Saturday 7 September 2013

Challenge 1 - Sketch

For our first challenge we thought we start easily and have a friendly little sketch for you all to play along with.  We were both regular players of the weekly Waltzingmouse Sketch challenges as I'm sure many of you were too so this is our little nod to the past as we start our new challenge.

You can interpret the sketch in any way you like - a card, a scrapbook or journal page or whatever takes your fancy - you can go CAS, shabby-chic, cute and fun or whatever style suits your crafting.  If you want to rotate the sketch that's fine too - as long as we can see the basis of the sketch in the final projects anything goes!   All you have to do is include at least one image or sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps - that's our only rule - we're fans of Waltzingmouse and our challenge is all about their stamps.

And, if the fact that it's our first ever challenge wasn't reason enough for you to play along - Claire (owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps) has kindly offered us a prize code for our winner - we told you she was lovely ;-)   So if you play along in this challenge you get the chance to add to your stash for free as we have a code that will get you £20 worth of goodies from the store!

Here's our DT inspiration to get you started:


For my first project I went with a floral theme using the new Simple Sprig mini stamp set and a sentiment from Big Day Today

For my second I went for a more masculine theme with my favourite set - Free Spirit Boy to create a background along with elements from  North Shore, Sewing Box Hugs and the new Tying the Knot set


For my first DT project there was only one way to go - Way Out West!  The focal element is from Sheriff and all done in kraft to keep it masculine.

For my second card I went more feminine and used the new Funky Flowers set as my focal element and a couple of sentiments from Say It Loud to create my background panels.

For more details of what we did - pop on over to our personal blogs and say hello :-)

Now it's over to you - you have until 5pm GMT on Thursday 19th September to play along so hopefully plenty of time to get your stash out and get creative.  We'll reveal the winners along with the new challenge at 8am on Saturday 21st September.


  1. Yayy!! A new WMS challenge in town! I can't wait to join in and create with my WMS stash - I just have to find it all as we are still in the midst of refurb ing the house :-/
    Love the inspiration ladies, and the sketch is a goodie! Thanks for founding this new challenge for us WMS fans, its going to go down a storm!

  2. Thanks Pauline - we're so excited now it's up an running and so happy people seem so pleased we set it up :-D

  3. Fantastic sketch :) Can't wait to sit down and create ! Thank you for putting an effort! It's awesome girls :)xoxo Aneta

  4. Hooray, it's starting!! Thanks so much for putting together this challenge blog. I'm looking forward to giving this sketch a whirl.

  5. sweet DT cards, fun sketch too!

    enjoy *~*

  6. A great sketch ladies! and I just love ALL 4 of your samples - so very creative with the stamps you used!

  7. Congratulations on getting this going, ladies. Fabby cards, as Claire would say! Looking forward to playing along every fortnight (a very Anglo term, you know!).

  8. Beautiful samples (and awesome sketch)to get us motivated!

  9. Thanks for the lovely inspiration..some beautiful cards ladies....I've missed the weekly WMS sketch!

  10. I just saw this! Yay for you all...I have missed the weekly sketch challenge. I will get busy this afternoon as soon as I get home from work! Love all of your examples and I really enjoyed the post showing your pics posing with all your WM stamps. This is a great idea!

  11. Thanks for doing this new challenge....we love Waltzingmouse!,,,,,

  12. congrats on your first challenge.

  13. Oh wow, I have so missed the WMS challenges so thank you ladies for setting this new challenge up. I can't wait to play along and only found you from the lovely Pauline Pollington's blog this evening. Great sketch to challenge us and beautiful inspiration x

  14. Wish I could've played but, this girl is out of town!! Fab sketch and see you the next one!!


Thanks so much for stopping by - we do appreciate your comments. Hope you are having fun with our challenge :-)