Wednesday 27 February 2013

...Red Carpet challenge links open

Folks, this is a super simple card to kick off  the Red carpet dress challenge - We're inviting you to take inspiration from your favourite dress of the 2013 Oscars and make a card based on that dress. I have to say the theatrical side of me yearned for some more dramatic dresses to choose from, but I chose this one as worn by Jessica Chastain as my starting point, I may make another card for this challenge as I was a little short of time today, given that I'm getting ready for several new releases....

Anyhow, this little number will get us started and allow me to open the links at the end of this post. Please do play along! I was rather obsessed with creating cutting files for the You're lovely set and I used these for my 5 min card! I will be popping those up at the store some point soon together with the freebie doily cut files. It's not that obvious from the pic, but the You're Lovely cut files will include options for the just dress as well as the dress on the dressform, and also for the bodices etc so it will be super easy to dress your stamps with patterned papers like I have here.

You have a full week to play and there are loads of dresses for inspiration - many can be found here at Vogue. Have fun!

Store News

The big news for WMS folks is that we are gearing up for a release. It's our first of the year and I will be starting peeks in a couple of days and we will have some new goodies for you around the 8th March - and maybe one before that. Although things have been quite quiet at WMS front of house recently, it hasn't all been tea and biscuits at my place, I have been working my tail off to bring you some rather special sets, and once we get going this year, we don't intend to slow down. We'll be back to a monthly release for the rest of this year while I get around to releasing all of the goodies that have been building up in my head while I dealt with other things last year.

I hear the DT have something special in store for you tomorrow, so do pop back to see us, it will be quite the show, we greatly expanded the team and we're looking forward to introducing everyone as our new DT family!


  1. Beautiful card and I cannot wait for the release :-) I hope to play along two as I already have an idea or two.

  2. Simple and ever so très elegant - I love it.

  3. Just lovley :)Simple and elegant !

  4. Your card is elegance personified. I got my card almost finished last night so will link it up later.

    Did someone say release???? Roll on March :-D


  5. Beautiful card Claire! You captured Jessica's dress beautifully and I love the "red carpet" you placed your image on! Your card is so clean looking!

  6. This is so beautifully done, Claire! Lovely elegant card! I will try to link up my card!

  7. Claire - this is so beautiful - you've really caught the vintage glamour of Jessica's dress - love your red carpet too!

    I'm with Tara - can't wait for the sneak peaks!!

  8. Claire this is gorgeous, love the way the dress looks. Like the way you used the lines in the layout of your card. Hope to get a chance to post a card.

  9. Hey Missey!! I just wanted you to know that I think your dress on the card looks much better than the inspiration piece!! :-) Lots of hugs!!


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