Monday, 17 May 2010

Friends of Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz

Just a quick post for the Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz which starts at today - The theme is BIRTHDAYS.
I'm not at my most creative - my eldest boy has Chicken Pox and the other has a fever, so this card was made yesterday in a hurry with sleep deprivation!! I created a diamond background using my Scorpal to tie in with the beautiful background Claire created for the new 'Pic Nic Patterns' stamp set.

I don't know about you, but I find these blog waltzes so inspirational and can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

Helen x

Stamps: All Waltzing Mouse: Fancy Phrases, Earth Angel, Pic Nic Patterns
Ink: Stazon, Copic Markers; Aqua Mist-PTI; Choc Chip - Stampin Up
Cardstock: Kraft - Bazill; Cream - papermill;Aqua mist: PTI
Rose: Prima
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities® Labels 8; Scorpal, Sewing Machine & thread; dimensional foam adhesive, adhesive pearls - Kaiser, cotton twill from stash.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

A little pink girliness!!

Pink, cute and unashamedly Girly! Took a break from the boys in our house to put this card together! Needed to practice a little 'colouring' - I haven't done any for quite a while and really enjoyed it :)
I wanted to leave the card front without a sentiment as I'm trying to build up a stash of blank cards to personalise later as and when I need them.

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Kanban Cupcake Clear Stamps
Ink: Stazon Black
Papers: My Minds Eye 'Pretty Please' Papers
Cardstock: Papermania
Pink Button: Woodware
Ribbon: from stash
Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Silk crochet thread, dimensional foam adhesive, sewing machine, white thread, nestabilities classic circle small

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Waltzing Mouse Stamps !!

Hi everyone,

The lovely, wonderful & talented Claire of Waltzing Mouse Stamps has a new challenge on her blog to create a card using the following sketch and be in with a chance to win a Whopping 8 brand new stamps sets due to be released today, May 1st. Well, I have to say that I would be in absolute HEAVEN if I won this prize as I absolutely adore Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

Anyway,...without further ado, here's my take on "The Biggie" sketch.....

I don't know if the photo shows it, but I cut the flowers out from some flocked patterned papers. I added some stitching onto the background stamped with the leaf sprig image from Faux Fun Circles(I can stitch straight - honest!!) but didn't want anything too perfect/regular!!! Stitching in a circle is harder than it looks! I also inked around the edge of the Kraft card base with a little cream ink - just to soften it a little. Well, using black is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I love the finished card.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my card.

Hope to see you again!

Helen x


Stamps(all Waltzing Mouse): Roses in bloom, Faux Fun Circles, Vintage Circles Small
Patterned Paper: DCWV - La Creme matstack
Kraft Cardstock: Bazill
Ink: Basic Black-Stampin Up; Vintage Cream-PTI
Adhesive Pearls - KaiserCraft
Other: Sewing Machine, Cream Cotton Thread, Dimensional foam adhesive