Friday 27 January 2023

Snowman Loves Stuffy

 Hello, today I showcase another cute digi from Whimsy Stamps: Snowman Loves Stuffy, designed by Crissy Armstrong.

I've printed it on Copic Transotype paper, cut arounf the edges as best as I could by hand as I wanted to keep the base intact. Then colored the image with Copic Markers is Pastel like colors..

For the background I inkblended Distress inks on the cardbase. I've used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Prize Ribbon and then splatered with water and whie paint.

Stamped the sentiment from another Whimsy (Clear set this time): Polar Opposites, I've used Versafine black for it, then Mounted the shape with foam tape and adhered it on top.

You can find the Snowman loves Buddy digi in the Whimsy Store:

And the sentiment from Polar Opposites  here:

Sunday 22 January 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #232: White on White, with video

This Fortnight we have quite the challenge for you: White on White.

The theme was chosen by Sue and I followed her lead with diecutting a word.

Snow in my case, with the alphabet from Marianne Design, but any you have will work (Col1449). As long as it leaves ample unused/white/empty space on your card front. This wasn't my first idea, but I will add a sentiment saying "let it" (so it makes let it snow) as I feel it needs it. 

It's a good tip to add more to your card if you feel it's to bland, enter it first, then add to it if  you must, but keep it CAS and as minimal as you can for the challenge.

See the video on my thought process:

See the AAA Cards Challenge blog for more ideas and or to play  along the challenge.

Thursday 19 January 2023


 Hello, today I'm showing you a Whimsy Stamps Digi stamp from Crissy Armstrong: Oops Penguin.

I laughed  way too hard when I saw it, cos you know, I'm 5 instead of 53 ;-)

Anyway I printed it on a whole cardfront, thought it be easier t color and it was. I've used all my markers: Copic, Spectrum Noir, Graph it as I don't like Copics on large areas and I can't get into the corners with other nibs

I then adhered it to a cardbase. and stamped the sentment from the set Cat  Trouble, also from Whimsy.

There's also a word die from Whimsy with "oops"but I don't have that, but you can find the digi, stamp and die here:

The stampset with Sentiment "Cat Trouble:

Thursday 12 January 2023

Adopt don't shop

 Hello, you may or may not know , last year I had to say goodbye to one of my resident cats, and at  12 years old, Tjalk was my baby girl.

It left a big hole in my heart and Tjeerd was looking for her, so I adopted a new kitten. but it has had it's up and downs, more down to be honest as Tjeerd doesn't seem to like the company after all.

For my card I've used one of the images from the Whimsy Stamps Digi: Sweet Kitties, from the Wee stamps line.

I printed it on Copic transotype paper and colored it with Copics.At first I wanted to cut it out and inkblend something behind it, but I decided against it as I really wanted to image to shine, and yes I colored it like Charlie, the black mayhem ;-)

The sentiment is from a Whimsy clear set Adopt Don't shop Dogs, there's also a cat version, but the sentiment just fits around Valentine's day in my opinion., you can find them here:

Find the digi in the Whimsy Store

Sunday 8 January 2023

AAA Card Challenge #231: Mood board (All the Bears), with video

 Hi, happy New Year and welcome to the first AAA Card Challenge of 2023: a Moodboard.

As you can see it depicts all kind of Bears ( I could think of) so even Gummibears and Teddy Bears, but any bear you can think of will do, or if you haven't got anything Bear, maybe the colours in the game badge will inspire you too.

We have changed the rules a little for 2023: how you lay out your card or what you use it more or less up to you, so we ropped the things like 1/9th, one corner, one inch etc, some challenges still might say so because I didn't know right from the start of making the badges, I felt the + wasn't clear and all the other bits were too restricting, so enjoy our new format! let's say it's a color challenge, how you use them is up to you, if we said in a corner or use stamps/diecuts only, you might not have those available to you, I think you'll find it easier now..I hope so at least.

Now for my card
I used the Impronte D'Autore dieset (Baby Polar Bear) and a semi circle set from Avec Creative (Action) and Distress inks. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things (Bitty Holiday Wishes)

To play ong our challenge, see this.

#AAAcards #AAACardchallenge #CASChallenge #CASCard #Blogchallenge

#colorchallenge #Colorscheme  #Dotsandorspots  #Handmadecard #Cardmakers #Designteam #Blogspotchallenge

Thursday 5 January 2023

Polar Birthday

 Hello, today I'm  using one of the images in the Whimsy Stamps set: Winter Friends.

It is from the Some Odd Girl line and I think he's just too cute.

Sentiment is also Whimsy Stamps, a clear set; Simple Sentiment Strips.

I printed the image and cut him out, colored him (or her?) with Copic Markers and mounted it with foam tape.

For the background I ripped a piece of masking paper and  adhered it to the cardbase. I inkblended the top with distress inks, I was trying to make a Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), I like it not sure if it's recognizable as such, but it's just a sky in the end. I've used Distress inks, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire.

Splattered with water and white acrylic paint for snow or stars.

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine after I removed the masking paper and then adhered the  bear cub on top. I like how the ripped edge makes it look like a snow bank.

You can find the digi in the Whimsy Store:

And the Sentiment Stampset:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #Winterscene #SOG #SomeOddGirl #WinterFriends #Wintercard #Northernlights #AuroraBorealis #Distressinks #CopicColoring #Inkblending

Sunday 1 January 2023

AAA Birthday Card Challenge: January 2023 Anything Birthday Goes, with video

This year the AAA Birthday Card Challenge will start every 1st of the month, instead on the 1st Monday, seems easier to us at least.
This month the challenge is: Anything Birthday goes. Seeing it's still winter I wanted to make a winter scene, with a Polar Bear from Marianne Design (EC0193) and with a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps (Simple sentiment strips) As I didn't have anything clever or punny except Warm Wishes, but I deemed it too small for this card.

To play along the AAA Birthday Cards, see this.