Thursday, April 18, 2013

Little Miss Muffet Challenge

Well, here's a surprise for you! I am a Guest Designer this week for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. I was lucky enough to win a nice prize from Barbara, on her blog, Forgotten Scraps, a few weeks ago. When I contacted her about the prize, she asked if I would like to participate as a guest designer. Yeah, well, she didn't need to ask me twice, that's for sure! I got such a cute image from her to work with: Agent Cupcake. If you like this image, you will also like the other fun stamps at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store. Check it out!

This week's challenge is Food, Glorious, Food. As most of my followers know, I am an expert on food. Eating it. Certainly not preparing it. But really, really good at eating it. And cupcakes are definitely on my food pyramid. As a health food. Go look. I'll found it, right? See, I told you it was there. Some people just need proof. (And I bet you stayed up to see Santa when you were a kid, too, didn't you? Pffffffffffffffft!)

Well, anyway, I am really happy for the chance to work with one of Barbara's images. I had originally planned to use some of the new LMM tea party stamps with Agent Cupcake. But I didn't like the way she looked with the fancy tables--since she is in shorts and barefoot. Of course, that could work here in the desert, because nobody really cares if you go barefoot. Unless you are going to a tea party at the Phoenician. Then they might frown on that. Or you might frown if you tried going barefoot here in the summer. 'Cuz all the skin on your feet would be burned off by our warmish sidewalks. So, probably not the best idea. But I digress, once again. Sorry.

Anyway, I decided Cupcake needed to be outside to eat her health food. So I created a little scene for her with several dies: MFT Fresh Cut Grass; Poppystamps Madison Park Bench; Memory Box Grand Oak Tree; and Marianne Designs Decorative Elegance. These were made with Stampin' Up CS, and were set against a background of Basic Grey Hello Luscious DP.

Agent Cupcake was printed on Make It Colour Blending Card and colored with Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
Clothes: RV23, RV25, RV29, YG91, YG93, YG95
Cupcakes: E55, E57, E59, Y02, Y04, Y06
Cherry and Hairband: RV23, RV29

The sentiment was my own. (And I bet you thought I paid big money for it. Or not.) I guess that about does it for me. But be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration by Barbara and her DT. They are a super-talented bunch, and it's always fun to see what they have created. 


  1. Penny, thank you so much for Guest Designing for us! And what a card to do it with. These Agents are my all time fav LMM images and she looks perfect in her scene. Gorgeous. X

  2. Lol Penny! What a prefect challenge for a foodie like you. I absolutely love the scene that you made and I most definitely agree cupcakes ate health food. ;) Big grats on the guest dt, tog did fabulous.

  3. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colors here, big hugs love Pops xxx

  4. lovely card Penny, love that bench!!
    And all the other dies are also very beautiful!

  5. WOW! what a card! *claps*
    everything about it is just fabulous :)
    Jo xx

  6. I love,love,love your scene Penny! You colored that image perfectly and all of those added diecuts are Awesome! Great Card!

  7. This is fab Penny, I love all the die cuts!

  8. Congrats on your GDT spot Penny. Your card is wonderful. I love the image, beautiful colouring and wonderful detailing.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. This is a wonderful spring scene you have crafted here. Love the cheerful colours.
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  10. Fabulous card, Penny! Love the fun outdoor scene you created with all the fab dies! Great coloring of the cute image! Thrilled to have you as a GD!

  11. So great to have you joining us Penny! Your card is so detailed - what a great combo!

  12. Super scene Penny! Just love the whole layout and how you put it all together and that is definitely the right image for you :)

  13. Hi Penny - I love this and especially the die cut bench - I just bought that same die cut and was then wondering how to incorporate it into a card - I love yours!! Elizabeth

  14. Wow Penny your card is brilliant, what a great design, glad you joined us at LMM, hugs, Karenxx

  15. Oh wow, this is a beautiful scene. I can see myself sitting on the bench under the treee totally relaxing. Awesome image and loving all of the dies. Congrats on your GDT, so well deserved

  16. woohoo well done Penny, congrats on your dt position!
    your card is fantastic, love the gorgeous scene you've created with all those dies!

  17. Penny, your card is adorable - you always make the best scenes I didn't mean that in a bad way. hehe. I would love to be closer to you to share die cuts because wow - I can't believe some of the ones you have like the bench.

  18. Penny,

    This card is too darn cute. Love the entire design and your sentiments are always awesome. I'm so happy to find out that cupcakes are healthy. Who knew? I'm sending hubby to the store right now! There's no calories either, right?

    :) Pam

  19. I love your beautiful card. That fantastic park bench makes this card...I love it! Love your beautiful coloring and the sentiment. You did a fabulous job on this card.

  20. Wow, what a great scene, Penny! I just bought the Oak Tree die and can't wait to use it.

  21. Penny, Congratulations on being GDT!!! Great job with year card, I love so many things about your card. Awesome scene with all the die cuts. Love how you used the oak tree to add a shadow behind, super idea. Super layout, love all those layers and the beautiful papers. Your image is just so cute and you have colored her so beautifully and I love the colors. The bench looks wonderful. Just a sweet sentiment.
    Hugs, Patricia

  22. Uh oh. I *need* that bench. It's your fault.

    So, first... actually second because ˆis first. Congrats on your guest dt gig. You're going to rock it and they are darned lucky to have you.

    Second. I also love that oak tree.

    Third. The image is fabulous and you've colored it beautifully.

    Fourth, great design.

    Fifth, great paper choices.


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