Twinkle,Twinkle Little Hamster

Over at Craft Your Passion it’s ‘HANDMADE FLOWERS’ we’d love to see on your cards!They’re right on trend at the moment and there are so many techniques to try – so why not have a go!To tempt you even further there are free digi stamps up for grabs for one lucky winner.So why not pop on over for more details and some truly wonderful floral inspiration from the DT.

I picked this adorable little ‘Hamster’ as I thought he’d be ideal for the theme.Also things can’t get much sweeter than a hamster bringing you flowers!!If you’d like to give him a loving home too you can find him at CoCo Dingo.As well as being super sweet this is super sparkly too.I wanted to try a technique that seems to be on a lot of cards.So I edged some of the layers with Diamond Stickles and while I had it in my hand Iwent to town with it on the flowers he’s holding,the edges of the flowers,the brads and the punched butterflies.Usually the sparkle plays hard to get in photos so I gave it no excuse to be camera shy this time!!

Here’s a closer view of his bouquet and a clearer pic of  the Glossy Accents on his eyes and nose.

A close up of the flowers.

Here’s how to make them :

1.Take a strip of felt 1 1/4″ wide and cut six scallops along it.You might want to draw it first as I did.I used a fine liner marker and drew them freehand.If you’re not so confident maybe draw round a small coin or template.TIP: Cut INSIDE the drawn line as the pen will show even on the reverse.

2.Starting at one end fold and pleat where the first scallop ends and stitch into place making sure you go through all the layers you want to hold together.Just keep going along pleating and stitching,shaping the flower as you go. TIP: Keep the tension taut and the stitches small and as close to the centre as possible.

3.To create a neat finish when you get to the end fold the edges of the last and first scallops under.Place the last scallop over the first and stitch together securely.TIP: Make sure you finish off the final stitching well – you don’t want all your hard work falling apart!

It’s no great secret I can’t sew for a toffee (or anything else!) so don’t feel you can’t give these a go.If I can do it anyone can,really!You don’t have to be great with cutting out or a needle  either.Felt is a very forgiving material.And the butterfly is to cover up a large stitch I did by mistake.


Image :CoCo Dingo ‘Hamster’

Sentiment : Cute Characters Set 1 stamp

Colouring Mediums : Promarkers,Glossy Accents,Diamond Stickles

Papers : Making Memories fom the Bella Multipack

Tools: X-Cut guillotine,Standard Circle Nestabilities,large butterfly punch from The Works,Small X-Cut butterfly punch

Other materials :Felt,medium brads

Here are the challenges this card is for :

Stamp With Fun : Card for a girl

The Shabby Tea Room : A little bit of metal

Cowgirl’s Sunday Stampen’ Challenge : Summertime feeling      

One Stitch At A Time : Say it with shapes       

Sundays With Crissy : Favourite time of year – Summer!

Oh,Alice! : Sparkly Fabulousness

Paper Cutz : Anything goes

If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Metal

Fairy Fun Fridays : Use punches on your card (butterflies)

Stamp Something : August Digi Day

Aud Sentiments : Anything goes

C.R.A.F.T. : Photo Inspiration  (pink and yellow from the colours and the theme of sweet)

Crafty Creations : Butterflies (on the flower)

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Anything goes

Glitterbabe’s Challenge : Sparkle,glitter,bling and 2 flowers

Paperplay : Pink to make the boys wink  😉 

S2G Twisted Thursday : Yellow

Creative Bellie : Round and metal/optional sketch (I’ve not used the sketch)

Fab ‘n’ Funky : Flower Power

The Photo-Synthesis Challenge :

Creative Card Crew : Sparkle and shine

Digital Tuesday : Use your scraps (paper and felt)

My Time To Craft : Glitter and Glitz

Tiffany Doodles : Flower Power

E.C.P. : Girly theme

 Alphabet Challenge : Q is for Quotes

Charisma Cardz : Die cuts


Lisa x

58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Marcinkieiwcz
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 13:28:58

    Absolutely adorable … I {heart} all the pink! WOW … look at all those challenges you played with — good for you! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week 🙂


  2. audreypettit
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 13:53:10

    Way to rock the challenges with this! What a sweet little card. That hamster is adorable, and I really like all the sparkle you’ve added. The glossy accents on his eyes and nose are just perfect, and your handmade felt flowers are beautiful. thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.


  3. Lisa
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 14:34:37

    Oh what a cute little hamster! Love all that pink you’ve used! Thanks so much for playing in the Tea Room this week!


  4. Debbie
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 14:40:35

    what a cutie! great card, good luck with all the challenges x


  5. shellshearer
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 15:28:07

    love it hun, you have made some gorgeous flowers
    thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT
    hugs shell xx


  6. Spyder
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 15:50:28

    Cute card, love your flowers, Thank you for joining OSAAT’s Shapes challenge this week


  7. lindsey
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 16:09:40

    Great card, such a cute image and i love your flowers. I’ll have a go at those! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x


  8. Melissa
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 16:18:20

    This is adorable! I love the sentiment and the cute little butterfly! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations!


  9. Audrey
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 17:03:29

    What an adorable card! I love all the pink! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don’t forget to join in our new monthly drawing going on right now.


  10. Marianne
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 17:44:22

    What a cute card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at cowgirl sunday challenge!


  11. Gina
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 18:11:39

    Gorgeous card Lisa! And thanks for the tutorial on the flowers, I’ve got a similar challenge coming up and I feel like trying these flowers 😀 Thank you so much for joining us at Glitterbabes Challenge XXX


  12. Lauretta See
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 18:27:29

    Lisa 😉 this is so darn cute… i love pink and yellow combo ( one of my fav’s i gotta say) and your flowers are sooooooooooo adorable.. thanks for the Tut on how doing them. I will certainly take a try on them 😉 hugs x


  13. Gina
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 18:47:16

    Lovely summery feel to this card 😀 Thank you for joining us this week at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge XXX


  14. Karen
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 18:58:24

    Great card, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.


  15. Tiffany
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 19:28:18

    What an adorable card! Thanks for playing with us at Tiffany Doodles!!


  16. Virginia L.
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 19:51:40

    Thanks for joining us at Tiffany Doodles!


  17. Josephine
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 20:43:15

    So cute, and those pink papers are beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.


  18. Ellie
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 21:24:55

    So so cute! Love your sketch. The image is adorable.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at digital tuesday!


  19. Corinne Salesse
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 21:38:54

    so nice ! I love the soft colors.
    hugs. XX


  20. Dragonlady
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 21:43:43

    HI there

    Great card, and a tutorial too – thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x


  21. joni parker
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 22:26:02

    This is sooo cute & sweet!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge!!


  22. Poppet
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 22:52:06

    Cute card Lisa, the hamster looks fab and your handmade flowers are beautful. You need to check out Sundays new challenge on CSSC. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you again next week. 🙂 xx


  23. Janet B
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 22:53:55

    Awwww—such a cute card! Thanks for joining us over at Cowgirl Up!


  24. Claire C
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 23:31:56

    Supercute card and I love your flowers!! Thanks for joining us at CSSC, hope to see you again next week 🙂
    Claire xx


  25. Stef H
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 23:43:06

    awwwwwww! too sweet and i just love the flowers. thanks so much for sharing the deets on them too. and thank you sooooo much for joining us at glitterbabe’s challenge!

    hugs 🙂


  26. Lynne Phelps
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 00:50:18

    What a cutie! His cheeks are so fat I thought he was a chipmunk at first! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!


  27. Stephanie
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 01:33:36

    Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.


  28. tina46
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 09:10:57

    sweet card !! so a cute images !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46


  29. Joyleen
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 09:12:47

    so so cute. love everything here. Beautifully done!


  30. Jenni
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 09:53:20

    Such a cute card, love your flowers and the wee butterfly. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.
    Jenni x


  31. Sammibug
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 10:02:11

    Adorable card! I love it.


  32. chris V
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 10:05:19

    your hamster is awfully cute and I do love pink!
    thanks for joining us at S2G.


  33. saskia
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:29:38

    Lovely card for Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!!

    Greet, Saskia
    (guest designer)

    **I’ve got a polka-dots candy on my blog, feel free to take a look**


  34. Lesley
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 12:23:16

    What a pretty card! I love the hamster! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and Alphabet challenges xx


  35. Trisha Mc
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 14:22:15

    What a great creation-love the tiny butterfly punches! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays this week! Swing by my site if you’re up for some blog candy! xox Trisha


  36. ona_i_ja
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 14:44:37

    OMG, Your Card is adorable. Love image and colours, and flowers!!
    Great Job!!!

    Thank you for playing with us at ONE STITCH AT A TIME this week. Good Luck!



  37. Lori
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 17:00:53

    Sweet card, really cute and I love all the pink. Great butterfly punches. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays.


  38. Kathryn
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 19:05:30

    Oh my goodness, 27 challenges has got to be a record of some kind! 🙂
    I like the Stickles on all those layers! Thanks for playing with us at PhotoSynthesis among all the others.
    Have a great day!


  39. Deb Hickman
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 20:54:30

    Super cute, I just love the little hamster he makes me smile. Very pretty colours.


  40. Dawn
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 20:54:41

    Beautiful card hon, love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT


  41. Suzi
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 22:35:44

    This is so sweet, lovely image and fab flowers. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x


  42. Claudine Poch
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 23:03:52

    This is soo sweet! Great flowers, too.


  43. kymkreates
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 00:55:33

    our project is outstanding! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Anything Goes! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

    DT Coordinator


  44. Amy C
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 06:06:25

    Very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Photo-Synthesis!!


  45. Julie T
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 17:00:00

    sweet sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments


  46. tracey
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 17:20:41

    too stinkin’ cute! and i love your felt flowers! thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits…SCRAP IT!


  47. Laurie
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 17:50:39

    This is super cute! I love the image you chose. Thanks for playing along at the Photo-Synthesis Challenge!



  48. Brenda Brown
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 19:53:08

    Gorgeous card Lisa, soooo cute with lovely soft colours.
    Thankyou for joining in with the shapes challenge at OSAAT.
    Enjoy your week.
    Luv Brenda xxxxx


  49. Vera Yates
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 01:17:30

    So sweet & cute! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play this week! 🙂


  50. Ann English
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 02:42:41

    This is darling! Thank you for joining us this week for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls. Join us again tomorrow for a new challenge!


  51. Beverly S.
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 04:54:30

    Wow! Cute card and great job piling on the challenges for it. 🙂 Thanks for joining us at The Photo-Synthesis Challenge. 🙂


  52. Tammy Miller
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 05:04:57

    What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Thanks for joining us this week at Glittterbabes Challenge Blog! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy


  53. Cathy
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 20:01:51

    Sweet card and that little hamster image is too cute! Good luck with all your challenges! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! 🙂


  54. Tanya P
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 01:01:05

    Oh, this is adorable! Love all the details and embellishments! And that image is too sweet. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Photo-Synthesis Challenge.


  55. Lisa C
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 23:21:22

    So cute! Thanks for joining us at Sunday’s with Crissy!


  56. Choccy
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 23:50:43

    How cute !!

    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT this week.

    Choccy x


  57. Cammy
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 16:13:10

    Great layout and sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Tiffany Doodles!


  58. Ruby 2 Shoes
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 12:25:48

    Such a cute card! Love the papers you’ve used too! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiffany Doodles!


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