awww.. a lil Xmas Hamster

Zoe November 22, 2012 40
awww.. a lil Xmas Hamster
Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps November 2012 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 21 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets,

5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies,

2 fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC templates,

2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6×6  packs and

2 new Whimsy Prints Collection pre-coloured topper sets.

These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.


My Project!

Soooo, I am back in the swing of colouring AND colouring with ‘no lines’ all thanks to one little miss muffet Michelle.
I don’t know how she does it but she manages to get me cracking and playing with ideas. 🙂

I just LOVE this little guy Xmas Hamster.
I stamped him with Adirondack cloudy blue ink (you can use any light coloured ink for this) then began colouring the background.
Then I started colouring his little face when an idea popped into my mind about adding the ‘drops’ completely inspired by Elaine (Quixotic paperie) from some months ago.

So I stopped colouring the face and got my blender reinker and started ‘dripping’ onto the surface. The drops were too big and so lazy me just started dribbling the alcohol onto my fingers and ‘flicking’ the paper. That worked much better. I love how it turned out as it looks like those ‘glares’ you get from the sun sparkling etc… you know what I mean…  lol

Then of course I coloured him in and I used prisma pencils to help get the fine details of his fur.

I think he looks ADORABLE and I just love how he came out.

I kept the card super simple, again inspired by the lovely MaryJ.
CAS is really working for me at the moment. 🙂 hehe

The little sentiment ’tis the season to be jolly’ is from the ‘Angel Singing Carols‘ stamp at MiC.

Here’s the all important pics!

The thing I like most about having no stark lines is that the fur looks more natural.
Unfortunately I got his whiskers wrong (compared to the original image) as I couldn’t see them anymore! Ooops!

I hope you like it!! lil Xmas Hamster is a definite must for your Christmas cards this year!


From today until 27 November, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 28 November) a ‘Release Round-Up’ will be posted on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:





Special Guests




** Guest Designer Contest – January 2013 **Would you like to join us as our guest designer for our January 2013 release?

If you would like to be considered for this, please make a new post on your blog telling us why you would like to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps and add the direct link to your post in the Linky tool on the Guest Designer Contest page HERE.

Please ensure you include at least one Whimsy Stamps creation in your blog post (this doesn’t have to be new, but it would be great if it was a recent creation).

The contest will remain open during the entire November release week and will close at 12.00pm EST on Wednesday 28 November. The winning entry will be announced in the “Release in Review” post on the Whimsy blog on Wednesday 5 December.


For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog.


Wishing you a fun filled day & a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!  xo

Big Aussie Squeezes,

Zoe xo


  1. Ellie November 22, 2012 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Stunning card Zoe, your coloring is amazing!

  2. jan farnworth November 22, 2012 at 3:22 am - Reply

    totally love this project zoe

  3. *Vicki* November 22, 2012 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Oh wow!! Your coloring is amazing!! I think the whiskers look wonderful! Beautiful job!! Thanks so much for sharing! HUGS

  4. Gina L November 22, 2012 at 3:28 am - Reply

    I love the techniques you used on this card. The background is awesome and his fur looks real. Great shading, too.

  5. Mary J November 22, 2012 at 4:02 am - Reply

    Ack – your colouring is even more amazing than usual, Zoe!!!

  6. Linda November 22, 2012 at 4:09 am - Reply

    very cute
    hugs linda

  7. heidy November 22, 2012 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Wow super cute and fabolous coloring Zoe
    XXX Heidy

  8. sue (bearhouse) November 22, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    WOW!!! This is stunning. I love the cute image and your colouring is amazing


  9. Xiomara November 22, 2012 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Very cute card

  10. Tonya Hopkins November 22, 2012 at 5:32 am - Reply

    This is outstanding. Your coloring is awesome! I love the adorable image.

  11. Ruby November 22, 2012 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Wow, Zoe this is wonderful! What a lot of patience you must have had to create such a brilliant piece! Love the cas look. Ruby x

  12. Aartje November 22, 2012 at 5:49 am - Reply

    This is gorgeous. You coloring is amazing. Great result and I am falling in love with the image.
    Hugs Aartje

  13. Olivia November 22, 2012 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Fantastic job on the technique. Love the colors.

  14. Marcy L November 22, 2012 at 6:08 am - Reply

    This is amazing and I am in love with that background! Gonna have to try that myself!

  15. Lisa November 22, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe, FAB card! Love your CAS design and super cute image.

    Lisa x

  16. Joanne O'Brien November 22, 2012 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Great card! Love how you colored the image and put the card together. Great choice of colors,

  17. Kim November 22, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Wow, I love how you used this image and your background droplets turned out super cool, tfs

  18. Mimi November 22, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    adorable card! love the coloring! ;D

  19. alethea November 22, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    OMG Zoe, you never cease to amaze me with your absolutely stunning creations!! You are such an inspiration!! HUgsxx

  20. Michel E November 22, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  21. joy November 22, 2012 at 11:03 am - Reply

    WOW! That background just POPS! I love the way you have colored this little guy – he is so cute!

  22. Rea November 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Cute card, and I just love this little guy. I like all the red too.

  23. Ardilla November 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Amazing card… love the background you made 🙂

  24. Denise Bryant November 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Great card! Your coloring is amazing! Love the background!

  25. Teresa Godines #6857 November 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Your coloring on this image is fantastic. TFS

  26. Lynda November 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Wow…your card is fabulous!!!

  27. Eret November 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    OMG! It is so so cute. Love your coloring and the background. Fabulous card!

  28. Melanie Ann MacKenzie November 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    He is just wonderful. What a fantastic stamp to use. Great job.

  29. Barbara Diane November 23, 2012 at 1:22 am - Reply


    This little guy is SO wonderful – love him! Your no-line coloring is beautifully done! Wishing you a sunshine day today!


    Barbara Diane

  30. Kathy November 23, 2012 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Such clever coloring. Love the colors!

  31. DianeL November 23, 2012 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Oh how I love every detail of this creation. Super job!

  32. Kathy November 23, 2012 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Love you card. The background looks simply amazing. I am really liking the coloring without the lines.

  33. Ea Christiansen November 23, 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous card – love your coloring. It’s so different.

  34. Beate November 23, 2012 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Your coloring and background look incredible! Amazing card.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs and smiles

  35. superdidine November 23, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    your card is gorgeous, I love it

  36. Sabrina Radican November 23, 2012 at 5:54 am - Reply

    So super sweet!!

  37. Candy November 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe,
    Magnificent background!
    Perfect colouring of this cute little guy :o)
    I love it!
    Hugs, Candy

  38. Lisa D. November 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    He is just too cute for his own good. Beautiful job on this card.

  39. Paula December 18, 2012 at 6:27 am - Reply

    You colour so well, I just commented on your whimsy fairy. I am so inspired..

    Thank you for sharing your lovely work xx

  40. evgens March 30, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

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