Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Happy bunny!

Hi everyone. Hope you're all OK. Sorry for being such a bad blogger recently but things have been pretty hectic of late, I really will try to come and visit you this week!

I am a happy bunny (as much as I can be under the circumstances) as Mum had her appointment with the consultant on Monday who confirmed that her tumours (they have found 2 now) are operable and that she will have her op next Friday! We are extremely relieved, scared, but relieved. The endless waiting has been so stressful, even the consultant said we had the patience of Job! I am trying not to think too much about next week but to just feel relieved that it is happening and let that be enough for now.

So during the endless waiting, I've been keeping myself busy with lots of cardmaking. I also want to make some little pressies too, I hope I have time for these once Mum is out of hospital!

So my first card up is a birthday card for my wonderful Mum. I love this cute Elzybells bear. She's coloured with watercolour pencils and outlined in copics with a paper pieced dress. The papers are My Mind's Eye. I have used 3 new dies (see end of this post) from my new crafty stash ordered from MFT. I think these dies are absolutely fab so I treated myself as a bit of retail/stress therapy! I have used the jumbo scallop, oval chain border and the rolled rose dies. I absolutely love the rolled rose die which I used with pink felt. Isn't it pretty?

Here is a little cutie close up!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon- use 3 of something (I've used papers)
Crazy 4 Challenges- make a square card
Sweet Stampin Challenge- photo inspiration

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Elzybells); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Papers (My Mind's Eye); Nesties; Die-namics (MFT); Gems (Lakeland); Flower gem (Joanna Sheen); Felt; Leaves (Prima)

My next card is a from a group of quick and easy Christmas cards I created over the end of last week based on some cards I did last year. I will post more of these next time.

This card is done using the Inkadinkadoo stamp sheet of lamps. I first masked out a shape using a post-it note (I'd actually kept the mask from last year!) and stippled blue metallic ink onto the card base. Then I stamped the lamp which I thought looked quite Christmasy over the top. At the base I used my new Art Institute faux snow glitter. Sentiment is an Elzybells one.
See the glittery snow! I'd like to enter this for:
ABC Christmas- winter wonderland
Polka Doodles- quick and easy Christmas cards
Cutie Sunday- light blue and white

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Inkadinkadoo, Elzybells); Mask; Stipple brush; Faux snow (Art Institute); Pearls (Wild Orchid Crafts)

And a variation on the theme! This card was made using gold and copper metallic inks sponged on. The tree is from a sheet of tree stamps by Autumn Leaves. The sentiment is by Papermania.
I added red micro beads from the Art Institute.

A close up of the micro beads- they look fab and create such great texture!

I'd like to enter this for:
ABC Challenges- holidays
Secret Crafter- red and gold

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Autumn Leaves, Papermania); Mask; Sponge; Micro beads (Art Institute)

And finally a photo of my new stash of Die-namics! Yes, I did go a bit over the top!!

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon and thanks so much for all your kind wishes x


Liz, said...

Hi Steph, glad things are looking up a bit. All those recent makes are gorgeous, love your style.

Must check out those dies they look fab.

Take care,

Liz x

Marushy said...

great beautiful card.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Marushy =)

Nadine said...


Wow, schaut super aus.
Gefällt mir richtig gut, da stimmt einfach alles.
Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Cutie Sunday.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Jill said...

That is a really neat technique! I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for joining us at The Shoe this week.

Lindsey said...

What beautiful cards! I love them all! I hope all goes well for your Mum with the op. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin@ this week x

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Dot said...

Your cards looks great. Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
hugs Dorte

Vicky said...

WOW....fabulous cards each & every 1 of them.
Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Really love the cards you have created for the ABC Christmas challenge, love the faux snow too! thanks for joining in with our challenge this time!
Samantha :0)

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Thank goodness things are finally getting sorted for your Mum.

I will think of you both on Friday .. .. not something you want to see your Mum go through but something that will hopefully start to put an end to some of your waiting and worrying.

Lots of lovely makes and great new stash too!!

Here's to a good and positive week!

Love Jules xx

Arwen said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs Arwen

Claire Phillips said...

Great projects - Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week! Cheers Claire x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week


Chrissie said...

Great cards Steph.
Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week!

Regan said...

very cute!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful Christmas creations! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Polka Doodles this week.

BondGirl said...

gorgeous classic cards. Thanks for joining in the polkadoodle challenge

Fliss said...

Great projects.
Thanks for taking part in Polka Doodles quick Christmas card challenge.