Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The original Bella!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all OK. I'm still continuing with our throw out before moving but I don't really seem to be getting anywhere. You know when you're tidying and you just seem to be making more mess?!! Well, that's my house at the moment!!

Firstly I must apologise for the quality of these photos. I think the setting has changed on my camera so everything is coming out a bit dark. I know nothing about cameras so will have to confer with hubbie so sorry they are so rubbish!! So onto my first card of the day, here's a birthday card I've made for a crafty friend. We keep saying we're going to have a crafting day so I put this card together with that in mind. I've used the original Stamping Bella! I've coloured her with a mixture of Lyra pencils and copics and have done alot of paper piecing on her- check out her crafting tote! I added a bit of sparkle to her as I think you should always look your best when crafting! lol. The papers are all Dream Street. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts tags and tickets set but I just cut out the sentiment.

Here is a close up of her. I love that her dress matches her tote- imagine being that colour coordinated!!

I'd like to enter her for the following challenges:

One Stop- "Pink"

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella, Hero Arts); Lyra pencils; Copics; Paper (Dream Street); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Punch (MS); Stickles; Gems (free); Button (recycled); Thread (Arty Miss)

My second card is for a friend's little boy's birthday. I've used the cute little FF bear and coloured with watercolour pencils. Again, I've done some paper piecing and added the recipient's name on the tag and a bit of doodling round the edge. The papers are all by Making Memories. The sentiment is Elzybells.

Here is his little close-up. I like how the paper piecing turned out on the pressie.

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

Saturday Spotlight- "Clean and simple"
Stamp Something-"Use paper, ribbon & a button"
Cute Card Thursday- "Use ribbon"
Crafty Catz- "Use a fancy edge & a ribbon"
Creative Card Crew- "Celebration"

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Forever Friends; Elzybells); Watercolour pencils; Papers (Making Memories); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Button (Poppicrafts); Fine black liner; Gems (Lakeland)

And finally my sis asked me to make her a card for my Mum for Mother's Day so here it is! The various flower stamps are from the Autumn Leaves Fine and Dandy set. I coloured with copics and added some glitter and hot fix crystals. I also sponged blue ink around the edges after I'd cut out with nesties. The papers are all from DCWV Fun in the Sun stack. Sorry, the photo is particularly bad on this one and doesn't do the card any favours, it looks much nicer in real life! lol. I put the image on foam pads to make it pop a bit and added this gorgeous spray that I won in some blog candy.

I'd like to enter this for:

Sketch n Stash- "Sketch"
Allsorts- "Mother's Day"
Paperplay- "Mother"
My Time to Craft- "Just for Mum"
Crafty Creations- "Pop it up"

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Autumn Leaves); Copics; Stickles; Papers (DCWV); Lace & spray (won in candy); Hot fix crystals; (London Bead Co); Ribbon (Joanna Sheen); Sentiment (free); Nesties; Punch (Woodware); Blue ink & sponge; Assorted cardstock

Hope you've enjoyed popping by today. Have a great week- hopefully this sunny weather will last!! x


mckinkle said...

Hello Steph, I smile when I think of all of the moving chaos you must be in, I HATE HATE HATE moving!! lol

Lovely cards, I love your Bella she is so funky and I love your paper that you paper pieced.

I smiled when I saw your comment that your sister asked for a card for your Mum, in my family we always used to laugh and say that there was no point in either of my sisters giving our Mum a card because she would like mine the best! If I'd been asked by one fo them to make one Id have made sure that mine would have been better!!! lol! We all had a naughty sense of humour! I wasnt making cards when Mum was here so I wouldnt have been put in that situation.

Keryn x

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Gorgeous cards Steph! I love all your fabby paper piecing!

Jennifer Bartram Designs said...

Let's set a date too, we've been meaning to do some crafting together! Let me know what fits with you (and your move - congratulations!)

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us & good luck!

Saskia :)

Suzie said...
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Suzie said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x


Great card hunny thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge birthday celebrations! if you want to try winning my candy please pop by my blog and leave a comment under the candy post. I seem to have missed alot of whats happeningyour end, i am going to email you over the next day or so. Have a lovely evening, hugs Linda x

Paula said...

Steph wow all your cards are fabulous thank you for taking part in our Birthday celebrations over at CCC.

Paula xxxx

PS dont forget the DT also have candy to giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph..three fab cards there..I love that girlie image..(wish it was me packing for a holiday)lol....
I always have those days ..I make more mess cleaning than cleaning itself..you know what I mean ...TFS
Have a fab week:)x

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards Steph. Love that original Bella and the paper piecing looks superb. Such pretty bling and details you've added to it too.
Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week.
Sharon xx

Becky said...

Wow Steph! Your cards are so beautiful!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for joining us in our pop it up challenge at Crafty Creations with your lovely project - great dandelion stamp! Cheers Claire x

Mandi said...

Pardon em but I always dress to match my tote lol

Super cards, very eye catching

mandi xx

carol said...

your cards are gorgeous, love all of them, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol
PS hope you get sorted soon with the packing and moving...

Pauline C said...

Wow Steph you ahve been busy - 3 fabulous cards. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time and don't forget to pop by my blog and leave a comment & Mr Linky if you want to enter for my DT candy.
Pauline x

sugar n spice said...

Hi Steph, three lovely cards. Love the pink one, and that paper piecing is fab. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week, good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

All are beautiful! I really love that you participated in our Celebration challenge over at Creative Card Crew! Thanks for playing and good luck!

Janna :)

Deb said...

fabulous cards, you have been so busy, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

brenda said...

Hi Steph

Thre great cards and your one for Mothers Day Allsorts challenge is wonerferful.

Thank you for joining in with us.

B x

gina g said...

Someone's been a busy bee lol fabulous cards though all of them. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Silli said...

Wonderful creations Steph, I love your coloring and all the sweet details. Hugs Silke

Anonymous said...

WOW Steph!! What a gorgeous collection of creations here!! I adore the Bella with the paper piecing and the other are so sweet with the layouts and colors!! Thanks for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Aud said...

Fabulous cards! love that Bella image, too cute!♥

Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!


Erin... said...

These are all fabulous!!! I want that little paper pieced dress, too cute! And love the red white and blue combo!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week! and with Saturday Spotlight too!

Anonymous said...

In addition to what I said earlier, thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week as well!! We sure enjoy your creations!! HUGS

Chrissie said...

Great bunch of cards Steph!
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!

Biscuitlid said...

what gorgeous cards you've made, I love all your paper piecing, looks fab.

I loathe moving too and also end up making more mess than I tried to sort in the first place lol!

Thanks so much for joining in with our birthday celebrations at Creative Card Crew

Sarita said...

These are all beautiful Steph, I wish I looked as glam as Bella when I craft on the go lol!
Hate moving, but it is good to get rid of old stuff, always makes me feel better afterwards,
Take care and don't over do it,
Love Sarita xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, three wonderful cards! You have done an amazing paper piecing job on Bella! How cute she looks in plaid! I love your sweet bear image for the sketch challenge! So happy you could join in the fun with Our Creative Corner this week.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Beautiful cards I adore the image you have used on the mothers day card so unusual..

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Sue said...

such a gorgeous selection of cards,thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


Jill said...

ohh a trio of gorgeous cards Steph, I love the paper piecing looks fab thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

dstandard said...

Awesome cards - LOVe that first image!

Tejas Deshpande said...

Way to go steph!!!You are really amazing at drawing and craft!!!I got to know from seeing your blog that yeah with simple things one can make a blog beautiful!!! gave me an inspiration to work harder!!!thanks steph!!!and once again nice blog