Showing posts from December, 2010

Merry Christmas & Some DT Call News

Merry Christmas! Sorry for posting this a little late but actually this post was scheduled for yesterday but never went up . I wish all of you a Peaceful and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Crafty New Year!!! I hope you'll have a wonderful holiday season to enjoy together with family and friends. Here is my Christmas card for you: Tilda is colored with Copics and the DP is from BG's Wassail collecetion. Ribbon and lace are from my stash and the flower is made by Petaloo. Dies used are from Magnolia (Doo Hickey). I also used Stickles to add some sparkle.  The sendiment is SU! I destressed all papers with Walnut Stain. I used Stickles Frosted Lace around the image. It was still wet when I took the photo...sorry   ************************************ Whimsy Digi DT Call Do you like digi images? Then this is your chance! Whimsy Stamps is looking for new members for the Digi Design Team!!! To read all about the DT call please click HERE . The call is open until Fr

Peachy Keen Stamps GDT News :-)

As it is official now I can share the news with you! :-)  I've been selected as one of Peachy Keen Stamp s Guest Designers for 2011! Woohooo!  I am very excited about the news and look forward to my week as GDT End of May/Early June! This is fabulous! Peachy Keen Stamps has a very cute, adorable and whimsical line of stamps. Super versatile and for every occasion. For Peachy Keen inspirations and challenge fun check out the Peach Keen Stamps Challenge Blog  HERE ! Congrats to all my fellow GDTeamies for 2011 and thanks to Peachy Keen for this great opportunity! A special thanks to Angelica fore her hard work in coordinating all this!!!!  Hugs,

Belles 'n Whistles Challenge - Happy New Year

Hello and Happy Monday all!   It's my turn to host this fortnightly Belles 'n Whistles Challenge ! Are you feeling the same as I do? Can't see those Christmas cards anymore? Well then lets move on to the next holiday after Christmas! :-) Of course...New Years! I am challenging you this time to create a New Year's Project . That can be everything: a card, a gift box, a bottle hanger for a champagne bottle, place cards for your New Years dinner etc. Just get creative! I decided to make a New Years Card and choose Skiing Snowbaby as my image. I colored her with Copics and then used the 'Cracked Glass Technique' to give it an antique look! I posted a tutorial today on our Belles 'n Whistles Inspirational Blog on how to do the cracked glass technique. You'll find all the details here:  'Tutorial Cracked Glass Technique' ! The DP is from Bo Bunny, the flowers are Prima and Petaloo. The sentiment is from a mini clear stamp set from Hamton A

Farewell to ISB-Challenge!!!

Hello all and welcome to our last ISB-Challenge! We, the DT, are all very sad that this will be our last challenge but we understand the tough decision Ilona had to make! Thanks Ilona for a wonderful time as a DT member for ISB-Challenge!!!!!! Sending big hugs your way my friend! Ok and our final challenge theme is: Everything but Christmas! For my card I chose one of the new Whimsys stamps from the Kenny K Collection . She is called 'Movie Star'. I am still so excited to see these cuties being 'rubberized'! :-) I colored her with Copics (sorry I forgot to take a pic of the markers I used). The sentiment is from Whimsy as well and available as digi HERE together with 7 other sentiments fitting the new Kenny K Collection. The DP is from SEI - "Poppy". Sketch is from Friday Sketchers .   We would love to see you joining our last challenge. Let's say good-bye to ISB  together! We are looking forward to your creations! Hugs,

Whimsy New Artist Blog Hop - Kenny K!!!

  Hello everyone and welcome to another Whimsy Release Blog Hop! As I mentioned yesterday I have some big news to share with you today, here it comes...... Whimsy Stamps have some fab news to share with you today - we have a new rubber artist joining our team.... KENNY KIERNAN ! Woohoo ...can you believe this? Kenny K for Whimsy :-))) As many of you will know, Kenny K is currently a digital stamp artist (amongst many other things) and although Whimsy will not be carrying any Kenny K digis , we are making some of Kenny's existing designs into rubber and then hopefully adding some new designs along the line that will be exclusive to the Whimsy rubber collection! So to celebrate this wonderful new venture, the Whimsy Stamps DT plus our fab special Whimsy guests Elaine Hughes , Deb , and Janna , are holding a BLOG HOP to showcase the EIGHT images that are being made into rubber: All That Devilish Donna Download Diva Kitty Katastrophe Luscious Linda Movie Star Rock Chick T

Whimsy Blog Hop Winner!!!

Hello all! Wow I can't believe it's been a week already since my last posting here. Phew it was a busy week but what am I telling ya... I guess that's the way it is everywhere around this time of the year.  Ok I have a winner to announce, don't I? ;-) I don't want to keep you any longer ins suspense though.....the winner (randomly drawn) of the Love Letter Seals (designed by Raindrop Echo Designs) is...drum roll please.... Janette of Stampin With Style Congratulations sweetie! Please contact me with your shipping information at cocoacrafts(at)gmail(dot)com Oh and I also have some BIG news for ya tomorrow! :-D Make sure you stop by my blog tomorrow after noon! You wont regret it, I promise! ;-) Hugs, Iris

Whimsy New Release Blog Hop!!!

Happy Wednesday all and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps December new rubber release BLOG HOP ! We have NINE gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps to show you today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - the amazing trio of Bev , Deb , and Beate ! Here is a full list of the super fabulous new rubber stamps being released today: Winter's Joy (Crissy Armstrong) Valerie's Gift (Crissy Armstrong) I'd Follow You Anywhere (Crissy Armstrong) Love in a Bucket (Crissy Armstrong) Cozy Cap Mouse (Meljen's Designs) Penguin's Present (Meljen's Designs) Love Letter Seals (Raindrop Echo Designs) Music Notes Background (Raindrop Echo Designs) Friendship Tickets (Raindrop Echo Designs) If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Erins blog , please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning

Glitter It Up - Belles 'n Whistles Challenge & Winner redrawn for Merry Sledding Stamp

Hello all! Today it's time again for another Belles 'n Whistles challenge! Lynda decided this time and it's all about 'Glitter it up' . This suits me down to the ground as I love all glitter and bling :-) Well done Lynda :-D But before I go on to my DT card I like to tell you that I had to redraw my winner from the Merry Sledding release! The prize was not claimed and so I picked another winner :-) The winner of 1 Merry Sledding stamp is:  CraftinGranny Congratulations!!! :-) Please contact me with your shipping info at  cocoacrafts(at)gmail(dot)com You have until Thursday December 9th, 12 noon to contact me. If the prize is not claimed until then I'll pick another winner. For my card I used the cute 'Sledding Snowbaby' and a technique I haven't tried before. It's called 'Dryer Sheet Technique' and it gives such a soft and cozy look to your image! You color your image preferrably with bright colors and cover it with a used

ISB Challenge 40 - Card in a Box

Hello friends and welcome to another ISB Challenge ! Our theme this time is Card in a Box ! This is a great way if you don't want to give 'just' a card. It makes it stand out and with the little extra and nicely wrapped. It is also excellent if your card has a lot of added 3D embellishments and doesn't fit in a regular envelope! For my card I colored one of the new Belles 'n Whistles Snowbaby stamps called 'Snowbaby Snow Fight' with my Copics. The DP is from Bo Bunny and the Sentiment is from Whimsy and cut out with the new Whimsy Shapeology Ticket die. On the snowman I got wild with my Stickles :-) and the flowers are cut out using a Marianne Design Creatable die (Flower Fantasy). Boder punch is from SU! The sparkle brad is from Karen Foster Designs. Copic colors used for this image are: dark pink/bordeaux: RV69, RV39, R85, R83 - Jeans: B39, B37, B34 - Blues: B21,B23,B28 & B000, B0000 - Snowman & Snow: C00, C0, C1 &  BG99, BG93 - Hai

And the winner is.....

Hello all and sorry for being a little late announcing my winner. But the day today did not go as I had what else is new ;-) Ok here it comes without further ado: The randomly drawn winner of the newly released Belles'n Whistles 'Merry Sledding' stamp is: Carissa Huge Congratulations hun!!! :-) Please contact me with your shipping info at  cocoacrafts(at)gmail(dot)com You have until Monday December 6th, 8 am to contact me. If the prize is not claimed until then I'll redraw a winner. Have a wonderful wekend all and don't forget our Advent Calendar Celebrations HERE ! Hugs,

Some More CAS Cards - Whimsy

Hello to you all! Today I like to show you two more cards I made in the clean & simple style (CAS) with the new Whimsy digital colored images . Both images are from Meljens (Melissa Jenkins) and you can find them in the Whimsy store HERE . I really love to use them for the CAS style and with these super adorable already colored images you can whip up a bunch of cards in a very short time frame! Ideal for all the Christmas cards that are still on your to do list ;-) I just used some matching card stock for the layers and cuttlebug embossing folders (snow dots & snow flakes) to give it a little more depth. Added matching ribbon and rhinestomes and done were my cards! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Hugs,

New Belles 'n Whistles Release, Advent Calendar Fun plus Contest & Whimsy New Digi's

Hello friends and welcome to the Belles 'n Whistles new release Merry Sledding ! Another super cute image available now to order and ship at the Belles 'n Whistles store ! I made a Christmas Shaker Ornament and colored the image using Distress Inks ~ for a change ;-) Flower is a 'Wild Rose' from Petaloo and the snowflake brad is from Karen Foster Designs. Pearls and rhinestones from my stash!  Here another view so that you can see that the contents are really moving ;-) This time we don't have a blog hop because this is just a single release. But you still have the chance of winning this cutie! Just leave a comment here at my blog (only one  comment per person please) You have time until Friday 12 noon. I will randomly draw a winner Friday afternoon and announce it here on my blog. But wait that's not it! Visit the following blogs of the Belles n Whistles DT and our guests from the Digi Belles DT and have even more chances on winning this adorable stamp