Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Spring flowers and Craft for Life

Hallo everyone! Hope you all survived the bad weather. We're thawing here in Essex which is very good news cos I'm very sick of the snow! C'mon the sun!

Anyhow, this is a card I've made for my Aunt to thank her for my birthday and Christmas money. I used this amazing Bigz die from Sizzix to create the card base. It does produce a smaller card but I quite like the challenge of working with a smaller card plus I figure I can use it for all my smaller sized stamps eg like the Penny Black sheets of stamps. The gorgeous paper is from the Fun in the Sun stack I got for Chrimbo. The stamp is Stamping Bella coloured with Lyra pencils and a bit of bling is added with Stickles. Now aren't you amazed I did a little bit of stitching for the first
time?!! OK, it's not exactly straight but I quite like that! And I even stitched on a little button onto my ribbon (in case you didn't know, I can't sew and have trouble with something as basic as that!!!) The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

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

Just Us Girls- "Stitching"
2 Red Bananas- "Curves"
Cupcake Craft Challenges- "Going Girly"
Crafty Catz- "Bright and sparkly"
Crafty Angels- "Can you feel it"

Here is a little close up of my colouring and bling!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella, Hero Arts); Lyra pencils; Paper (DCWV); Nesties; Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Button (recycled); Sewing machine; Bigz die (Sizzix); Flower (The Works)
And lastly I just wanted to draw your attention to Craft for Life which has just been launched. Docrafts are launching this new appeal this year instead of the Marie Curie one and all proceeds are going to Cancer Research. All you have to do is make some A6 cards, put them in a cello bag and take them to your local Cancer Research shop or post them. Full details can be found here.

Having lost my amazing, beloved Dad a year ago this week to this awful disease, I am unfortunately only too aware of how devastating this condition is to sufferers and their families. I feel like my heart is broken, I miss my Dad so much. So please if you can spare a couple of hours over the next 4 months, make a couple of cards for Craft for Life.

Thanks for stopping by x


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Steph,
I love the flowery paper and the large swirl at the bottom. This card is beautiful and the image is sweet. A proper taste of summer - just the ticket to cheer us up.
Fiona x

strawberry fields said...

Oh hun I've been thinking of you! This is such a gorgeous card. Love the punch!
Thank you letter from my little one on it's way.
Chat soon
fi xxx

Shelly said...

Hi! This is such a cheerful card, I love the flower image. Great bottom detail. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Stampin Mindy said...

Ohhhh I love the bottom of the card! Beautiful papers and your coloring is amazing. Hugs!

carol said...

oh wonderful flowery paper, love the swirl at the bottom too, thanks for playing along with craftycatz this week x carol

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Steph,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx


Hi Steph
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

Stampin' Pam said...

Ah this is really pretty - love the card base and the floral paper. Your stitching is great, too. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls - it's great to have you with us as we kick off the new year. Hope you enjoyed this week’s stitching challenge and will come back for more on Saturday :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very sweet card Steph! Your pink stitching looks beautiful as well as the shimmery flowers! Great job combining all these challenges! Thank you very much for playing along with Just Us Girls stitching/technique challenge. Hope to see more from you in all the upcoming challenges!

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow hun this is such stunning I adore the papers image and that fabulous wirl perfect work sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi hun,
Totally love your card the fancy bottom & the gorgeous colouring you have done. Think you need to come give me some lessons!!

We've got a cancer research gift shop near us so I'm gonna find out if they're taking part so I can join in.
Helen x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card love it thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy challenge.

Hugs Christine xx

Lenas kort said...

Wow!This card is super cute :-) Loooove it :-)

Denise Clark said...

WOW! I love this card! The paper is a fantastic choice for these pretty flowers! Love the bottom part of the card! Gorgeous!

Kit said...

This beautiful love the image


Good morning hunny and wow what a stunning card, i love that base done with the BIGZ die, it looks fabulous! hope you are okay will email you later this week, we will have to arrange something soon, hugs Linda x

Sarita said...

Wow, Steph I love this Sizzix die. Your card is just beautiful,
Love Sarita xx