Sunday, April 5, 2009

First Whimsy Blog Hop Stop #1

Good Morning!

Welcome to the start of the first ever Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop! I hope you'll join the fun and visit all the Whimsy Stamps Design Team blogs and check out the creative projects using Whimsy Stamps images along with some punches and dies!

My blog is the start of this fun hop! After visiting here, you will need to go to Design Team member Vicki's blog and from her blog you'll find the next stop on the hop!

Now I apologize for the length of this post, but I do need to mention all the fun stuff and the blog hop rules! Please bear with me....

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop and leave each DT member some love in the form of comments on their posts! On Wednesday, April 8th, I will choose 3 Design Team members to choose 1 random winner from the post comments on their creations to give away some mystery blog candy! No one knows who the DT members will be or what the candy will be, not even the Whimsy Design Team. So be sure to stop at all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment on their hop creation posts!

When you reach the end of this blog hop, you will also find a chance to win the grand prize blog candy! I will choose one winner at random on Wednesday afternoon, April 8th, to win the grand prize. All of these candy chances will be open to all readers, from all over the globe and the chances will close at Noon EST on April 8th! So that's one grand prize chance at the end of the hop and 3 other blog candy chances through out the hop to win! Fun, right!

Now on to my creation! I used the new Whimsy Mother Goose and Babies for the image on this card. It's been colored with Copics and cut with Circle Nestabilities. The cardstock is all SU!, in the colors Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, and White. The designer paper is also SU! and is from some old DSP packs and the new Sale-a-Bration DSP.

For punches on this card I used the SU! eyelet border punch, the three flower punch, 1/4" circle punch for the center of the small flowers, the ticket corner punch, and the scalloped circle punch to create the big flowers. The centers on the big flowers are fabric roses. I added grosgrain ribbon and stitching along with some brads and metal accents to finish off this card. Having the challenge to use punches really made me take out some things I haven't used in quite a long time!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you'll continue along the hop and visit Vicki's blog! See you at the end of the hop! Have fun!!

60 comments:

Riet said...

wowww Denise,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh very clever Denise!! :) Love how you put the two circles together to create your darling geese images!! Beautifully colored in too!! I'm off to see everyone's projects!! How fun!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Denise. Love the cute image and the colouring is fabulous. Hugs Michele x

Lisa F said...

So cute! Love how you put the 2 circles together to make the line of ducks!

Jeanette said...

This is wonderful Denise! I love this stamp. It is sooo cute and I love the papers and punches that you have used! Hugs Jeanette

Erin... said...

SO cute Denise!!! Love the 2 circles together, very clever!! Great stitching too!!!

Tonya said...

Denise, this is such a cute card. I love that image. Off to blog hop. >:0)

Diamond Doll said...

Wow you,ve made those geese look fantastic,Love it all.
Trish (-:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Okay...that one is adorable. From one Denise Lynn to another! I always do a double take when I see a comment from Denise Lynn...is that my mother calling me and I'm in trouble???

jeanie nieva said...

lovely project. thanks for sharing. :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Very pretty. The colors are so soft and the mother goose looks likes she's really looking after her babies. I also love your flowers!

Hildegunn said...

What a really nice card you have made! Lovely image too!

Debbie said...

Another fabulous card Denise I love the new image you have used...will be paying a visit to the shop later! :) Your colouring is beautiful and I love the pretty papers and punched flowers.
Have a great day! Debbie x

craftimamma said...

A lovely sooo cute card. That little family of geese are great and I love the punches and colours you have used.

Lesley Xx

Anita said...

Cute card! How fun to have your first blog hop. Off to see the other wonderful projects.

Alex said...

This is darling Denise!! Love the coloring, and how you used the circles!! Can't wait to get this stamp - I want to ink it up!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Heather said...

This is totally adorable!!! I love the flowers you made! Great card!

Desire Fourie said...

Aaah this is just too cute for words. Those little ducklings are going to steel a lot of hearts. Hugs from Desire

milli said...

Wow, Denise! You card is just amazing! I just love the new Animal-collection, and the fresh colours you have used are great!!
Thank you for putting so much work and effort into the blog hop, you're the best!

Hugs,
Camilla

Carolyn said...

beautifully designed card! Love the colors and the coloring. Perfect for baby or baby shower!

MichelleS said...

Your stamps are going to be a new addiction for me, True has gotten me started!

True :) said...

LOL! I just noticed the comment that I meant to post here is on the hop end blog. OOOps!
I do LOVE this card Denise!

Deb said...

Oh wow, such a beautiful card and I love these geese, they are so adorable! Love how you joined 2 nestie circles, it looks fabulous! The papers and colours are so pretty and I love all the gorgeous flowers!
Have a great afternoon, Debx

Gillian McMurray said...

Great stuff for a lacklustre Sunday afternoon. A hopping we will go.... Love those little goslings.

Sharon said...

I knew when I saw the Geese family image that I like it, now that I see it colored up, I love it!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Very Cute images. Love your stitching. Very creative. Off to visit everyone else!

Wendy said...

Great card Denise, love your colors!! Hopping of to the next post!

Chris ^j^ said...

The duckings are adorable. Chris markandchris@neo.rr.com

Hanne said...

This card is just fantastic, Denise! I love this stamp, and what a brilliant idea to use the two circles like this! Beautiful coloured as well... Love all the punched details as well :)

And again; thank you for making all this fun, I totally agree to Camilla; you're the best!

Sunday hugs from Hanne:)

Jane said...

What an interesting take on the Circle of ducklings - love it. I have some ducks in my yarn too right now and I hope I can see/enjoy their ducklings! Thank you for starting out the blog hop - what a fun Easter idea.

Moni said...

I just love it, great stamp! Hugs, Moni

ragsnpaint said...

What an adorable image. Mama looks like she is checking to see if her babies are there! I love all the different punches you used to create your 'scene".

Tracey said...

An adorable card Denise!!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Very neat with the two circles. Love the soft pretty colors on this.

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

I love the circles!! What a clever idea! Your card is awesome!!
hugz
deb

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Adorable image! I love how you put the 2 circles together to make the main image!

Bev said...

Oh this is just so cute Denise, you are so clever, love the circle of ducklings. xx

Esme said...

That's a great card - I love the different techniques you've used. I just learnt to do the ribbon roses, but would love to know how you stuck them down without them unravelling???

Great idea with the blog hop!

Esme x

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute image, and your coloring is fabulous! I love hoppin'!

bumblebee creations said...

How adorable!! I love this image! Love all the su papers too!!

Traci said...

Cute image! Love the papers you used and those pretty flowers

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

Very cute Denise! I love it! Renee

Butterballfeather said...

Very cute! I like the roses!

MoooooN said...

This blog hop is really great!!! And the card is cute...

joey said...

Hi Denise, this is a stunning card, love the layout the image is gorgeous. Joey.x

Emily said...

Aww, how cute that?! Love that image! Great colors and layout! Love the circles!

Hege said...

What a clever idea - the blog hop!

I also like your card very much - it's a fun layout with the circles.

Riane (Kernowcards) said...

Hihi even the young ducklings look cute now!!Well done!
Greetongs from Riane

POPPET said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured, hugs Pops x x x

Lori said...

denise your card is lovely.perfect for easter or spring.i love the geese.
Lori Smanski
quilting dash ldady at comcast dot net

Anna Banana said...

I love the overlapping circles - I never thought to do that before and I think I'll give it a try tonight!
Thanks for the great idea!

I have to compliment you on your card - I live the flowers, wire and the colors you used to make this really springy!
Anna Banana

ms.cheryl said...

I've lost track of where I am...All this hopping is dizzying. Love the card and the coloring. Thanks, ms_cheryl_y@yahoo.com

Julia said...

O what a beauty! Love yore couloring

Kari said...

What a beautiful card, and the image so cute!

CRYSTAL said...

Beautiful card....and hopping right along...

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Great design on your card, Denise! Love the colours and all the punched out details! Lovely flowers!! :)

Exciting with this blog hop - I will join in! :) Off to visit Vicky, with a little suspense in my stomach! :D

HAPPY EASTER! Hugs, Hege

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card. The image is so sweet and I love the flowers you have made. Hugs, Lainy xx

Ullis said...

Love the spring-y card! Especially the border punch.

I'm a little late joining the hop, but I'll do my best :)

~*Ullis*~

Angella said...

Lovely card Denise.... I hope it´s still time for joining the blog candy hop:)

Angella

Gunn (Merete) said...

This card us really cute.I lie your coloring.