Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Glorious Waltzingmouse Blog Hop - and a chance to win 2 sets!

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Blog Hop!!! Claire is revealing 4 brand new stamp sets at Waltzingmouse today and we are celebrating!!! And YOU have a chance to win two of the new sets!! (see how below!)

You should start the hop at Lynn's blog. If you came here from Laurie's blog you are in the right spot!
For my card today I used this beautiful circle stamp from the new set Vintage Circles Small. I stamped it using Versamark and black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored in the filigree design with copics. I think it looks like a lovely stained glass window don't you? The sentiment is from the new set Spring Baskets. On the inside of my card I stamped 'Happy Easter' (Spring Baskets) and then three little flowers from the Vintage Circles Small set matching the colors to those used on the front.

There are two stamps sets up for grabs today! How can you win them you ask???

**** 3 Official Rules ****

1) One winner will be drawn from comments left on one of the Design Team's blogs -whose blog?? We don't know!! So be sure to leave a comment on each blog!!! This winner will receive the Spring Baskets Set!!

2) The 2nd winner will be drawn from comments left on Claire's blog and that set will be Lil Buddies!

3) You must post your comment by 11:59 pm EST Sunday, February 7th.

Winners will be announced on Claires blog on Monday Feb 8th.

So leave me a comment here and then scoot on over to Jennifer's blog to continue on the hop!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Vintage Circles Small, Spring Baskets.

Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst, DP Pretty Pastels - PTI, Black - SU

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Hibiscus & Spring Moss - PTI, Baja Breeze - SU

Accessories: Silk Ribbon - Sharon's shop, Martha Stewart punch, circle nestabilities, clear embossing powder, hot gun, moden label punch - SU, foam dimensionals, Copics - RV06, B14, YF03

120 comments:

Lee said...

So bright and cheerful!

Sheila M Jones said...

Just lovely!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love how pretty the circle image is colored!

Chris Simon said...

Great card! I love all of the color, and the vintage circle is my favorite image from all of the new sets.

Holly Saveur said...

Lovely card Holly.

Heather said...

I can see the Victorian Circle is a big hit with the DT! I just love it myself :)
Thanks for showing it to us coloured - it really makes for such a sweet springy image!

Claire Brennan said...

Julia, Julia, Julia, so copying this one!!! how fabulous to colour in the 'wee' bits, I LOVE this card!!! Thank you!

Kathy said...

WOW that looks gorgeous colored in as well!!! So pretty!
:)Kathy

Vicky said...

What a beautiful card. Love the big bow and the stamp of course, good to see it coloured.

Carly said...

Wow! Your card is so pretty! I love the colours you used they really showcase the gorgeous stamps!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is darling, I love your papers and sentiment. Beautiful!

Marge said...

Your coloring makes this image just "pop"!!! Beautiful!!!

Mary I said...

I really love how you colored the circle stamp. It makes a beautiful focal point.

resmith said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors.

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful brilliant big bow!! :) I love it!! Fabulous creation Julia!! HUGS

Emilia said...

What a great idea!!!! I cannot wait to receive this stamp set. This circle stamp is so elegant!

Brocéliane said...

j'adore your card :)

angelamclean said...

Green and Black... so gorgeous... and isn't that the name of a chocolate brand in the UK???? very lovely.
Angela xxx.

Laurie Marmon said...

I love how coloring in the pattern gives the stamp yet another look.

nina said...

Lovely Easter colours. I really love how you've 'fancied up' the inside - adds so much to the overall card!

Margaret C said...

I could not imagine this coloured - but it's glorious !! Thanks!

jaime aldridge said...

Oooohhhhh, I LOVE how you colored in with your copics!! What a beautiful card, Julia! I'm off to Jennifer's now...

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE how you colored this image! Gorgeous card!

Chris said...

That bit of color really shows off the details in the stamp - so nice!

Patti J said...

Wow, there is that gorgeous image again! Beautiful card!

Tamara said...

I love the bright colours against the black background.

annheidel said...

Pretty card! Coloring the inside images gives the image a whole new look.

Tricia said...

I love the details of your coloring!

Angy said...

I love how you colored the image in. Very striking and bold!

Catherine Doucette said...

Wow, very creative card! I love the dramatic colors! Beautiful!

Heather said...

I love how you used different colors with the nesty stamp!

Karin said...

This is stunning! I love these new stamps and am enjoying seeing all the samples made with them!

Charmaine Stack said...

Definitely looks like stained glass. What a lovely job, and the pink and green are fresh and vibrant.

Rustyhammer said...

Beautiful card! I'm really loving this stamp design

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I loved seeing that pop of color with the background stamp!! Love it!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

very pretty love the colors and the stamp is beautiful!!!

loryg said...

I repeat this is wonderful stamp and with the color is really beautiful!! Brava ciao Lory

Sofia said...

I think the vintage circle is my favorite stamp from the new set!!Well done Lory!!

Kelly G said...

Love the card and the colors!

Sharon said...

So pretty! Love the Vintage Circle stamp with parts colored in!

Mrs B said...

Oh, just beautiful! All you wonderful ladies have outdone your self!!!
CindyB

Bonnie said...

It DOES look like a stain glass window Julia! Absolutely breathtaking!

Babies- Beth said...

Soo pretty! I'm soo liking that center image!!

Anonymous said...

I love all the spring colors. Jerri K

Corina L said...

Absolutely love the Victorian feel to this set. Beautiful Card!

suezie said...

Gosh this vintage circle has been a popular choice with the WM DT gals. It's so lovely to see it looking so different.

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, Julia!!

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous!!

Jean McKenzie said...

This is beautiful Julia. Colouring the image gives it a totally different look - I love it.

Janet said...

Love your coloring

Laraine R said...

Wow!! Love it!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Julia...I love how the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside. Fantastic job.

Serendipity said...

I love how you colored it in - and that bow is beautiful!

katrynka said...

The stained glass effect is really great!

Yvonne Jackson said...

Love how you have done the inner circle.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Julia! I love that pretty bow and the great color combo!

Susan Hogan said...

Julia, this is lovely and I agree - it looks very stainedglass in effect. Pretty, pretty.......

anya said...

Julia, this is simply gorgeous. The background with the colored flowers is divine. And that ribbon! Love it all!

Jennifer Holmes said...

What a versatile set, wouldn't you agree? LOL...I see great minds think alike. What a standout card!

Kristy said...

I love what you did to created the stained glass affect. Just beautiful!

Princess Danell said...

Beautiful technique. It does look like a stained glass window!

Julie R. said...

Really love the circle stamps! They look awesome within the nestability shape. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Laurie J said...

Embossing and then coloring. What a fantastic idea! So pretty.

Sharron said...

Just gorgeous! Love the stained glass effect and that stamp is awesome.

Kelly S. said...

Julia I LOVE how you colored in parts of the circle! This card is so beautiful, and all that prettiness topped off with a big satiny bow...LOVE it!

Isabel Zito said...

What a beautiful card and I love how you carried the beauty to the inside of the card as well.

Jennifer Moore said...

What a gorgeous card Julia.

Lynne Phelps said...

Wow - I never would have thought of coloring in this design! Wonderful card and super attention to detail! I love it.

Joan Ervin said...

The new stamps are fabulous, Julia, and I love your gorgeous card...you showcased the round image sooo beautifully!!!! The inside looks awesome, too!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Julia! Your embossing and coloring is fabulously stunning!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love your beautiful card. Simply amazing!!

Sheila A

Jessie said...

Wow, what a stunning card!

Heidi said...

What a cool color combination Julia! I love this card and the way you finished the inside.

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow! I love that big bow!

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Love your stained glass look. Such a beautiful stamp set.

StampDancer said...

I love the contrast of the light or neutral with the bright and dark patterned circles. Beautiful!

Carola said...

Julia, this is a wonderful card. The same great stamp that Laurie used, and yet it looks completely different because you coloured it. That was certainly quite some work to do so, but it looks great.

Kind regards
Carola

Polly Pierce said...

Oh wow! Stunning colour combo, the pink flowers look as though you might have stitched the onto the card! Truly stunning...

thestampinglady said...

Stunning card--love the ribbon!

Bev J. said...

Yes, it does look like pretty stained glass; great job coloring. tfs

Shaz said...

I love the colors you chose. They Pop! right on the card. Beauty!

Rae C. said...

Beautiful work! Love the WMS card, and also really enjoyed the Crafty Secrets kind of snarky project. It sure tickled me and echoed my "cooking" sentiments!

mdog said...

I love it!! Thanks for sharing

Pam S. said...

pretty card Julia! how awesome to get a preview of these new stamps! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Peggy said...

Very springy. Love the vintage circle stamps. God bless!

Yvonne said...

Hi,
Getting greedy again looking at the new stamp sets...already have 3 sets and LOVE them!
Hug,
Yvonne

MaryBeth said...

Love the vintage circle with the pop of color. It really makes a difference in the card.

Roula said...

Such a cute and cheerful card!!! Love the inside as well!

Faith B. said...

What a great idea!

Michie B said...

Great card, and wonderful spring colours!

Paige Dolecki said...

Wow - I love the vibrancy of the markers against the black. You definitely achieved a stained glass look! Thanks for sharing!

Dani said...

I love the idea of coloring inside the shapes in the circle!
TFS

Dani / Italy

laurensmom22 said...

Gorgeous card. It does look like stained glass.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Super cute! Love how you colored in some of the images from the circle. Gorgeous!

Justine said...

So pretty, I am loving the elegant fonts

Sian said...

Great card, love the way you've coloured in the image, really fresh looking.
Sian
x

Katie Renz said...

Hi Julia! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

grammie jackie said...

I just love your colors. This is so springy!

Chrisd said...

What a lovely breath of spring amidst the winter blahs!

Belinda said...

I love love love love love that you colored in some of the images in the circle! HOW awesome is that? LOVE the way it looks!

Cathy said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for sharing it, and your technique with us.

Marie B. said...

Beautiful card Julia! I love how you colored the stamp, and that GORGEOUS green bow is to die for!!!

Luanne said...

Your card is so pretty. Your ribbon is beautiful! And the I'm loving the circle stamp. So pretty with the coloring you did.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is soooo pretty! What a great idea to emboss and then color in the spaces!

Secret said...

Great colours. I just love your card and stamp!

Cassie Thomas said...

Great job! you girls are great and I am glad I found your blog!

Melanie said...

Love the fresh colours and of course that stamp. Awesome.

Melissa Sauls said...

This is just beautiful Julia! I love how you colored in each detail on the large circle. Very pretty!

Becky T. said...

This is so beautiful. I love the coloring!

ldemello said...

beautiful! the black on the bottom really adds a nice touch.

Paula said...

Wow, it's amazing to see all the different looks and styles from the same stamp set. Love how you colored the pattern inside the circle.

Anne said...

Finally getting in on the WM Blog HOp!! Fabulous work GF!!

Janelle said...

Very pretty, Julia. And I love the way you finished the inside, too.

momof5sons said...

Just love how you brought this to life with the copics...delightful card.

Serena said...

Pretty! Love the way you colored the vintage circle!

irene said...

Love the card you made. Love that you collored it with Copics to giv it a whole new look. It is beautiful. Bye Irene

Sandra said...

Another gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

aaron1 said...

Some beauitful cards, thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Hayley

Jen said...

Very fun! Love the spring colors.
Thanks for sharing

Jen said...

The coloring on this card is just fabulous. Love, love, love it.