Truly Scrumptious Maya...

Woo-hoo - it's Friday! Yeahhhhhh!  Almost the beginning of the weekend (...and it's going to be a 3-day one if you live in the UK, yay!!).

Today I have a brand new card to share with you using the beautiful Maya Blowing Bubbles digi stamp - one of the wonderful new digis that Crissy Armstrong has designed for Whimsy Stamps.

I followed the fab sketch over at Truly Scrumptious, as it allowed me to use one of Ann's matching digi Maya Blowing Bubbles Sentiments stamps on the pull-out 'hidden' tag:

I've coloured Maya using Copic Ciaos, and used some co-ordinating paper from my Basic Grey 6x6 'Nook & Pantry' paper pad. 
Thanks for popping by today!  Wishing you all a FABULOUS weekend!

A card fit for a Princess!

Good Morning, Deb here bringing you a little Whimsy Goodness this morning!
Here is a card I made a few months ago using Princess Emma and the Princess Coach. These two images pair up perfectly!  You can now get the Princess Coach in digital form too from here
If you pop over to the Whimsy Home Page you will see there is a new gallery over there.  Now you can add your own Whimsy creations to our gallery so we can all see what you are creating! 
You will need to become a member to post but it is quick and easy then you can add your own creations whenever you like!
Have a fabulous day,


Baby Boy or Baby girl!

Hi Everyone!!!
It's Erin and welcome to the Whimsy blog!!!  I have 2 cards to share with you today.  Two of my friends recently became moms for the first time!!!  And I couldn't be happier for them!  One had a little girl and the other had a little boy.  I decided to make both cards at the same time using the same image, just different colors.  I did a card for little baby Sarah first.  I used soft pink and chocolate.  Proud momma is colored in with copics, then cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  I also added some stitching to soften the edges.
Next is the card I created for baby Keegan.  I kept the chocolate ribbon the same but changed everything else.  I stitched and distressed the edges on this one.  Both sentiments are from Whimsy as well.
Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with us here at Whimsy, see you next time.

It's a Jungle Out There

Good Morning!

Hope you're having a great week! I'm here today to share some Whimsy creations with you. I have a new creation and a couple oldies but goodies too....and it's a jungle out there! Hope you like this "wild" post!

Birthday Card using Whimsy Lion....

Hang in There using Whimsy Monkey....

For You using Whimsy Giraffe....

Wild About You using Whimsy Monkey, Giraffe, and Lion....

Each of these stamps can be found in our Whimsy Stamps online shop in the Whimsy Animals Collection. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a "wild" day too!

Happy Stamping,

Love Bunnies

I'm a huge fan of easel cards...but wanted to do something a little different. I decided to go with a tiny easel card. I think it's pretty cute! This is one of the new digi stamps. I am really enjoying them and all the sentiments! Thanks for letting me share it with you!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-"Love Bunnies" by Katie, sentiment by Ann Vento, both from Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection
Papers-designers papers all unknown, white cardstock Couture
copics-e34, e35, e37, r11, c1, c3, c5, r81, r83, e41, e53, 0
Misc-Nestability die, Prima roses, cream organdy ribbon, oval and scallop oval punch both Stampin Up, black Sakura Glaze pen, pearl sticky gem


A Serene Shy-Ann

Good evening Whimsy friends! Rowena aka Craftypagan here and it's my first time on the Inspiration blog and I've got the beautiful Shy-Ann who's part of the fab Mythical Collection to share with you today! I think she's such a great image, as soon as I saw her I knew I had to have her! I've coloured her in with my copic markers, and added Shimmerz paints all over the wings. I felt she needed a bit of something extra so I popped glossy accents all over her and I think it really shows her off! All the papers I've used are from Basic Grey Kioshi.

Here's a little close-up:~

To buy your Whimsy Stamps go here and stock up, don't forget there's free shipping when you spend over $75. Thanks for stopping by today-see you soon! Rowena

Featured Stamper - Beth

Good Morning,

Another Saturday is upon us and that means another Featured Stamper to share with you today! This week we are sharing two cards from Whimsy friend Beth of Little Lady Lou Bug Designs. Beth has created a couple beautiful cards using the carousel horse set Untamed Love from the Crissy Armstrong Collection at Whimsy Stamps.

First, we have this beauty in pink and teal. I love that Beth used the heart accessory to make a little charm detail! And that ribbon and bow is perfectly tied and placed on her card. To read more about this card you can click HERE.

And next, we have this card is fun shabby chic card with lots of beautiful accents Love that gorgeous flower detail and the pretty ribbons. To read more about how Beth created this card, click HERE.

There you have two different card designs using the same image. Thanks for sharing with us Beth!

Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping,

Sharing Some Whimsy

Happy Friday All!

This is just a quick post to share some Whimsy with you! If you have some Whimsy to share with us, be sure to let us know by leaving a comment. We'd love to see your Whimsy too!

Card by GDT Marley - using Whimsy Frog

Card by artist Crissy Armstrong - using Maya Blowing Bubbles

Have a great Friday!

Knight Connor

Don't forget to recycle all your paper and card scraps and if you can why not set up your own composter, it is amazing to use your own compost!
I thought I would share an oldie but goodie with you today, this is adorable
Knight Connor
who is now available in digi form so you can have him right now!

This is a card I made last year but just had to share with you again. 
I found the shield made an excellent little embellishment!
Have a great day and don't forget that recycling!


'Kick up your Heels'

Hi Everyone!! Today I would like to share my Spoonfull DT Birthday card, I Made using one of the brand new Whimsy Digital Stamps! This one is from the Crissy's Digis line and is called 'Gift Horse'along with one of Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs sentiments


My Image has been coloured with a mix of Copic Ciaos and Prismacolor pencils
Right I'm off to celebrate my birthday now
Hope you all have a fab Day

Belated Masculine Birthday

Good morning all!!! And a very happy Tuesday to you. Today I would like to share a masculine card I made for my nephew using the adorable Whimsy Turtle and the Whimsy Circle Postmark sentiment set. I thought since I was fashionably late for his birthday it would be very appropriate to use a SLOW turtle. Isn't he just darling.

I colored my image in with water colors and distressed all the edges on my card. The layout uses today's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. The dp is Basic Grey Marakech. I added some stitching with some thicker thread to make it more masculine.

My Whimsy dt sister, Debbie E. also asked many of us at Whimsy to be guest at today's challenge at Spoon Full of Sugar as well since Whimsy is the sponsor this week. What fun!! Today's challenge there was to create a birthday card. This is my entry for this challenge. For more inspiration from several of my Whimsy dt sisters for this challenge, please visit: Debbie, Erin, Sue, Ann, Denise, Simonne, Marley and Rowena.

Have a great day!


Horse-ing around!

Hello Whimsy fans and happy Monday to you all! 

A bit of mixed emotions for me today, as like most other UK parents, I had to wave our dd off to school this morning for the start of Term 5 following our 2-week Easter break - I was so sad as I love having her home!

So to cheer the mood, I have a bright and happy card to show you today, showcasing one of our brand new Whimsy Digital Stamps!  This one is from the Crissy's Digis line and is called 'Gift Horse':

I've also used one of the fabulous Raindrop Echo Designs digital sentiment stamps from the co-ordinating set entitled 'Gift Horse Sentiments'.  Isn't it just great how you can resize and move around digi stamps to fit your needs perfectly?  Pure awesomeness!  (...that's for you Ann, ROFL!!).  Not to mention the instant gratification of buying digi stamps - no waiting around for the postal service to do it's job, especially if your order is being shipped from outside your home country!

Okay, well I think that's enough from me! (...I'm in a bit of a chatty mood today, so I could go on and on if I'm not careful... LOL!).

Wishing you all a wonderful start to the week!

Thanks for popping by!


Encouragement Card

Hello! Just popping in to share a card I made for a friend's daughter.  She just applied to a gifted program for the summer in her town.  I thought this sentiment would be fitting whether she makes it or's so encouraging!  And this adorable turtle just makes everyone smile!  I colored him with Copics and accented with Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from the "Hang in There" digital sentiment set.  Thanks for stopping by today and please rush over to pick up this gorgeous "Hang in There," image at Whimsy!

Have a great day!

Featured Stamper - Zoe

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!

I hope you've had a good week and are having a great start to the weekend. Thanks to all who joined in our blog hop/release party for our new digital collection this week. We have really enjoyed reading your comments on the DT creations and we very much appreciate your time to visit and hop along with us! Our designers worked really hard this week and so they will be taking today off.

I have a beautiful and very unique project to share with you from our Featured Stamper, Zoe of Make it Crafty. Zoe created this absolutely gorgeous and real working carousel using our carousel horse stamp, Wings of Hope! Can you believe this beautiful piece of artwork!!

Just look at all those stunning details! And her coloring on the image is outstanding. I love this and thank Zoe for sharing it with us! To read more about how Zoe created this masterpiece, please CLICK HERE.

If you have some Whimsy you would like to share, please contact us. We love to feature our customers and Whimsy fans!

Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!

On Your Wedding Day....

Hello and welcome to another day of Whimsy inspiration! I'm DT-er Stacey and today I'd like to share with you a little creation I made to using Whimsy's brand new digital line! I've pulled out one of Katie's super cute Digital Kritters called 'Love Bunnies'....

I've also teamed this super image with a wonderful sentiment created by our very own Ann. As I have a wedding to go to tomorrow, this image and sentiment combo is absolutely perfect for my needs!

Goodie List........
Digi Stamp: Love Bunnies, available here from Whimsy.
Digi Sentiment: Aww, So Tweet! Sayings, available here from Whimsy.
Paper: Papermania.
Copic Markers: E43, E47, E49, E51, E53, R81, R83, R85, W1, W3, W5, W7, C1, C3, C5, C7,
Tools & Embellishments: Scalloped card blank, Kraft cardstock and adhesive gems from stash.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post today - I hope I have inspired you to get playing with Whimsy's new digi line :o)


An Easel Creation!

Good Morning Everyone!!! I wanted to share a card I made with this great new digi Maya Blowing Bubbles. I think it is so fabulous that now we have our own digital line of images!!! These images are so great to work with. I also just had to include a sentiment from our digi line too!!! Check out all the new products HERE.
For my creation I wanted to change up your usual Easel card shape. I thought it would be fun to create a legal envelope size easel card!!!! I used spring/summer like colors because Maya just reminds me of warm weather. My kiddos love blowing bubbles when its nice outside... Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day!

Guest Designer Bev's Tutorial - Attaching Charms

Morning All!

Today we have a special treat for you. Our Special Guest Designer Bev, of All the Things I Love, is sharing a tutorial with us today for attaching charms to our projects. I don't know about you, but I love charms and I never know exactly what to do with them or the best way to attach them to my cards. So Bev is going to share her idea, which is not only easy to do, but creates a perfectly dangling charm detail!

I’ve had lots of requests on how I attach my charms with chain and jump rings so I have quickly done a simple step-by-step for those that wanted to know.

I use forceps (medical ones that I picked up from a medical suppliers here in Newcastle) but any pointed nose pliers will do the trick, tweezers won’t work as they are not strong enough. I use cheap silver plated jump rings and chain which I get from the jewelery section in Hobbycraft but I would think you could pick these supplies up at any bead/craft store.

Hold the jump ring with both sets of forceps/pliers with the join uppermost.
Twist the right hand forceps/pliers towards you – DO NOT PULL IT OUTWARDS, all this does is misshape the jump ring, By twisting it forwards to open and backwards to close the ring remains a perfect circle and does not distort.
Repeat with the other end of the chain and feed this jump ring on to the brad to secure to your flower.
 I hope this helps a little, looking forward to seeing all the dangling charms. lol
Thanks for looking,

Hanging with Whimsy

Good morning all!!!  And a very happy Tuesday to you.  I have lots of exciting Whimsy to share with you today!
The digi's are here!!!!!  Have you hopped along with us on our new release hop???  If not head over to Crissy's blog and start the fun!  This is the card I created for the hop.  I used Pebbles the cat, one of the prizes on the hop!  Along with 2 other digi images, a digi sentiment set AND a 15$ gift certificate!!! WOW huh?!?!
Crissy has also started a new challenge blog, Sundays with Crissy.  It's a lot of fun!!  This week's challenge is to do some kind of combination..images, papers, embellies, challenges, whatever.  A lot of the Whimsy gals guest designed this week, to help Crissy start off with a bang!  You can use any image you like, but to be entered for the prize you need to use one of Crissy's digis.  Available HERE.  Oh and did I mention.....the prize is COPICS!!!!!  15 of them! Here's the combo card I did for the challenge.  I used Maya blowing bubbles, isn't she sweet?  And super fun to color too!!!
Well, I won't keep you here much longer so you can get hoppin!!!  Have fun!  Erin:)

Todays the day !

Well today is the day that  the wonderful New Digital Collection is available to download !
here is the very gorgeous Maya - designed by Chrissy Armstrong.
Make sure you join us on the blog hop later today !!!

Maya was coloured with copics and the gorgeous lilic bloom is from 
Prima .

Hope to see you on the blog hop later !

                                                                           Maddy x

Featured Stamper - Tracey

Happy Saturday!

It's been a fun week here at Whimsy Stamps. We hope you've all been enjoying the the sneak peek creations for our new digital collection! The Whimsy DT girls have certainly been busy this week, but today they are taking a break. Instead of a sneak peek from them, we have a sneak peek from a special stamper and friend of Whimsy.

Please welcome Tracey, who's daughter Maya is the subject of one of Crissy's new digital images...Maya Blowing Bubbles! We are thrilled to be able to share this adorable image with everyone and we thank Tracey for sharing Maya with us at Whimsy!

Here is Tracey's card using the new digital image, Maya Blowing Bubbles...

Isn't she just sweet! I love Tracey's beautiful papers and layers and all the Springy green! Pretty coloring and flower detail too! To read more about this card on Tracey's blog, Tray's Spot, CLICK HERE.

Our new digital stamp collection will be available to purchase on Monday, April 12th beginning at 9am EST. Our design team will be hosting a release party blog hop at noon EST on Monday with lots of fun eye candy and some prizes along the way too! Hope you will join us!

Have a great weekend, happy stamping!

Sneak Peek Day 5 - Hang in There

Hello and happy Friday!

So, are you enjoying all the Whimsy Digital Stamp Collection sneak peeks? The design team gals have been creating some really fun project this week! If you've missed any, be sure to check their blogs. Today, I wanted to share 2 cards, each created by our April/May GDTs Patricia and Marley, using the new image Hang in There by Crissy Armstrong!

Here's Patricia's card...

And here's Marley's...

I love what both of these ladies have done with this image! Their coloring is super and the papers and accents work really well with the image! Thanks for sharing!

We'll be back tomorrow with our Featured Stampers post and then we hope you'll join us on Monday, April 12th for the new release party blog hop! Until then, have a great weekend!

Sneak Peek Day 4

Here is my sneak peek for today! One of the fabulous new digital images designed by
Katie Sowa this one is called Love Bunnies, how cute are they?
Along with the fabulous images Whimsy Stamps are also releasing a fantastic range of digital sentiment stamps designed by our very clever Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs!
She has given us something for every occasion and has designed sentiments to match all the new images!
I love the flexibility of the digital images, you can have them any size and it is so quick from first seeing them to actually having them infront of you with your colouring medium.

Hope you will join us for the blog hop on Monday when these fun and whimsical images are released!

Sneak Peek Day 2

Good Morning!

Hope you're having a great week and enjoying all the sneak peeks from our new Whimsy Stamps Digital Stamp Collection! The Design Team gals have been working hard to bring you lots of great sneaks all this week! So stay tuned for more and be sure to visit their blogs because there will be other peeks than just here on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog.

Here's is my sneak peek at Maya Blowing Bubbles from the Download a Dream, Digital Stamps by Crissy Armstrong Collection. This image along with many others will be available to purchase on Monday, April 12th!

Isn't she the cutest ever?! I just love her sweet and innocent face and she reminds me of my own daughter playing with bubbles in our driveway every summer. I've colored her in yellows and blues to match these fun Lime Rickey papers. The bubbles have also been given some crystal effects for a shiny wet look.

Thanks for stopping over today! Hope you'll pop back over tomorrow to see what else we have in store! Have a great day!

Happy Stamping,