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Friday, 19 December 2014

A special Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop!


Today the Whimsy DT members are hosting a  friendship hop in honor of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay. 
Simonne has been a fixture  at Whimsy for many years and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator. 

Although I have not been creating cards at all since the summer I did want to create one especially for Simonne using her amazing designs as a special farewell.
I have used one of her Clear Stamp sets Penguin Fun for this card.  This one and more of Simonne's incredible designs are available at Whimsy Stamps.


to continue on the hop click on the link to 
If you weren't already on the hop and want to start at the beginning go along to

The Blog hop in order
Do make sure you follow the hop, there are prizes along the way!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Cute Card Thursday - CAS

This week our theme over on Cute Card Thursday is 
CAS or Clean and Simple!
We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy.
many thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Lots of Lace

The theme over on Cute Card Thursday this week is
Lots of lace.
Another silhouette creation from me, the tea cup box.
We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Many thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Vintage

The theme on Cute Card Thursday this week is
Vintage
I created a Project Life card using Whimsy Clear Stamps Smarty Pants

We are sponsored this week by Sunflower Field 
Many thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday - For the Birds

The theme on Cute Card Thursday this week is 
For the Birds
I created this cute little suitcase with a silhouette file and used

Many thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Fun in the Sun

I am a little late with my Cute Card Thursday this week, whoops!
Here is is for the theme of 'fun in the sun'!
I used the fun stamps from Whimsy School Spirit and the Time for Tea die set to decorate this fun silhouette school locker. 
WE are sponsored this week by
Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Pretty Papers

The theme over on Cute Card Thursday this week is
Pretty Papers.
Another silhouette creation from me, this time the Tea Bag dispenser!

We are sponsored this week by our fabulous, regular sponsor 
Hope you can join us this week!
Many thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July to all those celebrating!  I love the 4th, so many fun things going on this week!
I couldn't resist making this as a fun decoration using my silhouette cameo.  The file is the 
so perfect for the theme on Cute Card Thursday this week 
Reach for the Stars.

We are sponsored this week by our fabulous regular sponsor 
Hope you can join us this week!
Many thanks for dropping by!

Monday, 30 June 2014

You're a star!

I had a load of fun creating this background using the brand new 
Clearly Whimsy Stamps - School Spirit and Smarty Pants.

I am entering this into the 
and the
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Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release BLOG HOP!
All 6 new clear stamp sets AND 6 coordinating die/die sets are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and the DT and GDT are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Saturday June 29th at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday June 30th at midnight EDT. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at the Whimsy Stamps blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
One lucky hopper will win 2 stamp sets and 1 die set from the Time For Tea line.  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop!
Today we are excited to share the final set of stamps and dies from this release - TIME FOR TEA:
For my hop box card I used both the Time for Tea stamp set and the Time for Tea additions stamp set along with the Time for tea die set and  the Time for Tea additions die set.
 I am also entering this creation into the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is anything goes!
many thanks for hopping along with us today!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps Day 2 June Release


Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...
This week we are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers from TOMORROW. Yesterday we introduced HAPPY EVERYTHING and DISTRESSED BACKGROUND AND INK SPLATS, and today we are excited to introduce you to SMARTY PANTS and SCHOOL SPIRIT stamp sets and dies!
 Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products.
For my box card, I used lots of the stamps from the School Spirit and Smarty Pants set and also both sets of dies - glasses and bracket dies and mortar board and tassel dies !  I love making these box cards and making a school themed one was so easy with so many stamps jam packed into each of our new clear stamp sets!  


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:
Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Circles

This week our theme over on Cute Card Thursday is 
Circles
Being obsessed still with my silhouette machine I was desperately looking for something with a circle, this seemed to fit the bill!  
It is the door hanger oval I love how quick these projects are!
I used the sweet little image Santa Cookies by Rick St Dennis.  who is also sponsoring our challenge this week.



Hope you can play along, many thanks for dropping by!
Don't forget it is the first day of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps June release, today we are showcasing 2 of the new sets of stamps and new dies.  
Pop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for more details!  
I shall be back tomorrow showing my new creations with the new stamps!
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Coming Soon!

Woohoo! It is almost here!
Tomorrow is the start of our June Clearly Whimsy Stamps release event!
 We will be showcasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 new Shapeology dies over the next few days. There will be lots of inspiration and chances to win prizes. We hope you will join us for some fun beginning at 8am ET on Thursday, June 26th, drop by the Whimsy Inspirations Blog tomorrow for more details and links to the Design Team members blogs!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Thanks a Latte!

The perfect card to blog about right now, I am just about to sit down with my latte and blueberry muffin - bliss!
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Being a coffee lover I love all of the coffee themed stamps in these sets.  I also used the co-ordinating dies which are so fabulous coffee cup die set.
I am entering this into the CAS on Sunday challenge which was paper piecing this week.
thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside

We have a very summery theme over at Cute Card Thursday this week
Beside the seaside!
Didn't feel summery here yesterday when it actually full on snowed!  Never mind it is warming up again!
I made this using my silhouette, that machine is so addictive!  Love all the cute little 3d projects you can make.  
I added this fun sentiment from Whimsy stamps Summer Oval letter seals!

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps, always a great prize!
Many thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

WOYWW

I am preparing this post in the hope that Julia is back home and well after her keyhole surgery!  It was a shock to find no WOYWW last week which is very unusual!  Nothing deters our Julia.  Nothing except emergency surgery that is!  Hope you are making a speedy recovery Julia!
Anyway, onto this week, on my desk.....my new toy, just arrived today!
 Ideally I would love an antique manual and may even have my very old one tucked away in a box somewhere in my basement but who knows where that would be!
I looked at a few on Ebay but was skeptical if they would work so decided to go new to ensure I could use it for my project life cards!  So far so good!
 Otherwise my creativity is being spent in my daughter's room while she is away in New York with her music school!    Walls repainted, carpet cleaned and new accessories bought.  She already had the black walls but the other 2 were bright pink, now they are red so the accessories had to change!  I would never normally put red anywhere near my walls but I have allowed her to choose her colours since we moved into this house, I must say, I actually quite like the look!
 I picked up this jewelry hanger today and changed the bird's colour using some of Milly's nail varnish!  Quick and easy!  You can just see it hanging on her wall above!
 Loving watching these little cuties!  They are so territorial though, this one is sitting there on guard so no other hummingbirds can come and steal from his stash!  
Thanks for dropping by, hope you will join us over at WOYWW this week, pop over to Julia's blog to find out how!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cute Card Thursday - So Macho!

It is all boys over on Cute Card Thursday this week the theme being
So Macho!
How perfectly timed for Father's Day!
The template was cut using my silhouette machine.  You can find the file here. 
I am thinking of coating this in mod podge so that it is strong enough to be a pencil holder. 
 We are sponsored by Whiff of Joy this week, always a fabulous prize!
Hope you can join us! Thanks for dropping by!


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Whimsy Clear Stamps - Travel cards

I also used the corresponding dies Leaving on a jet plane die set and the Road Trip die set.
I am entering this one into the Less is More challenge this week, the theme is 
your bedroom colours!
What a great theme.  My room is very neutral just the way I like my cards too!

Thank you for dropping by!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

WOYWW

It has been a while since I joined in WOYWW!  I went on a little trip to the UK to see my mum who isn't in the best of health and I am only just getting caught up!
I was feeling a bit off this morning so instead of the housework I had planned I spent the day getting to know my new silhouette machine better.  I  was cutting out like crazy in no time!  I have various bits of projects all over my desk, I don't know how I will find all the pieces to each project, yikes!
 This cutie arrived in the mail at the weekend, very excited to try this kit by Alicia Paulson!
I bought it thinking that with the long summer break I might find a bit of spare time on my hands, mmmm, we will see!
 In case you missed it, this was one of the first things I made with my silhouette, love these!
Looking forward to catching up with my WOYWWers this week, if you would like to join in too pop on over to Julia's blog!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

CCT - Perfectly Pink!

It has been a while, we had an impromptu trip over to the UK, I am hoping now we are back things will be settled for a while and normal service can resume!
Our theme over on Cute Card Thursday this week is 
Perfectly Pink!
Right up my street!  I recently invested in a Silhouette Cameo and found this very cute handbag in the Silhouette Store.  It is by Samantha Walker.  
I created on a few weeks back for a teenager's birthday, it was a supercute way to send a gift card and a little something, I popped in some nail varnish. 
We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  Always a fabulous prize!
 A nice easy theme, I do hope you can play along!
Many thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

More Project Life...

 Some recent traveling prompted some relevant project life cards.  The Whimsy Stamps Clear Stamps Travel 1 - Life is a journey and Travel 2 - Happy Travels , Leaving on a jet plane die set and the road trip die set were so perfect!  


 I am entering the ABC challenge this week which is
monochromatic!
I am also entering Crazy 4 Challenges, their theme is School's out!
Many thanks for dropping by!