"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas... Waltzingmouse Style!


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Hello friends!!  It has gotten very chilly here in my part of the world... winter is on its way for sure!!  It has been very frosty in the mornings and my little guy has enjoyed smashing the ice on frozen muddle puddles and walking on the grass crisp with frost as we walk to school.  Playing along with this month's WMS Pajama Party and I have two projects to share with you.  First up is a card that I made for the second challenge "Pick a card, any card so long as it is Christmas".


For this card I used a pretty Christmasy color combo of dark green, dark red and kraft.  The layout is based on the current Mojo Monday sketch.   I used the two WMS Christmas sets that I own:  Nutcracker Sweet and Vintage Christmas Labels.  I stamped the tag from Vintage Christmas Labels in SU!'s Cherry Cobbler, trimmed out and stamped with the sentiment.  I used to own the Spellbinders labels dies that matched this stamp, but they have disappeared!   The tree from Nutcracker Sweet was stamped using Always Artichoke ink and trimmed out, as well.  The red cardstock piece was embossed with a PTI chevron coverplate.  After layering everything up I added some bling to the tree and a bit of ribbon and twine to the tag. 


The second project is for the third challenge, Tag you're it!  I don't often make tags, but decided to give go since I really wanted to use one of the nutcracker images from Nutcracker Sweet.  I went with an aqua/grey/white color combo for this one.  I used some SU! dp called Winter Frost.  A white cardstock tag was die cut using the Penny Black Tag It die.  A second tag was die cut from the patterned paper and adhered to the white tag.  I die cut a partial tag from aqua cardstock and adhered it to the tag.  The nutcracker was stamped in grey, trimmed out and popped up on the tag.  The sentiments were added using black ink.   I added a scattering of sequins.  Not sure I really like the "wreath" that the nutcracker is holding, but it is what it is...

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Card:  Cardstock:  kraft, red and dark green; Stamps:  WMS; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Ribbon:  Stampin Up!; Twine:  May Arts; Rhinestones:  Stampin Up!

Tag:  Cardstock:  white & aqua; Patterned Paper:  Stampin Up!; Stamps:  WMS; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Ribbon:  PTI; Bakers Twine:  The Twinery

13 comments:

Sabrina Alery said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors in your tag!!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card with the traditional colours panels!

hiddenloft said...

I l.o.v.e. your tag! Gorgeous colors and the details add just the right touch of awesomeness (is that a word? LOL). Lovely card, too! Well done.

Brenda said...

I love your traditional colours on your card and your tag is super duper!

Greta said...

2 winners in my book, Rosemary! Great work, as always!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created color blocking on the background of your card and your design is so elegant, Rosemary!
Beautiful tag, too! I love the soft colors and how you layered your elements...so pretty!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful layering on your Christmas Tree Card Rosemary! and I love that nutcracker on your wintery blue tag!

mypapercraftworld said...

The colours shine on both these, Rosemary ... the rich, traditional red and green colour blocks ... and the stunning soft pastel shades on the sequin scattered tag! Anita :)

Claire Brennan said...

Beautiful projects Rosemary, I love the little accent crystals on the tree and the frosty colours on the tag are perfect, Thank you so much for joining us at the party!

snowbear said...

Love the nutcracker tag!

Valerie Nolan said...

Two fabulous projects Rosie, love the tag with the nutcracker image, reminds me of one of Charlie's favourite rhymes, The Grand Old Duke of York:)
Val x

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a sweet card & DARLING tag! Well done!

Michelle said...

Beautiful tag and Christmas card! I love these stamps!