24 July 2013

Whimsy Stamps July Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps July Release Blog Hop!
I'm incredibly nervous to be involved in my first Whimsy Stamps blog hop and feel so lucky to be able to contribute to this awesome event. 
Today, Whimsy has released some amazing rubber stamps and dies and these gorgeous new goodies are all available to buy now from the Whimsy Stamps store.

For those of you who are new to Whimsy Stamps, we hold a 3-day new release event each month: a Sneak Peek Blog Hop on the day before the release (yesterday), a Release Day Blog Hop on release day (today), and finally a Review Day Blog Hop (tomorrow) the day after the release.

Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw!
For my creation I used the new Maribelle Milk Maiden by Elisabeth Bell with the sentiments Simple Sayings Notables 5 from Raindrop Echo Designs and felt it only fitting to make a couple of milk cartons and holder.  Here come the piccies:-
Image:  Maribelle Milk Maiden by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment Stamps:  Simple Sayings Notables 5 by Raindrop Echo Designs
Medium:  Prismacolor pencils blended with Sansador
Papers:  First Edition 'blank canvas'
Don't forget to be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.  All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Friday. 
To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below:
Ann-Marie Sinfield (THATS ME!)
Remember to stop by the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the final July Release Review Day blog hop!
Before I go I just want to let you know that in addition to the fabulous blog hop prizes, Whimsy Stamps is also giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store to celebrate reaching over 4000 fans on their facebook page HERE and you can also read all about it HERE on the Whimsy Blog.
Okay that's all from me, thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy looking at all the gorgeous creations.
Take care,




17 July 2013

Whimsy Challenge 61 - Ribbon & Lace

Good morning folks and a very happy Wednesday to you all.  Its another beautiful day here a little on the warm side but that's not me complaining we've waited too long for this so I'm determined to make the most of it!
Anyway, today it is the Rubber Team's turn to show you their creations for the Whimsy Challenge which is Ribbon & Lace.  Its an easy and fun theme and the rules are real easy too and as always there are fab prizes up for grabs so check out the Whimsy Challenge Blog HERE for all the information and oodles of inspiration.  Remember you got to be in it to win it!!!
Well onto my card which I made for the challenge.  I've used an Elisabeth Bell stamp called 'Apple Blossom' and coloured her with my copics. 
Medium:  copics
Papers:  My Minds Eye 'Quite Contrary'
A side view.  I used some lace and ribbon to make the flower.  I just cut a length of each and then used a running stitch along the edge and gathered it and popped a pearl brad in the centre to finish off.
The close up of the cutie pie image.  Loved colouring her and really happy with how she turned out.
copics used
Dress/leg warmers:  R81, R83, R85, R39
Grass/Apples:  YG11, YG13, YG67
Hair/Puppy:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Flowers/Butterfly:  BG000, BG05, BG09
Thank you for stopping by my little blog.  As always its very much appreciated and I hope you like what you see. 
Take care and happy crafting!

15 July 2013

New challenge at ABC Challenges

Hi all on another glorious sunny day on the South Coast.  Hasn't it been fantastic hope it lasts into the kiddies summer holidays. 

Anyway, its the 15th today so that means its another challenge time over at ABC Challenges and I've popped on to show you my DT card.  We are on the letter 'R' so the new challenge is 'R for Roses are Red' so that's flowers and/or the colour red.  We are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo and I've used one of their fabulous images and I've opted to use both flowers and the colour red, albeit a deep burgundy.  I've made one of my most favourite card types and that's a criss cross card, love them and so easy.   Why not pop over and take a peek at my teamies creations they're all so gorgeous and an eyeful of inspiration for you.
The image has been coloured using my Prismacolor pencils blended with Sansador and dirtied up using Tim Holtz 'walnut stain' distress ink.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts but everything else I had in my stash.  The papers are gorgeous and were a freebie download which I've had for a while when I find the link I'll update my post.

Okay that's it for today no more waffle from me.   I'm up nice and early so I'm off now to get packed lunches and kiddies ready for school. 

I hope you are having gorgeous sunshine where you are.  Catch up with you soon.

Take care,

9 July 2013

Shabby or is it vintage .......

... I never really know - is it one and the same or are they both different? 
Anyway, hello everyone and a happy Tuesday to you all.  The countdown has begun - only two weeks and two days until the kiddies summer holidays and I can't wait (you can remind me of this on the fourth week into the hols when I'm pulling my hair out!!!).  So we have a very busy couple of weeks coming up what with leavers assemblies and bbq's, discos, summer fairs and classroom meets where you get to go in and see all their lovely work.  They always seem to cram it in last minute so I have so many dates running around my head I'm not sure whether I'm coming or going.
Okay, enough of my ramblings lets move on to my card.  I thought I'd stamp up a Tilda and she's been coloured using a mixture of copics and promarkers.  I thought I would do a 'shabby' card this time so I stamped her in Memento 'London fog'.  I also followed the sketch over at CLP challenge but I've managed to cover up quite a lot of it with all the embellies but go check it out if you're like me and love a good sketch its certainly one of the places to head over to. 
Image:  Magnolia Tilda with Umbrella
Medium:  copics/promarkers
Paper:  Melissa Frances 'c'est la vie'
Flowers:  large daisy/dahlia & beaded Gypsophalia from The Ribbon Girl, roses and cherry blossoms from WOC
Dies:  Spellbinders 'fleur de lis rectangles', Memory Box 'fushia sprig', Dienamics 'crochet border'
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Ribbon:  pearl rose ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, other ribbon from stash
A bit of a side view up next where you can see that gorgeous daisy.  The corner and frame with the sentiment I made myself out of Martha Stewart polymer clay and silicone moulds.
 A closer look at Tilda and the Martha Stewart frame.  I bought a kit a month or so back (I think it was the 'heirloom' kit) where I got a few silicone moulds and some clay and seriously its lovely to work with its so tactile you can't help but play.  I've never used polymer clay before but I'm seriously thinking of getting a few more moulds just love it!. 

Copics/Promarkers used
Face:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Trousers/Umbrella:  V91, V95, V99
Shoes/Hair:  E70, E71, E77
Blouse:  Promarker Tea Green, Grey Green + BG72 copic
Challenges I would like to enter
My Mum's Craft Shop  -  just for girls
Allsorts  -  favourite things
Sweet Stampin  -  butterflies and bows
Magnolia Down Under  -  shabby
Simply Magnolia  -  vintage with pearls
The Ribbon Girl  -  add a bow
A Little Bit Crafty  -  'die-ing' for it
CLP challenge  -  fab sketch
Hobby House  -  vintage
Right that's all from me today best get a shift on with dinner I think.  We're going to fire up the bbq tonight so that's flash grilling and burnt sausages for tea then folks - no seriously I don't bbq that often but how difficult can it be right?!?!
Take care and catch up with you soon.

1 July 2013

New challenge at ABC Challenges

Hello my lovelies how are we all today.  I'm glad you popped in to see me as its a new challenge over at The ABC Challenges and I have my DT  card to share with you all following the theme.  For the challenge this time we are on the letter Q for Quite a Few so that's lots of layers folks.  We have two fabby sponsors for you and they are Stamp and Create and Bunny Zoes so once again its a fairly easy one and my teamies have made some wonderful creations so do pop over and take a peep at the lovely inspiration.
Right done with my waffling time for my card.  I have used the gorgeous 'Chloe' by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps and she's been coloured with my Prismacolor pencils. 
Image:  'Chloe' by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps
Medium:  Prismacolor pencils blended with Sansador
Papers:  Pink Petticoat 'Vintage Rose collection'
Dies:  Die-namics 'Royal Leaves', Magnolia Doohickey leaves and swirl,
Nellie's multi frames corners
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
The side view next where you can see the inside has been decorated to compliment the front and you can see those lovely leaves better. 
Lastly the close up.  I had a little trouble with the hair this time just couldn't get it right but settled on this as I wasn't colouring the whole thing again!
 Prismas used
Face:  light peach, peach, burnt ochre, blush pink
Clothes:  hot pink, process red, 90% warm grey/cloud blue, light cerulean blue, mediterraen blue, indigo blue
Hair/Basket:  peach beige, beige sienna, dark brown
Grass/Apples:  yellow chartreuse, pale sage, spring green, apple green, olive green, dark green

Okay folks thank you for popping in I really do appreciate all of the comments you leave me and I hope you have a great week.

Take care,