Monday, March 5, 2012

Welcome LITTLE COTTAGE CUTIES to Whimsy, Wild Orchid Challenge, and SWEET STUFF!!!!

Happy Monday, Everyone! Today is an exciting day!!! First, today is the new Challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge where the theme is to GET IN SHAPE- use at least 3 different shapes on your card/project.... AND...to announce that a new artist has joined the Whimsy family – let's all give a warm Whimsy welcome to the amazing ... Elisabeth Bell!

Elisabeth’s debut release for Whimsy Stamps is the Little Cottage Cuties line of rubber stamps and will be available to buy from the Whimsy store on Wednesday (7 March 2012). Leading up to their release, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests are excited to share with you 2 days packed full of previews of these gorgeous stamps.

Today we are sharing projects made with Apple Blossom and Sun Kissed, and we are holding a 24hr mini blog hop to celebrate!






The darling little girlie that I used is Sun Kissed from the new release. She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics. The base of the card is Bazzill, the double matting is PTI, the DP is from a very old Creamotion paper pack (I think), and all panels are machine stitched.For the horizontal I used a 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow. The round motif is a Memory Box Whimsy Circle. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 1" Wild Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, Aster Daisies, and Crochet Flowers resting on MS punched branches. The corners are softened with Self Adhesive Pearls and Decorative Metal Corners .



On the first panel on the inside I used another MB diecut circle with a double heart charm from the WOC Mixed Heart Charm Collection tied with Red Divine Bakers' Twine. For the jotting panel I used more crochet flowers and pearls.


There is one Apple Blossom rubber stamp and one Sun Kissed rubber stamp hidden somewhere along the way, so be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow to be entered into the prize draws.

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



Thanks for participating and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for our second day of previews!




SWEET STUFF!!
In addition to the Whimsy Blog Hop surprises, I am also offering some little SUN KISSED SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!

This darling little SUN KISSED cutie that I have used for my card today could be in your home!!!! To the package I will also add some more surprises to keep her company as she travels to some lucky participant's home! So I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time! All you have to do is leave your info with Little Blue Froggy before Wednesday, March 7 at 8 AM EST. If you don't have a blog, you can still use the little Froggy by skipping over the URL. And YES, I ship everywhere that the mail goes!!! GOOD LUCK!!!


Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope to see you again very soon! Have a magnificent week and until the next time, I send big hugs!!


153 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, your card with this cutie is just precious! thank you for sharing! :)

I want you to know that I have just in the past few weeks learned that I have breast cancer. you are my inspiration to get through this. :) thank you!!!

Shime said...

Amazing! Beautiful card! Now it -5 in my city, but this card is so warm! I feel summer sun in it!

Geri Urumova said...

Hi Jacque, What a wonderful card in such warm colours and sweet image! Thanks for the even sweeter sweet stuff!
Hugs,
Geri

Danielle said...

Good morning dear Jacque, hey! I am number 3 comment LOL... this does not happen often. I love it when you use red. you create so nicely with this color. combined to a baby blue, it is awesome. the image is just so sweet... redminds of "flower power" years, all she is missing is a peace sign ! Gorgeous coloring and fabulous layout. Dps are extraordinary, and little tiny crocheted flowers so pretty. HUgs. Sending love! have a beautiful sunny day. xoxo

Moni said...

Hi Jacque, you have made another stunning card, fab details and so fab coloured image. Image is so cute, love it. Hugs,Moni

Georgei said...

wow what a very pretty card that you did the color is perfect
thank again to give a chance to win your candy
she just told me she want to be home with me ha ha
thank again
HUGS

petra,s cards said...

fabulous card and love your colours!!
xx petra

Irene said...

Great news that Elisabeth is joining the team and your card is a beauty in gorgeous colours!!

Hugs, Irene

Natka said...

Hi Jacque! What antstic colours! Beautiful card!

Tami B. said...

What a cutie. I so enjoy seeing how you color your images.

Durvina said...

This one is real cute!

hugs, Durvina

Frea said...

Hello Jacque, love your today card, the inside at least as much as the outside! Great papers, lovely bright colours and of course that image is to die for. Someone sent my one of those Whimsy stamped images and I just made this easelcard with it, it turned out soo nice. Thanks for offering of some sweetness again. Hugs, Frea

Mogliettina said...

How cute she is!! Thanx a lot for the chance! Your blog is gorgeous and you're a wonderful creative artist!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so cute!!! I love the way you coloured her in and the papers and trims go so perfectly with her. Elizabeth's little figures are adorable and should be great fun to work with!
Hope you have a great week! :)

Лена Казарцева said...

hello! Очень красиво! мне нравятся ваши работы!

alethea said...

I absolutely love these cuties and can't wait till they are released!!! I am desperate to get apple blosson as she reminds me of my childhood when we were at nan's we'd collect the apples then she'd make her most delicious apple pie!!!
YOur card is absolutely gorgeous!!
Thank you for your beautiful comment you left on my blog the other day!! Hugsxx

Linda said...

What a cute card, it's very beautiful. I love the flower on the inside.
hugs Linda Dekker

harrahx2 said...

Today, I subscribed to your blog. When I read your "About Me" piece, I cracked up laughing....I loved it and your card. that stamp is so 60's me! Adorable and the flowers are perfect for it. I hope it goes to someone very special.

Ewelina said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring stamps! Hugs prom UK

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! your coloring is beautiful

Maria Therese said...

These are gorgeous! And you have done such a pretty card with her!

Johanna Visser said...

You always make such beautiful cards. The stamps are fantastic. I wish I could color the way you do. Thanks for the chance to win this sweety.

Love Johanna

*Vicki* said...

AWW! Jacque, your creation is absolutely adorable!! I know you've already worked with EB images at BnW and you do such a stunning job hun!! TFS!! HUGS

orit said...

Hi Jacque
Love your card and the image is fab.
Orit

CheckerBeads said...

love her!! super cute card. Anne

Meretekj said...

Your card is amazing!

Meretekj said...

Your card is amazing!

ednamburgess said...

Such a darling card and would love to win the stamp which is so cute. Love the way you do your shading, especially on the pants and hair. Edna

Gram's Treasures said...

What an adorable image! I love the colours you have used...the red and blue is so striking. Gorgeous card, as per usual!
Joyce xx

Flowergirl said...

Stunning card, Beautifully coloured as always, thank you for the chance to win her x
Wendy x

Sassy Scrapper said...

These new stamps are absolutely delightful. Your card is darling and you've showcased this little sweetie beautifully.
Hugs Bonnie

Therese said...

Adorable! Great colors and gorgeous image. :)

Teresa said...

Love your card. As always so pretty and colorful.

Tine said...

Such lovely images and a great card too. Colourful & cheery! Have a great day.
Tine :)

Deonna said...

Stunning card! Everything about it is wonderful! I'm really excited about this release at Whimsy.

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
your card is gorgeous sweetie
love the flowers, and that image is so sweet, thank you sweetie for the chance, i've linked it hunni
big hugs angelique

Tammy Ortiz said...

I saw these images this morning and they are on my wish list.
Super cute
Hugs

Maria said...

Hello! Your card is just beautiful! I love the colors and the sweet image.
Big hug,

Maria B.

Лена Казарцева said...

Hello! Jacque, your card is beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

SusanLotus said...

Your card is lovely! The combination of bright red and denim blue is stunning!
Hugs
Susan

Hanneke said...

What a great card! Love the cutesy image! She is so pretty! Hugs, Hanneke

Hlora said...

Very beautiful card! I am mad about these stamps! very nice images))

Ardilla said...

WOW, I love this card, it´s so cute!!! Love the color combo, and the image is awesome...
Thanks for the chance with the sweet stuff :)

Janet said...

Your card was such a beautiful sight this morning. What a fgreat way to start the day!

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, your card is so gorgeous!! The new image is just darling!! I love how you colored her!! And, those DP's that you used are so beautiful along with the WOC flowers!! I love how you mixed the crocheted flowers with the paper ones.
Big Hugs,
Suzan

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Your colouring is always fabulous. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful stamp.

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Karen said...

Jacque this is one prettyful card..
I was only just admiring these new stamps this morning and wondering if I could get away with ordering them "as a Mothers Day present" - lol... but alas we are moving house at the beginning of next month and as beautiful as they are, they will have to wait.
Your card is wonderful -
Your work is just so inspiring.xx

Diane said...

Oh I just love your work Jacque! All the little details and the beautiful image coloured so pretty!
And then the inside of your cards are always amazing! You are amazing!

Sarah said...

Wow your card is stunning Jacque, just love these new images, so cute and full of detail. Your card is beautiful xxx

Nina said...

Beautiful card - almost your national colors (LOL...)
Thanks for a chance to win this adorable motive !

:-) Nina

Mimi said...

beautiful card! love the sweet image and gorgeous coloring! TFS! ;)

tweetybugshouse said...

love your card very nicely done.

Linda Palmer said...

Your coloring is always beautiful and this one is no exception. Beautiful papers, beautiful design and beautiful card. Darling image.

Beate said...

Jacque, your card looks gorgeous inside and out!
Hugs and smiles

cathe said...

Cette carte est merveilleuse, bravo !

superdidine said...

Very pretty and gorgeous card as usual and thanks for th extra chance to win

heidy said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Jacque!!
Hugs Heidy

Kerys said...

OMGosh! This card is STUNNING! I love the image you chose and the color combo is amazing! The image really pops out at you! I love it! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love the bright colors and the gorgeous flowers. TFs.

Deb said...

beautiful card Jacque, love the pretty colours you used here!
Debxx

Margo said...

Hi Jacque,
I love this new release !!! These stamps are just so cute and I love that they will be available as rubber stamps 'cause I'm not realy in to the digi-thing :)
You have made a georgeous card with her !
Hugs
Margo

Glennis said...

Your card is so cute with that background, and I love the image

Corinne said...

oh the red is just PERFECT...fantastic job
Hugs

Heidi said...

I love these new releases and I think your card is just gorgeous. Red white and blue is always a good colour combo. xx

Denise said...

Gorgeous card as always. I wish I had half of your talent.

Denise
dopey423@aol.com

Kelly said...

Stunning card. Love the colours. She's such a sweet stamp x

Susan said...

Love your card, both inside and out. Terrific job!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is adorable as can be-love the colors and your beautiful design

Aartje said...

Hello Jacque, your creations are real art. I love the bright colors. It is a beautyful creation (as always!)
Thanks for the chance.
Hugs Aartje

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

What a beautiful adrobale card Jacque! You are my inspiration truly!

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card Jacque! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card Jacque! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! This stamp is sooo sweet :)
Thanks for the chance to enter.
Fiona L x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Jacque,love the image and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Uta said...

Wow, your card is so pretty. I love the coloring of this lovely image. And the papers and flowers are so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

Lorraine said...

this is ab fab hr colouring and love your colouring thx for the sweetstuff too xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful card! Love the red gingham background with the soft blue added! Gorgeous! Hugs! Leah Ann

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful card! Love the red gingham background with the soft blue added! Gorgeous! Hugs! Leah Ann

Maryann said...

Your card is sooo gorgeous Jacque, I absolutely love it. All the wonderful colors on it and this soooo wonderful and cute image too of Elisabeth. I just love her stampimages, and this is soooooooooooooooo so cute. I just love both the release here today.

Marjorie said...

Oh wow hun!! just love the colours you have chosen for this little beauty!!really love the red and blue and you have coloured her so beautifully!!..
Thank you for a chance to win her..
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Mary Brockway said...

Fabulous card and a SWEET image! Love!!! Can't wait to see what else is coming!

Craftyanny said...

awwwwwwwwww she's as cute as a button Jacques. A fabulous card
Anne x

Colleen said...

Jacque,
I love the way you design this one, the red gingham goes so well with this image.

Tina said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo. Your colouring is stunning and that image is so cute.

stephanne said...

Awwwww, she looks outstanding in red and blue!! Gorgeous colouring and I am loving your floral arrangements!!! So happy to have you creating with us at Whimsy Stamps!!
hugs, stephanne

Gina L said...

Ok, I added my link but for some reason, it's not showing up. It's Gina L at http://ginasgorillaspeak.blogspot.com. Anyway, as always, your card is gorgeous! Love the flower clusters.

Harma said...

OMG what a cute sweet card this is the colors are perfect, en I love the inside to.
Hugs Harma

Sue D said...

Adorable card and image. I like the coloring and color combo.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

mandy said...

Aww Jacque your card is stunning love the color scheme almost country like I think the new stamps are just fab and you have really done this lil cutie justice thanks also for the chance to win her hugs Mandy xxx

Sue said...

This is such a cute card.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Love your card. She is such a little sweetie! Really enjoyed the new die you used on the inside too.

susiestacey said...

Stunning card and yummy sweet stuff, thanks for the chance to win x Susan x

yvon said...

Oh wow, your card looks fantastic and i love those new images.
Gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! Lovely flowers and the crochet flowers are realy great!
I love the super cute image! Beautiful colouring Jacque!! hugs, Marlies

mags said...

Beautiful card. Such lovely vibrant colours and gorgeous embellishments to compliment a super image.
Mags
x

BOBBI said...

I love your reds and blues. My favorite combo. Lovely and adorable image. She is a doll.

hugs
bobbi

Annie said...

Gorgeous card :). Those images are so cute, thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs Ann x

Molecraft said...

Another totally gorgeous card, love the colours and thanks for the candy offering!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win a cute stamp too! Lyn
blply05 at yahoo dot com

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Que fofura, Jacque!
Seu cartão é lindo!
Muito obrigada pela oportunidade!

Abraços!!

Jolara said...

she is just soooo lovely and what a great card ! Hugs joyce

Margaret said...

And she is just a cutie. Love the card and coloring. Fantastic.

Helen said...

wow Jacque, another stunning and gorgeous card. Hugs, Helen

Linda Dale said...

Beautiful card. Just love the colors and details. The more I look the more I can not wait to see more. Blessings, linda

Nancy said...

These are so cute! I'm a huge Elizabeth Bell fan and I'm so happy to see that she is designing for Whismy Stamps. Thank you for the chance to win one of these cuties!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque !!!

Belíssimo seu cartão !!! Obrigada pela oportunidade de participar.

Beijos

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie your card is soooooo gorgeous loving these little sweeties so much, even checked the date on my calender cus I couldnt remember todays date lol....I think its age you know lol. This is beautiful as always.

You are truly the most generous woman in blogland you really are sweetie, thank you mmwah. Take care

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

ma said...

Beautiful new stamps just love them both (cute lil' dolls) and your card is beautiful thanks for shareing Marie

Jude said...

Gorgeous card and fab colour combo.

Hugs
Judex

Alyce said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colours and the gorgeous image :) Thanks so muc hfor the chance to win!

Diane said...

Your card is just gorgeous and I love your color combination. These images are just adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the fun image. Thanks for being so generous.

Mau xx said...

What a stunning Creation!! I love the Gorgeous Colours and detail and this really is the sweetest Image. Love your insert too, I love to do the inserts as much as the front so love it when people show theirs :))
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Is said...

Hi Jacque, that is the cutest ever! Thanks for the chance to win
Greetings from Spain

Lindyloo said...

Hi Jacque,
What a lovely card. I love the bright red with the soft blue. It is so cheerful and welcoming of a fresh spring day. Totally gorgeous, just like the stamps themselves.
I've had a fab time on the mini hop, it has been so nice to find new blogs while hopping to my usual blogs also. Thanks for this.
All the best Linda (UK)

Karen H said...

Oh my... this is exquisite! I love the bright and cheery colors, the gorgeous flowers, and lovely papers. The entire design is fabulous. But oh my, these stamps are the cutest things I've ever seen. Elisabeth Bell is my favorite and I've been anxious to see these! Stunning work on this masterpiece. Thank you for the chance to win your own sweet surprise, too. :o)

Hugs and blessings from your newest follower (and fan)!

Dhez said...

What a fresh color combo... very pretty card and image.

Cindy Lou said...

Jacque, you just know how to naturally make a beautiful card. These two images are so sweet and darling I knew you would put together something both different and lovely. Great job, you didn't let me down :D Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

zehra said...

This card is sweet, love the color combo, very pretty, lovely

Cheryl said...

Hi Jacque, oh wow your card is gorgeous and the image is so adorable, love these new stamps, so cute!!
Hugs Cheryl

Neha Jain said...

its a lovely card as usual :)

Wendy Thompson said...

I love you card Jacque who would have thought red and blue would go together so beautifully.

Lenoria said...

These cards are so gorgeous! I love the little Sunkissed cutie with the flowers in her hair. I would love to win, but if not, I enjoy viewing your cards.

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet card cover!! It's nice to see your great use of the die cuts inside. Also the off center written space with flower design is awesome. Love it when it's not in the middle. Looking great!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Gwen said...

What an adorable and eye-catching card, the red just pops! Thanks for the post!

Scrappinkar said...

What a bright, beautiful card! I just love all of those reds!

KalySto said...

Every interpretation of those new images is prettier then the other! But your summer-colors interpretation is amazing!

lucypatrick said...

Wow, so much inspiration from these 2 little girl stamps it's incredible, one minute I think "I'm using all browns", the next minute "cream & fuschia" and now the crisp red, blue & white of your card, arghhhh!!! lol, which colours and designs to try first?? Your card is amazing! XOX Lucy

misteejay said...

Beautiful card - love the colours.

Toni xx

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous card Jacque! I love that color combo! Hugs, Ivonne

Marion said...

Wow Jacque,
This is just so delightful. Love the colour combo and super sweet image.
hugs
Marion

Crie Artezzanato said...

Hi.

Thanks for the change...

Hugs from Brazil

Val Rodrigues

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh Jacque! Your card is super adorable and the new stamps are such cuties and a must have!!! Something to save up for for sure! :D

Big Hugz & TFS!
xx Tracey xx

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Jacque! I love the color combo and red gingham! Wonderful coloring of the sweet image and lovely flowers! Thanks for the chance to win the Sweet Stuff!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this cute paper and the great design, thanks for the chance of winning one!

Karen Wilson said...

Absolutely LOVE your colors in this creation!! The red just pops and what a darling image!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jackie said...

I love your card, it's so bright and fun! Amazing job!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh Jacques this is so pretty....and I'm loving these two little girls...they are just precious....tfs

tammejean said...

Beautiful card--love the red white and blue--she is a cutie

Arty said...

Love the primary colours and how the image just pops out of the card.

Betty Neville said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your coloring, the lovely colors, and your beautiful details! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Pambi7 said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the colors and all the flower details.

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

OMG.. Jacque..! Stunning card...! She’s so beautiful..I love EB stamps, and these are just gorgeous…!
Hugs xx

Niki Estes said...

Jacque, this is so sweet! Beautiful coloring and I love the colors you chose for your card!

kathr said...

Gorgeous card as usual Jacque, you can tell it's an Elizabeth Bell image, just love her images...
hugz Kath...

Susan said...

STUNNING!
I love the colors of this fun and friendly card! Surely spring can not be far away!
I love that die, can it be used on a cuttlebug?
Beautiful flower arranging as usual also Jacque!
Hugs,
Susan

lisa lilfeathers said...

the plaid with flowers is great and the colors so vibrant thanks for sharing
www.lilfeathers.blogspot.com

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous card, the image is so sweet and the red white and blue colour scheme is lovely, love those flowers too
Lindsay xx

Dee said...

Your card is soo cute!! I love these images but am unable to get them. You make the most amazing cards, just gorgeous!!!

Rosie Gustafson said...

This is a very cute card. Thank you for sharing.

scrappinpeg said...

oh your card is so cute.... The image is just so sweet..... Beautiful!
xoxo
Peggy

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Elisabeth Bell images...and these are wonderful! You have brought her to life on your card. I love the swirl to her hair and that garland is precious! I love the flowers all throughout the image and the flower sprays you added to the border. This is one fabulous card...I think she is one of my favorite non-Tilda images!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather