Monday, September 19, 2011

WMS Release Day Blog Waltz - A Cottage Christmas

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse September Release Day!  The Design Team is celebrating with a Blog Waltz using the 4th set being released this month - A Cottage Christmas!

The Waltz starts at Claire's Blog -  if you've come here from Sandie's blog you're in the right place!

I made three cards today using this set -  the first using the beautiful snowy cottage where I embossed a rectangle Nestability on the card, then stamped and colored the image and adhered it inside the frame with foam tape.  I added yellow stickles to the lamp, rhinestones to the circle ornamentation on the eaves and around the sentiment, and I used a silver pen on the chimneys so they shimmer IRL.  I kept it all in shades of blue to give that cold mid-winter feeling!!


and two using the snowman and trees included in this set. 

First, I embossed a square Nestability on this card.  I stamped my snowman, masked him and stamped the trees, then colored them with Copics.  I sponged the edge with Weathered Wood Distress ink, added yellow stickles to the lamp and Ivory Flower Soft for snow!  Then I layered the image to a black panel and adhered it inside the frame (after tying the ribbon!) with foam tape.  (I love the cluster of stars, don't you??!)
For my third card I tore some patterned paper and adhered Dazzling Diamonds to the edges before layering it over a black panel.  I stamped the image, die cut it with an oval Nestability, and sponged the edges before removing it from the die.  Then I colored it, added yellow stickles to the lamp, layered it to a scallop oval Nestability and adhered it on the snowy slopes with foam tape.  I paper pieced the trees, layering the smaller trees with foam tape.I added a punched snowflake stamped with the star and added some yellow stickles to it adhering it in the corner with foam tape. 
The snowman cards are both 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" size.
Remember to leave a comment at each DT blog along the waltz - one lucky commenter will win a WMS stamp set of choice -  you have until Sept 21st at  6:59 am EST to leave your comment.  The winner will be posted on Claire's blog on Sept 23rd.     And don't forget to GO SHOPPING!

Next stop on the Waltz is the marvelous Kate!

From Our House:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - A Cottage Christmas
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise - SU, White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics - YR07, Y21, BG10, BG18, B02, B39, BG49, E19, Rhinestones -Kaiser, yellow Stickles, foam tape, silver pen - Creative Memories, Rectangle Nestability.

Merry Christmas With Flower Soft:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - A Cottage Christmas
Paper: Tempting Turquoise - SU, white, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood
Accessories:  Copics - BG20, RV29, R08, YR07, C6, YG95, Y06, Prismacolor pens - Olive, Avocado, yellow Stickles, foam tape, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop

Merry Christmas with Torn Edge Hills:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - A Cottage Christmas
Paper:  white, Smokey Shadow, Textstyle Bitty Star Basics, Textstyle Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, Dazzling Diamonds - SU, glue pen, oval + scallop oval Nestabilities, snowflake punch - Martha Stewart, yellow Stickles, Copics - YG95, BG10, C6, Y06, Y38, R08, RY07

90 comments:

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

very sweet cards, I love them all!

Pauline said...

Wow! Wonderful cards julia! love the house in blue, and that snowman is such a fun image! Gorgeous!

snowbear said...

Beautiful cards!!

Super Jen said...

I love all your samples but the pin dots are my favorite!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

So much wonderfulness, lol! I love that you used blue in that first cottage card. So striking! And your snowman cards are adorable!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Three fabulous cards Julia! LOVE your little star/flake clusters that you included on all three. And those dotted trees are just super charming!

Kathy in Idaho said...

So many looks from one stamp set!

Gloria Westerman said...

These are adorable....and is putting me in the Christmas spirit...tfs

Maja said...

Gorgeous cards!

Lesli Fields said...

Nice cards. I like the blue snowman card the best.

Genevieve said...

Wow!! All 3 cards are so very pretty :)

Sandie said...

ooh, what a wonderful selection of cards. They all showcase the stamps perfectly. xx

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE that house in blue! Your coloring is spot on, Julia! I must admit that I'm totally stuck on that sweet snowman card with all of the snowy dots, though!! It's just full of cheer for Christmas!

Debgem said...

Julia - these are just lovely! I really like the cool blue of your Christmas cottage, but the snowman is just so cute!

Laraine R said...

Cute cute cards!!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh Julia, you always have the cutest stuff! I love that blue toned card. It is so nice to see colors that a little different than the traditional red and green. It does give the illusion of being "frosty". Those little snowman cards are adorable and I bet they were fun to color too!

Christine Harrop said...

All your cards are lovely but the cottage is my favourite.

Sarah Martina said...

Ack! Look how cute that little snow man scene is! They're all fantatic, Julia! Love!

cbuswell said...

Fabulous cards, love the blue and dots!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Fabulous cards, Julia. One after the other -- so much sweetness!!

Lovely blog, by the way. I am a new follower.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Sian Ridley said...

Ooh! I love that third card the most!!! (sshhh, don't tell the other cards, I don't want them to get upset!) all of them are fabulous :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your trio of holiday cards you created, Julia! The variety of ways you can decorate the cottage has been amazing as I hop around to the DT's samples!

Jan Garber said...

So cute! You probably have a cottage like that or know someone who does! What beautiful settings!

Moira said...

Adorable projects - love that little snowman!

Cheryl Winget said...

Your cards are all great! I love these stamps and how you've used them. TFS

bbourassa said...

I love your cards. The last one is so cool the way you used the polka dotted paper to look like snow.

Laura Isham said...

Love your projects. I especially like the "snow" you created for Mr Snowman on the second card!

Becca Feeken said...

Love your snowman Julia!! All beautiful cards, you have me thinking of winter!!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Such a treat! All three are lovely!

carol from kiwiland said...

Beautiful cards - a real shame we celebrate a summer christmas.Although its a wet cold spring day here - snowy wintery images seem appropriate.I still want that set of stamps though LOL.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards -- great colors and love the stars!!
charlene

Anonymous said...

A Christmas Cottage is sure to be a classic for years to comes!
carol b

Lynn W. said...

I love all your cards, but especially the polka dot snowman one - such fresh colours and a modern look.

Lynn Wild

Sharron said...

You make me wish I already had these images so I could start coloring. Love all your gorgeous creations! The blue is wonderful but my favorite is the polka dot snowman card. It makes me smile!!

LisaK said...

The blue really brings the cards to life. Really lovely cards!

Cheryl S. said...

You did such a terrific job creating three different looks with these new stamps! Very nice.

Helen L said...

Love each one of your cards: I'm going to have to try embossing the rectangle and square dies: they add such a wonderful detail!

Marge said...

I love ALL your cards too, but really think the middle one is fun on that blue CS with that gorgeous green seam binding bow!!! TFS all three!!!

Kathy E. said...

I do love the little stars!!! Your choice of blue for your 2 cards did add that winter feel. It is wonderful to see how creative you all have been with these lovely stamp sets...Thank You!

Denise said...

Great cards! I love the cottages and that sweet snowman!
DeniseB

Kim C. said...

Your cards are awesome and your coloring is beautiful. I am envious of your coloring technique.

Jane said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for showing another technique for these great Waltzingmouse products.

I'm Renee said...

Julia they're all amazing!!
I have loved each and every set...
but when a butterfly flaps it's wings off the coast of Africa...
I lose internet in TN :(
So I wanted to let you know...
when I've been able to get in...
I have been awed, inspired, searching for breath...
everything has just blown me away! :)

Francine said...

nice cards....

Marisa said...

Great cards.

Kris said...

Love your shades of blue. Beautiful cards!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Julia! Love your collection of cards! You did such a great job coloring all the detail!

Penny Reed said...

Darling cards! Each one is so unique! TFS!

barb said...

great cards - so sweet...perfect coloring! love this release so much

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful cards, and fabulous stamp
sets. Thanks for sharing, take care. RuthAnn

Jen said...

Very fun ideas. Love your Nestabilitie frames. Adds so much. Thank you for sharing.

Sonia said...

I love your cards! So simply adorable.

Sharon said...

I really like the way you used the patterned paper...

Sharon said...

I really like the way you used the patterned paper...

Francie G. said...

Such sweet Christmas cards, Julia! Love the designs and your wonderful details!

Kim H said...

Just love the blues in the first 2 cards, and the third card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Sam said...

wonderful cards - I especially love that first one - it makes me long to live in that cottage for real!

Becky said...

Wonderful cards..

Charmaine Stack said...

I love the small cluster of stars, too, and how you put together the various elements on these cards. It's those little bits that Claire includes in her sets that make them so much fun to use. I like the placement of the masked snowman e=against the trees. Very pretty cards, Julia.

Scrappin Thread said...

Very pretty! You did a nice mix of things.

Debbie said...

Wow! All beautiful.

Astrid Maclean said...

Awsome cards, totally love them!

loftylass said...

Loving your cards julia - especially the snowman..... Gosh these new stamps are gorgeous - I think I'll have to have them all!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Julia. Especially love the one with the pretty cottage. :o)

Jessica said...

Very nice cards! Love the cottage stamps. TFS

Ginny K. said...

wonderful cards, very beautiful! ~gin~

Cheryl B. said...

Love the blue color scheme. This cottage is so cute.

rudlis said...

Beautiful card!! Great design!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Super creations love them!!

Ali x

Anonymous said...

I love your snowman cards so much! I love how you made the snowdrifts! So cute!

Jo Ann Mooney

Shannon White said...

Goodness, these are all so Adorable! Love the colors you chose and the Sweet snowman scenes too! So Sweet! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Peggysuez said...

Great use of blue, we absolutely will be shivering here soon in Michigan! Cute snowman too.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Jo4Him said...

LOve your projects; great details. Thanks for sharing.

maryr917 said...

love all 3 of these cards julia-my faves are your snowman cards-they are so cute and perfect christmas cards

Anonymous said...

I am so ready for Christmas.
We do not get snow in Texas, but your cards are beautiful and I would like to make Christmas snowy cards.
Maria V.

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful Christmas cards, Jul;ia...love all the new stamps!!! The little snowman is just precious and I love the house image!!!!

Carola said...

WOW, Julia, these are 3 wonderful cards using the Cottage Christmas stamps. The first one in blue really give a feeling of cold winter. The second with that cute snowman is also a very pretty winter scene. And on the third the patterned paper and the paper pieced trees are just perfect with the snowman image.

Kind regards
Carola

countryhearts said...

Your cards are lovely! I especially love all your attention to detail and of course, the stickles. This set is just calling my name. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations!

Julie

anya said...

Julia, these are all fantastic! I love that each of them has a different approach to using the set. Love the Flower Soft as snow, too!

Becky Green said...

WOW!!!!!! Your work looks GREAT!!!!Your little cottage looks likes Santas' House with the blue!!!!!! :)

FM said...

Love your cards.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh your cottage is adorable in blue and love your snowman cards Julia.

Susan said...

Three terrific cards. My favourite is the snowman card with the snow dots falling. Great job!

Cheryl said...

Love your cards. The colors are so pretty and bright.

reatelier said...

It is hard to choose one. They are very cute!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Not one but 3 wonderful holiday creations, Julia. Love all the beautiful details and uncluttered designs.

barbiwire said...

Love all 3 cards! That snowman is just adorable!!

dpkennedy said...

Hi Julia, wonderful Christmas cards! I just adore those polka dot trees! Hope you're doing great!

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