Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - August 2010

This month's waltz theme was Vintage or Shabby Chic. I tried to go for the latter. What do you think?

The flower is made by punching scallops from a sheet of apricot coloured vellum. A homemade brad fills the center.

The stamped label is from the Rescue Remedies set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, and the lacy border underneath is from the Faux Fun set. For details on the Waltz, please visit: The Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz post.

The pleated ribbon makes it qualify for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #153. You can check out  that challenge on Sharon's No Time To Stamp Blog.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I wasn't really feeling the flowers theme in this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge No. 9, so instead I went for a slightly medieval influenced motif. The sketch provided was:

I took some pebbly textured silver yogurt lids and backed them with cardstock, then ran them through my Cuttlebug to die cut and emboss. Then I pounced them with Wild Plum and Cranberry Adirondack Alcohol Inks and hot-fixed Swarovski crystals. 

A number of Waltzingmouse Stamps (the frame, the sentiment, and an isolated part of the Victorian Frippery Border for the corner motifs) complete the card. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

31 Years of Wedded Bliss

Here's the card I gave my DH this a.m.

The quote inside (not shown) is a Quietfire sentiment: The secret to happiness is a good sense of humour and a bad memory. I think it is apropos!

WMSC8 & August Christmas Challenge

I don't know where the time goes but I am sad that I cannot take part in more of the weekly Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges. Here is my very loose response to the eighth of these challenges:

You might have to use your imagination to see how the above has anything to do with this sketch:

This card is one of six that I made this week for Sylvia's Christmas Card Challenge for the month of August. My husband wants to know who this person is that has replaced his wife, who normally is frantically stamping Christmas cards between Christmas and New Year's to mail belatedly.

Why not get a jump on your holiday cards and play along and then post to Sylvia's blog here