woensdag 7 maart 2012

Elisabeth Bell's debut release at Whimsy Stamps!! With a sample and a surprise :)

Welcome to the Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP!

On Monday we announced the wonderful news that Whimsy Stamps has welcomed the amazing Elisabeth Bell to our family of Whimsy Stamps artists.

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 4 new Elisabeth Bell Little Cottage Cuties rubber stamps today and these new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

~ Apple Blossom ~                                  ~ Chloe ~


~ Picked Sweet ~                                     ~ Sun Kissed ~
The Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests have been previewing these beautiful stamps for the past 2 days, and today we are celebrating their release with a BLOG HOP!

The hop starts today (Wednesday March 7th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Wednesday March 14th at 12.00PM EST.

For this hop we have five different prize draws! One lucky hopper will win the entire new release of ALL four stamps. We also have four mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp and if you look down you will see that you have hit one of the candy stops! We're not telling you where the other candy stops are, so be sure to complete the hop to find them!

If you are already in the hop you should have come from Heidy's blog, if not, and you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Debbie's blog.

Here is the card I have created for todays release (sorry if the pictures aren't to my usual standard, my husband clicked on a link yesterday and downloaded a malware virus or something that messed the computer up completely, he has been busy since trying to get it right so I couldn't use my trusted PSP and had to download a free photo editing program for our MacBook Pro.... couldn't get the results I get with PSP though, I feel the pictures look a little "flat" and somehow here are a couple of white thingies in the first pictures that aren't in the original):
This precious image is called Sun Kissed and for me it was instant love. The pretty papers I have used are digi papers created by an also new talent at Whimsy Stamps, Michelle Roos. Michelle's papers are gorgeous and there are already four sets in the store. I printed the digi papers on 6x6 squares of white cardstock and only added some white and kraft colored cardstock to finish things. This gorgeous set is called Rose Garden. The sentiments are also available at Whimsy Stamps, they are by Raindrop Echo Designs and this set is called Friendship Notables 2 and come with a matching die. Finally I have used one of the pretty corners that was released at Whimsy in a set of four in February and you can find those HERE.  I finished the card with pretty flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl and I have used some lace, velvet ribbon and a square doily from stash. The white pearls, white liquid pearls and platinum and diamond Stickles finish things of.
Here is a close up of the precious image. As always she was colored using my Copic markers and 3D paper pieced for extra dimension.
And for the people who love to check out the little pieces, here they are. The people who check these out often will see that I haven't cut the flowers yet at this stage, I do that at the very end one by one.

Now it's time for you to continue the hop..... after you have left your name at the end of this post of course :). Your next hop is: Niki Estes, I just know she'll have another gorgeous creation to show you.

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

Hugs,

Please enter here for a chance to win a surprise stamp from the Little Cottage Cuties , in case you don't have a blog just leave that space empty, it should work now.

98 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh my word, Mariska, your paper piecing never ceases to amaze me! This card is just adorable! I am snowed under with card orders at the moment and can't wait to have a play with the Whimsy stamp that you sent me! Why is it that orders are like buses, I either don't have any, or 10 come along at once!?! Beautiful, beautiful creation, as ever! Thanks for sharing, Lisa x

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  2. Absolutely Stunning! I always check what you have cut out it really amazes me how you do it...And I want to thank you sooo much for sharing.
    Chrissyxx
    I had my very first go last week and mentioned you and another lovely blogger......Have only won with my card...Yes! I will be making more. So Thank you x

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  3. WOW! Perfection! Always love to see your gorgeous cards. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to give it a try! lol! TFS! ;D

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  4. very bright , cheerful card! I like your work! Stamps - class!

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  5. It's an amazing card, the paper piecing is just stunning, what patience and commitment you have.
    Jo x

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  6. A gorgeous card. Love the paper piecing.

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  7. love your card your paper piecing is knock my socks off out of this world. great job.

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  8. Your card is stunning, Mariska! Amazing coloring and dimension! Your paper-piecing is incredible! Love this!

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  9. Wow...this is stunning, а beautiful project. I love it.

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  10. My jaw just dropped and "oh my gosh" came out in a whisper! This creation is over-the-top! wendy xx

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  11. Oh wow I have never saw the 3 d dimensions before and I have to tell you it is amazing. I so love it
    Hugs

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  12. Gosh this is an amazing 3d card, it must have taken you hours of work. I love it...great to see you have some candy here too ;0)
    Jane x

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  13. Gosh, I'm so in love with your dimensional cards!!!! Just found your fabulous tutorial and cant wait to give it a go!! Lovin this new stamp release! Love love love!

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  14. Gorgeous card Mariska! What a fantastic paper piecing job! Hugs, Annelies

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  15. Wow, hij is weer erg mooi zeg! En helemaal voor een "rushjob" heel veel liefs Diaan

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  16. This is so beautiful Mariska! I love all the paper piecing. Such a gorgeous card!

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  17. Mariska, WOW, OMG!!! What an amazing card! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me!

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  18. OMG!!! This is just the most stunning card I have ever seen!! Your work is amazing Hun. Luv how you've 3d the image to make it pop. I'm lost for words and in awe of your talent. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  19. Lovely card :) I love the colors. Hugs Jeanette :)

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  20. Hoi sweet Mariska hihi,ja geweldig weer,het is weer een waar kunstwerkje ...LOVE IT !!!!
    Groetjes Heidy

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  21. Questi timbri sono fenomenali ed un vero piacere "saltellare" da un blog all'altro per vedere le magnifiche interpretazioni.... Grazie
    ILA

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  22. Mariska, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the dimension you always use with your images!

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  23. Adorable card, what a lot of paper piecing, tfs...Kim (kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

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  24. Oh Wow! Simply stunning, I love it!!

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  25. Hoi Mariska,
    wat een mooie kaart weer! Super gedaan, wat een werk al die kleine stukjes, een engelen geduld moet je ervoor hebben denk ik.
    Groetjes Brenda

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  26. Gorgeous.. lovely colouring..
    Hugs! Brittany, xoxo
    http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow, what a great card. I love all the details on your card and I love your 3D paper piecing of this lovely image.

    Hugs, Uta

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  28. Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the paper piecing. TFS.

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  29. Absolutely stunning Mariska, love the vintage look the card has and especially how you bring this sweetie to life with your 3d work, beautiful!
    Debxx

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  30. Mariska, ik vind je kaart helemaal te leuk! Niks te zien van je slechte foto's! En je 3D werkjes blijven geweldig om naar te kijken!
    Groetjes Mieke

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  31. You've really made an amazing card! So beautiful! Greetings from Sweden

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  32. Your card is adorable, Mariska! And your colouring is amazing.I really love your paper piecing. So very beautiful:)
    Hugs,
    Hanne

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  33. Such an awesome creation here too, really beautiful work.

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  34. WOW!!! these images are amazing, and so is all the work you put into your card, gorgeous work.

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  35. I just love the 3d look you gave her, it's a beautiful card.

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  36. wow this is amazing i just love this card alot xx

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  37. I just love how you make this 3d, I am looking at your blog every day. wauw

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  38. WOW!!! Stunning! Love the paper piecing and all the layers - fabulous card and cute image too!

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  39. Hoi Mariska, ik vind dit echt zulke lieve stempeltjes!! Je kaart is echt geweldig mooi, ik wilde dat ik ook het geduld had om zo'n mooi 3D effect te krijgen in mijn kaartjes. Groetjes, Frea

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  40. OMG!! The paper piecing is AMAZING. You did a FABULOUS job. I love this card. New to your blog, I will be back for more!!!

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  41. Hallo Mariska, wat een ware kunstwerken maak jij er iedere keer weer van. Geweldig resultaat.
    Groeten Aartje

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  42. Well no matter what editing your using your card is perfect! I am only of those little pieces lovers, but I hardly ever do it myself because I stink at cutting. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent!

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  43. WOW-What a wonderful card! LOVE all the paper piecing; you did an incredible job. Love your card; thanks for sharing.

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  44. One of the most gorgeous creations I've ever seen. The paper piecing really adds to the dimension and depth of your coloring. Totally awesome Mariska! So glad you were in the hop as I don't think I've been here before but will be sure and come back often. Fantastic inspiration here. "Hugs"

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  45. This is so gorgeous. Your paper piecing of the image is amazing. what patience.
    Mags
    x

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  46. Mariska,

    Pretty, pretty card. Love the colours and colouring. Stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. I am stunned!!! Absolutely stunned!! I can't even imagine how much work went into creating this masterpiece!! I don't even have words to express how truly awesome this card is! A-MAZING!!

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  48. WOW!!! Mariska...you are an amazing artist

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  49. Your creation is awesome. I think this little one is my favorite and you did her so beautiful.

    hugs
    bobbi

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  50. I know I don't need to say it, but this is stunning as usual! That's WAYYY more pieces than I was working with last night and I felt a little overwhelmed. I don't know how you do it, hun!

    HUGS!

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  51. Oh my word! This one leaves me speechless. You did an awesome job on this card. I shudder just thinking about all those little pieces.

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  52. Wow! Very beautiful card, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

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  53. Wow!!!!!!! I can't believe that you paper piece all that! Gorgeous.

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  54. OMGosh, that is the most awesome paper piecing I have ever seen! Beautiful coloring, too. I love it!!!

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  55. Wow, that is some serious work and time involved, but your card is stunning!!! So beautiful!

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  56. WOW! These images are so pretty on their own. But you have made this card so much more. Love your card.

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  57. I love the paper piecing and the visual you provided, gorgeous. The card is adorable and the coloring is awesome.

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  58. I just love your paper piecing and the beautiful details

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  59. Girl, you never cease to amaze me with your creations! I LOVE how you put the 3D effect on things and that color......WOWIE! Gorgeous card!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  60. I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like this! Your piecing is a.maz.ing, absolutely gorgeous!

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  61. Beautiful card thanks so much for shareing with us have a wonderful day Marie

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  62. This is positively exquisite! Your coloring is superb and of course the paper piecing brings it to life even more. :o) Gorgeous flowers and beautiful layers, too! Stunning creation with this precious girl. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  63. Wow, that is A LOT of paper peircing but OMGosh what an impact it has on your cute image. I am so going to have to try that out! And Soon!!! I love the effect. Your coloring is so great.

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  64. I just love how you paper piece your images!!! i really want to give it a go!!! maybe I will try my hand at it tonight!!!! Yor card is absolutely stunning!! Hugsxx

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  65. Your card is beautiful Mariska and I love the 3D element!!

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  66. Beautiful card I just love the new stamps and your colouring is fantastic

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  67. OMG! This is just wonderful. Love how you did this little cutie. Your cutting out of all the intricate little pieces is amazing.
    Marion

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  68. WOW, gorgeous card, love the dimension but wow this is amazing. Amazing how you cut it all out, absolutely gorgeous. Blessing, Linda

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  69. WOW!!! What a beautiful way to put this card together! Love it!
    Sue O

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  70. Wow! your card is really amazing! I like paper and how to combine them ornaments and details fit perfectly, great card! I love your 3D work - a real inspiration!

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  71. This is so beautiful.....I love it...I can't believe how you cut all those little bitty pieces...I will be back for more eye candy for sure...love...love your work...thank you for sharing.....

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  72. All I can say is - WOW!! Absolutely love the paper piecing.

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  73. Thank you for the chance to win, your card is amazing so beautifully finished too! great image the decoupage is astounding and you have done a fabulous creation with your card so beautifully mounted great blog hop and a great chance to win some fabulous stamps thank you for the chance:)Sandra H

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  74. Wahou Very pretty card I love your work with the paper piercing

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  75. My Goodness this is stunning and what a lot of work has gone into it.
    I love every detail of it, The images are adorable xxxx

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  76. Oh, my...! What work you have done here, incredible! And I Love, Love, Love it.

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  77. Your pieced stamp is amazing- wow!

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  78. Wow Mariska, you are a wizard with the cutting blade! This is one of the best paper piecing pieces I have seen in a long time! The whole creation is fantastic, but your work with the image is phenomenal. Thanks for sharing, I am going now to stalk the rest of your blog ;)

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  79. Hi Mariska,
    WOW! I've never seen paper piecing done this way, that's so cool. Will need to try it out sometime. Beautiful card.

    Hugz,
    Sandy

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  80. OMG, you did an amazing job with your stunning paper piecing.
    hugs, Anja

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  81. I am hooked!!! I have never seen paper piercing!!!! off to carry on blog hopping but i am going to become an avid follower and check out your tutorials later!!!!

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  82. Oh I love the work you do. I have never seen such detail you do Fantastic work. So pretty and classy. I'm a big fan for sure.

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  83. Beautiful card! Love all the dimension!

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  84. Hi Mariska,
    I am so glad I decided to do this blog hop now as I have found your blog and all I can say is Wow, your style is lovely and your paper piecing is fantastic. The image jumps off the card and looks so 3D it's as if it is made of flesh and bone. A stunning creation. Thank you.
    Have a good weekend Linda

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  85. You make the most wonderful cards hun, I admire your patience for piecing all the little bits together..but it really does look stunning..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  86. wow! that's the first time i've ever seen that paper piecing on an image to give it extra dimensions. lots of work -- but your card turned out super cute! love it! :)

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  87. Oh what a fab !fab! card I love the 3d paper piecing and u are fab at it hugs Mandy xxx

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  88. Wow this is just so beautiful Mariska! Your paper piecing is amazing and the colouring is perfect. Love all of the details - I am now a follower of your amazing work!

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  89. ...such a wonderful job you did..looks fantastic..mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  90. OMG! What a wonderful card and the image is gorgeous!
    Hugs Manuela

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  91. all that paper peicing looks hard but beautiful! *denise*

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