Friday 30 December 2022

Can I improve on my most viewed (148.000 times) Video/card? --- I think...

Happy New Year!


Hello, Today I'm wishing you a happy new year with the Whimsy Stamps digi: Celebration Gwen, from the Some Odd Girl line.

Of Course it could be for any celebration, birthday too, but as it's that time of year, I've added the sentiment in Photoshop, whist prepping the digi.

I printed the image onto Alcohol marker paper and colored it with Copic and Graphit Brush markers, mostly for their fineliner nib. Added the feel of glitter with tiny dots and with a fine white gel pen. If I could find my blue glitter and silver gel pen I'd use them too.

Adhered the panel onto a cardbase with tape runner.

You can find the digi in the Whimsy store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene #SOG #SomeOddGirl #Copicmarkers #Graphitbrushmarkers #HappyNewYear #Newyearscard

Saturday 24 December 2022

on the last day of Christmas my love gave to me...

 4 calling birds and a partridge in a pear tree?

I had this in my head as the sentiment for today's card, but then I chickened out and went whit another.

Both are digi sets from Whimsy Stamps: 4calling birds and  Merry  & Bright sentiments

I printed the digi with my laser printer onto watercolor card and colored the  image with Talens Ecoline a fluid or liquid watercolor medium.

Mounted the panel onto my cardbase with taperunner

Find the Merry Christmas Sentiments here:

And the Four Calling Birds digi here:

I would like to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene  #Wintercard #Christmascard #fourcallingbirds #Cardbymaaike #TalensEcoline

Monday 19 December 2022

Bah Humbug

 Hello, today I'm showcasing the new Dustin PIke digi: Snitches get Stitches.

Where Krampus caught himself an Elf, (no longer on the shelf).I printed it on Copic Friendly paper and colored it with Copic Markers.

Cut it into a square and mounted it on a panel of Kraft Card, then onto my normal white cardbase.

Stamped the Sentiment from another Whimsy Set (clear set this time): Grumpy Holidays , and I stamped it with Versafine ink.

I thought that would be exactly what the Elf would be saying of grumbling...not sure of course, but I can see it playing out in my head ;-)

Find the digi in the Whimsy Store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene #DustinPike #Dustinpikedraws #Naughtylooksgood  #punnycard #Wintercard #Christmascard  #Cardsbymaaike #Grumpyholidays #Krampus

Thursday 15 December 2022

Naughty is the new nice

 Hello, today I'm using the Whimsy Digi: Very Present Helper. I had to as soon  it's  my Birthday and also Christmas and my Kittens are basically Hooligans... Also Purple is my favorite color ;-)

I printed the image on Alcohol marker safe paper together with the sentiment. I made it up, but I thought it's perfect for the image.

Had the Scan N Cut do it's thing and then colored the image with Copic markers.

For the background I masked off the bottom and the top  of the cardbase and applied Distress inks: Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Villainous Poison and  then I splattered with a shimmery ink, I mean it's almost Christmas and shimmer or glitter is cool.

Mounted the image with foam tape and adhered it on top, same with the sentiment.

You can find the digi  in the Whimsy Store

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene #CrissyArmstrong  #punnycard #Wintercard #Christmascard  #penguinsarecool

Sunday 11 December 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #230: Moodboard


This fortnight we have a moodboard again: you can take away from it what you see/want. and of course it's geared towards Christmas and that was Asa's choice.

For me it was non traditional colors and lots of purple! But there's so much more to see and be inspired by on the game badge, but then the DT members'makes, fabulous stuff..

For my card I masked of a moon and the lower half of the cardbase, stamped my image from Nellie Snellen (CSIL002) and sentiment from My Favorite Things ( Bitty Holiday Wishes) with Versafine ink, let it dry.

I  then inkblended Distress inks : Villanious Potion, Wilted Violet and

Shaded lilac for my wintry or night sky and 
splattered with water, silver acrylic paint and Shimmer Spritz. Let it dry again, peeled of the masks.

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

We'll see you in the new year, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.

Thursday 8 December 2022

Krampus Cookie

 Hello, today I'm showcasing the Whimsy Stamps digi : Krampus Cookie designed by Dustin Pike.

I've printed the digi and cut it out with the Scan N Cut, colored it with Copic Markers and mounted it with foamtape.

I made a stencil on the Scan N Cut too, it's not perfect, but handmade, so I'm chuffed.

I planned on using only one set of stripes, probably should have made the slots bigger eh? So I decided to move the stencil and use what ever ink was left on my blendingbrush to make a layered/shadow background..just because the image covered most of it.

For the background I've used Lumberjack Plaid, Fired Brick and Festive Berries Distress inks.

Stamped the sentiment from another Whimsy (clear set) , also from Dustin Pike : Dragon Christmas.

Mounted the image on top and added white details to the eyes.

You can find the digi in the Whimsy Store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene #DustinPike #Dustinpikedraws #Naughtylooksgood  #punnycard #Wintercard #Christmascard  #KrampusCookie

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Nice is soooo last Season

 Hello, this week I'm using the Whimsy Digi called: Penguin light me up.

I printed it on Alcohol marker safe paper together with the sentiment. I made it up, but I thought it's perfect for the image.

Had the Scan N Cut do it's thing and then colored the image with alcohol markers, I've used a mix of brands, they all play together nicely.

For the background I masked off the bottom of the cardbase and applied Distress inks:  Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and then splattered with shimmery ink, as if there's more lights behind the Naughty penguin.

The sentiment reminded me of teens saying stuff like this..oh a landline is sooo 1980's or that red bag is so 2020 or what not, you know what I mean, I'm sure.

Added some white gel pen details for a shine on the lights and Penguin.

You can find the digi  in the Whimsy Store here:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene #CrissyArmstrong  #punnycard #Wintercard #Christmascard  #penguinsarecool

Monday 5 December 2022

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #44: Embossing, with video


This challenge had me stumped for months as I didn't know what to do. Embossing could be dry embossing, tried it, didn't like it, making use of a scoring board..meh, embossing paste? also meh, a whole background embossed? meh, my CAS heart didn't like much.

So after thinking on it I came up with this heat embossed ombre falling snow card as it's Winter, I thought it made sense.

I've pulled out an array of Wow Embossing powders that are translucent and a super fine silver one from Paper Mania, of course Wow has silver too.

I've also rummaged through y snowflake stampsets and there's

usually one or two tucked into winter  or Christmas sets as well...use what you have is what I say all the time, could be dots as in confetti, balloons as it's a birthday Card challenge, stars, hearts, anything I suppose.

I stamped my images with Wow embossig ink, and sprinkled on the powders, one by one, shifting the stamps where needed.

The sentiment is from Simple Sentiment Strips rom Whimsy Stamps.

Mounted the panel with Foam tape as it warped a little from the heat.

We look forward to your makes, you can enter them here:

Sunday 27 November 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #229: Small & Few + Baked Goods


This fortnight we're approaching Christmas and so my baked goods (optional twist) is  Santa Gnome like figure with a Rudolph cookie.

The main challenge is Small & Few and we're wondering how small can you go?.

My image is a digi I found on Etsy (Chonnies artwork) and I printed it on Copic friendly paper. I added the sentiment while I was adjusting the image.

I colored the image with Copic and Graph-it markers. Added the panel to a cardbase with tape runner.

For more information on the AAA Cards Challenge or to play along, see this.

Friday 25 November 2022

Whimsy Stamps: Frosty Whishes


Hello, today I'm showing you another fabulous Digi from Whimsy Stamps,Illustrated by Dustin Pike: Frosty Whishes.

I've printed the digi on Copic safe paper with my laser printer, also printed another panel with the sentiment with the laser printer, so I could foil it in a navy or royal blue, nice and electric blue? not sure, but perfect for Winter.

I then diecut a circle from said panel and traced it onto the card base. I then applied Distress inks: Tumbled glass and Shaded Lilac behind the opening, splattered with water and white paint, let it dry.

Colored the image with  Graphit brush and  Copic Markers and mounted it with foam tape.. I also mounted the window panel with foam tape and adhered iot to the cardbase, then mounted the image on top.

Find  the digi set here:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscened #Dustinpike #Dustinpikedraws  #punnycard #Wintercard #Christmascard #penguinsarecool #bathinginhotchocolatemilk 

Saturday 19 November 2022

Less is More Challenge: Outdoors

 There's a new challenge over at the Less is More  Blog: Outdoor.

I made my card  with the Katzelkraft Les Pingouins and a sentiment from Impronte D'Autore from a set that has a Yeti with coffee too, but somehow I thought the Penguins were easier...they weren't ;-) Happy Yeti set would have been  better, I couldn't get it to stamp nicely as the set is new to me. Same with the penguins to be honest I think it's my inkpad I thought oh I'll color the little beaks and details and then restamp with Versafine to get a nice black penguin....I had 6 image in my stampingtool and sadly the paper moved a tiny bit and this was the only image that was still OK .

Do inkpads get greasy from the stamps, feels like they transfer something? I don't know just wondering if refilling sometimes is useless if the linnen is  messed up.

for the background I inkblended Distress inks, I meant these for my Christmas cards, but too much work, my shoulders were aching after one, so..nope, but handy for this card of course. I;ve used: Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon and Salty Ocean.

Then Splattered with water, white paint, silver watercolor and Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn, let it dry and stamped the sentiment underneath.

Mounted the penguin with foamtape and adhered him on top pf the cardbase, I've used the white as a snowbank.

If you want to play along the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Friday 18 November 2022

Whimsy Stamps: Frosty Hugs and Frosty Wishes

 Hello, this week I've combined 2  Whimsy Stamps Digi sets from Dustin Pike: Frosty Whishes and Frosty hugs to get both penguins. I made them similar sizes, but slightly different so It would look like one is waving at the other penguin in the back.

The sentiment is from Frosty Hugs and I printed it onto a panel with my laser printer and then foiled it, hard to catch on camera, but it's a nice royal blue now and so shiny, perfect for Christmas card.

Then diecut the circle from the panel and traced the opening onto the cardbase, applied Distress inks, basically what ever was left on my blending brushes and boy  was there a lot left!, they're soaking now because I didn't intend to go this dark, but I like it!, splattered with water and then white acrylic paint. Cut a bit of scrap card into a snowbank and glued it on top.

I've mounted the panel and penguins with foamtape and adhered them onto the cardbase.

The image I 've colored with alcohol markers like Graphit Brush and Copic markers, I like the fineline option on the Graphit and there was a need for this mini nib ;-)

Find the digis here:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscened #Dustinpike #Dustinpikedraws  #punnycard #Wintercard #Christmascard #Valentinesdaycard #penguinsarecool



Sunday 13 November 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #228: Along the Edge + Rainbows


This fortnight we play along the edge again ,with the twist of rainbow(s).

The  twist was chosen by Ceal.

For my card I masked off an area and applied Distress inks ( Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry), through a Create a Smile Stamps Stencil ( Happy Mail),

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted (Tiny type) and I stamped it with Versafine ink.

I also made a second card as now I look at it again, I kind of miss the brightness, the intensity of the rainbow colors, so I tried again. And for my second card I did use all the same Distress inks, but in  different order and with the addition of Uncharted Mariner for the edges.

I ripped a  strip of masking paper or removable labels from Herma, very nice and affordable and it doesn't rip my coated DCP paper :-D...Splattered with water, white paint and Shimmer Spritz for that Northern lights feel. 

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes.

The house diecut is from Jeanine's Art (JAD10160) and the Polar Bear is from Ave Creative )Love to Craft) and I got it from Action, that means Sold out is gone forever. I thought the ripped edge might looks like a snowbank and a lonely Polar Bear walking around the one house.

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge,

see this.

I'm entering the card into the current Less is More Challenge: use 2 or more colours from the colour wheel.

Saturday 12 November 2022

Naughty for sure


Hello today I'm using the Whimsy Stamps Digi stamp Grinchy Naughty list.

I am pretty sure you recognize the main character and his name from a Christmas Movie, so I felt I should make him green

I'm not entirely sure why he's on a toilet, but a sentiment like: "Oh crap, it's that time again" would have been nice too, but I only thought of it now.... I made my sentiment while I was prepping the digi stamp. I felt his expression went with it. The puppy dressed up as a reindeer is so funny and cute.

I colored the image with alcohol markers. and mounted it with foamtape. the background is Distress inks, I think Shaded Lilac and prize ribbon, not entirely sure anymore, sorry; my inkblending tool just do what they want as they retain so much ink ;-)

Adhered the image on top and then filled in the gap between  the images with a matching marker. in real life it matches much better than on the photo, but trust me on this.

Also mounted the sentiment with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

You can find this fun digi in the Whimsy Store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Christmascard #Dustinpike #Dustinpikedraws #humoristiccard #punnycard  

Friday 11 November 2022

Hurricane Ian Relief with a special Whimsy Stamps Stampset

Do you want to help and get a limited edition stamp set that all Whimsy Stamps artists contributed to? This is a special LIMITED EDITION #FloridaStrong stamp set for charity. 100% of sales will be donated to a local organization in SW FL to help with relief efforts after the catastrophic hurricane Ian devastated the area.

You can purchase this 5x7 clear stamp set now through December 15, 2022. Whimsy

Stamps will keep it on preorder and allow orders through the 15th of December at 11:59pm ET. Whimsy Stamps will ship until all preorders are fulfilled. After the 15th of December this set will NOT ever be available again.
If you are not able to order but still want to help, please share the #FloridaStrong graphic across your social media to help spread the word and do as much good as possible.

I made this card with the alligator in the set. Colored him with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, mainly because I love the LG5 and JG7 combination, so did the rest with them too. Cut him out.
made a panel with a round window that could be the sea, or a pool, you choose, to make it I traced the opening onto the cardbase and then applied Distress ink in an array of blues (tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans).
Then I splattered with water as it's Distress inks and it's mandatory ;-)
The sentiments are from the same set.

Get your one of a life time stampset and help with the hurricane relief.

#Whimsystamps #floridaStrong #preorder #hurricanerelief #cardmaker #fundraiser

Monday 7 November 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #43 :Monochrome


The AAA Birthday Challenge this month is all about one color , a monochrome card if you will. 

I chose pink with Rose bud and Angel pink from Memento ink.

I inked the Nellie Snellen silhouette stamp (SIL015) with both colors and spritzed it lightly with water then stamped it.

Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Simple sentiment strips and I also used pink to stamp  it. Few pink enamel dots, it's all pink but fab. 

AAA Birthday isn't a CAS challenge, but my heart is a CAS heart so it's a minimalist card, but I love it. And  I thought I could have stamped the silhouette a few times

 I think with it all in the one colour 
family it might get chaotic. I look forward to your makes.

I made a second  card  too, I was playing with pink and Tealish Distress inks and I liked how the teal one turned out (Distress inks Peacock feathers and Salvaged patina). Nowadays there's  layering stencils, but I just used a few out of my stash and well some of them looked better than others. the teal one being the best. I also swiped Peacock feathers ink on a piece of white card, so I could match the sentiment. to the background (Carlijn Design Grote Teksten) Hoera mean Hooray.

For more information on the AAA Birthday Challenge, or to play along , see this.

Saturday 5 November 2022

Grinchy has proof....Naughty looks good on you

 Hello today I  have a bonus card for you, I'm using the Whimsy Stamps: Grinchy Texts.

Instead of texting it looks like he's taking a selfie or he's showing you he's got proof:  you were caught in the act...but naughty looks good on you...

OK it made sense in my head, so I typed the sentiment whilst I was editing the digi image. Then I printed it onto  alcohol marker paper and colored it with a variety of brands. I'm not entirely sure what clothes  the Grinchy (or Grinch) actually wears except the Santa suit) turns out I almost colored him the same as the image in the shop, but I gave mine black shoes and a pink phone, because I wanted to. I did almost give him a blue lederhosen but then realized lederhosen should probably be leder..leather..anyway could be jeans to.

Cut the panel smaller and mounted it with foamtape for some added dimension and adhered it to the cardbase.

You can find the digi in the Whimsy Shop:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene #DustinPike #Dustinpikedraws #Naughtylooksgood  #punnycard #Wintercard #Christmascard  #Grinchytexts



Friday 4 November 2022

Santa Down Under

 Hi today I'm using the Whimsy Stamps Digi:  Down Under Santa.

If I could choose where to spend Winter/Christmas , it would be Australia too because it's Summer then. I like Summer ;-)

I printed the digi and cut it out, then colored it with alcohol markers. 

For the background I've applied Distress inks in a tropical sunset like color combo: Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed. I've applied these directly on my cardbase. Matched the gaps in between the characters with the background, then mounted the image with foam tape and adhered it to the cardbase.

Sentiment was printed at the same time as the digi and I also mounted it with foam tape and adhered it to the cardbase, it doesn't come with the set, I made it up.

Find the Whimsy Stamps digi in their store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Christmascard #Dustinpike #Dustinpikedraws #humoristiccard #punnycard #DownunderChristmas 

Sunday 30 October 2022

AAA cards Challenge #227: Anything goes + Halloween


This fortnight we play the Anything Goes Challenge again and as its almost Halloween, the image is just that, but your card doesn't have to be, it;s anything CAS goes.

For my card I  masked of an area, used a circle mask for the moon and inkblended Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet. Then Splattered with Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn

Stamped the sentiment and bats from Art Impressions (Fright Night) with Versafine ink.

The cute little kitty cat is a digi from Jo Kavanagh Designs and I found it on Etsy (Jokavanagh Designs Halloween Cats).

Colored it with Copics and Graph-it markers and had the Scan n Cut Cut it out, mounted it with foam tape and adhered it onto the card.

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday 29 October 2022

You Koalafy for Halloween


Hello, today I show you the last of my Halloween cards and it's another Aussie inspired one: Koala Mummy.

I printed the digi together with my made up punny sentiment, then cut out the image and colored it with copic markers.

I made the background by masking off an area on the cardbase and inkblending Distress inks. Then I splattered it with  metallic gold watercolors as I thought they could be stars, but also twinkle lights from other kids in the street;  Or even more flashlights.

I filled in the gaps in the image to match the background and even stippled in the gold.Mounted the image with foam tape and adhered it to the cardbase.

You Koalafy for Halloween, I liked the pun and I thought a child dressed up, with a pumpkin bucket and a flashlight does qualify for going trick or treating. Also seemed more fun than just trick or treat! Had to take advantage of the Koala aspect, right?

I printed the sentiment together with the image and cut it out, then used tape runner to attach it to the cardbase.

Find the digi in the Whimsy Store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Halloweencard #Dustinpike #Dustinpikedraws #humoristiccard #punnycard #Halloweencard 

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Koalaty Time?


Hello, today I show you a new Whimsy Stamps digi: Koala Witch.

I had to come up with a punny sentiment to fit the Aussie feel, so Hey Mate! etc..

I have another in mind for  the next card.

I printed the digi and sentiment, cut them out and colored the image with Copic markers.

Made the background sky by masking the cardbase and applying Distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Villainous Poison) then splattered with water, white ink and shimmer spray and heat set it to dry it.

Then  I removed the moon mask and applied the outside or negative mask and inkblendend Pumice Stone for the moon, then smooshed the ink onto a plastic surface and made the "craters" with the same color Distress ink. Removed the mask and dried this too with the heat gun.

Then I filled in some gaps around the Witch with a matching marker, mounted the image with foam tape and adhered it to the cardbase. I think it needs bats in the background, but I don't have them from Whimsy Stamps, but they'd be cool.

The sentiment I've adhered with tape runner to the cardbase.

Find the digi in the Whimsy store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Halloweencard #Dustinpike #Dustinpikedraws #humoristiccard #punnycard #Halloweencard 


Sunday 16 October 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #226: Sketch + Thankful


This fortnight we're playing with a sketch and the optional twist of Thankful, chosen by Tristan.

You can rotate and flip the sketch if you like, I kept it as is.

On the bottom I see three banners and I've used a really old Kaiserkraft texture stamp and three colours of Memento ink to stamp it three times. 

The thank you is from Clearly Besotted (Tiny Type_ and I stamped it in matching Memento ink.

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Tuesday 11 October 2022


Peek-a-boo! Do clowns creep you out? Or someone you know? Then these Clowns from Dustin Pike are just the thing for you.

I've printed the Surprise clown digi on Copic Friendly paper and then Colored it with my markers. I added the sentiment while prepping the digi, it doesn't come with the set.

I wanted it to look like the creepy clown is bursting through the cardpanel, so I shaded the paper like it's really torn.

Adhered the panel to a cardbase.

 You can find the digis in the Whimsy Shop:


#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Halloweencard #DustinPike #creepyclowns

Thursday 6 October 2022

Too cute to spook?


Ok some of you may or may not know about the giant spider in my livingroom a while back, so big and crunchy it made a doof noise when it fell from the wall, and it was fast, so fast...I'm not scared really, but this one was just too much for me and my cats! haha

But then Dustin Pike comes out with this cute little spider digi, and I am all "aww you can come live with me"....

I've combined the Spider with another digi set from Dustin, it's called Bat Candle, that's the  fun part of digi stamps: no messy masking or fussy cutting masking paper ;-)

I printed it and let the Scan N Cut do it's magic. Then colored it with Copic Markers.

I applied a circle mask to the cardbase and although I meant it to be a full moon, it could well be the halo from the candle flame, I'll leave it up to you.

I made it by applying Distress inks *Squeezed lemonade, Mustard Seed and  Wild Honey), splattered it with water and Wild Honey and I think there was some shimmer spray left on my brush as I  see some shimmer now, but it's all good.

Mounted the image with Foam tape and adhered it on top.

The sentiment is from another Whimsy Stamps set, but a clear stamps one: Spooky Kitties

You can find the digis in the Whimsy Shoo

Bat Candle:


Spooky Kitties:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Halloweencard #DustinPike #toocutetospook

Tuesday 4 October 2022

You get a balloon

 The new Whimsy digi release has these Clown in it..They are quite creepy and I can see why some people are freaked out by Clowns.

This image with the balloon made  me think of the Stephen King book/movie and Pennywise a nasty clown luring children with red balloons.

So my balloon had to be red, although it has a kind of Jack Skeleton face, but that's for another day ;-)

 I made two one plain and one with a digitally enhanced card with the text, that   is also inspired by TV, You get a car, you get a car know it I'm sure.

Of course there's no stampset that would have this exact sentiment. so the card is still plain.

Wanna play? is also from a scary movie, might also be fun, but anyway...onto the card.

I printed it, cut it out and colored it last with alcohol markers, mounted it with foamtape.

For the background I inkblended Distress inks with matching colors to the image, no red though as I really wanted that to stand out, but instead Villainous Poison. I could have made the hexagons balloons maybe, but...hindsight and all that...I like the camera lens kind of reflection you used to get in old camera's.

Stuck the clown on top.

The digi set can be found  in the Whimsy store here:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Halloweencard #Clownsarecreepy, #Dustinpike #Clowncard #CopicColoring #Distressinks #inspiredbyTV

Monday 3 October 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #42: Favourite Technique


This month at AAA Birthday Challenge we are all about our Favourite Techniques,  or yours of course.

Mine is bi fold: inkblending and Stamp Coloring, so I 've used both :-D

I've started my card by masking off the lower part of the card, then I've applies Distress inks with a blending tool. at first I wanted to go for the rainbow,then I thought it might be cool as a Northern lights of sorts, so I splattered with water, white acrylic paint and Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust.

For my rainbow I've used: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron. Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry, then arond the edges I've used Chipped Sapphire and Black soot.

For the snowman I've used a set from Marianne Design (EC0184) and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiment Strips, I first stamped it on the cardbase, but then smudged it, so I covered it up with a little banner

For more information or to play along the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.

Sunday 2 October 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #225: 1-9th + Gnomes


This Fortnight we're playing the 1-9th game again with the optional twist to use Gnomes.

This twist was chosen by Ceal.

For my card I used the Stampendous  Holiday Gnomes. I had a few still stamped  and cut out, this one fit best in the one of nine rectangles. I went to color it with my Copics and I realized I stamped it on watercolor paper, oh well I pressed on, it's not ideal, but I made it work.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas and I stamped it

with Versafine ink.

Mounted the Gnome with foamtape and adhered it on the card.

For more information or to play along with the AAA Cards, see this

Thursday 29 September 2022

What's your poison?


Hello, this week I'm Using the Potion Bottles digi set for my card.

I prepped the images in Photoshop, printed them on Copic Safe paper and colored it with Copic Markers. I tried to use the same colors on all bottles for a coherent look.

I cut a full A4 sheet of cardstock to 21 cm and folded it in half to make ti a slimline cardbase. Masked off the top and bottom and applied Black soot and Hickory Smoke Distress inks. Splattered with water and metallic watercolors. kind of looks like the night sky now i my opinion.

Made the sentiments on the pc too and  printed them, then cut them out, mounted them with foam tape. I also mounted some bottles with foamtape and adhered them to the cardbase in as random fashion.

I took inspiration from one liners I hear in movies sometimes, like it's 5 o'Clock somewhere or a bartender asking "what's your poison"when asking a  customer what they'd like. I thought that went well with potion bottles, who knows what's in there ;-)

Find the Potion Bottles digi set in the Whimsy Stores :

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