Saturday, 5 June 2010

...Good Saturday Morning!!!

Guess what??? - go on!! Guess what? ok, the graphic above kinda gives it away...Waltzingmouse Stamps has now got a sketch challenge blog!!!!! I am HUGELY EXCITED!!!! This has been something I have wanted to do for such a long time but I have been a little busy elsewhere! lol and so Design Team co-ordinator Lisa stepped in and took the helm! Lisa has created a GORGEOUS New blog for us to post our challenges on and I invite you to take a peep here:

Would you look at the wee banner on that blog?!! Ack! how cute is that?? And blinkies? We have a wee blinkie!!! Lisa, you have been hiding your design talent under a great big bushel!

The full deets are on the blog but here's an outline of how it's going to work:

New sketch challenges will begin each Saturday.

Sketch challenges will end on the following Thursday at 11:59 pm EASTERN.

Any posts to galleries or forums should have the keyword WMSC plus the sketch number; for example cards made for today's sketch should use the keyword WMSC1.

We are welcoming folks using any stamps they like for the challenges, but we hope to see lots of people getting out their WMS. There will be random prizes! On the weeks that a prize is up for grabs, the winner will receive a bonus prize if her card uses WMS!!!!

So I'm not sure what you're doing today, but I'm off to check out what the DT have made, my ladies joined in the Challenge this week!!!!! Maybe see you over there!!

For my challenge card I used a circle frame stamp from Vintage Circles Small, I stamped it in Shabby Shutters Distress ink. My sentiment, in Boysenberry, Versacolour, is from the Say it with Style set, and of course several Spellbinders TM dies...! The background is a cuttlebug embossing and the wee slip of card was curled and glittered just to bring out the purple!

Hope it tickles!!


  1. Oh how fun! I stayed up just to see this surprise reveal and I'm loving it. Now off to check the challenge blog! I'll get that blinkie up on my blog too! Yay, so excited cause I do love sketches! :)

  2. Great Claire, count me in - love challenges!

  3. Oh, it's so exciting! I'm giddy!!!


  4. Such a sweet card Claire - love that glittery strip, a great idea! A challenge every week!!! Can I keep up? I'll try.

  5. This is great news! I love sketch challenges. Love the embossed panel and glitter strip on your card. I just used that same nestie stamp yesterday.

  6. Claire this is soooo exciting! A place to share in some fun and get super inspired into the bargain - I'm in!

  7. I love your wee blinkie!! If that mouse isn't the cutest thing :)
    Great idea on the sketches, too! I've been looking for a mojo boost lately and your sketches will be just what the Craft Dr. ordered.
    Claire, I don't know how you keep thinking up these fun things and growing, but I love it! Big thanks to Lisa, too. You're a gem!

  8. LOVE it!! and it's a grand idea!! love having another reason to use Waltzingmouse Stamps... lol!

  9. I love sketches and I can't wait to get my WMS stamps!!

  10. What a fun sketch and just love your card and that bling bling ribbon.

  11. YIPPEEE - I have to make some time to play along :) I ♥ sketches :)

  12. Hi Claire
    love your idea I hope I can also join the game.
    (not so good with computers)
    But like to try your sketch.
    Groetjes Holly.

  13. Hi Claire,
    congrats to your new Sketch Challenge Blog!!
    And what a cute design..
    I`ll start with after my vacations ...

  14. As always, Claire, you have created such a wonderfully design project. Love that big button...a perfect embellishment. Thanks for putting this challenge project all together for us. I trust everyone will be as excited about it as I am!

  15. Great fabby idea, and a fun inspiring sketch, I can't wait to get making!

  16. This is a great idea. I love that they will get posted on Saturday as I am more or less a weekend stamper.

  17. Fab card, that purple glittery strip is just wonderful, adding such a punchy pop of colour!

  18. Oh wonderful sketch! now do I have time?? Love the new sketch blog! :)


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