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Monday, 6 September 2010

Whimsy Wonders

Hello, I've been hard at work in my dining room crafting - there's steam coming off my fingers I'm sure lol.  Can't wait til Pete starts building my garden office next spring - I'll never leave it hahaha.  Children are returning to school tomorrow after the summer break and I'm returning to my 'happy place', after the chaos that is summer childcare lol!

I've been playing with some of my favourite Whimsy images this morning though to be honest, it's really difficult to choose one as they're all superb and I love them all!!

The images on both cards are by Whimsy artist Chrissy Armstrong.  The first image used is called "Hang in There".


I'm entering this card into the following challenges......................

Stamp Something - Something Cute
Crafty Emma's Challenge - Floral Frenzy
Pear Tree Designs - Animals

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By second card showcases the lovely "Gracie's Roses" and fits the following challenges.........................

Sundays with Chrissy - Sparkle and Shine
Simon Says - Pearls and Lace
Craft Your Passion - Lace and at least ONE flower
Scrapbook Sisters -  Pink and Black


 
I've combined BG papers with black cardstock and decoupaged the image a little.  Sparkle is added in the glitter on her dress and the pearls add some shine. I used my Leone Em leaf punch.  The flowers, ribbon and lace are from my stash.

I do hope you like my cards.

Don't forget Whimsy Stamps are releasing the most gorgeous custom rubber stamps on Wednesday!!  There are going to be 35 separate designs, so far there, in 5 different categories: Frames, Simple, Animals, Zodiacs, and Whimsy Characters  There is also an "Address Stamps" category with 3 different choices of address labels: one with 3 lines, one with 4 lines, one with 5 lines. These address labels will let you choose a graphic and let you input all your necessary information.  After finally deciding on the design I'm now eagerly awaiting its delivery.  Here's pic of the proof sample of what my stamp will look like...



Thanks for stopping by.

Mel X

34 comments:

Katie said...

2 fabulous cards!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Sue Upson said...

Great cards - just love that turtle! They fit perfectly with the challenge over at the Scrapbook Sisters Challenge Blog too if you are interested (see link on my blog) Sue xx

Doreen said...

Two stunning cards Mel.and I love the custom stampxxx

craftybunny said...

Two beautiful cards.The 2nd one is so pretty.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

CraftyC said...

These are both beautiful cards Mel, I love that cute turtle. Thanks for joining us this week at the CES Challenge!
Clairexx

Emma said...

Two gorgeous cards hun, beautiful colours and details.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Wow! Two fantastic cards Mel!, love them both and fab layouts too.
Take care Vicky xx

Julie said...

Glad you joined Scrapbook Sisters challenge with this lovely card,good luck,Julie x

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Many thanks for taking part in our brand new challange .The card is lovely.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mel I am in love with both your card the images are wonderful your designs are perfect brilliant work girl.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jackie said...

2 super cards, both such cute images.. love the colours on both too. Thank you for sharing with us at SSC this week x

Cheryl said...

oh these are really beautiful cards,that turtle is so sweet and that little girl is just adorable
bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lauretta See said...

wow.. both cards are beautiful ;) Thank you for joining in our challenge this week @ CRAFT YOUR PASSION" :) Good luck!

Davi said...

Great cards and I love the beautiful little girl image along with the soft feminine dp and colors. So glad you shared with us at the Pixie Cottage this week! :)

artish said...

a garden studio--neato~ you might see a cute turtle like that out there! love the pink/black card- great take on our sketch! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

artish said...

a garden studio--neato~ you might see a cute turtle like that out there! love the pink/black card- great take on our sketch! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

craftybunny said...

Fabby tortoise card.Such lovely colouring.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Sheena said...

Both cards are fab! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge this week! Sheena xx

Crystal said...

Mel I just LOVE how you used these iamges!! Oh my goodness soooooo sweet!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both card are gorgeous hun, great colouring on both & your colour combos are just perfect
Thanks for joining us this week at CES Challenges & Craft Your Passion
hugs shell xx

Tanya R said...

Truly one pretty card. Thank you for using the sketch and sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage.

Hugs
Tanya

Sammibug said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Craft Your Passion, this week.

Susie said...

Beautiful cards, the turtle is so cute and your papers are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week xx

Sharon said...

Two amazing cards Mel. They are both beautifully put together. I absolutely adore what you've done with Gracie; she looks so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Sharon xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabby cards Mel! Love how you have used these images. Totally adorable and perfect for our challenge! Thanks for showing us something CUTE this week at Stamp Something. Hope to see you back again! :)

Rainmac said...

Gorgeous cards Mel! I love that personal stamp too ;-)

Stephanie said...

Two great cards! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are gorgeous Melissa!! I so love your pink and green with all the flowers on the first. The turtle is colored beautifully. Gracie looks so soft and pretty!!
hugs,
Chris

Louise Emma said...

Oooooohhhhh I want that tortoise one! Its soooooo fabulous!!!!!!!! The other one aint bad either (hehe) but I lurve that tortie!!!!!

clare said...

great animal themed cards. thanks for joining us @ PTD. Good Luck. X

Sue Upson said...

So glad you entered this one for the first Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge!! Good luck!! Sue xx

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Lisa said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something and Sunday's with Crissy!

Michele Spera said...

both cards are beautiful! I think the colors are perfect for each card:-) Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy
XmicheleX