Sunday, 26 September 2010

Busy busy busy....

Hi guys! Hope you've all had a good week. I'm OK, trying to keep myself busy though I am a wee bit hungover this morning as we had a night out with friends last night and I didn't get much sleep. Am currently thinking of ways to update my craft room. Yes, I know I've not had my new room that long but I've been looking at the Crafty Storage blog which is SO fantastic for getting inspiration and I've been musing over ideas of improving the organisation of my stash and just generally making my room as inspirational (whilst being practical!) as I can. Am going to do some research over next few weeks and then start purchasing some stuff!! I will, of course, give you a tour!!!

Oh, also forgot to say I have updated my Challenges page to what I think is a fairly comprehensive list. I mean, how many challenges can you enter in one week, right?!!!!

OK, onto my first card of the day...

This is a card my friend asked me to make for her friend's wedding. I used this sweet Lily of the Valley stamp and coloured with watercolour pencils and used a lot of glitter on the bride! The papers were by Basic Grey (not sure about the brown one). I hand-stitched the pink pearl strip onto some ribbon and the embellie hanging from the flowers was actually pulled off an old anniversary card. It contains hearts and pearls so I thought it'd be perfect.

I'd like to enter this into:
Stampin Celebration- inspirational photo
Little Red Wagon- glitter
Delightful Sketches- make it sparkle

See the sparkle!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Lili of the Valley); Watercolour pencils; Papers (Basic Grey & ?); Assorted cardstock; Flowers & Leaves (Prima); Embellie (Recycled); Pearl string (haberdashery); Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Pearl, pearl pin and ribbon (Wild Orchid Crafts); Stickles

My next card is using this gorgeous Elzybells image coloured with Lyra pencils. Love this Elzybells sentiment too!! Papers are by Dream Street.

I'd like enter this into:
Papercutz Challenge- critters

A close up! He looks a bit dazed doesn't he?!!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Elzybells); Lyra pencils; Papers (Dream Street); Assorted cardstock; Silver pearls (Bunny Zoe Crafts)

My third card features a Christmasy Riley coloured with copics. Papers are by DCWV, Bo Bunny and Colorbok. I've used the Sketch Saturday sketch.

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Riley); Copics; Papers (DCWV, Bo Bunny, Colorbok); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon- wide (recycled); Ribbon- organza (Laura Ashley); Snowflake (blog candy); Nesties; Sentiment (Lili of the Valley)

Phew! And finally my last card of the day is one that doesn't feature an image which is quite rare for me. I used Stamping Bella's "a note to you" stamp and sentiment but masked out the "you" and then hand-wrote "santa". Hope it's not too obvious where I've written!! Papers are by Cosmo Cricket and I've done alot of machine stitching on them. The sketch is one based on my Christmas Sketch book. Snowflake die is a Sizzix one.

I'd like to enter this for:
Crafty Catz- stitching
Charisma Cardz- anything goes
One Stop Crafts- snowflakes

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Cosmo Cricket); Assorted cardstock; Punch (Martha Stewart); Die (Sizzix); Pearls (Wild Orchid Crafts); Ribbon (blog candy); Sewing machine

Hope you all have a fun crafty week! Thanks for stopping by! xx


Jules said...

Wow Steph .. .. you have been a busy girl!!! (I am talking very quietly because of that hangover LOL!!).

All of your creations are gorgeous as always.

I have just ordered the mouse and sentiment from Elzybells in her closing down sale. I am hoping it is going to drop through my letter box sometime soon. Such a shame she is finishing - I love her stamps.

How nice for you to be able to revamp your craft room. Looking forward to the tour!!

Happy Sunday.

Love Jules xx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Steph, these are so gorgeous. I love the sparkle in the wedding card, your coloring is beautiful...all so stunning! We'd love for you to consider entering some of your beautifully crafted projects in our challenges at Papercraft Star and their is still time to enter our gift certificate drawing today too!

Anonymous said...

These are all so gorgeous Steph! Thanks for sharing your reindeer card with us at PTW and good luck in all the challenges xx

carol said...

wow you have been a busy bee, i am suprised you have time to think about the storage in your craft
your cards are gorgeous...
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Catz, i do hope you can join in with our Birthday celebration next week, x carol

Anita said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Lindsey said...

Great cards! Love all of them! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Tracey said...! your cards are all stunning! the wedding one...WOW! i just love your coloring, and the flowers, and the is just WOW! thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!!

Bev said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Karen said...

REally lovely Steph, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

mforquer said...

Great job busy girl! Love them all but the moose is my favorite! Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz this week!

Rosanne said...

Terrific cards! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous. This is a cutie. LOve it. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

Joanne said...

All of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Allison said...

Pretty cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!

made by fifi said...

lots of lovely cards -- thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

gina g said...

Fabulous cards Steph, you've certainly been busy. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Lori said...

Truly fantastic colouring, all your cards are over the top gorgeous, Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cut Dreams with this adorable card, hope to see you back again!

Kristie said...

Wonderful cards!! I'm partial to the first one since I just got married lol. The critter cards are all so cute! Thanks for playing along with Paper Cutz!

lesleyworth said...

fabulous cards! your little bride and groom are adorable! love the bit of glitter! thanks for playing along with us a the Shoe!

Jeri said...

Thanks for joining our critter challenge this week at Paper Cutz. I love your Riley Moose.

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

lovely selection of cards! Love the stamp and card for for our T for Tree challenge, love the colours you have used too! thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

Squirrel x said...

Super card hun, and thanks for playing along at ABC CC this time. Hugs, Sxx

Rachel said...

These are gorgeous cards, Steph- I love the colour-scheme in the wedding one and the dog with the cracker is sooo adorable- if they hadn't closed down, I'd be straight off to buy that stamp!!!
hugs, Rachel x