Tuesday 23 February 2016

Farewell to Waltzingmouse Stamps

Deborah Frings and I have opened the old Waltzingmouse Fanatics blog to do a final farewell hop for Claire following her heartbreaking decision to close her fabulous store.   http://waltzingmousefanaticschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/waltzingmouse-stamps-farewell-hop.html   Waltzingmouse were the first stamps I bought online and it was love at first purchase and I've been #foreverawaltzingmousefanatic since that very fist purchase.

So here is my celebration of all things Waltzingmouse - this could have been a very long post as I had so many options to choose from but I've been brutal in the edit!

This is one of my favourite cards - I used the snowflake die in the background for embossed texture and then did a paper- and wood-pieced robin to go on top.   He does give me the Warm Fuzzies like all Claire's stamps do!

One area in which I think Claire always excelled where other stamp companies often fail (or at best ignore!) is in masculine themed products.   Her products were always so easy to make cards for guys with which is an area I know many of us struggle with.  This is one of my favourites.

I was totally THRILLED to be on the Waltzingmouse blog as part of their "friendly feature" back in 2013  http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/july-friendly-featuretara-caldwell.html   Here is the doll inside the doll card I made for it.

I was also lucky enough to be pubished in Paper Crafts magazine in the same year with MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE Waltzingmouse stamp set - that cowboy set just makes me happy everytime I see it!

I couldn't resist making a little something new with my Waltzingmouse supplies - this one is just for you Claire -  I will miss you!

I used Camellia plus Compact Sentiments Part 2 - Claire always had the perfect sentiment for every occassion!  Simply stamped and embossed and watercoloured (roughly!) with Gansai Tambei paints.

Do join in the hop and share your love of the mouse!  http://waltzingmousefanaticschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/waltzingmouse-stamps-farewell-hop.html



  1. Hi Tara! I love your cards! And of course, me being me, I can't stop looking at your "Yonder Star" card. Gorgeous cards, all of them!

  2. A lovely collection of beautiful creations using Claire's wonderful WMS stamps Tara!

  3. Tara - what a wonderful selection of cards to share with us. I love the Yonder Star card. And your camelia is stunning - always have loved that sentiment. xxx

  4. A super tribute, Tara! I really like the new camellia card. I think that is my favourite of the WMS blooms. You do a great job with splattering!

  5. You know that she is still selling her sets, right? She's designing and selling her stamps through Gina K Designs. Go over to www.ginakdesigns. :)

  6. do you have the you're a doll set still?? if so are you wanting to part with it?? i am in a desperate hunt for that set!!!


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