Sunday 14 September 2014

...Welcome to the September Pajama Party!

Hello folks and welcome to our September Pajama Party! So glad you could make it - 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 you 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 Sept - Folks have 24 hours to link up their challenge entries. - The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm on the 15th Sept.

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're changing 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:

Challenge 1. Doodle Do
Make a project using this technique - stamp an image or 
sentiment and then add some hand doodling!

ideas from the WMS DT - 

from Claire - If you click on the pic it will get bigger and you'll see where I doodled kisses and hugs, (x, o) all over the 'happy' sentiment, the happy cake and candles immediately made me think of the Eat Cake set, and so I pulled that out and stamped the solid cake, I did a little doodling on the cake also, I just used the cake decorating stamp for inspiration! A white gel pen really makes the doodles stand out!

from Julia - click on this pic to make it bigger and you will be able to see how Julia has coloured her leaves using a pen dotting technique - this is super effective and rally gives that rustly old leaf effect, genius Julia! The oak leaf image is from Peace and Plenty and the background was created with the Cabin Plaid Backgounder, this card

Link your  Challenge 1. Doodle Do entries here: 

Challenge 2. Too cute to Spook
Make a project featuring Halloween cuteness - we want to see sweet treats and dinky delectables for Halloween - the sort of thing you might rustle up for the wee folks.

ideas from the WMS DT - 

from Claire - I remember when we launched the folding tag dies, Karin popped a little sewing kit inside for her release sample, and I have been wanting to put things inside those tags ever since, I made a tiny pocket out of vellum and stitched it to the tag, the closing tab on the tag holds it closed even with a few Tic Tacs in there, these tags would be super attached to pencils or other stationery items for a class giveaway. A chalkboard Boo popped up on the front - since these could be class treats I thought chalkboard technique was the one to use!

 from Jeanne - Boo and friends paired with the Opera Tags Stamp set - super combination!

 from Julia - Boo and friends paired with the stitched tag die and Zig Zag 
backgrounder for a little zing.

Link your Too cute to Spook entries here: 

Challenge 3. Old Pajamas
Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - For our samples, we have blown the dust off our Seasonal Flourish sets!

ideas from the WMS DT -
 from Jeanne - Bright Season stamps are a classic match for the Seasonal Flourish sentiments.

from Anya - I love how Anya matched the dainty cups from Afternoon Tea with 
her warm Wishes sentiment from Seasonal Flourish sentiments.

 from Julia - classic silver embossing on a blue ground, the crown is from Seasonal Remedies.

 from Tosha - does't that Vintage Christmas Backgrounder look smart in red with 
the black and white, super pepperminty candy fresh!

 from Lynn - stunning silver embossing on the Ornate Ornament stamp, and I think I spy Alpine Christmas snowflakes in the BG...

 from Karin, cosy felt flower with Camellia leaves go beautifully with this lovely flourished sentiment on Karin's card!

Link your Old Pajamas entries here:

Challenge 4. Bedtime Story Sketch
ideas from the WMS DT - 

 from Claire - That Alpine Christmas mountain range die is one of my most favourites! A different texture was added to each mountain range, it works beautifully with the Seasonal Flourish stamps!
 from Jeanne - The Picot panel die is lovely as the centre panel on Jeanne's baby sketch card. 
It could be a boy... :) dainty little images from Vintage Baby Shower, sentiment from Little Darlings sentiments.

from Tosha - Boo and friends on the front of the folding tag, and a mix up of Peek a Boo sentiments and the Great Big Owl inside, a super take on the sketch from Tosha!

from Julia, I love that Julia used the Great Big Owl as the centre panel for the sketch, and look at his eyes glowing, those are amber gems, I think! a great spooky look for Owl!

Link your Bedtime Story Sketch No. 6 entries here:

Good luck ladies - I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!


  1. I wasn't able to participate this time, but everyone's entries are wonderful so far!!!! How i wish i had been able to submit something this time... maybe next time.. Can't wait to see the rest of the entries!!!!

  2. Claire I love your Alpine card!

  3. YAAAAAYYY I had so much fun using my WM stamps again! thanks for the great challenges can't wait till the next party!!

  4. Hi Claire - so nice to have a PJ Party! Love your cards - the Alpine mountains are fabulous with the bold sentiment, the cute tag with sweets is such fun and the birthday cake card is fab! Great work.

  5. Hello Ladies and let me say: Congratulations on your amazing projects everybody!! That was so much fun to participate in Claire's Pajama Party and see all your beautiful creations :) Crossing fingers for you and I'm already happy for the future prize winner! sending hugs to everybody xoxo Aneta


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