Sunday, 3 October 2010

Time to relax!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all well and have enjoyed a fabbie crafting week! I've been purchasing a few bits and pieces for updating my craft room. I was at Ikea yesterday and bought 3 shelves and a ridiculous number of storage jars. Also had my amazing new mini stacker delivered in the week. Won't be able to show you my new improved room for a bit though as I'm really hoping to get another 2 mini stackers for my birthday. Maybe I'll do some teaser photos to whet your appetite!!! I LOVE looking at other people's craft rooms so much!!!

So onto my first card of the week...

This is another of my newish Riley stamps. I'm loving this little moose at the moment, (s)he makes me smile!!

My sis asked me to make a card for her friend's birthday so here it is! I coloured Riley with copics and paper pieced the couch and added some shading over the top as well. Papers are by American Crafts. Sentiment is Papertrey Ink from their On My Couch set.

I'd like to enter this for:
Papercutz- use 3 designer papers

Here is Riley blissed out on the sofa. Those choccies look yummy!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Riley & Papertrey Ink); Copics; Papers (American Crafts); Assorted cardstock; Nesties

Onto my next card which is for a friend's birthday. Little Cutie Patootie from Elzybells. I coloured her with watercolour pencils and paper pieced her dress and added some shading and extra colour with copics and brush markers. The card blank is made with the Sizzix Bigz scalloped card die. I thought these flower eyelets would go perfect with the flowery paper and scallops. This fitted in perfectly with the Belli Challenge to use old embellies- no one ever uses eyelets any more, do they???! I haven't used eyelets for over 2 years I don't think!

I'd like to enter this into:
Diecut Dreams- teddy bear birthday
Belli- old embellies
CRAFT- fancy florals

What a little cutie!!- don't ask me why my font is now underlined!!! I can't get it to stop!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Elzybells); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Brush markers; Paper (DCWV & Lili of the Valley); Assorted cardtstock; Sentiment (Pink Petticoat); Bigz die (Sizzix); Nesties; Ribbon (Stampin Up); Eyelets (Poppicrafts); Gem (Joanna Sheen)

Onto my third card. This is a birthday card for my Dad's pen pal who lives in the US. When my Dad passed away, he had been writing to him for over 15 years so I thought it was a shame to let the friendship end so I have started writing to him instead. The dandelion and leaves are from an Autumn Leaves stamp set, the sentiment is Hero Arts and the butterfly is Stampington. I wanted to do a fairly simple card and this contains two firsts for me- using Kraft card and this colour scheme! I NEVER use yellow, not as a main colour anyway! I added a bit of white to the dandelion using watercolour pencils.

I'd like to enter this into:
Cute Card Thursday- clock or time- I figured a dandelion clock was ok! A bit unconventional I know!
Pollycraft- no designer papers
Caardvarks- clean and simple
Pals Paper Arts- buttons

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Autumn Leaves, Hero Arts, Stampington); Assorted cardstock; Button (The Altered Element); Ribbon (The Altered Element); Pearls (Wild Orchid Crafts); Watercolour pencils

And my last card of the week, yes, I had to slip a Christmas card in somewhere! This card contains some recycled bits off old Christmas cards- the two pressies which I cut out with nesties. I then mounted on some Coredinations cardstock which I distressed a bit and then stitched round. I've stitched a few of the layers on the card and used half a nestie to cut out the sentiment which is from a See D's set.

I'd like to enter this for:
Charisma Cardz- Christmas

Crafty stash used: Stamps (See D's); Images (recycled); Paper (?); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Punch (Martha Stewart); Sewing machine; Nail file; Nesties

Hope you all have a fun filled week! x


Mummylade said...

what a gorgeous bear image! Thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

Pamela said...

Cute little bear, thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pamela x

Liz, said...

My giddy Aunt, you've been busy...all gorgeous. Can't wait to see your new crafty bits in place in your room.

Liz x

carol said...

Wow gorgeous card, love the papers and the image, thanks for sharing your card with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge x carol

mforquer said...

Wow you are a busy lady! Love all of them! Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz.

mckinkle said...

Hello Steph, what a gorgeous selection of cards you have for us today! I always love picking my favourite even though it is nearly always impossible!

Have to say Riley on that snazzy sofa is just No1 for me this week! There;s just something about the look on his face as hes living it up large!!

Your storage solutions look like every crafters dream! You are one lucky bunny and I cant wait to see the end result!

Hope you have a steady week and also get some cards made!

Keryn x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

What a beautiful array of creations - all beautiful in their own way.

I was very touched by the one for your Dad's friend .. .. and the fact that you had kept in touch with him to keep the special friendship going.

Your craftroom re-vamp sounds interesting. Can't wait to see the finished results.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Linda Callahan said...

Pretty cards! Love the pop of yellow on your button card! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

All of your cards are wonderful! I love the "pop" of yellow on the PPA card! Thanks for playing with the Pals this week!

Stampin' Diva said...

Yellow and black is such a elegant color combo. Love how you popped the yellow in with the button. Excellent take on the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. Thanks for playing along.

Louisa said...

Hi Steph
Your cards are brilliant!
Thought I would share with you my craft wall (I havent got enough for a craft room...yet!!) Ikea helped me out too!
Have a good week
love Louisa x

BearyWishes said...

Love all the cards. Sooo Pretty.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
Kathie xx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What gorgeous have been busy!!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Steph, you have been busy! Love your card, they are so gorgeous! First two cards are so happy and fun cards!


Jules said...

Just thinking of you Steph and am hoping you and your Mum are coping with whatever might be going on at the moment.

Love Jules xx

Rachel said...

Hi Steph :)
I came to your blog a while back after you left a lovely comment on on of my cards on my blog- thank you very much for that, it's always particularly lovely when somebody new leaves a comment just because they liked a card enough!! :) - I just haven't been upto commenting much lately...better late than never, though!! :)
Anyway, I love your blog :) You have such a huge variety of cards on here- this post too, so varied, I particularly like the kraft dandelion!! :) I had a quick look at your jewellery pics, too- I also make jewellery when I can- and there are some lovely pieces!! :)
I can see things have been tough for you recently and I hope you and your family are coping as well as is possible at the moment and that you aren't struggling too much more with your M.E. as a result either.
hugs, Rachel x