Monday, 31 December 2012

Tinsel Glitter

Guess who's back?  ME! I got a little behind in blogging during holiday season but I am back at it again.

Today's sparkly sensation is created using Kenny K's Soho image.   Most of the items on this card are new.  I got the brads from ebays a few months ago.  The ribbon was given to me by a friend about 3 years ago.  The paper is from SU.  I used a couple of embossing folders.  And boy did I have a blast playing with was Martha Stewart's tinsel.  I've had this stuff 4 ever and was starting to think I never would use it.



Here's a close up of Soho.
Hope you have enjoyed today's coloring card and I wish everyone a Happy New's Years!


Nicole G

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Cute Turtle?

Yes, it turns out you can have a cute turtle.  I decided to use Whismy's Christmas Turtle image for this week's Anything Goes as long as it's festive challenge at Whimsy.  I used Stampin up Design paper and fun pointsetta's from my stash.  For the first time, I have also used these beautiful pretty glittery pearls.  The image and it's background were cut out with nestabilities. 




Thanks for checking out my creation today and hope you go off making something fun too.

Nicole G

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Day 3 December Whimsy Release

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our December Digital Stamp Release Showcase! 

On Saturday (1st December) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new digital designs, From then until 4th December the Whimsy Digital DT are showcasing these fabulous new  goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered  into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.

 All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th December


 To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...



Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations! 
Day 3


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Day 2 December Whimsy Release


Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our December Digital Stamp Release Showcase! 

On Saturday (1st December) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new digital designs, From then until 4th December the Whimsy Digital DT are showcasing these fabulous new  goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered  into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.

 All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th December


 To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...



Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations! 
Day 2


Monday, 3 December 2012

Day 1 December Release


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of our December Digital Stamp Release Showcase!


On Saturday (1stDecember) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new Digital designs from 

     
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                                    Moon Cookie Gallery         Stamp Art Designs by Kathryn      




                                         Dana's Digi's                       Lia Stampz


Marika Collins Collection 
                         
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        Crissy's Digis                                         Marika Collins Collection                                                  

 From now until 4th December the Whimsy Stamps Digital DT are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th December




To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the  Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Lovely sisters


For this card I used Whimsy's new release image called Sisters. I also used my new spellbinders called Marvelous Squares. Isn't that spellbinders die just lovely? I found it a bit difficult to work with, but the end result is fantastic  Other dies used are Whimsy's Corner Dies and Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die.

This was a super fun image to color and I really like how it all came together.




I think this would be a perfect card to give to my sister! 

Well... tah tah for now.

Nicole G


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Kenny K DT Call

Today I decide to have some fun.  It's been a while since I play around with some Kenny K images so I picked Breast Cancer Fighter.  After coloring with my copics I added a bunch of fun bling throughout and used a whole bunch of dies including Spellbinders, Memory Box, and Stampin up edger.








I hope you have enjoyed today's fun card,

Nicole G

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

First Christmas Gift Card Holder of the Season!



I used Whimsy's  new image called Annie to make a gift card holder.  I also used my new Memory Box die which I think is called Icicles! I just love these Memory Box dies!  I also used some perfect pearls for snow and my copics to color. 




I hope you have enjoyed today's frosty card, LOL.

Until we meet again,

Nicole G

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Santa's Puppy!

Isn't this just the cutest christmas puppy? I used Whismy's Santa's Puppy image for this card for this week's Traditional Colors Challenge at  Whismy.  I also used my new Memory Box dies for the vines.  I am just loving Memory Box dies!  I embossed the bottom section and lightly brushed over it with Lady Bug red for it to pop.  I also glossed over cute puppy's eyes and flocked the white on the Christmas hat.


Happy coloring today everyone!! 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Moaning Moira

Don't you just love making Halloween cards?  I do.  The problem is of all the cards I make, Halloween is the one I don't "need" to make if you know what I mean.  But they are my favorite! LOL.

I made this easle card using Kraftin Kimmie's Moaning Moira.  I colored her with my copics and gave her a deathly complexion.  I love how it turned out!  The bat I got from ebay years ago and I distressed him in some white ink and then glittered him.  The two stickers were bought from Micheals ages ago and were darkened to look spookier! I used Martha Stewarts Spider Web border on the left and Drippy Goo for the top.  The cute little spiders were in my Halloween drawer as was this strip of Halloween ribbon.  I used metal embellishments that I also acquired from Ebay and then airbrushed them black.  The spider web images and Happy Halloween sentiment came from a clear stamp set from Inkadinkadoo.









I hope you have enjoyed today's easle card,

Thanks for stopping in

Nicole G

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Halloween Pocket Cards


Don't you just love making Halloween cards?  I do.  I made this card using Splitcoast Stampers tutorial on Double Pocket Card.  I embossed some white bats on the black background and created a couple of tags for the pockets.  I did lots of distressing for good spooky Halloween fun.






On this card I embossed a spider web pattern and added some glitter.  Then for the spiders I flocked them! Sooooo fun to make these. 




I hope you have enjoyed today's cards and perhaps you will make your own double pocket cards! 

Nicole G 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Missing sunshine already



I had fun with this card as I wanted something to remind me of warmer days with bright colors.  I used spellbinders dies and used Whimsy's Pretty Petal's image. I used a felt flourish, resin flowers on the front and of course pearls!


Happy crafting today!

Nicole G

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

OOooo Spooky!



I created this card using QKR's digi RIP for LEJ Design's Dark/Gothic Challenge.   How fun and spooky is this! I also used the spider web from inkadinadoo clear stamp set.  I then covered my moon area and started distressing like crazy.  I used all Tim Holtz inks including, soot, walnut, concord and vintage.  I then airbrushed the moon with my copics and did all the coloring too.  Then I grabbed one of my favorite Martha Stewart border punches for the oooey drippy blood border and added a few coats of clear applique to really make the drippy part stand out.  I also added clear applique to the skeleton to add some dimension to the hand. 


I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it!

Challenges entered:

Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Treacherous Treats
The Craft Place Challenge Blog: Halloween
2 sisters Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays: Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Something Spooky
The Crafty Pad: Distressing


Nicole G


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Sparkly!

Hello everyone! I made this card for this week's whimsy challenge.  It's called all things sparkly! Is it sparkly enough? LOL.

I used my brand new memory box icicle die for the borders, snowflake punches for the words, spellbinders nesties for the background and of course I used Whimsy's Frosty Friends for the image!



I hope you've enjoyed today's snowy and glittery card!

Nicole G

I've joined into the following challenges:
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Papelitos Challenge: Anything Goes
ABC Challenge: DT Call.


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Whimsy Design Call!!!


If you are interested in becoming a member for an awesome Design Team, please apply to this company!!

Below are the listed requirements and perks!

**Whimsy Stamps Digital Designer Position Requirements:

* Digital Design Team duties will last for a period of 6 months and will include at least 4 Whimsy related projects per month. Preferably joining in on at least 2 of our new release days. All works must be a well round selection of images as well – not just from one artist or collection. You are encouraged to create using a variety of images by each of our artists.
* Please post your Whimsy artwork and any information concerning the Whimsy Stamps Company on your personal blog each time you create a new project or when there is company info to share.
* Participate in at least 1 monthly challenge on our new Whimsy Inspires Challenge blog. The challenges post monthly.

* You are required to participate in any company blog hops/scheduled events and whenever possible we would like our DT members to support all Whimsy sponsored events, such as challenges.  You can either join in the event by creating something or simply make a post on your blog alerting readers of the event. We encourage our Design Team members to combine challenge projects with DT work each week. This allows you to create one sample, which meets many criteria.

*As a team member, you will be granted access to our Yahoo group. You are expected to join and participate in discussions with others as well as share suggestions or ideas. You will need to be an active member of the group/team. You can find a database of DT info, calendar of events, files for information, and a place to download our new images. We also have a new private Facebook group for team members to chat and get to know one another, but you are not required to join if you are not on FB.

*As a team member you will be expected to add artwork to our yahoo group for Debbie, our Digital Team Coordinator, to showcase on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog.
* As a Whimsy Stamps Digital Designer, you will receive all new digital images to work with during your DT term. You will need to use these digital stamps to create your design work. Your art can be any type, including but not limited to cards, scrap book pages, and altered items.

*The art you create for DT submissions is yours to keep; you do not need to mail it to me. However, you do need to be able to photograph your artwork and share these photos on your blog and in other online galleries and communities. We also encourage submissions to publications.

* As a DT member we would like to see you also posting your creations in online stamping community galleries, such as Splitcoast Stampers, Paper Craft Planet, and SNR’s Card Universe and on our Facebook Fan page. This will help to increase exposure to our stamps and images. If you are not a member of these forums, it’s not necessary you post there. But if you are a member, it would be great to see you adding your cards and projects to these forums.

**Whimsy Designer Benefits:

*Your photo and a short bio including blog links will be placed on the Digital Design Team page on our website for the duration of your design period.

*You will receive a badge to display on your blog showing that you are a designer for Whimsy Stamps.

* Each designer will receive all new digital images from all releases. These images are yours to keep and use forever. Please do adhere to all Angel Policy guidelines regarding our products. All artwork you’ve created for Whimsy Stamps design work is yours to keep using as you wish.

* As a DT member you will receive a 20% discount on Whimsy website purchases, for as long as you are on the Whimsy Stamps design team.

You can go to Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog to see our current Designers and get some inspiration (Whimsy Stamps)

If you are interested in applying, please send an email with your contact info, blog link, some details about yourself, and 3 of your favourite projects to whimsystamps@gmail.com or eastmandeborah@rocketmail.com with the subject line Digi DT. We will reply to let you know your application has been received. All new members will be contacted during the week of October 22nd and announced on our Whimsy Blog thereafter.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Day 3 Whimsy Release!

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our October Digital Stamp Release Showcase! 
On Monday (1st October) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new digital designs, From then until 4th October the Whimsy Digital DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.  All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th October.

Here is my creation for today! 



Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

 To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Day 3

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Steampunk'd

Today's challenge at LEJ Design's is steampunk!
I used LEJ's Loving embrace image.   I also used a couple of brackgrounds I purchased ages ago and never got around to using from Make it Crafty's Urban Street Collection.   I also got to finally use my Stampin up Cogs punch, a steampunk embossing folder and multiple clock parts! 





Hope you liked today's card! 

Nicole G



Monday, 1 October 2012

Whimsy October Release! Day one


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of our October Digital Stamp Release Showcase!

On Monday (1st October) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new Digital designs from 







 From now until 4th October the Whimsy Stamps Digital DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th October



To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the
 Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!


Nicole Gent

Thanks for stopping  by and checking out the new images! 

Nicole G

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Published! First time!

This is currently one of my favorite digi's from Whimsy.  She is called Birdie Friend.  Is she beautiful?  The background flowers are from Mel Stampz and I merged them using the software Inkscape.  It's a free software and works well for merging and layering multiple digi's.  I popped up one of the flowers, birdie and the ribbon in her hair for additional texture.  I added some clouds in the background, but they seem a little faint in this picture.  Also, spellbinders was used for the hearts circle background and a martha stewart fence punch too.  I also snuck in a flourish die I have and some awesome red flowers from my stash.

She was published in Whimsy's Inspiration Magazine!!


Here is a bit of a close up.  The fence has white crackle on it and was sponged with Linen Antique ink, but it doesn't seem to show the crackles much. 




Stamps: Whimsy Birdie Friend and Mel Stampz Flowers Digi
Coloring medium/ink: Copics and Tim Holtz inks
Papers: Stampin Up
Embellishments: Red Flowers from stash, white crackle paint (fence)
Tools/Other: Spellbinders dies, Tim Holtz Flourishes Die, Fence Die and Flourishes and Swirls embossing folder

Monday, 24 September 2012

HUGO

This puppy from Stamp Fairy is just too cute isn't he?  His name is Hugo!  I made him for the Craft Your Passion GD Card.  This weeks challenge is buttons and bows!



All the paper used today was from SU.  The bow I made with my boweasy and the buttons are part of my stash that has accumulated over the years.  

Thanks for dropping by, 

Nicole G 


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Digi Darla-- Sept 18th Project



Good morning my favorite peeps.  Today's card was made with a Digi Darla image.  I had great fun coloring this image with all the pink and glitter, how fun!  This card is for LEJ's Sparkle and Shine challenge for this fortnight.  The sentiment is from Whimsy.  I glittered up the tutu and added clear applique on her crown for some shine, which I hope will come across on this picture.



Hope to see you over at LEJ Designs this week.

Nicole G

Monday, 17 September 2012

Bingo anyone?


Good morning everyone, today is my 3rd week Guest Designing for Craft your Passion.  This week was is Bingo week.  This is the first try at ever doing a Bingo and I was a little nervous, but if you haven't tried one you should do it this week! The image I used is from  The Paper Shelter and is called Learning is fun! I used the diagonal line of Flowers, Ribbon, and Yellow for my Bingo.  The cute little flowers I recently purchased on ebay and just love them. The die is a memory box die and I placed some red pearls for some fun bling!






The Bingo Challenge Card.



Thanks for stopping in today and hope you try out this weeks challenge. 

Nicole G

Monday, 10 September 2012

Happy Days

This week's challenge at CYP is pick you favorite past challenge from them.  I chose to do CYP's # 27th which is a sketch.  I used Lunchtime from Stitchy Stamps.  The sentiment is from Whimsy .






Hope you enjoyed this sweet little card and as always, thanks for stopping in,

Nicole G

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Stroll in the yard



Todays card was created with LEJ's Designs Stroll image and I added the background digi from McMahon.





Please join in on LEJ's Challenge, for this fortnight it's Autumn!

Challenges entered
The Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes 
Crafts and Me:  Add a flower



Thanks for stopping by,

Nicole G


Monday, 3 September 2012

Wicked Flower Power!

Hello peeps.  This is very exciting cause today is my very first time as a Guest Designer and let alone for a great company like Craft Your Passion.  It's been a real fun experience!

This weeks challenge at CYP is Flower power.  So I chose an interesting image to play with from Delicious Doodles called Black Widow.  Isn't she just deliciously wicked? 








This card was entered in:

The Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Myth and Magic
Crafts and Me:  Add a flower
http://papelitosstamps.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ Anything Goes
http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ Use Digi
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes





Thanks for visiting, 

Nicole G 


Whimsy Day 3


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our September Digital Stamp Release Showcase
On Saturday (1st September) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new digital designs, From then until 4th September the Whimsy Digital DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th August.

 To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...




Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!
Day 3

I entered this card at:
http://adieforasketch.blogspot.ca


Thanks for stopping in for today's blog hop!!

There is another chance to win tomorrow.  Start with Charlene Brown

Thanks for stopping in today,

Nicole G