Friday, 14 November 2014

...Welcome to the November Pajama Party!

Good evening folks and welcome to our November Pajama Party! It's great to see you! - we have some fun challenges for you tonight and we hope you can play along. 

If you saw the Invite post you will be familiar with the challenges and you may even have your cards all ready to link up, but don't worry there is plenty of time to play if you are only just joining us - the links will remain open for 24 hours! (this post went live at 11:45pm - UK time on the 14th, so you have 24 hours from then!)
PJ Party Schedule:
The PJ party post and all challenge links are now live since 11:45pm on the 14th Nov - Folks have 24 hours to link up their challenge entries. - The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm on the 15th Nov.
Rules - a little housekeeping!
• You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along,
but it will make us especially happy if you do! 
• You can enter each challenge as many times as you like, using separate cards
and separate links, but you cannot enter any one card in more than one challenge!
• Links should take folks directly to the blog post/spot where we can see/
comment on your challenge entry.
• Please mention our PJ party and challenge on your blog or gallery post
(- you are welcome to grab the PJ logo or sketch graphic and
add those to your blog if you like)
 • You do not need to enter every challenge, but the more entries
you have the better change of winning the prize!

We have changed up the format of the prizes a little - we will have one overall winner chosen at random from the 4 challenges. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.
Now please note - this is important - if the winning entry uses Waltzingmouse brand stamps or dies the prize will be doubled and the winner will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)!
Please note that projects using only free WMS products will not be eligible for the double prize - though you could still qualify for the £30GBP!

OK, now we have the challenges, we have a couple of samples to get you going:

Scandi tags 

Claire - I used Nordic Winter stamps and the new Pretty Panel 1 self matting die.

 Jeanne dug out her Nordic Winter also!

 Anya used the Folk art snowflake die

Lynn used the Folk art additions set and matching dies.

Make a tag or set of tags featuring simple clean design - think Scandinavian style. Think red and white! Any of our Nordic and Folk art sets would be perfect for this, but I will let you into a little secret - so long as you use a red and white colour scheme, with maybe a little kraft thrown in, I'm sure you'll pass muster! I'd love to see a Christmas theme for this, but if you don't do Christmas, how about a Scandi birthday tag?

  Link your Challenge 1 Scandi Tag challenge here:

Wrap it up warm

For my Wrap it up warm challenge I die cut the gift card envelope from white felt, then I die cut the same envelope from grey paper and stamped some Nordic Winter patterns on it. I then applied my very best double sided sticky tape all the way around the edge of the wrong side of the paper envelope. I stuck it directly to the white felt and I have a dinky little cozy envelope! Now my gift card is all toasty! Couldn't resist making a card to match - the Around Christmastime set has a lot of stamps that are perfect for this Nordic feel. this circular holly stamp is actually a tag stamp, but I think it looks fab on a card!


 Tosha used Festive Foliage and matching mistletoe die.

Show us your best gift wrapping - make a gift bag or box with a 'cozy' feel, I'm thinking plaids and stitchery....stamp up some wrapping paper - again I'm thinking Christmas but if you have another reason to celebrate we will happily join you!

Link your Challenge 2 Wrap it up warm challenge here:

Old Pajamas 







Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - I'm going to ask some of the DT to play along with us, we're using our Candy Jar Christmas sets for all the samples above.
Link your Challenge 3 Old Pajamas challenge here:

Bedtime Story Sketch




Link your Bedtime Story Sketch challenge #8 here:


  1. An amazing amount of inspiration from all the DT as always Claire!

  2. Great pajama party, but I'll have to soak up all the rest of the wonderful WMS inspiration in the morning :)

  3. I love your gray stampings using the holly circles Claire - so pretty with the red berries. Your felt envelope certainly does look cozy - love the tie with the wood knot too!

  4. Thanks for organising this Claire !!! Wonderful inspiration to be had.

  5. Thank you, Ladies, for this party and demonstrating some old sets and dies! I had Folk Art set for several months and I knew I would use it for Christmas, but I unpacked it only now for this challenge and fell in love with it :)

  6. Fabulous cards!! I made for three of the challenges but, dang didn't get a chance to post.....went to a Cheerleading competition -being the supportive grandma!!


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