Molto Piccolo

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

.love a challenge. June 8, 2012

I love online craft challenges, even if I only seem to do perhaps 1 in 20 that I come across! 

The current Embellish Magazine Collage Color Trends Challenge is very pretty, and perfect for the 6 year old girl’s birthday card I need for my son to give to a school friend. 

He is very excited about going to this party because some of his mates will be there – what I don’t think he fully realises is that it is a fairy party and he may have to wear wings or something else equally repulsive to him!!  He is such a boy…although he does get a sheepish grin on his face when we ask him if he likes the sweet girl in his class who has written him several love letters. 🙂

He is feeling a bit grown up at the moment, as he has his first “big” tooth…the only problem is that the baby tooth it’s meant to be replacing hasn’t fallen out yet or even become loose!  I’d never seen it before, but I’ve been assured it’s not that uncommon and doesn’t necessarily stop teeth from straightening up eventually.  Off to the dentist next week for us, then!

Love Ruth x

 

Ideas To-Do List April 24, 2012

I have not been good at finding time to enjoy many creative outlets recently.  The most I’ve seemed to manage is to look online and be inspired by many creative projects I’d love to take on, but making them happen, well, that’s another challenge altogether!

Here are a few projects I’ve come across…I may not be getting around to them, but maybe you will be inspired to!

 

MollyMoo Pirate Ship

 

Handmade geometric stamps

Mini-Eco Handmade Rubber Stamps

 

Pinned Image

Flower Heart Card from my Fabulous Craft Pinterest board

 

Colour-coded bookshelf from The Inspiration Blog

 

This barely touches the surface of all the amazing things I have come across that I’d love to try.  If you have any wonderful online projects you’ve found, please send me the links, I’d love to see them!

Ruth x

 

.new and blue. February 20, 2012

Filed under: Baby Cards,Butterflies,Card Projects,Doilies,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 11:42 pm

Take a little bit of blue, add a doily, mix in a butterfly and some baker’s twine, some silver spritz paint and a greeting, and you get this new baby card.

I love new babies.  So I love making new baby cards. 🙂

Hope you like.

Ruth x

 

.for the newlyweds. January 23, 2012

Filed under: Card Projects,Flowers,Paper Projects,Uncategorized,Wedding Cards — moltopiccolo @ 10:14 am

 

Paul and I went to a beautiful wedding just over a week ago, and I was happy to “have” to make a wedding card…it had been a while. 

 

It’s amusing to me how I started with the intention of making it the same as the one below, which I made for a wedding some months ago, but it ended up hardly like it at all.  I am really bad at repeating a design, even when I try to.  That creative urge to do something just a little bit different always seems to take over…which usually takes me much longer than I have the time for! 

Anybody else get distracted so easily once they start a creative process?  I hope I’m not alone!

Ruth x

 

.craft drought. September 8, 2011

Filed under: Birds,Birthdays,Buttons,Card Projects,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 9:48 pm
I have really missed being creative in the craft area in recent times…life has been full of many things, but that has not included much crafting!  So I am attempting to pick up somewhere I left off a couple of months ago. 

Here are a couple of cards I got around to, plus the original cards that got me started on them.

You’re So Special by Kiara Lee (Cards Magazine, Jan 2010)

 Happy Birthday by Alisha Gordon (Cards Magazine, Jan 2010)

I am about to head off on holiday with the fam, so I’m hopeful there will be some relaxing days whre I can enjoy making some bits and pieces again.  
Love Ruth xx
 

.so many ideas, so little time. July 22, 2011

I wish I didn’t need sleep.  Then I could complete all the things I need to do as well as enjoy endless creative time.  But as it turns out, I am one of those people that needs an optimum amount of 9 hours sleep a night.  So annoying.  That doesn’t work so well when you are a night owl and get woken up in the mornings by small people being very loud!!  But as much as I’d love to be a 7-hours-of-sleep-morning-person, I would not change the small, loud people part ever! 

So in the interest of not dropping off the blogosphere, I am posting these random creative projects tonight before heading off to bed.

(I like the fighting robots in the background!)

 

I didn’t make the dress, just the flower on it.

Lollypop birthday card… 

…with felt lollypop fridge magnet attached.
Hope you enjoyed these projects, and hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead of you!
Ruth x
 

.mon amie. July 12, 2011

Filed under: Card Projects,Doilies,Moxie Fab World Tuesday Triggers,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 12:28 am

I have been inspired by a sweet card design using a doily as a tablecloth.  Here it is:

(Made by Tina Fussell and featured in Stamp It! Cards Magazine)

It gave me the idea to use a doily as a skirt on a card:

(Made for Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger)

I only wish I had a useful light box and good photography skills! 

Happy week ahead, my friends.

Ruth x