Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whimsy April Rubber Stamp Release Blog Hop - and a fab prize for grabs


Hello and welcome to the start of Whimsy Stamps April new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 13 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Jacque Beddingfield, Mindy Baxter and Minna Paajanen.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

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

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Big Comfy Cake ~ Come Fly With Me ~ Cupcake Bliss

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Curious Little Fairy ~ Fairy Toadstools ~ Little Fairy Friend

4 stamps from Kenny K
Biker Babe ~ Cheers Dude ~ Madison Attitude ~ Soho

3 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Everyday Mini Postage Stamps ~ Party Mini Letter Seals ~ Postcard Background

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Mini Postage Die ~ Double Scallop Tag Die

I have an absolutely gorgeous prize to give away to all those that post our release badge on their blogs to help advertise the new release. LOOKIE:
To qualify for the prize just pop the badge from the beginning of my post on your side bar with a link back here and enter your name to Mr. Linky at the end of the post!

The hop starts today (Wednesday April 13th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday April 20th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used Biker Babe from the new release and the ticket sentiments from the previous release.

I used a new cute fold I found a tutorial for on StampArtic. It's good for soul to try something a bit different once in a while.
The image is coloured with Copic markers (the whole E40-ies series) and dark brown and white Prismacolour pencils. As usual, I worked on Make It Colour blending card which is my absolute favorite for Copics.
The fancy chipboard swirls are from Make It Crafty, the flowers I made myself from cheesecloth. Flower center was made using felt, microbeads, bling and beads, all welded together with me trusty glue gun.
So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Deb's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Hugs,
Annika

ENTER YOUR NAME HERE FOR THE "HELP US ADVERTISE" PRIZE


Challenges:
Anita Be Stampin' - SIO - Anything Goes
Claudia & Co - 2W, 1E - 2nd W - Monochromatic
Flourishes -  Flowers, flowers everywhere
Karen's Doodles Netherlands - 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly -  Dimension somewhere On Your Card
Sweet Stamps - 1E, SIO - For The Ladies
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle & Bling
Creative Stamp Friends - 2W - #22 Swirls
Karens Doodles - 1E, SIO - Fancy & Feminine
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - distressing
Woodware USA - 2E - #22 Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Girls and swirls


100 comments:

SemSee said...

WOW Annika! This is SO stunning! I love the monochromatic colouring - AWESOME!!! Hugs, Simonne x

Jacqueline said...

So cute - love the new release - TFS
(I'm a new follower)
~ Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh Annika, this is a total stunner! I think I'm in love. :)

Iris said...

OMG Annika this is breathtaking!! Your coloring skills are out of this world! Wonderful creation!

Hugs,
Iris

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Annika!! This is just amazing hun!! What a gorgeous coloring job and such a fabby project!! WOWZER!!! Great job girl!! Smiles, Vicki

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card! I love how you colored that image.

Marie-Anne

Vanja said...

Hi Annika! This is an absolute stunner! Fantastic colouring.
hugs
Vanja

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

What an absolutly stunning card annika! love the colours! hugs carlyann xx

Jacqueline said...

Great hop - just finish it
I’m a new follower & just posted the hop on my blog click here to see post

~ Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Danni said...

Wow!! This is just stunning! wow!!

tiggertastic said...

oh my good this is so amazing, i have looked at it for ages hunny - really stunning work

Crafty Lynz said...

Just love this card. the stamp is awesome and I love the colours used! x

Carrie said...

OMG... This is stunning.. wow..wow..wow... nothing more I can say lol..wow!!

Carol said...

Wow what a stunning card, love it. Carol

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Annika!! I just adore what you have done with this image!! Your coloring is over the top with your monochromatic color scheme and sepia tones!! You really are uber talented and amazing my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and your coloring is stunning!
Hugs, Tammy

Cheryl said...

Another gorgeous creatation girl friend! Beautiful work! As always, I love your mad coloring skills. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card. TFS.

Dawn B. said...

What else is there to say but WOW.. this is wonderful.

Cor* said...

Holy wicked awesome amazing. From the double punched edging, to the B&W/brown tone image coloring! Amazing flowers! Super super super great way to start this hop!

Cec said...

Absolutely incredible. I love the colour palette, the layout and your colouring is over-the-top gorgeous. You have the most creative mind and unlike my creative mind, yours translates to consistently phenomenal cards. How did you get the cheesecloth stiff enough to make a flower?
Hugs!
Cec

Lori said...

Annika, oh my WOW!!!! My jaw dropped when I saw the preview of this, this is absolutely outstanding, the colouring is out of this World!!!!

Lillian Child said...

Your coloring/shading is AMAZING! Beautiful job!

Shazza said...

WOW Annika this is amazing, I love how you coloured the image
x

alina said...

simply stunning, Annika, my compliments!
hugs, Alina

Archies Mum said...

Loving your card, especially how you've coloured your image, and your flowers wow they look brilliant. Liking your new look blog :)

Miria said...

Stunning card, I love the colours you used. Thank you for the chance, I put a link on my sidebar, Miria xx

LindaS said...

This is the most fantastic card and coloring I've seen. Such a great design too. You rock.

Katina said...

Absolutely AMAZING Annika!! Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week. x

Mary J said...

Wow - this is stunning Annika!!!

CreaRenata said...

Oh my gosh, Annika, you totally rocked this image! Thanks for sharing at Karens Doodles NL!

Hugs,
Renata

heidy said...

Wow Annika,I love this ,it's so pretty!
Hugs Heidy

Gunnila said...

the stamp is gorgeous, but your colouring - just WOW! I'm speechless!

Sandra said...

OMG Annika...i'm just picking myself up off the floor!this is "STUNNING"...your colouring is to die for!,boy would i like to have colouring lessons with you.
You are amazingly talented :0).

Take care
San x

Elaina said...

Stunning card, really inventive embellishments.

AmyJRockstar said...

OMGosh! You have got to submit this to be published in a magazine. It's truly amazing! What a great technique! So glad to have found your blog. You have unbelievable talent.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Crystal said...

WOOOOWEEE gf friend this is sooo over the top FABULOUS!!!! I can't even explain how awesome I think this is!!!!! STUNNNINGGG!!!!

Candy C said...

Wow Annika! This card is amazing! LOVE the rich brown tone you used against the white. Just a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

joydee1963 said...

Your is card just "WOW" !!!! Love it!I love the Flower made with cheese cloth! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Bizzi Hands said...

What a fantastic card! I just love it... well done and thanks for the inspiring creations you make.
Sally

Marlene said...

this card is WOW!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Love your coloring!! I advertised on my facebook page for the blog hop: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=603479474

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card Annika! I love the image and your coloring is beautiful.

Jennifer

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wowie Wow Wow I am speechless!

Designing with Debbie said...

Gerogeous card, I love this it is so cool. I love the colors.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Very cute. I love the muted coloring. Thank you for joining our challenge at SweetStamps.com.

CraftinGranny said...

Fab card Annika and great hop. Thanks for hosting and sharing this beautiful creation. Your coloring is awesome and card very inspiring. "Hugs" Carol

Bron said...

WOWZERS! Your work is always so inspiring and this is why. Your colouring is absolute perfection. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week we hope to see you again soon. HUgs Bron :D

Jodi said...

This is gorgeous! Seriously what is not to love on this one...your coloring is fantastic and I just love how well everything is pulled together. Thanks for joining us at Claudia & Co.

Mi said...

Wow! She's so beautiful really love the monochrome coloring!

XOXO Mi

Randi WS said...

Heisann Annika!
This card is AMAZING !! I looove it!
Lovely coloring and that image is so cool ;)
I've seen that tutorial on StampARTic, and thought I should try it too :) It's very beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your huge talent!

Lots of love,
Randi WS

Diane said...

Wow, this card is beautiful. Love your coloring, just amazing. The cheese cloth flowers are so cute.

Silvie Z said...

wowzers Annika, your card is STUNNING! And wow, you coloring is fantastic!
Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card!
hugs,
Silvie
xx

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Michaela from austria

Hope C. said...

Your coloring is AMAZING! I'm going out today and buy more E40s!

chris said...

Just so brilliant. love it. hugs chris xx

Minna said...

Hi Annika, OMG, your colouring is stunning!! I wish I could colour with Copics like you;-))
Hugs,Minna

mitch1066 said...

very cute ...hubby just bought a motorbike:)

mitch1066@gmail.com

Julye said...

What a hottie and fab colouring too thanks for sharing,

Laetitia said...

Great card Annika. I love the "black and white" effect you created. SOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous. This is really stunning. Great inspiration.
Have a nice day,
Laetitia xx

ribenaruby said...

Stunning type of card, gorgeous! The colours chosen are perfect, i love the vintage look. Ruby x

Annelies said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you used one copic family to colour the image!

Rosalee said...

Awesome Card. Love it along with all the new releases.
Hugs, Rosalee

Pat said...

I love your cards! I tried to put your blinkie on my blog, but couldn't seem to get it done!

Pam said...

These are truly beautiful cards. I want to be a biker chick!

Pam W.

Deonna said...

Another Beautiful card! I love all of your work and look at your blog frequently. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to us all.

Craftyanny said...

oh wow this is quite simply stunning!!!! Love, love, love your colouring, it looks amazing.
Thanks for playing along with us on Karen's Doodles this week and good luck
Anne x

Reflections from Granny said...

Stunning! I'm still looking at it and the card style you used is perfect for showcasing this pretty lady.

:) Lori m

Joy said...

love the color! thanks for playing with Claudia and Company! Joy DT

Brenda said...

Stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors. Gorgeous monochromatic card!!! While I am here, I will just go ahead and say, thanks for playing along at Anita Be Stampin this week!

Ms. Jen said...

Hey girlie!! I put the link on my blog but it's not blinking-grrrr. I'll figure it out one day. I LOVE this monochromatic card and what a neat new fold. I'll have to check it out. I've missed you and love the changes you made on your blog again.

Big Hugs - Jen

Shirley N said...

This is absolutely stunning, your coloring is gorgeous!!! Where can I find the code to have the link blink?

craftaholic said...

Thanks for sharing a very super cute Card, And Looking forward to seeing all the creative projects on this Hop!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Judy said...

Great monochromatic card! TFS

The Crafty Elf said...

Your card is just lovely and the colouring is stellar. I love the flowers you made they are fantastic!

Katinka said...

Wooow Annika, such an amazing monochrome bikerlady! Fantastic!

Greetings from Germany!
Katrin

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card love all your added details thank you for joining us at Anything goes
Hugs
Tamara

Debbie said...

Wow, your card is absolutely stunning........ Thank you for sharing your creation. Love the image-she's fab and the colours and embellishments you've used.Love Debbie Johns x

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card Annika & I love how you've coloured it.

Davi said...

Annika your usual stunning coloring and a feast for the eyes!! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week. :)

Jenny V. said...

Wow I just love your card, it's beautiful. And your coloring is awesome.

Bernadet said...
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Bernadet said...

absolutly stunning Annika!
Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles NL!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Great card. The cloth flowers are pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

sallysbitz said...

Annika your card is just stunning. I really like the look.

I have posted pic at begining of your post, but it has not come up as a blinkie, I even went to Whimsy to see if I could pick it up there, still Posted in sidebar to spread the news on the blog hop & new releases x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a gorgeous coloring!! Awesome. And the shape of the card is pretty too, as well are the details.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!

Renata

Nikki said...

Love it looks fantastic all in browns :)
hugs Nikki C

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You have such an amazing way with coloring, Annika! This is spectacular - you absolutely brought her to life. Fabulous card design too - too cool and I love what you did with the burlap. An altogether fabulous piece. So happy to see you joining in the distressing fun this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Hugs,
Linda

maddy hill said...

Beautiful , thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week.
hugs
maddy x

Nana Connie said...

WOW! Fantastic image but even more fabulous coloring! Love the monochromatic feel to this card.

Dot-scrap said...

Hi Annika.
Your card is just more than AMAZING. Love every detail.
Thank you so much for joining us at Karens Doodles Challenge blog this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! Fantastic job with the coloring! It's practically 3d! The flowers are gorgeous too!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Anita said...

FABulous work! Your coloring is gorgoues, and all of the embellishments used are just perfect. Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Annika :-) Your colouring is absolutely amazing !! fantastic :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Lelia Pierce said...

Annika, wow! This card is simply stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anita Be Stampin Challenges!

XXX

Rachel Hope said...

Sassy! So Fun! Thanks for playing along with the "Anything Goes" Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is stunning! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin!

kim-paperbabe said...

Beuatiful card Annika, the fold is brilliant and I love the colour pallette!
Your colouring is fabulous and the little details make this totally stunning!
What a pleasure to have you join in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week!
Thanks, HuGs Kim and the Team :)

Makalah said...

Fantastic coloring! Love how you tucked those little monochromatic tickets into this - great sentiments to match the image too!

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