Molto Piccolo

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

.six months old. July 8, 2010

Filed under: Birthdays,Giveaways — moltopiccolo @ 12:40 am

I have been blogging for six months today, and it’s been so much fun and a great outlet for me to share my creative musings and little creations.  Thanks for your support and the time that you’ve taken to look/read/comment, it means a lot!

I am also nearing 2,500 visitors, so thought that a little giveaway was in order.  Either subscribe to this blog or leave a comment at the bottom of this post by the end of next Wednesday 14th July and you will automatically go in the random draw to win the following little pack of goodies:


I am loving the simplicity of the Just Add Ink current sketch challenge, (see below) as it gives so many possibilities.  So here’s a happy little card to {hopefully} brighten you day…


Love Ruth x

Beautiful Cakes image from Aesthetic Lolita


.cards week craziness. February 26, 2010

If you are looking for some supersized inspiration, and countless amazing stamp-related prizes, (pretty much everything I can possibly think of in stamps that I would ever want – how did they know?!), then you really need to head over to Moxie Fab World!

There you will find info on the Stamp It! Magazine Cards Week which incorporates the Olympics of Stamping Challenge and the Stamping Royalty Contest.

Then there’s the Oh My Moxie Fab Stamp Giveaway which is equally as crazy as there are 43 stamps (sets & individuals) being given away! 

Wow, they are feeling madly generous this week!

Anyway, I, of course, felt compelled to participate!  Truth is, I had a birthday party for a sweet little 1 year old today, (Happy Birthday, Abby! xo) and as one of the Olympics of Stamping Challenge categories is Happy Birthday, I had to add it to their entries. 

Entries need to be mostly stamped so no patterned paper used here!

The dress design was inspired by this dress  shown on Paisley St Claire:

I also found a similar card concept on the Paper, Scissors and Superheroes  blog, by the seriously talented Betsy Veldman.  So gorgeous!

Well, have an amazing weekend ahead, and I will probably be chatting more when I’m a little bit older and a little bit wiser!!  (Cryptic, I know, but it’s as simple as I have a birthday looming that I can’t seem to avoid!)

Love Ruth x

Stamp sets used: Heart and polka dots from Stephanie Barnard’s Circle It! set

Flower and dragonfly from Stampin’ Up! Time Well Spent and Shades of Nature sets

Letters from Stampin’ Up! Rough Edges Alphabets

Vintage lace for sash


.gorgeous competition. February 5, 2010

Filed under: Art Work,Giveaways — moltopiccolo @ 12:54 pm

Wow, just found a very beautiful competition to share with you.  It’s being offered by Wendy from Le Secret:  Simply pick your favourite of her Cafe Baudelaire ACEO prints from her Etsy shop and leave a comment on her post.

She also has a sale on at the moment:

My favourite of her prints is probably no surpirse – it includes a birdcage, birds and a very distinct Paris theme…


.tabitha emma giveaway. January 25, 2010

Filed under: Giveaways — moltopiccolo @ 12:35 pm

One of the blogs that I check in on regularly is by Tabitha Emma, a Sydney-based designer and illustrator.

She has a wonderfully quirky and whimsical style and I always get a creative boost from her blog.

Tabitha Emma is holding her first ever giveaway, and the items pictured above make up the prize-pack.  It ends on 6pm Tuesday 26th January – Australia Day! – so if you’re interested in finding out more, here is the link for you:

Hope you are spending your Australia Day is some fantastic way.  Happy celebrating our most beautiful country.

Ruth xx