Friday, 31 October 2014

Challenge 29 - Winner

We're guessing you didn't much enjoy the Halloween challenge - only a few submissions this time, but all just lovely.  We were unanimous in our choice of winner for the challenge.

No 1 Fan

Tanja - love the candy treat
Great colours, super little bat ghost

Don't forget to pick up your badge and display it on your blog.  Do come back tomorrow for our new challenge!  See you soon.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Challenge 29 - Halloween

Hello all!  It was great to see so many beautiful submissions to our last challenge.  And now, it's time for our new challenge.  Our theme for the next couple of weeks, and it won't be a surprise, is:


Do you like the challenge graphic?  Last year Jonathan and I (Deborah) went to a pumpkin carving party and Jonathan took this photo featuring some of the finished pumpkins!  It was such fun.

We know that Halloween is not celebrated so much in the UK, but it's huge in the States, and Claire has some of the most fabulous Halloween stamps.  This is your opportunity to get them out and play - go vintage, go scary, go fun, go cute - just go HALLOWEEN!!!  Don't forget you can make a card, tag, 3D project, scrapbook layout - it's up to you.

Once again, I'd like to remind everyone that you MUST use at least one Waltzingmouse stamp, sentiment or digi on your project.  Sadly, we will remove any submission that does not meet the rules. 

Here are some inspiration cards from the team, you can find full details on our blogs:


Nevermore - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Boo to You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You have until Thursday 30th October, 10.00pm BST (5.00pm EDT) to play along with our Halloween challenge.  Do have fun.  Can't wait to see what you make.


Friday, 17 October 2014

Challenge 28 - Winners

Hello!  It was so nice to see so many fabulous entries in our Anything Goes challenge - the thumbnail display was really pretty!!  Without further ado, it's time to let you know the winners.

No 1 Fan

Claire - beautifully clean and simple.
We all love the simple elegance of your card.
Not only that - your masculine themed card was also fabulous!

Top 3

Elaine - what a fabulous Halloween set!
 So nice to see all the cute Halloween ghosts,
all clean, simple and so bold!  
Thanks for the tutorial too!

Jytte - a perfectly CAS Christmas card
and such gorgeous vintage tags.  

Anita - those leaves really pop against the inked background.
We love the textured card and the pretty vellum sentiment.

Ladies - thank you all for taking part.  Please grab your badges which you'll find under the winners tab, and display them on your blog.  Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our new challenge.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Challenge 28 - Anything Goes & Some News ....

Good morning all!  Before we get to the challenge details, we have some news to share.  Tara and I would like you to welcome Kathy (Cherwell Leys Alpacs) to the design team.  Like us, Kathy is a big Waltzingmouse Stamps fan, and she has been a regular player since the start of the challenge - often producing two or three cards at a time.  So do drop by and say Hi!  Tara sends her apologies for not getting round and commenting so much, she is still really busy at work.

Today is World Card Making Day - a day to spend at our favourite hobby - crafting and creating cards and objects of beauty.  We decided that we'd keep it easy - the theme is:


A quick reminder for all players - please remember this is a Waltzingmouse challenge, so you MUST include at least one stamp, sentiment or digi.

A Snowman - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You have plenty of time to play along with our Anything Goes challenge.  Submission deadline is Thursday 16th October, 10.00pm BST (5.00pm EDT).  Have a fun weekend and we are all looking forward to seeing your projects.  Bye for now.


Friday, 3 October 2014

Challenge 27 - Winner

Oops!  This is a bit later than planned.  While we have only small numbers, the quality of the cards produced is amazing.  It did make it a bit tougher to pick our winner this week.  Without further ado, our No 1 Fan this week is:

No 1 Fan

We really love the soft colours, the lovely background
and that fab bunch of mistletoe!
Great work!

Sarah - don't forget to pick up your No 1 Fan badge and display it on your blog.

Come back tomorrow for our new challenge and some news!!!  See you then!

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!