Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch - WMSC26 - No Peeking!

Hello dear stamping friends! It's Saturday and time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge - this week it's a fun round one with an 'oh so trendy' tag!!
Yes - I still need more Christmas cards - so for my card I used the fun Nutcracker from the Nutcracker Sweet set. The dotted circles is from that set as well. The sentiment is from Around Christmastime.
I used two papers for my background - the bottom is October Afternoon Thrift Shop and the top is a piece of Core'dinations that I embossed with the Holly embossing folder then sanded over the top so the design popped.
I love the nutcracker but don't really like to color all that much (usually I'm too rushed to get a card done to take the time to color!) but this guy looks great just stamped doesn't he?!
So come along and join us in the sketch challenge this week - you don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps but if you have some please do!

Check out the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 12/9/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Winners are announced each Saturday along with the new sketch challenge.
And now for my fun news! Starting this Monday Waltingmouse is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas - each of the 12 Design Team members will be posting a fun holiday project on our 'day'. Check it all out on Claire's Blog each day from 12/6 through 12/17 - she will be directing you to the the Design Team hostess' blog for each of the 12 days.
And guess who is starting it all off on Monday??? YES - that would be me! so be sure to come by and see what I have to help you get ready for Christmas!
Public Service Notice: check out the Waltzingmouse Forum - Joan B is offering a free WMS stamp set of choice to one lucky commenter - but there need to be 100 comments for her to choose a winner - and you have to comment by 12/5. It's posted in the Stamping Room/ Stamping Chat - her post is called Want a Free WMS set??
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet, Around Christmastime
Paper: Fine Linen - PTI, DP October Afternoon/Thrift Shop/One of a kind, Core'dinations Vintage Collection/Kisses
Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Ranger Distress Fired Brick (on tag)
Accessories: Red twine - Martha Stewart, Cuttlebug Holly Embossing folder, sanding block - SU, Tags 5 and Beaded circles - Nestabilities, foam dimensionals.

16 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Love this card! Love the red with the green. Can't wait for 12 days of Christmas to start!

Sharli said...

Julia,
It's so pretty! I love the traditional colors (call me old fashioned!). Your card is so full of details - it is delightful!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous Julia! Wonderful colours and so vintagy in the two colours! Love the dots on the "beaded" circle!

Debgem said...

This is such a beautiful card. Very traditional, yet still quite a clean and simple design. Love the circle card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful card Julia! So classic! Love the way you stamped around the beaded circle - very creative!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julia.

Hugs Riet.x

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty Julia- love the idea to NOT colour - like you say - sometimes I just don't want to take the time lol!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous, Julia!

Wanda Cullen said...

I always love the little round cards...they're just too cute!

Sue W said...

Beautiful Julia!!!

Bev Gerard said...

I love working with circles ... and yours is such a lovely work from your sketch! Here's to an equally wonderful December~

~Bev

Pat (mspfd) said...

This couldn't be more perfect, Julia! I just love this creative take on the sketch and your monochromatic color scheme.

cbuswell said...

super card, love the dotted circles and color combo!

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous sketch and your design is wonderful, Julia. I really love the no peeking sentiment. Does not work in my home, though. Everone peeks but me....lol!Wonderful Christmas card!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card Julia! Love the nutcracker image!! SO FUN!!HUGS

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful details. beautiful card Julia!