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Romance Is In The Air Today

29th February 2012 … Leap Year Girlies and today’s the day when you can propose to the man of your dreams!!!

Wonder who Elisabeth Louise Hatter will be asking for their hand in marriage???
All the LMM teemies have been showcasing lots of inspiration in the month of February and today I am showing the inside and the back of a card which was posted earlier.

Everything has been thrown into this one because it is being sent to a very special and amazing girl… AMBER. She absolutely adores stamping, colouring and of course fashion so this card has everything that any girlie would love.

Today is also reveal time for Three Companies Team Up

I have already shown the front of the card but have put it in again in case you didn’t see it first time round … if you didn’t where were you 😆

Papers – My Mind’s Eye – All Spice
Stamps: LMMS – Rubber & Digi …. JustRite – Greetings From Paris …. Whimsy – Vintage Travel Postage …. Stampin Up – Vintage Vogue …. Art Impressions – Teeny Tiny Flowers …. Artemio – Paris Vintage and Artemio Butterfly Collage.


Boys & Toys

Another ATC which was made whilst in the UK this time a bit of stamping, decoupage, sponging and generally playing around, another happy day with the grandkiddies.

Pop back tomorrow to see the inside of my card for LMMS the original card is here if you haven’t already seen it.


Entering for Cupcake Craft Challenges – Boys & Their Toys
Lawnscaping Challenge – Distressing

Light As A Feather

Made a few projects while at home with my grandchildren in the UK so will be showing a few of them for you to have a look at this week.
My first is this ATC … the stamp was one of my Christmas pressies … I used the same technique which I found after a happy accident … do tend to do this a lot now.

Papers – My Mind’s Eye Rosy
Dragonfly Laser Rubber Stamps – Fancy Dress
TH Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
Entering for: Stamps & Fun – Non Cute


FSC Inspiration Meets LMMS Inspiration

Not often this happens but today I have two cards to show you one is for Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the other is for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. First up is my LMM card which is still following the Ooh La La Paris theme until the end of this month and for this I have used several of Barbara’s digi images not only that check out her new line which are in RUBBER … yep you heard right girls she is into rubber 😯 … no silly not Barbara herself 😀 on that note let’s get back to the card 😎 How pleased am I because as you know stamping is my first love … eh apart from Andrew … eh the grandchildren, my son, Penny, Byron!!!!

These 4 little ladies are all sooo pretty just look for everyone of them here … go on you know you want to.
My card has been stitched around the edge also stitched the lace but when you open the flap it reveals a sentiment and another little paper pieced hat. What do you do when you want to display lots of stamping … that’s easy just throw it all into the mix that’s exactly what I did for the inside … lots of stamping inspiration, but you will have to come back on Wednesday because LMMS has another inspiration day for you and all will be revealed then!! Just a little heads up here, even though I have done lots of stamping there is not a torn, distressed or inked up edge anywhere …

Nearly forgot to say don’t forget to visit Three Companies Team Up because the talent displayed from all the different Design Teams is mega mind blowing.

Entering for Pollycraft Monday Challenge – Teenage Dream
Love To Create Challenge – Add Stitching To Your Project

Now onto my Fashionable Stamping card … utterly and totally different …that’s me just can’t stick to any particular medium of craftingmainly pretty and cute … love absolutely everything I can get my hands on to experiment with … lots of disasters but you have to try 😥

Ellie picked the theme this week for FSC and she wanted to see everyone’s take on Make It For A Child. My card has been stamped, embossed with white then brayered over with TH Victorian Velvet. Cut the finished piece with a nestie then layered back up again.

Shhhhh don’t tell the Fashionettes this but she was my piece for last fortnights challenge and I just didn’t have time to post … whoops 😳 but she fits perfectly into this fortnights challenge hooray!!

Now all you need to do is pop on over to the FSC blog and leave lots of love for my other fabulous teemies … oh while you’re there you might as well enter your creation as well tee hee.

Entering for the Lexi’s Creations Challenge – Monochromatic
Ruby’s Rainbow – White Plus One Other Colour

Emily Rose Hatter

Inspiration time for the new Challenge at Little Miss Muffet which is … FANCY or LACY

At the moment I am so addicted to making different shaped cards with the Tim Holtz On The Edge Die Distressed Doily which brought me to this gatefold which closes with some beautiful lace from my stash. Plus I stamped and fussy cut elements from the new Whimsy Stamps then dry embossed the die cut edges. When opened you can see a picture I have created with images from Little Miss Muffet Stampscalled Emily Rose Hatter also used images and chip board from Make It Crafty which has been painted with a sage coloured acrylic paint.

We are still following the Ooh la la Paris feeling for the month of February so if you would like even more inspiration jump ahead to see Three Companies Team Up Paris Challenge and also my teamies creations at LMMC.

Additional stash used to make my card
Colouring Mediums – Pro Markers
My Mind’s Eye Papers – All Spice
Memory Box Die – Catalina Wreath
Stamps – Stampin Up
Punches – Stampin Up
Flower Soft

Entering For – All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge – Fancy Folds
Crafting For All Seasons – Shaped Cards
Crafty Creations Challenge – Fancy Folds
Stamp n Doodles Challenge – Let’s see Lace & Flowers
Victorine Stamps – Lace


Pretty As A Princess

To keep up the celebrations – we’re having another blog hop!!
Come hop around with us “In Paris” this week with a New Release Blog Hop!! Leave a comment as you go for extra chances to win! You have until February 27th to complete the hop and we’ll post the winners on February 29th.

You should have arrived here from SARAH
However, if you get lost along the way you can see the complete list HERE.

Have you heard the big news? Whimsy, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps have come together to give you a little romance in Paris this Valentine Season! You can join the festivities and read all about it on the ThreeCompaniesTeamUp blog. But wait… have you heard the really big news?! Little Miss Muffet Stamps has now released images in RUBBER! That’s right – so pop on over HERE to get your rubber fix.

Isn’t La Petite Princess just sooo cute … coloured skin and hair with Pro Markers but paper pieced her dress then added lots of Liquid Pearls. Used the new Whimsy Stamps and Die … tipped the edge of the stamp with paint just to enhance … to decorate the tag. Inked, distressed, painted and ripped where I could to give an aged and vintage appeal to the card.

Your next stop on the hop is Barbara

We have even more activities planned for the rest of the month too so be sure to check back often and bask in all the inspiration. Oh-la-la! Also, don’t miss out on extra prizes – come participate in the Joint Release challenge at:

ThreeCompaniesTeamUp – the theme is “LOVE”
Then check out all the Paris themed New Releases at:
Whimsy, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Entering for the Crafty Bloggers Network – Shabby Chic
Lawnscaping Challenge – Distress Mania
Craft Your Days Away – Paper Piecing
Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges – Vintage

Paris Release

Phew back from my visit to the UK … a teensy sad because Andrew and I are on our own in Ireland while all the family are in the UK but Penny and Byron were here to welcome us home and what a welcome they gave us … don’t you just love dogs … they love you so unconditionally.

Gosh it all happened the week I was away, Tuesday saw the release of the Paris collection from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and The Three Companies Team Up Blog have a super challenge on at the moment with the theme of … LOVE. This theme is perfect for the card I made for Irene & Paul which happened to be their anniversary while I was home.

Entering for Joanna Sheen Challenge – Love Is In The Air


When Three Worlds Collide

Not one, Not two but THREE COMPANIES have come together to bring you a fantastic collection of images, sentiments and even matching embellishments to get your creative minds flowing with ideas!


If you have been following the lead up to our big release then you may have taken a stab at guessing who we are.

If you guessed…

Whimsy Stamps, Make it Crafty & Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Then you are correct!! Woot!

Now as you can imagine there are HEAPS of prizes to be won but before all that, join us on our incredible inspiration hop where the talented girls from our teams share different ways you can combine our products.


With it being Valentine’s Day, of course the theme has an element of love… whether it be friendships, a thank you or even a romantic kiss in Paris… you are sure to feel the love all round.

So if you have just popped by to say hi and stumbled into this hop you may want to


Otherwise you should have arrived from Jen J.

I chose to make an easel card with an image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and digi images from Make It Crafty.

Nora Claire Hatter has just had a coffee at the Cafe De Paris and is so excited because she has a new bike. Both images are from the new range at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The sentiment plus the table and chairs are the new images from Make It Crafty.

My second card is a gatefold using the new Whimsey Stamps, chipboard embellishments from Make It Crafty and another adorable image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

I painted the Chipboard Embellishment (MIC) white then daubed pink paint through some sequin waste which made some beautiful dots before I adhered it to one of the new Whimsey Stamps Sentiments.


Make sure you comment along the way for a chance at winning a few extra goodies and once you reach the end, we’ll share all the details on the prizes you can win and we even have a fun challenge you can enter which could win you a feature in the upcoming Whimsy Magazine! Wooohoo!

Did we just hear you scream?


haha – they are awesome right? Our ideas just exploded!!

Well they are available RIGHT NOW!!

Whimsy Stamps Store | Make it Crafty Store | Little Miss Muffet Stamps Store

So where to next you ask??

JUMP on over to my friend Mariska!


Mine All Mine

Time to show a bit of inspiration from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
the image on my tri-fold card is called Vanilla … check out that little face isn’t that smile just too cute for words.


Loved Up For The Guys

Wasn’t sure I was going to get anything made for the challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping but I have made this as a Valentine’s Card which was actually inspired by my friend Dot from Dots Dabbles … thanks hunny bunny.

Don’t you just love happy accidents … inked up my shoe stamp and then promptly dropped it onto the desk, lucky enough it landed on a sheet of kitchen roll. Retrieved with a sigh and then stamped onto my paper … ahhh but … it showed up with dots on the image. There are no dots on the original stamp and realised it had transferred from the kitchen roll. What did Shirley do … cut out the image which was on the kitchen paper as well (lucky enough it was perfect) inked the edges with Forest Moss. Guess what happened next when I was inking it split in two so I was left with a negative and positive image … me can see another tutorial about this 😀

Took a picture of the shoe stamp just to let you see there are no dots on it.

Stamps – Hero Arts – Exclusive Vintage Collection – Box Set of Three Men – Box Set of Three Shoes – Box Set of Three Clocks
Stampin Up – Notably Ornate – Terrific Tags
Papers – Lost & Found – My Mind’s Eye
Punches – Stampin Up Tags – Large & Small

Entering for: – Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Valentine’s/Love
Crafting When We Can – Valentine/Love
Simply Stampin Challenge – Heartfelt
Sweet Stampin Challenge – The One I Love
Joanna Sheen – Love Is In The Air
Alota Rubber Stamps – LOVE Creations without the colour Red
The Artistic Stamper – Hearts
Through The Craft Room Door – Valentine’s For A Male
Crafty Ribbon Challenge – One For The Men Or Boys