*Waltzingmouse September Release* – Blog Waltz

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 in Blog Hop, Waltzingmouse, Waltzingmouse Release | 75 comments

Cottage Cmas Card 3

Hey y’all! Happy Monday! and

Happy Waltzingmouse Release Day!…

Are you excited about the release? I sure am!… I was just sharing how I’m already listening to Christmas tunes as a result of this release and the cozy holiday stamps that are being debuted.

Today, Waltzingmouse is releasing the following four stamps sets:

Today, we are all showcasing A Cottage Christmas for you. This is set is full of sweet, cozy, Christmas goodness! I love the variuos sentiments that provide for cardmaking, as well as gift-making.

Cottage Cmas Card 4

First, I have a card for you. I tried to capture the shabby, country, cozy vibe that this set invokes in me, and so I did lots of distressing and glittering.

Cottage Cmas Card 2

The detail that Claire included in this little house is just amazing! Check out that lattice work!

And the sweet windows just make me giddy… I love that she added the little piles of snow in them as well.

Cottage Cmas Card 1

Before I made this card, I made the first thing that came to mind when I saw this stamp set…

Cottage Cmas Ornament 2

A sweet little handmade ornament. I stamped and colored the cottage twice, and then adhered it to a little chipboard frame that I constructed on a whim… No real template on hand.

Cottage Cmas Ornament 3

Isn’t that the cutest? Who wouldn’t want a little glittery cottage like this to hang from their tree? Granted, I didn’t color it as well as most probably could have, but I tried! *wink* I think the more I practice, the better I’ll get…. it’s beginning to be fun for me in the meantime. Lol…

Cottage Cmas Ornament 1

Here’s a brief peek at how I constructed the frame that is sandwiched between the two cottages:

Cottage Cmas Ornament 5

Cottage Cmas Ornament 4


I’m sure there’s a better way to do it out there somewhere, but I just sort of free-handed it, lol!

Ok, sweeties! That’s all that I have for you today!

Up next in the blog hop is sweet miss Sandie!

If you didn’t start from the beginning, head on over to the Waltzingmouse (Claire’s) Blog so that you don’t miss a stop along the waltz. Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set of choice. You have until September 22 to comment on as many of the Design Team blogs as possible because a winner will be selected at that time from one of the Design Team members’ blogs.  The winner will be announced on the 23rd on Claire’s blog.

Good luck! And thanks for all of your love throughout this release!

Happy shopping!



  1. What a cool card – love the distressing, the chunky glitter…and the ornament – wouldn’t a tree full of those just be perfect?! TFS…

  2. What a fabulous idea.

  3. I adore this card. The twine, the coarse glitter, the hints of colour – it’s all so sweet. The ornament idea is simple and clever all at once!

  4. This is so sweet. I love it. Your coloring is great!

  5. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing how you made this gorgeous ornament.

  6. What a lovely idea to have this a deco in a hall or on top of the Christmas tree..! so happy

  7. Oh wow, full of glittery, distressed goodness…love it.

  8. What a ‘neat’ idea. Love it. tfs

  9. Oh, I love that cottage image! FAbulous porjects Sarah. Love the soft colors and the sparkle! Just perfect. :o)

  10. What a great Christmas card idea! I love miniature houses…and this stamp set is no exception. TFS

  11. What a neat little ornament, I love houses at Christmas and this one is so cute. IT would look wonderful to have a whole tree full of these, just colored differently and all with glistening snow on them!!
    i love this stamp set! ~gin~

  12. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!

  13. this is fab love all the sparkle!

    Ali x

  14. I love your card and ornment! The fonts are so very beautiful! You do such a fantastic job on all your projects!

  15. Wow! What a Gorgeous Holiday card and ornament! love the Wonderful image and the Lovely chunky glitter too! just Fabulous! 8-)


  16. That is one gorgeous cottage! I didn’t leave my name on my last comment, just ignore it . . . (follow directions, remember to follow directions). Anyway, I love your project.

  17. Very pretty card and ornament!

  18. What a beautiful little cottage love the snow on the roof.
    It has been so hot here in Texas that the snow looks so
    Maria V.

  19. Sarah, your card and your ornament are very pretty, I really like both of them very much. I like your coloration and all the glitter you used, I think that is just perfect for the cottage.

    Kind regards

  20. I especially love how you glittered and went with a shabby/country look. I love country and that’s what I thought when I first saw this set. Also love the ornament.

    Thank you.


  21. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE the pastels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not many think of using pastels for Christmas! You’ve done a SUPER JOB on this!!!!!! I like the ornament too!!!!!!!!! :)

  22. Beautiful card and ornament. I love all the light tinted colors. So pretty.

  23. Love the ornament and card is adorable

  24. I loved your card so much that I just bought the stamp set!
    Can’t wait to start creating with it.

  25. Very cute! Love the ornament too!

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