Friday, December 9, 2016

Day 9 of the Whimsy Stamps Countdown to Christmas

Hello everyone, it's Ellen here!! Did you see all the Christmas countdown posts already? Today I like to share how you can use a Christmas stamp in a totally different way.

If you cut out the wreath from the "Owls on a Wreath" stamp it looks like two love birds. The new card builder "Hearts Of Love" has perfect elements to go further in the love theme. I used the card base as well as the word 'love' from that set. The banner from "Many Thanks" card builder was perfect to put my sentiment on and a perfect place for my owls. The pink enamel dots from "Its A Party Enamel" are where also so much fun to use on this love card.

I hope you love this idea to stretch your stamps. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Day 8 of Whimsy Stamps' Countdown to Christmas


It's Linda here, swinging in on day 8 of our Countdown to Christmas. I hope you are enjoying all the fab makes my talented team mates have been sharing, and there's so much more to come. 

Today it's my turn and I made a little card with the adorable Snow Family from the Lee Holland collection.  Apart from the plain white and coloured cardstock, and the large shaped die to cut the card shape, everything on my card today is from Whimsy Stamps, so I've made a little list with links at the end of the post.

I coloured this sweet little family up with my distress ink markers.

If you would like to know the colours just pop across to my blog here.

I have to admit that I had this image stamped up and partially coloured for a while now, but just couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it. I originally thought I'd make a shaker card, but then I thought there wouldn't actually be very much 'shaker' visible behind my snow family, so I didn't.

I used some papers from the Winter Wishes pad and used some of the matching enamel dots as centres for my snowflakes.
I do have to say that in the light the geometric snowflakes all matched my colouring, but as by the time I'm home from work it's really dark here, it doesn't look that way on the photograph, my lovely violet snowflakes look more burgundy!

The little sentiment is from the Penguin Adventure clear stamp set, I thought it was perfect for this little group.

That's all from me today but you can find more inspiration here every day in the run up to Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Day 7 Countdown to Christmas - Cool Ride

Hello!  It's my turn today to share a project for the Whimsy Stamps Countdown to Christmas.  

I adored Crissy Armstrong's carousel horses when they were released in rubber a few years back, so was tickled pink to see this one was available in digi format.

Along with this fabulous Cool Ride digi, I have used the Doodled Doily Die and Winter Wishes paper pad.  I finished the card off with some glittered leaves, a chipboard sentiment which I heat embossed for extra bling and flowers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Day 6 of the Whimsy Stamps Countdown to Christmas

Hello Whimsy Friends and welcome to Day 6 of the Whimsy Stamps Countdown to Christmas.
It's Iris here today. December 6th / Saint Nicholas Day is a special day in Germany (and other European countries of course) where I'm from originally. We celebrate this day in remembrance of  historical Saint Nicholas also called Nicolas of Myra or Bishop of Myra and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving.

Usually kids will get boots filled with candy, fruit, nuts and small gifts. We always celebrated in the evening of the 6th when I was a child but some already had their boots filled in the night from the 5th to the 6th depending on which part from Germany you are from.

This is why I picked Santa's Glee today for my card. I thought it's the perfect image for today :-) He is available in the Whimsy store as digital stamp from the Crissy Armstrong collection. 

I also used two dies from the Whimsy Shapeology collection: Merry - large word die and  Hand Stitched Borders. I kept my card simple to have the focus on the image. Only three small dots from the Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots and a red sequin embellish my card.
Here is a list of Copic colors I've used:

Santas Cloth
Red: R22, R24, R46, R59
White: C5, C3, B41, C1, C00
Shoes and Belt: C10, C8, C6, C4 B41
Santas Face and Hair:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02
Hair: W6, W4, W2, W0
Santas List: E50, E53 T2
Pencil: E57, E50
Outline: B000, B00
Thanks for stopping buy today and make sure you come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Crafty hugs,


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 3 of the Whimsy Stamps Countdown to Christmas

Hello Whimsy friends how have you been enjoying the 
Christmas event here at Whimsy Stamps? 
There have been some amazing cards and projects thus far
and so many more to come, pop over every day for something new.

For my project today I have made a Tea Light gift box

I coloured up the adorable Owls on a Wreath by
Lee Holland, because it was just the right size to cover 
the lid of the box.

Have an amazing Christmas friends and I hope that new are
giving you some inspiration for Christmas projects
See you back here pretty soon.
Christmassy Hugs Bridget 😊