Wednesday, 30 December 2009

New crafty stash and Daydreamabella

Hi ladies! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and received lots of lovely crafty stash to play with in the new year. First of all, here's a card I made this afternoon for:

Mojo Monday (theme: sketch)
My Time to Craft (theme: Anything goes)

The image is Daydreamabella. I coloured her with Lyra pencils and added some glitter highlights. Do please click on the image and you can see my shading better. I'm getting a bit frustrated with my photo-taking as I don't think they capture my cards very well. My hubbie is a good photographer and he took this one for me but I still don't think it's bright enough. Hubbie says I need a stronger light- wish I knew this a few weeks ago, I could've put it on my Christmas list!!! ha ha. Anyhoo, the papers are by Dream Street and I've used some embellies from my new stash.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stamping Bella); Lyra pencils; Papers (Dream Street); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Ribbon (Poppicrafts & recycled); Charm (The Works); Flowers (Poppicrafts & Lakeland); Flower jewel (Ebay)

So here is my little stash I got for Chrimbo. I'm SO looking forward to using the Fun in the Sun paper stack. The papers are so pretty and cheerful and the best thing is I got it for $9 when I was on hols in Florida!! How cheap is that?!! I always buy bits in the US, bring them home and then family members give them to me for birthday and Christmas!

Here are the lovely stamps I got.

And lastly my hubbie (never to do things by halves!) got me all these gorgeous coloured cotton reels to use with my new mini sewing machine.

I'm looking forward to catching up with all your blogs after the Christmas break and can't wait to see any new stash you got! x


mckinkle said...

What a super card Steph and what a great crimbo stack of crafting goodies youve good!
Your colouring on the image is beautiful, the shading is just perfect!

Keryn x

Lesley said...

Great card, love the image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear what a great card this is so nice to be seeing something different from Christmas Cards. Hope 2010 brings you Health, Wealth and Happiness
Hugs Jacqui x

Annie said...

Steph, I love your card!!! The colors choice is great, your blending and shading is amazing and a card is PERFECT!!!
Congrats on all your goodies - I bet you're going to have a lot of fun using them all!! :)

Happy New Year!

Chris said...

A beautiful card Steph, I love the image and your colouring is superb! Looks like you had a very crafty Christmas, it all looks wonderful and I bet you're itching to use it all. Wishing you a very happy new year. Hugs, Chris x

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Steph,fabulous card and wow what fantastic crafting goodies:)
Wishing you the best New Year ever luv n hugzz Val xxx

Pat said...

Lovely image and papers, great card. Thanks for joining in the Challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Steph!!!!
Happy New Year and
best wishes for 2010:)xxx

Jean said...

Love your card Steph - I want her slippers! Gorgeous work - on everything - I had a look around and for sure will be back. Happy New Year!

Crissy Armstrong said...

You were really blessed! Your card is really cute!

strawberry fields said...

HI Steph
i'm so behind on blogging and cardmaking! Your cards are gorgeous! So sweet of hubby to get you a sewing machine. Thanks for the gorgeous christmas card and pressie for the little bunny :)
Great stash and as ever scrummy cards!
fi xxx

Silli said...

Hello Steph, your card is so beautiful! I love your coloring!!!! The papers are fabby! Happy new year!!! Big hugs Silke

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Oooo nice stash hun very spoilt!!

Hope you had a Christmas & New Year.

I hope it brings us both health & crafting mojo!!

Chrissie said...

Thanks for participating in the MTTC Challenge this week!
Happy New Year!

Daniele said...

great card you certainly have alot of stash to play with happy new year from MTTC hugs x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Wow!!! What a lot of goodies you have to play with here!

Santa didn't bring me anything crafty at all - can you believe it? I can't!!! I have decided I must have been too naughty to deserve any!

Looking forward to seeing what you make with everything.

Have a lovely 2010.

Love Jules xx

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Thank you so much for pointing me in the direction of the Embellishment Magazine.

It isn't somewhere I have visited before - but I will be going again.

Fantastic things to be seen!!!

Love Jules xx

cjsmom said...

i just love that image! the colors are perfect! great card!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a yummy stash!! That is one lovely card you made. Do you used a light box in taking the photos? I hear they're the ticket to much better photos. I've been wanting to make one of these for myself. There are lots of tutorial for home made ones online. Sending you wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!! xoxo Serena