Sunday 17 February 2013

February Blog Party–Doily Love


Hello and welcome!. We are thrilled that you stopped by today! You are in for lots of fun and inspiration today as we host our February Blog Party! Are you ready? If so, let's get this party started.
This month we have chosen a doily theme which continues to be very trendy on cards, scrapbook pages and various other crafty projects. However you feel inspired to express your love for doilies – we are anxious to see your Waltzingmouse Stamps creations.

The sample above is a slight cheat! Cutting files were used to create a doily from the artwork for the Dainty Doilies set - I just could not resist, I mad a doily and a mat and I sponged the doily with various colours before layering it on the cream mat - I used AC cardstock and I'm finding it a lovely match for the Cameo! If you'd like the cutting files pop a comment on this blog, if a few folks like them I will make them a freebie on the store.

Here’s how the party works works: Upload your entries to your blog or on-line gallery and then enter your direct URL link your creation using the inlinkz tool at the end of this post. We will leave the links open for 24 hours so that everyone will have a chance to play along, even if you haven’t created anything yet!  Then after you link your project, why not take a little time and check out all the other inspiring projects by just clicking on their link.
Be sure to include the Blog Party Logo (seen at the top of this post) on your blog to easily identify your participation). How fun and easy!
The festivities begin right here, according to your location, as indicated below:
UK - 6:30 p.m. 17th February- 6:30 p.m. 18th February
USA (New York) 1:30 p.m. 17th February- 1:30 p.m. 18th February
Australia (Queensland) - 4:30 a.m. 18th February- 4:30 a.m. 19th February
Canada (Alberta) - 11:30 a.m. 17th February- 11:30 a.m. 18th February
Malaysia - 2:30 a.m. 18th February- 2:30 a.m. 19th February
Norway - 7:30 p.m. 17th February- 7:30 p.m. 18th February
At the end of the appointed time, the linking option will be closed.
As we mentioned before, you have 24 hours to link up your creation!  And we all look forward to see your creative and inspiring projects.  Be sure to check back on the 20th of the month right here where we will highlight a few of the entries that really catch our eye. We are looking for projects that showcase extra special effort and creativity! We will also select and announce our winner of the FREE stamp set of choice, using a random generator from those participating in the Blog Party! Will you be the winner?
Let the fun begin and enter your direct link to start the party.


  1. Your card is so beautiful Claire! Amazing doily - Want to try that cut file right away!!!!

  2. Awesome doily card, Claire! I love the idea of a cut file for these! Could you even imagine trying to cut one out, LOL?! Love how your doily is placed over the textured cardstock, so lovely showing through! The pastel colors make this like an Easterflake! We do get snow around here at Easter time :)!

  3. WOW... That doily is gorgeous!! Would love the cut files!! What is AC card stock??

  4. Claire your doily is amazing. It looks like it was hand crochet with variegated thread, starched and framed. Absolutely stunning! That big button is just the cherry on top!

  5. This is just beautiful, Claire!! When I first looked at it, I thought, "Oh my goodness, that is needle work!" But then I realized that it isn't and that makes it all the more impressive. Wonderful.

  6. Your card is stunning Claire - love the sponging on the doily. the cut file would be fun to play with.

  7. PS...I came back to look again :) That doily actually looks like it's crocheted!

  8. Oh Claire - this is so beautiful - love the shading on the doily! I like the texture on it too! Great card.

    I rather like the idea of some cut files for the doilies.

    I think this is one of the prettiest blog parties we've had. I've had such fun! Thanks all!

  9. Lovely creation Claire~the doily is so pretty! I like the sponging-(I agree with Kelly) it DOES look like it's crocheted!

  10. This is a most fabulous card! Love the way you colored the doily so soft! What a great diecut you made!


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