Thursday, 11 September 2014



Wild Orchid Crafts is looking for talented designers to join our design team. Do you have a Youtube channel where you like to showcase your design projects, or do you have a passion for card making with an online gallery and blog?  We're looking for both experienced and brand-new artists.
If you have the following skills, we would love to hear from you:

  • Excellent Photography: clear, sharp, bright photos for online media.
  • Strong Design Skills: ability to create stylish and original projects.
  • Social Media Presence (either Youtube, Facebook, blog, or Pinterest)
  • Video Skills for filming project videos (if you do not have video skills and only use a blog or gallery to showcase your work, we are still very interested to hear from you)
  • A desire to work with our great products (2 - 3 projects per month for 6 months)

Craft Activities:

  • Layouts
  • Altered Items
  • Cards and Tags
  • Mixed Media

Please send the following in your DT application to:

1. Subject Line: "WOC DT Call"

2. Contact email address

3. A link to your blog, Youtube, Facebook or Pinterest page

4. List of any design teams you are currently on, or have been on.

5. A recent design project created by you.  Projects do not have to use Wild Orchid Crafts products although we would LOVE to see any work you have done with our products.

The DT call is open immediately and will end on November 12, 2014.  New design team members will be announced on December 1st, 2014.

Sunday, 7 September 2014


I’ve had this card sat on my desk for over a week waiting to be photographed and at last I managed to get it done this evening.  I’ve been MIA again …… I go for the 2nd last (I hope) scan tomorrow then just one more and hopefully a diagnosis and correct medication so I don’t land up spending Saturday hooked up to machines in A&E resus till the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Ugh I am so fed up with all this now, I am like a pin cushion from all the sticking they did to me yesterday …. they got me good and I’ve got the bruises to prove it lol. 

Anyhoo, enough moaning, here’s Sara (another Saturated Canary beauty) that I coloured with copic markers.


Copic colours used are:
Hair E57, 53, 40
Skin E13, 11, 00, 000, R30
Pinks: R89, 85, 83, 81
Aqua BG15, 13, 11, 10


The papers are First Editions Bella Rose – LOVE this paper pad


I used some of the new products (as well as the old) from Wild Orchid CraftsMixed pastel magnolias, cosmos daisies, open roses, sweetheart blossoms, pearl loop spray stems (that I used as leaves), pearls, butterfly from the mixed metal embellishments, seam binding and white flower shape flat backed pearl.

WOC have added loads of new goodies to the website, and some of the new colour combinations are simply sublime!  You can check out the new goodies here.




Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Sorry I’ve been MIA again, I got not so good results from the doctors after extensive tests, and have been backwards and forwards to hospital appointments for further tests, scans etc.  Shoo, I’ve not had time to blink this past month.  Anyway, I managed to find a window to get some colouring done and had my favourite Saturated Canary image, Nevaeh, all printed out and ready to colour.  Apologies for the grainy photos, I am struggling to get used to a new camera.  Ugh I am so tempted to go back to the old one – at least I know that works lol.


I used copic markers to colour her and only used a beige pencil for the shading around the image

Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R22, R20
Hair: E49, 57, 44, 42, 40, 50
Dress: B97, 95, 93, 91, C9
Shoes, tights: Blues as above without the C9, E44, 42, 40, C9


I dug out some older Maja papers for this one.  I have mountains of paper that I really should get round to using.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid CraftsTrellis rose, apple blossoms, open roses in 15mm and 10mm sizes.  I also used one of the sweet new butterflies

The lace is from The Ribbon Girl.




Monday, 4 August 2014

Whimsy new August stamps hop

Welcome to Day 1 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die release!

Over the next few days we will reveal the new August 2014 Whimsy Stamps products.

We are thrilled to welcome Tracey Murphy and Sheri Willshire as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Time For Tea Designs / Elisabeth Bell / SC Designs being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog!

For today's project, I have inked up Little Sunkissed Summer Sweetness and have used one of the new sentiments from the  Chalkboards 2 set along with the Mini Picture Frame die (from last month’s release)


Coloured with copic markers and pencils

Hair E50, 51, 53, 43, 57 Bister pencil
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Reds: R29, 24, 22 Tuscan Red pencil
Watermelon: R32, 22, 20
Green: G46, 43, 40, 20 Dark Green pencil
Aqua: BG13, 11, 10 Muted Turquoise pencil
Yellows: Y17, 15, 13, 11, YR18


Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used a chrysanthemum, (have you SEEN the new colours yet?  Delish), new Apple Blossoms, sweetheart blossoms, 25mm wild rose.  I have also used one of the new sublime flatbacked pearl in diamond circle in the centre of the lace bow.


So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:

Bev Rochester
Tracey Murphy (GDT)
Jacque Beddingfield
Shannah Bartle
Sheri Willshire (GDT)
Debbie Eastman
Iris Wiechmann
Danni Bindel

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Festive Fairy

Eek my first Christmas card for 2014.  When I saw this Vintage Frost digi kit from MicheleR Design I fell in love!  The soft colours are just delicious.


I used flowers and seam binding from Wild Orchid Craftsopen roses 15mm, Cosmos Daisies, 25mm wild roses and stamensI also popped a brad in the centre of the snowflake to attach it to the bow.

The stamp is Festive Fairy from LOTV, coloured with markers and pencils.  I’m sorry I did not make a note of the colours I used.




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