Friday, October 1, 2010

Celebrate the Holidays and Some News

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Friday means new challenges over at Just Magnolia and Stamp Something and today it also means Day 2 of the Whimsy Stamps Sneak Peeks! Are you enjoying the sneaks? I know the Whimsy DT members are enjoying the chance to share with you.

For our Stamp Something challenge this week the theme is Something to Celebrate. You can interpret this however you choose. I have chosen to make a holiday card to celebrate the upcoming Christmas Season. And I'm also giving you a sneak peek at the newest carousel horse from Crissy Armstrong, this is Jingle Bell Ride.

I started with some new BG Jovial papers, loving these! And then also used another one of the new text background stamps from Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs called Life Defined. The image was colored with Copics and accented with glitter. I've distressed the edges of the papers and then embellished with lace, ribbon, a charm, flowers, snowflakes, and sticky gems. The final accent was to add this cute ticket sentiment from Ann's new Holiday Ticket set also releasing this weekend at Whimsy.

This card fits the challenges at:
Sundays with Crissy: Sparkle and Shine
Creative Inspirations: Christmas in September
Sketch Saturday: sketch
Creative Card Crew: Bloomin Marvelous
One Stop: Snowflakes

Our challenge over at JM is a special monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says. This month you can either use the theme Jingle All the Way or Anything Goes. I have chosen to make another holiday card and get a head start on my cards for my Christmas card list.

I have more Whimsy sneak peeks on this card too. First is the background stamp Holiday Wish List created by Ann. I've stamped it on kraft paper with chocolate ink. The papers are BG Jovial and have been distressed. I've embellished with a hand made flower made from a poinsettia stamp in a new set by Crissy Armstrong called Vintage Christmas. I colored the image and layered it to give some dimension. 

This card also fits at:
CRAFT Challenge: Fancy Floral
Little Red Wagon: Make your own embellishment

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to visit the Whimsy DT to see more sneak peeks and then join us back here on Sunday, October 3rd for our release Holiday Blog Hop!

Before I go today I also wanted to share some fun and exciting news...
As I am sure many of you already know, Whimsy Stamps has been carrying the complete line of Meljen's Designs digital stamps, but now Melissa Jenkins will also be joining the Whimsy Team of Artists to create an exclusive rubber stamp collection available at Whimsy! We are so very excited and honored to have Melissa and can't wait for you to see her brand new collection of RUBBER stamps!

Our first release is set for Friday, October 8th with a blog hop and pre-order of the first of her 5 designs, perfect for the holiday season. We hope you will join us next Friday!

Have a great weekend!


Riet said...

So beautiful cards Denise,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

carol said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge. x carol

Ellibelle said...

These are both gorgeous cards Denise. Love your coloring, gorgeous new Whimsy stamps!!
So happy to be designing with you again!!

Avril Tanner said...

These are both beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

Kathlene said...

So much eye candy on these beautiful cards. Love your lace and ribbon and bling embellies. Lovely work!

scrapadinne said...

I have something for you on my blog! =)


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Denise ,, I love the carousel horse ,, beautiful and the sparkly collar and ankle muffs are fab. Lovely Tilda too ... the papers and the flower are gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x

ladyjanet_56 said...

Beautiful cards, cute images & colours thanks for joining us at OSCC, Janet

sharon said...

Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon

Deb said...

fabulous cards, so love how you coloured the horse and added the glitter, the background stamps look amazing too! enjoy the rest of the weekend, hugs Debx

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love that image Denise!! Lovely card!

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