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Oct 12, 2011

Whimsy Stamps - October Rubber Stamps Release and mini hop

Happy Wednesday everyone

Today is another special day at Whimsy Stamps , as the new October stamps were just released!

From today until 19 October, the Whimsy DesignTeam and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by ensuring you leave a comment on every blog listed for that day.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM on 19 October.

Here is what I created for today's showcase.


I used the stamps "Christmas Bart" by Crissy Armstrong, and a stamp from the set "stockings" by Raindrop Echo.
Of course I haven't had a chance yet to go out of town to buy new christmas papers, so I just used up some old Stampin Up ones.

I recently treated myself to some Ranger Distress inks after watching some you-tube tutorials on how to color with them. I know my coloring is nowhere near perfect but I am having so much fun with my new coloring method.
The edges were also sponged with distress ink. I embellished with ribbon and gold cord, glitter, glassy glaze on the ornaments, lights and candy canes, and machine sewing.

I'd love to enter my card to the following challenges:

Here is a close up of Christmas Bart. I really wish you could see how shiny the lights and ornaments/candy canes are!


To take a peek at the rest of today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Ellie (you are here)
Tammy Louise

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

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Bart Loves Christmas ~ Christmas Dreaming ~ Jolly Little Santa ~ Little Santa Claws

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Drama Queen ~ Lady Victoria ~ Mistletoe ~ Mrs Claus

7 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Holiday Mini Postage Stamps ~ Holiday Pennants ~ Postcard to Santa ~ Seasonal Ornaments (compatible die available) ~ Stockings (compatible die available) ~ Advent Calendar ~ Holiday Postage Stamps

2 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Stockings Dies ~ Ornaments Dies

Don't forget to visit today's Design Teams and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp, then pop by the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!


  1. oh what a happy cheery dragon all ready for the party season love the colouring and your layout

  2. Such a cutie, Ellie and amazing colouring. Thank you for sharing and for the chance, Miria x

  3. Hehehe, what a cuttie. Adorable card, and sentiment goes so well with this image.
    Hugs Nataliya

  4. This is so cute--love the texture you've included.

  5. gorgeous card x

  6. Oh wow what a super fun card,brings a smile on my face!
    Love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  7. Wow Ellie what a fabulous image its so christmassy!! love the colouring and the choice of background papers also the sentiment its a truly gorgeous card and l'm looking forward to these new releases they are looking good so far!! enjoying the mini blog hop too:) Sandra H

  8. Oh wow so much details to color; you have done a fab job. I can picture the shininess of the details in my head so no need to worry about that:0) The stitching really puts this whole card together.


  9. Your card is so great.

    Hugs, Uta

  10. Beautiful coloring, great details with the stitching, shine, and glitter. Thank you.

  11. Anonymous13:38

    gorgeous card! I love the image and the monochromatic green is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining our critter challenge at Lollipop crafts this week.
    Tammy DT xxxx

  12. Isn't he just super cute!!

  13. Wow fabulous image and a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  14. Oh my goodness, I love it! Super cute image, and your coloring is beautiful! Can I ask what paper you are using? I tried painting with distress inks and wasn't real happy with mine. And did you use just glitter on the garland? love the sparkle!

  15. Bart is totally cute and wonderful colored. All the green is so cool for the image.

  16. Hi Ellie, such a sweet image! Great colour scheme and love the glitter. Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sarah

  17. what a cute card like very thing on this well done thank for showing

  18. Such a fun card and beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  19. He is lovely!! And your card isperfect, love the green color you pickt up from the paper to the stamp :O)

  20. He is just the cutest what can I say I just adore him. Love all the sewing and sparkly tinsel gorgeous.

  21. this is such a great card i love the colouring xx

  22. your card is really stunning.
    thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

  23. What a cute image! Fab card, thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  24. Darling image, and I love the stitching you've done! Super cute card! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  25. Bart is a darling happy Christmas dragon. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  26. such a beautiful colouring of the whimsy xmas dragon...!!

  27. Oh my goodness, he's ready to party hardy, cute, cute image and you did this card fantastic!

  28. oh dear, he has flubbed things up now hasn't he?
    Very cute!
    Sandra ltb

  29. How cute is him all wrapped up in those christmas lights....looks like somebody here at my house!! LOL!!! I love how clean your card is keeping focus on your image....beautiful.

  30. That dragon is just an absolutely perfect example of Christmas cheer! Beautiful job on your design, you've brought him to life!


  31. oh wow hun this is one stunning card just adore the image and your coloring hun is just amazing,hugs cherylxxxxxx

  32. Fabulous image and fabulous card

  33. this is one gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  34. Ok... so I do not laugh very much or smile but I did a full on giggle-laugh when I saw him! Abslutely too stinkin cute! Great job and thanks for making me laugh!

  35. oh oh oh oh oh! I just have to have him!!!!!!! I love dragons (my house is full of them) he is just so funny! I love the decoration sticking out of his nose! Oh I just have to get this one .... love it!

  36. Jingle all the way! That's for sure! I love the image and your coloring is outstanding. The little bit of sparkle is just right to make that garland look real! I want to reach in and touch your card. WONDERFUL.

  37. What an adorable Xmas card! I love the fun image and all the sparkles!

  38. Ellie Dear this is FUN and FABULOUS!!!!!! Great image and you are inspiring me to want to sew on my cards:)
    Hugz of thanks

  39. Anonymous13:07

    What a great Christmas image. Love the card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  40. Oooooh, lovely! Great colouring job with your DI's.
    Joyce xx

  41. Beautiful card and fun image, love your gorgeous coloring!

  42. Hi Ellie,
    What a fab image. Your colouring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  43. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous card. That image is wonderful - absolutely adorable and your coloring is perfect. Wonderful layout and stitching too. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  44. The coloring on this card is amazing. I got such a kick out of your cute sentiment too. Well done! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends "No Designer Paper" challenges !!!
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  45. i love it... fab image and great colouring
    Thanks for Joining us at Cards For Men this week


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