Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas....


On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
My True Love Sent to Me:
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Welcome to the end of the Whimsy Stamps "12 Days of Christmas" blog hop! Are you in a festive mood and singing along with our hop song yet? We hope you enjoyed the hop and got lots of inspiration from our Whimsy designers! Today's hop is for our new "holiday collection" release by artist Crissy Armstrong! We are very excited for you to finally be able to see and purchase these sweet stamps!

If you are just joining me you'll want to hop back to the beginning of the hop at Bev's Blog to see all the wonderful holiday creations made by the Whimsy Stamps Design Team and Crissy Armstrong herself!

For my project I created an easel card! These cards are all over blogland right now and so I just had to try making one. I love it too! Very easy to create and makes for a real eye catching card! I'd like to thank whoever came up with this fab idea, it's a keeper!

I have used the stamp Very Present Helpers on my card today. These little cuties remind me of our own cats getting into some holiday trouble! I've colored with Copics and then added some Twinkling H2Os for some shimmer on the ribbon. The gift box was paper pieced with some Eskimo Kisses paper from BasicGrey.

I've used more Eskimo Kisses paper with some Razzleberry, Pink, and Sky colored card stock. The sketch is from this week's Sketch and Stash challenge. My unused stash would be the sticky pearl accents. I've embellished my card with polka dot ribbon, felt snowflakes, pearls, buttons, and snowflake charm.

Here is a side view of the easel card...

I created my sentiment with the Stampin' Up set Short and Sweet along with some punches. I used the scalloped oval, large oval, and modern label punches from SU!. I adorned the sentiment area of the card with more ribbon, pearls, a felt snowflake and a button. This card also fits the challenges at Crazy 4 Challenges and Secret Crafter Saturday who both had easel card challenges.

Now, this is the end of the hop, but the last stop on today's hop is the Whimsy Stamps homepage where you can enter for a chance to win some mystery blog candy which does include all 4 of the new Crissy Armstrong Collection stamps! We hope you enjoyed hopping around for some holiday inspiration! Our hop prize drawing will run from now until Friday, November 13th at noon ET. For your chance to win, please be sure to leave a comment on the Whimsy home page "12 Days of Christmas" blog hop post!

We thank you for joining us today and wish you all a very happy holiday season! Happy stamping! :)

74 comments:

Bev said...

Oooh - who rocked the easel card then lol. What a stunning card sweetie - love the colours you have chosen. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to join in with this awesome launch xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! Denise, this is just adorable hun!! LOVE the colors you've used along with the papers and fun embellishments you've added!! I LOVE the details to your easel card!! Fabby design girl!! HUGS

joey said...

Hi Denise

this is gorgeous!!! I love the new images :O)

The easel cards are super addictive I made my first yesterday and havent stopped with them all day lol.

Joey.xxx

Ruthie said...

What fun - and what a gorgeous card

thanks for organising the hop folks

Rx

Mimiko said...

This is so cute and lovely :)

bluepoohbear75 said...

I love your card. Great papers and such a fun stamp.

Deb said...

That is an amazing card Denise, so love the Easel design, those fabulous papers and of course the darling image! Hope your DS is feeling better today! hugs Debx

Lil Sis said...

another fantastic card gorgeous details.

Beccy x

Maria Matter said...

a gorgeous easel card Denise!!!
Beautiful colors and an adorable image...just fabulous!!!

This was a great hop...everyone did an over the top job!!!
Blessings, Maria

Debbie said...

This Is Absolutley stunning Denise Love the layout and the fab DP you hane used,Hugs debbie x

cazarol said...

I really like this easel card, wonder if I am patient enough to attempt the design, it is so effect and unique

Cassie_lu said...

what a great easel card and the colors are perfect

Lilacanglia said...

Purrfect card,
Love these Kitties,
Hopin On
Hugs
Angie

stampinsilvia said...

Simply Stunning! I love your covered button and the charm...love the easel card! FAB job!!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful style of card. Love the stunning papers such wonderful colours. and the sweet image .. so adorable

Stacey said...

Delicious Denise! I really love what you have done with this image. Fabulous layout too! ~x~

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Denise! I especially love the image and your embellishment! Looks great!

{love} Sylvia

paola said...

Lovely card and very well put together. I am loving these whimsy atamps
smiles
Paola

Margreet said...

what a stunning card!!!
xxx Margreet

Vicki said...

Love your card...very festive and laid out so nicely. Love that gatefold design myself

Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous card love the easel, and the colours. Christine x

andrea said...

hoi, stunning card, it is just puurrrrfect
love it
hugs andrea

Maz said...

I love these easel cards - I'll have to try one myself! x

Debs said...

Love everything about this card, the papers, colours embellishments are all fab. I am definitely going to have a go at an easel card with yours as inspiration. Debs xx

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! I still have to try my hand at one of these easel cards.

hugs
Mary

Sharon said...

Stunning easel card Denise! You've showed the image off perfectly with those colours and beautiful papers. The embellishments are gorgeous too.
I've had great fun hopping around the rest of the DT's blogs. They've all done you and Chrissy proud!
Sharon xx

Crafting Andy said...

Great card. Love these new images. A real must have, me thinks.
Andrea.xx

Neenie said...

Gorgeous card, fab image and great layout. Must try an easel card sometime - they look fab!!x :)

pinky said...

Denise your papers for this card are so gorgeous, those little kittens look right at home.
Pinky

Dragonlady said...

Hi Denise,

Fabulous easel card. I love this image and your paper piecing is great.

HUgs Ali x

domino said...

Another gorgeous card. Very girly and cute. Covered button really finishes it off well. Domino, XX

Erin... said...

gorgeous denise!!! love the colors with that yummy paper!!! that easel card is fabulous!!! thanks for a fun hop!!!

Tab said...

ooooh delish card hun, loving these new images and the colours are yummy!
Hugs Tab xxx

Karen said...

WOW what a beauiful easel card!!! i really must go and make some cards now :) thanks for getting me in the mood :)

Crafty Feeling said...

thanks for bring this wonderful designer and making stamps of these images.

I just love your card and yes the cards have been the inspiration.

Jayne
xx

Lisa said...

Hi Denise, Gorgeous card! Such a cute image and I love these BG papers.

Lisa x

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Denise love the colours the kittens are adorable
Anne xx

Anita said...

Cute card!

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Denise love the design and the colour combination is beautiful.All the images are beautiful and what a great blog hop, thank you

Hugs Linda

Jenni said...

Fab card Denise, love the cute image and the easel design is great too, must have a shot at one of these soon.
Jenni x

Shell said...

Great card just love the easel design will have to give that a go. Thoose kittens are so cute. Shell x

Rene said...

I like this card, I will have to make one. Love the paper.
Rene xo

jenny said...

Love all these new designs, they are all just so cute!
Great easel card, love it x

Jenny x

Kris said...

Oh my! another great easel card!! wow! love the DP you used... and the colors... and those kittens just put a smile on my face...

Marion said...

Stunning card, love your colours and the easel card is fab.
Marion

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

So much detail on your card - love it.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card I love easel cards!!!!thanks for the great blog hop you sure have some talented ladies

Emma xxx

Tracey said...

WOW!! This is an incredible card Denise!

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card :) I agree with you easel cards are everywhere in blogland right now! I need to try to make one lol
Hugs
Hazel

Diamond Doll said...

Fab easel card Denise i must have a go now they look great.Love the cute image too.
Trish (-:

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwww.....isn't this adorable??! I just love the easel card. It's PERFECT for this image. :)

Denise said...

Awesome card! I am loving the stamp sets and the easel cards!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Cheryl said...

Very very cute!

Killam Creative said...

Denise - love this card! I can't wait to try the easel card, too. You make it look fabulous!

Cheers
Susan

raindropecho said...

What a super adorable card, Denise! I love all the embellishments that you've added, especially that cute charm. And job well done on your paper piecing! Congrats on another fantastic release :)
- Ann

beadz said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the easel cards, they are addicting!
hugs,Gini

lorraine00 said...

I love your card - such a vintage feel to it. And of course I love the cute kitties!

Jane Carroll said...

beautiful

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

JulyeB said...

Fab card I really will have to have a go the Easel cards have a real wow factor Thanks Julye

Valoudesbois said...

superbe cette carte

Lynn said...

WOW! Denise...this is just adorable!!! I haven't seen an easel card before (yeah, I guess I'm out of the stamping loop lately)but I need to try one. LOVE the cute kitty image!!!

Wendy said...

A stunning card, ,love it

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute card, Denise! I'm so glad to see Crissy has become an illustrator for your stamps! I was hooked from the first release you ever made, but I've been a fan of Crissy's art for almost a year! Yeah!

Roxie said...

Beautiful card and I love the new stamps.

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful easel card,just love them. Pretty colors and papers too.
Love the stamps.

Kraftychick said...

I really like the pink and red color scheme and, of course, the image is just darling! Thanks so much, I've enjoyed the blog hop and I love this song!

Jackie

craft_princess said...

Very pretty card...great detail!

Tammy Miller said...

I love this card very cute.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning. Love your beautiful and unique flower embellishments. I also haven't tried my hand at an easel card yet ... will have to get to it soon as I agree its a fab idea.
Hugs
Desire

Jacilynn said...

Great card denise! Congrats on the super cute new images and the great DT! I loved them all!
x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Denise I love the image it's so cute and your colouring is beautiful thanks for joining in the fun at sketch & Stash and scsc hugs Jill xx

Mary Lou said...

FABULOUS Easel card!!! I have to make one myself. I also love the BG eskimo kisses paper ~~~so wonderful!!! and of course the image is stunning!!
Thanks and blessings
Mary Lou

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous card Denise, I love easel cards and the colour palette and papers on this is just perfect.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

Lorraine A said...

oh wow ,, this is just soo cute Denise ! I love this image and the papers are gorgeous too :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x