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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!!


  1. Gorgeous cards, x carol

  2. very eye catching cards.

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

  4. Nice cards, I have become a follower.


  5. Wonderful cards.

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

  7. Gorgeous cards them both.

    Take care
    San x

  8. Beautiful cards!

  9. 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"

  10. Such lovely cards, very pretty with great image sand embellishments


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

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

  13. 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!

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

  15. Beautiful cards you've made!

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

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

  18. 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

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

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

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

  22. Ellie, your cards are beautiful!

  23. Lovely cards! I love your colouring!!
    Esme x

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

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

  26. 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

  27. Beautiful cards and work!!

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

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

  29. 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

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

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

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



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