Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WMS August Blog Waltz - Horribly Happy Halloween

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse July Release Design Team Blog Waltz. Make sure to start at Claire's blog to go through the entire waltz!

This month there will be 2 fabulous Halloween sets (Wanda's Pantry and Midnight Feast) that we'll be showcasing in the waltz! Remember you can win a free stamp set by leaving a comment at each blog along the way! One winner will be chosen from comments on Claire's blog and one winner will be chosen from comments left on one of the DT's blogs!

We've been talking on the forum about 10 minute cards and well, I decided I'd try my hand at one. My desk is COVERED with scraps and Jess Witty does her 10 minute scrap pile challenge every week so I figured why not give it a try? At worst case, I'll clear some of the scraps off my desk without having to "actually" clean my desk.

And ladies, I timed myself. I managed to make the card in 10 minutes (ok, 10:59....) and the tag was made in under 10 minutes. :)

Ok, and then after I made everything, I fiddled, I trimmed and but I didn't touch the card... Ok, never mind, I flocked. So perhaps this wasn't done in 10 minutes but I'm going to dream. Besides I fully believe that the flocking adds so much to the bats. It's not my fault it took me 20 minutes to find my flock!  At least I had something to show after 10 minutes... and not just a messy desk.

Next up is the wonderfully talented Julia!

81 comments :

Angy said...

So great! Simple and fabulous. Thanks for showing us something that is also a quickie!

Claire Brennan said...

EEEK flocked bats!! Genius!!! love it Belinda!!

Cheryl B. said...

I love a quickie in the afternoon! Great card anf color combo!

corinna said...

Hahahahah......it'd probably take 20 min for me to find my black flock too...love this for the bats!!

Earline said...

What a cute project you made

Heather said...

Adorable!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous projects, love how you've used these sentiments!!!

Carrie said...

Fuzzy bats are genius. :) Will you be doing a CHA report? I HOPE :)

Ren-Yi said...

flock means fuzzy bats ;) i love the detail. fab fab. see you soon?!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

Love all of the bright colors and the flocked bats! Great project!

Linda

Jessica Wekenman said...

So Cute! Love the flocked bats! And what a fun little take out container! Those stamps are fab!

Eveline said...

Love it. Love the new stamps too. Do I need a reason to buy them? No, didn't think so too.
Eveline.

Stacy said...

I love cute and quick cards! Great job!

Julz said...

Super cute! I love the Take-out box! Great for Halloween treats!

Gill said...

What a good idea to use scraps from your desk top & to make a quick card. I need ideas for these. Thank you.

craftymom205 said...

Great projects. Thanks for the idea for scraps.

acons said...

Very cute and quick is a bonus! Love the flocked bats!

Anonymous said...

I don't want to rush Summer away, but these projects make me wish for October!
Trish

Pauline said...

Love the flocked bats, and the colour combo is so juicy!

*Michaela* said...

No worries... I don't think I even have the courage to do anything under 10 minutes. Your card and tag are faaaabulous.
Super cute!
Hugs,
Michaela

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great job with time and scrap management! Love it!!

Jen said...

Love the idea of flocking the bats! Wonderful!
thanks for sharing

anya said...

Love this! Great color combination and I love the card layout. Flocked bats! I want to try!! :)

Tiziana said...

Great card and fab stamps!
Tiziana

IamDerby said...

Wonderful projects, I so love these stamps!

Deb Neerman said...

These are fabulous! I really love your projects ... and those stamps!

Steph Zerbe said...

So fun! I am so doing this 10 minute thing now!!

Moira said...

They may be simple but I love the colors and designs.

Sue said...

Have to have those stamps! Great projects

Ann said...

What a brilliant idea to flock the bats! Really clever - love this batty project!

Quilted Cavalier said...

Flocked bats? Wonderful. I've got to try it.
~Roberta

Janet said...

Great cards!

Mary B said...

Congratulations on using up some of your scraps. I'm really enjoying everything that's being shown with these new stamp sets!

Crazy Nan said...

Oh great ghoulishness! These are adorable!

Lynne S in TC said...

Love this set with the take out box and card!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, 10 minutes! Well done! These are great and don't you just LOVE that sentiment that you used on the card? I do!

annheidel said...

Kraft and flocked bats - very cute!

Bonnie said...

I don't know what it is with Kraft paper and Halloween, but they just go together.

lil-paper-pixie said...

These are fab, love the bats, TFS

Cheryl said...

The bats really pop with the color contrast. Pretty scary, huh?

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous! Love the layout and the colors :) Awesome!

suezie said...

Simply lovely!

Meredith said...

Really, I just had fun reading your explanation of a "ten" minute card that took half an hour - you sounded like me!! hahaha... I love the idea of flocking the bats, I am stealing that one :)

Shelly Greybeck said...

Very nice job! Absolutely LOVE the ideas...simple yet gorgeous!

Polly said...

These are great! Love what you've done with All Hallow's Eve!

Sue W said...

Your card and treat box are fab! It's been a great preview all round. Love the colours you chose again and you made them in how long?????? Champion!

scrappintlc said...

Awesome, these sets are too darn cute.

Robbie said...

Love the goodie box, precious.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Terrific treat holder and love the card. Those sentiments are super!

Cassie_lu said...

love the clean lines of the set

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute Set!!! Hugs ~S~ `

Becky said...

What a great little set.

katrynka said...

So cute! And I admire your speed, I need to practice some 10 minute cards!

Sandra said...

very cute!
Sandra

marilync said...

Your cards and treat box are grand. 10 minutes uh...It takes me forever because I am always tweaking.

Lynne Phelps said...

Darn it, now I *NEED* black flock!!! Wonderful scrap pile creations!

Denise said...

Great job! Love the black flocking!
DeniseB

Anika said...

Adorable, Belinda! Love the colors!

Julia Aston said...

Great job on your almost done in 10 minute card and box Belinda!! LOL!! The colors are great on these - and the flocked bats are definately worth the extra minutes!!

Nancy said...

I'm impressed with what you pulled off in just 10+ minutes. The flocking was worth the 20-minute search.

Lyn S said...

Great project Belinda! Love the take-out box and the fuzzy bats!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

I the the colors you chose for these projects and the stamps are just my style.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun gift ensemble Belinda! The extra time to flock the bats was time well spent - they look great all fuzzy & dimensional!

Sofia P said...

Fabulous projects!!!

Antje said...

I so like the idea of that '10 min scrap pile challenge'! I should do it also every week at least.... I think you have done wonderful with yours including your bats ;-)

Sandie said...

Gorgeous projects!! Love the idea of the 10 minute challenge, not sure I'd get much done though, lol.

Lousette said...

Fabulous - I love your colours. These stamps are so super.

Heidi said...

Belinda this is a perfect pair! I love the clean simplicity and the flocking on the bats!!

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

Perfect timing, we have BATS in our chiminy.... YUCK!!
Love your creations!!

Karin said...

Totally fab with a fun, clean look! Who cares how long it took to make...Awesome!

Carol said...

I love cute and quick cards! Love the flocked bats. Thanks for sharing something quick and easy!

Sue D said...

Great 10 minute projects and flocked bats.

littlen said...

great projects. love the flocking idea.

Angela Mclean said...

mega cute project - love it!
Angela xxx.

Marge said...

I don't care how long it took you, this set is just PERFECT! Love it!!!

Toni said...

What great projects. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Fun projects! Way to use up some scraps! Love the flocked bats--worth hunting for the flock!

Caroline said...

ooh love the bats, bet they feel all furry when you touch them! If I tried to do this in 10 mins I would have ink everywhere. you are sooo cleaver! love the colour combinations!
caroline

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I LOVE the clean look of these Belinda!

Dawn said...

Beautiful projects - I love these sets!

Ayana Posadas said...

I saw your work earlier on the blog, and I was so impressed. These are so cute!