Tuesday 14 October 2014

Waltzingmouse PJ Party

It's party night - have you got your PJs on?  I'm ready, especially as I have Spandau Ballet on the TV too!

I managed 3 of the 4 challenges this month - I must admit the sketch stumped me a little - too many bits for my mainly CAS style so I passed.

Here's my card for the first challenge - Texture it - make texture without embossing folders.  It turns out mine was really hard to photograph - but hopefully you can make it out in the top right - I used 2 pieces of ric-rac ribbon and my embossing mat and ran it through the big-shot to see what would happen - irl it's really detailed (although the ribbon is now much flatter!) and I like the way it frames my scene.  The snowman is stamped on pearlised card and glued on with pinflair gel to get some nice round shaping to him and then his bits are paper-pieced with enamel dots for eyes etc.

The second challenge was "snow is falling" so I used one of the new snowflake dies and cut several from white glitter card and blue iridescent card to make a winter wreath with matching shimmering sentiment and a few sequin highlights.

Challenge 3 is old PJs - use any Christmas set other than the new ones.  I decided to make a really mini card - this one is just 3x3 inches as I had a lot of 3 inch scraps of this striped paper from another project.  I used one of my all time fave sentiments from Compliments of the Season 2 - I love the sheer elegance of this and how it can be the feature of a card (especially a mini one!)   Stamped in red on kraft and cut with a spellbinder label die - a few glitter accents, gold edging and gold washi tape - et voila mini card in 5 mins!

Have fun at the PJ party - I'll be back to see who else is playing later.



  1. Wonderful cards for the challenge Tara - how clever to use ric rac to 'deboss' - your glittery snowflakes are so lovely and glittery! And beautiful color combo with the red stripes and kraft on your Old PJ card!

  2. OK, you win the clever prize, Tara! Ric Rac texture? Can't wait to try it. And love those snowflakes, especially in a wreath like you've done. And your mini card is the sweetest with the candy cane stripes and lovely verse.

  3. How absolutely clever and creative Tara!! What a fabulous idea to use Ric Rac for your embossed frame!! Your snowflake wreath is all sparkly and beautiful, and your "Merry Christmas" card just oozes warmth and charm!

  4. Fabulous cards Tara. Embossing with ric-rac - such a clever idea. I love that sentiment and it looks fabulous cut with that Spellbinders die - just another reason for me to want Labels 10 !!!

  5. Wonderful projects - The debossed ric rac is so fun and clever - and Frosty looks amazing too! I love your shiny snowflakes and the strip of washi on the patterned paper. Lots of fun ideas!

  6. Stunning cards, Tara! Love the debossed ric rac - genius :) The sparkly snowflake wreath looks gorgeous and I love the stripy background on your mini card too!

  7. Beautiful cards Tara - I'm loving that new snowflake die..it looks gorgeous in the iridescent card!

  8. Adorable , beautiful and fun! Love the shine on the snowflake card! The firs card is adorable!

  9. Oh gorgeous cards Tara, I especially adore the ric rac embossing on the Frosty card, genus - I will be CASEing that one!


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