Saturday, 20 September 2014

Challenge 27 - Theme

Good morning all!  It was so nice to see so many entries for our Birthday/Anniversary challenge.  Now it's time for our new challenge - for the next couple of weeks we'd like to see your cards on the theme of:


We must remind you that as this is a Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge your project MUST include at least one WM stamp, sentiment or digi image.  If you don't have any stamps, Claire does have a number of Freebies on her site.  Now, without further ado, here are a couple of inspiration cards to get you in the mood!


Good Jul - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Full details of our projects can be found on our individual blogs - do drop by and leave a comment!  And don't forget to spread the word to other Waltzingmouse Fanatics.  You have until Thursday 2nd October, 10.00pm BST (5.00pm EDT) to submit your projects.  Let your imagination run wild and have fun!  Looking forward to seeing your CHRISTMAS theme projects.


Friday, 19 September 2014

Challenge 26 - Winners ...

Hello!  Tara and I were delighted to see so many stunning projects for our Birthday/Anniversary challenge.
Tara sends her apologies for not commenting quite so much - she's extremely busy at work.
Jeanne joined us as our Guest Designer and she has donated the most fabulous prize of a set of Fine Feathers Stamps and the matching dies too!  
It was really tough picking a winner but we did it!

Winner/#1 Fan

Artisant - not one, but two stunning cards.  
We really like that they share a common design, but different too!
Love all the fabulous layers.
Please email Deborah at with your address and we'll get your prize in the post.

Top Picks

We love the contrast of the navy and yellow
and the fabulous collage technique

Again, not one, but two birthday cards!
Great texture and sparkle.

Ladies, don't forget to pick up your badge from our Winners tab and display them on your blogs!  Thanks so much for your continued support of Waltzingmouse Fanatics.

Do join us again tomorrow when we post our new challenge!  See you there!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Happy Birthday to us!

Well - can you believe it - Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge is One Year Old TODAY!   That has to be cause for celebration right?

So let's start by celebrating our winners from the previous sketch challenge - our No1 Fan this time round was Anya with this bright and cheery thank you card.

Our runners up this time around were Elizabeta - we loved the wonderful background stamping she did, and Claire - who could have failed to love all the texture and richness the head mouse herself brought to our sketch?

Do take your winners badges from our winners page ladies!


So, time for our new challenge - we thought we'd make it easy with a theme of Birthday/Anniversary in honour of it being our 1st Anniversary Challenge.   So basically anything on that theme using Waltzingmouse product goes - easy peasy!!!!

We're adding to the fun by adding a Guest DT member Jeanne who is a big Waltzingmouse fan - just like us!!!  Jeanne, being a generous soul, is also offering a prize for the winner of this challenge so there are even more reasons to play along!  So do grab your Waltzingmouse stamps, papers, digi and play along with us!  Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Birthday Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


As we said Jeanne is very kindly donating a prize for this challenge and it's another set of the products she used to make her card.  So there is a set of the Fine Feathers stamps and dies up for grabs for the winner!  That's an amazing prize!!!   Thanks Jeanne!

So - what are you waiting for?   Get out your Waltzingmouse goodies (you must use at least one Waltzingmouse product (or freebie) to enter this challenge as we're all about the shared love of all that is Waltzingmouse!   You have until 10pm (GMT) on Thursday 18th September to play.


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Challenge 25 - Sketch

Good morning!  We're back with our new challenge.  We've a fun sketch for you to use on your projects - you are free to rotate/flip the sketch, but we must be able to see the sketch in your finished project.  You MUST use at least one Waltzingmouse image, sentiment or digi.  Here are a couple of inspiration cards for you.

The Places - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You have until Thursday 4th September, 5.00pm BST, (Noon EDT) to link up your project.  Have fun!!

Before we go, there is the small matter of picking a winner from the last challenge - we had 5 stonking entries - our followers are small in quantity but the quality of entries is always high!   We picked just one winner this time and our number one fan is therefore Claire A with her stunning colouring of her white embossed camelia with lots of lovely background texture to match.   Do take your winners badge for your blog Claire.


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Challenge 24 - Make Your Mark

Hi!  Sorry we're a little late but the summer is a bit busy with holidays.  As we only had 2 entrants for last challenge, we didn't think it fair to pick a winner so we're declaring it a tie!  Please both go ahead and take your winners badges ladies.

We're back today with something a bit different - no colours, no sketch, but for the next couple of weeks we would like you to:

Make Your Mark
By that we mean use your markers - any variety of  paints, pens or colouring medium

Our only restriction is that you MUST use at least one Waltzingmouse image, sentiment or digi on your project.  If you don't have any stamps Claire has kindly provided a number of freebies here.  There are images, projects, cut files and a sentiment too.  Here are a couple of inspiration cards from Tara and I to get you going:

Feel Better Soon - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You have until Thursday 21st August, 5.00pm BST (Noon EDT) to link up your creations.  We're really looking forward to seeing what you make.  Don't forget to spread the word to other Waltzingmouse Fanatics.  Have fun!!


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Challenge 23 - Colours

Hello everyone - time for our new challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics.  I think we foxed you a bit with our sketch last time, so hopefully you'll all find these colours much more inviting!  Very bright, very summery!  Isn't that a fabulous graphic too?  You must use at least three of the colours from the graphic, although we'd love to see you use them all!  You must also use at least one Waltzingmouse image, sentiment or digi on your project.  Here are a couple of inspiration cards from Tara and I, you can find full details of our blogs.

Birthday Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Both Tara and I love Waltzingmouse Stamps, indeed are fanatical about them!!!  If you know other fans, do spread the word about this challenge - we'd love for you to play along with us.

Before we go - there's the little matter of a winner for the sketch challenge.  As numbers were low again last challenge, we just picked one winner - and that was Cathy C - a beautiful interpretation of the sketch I'm sure you'll all agree.

When you've had a play with our new colours, link them up here by 10pm on 7th August.   YOU MUST USE WALTZINGMOUSE PRODUCTS TO ENTER THIS CHALLENGE - it is a fan challenge for this brand of stamps and you must use them to join in.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Challenge 22 - Sketch

Thanks for the great turn out for the last challenge - we do hope you'll all keep playing :-)

This fortnight we have a sketch for you - you can interpret this any way you like - clean and simple, one layer, lots of layers, card, layout, project life card, tag - you name it.   Just remember to use something Waltzingmouse on it somewhere!

Here's how we interpreted it to inspire you.

Birthday Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Now it's over to you - you have until 6pm on Thursday 24th July to play along - just link up below.