Monday, 17 January 2011

Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz


Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good weekend and are raring to start on another week. I have more or less completed the reorganisation of my craft room after my hero of a husband painted it for me (without complaint, I might add), following my youngest son's accident in there with a glass off red wine. The room looks much brighter and I have got rid of a lot of stash I no longer use, but best of all, I now know where everything is again. I'll try and post some photos of it all soon because I always enjoy looking at other peoples spaces. I am resolved to tidy everything away after each project, so it stays looking good, but I don't know how long I'll be able to keep that one up!

My first project on getting back into the room was to make a card for the Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz, which has a Valentine theme this month. I decided to go for a pink and beige colourway rather than the traditional red and this is my offering:-


I used Bazzill cardstock and stamped on the untextured side. I used two tiny stamps from WM Fancy Phrases to create a background panel using Color Box Chalk ink in Creamy Brown and layered it up with beige and pale pink. I then wrapped some pink ribbon around the centre and made a loop to draw the eye in. Next came a pair of hearts cut from a Sizzix die and stamped with the dotty stamp from WM Off Beat Backgrounds which was a Christmas present from my son. The sentiment was also from Fancy Phrases but I only inked up the last two words, and I finished it off with a heart gem over the letter O. The sentiment and backing layer were punched out using Stampin Up oval punches. All edges were inked with Palette Fresh Snow ink.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to seeing all the projects.

Hugs
Carol x

34 comments:

  1. So gorgeous, that colour combo is a dream!

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  2. So pretty, lovely soft colours. Great card!

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  3. I love this Carol. Your pink and beige color combination is stunning. (never would have thought those two colors would look so awesome together). Well done - and I'm so glad you wanted to join the Waltz this month!!!

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  4. LOVE the soft colors, beautiful card!

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  5. Simply gorgeous. Love the soft colors and your background panel. TFS!

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  6. Oh YES...love the colors you chose!!! And using 'offbeat bg' was a fab idea on those hearts!!!

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  7. So glad you waltzed with us Carol! I love your bg stamping! how creative with those little stamps! Your design and colors are wonderful!

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  8. I love the kraft, pink, and white colors together--they make a lovely card!

    Chris L.

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  9. Your card is beautiful I love it!!!!!


    Thank you for the comment on my card :)

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  10. Beautiful card with lots of detail! Great use of those tiny WMS images!

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  11. OMGosh! I really LOVE this card! The colors are so soft and YUMMY! LOVE how you stamp one with dots and one with half dots! LOVE the jewel heart on the LOVE!

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  12. Hi Carol, love this card, so stylish. enjoy your redecorated space.
    Lynn x

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  13. So very pretty, Carol. The colors are so soft and feminine. I love how you created the patterned paper - very clever!

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  14. Beautiful card, I love the soft colors!

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  15. aren't you clever? that background is perfect and I love love love this color combo!!

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  16. WOW! Another beutiful card - you always impress me! Love the soft colors -perfect design!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous delicate colours xXx

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  18. LOVE those colors! The background stamping is so perfect! Love the sweet joined hearts, what an awesome Valentine!

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  19. Just lovely! Love the soft colors and the way you joined those hearts together!

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  20. This is so pretty. Kraft and pink are terrific together.

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  21. So pretty Carol! Love the hearts paired with the soft pink ribbon!

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  22. So pretty!! I love the kraft and pink together.

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  23. One word ... STUNNING! It's a really beautiful card. Love the colour scheme. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I really appreciate it. :D

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  24. Such a pretty card! I love the design and the soft colors!

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  25. Your card is so pretty......I really love the none traditional colors. I'll be visiting again soon.

    Thankyou so much for your kind comments on my blog!

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  26. Sorry....spelling mistake, non traditonal is what I wanted to say.

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  27. This is so very beautiful! I really love the soft colors.

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  28. I am finally get a chance to visit the waltzers, and this is such a nice change of pace from pink and red. Very pretty.

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  29. Love that your Valentine's card is not too sweet and pinky. The kraft makes it a card that is great for giving to a guy too!

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Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Thanks,
Carol x

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