Sunday, 3 January 2010

Come Ride With Us!

Come take a carousel ride with us and see the brand new Carousel Horse Collection stamps released by Whimsy Stamps.

To celebrate the new release the Whimsy DT are holding a come ride with us blog hop with a fab candy prize at the end of it.

If you've landed here from Sue's blog you are exactly where you should be.

If you'd like to start from the very beginning, then hop on the carousel ride over at Chrissy's Blog

Oh WOW!!!!! Do I love this new line of carousel horse stamps from Whimsy stamps? You bet I do! They are so gorgeous! Chrissy is such an incredible artist and I can't wait to see what other carousel horses she comes up with for this collection, which will celebrate holidays and seasons throughout the year.


I'm entering my cards into some challenges too. Please see the bottom of my post for that info.


But there is more news from Whimsy stamps.........


We have 2 new DT members Crystal Irwin and Maddy Hill and 2 new Event Designers; Sue Morris and Janna Sicard. A huge welcome to you all ladies. You are so talented that you will be such an asset to the design team.


Also......the lovely Bev Rochester is staying on as our Special Guest Designer for a little while longer. That is fantastic too.


And, all the other designers that joined the Whimsy team around the time that I did have all agreed to stay with Whimsy for the next 6 months. Phew! Did I forget anything?


For my first card using the Winter Carousel horse I kept the layout really simple because I wanted the image to do all the work and be the whole focus. It is coloured with promarkers and I've used glamour dust for a bit of bling and polar white flowersoft for the trim on the horses coat.


The way I've coloured this reminds me of the 'My Little Pony' that one of my daughters used to have. That one was lilac with a purple mane and tail. :)

My second card is one that I will keep for next Christmas. Well, it's never too early to start making our Christmas cards is it? This time I used a blue white and silver colour scheme.


The polar white flowersoft really adds a nice texture to the trim and snowflakes.

Okay, do you want to see what you can win as a prize for the blog candy at the end?
The candy consists of:
1 of each of the new stamp sets. That gives you 2 main image stamps and 4 accessory stamps
an assorted packet of 6 x 6 papers
spool of ribbons
misc. embellishments

You can purchase the new stamps here.

Good luck everyone. This hop is open until midday EST on 9th Jan 2010 (That's 5 p.m. UK time).

And your next stop on the carousel ride is:
Debbie

I'm entering these cards into the following challenges:


My time to craft - Anything goes

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes (Hi girls!)

Stamp Something - something new (new stamps and the blue/silver star ribbon has not been used yet)

Crafty Ann's Challenge - Be inspired by something new (new stamps)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - New (New stamps)

Crafty Calendar Club - Keeping Warm (the horse is cosy and warm in it's coat)

Charisma Cardz - Celebrations (Christmas is a celebration)

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx

133 comments:

Erin... said...

gorgeous Sharon!!! Love the Victorian feel goes perfectly with the horse!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Two gorgeous cards Sharon! Love the purple on the first one and all those glitter accented snow swirls! The blue one is fantastic too with the silver accents. You've done a wonderful job with this stamp! :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Sharon,love the winter colours,Hugs Debbie x

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sharon. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Bev said...

Absolutley gorgeous Sharon, I love the sparkly frame you have created - stunning! x

Jo said...

Sharon these are stunning, just gorgeous. hugs Jo x

Crystal said...

These are gorgeous Sharon!!! Oh my word I LOVE that lavendar creation!!! That is such a beautiful color!!! And the blue one WOW is a stunner too....Absolutely beautiful cards!

kim said...

Beautiful Cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Sharon, I just ADORE what you've done with this image!! The soft blue tones are just PERFECT for this image!! :) The sparkles give it that wintry beauty!! Well done!! HUGS

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Sharon!
Your cards are so totally beautiful!
Two stunning creations!
hugs
kim x

Peggy said...

Elegant! Both cards are gorgeous!

Ria said...

WOWWW I think this lavender one is my favourite of all the ones I seen so far :)
hugss Ria

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sharon, I love how sparkly and tactile they are. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

jan farnworth said...

what a great collection of inspiration.

Tertia said...

What a lovely card!

Georgia said...

Gorgeous card Sharon, I love the sweet image and colours. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge. :)
Georgia xx

Debbie said...

I love how you added the flower soft on the edges of the horses coat. Simply Stunning!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sharon! I look forward to working along side of you on the whimsy team. :) These are so beautiful!!! I love the rich colors and the fabulous embellishments!

Maxine said...

OH WOW i love all the shading and colors. It looks like a chilly card!

Crazy Creations said...

Love your card its great .Hugs Sarah

maddy hill said...

Oh Sharon, look at all your pretty pretty details on your card ! love the white edging and all the flourishes ! gorgeous sharon !

and thankyou for the lovely welcome !xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Camilla's hjemmekos said...

what a nice game.
Tnx

Angela said...

Love your card these new stamps are beautiful.
hugs Angela x

jaccileigh said...

WOW! as the blog hop continues, the cards just keep getting prettier and prettier!

andrea said...

oooooohhhhhhhh
what a gorgeous cards you made, love it
hugs andrea

rosalien said...

Wauw, those cards are great. I love the colours. Great job.

Rosalien

Marion said...

Beautiful cards. I love the muted colours of the first one. Wonderful job.
Marion

elenor said...

Great card, amazed with all the cards I've sen so far!

Hugs, Elenor

www.metrobloggen.se/paltbarn

scalder said...

Sharon, I love your colour choice. I am a fan of BLUE!! Your lace background in the corners is great. Way to go!!

Dragonlady said...

Wow Sharon,

These cards are so gorgeous and so different. I just love them.

Hugs Ali x

☼ Cheryl* said...

Beautiful! I love both cards, I really like the colour schemes you have used on them both!
x

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love the colors and the sparkle.

Rosie said...

Beautiful cards. Like how you have used the polar white flowersoft. Rosie x.

Moni said...

Stunning card, fab colouring! Hugs,moni

Valoudesbois said...

your cards are beautiful, love the color you choose

HappyCrafter said...

Both cards are beautiful, I like the first one best--the glittery sparkly stuff (glamour dust?) is a perfect match.

Beryl said...

Your cards are gorgeous. The image is fantastic and I love the colours you've used. Thank you for sharing them with us at Cafy Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Biscuitlid said...

beautiful cards Sharon, something kind of magical about that image I think.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year, here's hoping it doesn't bring as much worry as last year (()).

Victoria
x

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful! Lovely coloing and glitter. Hugs!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely. I think this is a cute image, and can't wait to see what she comes up with for the next ones!

Christine said...

Wow Sharon this colour combo is stunning great colouring & brill DPs gorgeous creation thanks for sharing.

Hugs Christine xx
ps you should enter this into Fussy and fancy challenge too.

Stacey said...

These are beautiful Sharon! I really love the pretty colour combos and the way you have used the swirly accessory stamp ~x~

Bev said...

wow , each blog I hop to I am just amazed at the talent of you ladies. loving the colours love the wintery look

Daniele said...

gorgeous card love the colours and detail thanks for joining us at MMTC hugs x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are beautiful Sharon!! I love the texture, sparkle and design of each. So soft and beautiful!

Khunter47 said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I especially love the color of the first one. TFS.

Khunter47
Khunter47@cox.net.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful stamp. I love all the details. Thanks for playing @ Fussy and Fancy.

Tracey said...

So pretty! I love this!!

Ruthie said...

These are just gorgeous - love the colouring!

Rx

Gill said...

Oh I love both your cards but my favorite has to be the lavender version just fantastic

Debbie said...

Really love your cards, they're super! Especially the purple one caught my eye. That choice of color, just gives it a bit of a lovely winterly mystical feel..will be dreaming of a winter wonderland tonight I guess hahaha..
xxDebbie

Sheng said...

Oh, how I would have loved to receive this card for Chrismas :) Lovely card.

PatR said...

Two fabulous cards, love them both. I really like the colour combos.
Pat x

thaliena said...

Superb!!!!
The sparkles and the flower soft was a really great idea and work very well for this card.

*sorry for my english!

Becky said...

Gorgeous.. love the colors and the sparkle frame.

Tracy said...

Excellent creations, with beautiful colours and great layouts.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

hlcarroll said...

Aw I love these, especially the 1st, its so understated and cute! hlcarroll@hotmail.co.uk x

ftloc said...

Beautiful coloring. Really great job. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Soooo pretty - love your blue colour theme
:D

Jenni said...

Two very beautiful cards, love the pastel colours and the glittery trim.
Jenni x

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh My, such gorgeous creations! I especially love the one in blue (the Christmas Card) WOW!
Thanks for all your inspiration.
Hugs
Lynda

Katie said...

Awwww...these horses look all frosty! Beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Katie

Loz (Aus) said...

These are both stunning Sharon!! Wow! I really like them both.. that image is fantastic and looks great coloured with blues. x

Vee said...

Fabulous card.Love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Happy New year!!
xx Vee

Cindy said...

The only word I can say for each the cards I've seen in this blog hop is STUNNING! Love this image and your creations.

ribenaruby said...

Fantastic cards, the flowersoft really gives that snowy feeling, fab , thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Beautiful Card Sharon - these are such gorgeous sets.

rumble said...

Both your cards are stunning loving these images

Lisa said...

Beautiful work Sharon!!!

Krista said...

Beautiful care! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Fussy and Fancy!

Happy Crafter said...

Wow these cards are so beautiful love them both:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Deb said...

how amazing! this is so beautiful, love how you used the swirls and the sparkle is stunning! hugs Debx

gina g said...

Hi Sharon
Gorgeous cards love the colours and the images are lovely. luv gina xx

Hope you are keeping well and a Happy New Year to you and your family. xx

raindropecho said...

Wow, both cards are just absolutely gorgeous!! I love what you've done with both of them :D

- Ann

Yolanda said...

Absolutely stunning! Great colours you've used on both cards, love them. All that glitter and sparkle gives a great look!
Hugs Yolanda

Juanita said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Cheryl said...

Two gorgeous cards and such beautiful colour combos......love all the sparkle!!!
Hugs xx

Julie.G said...

beautiful cards, love all the lace and glitter...

Shirley N said...

Two very beautiful cards. Really love these images!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Sharon; Wow, both cards really stunned me! I love the soft lilac of the first one, and the cool blues for the second one. Just beautiful with all your attention to details and accents!

Lana said...

Sharon fabulous job love your card
Lana E

Anne said...

What wonderful variety, both are gorgeous!

resmith said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!
Hugs,
Liz

Cassandra said...

Both cards are perfect! I love the use of ribbon and lace and really love the glitter star lace on your second card! Love the lilac colors on your first card too, so I can't choose which one is my favorite - LOL!
Hugs!
Cassandra
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Deanna C said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sammi said...

I really LOVE both your cards!! Great colours you've used!!
xxx

Ann said...

oh these are just gorgeous.
oh these are just the most beautiful stamps - love them. Your card is amazing.
Ann xxx

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, how pretty! Both cards are just lovely!

JulyeB said...

Your cards are beautiful and show how versatile the stamps are with 2 totally different looks thanks Julye

cats whiskers said...

OMG these are just fabulous stamps and I love the colours you have used on here just perfect dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Judi said...

What a GORGEOUS card, I LOVE it! The colours are so cold, that you can really FEEL them.

Hugs Judi xx

Meital said...

I just LOVE these cards!!! Especially the first one :):)

hugs!

Christine said...

Hi again Sharon stunning creations thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy 1st challenge hope to see you again.

Hugs Christine xx

Allison said...

adorable cards and images
Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma
AllisonX

Yvonne said...

I love your colours and beautiful details. Gorgeous!

Nannieflash said...

Another beautiful card, I love the image its so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Kay said...

I can't decide which of these cards I love more! I sound like a broken record, but everything I've seen is simply stunning! I love the blue card (blue happens to be my fave), but the fantasy type coloring of the first card, along with the glitter and flowersoft seriously made my jaw drop.
Bravo!

Jacilynn said...

adorable! super cute sharon.
x

HazelQ said...

Cute stamp! I like the winter colors.
Hugs
Hazel

Annelies said...

Gorgeous cards! These new stamps are really fabulous!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Such pretty cards! Love all the sparkle and silver!

Kez said...

Stunning cards; love the sparkle and the "fur" on the coat. TFS

craftieodamae said...

Gorgeous!! Loving the colors and embellishment.
Just left Sue's and it wouldn't let me leave my message????

craftieodamae said...

Gorgeous!! Loving the colors and embellishment.

kim.mom said...

Both of these are gorgeous!!!!

Sally said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at our Charisma Cardz Birthday Blog Hop Challenge.

beadz said...

The monochromatic card looks great (well, so does the other one!)

Shannah said...

oh my goodness! They are both just beautiful!! I LOVE the Christmas one with the 'fur' coat! Gorgeous!
Shannah xox

Jennifer Scull said...

such gorgeous cards made with such adorable stamps! :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

just stunning!

Kym Weber said...

Your cards are stunning! Love the softness of the blues and all the glitter! The Polar Flower Soft is a perfect touch! Spectacular job!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

very gorgeous :)

Lori said...

Wow! Beautiful work! Thank you for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday.
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Justine said...

This is such an amazing new image! Crazy Talented Sharon, just love all of your beautiful work. I am dying to get my hands on these images. I might not be able to wait until the drawing.

Katarina said...

What a wonderful colour scheme. Love the sparkle on the swirls too.

Judy said...

Beautiful cards that you made. I like the blue and silver colors and the embellishments you added. Thanks for sharing.

nikilynn said...

I love the Christmas one, with the bling!! That is amazing!!!

ann marie said...

the two cards are gorgeous. love the winter colors so subtle

Kate T said...

flowersoft trim is fab, lilac is divine !

Chrissie said...

Just stunning cards!
Thanks for joining in with CACB.

Sharon said...

What a beautifully christmas card.

Ildiko said...

Happy New Year. Wow they both scramdelicious. I love the polar white flower soft. I have used it on one of my project too.
oxo
Ildiko

Mimiko said...

This is so gorgeous!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

OMG, Sharon, these are two absolute beauties. I can't even tell you all the things I love about them, so I will just say exquisite job on both!

Hugs,
Linda

Lynn said...

I love both of your cards. Not sure which one is my fav. Love the colors and details on both! You are sure right about it never being too early to do Christmas cards! I really enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks!

April Rose said...

These are both gorgeous cards! I love your coloring and wonderful details. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April

craft_princess said...

Lovely cards!!

Alex said...

Gorgeous- absolutely gorgeous! All the extra touches you did absolutely make this card!

Shelly said...

Hi! Lovin all the blues and glitter! Great card!
Hugs Shelly

starcyl said...

What can I say other than WOW such a fabulous card, thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's 1st challenge of the year.
Jenny

Mary said...

beautiful card!

hugs
Mary

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome card that image is wonderful as is your design and colours thank you so much for joining our challenge at Crafty Ann's

Hugs
Lorraine x

Denise said...

These cards are just wonderful!! The flower soft is the perfect touch to the trimmings. Thanks for being part of our first ever challenge at Fussy & Fancy!!
Hugs, Denise

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