Saturday, October 19, 2013

October WMS Pyjama Party

Yes, there is still someone lurking around this blog occasionally.  It has been a busy time, what with milestone birthdays, major heart surgery for my Father-in-Law (he is recovering well, and it was expected),  and life in general really.  But I have been making cards, just not for publication, and alot less frequently. 

So to one of my favourite challenges.  I didn't get myself organised and order some of Claire's lovely new stamps, so I have none of the beautiful Art Deco images.  Not to worry, Pinterest is a mine of information (well, images) so no shortage of inspiration.

Challenge:  Art Deco black and white and POP

I need a card for my best friends daughter (the youngest) who finishes school at the end of the year.  A little bittersweet for her I think and it seems like only yesterday since she was a babe in arms.  So I sorted a few fonts from Word and some wonderful vintage images from Pinterest.  Interestingly this lattice pattern came up a few times, which I didn't realise was Art Deco-ish.

But I REALLY wanted to do something like this one, classic and elegant, just like the  young lady in question and use silver as my splash of colour.  But there is minimal WMS stamping on it, well, one really.  But I think I will enter both of them.  Edited to Add:  forgot that you can't enter 2 images from the one post - really should blog more often!

What you need
Cardstock - BB black;  SU white, red; metallic silver cardboard
Stamps - WMS Heirloom Patterns, Vintage Labels 5
Ink - Memento London Fog
Brad and gems - SU
Feathers - Craft Supplies

Bedtime Story - Sketch Challenge

One of the best teachers my daughter had in Junior School had her first child last week, so while completely off the theme of this month's party, it was a card of necessity.  We had This wonderful lady for 2 years and she really knew her students.  We found her so easy to deal with and were delighted when we found out our daughter would have her for a second year.

So while the background stamps were still out, I created this girly card and highlighted the solid lines with a marker.  I don't know how much cardstock I wasted trying to get this right, nothing to do with lining up the stamp, that was the easy part.  The difficulty was using a light colour and thinking I had it completely covered in ink.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI shimmer pink;  SU Regal Rose, white
Stamps - WMS Heirloom Patterns, Nordic Baby
Ink - Memento Angel Pink;  SU Early Espresso
Marker - Regal Rose
Spellbinders - Classic and Scalloped ovals
Ribbon - PTI Hibiscus Burst
Gems - SU

Cant' wait to see all the other creations!


  1. oh my, what gorgeous glad you played along with us at WMS!

    enjoy *~*

  2. They are all just lovely - perfectly clean and simple. I love the congratulations card - that's truly stunning!

  3. Both cards are nice... i like your bedtime card...

  4. How creative you were with your Art Deco card - love the feather and inside design! and your baby girl card is just adorable!

  5. That second Art Deco card really is stunning, and that baby card is adorable !!!

  6. lovely cards. Love the baby card the most.
    Love from Holland.

  7. Oh wow Cassandra, what a time you have been having, hugs to you, so glad you got the chance to play along, hope things settle a bit for you, and wow! your cards are lovely but that second one is a showstopper, perfectly Art Deco and CAS! Wonderful card! Thank you so much for taking time to play along with us!

  8. I love your BABY card :) is simple and very elegant :) xoxo Aneta

  9. These are gorgeous. When we were in Miami Beach last week, we took a walking tour of the Art Deco architecture. Your first card, especially, popped right out at me. I love the baby card, too, and know I would have wasted a ton of paper getting it to look as perfect as yours does! Glad to hear your father-in-law is doing well.


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