Friday, 30 August 2013

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party


I'm excited to be taking part in this months pajama party, especially because I wasn't sure I'd be able to play along, partly due to time constraints, but also because at first glance I couldn't come up with anything for the 4 categories. In actual fact I started to come up with an idea, and it led me to try and incorporate all 4 challenge themes in one card!

The themes are:
1. Tie a knot in it
2. Get Nauty(cal)
3.  Colour inspiration
4. Golden Oldie stamp sets.

So here's my card

So here's how I did it.
I stamped the cloud shape in versamark, from my oldest WMS set,(the awesone Teeny trees!) I think its a tree outline, but it makes a great cloud!  I heat embossed with white embossing powder to act as a resist to the blue ink I sponged for the sky. 

I used my Silhouette to cut the pirate ship(I bought the file from the silhouette store), and then stamped some detail onto the ship using an Offbeat Background stamp to look like planks. I also sponged the sails and added the pirate detail to the flag. 
I cut some blue paper with Spellbinders edgeabilities scalloped borders and then stamped onto it with another Teeny trees stamp to give a wave effect.

I added some extra details with a burgundy crows nest, some Card Candy gold port holes and a hand made anchor.

Here's how I met the challenge themes:
1. Tie a knot in it - My anchor is hand made from silver wire and twisted and knotted. It took me a couple of attempts to get it to look like this!
2. Get Nauty(cal) - The pirate theme!
3.  Colour inspiration
4. Golden Oldie stamp sets. - My oldest WMS stamp set is Teeny Trees.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I created, I love to hear your feedback. If you'd like to see what everyone else made pop over to the Waltzingmouse blog.


  1. You really do make the most fantastic cards x love this one x

  2. Ahoy, Bee...this pirate ship is a truly amazing work of papercrafting art. Great patterned paper for your water...such a great bit of creativity. Your portholes and wire anchor are great embellishments for this wonderful card.

  3. Oh this is very cute! Lots of work went into this one! Love that ship!

  4. This is so very creative Bee! love your wonderful pirate ship and the crafty way you used the WMS stamps to accent it all! the clouds,on the ship and the ocean!!

  5. How utterly creatively fun...
    love it!!
    And how you were able to incorporate your oldest WMS set to create the sky and water...
    and Off Beat Backgrounds work perfect for the boat...
    fabulous creation! :)

  6. Good thinking with the tree die! Wonderfully clever!

  7. OMGosh this is awesome, sperb details, cannot get over the tree clouds and the planking but my oh my that wee anchor!!! LOVE this card, so going to pin this one!! Thanks for playing along with our PJ party and good luck in the challenges!