Friday, 20 June 2008

Waltzingmouse Makes... A Start.

Hello and Welcome to the first ever post on my first ever blog. I started this blog because I have been so inspired by all the creative ladies on the PapertreyInk Forum that I feel it's only fair that I share my cards. I've been making things all my life but i just got hooked on stamping in the last month or so and have started off with cards. Soon as I can get someone to go to America for me and fill a suitcase with all the other goodies such as egg boxes and sweet little tins, I'll be stamping those too.
Today I'm posting a couple of cards I made this week and finishing off with a little Christmas tree that any of you ladies who have the spellbinders Nestability square sets can whip up in a jiffy.

I'm planning to make a forest of these to sit among my cards on the dresser this year at Christmas. If anyone fancies making one let me know, I could do instructions in the next post. I think I've enabled comments but I'm new to this
so bear with me.

Not having a vast array of ribbon, I used fabric to create little accents above and below the ribbon which was layered on
top of a strip of stitched strip of Kraft card. Being an avid quilter I couldn't resist making a little patchwork heart for the white card stamped with sage snowflakes.
I'm sorry it's all Christmas cards at the moment but I'm a bit of a Christmas fanatic and bought everything they had to do with the Holiday at PTI. I'm waiting on my next order which will allow me to branch out a little. lol.


  1. Congratulations Claire on creating this wonderful blog. Your cards are fabulous, full of creativity. Your pictures of home made my jaw very beautiful. I REALLY must visit! Thanks for letting me know of your "blogging birth" and I'm putting you on my goggle reader so I don't miss a single entry. Hugs!

  2. Wonderful work Claire. Welcome to the blog world. Your cards are beautiful. I am working on Christmas as well. Your beautiful home of Ireland is equally breath taking.


  3. Darling! I love the trees!The cards too. Great work.
    Welcome to blogmania.

  4. Welcome to the blog world! PTI was what inspired me to start my own blog too.

    I love your Christmas cards, even if they are a tad early. LOL You do beautiful work.

  5. Claire, you certainly don't look like a beginner! I love your stamped tree with the heart and stars and your eyelet trees! So cute!

  6. Claire, these cards are wonderful!! I'm so glad you have a blog. Your work is fabulous. Hope you'll be posting and sharing your creations regularly.

  7. Congrats on your new blog! Your work is just lovely!!
    Those trees are awesome!! :)

  8. Oh I'm so happy to have found your blog!! Your cards are beautiful - can't wait to see more! :)

  9. Congrats Claire on your blog. I love Christmas crafts too. Cant wait to see what you come up with! Your cards are darling as well. Adding you to my list!~Erica


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