Monday, 28 June 2010

Whimsy Stamps - New Release sneak peek

If you've read my exciting news last week, then you probably know that I've joined the Whimsy Stamps DT, I officially start on July 1st, but I already have a DT card to show you and it's pretty special, too, because it's a sneak peek of the New Whimsy Stamps Digital Release! The images will be availabe for purchase in the Whimsy Stamps Store on July 1st and a fabulous blog hop will take place on the same day!
The bellow card features one of the adorable images from the upcoming release and I have used two sentiments from one of the sentiment sets designed by Ann Vento that will also be released the same day; they match the images wonderfully and plus they're perfect for many ocassions.

The image is called "Love Me Anyway" and the sentiments come from the matching set. The papers are Blom and Grow - MME, The flower is Prima, the ribbon, lace and button are from stash.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils.

A closer look at the wonderful sentiments I used:

And another one.

I'm entering the Corosive challenges with this card, the theme is "Flowers".
Pocket Full of Posies challenge with the theme - "One for the Girls"
Crafty Catz challenge with the theme - "Let's go Digital"

All the new digi stamps will be in the Whimsy Stamps Store on July 1st, don't forget to check the store that day and also to stop by the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog on July 1st, too, because a fabulous blog hop will take place and you'll be able to see all the images and the gorgeous creations by the DT.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a lovely day!

Friday, 25 June 2010

A Special Wish For You

Good evening!

I made a little card today, using a Belles 'n Whistles stamp and I'm entering the following challenges with it:
Belles 'n Whistles challenge which is a colour combo - white, pink and brown.
A Spoon Full of Sugar with the theme - "Good Luck/Best Wishes".
Craft-alnica with the theme - "Flowers"

The stamp is called "Wishes", and it's from the Belles 'n Whistles - "Spring/Clean/Summer release". I already used it once, but it's so beautiful that I just had to use it again and plus the last time I coloured it I used distress ink and I really wanted to colour it with watercolour pencils, too. This is a very small card, so I only used one little piece of paper, which is K&Co-Clasic K McKenna. I used a border punch and some flowers which have been stamped with a stamp from the Queen Kat Designs. I used a sentiment stamp from the Whiff of Joy - Sheherazade stamp kit. The lace and the ribbon are from stash.

Like I said, the image has been coloured with watercolour pencils, I really enjoy colouring stamped images. I also added some glitter glues on the flowers (pink, green and yellow).

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely evening! :)

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

An exciting news!!! ... and a card :)

I have the most exciting news to share with everyone!!! I have joined the Whimsy Stamps Design Team!!! Woohoo!!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I got an email from Denise the other day, as you know, or maybe don't I applied to their DT call in May!! Check out the post on the Whimsy Inspiration blog. :)
I'm so happy and honoured to join the team with the most talented ladies! I will be a DT member from July to December and can't wait to get started!
For now, I have a card to show you that I made usind one the most adorable images from one of the Whimsy Stamps releases.

The image is called Maya Blowing Bubbles, I think it's absolutely beautiful. The papers are MME - Bloom and Grow. I used one of my new sentiment stamps and a ribbon from stash.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils and I added some glitter to the bubbles.

The paper flower was made by me, I really enjoy making these, I may even post a tutorial, as I have some other "paper flower" ideas, too.

You can find this gorgeous image and many more in the Whimsy Stamps store.

With this card I'm also entering Create4Fun challenge which is to make a card for a baby.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely evening! :)

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Picking Cherries


I received some new Stampavie stamps the other day and I couldn't wait to ink up some of them. So, I made a card last night, following the fabulous sketch by Diane at the Stampavie challenges, I rotated the sketch for my card.

The stamp is called "Picking Cherries" designed by Gillian Roberts for Stampavie and I bought it at Secret Crafter and that's where the Woodware brads, which I put in the centre of the flowers, came from, too. The papers are K&Co-Clasic K McKenna, which were bought, just like the Prima flowers which I used, at the Bunny Zoes Crafts. The sentiment is C.C Designs, I used an edge punch and added some lace and ribbon from stash

The adorable image was coloured with watercolour pencils and distressed with a distress ink pad - "Tattered Rose".

This is Diane's sketch at SAV:

Stampavie is having a DT call too, check it out.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day! :)

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts DT card

Good afternoon!
I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, it's been raining over here, but the Sun has come out, now.
This is my second DT card for Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts. Don't forget that Helen's new shop open's on July 3rd and our Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts Challenge Blog starts with the first challenge the same day!!! We hope to see you all there!!

This is the image I used for my card, it's called Roger's big heart, isn't adorable!?

The paper is Basic Grey, Wassail, which I bought here. I used another one of my new sentiment stamps and a ribbon from stash.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils and I added some glitter glue on the card, which doesn't show on the photo.

I'm entering Cupcake Craft challenge and Creative Inspirations challenges which both have the same theme - "One for the Boys".

Oh, and I won the High Hopes spread the word blog candy, which is stamps from the new Dustin Pike release! Yay!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day! :)

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Summer Fun, everyone! :)

I made a card last night using another one of the beautiful stamps from the Spring/Clean/Summer release at Belles 'n Whistles . I'm entering a few challenges with it:
Belles 'n Whistles challenge - "Buttons and Bows". By the way, check out their fabulous new release "Forever Young blog hop"!!
Fab 'n' Funky challenge with the theme "Summer in Colour", there is a photo as inspiration with different colours and images, I have yellow on my card.
Bunny Zoes crafts challenge - with the theme -"Nice and Girly"
A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge has the theme - "Enjoying the Sunshine"
Papertake weekly - to base our cards on our favourite Ice Cream Flavour colours - I absolutely love lemon,while raspberry and blackberry flavours are among my favourites, too.
ABC challenges - "W is for Weather"

The stamp is Belles 'n Whistles - "Bronzing Beauty", isn't it adorable!? Oh, I wish I were somewhere near the sea right now, I just want to swim! :) The paper is K&Co - Sparkly Sweet, which was bought at the Bunny Zoes Crafts. I used one of my new sentiment stamps, which is C.C Designs, a corner punch and a ribbon from stash.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils, as usual.

I love making the paper flowers, I used some yellow cardstock this time and distress ink pad and some glitter and I put a button in the centre.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day! :)

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Teacher is a special word :)

Wow, it's been almost a week since I posted a card, well, finally today I have something to show you. :)
It's not a card, but a bookmark which I made for my sister. It's quite simple, no embellishments at all (except a ribbon), but it's how my sister likes it. :)
I'm also entering a couple of challenges with it:
Timbroscrapmania which has the theme -"No cards"
Cute Card Thursday with the theme - "Anything but Square"

I really like this cute C.C Designs little bookworm image called "School Wormy " stamp and the moment I saw it I knew I simply must have it, especially because of the sentiments that go with it, there are three and I've used two of them on this bookmark. My sister is a teacher, she teaches English at a high school :), so the sentiment "Teacher is a special word" was just perfect for the bookmark I wanted to make her and the other sentiment "Read", well, speaks for itself. I used two MME - "Bloom and Grow" papers (well two little pieces, actually) and stamped the images and the sentiments on them. The ribbon and the rope are from stash.

I added some colour to the image with a watercolour pencil and used my Sekura gelly roll pen for the glasses and the "Teacher" word (I'm afraid it doesn't show in the photos).

This is the other side of the bookmark, where I used another sentiment and another piece of paper.

And now, check out the photo bellow:

You may wonder now where I bought the stamps I used for my bookmark, well they came, just like the stamps from the photo above, from JayJay's flohmarkt. That's right! Beside this little set, I also bought a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp and a 25 sentiment red rubber plate and another nice sentiment. I always have an impression that I'm short with sentiments, but I'm not actually, well at least now, definitely. And the lovely JayJay also included another RAM stamp for me and the most amazing card, wow what a fabulous colouring and detail, how very nice of her and the stamps are new, by the way. Thanks so much JayJay!
So check out the fabulous JayJay's flohmarkt, I'm sure you'll find something interesting there. :)

Anyway, the long awaited summer weather finally arrived in our area, in its all glory, I must say... it's been over 30C in the last couple of days and it's about 35C right now, it's just TOO HOT!!

Also, have you seen that High Hopes stamps are having a new release by Dustin Pike and they are having a blog hop, too, on Monday, June 14th!! To read all about it go here.

I hope you all have a lovely Saturday afternoon, thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Just riding my bike and having fun of course...

Good evening!

I've made this little tag card today with my all time favourite Sarah Kay stamp (she reminds me of me very much lol).
I'm entering the following challenges with it:
Stampavie challenge #25 which has the theme - "Gift tags"
Charisma Cardz challenge with the theme - "Flowers"
Stampin' for the Weekend challenge - "Summer/Travel theme"
And this is like the last minute entry for the Bunny Zoes May gallery challenge, which is a recipe: 3 flowers, 2 design papers, 1 lace or ribbon. All you need to do to enter a monthly challenge is to register in the gallery and make a card using items which can be found at the Bunny Zoes Crafts and you also get a chance to win the monthly prize! :)

Here is my little tag card:

The stamp is Rosalie's Bicycle, Sarah Kay-Stampavie, the papers are K&Co Clasic K McKenna, which I bought at the Bunny Zoes Crafts. The flower stamp is Queen Kat Designs, the green flower and the brad came from here. The lace is from stash.

As usual, Rosalie was coloured with watercolour pencils.

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

An exciting news and a DT card :)

I have an exciting news to share (like I mentioned a few days ago)!! I have joined the Ellephantastic cards and crafts Design Team!! Woohoo!
I'm sure many of you have already seen and used the adorable images created by my dear blogging friend and a very talented crafter Helen. She owns a shop ( a new shop opens on July 3rd) where you can purchase her cute images, handmade cards, sewing projects, knitting projects and more...

Not only does Helen's new shop open on July 3rd, but a brand new challenge blog, The Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts Challenge Blog starts on that same day!!
The challenges will be posted weekly, with wonderful themes and prizes to be won and the DT, Helen (the owner), Angie, Jane, Michelle and Vanja (me) are looking forward to it very much!
So mark that day, July 3rd, when the first ever Ellephantastic challenge will be waiting for you on the challenge blog. Just click on the banner bellow to read all about it!

To celebrate all that Helen is giving away an amazing blog candy, too which is open till July 2nd!

Now, onto my first Elle DT card:

First of all this is the cute image that I have used on this card, the adorable Roger.

The theme is "Little Boys", I think this image is just perfect for it.

Like I said the image is Ellephantastic cute bear Roger, the papers are Basic Grey- Arhaic, the sentiment stamp is Whiff of Joy, the heart stamp is SU - Merci set. I used some red glitter glue, distress ink pad and some buttons and rope from stash.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils.

Thank for the opportunity,Helen! :)

With this card I will enter Stamp Something cahllenge - with the theme: "Digi somethings".

We've had an awful cloudy day today, again, but I see that Sun has come out now and I just can't wait to get out and go for a nice bike ride, and after that I'll just probably sit on my veranda for a while!

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day! :)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Spider Henry - the coolest mouse evah :)

Good evening!
Today I made a card using this adorable Whiff of Joy , Spider Henry digital image, which has been ilustrated by Alison Acton and is offered by the lovely Katharina as a free digi download on her blog! How awesome is that?!
I'm also entering the Whiff of Joy challenge with this card, as I followed their sketch and the Simon Says challenge which wants us to make a male card.

The image is, like I said, free Whiff of Joy digital image. The paper is Basic Grey- Arhaic. I used one of my border punches, a corner stamp from Queen Kat Designs, Sakura gelly roll pen and a star stamp. The sentiment is also Whiff of Joy and the rope is from stash. I wanted to give this card a smoky, messy look, so I disressed a lot.

Spider Henry has been coloured with watercolour pencils.

This is the sketch at the Whiff of Joy that I followed:

If you would like to get this totally awesome Spider Henry image, just click on the banner bellow to read all about it on Katharina's blog.

Thank you so much Katharina for this lovely present, I'm sure all the Whiff of Joy fans appreciate it a lot! :)

Thank you for stopping by at my blog!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Looking forward to Summer :)

I made a card last night for some challenges. After a Christmas theme last time, I thought I'd go summer with this card! :)
It's been an awful Spring this year, with a terrible weather, just a several warm Sunny days and only rain, rain, rain... It's cloudy and cold today, again, thankfully it's not raining at the moment, but those ugly grey clouds that I can see through the window are simply working against us... :(
I can't wait for those hot summer days now, I used to complain about our summer temperatures here (sometimes over 40C), but I look forward to them now, I just ask for a bit of Sun! Is that too much!? :)

Anyway, I'm entering the following challenges: Belles 'n Whistles (you know how I adore these stamps) have started with the challenges on their own BnW blog now and this is their first Belles 'n Whistles challenge - they want us to "create a project incorporating D.I.Y. Flowers", which is , I believe to create our own flowers.
Cupcake Craft challenge has the theme - "Summer Delights''
Papertake Weekly, with the theme - "Fun, fun, fun..."
Everybody Art challenge, the theme is "Summer"
Stamp with Stampavie and more, the theme is also - "Summer"
Timbroscrapmania challenge has the theme - "Rosa Fashion", I do have a bit of green, too on my card, but I think pink dominates
A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge with the theme - "Celebrations"
and Lili of the Valley challenge - I followed the sketch.

For this card I used another stamp from the Belles 'n Whistles Spring/Clean/Summer collection (I won the whole release, if you remember), I adore this beautiful image! The papers are My Mind Eye - "Bloom and Grow" and just like the brads I used, they came from here. The sentiment is Whiff of Joy. I also used one of my border punches and a corner punch, too and the ribbons are from stash.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils.

I made the flower with some pieces of pink cardstock, I distressed the edges with a distress ink pad and put a brad in the centre.

This is the sketch at the Lili of the Valley challenge:

I also want to say that I was the lucky winner of Michelle's amazing blog candy!! How awesome! Thank you so much Michelle, I look forward to receiving it! :)

Oh, and I will have an exciting news to share on Saturday!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day! :)


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