Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Polka Dot Pals Neva

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring Barne Mix back in November as they shared various articles.  The theme was "Winter, Snow and Christmas" and I created this card using one of my favorite Christmas stamps.  :D  This was colored using Marvy Le Plume markers and I've listed the colors below.  Then the card was put together to resemble a large package.


The stamp I used on this project is Polka Dot Pals Neva from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This is one of the cards I colored at Scrappin Goodtime when I was teaching a class.  Here are the colors I used:

Yellow: Y627, 624
Brown: E859, 858, 855, 853
Greens: YG649, 647, 645, 642
Skin: OR827, E853, OR820
White: AG877, 875, 873
Red: PV778, R818, R815
Extra: V742, 747




Thanks for coming by today and I hope you've caught up on all your holiday cards this year!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fancy Sunbonnet Snowball & Park Glen Door Metal Die

It's the 100th Challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and we're having an Anything Goes challenge that runs all month long!  Not only that, there are three chances to win!  So come on over and show us what you're making this season.  :D



For my project I've used Fancy Sunbonnet Snowball rubber stamps and Park Glen Door Metal Die, both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The markers I used are both the Marvy LePlume plus Copics. I also doodled around the edges too using one of Faye's doodle ideas.



The charms are actually necklace charms and I clipped off the ring part so they made nice snowflakes.  Then the door handle is a photo anchor thing with a gemstone brad in the center.  The screen mesh behind it is also something you can find at LMMS and can be used on both style door diecuts.  Lastly the bow and friends charm and a few things in the back of my stash that I thought would be fun to use.  That's my project - thanks for dropping by!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hazel

Some projects just take longer than others and this one is one of those.  I started this long before Halloween but decided I needed to finished it even though Halloween was over. I have another project that I started for Thanksgiving too but it will be late as well.  LOL  Anyway, this is Hazel from Wee Stamps in rubber from Whimsy Stamps and also available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I went with a light gray color to stamp her in then used greens and blacks to color her.  For a splash of color I used the orange as a backdrop.  Finally I did some doodles as a border and made it into a card.   Hope you like her even though she's a tad out of season... buy hay... I guess witches need to live through the seasons too.  ;D





Thursday, November 20, 2014

Polka Dot Pals Jamie and Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces

The challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges is CAS (aka Clean and Simple) however, I'm going to be a prime example of how not to follow the challenge rules as this is certainly not CAS.  However, I still wanted to post a project and this is all that I had up my sleeves.  Plus, we might overlook the rules if you use a Little Miss Muffet Stamps too.  ;D


For this project I used Polka Dot Pals Jamie and Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces rubber stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The face I used are the ones without the eyelashes and I used the pre-punched holes to help aline the face onto the stamped girl image.  I practiced a few times on a scratch paper until I was certain I could get it right then used gray to stamp both images.


After the stamping is finished then the coloring part begins - the fun part.  Here is a close up of the face and you can see where I've added highlights and shadows to shape it.  My markers started to go wacky on the darker sides so I had to leave it at this stage.  But I was happy with it so that's always a plus.
 

We hope you have time to join our challenge this week and have a great weekend!  Thanks for dropping by today and have fun creating.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Swings 'n Slides Fireflies

There is an Anything Goes challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges that anyone can enter using any products!  We want to see what you're up to this month so head on over and add your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.  :D

For my card today I've used Swings 'n Slides Fireflies in rubber from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, of course.  I colored it with Copic markers and then used these supplies below for a simple card:

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black colored with Copic MarkersPapers: Basic Grey Oliver decorative paper and generic Kraft cardstock 



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fancy Sunbonnet Lucky

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring Fab 'n Funky Challenges this week!  The theme is "3 Embellishments" (either 3 of one type of embellishment  or 3 different types of embellishment).  I've used three different types of embellishments on my card... resin flowers, lace and pink pearls.   Come on over and join the fun!!



The image I used is Fancy Sunbonnet Lucky by Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I also doodled around the paper and on the background with a black pen.  If you're familiar with this image you might wonder how "Lucky" it is!  But I've covered the shamrocks with the roses and converted this image from a St. Patrick's Day stamp to an all around greetings image.  Clever right?  Yes I think so and thanks to Melissa for the idea!  :D

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Skelekinz Pumpkin

Happy Halloween Eve to everyone out there and whether you celebrate Halloween or not perhaps this cutie with a pumpkin will be right down your favorite spooky alley!  I've used Skelekinz Pumpkin rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps on this project and created a page in my trading card journal.  This one has all my favorite embellishments lately including the spiders (from a mini punch), the wood sentiment and a bat charm (that I clipped off the loop).  Scruff up the edges and add some doodles and it's complete!  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy this bit of inspiration.




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Batty Boo

I had some fun shopping for new Halloween paper over the weekend and picked up the Witches Brew Jillibean Soup mini pad and couldn't wait to use it.  The image I used on this project is Batty Boo from Whimsy Stamps (and also available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps) which was colored with Prisimacolor Pencils.  The paper I used was a little too smooth so I was a bit limited on the coloring but even so it didn't turn out too bad.   These little critters are cute, whatever they are, and fun to color.  :D  Hope you like it too and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!






Saturday, October 25, 2014

Skelekinz Devil

It's the weekend before Halloween and we're busy decorating the house and having themed parties with our friends.  The kids have really gotten into it this year and so it's made it all that much more fun to create these Halloween cards!  :D  This one uses Skelekinz Devil rubber stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.



I reached into the back of the cabinet for some Halloween papers and spooky eyes to help embellish this card.  Then A few things from around the table such as the ribbon, staples and Hello sentiment... and some spiders from my favorite tiny punches.  Added some doodles and this little devil is ready so greet you in your mailbox!  Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful spooky weekend!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Skelekinz Haunted House

I had some fun experimenting tonight and was actually able to color AND make a card!  I wasn't sure how I was going to get through it but it all comes back when ya need it.  :)  The image I used was Skelekinz Haunted House rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.


I started with the tree stencil in the background and really wanted to do something with that.  I used a sponge ink pad to apply the gray, heavily at the top then fading to nothing at the bottom.  I then stamped the Haunted House (which might have been easier to stamp first and mask it.  LOL)  Luckily the colors and position of the house worked out.  Then I applied some doodles around the edge which I'm picking up from Faye at the moment.  :)  After that, everything else was hit and miss embellishments.



Behind the layered cardstock is cheesecloth with some spiders that I punched out of black paper.  I used puff paint to give them orange eyes.  The stars are brads that I stuck randomly around the top and then I added Baker's twine at the bottom to ground it all.  Finally the pumpkin charm that has been waiting around for the year was finally selected and I added orange micro-beads in the holes for some color.  Tadah!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Swings 'n Slides Vanilla

Today starts a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and it's an "Anything Goes" theme - so you can make a card for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays, or even Thinking of You cards are all on the menu!  There is a little twist, however, in that I'd like to see you use stamps from my favorite brands... basically everything at LMMS, of course!  Here's my project...



I used Swings 'n Slides Vanilla from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which I colored with Marvy Le Plume markers.  I'm lucky that this was an Anything Goes challenge, in a way, because I nabbed this one from the already-colored-bin and then made a card at last minute to share.  Teehee  My desk is a mess, which isn't a new story lately, so I grabbed things that were closest at hand.  But the best part is is I added the doodles in the background as a tribute to Faye.  Thanks Faye, you're the best!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Swings 'n Slides Bump!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring Sketch Saturday this week and I wanted to create a project to support their challenge.  Plus my sweet friend Carla is hosting and I so that's a double reason to join.  :D   For this project I've used Swings 'n Slides Bump and then also included a puppy from Puppy Additions; both stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, of course.




On the challenge blog where they show the sketch to use, in corners were staples.  I'm sure this is to make the sketch presentable, and it is, but I was also so inspired by them that I added them to my project too.  :D  It's been a while since I've used staples - I really should put that closer to my craft table.  LOL

I hope you've enjoyed this inspiration and we all hope you'll come on over and play along!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jr. Hatter Laural

I have a special post to day for a special friend using spec... ok, well you get the point, it's off the charts!  LOL   I wanted to wish Zoe a very Happy Birthday today!!  (Today being Saturday Australian time.)


The images I've used are Jr. Hatter Laural from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Whimsical Elements from Make it Crafty - the perfect combination.  The chipboard bird is also from Make it Crafty.  I used Prismacolor Pencils. The hat colors were inspired by Zoe's coloring too - meaning the color choices of bright greens and blues and I've started to use more of those.



Hope you have a great weekend and make sure to wish Zoe a Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic Flag - Switzerland

The challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges this round is about making your project small, as small as an artist trading card (ATC) or even smaller.  This is the perfect opportunity to pull out my ATC Journal!  For this project I've used Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic Flag (with a blank flag) and the new Marine Creek Door Metal Die from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.



The flag on this image is actually blank and can be colored any way.  I'm going to be fortunate enough to go to Switzerland this year so I've gone for the red and white.  :D  Behind her is the new metal die door at LMMS which can be configured several ways.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you'll play along with us this challenge!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Surfer Dad

Cowabunga, dude! Signing on today to post a dude card celebrating someone's birthday.  Guy cards are rare because I enjoy coloring the frilly girlie images so much.  :D  But when this one came around, I knew I wanted to color that ironing board with something bright!  This was an image that Zoe gave out as a freebie in her Make it Crafty Newsletter - thank you Zoe!  Check out... Surfer Dad.




Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!

Make it Crafty:
Plus MiC Chipboard

To see the post on the Make it Crafty page, click HERE to view post.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

DoveArt Studios

Are you ready to see see some amazing rubber stamps from your
 Favorite Color Artist, Jennifer Dove?

Well grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy this blog hop extravaganza!
We've teamed up with some of the BEST Color Artist around the world to share these amazing 10 new Rubber Stamp Images 

NOW AVAILABLE at C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps



It isn't a blog hop without prizes right!  There will be three lucky winners chosen from 3 different blogs below.   Each will get to pick their very own Dove Art Studio Stamp!!!  To be eligible to win leave a little love along the way.  You will end up at C.C. Designs Blog...make sure to leave a comment there too!
Are you ready to get hopping?
Here we go!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cuthbert Yo Ho

Avast!  Sept 19th be International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we at Little Miss Muffet Stamps thought it would be fun t' celebrate with a mini release of... well... pirates!  Get into t' spirit o' thin's today and instead o' sayin' "Hello!" you can say "Ahoy, Matey!" 

At t' LMMS Blog t' Beauties have chosen t' showcase two o' the new stamps but thar be more includin' aft-grounds and characters from Make it Crafty and Roberto's Rascals.  Feast your eaye on these creations and be aye t' pick up your favorites for they be on sale through t' weekend.  Click HERE t' go forth and pillage!

Drop anchor and let’s see what crawled out of the bung hole... 
 


(Special thanks goes to this English-to-Pirate Translator.)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Howdy

We have a new challenge here at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this one has an opened theme that lends well to many cards that are created this time of year - whether it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Winter or even Summer!!  The challenge theme is "Anything Goes*" but we have a small twist for this round.  If you noticed the asterisks then you're a lap ahead - the special twist is we want to see products using my favorite stamps! 

ANYTHING GOES
*Using an image from any of these brands as the main focus of your project:

Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Pollycraft
Bugaboo
Make it Crafty
Wee Stamps
Roberto's Rascals

Of course, it's easy to see what my favorite stamps are when you look in Little Miss Muffet Stamps - cuz they're all their!    I also like the fact that it's any Anything Goes because now I can share one of my saved projects and join in on the fun.

For my project today, I'm sharing a page in my traveling journal.  I used an actual Texas map for the background then added my sentiment and two darling Wranglers to adorn the page.  The images I used are Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Dill as Jesse James and Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Sage as Annie Oakley.



Thanks for dropping by and now I'll sign off with a big 
Howdy from Texas and ya'll come back now ya hear!

Friday, September 5, 2014

I Love You Slow Much

Sharing is caring and thinking about sharing this project lifts me up a bit. It's like getting a little hug from y'all.  ♡  the stamp I used is I Love You Slow Much which is a Wee Stamp rubber stamp from Whimsy and also one that is available in my shope at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I love how cuddly this hug is.


 I stamped it in gray and colored it in Copic markers to match the papers.  I also used paint to color the chipboard from Make it Crafty.  Then I used embellishment I had at hand to finish the card.



Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Roxi Sprite

The challenge this month at Make it Colourful is"Two-tone Monochromatic and Abstract Background."  It's a mouthful but it's nothing to be afraid of.  The gist of the challenge is to use two colors and color your image, one on each side them blend them together.  I choose to work on this scene and each object is blended this way.  The images I used are Roxi Sprite and Hideaway Castle from Make it Crafty.


I chose red and blue and wanted to create n eerie scene but then after it was all colored, poor Roxie Sprite was lost.  It was a good thing I went for the background first so I decided Roxie should be a white ghost.  I also colored the sky black which helped to make her stand out more than the scene.


Here's a close up of Roxie which shows how simple I kept the coloring.  I used C5, C3 plus a little R12.   Then to draw in the attention, I gave her glowing eyes.


Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!
Make it Crafty:

To see the post on the Make it Crafty page, click HERE to view post.