Sunday, 23 January 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps/Grand Calibur Event Day 3

Good morning!! Welcome to Day 3 of our Waltzingmouse/Grand Calibur event, celebrating our brand new Grand Calibur machines, which were a gift from the wonderful guys at Spellbinders

So that you don't miss any of the activities make sure you check out Claire's blog for all the deets on how you could win some WMS goodies!!

First things first.. what do I think of the Grand Calibur??..

 

...well let me just say that I LOVE my little Cuttlebug. I have a Big Shot which sits prettily in it's box because I bought it thinking the world would stop if I didn't have it, but I loved my Cuttlebug too much to even think about betraying it.... so when the Grand Calibur landed on my doorstep I was thrilled beyond belief to get it BUT I was in no hurry to open it. Of course to participate in this event I HAD to open and USE it... and I can honestly say, with hand on heart, that it's AWESOME!! So much bigger than my little green friend, it's so easy to crank, it's quiet, the suction cup is so great that it actually sticks to the table with a vice like grip.... and it's PINK!! But I think the BIGGIE for me is both the size of the cutting area and the fact that the embossing mat is included. As long as I have my Cuttlebug I've never gotten around to purchasing the embossing mat.

I made 3 things to share today and I cut out all my Nestabilities shapes for them in one go. 

For this card I used the Bountiful Baskets Additions with both the Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. I've coloured my image using copic sketch markers and shaded the background with Brushed Cordoroy distress ink.


The papers are Prima "Annalee". I've matted them with a teal-green cardstock and machine stitched them all. The distressed seam binding is an Etsy purchase, LOVE it! To embellish I've used some Wild Orchid Crafts roses and Kaisercraft pearls.


The sentiment, stamped onto the tiny tag, is from the Seasons of Love stamp set.

I also made a little card/gift set. The cake slice template is by Waltzing Mouse and can be found HERE. It's very easy to assemble and it's perfect for that little extra special touch. I've made this one for my son who's birthday party is today. It's been filled with some tooth decaying goodies and I know he's gonna love it. 


For the co-ordinating card I used the Seasons of Love - Tags stamp set and both the Hearts and Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities. My papers are from the Cosmo Cricket "Mitten Weather" collection.


Be sure to check out the other design team members showcasing their WMS/Grand Calibur projects today. You won't be disappointed!!

Here is what our event includes:

• Folks who purchase anything during the 3-day event (8.00am this morning 21st Jan to midnight Sun 23rd - all my time) will be entered into a draw. One person will be randomly picked at the end of the 3 days to receive their shopping basket free!

• We will also draw one random winner per day from comments left on one of the DT blogs just like we do for regular releases (only there will be three days of winners rather than just one!). Each winner will receive a free stamp set of their choice!

• We will also be holding a special challenge after the party. At the end of the event, we will invite all you folks to CASE a card/project from the 3 days. You will have one week to link your entries to the WMS blog post and then we'll pick a random winner for a prize. You may enter as many times as you like. One random winner will receive a set of Grand Nestabilities Dies - Grand Labels 4 and a set of stamps of their choice!


88 comments:

Cindy said...

Your projects are beautiful. I ordered the Grand Calibur after seeing Claire's post about it. I'm glad to know that you love it as I too have loved my bug.

Rach said...

Stunning makes Sandie,
Me i love my grand calibur, only downfall.. it doesn't take the bigger sizzix dies (thick ones)
xxx

Debbie said...

I loved your cards and I am jealous of your Grand Calibur. Thank you for letting us know how well it works.

Jamie S said...

The card and matchng cake slice box is a lovely way to give a little 'sweet' gift.

Pauline said...

These are gorgeous Sandie! Your colouring is wonderful on the little basket, and the papers are lovely. The little cake box is a fun gift and again, the papers are lovely.

Judith said...

Love both of your projects. Happy Birthday to your son, I'm sure he'll really like what you've created for him. The colors in your first card are just yummy! Blessings to you! Judi Farr

Debgem said...

Super projects. The card and cake box set are fantastic - love the neutral tones in this one. But I love the green card with its pretty basket of goodies. So sweet!

Joan B said...

wow these are gorgeous. I NEED to make that cake slice. It is perfect

Inkyfingers said...

I love these projects Sandie. The cake box is gorgeous and the cards are so pretty. Chosing a card to case is going to be so hard!
Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask how you apply the shading with your distressing ink?
Carol x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw!! Sandie, that pie-shape is so much fun!!! Love the papers as well that you used for this one and the gorgeous matching card! That pearl is awesome, an eyecatcher! Your basket card is lovely, those swirlie thingies with the flowers are fun! Very nice!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

The card and the cake box together are FANTASTIC! So beautiful! Love the colors too!

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Yvonne Russell said...

These projects are so elegant. Love the Waltzing Mouse stamps. Interesting to see the Grand Calibur too.

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy birthday to your son! I love your pretty projects the stamps and the colors that you chose are both wonderful!

Smilie girl said...

Super beautiful.

Sue D said...

I like the neutral shades of the cake box and card. Great coloring and layout on your first card.

Sharon said...

Oh wow, Sandie! Your work is stunning and so inspirational. Thank you. :D

Angie Brown said...

Your work is beautiful. I love the combination of you paper and the stamps you chose for the cake and card combination. This Grand Callibur has me more and more intrigued, it looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing your projects.

Karen said...

These are beautiful! I especially love the box and card combination.

~ Ali ~ said...

Drool, Drool Drool LOL loving these creations Sandie. thakns for honest opinion on GC as I lurvs my bug too but now hmmmm do i NEED this too lol. Thank you for sharing these wonderful creations.

Enjoy your day

Ali x

gksnod said...

Cute projects! I love the monotone color scheme of your cake slice and card. I guess it must be my favorite type of color scheme as I find myself doing it more often than any other. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly S. said...

Between you testimonial and the projects this week, I, TOO, am scared that I might betray my sweet little green machine! These are fantastic, Sandie! Love the cake box...Happy birthday to your son, too!

Tanya said...

Beautiful card and cake/card set! I'm so glad you love your Grand Calibur, I'm putting it on my wish list, maybe one day :)

cgargus said...

I LOVE your cards and project!! I'm not sure how I haven't found your blog before now, but I'm a follower now. Thanks for sharing!

Cammie said...

Lovely projects! Oh you ladies are such enablers. I now want the grand calibur.

drwarrenankh said...

Lovely projects!!!

Janet said...

These are beautiful! What a lovely selection of eye candy!

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful projects! I especially love the Bountiful Baskets Additions card---the colors are gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Perfect and beautiful Sandie!!

Teri said...

Wow! THese are ALL to die for!

snowbear said...

Great job on it all... I especially love the cake slice and matching card!

Joanne Gilch said...

The cake box and card are in the yummiest colors...so stunning, too!
The sewing and detail put into the basket card is deliciously exquisite! the GC sure makes your other die cut machines look 'small' in comparison...pun intended.

Amy said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

me35 said...

Love your first card especially !!

Karen B. said...

You've got some amazing projects to show for "betraying" the Cuttlebug! Makes me want to betray mine as well.

Denise said...

Fabulous projects Sandie! I am now wanting the Grand Calibur after reading all the great comments by all the DT ladies. Sounds like a terrific tool to add to my workroom!
DeniseB

Kim C. said...

Very pretty. I am so smitten with all the little roses that are out on the market like the ones you used on your card. You are one lucky gal to have a Grand Calibur land on your front door step. I love all of today's projects.

Belinda said...

Just gorgeous! The first card is just so lovely with your coloring and the glossy accents. The second set is just perfect! The patterned paper, the colors, the stamping! Just lovely!

SherylH said...

Two wonderful projects! I love all the detail and layering on your bountiful basket card. And what a cool idea for a birthday cake/card presentation.

Linda said...

very beautiful projects Sandie! I'm new to Waltzingmouse so I'm anxiously awaiting my first order-and I ordered the Seasons of Love set-woohoo!!! I know that if I happen to win my goodies I plan on going right back to ordering more-after all it's what I would have spent anyway :):)Linda K

Barbara said...

Love your projects. The Grand Calibur sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Moira said...

Since both my son and husband have birthdays coming up I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing your creative talents!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, these are gorgeous!!!! Wow, Sandie you do amazing work hun! Thanks for sharing about the Grand, I really think I NEED that now! (:
hugs

Bumblebee said...

I love this, very classy!

Christina said...

Your projects are lovely, and I especially like the sweet little treat box. Thanks for sharing!

Lora said...

You have done a fabulous job making all the wonderful things. Love the Calibur, I would really, really love to have one.

Meghan said...

Three outstanding projects! Love that embossing gold heart!

Leah Killian said...

These are beautiful! I love how you made a neutral color look SO elegant! The cake is darling! You are so talented!

Leah-
http://lifeaslou.blogsome.com

Shirley N said...

Your projects are all so beautiful and your cake and card set is gorgeous, I heart your heart!

Karin said...

I could eat that cake slice, it is so perfect! And a matching card as well! Love :)

Sue McRae said...

Love the cake slice box and matching card. What a beautiful gift to give someone special!

pattyb said...

Love your work, esp. the cake slice box and matching card! Thanks for sharing!

acons said...

Wonderful projects! Love the soft colors on the basket card and all the pretty details The card/gift set is so elegant - well done!

Kathi said...

Hi,
your first card is so fun!!
And the cake slice with the second card look so very elegant! I love it all :-)
XX Kathi

Maggie said...

Your cards and cake project are lovely. I love the colors of the cake and card combo. WOW we are all drooling now over the grand cal and have to start saving our pennies.

LaurieJ said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous projects! I especially love the first card - your coloring is perfect. And I like that you used a touch of glossy accents on the image ribbons.

kksb said...

Your projects are great. I love the heart card.

Laurie Marmon said...

Beautiful projects! I really like the card and cake slice set. :)

Sandra said...

great projects!
Sandra ltb

lachery said...

Lovely cards and projects as always. You have inspired me to save up my chips for the Grand Calibur machine!

joy said...

Beautiful projects! -- I really like your "pie box"! I love the colors you used in your first card - and that little tag on the bow is adorable!

Bogner's said...

Such a beautiful set! I love the cake slice. Very beautiful colors!

Marie B. said...

Ooooo, loving that first card! Great colors! :)

Sofia ;) said...

I love your projects!!!! My God..... I want this Grand Calibur!!!!

Polly Pierce said...

Oh wow!!! I just love this post. Everything about your projects today is fantastic and I love them all! I especially like your first card for some reason, it's striking, but then again, so is the other one.

You've made a smashing matching set for your little boys birthday and I'm sure he'll really like it...

Rosemary said...

beautiful projects! love the little cake slice box!

Stacy Simpson said...

Beautiful projects!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous!! Your coloring is fantastic.

Stephanie Gruss said...

What a gorgeous cake and card set! Love what you've done with the Grand Calibur!

Janet Swofford said...

Adorable projects! I especially love the little cake box. It's so cute. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful card and cake slice! I just love your design and pretty paper used. The colors are awesome. Your basket card is sweet and looks like Spring! Thanks for the inspiration.

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

Outstandingly beautiful projects, Sandie. Your choice of colors are perfect and your execution impeccable.

katrynka said...

Very pretty! i love the little basket and letter, it is one of my favorites.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous!! I love the cake box and the coordinating card!!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the colors and details on the first card. And the card & cake box are so beautifully done!

Julia Aston said...

Love your projects Sandie! The basket of letters is so nicely colored and the design is super with the panels askew and the wires on the pretty flowers!

The colors are great on your cake and heart birthday card. Very nice!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday to your son! I love your projects! The basket card is so cute!

Lorraine said...

Wow, gorgeous creations! Now you've got me thinking about getting the grand calibur, lol!

Darlene said...

I love your cards!
Darlene

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful projects

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What wonderful projects--the basket card is so cute, and I love the colors in the cake box and matching card!

Chris L.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful projects Sandie! Your coloring is amazing!

{Chrissie} said...

I love how everything coordinates together. The little box is just adorable!

Deanna C said...

I too am in love with my Cuttlebug. Always thought I would never be willing to give it up. It is so portable and light. But after seeing all the hulabaloo about the Grand Calibur, I sure wish I wasn't living on Social "IN"Security! Oh well, I will just have to make do and hope someone will decide I deserve one for my birthday or Christmas.

Jennifer Holmes said...

These are great! I especially love the colors and embellishments you used on your card and cake. Just beautiful!

Deirdre said...

Adore these amazing creations Sandie.

Happy Birthday to your son.

Heidi said...

Oh I just love that sweet card- so I CASE'd it for the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

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