Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Whimsy Stamps February Release Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 16 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new fantastic dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Chris Dark, Jacque Beddingfield, Tracy Payne, and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these new stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more fabulousness! Trust me, these girls do not disappoint!

Here is a full list of all the new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps / stamp sets from Crissy Armstrong
Fragrant Rose ~ Darling Daisies ~ Smell the Flowers ~Valerie's Spring Rain ~ Fancy Bench

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Balloon Mouse ~ Baby Bunny's Bottle ~ Spring Sitter Bunny

4 stamps from Kenny K
Uptown Angel ~ Star ~ Lady Raven ~ Vikki Lee Vicious

4 stamps / stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps ~ Birthday Postage Stamps ~ Balloon Sentiments ~ Birthday Wish List

2 dies
Postage Stamp Die ~ Balloon Set Dies

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Ann's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Chris's blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 9th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday February 16th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*


For my blog hop creation I used two of the new stamps "Smell the Flowers" illustrated by Crissy Armstrong and also "Postage Stamp Sentiments" designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. I also used the new Postage Stamp Die to cut out the sentiment.

The papers on this card are Graphic 45 (I think, if I'm wrong someone please correct me!) and they have been stitched and distressed on all layers. I colored the image with Copics in neutral colors to match the papers and because I was going for a more muted color palette. Here is a closer look at the image...

The colors I used were E40, 41, 42, 43, and 44 on the animals and then YG91,93 and R02, 11, and 12 on the flowers.

I added some postmarks to the image and the card with the Postage Stamp set images and then added the postage stamp sentiment. Here is a closer look at the sentiment....(don;t mind my over stamping smudge on the postmark image - kind of fits the distressed look though....

This card was finished off with lace and ribbon trimmings, some sticky pearls, flowers, a heart that was given a crackle effect and then I added a hat pin to the heart. The little Spring sentiment and tag are from the Graphic paper pack.

This card fits the challenges at:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - show some love
My Time To Craft  - hearts & flowers
Oldie But Goodie Challenge -  add a heart
Paper Take Weekly - have a heart
ColourQ - COLOR (kraft, pinks, white - photo inspiration)
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts


Thank you so much for visiting my stop on the hop today! I hope you enjoyed my creations. Now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Annika's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order in case you get lost along the way:



Thank you again for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

82 comments:

Judi said...

What a delicate and beautiful card you have made. Love it!

Judi x

*Vicki* said...

Denise, this is just perfect girl!! LOVE your little 'spring' border and all of the beautiful details on your card!! HUGS

Tami said...

Love this stamp and love whimsy:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Denise I ADORE your work!!

Deb said...

Such a beautiful card, the colours are so pretty and I love all the layers and distressing! hugs Debx

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Denise! I love all the details.
hugs
Vanja

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Denise!! This is stunning!! I just love the soft colors and the vintage flair!! Your coloring, use of sentiments and paper are incredible!! GORGEOUS!!
hugs,
Chris

Brennen said...

Wow! So much dimension. I love that. I also love the colors and the "Once upon a springtime" sentiment. Perfect! TFS

Karen Wilson said...

This is so pretty. I just adore this image and all that you did with it.

Marie-Anne said...

What a cutie.

Marie-Anne

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Utterly beautiful, Denise, love the soft style of this one.

Thank you so much for letting me join the hop today, it's always a pleasure to play along!!

iluvmybugs said...

How pretty...love the soft colors!! TFS
~Terry~

Jenny V. said...

Lovely card Denise! Love the soft colors you use and this image is so cute.

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful Denise, love how you colored this image and all the fun details too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lillian Child said...

Love the soft look of this card, Denise! Just beautiful!

Lisa said...

so sweet, wonderful job!!

Kopperhead said...

Once upon a springtime is just adorable!
http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com/

Lullina said...

I love the delicate colours you used for this card! ^^
Lu

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Such softness in a card x Leigh x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Crystal said...

Denise this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I LOVE all the elements on your creation, and this image is FANTASTIC and you colored it to perfection sweetie!!! Thanks for another AWESOME release!!! Hugs!

Anki said...

You really took the softness of this image and applied it to the card. Supersweet. Kram - Anki

Mona E said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colours. Great colouring of the image. Hugs...Mona

Hélène said...

Your card is amazing !!!

Snoopy said...

Wow! I LOVE your card. The colors are all so soft and beautiful and the accents are perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
http://www.snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Elin said...

What a delicate card/"postcard"(like those stamps)Lovely

raindropecho said...

Oh WOW Denise!! Such a gorgeous card! Totally love the soft color palette and the way you put the card together. So beautiful!!

Here's to another great Whimsy release!

- Ann

Louise said...

Beautiful card, the colors are soft and delicate

Lorraine said...

Ooh, so pretty! Love the soft colors and all the different elements on your card.

Cheryl said...

Denise, This is so delicate and gorgeous! I totally love it!

Janet said...

Awww--what a cute image. You showcased it so well1

Jules said...

Your card is so Pretty and danity Love the colours and the softness to it TFS

Heidi said...

This is so sweet and innocent. A wonderful spring card.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is beautiful Denise! Love the soft colors and the pretty details!

karensk said...

Great card.I became a follower
Thanks for sharing

karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Message Keeper said...

Do not worry about the over stamping smudge on the postmark image! It just looks real in life and I love it!

Hugs,
Evelyn @ Message Keeper
http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

Chrissy said...

Just gorgeous, such soft subtle colours, very,very beautiful.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Sheng said...

I love all the soft colors you used. So adorable and pretty.

Brenna said...

I love that you used the muted colours, your card is beautiful!! the over stamping smudge is non existent!! thanks for sharing!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Lori said...

Such a beautiful card Denise, I love the layout, papers, flowers, heck everything, the soft colours for the image, this is my favourite card of yours, love it!

Shirley N said...

This is just so precious, love your soft colors and all the beautiful details!!!

Sammibug said...

Wow!! Beautiful card!

Shime said...

Thak you for sharing such a cute card!

Marion said...

This is a wonderful spring card. Love the colour combo and cute image. Postage stamps are fav.
Marion

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Denise,I just love the soft look to it,Hugs Debbie x

Kari said...

So cute! Absolute beautiful!

AsilisA MaM said...

sweet image as well as the card...

Hanneke said...

Wow, all of your cards are so gorgeous! The embellishments and stamps match perfectly! I became a folower, so I'll come bye regularly for some inspiration :)

Linda said...

This must be the cutest stamp ever. I love it. Hugs Linda

Randi WS said...

Wow WoW WOW WOOOOW Denise, your card is so sweet that I can smell sugar from it! *lol*
It's absolutely adorable, I simply love it!!

Lots of love,
Randi WS

De Roelies said...

sweet cards did you made

Esme said...

Gorgeous! I love the neutral tone - it goes well with the image!!

Esme x

Mervi said...

Wow, gorgeous, love the image, and the soft colours you used -
beautiful card;-))m

Heather said...

Adorable :)

Heidi said...

I love it!
Adorable image and wonderful colours:) Stunning.
Hugs, Heidi:)

JoAnne said...

This image is so sweet and I love how differently each of you has colored and decorated these images. Love it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

Sylvia said...

Another lovely entry! Thanks for joing us at the ColourQ again.

Iris said...

Oh wow Denise, what a fabulous card! I love the soft muted colors and the layout of your card is fantastic! Great coloring!

Hugs,
Iris

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely! I really like the color scheme. It is so soft and pretty. All the new images are really super!!

Cor* said...

Denise, this is so soft & sweet! I adore your flowers and ribbons! Great job with the new stamps TFS!

Mary Lou said...

The softness speaks throughout:) Love It~~as usual!!!
Thanks so very much!!
Hugz

Frea said...

HI Denise, oh sooo pretty, it's Bambi all over!! Hugs, Frea

CardArTart said...

sooo many layers - It looks fantabulous!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is sooo pretty! I love all the details. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

deesdesigns said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the soft, muted colors you used. I'm so glad you were able to join us this week for our Hearts and Flowers challenge at My Time To Craft! Dee

Vicky said...

Such a lovely card and love all the detail.

Chris said...

So beautiful Denise! I love your colouring and that gorgeous and pretty colour scheme. Hugs, Chris x

KarenB said...

I love the soft, shabby feel of your card - just beautiful.

Glo said...

It is so cute!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, the image is so sweet! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Suzanne said...

A beautiful card, this image is so cute.
Hugs Sue x

Noelle said...

This is lovely! Great image, thanks for playing at CQC:)

Sharon Peele said...

I love the softness of your card, and the way you used the natural colors!! Beautiful job!!

Kleine85 said...

I like momochrom cards and you did a really great job!!

Tanja

Sharon said...

This is such a sweet card.

Scrappymax said...

Super creations and such a sweet image.
Max x

Lin said...

What an absolutely charming image on your oh so pretty card.

Thanks so much for joining us in our 'Hearts' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

Diane said...

What an adorable card, love the subtle colors

Corinne said...

Very nice! Lots of dimension.
Hugs~
Corinne

Cat said...

What a sweet card! Love the soft colors and beautiful details!

Heike said...

Wow, wonderful creation with so lovely Details.

Hugs
Heike

Judie aka Craftymess said...

gorjuss card hun, well done and thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers

Hugs
Judie - Little Miss Helpful