Molto Piccolo

For the love of all things "very tiny" {Italian}

.a cup of tea & a pink circle flower. April 20, 2010

Filed under: Card Projects,Layout Challenges,Moxie Fab World Challenges — moltopiccolo @ 12:28 am

Sometimes a cup of tea solves lots of problems.  At least, if you are a tea drinker, of course! 

And paper flowers always make me smile, so I figure cups of tea & paper flowers go together in the “bring a smile to my face” category.

I needed some cards for some lovely friends and thought I’d get a little inspiration from a sketch idea that I found here.  I’ve never used a sketch before but the idea is growing on me. 

So here are my two creations that will find their way to some special people very soon.


.oriental beauty. March 3, 2010

'Hanami' wall sticker from

I have a love of oriental style – such a beautiful mix of minimalism and intricate design.  There is a tranquility to the style that I really like, and at the same time, so much detail to be intrigued by.  

Sadly, I’ve never even visited an Asian country – the closest I’ve come is the Bangkok and Singapore international airports.  I have been to the Asian continent, but I was in Egypt, so I don’t think that counts as an oriental adventure.  (Yes, I know, Egypt is in north Africa.  But it’s also in Asia.  The only country to span two continents, apparently.  Cross over the Suez Canal & you will hear it for yourself, I expect!)

So I’ll just enjoy some beautiful images for now…

Hope you are finding this colour infusion good for your day!

My card below is made using the Haiku designer paper from the Stampin’ Up range.  And the stamp is from their Too Terrific Tags set.  Citrus colour combos are everywhere at the moment, but it seems that the orient has been incorporating it for a very long time!  This card was made for the wonderful Just Add Ink Challenge #6, which is always worth checking out!

Haiku double sided designer paper

Knotted string and a blossom thankyou stamp

Can't go wrong with citrus

Love Ruth x


.thankyou. March 1, 2010

Thankyou for all the lovely birthday greetings!

And yes, I am having a lovely day. xxx

{In case you’re worried, no, I didn’t make myself a birthday card!  It’s actually for the Pink Persimmon layout challenge which I found at More Paper Please  and on the Moxie Fab World  blog for the Olympics of Stamping Challenge in the Birthday category (o: }

Hope you also have a great day today!

Love Ruth


.get sketchy challenge #26. February 25, 2010

Filed under: Card Projects,Get Sketchy Challenge,Layout Challenges,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 5:00 pm

Get Sketchy have a layout challenge on at the moment – you can see the post here:

My card ended up like this:

Had any creative days/hours/moments lately?  Let me know what you’ve been making & how it turned out!

Love Ruth x

Sentiment is taken from Stampin’ Up! Word by Word background stamp

Branch with leaves stamp used on orange background is a lone anonymous stamp that I have in my collection!