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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

...PJ Party Winner and more!

Folks we have an overall winner - our randomly chosen winner was:

Lori Tecler!

Congratulations Lori, please email us on info@waltzingmousestamps.com and we will get your prize organised!!! You win £60GBP of WMS goodies!!!


Now - to everyone else who entered the PJ party I have a special little something, let me just bend your ear for a moment to set the scene for you - I've been struggling a little with the run up to Christmas, with sick kiddos and with getting all the end of year stuff done at WMS - I completely and utterly failed to have my things made and photographed in time for the December PJ party. 

I'm inching round the feeling soooo guilty that I couldn't join in, but also so thankful for the folks who did take time out of their Holiday prep to play along and so each and every one of the folks who came to our PJ party is going to get a little store gift code from me - I just want to thank you - I really appreciate your taking time to join us at WMS! Happy Christmas ladies!!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

...Welcome to the December Pajama Party!


ED- Folks just when I thought little dude was all better he was sent home out of school again sick, so I'm afraid it's just not happening for me here today and I won't be able to join the party! I will have time later to get round all the entries though thank you so much for playing along!

Welcome, it's the last Pajama Party of the year, our next one will be 14th February 2015! The end of 2014 is kicking my butt, I've had little sick people for 2 weeks and with Christmas looming and end of year stuff happening at WMS I am behind with my creations for tonight's party, but I will add them here as I get them finished and I look forward to a nice warm cuppa at some point tomorrow and a chance to see what you've made - were you brave enough to tackle an ornament?

If you saw the Invite post you will be familiar with the challenges and you may even have your 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 Dec - Folks have 24 hours to link up their challenge entries. - The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm on the 15th Dec.
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!
Prizes
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 for the challenges:

Challenge 1 - Put up the Tree  

Julia

 Make a 3D paper tree.
Make your 3D tree out of paper or cardstock -  stamp it decorate it, add baubles or not as you see fit!

 Link your Challenge 1 entry here:


Challenge 2 - Deck the Halls

 Make a tree ornament. I'm thinking Christmas but if you have another reason to celebrate we will happily join you!

 Link your Challenge 2 entry here:


Challenge 3 - Old Pajamas

Anya


 Lynn

 Karin

 Jeanne


  Julia

 Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets -
we've used our Country Labels 4 sets

  Link your Challenge 3 entry here:



Challenge 4 - Bedtime Story Sketch 

 Jeanne

 Anya

 Tosha

 Here is sketch no.9 - yep, that could be a tree shape....

Here is what some of the DT ladies did with this sketch:

Link your Challenge 4 entry here:


Thursday, 11 December 2014

...Be seein' ya!


It's looking like a Pink Christmas at our  house - and folks that's probably not very PC of me but I ask you to bear with me - I'm old and decrepit and to me it's still ok to celebrate the birth of a little girl with all things pink! I'm quite happy to throw in a bit of blue also, whatever else you fancy, but there is something beautiful about shades of baby pinks and indeed baby blues and at the moment I'm in pink mode because we have a new little baby girl in the clan - I'm an auntie!

Now before I stir up a hornets nest, I am already an auntie, I have nieces and nephews on my husband's side and I love them all very much, but I was never in at the very beginning of any of them, and this one is on my side of the family - and so it's exciting to have a new branch on the tree that I was there for from the very beginning!

I am feeling seriously under-pinked though because I can't get near her - my smallest one has some sort of seasonal lurgy, indeed you may as well chalk off the month of December at ours every year as somebody is sure to be sick, if not all of us eventually.... I don't want to carry any of that down to the new poppet tho' so we are all under voluntary quarantine in that direction at present - However it's still left to me to plot for pretty frilly gifty things, and plot I will!

I've just this wee tag today, not had a chance to make much this week, with little dude off ill, but I am loving the Elf Made set, especially the cheeky sentiments.

If you are still searching for Christmas Inspiration - you could Check out this link - it will take you to all of our Christmas set and is ordered by most recent first! Have fun!


Monday, 8 December 2014

...pj party date - 14th!

Folks just to clarify, our next pj party begins inthe 14th and ends on the 15th! I may have accidentally announced the date wrong! My apologies!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

... Winner - and You're Invited to the December PJ party!


Evening all! - Hope you are well. First of all I have a winner for you from our
release day Pin-It comp.
Congratulations to:

Miriam Prantner who said... 16 Pinned another: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62980094764646996/ 
Miriam pop us an email on info@waltzingmousestamps.com and we will get your £30GBP store credit to you!!

Your Invitation

We will be having the last PJ party of the year on the 14th December - can you make it? We'd love you to come. Here are the 4 challenges that we will be hosting on the night - you can get ahead by making your challenge entries now so you have them ready to post on the night!

1. Put up the Tree Make a 3D paper tree. I had a quick look on Pinterest and I've spotted these lovely inspiration pieces:

 The fabby book trees are from the Creative "try"als blog here.


What about this simple but stylish forest - found here on Pinterest.


Or these dainty pretties, also from Pinterest here.


Or you could try your hand a quilling - take a leaf out of this fabulous quilled creation by Laura Mavrodin from the Quilling My Passion blog.

Aren't these all beautiful - Let's have a go at something like this - Make your 3D tree out of paper or cardstock - do something like these examples, or do something completely different - so long as it's a tree. Stamp it decorate it, add baubles or not as you see fit!

 When to make: Make your project now so that you can be ready to post it to your blog/gallery on the night of the party.  
How do I link it up?: On the night of the party, post your project to your blog/gallery and post a direct link to it into the inlinkz tool on the blog post here on the WMS blog.Links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!

2. Deck the Halls - I want to see tree ornaments - lots of them - yes I'm greedy! I'm thinking Christmas but if you have another reason to celebrate we will happily join you!
 Look at these fabby ideas I found on Pinterest.

  How neat is this little Hot Chocolate mug from Mega crafty.


Or even try covering some plain plastic baubles with patterned paper - or better still, paper you have stamped! these pretty baubles are here on Pinterest.

What about this amazing popsickle stick sled from Serendipity Refined.

I bet you have a million ideas already!! lol!
 When to make: Make your project now so that you can be ready to post it to your blog/gallery on the night of the party.  
How do I link it up?: On the night of the party, post your project to your blog/gallery and post a direct link to it into the inlinkz tool on the blog post here on the WMS blog.Links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!

3. Old Pajamas -  Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - I'm going to ask some of the DT to play along with us, we're going to dig out our Country Labels 4 sets
 When to make: Make your project now so that you can be ready to post it to your blog/gallery on the night of the party.  
How do I link it up?: On the night of the party, post your project to your blog/gallery and post a direct link to it into the inlinkz tool on the blog post here on the WMS blog.Links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!


4. Bedtime Story Sketch - Here is sketch no.9 - yep, that could be a tree shape....  Go ahead and create now - and your card will be ready to link up when we open the PJ party on the 14th! Like the other challenges links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night!

PJ Party Schedule:

The PJ party post and all challenge links will go live at 11:45pm on the 14th Dec.
The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm on the 15th Dec.

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!

Prizes

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!

Right, off you pop and make something! See you on the 14th!