Friday 30 November 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release Previews Day Three

Wey hey!! Welcome to Day Three of Waltzingmouse Stamps December Previews. Not long to wait now, all  of the new sets will be released tomorrow @ 7.15pm GMT!! Do you have a favourite set yet? I just love love love them all but Woodgrain Backgrounder Set is one I know I will reach for time and time again!! Be still My Heart.. lol, another set that will see plenty of ink for sure :D 

Today we are showcasing another amazing set - Ornate Ornaments!! It would not be Christmas without some new ornament stamps, right?!! And yes, these coordinate with the 2010, 2011 AND 2012 ornament Nestabilities too!! 

I just adore the hanging ornament technique on cards and couldn't resist doing it on my cards today. 

I used Stampin' Up Mellow Moss ink to stamp out my ornament and used the 2011 Ornament Nestabilities to cut it out. Once I had my card layerd up I adhered some button twine with fabri-tac glue. 

For my second card I used the same stamp to create my background and featured image. The background was done using Scattered Straw Distress inks and the featured ornament was stamped with Stampin' Up - Ruby Red. I {heart} the font on this sentiment SO MUCH!! 

Check out the amazing samples from the rest of the DT - 


Thursday 29 November 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release Previews Day Two

Welcome back to Day Two of the Waltzingmouse Stamps December Previews. If you missed yesterday, the design team previewed Woodgrain Backgrounder Set, an amazing set comprising of many background stamps with a fabulous woodgrain texture effect.

Today we bring you My Heart and Wooden Heart Alphabet

I had mixing and matching with these sets and I've combined them with some of my favourite WMS stamps. 

This card features Yonder Star Backgrounder, My Heart and Seasons of Love

For this card I featured yesterday's preview set Woodgrain Backgrounder Set with My Heart & Wooden Heart Alphabet.

Check out what the rest of the design team have created today. And don't forget, we also have some more inspiration for you starting next Monday, Dec 3rd. 

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release Previews Day One

Hi and welcome to Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release Previews. Today the design team are showcasing
Woodgrain Backgrounder Set

I created a wedding card by using Woodgrain Backgrounder Set with Eat Cake and Big Day Additions

The banner at the top is also one of the stamps in this fabulous new set.The Mr. and Mrs. stamp is a teeny weeny sneak peek of another set in the December Release ;) 

I used Martha Steward Antique Lace punch to create the double border on the end of my front panel and I adhered each layer with 3D foam for loads of luxurious dimension. 

The papers, flowers, lace & trim that I used on this card are from a prize box I won from Dies to Die for. 

Check out what the rest of the design team have created for your viewing pleasure.. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Winter Release

Howdy!! Did you enjoy the Yumi & Fumi Handmade pre-release previews last week??? Well if you've been waiting for the RELEASE, it's finally here!!! 

Today I will am featuring two of the new stamps and first up is Winter Yumi. 

Coloured with copic markers and sponged with distress inks. 

Next up, a gift tag featuring Winter Chuckles

Also coloured with Copic Markers, then trimmed out and adhered with 3D foam dots. The papers are Basic Grey Jovial. My tag also fits our challenge over on Basic Grey Challenges. Play along for the chance at winning $25 store voucher from Simon Says Stamp!! 

Check out the wonderful creations from the Yumi & Fumi Handmade design team HERE!! 

Attention ALL INTERNATIONAL Yumi & Fumi Handmade fans and has just come to our attention that only ONE option was available for international shipping when placing orders on our webstore.  

The option made for quite unaffordable shipping costs for our overseas friends. We apologize and want you to know that we think we have solved the problem. If this shipping cost has made you gasp during your previous efforts to purchase from our website, please do try again! If you have any problems at all, just email us at


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Feeling Festive

It's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge time again and this week our hostess is Elaine!! Her challenge is called FEELIN' FESTIVE!! (create a card, scrapbook page or altered item in the festive spirit).  Play along and you could win the gorgeous stamp of Celestina, as featured on Elaine's beautiful card!

My card features Up on the Rooftop, one of the fabulous new elf stamps recently released. 

Don't forget about our amazing RETIREMENT SALE going on NOW! There are over 200 of our stamps on SPECIAL 20-75% OFF and a good bunch of them are retiring, so scoop them up while you can! They are starting to SELL OUT!!

Challenges - 
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Create a card with a Deer as the main image
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by!!

Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge

We have another great inspirational sketch for you on the Waltzingmouse Stamps challenge blog.  This week we have a sketch, created by our Mischief Maker, Jean Martin and this is my take on it. 

My card features two of my favourite stamp sets 

I created the background paper with the Yonder Star Backgrounder stamped with dark blue ink onto blue cardstock. Then I embossed white card with a snowflake embossing folder. I used the Yonder Star Backgrounder on white card to create the 2 flag elements and then more snowflake embossed white card, adhered with 3D foam dots. I stamped the sentiment onto smooth white card with Memento Black ink and cut it out with the Classic Circle Nestabilies. 

CLICK HERE to see what the Mischief Makers and the WMS Design Team did with the sketch below


Remember to post your projects using the Inlinkz link tool, no later than 12:00 noon Central time on Friday, November 30, 2012. We will announce the winner of the stamp set and the new Top Mouse Award winners when the new sketch challenge is posted on Saturday, December 1st.  Please use a direct link to your project and feel free to enter as many times as you like!

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: We have lifted our requirement to use at least one WMS image on your project, although it makes us really happy when you do!  We hope that this new creative freedom will encourage you and even more of your friends to play along with us each week and perhaps win that coveted Top Mouse Award!

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Elke Kaart Een Feestje -  Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Make it Monday -  Anything Goes 

Friday 23 November 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Give Thanks

Good morning! It's Friday and that means we have a new Inspiration Friday for you over on La-La Land Crafts. This week we are Giving Thanks - we want to see Thank You cards or projects. 

My card today features Ballerina Marci 

She's been coloured up with Copic Markers: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E27, E29
Clothing - RV10, RV13, RV14. G21, G24, YG03, YG63

My papers are from Prima and I've stitched them down onto black, pink and white cardstock. I cut out my image with classic oval nestabilities and matted it onto a scalloped oval, adding some Viva Decor pearl pen on alternative scallops. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Thank You ribbon is from a pack I won from....I think it was Crafty Ribbons. 

Challenges - 
Cute Card Thursday - Girls only
In the Pink - Punches and/or dies
MilkCoffee Challenge - Thanksgiving, thankful, thank you

Crafting for all Seasons - Thank You cards
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes

Check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! If you haven't joined our groups yet, you might want to think about it because these are the places Irina announces special sales! :)

Don't forget that we would love to see your La-La Land Crafts creations!! Be sure to link them up to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a prize.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday 22 November 2012

DT Quixotic Paperie - A Christmas Elf Banner

Hi everyone!! We are having a  FESTIVE THEMED WEEK over on the Quixotic Paperie blog and today I am sharing  a banner I made featuring the Christmas Elves Collection from Make it Crafty. 

I've used Make it Colour Blending card and copic markers for my images. 







I  hand cut the ribbon pennants. My patterned paper is from Echo Park and I've stitched them down onto the base. Then I layered on some white doilies, which I'd cut from one of my doily dies, lace and baker's twine before adhering the images with 3D foam dots. I then tied the pennants together with deep red ribbon, and I tied little bells in between them. 

I also added some Make it Crafty lasercut chipboard from the Holly Decorations set which I've coloured with pencils and added some glossy accents to. 

Don't forget - On Saturday 24th November there will be a festive themed giveaway so make sure to check back in at the Quixotic Paperie Blog

Challenges -
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Punches & Die Cuts
Paperminutes - Pennants
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes!


Tuesday 20 November 2012

Little Darlings Saturated Canary Blog Hop

We are celebrating a new Saturated Canary Rubber Stamps release today!

This release will just blow you away!
The images are so doggone adorable!!!
They are whimsical, sweet and sexy.

Pre-Orders are open TODAY!!!

You can get the entire collection at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and many of your favorite craft stores around the globe. Once you see them, you'll just have to have them!!!

For your entertainment...

We have the most fabulous Blog Hop today to offer up oodles of inspiration. The LDRS DT and SC DT have joined creative forces to give you an outstanding display of their artistic abilities. We also have a special guest appearance by the ever so talented Claudia Rosa, whose work I'm sure you all know and love. Be sure to stop at every link listed below because there are some prizes along the way!!

My card features Valentine's Petals and she comes with coordinating sentiments.

 I coloured my image with Copic markers and distressed the background with distress inks. 

My layers have been adhered with 3D foam dots for loads of dimension. I cut the sentiment out using classic circle nestabilities and before removing the die I sponged the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink. To embellish I added some pink ribbon, pearls, tickets and die cuts

Below is the Hop saddle up cause you're in for a ride

Sunday 18 November 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Blog Hop!!

It's time for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS November Release and HOP!! 

Over the past 4 days the design team have showcased TRAVEL TRINKETS by Krafty Girl Nicole, OFF WE GO & VERSES by Cheryl Alger, CUTE-A-SAURUS DINOSAURS from Emily Goulet and TRAVEL GIRLS by Annie Rodrigue. 

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our November Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

My card today features a super cute image by Cheryl Alger from the OFF WE GO collection. 

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

And if all that isn't enough for you, Kimmie has put OVER 200 stamps on special!!!! And some of them are retiring! So hurry over so you can scoop up those stamps you've been wanting. Or hand a list to your loved ones with that pleading look in your eye.

Saturday 17 November 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Previews Day Four & Challenge

It's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge time again and not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

This month we are adding to a theme that we've already started.....TRAVEL GIRLS!!! 

Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Carmen from Spain, Felina from Mexico, Helena from Greece, Myriam from Switzerland, Priya from India and Svetlana from Russia!! Prepare your pocketbook.....because you're gonna want them ALL!

My card today features Felina from Mexico

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely SHERI is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! 

And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new MYRIAM, as featured on her gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Challenges - 
Touch Twin Challenges - Photo Inspiration
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday  – Color Challenge*
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use a sentiment with "thanks" in it
Simon Says Stamp - Thanksgiving/Thank You

Friday 16 November 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Previews Day Three

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got something super cute and so unique for you!! Perfect for the little kidlets in your life....and maybe some old fossils too!!! It's CUTE-A-SAURUS!! Emilie has created a fun set of DINOSAUR images for your cards and scrapbook pages!

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because someone will win a package of these fun stamps!!

All our new NOVEMBER 2012 stamps will be available on Sunday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And come on back tomorrow because not only will we have a fantastic new challenge for you, but we'll be revealing the NEW stamps by Annie Rodrigue!!! Get ready to take a trip around the world!!

Image - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - Wild Orchid Crafts
Buttons - Stash
Charm - The Hobby House
Button Twine - Waltzingmouse Stamps

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Use a Number

We have a new Inspiration Friday for you over on the La La Land Crafts Blog. This week we want you to  Use a Number somewhere on your projects. 

My card today features Santa Marci

I've coloured her up with Copic markers -
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E07, E08, E18
Clothes: R24, R43, R46. C1
Stocking: R24, R43, R46, Y26, Y28, G40, G43

Papers are from Authentique and they've been stitched down onto red and white cardstock. To embellish I've added some red ribbon, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, some button twine and a metal reindeer charm. 

Challenges - 
Southern Girls - Christmas projects
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenges - Traditional Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration - Traditional Christmas Colors

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day!

Thursday 15 November 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Previews Day Two

Welcome back to our NOVEMBER Krafty Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the TWO new SETS by artist Cheryl Alger!!! We have some characters that you are already familiar with.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas... AND we are very excited to share a sweet new inspirational set by Cheryl!!! It's OFF WE GO!! and DELIGHTFUL VERSES!!!

My card today features one of the images and sentiments from the VERSES set

My PERFECTLY matching papers, lol, are from Prima. Once I had my image coloured up with copics I sponged the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink, while leaving the classic circle Nestabilities die on so that I get a white edge. 

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new OFF WE GO! or DELIGHTFUL VERSES set!!!!!

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!