Friday, October 31, 2014

Viva la Verve sketch challenge - October Week 5

Hello there!

I am back in action, hostessing this week's Viva la Verve sketch challenge.

Here is my sketch for this week:

Head over to the Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge blog where you can see some samples for this sketch and link up your card. I hope you'll join us - Verve gives away a fabulous prize every month!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WMS October Pajama Party

Good evening - do you have your jammies on? Its time for the October Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!

You can find all the details of the four different challenges for tonight's party on the WMS Blog. That is also where you can link up your creations - the links are open through tomorrow evening.

The DT has joined in for some of the challenges, I have put something together for the 'Old Pajamas' challenge. We are reviving an older set - this month we are using the beautiful Yonder Star stamp set.

Here is my card, a simple design using the solid star image.

I stamped the image off of the edge of the card in Sahara Sand ink and then stamped it again in cranberry and teal ink. I cut out some of the center pieces and layered them for a different look. I masked the sentiment, which was longer, to stamp just the simple word Peace.

I also put something together for this month's Bedtime Story sketch.

I used the All Hallows Eve stamp set - I really love this vintage crow image. This was a super fun sketch - just look at all those fabulous patterned papers!

I hope you will be able to join us for the party. There are four challenges and a shot at a huge prize! I hope you'll join us!

Peace Card
STAMPS: Yonder Star - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: White, Dove Grey - Wplus9
INK: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo - SU!; Cranberry Crush - Wplus9
OTHER: Shine Bright Sequins - Verve

Happy Haunting Card
STAMPS: All Hallows Eve, Halloween Party - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: More Mustard, Black - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Blackbird, The Spider's Web - My Mind's Eye
INK: Going Gray - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Charcoal Twine - The Twinery; Banner Trio Die - Wplus9; Flag It Die Set, Banner Bundle Die Set - Verve

Sunday, October 5, 2014

October Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Diva Inspirations Hop!

It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our October inspiration challenge for another chance to win!
This month's challenge is entitled Fall Fancy:

The air is crisp and the colors are warm – celebrate fall with a spook-tacular creation or a thoughtful thank you using Fall as your inspiration!

Fall is my most favorite season.  I love the smell of the air and the beautiful colors.  I channeled the changing leaves for a simple creation for this month. 

My autumn wreath is actually an image from the Glad Tidings set - who says that beautiful design has to be for Christmas only? :)  I wanted the fall colors to be bold and bright, so I let the wreath take front and center.  The sentiment is from the Bountiful Harvest set, another favorite of mine. 

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee 8. Sony
2. Amy 9. Susan
3. Anya 10. Maureen
4. Betty 11. Laurie
5. Karen 12. Marisa
6. Sankari 13. Jen
7. Sarah

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of the hop!

STAMPS: Glad Tidings, Bountiful Harvest - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Baked Brown Sugar - SU!; Linen Vellum - PTI; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Burlap & Bouquets - Fancy Pants Designs
INK: Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Copic markers; Sewing machine