Sunday, 28 October 2012

Some exciting news....

Hello to all in Blogland and Sunday seems to have come around again pretty quickly! I'm starting the decorating process today :(   - but needs must and my lounge is in dire need of decorating! I don't mind the decorating bit, it's all the upheaval, mess, clearing out that I dread. Sigh.
But anyway, before I start all that, I just wanted to share some news with you.  I was thrilled (bit of an understatement!) to be asked to join the Digital Design Team at Whimsy!  Of course I had to think long and hard about it (for about 2 seconds) and then said I would love to! I know that it's a big undertaking as Whimsy do a monthly release of new digi stamps, etc., and a challenge blog 'WhimsyInspires', but I just couldn't resist the chance to work with the fabulous artwork that they produce! There's now a big DT with designers from all over the globe and lots of exciting new releases in the pipeline. It's a much bigger (and more complex!) set up than I'm used to, and I'm still a relatively new blogger so I hope they'll be gentle with me! But I hope you'll enjoy seeing some of the fantastic Whimsy digis appearing in my little corner of Blogland!
Whimsy Stamps

So I've made a Christmas hanger to share with you today using a Whimsy digi - a sentiment from RaindropEcho 'Christmas Sentiments'

I've coloured the stamp with promarkers and pencils

The backing papers are from First Edition, with some distress inks and stitching on the edges. The sentiment is matted onto a Spellbinders 'floral oval'.  The roses are from Wild Orchid and the small green flowers from Joanna Sheen, as is the sheer green ribbon. The ivy is from a Marianne die. 
and the adorable little wooden rocking horse is from a challenge blog prize I was lucky enough to win from CraftyEmblies! Isn't it gorgeous! 
Thanks for letting me share my exciting news with you! And a big welcome to my new followers - although I hope all the waffling that goes on on this blog doesn't frighten you off too much! 
Back soon, 
Kim x 

I'm entering this Christmas Hanger in the following challenges:-
Allsorts - in stitches
Brown Sugar - anything goes
CraftyAnn's - Christmas
Fussy & Fancy - anything goes
QKR Stampede - sentiment as focal point
StampinfortheWeekend - anything goes


  1. Stunning card and gorgeous embellies and congrats on your good news, well done.
    Chris x

  2. Stunning Kim.

    And huge congratulations on your news! Proud of you :)

    Susan xx

  3. Stunning Card Kim the layout is sooo beautiful and the design, colours and embelishments are goreous. BIG CONGATULATIONS to you on the Whimsy DT, well deserved . Big Hugs Caroline xxx

  4. Great hanger, congratulations and have fun, you are going to have to re-jig the segments in your smile life circle. xx Flora

  5. I am so excited for you Kim. Congratulations on your new DT post with Whimsy Stamps, so well deserved. Wonderful project for today.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Kim, so beautifully crafted.

    Congratulations on your good news, very well deserved.

    Jo x

  7. Woooohoooooo well done that girl!!
    You were quick off the mark with a make lol
    Congrats sweetie
    Anne x

  8. BIG congratulations to you Kim, your truly deserve it.
    I love your Christmas hanger. The image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. .
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

  9. Well Done Kim on your great DT position. Very well deserved..

    This hanger is sooo pretty, beautiful papers and image.. Those embellys are stunning too.

    Hugs Kelly

  10. Congrats Tilly on your new DT position! You deserve it as you have great talent honey! Enjoy your decorating lol. Hugs xx

  11. Fantastic card Kim, your style is fantastic :) I love everything about this, and congratulations on joining the Whimsy team, you deserve to be there :)

    Tags xx

  12. Congratulations on you DT post!! Love your wallhanger, it is so traditional-good luck with the decorating too xx

  13. Gorgeous Christmas hanger. I love the papers and fabulous sentiment.
    Congratulations on your DT post, you'll be a huge asset to them
    Lorraine x

  14. Congrations Kim well done and your hanger is gorgeous
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  15. This is wonderful;)
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at QKR Stampede challenge blog.

  16. Lovely seasonal card - the papers are beautiful, and your image is so delightfully coloured. (Cute rocking horse too!) Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Alison x
    (and congrats on the DT spot too...)

  17. CONGRATULATIONS..Kim, enjoy...your creation is fab, love he design, x carol

  18. Great Christmas hanger, Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
    Alice B.

  19. Fabulous news Kim, Congratulations and very well deserved, so pleased for you.
    Love your gorgeous Christmas hanger.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  20. A beautifully decorated gift bag Kim, will make somebody's present extra special.

    Thanks so much for joining in with my 'In Stitches' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  21. Congratulation Kim! Your card is beautiful and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us from WI. :-) Hugs!

  22. WOW this is so BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar!

  23. Wow!! Kim big congrats, you deserve it sweetie. They are lucky to get you. I adore this creation.


  24. Lovely hanger Kim, what a sweet sentiment! What exciting news, many congrats on your new DT spot!

  25. Congratulations Kim. You deserve it. I can't wait to see your Whimsy cards. I just love their designs. Your hanger is stunning. Here's to the first of many creations. Hugs Nina

  26. beautiful love the image, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

  27. Lovely wall hanger, Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  28. Oh what a lovely sentiment and you hanger is gorgeous! Huge congrats on your new DT post :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  29. Wow! Kim...Congratulations on your fabulous DT post, so well deserved as your cards are always so special:)....and this little beauty is gorgeous, lovely image and colours...Congrats again hun:)

  30. Beautiful card and congratulations on your new design team.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at QKR Stampede. Hope to see you again next week also...joann sassy raggedy

  31. Absolutely gorgeous hanging Kim, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  32. What a gorgeous hanging, thankyou for sharing it for the Allsorts challenge. Well done on your DT work and I hope that the decorating went well! Good Luck Jo!

  33. Beautiful work. I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x


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Kim x