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The First Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

It’s an exciting day! Today is the kick off of the first challenge at Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges. Each week the Whimsy Digi DT will be taking turns to choose that weeks theme. For our first challenge, we have a nice easy one, “Ribbons & Bows”. Use ribbon and at least one bow on your card.

For my card, I used Trimming the Tree by Crissy Armstrong and Warm Winter Wishes Sentiments from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs.

Stop by the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges blog to see the projects created by some of the Whimsy Digi DT and to link up your “Ribbons & Bows” project.

You don't have to use a Whimsy image. All types of paper projects are welcomed. This week since it is our first challenge we will be having 2 random winners.

The first winner will win

The second winner will win

Additionally, for each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge. The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too! You can find all the challenge rules on the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges blog.

If you have only just found us, we would still love you to grab our badge, follow us and tell your friends!!!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will join us for our first challenge!


  • Stamps: Trimming the Tree by Crissy’s Digis, Warm Winter Wishes Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (both available on Whimsy Stamps), Just the Ticket by Papertrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Sweet Leaf
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey Kraft CS, Close To My Heart Sweet Leaf CS and Wings Creative Basics DP pack
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey ticket die, Provo Craft snowflake embossing folder, Copic markers, sanding block, heat tool, Stardust Glitz from Close to my Heart, Gold Stickles, Glossy Accents
  • Embellishments: Hug Snug seam binding, misc. lace, white cotton crochet thread, button, snow flake die cut from Target, Liquid Applique



Kathy and Lucky said…
What a sweet card, love the ribbons and the bow with that pretty button. The image is adorable. Thanks for letting us know about the new challenge, will have to check it out.
Really cute card, love the image!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Pat (mspfd) said…
Hi Cheryl, this is an adorable image. Terrific holiday card; wonderful mix of colors and great details and design!
Anita said…
Beautiful Christmas card Cheryl. That image is so cute and I love the lace and that pretty button.
Cassie said…
Haha, at first I forgot that penguins have wings, but very clever! Way to get a jump on your Christmas cards. So glad you joined us for CIC#33 ;D
Annette said…
love your card.. all the detail is just so pretty..
K. Joy said…
Aww, this is so cute! That image just makes me smile! :) Your card is beautiful, I love the layout!! Thanks for sharing!
Donna said…
Gorgeous card sweetie and such a sweet polar bear and penguin, I love the antique lace :) Donna x
Kiki said…
Awwww, this is fantastic! The image is soooo cute and coloured perfectly!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki
1CardCreator said…
What a sweet card, love that adorable image! Your trims look fabulous.
Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, this is beautiful, Cheryl! You always blow me away with your designs. Such awesome layering here. Love the embossing and the stitching. And what a cute image. Fabulous coloring, fabulous layered trim, LOVE that snowflake peeking out the top.
Jackie said…
This is just too cute Cheryl! Love that image, your coloring & layout is FAB...very nice work Hun & TFS!!!!!
MaryB said…
This is so pretty. I love the detail work.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.
Tracey said…
Wonderful Christmas card Cheryl, I love all the details :)
hope you're having a great week.
Doreen said…
This is such a gorgeous card Cheryl,love the
Marlene said…
Adorable, sweet card! I love the little chipboard snowflake you added in the corner, too!
Brodders said…
A Lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x
Janna Werner said…
super super cute! Hugs Janna
Tracy said…
Oh Cheryl this card is just beautiful! Adorable image and all your embellishments are so cute. Congratulations on your new DT and on your first challenge card for it which happens to be awesome!
Karen B. said…
Cheryl this is just adorable! Love the design.
KER said…
oh wow that's some card...i love all the layers and the this and the snowflake..lace..stitching...awesome
Shari said…
Wow, this is such a stunning card!! The layering, embellishments, your coloring everything is wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge!
Marjo said…
Gorgeous Christmas Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo
Jodie Mackrell said…
adorable card! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!
gorgeous card n image ~ how fun that there's a new challengeblog! luv doing challenges :)
You did it with the ribbons and bows!!! What an adorable image! Love the little penguin with his hat on!!!

Just great!!!

Susie Sugar said…
Love it darling and the kraft ticket is a neat touch
Thanks for joining us Digi Divas at the "Do It With Digis challenge" this time
Hugs Susie Sugar & Lynne xx
Marianne said…
Beautiful card. Love the lace, the image and the stitching!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Violets Corner said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl!

Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Wow, look at all those layers! So many great details in this card. Fun image and beautifully colored as always.
Dawn Frost said…
Lol I love how you think, of course a penguin has wings! Great card, thanks for joining us at CIC33!
lisa said…
This is gorgeous. I love all the stitching detail you've included, it must have taken you ages.
Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman this time.
Hugs Lisax
Tammy said…
Oh this is adorable! Fantastic papers and I love that lace!
Donna Mosley said…
Very sweet xmas card Cheryl, thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x
heidy said…
Oh this is lovely Cheryl!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
Hugs Heidy
Helen said…
Great card and a really cute image.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x
MacKenzie said…
Wow - I love all of the different textures and layers that you've got going on here! Thanks so much for "giving us the bird" this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!
Oh my goodness....I love's so adorable....Thank you for playing with us this week at Paper Cupcake/TMITA

Ginny said…
cute card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)
Scrappy Scatty said…
Lovely card , thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
Love Jan
Karin said…
Very sweet! Love how the papers aren't specifically xmas, but totally work :) Duh, gotta try that! You are so smart ;)
NancyD said…
Super cute Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Sonia said…
Adorable Xmas Card! Thanks for joining us at TMITA/Paper Cupcake this week.
Good Luck!
wannabcre8tive said…
A really cute Christmas card. A great layout. The lace and button really add to it. Thanks, for joining us in the "There's Magic in the Air" challenge.
Paul said…
Superb creation. Those are some amazing boxes. Thank you for joining in with us at Catch The Bug and our Anything Goes challenge for August.
Anne said…
What a cute card! Thanks for joining with us at OLL. Hugs x
craftykitten said…
Aww what a cute Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us in our Christmas challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx
Lori said…
One of my favourite Christmas images. Crissy makes that polar bear and penguin so adorable you can't resist, thanks for sharing your wonderful card at Do it with Digis!
Kathy said…
This image is adorable. Love the ticket sentiment with it.
Kathy D. said…
What an adorable image! Just might have to put that one on my wish list! Love how you matted it with craft paper.
Thanks for playing "things with wings" with us at
Hope to see you Friday when challenge #34 is released.
Purple Crazy said…
Gorgeous card, I do love the image, so cute, Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Neil said…
How lovely is your project. Thank you for joining us for The Stamp Man stitching challenge !
Carrie Sampsel said…
I love this card. I really like the papers and all the different embellishments. Of course I love the holidays!!

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