Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge & My Time to Craft Challenge

This week's challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge is Spring themed. Spring always makes me think of getting back into the garden and as my Mum is an avid gardener, I wanted to make her a gardening card for Mother's Day (from my sister) so I thought this would be a great challenge to enter.

The stamp is Stamping Bella coloured in with watercolour pencils. I then cut it out using oval nesties and doodled around the edge and stippled olive ink onto the background. I then mounted it on a red scalloped oval. The 3 papers I've used here are all Laura Ashley which I've individually mounted on either red or olive card. I tied a ribbon around the main panel and added some layered primas covered with Crystal Stickles. The brads I coloured with copics to match the colour scheme. Finally I added a sentiment by Hero Arts which I cut and mounted using circle nesties.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella & Hero Arts); Watercolour pencils; Assorted cardstock; Paper (Laura Ashley); Flowers (Poppicrafts & Ebay); Black fine liner; Crystal Stickles; Nesties; Copics; Brads (Woodware); Ribbon (Laura Ashley); Olive ink and stipple brush

The theme over at My Time to Craft Challenge is "Woman". I needed to make a birthday card for my Auntie so I decided to go for the vintage theme. I've made one fairly similar to this before but I just loved the papers and this stamp so thought I'd go for one again. This beautiful stamp is by Stampsmith. I mounted on 2 layers of metallic card. The papers are all from a kit by Papermania as are the 2 sentiments. The flowers are from Poppicrafts: the beige crocheted flower was actually white and I dyed it in a cup of tea!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stampsmith); Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Sentiments (Papermania); Flowers (Poppicrafts); Teabag (!); Brad (Woodware)

26 comments:

Littleted62 said...

2 fabulous cards Steph. I love the mix of patterns on the spring one, it's beautifully put together; and I love the colours on the Woman one.

Natalie said...

These are both really lovely Steph. x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Steph these two cards are just gorgeous hunny. I love them both, and they are so different! hope you are doing okay, have been thinking of you! hugs Linda x

craft mad Jenny said...

2 gorgeous cards - both are really lovely, and both so different!

Debbie said...

Two fabulous cards Steph, I couldn't pick a favourite as I love them both! Debbie x

made by fifi said...

fab card thank you for joining in with this weeks MTTC challenge xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Jo said...

Gorgeous vintage card, love the colour combo. Thanks for joining in with us this week :o) Jo x

Ellen said...

a lovely dreamy card , that worked well the teadunking.

AliMayes said...

Love the card for your aunt - you did a great job and I'm sure she'll love it!
Ali xx

cats whiskers said...

2 fabulous cards steph, both of them are so different, I do so love the bottom one it is just so dreamy and elegant
Hugs Jacqui x

Andrea, said...

2 beautiful cards, I love the flowers and papers on the first card and the image on the 2nd is beautiful. have a good evening

RubyMay said...

what beautiful cards. They are so different but both absolutely gorgeous x

Rosette said...

Hiya Steph hunny, I miss you on the team!! :) It's lovely, you still love Bella I see!! :) hehe, it's gorgeous.. both cards are. xxx
hugs to you

Rach said...

two fabulous cards, hugs rachxx

Kristine B. said...

These are both fabulous Steph!! I especially love that second one though with the soft blue detailed woman's face...just extraordinary!!

LOUISE said...

Awesome cards Steph, love them both, especially the Stampingbella. Love the Laura Ashley papers too! Hope you have a great day. Lou x

Sarita said...

These are just both so lovely Steph. I love the Laura Ashley papers and the Bella, and I love the vintage stamp so much I'm now going to have to go and buy it!
Both really beautiful,
Love Sarita xx

Ineke said...

This is a great card. Very good.
Gr. Ineke

Sue said...

Two great cards Steph both so differant but beautiful, sue.x

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards Steph! I love your Spring challenge. The colours are great!

June said...

Hi Steph your Vintage is so beautiful. What a stunning card this is i adore that wonderful colour and extras like the flower and distressing.
Brilliant !!!
I just popped by to say thanks for all your kindness and support these last few weeks as it means a lot to me. Thanks my friend.
Hugs June xxx

Riet said...

woww Steph,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

hugs Riet.x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Both are beautiful cards - thanks for joining us at MTTC!

Andrew T said...

Beautiful vintage style card, you chose lovely colours and layout

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