My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz!


I can't believe I almost missed this Blog Waltz. I've had my first set of Waltzing Mouse stamps for several weeks now and have yet to use them. That really shows the funk I've been in. When I saw this on my friend Lisa's Blog, I got so excited I had to go and create a card. I just hope I have enough time to submit it.


I used a sketch from this weeks Truly Scrumptious sketch Challenge.

The designer papers are from K and Company.
The ribbon, half pearls and buttons are from Close to my Heart.

The Waltzin Mouse stamp set I used is called Spring Baskets. I stamped the images three times with memento black ink then colored them with Copic Markers. I cut them out and layered with some foam take for a 3D look.
The daffodils have yellow stickles on them for a little sparkle.

I added some punched flowers, half pearls and some Hand Stitching with embroidery floss for the finishing touches..

HERE ARE SOME OTHER CHALLENGES FOR THIS CARD:
Stamp Something Layered Challenge - Lots of layeres here.
Paper Sundae - Make a card with anything but people
Paper Jewels April Challenge - Sewing and Buttons.
Pile It On - Spring is finally here!
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Buttons
All Sorts - Stitching
Creative Inspiration - 3 flowers, 2 dps, 1 ribbon

40 comments:

Joanne Gilch said...

What a beautiful card. So glad you made it! To the waltz, I mean. Well I'm glad you made the card too. Should really watch how I say things...LOL

Rachel Webber said...

Beautiful card, love the layering, the colours, and the stitching - love all of it really!

Rach
x

Angela Mclean said...

Oh, SO very glad you could post because this is so lovely! You've chosen the paper combo very well... and great stamping also. the pearls are just right!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Claire Brennan said...

Well nancy this was a treat worth waiting for! What a beautiful card! I'll be back To have another peep when I get home! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely creation, Nancy! Your daffodils are just stunning!!

Heather said...

You've certainly made up for lost time - this is gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Very nice! so glad you got your first set inked up and used! the layered basket is just beautiful - the colors - and your side ribbon sentiment - a lovely card!

Kelly S. said...

Gorgeous coloring and embellies...love those yellow pearls and the ribbon slide with the sentiment!

Claire Brennan said...

Yes, this is a treat!! the details are lovely and the stitching is perfection!!! so glad I popped back for another peep!! Really need to get our gallery going!! hope I can persuade you to post this once the gallery is up and running!!

Charmaine Stack said...

This is so beautiful! You came out of your funk with a real creative burst. There are so many details in this little work of art - a lot of effort went into this. Hand-sewing! Love the way the sentiment is on the side. The 3-Dness of the flowers and basket. The pearls in the corners of the scallops. The colours all tie together wonderfully. I am so glad I got to see this!

Janet said...

Love those muted colors. What a gorgeous card.

Sofia said...

That's one lovely card!!! Well done! Love the colors...

Laurie Marmon said...

Beautiful! I like all the different elements: pretty coloring, the stitching, the pearls! It's all great! Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

That's lovely Nancy - I like the sideways sentiment (and why would you do 'Clean and Simple' when you make cards as beautiful as this!)

Carly said...

Wow this is so stunning! Absolutely beautiful!!

Lee said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Pauline said...

Oh this is so pretty, that stitching is fab must have taken you ages! Love the vintage feel to it, the daffs are so lovely and the panels and background are beautiful. a stunning card. Pauline xx

Antje said...

What a wonderful card, whith gorgeous details and colours!

Crystal said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the papers you used and the little pearls and buttons are such sweet additions! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

What a beautiful card...so elegant. Love the way you did the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Katie said...

Gorgeous card, it certainly doesn't look like you're in a funk anymore!
Thanks for Piling It On this week.

Tami said...

I love the little ribbon sentiment. Great job. Thanks for playing at Aly's

debbies said...

Stunning card! Love the dimension.

Fleur said...

Hi Nancy this is very pretty it has a classical feel about it, love the stitching.
Thanks for taking part in my first ALLSORTS challenge, Hugz Fleur xXx

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! I LOVE WM stamps..
Thanks for joining us at PIO!

Jenny said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love the 3D effect and you colouring is lovely. Everything is put together so nicely. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Jewels.

Queenie said...

gorgeous card!!
Love the colours and all the details..beautiful!
Thank you for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck.
Hugs
Tracy
xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is a wonderful card, I love the image and the stitching looks wonderful

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Cheryl said...

wow gorjus card,hun thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week love cheryl xxxxx

HappyCrafter said...

WOW! Awesome card!!! I love the image, how you decorated the card, and the overall feel of it. So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes.

Lisa said...

Elegant, gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! I hope you can join us again soon!

Basement gal said...

It's gorgeous. I love the stitching around the edge, beautiful. Thanks for entering Creative Inspirations challenge.

Suzi said...

A beautiful card, love the image and the design. Thank you for joining us at Creative inspirations this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Andrea M said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the colors and what you've done with the layout. Awesome! Thanks so much for piling it on with us!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous Card, love the color a lot!

BananaStamper said...

Stunning! What a fantastic card! So glad you joined us at paper Sundaes!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, your stitching is fabulous and I love the colours you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs Mandy xx

Mina said...

stunning card Nancy, I love the daffodils they look so real...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

craftykitten said...

What a beautiful card. Such lovely colours and I love your layering. That sentiment is lovely too.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs
Dawnx

marsha said...

Nancy, this was just over the top stunning! Your stitching is just exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Paper Jewels!

Hugs, Marsha