31 Nights of Halloween Night 31 Winners post - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN every BODY Mwaaaaahaahaha! 
We hope you've had a SMASHING good time with us celebrating our 31 Nights of Halloween event and are ready to hear all the winners for the prizes we've given along the way?!
Keep reading to find out if you're one of the lucky winners. 
But first, here's my last Halloween card for the season, which makes me very sad :(.

But back to being happy because it's still HALLOWEEEEEEN and it's my favorite day of the year! Technically Fright Night is Halloween Eve but that's okay who needs to be technical when there's so much Halloween fun to be had?

I stamped the psycho house image from the Cute But Psycho clear stamp set onto watercolor paper. The image takes up a good portion of the card but I used a black pen to extend the hedge all the way across. Then I used distress inks to watercolor everything.

there are teeny tiny specks of bats already surrounding the house image but I used the Howling Night set to add some of the larger bats.

I also used the Howling Night set for the sentiment

for the final creature feature, I added a zombie from the Zombie Trio die because what's Halloween without a few zombies or at least one zombie?!

Have you seen the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho?  If you have then the sentiments in the Cute But Psycho stamp set should give you a few giggles.  I mean come on, Happy Mother's Day?!! LOL

I hope you have a hauntingly, frightfully, fun Halloween!! Thanks to everyone who participated and who shared our 31 Nights of Halloween event with your friends and family, we hope you've had a great time!

And now for the WINNERS of all our prize giveaways...
Night 0 – GRAND PRIZE winner $100 Whimsy Shopping spree WINNER: #60 Sue Drees  
Night 1 - $25 Whimsy Gift Certificate: Beverly S.
Night 6 – Candy Corn Paper Door kit:  Denise Bryant
Night 11 - $20 Whimsy Gift Certificate: Meghan Kennihan 
Night 15 – Clear Stamp Set of your choice: Malia
Night 21 - $20 Whimsy Gift Certificate: Susan Smith                          
Night 26 – Peekaboo die of your choice: Arianna Barbara 
Night 29 – winner #1 Ahoy Matey Clear Stamp set plus 1 Crissy Armstrong digi image of your choice (excludes limited editions images): Michelle Uhlenhake
Night 29 – winner #2 Crissy Armstrong digi image of your choice (excludes limited edition images): Bunny

Please contact whimsystamps@gmail.com to claim your prize. Please put 31 Nights Winner in the subject line. Prizes must be claimed by 11/7/18.

*NEW Cute But Psycho Clear Stamps  *NEW Howling Night Clear Stamps 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,

31 Nights of Halloween - Night 30

It's nearly the end of the month and time for those trick or treaters to have fun! It's almost the last day for your chance to win some prizes on the Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween event.

Lots of inspiration from the design team all month long and lots of prizes to be won! Head to the main blog post for details:

My inspirational card was actually featured in Making Cards Magazine this month - my first ever publication! I was super excited! I do have to give credit to Deb Davis from Whimsy Stamps for the awesome stamp set she designed. I used the Halloweeners stamp set as my inspiration for this card.

I created my background panel using a variety of distress oxides - mowed lawn and crushed olive for the grass, wilted violet, chipped sapphire and black soot for the sky. I added some water splatters to the ink to create the 'star' effect in the sky and used the grass and cloud edger die set to cut the grass panels.

All of the characters were stamped from the Halloweeners stamp set and colored in using my prismacolor pencils. I then fussy cut them out.

The gravestones were cut using Dracula's Coffin die set. The larger one I only partially die cut to give me an interactive opening grave stone. I added some distressing to dirty up the gravestones and also did the same on the sentiment strip. The sentiment on the outside of the gravestone was from the Grim Reaper stamp set.

I added a ghost inside of the gravestone for a fun interactive element

This was such a fun card to make and I love how easily the scene came together.

Here are the links to all the products I used:

Halloweeners Clear StampsGrass and Cloud Edger Die SetDracula's Coffin Die SetGrim Reaper Clear Stamps

Now time to head on over to the Whimsy Store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting 

Kerys x

31 Nights of Hallowe'en Night 29

Hey everyone! Crissy here with another entry into the 31 Nights Of Hallowe'en celebration!
I have some blog candy to give away to 2 lucky recipients, so stay tuned to the end to find out how you can get your name into the random draw!
This is "Penguin Spook Night", from a red rubber set from Whimsy Stamps.  

I really enjoyed using her for my card, and creating a scene to set the mood.  On my card I also used: 
Every Day Banner Sentiments , a sheet of digital paper from each of these three sets:  Christmas Red, Gold and Green,   Great Outdoors,   and Wonky Circles I coloured in this image and scene with Copic markers. I have the list for the Penguin, so here you go: 
Whites: (0 blender first, then R30 for the cheek blush), W00, E40, YR30, BV20 
Beak and feet: YR30, 31, 12, 14, 16, 24, 27
Broom: E41, 43, 44, 47
Bow: BV00, 01, 20
Hat: BV00, 01, 13, 17, 23, 25, 29
Pumpkin: Y15, 17, 35, YR31, 16, 23, B93
Kitty: W0, 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 100
I am giving stuff away to TWO lucky recipients! First prize contains two things! The first thing is the "Ahoy Matey" clear stamp set that was released this summer (colours are suggestions only, this is a clear stamp set).  I will send it anywhere in the world!
  In addition to this, I will also let the first place winner choose one digital image from my personal Crissy's Digi's  collection (excluding any marked "Special Edition) at Whimsy Stamps. 
I will also randomly select a second place winner from the entrants and they will get to choose one of my digital images from Crissy's Digi's at Whimsy! 
Now, for your DIRECTIONS TO ENTER THE DRAW! (be sure to follow each one in order to be eligible for the prizes!)

1. Become a follower of this Whimsy Inspirations Blog (if you aren't already)
2. Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already).  Here is your LINK TO MY BLOG.
3. Leave a comment on THIS POST and tell me what your number one favourite image is from  either Crissy's Digi's, or the Crissy Armstrong Collection (rubber) at Whimsy Stamps!
And DON"T WAIT because you ONLY HAVE 1 DAY before this draw is over! Entries will be accepted up until Tuessday October 30 at 11:59PM EDT.
Come back on Wednesday Oc 31 at 6PM EDT to see if you were one of the lucky ones!
Wishing everyone a fun, safe and happy Hallowe'en! Thanks for stopping by!

31 Nights of Halloween Night 28

Welcome to Night 28 of Whimsy Stamps' 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration! Have you been enjoying all of this spooky event and all of the fun inspiration?  In case you missed it, be sure to check out grand prize post here.  

I am starting out with a combination of two new October images: Howling Night and Web Background. This is a monochromatic design. I stamped everything with VersaFine Onyx Black (I love this black ink more than any!) on gray cardstock - really easy, but a great look for these images  (and it's flat and mailable)!
I stamped the background first, and then arranged all of the other images (four) on top. I love those little bats! For Harry Potter fans, this reminds me of Remus Lupin. How about you?

You can see the complete stamp sets and the supplies I used below.

Thanks for stopping by tonight! Only three more days until Halloween!


31 Nights of Halloween - Night 27

Hello and welcome to Day 27 of the 31 Nights of Halloween! 

My card tonight is made using the Web Background stamp with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Grape Juice, and the fabulous Halloween Creatures stencil.

I stamped the sentiment from the Howling Night stamp set with Versamark, and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. After trimming out the lower section of black cardstock to fit my card front, I drew stitching around the edges with a Uniball Signo Gel Pen.

To add the spiders, I used Versafine CLAIR in Nocturne over the stencil since I was going to heat emboss them with Clear Embossing Powder

To get the spider web string details and spider leg points, I used a small sponge dauber and touched up with a black Micron pen. After they were embossed, I added a little “shine” to the spiders with the same gel pen I used for the faux stitching.

And to finish everything off, I added a pretty ribbon along the black cardstock, then adhered everything together with some glue tape. 

Thank you for reading today! Come back tomorrow evening for more spooky inspiration!

31 Nights of Halloween Night 26 Special Guest Kathy Schweinfurth

The Halloween fun continues with Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration and I have an exciting giveaway to announce today (see details a bit further down this post)!!

So - what are YOU going as for Halloween?  My costume usually consists of pj pants with a candy corn design, a black or orange sweatshirt and candy corn fluffy slippers - perfect for sitting in the driveway to hand out candy!  These adorable Halloweeners are all ready for Trick or Treat and look fab-BOO-lous!

For my first card, I created a batty background sponging white ink onto black cardstock using the Halloween Creatures Stencil.  I then cut bright green cardstock using the new Peekaboo Window 2 Die for the squares and bottom strip.  The cute mummys and bats are from the Halloweeners set.  I stamped the 'haunted' word from the You're My Boo set onto orange cardstock and fussy cut.
 It's Giveaway Time!
The winner of the giveaway will receive the choice of one Peekaboo Window Die!!

 To enter for a chance to win:
The winner will be announced on my blog on October 31st - Halloween!  How's that for a treat?!

On to my next card...with the bright green Peekaboo Window 2 Die 'frame' left over from the first card, I layered it onto purple cardstock and then cut black cardstock with the window die for the squares.  These super cute images and sentiment are from the Halloweeners set which I copic colored and popped up on the card.

Hope you'll stop by tomorrow here at the Whimsy blog for more BOO-tiful projects and FRIGHTful fun!

31 Nights of Halloween - Night 25

Hi friends. Alanna here and I'm happy to be joining in on the 31 Nights of Halloween event we've had going on all month here on the Whimsy blog. I've linked the products available in the Whimsy store below.

For my card today, I am using the super adorable Halloweeners stamp set. I started out by heat embossing 3 of the darling images with white embossing powder. I then heat embossed a sentiment that coordinates with each of the images.

After my heat embossing was all done, I built up my background using 3 colors of Distress Inks.  I started by blending on a base layer of Blueprint Sketch. I then added in some Chipped Sapphire and then finally added some Black Soot to the edges.

I popped my panel up with some foam tape and this CAS Halloween card is done. I hope you've enjoyed my card today and got inspired.

~ 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration - Night 24 ~

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 24 of Whimsy Stamp's 2nd Annual 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration!  I am sharing with you again the card I made using my all time favorite stamp, Hot Sip, from the DoveArt's line of rubber stamps.  This stamp is so versatile and can be used with many different techniques.  I've chosen paper piecing and embossing for this Halloween project.

I first stamped the Hot Sip image onto pattern paper and then trimmed around the image and cut out the inside of the handle.  I then inked and stamped the steam with a sandy colored pigment ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut a slit into the top of the image and slid the steam down into it and taped it to the back of the cup to keep it in place.  I added Snow Cap White Dimensional Fabric Paint from Tulip to make the  whipped cream and added vintage glass glitter for some chocolate bits for my latte.  Yummm!  To make the coffee cup look curved I first inked around the edges of the cup to give it some depth and shadow and adhered it to my card using different heights of dimensional foam tape so it would stay curved on my card.

Get ready for Whimsy's creepy Creative Team and spooky Special Guests sharing 31 haunted Halloween projects and inspiration.  
Over $250 in prizes with frightful fun all month long!!
Come celebrate with us at 6pm EST each night for a new project and random night giveaways. 

GRAND PRIZE $100 Whimsy Stamps Shopping Spree!!

πŸ’€  Share our Halloween event banner on any/all social media and TAG at least one friend
πŸ’€  Link your posts back here on the Whimsy blog with the linky tool below
πŸ’€  Each new post counts for one entry
πŸ’€  Enter as many times as you'd like between now and 10/30/18 by 11:55pm
The more individual posts you share the more chances you have to have win so share all day, everyday, everywhere!
    All prize winners will be announced on Halloween Night right here on the Whimsy Blog.  
    All winners must claim their prizes by 11/7/18.

    Have a frightfully good time and good luck

    Make sure to check out Whimsy Stamp's blog post HERE to link your creations for your chance to win!

    Happy Stamping!

    ~ Nicolette ~

    Final Recap for our Elf Sized Paper Door Collection

    Hello Whimsy fans. Have you ordered your October Paper Door collection, Elf Sized? There are just a couple more days to get your order in for this awesome kit. 

    Our designers have knocked it out of the park with this adorable kit and we've got a final recap of their projects on the Whimsy blog today.

    If you are interested in seeing exactly what is in the kit, scroll down for a written list of contents. Click here to purchase the kit. 

    PAPER DOOR is $39.95 plus shipping and our product listings already include the postage in the price. Just select the product for your shipping destination, add to the cart and check out. Your kit will be shipped out on or before the 26th of the month. 

    Unlock your creativity with PAPER DOOR!  Click here to purchase the kit.

    This month’s “Elf Sized” box includes:

    • EXCLUSIVE hand chosen 6x6 specialty cardstock/paper collections that aren’t available anywhere else. There are 6 gorgeous sheets of 6x6 papers in different colors and textures selected to coordinate together beautifully. Included in this kit are 2 each of 3 different papers. PLUS an additional 12 sheets of 6x6 patterned “Christmas Cheer” designer papers, 1 sheet of 12 different designs.
    • TWO kraft color pillow boxes for creating gift holders.
    • SEVEN sheets of 8.5x11 heavy weight NEUTRAL card stock in White, Cream, Kraft and Black to make multiple card bases, mattes, and more.
    • SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set “Elf Sized” has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR.
    • SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die set - “Elf Sized Die Set”
    • PREMIUM QUALITY bottle of Nuvo® Glitter Drops – Simply Gold for adding accents to your projects
    • COORDINATING EMBELLISHMENTS - package of Whimsy Stamps brand Enamel Dots “Christmas Cheer”, 1 yard of red and white striped baker’s twine, package of Darice® Jingle Bells in multi-color assortment.
    • PRIVATE access to PDF files with step by step instructions for at least 4 different projects and other bonuses 

    Don’t forget to download your exclusive file of bonuses, that was sent to you via email when you completed your
    PAPER DOOR purchase.
    Thanks for stopping by today. Happy crafting!