Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

As per my custom, I was a bit of a Johnny Come Lately to Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges, but I sure am pleased I did finally get there.  This week's  celebratory challenge is to use any of the sketches posted from their first wildly successful year to mark this highly auspicious occassion.  I chose sketch no. 26.

I used to shy away from shaped cards for a number of reason, but mainly because I didn't have the right shaped envelope to put them in and felt that the square peg into a round hole kind of thing just looked "all wrong" so to speak.  Lucky for me though, I did happen to find some square envelopes and pouchettes that I quite liked and that has made my previous excuse making rather moot.  Also too, I have gone all quaint on Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities dies and have been really enjoying shaped cards for a change.  Now all I need to do is figure out different ways to get these babies to stay still long enough for me to photograph them.  Trust me, that's a whole other kettle of fish entirely.

So here's my contribution to the WMSC birthday festivities.  I had to laugh, because I guess I am still somewhat delirious with fever as I adhered the purple paisley stamped scallop rather skewiff.  But you know what?  I decided to leave it as I (also while in the throws of my cold du jour) used tacky glue to stick down the layer instead of my usual ATG gun (why?), then proceeded to sneeze several (but it seemed like several hundred) times in rapid succession, and when it was safe, went back to crafting but it was all over red rover...the glue had already stuck fast!  Ack!  Nevermind.  I decided to just rock it like I meant it.  Afterall, it kind of adds to the rustic charm (well if you kind of squint that is) don't you think?  You've gotta laugh.

So without further ado, sketch no. 26 and my rapid fire sneeze inspired birthday card:

Thanks so very much for stopping by.  You've made my day!  Hugs.


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Musical Backgrounds and Say It With Style, Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Background in Paisley
  • Paper:  Bazzill Kraft, Soft Gray, and CR8TIVE Lilac and textured purple C/S, and Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream C/S
  • Accessories and Tools:  MFT Daisy Die, Provocraft Circular Tag Die, Keisercraft Pearls, Brown Gingham Ribbon (from stash), Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Circles and Beaded Circles Dies, Vintage purple Lace (from stash)


Julia Aston said...

How lovely! what wonderful colors and beautiful flowers! Great job on your fav WMS sketch!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love those pretty flowers!

pink latte said...

Beautiful colors! Love the flowers, so pretty!

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is a deee-lish card, Johnny...err, um, JEN!! You work wonders with those Grand Nesties, so I fully support you adding to your collection, heee! I am glad this didn't roll away before you had to take a photo. It's absolutely stunning! Love the flowers and fancy sentiment, ohhhh and the GINGHAM, such a pretty color! Makes me want to make a rolly card with this sketch again, tooooo!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Those blossoms are AMAZING! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Jennipher Lowery said...

Totally ROCKIN" card Jen! Love those flowers. Awesome.

Sue Ann said...

I love how you used the daisy die on this beauty ..... FABBY!!!