Saturday, 30 March 2013

Echo Park meets JOFY

Morning all :)

Faye here, bringing Echo Park week to a close. I thought I'd dig out one of my older pads, Sweet Day, I love the soft colours in this one. In fact, I love so many of the papers in this pad, I decided to try and use as many of them as I could in one card. Paper piecing was called for and therefore the new stamps from the JOFY at Paper Artsy Collection. I've used Collection 11 and Mini 13.  With a little paper duffing, this made for a lovely quick card... Job done!

Before I head off, Hot Cross Bunny's are calling me, I'd just like to wish you a Happy and Healthy Easter from everyone at My Mum's Craft Shop.

Stampin FluffnStuff

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

You Are Amazing

Hey everyone it's Shelly here with my card for this week.  Our theme this week is Echo Park which is fab because I just love their papers.

I inked this little beauty up as soon as I got her which is very unusual for me....this is Read All About It by Pure Innocence, it's a gorgeous little set that comes with five sentiments.

My Echo Park papers are from the Everyday Eclectic 6 x 6 pad and I've matted all my panels onto some raspberry coloured cardstock.  I've also paper pieced her chair and footstool using some of the paper so it ties in with the overall theme.  The rest of the image has been coloured with Copics

I've finished off with some dotty satin ribbon and a gorgeous resin flower, not the usual amount of embellishment from me but it lets the image do the talking!

Hope you all have a lovely day, please do pop by tomorrow for some more gorgeous DT inspiration.

Shelly xx

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

You Are Loved

Today i have a card i made at one of our recent Demo's at our Open Days! i was demoing paper piercing then went onto to create this spring looking card for our Echo Park week...
The paer are of course Echo Park Sweet Little Girl, such a gorgeous paper pad perfect for spring/summern too. The sentiment also was in this paper pack i just cut it up and mounted it onto kraft card. The image is Doodle Garden Sweet Friend.. i am still loving this stamp range! I coloured her partly with Copics and paper pierced her outfit using papers from the pack.

Hope you are enjoying Echo Park week so far!

Kitty xx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Echo Park Day 2

Hey peeps! Hope you're keeping yourselves warm (those of you battling snow in the UK). The only good thing is that it's a good excuse for crafting!! What is up with the weather??!!! Come on, Spring!!!

Today is Day 2 of our theme of Echo Park papers...

 I'm also showing you a new stamp from the latest Wild Rose Studio release- this is called Bunny With Cake. I've coloured him with copics and added a lyra shadow. The papers are Echo Park Sweet Little Girl. The sentiment is actually from a Cats Pajamas stamp available here cut out with Let's Chat speech bubble Dienamics. Finally added a fun spiral with the Looped Border Dienamics.

Close up! Yum! x

Sunday, 24 March 2013

A Special Birthday for Echo Park Week

Hello Everyone! Jane here today and we have another great theme week for you this week. We will be showcasing Echo Park papers! Unfortunately the papers I have used on my card are no longer available in the shop but we still have lots of yummy pads in stock. You can find them all here.

I layered my patterned papers on to a red paper from the pad and then added stitching around the edges. The lovely stamp I have used and sentiment are from Wild Rose Studio and is called 'Bunny with cake' . I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some glitter to the icing. I added some gorgeous gingham ribbon and lots of lovely flowers and finished with a wooden button and butterfly.
Have a lovely Sunday.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Doodle Garden Party Time

Morning all :)

Can you believe it will be Easter next weekend? We had snow again this week and it's nearly April. I thought I'd make something with Spring colours to remind the weather what it's supposed to be doing!

The True Friends Paper Pad from Carta Bella is just perfect for Spring projects. I'd tell you I love this pad, but I seem to say that about most of my stash these days.

I've used one of the new My Favourite Things Doodle Garden Stamps. This one is called Party Time. Cute, huh? I can't wait to see what else this fab character gets upto in the next few months! ;)

Well, that's all from me today. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow, when Jane tells you what our next Themed Week is....

Stampin FluffnStuff

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Just For You

Hi everyone it's Shelly here with my design for this week.

I love CC Designs stamps and this lovely lady is called Sugarplums Sassy Emma - isn't she gorgeous!  I've coloured her with Copics and mounted her onto my card with foam pads to make her stand out a bit more.

Have you seen all the gorgeous pads My Minds Eye have brought out lately?  I've used one of the newest 6 x 6 pads which is called My Girl and there isn't a paper in this pad not to fact I used a bit of almost every one of them while trying to work out the design for my card lol !  so my lovely 6 x 6 pad is now a heap of scraps.  I've matted everything onto red cardstock to make it stand out and added faux stitching around the edges with red gel pen and white faux stitching on the red parts of the card.

The flower is Die-namics Pretty Posies which I have layered up using foam pads to give extra dimension.

I used a sketch as a guide for my layout but my card kind of evolved and doesn't resemble the sketch now in anyway but that's what I love about crafting, the way an idea evolves as you are working and ends up looking nothing like you imagined it would.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you all have a fab Wednesday.

Shelly xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Challenge 2 Winner & Top 3

So sorry that post is sooo late again, i honestly don't know where the time is going at the moment!
So without further delay, here are the top three & winners of our Challenge 2....

The winner of the £20 voucher for our shop is...

Congratulations, please email us with your email address and details and we can wizz over your voucher for you :)

Now onto our top three....

Congratulations to all your girlies! Such a fabulous array of cards and inspiration out there! You all rocked this challenge and thank you so much for playing long with us again!
Please grab your top 3 logo from the side banner!

Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks left to enter our Spring Has Sprung Challenge.

The MMCS Team xx

Fluttering By

Today i have a card that i made using one of the fabby new Doodle Garden Stamps from My Favorite Things. These are fast becoming one of my fav charactor stamps at the moment infact i think i have most of them already lol!!
This is Fluttering By isn't she just sooo cute!  I coloured her with Copics and paper pierced her dress. The papers are My Mind's Eye - Notable. I love the bright citrus colours in this pad they are lovely. I simply added some pearls and a couple of lil wooden hearts which i covered with glitter.

Shell with be back with more ideas tomorrow :)
Kitty xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Sew Cute!

Hallooo peeeps! Hope your Monday is off to a fab start! Today I'm going to show you a little Pure Innocence cuteness...

This is Pure Innocence Cute As A Button. I've coloured her with copics and laid down a lyra shadow at her feet. These papers are the latest MME release called Unforgettable. The sentiment is one of four that come with the main stamp and is cut out using the Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax. Finally I added some scalloping with the Simply Scallops border.

Love the cuteness of her outfit!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A JoFY canvas

Hello Everyone! Jane here today with something a bit different for me. I have embellished a little canvas using one of the new funky JoFy stamps which recently arrived at My Mum's Craft shop. I used Luminarte radiant rain paints to colour the canvas and stamped the corners with the fab stamp.

I wrapped some beautiful ribbon around the canvas and then stamped the image onto kraft card before cutting it out. I distressed the edges of my image panel with my distressing tool and ink before adding it to the card with foam pads. I added stickles glitter glue to two of the flowers on the image and a button tied with twine to the largest one and then decorated my canvas with wooden embellishments and punched butterflies, The little chit chat sticker sentiment is by Tim Holtz. This canvas is really tiny and I had so much fun making it, I have lots of canvasses lined up for future projects and I can't wait to get started on them! I hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Ring, a ring, a roses...

Morning All :)

With the latest Die-Namics delivery flying off the shelf faster than Creme Eggs at a Choklit Convention, I thought I'd bring MTF Week here at the MMCS Blog to a close with some 'vintage' Die-Namics! But let's start with the zingy, springy papers, which are My Minds Eye Collectable Notable. I luuuuuuuuuurve these papers. 

What are the dies? Well, I've used the Rolled Flower Die and Pretty Pocket Die and Stamp Set. Simples. 

Have a great weekend playing with your new Die-Namics and don't forget to stop by our Open Day if you're local to us...
Stampin FluffnStuff

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Sending Love and Hugs

Hi everyone, it's Shelly here, popping by to show you my creation for our MFT (My Favourite Things) week

I'm absolutely loving the new Doodle Garden stamps so I decided to use the Sweet Friend cutie for my card.  I've coloured her skin, hair and tights/shoes with my Copics and paper pieced her dress and hair band.

The papers are from Doodlebug and I just love the bright spring colours which are really cheerful, especially with all this snow around !

As always I've gone mad with the matting and layering and matted everything onto hot pink cardstock. 

This is also my first real attempt at bow tying and I think I may need a little practice lol !

My little flower embellishment at the side is the smallest flower from the Die-namics Layered Rose die set.  This looks absolutely gorgeous when it's all layered up but it was just a bit too much for this card so I stuck with the mini one.

The sentiment is also from the set and is great because it could be used for so many different occasions.

Thanks for stopping by everyone, do pop back tomorrow to see what else is in store.

Shelly x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sending Smiles

Hello and welcome to my usual weekly post for My Mum's Craft Shop. This week we have a themed week and are showcasing MFT aka My Favorite Things products, which are pretty much my favourite brand of stamps and dies, so i am loving this week!
So this is one of the fabby Doodle Garden Stamps this one is Springtime Wishes. I LOVE her i think she is one of my al time fav stamps, she is a joy to colour too. I coloured her with my Copics and all the papers are My Mind's Eye Memorable (loving this paper right now!). The flower is a Dienamics Botanical Beauty. I also add some ribbon, twine, buttons, pearls & some wooden hearts to finish.

Hope you like my creation today :)
Kitty xx

Monday, 11 March 2013

Love Makes the World Go Round

Helloooo! It's Day 2 of our MFT Stamp and Dies-themed week and boy you are in for a treat with the DT's designs this week!! 

I have used Pure Innocence Pinwheel (this isn't in stock at the moment but if you ask Kitty very nicely she will order it in for you!)  coloured with copics and paper pieced and I doubled stamped the pinwheel and raised up on 3d pads. These fun summery papers are MME My Girl. I've used a variety of Dienamics- Cloud TrioSunshineLet's Chat speech bubbles, Looped Border and Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax.

Close up! How cute and summery does she look?!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

My Favourite Things Stamps and Dies week

Hello Everyone! Jane here today and I am so excited about this week's theme week on the My Mum's Craft shop blog as we will be sharing cards made with products from one of my Favourite craft brands...My Favourite Things! I just love all the MFT stamps, Pure Innocence in particular and my collection of Dienamics dies are always in my 'most used dies' basket on my desk.
I have used the adorable 'Cute as a Button' stamp for my card and coloured her in with my Promarkers and paper pieced her using some papers from the My Mind's Eye ' Collectable Remarkable' pad which I also used for my card.

I used lots of Dienamics dies on my card. The sentiment was stamped on a mini tag from the 'Notched tag' set, I covered the join between my two backing papers using the 'Looped Border' and my image panel was cut using the 'Jumbo Fishtail Stax' 

Here is a close up of my image with her cute little button jar. I found a lovely green button in my stash which I added to the sentiment tag. I finished the card with some flowers both paper and a metal one and a fun miniature cotton reel. Make sure you join us next week for more My Favourite Things inspiration! Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

The bee's knees

Morning All :)

I thought I'd share a little bit of Wild Rose Studio cuteness today. And what's not to love about two little bees and a rather yummy cupcake?! This is one of the new images from WRS and it's called Bees with Cupcake!

I have a bit of a soft spot for My Minds Eye, and I'm loving all of the Collectables Range, these papers are Unfogettable.

No dies today, I'm stalking the postie. New Release Die-Namics are due in the early part of next week, but I'm still watching the postie. Just so he knows!!

Have a great weekend...

Stampin FluffnStuff

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Die-Namics are coming...

Morning Peeps :)

So, who's been stalking the MTF Blog this week? I've been there each morning, before I've even get out of bed and already have a significant hit list.

With that in mind, I thought I'd make something with some of the more recent releases, just in case you want Kitty to add any to the order which'll be winging it's pretty way to MTF tomorrow lunchtime!

What did I use? Let me remind you... MTF Doodle Garden Springtime Wishes, Die- Namics Heart Stax and the papers are My Minds Eye Collectable Memorable.

Right, that's all from me today, I'm off to con (vince) Hubby to buy me something from MTF for my birthday. Wish me luck...

Stampin FluffnStuff

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Pretty in Pink

Hi everyone it's Shelly here with my first weekly post as Guest Designer for March.  I'm really excited to be part of the team this month and look forward to sharing my creations with you.

For my card this week I have used the gorgeous new Wild Rose Studio printed panels which are great if you don't always have time to colour an image.  They are also available as stamps too so you could colour them to suit.

I love using pink so kept that as the main theme of my card, along with a hint of turquoise just to break the pink monotony! 

I've used Tilda papers on my card and I have faux stitched around my panels to make them pop a bit before matting everything onto pink cardstock.  I love lots of layering on my cards as you will see over the next couple of weeks lol.

I've used a hot pink doily and satin ribbon to tie in with the pink theme and I have then used the fabulously gorgeous (in fact this die is so fabulous I don't know how I've lived without it for so long!) Die-Namics Button Border die to make some button embellishments which I have tied in the centres with baker's twine.  What I love about this die is that you get the button border but it also gives you individual buttons that you can use as embellishments.

I am going to create a similar card for my mum for Mother' Day as I just know she will love this.

Have a great day everyone.

Shelly xx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Smell The Flowers

Hello and welcome to my usual weekly post for My Mum's Craft Shop. We have had so many new products in lately (and more on the way) it's hard to choose what to use! I have had the new PaperArtsy Jofy Stamps sat on my desk for about a week waiting to be used and finally i thought yes now is the time!
OMG i knew i would love these stamps, i have so many more ideas for them too. This is the Jofy 09 Set. I love that they are simple and quirky and they don't need much else than a dash of colour to look fab.. i am thinking i might do a canvas with these next time. To create the background i just used some adirondack inks and a dreamweaver brush. I wanted it nice and pastel to make the flowers show up more. The sentiment also comes in this set which is all ez mounted already too!

Kitty xx

Monday, 4 March 2013


Hi everyone! Steph here! Just wanted to say thank you for all your kind get well wishes. I'm Yee Haw-ing today as I'm up and crafting again! Yay! Today I've chosen to use a stamp from the most recent MFT release...

I've used MFT's A La Mode Cowboy- how excited are you that this is their first male A La Mode- one of many to come I hope?!! I coloured with copics and paper pieced his jeans, shirt, waistcoat and band on his cowboy hat.  I distressed the edges of my papers to give a more rustic feel. I added details using various Dienamics- the Woodgrain FenceCountry Charms and Let's Chat speech bubbles.

Close up. 

Have a great day! x

Sunday, 3 March 2013

New Wild Rose Studio Stamps - Teddy with Present

Hello Everyone! Jane here today and I have a card to share with you which I made using one of the gorgeous new Wild Rose Studio stamps which have recently arrived at My Mum's Craft shop. I have used 'Teddy with Present' on my card and coloured him in using my Promarkers before I die cut hin into a circle. 

I used Prima papers from the 'Sunny Days' pad and stamped the Melissa Frances sentiment straight onto one of the papers. I added stitching around all the edges and some gorgeous flowers from my stash. I finished with a wooden button and some stick on gems and pearls.

Here is a close up of my image. I used a mixture of reds and pinks to colour the flowers to tone in with the papers. I do love this little bear, he is so cute! I hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Birthday Girl

Morning :)

It's the last day of My Minds Eye Week here at My Mum's Craft Shop, and what better way to wrap things up, than with the luuuurverly Collectable Unforgettable Collection? Sooooo pretty. And just the perfect friend for this new stamp from Wild Rose Studio... Birthday Girl, don't you think?

I'll not keep you today, I know you're itching to get your craft on! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and see the loveliness from the loveliness that is Jane...

Stampin FluffnStuff

Friday, 1 March 2013

Challenge 3 - Spring Has Sprung

Hello & welcome to our third monthly challenge.
Thank you to everyone for playing with us each month so far, we are loving seeing all your fabulous creations, so keep 'em coming! Stay tuned for the top 3 and winner, which will be announced in the next few days. We also want to welcome our Guest Designer for the month, Shell - keep an eye out here for all the upcoming creations she will share with us.
So our new challenge is....
and we will be giving away a £20 voucher to the lucky winner!

Here's some inspiration from the fabulous MMCS Design Team!


The Rules
Our new challenges will start on the 1st of every month and will run through until the last day of the month. Our winners & top 3 will be posted just shortly after that.  Anyone can enter our challenges, worldwide & we don't mind you linking up with other challenges. You must link your creation to us and put a link about our challenge on your blog, this must be a new project - no back linking before the date of the start of the challenge. You can enter our challenges up to 3 times per month. You don't have to use products from our shop but we sure love it when you do :) This challenge will close on March 31st at midnight.
We look forward to seeing all your creations.
My Mum's Craft Shop Design Team