Friday, 31 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge, Rubber Romance & Forever Friends

I've been a busy bee this week. Above is my entry for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge is called "Cheers!" and is to make anything with a drink-theme. I decided to use this Stamping Bella image I had. I coloured in with watercolour pencils and cut the circle using my nesties. I chalked the background with pencils and a sponge and then inked the edge of the circle with brown ink. The paper is from Banana Frog which I mounted on brown card. The sentiment stamp was in a set I got for Christmas last year from Hobbycraft- I don't know who makes it. Finally, I added a brad, flower, button and ribbon. I made the whole effect quite smudgy to fit in with the cappucino/coffee theme.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella & ?); Watercolour pencils; Chalk pencils; Nesties; Paper (Banana Frog); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (Jo'Anns); Button (free); Flower (E bay); Brad (Woodware)

Then I made this card quickly for my sister as we decided to meet up fairly last minute for cocktails and a meal as she was in London for work and basically she needs cheering up so I wanted to make something nice for her. The image is from Rubber Romance which I coloured with copics- red hair especially to look like my sis. The paper is from the All Dressed Up stack from DCWV. The ribbon I got from Banana Frog and the flowers were from Lakeland and Ebay. I printed out a little sentiment on my PC relating to what we were doing that night and added hot fix crystals on her shoes as a final dressy touch which I love! :0) She really liked it so I'm glad I did it!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Rubber Romance); Copics; Paper- All Dressed Up stack (DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (Banana Frog); Flowers (Lakeland & Ebay); Brad (Michaels); Sentiment from PC; Hot fix crystals (London Bead Co)

Another quick card as our friend who lives in Canada has just had a baby so we wanted to get a card off asap. I used a Forever Friends image I had which I painted using my watercolour pencils. I layered up on some card including card embossed using my Swiss Dots embossing folder and added some cute heart gems. The paper I got for Christmas last year and I don't know where it's from but I've used it loads for baby cards. Then I used my new Sophie's alphabet stamps from Paper Studio to write the sentiment which was so easy to do because in the set you get extra letters. I then added a final heart gem to the sentiment.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Forever Friends & Paper Studio); Watercolour pencils; Assorted cardstock; Paper (?); Swiss dots embossing folder; Heart gems (free)

6 comments:

Andrea, said...

fabulous cards, the images are great, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Natalie said...

All three cards are gorgeous. x

strawberry fields said...

These are gorgeous Steph! Glad you joined in the CCT challenge! The card for your sis even looks like her! She lucky to have such a lovely sister :)
Chat soon
Fi xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Steph you have been busy making these fabulous cards, they are all great hun!! Hows that craft room coming on, looking forward to the finish room!! hugs Linda x

Rosette said...

So so so cute Steph!! Lovely makes :)

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous cards Steph, love them all! Louise x