Thursday, 28 May 2009

A spoon full of sugar and Creative Inspirations Challenges

Hello everyone! Hope you are all well and not run too ragged by half term! Just a quick post today for 2 challenges. I'm sorry I haven't been posting as much as usual. Things are so hectic right now as me and my sister are managing my Dad's business and are going to be in the process of closing the main part of it down over the next month or so so crafting is having to take a back seat. I'm conscious that I haven't got round to everyone's blogs and also that I promised some blog candy soon- don't worry, I haven't forgotten, it will be coming!!

Anyway, today's post is for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge and Creative Inspirations Challenge. A spoon full of sugar's theme this week is "lace" and Creative Inspirations Challenge is to use a favourite stamp.

So here is my entry. Apologies for the dismal photo but I took it at my Mum's so wasn't able to get the white background I normally use. Anyway, I hope you like it! The stamp is by Stampington, I really like it as it's so unusual. I coloured it with watercolour pencils and it's mounted on metallic cards. The papers are all by Laura Ashley. The lace was bought at a local haberdashery and flowers by Poppicraft. The swirl is a Boss-Kut die I got when I was in the US.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stampington); Watercolour pencils; Papers (Laura Ashley); Assorted cardstock; Die (Boss-Kut); Flowers (Poppicrafts); Gems (Joanna Sheen); Lace (local haberdashery)


Littleted62 said...

Love this Steph, I really like oriental images and your cool, calm colour combo is lovely. Nicki, xx.

June said...

Oh she is beautiful Steph. What fabulous work on this one and i love the blue. Also so pretty and unusual with the lace. Love your cards they are always gorgeous
Hugs June xxx

Silli said...

Steph, this is so elegant and beautiful. Love the colors and the sweet image... Great work... Hugs and happy day!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, stunning image and colours.

Debbie said...

Areally beautiful card Steph, I love the oriental image and the colours and lace detail are so pretty. Debbie x

Riet said...

Wowww Steph,what a beautiful card,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

jude said...

Oh this is stunning great work.Thanks for joiningin the challenge over at creative inspirations this week and good luck

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, hope you are well. This card is beautiful, love the image, and so beautifully coloured. The lace is perfect, and the papers are devine. Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge, and good luck. Lou x

Sandra MacLean said...

A very pretty lace detail!

Queenie said...

Hi Steph beautiful card,love the image.
Thanks for joining in over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Hey hun hope you are well? I'm just trying to catch up in the land of blog!! Love this card its stunning x

Liz, said...

Hi Steph, thanks for all the lovely comments. Just had a scroll down and all your cards are lovely. This one is especially pretty, love the colours and the lace.

Liz x

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Hi hun its me again I hope you are well? I have left you a little some thing on my blog x

karen said...

hi steph i hope you are enjoying this great weather and that you are well. the card is very elegant and the lace is fab i love the papers too. x karen x

Paula said...

What a Beautiful card Steph so elegant.
Paula xxxx

Jules said...

Hi Steph

I hope you are ok and are getting through your hectic week ok.

Tough work - what a good job you have a sister to share the load with.

Your creation here is beautiful. Love the colours you have used and a wonderful image.

Love Jules xx

Sarita said...

A stunning card Steph.
I have this stamp and really love it, you have coloured her beautifully. Totally gorge papers and love the lace too,
Really lovely Steph,
Love Sarita xx

Jo's Jewels said...

Hi Steph, lovely colours on this card. You're producing some very beautiful, unique cards just now, lots of thought and detail going into them obviously! Well done, keep it up.
I just want to let you know as well that I've tagged you! Please come have a look at my blog to see what's going on, hope you join in! Enjoy, Jo xxx

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