Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Peachy Keen Christmas

I am beginning to panic. Over the past two years I have managed to make quite a few Christmas cards well in advance, but not so this year. The Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge this fortnight is to make something for Christmas. I went over to the Festive Friday blog and was very inspired by their current photo:

So here is my card for each of these challenges:
The center is silver, not black. The ornament was stamped and embossed with silver tinsel glitter embossing powder.

The center is silver printable foil paper. I stamped with white Staz-On.
Sentiment is silver embossed, not black as it appears here.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

WMS PJ Party

The Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party has rolled around again after a summer hiatus. There are some fun challenges posted here.

First up is the Doodle Do Challenge, to do some freehand doodling on a stamped image. This was a tough challenge because Claire's stamps are so detailed already that they need no embellishment! I added some dotted swirls in blue and polka dots in white to this fellow's costume.

Old Pajamas is the third challenge (I am skipping the cute Halloween challenge) to use an oldie but goodie stamp set. One of the first sets of stamps I bought from Waltzingmouse Stamps is a sheet of sentiments - Fancy Phrases - including this Belated Birthday Wishes stamp. I used it on a box card file from SVG Cuts. This card folds flat for mailing!

When cutting files like this I prefer to do two at a time so I used another WMS stamp for the sentiment below:

There is also a Bedtime Story Sketch, but I have not had a chance to make a card for that and I think time is running out. If you have time, you should give it a whirl, then post your creation on the WMS blog. There are already lots of neat interpretations of this sketch to take a look at. Have fun!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Peace and Plenty

The latest Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge (there are still two days to play!) is a sketch challenge. I actually made this quick little card a week ago but have not had a chance to upload it until now. Here is the sketch:
I used a pumpkin orange 4.25 x 5.5 inch base to mount the sentiment and popped-up fall foliage from the Peace and Plenty set. The sentiment is accented by a nifty thin border from the My Kind of Guy set, stamped with Creole Spice Kaleidocolor rainbow dye ink pad. Coloured the leaves with Copic markers. Thanks for looking!