Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Waltzingmouse!!

Claire Brennan is celebrating the first birthday of her stamp company Waltzingmouse Stamps . Claire is such an inspiration to me, because she felt inspired by a dream and decided to make it come true. Now she is celebrating a year of living that dream - which has seen some really cute, adorable and unique stamp sets enter the stamping arena!

During the May release Claire is offering up EIGHT new stamp sets - (the peekies are looking soooo amazing!) and as a special celebration she has drawn a sketch - invited us to enter our interpretations of it - and has offered to give the winner of the challenge all of her eight new sets as a prize!! WOW! That is soooooo seriously amazing!

So without further ado, here is my card - made with some of my most favourite Waltzingmouse stamps of all time:


This set uses the "Sewing Box Hugs" as the focal point, but little details of "Off Beat Backgrounds" and "Faux Fun" are all over it too!


Materials: All stamps - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Cardstock and Ink - Papertrey Ink; Pearls - Kaiser; Glossy Accents; Distress Ink and Stickles by Ranger Industries; Patterned Paper - Urban Prairie by Basic Grey

The windows are covered with Glossy Accents for a bit of shine, but I stamped them first with the 'bitty squares' from "Off Beat Backgrounds" to try and give them a windowpane appearance :0) The door is stamped with a twill pattern, the roof with a zig-zag, the background with Polka Dots - all from the same set.

Claire, congratulations on a year in business - thank you for your great products! And Happy Birthday to the Mouse! :0)

14 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

Oh My! Nerina, this is truly scrumptious!!! wow you have been a busy bee!!! I love the knitted background!!!! Thank you so much for playing along!!!

Angela Mclean said...

Very very lovely! Love how you've stamped the roof especially. It SO works!
Angela xxx.

Kathy Martin said...

What a great card! So adorable! :)

Heather P. said...

This is totally AMAZING! I love every single detail on this card, and the colors are just gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE it. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Nerina, this is just DARLING!!!

Sharron said...

Nerina, this is so PERFECT! Love how you used the different background stamps and created a little yard for the house. Beautiful job!

Pauline said...

Beautifu, fab paper piecing, and love the roof too! Pauline x

Terri said...

Great job! I love the quilted look of it!

Sue W said...

Such a beautiful card - congratulations and good luck!

Keva said...

Love this! Great card. That little set is adorable!

Helen said...

What a fabulous card!! I love the way you've combined all those patterned papers - it works sooo well & those stamps look amazing.

Cathy Weber said...

I absolutely love this stamp set. It looks so much like stitching. As soon as I push enter I'm looking up WaltzingMouseStamps. Very pretty card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sew lovely! :)

Cammie said...

Nerina, I LOVE this card! It is absolutely charming! You have perfectly paired all the prints.