Whimsy Wednesday ~ Rustic Sugar Cinnamon Sweetness

Hello again my lovely friends. It's a busy week this week for me, how's yours going? I've a new creation to share with you today featuring one of the images I've coloured up the promotional cover art for. I just love these sweet Rustic Sugar images, so it's been pure pleasure colouring these cuties. They've been a really lovely addition to the Digital Vault at Whimsy Stamps this year. I love their sweet whimsical nature.

I have a brand new die set from Whimsy Stamps and I'm so excited as I've LOVED seeing others create with this set. The notched squares have been on my 'wish list' since they first hit the store! So I'm having fun creating with them and just love that additional finishing touch they add to a design. I've cut the base layer in black, as I had coloured the butterfly in black and red. I love the look of these sweet butterflies, so I kept the colours quite simple, taking my cue from nature and the gorgeous spotty paper I've used which is from a Whimsy Stamps digital set by Denise Lynn called Rainbow Polka Dots.

I coloured this cutie up with Copic Markers. I've used a denim combo to colour her sweet outfit and kept it all in one colour to keep the palette simple. I accented with red on her shoes and her hair clip. I cut the image into an oval and layered it up on foam for a bit of dimension.

I used an older Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Border die to cut some extra butterflies to add to the card. I trimmed the butterflies out of the border strip they were in and added them dotted around the image. I've always loved this border die and it's so nice to pull out the older stash to have a play. I finished the card with a simple wrap of black hessian twine and a little sentiment sticker from an older scrapbooking kit in my stash.

I used a cardstock with a nice sheen to it to cut the butterflies from, but decided to add a lil' extra sparkle and waved my magic Wink of Stella wand over all the butterfly diecuts. They look lovely in reality, when the light can catch the sparkles. The above shot shows the texture of the black cardstock really nicely too! So added bonus there. 

We have some wonderful things happening over on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page. There's always lots of inspiration from the talented design teams there, but we are also having some giveaways and fun happening on Valentine's Day, so be sure to check in! I wish you all a wonderful week and a Valentine's Day filled with love. See you again really soon xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Creations: #384 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: #87 ~ Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge: #2 ~ Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge: #71 ~ Butterfly
Colour Crazy Challenge: #5 ~ Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: #389 ~ Make Your Mark
Papercraft Challenges: #30 ~ Something New (Brand New Notched Corners Die)

Extras From My Day...

I had such a lovely walk with the kiddies to and from school today. Here are a few of the Summer Blooms along our walk and a rather impressive naked Christmas tree, hehe. Auckland has such a lovely array of tropical foliage, I couldn't help snapping a few pics xoxo


Great colour combo, super cute
Tracey T said…
Fab, fab, fab! Such a jolly, happy, bright and cheery card - love it! xx
Chris said…
You make a wonderful job of colouring these sweet digis Wends, this little sweetie is fabulous. Beautiful design and papers too, the black butterflies look amazing!
Stunning photos too, gorgeous flowers and magnificent tree!
Dreja said…
Ganz toll gemacht.
Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja
Michelle said…
Gorgeous card with this sweet little girl.
Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)
Dawn T said…
A totally gorgeous card Wendy. You always have such delightful layers and textures on your cards.
Pat said…
Such a sweet image on a lovely colourful card Wends.

Pat xx
Marjeta said…
Love this cheerful image. Color combination is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.
Izzy Scrap said…
So cute ! Love your card with this adorable girl. Your colouring is amazing! Lovely design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Papercraft Challenges.
Chana Malkah said…
Love the shape of your card and the great coloring of the image! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT
Heike said…
Auch diese Karte ist wunderschön!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

Liebe Grüße
Victoria Rowson said…
Adorable card! Your colouring is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon!
Deanne Saunders said…
So pretty!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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