Today's post also sees the passing of another favourite: Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge. My first card for this challenge was way back in March 2012 "You're Eggstra Special" and since then I've been a regular player. The following month, the unthinkable happened! I won with this little number called "Celebrate" and it was no easy victory! WMS stamps did me proud again this "Halloween Wishes" creation that I made for the WMS Monthly Blog Party in October .
Sad to see this challenge end but I suspect something exciting is brewing in the background. I love Claire Brenan's artwork - she has a wonderful mix of elegant script, whimsical images and posh Victorian stamps which are timeless and versatile. I find myself reaching out for her stamps always. Before I succumb to a full-blown bawl, I want to show you my entry for the last WMS Sketch Challenge #129. With a touch of nostalgia, I'm using the same Asian Gardens Additions set that gave me my WMS first win.
I must apologise for the poor picture quality. These were taken with my phone.
|I'm having another go at CAS my way. That 1" strip of patterned paper is from Crafts-Too's Oriental Papers 6x6 pad. In case you're wondering, Chinese New Year is on the 9th of Feb...or is it on the 10th? Can someone confirm, please?|
|I adhered the layered image and greeting onto a plain background. Some pop-dots for dimension. That's it! Keeping it simple, y'all!|
|I kept the inside plain, with plenty of room for a personal message.|
I'm also taking this card to Creative Card Crew #26 "Chinese New Year"; The Stamping Chef "Celebration"; Always Something Creative #45 "New Year"; Cute Card Thursday #250 "Something New" and Sunshine Creations #5 "For the New Year". And before you rush off, please swing by Make It Monday #122 for an explosion of talent!
Thanks for stopping by. I'm going to continue my quest for a new camera and hopefully my next post will have better quality photos. See you tomorrow for the first Polkadoodle post of the year... a little surprise awaits you. So make sure you swing by tomorrow, bright and early at 9am!
Double chocolate chip muffin, coffee and