Challenge Rules

You are welcome to use any stamp to enter the challenge. However, if you use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags 'n Whiskers digital stamp in addition to the regular prize.
You can enter any type of paper craft project. You can enter up to 2 times per challenge. It must be a new project, fit the theme, no back-linking, and must be a direct link to your project entry, or it will be deleted.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


We are so excited to announce our 3 new Permanent DT Members and 2 guests also joining us for August and September. Our new guests will be joining our current gals Melanie and Crystal :-) We have chosen guests to take us up until Christmas but you will have to wait a little longer until these are announced ;-) Thank you so much again to everyone who took the time to enter our DT Call and for sharing your beautiful creations with us. The decision wasn't easy but we are so pleased to announce......

Permanent Design Team

Hi, my name is Tracy from clean green New Zealand. I am married to a very understanding husband! and have two beautiful ratbags. oops I meant to say girls! I have been blogging for a few years now and love the great friendships that come from it. I started out as an SU demo but found it too restrictive. Then I learnt how to go shopping overseas without jumping on a plane.... uh-oh... big mistake!

My most loved craft item for card making would have to be my beloved copics. I am honoured and excited to be a part of Wags n Whiskers design team and can't wait to work with the rest of the talented team to inspire, encourage and showcase these wonderful images.

I've been with my wonderful husband for nearly 18 years. We have two fantastic children and a pussy cat called Mindy (a gorgeous silver tabby)... other than card making, I love cross stitch, scrapbooking and taking photo's.. I also make A-MAZ-ING carrot cake...and im VERY bad at Karaoke - though i think im all that after a couple or three drinks... oh and you should also know that i'm seriously addicted to Harry Potter... and finally although nobody ever believes me.. despite being from Barnsley i've never seen or read "Kez" (the shame )... lol

My name’s Angélique and living in The Netherlands with my cats Jet and Gizmo.
Loved being creative when I was younger and still love it a lot, specially stamping and scrapbooking. Love to work with different kind of stamps: Rubber, acrylic and digital images as well.

As a Kindergartenteacher I can combine being creative with my job which is fab! Love it!
The time I have left is dedicated to my family, friends and cats, being creative, playing flute, shopping (hee… I just looooooove this!) and more. So I’m quite a busy bee.

Guest Designers: August/September

Emma - UK

I have a 14 year old son, Liam, and run with the help of my mum our family bakery here in Manchester. I am addicted to paper crafting and a lot of my cards reflect my skills in cake design and decoration in my style and flower arrangements. I love spending time with my family and share a blog with my mum My favourite style at the moment is shabby chic. I love all things pink, girly and glittery!!!!

Louise - New Zealand

My name is Louise. I am a stay at home Mum to my two little boys and baby girl. I'm also lucky enough to be on some fantastic DT's doing what I love using COPICS and stamps. I hope my creations and tutorials provide inspiration.

Please take your time to visit these fabulous girls blogs! We can't wait to see what wonderful cards and projects they will create with our stamps! Welcome to the team!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Challenge 28 - In Stitches

Hope your having a wonderful Summer. We're back with a new challenge today this time hosted by our wonderful guest Melanie. Melanie's challenge is called:

In Stiches

Melanie is asking for you to use either real or fake stitches somewhere on your card or paper project.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our Design Team Call. We will be introducing our new team members very soon.

The winner of our last challenge is Emma. I know you will agree that Emma's card is stunning. I love the pretty details! Please contact me to claim your prize.

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-07-22 20:40:08 UTC

Remember that you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamps to be entered into the drawing for ONE FREE WAGS 'N WHISKERS STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE!!

Also if you would like to a guest for one of our challenges make sure to add "DT" after your name when you post your card for this week's challenge.

Here are the awesome cards from the fabulous Design Team!

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see your creations. Our next challenge will be on Friday 6th August so you have two weeks to play!

Winner - Devlin plus Guest

Apologies but we forgot to pick a winner of our Lemonade challenge. The winner of a stamp of their choice is Devlin! We loved your Summery card using Sip 'n Sun. The colouring and beach background looks fabulous!

Congratulations please contact me to claim your prize.

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-07-23 06:19:45 UTC

Also we would love to invite Jenine to join us as a guest for our next challenge. The colours and colouring of Jenine's card above is beautiful... I love the gorgeous flowers. Jenine please also contact me (Nikki) at the email address above for challenge details.

Back soon with this weeks challenge details :-)

Friday, 9 July 2010

Challenge #27 - Punch It & Digi Release

Welcome back stamping friends!!
We hope you enjoyed the little break, but that you are ready to get back to another challenge!!

I'll be back later with the winner of the Lemonade challenge.

Now it's time for our new challenge. This week's challenge is hosted by Karen and her challenge is: Punch it!! Add a punched or die-cut element.

As always, you must use a WnW stamp on your card to be entered into the drawing for ONE FREE Wags 'n Whiskers STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE!

If you would like to be a guest for our next challenge, please add DT after your name when you enter this week's challenge.

Speaking of Design Teams and Guests, did you know that we are currently having a DT call? Make sure to check out this post for more details.

Before we get to this week's challenge samples, I wanted to mention that today we are releasing the last two stamp releases as digital stamps!! Now you can purchase the Fun in the Sun and Let's Play sports release as digital stamps!

Now let's check out the awesome DT cards...

Our newest Guest for July and August: Crystal Irwin




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Now it's your turn!! Let's see your creative use of punches!! Now that ALL of our designs are also available as digis, there's no easier way to participate with our challenges!!

Remember - the challenges over the Summer are open for 2 weeks! You have until Thursday, July 22nd to enter! And why not enter more than once?!

Happy Stamping!

PS if you don't see the link right away, just refresh your browser.

Monday, 5 July 2010

DT Call

Hey there... we are looking for 2 Permanent DT members to join our happy team plus guest designers for two month terms for the rest of this year. We are recruiting for Permanent DT Members from all countries with exception of USA and Canada at this time. Guest Designer posts are available to all countries.

As a DT Member you will be required to create 1 card each week for our challenges (challenges are currently running fortnightly - every other week - until September). Also approx. 2/3 samples for releases (approx. every 6 weeks). Ideally you should be able to work with both Digi and Rubber but most importantly enjoy working with a variety of designs. DT Members and Guests will be invited to join our Yahoo discussion group where you will meet our current fabulous and friendly designers.

What do I need to apply?
  • We would like you to create a card using the below sketch. You can use any image.... it doesn't have to be a Wags 'n Whiskers design. Feel free to rotate the sketch.

  • Send this to us at along with two of your favourite cards/creations.

  • Please also provide us with a link to your blog and tell us a little about yourself and your hobby.

We look forward to you sharing your creations with us!

Closing date for entries - Monday 19th July. Good Luck!

Published - cards only

My dear friend Renata was published in Dutch magazine cards only in January featuring Wags 'n Whiskers stamps :-) Not only did Renata send me a copy of the magazine but also one of her beautiful cards to treasure. Thank you Renata.

Here are Renata's two amazing cards using two of our 4 legged friends images - Puppy Love and Furry Friends. I love her colouring with Prismacolor and Derwent Pencils and the fabulous layouts and colours. Hey Renata... Your're the best!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The winners are.....

Sorry to keep you waiting ;-) ..... I'm back to announce the winners from our Let's Party Blog Hope

Ok.. here we go....

Karen - Tasha

Michele - Chris D

Crystal - Sarah

Sharon - Cathy

Also our winner of the Spread the word candy is:

Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations!!!!! Please email me to claim your digi prizes :-)

If you weren't one of our lucky winners and love the new designs you can grab your rubber HERE.... or Digi's HERE.

Our challenges will be fortnightly from now until September to give our Design Team a well deserved break. Our next challenge will be Friday, 9th July so still plenty of time to play our current challenge which you can check out HERE.

We are looking for Design Team Members so will be back very soon with information on our DT Call :-)