Oct 19

WMS October Pajama Party

Are you playing with this month’s Pajama Party? No? Tune in to the fun happening on the Waltzingmouse blog, and you could win yourself a store credit (double the value if you use WMS stamps). There’s still a good couple of hours to make something for one of our challenges (Halloween and/or Art Deco – inspired), and the Bedtime Story sketch will be open for the whole week.

I decided to make a little something for the Art Deco challenge. Claire asks for black & white with a pop of colour. I’m guilty of making this card almost white & gold, with a pop of black. LOL!
I combined the new Art Deco Background and Putting On The Ritz stamp sets. I created a circular pattern with diamond and fan shapes, cut a circle in the center which I ’embellished’ with a gold glitter die cut and stamped the sentiment in the recessed inside.

The glittery strip, on the other hand, was made by applying loose glitter to a strip of double-sided tape. I added a length of white string along the top side of the strip, to visually balance the heavy focal point.
I used the CTS#50 sketch, for the card above.

I also created a Halloween card, based very loosely on the Bedtime Story sketch below:

I somehow ended up stuffing all four of the last release Halloween sets, into this number. I stamped the scene in grey ink and added some colour with Copics. Then I added the sentiment (date), the Dracula silhouette and the branches, in black ink. Lastly I cut the slits on both sides of the count (using a craft knife) and threaded a strip of vellum through so that the strip covers the card but not him. I also added a couple of silver sequins but I’ve got to apologize for the poor quality of the photos which makes them almost impossible to see. I took them at midnight; not the best of my efforts but that’s all I’ve been left with at the end of two very intense days…

Now it’s your turn! You can read more upon the details, and link up your artwork on the WMS blog. See you tomorrow! xx

The Cat’s Pajamas card

Halloween card


















Oct 24

TSG127 – Theme challenge

It’s time for a new challenge at the TSG blog, right before out October release!! I bet you’re ready to see what fabulous new sets we’ve got in store for you, huh?? We’ll see you tomorrow for that 🙂

With Halloween and Autumn upon us…we would like to challenge you to make a card or project with the theme of either Halloween or Autumn.

I made another CAS card this week, with the new Bugs & Hisses stamp set, as well as the fabby Spider Web Die!


Supplies: cardstock: white; stamps: There She Goes (Bugs & Hisses); ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Spider Web Die: There She Goes

I used the ultra simple FTL163 sketch:

To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card using a “partial image”, , and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (October 31st). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated 🙂

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG127 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Sep 21

TSG Bugs and Hisses/Spider Web Die Blog Hop

Did you enjoy the first day of There She Goes sneaks yesterday?? The DT’s creations were amazing, I know… I’m sure today we’ll have a fun time hopping as well! And that’s not the end of the good things, as today we’re celebrating the new wonderful addition to our releases – DIES!! Yep, you heard me. We’ve got DIES, baby!! Woohoo!

You should have come here from Holly’s blog, but if you want to join in the fun, or get lost on the way, please refer to the TSG Blog for the complete Blog Hop list and details.

Beginning this month, TSG is giving away one stamp set for each set previewed during the Blog Hop Challenges! One random commenter from a pre-determined Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post will be selected to win. You’ll have till Saturday’s Release Party to comment on as many Trendsetter Blog Hop Challenge posts as possible. The more Trendsetter posts you comment on during each Blog Hop Challenge, the greater your chances of winning! Be sure to check the TSG Blog Saturday evening after 9:00pm EST to see if you’re a winner!

Halloween is a favorite crafting holiday, and Torico has made the celebration even easier with this cleaver and fun stamp set. With solid, as well as line art images, backgrounds and Halloween fun will be had with this stamp set. 4 different tree sizes, two houses, ghosts, bats, spiders , pumpkins and fabulous sentiments are just a few examples of what’s included in this “Hauntingly Delightful” companion set.

Bugs & Hisses
is a 6×8 sized stamp set that includes 35 images and will sell for $24.

Get ready to celebrate the season with the hauntingly fabulous Spider Web Border Die. With holes to make punching out the pieces easier, this is an easy to use and adorable die that will spice up any crafting project!

Spider Web Die is .625 in tall and 6 in wide and will sell for $10.

My die unfortunately didn’t make it here on time so my card features these fun stamps only, but you’re sure to find some lovely samples with it at the other DT gals’ blogs!


Supplies: cardstock: Canson (black), white; paper: Graphic 45; stamps: There She Goes (Bugs & Hisses); ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap); yellow Copic marker; distressing tool; buttons; paper lace: Bella

I used the fun Cardabilities sketch #39:

Would you like a chance to win the Bugs & Hisses stamp set and Spider Web die? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in this blog hop challenge and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Bugs & Hisses / Spider Web Die Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday September 24th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Next stop is at Jackie’s blog. Happy hopping!

Sep 11

Inky evening

It figures that it’s my third post tonight, so please scroll down to see what else I was up to!
It certainly was a very productive day… card-wise I mean, ’cause otherwise I took the freedom not to give a damn this Sunday… 😉
(it’s good to have a gem of a hubby so that I can allow for a day like this at times)
The day has almost come to an end, though, and I’m looking forward to burying myself in warm bed sheets, with a book…. mmmm
Therefore I’ll make it short and sweet – even more so that I’ve got three cards to show you, and I don’t want you to get bored before you scroll to the end 🙂

For the first card, I cut out the label from the ribbed paper (purchased it at the craft show, I don’t remember the manufacturer), and sponged it with the blue ink, creating the gradient. I love the look!


Supplies: cardstock: SU! (Old Olive), white (ribbed & plain); paper: October Afternoon; stamps: The Craft’s Meow (Celebrating You); ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versa Color (Cyan); Sprinkles: AnnaBelle Stamps; lace trim; grosgrain ribbon; Nestabilities Labels 18; edge distresser

I combined The Craft’s Meow sketch, with the beautiful colours of Inkspirations Challenge #86.

Next, I’ve got this collage-y little number for you… Oh noes, no stamping involved!!
(this was the last card for an evening, and I was feeling lazy *wink*)


Supplies: cardstock: PTI (Ocean Tides), cream; paper: Cosmo Cricket; die-cuts: SEI; Leafy Branch die: Taylored Expressions; paper doily; ribbon: PTI; buttons; edge distresser; silver cord; fabric brad

This card is made with VLVSep2011 Week 2 sketch. I can’t believe I actually turned the vertical sketch on the side! I’m not a big fan of horizontal sketches, as you might have noticed… but there you have it! An impulse that I hope worked well 🙂

Lastly, here’s this simple and fun card, featuring the Hauntingly Delightful set from TSG. I thought that although I don’t celebrate Halloween, not inking up these stamps when the credit is due, would be an unforgivable act 🙂
I paper pieced the stamped images, and chose a quite unusual colour combo. Again, the traditional Halloween colours are not at the top of my liking, so I’m always looking for an alternative. I really like this one!


Supplies: cardstock: white, Canson (red); paper: My Mind’s Eye; stamps: There She Goes (Hauntingly Delightful), Prima (Hex Net); ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, London Fog), Versa Color (Celadon); Nestabilities Labels 18/Circles; cotton twine

This time I used the VLVSep2011 Week 1 sketch, along with the theme of CFC19 – paper piecing an image on a fall themed card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you some time tomorrow. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend,

Oct 21

Some TSG goodness

Hello again, friends 🙂 I’ve been playing with a couple of challenges and some of my wonderful There She Goes stamps, wanna see the results?
First up I’ve got this (dare say adorable!) vampire from the Hauntingly Delightful set:


Supplies: cardstock: Stampin’ Up! (River Rock);, American Crafts; paper: Echo Park Company, Basi Grey; stamps: There She Goes (Hautingly Delightful); border punch: EK Success; ink: Versafine (Onyx Black); ;ace trim; string available here; black pen; watercolour pencils: Belgrave; blender pen; sewing machine; buttons; edge distresser

I followed Kazan’s sketch 64, and the colours of ColourQ#55:

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It also goes to Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Halloween Challenge.
…and here’s the card featuring my favourite doggie from Puppy Love… strongly inspired by this card by my fabulous stmapin’ buddy Andrea Ewen 🙂


Supplies: cardstock: Stampin’ Up! (Perfect Plum), DCWV; paper: Basic Grey; stamps: There She Goes (Puppy Love); ink: StazOn (Timber Brown), Versa Color (Sand Beige); Copic markers; gingham ribbon; button; string: Papertrey Ink; border punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars; scallop scissors; Cuttlebug embossing folder (Herringbone)

The sketch is MOJO161, and the colours – CTD115:

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Thank you for visiting, have a super day! xxx

Oct 14

CASE Study Challenge #10

Hello, lovelies! I’m sorry for being absent yesterday. I’ve been as busy as ever, but again, with future projects… do you know that very soon a new Dirty Dozen Fan Club gallery opens on SCS? *wink*
Today we’re bringing you the new CASE Study challenge! Here’s the card of Barbara Anders that I chose for us to work with this week:

I love this one to pieces. Things can’t possibly look more striking, can they? 🙂
I decided to adapt these colours (and layout) to a Halloween theme. I used a lovely image from the magnificent Hautingly Delightful stamp set from There She goes.


Supplies: cardstock: American Crafts, Stampin’ Up!; paper: Kaisercraft, Scenic Route, Bo Bunny; stamps: There She Goes (Hauntingly Delightful); ink: Versafine (Onyx Black); Copic markers; sewing machine; grosgrain ribbon; button; twine; pearls: Kaisercraft

I also used the colours of cQc#54:


…and I’m entering my card into Copic Oz challenge #3 – All Together Spooky. I’m still terrible with Copics, I know… but I’m glad that I’m brave enough to try new things out, and this time I decided to copy the gradient from Barbara’s card, and I think it didn’t turn out too bad *cough* 🙂

If you’re looking for some more inspiration, check out the creations prepared by the magnificent CASE Study Design Team!

Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Cindy Lee
Lenet Mos
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Barbara Anders (October Muse)

I hope that you’ll play along too! Hop over to the CASE Study blog, to link up your inspired card 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting, and have a great day! Hugs,

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