Saturday, July 30, 2011


You've come to the end of the Michelle Perkett Studio blog hop and we want to thank you all for joining in the fun today!

But the fun's not over yet! We have a poll for you to take on the right side of our blog before you go and we want to know what is your favorite MPS Holiday image? One lucky winner will recieve Michelle's favorite image in the poll, how fun! So dont forget to vote for your chance to win!

All of our winner's will be posted here on Monday so dont forget to check back and see if you've won!

Thank you to all of you who joined our hop today, wasnt it fun!?!

If you would like to go back to the beginning of the hop, just click here!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Getting Ready for the Holidays Blog Hop

This is the final stop on the Getting Ready for the Holidays Blog Hop. If you started at Michelle's blog and went through to Mari's then you have completed the hop. In case you missed any stops, here is the complete hop order.
Michelle Perkett
Mama Bear
Michelle H

Today Michelle is offering 50% at her Etsy shop. So head over there and buy some of her awesome images.

Before you leave here, take a minute to tell us which of Michelle's beautiful images that you like best. The poll is on the right side bar.

Thanks for joining us for our Getting Ready for the Holiday's hop.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We have such a great turn out for our getting ready for the holidays blog hop. Here is the list of particants and order for the hop.

We hope that everyone who has not signed up to be in the hop, will come on Saturday and hop with us. So many crafters has been working hard to have some wonderful inspriation for everyone.

Blog Hop list:

Michelle Perkett –

Pauline -

Irene –

Karen -

Barbara –

Sharon –

Rhonda –

Abby –

Shelley –

Mama Bear –

Andrea –

Jenn –

Lydia –

Maria –

Wendy –

Anne –

Michelle H –

Aqualeiga –

Rene –

Mari –

Challenge blog –

Guest Designer - Mandy Cruxton

Welcome back to our Special Design Guest Spots!
This week we are lucky to have
Mandy Cruxton
with us!
She is a fabulous card designer.

Here is a little bit about Mandy....

Hi My name is Mandy and I am 39 years old. I live in Birmingham in the UK with my husband of 10 years (been together 22!!)
I have been crafty in one way or another all my life, concentrating on handmade cards since 2002. I love colouring in with my Promarkers and have a bit of a fetish for pretty papers. I'm not a good stamper and much prefer digital images. They are much easier to store, a lot more versatile and far easier on the pocket.
I have been blogging since 2007 at and have met some fantastic people through it. I am on 4 Design Teams at present and have been a guest member on several more.

Isn't this adorable!!! 
Thanks Mandy for being our guest this week!!

Make sure you play along with our "Let' Go To The Beach" Challenge this week.
There is a cute freebie for you there!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Let's go to the BEACH!

Glad you made it here to see this week's challenge
Let's go to the beach!
Use any Michelle Perkett Studio image for a beach themed project!
Or use the new image below!

Here's a cute little freebie for you today called "Lydia". Thanks Michelle!
Inspired by Rhonda's daughter Lydia!

Take a peek at our wonderful creations from the Mermaids this week!
Here's Cal our Surfer Dude from Karen!
Sharon did a wonderful vintage feel for Olive
Here's a cute blondie Molly from Wendy!
Pauline brings us Molly in warm summer tones!
Here is Jenn's red-haired version of Molly!
Elenor is also using Molly this week
Go get crafting! Don't forget to use a Michelle Perkett image. You can find all Michelle's gorgeous images at her Etsy store or join the group at PCP and you can find some freebies in the discussion area.
The lucky winner will receive their choice of an MPS image!!!

You have until Monday, August 1 at 5 pm to enter this week's challenge!

Monday, July 25, 2011

And the winner is...

Congratulations Kim!
You are this week's winner. 

Here is her adorable card.
Michelle will be in contact with you for your prize!!
Check back tomorrow for our new challenge!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend! Gotta love the summertime with the wonderful longer days, BBQ and ice cream! Well, not that we can't BBQ or have ice cream at other times, but it seems particularly yummy during the hot weather.

Don't forget to join us for the "Getting Ready for the Holidays" Blog Hop coming up at the end of the month!

Now let's see some art from our Design Team! All of these images and more are available at Michelle's Etsy shop anytime!

Here's Molly having total fun in the sun enjoyment with her ice cream! Love the coloring here Karen!

Jenn brings us a gorgeous fairy today with lush green vines and colored flowers. This is Willow, available in Michelle's Etsy store!

Summer is in the air with this cute Hawaiian Leilani from me, Andrea! The blues are so soothing, just like the waves along the beach...

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to work on your challenge card - you still have 2 days to get your card in to win!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cindy Leek - Guest Designer

 Can you believe it is already the 21st of July?!
Where has this month went??
This week we have
Cindy Leek
a fabulous card designer with us to share her creativity as our Guest Desinger!
She has done a fabulous job!
But first let's get to know her....

 "I work on my paper crafting full time.  I worked over 20 years as a Geriatric Social Worker and Nursing Home Administrator.  While I loved doing it, I finally realized that it was time for a second career.  I teach paper crafting at several big box craft stores and I also teach and hold crops in both my home and my studio.   Nothing makes me happier than seeing the smiles on the faces of my students when they have created something special."
You can find more of her fabulous work at

Now look at these gorgeous cards using Peace Fairy

Aren't these awesome!!

Thanks so much Cindy for being our guest designer this week!
There is still time to play along with this week's 
"Inspired by a Song" Challenge.
Make sure you use a MPS image.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Inspired by a Song Challenge

Welcome to another fun challenge! We are excited to see what you all come up with for this week's challenge
Inspired By A Song!
It could be your favorite song or a new
song you've just heard on the radio.
We would love to  see your creation using a Michelle Perkett Image!
And here is a cute little freebie for you...
Isn't it great!!

Look at what the Mermaids have created this week...

Now it's your turn! Don't forget to use a Michelle Perkett image. You can find all Michelle's gorgeous images at her Etsy store or join the group at PCP and you can find some freebies in the discussion area.
The lucky winner will receive their choice of an MPS image!!!

You have until Monday, July 25 at 5 pm to enter

Monday, July 18, 2011


Congratulations to Cleah for naming my new Christmas fairy! Her name is now "Chrissy the Christmas Spirit" Fairy, I love it:)

Thank you Cleah and thanks to all of you who suggested a name for her, there were so many lovely names and its always so hard to choose but I do love Chrissy, I think its really cute:)

Chrissy is now available at my Etsy shop so come on over if you still have some Christmas in July cards to make!


Ardilla! Congratulations, Ardilla, your card with little Arthur the owl is so colorful and fun! You win a digital stamp of your choice from my Etsy shop!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week and dont forget to check in on Tuesday morning for another great challenge from MPS!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

Yea, it's the weekend! Happy Saturday blog readers! Welcome to the weekend and hopefully some relaxation, fun and great friendship (oh and coloring digital stamps of course!!) today!

Did you see the full moon last night?? It was so beautiful and quite lovely in the warm summer night.

Are you ready for some gorgeous cards from our Design Team? Take a look at the beauties below for inspiration. Don't forget we have our "Cute as a Button" Challenge this week that ends Monday afternoon AND our Getting Ready for the Holidays Blog Hop coming up at the end of the month!

Here's a wonderful window card from Sharon reminding us that we don't always need to use the whole Daydream Fantasy image when sometimes a partial is just as lovely!

The Autumn Goddess is beautiful with the soft brown tones today from Karen. Just the ring amount of bling!

Jenn was creating with Tiffany Mermaid this week in the pretty blues and pinks. Love the touch of glitter Jenn!

And we have a super girl's birthday card here using Rose from Irene with the delicate punched edge, bling, flowers and glitter!

Feel free to visit Michelle's Etsy shop for all of her digital stamps! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


My new little Christmas fairy digital stamp is finished but she needs a pretty name, can you please help?:)

Leave a comment with your name suggestion and I will choose a name this Sunday and the winner will recieve my new image!

Feel free to enter as many times as you like! Good luck!

And you still have time to join in our "Getting Ready for the Holidays" Blog Hop at the end of this month!

Kristina aka Mama Bear Stonich - Guest DT

Hello Crafters!! It's that time again!!!!
This week we have another special guest designer with us.
She has created a GORGEOUS card to share with us.

Kristina used Lily the Fairy of Enchantment for her card.
Isn't she beautiful!!
Here are a couple different pictures so you can see the detail!

Now here is a little bit about Mama Bear:

I started scrapbooking  3 1/2 years ago when I got married. Noticing that I had a lot of small scraps I decided to try making cards. Which I prefer now. I also love to bake and crochet. I used 3 Lily the Fairy of Enchantment images. which I then colored with sakura glaze pens, water colors and gel pens. I used glossy accents for the wings. I used a craft knife to cut out the wings and Lily. then I used pop dots to reassemble the image. I also used ribbon, and embossed the sentiment.
I'm looking foward to seeing everyone else's creations :)

Thanks so much Kristina for being with us this week!
There is plenty of time to join the Cute as a Button challenge this week, just make sure you use a MPS image!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I made a little freebie for you all to use for our blog hop or to join in our "Cute as a Button" Challenge this week.

This little owl's name is Arthur and he is all dressed up for..

Whatever you want, Christmas dinner, Thanksgiving to Grandma's or even for his first day of school! Its up to you!

To sign up for our "Getting Ready for the Holidays" Blog Hop click the link below!

Cute as a Button Challenge

Welcome to this week's challenge:
Cute as a Button!
Use buttons anywhere on your creation PLUS a Michelle Perkett Studio image and you'll qualify for this week's challenge!

Let's see what our Mermaids have brought us this week!

Here's a great seasonal card from Sharon using Molly, one of Michelle's newest images.
Such a great button border from Pauline! The Best Friends image is a great centerpiece for the card.
Don't you just want to go awwwwww when you see Karen's Scooter card?
Isn't this just an adorable summer card from Jenn using Beachy Olive?
I just love Elenor's Birthday Angel card in pinks - such a happy card with great button accents!

Now let's see your creation. Our only rule is you have to use a Michelle Perkett Studios image. There are so many you can choose from at the Etsy shop or you can take a look through the discussion at PCP for some awesome freebies!

This challenge will be open until Monday, July 18 at 5:00.
Have fun and come back this week for more inspiration!

Monday, July 11, 2011

And the winner is....

is the winner of our Anything But a Card Challenge

 Rhonda made this gorgeous bookmark.
Congrats Rhonda. 
Michelle will be in contact with you for your prize!
Rhonda's girls even got involved in this week's challenge.
They all did a fabulous job!


We invite all of you to join us and get ready for the Holidays here at Michelle Perkett Studio!

We know alot of you love Christmas in July and love to get your holiday cards made early and we would love you to join us for our "Getting Ready For the Holidays" Blog Hop, Saturday, July 30th!

And along with Christmas we would love to also see your Back to School creations as well as Halloween and Thanksgiving, its your choice, whatever your favorite holiday is we would love for you to share your creations with us for our Blog Hop!

To join us just add a comment to this post with your name and your blog link! Cant wait for another fun MPS hop! And to grab your Blog Hop Freebie click here:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Spotlight Saturday

Welcome to this week's Spotlight Saturday! Yea, it's the weekend! What is everyone doing today? Any crafting or fun projects in the works for you today or is it a "clean the house" kind of day? It's a bit rainy here in South Florida, so I think that I'll be doing some laundry and coloring - what a great day!
Enjoy looking at the gorgeous cards from our Design Team this week using some of Michelle's beautiful images of women. Check out the Etsy Store for even more digital stamps and especially Michelle's newest images.
Have a great weekend!
I just love the vintage feel to Karen's Art Deco Lady card with the gorgeous butterflies and swirls!
Jenn brings us a Princess for a Day, don't we all want to be her?

Harmony Goddess from Sharon, isn't she so colorful?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Carole of Brum - Guest Designer

It's time for another Guest Designer. 
This week we have Carole of Brum
  with us to share her beautiful gift box.
You can find her blog here.

Carole used the beautiful Peace image from the Angel Collection.
Isn't this just gorgeous!!

Now let's learn a little about Carole...
My name is Carole, and I’ve been making cards for about 5 years. I’m one of those crafters that took it up when ill-health forced a change of pace, but now I do it for it’s own sake. I absolutely love being part of the crafting community, both on forums large and small and also by blogging. I’ve met so many great people this way, many of whom have become good friends, and it’s also helped improve my skills as there is always something new to try and lots of friendly fellow-crafters willing to give pointers and advice. I’m also passionate about the therapeutic power of crafting, you hear so many stories from people who’ve taken it up during illness or how it helps them through the tough days…it’s a wonderful activity and I’m sure it keeps us sane sometimes. I started blogging in December of last year and I haven’t looked back because I’m liking my crafting more than ever now. The main techniques I enjoy are stamping, both rubber and digi, because this allows me to use colouring which it the thing I love most right now. I also like ageing and distressing, decoupage and embellishing. I’ve just got myself a box-maker, and this project as Guest Designer for Michelle Perkett Studios is the very first box I’ve made. I first found an MPS image (Lilly the Fairy of Enchantment) on someone else’s blog and immediately Googled it so I could get the image myself. I hope you like my project as Guest Designer. Happy crafting! Carole 

Thanks so much Carole for being
our guest designer this week.
There is still time to join the Anything But a Card Challenge
this week. Just make sure you use a MPS image.