Friday, 23 October 2009

Whimsy - Hop through the seasons

This hop is now closed
Welcome to the Whimsy stroll through the seasons blog hop
and welcome to the season of FALL (or Autumn).
How are you liking the new images so far? Absolutely fabulous, aren't they?

This hop is open from noon EST on Friday 23rd October until noon EST on Wednesday 28th October.

If you've made it here from Denise's blog then you are still on track.

If you've arrived any other way and would like to join in the hop

please start here at Stacy's blog.


To be eligible for the grand prize you need to visit each of the blogs and leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop.

Here is a peek at what the grand prize winner of this hop will receive - all four of the new season stamps.

But that's not all!

There's lots of candy to be had on the way!

Someone who leaves me a comment on my blog will receive a candy prize of the stamp I've used on my card. Of course, you won't get the one I've actually used, it will be a brand, spanking new one.

Here is the card that I made. As well as the Whimsy Fall Raccoons stamp, I've also added a sentiment stamp from Whimsy's previous release of stamps.

Now, this is the first time I've tried colouring raccoons and I haven't ever seen one in my life, so I did my best. I know they should be more brown than grey, but I preferred the grey look.

I tried to recreate the dry, cracking leaves of Fall on this card by using some crackle accents on stamped leaves. I think you can just make out the cracks in this photo

I hope you like the card I made.

Okay peeps - time to carry on the hop. The next stop is Vicki's blog
Have fun and Good Luck!
This hop is now closed

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx

70 comments:

Erin... said...

Gorgeous Sharon!!! I can't believe you've never seen a raccoon!!! They look exactly like your coloring!!! Awesome job

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card great job.

rosalien said...

Wauw, you really made the raccoons come to live. A beautiful card with beautifull papers.

Rosalien

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Sharon the racoons look fab,Hugs Debbie x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Sharon...wowzer lady!! I just LOVE your card!! So gorgeous and what beautiful details and coloring you've done here!! These silly Whimsy raccoons have never looked sweeter!! :) HUGS

~Denise Lynn~ said...

What a perfect Fall card Sharon and I love your accents and papers. The stitching is fabulous too! Amazing details and coloring. :)

Kim Y. said...

Super cute raccoons! Your card is just so gorgeous, love the colors, really remind me of Autumn. Beautiful!

craftykitten said...

Hi Sharon,
Oh this is just divine. I love the way you have coloured your racoons - I think it is called artistic license!! Those leaves are superb and the colours are awesome.
Hugz
Dawn xx

Andria said...

Fantastic card, love those Racoons, they remind me of the Racoons cartoon - showing my age now lol. Enjoying this blog hop too.

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Sharon and loads of work has gone into this i love it the image is great.Love these stamps.
Trish (-:

Deb said...

fantastic card Sharon, love the raccoons, I made mine grey too, seems to fit better! Love those leaves and flowers! Have a great weekend! hugs Debx

Mary said...

Gorgeous card Sharon! My mom had a pet racoon when she first got married. Bandit.

hugs
Mary

Char said...

What mischeivous raccoons! But, what raccoons aren't mischievous? I think you did a great job coloring them. Love the stitching on the card, too!

Beth S said...

Wow! love the colouring on this card. Too cute.

Jenny said...

Super cute!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

hahahaa too cute! love the stitching too!

bluepoohbear75 said...

Love the raccoons. Soo cute. Great coloring.

gila said...

OOhh, eine so schöne Karte mit vielen deteils, große Klasse
lg gila

BagDragger said...

I love the colors!!! Great work.

Jacilynn said...

gorgeous! Great card. I love the fall colors!

craft_princess said...

Love the fall colors!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sharon

Yes, I do love your card. These raccoons are fab, love the colouring.
Hugs Ali x

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the paper and the stitching and the raccoons are adorable :)
Sian
x

Loz (Aus) said...

I love it! Especially the 'grey' racoons, they look more like "old-man racoons".... I love them!

Cheryl said...

this is totaly gorguoes hun brilliant coluring of these racoons love cherylxxxx

resmith said...

Wonderful card!! Love the fall colors.

Stephanie said...

This is adorable and your coloring of the raccoons is awesome!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Sharon this is amazing!
Fantastic card!
hugs
kim x

Kari said...

I'm so impressed by your card that I'm almost out of words! I love all your work here. The sowing, the shading, the colours, ribbons, leaves, everything. It all works so well together, you really have an eye for details. I had to stop my hopping to study your card a bit more!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How CUTE sharon!! what a wonderful card! and the sentiment is perfect!

crafty amy said...

What a brilliant fun card I love the look of the new stamps and that crackle on the leaves is great! Thanks for the chance to win.
Amy xx

Helen Dooley said...

Cute card. I don't know how to crackle. The raccoons look so serious.

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Ypu Ras are simply adorable! Love them! We grew up with Racoons. Your colors really aren't too off. They are pretty grey looking with a hiny of brown. They like to terrorize my Moms dogs. LOL!! We call them Ra-Ca-Cooooons! I just love your card! So incredible!!

I love looking at all of your DTs cards. They give me so many ideas! Thanks for the op to hop along and possibly win too!

QLR

raindropecho said...

Wow, I couldn't stitch that perfectly to save my life. This is STUNNING Sharon! So beautiful!

- Ann

Sharon said...

What great fall colors and so cute

Cathy said...

This is so stinking CUTE! love it..



Hugs Cathy

lorraine00 said...

Wow, you must have spent a lot of time on the intricate details of your card. So beautiful!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh MY What an adorable card! So FUN! You did an excellent job with coloring...The raccoons are perfect!
Hugs,
Lisa

Kym Weber said...

OMG! This is gorgeous! Love the crackle leaves! Your sewing is fantastic! I too like the raccoons colored in grey - awesome coloring!

kim.mom said...

Adorable card - love your cards!

Crazy Creations said...

You did a great job on coloring them I love it !!!!

Julie said...

You did a great job on the racoons. We have some here in the desert...believe it or not...but I have only seen them at night, can only tell it is a racoon by their mask....
Thanks so much....
www.creationsbyjulie.blogspot.com

andrea said...

yes, yes , yes, I love this card
beautifull card and soo cute image
love and hugs from Andrea
www.andreascards.blogspot.com

Beth said...

OMG Sharon this is gorgeous and those raccoons to funny loving these stamps and everyone's use of them.

Cassandra said...

Your raccoons are perfect! We have them in our back yard and your colors are great! Fall is a wonderous time of the year and your card makes me think of it! Thank you for sharing!

Shirley N said...

I haven't colored raccoon either but this one is so cute! Such a great card! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful, Sharon! I love the crackle on your leaves!

Jennifer Scull said...

that is beautiful!

Nikki said...

Wow on all those details your card is just gorgeous. You've colored it wonderful
Nikki

Moni said...

Stunning card, love your design and so cute image! Hugs, Moni

Donnas Den said...

Great card Sharon. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog.

Donna

SemSee said...

Fab card, Sharon! Love those raccoons - too cute! Gorgeous autumn colours you've used - really rich - and I love those crackled leaves! Hugs, Simonne x

Annelies said...

Wow Sharon! Gorgeous card! Love the real autumn feeling about it and this image is zlso very nice! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Debs said...

Lovely card Sharon, love the cracks
Debs

CraftyRia said...

That's a very pretty card and I love that stamp.

Holly said...

These raccoons are great! Great card! Thanks for the chance!

Mimiko said...

Gorgeous card :)

Judi said...

GORGEOUS CARD!! I think you have done the raccoons great justice - I absolutely love what you did with your card - it is absolutely stunning!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute. I'm always amazed at the variety of ideas in blog hops! What fun.

inbar said...

woow what a lovely card
10 for sharing it with us.
inbar

Maria Matter said...

Hi Sharon!
I'm hopping through the seasons...
I like these two whimsical creatures, your card is gorgeous!!!!
The flowers and leafs are beautiful accents!
take care!
Blessings, Maria

Debbie Gemmell said...

who would have guessed those critters could be so totally adorable! Love it!! Debbie

Line said...

Your card is just gorgous!! Love the racoons!

Hugs, Line

grandmamichelf said...

Perfect coloring of the raccoons. The ones I see around here seem to be grayish brown so I don't think you're so far off. Love the autumn colors you used for the card.

Vicki said...

Simply amazing colors!!!! Wow, this card is awesome...love the new images!

Vicki

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Awesome! Love the warm colours truly capturing the theme of autumn. Racoon is cute.

happy crafting

Foxyenglishlass - Julie

Jenni said...

Love your card Sharon, the clours are fantastic and I love the image,
Jenni x

Mina said...

fabulous card Sharon, love your papers with the images
Mina xxx

Missy said...

Absolutely wonderful card. It screams fall and I love it. Great job!!!

Crafty Num Nums said...

OMG!!!! TOOOO CUTE!!

Your coloring is amazing, love it :)

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