Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Thank you to such a friendly bunch!

I can't believe what a friendly bunch crafters are! After going on the Crafts Beautiful forum yesterday to put my blog out there (so to speak!), lots of you lovely ladies have left comments and been really welcoming and supportive. I just wanted to say thank you! I can't wait to visit all your blogs now and add you to my blog list. I can see I'm going to get as addicted to blogging as I am to crafting! 

I made this card last week for a male birthday. I always find it so hard to make male cards and really don't enjoy it that much to be honest- unless they're romantic ones! So I decided to let the paper give the masculine influence rather than the image. I love colouring the image to match the backing paper as it looks so much more professional and the colours just flow through better. I used to colour the image first and then try to find paper to match- doh!! And wondered why the result wasn't that great!! We live and learn!

Crafty stash used: Stamps- Penny Black Transparent set, Elzybells sentiments; Paper- Max (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Watercolour pencils; Blue gems (Lakeland)

p.s. have you seen the new stamps announced today at Elzybells? I am SOOO in love with ALL of them! I think the fairy tale ones are sooo cute! Plus all the Christmas ones are really sweet- and I'd already told myself the Penny Black 12 Days of Christmas stamps I recently bought were the only additional ones I was going to buy for Christmas! Uh oh. I'm feeling the urge to spend already!


tiggertastic said...

Fantastic card for a male, very well made

Sarah x

Juliet said...

Welcome to blogland Steph. Love your cards - your colouring technique is super! xx