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Fashionable Stamping Challenges

My first DT card and still on cloud nine about the new challenge blog
Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Our first challenge is ANYTHING GOES

Just don’t get to do enough stamping and inking like I used to, so, this is one happy bunny, that we have all started this venture.

For my card I actually got the brayer out which I have not used in … well forever … also used a stamp which hasn’t seen the light of day … probably since I bought it.

Used the Big & Juicy ink pad called Hydrangea, stamped and embossed the image onto white glossy card with white embossing powder, then brayered, even did some quilling. Decided on quite a simple card but very elegant looking … me thinks the dress looks just like a fashion model would wear. Found a beautiful piece of lace which I put behind the nestie frame.

Time to hop on over to see all the Teemies cards … where they get there inspiration from is beyond me!!!


Bet you want to know what you can win if you enter, well here it is, two stamps.

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More Little Miss Muffets

Well here is the inside of the little album I have created … on the left is the Fashionable Camila and on the right is the Delectable Peggy Sue Hatter
Stamped little thingies onto the clothes of these fashionable girlies Peggy Sue has scrolls and flowers and Camila has leaves.
As usual coloured them in with everything except the kitchen sink and itsy bitsy bits of glitter … girls need bling in their lives.
Check out the tags I have wanted these for ages … they are from Stampin Up and Barbara put them up for grabs and I bought them … wahoo thanks hunny bunny.

1Camila 2

Tomorrow if you pop back you will see the back of the album which has the rather delicious looking Quinceanera Daydream on it.
By the way the album is made with 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper no cutting or glueing just folding … real neat eh. 😉
… Well just a weeny bit of glueing when you attach the two sheets together … this album could be endless you can just add more sheets whenever.


Entering for – Cardmadfairy’s Digis Day Challenge Oh So Girly



Sewing Tag

Love … Anything Goes … which is the challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
As you know I relish making tags more than anything and as soon as I saw this sewing box it cried out to me … make a tag Shirl 😀
Sew … tee hee … I did. Image used is Sewing Basket with just about everything in it. Don’t even ask where the little cotton reel came from, don’t know.
Wound it with a pink cotton and left it to trail over the pins.

Tag 1

The paper used is a digi download, then just cut out elements from it. Made an eight layer flower, spritzed, inked, scrunched, so easy but effective.


Melba Flora Hatter

Today sees the release of two more images from the Little Miss Muffet Stamps, called …
CAMILA & MELBA FLORA HATTER they are both from the Little Misses range

I am so in love with the new range of Hatter girls they just Sizzle and Pop with Cuteness.
This is a little album I have made with Melba Flora Hatter on the front.
If you pop back tomorrow you can see the inside and also the release of two more new images.
Barbara makes it so hard for us to decide which one to use because they are all so adorable.

Dancing Queent

Don’t forget to pop back tomorrow and be prepared to be razzled and dazzled with the release of two more Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
Not sure if I should say … mum’s the word 😉 … one of the new releases tomorrow is another Hatter Girl …
bet you can’t wait now … shhhhh not a word to Barbara 😀


New Challenge Blog

Such exciting news girls there is a new challenge blog coming called

Fashionable Stamping Challenges

As you know Let’s Ink It Up decided to close it’s doors because Suzanne the founder is very sick at the moment … hugs and kisses to you Suzanne.
Hope when you feel a teensy bit better you will become part of the team or even a resident Guest Designer.
We already have one of those, Joanna from Under A Creative Spell can’t participate all the time but she will be popping in
every now and again as a permanent Guest Designer.
Just have to design her a logo badge to put on her blog … eh Andrewwwww
Anyway a few of us from the old Design Team were so sad about this … because we love our stamping … so we decided to start our own challenge blog … soooo scary.
My super duper hubby Andrew has been doing all the work for us and if you pop on over here you can see the work in progress.
Marina from Cottage Crafts will be sponsoring the challenges each fortnight … she is even starting her own blog now … this you will all have to see … catch it here 😀
We would love you to leave a comment about how everything is progressing and when the Followers are added
next thing on the list … would dearly love you to follow as well
you never know there might be blog candy soon 😉
We will be having a DT call so if you are interested details will be added of what to do … another thing on the to do list … 😀


Sweet Kiss

Sweet Kiss 1For the challenge this week at Digi Doodles Shop’s Best we would love to see
Clean & Simple

which means less is more … easier said than done when all you want to do is layer up.
In the end I just printed this beautiful picture
The Horse Kiss onto my card and coloured.
Added a sentiment … stood back … very pleased with the look.

Hors1Sweet Kiss

Such a pretty image and oh so delicate, wanted to stay with the softness and prettiness of the image
so watercoloured to try and keep the floaty feel.
The sentiment on the card is a freebie from the Digi Doodle Shop.


Swinging Time With Riley

Wow is all I can say about the entries for last weeks challenge they were just brilliant 😀
Wahooo I can also mention I am now part of the DT full time yayyyyyy 😛


is the theme for this week’s challenge but remember, if you choose to use a Little Miss Muffet stamp then the theme is Anything Goes
😎 me still thinks this is such a cool idea
… and … there’s more … you have two weeks in which to enter your project … now that is cool 😎
Riley is the chosen image for the front of my BOX, which was made for this challenge
Little Confession Time
I had to make a box because the Tri-Fold card I made for the Little Miss Muffet New Releases last week, ended up wayyyyy to dimensional
and wouldn’t fit into an envelope. If you go to the What’s New Section you can find all the new images which I have used on the box and card above.
Riley has been paper pieced, coloured with Pro Markers and then glittered to an inch of her life poor girl … but still she smiles.
Next week sees the new releases for Little Miss Muffet Stamps … as usual I am so like a kid and want to use them all at once.
Ooooo wait till you see them you will know just what I mean … so thinking cap is going on to see how I can do this … watch this space!!!!
Entering for:
ehhh just popping off to find some challenges tee hee – back later

This is interesting … never noticed it before … ehhh maybe because I have never made an on-going project.
Anyway, when I took pics of the first Tri-Fold card the sun wasn’t shining and the colours are practically spot on to the project.
The next pics I took, of all the Tags, the sun was streaming through the window and the colours all look so vibrant … not as lifelike though.
The pics I took of the above BOX … guess what the sun wasn’t shining and the colours are back to looking how they should.
All I can say is thank goodness the sun doesn’t shine here very often … more’s the pity.


Vintage Flowers

Making these pop up flowers in the middle of cards is addictive … you don’t want to know how many different variations
I have made now. Thought I would show you one more but this time with a vintage theme.
The front of the card is beautiful but when you open it the wow factor just pops.


Used lots of different stamps for this card and can you believe the little girl image is a glittered rub on.
Entering for:
Allsorts – Free & Easy
Stampalot Challenge – Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum – Elegant & Lace


Two More Little Miss Muffet Tags

Newest Releases From Little Miss Muffett Stamps

Well here they are the other two tags as promised … (see original post) … and the images used are … Quinceanera Dance and Linda Lee Hatter
If you think these are cute you should check out the other DT’s creations the inspiration is amazing.Red girl 1
Dancing girl2Dancing girlDancing girl1Red girl 2

After taking pics of my projects I adore making different backgrounds to display them on and just love this maze one.
Coloured all images with Pro markers but this time went back over the images with coloured Glaze Sakura Pens.
Not quite the same effect as glossy accents but much quicker and really gives a shine to the finished project … even went back over the tag I posted yesterday.
Guess what I haven’t finished with this project yet so you will just have to pop back again next week for the new challenge over at

to see what it is that I have created using the latest new image of RILEY 😉
Red girl

Entering for:
Ooh La La Creations – Tag It
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge
If The Shoe Fits … Scrap It! – RUBY
Totally Paper Crafts – Girly Girls
Pixie Dust Studio – “Girly Girly”
Papertake Weekly – Hot Hot Hot
Shopping Our Stash – Out With The Old or In With The New – this is an interesting challenge …
they want you to part with some old stash or add some new … my old is the Laura Ashley paper … really years old.
I am no different to all you crafters out there I just want to stroke my paper,
but every now and again … with real pain to me … I will get it out and not just stroke, but will use … arrrggg the pain.
This is one of those very rare times where I have also used some old K & Co papers as well … the pain is getting worse, have to lie down now.


Blooming Flowers

We want to see your floral delights this week at Digi Doodles Shop’s Best so start creating those beautiful blooms and enter them for this weeks challenge.
Make Your Own Flowers
My project is more about when you open the card because in the centre is this huge flower which pops out.
The beautiful image on the card is called Cone Flower & Vase … thought it went well with the theme.

This card gives such a wow factor when opened.
You’re going to be blown away when you see the blooming creations from all the DT’s this week they are gorgeous.
Entering for:
Creative Craft Challenges – Pretty Blossoms
Creative Belli Blog – Custom Made Bellies
Digital Tuesday – Spellbound
Allsorts – Free & Easy