Monday, 22 February 2010

Waltzing Mouse Blog Hop



Yay, today's the day of the first ever Waltzing Mouse customer Blog Hop!! Please note that this blog-hop starts at Claire Brennan's Waltzingmouse blog, creator of the beautiful Waltzingmouse stamps.So, if you arrived here first, you may want to go back to the beginning and follow through the blogs in order - would hate for you to miss out on what these incredibly talented ladies are sharing today.

I'm so excited. The theme is "Spring" and the challenge was to make a scrapbook page, card or altered item using Waltzing mouse stamps or template. I have just been having SO much fun trying out my gorgeous new Waltzingmouse stamp sets and trying my hand for the very first time at some Copic marker colouring.

I have a few cards to share today, all using Waltzingmouse stamps. I hope you like them and I can't wait to see what everyone else has created. You will find the next person to visit on the blog hop is listed at the end of this post. Have a great day!

Button Flower Card
Anyone close to me will tell you that I love yellow (roses especially!) and Spring being such a beautiful season signifying new beginnings, new life and as the wording below says 'full of blessings' there was no question that these sentiments would feature on my Spring themed card! I'm still practising with the colouring techniques - in fact, I'm not sure I have a particular technique right now, I tried anyway!!




Supplies:
WaltzingMouse Stamps: Spring Baskets
Ink: Black stazon; Close to Cocoa: Stampin Up; Copic Markers: RV13, RV14, YG13, Y26, T1, E57, B41, Y21, YG11
Cardstock: White: Papermill; Kraft: Bazill; Summer Sun Yellow: Stampin' Up
Nestabilities Classic Circles & Small Classic Scallop Circle Dies
Other: Yellow buttons: Woodware; Yellow Adhesive Pearls: Hobbycraft; Yellow Gingham Ribbon: Local craft shop; Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch; Foam Dimensionals, Glue Dots, White cotton & Sewing Machine

Hoppy Easter Card

I think this would make an equally cute New Baby Card as well. It's the first time I've tried to gather lace on a project and don't think it will be my last as I love this look. Hopefully I'll improve with practice!!


Supplies:
WaltzingMouse Stamps: L'il Buddies, Faux Fun Circles, Vintage Circles Small, Very Vintage Labels No.1
Ink: Black stazon; Close to Cocoa: Stampin Up; Copic Markers: BG11,BG13,RV10,T1
Cardstock: White: Papermill; Kraft: Bazill; Aqua Mist: PTI
Nestabilities Classic Circles & Labels 1 Dies
Other: Aqua Gingham Ribbon: Making Memories (Animal Crackers - "Jack"); twine: SU; Cream button: from stash; Vintage cream lace: from mum's sewing box stash! Foam dimensionals; Glue Dots.

L'il Chick 'n L'il Lamb Easter Cards
I am hoping to make many more of these for my boys to give out to their friends at school this Easter. I deliberately kept the design very simple so I can mass produce the 40+ required!! You may not be able to see from the photo, but I stamped & cut out the head of the little lamb separately to give him even more dimension. Soooo cute!



Easter Chick Supplies:
Waltzingmouse Stamps: Chick-L'il Buddies, Faux Fun Circles, Sentiment-Spring Baskets;
Ink: Black Stazon; Regal Rose: Stampin Up; Copic Markers: Y21,B41,T1, orange felt tip from my boys colouring box!!
Cardstock: White; Barely Banana: Stampin Up
Other: Pink striped ribbon: Hobbycraft; Corner Rounder Punch; Foam Dimensionals

Little Lamb Supplies:
Waltzing Mouse Stamps: L'il Buddies; Spring Baskets (sentiment)
Polka Dot Basics: PTI
Ink: Black Stazon; Basic Black, Brocade Blue: Stampin Up
Copic Markers: B41, T1
Cardstock: Barely Banana: Stampin Up; White: Papermill
Other: Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Corner Rounder punch, Foam Dimensionals

Now please click here to hop on over to Marcie Sharp's blog. Or type www.cardmakinchaos.blogspot.com into your browser.

Thanks so much for looking, enjoy the rest of the 'Hop' & hope you'll visit again!

Helen.

38 comments:

Edna said...

I love how you used the Kraft, really makes your feature panels POP, great colouring and embellishments too, I really like these!

Angela Mclean said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! Love how you've used the buttons on the first card.
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Genevieve said...

Wow! Another busy bee! Your cards are just stunning :)

Claire Brennan said...

Helen these cards are all simply beautiful, so well made and beautifully coloured, gosh I can't pick a fave but the bunny card is so soft and cute, but then I love the button flowers and the chicks and lamb, love the wee chick card!!! can't decide!!! thank you very much for hopping with us!

Antje said...

WOW, I love ALL of your cards! The yellow buttons are so nice in the flowers and the rabbit with the lace is sooo sweet. You made me want those circel from Claire... specially the hearts look great!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Amazing, Helen. I love all of the projects and especially your style...clean lines, wonderful color combinations - all of which are perfect springtime reminders. Excellent job.

carole said...

I love all the cards.... these animals are so cutes !!!

Sofia ;) said...

I like your cards!! Especially the first one!! Sooo beautiful!

Carly said...

Oh my gosh Helen these are all so amazing!!! I love absolutely everything about every one of them. There is no fav picking because they are so fabulous!!

Pauline said...

Love all your cards, so fresh and pretty! xx

Ruth M said...

Love all your happy, springy cards, gorgeous colours!

kyanos said...

wonderful... great work, I really love the buttons on the flowers, beautiful!!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Eeeek! All of those will make sweet baby cards, lol!! Faving your site for my babycard making later today!!

Melissa said...

These are all so pretty! I LOVE your aqua mist bunny card, it is gorgeous!

MicheyMoo said...

Helen, you've done an amazing job!! I love the clean and simple lines of your cards and am amazed you could find the perfect buttons to match the flowers in the first card!! They're perfect!! xxx

shelly said...

very sweet cards!

Nancy said...

These are all amazing. Your colours, images and layouts are truly inspiring!

Marcie S. said...

Just beautiful! All of these cards are so springlike and pretty!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness - so many lovely Easter cards! I love the basket with the buzzing bee, great stitching and pretty bright yellow gingham bow - and your bunny card is adorable with that beautiful lace - the lamb and chick are so sweet!

Kelly S. said...

These cards all make me so HAPPY! They are just sweet for spring, but I am loving the chick with the yellow gingham ribbon and the pearls most of all!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy!! Every last one of these cards is over the top darling . . . your work is beautiful!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Such cute designs! Love your use of the lil' buddies!

anya said...

Ack! These are so adorable Helen! I love all of your cards, but the blue bunny with the ruffled lace is to die for. Love. It.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So clean and fresh!! Love them all!!

Tiff said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Laurie Marmon said...

This set of cards is all about Spring for sure! Love all of the fun colors and ways you used these stamps. The buttons and pearls on the first card are perfect!

Julie Masse said...

How wonderful!! Your baby cards are just so sweet - great colors and details! And the flower card is so pretty! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great cards! I love them all!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

All of these cards are beautiful! I especially love all the little animals!

Mary Duffek said...

All your cards are great! Awesome job!

Lynne Phelps said...

These are all charming! It is hard to go wrong when you start with kraft cardstock, I'm sure of it! Love the ones for the boys also. Love your CAS style!

Kate W. said...

I agree with Claire. I can't pick a favorite. Your cards are all so vibrant and fresh. You did an awesome job!

Jennifer Holmes said...

What sweet, sweet cards! Love the buttons on the flowers and the bee is too cute!

Belinda said...

All of these are just pure sweetness!

Lee said...

Lovely cards. Love the stitching on the first card and the lace and colours on the second!

Sharron said...

These are the most adorable, sweet cards! You have done such a fantastic job--clean, simple designs and great colors! Love them!!

Peggy said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable!!

Heidi said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! I love your style!!