Sunday, 26 April 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge

Hi. I hope you're all enjoying the gorgeous weather today. I haven't had much time for crafting this week as I've been doing lots of work for my Dad's business and started a manual bookkeeping course on Friday to help do the company books. I also returned to my watercolour painting class on Wednesday. I've missed all but 5 weeks of the painting course but at least it's something else to help keep my mind off things.

Anyway, the challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge is a great one. It's called "Something New". You can try a new technique or simply just use a new bit of crafty stash. I've been itching to use my Hero Arts cupcake stamps which I got for Christmas and haven't got round to using yet and also this gorgeous Doodlebug paper I got at the Glitter Pot the other weekend.

So I coloured the cupcake with watercolour pencils and added highlights with Stickles. These cards are again stock for my craft show so I wanted to keep them fairly simple but also because I love polka dots and think this paper is gorgeous, I wanted to show it off! The frame is a gorgeous Making Memories tag maker set which I bought in Florida last year very cheaply. I hadn't seen it in the UK and it looked so effective. I've only used it once before on a altered chipboard folder I did at Christmas so it reminded me to get it out and use it again.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Hero Arts); Paper (Doodlebug); Watercolour pencils; Frame (Making Memories); Stickles; Nesties

This is also for stock, I thought it'd make a great Valentine's or anniversary card. Sometimes it's great to make really simple cards! Hope you agree!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Hero Arts); Watercolour pencils; Frame (Making Memories); Stickles; Nesties; Paper (Doodlebug)


Alicia said...

I love your cards, they are so cute! Perfect for when you need to whip one up fast. I love the papers and the stamp.
Alicia xx

Sarita said...

Love both these cards Steph, they both look good enough to eat!
That is a fab stamp, and the papers are great too,
Love Sarita xx
PS: Thank you so much for letting me know about the Lawrence Llewlyn Bowen stamps. At the same time I received an e-mail from Artymiss telling me about them so I just had to order some of his stuff!
You're right-its totally up my street, you know me too well lol. xx

Sharon said...

These are fabulous cards Steph. Your papers show the beautiful stamps off perfectly. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Yummy cupcake & cards hun! x

Natalie said...

Steph these are fab! I love them. x

Littleted62 said...

Love these Steph, great simple design and those zingy colours are fab. Hugs, Nicki, xx.

Silli said...

Steph, your cards are sooo beautiful. I love them both! Great colors and papers... Hugs and happy sunday!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Steph,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Kelly said...

Adorable cards! I love the colours and those stamps are so cute!
kel x

Donna said...

Hi Steph, Gorgeous cards, I can't believe you hadn't used these stamps you got at Christmas they are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week. Donna x

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, love these cards. The frames are just perfect. The cupcakes are lovely too! Hope you have a great day. Lou x

Kristine B. said...

Super cute and super bright!! LOVE THEM BOTH!! :)

gina said...

Gorgeous cards, love the bright colours on them both :)
Gina xxx

Jules said...

Hi Steph - wow you have done a lot since I last visited.

I have made myself I follower so that I don't miss any of your wonderful creations.

I too bought this cupcake set and love using it. There are some lovely sentiments with it too aren't there.

I am surprised you have had time to do any crafting alongside everything else.

Take care and all the best with everything.

Love Jules xx

Conibaer said...

I really love the simplicity of your cards! Great job Steph!

Andrea, said...

Oh these are fab Steph, I love the spotty papers and images. have a good week

cats whiskers said...

What a great cards, love the colours and your colouring of the cupcake image, Hugs Jacqui x

Shelley said...

Love the cupcake stamp, the cards look great. Thanks for joining in with our One Stop Craft Challenge.
Shelley xx