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Easel Card

Little Miss Muffet time and the challenge this fortnight is a real easy peasy one we want to see an Easel or Step Shaped Cards … see said it was easy.

My easel card has a little twist because the top half opens and becomes a gatefold.
To keep the gatefold closed I have added little magnet discs underneath the papers.

Haven’t finished embellishing the inside because this has been made with a wonderful persons birthday in mind and I want to add some personnel sentiments later. Used Basic Grey papers called Eva and fussy cut the peacock because I thought it looked so pretty. Made one of my concertina butterflies … still addicted to these but have to sit on my hands otherwise they would be on every card 😆 stamped a butterfly image behind this time that way I didn’t have to add any antennas myself. If you look on the left hand side of my side bar you can find the details of the butterfly there.

Used another of my fave images called … La Jeune Fille à l’eventail … bit of a mouthful, think it’s her name and something to do with a fan … eh don’t quote me though. Coloured with Copics, Pro Markers and a bit of water colouring … think you know me by now I throw just about everything at it.


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.


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

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!


MIC Meets SS

Lion 4Lion 41What a yuk last few days for everyone – not even going to say the dreaded word of who’s fault it was, suffice to say it began with B

I have combined two challenges with this card – Sentimental Sundays meets Make It Colouful.

SS this week want to see your Handmade Flowers and MIC want to see your Dotty Backgrounds

The beautiful sentiment on my easel card is one from Raindrop Echo Designs the Floral Haven Sentiments.
I mixed and matched two of the sentiments from this set to make the beautiful sentiment below,
and the adorable image is Courageous Carl from Crissy’s Art & Heart both are from Whimpsy Stamps.
Background image is from Make It Crafty from The Secret Garden collection called Daffodil Dell. Trust me there is a dotty background there.


Papers used are We R Memory Keepers – Carl and Daffodil Dell have been watercoloured.
The three large silk flowers have been heated so they melt and go all crinkly, my little white flower is a piece of salvage edged material.

Last week at Sentimental Sundays we celebrated our first anniversary and we had a mini blog hop.
All the DT’s who participated were allowed to give away a digital sentiment of the winner’s choice from Raindrop Echo Designs.

The winner from my blog is – MARSHA – congratulations Marsha , please email us at sentimentalsundays@raindropecho.com
with your choice of digital sentiment set from Raindrop Echo Designs. Please remember to put – Blog Hop Winner – in the subject line.


Black With A Splash Of Red

Whinging time … this is way out of my comfort zone, but had to give it a try and all I can say is … must try harder.
Added diamond glaze to her … hair, eye patch, sword and boots … looks great on the card, all black and vinyl looking, very saucy
but for some reason looked naff when I took the photo, came out grey instead of black … tooooo lazy to take another photo.


Stop whining Shirl, tell them all to go look at the DT’s projects … and the joke … at
Make It Colourful. This week we are looking for
Black With A Splash Of Red
Images used are from Tiddly Inks – Pirate Jane and also Old Oak Tree from Make It Crafty
Little bit of info if you like your blog hops go see …
Tiddly Inks Treasure Hunt


Phew Just Made It

OK, those of you who know me won’t be surprised, bearing in mind my nickname is … “Early Shirley” … but just got the posting finished for the
Make It Colourful ChallengesColouring Black Hair – by the skin of my teeth 🙄
Note to myself … must try harder to be on time



Sponsoring the challenge this week is Some Odd Girl and I just know you would love to find out what you can win when you enter …
3 freebies of your choosing … great eh.
The image I chose to use is Snuggle Tiny Tia and the flowers are an image from Make It Crafty called Wild Flowers.
I coloured her in, and the flowers, with just about everything I could throw at it … Pro Markers, watercolours, copics and coloured pens.
Only watercolours were used for the hair and then added glossy accents for a beautiful shine.


Woweee Carnival Time Ladies

Clowns, Fairy floss, sticky fingers, squeals of delight and of course complaints of sore feet near the end of the day… Where are we?


Here’s hoping you have just bounced on over from Angela
If you just popped in to say g’day and like what you see then join us on the super carnival hop and go to the beginning of the fun

Zoe from Make it Crafty and Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil, came together to share the delight and fun of The Carnival.

To celebrate – the two fabulously talented teams have come together for a massive blog hop to offer you plenty of inspiration when playing with these images.
Along the way you will find balloons with a letter in them. Write down the letters as you go because at the very end we want you to guess what the saying is!

There will be THREE grand prizes randomly drawn from the correct answers PLUS there will be hidden prizes along the way
so make sure you leave some love as you hop along!

Now we know this is a super big hop, but we wanted to make sure you would get LOTS of inspiration! The hop stays open until the 28thApril so you will have plenty of time to come back each day with a cuppa to soak it all up! (Just don’t lose the letters you have been collecting!)
We would like to thank our fabulous sponsors, Mo’s Digital Pencil, Make it Crafty, Stamping Bella and Quixotic Paperie
for providing the fabulous prizes for this grand carnival hop! tee hee follow the arrows to find the balloon ➡


Images used on my card are from Make It Crafty called Ticket Booth from the Carnival collection
and a Mo’s image called Cara Chatting.

In case you have trouble seeing my balloon – my letter is
Make sure you leave a comment for a ‘possible’ chance at winning some hidden treasure
and then your next stop on the hop is


Mo is offering this adorable digital image Cotton Candy for just $1 and all the proceeds will be split between the Make A Wish Foundation in the US and the UK.
Who could resist buying her – you can find her at Mo’s.