Friday, February 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party!

It's the 17th, that means time for another Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party!  The theme this month is "Looking Forward to Spring"!  

Remember to add your project link to Claire's blog HERE!  The festivities begin there according to your location, as indicated below: 


UK - 6:30 p.m. 17th Feb  
USA (New York) 1:30 p.m. 17th Feb 
Australia (Queensland) - 4:30 a.m. 18th Feb 
Canada (Alberta) - 11:30 a.m. 17th Feb
Malaysia - 2:30 a.m. 18th Feb - 12:00 p.m 
Norway - 7:30 p.m. 17th Feb

The blog party linky will remain open for 24 hours so that everyone on both sides of the globe can participate!!! - so closing times will be exactly 24 hours after the times posted above!

I chose a clean and simple design with LOTS of gingham!  (Okay, maybe the fussy cutting part wasn't quite as simple as I imagined, hee!)


I stamped the rectangle frame from Frame-It in pink ink, and then made a little swag of flowers to scatter around the border using an image (and sentiment) from Spring Baskets.


I paper-pieced the flowers with gingham paper from A Muse Studio. Some bouquets are lying flat and others are popped up with dimensionals.

Will be back to hop later to catch some of that fresh spring air!  
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Supplies:
Stamps:  Spring Baskets, Frame-It, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  A Muse Studio Gingham papers and Sage cardstock, PTI white
Ink:  Memento Black, A Muse Studio Bubblegum
Other:  dimensionals

38 comments:

Bumblebee said...

Lovely pastel spring colours Kelly!

Craftilicious said...

wow your paper pieced creation is just adorable - and the gingham just says spring in bunches!

Julia Aston said...

Well, of course there are lovely GINGHAM flowers on your creation Kelly! what great spring colors - and super fussy cutting!! love the pink frame border too!

Olga said...

You're really a gingham girl! Gorgeous card Kelly.

Deirdre said...

Truly an amazing spring card - beautiful. TFS - amazing inspiration.

Carola said...

Hi Kelly

What a lovely card! I very much like the fresh flowers that remind me of spring. And I also like the gingham flowers which just look great. That was really a lot of cutting but the result is really very pretty.

At this occasion I thank you for your comment to my CAS card for the Waltzingmouse challenge. I try to participate more often in the future, but sometimes time just flies and before I know another week has passed... And tomorrow we'll leave for our winter holidays, so again no chance to participate in the new challenge...

Kind regards
Carola

Cassie_lu said...

love how you used the lined frame to hold the flowers. brilliant

IamDerby said...

Perfection! I love to fussy cut and I think you must too because those flowers look pretty perfect!

~ Ali ~ said...

From one Gingham Lover to another this is a STUNNING creation....I'm so inspired!! FABULOUS!!


Ali x

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

(-: Beautiful gingham flowers and fabulous spring card! LOVE your design and choice of colors !
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely love it! I think the gingham flowers are perfect for a Spring card. It was worth the time cutting out the flowers!

Sharron said...

Beautiful and so much like Spring! LOVE the design and all those fabulous gingham flowers. I am so anxious to get more of the Amuse gingham. I have only sample sheet of blue and just love it!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

WOW that's a lot of cutting... but it looks GREAT!! I love how you stay true to your blog name, Kelly!! haha...

Kary said...

Hi Kelly! Such a Gorgeous Spring card!! I LOVE the colours and the laoyour, not to mention your AWESOME work cutting out all those images. Amazing, dear girl!! Love this!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Thank you for the fussy cutting, because this is spectacular!! Love the cheeriness it gives off...all that gingham in those great Spring colors...aaahhhhhh :)

Kim said...

oh my goodness, this is just so adorable...the gingham flowers are so sweet, I just love your card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Kelly! Love all the sweet gingham flowers!

Karen M said...

Kelly, your card is ab fab! Those pretty little gingham flowers are so, so pretty! I love your sweet style Kx

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, this sure fits with your Gingham Girl title! Look at all that fussy cutting you did, they are just the prettiest flowers and I love that you created the swag around the frame. One of your very best Kelly.

Marybeth said...

This is so pretty, sometimes cutting is part of the relaxing for me. Nice cutting! I love the gingham. My youngest sister is the same age as my daughter, and she just had a baby. So I had to laugh when you wrote how you're so much younger than your sisters.

Genevieve said...

So very pretty, the paper piecing is fab!!

Genevieve

Renee said...

OK...
first...
love, love, love that paper...
so perfect for those adorable flowers...
I'm just in awe that you cut them all!!
So stinkin' adorable...
and so perfectly Spring!! :)

JJ Bolton said...

Loving the gingham paper Kelly! I love that you can make a set I've seen before look brand new!!

Super Jen said...

Perfect submission even if your blog weren't named Gingham Girl

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Awwww Kelly, your gingham flowers just make me smile!! Love your sweet little frame and happy colors. This card just oozes warmth and charm!!

Claire Brennan said...

yep like Tosh says I defy anyone to see this card and not smile all over, it is so happy and cheery!!! Gorgeous!! hugs to you missy!

Pauline said...

These flowers look wonderful paper pieced in these cheerful gingham colours, so pretty!

Charmaine Stack said...

Kelly, my blog twin, love the flowers with the gingham centers and that perfect sweet pink frame. Neat how we could use the same flower stamp and go in such different directions.

LaurieJ said...

Oh! Sweet, sweet gingham flowers! Love it! It just shouts Spring. And I love how you used the frame. I really MUST get Frame-It out and show it some love - it's been awhile.

rudlis said...

This is absolutely fabulous!
Stunning design and gorgeous card!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Buffy said...

Great card, love your coloured gingham flowers, truely springy

Helen said...

Oh wow Kelly!! This is just beautiful - so happy and spring-like and I just ADORE those little gingham paper-pieced blooms! I especially love the way you arranged them over the pretty pink stamped frame - really, really clever & very inspirational ;)

Cassi said...

i love your gingham flowers, so cute!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just adorable, I just love the gingham flowers! And your trimming is just amazing, I just love your card!

Chris

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore those gingham flowers, Kelly, and I still wonder why I haven't gotten the frame set! Great job!

Joan B said...

as soon as I saw this in my google reader I said "Kelly"!! gorgeous and so spring!

anya said...

Kelly, this card has your name written all over it. Its sweet and adorable, and you can't resist smiling when you see it. I love your paper pieced bouquet, and know you put a lot of time and love into this. Beautiful!

Robin said...

A bit late going around after the WMS Blog Party but still really enjoying all the fab inspiration... thanks for sharing, amazing spring card and colours!!!! Just too cute!
Robin