Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WMS October 2014 Pyjama Party

We are now into the second week of school, and already the schedule is starting to fill up with concerts for pretty much everything.  Add to that, Grade 6 have their trip to Canberra (Australia's capital), which has become a bit of a tradition, certainly after my time at school.  They get to see Parliament House, National Gallery and several other landmarks, including being at the War Memorial for Remembrance Day.  More important than anything is whether they are staying in the same room as their friends.



With a relatively quiet weekend I was able to put a bit of time into the October WMS Pyjama Party challenge.  I was hoping that the stamps and dies I ordered with my very generous prize from last month would arrive in time, but sadly, no.  I wonder does it have anything to do with increased security with mail services worldwide,  as parcels from the UK usually arrive within the fortnight.

Challenge1:  Embossing with things other than embossing folders
I tried a couple of things, including some Waltzingmouse lace I have hoarded from a few years ago. It worked well but then I couldn't think of what to do with it.  I tried stamps (too thick), gemstones (completely destroyed the paper) so settled on the impression from a couple of layers of card stock.


I just had to pull out Funky Feathers for this one.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white
Stamps - WMS Funky Feathers
Ink - Brilliance Coffee Bean, Rust;  SU Early Espresso
Clear Embossing Powder

Challenge 2:  Snow is falling
I had decided on sequins for falling snow, but not much beyond that, when I found an old friend - Spooky Tree background.  This was clear embossed then the card coloured with Distress inks



The image didn't look great plonked straight onto a white card but nothing I had worked.  So I coloured white with a Chipped Sappire distress marker.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white
Stamps -  WMS Spooky Tree Backgrounder, Compliments of the Season
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black;  Versamark
Distress Ink - Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass; Broken China
Chipped Sapphire distress marker
Clear Embossing Powder
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh and others

Challenge 3:  Old Pyjamas - Christmas



I have no idea what my oldest WMS Christmas set is but this Vintage background hasn't seen ink in a long time.  The colour palette is from the latest Festive Friday challenge.  I think the fabric on the chairs is a textured self pattern so out came the clear embossing powder again (well, it was still out on my messy desk) and it looks really lovely.



What you need
Cardstock - PTI white
Stamps - WMS Vintage Christmas background;  Compliments of the Season,  Vintage Labels 5
Ink - Versamark;  Versafine Onyx Black;  SU Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, Certainly Celery
Clear Embossing Powder
Ribbon;  Twine
Glossy Accents


Challenge 4:  Sketch
This one had me really stumped.  What to do with the little flags at the bottom.  Any of the initial thoughts I had involved several layers of paper, therefore, "unsendable".  PTI has a stamp from a release or 2 ago, Botanical Blocks 2 I think, where Nichole Heady coloured kraft card stock with Copics.  The effect was magic


So I tried to create the same effect on this card.  Instead of white pigment ink, I used white embossing powder.  So once the colouring  started the idea came for glitter flags.



What you need
Cardstock - PTI white, kraft
Stamps - WMS Camelia
Ink - Versamark
White embossing powder - Filigree
Copics - R35, R37, R59, YG93, YG99
Ribbon - SU Real Red taffeta
twine
Crafty Sparkles
white gel pen

 Look forward to seeing what everyone has created.

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely set of cards! I love the shine of the white background with the pop from the red ribbon! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

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  2. Wow, you've been busy! What a wonderful collection of cards.

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  3. Oh my goodness you have been busy! Love them all! Just gorgeous.

    If your daughter is heading to Canberra this week I hope she has packed her winter woollies - the weather has turned and it's stormy and freezing this past couple of days. Such a shame as we've had beautiful sunny warm Spring weather for the past month :(

    Hope she has a great school trip. x

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  4. All your cards are gorgeous but I do love the snow one. The icy colour with the sequins is just perfect. I might have to pinch your feathers idea too! :)

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  5. These are all fabulous Cassandra - absolutely love the Funky Feather one...I always seem to pull mine out and never know what to do with them! The sequin snow is just beautiful with the white tree branches and I love how you've combined the sprig with the Cammelia

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  6. Wow, you've been busy!!!! Love the first one, I too tried a few attempts, maybe I should revisit the challenge.

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  7. Absolutely jaw-dropping fabulous cards - I don't know what I haven't been following you before this, am now !!!

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  8. Kudos to you for getting it all done! Jealous here. I love them all - the first is so CAS, the second with all those sparkly gems, and the rich embossing on the last two - so detailed and expensive looking!

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  9. A gorgeous set of cards which are perfect for these challenges! I must put the funky feathers at the top of my wish list - love your design! The way you have used the sketch is beautiful - those flags are a lovely touch and the card made with the colour scheme from Festive Fridays is so elegant :)

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  10. My oh my did you do a beautiful job with these challenges!! I love your creative embossed frames!! How clever! And using the Spooky tree for a snowy scene...that thought never crossed my mind, and oh how I wish it had. Your card is stunning! Your vintage background card is so lovely and elegant, as is your beautiful sketch card! Wow!!

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  11. These are all simply stunning cards, but that first one with the feathers is particularly striking!

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  12. What a beautiful creative set of cards Cassandra! as I scrolled down - I thought each next one was the best - but turns out they ALL are gorgeous! Love the simplicity of the feathers card - the beautiful branch and sequin snow - the simple red ribbon with the holly - and the sparkly banners! well done!

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  13. Sorry your other stamps have not arrived, but looks like you did not need to use them. ( I completely forgot that I had mine) I am in aw of your elegant creations, each one is a work of art! Gorgeous Cassandra!

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  14. You made a gorgeous bunch of cards.

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  15. Wow! What a feast for the eyes! All of your cards are just beautiful!! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

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  16. Goodness...everything looks so lovely! Happy to see your Festive Friday card...It's beautiful with the white on white background and the little pops of color in your focal point! Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us!!!

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