Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Forever Friends, Penny Black, Elzybells and more.....

Hi everyone! Hope you're all OK. We've got snow at the moment here in Essex, I can't believe it! I am a very happy bunny today as my husband is home (now sleeping off his jetlag) after his week long trip to LA where he won a Best Studio Award at the Video Games Awards. It was a star-studded night and was on TV last night. I'm so proud of him as he's worked so hard in setting up his company and to get this award is amazing. They also won 3 other awards at the Inside Gaming Awards for his game Batman: Arkham Asylum- you may have seen it advertised. Anyway, enough rambling. I made this card for my hubbie to say congratulations. I'm so glad he's home, I hate it when he's away!

It's for the Forever Friends Challenge and Creative Card Crew who've both got the challenge "Anything Goes". The papers are all by Basic Grey. I love this set as the colours are so vibrant. The image was coloured in with watercolour pencils and the champagne has gold Stickles added to it. If you click on the picture you can get a better view of the shading in more detail. I then cut out with nesties and mounted on card. The sentiment was a free rub-on from a magazine. I then used a zig zag punch to create the edge and added some of my new faux pearls which I'm liking alot!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Forever Friends); Papers (Basic Grey); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Rub-on (free); Pearls (Ebay); Punch (Martha Stewart); Gold Stickles

My second challenge is for Penny Black Friends and is my Christmas card for my hubbie. The theme is "Red and Gold". I won this cute image in the Penny Black Christmas blog hop the other week. I won an amazing set of images, ribbons and embellies from the lovely Tracie so I thought I'd celebrate by using them straight away. I coloured this cutie image with copics and cut out with nesties. The paper is I think by DCWV. I gold embossed these Hero Art's hearts and finished off with a gold ribbon and rub on.

Crafty stash used: Image (Penny Black); Stamp (Hero Arts); Copics; Paper (DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Ribbon (Recycled); Gold embossing powder; Rub on (K&Co)

Here's a little close up of their cutie mousie faces!

Finally here is an Elzybells card I've made for the Secret Crafter Challenge who's theme is "Snow" . It's for my sis for Christmas. I love this image so much! I coloured her in with copics and have paper pieced her woolly jumper and the presents under the tree. The papers are by DCWV Christmas stack. I added Opal Liquid Pearls to the snowflakes and to create snow in the window frame. I cut out some Christmas trees which were on a matching piece of paper and added a punched snowflake. The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley one.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Elzybells); Copics; Papers (DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Punches (Woodware); Opal Liquid Pearls; Sentiment (LOTV); Ribbon (recycled)

And finally another little close up so you can see the snow and paper piecing a little better. I think she looks very thoughtful, I wonder if she's waiting for Santa to come!

Thanks for dropping by! x

13 comments:

Kim said...

Congrats to your hubby. That's very exciting! Love his celebratory card. The image is darling and I love all the paper combo. The Christmas cards are fabulous as well!!!

Riet said...

what a beautiful cards Steph,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kelly said...

Your cards are beautiful, Steph! I love how you used the liquid pearls. Very effective! Congrats on winning the Penny Black Blog hop and Congrats to your Hubby!

Kel x

CraftyC said...

These are beautiful cards Steph, a great selection for christmas
Clairex

Rach said...

wow huge congrats to your hubby.
love all the cards that you have made. your colouring and attention to detail are brilliant. hugs rachxx

Helen said...

Lovely cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Kath said...

gorgeous cards steph and hubby is going to love that one with the cute mice...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxx
Well done to hubby on his award

Andrea, said...

Congrats on your win and to your hubby. These cards are gorgeous, great images and papers

Mel said...

Beautiful cards Steph and Wow big gratz to your hubby too:)
Mel x

tracie said...

Oh wow hun these are all fabulous, love all the gorgeous images and your beautiful colouring..Congrats to your hubby !!
Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
hugs
Tracie :)x

Allison said...

lovely cards
AllisonX

CRAFTERESA said...

Love the Forever friends card, lovely colouring and all those layers are fab

Thanks for joining us oin the Forever Friends challenge

Merry Christmas
Crafteresa x

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