Monday, 4 October 2010

Waltzing Mouse Stamps - October Release: Day 1

Well I'm back, as promised, and have some VERY exciting news to share.  

However - if you are looking for my Pocket Full of Posies then you need to scroll down to the post below.

OK - I can hold it in no longer - I've been bursting at the seams - 

Today sees my very first post as a Waltzing Mouse Design Team member!!!!

I couldn't be more chuffed if I tried. I have loved these stamps from the very first moment I was introduced to them and hope I can do them justice!! I am joining a design team packed FULL of amazingly talented ladies, who will certainly keep me on my toes, and I am really looking forward to working with them all.

This month there will be FIVE new stamp sets released. There will be previews today, tomorrow and Wednesday and then on Thursday we will be having a release day blog hop - with prizes of course :) 

For my first card I've used 3 of the new sets - Frame It, Big Blooms - Poinsettia and Compliments of the Season. I just love how these sets all work so well together.


My patterned papers are Basic Grey, I'm still using up some of the many Christmas lines I've been 'saving', lol.  I've stamped the frame, sentiment and poinsettia using Momento Tuxedo Black and then coloured the poinsettia with copics - R24, R27, R29, YG23, YG25, G85. The front panel is mounted on 3D pop dots, as is the poinsettia, so this card has loads of dimension. I curled down the edges of the poinsettia by using my scissors and running it on the underside from centre to outside. The Yuletide sentiment is from the Compliments of the Season set, there are quite a few sentiments in this set that fit well with the Frame It set.


My next card showcases Frame It


The papers on this card are from Pink Paislee and have been inked with brushed cordoroy distress ink. I stamped the frame and sentiment using Close to My Heart 'Topiary' ink and the cupcake using Momento Tuxedo Black. I paper pieced the bottom of the cupcake, coloured the top with copics - R81, 83 & 85 - then I added glossy accents over the pink and stickles to the centre piece. Again, I've mounted the front panel and cupcake on 3D dots - loads of dimension - which I love.


I've been enjoying using fibres a bit lately and have added 3 different ones to my card -  pink, cream & green - the pink is quite hard to see in the photo but it forms a little 'skirt' where my patterened papers meet.

Funny thing -  when I'd finished making my card I was clearing away all the mess (yes I'm a messy crafter at times). As I was sweeping the floor I noticed a blue button and thought to myself that it would go quite nicely on my card - and it did!! lol. Threaded with a little scrappers floss and tied around the fibres - finishes things off nicely :D 

Well that's it from me -  below is the list of amazingly talented ladies who are also previewing these fabulous stamps - be sure to pay them a visit,  you won't be disappointed!!

Claire (Head Mousetress)
 and last but by no means least
who is joining me as a newbie on the WMS DT today :)

I will be back tomorrow with another Sneaky Peeky for you .. until then, have a great day and thanks for popping in. 
Sandie
xXx

27 comments:

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

awww brilliant, huge congratulations, that is just great news, have fun stamping, they are just beautiful stamps, you will do them proud xx

Vicky said...

Hi Sandie big big congrats to you hun. Love your card they are fantastico & love your colouring as always hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Debgem said...

Hello Sandie - Congratulations on becoming part of the WMS team. I love the cards and really can't decide on a favourite. I'm looking forward to seeing what else is to come.

Regards, Deborah x

Joan B said...

Gorgeous work!!!! Waving hello from over here! Joan

MayoMom said...

Well done Mrs!! Will have to check in on you more often!

H

Claire Brennan said...

oh stunning Sandie, LOVE how you combined the frames with the Compliments of the Season!! it looks fabby! and your colouring is superb, I actually thought bits of the flower were raised! and i LOVE your cupcake!!! Thank you!!!

kerryc said...

Congrats! You deserve it!!!!!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Brilliant creations, Sandie. I'm so happy to have you on the team, and really look forward to working with you. You are ONE amazing crafter!

Polly Pierce said...

Oh Sandie, that poinsettia is just gorgeous! Lovely new cards to celebrate your success with Waltzing Mouse Stamps, congratulations! Hope you have a ball...

Deirdre said...

Wooohooooooo - doing the happy dance for you... FANTASTIC news..... love what you have created.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What beautiful cards Sandie! Love that vibrant Poinsettia & cute lil' cupcake! Welcome to the WM DT - looking forward to creating along side you :)

Jayne said...

Congratulations on making the WMS DT. As always your creations are fabulous. I am looking forward to seeing lots more this week!

Belinda said...

Sandie!!! :) Love the way you combined those three sets for your first card! Fab! And your second card is just so cute and fun! That cupcake looks so edible!

Bonnie said...

Just so perfect Sandie!! These are just gorgeous - I LOVE the wee cupcake and your poinsettia card is absolutely gorgeous!! - welcome to the team my dear - this is going to be a wonderful ride!

Bogner's said...

These are so fabulous! I love how you did the cupcake too! Great sneak peaks!

Steph Zerbe said...

This is the coolest, yummiest cupcake ever! Love the shin, crackle and how it is simply framed! So fab!

Julia Aston said...

Welcome to the DT Sandie! so happy to have you on board with us!!! I love your creations! Your poinsettia looks lovely popped up inside the Frame It - and your coloring is wonderful - the birthday cupcake card is so fun with the colorful dotted DP and the fiber is super!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Woot, woot! Congrats, Sandie. That's so awesome and your card is fabulous!

anya said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I can't get enough of your poinsettia card and I love your paper pieced cupcake. So glad you've joined the team, chickie, you'll love it here! Can't wait to see what else you've made for the rest of the previews!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Welcome to WMS, Sandie! Wonderful job and your first two official cards! What beautiful coloring on the poinsettia and that little cupcake...just perfect!

Michelle said...

Swoon swoon - OMG I just love WM stamps and am green with jealously.... Your cards are stunning and you kept that quiet when we talked last week about the stamps...

Rebekah said...

oo oo oo congrats Sandie! I absolutely LOVE waltzingmouse stamps and def think I'm going to be hankering for some xmas ones! Hugs Rebekah xx

Jen said...

Congrats Sandie! I think you definitely showed off Claire's stamps brilliantly for your introductory post as a DT member!! (*applause*)
Thank you for sharing.

LilyPuss Cards said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!..well done hun..awesome cards
hugs
Jan..xx

Pauline said...

Congratulations on being part of the team at WMS, I love looking at your cards, and I guess we will be seeing lots more! Love the Christmas card poinsettia image, it's beautifully coloured, and the little cupcake card is so sweet.

Sue W said...

Beautiful projects both!!!

P said...

Great job on both cards for your first WMS DT post! The cupcake is especially yummy looking!

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