The Digital Vault Update ~ Penguin Ray

A very warm welcome to all our Whimsy friends
I'm here tonight to share a really special post with you

There will be very few of us, who have not been affected
in some way by the scourge that is cancer
it is particularly close to home right now
for our lovely artist and friend Crissy

I'll let you read her story in her own words...

Hi everyone, it's Crissy Armstrong here, illustrator for Whimsy Stamps.
I have drawn a very special penguin called Penguin Ray.

It is special to me because my older brother Ray
requested that I draw a penguin undergoing Chemotherapy, to express how he is feeling.
He was diagnosed with a very serious cancer, and is fighting with all that is in him to get into remission.
If any of you know anyone who has/has had cancer, you know what a toll this takes on a person and on those who love them;
and you probably also know that a little encouragement goes a long way.

I want to reach out to my crafting friends to ask for your help in encouraging Ray to keep fighting.
I would like to flood Ray's mailbox with Penguin Ray cards from all over the world!
Ray has been a person who reaches out to others all his life;

He has helped raise many children, and been a father figure to many, including his kid sister - me!
Everything about his life is about reaching out to make this world a gentler, kinder place to be.
Let's show him that kindness is coming back to him. If you want to join this card campaign,
please make a Penguin Ray card, and then email me for his mailing address.

Neither I nor Whimsy is getting any money whatsoever from the sale of Penguin Ray.
One hundred percent of the sale price is going to get donated to Ray's favourite charity
Make A Wish Foundation Canada.

Thank you so much in advance.

Crissy has created a wonderful birthday card using Penguin Ray for her awesome big brother.

Adorable take on this image by Deb. He's positively green 'round the gills!

Such a sweet take on this image by Denielle. Those feverish cheeks are awesome!

Love this fabulous card by Michelle, he looks proper knackered doesn't he?!

A fun take on the image by Pam. Love all the colour!

Ute's card just breaks me. That look of sheer exhaustion. So wonderfully done!

Vicki has created a beautiful foiled background for her design. Love this!

I combined two of Crissy's digital papers to create a 'sterile hospital room' feel for my take on things.

We would love you to come and support this worthy cause along with us.
All the proceeds from the sale of this heartachingly sweet image,
perfect for anyone in your lives who has or is fighting cancer,
goes to the 'Make A Wish Foundation ~ Canada'

So come and support this wonderful cause
 and have fun crafting at the same time!

Our sincerest thanks for your support
and if you are currently battling or supporting someone
who is fighting cancer. We send special love your way today.

Breakfast for Two

Hello, Whimsy Fans! Toni here sharing a super fun and colorful shaker card using the Whimsy We Go Perfectly Together set which is chock full of paired foods. I chose pancakes and syrup since my hubs loves those for breakfast. Weirdo! Give me a waffle over pancakes any day!

I inked up the Messy Mesh Background with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron. Artistically messy rainbow! The hearts are stamped with the same Distress Oxides. I then diecut the circle using the new Pierced and Stitched Circle Dies. I'm going to use these so much!

Next I stamped the Whimsy We Go Perfectly Together images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with Copics. Now time for some shaker madness!  I created the simple, flat shaker by adhering a piece of acetate to the card front and base, carefully enclosing a few sprinkles. I like using Ranger Glossy Accents for this as it dries so quickly.

The sentiment is stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black onto one of the Quick Strips dies.

To see my other creations, check out Frankie Helps Craft.  Have a great day!

We Go Perfectly Together Clear Stamps

Penguin Ray is a hero!...

Hello everyone,

Today's post is special and tinged with sadness and admiration!

 Our lovely Crissy Armstrong has drawn the most beautiful image to honour her brother Ray who is undergoing treatment for cancer - she has called this little fella

The thoughts and prayers of the Whimsy family are with Crissy, Ray and their family - cancer is *insert rude word* cruel and heartbreaking!

All proceeds from the sale of this very special digi image are going to 

The Make A Wish Foundation Of Canada

To make my card I printed 
onto watercolour card and masked him with masking sheet.

The background is created by blending Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch and flicked them water and Perfect Pearls to give some texture. 

The image is die cut with the largest 

I coloured 
with Polychromos, adding a few white dots to the chemo bag.

I die cut a tag and stamped the a sentiment from from the 
onto it.  (I really like that sentiment and thought it was perfect for this card)!

The image is layered onto a larger circle, with an added the tag.  Finally I and painted Penguin Ray's beak with some Glossy Accents.

has been released this week as a digi
and all the proceeds are going to 
The Make A Wish Foundation Of Canada
'A hero is an ordinary person who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles'

Isn't this the most amazing photo of an incredibly brave man!

Thank you for popping by
love from


Angel Ariel

Hello everyone!  Rachel here today and I have a card to share with you featuring the beautiful Angel Ariel Rubber Stamp. (Affiliate links used.)

I wanted Angel Ariel to be the main focal point, so I went with a simple design today and created a single-layer card except for the addition of the gorgeous large stitched frame from the Shaker Maker Combo Die Set.

 I stamped my image with Copic friendly Black Ink using my Misti.  I then used my Copic Sketch Markers to color everything.

Copic Colors Used:
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E21, E11, E04
  • Hair: E40, E42, E43, E44
  • Pink Skirt: RV0000, RV00, RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69
  • Purple Top: V000, V01, V04, V06, V09
  • Background Sky: BG0000, BG000, BG01
  • Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3
  • Wings: 0, C00, C1, C3, C4 

 I stamped my sentiment from the "Splash" Clear Stamps Set on the bottom right corner of my card.  Lastly, I diecut my stitched frame from White Card Stock using the large square die from the Shaker Maker Combo Die Set.  I used liquid adhesive to adhere this piece to the outer portion of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can check out this beautiful stamp in the photo links below.

Splash Stamp SetShaker Maker Combo SetAngel Ariel

~ Whimsy Stamps - Miss You ~

Whimsy Stamp's new release is full of awesome springtime stamps!  When I saw the new Bunny Balloons 2 Clear Stamp Set, I knew immediately that I wanted to use this adorable bunny along with the floating balloon.  I think it makes the sweetest "missing you" card plus, I  think it would make a lovely sympathy card.

The new Up in the Clouds Die Set is so cool!  You can choose to use the center pop up circle for the sun, like I did here, or use the sun by itself.  I love the extra dimension the pop up circle gives to the design of my card.  I have also used the new Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set.  There are eight dies in this set, which gives you so many layering options.  I have chosen to trim off part of the left side of the circles and grass.  You don't always have to use the whole die cut.  It's nice to use your dies in different ways and to change things up once in awhile.  I am totally in love with this card and that I was able to create my vision!

*NEW Bunny Balloons 2 Clear Stamps

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

*NEW Up in the Clouds Die Set

Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

~ Copics ~
Bunny:  W00 W0 W1 W3 W5 R000 R01
Balloon:  R24 R25 R27 R89

Happy Stamping!


Michele here with a brand new card to share!
It is finally spring!  I am so ready for all of the flowers to bloom and to get outside!
I absolutely adore the Beaucoup Bouquet set!  It is so pretty and has such a great variety of flowers! 
I stamped the images in Black Versafine ink and colored them using watercolors.  Once they were dry, I splattered them with white acrylic paint.  I used the Beaucoup Bouquet die set to cut them out. I wanted a couple of larger leaves, so I used the leaves from the Peony die set.  I gave them a bit of shimmer using glossy accents and Glamour Dust.  
I used the Kinetic Straight Waves Die set to create an interesting backdrop to the flowers.  I gave the panel a bit of color with Distress Oxide ink.  I layered the flowers and leaves using Crafty Foam tape.  I slipped a doily underneath and added a sentiment using the Smile Large Word die. As a final touch I added a few gems from the Coral Coast Sparkletz set.  
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Clear Stamps*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Die SetSmile Large Word DieKinetic Straight Waves Die SetGlossy AccentsDecoArt® Glamour DustCrafty Foam Tape WhitePeony Flower DieVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken ChinaSparkletz - Coral Coast