Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WOJ Challenge #147

Love and Hearts - thats the latest challenge that has just gone up at WOJ Challenges!

I created a tag with 'Kiss the Cook - Henry' to attach to some homemade yummies.

The sentiment and banner are WOJ 'Hooray', the tag I had in my stash (for such a long time!), Glitz Design pattern papers, Kaisercraft flowers and pearls, Maya Road heart chippie and finished of with some lace, floral trin, button and twine from my stash.

A close up :)

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments, I hope you can join us in this challenge!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

WOJ Monthly Project Theme

Hello everyone, we are still sweltering in this awful heat, I am hoping cooler weather will be coming our way real soon or at least some rain! But I have something new to share with you today, Whiff of Joy World of Ideas blog has started a new category on their blog - 'Monthly Project Theme'. Every month the DT will work on the same theme and this month is Bookmarks.

I have created a bookmark for one of my boys and used 'Astronaut Henry'.

It is a magnetic bookmark and I will be showing you how to create one on Whiff of Joys World of Ideas Blog next week, so don't forget to pop back and have a look!

It is great to see the DT's different styles and the awesome bookmarks they have all created, you can see them here at Whiff of Joys World of Ideas Blog.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Sketchy Challenges #39

Wow...this month is just flying, it still feels like we celebrated christmas just the other day! So, I am already back with a new sketch at The Sketchy Challenges.

The awesome sketch is by the lovely Karen and I created a boys card with not one flower ;) This cutie is from this month's new release from Whiff of Joy 'I Love My Vespa'.

The papers are Authentique 'Bundle' and half way through this card I was starting to think it was too yellow. Even though I love yellow I decided to tone it down a bit by matting the pattern papers on dark brown cardstock, inked the edges with Distress Ink 'Vintage Photo', added a strip of gorgeous spotty grey washi and finished it off with a button and some WOJ button twine.

Did you notice the two new dies I used?

I just received them this week and I think they are awesome. First up is WOJ 'Arrows' and the die includes a variety of 7 arrows.

And the WOJ 'Banner' border die, adds just the perfect touch, especially to a boys card!

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments, please come and join us at The Sketchy Challenges.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Whiff of Joy Challenge

Its time again for the latest challenge and its another stunner!

Challenge #146 is 'Favourite Colours and use Lace'. I always love my shades of brown with some pink, cream or blue so I used this cutie 'Baby Henry' and made a card with pink and brown. I know it says Baby Henry but I made it a girl baby by colouring in some pink to celebrate a birth of a baby girl! So this stamp is not only adorable adorable but very versatile to :)

Some of my favourite lace at the moment and finished off with WOJ button twine, a button, Whimsy sentiment, Tim Holtz memo pin and Wild Orchid rose from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January Blog Hop!

Welcome to the January Whiff of Joy Blog Hop! If you didn’t come here from the lovely Karina’s blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Katharina’s blog. I don’t want you to miss a single stop on this hop!

We are so excited to be releasing our first collection for 2013! Our January release is “All for the Boys”. If you struggle to find really special stamps for that wee boy in your life, then you are going to love this new release. These stamps are all “boy” and feature all the things that boys love. We have even designed special dies and have wonderful boy-themed charms to ensure that your “boy” card will be perfect in every way!

This month, we are giving away one stamp and one die from this release to one very lucky winner. The winner will be drawn from the comments on our DT blogs At the end of the hop, go to the Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog, let us know that you have left a comment at each stop of the hop by leaving us a comment and you will be entered for a chance to win! A complete list of the hop is also at this blog, just in case you get lost along the way!

The hop will remain open until midnight CEST midnight Sunday January 13th. Winners will be announced by Katharina on her blog.
I have used this awesome stamp 'King of the Skies' and he is just gorgeous to work with, both my boys love him!

The papers are Glitz Design 'Happy Travels and the aeroplane patterned paper was perfect for my 'King of the Skies', the sentiment is Whiff of Joy 'Festive Occassions'.

I finished my card off with some washi tape, a tag, some stamping and stitching, inking and some stars - here is another closer look.

Your next stop is the lovely Vicky.

Thank you so much for joining Whiff of Joys blog hop and for your lovely comments.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WOJ January Preview #2

I am back with another new gorgeous stamp from Whiff of Joy!

Now both my boys loved all the new stamps this month and while I was colouring some images, they put their requests in. First up, is this sweetie 'Sailing Tour'.

The papers are Authentique 'Journey', some buttons, washi and mini tag from my stash. Isn't he perfect for little boys and all the adventures they get up to!

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget WOJ January blog hop on Friday the 11th.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WOJ - January Preview!!

Woohoo......its time for Whiff of Joy's January previews!

This month is geared for the 'boys' in our lives, both big and small. Both my boys have picked their favourites and I will be back with those but first up I have this cutie 'Doc Henry'.

The new stamps will be available on the 11th January, as well as some gorgeous dies and charms. The papers I have used are Prima 'Sparkling Spring', flowers are a mixture of Prima, Wild Orchid and Kaisercraft. The button, alphas and doily are from my stash.

I will be back with another sneak peek tomorrow, just for the boys ;)

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Sketchy Challenges!!

Some exciting news for the start of 2013!

The lovely Kylie from The Sketchy Challenges asked me at the end of last year if I would like to join their DT and I am so excited to tell you I said YES!!! So here is my first card for the first challenge of the year.

You can find the challenge here and the awesome sketch is by Sandra. This little darling is Whiff of Joy Simply Maya - 'Baking Fun'.

My favourites again from Whiff of Joy - the tags, twine, satin ribbon and charm. The papers are Glitz Design 'Pretty in Pink', flowers are Kaisercraft and Wild Orchid, mini ticket from my stash and the lace I just bought while I was on holiday in December :)

I hope you can join us and thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Post of 2013!

Hello everyone and a Happy New Year, I hope 2013 will be a fantastic year for you!

So my first post for 2013 is Whiff of Joy's latest challenge #145 - Celebrate, a great theme to kick start 2013, don't you think?

What a better way than to celebrate with a bit of yummy wine, this is 'Winegrower Henry'. He was part of one of the 2012 Secret Stamp kits but is available as a digi if you missed this kit.

I have used some Webster's papers that I have had in my stash for a while, the sentiment is also WOJ but I only used part of it, flowers are Kaisercraft and Wild Orchid, Flourish with a Bling pearls and the muslin, doily and tag are from my stash to.

I generally don't use purples or lilacs but I thought it was a great touch to the wine and grapes.

I hope you will join us for the first challenge of 2013 and thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.