post, you will be entered into a draw to win a Whimsy Prints Holiday Wishes set!   In October, Whimsy Stamps announced the release of a BRAND NEW Whimsy Stamps product line - the Whimsy Prints Collection. The Whimsy Prints Collection are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut prints (3 sets of 4 images). The Crissy Armstrong prints are lovingly hand-colored by Yours Truly ;-)
The Elisabeth Bell prints have been hand-colored by our talented Senior Designer Simonne Clay:
Whimsy Prints Collection are very straight forward and easy to use. They can be attached directly to your project with glue or double sided tape. Use them as is or cut to fit the needs of your project. One of the benefits of using Whimsy Prints is to cut back on the amount of time needed to hand color images. To summarize, it is a great way to make quick projects when time is of the essence! These are also wonderful for beginner crafters and kid projects. If you joined us for our last 2 releases, you may have seen some of the beautiful projects our DT and Special Guests have created using these prints. Today we are showcasing these gorgeous Whimsy Prints with a special BLOG HOP! In addition to our regular Special Guests, we are delighted to welcome both Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell who are joining us for this hop! The hop starts today (Friday November 30th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Monday December 3rd at 12.00PM EST. For this hop we have 4 different candy stops where you can enter to win a set of Whimsy Prints. The location of these candy stops is a secret, so if you haven't found them, please go back to the beginning and start hopping! If you would like to hop along with us today and haven’t arrived from the Iris Wiechmann's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Bev's blog.
Here is what I created using one of the Whimsy Prints from the Holiday Wishes collection.  I had originally hand painted the "Christmas Pony" image (which is also available from Whimsy as a rubber stamp image) using water colours.  The DP is from Kaiser Craft Dec 25th 6x6 pad.  Roses are Whimsy Buds.  Ribbon, red twine, rhinestone swirls and flat back pearls from Michael's.  The cinnamon sticks are from my stash from years ago, originally from the spice aisle of the grocery store! The sentiment was a freebie that came with an order at Whimsy Stamps!
I'm entering the following challenges:
 Crazy 4 Challenges: Put A Bow On It
Creative Moments Bloggers Network: Anything Goes/Buttons and Bows
Unique Crafters Challenge: Little Girls
Emergency Crafters: Anything Goes
Raise The Bar: Bundle Up
Pixie Dust Studio: Winter Holiday
Fussy and Fancy: Christmas
Aud Sentiments: BINGO (use the word "merry", 3D item, ribbon)
Fab 'n' Funky: Use 3 of something (roses)
Southern Girls Challenge: Colours pink and brown
Hanna And Friends: Animals
Delightful Challenges: Floral (add flowers)
Pause Dream Enjoy: Forgotten Stash (cinnamon sticks and red twine)
 You are done the hop now! But just in case you missed it,  here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy our Whimsy Prints projects!

Don't forget to enter your name for the blog candy draw!  Winner to be announced Dec 5th.


  1. absolutly stunning, love the cute image and your coloring
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  2. So gorgeous!! Loving all the detail, fabulous idea to use the cinnamon sticks with the roses, and you did an amazing job coloring all those beautiful whimsy prints!

  3. WOWEE - Simply amazing! I love your layout, and gorgeous creation, but even better, your gorgeous illustrations, and the way you've colored them, so life like! What an amazing idea of Whimsy to have these prints all colored and ready to go to help the many girls who just don't have a lot of time on their hands... Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful illustrations, and gorgeous coloring skills for the rest of us to benefit from.
    Beautiful and inspirational!

  4. Crissy,
    Your card is so very pretty and the image absolutely adorable! The shades of gold are stunning, as is your beautiful bow! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is gorgeous Crissy. I love that cute image and your detailing is so beautiful. I especially like the bow and cinnamon sticks.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my card today :)

  6. Gorgeous card, Crissy! I love the backing paper and the beautiful embellishments! Your images and your coloring for the prints are outstanding!

  7. This is gorgeous Crissy!! Love these pre coloured images and your card is just stunning!!! HUgsxx

  8. HELLO Crissy~~~~My gosh--I am definitely in AWE of these magnificent prints!!! Your talent is beyond beautiful....which I knew already but WOW girlie...Love Love Love this fabby idea of prints!!!!!!!! STUNNING!!!!!!!!
    God Bless and the Happiest of Holidays!!!!
    Mary lou

  9. Crissy, what an adorable card - sweet little girl with an even sweeter expression, with her darling pony. Your colors and layers look incredible with the combination of cinnamon and pale pink roses!

  10. Wowwwwww! wonderful card! I love the stamp! it's so sweet and the colouring is perfect!!!! thanks for playing with SGC this week.

  11. WOUW this is soo gorgeous. I just love this image, and the coloring of it is also just perfect. I know exactly where I would use this image, if I had it right here and now. Absolutely gorgeous work.

  12. Beautiful card...Thanks for sharing with us at Delighful

  13. WOW!!What a Beautiful card!!Adorable image & Gorgeous bow!!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE Challenges,
    PDE DT

  14. Your new prints are beautiful! The way you have coloured them is fabulous and the images are adorable! I hope everyone tries them out. It's a wonderful idea. Sweet card, too. So very pretty. Love you. xx Kat

  15. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

  16. A great card Crissy! Thanks for joining our celebrations at Fab'n'Funky, good luck in the draw!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  17. Gorgeous card. Your colouring of the Whimsy images is so beautiful. cheers Linda

  18. What a fabulous creation, this image is just darling! Thank you for joining in on our Birthday Celebration at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

  19. Gorgeous card - so beautiful.
    Many thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends

  20. Stunning card, Crissy. I love your colouring and embellies.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  21. Love the image and the ribbon! Such a sweet card!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  22. Oh Crissy I have always been a fan of your adorable images! This card is so sweet, what a precious moment between two cuties. I love your coloring - so beautiful! Thank you for joining in on our Bundle Up challenge over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  23. Chrissy, what a wonderful creation, love your cute image and design, and the addition of the cinnamon sticks is brilliant, thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  24. A beautiful card, lovely design, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight
    Ruth x