Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Seems funny to not have a challenge for you this week but I wanted to keep posting a weekly freebie for you all, you have been such wonderful friends of Michelle Perkett Studio and you all deserve something special each week!

I know this is a "recycled" image from one of our Papercraft Planet parties and some of you may already have this one but I thought it would be a good one to start off the school year with. There are endless possibilities for the new year, so much to learn and this is the time of year when all of our returning students imagine the most I think! I hope you enjoy this one and I'll look for you next week with another fun freebie!



Monday, August 29, 2011


Mary J!
Congratulations, Mary, your Thank you card with Hannah is stunning! You win a digital image of your choice from my Etsy shop, I will contact you shortly!

Thank you for joining our last challenge and thank you to all of you who played along with us this week and over the last 2 years, its been so much fun and I appreciate all of your fantastic creations with my images, it has been such a treat to see your beautiful work each week! I will miss you all so much but you can join me on Facebook and on my personal blog as well to keep in touch, I will look forward to it!

Thank you again to all of our wonderful DT mermaids as well, we never would have our weekly challenges without you girls, thank you SO much for everything, especially your wonderful friendship! Take care and I look forward to seeing all of you and reading about your new adventures in blogland!



Saturday, August 27, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to our last Spotlight Saturday showcasing some of our Mermaid's great talent.
We will miss everyone's wonderful comments and contributions to our weekly challenges.
I'm sure that we will all be out in blog world showing Michelle's wonderful images, so keep a look out for that distinctive look of Michelle's art.
We have 2 Mermaids that wanted to share some beautiful cards today...
Jenn used Fire, part of the Four Elements Series...
Elenor used the Vintage Freebie from the challenge a couple of weeks ago...
Thank you ladies, it's been a terrific and fulfilling experience!
Michelle's Etsy Store will remain open - don't forget about the sale!
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ali Stanney - Guest Designer

This is our last week for our Guest Designer.
I am sad to see it come to an end.
I would like to thank everyone that participated with us.
All the projects have been so fabulous.

This week is no exception!!
We have Ali Stanney with us this week.
She has two gorgeous projects to share with us week but first lets learn a little about Ali...

I am 41 years old or young, depending on which way you like to look at it, and discovered cardmaking about 5 years ago, when I took a temporary break from my job as an infant school teacher after working for 15 years, to look after my family. I have been married to Simon for almost 19 years and our 3 little ones are aged 11yrs, 6yrs and 4yrs. Almost 6 years later I have become a full-time SAHM and care for our youngest who has Autism. I mainly use digi images although I do own a few rubber stamps, I still need to practise as I'm not great at it so far! I love my Bigshot, and have way too many dies and embossing folders, and don't use them nearly as often as I should! There are so many new products and techniques out there I'm looking forward to trying at some point in the future, and I can't wait to see the possible new directions my cardmaking may take!. The Autumn will see an exciting new start for me, as he will be starting school and I will have time to dedicate to other things. I look forward to volunteering at our local Opportunity Group for preschool children with special needs, where I  will be introducing lots of craft and sensory-play activites. I have only been blogging for about a year, but have met some truly  wonderful people along the way. I am delighted and honoured to be a GDT for Michelle Perkett Studios, as I LOVE Michelle's work and the challenges the team bring us each week...thanks for having me!

Now look at what she created to share with us using
Air from the Four Elements Series.

Aren't these gorgeous!!
Thanks so much Ali for being our Guest Designer this week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank you DT Challenge!!

Wow, it's hard to believe this is our last challenge here on the blog! It has been a super FUN time full of gorgeous talent by the Design Team and all of those that have participated in the challenges. All I can say is




Our challenge this week, should you accept it, is to see any creation with a Thank You theme! You must use a Michelle Perkett Studio image in your project please.

Just in case you need a little extra inspiration, Michelle has offered a fantastic freebie this week at the beginning of this post.

Thank YOU Michelle! Not only for the freebie but for such lovely art for us to create and design with!

Here's a special note from Michelle to everyone:

Dear Friends of Michelle Perkett Studio,

As you know, I will be closing my Papercraft Planet group on Sept 1st and this week will be the last MPS Challenge here on our challenge blog and this week's challenge is a thank you to our wonderful DT ladies that have done such an amazing job inspiring us everyday. I want to thank all of our beautiful ladies for their hard work, incredible creativity and inspiration and of course for their friendship. You are all such talented and lovely women and I am so proud to call you my MPS Mermaids! Thank you girls for all that you have done for me and for our members and I wish you all the best in your future creative adventures!

I also would like to thank all of my Papercraft Planet members for your friendship and creativity over the last 2 years. Thank you to all of you for your lovely comments and for your participation in our challenges and of course for all your visits to my Etsy shop! I look forward to keeping in touch with all of you at the MPS Facebook page and on my personal blog for updates on my art business, new sketches and digital stamp designs and creative and inspirational posts as well! Thank you to all of you, you have all been such a blessing to me! We all look forward to your thank you creations this week!

And as an extra special thank you, I will be having a 50% off Sale for the duration of our Thank You DT Challenge this week until next Monday at 5 PM Pacific! Thank you all so much and I look forward to keeping in touch with all of you!

Love and Hugs,


For inspiration, take a look at some of our Design Team projects using this week's challenge theme...

Shelley used last week's vintage freebie...

Mari uses this little cutie...

And a special note from me to everyone - I am so thankful to have been part of such a great team, full of talent and compassion. The inspiration from everyone has been truly stunning and awe-inspiring. I wish everyone (especially Michelle) the best and can't wait to see us all achieve the things in life we deserve. Take care and come back Saturday for our Spotlight Saturday wrap-up! Thank YOU!

Monday, August 22, 2011


The winner of our Vintage Challenge

Isn't this just gorgeous!
Congratulations Sarah!
Michelle will be in contact with you for your prize.
Check back tomorrow for our new challenge.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

To this week's Spotlight Saturday.

Everyone ready for school to start? Is this a fun time of year for you or stressful? The daily routine will be getting back into the normal grind and then the end of year holidays!! Wow, where did this year go?? I know that it's been a big year of change for me...how about you?

We have some very special projects to share with you today from our super talented Design Team. It all starts will this gorgeous Irish Blessings Cloth Bookmark...

Sharon made this using Princess Lotus Flower...
Karen has used Pearl in her creation today...
I used Mary Margaret in this glitter project that gets us ready for school...
Don't forget that our Vintage Challenge runs through Monday at 5pm, so join in! Challenge yourself to go VINTAGE!
If you need any images, don't hesitate to shop at Michelle's Etsy Store with lots of wonderful art deco ladies and goddesses that can all go vintage!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lizzy Miller - Guest Designer

I'm late, again!!
Sorry about that. This week has simply gotten away from me. I  can't believe it is Thursday already. I meant to have this posted this morning.
We have a very special guest with us this week
7 year old, 
We have been honored to have her mother, Rhonda and her older sister, Abby as guest designers in the past.
This entire family is very TALENTED!

So let's hear about Lizzy!

My name is Lizzy and I am 7 years old.  I will be starting 2nd grade next week and am very excited.  I just love spending time with my mom and sister doing crafts and making cards.  I've been crafting with my mom for as long as I can remember.  I love to add embellishments and bling to my creations whenever my mom let's me use her stash.  I also like to play outside on the swings and go to the park.  My favorite place to visit is the zoo.

Now look at this gorgeous card Lizzy
created using Eva the Glam Mermaid.

Thanks so much Lizzy for your inspiration this week! 

There is still time to join the Vintage challenge,
just use a MPS image!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Congratulations to Sher! Our Challenge winner this week! How cute is her card with little Ollie the Octopus? Dont you love it!?

Thank you so much for joining us Sher and thank you all for playing along with our Summertime fun challenge!

Please join us this week for our "Vintage" Challenge and come grab your vintage freebie, too!

Vintage Challenge

I am so excited about this week's challenge!
This week we want to see your
I love vintage!
I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone creates this week.

And look at this fabulous freebie from Michelle.
Perfect for your vintage creation!

Now look at what the mermaids have created...

Mari using Chrissy the Christmas Spirit Fairy 

Sharon using Rose

Jenn using Alice

Elenor using Fairy Bridesmaid

Don't forget to use a MPS image to be eligible to win! 
You have until Monday, Aug. 22 at 5pm to enter.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

Welcome to the weekend! A well-deserved break for everyone! Unfortunately I am at work, but it will be a short day. :)
Don't forget to join in our Summertime Fun challenge due Monday afternoon at 5pm. You can win a beautiful image from Michelle!
You can always shop in the Etsy store at any time of the night and day too.
We have some gorgeous art from our Design Team today. Take a look and gain some inspiration!

Sharon colored Joy today...
Karen has the Daydream Fantasy Fairy for us today...
Jenn with a super cute Magical Birthday Sprite!
Irene has Penelope floating by today's Spotlight...
Elenor has Grace for us today...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Guest Designer - Bettina Leikvoll

Hi!! We would like to welcome
Bettina Leikvoll
with us this week as our Guest Designer.
She has created a gorgeous card to share with us!

Let's learn a little about Bettina...

Hi my name is Bettina. I am from Sandnes soutwest in Norway. I am a 36 year old mother of two girls aged 17 months and 3 years.  I started scrapping late 2009 thanks to babyverden.no.  But it was first in 2010 it really took off. I prefer making cards and boxes, but also scrap some LO's. I would say my style is mostly vintage and C&S, but I
am trying to put more flowers and embellishments on to my projects
everytime. I also do different styles and techniques in my blog as I
wish to develop more knowledge due to scrapping.

I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day so I could do more
scrapping.I enjoy to challenge myself to make new things all along and am trying different styles, so I can expand my horizon. I have to say that making altered projects is something I enjoy doing. 

Here is Bettina's awesome card...

Isn't this great!! I love it!
Thanks Bettina for being our guest designer this week.
Hope you all join in our "Summertime Fun challenge this week.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summertime Fun!

Welcome to this week's new challenge, Summertime Fun! Create something bright, cheerful, beach-y, sunny, water-y, whatever you think about when you say summertime!

You must use a Michelle Perkett Studio image please to enter our weekly challenges.

Your freebie today is Ollie the Octopus, thanks Michelle!!
Let's look at the wonderful creations from our Mermaids this week!

Wendy has a gorgeous Marie Antoinette in purple...
Sharon has the 3 Graces Ballerinas, beautiful in pink!
Karen has Penelope, this cutie for us!
Jenn has Leilani in the sun today!
Elenor with Rosie, a freebie from a couple weeks ago!
Join us for this week's fun challenge. Upload your creation using the linky and an image from Michelle Perkett Studio by next Monday the 15th at 5pm.