Saturday, October 2, 2010

Vroom Vroom and WCMD

Happy World Card Making Day!

Maybe you've got a group activity planned, or you are going to join in some of the online fun - whatever card-making goodness you have planned today, enjoy!

Speaking of goodness, I've got some to share with you right now!

Today is Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge day, and here is today's sketch:

I think someone had me in mind when they drew up this sketch! Nothing like a wide open space to create your own background - my favorite.  I thought I'd take the opportunity to combine this with the current Embellish Magazine Challenge, since it was about background stamping, too!  Here is my card:

So cute, huh!? Perfect for a little nephew who just happens to be turning two!  Half Pint Heroes was my sure-fire go-to set - what little guy doesn't like to see himself in the driver's seat?

I stamped the convertible repeatedly on Going Gray cardstock (I like to start in the middle and then work my way out - this is where a lined block and some grid paper come in handy!).  Then I stamped the car again onto scrap cardstock, colored it with Copics and cut it out.  I really like how it turned out!

To help you celebrate World Card Making Day (and maybe to help jump start your Christmas card-making), Waltzingmouse Stamps is having a little contest. Claire has drawn up a beautiful digi image just for you! By using the image and then linking up your project, you have the chance to win a free stamp set! The image and additional details can be found on the WMS Blog. And since I love ya so much, here's a little peek.. again using today's sketch.

Have you ever seen anything more darling than Harriet? Oh, I love her with her fur cuffs and collar!  The background was stamped with the large border stamp from Very Vintage Christmas.  Harriet was printed out and colored with Copics.  I added some stitching, some baker's twine that I vintaged up with Antique Linen reinker, and an old button.  I added some sparkle, too!

The sketch challenge will remain open until Thursday, 11:59 EST. You can link up your entry on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog. Top Mice will be announced along with the new sketch next Saturday! Be sure to visit the blog and check out what the other DT members and Mischief Makers have created for the sketch challenge!

Have a great day!


Vroom Vroom Card
Stamps: Half Pint Heroes - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Going Gray, Basic Black - Stampin' Up!; White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Basic Gray - Stampin' Up!; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Copic Markers (E50, C1, C3, C5, Y00, Y02)
Joyeux Noel Harriet Card
Stamps: Very Vintage Christmas, Digital Harriet Image - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink; Blushing Bride - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Pink Sorbet Baker's Twine - The Twinery; Antique Linen Reinker - Ranger Industries; Copic Markers and Spica glitter pens; Vintage button; Sewing machine


  1. love love love your first card, Anay! so super cute and fun! that stamped background is super. and the second card is so pretty. love the pretty colors you used. fabulous work!

  2. WOW! Super cute, Anya! Love those cars made into a background. Also the pink vintage decorative stamp at an angle is so pretty! Thanks for joining an Embellish challenge.

  3. Both cards are wonderful Anya. Love how you've done the background on the first and I just ADORE the vintage pinkness of the 2nd one. Stunning work.

  4. Oh lovely! You did a fab job with Harriet! And love the fun car bg of your WMSC card!

  5. I love your car bg stamping - how cute Anya! and your Harriet is just lovely - she looks great colored in!

  6. Both cards are fabulous!! Love Half Pint he is just adorable and you colored Harriet just perfect in pinks :)

  7. I really like both cards but being the mom of 4 boys, the vroom vroom card really wowed me. Super job!

  8. Happy World Card Making Day! Both of your cards are darling Anya! The first is so cute & Harriet looks so pretty in pink!

  9. Both fab cards. The stamped card background is fantastic!

  10. I love the both cards... what productivity !!!!! I am impressed !!!!!

  11. i adore your car. i had the same thought w/ combining this w/ embellish! love how your car just stands out so well!

    and harriet. i love how the pink acts as an extension of harriett. love the pink & teal color combo!

    always an inspiration :)


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