Thursday, 26 March 2009

Forever Friends, My Time to Craft & Cute Card Thursday Challenges

Forever Friends Challenge this week is to make a card for your Mum so here is mine! The image is coloured in with watercolours and I highlighted the flowers with Crystal Stickles. I cut round the image and mounted on an oval scalloped nestie then double mounted on labels nesties. The background on the label nestie was stamped using a Laura Ashley stamp from a set I got at Christmas. The butterfly was from a clear set by Stampington which stamps just beautifully with lots of detail. The 2 ribbons were from Laura Ashley too. Hope you like it, I tried to go for mixing cute with glamorous! Hope it worked! x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Forever Friends, Laura Ashley & Stampington); Watercolour pencils; Crystal Stickles, Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Ribbon (Laura Ashley); Brads (Poppicrafts)

I've combined 2 challenges with this card. Cute Card Thursday's Challenge is "A family affair" making a card for any member of your family and My Time to Craft is "It's raining men" so I made this card for my brother from my Mum. I don't usually make cards like this ie without stamping but my Mum really wanted me to make a football one and I don't have a football stamp. Still, I think this is a really good image from Lili of the Valley. Quite a simple card really, layered up on different coloured card- one of which is run through my Big Shot with the Spots and Dots embossing folder. The ribbon I chose as I thought it matched but looked quite footbally (if that's a word!) The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley.

Crafty stash used: Image (Lili of the Valley); Assorted cardstock; Embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Sentiment (Lili of the Valley); Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Brad (Poppicrafts)

26 comments:

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Fab cards honey, I love forever friends, thinking of buying a couple stamps! x x

Dawn said...

Awwww this is so adorable - love what you have done with the flowers!

Marianne said...

beautiful cards Steph

Deb said...

Fabulous cards, love the forever friends Teddy and I am sure your brother will love his card!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge! Have a great day, hugs Debx

Pascale said...

Loving the cute glam look steph hugs Pascale :0 )

joanne wardle said...

I love the colours on your forever friends card, they are very classy

Wendy said...

Awww this is cute, thanks for joining the FF challenge this week
Wendy x

Natalie said...

Two great cards Steph, I love the FF one. x

Claire said...

Great cards. I love that FF image and the colours you've used are lovely.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

Claire

Littleted62 said...

Fab cards Steph, love how you've made the stamped background on the FF one, the colours are really nice - I deffo think cute and glamorous works! Nicki, xx.

Claire said...

Both great cards. I love the FF image you've used and the colour schemes on both cards.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

Claire

joey said...

Hi Steph, two fabulous cards, the male card is brilliant. Joey.x

Riet said...

what a beautiful cards,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Monica Anderberg said...

Wow, what a cute card! I really love your stamp. So lovely.

BR /Monica at scrapoleket.blogspot.com

Lesley said...

Fab cards Steph, thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xx

Jo said...

Great 'man' card. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o) Jo x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Steph!

Loving the colours you have used on your card and the little butterfly looks great...
Thanks for joining in the challenge and we hope you join in again soon ...

Emma xxx

cats whiskers said...

two fabulous cards dear love the mans one, ideal for my boys. The top card is so classy love your stamping
Hugs Jacqui x

Andrea, said...

2 fab cards, the colours on the first one are so scrummy and a gorgeous image, have a great weekend

Liza said...

Two fab cards Steph, I love your colour combos.

Liza x

debby4000 said...

fabulous card, love them both.
luv
Debby

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous cards Steph, love them both. Love your colour choice for the FF image, and your lovely ribbons. Have a great day. Lou x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Both fab cards - thanks for tjoining the MTTC Challenge this week!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Steph, i hope you are okay hunny. What gorgeous cards you've been making since my last visit. I love all of them. Hope you are having a nice weekend, speak soon i hope, hugs Linda x

Terrie B x said...

Fab cards Steph..Hope your enjoying the weekend:)♥

made by fifi said...

great cards - thank you for joining in MTTC challenge this week xx