Holiday Inspiration

Good Morning All!

So what do you think of the new Whimsy release? Pretty fun hop? I know the DT and I really enjoyed sharing our projects with everyone. And if you've not had time to hop yet, you have until Thursday, Oct 7th to join in. There are prizes along the way and a grand prize at the end of the hop! And don't forget about the prize offer right here on the Inspirations blog, see post below. 

I'm sure you will see lots of holiday cheer popping up here on the Inspirations blog tin the weeks to come! I actually have a couple cards to share today, but before I get to that, I do have some news I wanted to share too. 

We would like to give a big Whimsy Welcome to 2 new Digital Designers here at Whimsy! We are lucky enough to have both Dominique Steigner and Sandra Cherrington joining our team! Thank you both, Domi and San, so much for coming on board! We look forward to working with you and getting to see all your Whimsy creations! 

Now for my cards. Both of these use the new stamp Starry Night illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. I adore this image! I've use this image both in color and without color. First up is my vintage version....

I created the background with the Classified Ads BG stamp designed by Raindrop Echo Designs and have chosen not to color the Starry Night image. I've distressed the paper edges and added on some sponging and glimmer mist. Then embellished with flowers, ribbon, and eyelets.

Next is my color version on an easel card...

I colored my polar bear to see if fur, it turned out a little grayer than my plan, but I like it still. I've added some glitter for the snow. I've embellished with ribbon, flowers, brads and sticky gems. The sentiment is from the Jingle Bell Ride set by Crissy Armstrong.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great afternoon!


  1. lovely cards, I wouldn't have thought of doing one without colour but it looks great

  2. How cute - love the card so much. I don't often do reds for my christmas cards....I stick to pale colours. Had coloured a Tilda in red yesterday...and still humming and arrr-ing over it. Your card as the wow-factor. Must go to the shop and spend lol. Hugs Tammy x

  3. These are both gorgeous Denise!! Love those pretty flower charms that you have added. Of course the images are too adorable!!
    I was looking for the new (october) challenge. I probably am not looking at the right place though...


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