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Friday, April 30, 2010

DT Inspiration, Challenge Winner and a brand new Challenge

First of all, many thanks for everybody that participated in the challenge and left comments. I love all the cards and have written down all the suggestions for new images.
I hope talent is contagious, I have a lot to learn from you all and the DT!

The winner of the challenge, chosen by, is:

Number 2: Dotty Jo
 Many thanks for taking part, Dotty Jo.

The winner of the second draw,  for the comments and the challenge participants are:

Card  #1: Sheila

and comment #10 by Wendy.

Congratulations! Please email me with your choice of the extra image and I'll send your prize asap!

Mami Doodles Challenge #2

The new challenge, set by Jackie, is:

"In the Garden"
It also must use ribbons.

We'd love if you participate in the challenge, the prize is a set of 3 digi stamps (two of my latest
and another of your choice).

Same rules applies, it can be any project (card, scrapbook page, altered art, etc),  you don't have to use any of the images from this shop and the expiry date is midnight, Wednesday 12th.

Comments win prizes too

I am always amazed that some people have much more in their plate than I do and still be much more creative and prolific than I am. So tell me your tip on how to find time and/or inspiration for you crafty projects and I'll do a draw for a coupla of stamps.

The Design Team

Here's the Design Team work, to inspire you.

Wall hanging

Lettuce pot

April Guest Designer Sabrina


Many thanks for being the Guest Designer this month, Sabrina!

Please link your entries for the challenge here:

Challenge deadline extended, please link here (from 13/05):

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Best Friends

These two are always together, they're best friends.

There's a choice of either plain or patterned dress for the girl on the right, plus a couple of sentiments and a strawberry shaped frame.

--- This item was discontinued, please contact me if you are interested ---

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Escargot and Champignon

Meet Escargot in his garden. He's a especial request from DT member Vera. There are 3 images altogether.

Available in the shop, direct link here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Any more entries for the challenge?

There's still 8 days left, why don't you have a go?

Some clarifications - there's no need to use any of my stamps, or any stamp for that matter. It can be a card, scrapbook page or any other project, as long as it uses the colours in the challenge.

*** Since I really really want to give away prizes this month, comments now get a prize too: ***

Leave a comment on the challenge post (this one) with a suggestion for a new image and I'll do a draw for the Midori kit. If you post an entry for the challenge, you're on for 2 draws, the challenge one and the comments one.

Come back here on Thursday to check my new digi stamp.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More inspiration

Look at Sarah's take on the challenge, isn't it a great idea?

More details on her blog post.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yipeee, the first DT post plus a challenge!


I am delighted to present you the first entries from the best Design Team a girl could ever wish for:

Lily's is a "Pochi-bukuro" - a money wallet.

Card 1
Card 2 (on its box)

Card 3

Card 4



April Guest Designer Sabrina

Sabrina's card apart from being gorgeous is an interactive one, that's what she said:

"I made a little paper doll you could dress.
There are tabs on her dresses, but then I also used Sailor two-way glue as repositionable glue, so that I could "hang" them in the wardrobe. And although originally I was going to just pop the little girl up on thick foam dots, I realised that she'd be easier to dress if you could remove her altogether, so I used a Basic Grey magnetic snap to attach her to the card. For the background I just used some fancy textured Bazzill and a little cloud of butterflies.
Kimono papers were downloaded from the Canon website, scaling them down."


At the last minute we decided to add a challenge too.
Vera has set the first challenge, a colour challenge:

"Use wheat/khaki, sky blue and red."  Inspired by this picture, found here:

As you can see, Rachel, Vera and Jackie's entries fit the challenge and Deirdre has made an extra project to inspire you even more:

Link your entries here for a chance to get the Midori stamp plus a another of your choice.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Midori is here!

Midori is one of my favourite names, it means "Green" in Japanese. This girl likes to dress up, so I have her in 3 different outfits, and also a template for paper piecing or cutting. Print the girl undressed and colour it. Then use the template to make the dress in patterned paper. It is a great way to use paper scraps, specially one with small patterns.

Available in the shop, direct link here.

Come back tomorrow for the DT first post and a great challenge!

Monday, April 12, 2010

MamiDoodles has a Design Team!!!

I am delighted to announce that these talented girls agreed to be part of the Design Team.

I wanted to say something about them, I am not good with words but I wanted to tell you why I feel so privileged to have them on board.

Jackie: I know Jackie the longest, like me, she's an "oldie" in the Cara Craft Supplies forum and through that forum I got to go in what was probably the first Irish crop back in 2005 where I met Jackie in person . She's an experienced, talented cardmaker, stamper, (the list goes on) always willing to share her knowledge. She holds monthly cardmaking workshops which are always sold out.

Deirdre - My teamie in PaperPlay Challenges. Her work is always beautiful and original, a blogger newbie; when I first visited her flickr gallery, my jaw dropped, so much talent.

Lily - Whenever I want to see something inspirational, I pop in Lily's blog, i think she shines in two counts - first she is mega creative and second she has lots of technical ability. She colours like an angel!

Vera aka Ling - A cardie and a scrapper, she does both with talent, when I see what she does, the words that came to my mind are clean style, delicate finish and dimensional details. I also love that she "blogs" a lot, I think she puts a lot of herself in her blog.

Rachel - In two seconds looking at Rachel's blog, I found out that she is very young, very talented and very generous. Rachel is probably also the youngest in cardmaking as he started only over a year ago. But you'd think she's a veteran, as she seems to be at home with the technique side of things too.

Sarah - Sarah's creations are always eye catching, she makes cards for wedding and other events, teaches, and I know she scrapbooks, though I haven't seen any scrapping lately. She can make these really labour intensive complicated stuff that would have me with the paper glued to my hair and face and a bit of crumpled paper as a final result - but technique is never the end objective of what she does - beauty and style is.

Sabrina (April Guest Designer) - Cardmaker, photographer and cook, she excels in everything she does. Her cards have a unique style, delicate, with beautiful colouring, often using soft, pastel colours. I also admire that she is always challenge herself and is always doing something different!

Check here on Friday for the DT first projects. In the meantime, if you still haven't done so, check their blogs, you will fall in love!

Ah, yes, I'll have a new digi stamp on Thursday. I've decided to put a little bit more organisation in this blog, so I'll be releasing new stamps every second Thursday.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Card spotting

Fabulous card by Jackie, white on white. Dreamy!!!

Original post here.

Lynda made two cards.

She used the Easter Bunny image for a birthday by covering the eggs with flowers. Clever!

Original post here.

What I first noticed about this card is how Lynda painted the mouse's fur.

Original post here.

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm back!

I hope you all a Happy Easter!
I got back today and was greeted with a lovely email from Jo (Dotty's Pudding's Place) with a link to her card using the Easter Bunny.

Check out here the original post.

I know it is been a while from my latest release, but I'll have something next week, I promise - plus the  a great surprise I mentioned earlier.


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