Saturday, January 29, 2011

Circle of Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Circle of Friends Blog Hop If you have arrived from the talented Lori’s blog you are in the right place, if not you may want to start at Crystal's Blog so you don't miss anything along the way.

Our Circle of Friends hop is to show our dear friend Annika Ryan that her Whimsy Family is here for her during this difficult time. Everyone needs a circle of friends, and sometimes, during those hard moments, you need to be placed in the center of that circle and be given a big group hug.  Though we may be miles away, our hearts are with her along with our support.

Today we all have made her a creation to show her how much we care, Please hop along with us to Support our Wonderful Teammate and Friend Annika.

Here is the creation I made for my dear friend and DT sister.......

I used a Meljen image for my card, which I shall be sending to Annika with my love, you can also get this image from the Whimsy store in the Meljen section.

If you know Annika and would like to make a creation for her please go to the end of the hop (Denise's Blog)  and link a card, then email Crystal at to privately give you her address.

This hop will end on February 5, noon Eastern time so you have enough time to create a card for friend!!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!!!  Your next stop on the hop is the talented Simmone


Simon Says - Animals

Meljen Designs- Hearts

That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments and have a great night.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Card for a friend

Today I have a card to show you thats for a friends Birthday, I followed the theme from Catch the Bug which is Show us your Winter Whites, as you might of guessed my card is mostly white with added Pink, I entered the challenge over at Do It With Digis, Pink and Girly and Creative Inspirations which is Celebrate.

I spritz everything with shimmer mist and coloured the image with shimmer paint and so found it very difficult to take the picture because of the reflection but love the nice shimmer it gave.

The sentiment is by Lynne from Sentiments 4 You and the flowers from Wild Orchid, alas I am afraid to say this was the last of my lace that I got from the UK, I was holding on to it lol but my friend is worth it, so I put it on the card before I changed my mind, finished with a pin and pearls.

That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments and have a great night.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertake challenge and Mojo has gone on holiday.

Hi all wow seems ages since my last post but I have had things going on over here and this is the first chance I have had to blog.

New challenge over at Papertake but first thank you to everyone who entered last week’s challenge and we saw some fantastic creations. The theme this week is a sketch for you to follow and I love following a sketch as it makes making cards a lot easier. I used a LOTV image this is a pre-coloured one that I added a bit of glitz to and a bit more colour, the sentiment is from LOTV too.

So get that lovely stash out and come and play with us and for inspiration do pop over and see the lovely DT’s creations they are truly beautiful designs and very talented ladies.


Wild Orchid – Let’s Get Sentimental

Darling Card Makers – Card for Yourself

Kaboodle – Bling it up

Sentimental Sunday – Colour challenge

 Hubby has not been too well this week but he is feeling a lot better today, I am pleased to say, so I will be back in my craft room again and getting on with my orders.

That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments and your visits, I will be round to see you, as I have missed looking at your creations and I could do with some inspiration as my mojo has gone on holiday (without my permission lol).

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sew Many Cards Winner on my blog post

Sew Many Cards blog hop winner from the comments left on my blog is Ms Jen.
Congratulations on winning the image I used and Halen Teddy image too).
If you email me I will get them sent to you.
Thank you to all who participated.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Good Evening all I hope you all had a good day, I only managed to get one card done this morning as I spent rest of the day with hubby, we went to get him some new clothes, as he’s lost so much weight now, he looks so tiny in his clothes, great success and we ended up with rather nice things for him, now I have a trendy hubby lol, not that he wasn’t before lol. Well you know me I just had to have a sneak peek at the clothes as well lol

So onto my card, I am now onto the love theme and I used the sketch from LOTV and used their image as well, it’s so romantic this image and says love to me straight away, all I added to this beautiful paper is lace, pearls and some pink shimmer stones.

Inside to match with a new stamp I purchased


LOTV / Sketch

Secret Crafter / It’s a Couple Thing

Papercutz / It’s Your Choice

Also so today I wanted to show my first creation into Jewel making, I started a course 2 weeks ago and this is my creation, I love it and just my colour too, it has swarovski crystals, water pearls, amethyst, other beads and stones and silver charms in it.

Thanks for popping by my place again, I do appreciate your comments and love to read them.

Two Cards Today

Hi All
I have another two cards to show you today and they are both for the Bugaboo Birthday Celebrations I followed their sketch as required for the Wedensday challenge, also they are for commision cards I am doing.

Love this image and I have just realised I have done blue and green and my mom would say ... blue and green should never be seen, too late mom!! but she will not see it at she never reads my blog, hey I don't think she know what a computer is, awe bless her.

The inside to macth

The second is the dreaded male card, I am not very good at male cards, this is for the Thursdays Birthday theme at Bugaboo challenge.

No inside on this one, as I need 10 blank cards for the order, I missed doing the insides, but I do get the cards done a lot quicker lol.

Edited to add
I was going to post this card tomorrow butdecided to post it now to go with the Bugaboo challenges, this one is Friday Anything Goes.

Challenges - Bugaboo

As it is late here I shall be round to see you in the morning, my day has just flown by and hubby has been off work today, so my attention span is zero, I don't even have the engery to look for challenges to enter lol.

Thank for popping by and I sha;ll see you all tommorow.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two Cards Today

Hi all
The cards I have to show you this week are all commission card, so today I have two cards to show you, the first has no sentiment on it yet as I have to do a few sentiments so the person can pick one, as this is for her daughter I merge two images together as she wanted mother and daughter on the same card and this is the only thing I could think of, I hope she approves or I will have to start from scratch.

Inside with matching papers

The second is for a collection of commission cards that I am doing, I lucky enough to get a commission for 20 cards, 10 mixed and 10 Valentines, I am also entering this one into the Bugaboo Birthday Celebrations.

Matching papers again

I have entered some challenge.

Thanks for popping by my place again, it’s always good to see you all and I do appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Papertake Weekly Challenge and Bugaboo Birthday

Good Morning all

I hope your all having a good start to your day, it raining cats and dogs here and a bit on the cool side so I have had to get the heater out lol so I am staying indoors and not venturing out today.

Onto my card and today we see a new challenge over at Papertake, and this week we would love to see Pearls and Ribbon on your creation and it happens to be some of my favourite things to use, besides flowers and bling etc.

 I used an image from Bugaboo (no surprise there then lol) as I want to enter their birthday celebrations with this one. I coloured it with Copic and Sakura glitter pens and used Bo Bunny paper, rest of the recipe below.

So get that lovely stash of Pearls and Ribbon out and come and play with us and for inspiration do pop over and see the lovely DT’s creations they are truly beautiful designs and very talented ladies.

I did the inside to match with the pearl slider and ribbon, the sentiment is a new stamp I got from Inkadinkado.

I have entered the following challenges.

Bugaboo- Birthday Celebration

Wild Orchid - Let's Get Sentimental

Kabers - Use a Digi and Ribbon

Stamp Somthing -Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts - Happy Birthday

Crafty Anns - Old and New ----- New Sentiment Stamp and Butterfly and old Lace and Paper.

Character Cafe - Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle

By the Cute and Girly - Bling it on I used glitter pen

Paper and Ribbon – Bo Bunny
Punches / Martha Stewart
Medium – Copic and Sakura Glitter Pen
Flowers – Wild Orchid
Butterfly – New from the craft shop here, love them
Pearls – Hobby House
Lace and Pearl Slider – Stash
Sentiment - Incadinkado

That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bugaboo Challenge and Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi Ladies My second post today which is never heard of lol but I wanted to enter the Bugaboo Mini Challenge, I hope to do them all and maybe I might win some images as I just love them (fingers crossed), I have already done the Birthday Blog Hop and it was fantastic to see so many stunning projects.

So the theme today was Blue and White and I created this

The sentiment is included when you get the image


Bugaboo / Blue and White

Really Reasonable Ribbon is rapidly approaching one year blog anniversary!  They come a long way in just one year and is having a fantastic givaway to celebrate, a huge collection of merchandise below (valued at over $75) to one lucky winner.

I now have the Internet back to normal (crossing fingers again) and I am able to leave you comments this time and even pick up my email, geez it's so hard when you lose something you have come to rely on lol what did we do before the Internet? oh yes we wrote letters by hand.

Thanks for popping by again, now I am going visiting again.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hi all today I have a Valentine card to show you, the image is from Meljens Designs and you can find this at Whimsy Stamps, it is pre-coloured, which is great for a quick card, the papers are Bo Bunny and I just added bling and doily to finish. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps too and is by Raindrop Echo Designs and is called Love Short Sayings.

I always have trouble doing Valentines for men but my girlfriend loved this one, so I am quite happy with it, even though it’s not a me card, I like my bling and flowers etc. lol.

Inside to match

I have had trouble with the internet for the past couple of days, I have been able to get to your pages but unable to comment so I hope that is sorted now, I feel quiet tired today, Brian had his treatment on Friday and we have not slept for two nights, as he has been a bit unwell, so I might have a little snooze this afternoon and pop by tonight to see you all.


One Stop Card - Male

Secret Crafter - Love

Stamp Somthing - Anything Goes

Thank for popping in to see me.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sew Many Cards Birthday Blog Hop

Sew Many Cards is having a Birthday Blog Hop today and we hope you can all join in, if you came over here from Deanette blog then you’re in the right place if not you need to go back to Sew Many Cards Challenge Blog.

I made a card using Duncan sitting on presents and you can find him HERE along with the Friday freebie Halen with Teddy.

The birthday image I used today and Halen with Teddy freebie will be given to one lucky person that comments on my blog hop post.

You will have until next Friday, Jan. 21 to complete the hop as well as our CHALLENGE should you wish.  Winners will be announced on Jan. 22.  To qualify for the grand prize of Sick Bear image plus a $15 voucher at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, you must comment on all blogs in the hop and enter our challenge at SEW MANY CHALLENGES using a SEW MANY CARDS image and the theme of birthdays.

Your next stop will be the lovely Audrey.

Thanks for popping by my place I do appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

German Glitter Crystals Set

German Glitter Crystals Set, Give Away January with a Great Set of our Five new Glitter Crystals.

These are a different look from their standard glass glitter, Translucent Glass Glitter Crystals! This is what their glass glitter looks like without it's sterling silver coating. Use to layer over other colors or use on a white or light background for a pure, pastel color!

This Give Away for one week, so get your comments in to make sure you are in the running for this really nice set! The winner will get a package that include a generous amount of EACH of our five Glitter Crystals.

They have had these their catalog for a while, but most people go for the more sparkly Glass Glitter, but you have to give these little Crystals a chance! Play with them, create something wonderful.

So pop over to German Glitter Crystals Set, leave a comment and you might win these, also if you post about them they will send you a free sample, hurry hurry hurry.

Papertake Weekly Challenge DT

Good Morning all I hope your all having a good start to your day I certainly am, as today you see me as a Guest Designer for the month of January over at Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog so excited.
Dawny asked me and I just had to say yes, a great opportunity to work with such talented ladies, so I’ll get straight to the challenge and this week we would love to see A Cold and Frosty Morning, this could be a good opportunity to get an early start to your Christmas Cards collection.

The sponsor is Robyn's Fetish this week so one lucky entrantwill win 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

For my card I use an image from Melijen Designs which you get from Whimsy Stamps I coloured him with water coloured pencils and then went over the black with a sponge to blend the colour and the blue was done with Pro Markers, I finished him off with glitter to make it look cold and frosty bit like the weather everyone seems to be having.

Do do come along and join us this week for our challenges and please visit the talented design team ladies as their work is just beautiful.

I have entered the following challenges.

Cropstop - Sketch to follow.

That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place and welcome to my new followers, I do appreciate your comments and thank you for all the inspiration you give me when I look at your creations.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Incy Wincy and Woopsie Daisy DT Cards

Good Morning all I hope blogger is going to be nice to me today and upload my cards, I have to go out this morning and I have no idea what time I will be back.
Onto my DT cards for today and we have new challenge over at Incy Wincy and Woopsie Daisy, thank you to all who participated last week’s challenge we love looking at your creations.

Over at Incy Wincy the challenge this week is Going Dotty and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps  the prize is 7 digis  - USE DOTS on your creation.

For my card I used this beautiful shoe, perfect for the dot challenge, I used cuttlebug embossing folder with swirls and MS Punch and rounded the corners, finishing with pearls and flowers.

The Inside to match

Woopsie Daisy challenge is NO DP Paper and boy was this a hard thing to do, as you know I love my papers, I used Timmy ink on all the papers and embossed two of them with dots and swirls.
 You can find the image here  and the prize is digis of your choice from Linnie’s great selection of images.

So do come along and join us this week for our challenges and please visit the talented design team ladies on both challenge blogs as their work is just beautiful.

I have entered into the challenges

Kaber - Pearls plus a digi

That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments and I shall be round to see you when I get back.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Card made with Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps

Hi all tonight I want to share with you some new sentiments created by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps. The first is called Dressed Up Shapes Set 4 - Love and used it as a focal point on my love card.

I also changed the colour from black and merged the sentiment You Make Cloudy Days (this sentiment comes from the collection called Love Sentiment) into the center and recolored to match.

 Anne from Raindrop Echo Designs has a two tutorials on how to recolour and merging images, you can find them HERE, thank you for this Ann.

The inside I used the same Dressed Up Shape but with another of Ann’s sentiments from the collection called Love Sentiment.

 Tag to match

Here they are together

You can find all Ann’s sentiments HERE at Whimsy Stamps and while your there why not check out the other fantastic stamps Whimsy has to offer.

I have entered some challenge with this card:

Kaber Weekly – Flowers and a Digi

Ladybug – Anything Goes

Delicious Doodles – New  Mine is New Release Shapes and Sentiments.

Dressedup Shape / Sentiments- Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Distressing  Ink - Timmy Holtz
Paper - Bo Bunny
Pearls - Hobby House
Bling - Kaban
Ribbon Charm - Stash

Thank you for popping round my place again it’s always good to see you, I shall be popping round to see you nowJ


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