Apr 18, 2012

Sunflower Buggies for Whimsy April Release

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday!

So sorry I haven't posted anything for so long! It's been a very busy month so far, with a sick child over Easter break, painting my kitchen and then I ended up with a very sore shoulder and neck on top of that. Which made it almost impossible to sit down and color or sit on the computer. I am thankful I had to work this past weekend, made me forget to think about my achy shoulder and the moving around seemed to have helped a little too!

I am so glad you are visiting today, as today is the Whimsy Stamps April rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!


Whimsy Stamps is releasing 18 gorgeous new rubber stamps and 4 fabulous new Shapeology dies today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 24 April the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful 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 leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 25 April) we will post a Release Round-Up here on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of new release DT work from the past week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

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For today's card I used the new rubber stamp "Sunflower Buggies" from Whimsy's Meljen's collection.


I colored the image using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Part of the flower has been stamped twice, cut out once and just used my finger to shape the petals.

The papers are from Stampin Up (long retired). I have used a sentiment from the set "Mini Party letter seals". The little "tag" that is behind the image, is actually part of the sentiment set "Everyday Sayings Notables 4" which was just released. It's been cut out using the new notables 4 die. I cut the stamped frame in half and used the other half to tuck under the image on the right side.

I kept the card pretty simply, just embellished with a flower shaped button and some twine. Then sewed around the edges.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:

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To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below (including my blog) by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:


Beate Johns {Special Guest}
Bev Rochester {Special Guest}
Jacque Beddingfield {Special Guest}
Stephanne Maraver


Here is a full reveal of the wonderful April release:


4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Double Scoop ~ Good Pony ~ Look Hoo's Graduating ~ Wee Snippet's Bubbles





2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
April Sunshine ~ Ginger Meadows




4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Fireman ~ Chef ~ Home Improvement ~ Policeman




3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Sunflower Buggies ~ Sweet Little Donkey ~ Tutu Sweet




2 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Goldie ~ Mr and Mrs Teddy




3 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
For The Women In Our Lives ~ Vertical Tickets ~ Everyday Sayings Notables 4





3 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Notables 4 ~ Swirly Tree ~ Fancy Ticket




1 TLC Shapeology die
Wedding Dress Tag




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

Thanks again for visiting! Happy hopping!

94 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Ellie! I love the papers and the sweet image! Great coloring and stitching!

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  2. Thanks for the change! Like your cards.
    Best regard angelique

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  3. Lovely card, the stitching really accentuates the image. Kathy

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  4. A great card Ellie! Love the papers, stitching and the image is adorable.

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  5. Super cute! Loving these papers to go with this cute stamp. Your coloring is just awesome!

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  6. Love the stitching and 3D effect you gave the image. Sounds like you've had a rough week! I think you should treat yourself to a massage - I'm all for finding reasons to pamper myself! LOL

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  7. so very pretty. Love the bright color and the way you did the flower!

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  8. What a lovely card - I love the colour scheme.

    Toni xx

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  9. I love these great images..

    your card is great.. love what you have done..

    hugs kelly

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  10. great card... wonderful images..

    I want them all. heehee

    Hugs kelly

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  11. Ellie, your card is so pretty! I love how you layered the flower! Great colours too!

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  12. Adorable, the stitching and all the layers make it just perfect!

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  13. What a lovely sunflower, perfect for spring or summer, and your stitching is fabulous.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  14. I love it! Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. Love your stitching!

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  15. Lovely spring card, thanks for the hop!
    Jane x

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  16. what a gorgeous spring card!!

    Love, Liesbeth.

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  17. Such vivid colours, I love it! Lovely card and so much to see.

    Of the the next hop ... bye

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  18. Beautyful, I love the way you made the flower.
    Hugs Aartje

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  19. Lovely card and I just love all the new releases.
    Maureen.........x

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  20. This is such a cute image and such a pretty card. Very cheerful.

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  21. Such a very sweet card,Ellie, lovely colours thank you for your inspiration.
    hugs Dorte

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  22. Adorable card. Your coloring looks great!
    Hugs and smiles

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  23. I can hear the buzz of the bee and can feel the sunshine from your card, very sweet!
    Hugs, Geri

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  24. Lovely "Spring-y" card here with the flowers all done in sunshine yellow and the little busy bees buzzing around!

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  25. Such a happy card! Love the flower treatment - and, all the stitching you've done. FANTASTIC

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  26. Your card is so beautiful and the image looks so great.
    Hugs, Uta

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  27. Beautiful card, love the colours and dimension you created. Hugs Tracy x

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  28. Ooooh, I love sunflowers. Great card! Hugs! xx

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  29. Lovely choice of colors with the Sunflower!

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  30. A really lovely bright and creative card - fabulous colours and the layered flower is so effective - a great design! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

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  31. A really lovely bright and creative card - fabulous colours and the layered flower is so effective - a great design! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

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  32. Wow gorgeous card Ellie!
    Hugs Heidy

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  33. I love your card and how you popped up part of the flower.

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  34. this is such a bright and shiny card! wonderful!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  35. great card, love the decoupage on the flower. hugs jo x

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  36. Very pretty card, hope your shoulder starts to feel better soon, tfs

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  37. Oh how cute =) I just love MelJen´s designs.

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  38. Oh, seeing this is making kick myself for not picking it too lol!!! Very cute!! Love the layering on the image and great colours!! Glad you have had a moment or two to craft hunny!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  39. Beautiful card and stamp. Lovely colours and the stitching looks great.
    Mags
    x

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  40. Sweet card Ellie! I love the layers and you have colored the images beautifully :)

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  41. What a lovely summery card Ellie. Love the layers and the colors. Pat

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  42. Very cute--love the sunflower image.
    I like the dimension on the flower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  43. Love the dimension you have given the flower on this one. Great card.
    Tine :)

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  44. Thanks for sharing this cheerful birthday card Ellie!

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  45. Love your card and the colours are just right for the lovely stamp you used.

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  46. Beautiful card, it yells spring!!!! Hugsxx

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  47. Love to make flower cards, your is awesome.

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  48. Fabulous card - the flower is stunning

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  49. Fabulous card - the flower is stunning

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  50. GORGEOUS CARD,LOVE THE IMAGE.SUZYD X

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  51. Great card! I love how you double stamped the sunflower to give this CAS card dimension. TFS

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  52. so sunny card! very beautiful. love the papers and image.

    ~Luanne

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  53. I am glad you are getting better. Great card!

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  54. Xiomara
    Cute card!!!!

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  55. Such a sweet card... I love how you did the 3D effect on the flower and the use of the die... very clever Donna ☺

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  56. Ellie your card is beautiful! Your coloring and papers are a perfect match.

    Hugs,
    Dianne

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  57. Such a vibrant and happy card! Loved the colouring!

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  58. Super sweet card Ellie :) Love how you popped up the petals!! Wonderful release!!
    Hugz and blessings

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  59. Hi Ellie,
    I really like the layered sunflower and your card makes me think of summer.
    Hugs, Anja

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  60. Beautiful card! Sweet buggies image :)

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  61. Oh Wow!! What a lovely job you have done with this gorgeous flower:) Love how you have decoupaged it, and your papers are perfect...stunning!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  62. fantastic card - that flower sure does pop! Hugs Rachel xx

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  63. Oh this is too adorable. Lovely image and I like the cute little bee buzzing around.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  64. Beautiful sunny card - makes me smile just looking at it - thanks for the chance to win some fab goodies
    Linda

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  65. Love all the new stamps cant wait to get some your card is lovely

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  66. Oh how cute!!! Love that gorgeous flower with the 3D effect! Beautiful bright colors =)

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  67. Super, bright and colourful card.

    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.

    Hugs,

    Jo x

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  68. really 'spring-like'...very pretty

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  69. Very pretty card. cheering us all up for spring.
    Lorraine

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  70. Hi. What a lovely birthday card! Love the stiching and the colors. Great 3D effect!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!
    Elizabeth xx

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  71. All the details...stitching and coloring, etc. are amazing! Love the layout too! Hugs, Rosie

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  72. I love meljens designs and what you have done to make it 3-d! Going to have to try that!

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  73. Beautiful sunshine love the way it pops. thanks for sharing......hugs

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  74. What a beautiful card! I absolutely love all of these stamps! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    Sue O

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  75. What a fun and fresh-looking card. I love all the details you've included. This stamp and die release is outstanding!

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  76. Love your card! Great layers and colors.

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  77. I love these new images. they are waiting to be colored!
    Greetings Brenda

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  78. Really pretty card hun love the stitching really gives the card texture hugs Mandy xxx

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  79. Love the colors and the stitching.

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  80. What a beautiful card with a beautiful flower. Nice colors.

    Hugs AStrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  81. lovely card :-) thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

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