Friday, June 10, 2011

Something Punched and a Sneak Peek

Hi All!

Happy Friday! Bet you're saying what is she doing here already?lol I just posted a few days ago that I was taking a blogging break and now I have a card to share! I think posting and taking the pressure off myself actually helped. I felt like making a card for the first time in weeks. And it helped that I have gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps rubber sitting here too.

Today is a new challenge over at Stamp Something and so I wanted to share a card made to fit the challenge and using some brand new Whimsy products, releasing on Wednesday, June 15th. This card uses the new Into the Farm BG and Summer Letter Seals sentiments both designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs.

Our sponsor this week at SS is Whiff of Joy and so I thought this sweet summer image would be perfect to pair with Ann's new background and sentiments. The challenge theme is Something Punched, so I used nesties to frame the sentiment and then used the Double Scallop Border Die available at Whimsy to have another punched element. I've threaded ribbon through the border and then added a charm, which you can find at Whimsy too. The papers are Websters Pages with a farm stand theme and they have been stitched on the sewing machine. The image was colored with Copics and then I've embellished with flowers. The edges have been distressed and I added crackle paint to the background and sentiment pieces.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Crafts and Me - #38 Stamp something
My Mum's Craft shop -  #9 punch it
Paper Pretties - Summer
A Spoonful Of Sugar -  #155 Summer - Colours, images etc
Bearly Mine - #12 Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - #1 Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #145 Distress
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Creative Cowgirls - Summertime Fun

Before I head out today, I wanted to share some other fun news with you....

Whimsy Stamps is starting a new adventure and we want you to take the journey with us!  On June 15, 2011, the first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine will be debuting alongside our June rubber stamps and dies. We are excited to bring to you never-before-seen creations by the design team and by some fantastic Whimsy customers.  In a continuous effort to provide you with creative inspiration, this issue will be free and available to everyone.  Stay tuned - you won't want to miss it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm not sure when I will be back, but I hope you have a great weekend. If you're up for a challenge join us over at SS and be sure to check out the other Whimsy peeks at our DT member blogs.


Suzi said...

Gorgeous card Denise, love the sentiment, your papers and that image are adorable.
Suzi x

Zoechaos said...

lovely card, fabulous layout and cheerful colours. Taking a break suits you :) thank you for sharing with us for our very first Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

Anonymous said...

Wow Denise!! This is so gorgeous hun!! I really love those papers and your use of the new stamps is awesome!! :) I love that Whimsy die strip with the ribbon through it!! Have a great weekend friend!! Smiles

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Denise!! I just love your coloring of the WOJ image and your use of the farm background with it. Perfect sentiment and design!

Karen Wilson said...

LOVE this!!! Like the torn paper .. cute image!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card. I just love that image.

Lorraine A said...

I just love this card Denise :-) the image is very cute and torn edges, sewing and whole design is fabulous ! :-)

I missed your last post ,, I am so glad you feel like creating again ,, :-) , I hope it continues !! :-)xx

Lols x x x

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining our first challenge at craft room challenge and I hope we will see you for many more.
Nikki DT

Tammy L said...

This is fabulous! I love how you incorporated all the different patterned DP. Great job! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Unknown said...

Love all the stitching and torn paper, just beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. I hope to see you again!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the distressing
Thanks for linking up to make it monday
Lisa x

Riet said...

So beautiful card ,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

oh WOW what a gorgeous card really pretty image and such beautiful emebellishments...i love it:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS


Faye said...

Oh this is super and I love the image. Thanks for sharing with us MMCS. x

Chris said...

great card, I love the little charm. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..

Cards By MI said...

Such a lovely card. The DP, the image, everything gets together so well. Great card! Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card Denise! and you have added a lot of beautiful details ;)

I didn't notice befor now, that you owne the "Whimsy Stamps"
I ordered a few KennyK stamps, they are too cool!!

Hugs from Anne