Saturday, 26 October 2013

Challenge 4 Reminder

You still have time to play along wtih our current sketch challenge here at Waltzmingmouse Fanatics - the deadline is 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 31st October

Here's the sketch to follow - just add Waltzingmouse stamps ;-)

You'll find the linky tool on this post

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Challenge 4 - Sketch

So folks welcome to challenge No 4 - we've rolled around to sketches again - this is how the Fanatics site will work we'll rotate between sketches, colour and themed challenges and as we've done one of each already we're now back to the beginning of the process with this cool sketch which is open to interpretation in lots of styles.

Remember you don't have to make a card - anything based on the sketch is fine by us (feel free to rotate the sketch too if required) - all you have to is use something from Waltzingmouse Stamps somewhere on your project - easy peasy!

Want to see what we did with it?   Well here goes:

As usual you'll find all the details on our personal blogs (just click our names) so do pop by and say hello - we love it when you visit.

Projects without Waltzingmouse products are not eligible to link up to this challenge - we only have that one rule so please ensure your project complies.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Halloween Winners

We're mixing it up a little here at the Fanatics house - from now on we're going to let you know the winners of the challenge on the Friday before the new challenge starts.  We think it makes sense to separate the winners post from the new challenge so it's not such a big post in one and we can give a proper "ta da" to the challenge winners.

So - without further ado, it's time to announce our winners for our Halloween challenge - we had some fantastic entrants and really did struggle to choose the winners - you all obviously LOVE Claire's fabulous Halloween designs - doesn't she just rock this time of year!

Our No 1 Fan this time was Asha - we loved everything about this card - the non-traditional Halloween colours, the great colouring of the focal image and the cute layout.  Congrats Asha - do take your No 1 Fan badge from our winners page.

Our Top 3 Fanatics this time were, in order of entry:

Julia - we loved the super CAS layout and how the vellum sentiment gave an extra
spooky feel to the witch - can you hear her cackle?

 Jeanne - we'd like to be Jeanne's neighbours - who wouldn't love one
of these super cute treat bags come Halloween???

 Tammy - the elegance of this one won us over - Halloween doesn't have
to be creepy it can be super elegant too!

Again ladies - please do take your Top 3 badge from our winners page (see the tabs at the top of the blog)

Finally we have a special mention for Ang - she's played along in all our challenge so far and was determined to join in again but only has 2 sets of Waltzingmouse Stamps neither of which were even remotely Halloweeny, so we think Ang deserves a special mention for determination and ingenuity - as with a little imagination the flowers from Simple Sprig became very convincing pumpkins!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Challenge 3 Reminder

You still have time to play along wtih our first theme challenge here at Waltzmingmouse Fanatics - the deadline is 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 17th October.

As the witching hour is nearly upon us, then our theme is Halloween so time to get your spooky stamps inky ;-)

You'll find the linky tool here -

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Challenge 3 - Halloween Theme

If you're looking for the winners of challenge 2 - then read on down to the bottom of the post - we wanted to get straight into the challenge this time around.  There is no sketch or colour combo to follow this fortnight - just a theme - and as it's getting close to Halloween we thought we'd give you the chance to pull out all your spooky sets.


There are some Waltzingmouse Sets which are totally Halloween themed including all the lovely new release from last month All Hallows Eve, Vintage Witch, The Count and Spooky Tree  as well as the older sets Halloween Party; Cicely or Gracie at Halloween; Wanda's Pantry; Midnight Feast and Hocus Pocus  but if you don't have the full-on Halloween sets then you can get creative and look at other sets which include Halloween sentiments such as Say it Loud Winter Holiday  or even use this cute little bat poop poem Clare has in the freebies section of the store if you're really stuck.

You don't have to make a card - gifts and treat bags are particularly apt for this time of year so this could be your opportunity to get a head start on the Halloween candy preparations ;-)

Here's a little inspiration from the two of us to get you in the witching mood.....

Now it's over to you - you have until 5pm GMT on Thursday 17th October to play along so hopefully plenty of time to bring out your ghoolish side!   We'll reveal the winners along with the new challenge at 8am on Saturday 19th October.

Cards without Waltzingmouse products are not eligible for this challenge

And now back to the matter of our winners from our first ever Colour Challenge - it seems you found the colours a little harder than the sketch as we didn't have quite as many entrants but we still got some stunning cards and our favourite was No 10 (it seems going last is quite lucky around here!)  Congrats Claire - head on over to the winners tab to collect your No 1 Fan badge ;-)

No 1 Fan - Claire A

Fanatics Top 3
No 1 - Lori - we loved the bold use of the colours and strong graphic design.
No 2 - Charmaine - we loved the unusal take on the colours and the fun theme
No 8 - GrĂ¡ - we loved the fun use of the circles and the on-trend gold highlights.

Congratualtions ladies - thanks for making judging so difficult!   Hop on over to the winners tabs to collect your Top 3 badges.  We hope you'll all be getting spooky with us again this time around ;-)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Last Chance!

Challenge No 2 closes in around 18 hours so I thought I'd pop by with a final bit of inspiration for anyone still thinking of playing.  Here are a couple of cards Deborah and I made using our inspiration colours.

Deborah used all the colours in this fabulous autumnal card with some great ghost stamping to her focal piece.

I found using all the colours a bit hard, so if you are having the same issue then remember you only need to use 3 of them - I chose the kraft, the dark brown (which some people see as purple so that's fine too) and the dark red.

Hope that sparks all the fanatics into last minute crafting action - we'd love to see some more cards in the gallery.  It closes at noon tomorrow to give Deborah and I time to choose our favourites ahead of our new "timely" challenge on Saturday ;-)