Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge and some awards!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all well. I've a couple of cards for the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week. The theme is to make a card for a male- adult or child- so I've decided to do both! So first up is Grillafella. I love this stamp so much cos what man doesn't like to BBQ? I coloured him in with watercolour pencils and double mounted him on assorted cardstock that I'd corner punched. The papers are all from the Papermania male pad. Sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stamping Bella); Watercolour pencils; Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Corner punch (Woodware); Sentiment (Lili of the Valley)

My second card is this little cutie stamp by Spiral Whisper. I coloured him in using copics and then masked him out whilst I sponged ink onto the background. I doubled mounted him with assorted cardstock. The paper I can't remember who it's by but I bought it from Banana Frog, I thought it'd be great for little boys' cards. I also cut out some rings using nesties just to add a bit of dimension.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Spiral Whisper); Copics; Assorted cardstock; Paper (Banana Frog); Nesties; Masking tape; Pumpkin ink

Onto my 2 awards, I received these from the lovely Helen. These awards come with the following: "These blogs are exceedingly charming, these are the kind of bloggers who aim to find and become friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are proper gated, please give more attention to these writers."
It's so lovely to receive these from Helen as I'm glad to say she is a top blogging buddy who is full of encouragement and support! I'd like to pass these on to 8 lovely people who've left really supportive messages to me recently. They are:

Thank you, ladies x

PS In the words of Britney Spears "oops, I did it again"! I've just bought another load of papers!!! I can't believe I did it!! I really don't need them!! Help!! Docrafts website are selling gorgeous gorgeous Basic Grey papers off very cheaply and I succumbed!! Oh dear.....


Silli said...

Hello Steph, your boycards are sooo sweet. I love the image and the colors... Congrats for the awards... Happy day for you! Hugs!

pickle said...

Fabulous cards steph your colouring is amazing.
kerry xx

kaylou said...

Hi Steph,
love your boy cards they are fab ,great colouring too.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Tammy said...

fantastic job with the Man/Boy challenge!


Good afternoon Steph, you have been busy creating some gorgeous makes my friend. I love them all. Congratulations on your awards too you so deserve them. Thank you also for passing them on to me. I will come back and pick them up later. I am sorry i havn't emailed but things have been busy, will email as soon as i get home from my holiday. Things here are fine thank you and Dad seems to be doing well. I phone him every night i think he is glad to be home amongst his own things. Hope you and your mum are doing okay, big hugs Linda x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Steph.

Hugs Riet.x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog and also for passing on the two awards to me.

Very much appreciated.

Just remember there is always a bloggin' buddy out there if ever you need one.

Love Jules xx

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Your welcome honey, I love the cards above they are fab x x

CraftyC said...

Both gorgeous cards Steph and congrats on your awards. thanks for taking part in this weeks CCC!

Frances said...

Hi Steph, fab guy cards, especially grillafella. As for papers, I know that feeing well LOL. Fran x

Carly said...

Hi Steph! Thank you so much for passing along those two lovely awards!! I truly appreciate it. You're a great blog friend! :-)
And on another note your cards today are just lovely. I especially love the BBQ guy.
Have a fantastic day!

Kr├╝mel said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Your first one makes me want it would finally get warmer so we could have a BBQ!
Thanks for joining us this week at CCC!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

mckinkle said...

Hi Steph, Firstly as always I so enjoy your cards; your style is so fresh and vibrant, long may it continue!! My fav today is the bbq because I see that and straight away I can smell burning!! lol
2nd, congrats on your awards, they are really much deserved!
3rd, thank you so much for passing them onto some of your blog friends, Im really honoured to be included! TY

COCO said...

wo very nice cards !!!
Congrats for the awards !!!!
hugs coco

June said...

Steph your boy cards are just as amazing as any of the others you make. Its a treat to come and visit you my friend
Hugs June xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Steph, I love your grillafella card. Your colouring is fab and the colour scheme is perfect. Love the spiral whisper image too. Thanks for joining the CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, hope you are well. Love your cards, they are both great, love the sweet images, and your colours are great. Thanks for the award, much appreciated. Hope you have a great day! Lou x

POPPET said...

Gorgeous both of them thanks for joining us this time at ccc hugs pops x

michele said...

gorgeous cards steph your colouring is beautiful. congrats on the award and thank-you for passing it on to me i am touched. hugs mx

Liza said...

Great male card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Ida / Little said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! I've been surfing around your blog and I love your cards, they are so adorable!! :) Thanks for playing with this weeks challenge @ CCC!

Hugs Ida

Terrie B x said...

Hi Steph..sorry I dont get over
as much as I Would like to!!!at to
Your card is `fabulous...
wonderful creations since I last visit!!!Great to catch up!!!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday:0 )