Whimsy Retreat Crafty Fun Results

Hello friends! Hope you’re having a great week! I’m so glad you’ve joined me today as I have lots of fun creations to share with you!😀

This past weekend Whimsy Stamps held a “virtual craft retreat” in their Facebook Group, so I thought I’d tag along and join in on the fun! I’m glad I did because I made several cards:

The first challenge given was a tic-tac-toe challenge. I did 3 down: birthday, heat embossing and circles for mine. Almost had 2 bingos…but didn’t quite work out! Aren’t those penguin eyeballs the best?! LOL! I needed to send out a birthday card to someone so this was great timing!

The background papers, cover die, sentiment die and the penguin stamps are all from Whimsy Stamps. I even put little ice cube confetti for my shaker card!

This card was made for the second challenge given during the event which was to use a sketch and a color palette using at least 2 of the colors given. This was my take on the sketch along with using blue, green and brown from the palette.

Most all of the items used on this design came from an older card kit from Whimsy Stamps. The stamp set is still available in the store called Enjoy the Journey. For the sentiment panel, I heat embossed a sentiment from this stamp set and then used the Slimline Postage die to cut along the edges of it.

Tihs is the card that I created for the third challenge issued which was to follow a photo prompt with words: “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.” The first thing that came to my mind was these cool Rainbow Papers from Whimsy Stamps and so I’ve cut a panel out with an older Whimsy Stamps die along with the image panel.

This image is called Rainy Day Smiles by Sassy Cheryl’s which is what I had actually won as a prize from the event over the weekend for one of the games..so that was cool! I wanted to be sure to use it for one of my cards! I added some raindrop crystals on a few areas of the image too.

This card was made for the fourth challenge given which was simply to create a project with one of the digital freebie images that was given during the event.

Facebook actually kicked me out of the event a few times for leaving too many comments! LOL! I was trying to participate in games and it told me that I was leaving too many comments! This was one of the cute freebie images that they gave at the event called Sloth. After all that happened…I felt that this little guy was laughing at me!🤣🤣🤣 So I wanted to laugh right along with him, and I printed him out, colored him with Copics and used the Whimsy Stamps Notched Square dies and layered him over some papers from my stash and attached to a 5″ square card base that I stenciled some clouds on along with the background of the image. I die cut some leaves from the Whimsy Stamps No-See All Seasons Tree die set to add to the top corners of the image panel.

Needless to say, I did “hang in there” right along with him!!😄

And last but not least, the fifth challenge was to make a project based on one of the video tutorials that was shown at the event. Of course, I’m always inspired by Crissy Armstrong and her coloring! This sweet little penguin called Penguin Momma was a freebie given during the event and I watched Crissy color this up and I tried my hand at her tips and tricks.

I was also inspired by Jeanette Comerford and her tutorial with combining the penguin with the other digital feather papers and sentiment. (The background papers along with a couple of sentiments were given as a digital freebie during the event as well.) Really loved that look and so I’ve emposed the penguin over the background papers along with the sentiment over it to create my card.

I printed out another piece of the feather background and cut it out with the Whimsy Stamps Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies and added my own white feather to the design. I sponged some grey ink around the edges of the printed papers and added some yellow crystals.

  • I had such fun creating these projects and pulling out my Whimsy Stamps stash for the challenges. And now I have a few cards for sending out to people that I already have in mind! Hope you’ve enjoyed my makes today and I’ll be seeing you again soon!! (The links in this post contain affiliate links if you want to purchase anything! Thank you!!)


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  9. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

26 thoughts on “Whimsy Retreat Crafty Fun Results

  1. These are all amazing Vicki, the train is extra outstanding with your coloring, the others are darling and great designs! I bet this was amazing!


  2. My my you have been busy. I love them all you have done so many different Techniques and they are all great. Love the ice cube confetti never seen that.


  3. Hi Vicki, all are fabulous makes and you obviously had fun doing it, which is what it’s all about. So glad you’re getting your mojo back. CarolG


  4. Vicki, these are all so much fun! What a great variety. Love the ice cubes, and those critters sure melt my heart! Love the memories card – touched my heart. Such a true sentiment. Love the feathers paper on your last card, and that little penguins face made me say ‘awwwww’….and THEN I saw the baby! AWWWWW…….! So cute, dear friend!


  5. What a brilliant selection Vicki, I love each and everyone of them, the train is fantastic for male cards and wonderful colouring on all..love the fun penguins and their ice cubes in the shaker and the little girl in the rain what a great cloudy sky..the smile on that cute sloth in contagious, and then we have this adorable mum and baby and mum with that beautiful expression..gorgeous work Vicki..


  6. WOW absolutely fabulous selection Vicki they are all brilliant -all beautiful images and fabulous colouring love the masculine one with the train and brilliant shaker card with the little ice-cubes
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage
    Carol DT x


  7. That Facebook event must have been fun because you’ve made some fabulous cards with their challenges! Love the trio of shakers on the first, the train card is fabulous and I LOVE how you colored it. The rainbows card is just adorable, and I think we’re all just hanging in there for the time being. The last one is just adorable with fantastic coloring and that real feather accent! So much to see, and so much to love here – you did a great job on each one!


  8. WOW Vicki, all of these cards are gorgeous!! Your coloring is beautiful as always and I absolutely love that train card! Looks like it was an awesome virtual retreat!
    Hugs, Tammy


  9. Vicki your creativity and talent is always amazing and this post is no different. A real treat with all these different and creative cards. I especially love the adorable penguin shaker card but of course love them all ! x.


  10. Beautiful Cards! I love the vibrant colours, in the Rainy day smiles, and the penguins are so adorable! Thank you for joining us at LPCF – Good Luck x


  11. What a wonderful collection – but to pick my favorite – you know the penguins tugged at my heart strings but I have to say the train is my favorite. You were a busy girl.


  12. Hello… A great set of cards… Thanks for entering your lovely card into our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  13. Wow, wow, wow, and wow!! What remarkable cards, Vicki!! I was laughing out loud at the penguins and gasping for breath at that stunning train!! Amazing work, my friend!!


  14. Oh, I can tell you had a fun time at the retreat,Vicki, and I adore all of your wonderful creations! Those birthday penguins brought a huge smile to my face. They are so cute and the little shakers are perfect. The new momma penguin on the last card is so perfectly colored. The train in the tunnel is one I could use for a family member who is crazy about trains – old, modern, high speed, or miniatures, they all appeal to him. 😀 You’ve inspired me to once again search through my digi files and find a train for a ‘just because’ card which I know will please him.


  15. Each one is absolutely amazing. You did a lot of work here girl, and it shows! Love the train scene, may have to get that one! All are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them it was so nice to see them all.



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