Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Whimsy and Stars Design Team Blog Hop {With a Prize!!}

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! To get ready for the season, we are having a blog hop to show off all the Christmas and winter themed images available from Whimsy and Stars Studio and to introduce the new Winter 2013 design team! I am so excited to share that I am on the team! Yippee!

If you just arrived from Lesa's blog, you are on the right track!  If not, please start at the beginning of the hop at the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog to make sure you don't miss out on anything. Hop along and leave a comment for each member of the design team.  

The hop will end on Friday, December 7th at midnight EST.  One random winner, to be announced on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog on December 8th, will be picked from all the comments received to win the Grand Prize of THREE Digi Stamps.

For my first official design team creation, I decided to make a card using the sweet  Felicity Angel Stamp. You all know that I LOVE to colour and so I went to work, using a soft and subtle colour palette for my card, based on the My Mind's Eye Paper Pack called "Portabello Road". I loved the Blue, Kraft and Gray tones of the paper and tried to highlight them with my colouring. I added some Stickles on her dress and wings...to make them pop. I think my friend Ann would be proud of my shabby card!! I did lots of sponging!

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Whimsy and Stars- Felicity Angel Stamp
Inks: Copics 
Papers: My Mind's Eye-Potabello Road, Flourishes White CS, 
Extras: Big Shot, MFT Dienamics Snowflakes, Rhinestone

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Simon says Stamp - anything goes
Wags N Whiskers - Christmas
Young Crafters Unite-Happy Holidays

For the duration of the hop,  Mabelle is offering a special gift with purchase. With any order from the Whimsy and Stars Studio Etsy store, you can select one of two special images, Stocking Ted or Xmas Tag. 

Thank you for hopping with us today!  Your next stop on the hop is the talented Marsha's blog. 

Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop on the hop to increase your chance of winning the Grand Prize!

Here is the entire blog hop list in case you get lost along the way:   

Lesley  http://www.alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/  <<<<<<<< That's Me!


  1. Beautiful card...I really like the blue color choice!

  2. Gorgeous image & colouring Lesley & CONGRATS too!!!

  3. Such a beautiful card. I love the sweet image and your colouring is amazing. Such pretty papers too


  4. Absolutely gorgeous, love the sweet image and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  5. Hi, Lesley! So happy to be joining you on the DT! I picked Felicity as one of my images, too! Your card is fabulous...I have such a hard time with distressing and sponging...beautiful! *hugs*, Suzanne

  6. Your Felicity Angel is gorgeous! Love your coloring. So nice to be on the DT with you!

  7. Your card is adorable and I love that sweet image that you used on it.

  8. Congrats girl! Your card is DARLING!

  9. This is gorgeous. Love that paper. :)

  10. Oh Lesley - Felicity looks fab, love the colors and papers and the sparkle too. So charming. Hugs, Deb

  11. Absolutely wonderful!! Your coloring is fantastic!! Love that little angel!!

  12. This is gorgeous Lesley. Love the vintage feel of the papers and the gorgeous colors. Welcome to the Whimsy and Stars DT, so glad to be designing with you.

  13. Very sweet, Lesley! I am impressed that you are stretching your "style" by going a bit shabby! Good for you! LOVE this image!

  14. Beautiful card, Lesley! Love the papers and the sweet image! Great coloring and sparkle!

  15. Beautiful card! You colored her beautifully. I especially love her sweet face.

  16. This is so sweet Lesley. Beautiful CAS style that just showcases that sweet little angel. Welcome to the team. It's going to be a pleasure to work with you. :-) Hugs!

  17. Beautiful card. Love your coloring. Congrats on being selected to the DT.

  18. This is a precious image Lesley and I love all of the sparkle you've added!

  19. Welcome a board! What a beautiful card, looking forward to working with you.

  20. Beautiful card with a gorgeous image...thanks for sharing with Wags 'n Whiskers!
    xxx Margreet

  21. Awww Lesley, this is absolutely adorable! I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Tammy x

  22. This is beautiful. I love the sparkle.

  23. This is so sweet, Lesley. Love the colouring and sparkle.

  24. This is just too sweet! Great card!!!

  25. Love your work Lesley! Congrats on your DT position.

  26. Pretty card. Love the image. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week.

  27. Fabulous card,
    Awesome layout too.
    We're so glad you share with us at Pile it On.
    Good luck this week, hope to see you next week also : )
    Lorianna DT

  28. ADORABLE! And your coloring is amazing.
    Hugs, Karin
    Ps. the oval die you asked about on my blog is from Spellbinders

  29. Hi Lesley:
    I was SO blessed to happen upon your lovely blog today. You have so many delightful projects, and I was SO inspired. Thank you for that!
    I would like to let you know about Word Art Wednesday, and invite you to play along. We're always an Anything Goes challenge, and this week we have two awesome sponsors (Really Reasonable Ribbon and Paper Sweeties). I hope you will join us and play along.
    Have a great week, and I really hope you will join us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  30. WOW! This is so lovely. Especially love the glitz and shine!

  31. Beautiful card. I love the image and the way the black matting frames up the pretty papers. The ribbon adds a sweet detail, too.

  32. congrats on joining the team. Love the colouring on your card...it is clear you love to colour. Very pretty card.

  33. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


  34. Aw, this angelic one is so cute, Lesley! Love the glittered furry collar and fancy hem. :)

    Thinking of you and wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, my friend! hope the 'new' classroom is working out for you.

  35. Oh, I just love a blue Christmas card. Your angel image is totally adorable and you've colored her beautifully. Your embellishments are perfect additions to the card.
    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  36. Congratulations on the new DT, Lesley! The angel is gorgeous and you have coloured her beautifully.



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Lesley :)