Monday, 2 January 2012

Nordic simplicity

My mojo seems to be missing at the moment and I can only hope that it returns when things are easier.  In the meantime though, I have been playing with my new Nordic Winter stamps from Waltzing Mouse, making regular, geometric patterns with them is something I'm enjoying.   Those of you who look at my blog will know that my favourite stamps are tree stamps, followed by more tree stamps followed by yet more...  but this set is fast overtaking them with its simplicity.  Need to break away from just read and white though.
I followed the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge and, at first, used a freebie Craft Stamper stamp on it, but didn't like it, so I changed it for the snowflake.  Here it is with the star, what do you think?  Hope it doesn't look too different to the sketch!  I have added one tiny piece of bling to the snowflake, matted it three times, with a thin strip of card across it, and that is it.  
My card is for the following challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers - use a snowflake
Winter Wonderland - red & white
Creative Belli - Merry Christmas
Simon Says - anything goes
Fashionable Stamping - anything goes, new stash
Pile it On - anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes


  1. Happy New Year Anne your stamping is amazing and this card reminds me of a patchwork sampler it is so elegant.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  2. Like the star too! These are lovely stamps Anne and I love the red and white. Bronzey or Sepia colours might work for a change but the red and white is stunning. Hope 2012 is a good one for you....xxxxx

  3. Gorgeous card!

    Greetings from a Nordic Country...

  4. What a beautiful pattern you created in red! I agree...when my mojo is missing, it's really fun just to stamp some patterns! Yours is awesome, and I love the added touch of the red ribbon and the sweet little star/snowflake to match the sketch. So glad you could you join along with the WMSC this week!

  5. WOW!! Anne, Your card is just beautiful.
    Hugs, Pat

  6. Hey Anne, you're ahead of us with your christmas cards!!! love the card and I think the red star does it for me.
    Wishing you a good 2012.

  7. Great looking pattern the red and white pattern you created! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's challenge!

  8. This looks embrodery!! Very cute.

    greetings, Alie :-)

  9. A gorgeous red and white creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Red and white is so refreshing! I would never guess your mojo was missing! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! Best, Yvonne

  11. That's a beautiful card in great colors combination.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  12. Love this stamp set too Anne and your pattern is fab but don't forget about your trees either!
    I think the onslaught of Christmas and then the holiday break totally saps ideas and mojo.... I feel the same too at the moment!!
    Happy New Year to you :)
    Jenny x

  13. Thats a great stamp set. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  14. Happy New year Anne, this is something rather special I really love this Nordic style Christmas card and thanks to you I have just popped over and purchased this set, lol, thank you. I cannot believe your mojo has gone missing not when you are creating such beautiful work as these cards, stunning work Anne.
    Lorraine x

  15. Wonderful card - fabulous stamping!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  16. Hi Anne, Happy NY wishes to you and yours!
    This card is stupendous - will look to see what you make when your mo jo returns is this is what you do when it's gone! Absolutely stunning, love it hugs Karen x

  17. adorable, luv the pattern....have a super week!

    enjoy *~*

  18. Happy New Year, Anne. Didn't realise you were a tree stamp addict. me too! I bought this set just before Christmas, but didn't get round to making much with it. Hope you get your mojo back soon

  19. WONDERFUL use of Nordic winter! LOVE your stamping and take on the sketch!!!
    Happy New Year!

  20. Anne - this is fabulous. Just love it.

  21. Your card is WONDERFUL!! I LOVE this WM stamp set.. it is still on my wishlist.. seeing it makes me think it needs to JUMP in my cart! LOL!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO! Happy New Year!! Have a GREAT Day!

  22. beautiful stamping in my favorite christmas colors.
    Thanks for joining us at wMSC

  23. Beautiful crisp stamping. Looks like it has been stitched. thanks for joining us at FSC. Happy new year.Caz


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