Saturday, 8 January 2011

Never rains but it pours...

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing well and have had a fun crafty week! I couldn't wait to get stuck back in to some crafting after the Christmas break. I have 2 cards to show you today but I've been colouring some images in preparation of other cards to make which, as you know, I love! Sometimes I find the colouring more enjoyable than actually putting the card together, am I the only one?

Mum is doing well recovering from her setback. We had some annoying news that her operation has been postponed a week which means she will be going in on the anniversary of my Dad's passing away which is something we could've done without. Plus I have had a bit of a health scare myself this week. I don't want to say anything more as yet as I don't know how serious it is but what I do know is that I'm going to be having surgery in the next couple of weeks so Mum and I will both be recovering at the same time- see what I mean about it pouring?!! To be honest, nowadays, if we got any GOOD news, I'd be shocked.

Anyway, onto some cards...

My first card is for one of my friend's little boys. I used this cute Elzybells' image which I coloured with copics and watercolour pencils. The papers are Making Memories and I used my star Die-namics die for the border and Sizzix alphabet for the lettering.

I'd like to enter this into:
Stampin Royalty- birthday
Charisma Cardz- birthday
One Stop- card for a child

Here is a little close-up.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Elzybells); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Papers (Making Memories); Assorted cardstock; Lettering (Sizzix); Star border (Die-namics); Sentiment (Craftwork Cards)

Next up is a card for my Aunt. The papers are ones I've had for yonks from a Papermania scrapbooking kit, they're just perfect for more vintage style cards. The centre piece is from a Laura Ashley decoupage kit I bought in the sale last year. I've used my new Die-namics dies to do the scalloped edges- this is the first time I've used the double scalloped one, I think they look great together.

I'd like to enter this for:
Creative Inspiration- use something new
Moving Along with the Times- use old and new stash
Papertake Weekly- anything goes!

Crafty stash used: Image (Laura Ashley); Papers (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (recycled); Buttons (Walmart); Die-namics dies; Lace (freebie)

Have a happy crafting week! xxx


Chrissie said...

What fabulous colouring!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at One Stop Crafts this week!
Fingers crossed all goes well health-wise for you and your family.

Gemma said...

both cards are lovely Steph! Thanks for joining in with our 2nd Birthday Bash challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

Rosietoes said...

Two gorgeous cards Steph and both so different. You are a very talented lady.
I wish you and your Mum well for your forthcoming operations - here's to a swift and complete recovery.

Edna x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Two very wonderful cards!! Thanks for joining us at SSW. Best of everything to you and you Mom as you get yourselves all better!!


mulberry station said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love you little bar scoccer player. He is adorable. Nice take on both of the sketches. I hope all goes well with your mums surgery and that eveerything is ok for you too. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
Nancy SSW-DT

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Surely things have to go your way soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do hope everything works out OK for both you and your Mum and that you can both make a full and speedy recovery.

Love your cards as always.

I too love colouring .. .. but I do love the "putting together" too.

When I go to visit my Mum I always take my colouring with me. Didn't actually realise how many images I had coloured .. .. I have been organsing my craft pod a little and have been putting all the coloured ones into one box .. .. how many?!?!?!? LOL!!

Anyway, you take care Steph.

You are in my thoughts.

Love Jules xx

Lisa Jane said...

What a beautiful cards - love the decoupaged flowers
THnaks ofr joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Liz, said...

Hi Steph, two gorgeous cards. Hope everything starts to get better for you soon.

Liz x

Vee said...

Oooh!! what a fabulous card, thanks for joining our Birthday/Celebration challenge at Charisma.
xx Vee

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Both cards are fabulous! I hope you are doing well and that everything goes well for your mother's surgery. Thanks so much for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Georgeann Manning said...

I just got a huge dose of both adorable and beautiful! Those are awesome cards! thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Two great cards! Sam will love his card! You colored him so perfectly! Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!
Judi - SSW DTderully!

Jeannie said...

Your little soccer bear is adorable and you colored him in just perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Hang in there and take care of yourself!

Peace & Luv,

Debgem said...

Both cards are lovely. The little teddy is very cute - love the papers on the card too! Hope all goes well with your health.

Sharon Basel said...

So adorable Steph! I love this little soccer bear and your coloring is oh so perfect here! Wonderful combo of papers. Best wishes to both you and your mom. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Genevieve said...

Great cards! The little bear is very sweet. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)


Best wishes to both you & your mum.

Kathie said...

Hi Steph, both of your card are lovely. I just a adore your bear card. Wonderful colours design papers and embellishments. Fantastic photo's as well, I do wish I could take photo's as good for my blog, they look good on the screen when I'm taking them and then when I transfer them I'm not so happy.
Great card.
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Arlana said...

Love both of your really sweet cards. Your scocor ball card is colored so sweetly. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

ladyjanet_56 said...

These are lovely cards love your DP's & images thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet