Thursday, October 13, 2011

Waltzingmouse Oct. Release Day 2 ~ Nordic Winter

Welcome to Day 2 of the Waltzingmouse releases for this month. Today, we're featuring a new set called Nordic Winter. And oh my, is this ever a must have set!! I have so many ideas, but not enough time to implement them right now...*sigh*. This has to be one of my absolute faves!!

For my first card, I decided I wanted to make a Nordic mitten, and with the variety of borders and images, it was so fun and easy to make. I stuffed a little Gingerbread man from the Half Baked Gingerbread Joy set, and a Sizzix diecut Primitive heart, inside the mitten, and added a sweet little sentiment from the Seasons of Love - Tags set. I finished it off with some sewing, burlap string, pom-pom ribbon and lace. I also added a couple of punched borders.

Now, for my next card, I went with a completely different style. I used one of the border images to make the stripes, and added the reindeer and sentiment to the solid panel.

That's it for me today. If you haven't seen what the other girls are sharing today, be sure to stop by their blogs for a visit too. You won't want to miss it!!

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Julia Aston
Jennifer Holmes
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you're having a wonderful week!! :)
Happy Stamping!

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Nordic Mitten
Stamps: Nordic Winter, Half Baked Gingerbread Joy, Seasons of Love - Tags
Paper: Paris & Co. Six by Six (MME), Dark Chocolate, Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Versamark, French Roast and Sage (a muse), Smokey Gray (Versafine), Red Brick (VersaMagic), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Mitten die (Spellbinders), Labels 8 die (Spellbinders, Primitive Heart die (Sizzix), Lace, Pom-pom ribbon, Burlap String (May Arts), Wood button (PTI), Mini-Clothespin, White Embossing Powder, Border Punches (EK Success and Martha Stewart), Sewing Machine

Nordic Reindeer
Stamps: Nordic Winter (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Vintage Cream and Smokey Gray (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (Versafine), Sage (a muse)
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Button (PTI), Rhinestone (Kaisercraft), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)


Luanne said...

wow! beautiful stamp a must have it is. Love your cards!

Debgem said...

Both are just super cards - but my favourite is the second one with the sweet reindeer in the centre!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful cards, always, your creations simply take my breath away. Love the adorable stocking holding that cute little gingerbread man and heart. How very clever.

Your card is really lovely, with its traditional winter scene in this wonderful color palette. Amazing job.

Penny said...

LOVE your simple stripes design - what a gorgeous set this is!

Kelly S. said...

Oh TOSH! These are spectacular! They are so warm and cozy, and deliciously sweet! LOVE the layout on the first one with those sweet treats tucked in the stocking. What an awesome idea to use the Gingerbread set! And the second? I forgot that we can use these stamps on the vertical, hee! Why do I have to work today (whine)! I want to stay home and case everyone's cards! :) :)

I'm Renee said...

They are both fabulously stunning!!
Love the heartwarming feel of the first one with the gingerbread and sentiment...
the colors.
And the stunning simplicity of the 2nd...
just gorgeous!!
You amaze me!

Theresia said...

Love your cards, and oh my this set is a must have.

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful cards using this set Tosh! Love the browns on your sweet mitten card!

Carola said...

Tosha, these are two wonderful cards. On the first one I especially like the warm cream and brown colours together with that red of the heart and part of the sentiment. And I like how you "stuffed" the mitten with the little gingerbread man and the heart.
And on the second card I very much like how you stamped the background and placed the reindeer image with the sentiment.

Kind regards

Marisa said...

How cute is that first card or what!! The goodies tucked into the mitten - Love it :) Fabulous CAS second card. You can run the full gamete of styles :)

Jennifer Holmes said...

Wow, it's just amazing what the design team has come up with this week. Love these, Tosh! Elegant, cozy, and homespun all at the same time. Just what the holidays should be, right?!

Pet73 said...

These are fantastic!

Cheryl S. said...

I love both of your cards - so different in all aspects but equally nice. Very good job showcasing these terrific new stamps!

Karen M said...

So, so fab! i really love the first card, that is how I wish my cards looked when finished! Beautiful!

anya said...

Boy, do I love that mitten Tosh! The gingerbread man peeking out is so cute. I agree with you - I think we need more days of previews for this set!

Becca Feeken said...

Tosha this is as sweet as can be! I'm so taken with your gingerbread man and the whole coloring of your card is yummy!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Just wonderful! Your first card has so much texture and depth. And your second card is perfectly CAS! I'm so impressed with how these sets can be homey, modern, vintage, and country all at once! I simply can't wait until these come in!

Barb said...

wow! beautiful :)

Kary said...

Hi Tosha! Amazing samples!! I LOVE the mitten, it's beautiful! Your second card is so gorgeous too - such creativity! LOVE, LOVE these!!

Susan Hogan said...

Simply stunning. I am wordless. So pretty.

Olga said...

So pretty the nordic mitten card. I love it! Very nice! Such an inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

So love the country feel these have, especially the first one, so pretty!

Lisa S. said...

Love your take on this stamp set and simply can not wait 'til the release.

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Simply stunning...i really love this

Fabulous inspiration

Ali x

AuroraDawn said...

Oh wow - beautiful cards

Nordic reindeer is just breathtaking - Thank you for sharing.

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