Monday, 17 May 2010

My First Waltz!



Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? On Saturday I went to a really fun knitting workshop in Bristol - a friend taught be to do the basics a few years ago but the most I've been able to do is Cast On, Cast Off and Knit Stitch so when I saw this course I thought I'd try to expand my repertoire!

It was a fun day - basically a group of girls, sitting round a table chatting and knitting and I'm pleased to say I my knowledge increased ten-fold, and maybe someday I'll progress past scarves!

On Friday I had a very exciting mail day - my first Waltzing Mouse Stamps arrived! I've long been a fan and admirer of Claire's work and stamps and am now the proud over of a few of her fabulous sets. And I received them just in time to join in today's blog waltz!!

This month's waltz is a birthday theme, and I used
WPlus9 Studio Colour Challenge
for my colour scheme:




Here's my card... that rose is such a stunning stamp so expect to see a lot more of it!



Recipe:

Stamps: Roses in Bloom/Very Vintage Labels 4/L'il Buddies - sentiment (All WMS)
Ink: Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Card: Stamper's Select White (PTI)/Spring Rain (PTI)
Other - Lemon Tart ribbon (PTI)/Labels 4 Dies (Spellbinder)/Yellow Pearls

To see more fabulous WMS inspiration check out the WMS Forum!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Kate x

36 comments:

Julia Aston said...

The colors are yum on this! such a pretty design! thanks for waltzing with us today!!

Karin said...

Totally pretty! I love the clean lines :)

Ruth M said...

Lovely! What a refreshing colour combo!

Emma said...

Oh Kate this is breathtaking - I too am a huuuge Claire fan and she is always so lovely to me :D I am sure she will be blown away when she sees your creation.

Jill said...

Such a beautiful creation - the colour combo works so well with what you've done - brill!

Jill x

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Such a pretty card, that rose is such a fab image, the unexpected color combo is fun!!

Heather J. said...

Very pretty card!

Angela Mclean said...

BEAUTIFUL blue color and love the background stamping too! Goreous card
Hugs
Angela xxx.

Belinda said...

Love your pop of yellow against the blue of the flowers and the paper! :)

Karolyn Loncon said...

So pretty - love, love, love the color palette, and you're right - that rose image is stunning!

Aimes said...

Oh I really need to treat myself to some of those stamps! Great job with them, hun!
Also loving that colour combo - sooooo pretty the way that yellow pops!
Love,
Aimes
x

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love the little pop of yellow against the blue.

Lynne Phelps said...

Beautiful card, love the clean design!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your card is gorgeous, Kate. I love the color combo.

Elise said...

Hi, Kate! I am just awe-struck by this gorgeous creation of yours! The composition is perfect to feature that {YES!} stunning flower and I love how you've translated the whole thing into a brilliant birthday greeting! Yeah! Thanks for joining in with Dawn's Color Cue!

Claire Brennan said...

Hi Kate and welcome to the waltz!! I do love the colours you have used!! and yep the rose is a fave, and I like to simply stamp it as you have. A beautiful card! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Laurie Marmon said...

Very pretty! Love these colors together. The little pearls are just perfect.

Polly Pierce said...

A rose after my very own heart! What a lovely combination of colours and of course my own favourite stamp...

Laurie Chilton said...

What a beautiful card. Wonderful take on the challenge. :)

Janet said...

That's so pretty. The pearls really set the whole design nicely.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply stunning!

Sue W said...

Such a simple elegant card~~~ beautiful colour choices too! Congrats.

Sue W said...

Such a simple elegant card~~~ beautiful colour choices too! Congrats.

Nadine said...

Such a lovely card Kate! Love how you stamped that flower and the color combo!

Sharli said...

What a pretty card! I love how the rose is shown off on this - really beautiful!

Dawn said...

Yes, that is a stunning flower! Gotta say, I'm loving that label too. Beautiful card, thanks so much for playing along!

Ann said...

I knew your card would be fabulous Kate - really pretty colours and I love the C&S design!

Helen said...

Kate, just love everything about your card - just so sophisticated and those colours are beautiful together. I love the rose - simple elegance!!

anya said...

Very pretty, Kate! Your colors are really great - such a pretty design, too. So glad you could waltz with us!

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LaurieJ said...

Lovely first Waltz card! Thanks for sharing.

Charmaine Stack said...

Kate, this is a lovely card. Great match of the pearls and the ribbon!

Laural-Lee said...

Very beautiful card. Love the small accents of yellow.

Nancy said...

Very Pretty!!!

Sue McGettigan said...

You dance beautifully! That rose is a keeper, wow!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous!