Thursday, 30 December 2010

Thankful (I Love Honey)


Are you all getting ready for the New Years Eve? Do you prefer to party or stay at home with your family and/or friends? Will you be cooking/baking something special for the New Year's dinner?

Anyway, where ever you decide to be tomorrow night, I hope you have a great time and I wish you all a verry Happy, Prosperious and a Healthy New Year! :)

This week at Cute Card Thursday the theme is "Thank You".
I have used one of my Stampavie stamps for my DT card.

The stamp is called "I Love Honey", designed by Penny Johnson and it's another one of the stamps I bought and never used. I think the image is absolutely adorable. The paper is from the Memory Box, the flowers are Petalloo, the brads are Woodware. The sentiment is Whiff of Joy and the lace and the ribbon are from stash.

As usual, I used my watercolour pencils to colour the image.

And since we are mentioning Stampavie, you probably don't know that a couple of months ago I won one of the Stampavie challenges (it was a secret prize) and I just wanted to show you a picture of everyhting I got from them! It arrived a few days ago, what a wonderful New Year's present. Sorry for the bad picture, though.

I know!! I never expected such a huge prize, a big thank you to Stampavie!!

So, with my card I'm entering:

Cupcake Craft challenges - "Thank You"
My Time to Craft - "Brand, Spanking New" (my stamp and the lace are new)
Papertake Weekly - "A Very Special Thank You"
Quixotic Paperie December challenge - "Thank You"
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - "Thank You"

Have a lovely evening! :)

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

My 12 favourite 2010 cards

Well this was a difficult task! I found it practically impossible to pick my favourite cards from 2010, it should have been 10, but since there are 12 months I thought I would choose 12 cards too.

Spring/Summer 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Thinking of you... in the New Year too...


Today I made a Belles'n Whistles card with one of the stamps from the first release. I bought the whole release as soon as it came out, a year and a half ago and I just got around to using this stamp, can you believe? And I've always loved this image, so I've keeping it for... what? Not sure...

The stamp is called Belle sitting with Teddy designed byElisabeth Bell for Belles'n Whistles stamps. I also used three Whimsy Stamps: two from the Calendar and one from the Whimsy Circle Postmarks set, all three designed by Raindropecho Designs. "Thinking of You" sentiment is C.C Designs. The paper is K &Co - "Sparkly Sweet", the lace and the ribbon are from stash.

As usual I coloured the image with watercolour pencils.

I'm entering:
Belles 'n Whistles challenge - "Happy New Year"
Elisabeth Bell's World December Project - "Anything Winter"
Crafts and Me - "Anything Goes"
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - "New Year"
Sew Many Challenges - "Anything Goes"
I Did It Creations - "Out with the Old...In with the New"

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Blog Candy Winner


I'm here to announce the winner of my blog candy. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated. I have used Random Org to choose the winner and the number that was selected was number 1.

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 1 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

and that means that the winner is...........

.............. Moni!

Congratulations Moni!! Please your address and I will get your prize in the post to to you as soon as possible.
And to all who participated, if you would like to get some stamped images, also just email me your address.

Have a lovely evening! :)

Valerie's Gift


I made another Whimsy Stamps card. It took about an hour to make this one, maybe less (including the colouring of the images) and I must say I'm quite happy with the result, that doesn't happen very often..

I wanted to make a "Clean and Simple" card, so I just used some grey cardstock, no layers, papers... I stamped three Whimsy stamps. The main, girl image is called Valerie's Gift designed by Crissy Armstrong and I used one of the stamps from the Jingle Bell Ride set also designed by Crissy. The sentiment is from the Love Letter Seals set designed by Raindrop Echo Designs. The ribbon was bought at a local craft store.

I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen.

I'm entering:
Bunny Zoes Crafts challenge - "Sparkle and Shine"
Caboodle Doodles challenge - "Clean and Simple"
Die Cut Dreams - "Girlie"
ABC challenge - "K is for - Keep it Simple"
Fab 'n Funky - "Quick and Easy does it"

Have a good day! :)

Friday, 24 December 2010

Music Saves My Soul Saturday (or Friday...any day...)


I thought I would share some music tonight, although it's not Saturday. Remember Marcea's "The Music Saves My Soul challenge"? We should post one of our favourite songs (this week Christmas, but not necessarily).

I chose one beautiful and one of my favourite songs by LeAnn Rimes. Enjoy! :)

I hope you'll share your favourite song at Music Saves My Soul!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! :)

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Penguin's Presents


This week at Cute Card Thursday we have a fabulous sketch by Lisa.

For my card (which didn't turn out as I was hoping it would) I used another one of the gorgeous Holiday Whimsy stamps. The stamp is called Penguin's Present designed by Meljen Designs. The sentiment stamp is from the Jingle Bell Ride, while the star stamp is from the "Moonlit Ride and accessories" set . Both sets are designed by Crissy Armstrong. The papers are Basic Grey "Wassail", the flowers are Prima, the brads are Woodware and the ribbons are from stash.

Image was coloured with watercolour pencils.

This is Lisa's sketch:

I'm entering:
Craft your Passion challenge - "Christmas Theme"
A Spoon Full of Sugar chellenge - "Christmas card"
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes"
Top Tip Tuesday -"Get Embellished"
Simon Says challenge -"Anything Goes"
All Sorts challenge -"Anything Goes"

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (those who celebrate it) and a very Happy, Healthy and Joyous New Year! :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Blog candy reminder

Hi there!
Just a quick post to let you know that you can still enter my blog candy, because I decided to keep it open for another week, till December 26th.

If you would like to enter go here.

Thank you! :)

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Winter's Joy


This week at Cute Card Thursday the theme is "One for the Kids".

I made this card for my niece (my first cousin's daughter)

I used a Whimsy Stamp designed by Crissy Armstrong - Winter's Joy. The papers are also Whimsy, Very Merry; the sentiment is from the digital set Season's Greetings designed by Ann Vento.

As usual, I coloured the image with watercolour pencils.

I'm entering:
Stampin' for the Weekend - "Christmas"
Crafty Catz - "Your Choice" ( I chose challenge #60 - "Christmas")
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - "Winter"
Sew Many Challenges - "Winter Projects"

Don't forget to join us at Cute Card Thursday!

You can still enter my blog candy, go here.

Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Whimsy Stamps Kenny K Rubber Release Blog Hop!!!


Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps Kenny K Rubber Relase Blog Hop!!

If you arrived here from Chris Olsen's blog you are on the right track, but if not, then please go back to Simonne's blog to start the hop from the beginning!!

Whimsy Stamps have a fantastic news to share with you today - we have a new rubber artist joining our team.... KENNY KIERNAN!

I'm sure that many of you know that Kenny K is currently a digital stamp artist (amongst many other things) and although Whimsy will not be carrying any Kenny K digis, we are making some of Kenny's existing designs into rubber and then hopefully adding some new designs along the line that will be exclusive to the Whimsy rubber collection!

So to celebrate this fabulous new relelase, the Whimsy Stamps DT plus our wonderful special Whimsy guests Elaine Hughes, Deb, and Janna, are holding a BLOG HOP to showcase the EIGHT images that are being made into rubber, the images are:

So, remember that Whimsy Stamps will be carrying the rubber versions of these stamps only. Kenny K will continue to offer the digital versions in his store. The rubber stamps are available to PRE-ORDER from today from the Whimsy store, and all preorders will begin shipping during the week of the 27th!

Our wonderful and extremely talented Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs) has designed some fabulous digital sentiments that work beautifully with these images - thank you Ann! These are also being released today.

For this hop we have 4 different prize draws! The grand prize of ALL 8 of the new release rubber stamps is being hosted by Denise at the very end of the hop, but there are also 3 mini candy stops throughout the hop! (Winners will be announced on December 23rd after the hop ends - what a wonderful Christmas present for those lucky hoppers!)

For my blog hop creation I used Rock Chick.

Don't you just love her?! I used one of Ann Vento's new Fast Lane sentiments and the papers are Memory Box - "Black Bird". I added a few stars, an orange lace and a brown ribbon from stash. I distressed all the papers and added some glitter glue.

I coloured the Rock Chick with watercolour pencils.

This is the sentiment I used.

So now it's time for you to continue the hop,
your next stop is at
Ann Vento's blog where I know she has something amazing to show you!

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

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

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy this fabulous new release!

I'm entering:
The Crazy Challenge - "Use at least 3 DP"
Creative Card Crew - "Anything goes"
I followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop Prize Winner!!!


I'm here to announce the winner of the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop prize! As you know, the winner is going to receive this adorable Love in a Bucket stamp.

I have used Random Org and the number that was selected was number 29, that means that the winner is......................

.................Mary J!!

Congrats Mary J! Please email me your address, I will forward it to Denise and she will send you your prize! :)

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our last blog hop!

Oh and I have another exciting news to share - tomorrow we have another blog hop that will start at noon EST (6pm my time - CET) and what makes this blog hop very special is the fact that we now have a new fantastic artist at Whimsy Stamps, that's all I can say for now, please come back tomorrow to find out who it is!

Have a lovely evening! :)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas Tree Ornaments


Yesterday I made some Christmas tree ornaments using one of my Belles'n Whistles stamps.

The stamp is called A Child's Prayer, I made two ornaments - one design in two colours (red and green). I also used my Nesties and added some gingham ribbons and rope which I bought at a local craft store. I bought the buttons this summer in Greece. lol I also added some glitter (red and green) on the bows in girls hair.

I stamped the BnW stamp with VersaMark on a grey cardstock and heat embossed it, I used a Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder - "Arctic Pearl Lustre".

I've entered these ornaments into the Belles 'n Whistles Holiday Ornaments contest. The contest is open for three weeks and if you want to participate you have to upload your card to their galery. Just follow the link to read all the info.
I'm also entering:
Elisabeth Bell's World November project challenge - "Anything Christmas (but not a card)"
Belles 'n Whistles challenge - "Glitter it Up" (like I said I put some glitter on the bows in girl's hair).
Stamp with Fun - "Christmas"
Fab 'n Funky - "Christmas is for the Children"

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Wish Upon a Star

Click to go to my Whimsy Stamps December rubber release Blog Hop post!

Good evening!

This week at Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts challenge, which is actually open till 31st December 12pm GMT,we have two themes again: "Wish Upon a Star" and "Christmas/Winter". There are also two prizes, which means that we are going to have two winners.

I have combined the two themes.

I used one of Helen's adorable images, this one is called Rory and Charlotte - Nativity. I used two Whimsy Stamps, the star stamp is from the Christmas Tree in Words set designed by Raindropecho Designs and the sentiment is from the Peace on Earth set designed by Crissy Armstrong. The paper and the rope are from stash.

And now I have to say that this is also my last DT card for Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts, after 6 months I have decided to step down. I loved being part of the team and I wish Helen and all the DT girls all the best, thank you for everything! I'll definitely be joining the Ellephantastic challenges wheneverI can.

I'll be back later to enter some challenges with this card, I'm off to have a dinner, I'm sooo hungry...

So, I'm entering:
All Sorts challenge "Last Minute Christmas Card"
Crafts and Me - "Moody Blues"

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Music Saves My Soul Saturday

Click to go to my Whimsy Stamps December rubber release Blog Hop post!

Ok, I know I'm a little late, it's already Sunday here, but I just came across this fabulous music challenge (no you don't have to sing :) ) by Marcea and I had to participate.

So, this is my choice for this week: Bee Gees - "How Deep is Your Love". Something nice and slow and relaxing, as it's already late.

Check out Marcea's challenge and share your favourite song. :)

Good night!


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