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May 1, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Digi release - May Blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps digital release blog hop for May!
Several new cuties and some sentiment sets have just been released, and some exciting Whimsy news too which I will tell you about below.

If you arrived here from Heike's amazing blog you are in the right place, if not, you will want to go to the beginning which is Sylvia's fabulous blog to start hopping so you don't miss any of the amazing projects!

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there are going to be 2 mystery blogs that will draw a random winner from all of the comments left, and they get to choose one of the digis. Then at the end of the hop there will be one grand prize winner who will get to choose 5 newly released digis and will also have the chance to showcase them on her/his blog during the month of May as a Guest Designer. How exciting is that!!!

For my card I used one of Crissy's new digis "Nose to Nose". What a cutie!! Loved coloring it!

As usual, I colored the image with derwent coloursoft pencils and some baby oil for blending. I used copic markers for the skin tones.

My pattered papers are from My Minds Eye, card stock are from Neenah (white) and Stampin up (pink and sahara sand). I used a stamp from the SU set "itty bitty backgrounds" around the image and applied stickles glitter to the dots.
Embellished with some prima flowers with brads, a flourish, and some ribbon. To finish it off I did some sewing with my janome mini.

Here is a close up of the adorable image.

Your next stop on this hop is the super talented
Crissy's blog.

Be sure to leave comments for a chance to win. And if you get lost along the way, just go to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for the complete hop list.


Now onto the exciting Whimsy News, Whimsy Stamps has a Brand New Artist, Natalie of Moon Cookie Gallery. She will officially start with our June release, but she did draw some awesome Vase images, which are just perfect for upcoming Mother's Day. I couldn't resist using one of them, so here is my card. I decided to make a "thank you" card with it.

It's been colored with derwent coloursoft pencils and baby oil. Papers are my minds eye and bazzil, white is Neenah. I embellished with some ribbon and then did some paper piercing and added glitter. There are several different vase images to choose from. This one is the "whimsical swirly vase" I hope you'll check them out!

I also wanted to remind you that there is still time to help the victims of Japan by purchasing any of the special "Help for Japan" images/sentiment set individually or as a set. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to help the Japan Earthquake victims. And since this is the last week they will be available, Denise has them marked down at 50% off. So get them while you can, while you are helping a great cause!

Have a great day and
Happy Blog- Hopping!!


carol said...

Gorgeous cards, x carol

jan farnworth said...

very eye catching cards.

Crystal said...

Such BEAUTIFUL creations Ellie!!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS work!

An Smets said...

Nice cards, I have become a follower.


Becky said...

Wonderful cards.

Anneke said...

Such a beautiful cards Ellie! And the first one is so cute :)
Hugs Anneke

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards them both.

Take care
San x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards!

Chrissie said...

What a lovely, bright and vibrant card! Someone is going to be cheered to receive this.
Thanks so much for entering our challenge, however, we do have a limit of 4 challenges which may be combined with ours, making five in total.
I really hope you'll join our clean and simple challenge again next time. New challenges are published each Saturday!
"Less is More"

Dolly Daydreams said...

Such lovely cards, very pretty with great image sand embellishments


Unknown said...

Two lovely cards. I love the first one..all the pink and prettyness ... Thanks for playing at MMCS xx

Mandi said...

Super card, sorry about our limit of 5 challenges, including ours
hope to see you again
Diva LIM
Less is More

Amy Kolling said...

Wow Ellie! I like this adorable little flower arrangement! Thanks for using the OTWC colors this week. (you must display our color photo to be eligible for the random prize) Thanks!

Leanne said...

Thanks so much for playing this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tiiti said...

Beautiful cards you've made!

Yone said...

Cute card for the House of GILLI Challenge ! Hope to see you next time ! Hugs,Yone

Patsi said...

What a lovely card such a sweet image. Love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at OSCC x

Kitty said...

These are soo pretty!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenges for this weeks challenge and we hope to see you again next time!

Kitty xx

Chris said...

what a sweet card, I love the flowers and flourish.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! Your coloring of your first card is gorgeous!! I just love your design!! Lovin the new images too! Perfect layout!

Ann said...

Awww darling card! Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli challenge. :)

Susan said...

Ellie, your cards are beautiful!

Esme said...

Lovely cards! I love your colouring!!
Esme x

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous cards! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

cebelica said...

These cards are very pretty. You did a great job with them! :) Thank you for joining us at MMCS challenges this week!

Marilyn said...

Both cards are great! I really like the little girl & her puppy... you've done it so it is so soft & girly-girl!

Becky G said...

Such sweet card! The image of that little girl and her puppy is adorable and you showcased it so well with your fabulous card design! Thanks for joining us in this weeks challenge at Catch The Bug!
:)Becky Givans May-June Guest Designer

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful cards and work!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Lori Turner said...

Pretty card...thanks for entering at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Ellie, that card is fabulous, I love it and the coloring is amazing. What an awesome job on both cards. And I had forgot about baby oil with my colored pencils. Thank you for reminding me. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful cards
Hugs Cathy

debby4000 said...

Two beautiful cards but my fave has to be the first one its adorable.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

Lauren said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy! We hope to see you again next time!