Showing posts from March, 2014

Vintage Tag and Graph' It Marker Blog Hop Winner

Happy Sunday To You All! Today I would like to share a vintage style tag I made a while ago for the CreateExchange FB-group February tag swap. It reached it's destination in Australia last week so I'm able to share it with you here now. But first I would like to announce my winner from the Graph'It Marker & Whimsy Stamps combined challenge. The prize is a 3 pack of Graph' It markers! Without further ado here is the randomly drawn winner: Fiona from Fi's Cards and Crafts Congratulations Sweety! Please contact me with you snail mail address at cocoacrafts(at)  Ok now onto my project for today. The February theme was to create a vintage style tag using burlap . This is what I came up with: No colored image on this tag though. Instead I used a Whimsy Stamps sentiment as my focal point. It's from the Vintage Seed Packets 2 sentiment set. Stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto kraft cardstock. Design papers I used are from Pio

So Sweet! - New Whimsy Clear Stamps

Hello Everyone! Today I have a card to share made with the brand new 'Clearly Whimsy Stamps'! These are highest quality photopolymer clear stamps!  Usually I'm not a big clear stamps fan but these are AWESOME! They stamp crisp and clean like red rubber! No ink pools building up on the stamp surface and they really do stick to your acrylic block and not falling off! They are nice and sturdy and don't feel like 'Jello' and are stretching out like a bubble gum.  The designer and artist behind all this gorgeousness is no one less than my Whimsy DT-Sister Simonne Clay - SC Designs. Brilliant design job Sem!! This new line features more simple designs perfect for all the CAS creations. As much as I love doing embellished cards I also enjoy creating CAS! For this card I used Sweet As Candy - Sweet Lables and  Sweet As Candy Sweet Images . I've stamped the candy images using Memento 'tart pear', 'dandelion', and c

Hearts Forever - First UK Doobadoo Challenge

Hello Everyone and welcome to the first We Do Doobadoo Challenge ! This fortnight it is all about hearts and stencils! Please see the challenge blog for all the challenge details! If you've never heard of Doobadoo it is a Dutch brand which offers the crafting world the most intricate and amazingly versatile craft products including Detailed Masks, Stencils and Templates, Intricate Laser cut Paper Art shapes and much much more!  We will be coming here every fortnight with some fabulous inspiration on how to use these great products - and it will be a joy because the whole design team have fallen in love with this stash, we just can't get enough! You can see the UK stockists on the challenge blog HERE Join our Facebook group here  for extra inspiration with these wonderful products.  Here is what I came up with: I've made a bottle hanger using the bottle hanger template. I used card board hearts which I embossed with shabby white

Male Colors at Graph'It Color Challenge

Today starts another Graph'It Color Challenge . This fortnights theme is 'Male Colors' Here is my inspirations card for the challenge: Image is from LOTV as is the sentiment. Train die cut is from Whimsy stamps . Papers and buttons are from Basic Grey. Graph'It Colors I've used: Skin: 4115, 4155, 4180, 4135 Hair: 3190, 3140, 3120 Shirt: 7290, 7270, 7250, 7220 Pants: 3210, 3245, 9400 Package: 9400, 9401 Tag: 4110, 4120 Silver Graph'It Shake to outline the train die cut.  I'm entering the following challenges with my card: Cute Card Thursday - What a Gem (Thursday) Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes (Thursday) Loves Rubber Stamps -  Anything Goes (Tuesday) Paper Crafting Journey - Make it manly/boyish (Thursday) Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your creation soon over at the challenge blog! Hugs,