Thursday, June 30, 2011

Peppermint as Little Red Riding Hood

Today is Friday and day 2 of the New Releases over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, yo won't want to miss out on these.

Close of Peppermint

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: Y11, E51, E53, E55
Clothes: R21, R22, R24, R27, R29
Basket and Flowers: E50, E53, E55, E57, B21, B23, B24, YR05, YR09, Y11, Y18,
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock,Fair Isle Pendants and Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large from Spellbinder, Button and DP from my stash.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Are you ready for a new challenge? Over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge we are coloring in Red, Orange and Yellow. This is Cinnamon and she is all dressed up for the challenge in her yellow and orange dress. She has her book and is always ready for fun! Come join us.

Close up of Cinnamon

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E53, E55, E57, E59
Clothes: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR61, YR65, YR68
Book: C1, R05, R08
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Ribbon by Stampin-up, DP. Gems and Hi Button is from my stash.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tilda with Lace Jeans

Tilda with Lace Jeans wants to play with Make it Colourful Challenge #23 Colour Cast/Reflection. If you look close, you will see a reflection from the Prima Flower Center. It's putting a cast on everything.

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: YR20. E51
Clothes: E41, E42, E43, E47, E49
Reflection color is E02
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Card stock and Metal Frame from Sampin-up, Prima Flowers, Pearls by Recollections Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles by Spellbinders, book print and lace dollie from my stash.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Hi, we are back again with another one of Little Miss Muffets new releases. This is Coriander and she has her eye on you. She is already for play and is so much fun to color. Be sure to check out what's new at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and don't forget to check out Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge and all of the other DT cards. Come play with us.....

I have entered her at
Inspirational Card Sketches #119
Delightful Sketches - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges #57 Punch It
Digis with Attitude #30
Anything Challenge #42 Here Comes Summer

Close up of Coriander
Copic sketch markers:
Face. E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: Y000, Y11, Y13, Y15
Clothes: YG11, YG17, Y18, YR18
Pal: BG72, BG75, YR16, YR18, E59
Stamped on Croygen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Tiny Bubbles by Cosmo Cricket, Spellinder Label #4 and Scalloped Edge Frame, Gem Stone are Grass Green by Rox,Buttons and Ribbon from Stampin-up

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sage , Blog Candy & Stamp Winner

Thank you everyone who participated in the Extended Blog Candy!

Drum roll please.........

The random winner for the grand loot is

189. Nuvolina!

The extra winner and winner of the Little Miss Muffet Stamp is

74. Tanja!

Congratulations Ladies!
Please contact me at with your information and I'll get your prizes sent out.

Don't forget to check out who won the blog candy over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge

Now on to the new release over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This is Sage and she is already to color a card for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Be sure to check out all the new releases today and tomorrow and get one of your own and come and play with us. Don't forget that if you use a Little Miss Muffet stamp you can do anything and you can enter as many times as you want, but if you don't use a Little Miss Muffet Stamp you have to follow the guide lines of the challenge and you can only enter once.

I have entered her at:

Top Tip #38 Tipper Week - Open Challenge
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon & Brads
The Paper Shelter #18 Punches & Dies
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft Challenge #1 Anything Goes

Close up of Sage

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: YR20, YR23
Clothes: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG93, BG99
Crayons: R30, R42, R59, BY02, BY13, YR20, YR24
Stamped on Cryogen White By Cut Card Stock, Spellbinder Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large, Ribbon and Brad Stones from Stampin-up, Lace, DP and flower from my stash.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

QT Black & White Quilt #11

Black & White Quilt #11 is finally here: We have 3 blocks for you today.

Around the Corner
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins
page 33

501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins
page 71

Windmill Square
Around the Block by Judy Hopkins
page 126

Now a How To for Piecing the blocks together into the quilt. #1 -- Layout all of the quilt blocks and put them where you want them. In this sample we are using just blocks but the quilt we are making here has sashing in it, so treat the sashing as a block.

#2 -- I am using Dritz Quilting Row Marking Safety Pins, but you can just use small pieces of paper and write on them 1 - 2 - 3 -4 etc. or a -b -c -d etc. You just need enough for the amount of rows you are going to have. Pin them to the top of the blocks. If your blocks are bigger than mine on, pin it to the right corner or left corner top for the first row.

#3 -- Now stack the rows from the top to the bottom, leaving the tag on the top block.

#4 -- Sew all (a-1) piles and all (b-2) piles together and then sew all (c-3) piles to the (b-2) piles until all of the rows are sewn together. Chain stitch between the rows so they are all joined together from the top. Because my thread is white you can't see but there is stitching between the rows, so if I was to hold up the top row all of the rest of the rows would hang below the top row.

#5 -- Press every other row one way and the opposite rows the other way for easy of sewing.
Now you can sew the rows together and your center blocks for your quilt are all sewn together and they are just how you laid them out.

This works really well if you have to keep moving your quilt project while you are working on it or taking it with you. The rows will always be kept in order and you don't have to worry about getting the rows all mixed up after you have spend the time to lay them out the way you wanted it.

Next time we will have the last 5 quilt blocks, and then it will be time to sew them all together.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Tilda

This is Sweet Tilda from Magnolia and is here for Make it Colourful Challenge #22 coloring with blue

Close up of Tilda:

Colored with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
Clothes: B21, B23, B24, B26, Y32, Y35, Y38, No, N4, N8, N6
Flowers: G82, G85, R81, R83, R85
Printed on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Swirly Corners from Make it Crafty, Pearls from Stamping up, lace and gems from my stash, Baby Blue and Crystal Stickles from Ranger, DP Watercolor from K & Company, Beaded Ovals from Spellbinders.

Monday, June 13, 2011

hanglar 2011-- Blog Candy, & Stamp give away

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Surprise, Surprise! We are down to the last 2 days before we give the blog candy away here at Grandma's Pearl. I am so close to reaching 500 that I have a surprise for you. If you can find someone to join me as a follower, and I get over that 500 mark.....Barbara over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps is going to let me give away one of her stamps. OK, that 2 days and at least 2 more followers. The blog Candy will end on the 14th and we draw one lucky winner for the candy for Thursday, and we will draw one more lucky winner for a stamp of your choice at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Can we do it?

Thank you for all of your support.

The blog candy over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps will be ending on the 14th with the lucky winner being announced on Thursday.

This is one of the hAnglar & stAnglar new stamps, isn't she just the cuties?

She is here to just say THANK YOU for all your support:

Colored with copic Markers
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, Heart pins from Maya Road, Spellbinder and ticket punch, Ribbon and flowers with pearls, 3 different DP from my stash

Flower Power:

I won at One Stitch At A Time.....Thank you

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sweet Tilda

This Sweet Tilda from Magnolia is here to wish Pauline a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The new Magnolia Inspiration Challenge - TOMIC grand opening Challenge #1 is starting right now. This is going to be 100% Magnolia and because I LOVE THEM ALL so much, this one is for you....

Just a fun note books to write all the fun things we are doing with our Magnolia Stamps, with a book mark to save our place for the next time we want to write.

I have entered her at:
Magnolia Inspiration Challenge #1 Happy Birthday Pauline

Close up of Sweet Tilda:

Close up of Book Mark:

Copic sketch markers:
Chest: E11, E13, E35, E37, E42, E43, E50, E70, E71, Y23, Y26, YR23
Stuff: R81, R85, R89, Y19, Y26, BG72, BG75, E43, E51, E53, Y23, E11, R01, R32, R35, R37, E42, E43, W1, E35, Y26
Background: E0000, YR0000, G0000
Skin: Eooo, E00, E11, E13, R21
Hair: E30, E33, E35, E37
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, YG91, YR93, YR95
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Decorative Papers by Anna Griffin, Prima Roses, Punches: Edge by Martha Stewart, Italian Flourish Doily Dies by Cheery Lynn Designs, Beaded Ovals by Spellbinders,Double Scallop Border Die by Whimsy Stamps, Stamps: Sweet Tilda by Magnolia, Chest by -----? (I can't remember, can you help me out?)
Set 7 Circular-Circular Sentiments-For You by Lili of the Valley, Ribbon from Stampin-up, Note book, fowers, book page from my stash.


The challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps is all about numbers. This is my Pepper in her play shirt with the number 3 on it. It's fun to use a digi, because you can delete what it on the shirt and put what you want to on it. It was all about coloring this card with my very own 3 little miss muffet's today. We had a ball coloring together. Hope you will join us and have some fun too! Remember if you use a Little Miss Muffet Stamps you will have more chances to win.

We interrupt this message to bring you IMPORTANT NEWS from Little Miss Muffet Challenge:

To encourage more participate using Little Miss Muffet Stamps we allow for exceptions to the challenges rules... we already allow multiple submissions with our stamps but now when using a Little Miss Muffet Stamps the theme will always be Anything Goes! That's right... if you use our stamp you can create anything you like and have as many submissions as you like, but remember, if you don't use a Little Miss Muffet Stamps stamp then you are limited to one entry and you must follow the current challenge theme.

Close up of Pepper:

I have entered her at:
Paper Pretties /June released-Summer Inspiration
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge #9 Punch It
Bearly Mine Challenge #12 Everyone's Favorite-Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog #19 Summer Birthdays
Craty Room - here we go our first challenge - Anything Goes

Copic sketch markers:
Skin: E000, E00. E11, B000, B23
Hair: E74, E77, E79
Clothes: YG61, YG63, YG67, R81, R83, R85
Other: E70, E71, E74
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Watercolor by K&Company, Label #8 from Spellbinder, Prima Rose, Lace and ribbon from my stash.

Don't forget the count down to my blog candy and Little Miss Muffet's blog candy is Tuesday, June 14th.