Thursday, January 31, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Claudia's Tutu

Today at Little Miss Muffet, we have a new digi release from Simply Sophia and we are promoting the new Pollycraft rubber stamps released Jan 17th.  This is Claudia's Tutu by Pollycraft.
Supplies -- 
Stamp - LMM Claudia's Tutu by Pollycraft
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye Ruby
Cardstock: Bazzill Pomegranate
Hero Art Gemstones
Sewing Machine with cream thread
Copic Colors: E30, E31, W0, W1, W2, W3, R20, R22, R24, R29, 0

We are mid-challenge, the theme is Flowers and Hearts.  All images are welcome, one entry only please.  If you use any LMM or Pollycraft image Anything Goes. Hope you will join us.

There's lots of DT inspiration over at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. 

Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Anything Goes with Pink and bling
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings
Deb    

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Catered Crop Top 12 Challenge

Top 12 for 2012 
Hello All,

I ran across a challenge today at Catered Crop - the challenge is to pick your top 12 creations for 2012.  

I had wanted to do this at the beginning of the year, several of the blogs I follow did something like this at the end of the December or on January 1st.  Some chose cards they made themselves, other blogs chose cards made by other cardmakers in the past year - both fabulous ideas.  I felt like I missed my opportunity though - until I ran across this challenge.  I guess it's not too late.

Anyway, the challenge is to choose your top 12 cards from 2012 so here goes...
 January 2012 - Mischelle Smith Designs "Cheer Up"
 Mixed coloring method - colored with Copics
blue chalk background, sponged ink distressing

February 2012 - Mischelle Smith Designs "Must Be Love"
 My sweet husband's 2012 Valentine

 
March 2012 - Little Miss Muffet "Agent Cupcake Descending"
 My debut card for Little Miss Muffet, still love the twine rope.
 April 2012 - TAC "New Creation"
 Lots of stitching and layering

May 2012 - TAC "America I Love"
Love the mix of dry embossing on this one, then inked over it.

June 2012 - TAC "Liberty and Ancient Map"
I had these stamps for over 8 years 
and finally used the background in 2012! 

A great technique I saw on a blog - 
a printed picture on canvas textured cardstock.  
My roses were beautiful in 2012.

 July 2012 - Raisin Boat "Lawn King"
Fun with a grass die cut

 August 2012 - Nina B "Stitched Flowers"
One of my favorite techniques - Paper Piecing

 September 2012 - Mabelle RO "Sweet as Pie"
Clean and Simple
 
 October 2012 - Mabelle RO "Blessed Harvest"
This card just fell together, 
practically by itself, when I saw the sketch.    

November 2012 - Die-Namics Sunflower
These dies are so cool!

December 2012 - Little Miss Muffet "Gavin in Winter"
 Great sketch with skewed elements
which pushed me away of my norm (straight lines).

I tried to pick my favorite card from each month - it was really hard to narrow it down.  In the end, I chose creations that had a neat technique, I tried something new or there was something clever about them.   I ended up with 13 - oops.

I would love to see your top cards from 2012.  You have until February 2nd to get a blog post or a picture gallery together.  See the details HERE - there's loads of inspiration for 2013 all in one place! 

Thanks for stopping by...

Hope you are inspired!
Blessings,
Deb

Thursday, January 24, 2013

LMM - Clover with Dragonflies

We have a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet - Flowers and Hearts is the theme.  I used a rubber stamp - Clover Dancing with Dragonflies by Pollycraft, which has both hearts and flowers in the image.  She is sweet isn't she?

I chose bright, fun papers for this image.  The patterned cardstock is Fiskars Cloud9 designs "Dee's Cottage"
Supplies -- 
Stamp: LMM Clover Dancing with Dragonflies by Pollycraft
Patterned Cardstock:  Fiskars Cloud9 designs "Dee's Cottage"
Cardstock: Bazzill Strawberry Splash,  Impatiens, White X-Press It
2" Square punch
Gems, heart button and ribbon
Copic Colors: R02, R30, R32, R37, R46, B60, B63, YG23, YG25, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR21, E00, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37

Make sure to swing by the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and check out all the inspiration.  

This LMM challenge runs 2 weeks, all images are welcome, one entry only please.  If you use LMM or any Pollycraft images, anything goes and better yet you can enter multiple times for more chances to win.  

Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Girlie
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes 
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Fairy Fever 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - #84 buttons and bows 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Ice Cream Bench

We have a new rubber release today at Little Miss Muffet!  It is all about Valentine's Day.  I used two new images today, Ice Cream Bench and the sentiment is from Sweet Sentiments.  
Supplies -- 
Patterned Cardstock: TAC Catelynne
Cardstock: Bazzill Vibrant Blue, PTI Hibiscus Burst, TAC Kraft
Coluzzle Heart
Twine
Copic Colors: RV21, RV23, RV24, G20, G21, G24, BG01, BG05, E00, E09, E11, E13, E21, R02, E01, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, 0

We are mid-challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog, the theme is Winter Birthday.  All images are welcome, one entry only please.  If you use a LMM image anything goes and you can entry multiple times giving you more chances to win!  Hope you will join us.

Be sure to check out all the new stamps and DT inspiration HERE!

I used a Sketch #241 from Sketch Saturday for this post...
 
Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 241
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Lexie's Creations - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
There She Goes - Love in the air 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb  

Monday, January 14, 2013

TAC - Baby Card and Thank You

Today, I have a baby shower card and matching thank you cards. This baby shower was actually a card shower - just cards no gifts.  Love card showers although I really love going shopping for a new baby too. :D

Some friends are adopting a little girl and will be traveling later this month to China to get her and bring her home. This is my card for the card shower.  I used TAC Wee Ones, which was a super cute set.  I colored the images with Copic markers then cut them out.   
The images are suspended from white cross stitch floss to create a mobile of baby things.  I saw this mobile idea on Karen's Blog and it uses Retro Sketch #33.  Inside there is a Target gift card which completes the card and theme.
I also made 12 super simple Thank You cards as an added gift.  I used the same patterned cardstock I used for my card.  The cardstock is from Cloud9 Designs, called 'Dee's Cottage'.  The Thank You sentiment is from TAC I heart You, available at RRD. The hearts are cut with a Lil' Inkers Designs die.  Love the stitching on the hearts. 
Supplies --
Stamps: TAC Wee Ones and I Heart You
Patterned Paper: Cloud9 Designs 'Dee's Cottage'
Cardstock: PTI White, PTI Sweet Blush, Bazzill Watermelon
Ink: Memento Black
Dies: Die-namics Dainty Lace border, Framing Flourishes and Lil' Inkers Design Hearts
White Floss
PTI White button
Copic Colors: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, YG23, YG25, R30, R32, R35, R37, B60, B63

Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
ATC and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes with sentiment
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Summer Monkey

We have a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet - Winter Birthday is the theme.  The image I used is called "Summer Monkey", which is a great birthday image for any time of the year.  It is available as a rubber stamp {I used a digital image}.
Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet "Summer Monkey"
Patterned Cardstock: Simple Stories "Happy Day"
Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist
Copic Colors: R35, R37, R46, YG03, YG13, Y32, Y35, BG11, YR61, YR65, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37

Be sure to drop by the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and see all the DT inspiration.  

Hope you will join us for this challenge, all images are welcome, one entry only please. If you used LMM images you may enter more than once and anything goes for more chances to win!  

Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Jen's Digi - Let's Celebrate!
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes 
The Stamping Chef - Celebrations 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb       

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Royal Decree

Little Miss Muffet is sponsoring Oozak Challenge this month. The Oozak challenge theme this month is Anything Goes with Pink and Bling.  

Did you know that Oozak carries Little Miss Muffet rubber stamps?  They do and they have great discounts on all the products they carry; all you have to do is register to get the discounted price, which is free!  Shipping is free when you place a $50 or more order too - what a deal!  They have an awesome feature when something is out of stock - they will notify you when they get product back in.  Love that!

I found Oozak several years ago, when I was building my Copic collection and looking for Copic compatible cardstock and inkThey have great prices on Copic Markers, reinkers and Xpress-it cardstock, which I have taken advantage of over the years.  They have added so much in last couple years too, all the hot brands in patterned paper pads and more and more stamps, dies and embellishmentsIt is one of my favorite places to shop and has become a one stop shop over the years too.  

I used Little Miss Muffet Royal Decree, stamped with Memento black ink on pink cardstock.  I stamped the crown on white Xpress-it cardstock and colored with Copic markers, R46, YR21, YR23, YR24, white gel pen and gems, for my bling element.
The side lace accent is a die cut border from Die-namics called Dainty Lace.  The black and white panels are embossed with a Cuttlebug folder called Textile.

Hope you will play along with Oozak's Challenge this month.  The theme is Pink and Bling - all images welcome.

Challenges:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Ribbon 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb