Saturday, 2 May 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge, Elzybells Showcase and more crafty stash!

Hi everyone. I hope you're all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend. I'm sorry I've not been visiting your blogs so much in the last couple of weeks, I've been really busy but I hope to catch up with all your lovely creations this week. I've been very naughty and have been ordering more crafty stash to cheer myself up- check it out below!

Anyway, here's onto today's first post. I've entered the Penny Black Saturday Challenge- the theme this week is to have 3 shapes on your card (not including the card and backing paper). I really enjoyed this challenge- can you spot my 3 shapes?! I coloured the image using watercolour pencils and added Stickle highlights to the roses. I then cut out using Nesties. The papers are all by Basic Grey (I love this pad!) The 2 stamped hearts are from my new crafty stash and are by Hero Arts, as is the sentiment. The bronze coloured tag is made using my tag maker and I added Prima flowers with hotfix crystals.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Penny Black, Hero Arts); Watercolour pencils; Stickles; Papers (Basic Grey); Nesties; Tag (Making Memories); Flowers (Ebay); Hot fix crystals (London Bead Co.)

My second card I'm delighted to say is being featured on Elizabeth's Elzybells Sunday Showcase! I made this card cos I've been itching to use these stamps from Elzybells. I bought the set because one of my closest friends is moving to New Zealand later in the year for an unknown amount of time. I knew this set would be perfect as I'm going to miss her loads and loads. Anyway, I couldn't wait til later in the year to use them so I made a card now! Isn't she cute?!

The image stamp and words are by Elzybells coloured in with copics and cut out and layered with different Nestied circles. All the paper is by Making Memories. I totally love this paper set too! The layout is one I got from my card sketch book I got for Christmas.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Elzybells); Copics; Nesties; Paper (Making Memories); Ribbon (Poppicrafts)

So here's my new crafty stash! Ooops, I really shouldn't be buying all this stuff! It's all from The Glitter Pot (by post this time- they're SO quick!) I got this absolutely gorgeous new paper pad from Basic Grey called Marrakesh- the colours and designs are so beautiful!), 2 woodbacked stamps and 2 clear stamp sets from Hero Arts and a couple of little inkpads. Watch out for these stamps over the next few weeks as I'm hoping to experiment with another new style!

My last post is the quickest card I've ever made. I wanted a romance card for my card stock and remembered I had this embellishment I'd pulled off a card we'd been given. Lo and behold, with some matching polka dot paper and some hot fix crystals and we have a card done in about 3 minutes flat!

Crafty stash used: Paper (Doodlebug); Embellishment (recycled); Hot fix crystals (London Bead Co)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed what you saw!! x

26 comments:

Michele said...

You're cards are beautiful and stylish Steph. You obviously have a good eye for colour combinations.

Michele
x

mckinkle said...

Another beautiful selection Steph, as always! I just love PB stamps. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :D
Keryn
x

Pauline C said...

Wow Steph you ahve been busy. Esp love the PB card - fab colouring and love your papers and stamped hearts. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week and have a great weekend
Pauline x

karen said...

love your cards they are all so stunning. i know what you mean about buying new stuff i really naad to stop!!!!!! have a great weekend x karen x

Kelly said...

You have been busy! More fab cards!
Have a great weekend
Kel x

Littleted62 said...

More gorgeous cards Steph, you have been a busy bee! Love the Elzybells design, it's a fab stamp. Take care, hugs, Nicki.

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeoues cards steph realy beautiful ,love them all ,hugs Dawnxxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Steph,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Marcea said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards and yummy new stash! Thanks for joining us this week on PBSC
-x-

brenda said...

Oh what pretty cards, especially love the second one with that super spotty paper.

Brenda x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

What a brilliant array of creations. They are beautiful.

Really love your Penny Black Challenge card.

Just remember though Steph - if you don't add to your stash stock how are you going to continue to create such wonderful work. YOU NEED THAT STASH LOL!!! It all looks very yummy.

Have a good Bank Holiday.

Love Jules xx

LOUISE said...

Beautiful card Steph, love the simplicity of it, but still ver stiking. Loving all your lovely goodies. I do love Glitterpot, they are so quick! Lou x

Beth said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love your colouring of the cute hedgies! Great stash too! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Hi hun! Hope you are well after your busy ness!! Great cards & love your new stash!! I've just ordered some more from the Glitter Pot too! x x

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards! Love the PB card, such an adorable image that's been brilliantly coloured.
xx :0)

Kath said...

beautiful card for the challenge Steph .......love how you used the shapes and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...Hugs Kath xxxxx

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

such a cute card!

steph said...

Fab cards Steph and the stash looks great! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

CraftyC said...

Lovely cards Steph, hope you have alot of fun with the stash
Clairex

Ewonne said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! Love them all!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards Michele, the colours you have used are wonderful and the little Elzybells girl is so sweet and you have coloured her perfectly

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun you have been busy and have produced 3 stunning cards I so love your OB card the colours and embellies are just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Liza said...

Beautiful creations Steph and I love your new stash. I'm looking forward to see what you make!

Liza x

Olena said...

Gorgeous cards Steph! Love the design and stamps. ~Olena~

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Steph these cards are just stunning hunny. Love them both. I love your new crafting stash too, i hope you have fun playing with it all! hugs Linda x

kaylou said...

Hi Steph, just been blog hopping and found you, wow your is fab,i love your designs. popped myself on your follow list if that's ok.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo