Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Hippo Fun In The Sun

Hello everyone, 

As it's 1st April today sees the start of 
Whimsy Stamps New Release!

I have decided to kick the week off with a fun stamp set
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Hammermill Card
Black Ink Pad
Distress Oxide Ink pads in - Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap
Picket Fence Blender Brushes 
Copic Markers - Hippo's T5, T3, T1, R11, BG0000, BG10
Reds, R59, R46, R27, R14
Blue/Greens BG09, BG49, BG45, BG32
Sand E37, E35, E33, E31
Blue Glitter Card
Sequins
This card was great fun to make!

Firstly I stamped the cute hippos and coloured them with Copics.  I then cut them out with my Scan and Cut and set them aside.

Next I laid the Slimline Waves Die alongside a piece of card and blended distress inks over the card in roughly the right place to match up with the die.  I used a cloud template made with the Up In The Clouds Die Set and the Making Waves Stencil to create the sky and sea background.

I die cut the inky card and then put it back together as shown, fixing everything firmly to a piece of blue glitter card.

I fixed the hippos to the card as shown with foam tape.

I die cut a piece of card with the smallest cloud die and stamped a sentiment from the Hippos stamp set onto it.  I fixed the cloud to the card design with foam tape.
If you have nt already joined, it's a great time to become a member of the 
Whimsy Stamps

..and there's more! ... if you join up following this link
you will get a $5 off reward discount!

Please have a good look around the 
Whimsy Inspirations Blog 

at the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by today!

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and healthy in these uncertain and worrying times!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx
Up in the Clouds Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Slimline Waves Die - Whimsy Stamps
Making Waves Stencil - Whimsy Stamps
Crafty Foam Tape White - Whimsy Stamps

Monday, 30 March 2020

Whimsy Stamps and WOW Embossing Blog Hop...

Hey friends, I hope this is a happy Monday for you and you are managing to stay safe, healthy and in good spirits!
I am here with a really exciting event -
a joint blog hop with wonderful
and 

...and I have to say, I had way too much fun playing with some gorgeous 
and 
goodies!

I made quite a few cards and I'll be showing them all to you over the next few days!
Here's a couple to get the party started!
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

Ingredients from WOW! Embossing Powders

Other Ingredients
Watercolour Card
Stazon Ink Pad in Black
Sparkle Pens in Blue, grey, green and brown
Organza Ribbon
This was such a fun card to make and the 
is just gorgeous!  It goes perfectly with the wonderful 

The second card I have to show you is distinctly CAS - unusual for me!  CAS scares me because of all the space you're left with! /-:
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

Ingredients from WOW! Embossing Powders

Other Ingredients
Kraft Card
Gold Sequins
I adore this sunflower stamp I have made a lot of cards with it already and it is a really new product!

This blog hop starts right now and will run until 5th April.
As we have so many talented designers wanting to play along we have split the hop over two days.
The winners will be chosen at random in the week of 8th April from all the comments left.
There are two prizes which means two lucky winners!

- 6 powders of the winners choice along with a WOW! carrying case.

- a$25 gift certificate to spend in store. 

How to Hop - important! - 
To join in and have a chance to win one of these fab prizes you MUST leave a comment on each designers blog post, every comment you leave is a chance to get your hands on these scrummy prizes!

Now for the fun part - here is the line up!
Sue Hastead (You are HERE)
Thank you for hopping by! Good luck and happy crafting from Sue...xxx
Splash Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Sparkletz - Salt Water - Whimsy Stamps Crafty Foam Tape White - Whimsy Stamps
**NEW Sunflower Background Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Sympathy Life Goes On Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps


Friday, 27 March 2020

Rosie Smooches Bernie - Stamping Bella

Hello friends, I hope you are having an okay day!

I also hope that you and those you love are managing to stay happy and healthy!

Today I am here to show you a card made with beautiful goodies from

I had fun colouring this beautiful image!

I used Derwent Procolour Pencils and chose a much more delicate colour palette than I'm used to!  /-:
Bernie - Pink Madder, Crimson Lake, Felt Grey, Gun Metal, Deep Cadmium, Turquoise Green, 
Rosie - Salmon, Pink Madder, Crimson Lake, Light Blue, Sky Blue

I popped the image back into a circular die and blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide around the edges.

I added quite a lashing of glitter!  
You can never have too much if you're a unicorn - right! (;

The sentiment is from

Finally I layered the image onto some die cut design papers with a pice of pink sparkly ribbon.
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Catherine Pooler - Circle Dies  (I used a different brand of Circle Dies but these would do nicely)!
MFT Square Stax  (Again, I used a different brand of square die but these would be fine)!
Be sure to have a look around our
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by!
Happy crafting - look after yourselves!
from Sue...xxx

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Chameleon Party - Whimsy Stamps

Hello everyone,

Please know that all you are all close in my thoughts at the moment.

Life has certainly taken a turn for everyone, stay safe and look after yourselves and those close to you!

I am here today to show you a card I made with one of the wonderful
March new release goodies!

With black ink I stamped this confused chameleon on watercolour card and coloured him/her with Faber Castell Polychromos
Chameleon - Phthalo Green, Permanent Green,Yellow Lemon, Light Cadmium Yellow
Red - Cadmium Red, Pale Geranium Lake, Dark Flesh,
Yellow, Dark Chrome Yellow, Dark Cadmium Yellow, Light Cadmium Yellow
Purple - Mauve, Violet
Sweet Bag - Bistre, Nougat

I cut the image out and set it aside whilst I die cut a piece of card with a
and blended Scattered Straw Distress Oxide over it.

I added the sentiment from the Chameleon Party stamp set and added a selection of enamel dots.

Finally, I fixed the image to the inky background with
and then used the same tape to fix the card design to a piece of polka dot paper.
If you have nt already joined, it's a great time to become a member of the 
Whimsy Stamps

..and there's more! ... if you join up following this link
you will get a $5 off reward discount!

Please have a good look around the 


at the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by today!

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and healthy in these uncertain and worrying times!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx

*NEW Chameleon Party Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Notched Squares Die Set - Whimsy Stamps 
Crafty Foam Tape White - Whimsy Stamps

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Whimsy Stamps - Syeda - Fresh Friday Part 2!...

Well Hello Saturday!

How things have changed in the space of one week!


I am wishing you and your's well today, I can hardly believe what is happening in the world at the moment, it is truly shocking and more than a little scary!

It almost feels trivial to be sat here creating and sharing my creations at such a time of stress for so many.  

I only hope that the colourful world we create is a break from the madness and gives some solace!

Stay safe and well friends!

I am back today with another card I made for our 
Whimsy Stamps 
Fresh Friday Feature!

If you follow the link 
HERE
you can see all of this week's
Fresh Friday Products

Every week, we'll be mixing up new goodies with a few oldies from the stash. 

This week, I'm playing with
Polka Dot Pals Syeda
&
Up In The Clouds Die Set
Gorgeous Syeda is coloured with Copics and fussy cut.
Skin - E71, E21, E00, E50
Hair - E44, E37, E49
Clothes - B60, B63, B66, B37, B05, B02
Piggie - BV31, YR02, R12, YR01, YR000

I created the background using the 
Notched Squares Die

I left the card in the die and blended Distress Oxides around the edge.
The colour is a happy accident when I used a blending brush with Scattered Straw on it and added some Tumbled Glass!  I was pleasantly surprised with how the colour came out! 

I made the clouds by cutting a cloud template with the largest cloud die from the 
Up In The Clouds Die Set
and using it as a stencil to create clouds on a piece of card.

Then I die cut some cloud shapes from it.

I fixed Syeda and the clouds to the background as shown with 
Crafty Foam Tape
and finally added a sentiment 
from 
Beaucoup Bouquet Sentiments
If you have nt already joined, it's a great time to become a member of the 
Whimsy Stamps

..and there's more! ... if you join up following this link
you will get a $5 off reward discount!

Please have a good look around the 


at the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by today!

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and healthy in these uncertain and worrying times!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx
Polka Dot Pals Syeda Clear Stamps Up in the Clouds Die Set
Notched Squares Die Set  Beaucoup Bouquet Sentiments Clear Stamps
Crafty Foam Tape White

Friday, 20 March 2020

Whimsy Stamps Fresh Friday - Up In The Clouds

Hello everyone.

Wishing you all well today, I can hardly believe what is happening in the world at the moment, it is truly shocking and more than a little scary!

It almost feels trivial to be sat here creating and sharing at such a time of stress for so many.  

I only hope that the colourful world we create is a break from the madness and gives some solace!

Stay safe and well friends!

I'm back today to show you a card I made for our 
Whimsy Stamps 
Fresh Friday Feature!

If you follow the link 
HERE
you can see all of this week's
Fresh Friday Products

Every week, we'll be mixing up new goodies with a few oldies from the stash. 

This week, I'm playing with
Up In The Clouds Die Set
This card is something a little different for me but I really enjoyed making it!  It's really amazing how looking through older stash with fresh eyes can give you new ideas!

I created an aperture mask of a square and fixed it to a piece of watercolour card.

I blended from the top down, Distress Oxides in
Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral, then I flicked a little bit of water over it and let it dry naturally.

I die cut the sun from a piece of card I had already swooshed some Arteza Brush pens on for another project!  I always keep bits of inky card because you never know when they will come in useful! (;

I die cut the clouds from watercolour card and vellum and fixed the sun and the clouds to the card as shown with 

Finally I stamped the sentiment from the 
onto watercolour card and
and die cut it with a die from the 


If you have nt already joined, it's a great time to become a member of the 
Whimsy Stamps

..and there's more! ... if you join up following this link
you will get a $5 off reward discount!

Please have a good look around the 

at the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by today!

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and healthy in these uncertain and worrying times!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx
Up in the Clouds Die Set Bunny Buddies Clear Stamps Quick Strips Die Set
Crafty Foam Tape White

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