Monday, December 22, 2014

Cozy Lizzie

Happy Monday everyone, we are another day closer to Santa arriving - yay.  It’s Andrea here with my very first post as a Doodlelicious Diva – yippee.  I am so thrilled to be part of this fantastic teamWe have a great bunch of talented ladies,  your going to be blown away with their makes!

So, a little about myself…..I’m a Scottish girl but I'm currently living 'down under' in sunny Sydney, Australia! I decided to take a few months off work in 2010 to see the world... and I never quite made it back home!!  On my travels I was lucky enough to meet some fantastic people one being my husband!  Travelling is definitely one of my passions, the other is, you've guessed it....making cards!

I first gave card-making a try way back in 2007. I bought a ton of supplies but only ended up making a handful of cards before work, life and then travel got in the way. I decided to take it up again about a year ago and was amazed at how much it had changed – so many supplies, dies, digital sites and I discovered Copics!!  Now I’m absolutely obsessed and my stash is growing at a phenomenal rate! There are just so many awesome products out there that I just have to have!  I’ve been a huge fan of Whimsie Doodles ever since I first discovered digital stamps. I love how adorable and fun they are.  If I had to describe my style I would say clean and layered with added cute - that's where Melyssa images come in!  You may have already seen a couple of my makes as I was lucky enough to be guest designer for Whimsie Doodles in November :)

Talking of cute, for my card today I have used the adorable Winter Lizzie.
I have made a Christmas card here but she could just as easily be used for a winter birthday card too.

I love her outfit, she looks so warm and cozy.  I used a mixture of dies and a stencil to create the wintery scene. For her fluffy hood and boots I used white Flowersoft and Stickles Glitter Glue. Here's a close-up.

That's it from me today. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope Santa is good to you and fills your stockings with crafting goodies.

Feel free to come and visit me at  I’m a blogging newbie and would love to make some crafty friends.  
See you all next year!

Hugs Andrea x

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hi!!  I am so excited to be part of this super fun team!!

My name is Kelli, but I tend to go by kel.  I'm a happily married mom to 3 boys, ages 10, 7, and 2 1/2 months.  Yikes!  That^^^ pic is with #3 the morning after he was born!  My life is full of crazy and my boys keep me on my toes!!  I live in beautiful Kaneohe, Hawaii on the island of Oahu... I was born and raised on the island and never wanted to leave!  I am a non-traditional college student on break from pursuing a double major in History and Asian studies with aspirations to be a college professor.

I started scrapbooking in 2003 when pregnant with my oldest son, turned into a collector, and then started seriously creating again in 2013 because my stash grew out of control!  Who am I kidding... it's still outta control!!  haha!  I like to think of myself as a clean and simple stamper... I gravitate towards clean lines and minimal embellishments when I craft.  I LOVE patterned paper and cardstock!!  I have recently fallen in LURRRRRVE with making cards, but my real passion is for scrapbook layouts... although from my blog you might not be able to see that!  I also have tons of fun with little gifts, tags and mini-albums although the minis take so much time! 

Whimsie Doodles was one of my first digi stamp purchases when I found out about digi stamps... but then it sat on my computer for AGES because I didn't know what to do with it! haha!  So glad to be part of this super fun team and looking forward to whatever comes next!!  Come visit me at my blog, Scraps & photoGRAFFS to see my fun creations and meet my beautiful family!!

Now on to my card for today... I'm using all FOUR wonderful images from the Santa & Friends set (in the middle of the "What's New" page) because I couldn't decide which one to use!  lol.

I also went with this super fun, super old (get used to seeing super old paper from me lol!!) KI Memories paper with these non-traditional Christmas colors!  Love it!

Thanks for swinging by... can you believe Christmas is only ONE WEEK away?!?!?!  So much left to do!!!

lovies, =o) kel

Monday, December 15, 2014

A new Challenge and introducing the new Doodlelicious Divas!

Many thanks to all of those who applied to be a Doodlelicious Diva - it was so hard to choose from the pool of talent!  We're sorry we couldn't have you all but there are still plenty of opportunities to be one of our Guest Artists in the future!

So without further ado, we are introducing the new team members today with the start of our new monthly challenge with the theme of...

Celebrating the Holidays!

Over the coming weeks we will be introducing the new Doodlelicious Divas so you can get to know our new talented gals properly!

Back to the challenge!  We will once again have two (2) lucky winners.  One winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image of their choice from our latest release.  And the second winner will join our team as a Guest Artist in February 2015!!  You have until January 13th to complete and link up your entry.

If you would like to be considered for the Guest Artist spot, you must...
- Have a current blog that posts in English, or has a translator
- Use a Whimsie Doodles image on your challenge creation
Place an asterisk(*) by your linked name, so we know you are interested
- Be willing and able to join us the entire month of February 2015

In return...
- you will receive the ENTIRE Febuary 2015 digital release
- a link to your blog will be placed on the Whimsie Doodles blog for the month
Make sure to check out our Monthly Challenge Details page above for all of the rules and specifics.
Thanks for visiting and look forward to seeing your creations!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winners of the November challenge!

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our last Merry & Bright challenge November Challenge - we loved seeing all of your gorgeous creations!  So here are our two winners...

First off is our random digital image winner... Bonnie Garby!

Please email Melyssa at and put "November digital image winner" in the subject line to claim your prize!

Our next winner who will join us as a Guest Artist in January will be...Vidya with this adorable card...

Please email Melyssa at and put "November GA winner" in the subject line to claim your prize for further details on being our guest!

Come back tomorrow for the start of our new monthly challenge and to meet the new Doodlelicious Divas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ho ho ho!

Hi, it's Mary J again and I'm here with another Christmas card I've made using Whimsie Doodle's Santa & Friends set (again!)...

This is one of the cutest Santas EVER!  I used some Digital Design Essential papers, my Quickutz snowflake embossing folder and My Favorite Things alpha dies.

Okay, I gotta dash now - so much to do before Christmas gets here!  Have a lovely weekend all!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mrs Claus!

Hi, it's Mary J here!  Have you all got your Christmas cards finished and posted now?  I haven't!  I thought I had mine all done but I have a massive short fall so I'm manically getting them done!!  So, here is one of the cards that I made for my Grandma...

I love this Mrs Claus - her pinny is so sweet and the way she looks over the top of her glasses is classic!  She is from the Santa & Friends set.  I thought the doily die cut would look sweet behind her and I topped it off with punched holly and berries.

Not long now until our next monthly challenge and we'll also be announcing the new design team!  Come back on 15 December to meet them all - see you then!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sweet Dreams

Happy Wednesday Whimsie Doodles fans!
Laura here today, and I have a sneaky peek to share with you!

This sweet little girly is Bedtime Lizzie, and will be available soon along with some additional cute digis... so keep your eyes on the What's New page at the store!

I colored Lizzie with Copics, and paper pieced her PJ's and kitty friend. Then cut her out and popped her up on the card next to the sentiment, and scattered a few die cut stars to fill the white space.
Simple and sweet!

That's all for today!
Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

No Peeking!

I love to make lists! To-Do lists, shopping lists, projects ideas... I make lists for everything!
So, with Christmas coming, I wanted to have a place to jot down all of my lists for gift ideas, sizes, baking to do, and so on. I wanted to keep all of my notes in one place, and it needed to be small enough to tuck into a pocket in my purse where the kiddos wouldn't find it! My solution... one of those mini composition books, and my dollar store sells them in a 3-pack! Bingo! Cheap and easy to dress up! :)

I wanted to color up Mrs. Claus from the Santa and Friends set for the cover. After adding a little bit of Glossy Accents to her glasses, I cut her out, and popped her up in the center. The "No Peeking" sentiment seemed appropriate! :)

I had some scraps left from the cover, so I made a matching pen! I just rolled up a small strip of paper, and inserted it into the barrel of a mini gel pen. 

Now I have a cute little book to keep all of my Christmas plans organized!
That's all from me!
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sale

Sale starts today and ends tomorrow (Sat. 29.14) 50% off all digi's in our store.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

More gorgeous Christmas inspiration by our Guest Artist, Andrea!

Our Guest Artist Andrea has created some more gorgossity for us - check these out!

How cute is this?  Andrea has used that adorable snowman from the Santa and Friends set.  I love her snowy background and pop of blue in this one...

Here Andrea has beautifully framed one of the Santa Sentiments and I love her cheeky gingerbread man from the Santa and Friends set...

Thanks again Andrea for creating some more sweet Christmas cards for us!