Sunday, January 3, 2010

Come Take a Ride with Us

This blog hop is now CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Hello and Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps new release blog hop "Come Take a Ride with Us,"

If you are joining me from Bev's blog, then you are in the right place. If you are just stumbling on our hop now, you will want to go back to the beginning of the hop over at Crissy's blog. Each of our design team members have created beautiful and enchanting eye candy to share with you today and there is also a blog candy prize chance over on the Whimsy Stamps page. We hope you enjoy "Taking this Ride with Us" today!

We are so very excited to finally be able to share these beautiful Carousel Horses stamp sets, which were designed by Crissy Armstrong, for the Crissy Armstrong Collection at Whimsy Stamps! Each horse was lovingly created with beautiful details to represent a special occasion. Today we are releasing two of these beauties, Untamed Love and Cool Ride, but we have plans to add to this collection in the coming months!

Each of the Carousel Horse Stamps is sold as a stamp set with one main image horse and 2 coordinating accessories. These accessories are great for creating backgrounds or for adding an extra detail here and there on your creations. This is Cool Ride, who I think perfectly represents Winter with all those snowy details and that pretty coat with the fluffy edging.

I've created an easel card for my project so that I could squeeze in as many details as I could and to use all the stamps in this set. These easel style cards are great for showcasing your creations too, they really do stand up well. The only draw back for me is that I can't get a good photograph of them to save my life! LOL!

I've gone with a blue and green color combination and used some glittery My Minds Eye papers. All of the edges have been distressed with scissors to create some texture and I've added glimmer mist to the whole card to give it some more shimmer. The base of the card uses both of the new accessories and a sentiment from the set Winter Words, also available at Whimsy Stamps.

Here is the close up of the front of the card.

As you can see the papers have been distressed and torn to add some texture. I also embellished with lots of glitter and a felt snowflake and acetate and glitter snowflake held on with a rhinestone brad. The image was colored with Copics and highlighted with a white gel pen and silver Spica glitter pen.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, the next stop on the hop is at Sue's blog. Be sure to also visit the Whimsy Stamps page at the end of the hop to enter for your chance to win our blog candy prize which includes both of these new stamp sets and some other goodies. We will also have some smaller prize chances for our Whimsy group members at SNR, so check in there too!

Have fun riding along the hop today! Happy stamping! :)

This card also fits the challenges at:
Copic Colour Challenge: blues and green
Crafty Cardmakers: favorites of 2009 - mine would be distressing
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges: New - the stamp and some of the copics
No Time to Stamp: New - stamp and copic colors
Stamping for the Weekend: New Beginnings
Crafty Creations: Make the New Year Glitter
Daring Cardmakers: New Beginnings - the new release fits I think!

122 comments:

Debbie said...

This is beautiful Denise Love the distressed look,Hugs Debbie x

Erin... said...

gorgoeus Denise!!! great colors and papers and that sparkly snowflake is perfect!!! Love all the shimmer too!

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card sweetie, just love the green and blue colour combo. Fabulous details and wonderful use of the accessory stamps too x

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Denise, love the colour combo too. hugs Jo x

Crystal said...

Denise WOW I LOVE all your beautiful details and the easel card!!!!!Her mane is BEAUTIFUL!!!! OOOO those sparking snowflakes are a must have!!! What a beautiful card this is!!!!

kim said...

I'm first I can not believe it. I love these blog hops and haven't gotten a chance to do one since before christmas. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful set.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! Denise, your creation is so stunning hun!! LOVE your beautiful sparkle and the easel design is just gorgeous!! Fabby job my friend!! ;) These images are so awesome!!

Peggy said...

I love the rough edges you put on this. It really looks great on the card!

Ria said...

I am soo enjoying this bloghop! Every card I see is a dream!! Denise yours is gorgeouss as well :)
hugs Ria

Tertia said...

Beautiful!

jan farnworth said...

very nice

Sharon said...

Oh My Goodness! Amazing work Denise. That distressing adds a whole new dimension to these images. Fantastic! Beautiful colouring and I love that snowflake!
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Denise Lynn,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debbie said...

THis is fabulous..love the carosel horses.

Maxine said...

Love the distressing. I might have to give an eisle card a try.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh...this is pretty denise! I love all of the distressing. Thankyou for all that you do for us. :)

Danielle said...

So beautiful! This easel card is perfect for showcasing this gorgeous image and all its details! Stunning card!
Hugs, Danielle

Crazy Creations said...

What a Beauiful card !I just love seeing all your cards Hugs Sarah

maddy hill said...

love the texture - you could almost touch it from the pc screen ! fabby Card Denise ! love all those layers !

Payne Holler Cards said...

love all the sparkle and coloring!
beautiful!

Angela said...

I love this new release. Your card is beautiful and so sparkly too!!
hugs Angela x

Camilla's hjemmekos said...

what a nice game.
Tnx

andrea said...

amazing card you made, with the vintage look
hugs andrea

rosalien said...

Lovely card, I love the glitter on it. So nice.

Rosalien

Marion said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Beautiful colouring.
Marion

Ellis said...

It's amazing to see all the different cards you've made with the same images! =)

Hugs, Elenor

Dragonlady said...

This is so beautiful Denise. Love all your distressing too.

Hugs Ali x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely. Can't wait to see all the new ones to be added this year!

☼ Cheryl* said...

Nice and sparkly, Denise!!! It is a beautiful easel card.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love all the sparkle.

Rosie said...

Lovely card. Like the use of blue and green on you card. Rosie x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing. Love this image. Can't wait to see what new ones are coming all year!

Moni said...

So gorgeous card, and so fab image! Hugs;moni

Valoudesbois said...

your card is fantastic, love how you color the horse

HappyCrafter said...

Beautiful card! I really like how you decorated the bottom part of the easel card to dress it up.

Stampin Mindy said...

Denise, this samp is so ADORABLE! I really havven't seen a stamp like this it's so cute! I love the grees and distressed background it really pops! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy and for a chance to win your adorable new stamp!

Christine said...

Wow Denise what can I say that hasnt been said?? these stamps are amazing each DT has created beautiful creations with them..sorry I'm missing the fun now!!! beautiful DP's & image & colouring is fab...thanks for sharing..also thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy 1st challenge hope to see you again..

Hugs Christine xx

Stacey said...

Oh Denise, this is so pretty! I love the twinkly background and all the sparkle you have used ~x~

Bev said...

beautiful cards, love the colours and the glitters

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Denise!! I just love your easel card!! The coloring,colors, sweet image and the snowflake accents is gorgeous!!

Khunter47 said...

Very pretty card. Love the sparkle and colors. TFS.

Khunter47
Khunter47@cox.net

Jennifer said...

I love all the snowflakes. Lovely card. Thanks for playing @ Fussy and Fancy.

Tracey said...

Your card is incredible Denise Lynn! The layers, the colours, the distressing, everything. I love it! xx

Ruthie said...

This is just gorgeous - love the colouring and fabby distressing!

Rx

Gill said...

A different colour combination but beautiful none the less fantastic card

Debbie said...

really like the distressed edges and the color green you've added!
xxDebbie

Sheng said...

Oh, a little special boy is ready to ride this horse..hehehe..I can picture one for my son.

Beautiful card.

PatR said...

Love what you've done with this stamp. Love the distressing and the lovely colours.
Pat x

Nathalie said...

Beautiful!!
The color and the sparkles are beautiful!!

*sorry for my english.

Becky said...

This is one adorable stamp, and what a wonderful card you have made.

Tracy said...

So beautiful, fab card and layout.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nancy said...

AWWW this is gorgeous, Denise:O) Love the yummy papers and design. That image is so beautiful, fab colouring. Love the stunning snowflakes.
Thank you for joinng us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

ftloc said...

Very pretty. I love the green contrast.

hlcarroll said...

This is beautiful, I love easel cards :) hlcarroll@hotmail.co.uk xx

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, love your colour combo!
:D

Jenni said...

Fabulous Denise I love all the distressing and your choice of colours.
Jenni x

Lynda Nielsen said...

Very Pretty, I love the "Frosted" effect! Just beautiful!
Thank you for the chance to win!
Keeping my fingers crossed!
Hugs,
Lynda

Loz (Aus) said...

This is another gorgeous card! I'm in love with these two stamps, can't wait for more!! Love the distressing and all the sparkles x

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Katie

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous colours on this card, love all the distressing too!

Cindy said...

Super sweet and fanciful treatment of this wonderfully detailed image. Love it!

Sue said...

Beautiful Card - love the distressing!

rumble said...

Gorgeous card loving these images great blog hop finding a heap of blogs I havent found before
Thanks for the inspiration

Lisa said...

Hi Denise,
This is so pretty! The distressed look is so cool!

Krista said...

Wow! Amazing Card! I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the distressing is brill:)
Hugzz Val xxx

gina g said...

Beautiful card i love that all the cards are so different. luv gina xx

Yolanda said...

Love that carousel horse image, I have seen a lot lately :), they all are gorgeous! Great banner you stamped with the flake and swirl.
Hugs Yolanda

raindropecho said...

This is so beautiful, Denise! Love all the sparkly things and the distressing! This is just looking amazing :) Thank you again for everything and for letting me work with such great images!!

Deb said...

stunning card Denise, so love the colours and the fabulous Easel design, must try one of those soon, I love them! hugs Debx

Juanita said...

WOW, I need to pick up my jaw off the floor. This is GORGEOUS. The coloring is amazing and the distressing as well.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous,beautiful colours and papers and the sparkle is so pretty!!!
Hugs xx

Julie.G said...

Love all the glitter, very pretty.

Judy said...

Pretty card. I like the embellishment
you used. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card. Love your color combo and beautiful image!

Jacki Randolph said...

This is stunning, the color combo is beautiful. So wintery looking.
Thanks for joining us on the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Lana said...

This is a very nice card love the winter look to it !!!
Lana E

Anne said...

Super gorgeous! Love it!

resmith said...

So pretty! Love the color combo!
Hugs,
Liz

Cassandra said...

I really love the distressed edges and layering on your card. This stamp is wonderful!
Hugs!
Cassandra
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Deanna C said...

This is awesome. I have searched and searched for some carousel horses and these two are the most beautiful I have ever seen . Hope to see more on Whimsey stamps.

Sammi said...

Wow!! This is Awesome! Love the sparkles and I really do love these carousel horses!!
xxx

Ann said...

oh wow !!! oh these are just the most beautiful stamps - love them. Your card is amazing.
Ann xxx

Cheri Howard said...

How pretty! Love the color combo, and all that sparkle!

JulyeB said...

Beautiful card yet again and fits outside at present like a glove thanks Julye

Judi said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

What else is there to say??

Still, love it!

Judi xx

Meital said...

This card and coloring is just beautiful!! amazing!!

hugs :)

cats whiskers said...

Oh Denise these horse are just stunning the more I see them the more I love them, and this beautiful card shows them off to perfection dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Yvonne said...

The rugged up horse and the snowflake are a perfect combination. Beautiful!

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a stunning card ,love the beautiful new stamps so pretty
hugs Dawnxxx

Nannieflash said...

All your DT cards are so different but so stunning, the images have all been so beautifully coloured. With love andhugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card made with these lovely stamps
Marion O'B

Kay said...

Love this, and love all the glitzy glitter- this stamp is awesom!

Jacilynn said...

Oh, I love the distressing. Super cute Denise! Hope you are doing well. The new images look amazing!
x

HazelQ said...

Cute card! I love the distress look :)
Hugs
Hazel

Annelies said...

Great job! Love your card!

acreativeneed said...

Wow Denise this is stunningly beautiful!!! The carousel horse is gorgeous, as are all your details!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations challenge! I love it!!
smiles,Deena

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Love the new stamps! Such a pretty card, love all the sparkle!

Kez said...

Simply gorgeous card;the sparkles look divine!

craftieodamae said...

Gorgeous!! Loving the colors and embellishment.

kim.mom said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! That distressing just really makes it pop!

Shannah said...

Ooohh - how sparkly and pretty! Lovely!!
Shannah xox

beadz said...

Denise, what a great release. I'm sure you will have wonderful success with it! Love your card (I'm a distress it kind of a girl myself!) I think it's gorgeous!
hugs,
Gini

Katarina said...

Love the shimmer. Very beautiful card.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your lovely work!

Saskia :)

nikilynn said...

SOOOO pretty!!!! WOW, I'm stunned!!! I love it!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Gorgeous card, Denise! I love all the shimmer. shine and sparkle! That really makes it pop! Fantastic use of the accessory images too!
hugs!

April Rose said...

Wow! I love these new carousel pony stamps! Your card is stunning--I love your coloring, these pretty colors, the sparkles, and of course this gorgeous pony!
Thank you for joining our first challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April

ann marie said...

love the textures. and all the bling

Kate T said...

the distressed look is fabulous !

Sharon said...

great card

Anonymous said...

This is such a great card and a beautiful stamp...
Denise Trottier

Ildiko said...

Easel cards are one of my favourite. I love the way you roughed the paper edges and ofcourse the immage is fab.
oxo
Ildiko

Barbara said...

Fabulous, love the colours and papers you've chosen.
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our first challenge - good luck.
Barbara
xx

Mimiko said...

So beautiful, love the papers :)

Lynn said...

You did a fabulous job on this card! I just love it. I especially love all the distressing, and your coloring looks great! Really enjoyed visiting your blog. You are so creative! See you at SNR!

craft_princess said...

Very pretty!

Alex said...

WOW! Beautiful- love the distressing you did!

Shelly said...

Great card Denise! Love the colours and the way you've distressed the paper! Fab stamp!
Hugs Shelly :)

Mary said...

Beautiful card!

hugs
Mary

judie said...

the colours are stunning, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

Made by Mandy said...

And you do distressing very well !

Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

Made By Mandy xxx