Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Whimsy Blog Hop



Hello Peeps, welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February new rubber release BLOG HOP and I'm in it, woooo hoooo, aren't I a lucky girl!

We have 16 gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new fantastic dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Chris Dark, Jacque Beddingfield, Tracy Payne , that's me, and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more fabulousness!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps / stamp sets from Crissy Armstrong
Fragrant Rose ~ Darling Daisies ~ Smell the Flowers ~Valerie's Spring Rain ~ Fancy Bench

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Balloon Mouse ~ Baby Bunny's Bottle ~ Spring Sitter Bunny

4 stamps from Kenny K
Uptown Angel ~ Star ~ Lady Raven ~ Vicki LeeVicious

4 stamps / stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps ~ Birthday Postage Stamps ~ Balloon Sentiments ~ Birthday Wish List

2 dies
Postage Stamp Die ~ Balloon Set Dies

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Donna's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Chris's Blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 9th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday February 16th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used Valeries Spring Rain by Chrissy Armstrong and the Rainbow Echo Designs Postage Stamp set.


Isn't this image just the cutest and just look postage stamp to the left and right of the flower arrangement.

I created a puddle around her wellies and used glossy accents so it looks like water, not shown up too well in the photo.


Here's an even closer picture of my puddle, a little better, don't know why I'm intend on showing you my puddle, lol, guess I'm proud of it.

A snapshot of the so you can see the inside.

I used the glossy accents to make rain drops which you can just about see on the umbrella and flowers.



You can see the rain drops better from this angle.



Full list of materials Used:-
Image "Valeries Spring Rain" by Crissy Armstrong availabe from Whimsy HERE
Rainbow Echo Designs Stamp Set available from Whimsy HERE
Bench from Magnolia
Magnolia Doohickey Flourish Die
Marianne Design Flourish Die
Medium - Copics/Prisma Pencils
Papers from Nitwits
Doily, flowers, lace, pearls from Bizzy Becs HERE
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Glossy Accents
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to  Beate John's Blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!

I have entered my card into the following challenges:-

Bizzy Bec's - Sketch
Scrap Creations - Animal Antics
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Two or more images
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo inspiration
Peartree Designs - Free for all

Don't forget to enter my candy HERE

96 comments:

Judi said...

What a STUNNING card! Love the image, and all the detail is just FAB!

Judi x

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Your coloring is just amazing!! Love your details to the raindrops and your whole card is just amazing!! HUGS

Iris said...

Tracy what a stunning card. Love your coloring and how you used the glossy accents on the rain drops! Fabulous!

Hugs,
Iris

Tami said...

I love that little girl and cat:) Love the whimsy

Cindy Haffner said...

gorgeous!!!

Deb said...

your card is stunning, love all the pretty details you added! hugs Debx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Tracy!! Look at all the gorgeous details on this creation! Wowzer!1 Your coloring and choice of colors is gorgeous!! LOVE your raindrops!!

Brennen said...

Wow! Raindrops even on the flowers. What creativity. Your card blows any of mine out of the water. TFS

Vanja said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! Fantastic layout and colouring.
hugs
Vnaja

Linda said...

I love your card it´s gorgeous. hugs Linda

Karen Wilson said...

Oh, this is gorgeous and love that puddle! You should be proud!

kaartenhuisje Angelique said...

wow loveley card, and gorgeouse stamps.

love it.

Greetings
Angelique

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card, I surely love the stamp.... the image is wonderful, your coloring great and all the embellishments and every detail..... WOW!

Ardilla
papersardilla.multiply.com

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card....it has the wow factor.
smiles...Tammy

Marie-Anne said...

This is a lovely card.

Marie-Anne

Mimi said...

WOW! Gorgeous card and the puddle is perfect!! ;)

Lillian Child said...

One word - WOW! Tracy, this card is so very beautiful. LOVE all the beautiful elements, and your shadowing is exquisite!

I just found your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty card...love the details...especially the puddle :o)!!!! TFS
~Terry~

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Tracy, this is STUNNING. Your colouring is gorgeous. :)

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card - love the colors, inking and different elements!

Patricia Garcia said...

Tracy just too cute, love the vintage touch!! great glossy accent effects too!

Hugs,
Patricia

Jenny V. said...

Wow what a lovely card, everything about it is so pretty and love the image.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a sweet card. TFS.

Mona E said...

Such a darling card. Love the way you used the glossy accent to make the illusion of water. Great idea. Hugs...Mona

Kopperhead said...

Great card, and now I know what to do with that glossy stuff I have...make puddles!
k
http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com/

Lullina said...

Gorgeous card! And the little and the girl are so cute! =)
Lu

Lisa said...

amazing job!!!

ellabella said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Stunning colours and image. The embellishments are amazing. This is a fantastic creation. Your work is such an inspiration.
Hugs Janine

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

So pretty love the raindrops x Leigh x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Tracy your card is absolutely adorable. Amazing details and gorgeous coloring. I love the pinks and shades of brown, so pretty! Thank you again for joining in the release, wonderful to have you. You are welcome any time! Hugs:)

Crystal said...

Tracy this is totally GORGEOUS your colors, details and coloring is over the top fabulous!

Anki said...

Stunning! Your colouring is amazing! Love it! Kramis - Anki

Snoopy said...

Fantastic card! I love the puddle and the rain drops and I'm glad you highlighted them because I'm pretty new to all this and I never would've thought of doing that!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
http://www.snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

craftykitten said...

Fabulous card Tracy. Love all the glossy accents and I think your puddle looks brilliant.
hugs
Dawn xx

Marion said...

Wow Tracy, So much fabulous detail on this card. Just awesome.
Marion

Elin said...

What a card! Love the details and phrase aswell as the colouring. Amazing!

Dena said...

That's it!!! I'm sold! What a precious image that you showcased so beautifully!!! Wow! You are one talented gal!
Hugs, Dena

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful card! Perfect colouring, super embellishments and I love the "rain"! Hugs, Lesley

sabine said...

stunning coloring, they are so sweet under the umbrella
Hugs Sabine

raindropecho said...

WOW Tracy!! We are absolutely thrilled that you're guest designing for us for this release. I LOVE what you've created - the coloring is perfect! I also love how you've used the Postage Stamp. Great creation :)

- Ann

Louise said...

Beautiful card great idea with the touch of rain drops and puddle
Louise

Suzanne said...

This is a wonderful card. Love the puddle. Hugs Sue x

Bizzi Hands said...

Tracy,
I just love your puddle and raindrops.. its just a stunning card.
thank you so much for sharing it.
Sally

Cheryl said...

This is so gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect! You should be proud of the puddle and the entire project.

Janet said...

That is just beautiful. Awesome coloring and gorgeous embellishing.

karensk said...

Beautiful card I too like your puddle.I became a follower
Thanks for sharing

karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is beautiful! I love the lace and all of the pretty accents. Your puddle is great! The image is so sweet!

Heidi said...

wow this is gorgeous, fabulous coloring and all the embellishments and fun, sweet@

Jules said...

Just Gorgeous I love all the little details the puddle and the rain etc Just adoralde and I love the colours TFS

Message Keeper said...

Nice card, Tracy! The puddle is well colored and interesting!

Hugs,
Evelyn @ Message Keeper
http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

Sheng said...

Ahhhh......I love this card!!!! The colors goes great together.

Brenna said...

I really love the postage stamp! so adorable, and really tops off the card!! thanks so much for sharing!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Shirley N said...

Your card is just gorgeous! Your image is adorable and your coloring just beautiful!

Shime said...

Cats are my passion! Thanks for sharing so cute card! Stamp is lovely

Sammibug said...

Wow, Tracy, this is stunning! I am in awe of your talent, girl!

AsilisA MaM said...

I like the card with an absolutely sweet image anf I like the way you decorate it - just love it!

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Tracy,Hug's Debbie x

Kari said...

Beautiful card!

PrincessPammie said...

Talk about wow you really have a flare for designing cards so beautiful and I love the puddle under her gumboots!

Randi WS said...

Aaaaawwwwhhhh Tracy, this is AMAZING! I absolutely LOVE all about your card - the image, the coloring, papers, layout and all your added details. Those raindrops looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Lots of love, Randi WS

Mervi said...

Gorgeous project, beautiful details!
Happy hopping;-))m

Esme said...

Aww that is a really sweet image, and the postage stamp is very effective as a sentiment!

Esme x

De Roelies said...

sweet card did you made

coops said...

wow!!! fantastic card tracy.the image is gorgeous and i love the rain drops and beautiful colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Heidi said...

Fantastic card!
Gorgeous image and your colouring is great:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Heather said...

Gorgeous, such creativity, loving the pink :)

JoAnne said...

This is a wonderful card and your work is so inspiring for all of us. thank you sharing and as a new follower I am excited to see what you share in the future!

Mel X said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your attention to detail is awesome.

Mel X

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely card! Great use of the glossy accents for rain and puddle..cool idea! The stamp image is so cute!

Cor* said...

The puddle is great, something to def be proud of; the raindrops however, now those are SMOKIN! they look so real. I just want to touch them! lol. Great creations. Fabulous colors and coloring! TFS

Mary Lou said...

Dreamy Tracy!! Love the mix and blending of colors:) The rainy accents are fabulous along with every other detail :)
Thanks for inspiring me today!!!
Hugz

Frea said...

Hi Tracy, wooohooo what a card!! Just love the image and who you coloured it up!! And all those details, great work. Hugs, Frea

Annel said...

WOW what a great card I love the water look.
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com

Tracy V. said...

Beautiful card!!!! I love how you did the glossy accents for the rain! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes and I hope you can join us next week!!
Tracy V

CardArTart said...

It's lovely, and you have used my favourite of all the new stamps. Valerie just happens to be my mum's name, so she's extra precious! I love the rain drops too :)

Carrie said...

I love the way you have made the raindrops with the glossy accents, very clever. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with me xxx

Vicky said...

Beautiful card, love all the detail and the image is gorgeous!

LouDotMac said...

What a gorgeous card - every single detail is just totally perfect! I love your colouring!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Free For All' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

KarenB said...

Wow Tracy, I love all the layers, what a stunning card!

Glo said...

I love this card!!

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW this is STUNNING,I love everything about it......love the touch of glossy accents too!!! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs!!
Hugs xx

Rachel Hope said...

WOWOWOW! Stunning! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow Tracy, Beautiful card!! I love your coloring and your design is just awesome!!! Love that stamp!! Thanks so much!!

Kleine85 said...

I really love this card, it's so awesome!!!

Have a great sunday,

Tanja

Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning, the details are amazing.

Diane said...

I love this card, your coloring and color combination is just beautiful.

Scrappymax said...

Beautiful Tracy and I love your raindrops (no wonder you are proud lol). That image is really sweet, I can see aother purchase oh dear
Max x

Shana said...

Oh wow Tracy! This is gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

stephanne said...

Ooooooh, I LOVE this!!! Gorgeous colours and details, the Whimsyness looks sensational in your colouring and that rain and puddle, wow, perfect!! So glad to have you joining us for our new release!!
hugs, stephanne

Sammibug said...

Tracy, your card is stunning! Thank you for joining in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Basement Stamper said...

fabulous card, love the coloring and all the embellishments on it. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Kristen said...

Love, Love, love it...This is a fabulous image, and great card. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with scrap-creations!

Corinne said...

Fabulous card. Love this new image Valeries Spring Rain...so glad I ordered it...Love the colors you used. The rain drops and the puddle are a perfect touch.
Hugs~
Corinne

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the details, and your coloring is amazing!

Heike said...

Wow, wonderful creation with so lovely Details.

Hugs
Heike

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

What a cute card! I luv the colours. Your colouring is beautiful. I luv this image.

xoxo,
Lori