Tuesday 27 February 2024

"Happy" Birthday?

 Hello, today I've used the new Whimsy Stamps Digi: Caramel's Happy Day..

I printed it with a sentiment "Smile, it's your day" but my printer prints on a slant and when you cut out things it's OK, but on a cardpanel?

I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut him out. I gave him a 5 o'clock shadow as if he's not shaved, I think it's a him ;-)

For the background I"ve masked of a strip on the cardbase and inkblended a Distress ink rainbow with: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and WIlted VIolet. Matched the white bits I didn't cut out on the image with the cardbase, also the balloon, rests exactly on the yellow behind...kind of on purpose ;-).

The sentiment I stamped with Versafine Black ink and it's from the Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiment Strips set.

You can find the  digi in the Whimsy Store here:  https://whimsystamps.com/collections/newest-digital/products/caramels-happy-day-digital-stamp

And the Simple Sentiment Strip clear set here: https://whimsystamps.com/products/simple-sentiment-strips-clear-stamps?_pos=2&_sid=58d940587&_ss=r

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Tuesday 20 February 2024

I paused my game to be here

Hello, today I wanted to showcase another new digi stamps from Whimsy and Dustin Pike: Gaming Monster.

The sentiment inside the screen is already in the digi, but I added the Love is: I paused my game for you"

I printed it on Copic safe paper and colored it, mostly with Graph it brush markers because of the fine details.

Adhered the panel to a cardbase.

You can find al the latest release here: https://whimsystamps.com/collections/newest-digital

And this digi specifically:  https://whimsystamps.com/collections/newest-digital/products/gaming-monster-digital-stamp

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Sunday 18 February 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #259: Anything Cas Goes, optional twist is Birthday


Hello, this fortnight we have an Anything CAS (Clean and Simple) goes.

If you are undecided you could use the optional twist to steer you in the right direction: Birthday.

I think Anything Goes is very broad and personally I need a little extra to choose.

So I did go to my stash of precolored images and used it for my card: Whimsy Stamps Peeking Panda's. As I colored it a while ago the little strips got bent and so I cut them off. Sentiment is from the same stampset.

Background is inkblended Distress ink: Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Villainous Poison.

To play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


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Thursday 15 February 2024

New challenge blog: AAA Colourful Challenges

 Hi and welcome to our first (monthly) challenge.

Inspired by our logo and twin sisters ( AAA cas challesn and AAA Birthday) our first challenge is: rainbow colours.

I've chosen to make a polka dot card with Distress inks.

Actually it wasn't my first or second card, but this is what I loved most.
I've used a circle diecut to make masks and applied Distress inks in a fun confetti and festive pattern ( I think)
I've used Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry with whatever was left on my inkblending brushes
I then Stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink, it's from Clearly Besotted (Brushed Greetings 2)
And splattered with Mow Glitter spray ink (and that's how I messed up #1 and #2)

Please come and join us, our challenges will start on the 15th of every month and run till the 14th of the next.
You don't have to make cards, the occasion is also up to you as long as we can see the colours. a neutral skin color, black or brown for maybe a critter to go with your cards is fine, so are scrapbook layouts and atc  per example.

To play along, see this

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Happy Valentine's Day

 Happy Valentine's Day if you celebrate it.

I made this card with the Whimsy digi To the Moon  from the Dustin Pike line.

I didn't add any sentiment as I feel Happy Valentine's day kind of limits the purpose of this card. Now it could be engagement, moving in together or what else you can think of; first Moon travel? I'd like to see that.

I started with the cardbase, and I went full on night sky with it. I've used Distress inks: Blue Print Sketch, Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. Then splattered with water, white  and gold paint.

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

You can find the digi in the Whimsy Store here:  https://whimsystamps.com/products/to-the-moon-digital-stamp?_pos=4&_sid=8589336f9&_ss=r

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Thursday 8 February 2024

On the 8th day of February, my true love gave to me...


On the 8th day of February, my true love gave  to me...imagine that song with food items in the days up to Valentine's Day..more me  for sure.

Give me Pizza any day instead of diamonds haha. The image is part of the new Whimsy digi release and come with the sentiment or tick boxes; I giggled...

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and Graph-it brush  markers.

Adhered the panel to a cardbase with tape runner.

You can find the new release in the Whimsy Store : https://whimsystamps.com/collections/newest-digital

Or this particular image:  https://whimsystamps.com/collections/newest-digital/products/hungry-monster-digital-stamp

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Tuesday 6 February 2024

Coffee Devil

 Hello, there's new digis in the Whimsy store and they're all fabulous!

I started my morning, not with coffee, but with coloring one: Coffee Devil. The sentiment is based on a meme or t-shirt I saw once. I can't remember the wording cos I haven't had my coffee yet ;-)

I don't really do Valentine and if you'r elike me, these digis are perfect for you.

I prepped the image in Photoshop, printed it and colored it with Tri Blend Markers this time and I did go for pink clothes and coffe cup ;-)

Adhered the panel to a cardbase.

You can find the newset digis in the Whimsy Store: 


This specific one: https://whimsystamps.com/collections/newest-digital/products/coffee-devil-digital-stamp

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Sunday 4 February 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #258: Sketch

 This fortnight we have a sketch for you again, as always you can rotate or flip it as long as we can see it.

I did move the sentiment to the bottom as mine was a trad big and eating onto my white space a lot.

FOr my card I masked off and area and inkblended Distress inks as a kind of sunset. with: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed lemonade, them moved the mask for the grass with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.

For my images and sentiment I've used a Happy Little Stampers set: Wish you were here. Stamped the Eiffel tower in  Versafine Morning Mist and the Woman and sentiment in Versafine black ink, just so the Eiffeltower looks further in the distance, but it's all one layer.

To play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


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Friday 2 February 2024

Whimsy Stamps love birds

 Hello today I'd like to show you the Whimsy Stamps Digi: Love Birds

I've printed it and then cut it out and then colored it, not sure why in that order but hey...it worked.

For the back ground I've tried to make a bokeh like effect with the lightest of Distress inks and mini blending tools, then went over it with a stencil I made with circle dies and applied white pigment ink and then splattered with gold metallic spray, let it dry and then mounted the digi on top, just liquid glue.

I've used the sentiment from Yeti for Valentine (a clear set also from Whimsy). I did plan to use the 3rd word "Valentine", but I don't have a need for them, so I thought "happy Day" could be any occasion, maybe a wedding or anniversary or the like.

You can find everything in the Whimsy Store:

Digi:  https://whimsystamps.com/products/love-birds-digital-stamp?_pos=11&_sid=de07b7d9e&_ss=r

Sentiment: https://whimsystamps.com/products/yeti-for-love-clear-stamps?_pos=2&_sid=e37c5d811&_ss=r

Thursday 1 February 2024

AAA Birthday Card Challenges February : Heart #58

Hello, this month we're all about Hearts  on Birthday Cards, probably because it's Valentine's but I didn't know how to implement it. 

In the end I came up with a Diecut Heart window (Marianne Design CR1351 and I cut it from a cardpanel.

Traced the opening onto the cardbase and inkblended various tones of green Distress ink, like grass or a meadow or just a contrasting color

I stamped the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps ( Simple Sentiment Strips) and then mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

I had some of these diecuts left over from  a color challenge I entered last year and thought I could tuck those into the corner, so I did.

To play along the AAA Birthday Card Challenge, see this.


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