31 March 2011

New Challenge (#6) at Little Miss Muffet!

Wow, I'm so excited!  Today marks my first official job as a DT member for Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  There is a new challenge starting today at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog.  The challenge is to include Stitching (Real or Faux) on your cards.  That should be an easy one for everyone, so hop to it and get your card in!  If you need some lovely new images to inspire you, head over to the Little Miss Muffets Stamps store and pick up some digis!  From one shopper to another, there is nothing like digi shopping for instant gratification : ) - you buy, you download, you print, you colour!

Now normally I would use my sewing machine to add stitching to my cards as I do that for nearly all my cards anyway, but since we are not in Greece at the moment and I wasn't allowed to bring the sewing machine along, I decided to do some simple hand stitching.

Here's my first card (yes, I got carried away colouring in the lovely Little Misses girls and made two cards instead of one card)...

Meet Summer Breeze, the first Little Miss that Barbara released and one of my favourites.   I have used the current Friday Sketchers (Sketch 147) layout for my card:

The papers are from October Afternoon and the flowers are from Prima.  The seam binding is from AB's stash.  I poked holes with a pin and hand stitched around with embroidery floss for framing.  The image is coloured with copics (see below).  The sentiment is from Pollycraft

And so, on to my second card:

This is Winter Winds, one of the newest of Barbara's Little Misses.  I just love her hat!   The papers are from My Mind's Eye, the ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl, and the alphabet stickers are from Cosmo Cricket.   She is coloured with copics (see below).  I have poked holes and whip stitched around the image and the papers.

Just in case you are interested, here is a picture of my hole poking tool (a pin and a piece of foam packaging)... very fancy!  

I would like to enter my first card into the following challenges:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch 147
Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge 29, Mother's Day
Your Next Stamp Challenges - Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown Challenges - Floral or Flowers
Stamps R Us - Celebrate Spring
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Happy Spring
Sparkles Forum - Challenge #8 Springtime

I would like to enter my second card into the following challenges:
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Three or more buttons
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stitching
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - The weather (Windy for me)

Here are the copics I used:

Happy Thursday!

Arabella Chickie in Imperia, Italy


Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Oh la la - love these cards and your hand stitching is fabulous! Love your piercing too tool... I'm sure your hands are cramping. ;D Such fun embellishments on both cards and your coloring is excellent, of course!

~Vittory~ said...

Cards are gorgeous! They are full of colour. I love them.
With best wishes,

Donna said...

Two fabulous cards Arabella and beautiful colouring. Hugs Donna x

Marilyn Webb said...

Fabulous Arabella, love both the cards. Really cute image, great job coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.
hugs Marilyn

...just Peggy said...

Great cards! Love the coloring and the hand stitching! What fun to be working with you. You have great ideas and I like your blog.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, lovely bright colours.

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

ladyjanet_56 said...

Great teen cards love the layouts & colours you have chose, thank you for sharing with us at PCC. Janet

Anonymous said...

I am so in awe! What gorgeous cards. Well done on the DT :)

See you soon.


Alice said...

beautiful images and coloring. very pretty cards!

Tracey T said...

This is a fantastic card. I love the stitching and her hair is fab! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

I just love those big yellow flowers!

Thanks for playing along with our Flower Challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will come back next Wednesday for Challenge #4!


sparklingblackrose said...

What a great couple of cards, love your colours! Thank you for joining us at PCC :-) Elaine PCC DT xxx

Deb Mitchell said...

Just beautiful, I totally love your card!!!

Hugz, Deb

An Occasional Genius said...

2 great cards here, love the colours on the first one, & fab images for both. Thanks so much for playing along with the Sweet Stampin challenge x

Natasha said...

What a gorgeous color job. I'm still new to stamping, but these cards make me what to color! Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Crafting Pal -

ChickieChirps said...

LOVE the hair on the blondie. Well done, you're doing a brilliant job of your new 'job' so far!
Can't wait to see the Spring there in Imperia. You should SEE the stash of card-making gear that is coming back with me, for we two!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Arabella. A pair of delightful cards . Love the blonde lady card, hello. Your colouring is perfect and I love the flowers and their centres. Thank you for sharing and linking to Michelle's Make it Monday.

Shelby Goolsby said...

What great cards!! I love the stitching and the wonderful flowing hair. Thanks for joining us at PCC. Hugs, Shelby

Robin said...

Really nice images and fab colouring! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafing Crime's Button Challenge!!