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Saturday, 22 November 2014

...Back in stock in UK




 Good morning folks! I have just received some stock here in the UK:

Fine Feather dies
Stitched Tag dies
Folding Tag dies
Gift card it dies

If anyone has been waiting on an order containing these, it has now shipped (unless you are also waiting for Vintage Ornaments)! Stocks of the fine feather dies are limited - just lettin' ya know!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

...So Sweet


Little bit of stampy time this morning - dug out my Candy Jar Christmas Fillers set and had some fun with the gingies! Cut them out with the Jar Fillers die set. Added pearls to their wee chests - I coloured those with copics before applying - and since I've learned that tip, I only buy white or cream pearls and just colour them to suit as needed. The tags are made with the stitched tags dies and the sentiments are from Elf made. Thought this would make a nice start on the after Christmas thank-yous! These will be fab for adding to a wee box of shortbread or similar. You likey?


While I was on a roll I made up a wee card - I love stamping patterns, and so I made a background by repeating the Sweet sentiment in different inks. I didn't want it to fight too much with the tag I used as a focal point, and so I took apiece of vellum and clear embossed some fine stripes on it using the Pinstripe backgrounder. I love how that turned out. Slightly chuffed with this - can you tell? lol!

Monday, 17 November 2014

...Rustic Christmas decoration


Simple is definitely the best sometimes and I made this little teeny tiny thing the other night while waiting for the spuds to boil, had about 10 mins at my disposal and that was it. I had purchased a few lovely smooth wooden blanks from this fabby Etsy store a while back, not really knowing what I wanted to do with them, but inspiration struck while the windows were steaming up with condensation and the first real chily bite was in the air.

I have fallen in love with this little log cabin from the Frosty in the pines set and it seems to be turning up on a lot of stuff that I've made lately! You likey?  I used Tsukineko Versacolour 171 Pinecone ink because no other ink gives me the same sharp crisp finish when I'm looking to be fussy! The wooden blanks were so finely milled that the surface did not need any priming and the stamping is as sharp today as it was a few days ago - I love it! Tiniest little sprinkling of snow around the edge....it is Christmas....nearly...

Sunday, 16 November 2014

...Our PJ party winner!


I'm just a tad late getting the winner posted, but huge congratulations to Annheidel of Mapleberry Musings!!! her stunning Holly and Stars sketch card was the randomly chosen winner! Annheidel, please email  us at info@waltzingmousestamps.com and we will arrange to get you your gift code - your win is doubled because you used WMS on your card!!!

I'm still working my way through the entries - did you SEE the stunning creations from yesterday's PJ party? Scroll down to the previous post to check them out!

Friday, 14 November 2014

...Welcome to the November Pajama Party!


Good evening folks and welcome to our November Pajama Party! It's great to see you! - we have some fun challenges for you tonight and we hope you can play along. 

If you saw the Invite post you will be familiar with the challenges and you may even have your cards all ready to link up, but don't worry there is plenty of time to play if you are only just joining us - the links will remain open for 24 hours! (this post went live at 11:45pm - UK time on the 14th, so you have 24 hours from then!)
PJ Party Schedule:
The PJ party post and all challenge links are now live since 11:45pm on the 14th Nov - Folks have 24 hours to link up their challenge entries. - The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm on the 15th Nov.
Rules - a little housekeeping!
• You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along,
but it will make us especially happy if you do! 
• You can enter each challenge as many times as you like, using separate cards
and separate links, but you cannot enter any one card in more than one challenge!
• Links should take folks directly to the blog post/spot where we can see/
comment on your challenge entry.
• Please mention our PJ party and challenge on your blog or gallery post
(- you are welcome to grab the PJ logo or sketch graphic and
add those to your blog if you like)
 • You do not need to enter every challenge, but the more entries
you have the better change of winning the prize!

Prizes
We have changed up the format of the prizes a little - we will have one overall winner chosen at random from the 4 challenges. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.
Now please note - this is important - if the winning entry uses Waltzingmouse brand stamps or dies the prize will be doubled and the winner will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)!
Please note that projects using only free WMS products will not be eligible for the double prize - though you could still qualify for the £30GBP!

OK, now we have the challenges, we have a couple of samples to get you going:

Scandi tags 

Claire - I used Nordic Winter stamps and the new Pretty Panel 1 self matting die.

 Jeanne dug out her Nordic Winter also!

 Anya used the Folk art snowflake die

 
Lynn used the Folk art additions set and matching dies.

Make a tag or set of tags featuring simple clean design - think Scandinavian style. Think red and white! Any of our Nordic and Folk art sets would be perfect for this, but I will let you into a little secret - so long as you use a red and white colour scheme, with maybe a little kraft thrown in, I'm sure you'll pass muster! I'd love to see a Christmas theme for this, but if you don't do Christmas, how about a Scandi birthday tag?

  Link your Challenge 1 Scandi Tag challenge here:

Wrap it up warm



For my Wrap it up warm challenge I die cut the gift card envelope from white felt, then I die cut the same envelope from grey paper and stamped some Nordic Winter patterns on it. I then applied my very best double sided sticky tape all the way around the edge of the wrong side of the paper envelope. I stuck it directly to the white felt and I have a dinky little cozy envelope! Now my gift card is all toasty! Couldn't resist making a card to match - the Around Christmastime set has a lot of stamps that are perfect for this Nordic feel. this circular holly stamp is actually a tag stamp, but I think it looks fab on a card!


 Claire


 Tosha used Festive Foliage and matching mistletoe die.


Show us your best gift wrapping - make a gift bag or box with a 'cozy' feel, I'm thinking plaids and stitchery....stamp up some wrapping paper - again I'm thinking Christmas but if you have another reason to celebrate we will happily join you!

Link your Challenge 2 Wrap it up warm challenge here:
 
 

Old Pajamas 

 Anya

 Jeanne

 Lynn

 Julia

 Jeanne

 Tosha

Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - I'm going to ask some of the DT to play along with us, we're using our Candy Jar Christmas sets for all the samples above.
Link your Challenge 3 Old Pajamas challenge here:




Bedtime Story Sketch

 Karin

 Anya

Jeanne

Link your Bedtime Story Sketch challenge #8 here: