Wednesday, 6 January 2010

A new stamp!

Hi everyone and a Happy New Year to you all! Hope you're all bearing up (no pun intended!) under the bad weather. Brrrrrr! Why are we NEVER prepared for bad weather? They knew it was coming and yet there's never enough salt, grit etc! Anyway, being house-bound is a great excuse for crafting....

So here is a little card I made to say thank you to a lovely blogging friend of mine. Can't say who it is as I haven't sent it yet!!! The stamp is new to my stash from Lili of the Valley- I love these new stamps they're producing, they're so sweet and this is definately one of my favourites, it's so versatile too. I coloured the image with Lyra pencils and blended with Sansador, I then added some glitter to bling it up. I cut round the image using Nesties. As the outer nestie was too big I freehand cut it to make it a bit smaller- I don't think it looks too bad. I really love these flowers and leaves which I got for my birthday, they add great texture.

So I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy- "new" eg my new stamp and new flower and leaf
CRAFT- "thank you"
Sophisticat- "fancy borders" eg using my nesties
Sketchy colours- "yellow, pink and details in bronze"
ABC- "layers"

Phew! That's the most challenges I've entered in one go!

Here is a little close up of my colouring and hopefully you can see the glittery bling!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (LOTV); Lyra pencils; Paper (Basic Grey); Assorted cardstock; Stickles; Flower and petal (Ebay); Gems (Ebay); Rub on (free); Bow (recycled)

Thanks for stopping by! x


strawberry fields said...

Hey Steph

Thanks for entering the ABC challenge! This a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured!

Your comments about the snow made me laugh as they grit the roads out here in the early hours and everything runs like clockwork! It's so different.

Hope you you had a good Christmas.
Happy New Year!
Love Fi xxx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Happy New Year to you too!

he's adorable & your colouring is awesome. I really need to practice my colouring I'm useless at it!!
As my niece would say "I've dribbled" (go over the edges!!)

Gorgeous card whoever it is will love it x x

Liz, said...

Hi Steph,

This little bear is a favourite of mine too, you've coloured him so well, I'm jealous.

Keep warm, Liz x

Anne May said...

Lovely card,great colouring and image,so cute:)

Juanita said...

Lovely card. Your coloring is beautiful and the added sparkle is just fab.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Linda said...

Thanks for nice comments on my blog...
Love your card and the stamp are gorgous...
Have a nice evning, Linda:-)

Penni said...

Hi Steph

Great card - Such a cute little bear. I love all the glitter.


Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi there..super card! thanks for joining us over at sophisticats this week.

mckinkle said...

Oh that is the most beautiful stamp Steph, I look forward to seeing many more of your beautiful cards using this image!
Your colouring is exceptional, Im thinking of trying the sansodor as your results look so professional!
Super card Steph! Isn't itheaven to be home indoors crafting and looking out of the window at all of the snow! :0

Keryn x

Anonymous said...

Steph, this is a lovely thankyou card. The image is so cute and your coloring is gorgeous! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful card I just love that little bear and your colouring is perfect
Hugs Susie xx

Becky said...

Oh wow Steph, your card is beautiful! I adore how you've coloured the image, your new stamp is beautiful, love those papers too!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!!
Love Becky xx

Mandi said...

Stunning card Steph, your colouring is exceptional!

Happy New Year xx

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! Stunning card I love that stamp and your coloring is AMAZING!!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Linda64 said...

Thankyou for commenting in my blog. Really cute card and your colouring is beautiful.

Berit said...

Fab card !
Your coloring is brilliant.

Hugs Berit

Holly said...

oh this is an adorable image, but your coloring really makes it special! Love it, and I know your friend will too!

dstandard said...

Totally precious - love this!

Irene said...

Hello Steph

Oh this is so gorgeous, I love it. the image is fabulous and coloured wonderfully.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave me such a kind comment, I appreciate this very much.


Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Steph, your cards gorgeous, I love this image he's so cute and your colourings fantastic, thanks for your comments xx

Hugs Liz xx

Marianne said...

A stunning card, and an adorable image!!! And your coloring is so beautiful!!!
Thank you so much for joining Sketchy Colors!
Hugs, Marianne.

Cathy said...

Stunig card and I love the image and sparkle.
Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
Cathy xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful work with the image.

Mel said...

Wow such a pretty card, love the sweet image ~ Mel

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is just adorable!! I love your image and your coloring details are amazing!! :) Love the sparkle too!! HUGS

Helen said...

Awwww....this is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Juls said...

so so cute! Just Love it!

Avril Ann said...

Steph this is an awesome card I love the image and the layout and embellishing is fantastic, many thanks for playing along at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Gry-Beate said...

Love youre card, lots of beautiful details;0)

Sarita said...

Wow Steph, this is just stunning! The image is fab, and your colouring is amazing.
Stay safe and warm indoors!
Love Sarita xx

Anne said...

What a cute card. Your coloring looks beautiful!

Greetings from Anne (Norway)