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Saturday, 4 July 2015

... Land of the Free


Happy 4th July to all my USA buddies. I have a very restrained 4th July card for you, which is probably not at all in keeping with the overall festivities, but since this card started out as an experiment, and since I am feeling a bit below par, I'm just glad to get it finished.

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th - whether you are celebrating or not.

I used the Brogue dies to make this, I like how the front panel turned out - I also embossed a little with my scorpal, abut I think I should have used a darker blue ink for the USA1776 sentiment. 
Ah well...

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Friday, 3 July 2015

... Comment winner from PJ Party suggestions


We asked you for suggestions and you guys didn't let us down - we are working our way through the ideas and will reveal our new improved challenge plan in a day or two. In the meantime, I have a winner - our random comment winner is:

Christine, who said:

I love the challenges and look forward to them every month but rarely actually get to play. I often have trouble linking within the 24 hour period, even when I've got the cards made in advance, which makes it all the more frustrating for me. So a longer linking period would be appreciated. 
I sometimes find the 3rd challenge confusing. Is it just any older stamp set? Does it need to match the theme?

Congratulations Christine! Pop me an email on claire@waltzingmousestamps.com and I will get your £20GBP store voucher organised for you!

...sweet wishes


A couple of little gift tags this evening - I love the sugar bowl from Coffee set stamp set - used the stitched tags dies. These were SU inks - like these - I should develop this little colour scheme further. Gotta run, masses to do!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

...we want your suggestions!


ED - Folks thank you! Your input is invaluable - I got the message loud and clear - we need to give you guys more time to link up! I'm all over it - I'm scrutinising all the comments to try to include the most popular ideas! Thank you! I will post the new plans in a day or so, I'm huddled up in bed with what is hopefully the last virus of the season, seriously folks, next year I will have three school germ pools to deal with...that's gonna be fun.

Tonight though, I have a winner - our random comment winner is:

Christine, who said:

I love the challenges and look forward to them every month but rarely actually get to play. I often have trouble linking within the 24 hour period, even when I've got the cards made in advance, which makes it all the more frustrating for me. So a longer linking period would be appreciated. 
I sometimes find the 3rd challenge confusing. Is it just any older stamp set? Does it need to match the theme?


Congratulations Christine! Pop me an email on claire@waltzingmousestamps.com and I will get your £20GBP store voucher organised for you!
If you've just arrived at this post and  care to add your comments I will still read and reply to them, but please note the draw is now ended.


Evening! I should be posting the invite to the next PJ party this evening, but before I start the next PJ event - I want to chat to you about it.

Currently, we announce the 4 challenges and then two weeks later we put up the party post and invite link ups - we have a 24 hour window for linking up.

There are a couple of folks who play along, and we are delighted to have them, but it's no secret that we are a small group. I want to know if we could make it any easier for you to play. I'm looking for format suggestions, or comments on the current set-up.

Should we change it completely? Should we have one challenge per week with a week long link up? Should we have one a month? Are 4 challenges too much? I'd really appreciate your feedback - hopefully it will help me to organise something that is easy and fun for folks to take part in. We have carte blanche people - I am open to all suggestions, but I will most likely take up the more popular ideas!

Please leave your comments on this post and I will pick a random comment to win a £20GBP gift code for the store. I will pick a winner on Friday evening - about 10pm my time. Thanks in advance for your comments.

Monday, 29 June 2015

... been on the farm...


Good evening! We are winding down to the end of term here at home - the wee folks are moments away from the summer school break and I can't wait - I get to ditch the alarm clock for two months...bliss. 

This year I promised little dude that he could have a party for some of his school buddies - his birthday occurs during a significant holiday and so he has never really had a party that he could invite school chums to. Been feeling a little bad about this as he has attended loads of parties over the years... sooooo, we had 'half year' birthday party for him and a few of his buddies over the weekend at a local farm - my dude is nuts about sheep... he got to feed the lambs - never seen a kid so happy.

I made the carrot topped muffins and the sheep crispie buns, but I had to get the big guns in for the cake - in the shape of my pal 'S' who has a cake making business - isn't that cake just the best ever! - check out the cracked eggs - Shaun is baking a cake...on top of a cake...giggle, this just tickles me all over.

Anyhow, this is why I have no crafty stuff to show you - normal papery stuff will resume tomorrow.....