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:

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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: