Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dec. 14 challenge

This week on the Whimsy Challenge blog the theme is :


So I decided to use a Chrissy Armstrong digital image called New Snowman Angel, from Whimsy Stamps. This image is really super sweet, I thought the let it snow sentiment would be cute to add. Although I don't want it to snow, snow, snow. I thought that the sentiment was kind of fitting with the whole walking in a Winter Wonderland theme. The snowman has a candy cane in his hand which is a small but really great part of the holiday season. I decided to make this card very soft but seasonal, not using a dark color like red but a tone of it. I hope that you will check out the DT creations on the Whimsy inspiration blog cause there are 11 new designers that have been added and I can hardle wait to check out there creations. I hope that you will follow them as well.
So here is my card, I really enjoyed creating it so I hope that you enjoy what I have done with

I used white liquid applique from Marvy Uchida around the fur on the hat, mitts and buttons on the jacket. This is wonderful for dimension you put it on let it dry a bit then use a heat gun and then you have wow factor I love it.

Supplies: New Snowman Angel by Chrissy Armstrong From Whimsy Stamps, Copic markers, My Minds Eye patterned paper, Bazzill Cardstock, Ribbon, Liquid Applique from Marvy Uchida.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pearls and Patterned Paper

Todays challenge for Whimsy is Patterned paper and pearls.

I can not believe that it is already December 7, the time is just flying by Christmas is only a couple weeks away. I have had this image for a little while and decided that maybe I should use it and being that it is this close to Christmas I thought that it would be a fitting image to put on this card. I wanted to use colors that were a little different but that would create a bold, rich but elegant look. I don't very often put purple & red together but I kind of like the look that this created. I hope that you agree with me. Hope that you hop over to the Whimsy Blog to see what the other DT's have created

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: Touched by an angel digital image from Whimsy stamps by Chrissy Armstrong,
Fleur De Lis Squares spellbinder, Bo Bunny patterned paper, Technique Tuesday clear stamps, Kaiser Craft pearls, miscellaneous flowers,WhimsyStamps leaves and Ranger Star Dust Stickles.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Whimsy Blog hop

December Whimsy Blog Hop

Today is December 1 so that means that Whimsy Stamps is show casing some new digital stamps with a blog hop starting today Dec. 1 until Thursday Dec 8.

All you have to do is take a few minutes to leave me and all the other DT's a comment on theit project/ card for a chance to win. 2 of these Dt members will randomly choose a winner for a chance to win a digital image of your choice and the grand prize winner will win 5 digital images of their choice.

It's just that easy, so if you want to play along with us but didn't arrive here from going down the list of DT's from the beginning click here to start at the beginning with Marilyn.

The order of the blog hop is:








Charlene ( That's me)


Here is my card, I used the new image from Whimsy Stamps by Chrissy Armstrong called Snowman Skating. I used a white transparent ribbon, adhering it randomly on the card to make it look like the wind was blowing the snow flakes around. This is such a super cute winter image, and lots of fun to work with.

A closer picture.

Supplies:Snowman Skating digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps, Bazzill cardstock, TPC patterned paper, Ek snow flake punch, Copic markers, Ranger stickles, ribbon

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Anything but a Card.

Anything But A Card.

Here we are November 30 already, can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner. Only 25 more days. So I decided to try something a little bit different and make a arrangement for my house for Christmas. I used this super cute digi image called New Flowery Tree from Whimsy Stamps.

I colored the image to match the Poinsettia and leaf color. I found this vase, pebbles & silver spikes at a local store here and decided that I could make a great arrangement with it. The Flowery Tree image that I colored just added that extra touch that finished off my project. I am very pleased with how this turned out. You should check out the rest of the DT projects for the Whimsy challenge blog this week and make a project for a chance to win images from Whimsy Stamps.

I took a closer picture to really show off the image that I colored for this project, it was a super cute image to work with. Each poinsettia iscut out with a spellbinder, foam squared in between each layer, sprayed with adhesive, sprinkled with glitter and then pearls were added to the centers.

Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: New Flowery Tree image from Whimsy stamps, poinsettia spellbinder , Bazzill cardstock, copic markers, Kaiser craft pearls, glitter.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Make or Add a Tag.

Hi, great to see you again.

The Whimsy Inspirational Challenge this week is to make or add a tag.

So I decided to do something that I have never made before and that's a wine bottle tag. I think something like this would be wonderful to take to someone house that is having you over for dinner around the holiday season or just to say I was thinking of you over a glass of wine. You'll have to check out the Whimsy blog and get inspired to make or add a tag, maybe try to come up with something that is a little different than you usually make.

Happy Crafting!

This is a close up of the tag using a super cute digi stamp called New HollyBelle by Stamp Art Design from Whimsy Stamps. I attached three ribbons and a bow to the edge with some small gold bells dangling from the ribbon to add to the Christmas theme of the tag.
Supplies: New HollyBelle stamp from Stamp Art Design by Kathryne, Copic markers, Parisian Accent& Ribbon Banners by spellbinder, Bazzill cardstock, Bo Bunny Patterned paper, hero arts sentiment, Kaiser Craft pearls, Ranger star Dust Stickles, miscellaneous bells and ribbon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flowers and a sentiment

I'm back again this week with another challenge card from Whimsy.

The challenge this week is to have a sentiment and flowers. I decided to keep my card simple and elegant this week and it was easy using a great sentiment from Whimsy Stamps - " you are my inspiration" from Rain Drop Echo called Inspirational Sentiments. I also used a new die that I just received from Whimsy called Vines Dies. Click on over to the Whimsy Inspiration blog and check out some really wonderful creations from The digi DT team and hope to see you play along.

Supplies: Rain Drop Echo sentiment from Whimsy Stamps, Bazzill cardstock, Bo Bunny patterned paper, EK corner punch, Prima Marketing flower and pearls , Vine Die set from Whimsy.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Recipe Challenge

Todays Challenge for Whimsy is a recipe - Ribbon, 2 design papers & 3 embellishments.

Here is my card that I did using a Chrissy Armstrong digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Little Christmas Angel. My three embellishments are a little jewel hanging from a ribbon, red bling on the holly & the buckle on the bottom ribbon. Having a challenge like this sure makes you think cause all your embellishments have to all go together somewhat but still enhance the overall look of your card. Check out what the DT's for Whimsy have created on the Whimsy Challenge blog this week.

Hope to see your card/ project on Whimsy using todays challenge idea.

A better look at the sentiment that I used for my easel card.
Supplies: Little Christmas Angel digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps, Copic markers, Embellishments are from: Making Memories, Kaiser Craft & Prima marketing, Patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill cardstock, Spellbinders: Label Eight & Holly Motifs.Ribbon, distress ink

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Monochromatic-1 color & neutrals on card

Hi, glad to see that you have popped back to my blog.

Wow I can not believe that it is already November 1st . Where has the time gone, this year has flown by & now Christmas is just around the corner.

This weeks Challenge for Whimsy is: monochromatic - 1 color & neutrals on your card/project.

So I choose to color a Lia Stampz image from Whimsy, in cool gray copic markers, use black & white with my one color being red. Hope that you check out all the DT design projects on the Whimsy inspiration blog. Maybe make a card or project and add it to the challenge for a chance to win some of the great digi stamps.

Supplies: "Haley" from the LiaStmpz collection from Whimsy Stamp,copic markers, Bazzill cardstock, ribbon, Ek snowflake punch, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Marvy Uchida white liquid applique.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Challenge for the Whimsy Inspiration blog this week is to add a button.

To be honest with you that is something that I have never really used to much of, so this challenge has made me do something that I normal would stay away from and that is - buttons.

I don't really know why I don't use them, it's not like they look bad or take away from any project that I have ever done. So this challenge was good for me. I like the effect of the buttons on my card so maybe I'll try harder to use items that I typically stay away from. I stepped out of my box and tried something different so I hope that you are up to the Whimsy Challenge this week and will try to make a project/ card using buttons and play along on the

I colored the image "Sparkly Tree" by Moon Cookie Gallery from Whimsy Stamps with copic markers then added stickles to the little stars on the image. After I was done that then I used white liquid applique to the boughs to give it the depth of snow. I added stickles to the swirls on the BoBunny paper to give it that glisten of swirling snow.
I also used liquid pearls for the little balls that are on the tree.

Supplies: Sparkly Tree & sentiment from Whimsy stamps, circle & Fancy Tags Two from spellbinders, Bo Bunny patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock, White Opal liquid pearls & Star Dust stickles from Ranger, White liquid applique from Marvy Uchida, miscellaneous buttons, hemp, & ribbon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This week Whimsy is challenging you to make your own flowers.

I made the flower on this card using the Lace Doily Accent Spellbinder, with layers using a couple different pieces of the spellbinder. I hope that you will try to make your own flowers on your project/card , and play along with us at the Whimsy stamps challenge. The DT team has made some fabulous cards so jump over and check them out. Supplies: Whimsy digital sentiment, Lacy Doily Accent and Labels Three Spellbinders, Bazzill cardstock, Kaiser craft pearls, ribbon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The theme for this weeks Challenge is Die cuts and or punches.

So I choose to do a card using A Whimsy digi stamp by Liastampz called Abriell. I thought that with Halloween just around the corner that this would be a great card to use for the challenge. I used a border punch called Drippy Goo made by Martha Stewart.
So click here and jump over to the Whimsy challenge blog to check out what fabulous things the DT's have created this week.

Here is a close up of the border punch, it's a little hard to see in the picture, but I punched out two strips of the goo - one in black & one in orange. The I used foam squares in between the two colors just to give it a little dimension.

Supplies: Abriell stamp and sentiments from Whimsy stamps, Copic markers, Bazzill cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper, ribbon, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The challenge this week is a recipe : Ribbon/ lace, buttons or bows and the color black

Here is a card that I did with a really great digital stamp from Whimsy stamps by Chrissy Armstrong.The image is called Lilly Filly, this digi stamp comes with two images this one and a colt with spots. Jump over to the Whimsy Inspiration blog and check out all the DT creations, I hope that this will inspire you to create a project and play along.

This is a close up of the colored image.

Supplies: Chrissy Armstrong stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Lilly Filly, copic markers, Spellbinder Labels Twenty-three, Theresa collins patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock, Ek layering butterfly punch, Kaiser Craft flowers, Offray ribbon.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hello welcome to my blog.

Today we are showcasing some of the new digi stamps from Whimsy Stamps with a blog hop.

The hop starts today Saturday October 1 and runs through till Saturday October 8.

I hope that you will take a few minutes to leave a comment on each of the DT's fabulous creations for a chance to win.

If you would like to hop along with us today but didn't arrive here from Penni's blog, please click here to return to the beginning of the hop at Alissa's blog.

The order of the hop is:

Charlene( you are here)

Here is my creation with one of the new October releases, this image is called Autumn Friends.

Supplies: This image is a new Stamp Art Design by Kathryne called Autumn Friends, the sentiment is Part of the Lia Stampz collection Branson bag of leaves, The coloring was done with copic markers, Spellbinder Fleur de lis squares, prima marketing flowers & crystals, Bazzill cardstock & Fancy Pants patterned paper

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whimsy Challenge

This weeks challenge is the color Pink & Brown. I have done this card using a Moon Cookie image called Sarah the Pansy Fairy. So hop on over to the Whimsy Inspiration blog and check out what the designers have created. Create a card using the color pink & brown and add your creation to the blog .

This is a close up of the great flowers from Whimsy stamps.

Here is a section of the card that shows the filmstrip sentiment, that was also cut out using the filmstrip die cut.

Supplies: Whimsy digial stamp-"Sarah the Pansy Fairy, Copic markers, Bazzill paper, Fancy Pants patterned paper, Whimsy & Kaiser craft flowers, Filmstrip sentiment & Die cut, Martha Stewart border punch, Prima marketing rose leaves

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Polka Dots

This weeks challenge is polka dots, I chose to add a patterned paper with polka dots as well as a cardstock with a embossed polka dot pattern in it. I chose to use a digital stamp called Tyalisha by Lia Stampz. Whimsy has some great stamps, you should grab something with polka dots make a project or card and play along this week. Hope to see you on the Whimsy inspiration blog this week.

This is the really great sentiment that goes with the stamp.

Supplies: Tyalisha stamp from Whimsy by Lia Stampz, copic markers, Bazzill paper, Echo Park patterened paper, Spellbinder Label twenty- two, EK corner punch,Kaiser flowers & Zva crystals.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Whimsy Challenge

This weeks Whimsy Stamp Challenge is: The love of pets. I chose this stamp "Nose to Nose" by Chrissy Armstrong .

Check out the ideas that the talented designers on the Whimsy Stamp Challenge Blog have created. I hope that they will inspire you create and to play along.

This is a close up picture of the colored image. I wanted to make this card bright and cheery because if you have ever owned a pet you'll understand the happiness that they can give you . All they really want in return is a little of your time and love .

Here is a picture of a sentiment that I typed on the computer that I thought kind of summed up the image.

Supplies: Whimsy digital stamp Nose to Nose by Chrissy Armstrong, copic markers, Bazzill cardstock and brad, echo park patterned paper, PrimaMarketing green flower, KaiserCraft pink flowers, Offray colored ribbon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Whimsy Challenge

Whimsy Challenge color green

This is a card that I did for the Whimsy Stamp challenge blog , it was for the color green using digi stamp "Raggedy Ann -exercise" by designer Kathryn. So make sure you hop on over to the Whimsy blog and check out are other talented designers and play along.

Supplies: Whimsy digi stamp- Raggedy Ann- exercise, Copic markers, Whimsy embellishments and flowers, Bazzill paper, Fancy Pant patterened paper & Martha Stewart punches.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Exciting News

I have some really exciting news!

I am absolutely honored and thrilled to have been chosen to be a part of the Whimsy Stamps

Digital Design Team.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

There is a DT call at Whimsy stamps that I am thrilled about applying for, it starts September 1, 2011 & runs till the end of 2011.

These are my cards:

 Whimsy stamps: Bling Baby and Thank you tiles.

Whimsy stamps: Rock Chick & Star

 Whimsy Stamps: Alice Chains & Ticket Treasured Moments

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Please go check this fun blog out, and talented design team. They have wonderful creations to show case also Whimsy stamps & dies  new release is here. August die & rubber release BLOG HOP. Stop by and play along.
lease go check this fun blog hop out, and the talented design teams. They have wonderful crPeations to show case. Also Whimsy Stamps and Dies new release is wonderful.
Pop on over and play along, and have some fun.
lease go check this fun blog hop out, and the talented design teams. They have wonderful crPeations to show case. Also Whimsy Stamps and Dies new release is wonderful.
Pop on over and play along, and have some fun.
Whimsy also has their second issue of their Magazine, and my friend is published this time, so please go take a look.
They are all so talented. Happy Crafting!
Whimsy also has their second issue of their Magazine, and my friend is published this time, so please go take a look.
They are all so talented. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's been a while since I've posted anything sorry about that, the days have been an absolute blur. It's funny how when you get older there sometimes seems to never be as many hours in a day as one would like. But I'm back on with the things that I love so here is another wonderful stamp that I colored from the Kenny K collection. I love the bright, fun summer colors.This is the first background stamp from Kenny K that I've used, it's called Street Art it was fun to use with this card. It fit really well with the 6x6 card size.
This is a  close up  of the colored Kenny K image Troublemaker, I absolutely love these stamps. They are so much fun to color.

This is also the first time that I used the Whimsy shapeology dies, these ones are the ticket dies used with the matching ticket stamps. The work really well.
Supplies: Troublemaker, Street Art, Ticket stamps, Shapeology Ticket Dies,, Bazzill paper, patterned paper

Friday, July 1, 2011

This is a cute card that kind of sums up the young at heart, it's bright & fun-- Love it.
Supplies; Stamping Bella stamps, Copic Markers,  Bazzil paper, Teressa Collins patterened paper, spellbinders, ribbon.
Here is another Kenny K stamp that I love Lady Raven.

Supplies: Kenny K stamp ( Lady raven), spellbinders, Tim Holtz film strip,7 Gypsies metal embellishments, Bazzill paper, Best Creations patterned paper,
It's July 1st, Happy Canada Day!
This is a card that I finished a few days ago but haven't got on here yet. I  found this paper and then picked the copic markers that match to color the image.  I love the color purple.
Supplies: Kenny K stamp ( Vikki Lee Vicious), Copic markers, Bazzill paper, Prima Marketing flowers, miscellaneous embellishment.

Monday, June 13, 2011

This is a card that I just finished using a Kenny K stamp, I love the detail in the stamps. This was a really fun card to work with. Bright and cheery. Thanks for stoppping by and looking.
A little closer version of the image  to show a little better detail.

Supplies: Kenny K stamp- Kitty Katastrophe, copic markers, Prima Marketing, flowers & bling, spellbinders, Bazzill paper, patterened paper.
This is a card that I just finished , something fun and a little different from the stuff that I normally color.

Supplies: Technique Tuesday stamps, Bazzill paper, Bo Bunny patterned paper & Copic markers.