Waltzingmouse Challenge - Vintage Style

1.28.2012

It's been a windy, windy day today. So I've stayed inside creating in my craft room hoping that the wind doesn't blow the roof off the house! lol!

But the good news is that today is a new challenge over at Waltzingmouse! And I am excited to share this little vintage style creation with all of you! Here is my take on the sketch...


I used a total of four Waltzingmouse stamps. Starting with Text It, I stamped a pretty script background then distressed the white cardstock to add a warm glow. I then heat embossed a pretty flourish in a soft lavender color.


Next, I stamped a scalloped border using Dainty Doilies and popped it onto my cardstock with dimensional foam tape. The dress form was created using You're Lovely and a bit of paper piecing using more Text It backgrounds. 

And don't you just love that ribbon? It's a new color I've been experimenting with and I love how pretty and soft it turned out!


Take a look at our sketch for this week! The Mischief Makers Design Team really outdid themselves this week. Take a look at their amazing creations using this sketch and then play along! There is a chance you could win a stamp set of your choice from Waltzingmouse just for playing along in the challenge!  

Happy crafting! 





All You Need Is Love - CR84FN 46

1.22.2012

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Thanks for bearing with me as I share one more card with you all tonight. It's been a while (since August, I think) that I last played along with the challenge at CR84FN. It's one of my favorite challenges to play along with. Needless to say, I've missed hanging around over there. lol!

I decided to pair this challenge up with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #150. What a great sketch! It really had me inspired to play along.


So the colors for CR84FN's challenge were light pink, yellow, and neutral. I immediately thought of the papers from Pink Paislee's Nantucket collection. I simply layered my papers, stitched around the edges, and added some pretty lace and a heart-shaped paper doily. 


The large flower I created a while ago following this tutorial. Then I added a small polymer clay flower that I created from a mold. If you are looking for some great molds, try Mold Muse on Etsy. I have purchased several styles and love 'em to pieces!




Well, that's all my challenges for tonight! Thanks for bearing with me as I shared all my crafty fun. Hope you all have a great week ahead. It's back to work for me tomorrow!







Winter Bunny - Lawnscaping Challenge

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I'm back to share another card I created today (just for fun). When I saw that Lawnscaping was having a Winter Wonderland theme, I knew I had to play along. Considering it does not snow where I live, but it still felt like freezing weather today. I don't think my slippers left my feet all day long. Brrrr...


I really wanted my card to have that "cold chill in the air" kind of feeling. So I stamped at random some fun snowflakes from Frosties and used pretty blue papers from October Afternoon's Farmhouse collection. After stamping that cute little bunny, I thought he really looks like he is having fun on that sled - so I stamped some fun little sentiments making this card good for an all occasion kind of event. (I can't believe I used four different stamps from Lawn Fawn. That's got to be a record for me somehow! lol!)




Rosie Posie - Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Hello out there! Well, it's been a while since I've created anything just for fun and for no other reason that to just create. So today I had the chance to play along in a few challenges. Some for the first time and others are some that I've missed playing with. 

This card was created for the "Just Us Girls" challenge #120. And this is the first time I have ever played along. Since I am so fond of color challenges, I am sure I will join their challenges again real soon.


Since the challenge asks for red, pink, and white, I used my newest stamps from a few of my favorites places, Clear and Simple Stamps (for the beautiful quote script font in the background), Waltzingmouse Stamps (for the sweet sentiment) and Papertrey Ink (for the hexagon background and gorgeous flowers). 


Well, that's my take on the color challenge at Just Us Girls. And oh my...I had a blast creating something just for fun!






From Your Secret Admirer - A Waltzingmouse Sketch

1.21.2012

Happy Saturday everyone! It's a new sketch today at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog and I am super excited about this one. It was right up my alley and put me right in my comfort zone. A little bit of layering and a lot of flexible options with this one.

Here is my take on this week's sketch...


I decided to use Sweethearts stamps again this week. Aren't those hearts just perfect with Valentine's Day coming up? I paired them with Very Vintage Labels 1, which is my most favorite of the Spellbinders compatible stamps. 


To complete my card, I tied a pretty gingham bow and added two stick pins with a pretty little locket. I know! Me and my ribbon...lol. 

Now it's your turn to play along!

Here is the fun sketch we are playing along with this week. I hope you'll join us at Waltzingmouse!


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