Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Big Cheese of the Week

Here we are in the final countdown to Christmas! I hope you have checked your lists and are ready to relax and enjoy the season.

Just a quick note before we get started: the Big Cheese program will be taking a little break for the holidays with the next new thread to be posted on the forum on Monday, January 2. We look forward to seeing you at that time.

Without further ado, our Big Cheese of this week is Nerina with this gorgeous card.

Isn't this such a beautiful, beautiful card? For me, a take-away technique from this card is the heat embossed petals followed up with the sponged ink. This creates such a lovely effect - soft yet bold at the same time. I also love that this poinsettia is the star of the show. A stunner!

Congratulations, Nerina! Your project will be added to the Big Cheese highlight album in the WMS Gallery. Please send me an email and I will provide you with a discount code for $10 off your next Waltzingmouse Stamps purchase.

How about the cutest sock monkey tag you've ever seen?

Cathy Weber has pulled out all the stops again to create an adorable tag for her sock-monkey-loving niece. With a Nordic Winter stamped body and holding a Christmas Bitty Banner, this guy is the cutest thing going. I love that this idea is so creative, completely personalized, and executed perfectly!

And finally, with another creation that is nothing short of stunning, is Pauline Pollington.

This is just one of a set of beautiful ornaments Pauline made using Sewing Box - Christmas. Framed by a delicate snowflake, each is full of sparkle and shimmer. Assembled together as a detachable ornament garland, these would bring so much holiday cheer to a mantle. A lovely creation!

Thanks to each of you that submitted projects for the Big Cheese this week. We so appreciate you taking the time to share your holiday projects with us and the WMS Gallery. Remember, we'll be back on January 2 with a new thread here in the WMS Forum.

Wishing each of you a wonderful holiday full of the joys of the season and a happy, healthy New Year! We look forward to seeing you then!



  1. I love cheese, hee! This Big Cheese of the Week shout out is the best thing ever. I may have missed some of these in the gallery if they weren't highlighted, and I am always so inspired by these posts. AMAZING WEEK, ladies! Removing jaw from keyboard now :) WOW!!!!!!

  2. These projects are just gorgeous, especially the pointsettia card. Merry Christmas to you!

  3. All great picks. That poinsettia is gorgeous! Cathy's sock monkey is Adorable, and Pauline's ornament with the blue beads is stunning! Another week of great inspiration!

  4. Oh my! What an exciting day! BIG SMILE :0) I'm so thrilled and honoured to be your big cheese this week, THANK YOU!!

  5. That poinsettia is just adorable...well done!

  6. Great projects. Merry Christmas :)

  7. Cute projects... Love the poinsettia... very awesome!

  8. Just popping in to wish you a wonderful Christmas surrounded by your family. I gave one of the Secret sets last year to my friend.....she told me this morning that her Grandson who is 4 said 'rememb,rememb, Nan....that Santa came in and left his dirty foot marks....will he do the same this year....she told him they'd have to wait and see....wonderful!! I'm sure this will happen in lots of homes.
    Have a good rest, you deserve it!

  9. What gorgeous, creative projects!! Nerina, your poinsettia is stunning!!, and Cathy, your Santa Monkey is just super adorable with his Nordic body!! Love your homespun, yet elegant ornament too Pauline!! WOW!!


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