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Sunday, 1 August 2010

WHIMSY - August Release & Blog Hop


 If you have arrived from Erin's Blog you are in the right place - if not, please start at the beginning HERE.

Today sees the release of some new fabulous new digi sets from Whimsy Stamps.  You can find them in the store HERE.

Our blog hop will run until 12 noon EST 7th July.  Please leave comments along the way as there will be two Mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of there choice.

The Grand winner of the hop chosen from the very last stop, receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy, and will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for the entire month of August.......why not take part in the Whimsy Monthly challenge, you can read all about it here.

There are some absolute crackers coming out of Whimsy at the moment and I just could not settle on one favourite - so I done three by different artists - naughty or what!!!  Don't worry - decided not to put them all here lol!
For the blog hop release I finally settled on "Mr Fancy Cat" by Meljen's Designs and available exclusively at Whimsy.


It's my dad's birthday next week and I'm sure he'll love this card.  Papers are by Basic Grey, as is the swirly rub on in the corner.  I used my lappy for the sentiment with nestie for matting.  I coloured with copics and added a touch of glamour dust.  The bow and shiny gold pearls are from my stash.  The buttons are those old fashioned type with a shank attachment which I cut off using my jewellry tools.  I was going to use some clear 3D glossy accents on his monacle but remembered I had clear dew drops - I love the effect it gives here.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Meljen's Designs - Sketch
Stamp with Fun - Card for a Boy/Man
Creative Inspirations - Animals
Fab n Funky - Buttons and Bows
Allsorts - Dressing Up

If you want to see my other two cards using new releases then click HERE, otherwise


Please hop along to the wonderfully talented Anneke's Blog,
REMEMBER - Please leave some love along the way for your chance to win! 

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
Mel X

52 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabulous card Mel! Love his little eye glass too! Fun papers and accents, awesome coloring on the image! :)

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, fab colouring too! Hugs Jo xxx

Angelwood said...

What a dapper kitty this is and so beautifully colored! Well done! hugs, Angela

jan farnworth said...

adorable image and very cute card.

*Alison* said...

this is ADORABLE.. I love how you colored this image and your eye peice is amazing.. thanks for sharing your creation with us.. Onto the next hop.. :) hugs

Alison
familybubbles @ hotmail(dot)com

theCook said...

I love how you used a dew drop on the monacle! Beautiful card!

Marjon said...

What a gorgeous male card,love the image,great colours.

Hugzz Marjon

Peggy said...

This is adorable. I love the cat and I'm sure your dad is going to love it.

Idela said...

This one is so cute! Your dad will be happy with this cat :D

Eveline

Crystal said...

AWWWW this is the SWEETEST I JUST LOVE how you did your eyeglass.WONDERFUL CREATION!

mariska said...

What a lovely card and stamp!!
Very cute!

Onto the next hop!

Greets mariska

Carol said...

Awww Mel all three of your cards are just gorgeous, no wonder you couldn't choose just one hehe!! Your work is always great Sweetie. Hope you have a fabby holiday. Hopping along ... Lotsa luv xxxx

Andria said...

Brilliant fun card, purrrfect image and love his monacle

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Melissa, what a gorgeous selection of 3 cards. I liked the cat but I think my favourite has to be the very naughty poodle!!! Well onto the next blog for me. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Tracey said...

A fantastic card!!

Tracy said...

What a fun card! Love the use of the dew drop for his monacle. :) Fantastic idea! TFS!

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

love the card. I'm sure your dad will love it for his birthday.

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is a fantastic car...Ilove how you given him a 3d effect.

Fi

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I am so loving this one Mel again I adore your colours and that image is wow a real aristocrat if ever I saw one lol, your dad is going to love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Andrea said...

Very great card - so nice image and the design is so great. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Hugs
Andrea-Emmi41

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Great card! I just love Melissa's designs...looks like I need to go shopping! :0)

Vanja said...

Fabulous card, Mel! I love all the details you added to the image.
Hugs, Vanja

Thistleblue said...

Fantastic card, i love the image and how you have it popped!
Thanks for sharing, off to hop more
hugs
Michelle
x

Fleur said...

Great card, perfect image for my theme
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week,
Hugz Fleur xXx

Crafty Chris said...

Fab card beautiful colouing.
Christine x

windycindy said...

Your cards are adorable! An animal lover like me really loves the dog and cats on your card creations.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful use of the new image! :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week! So glad you liked our sketch! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

stempelhexe said...

Oh fantastic fun I love to hop!
hugs
Ulla

Emma said...

Aw such a cutie, love the image and how you put the dew drop and cuffs on...fabulous.
Hugs Emma x

Erin... said...

Too cute love his little "glasses"!

Nathalie (aka NathalieJ) said...

Mel you made him so "aristocat"!!! he is absolutely stunning and I'm sure your dad will be delighted :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Card Mel,Love this little cuties glass eye,Hugs Debbie x

Margaret said...

Such a fun card! Love the monocle :o)

Emma H said...

Classy colours, they go really well with the stamp. Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

craft-princess said...

Great idea with the dewdrop!

Clare said...

How cute is he? You dad looks like a very distinquished gent! I love your accenting! Really nice card! Happy birthday, Dad!

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Dazie said...

Oooo what a posh little kitty I love it! Spiffing darling just Spiffing hehehehe!

Love the papers! and the way you have coloured him!
Dazie
x

Caz said...

I wish my Dad was still alive as he would have loved to receive a card like this!
Brilliant!
Caz

Cheryl said...

Super fun and cute! I love how you created the monocle.

Lorraine said...

The cat image is really lovely, your dad will love this card.

southernscraps said...

Cute card!

Annika said...

Ha, it's genius what you have done with the image! LOVE-love-love it! Such fun and sure to be received with delight and giggles!
Hugs
Annika

Annette Bowes said...

He He Mel, did make me giggle when I saw his eye glass, nice touch, love the 3d effect, your dad's going to love him, take careX:)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How darling Mel!! I just love your added dew drop and cuffs!! So creative!! Gorgeous coloring!!
hugs,
Chris

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous card.. i love the way you did his little neck bow. :) and i did that too for the monoclar,, hihihih :) it gives it all that little + i would say.. great job!
thank you for joining us this week on the meljens challenge, Good luck!

angelique (anlou) said...

i love your card, it's stunning
love the glasses
hugs angelique

Finja said...

although i don' t,like cats, i'm in love with dogs, this card is great and such a sweet cat.. Hugs Finja

Sandy said...

So cute! I {heart} that monacle!! LOL!

Sandy
A Colourful World

My Card Heaven said...

A great mans card, very creative. Im still on my first bloghop, and i look forward to viewing the the rest of the blogs / cards. Thanks Donna x

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, the cat is just fantastic

thanks for joining in the dressing up fun at Allsorts this week :o)

Amanda xx

beadz said...

The dew drop was the perfect addition! Very cute!
hugs,
Gini

Nicole said...

You rocked out this challenge, melissa!! LOVE that you used a Meljen's image, you get too entries for that one! Thanks for playing along and I hope you play again with the new challenge!! Nicole DTC @ MD