Friday, 4 February 2011

Love is in the air!

Hello all! Hope you're all well and being creative this week. I'm quite pleased with myself as I've been working on some non-card projects which was one of my goals this year. I've made a necklace and earring set and a bookmark which I'll be showing you soon and a Bind-It-All project which I'm hoping to complete in the next week. I've also got some sneaky peeks at my craft room to show you. Also been a bit naughty and bought some new goodies (so soon after Christmas as well!) I've been a bit stressed and I'm afraid that sometimes comes out by buying crafty stash!!!! Ooooooops! Haven't photographed them yet but will show you next post.

First up is a Valentine's card for my wonderful hubbie. I adore this cute bear from Elzybells. I coloured him with watercolour pencils, the heart with lyra pencils and outlined with a grey copic. These papers are by American Crafts. The heart is cut with a new Bigz die I just bought to use for some fabric projects I want to do. Am hoping it doesn't look too girlie, I think the use of brown tones down the girly-ness!

I'd like to enter this into:
Papertake- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Love is the air
Paperplay- Stamp It Out
Stamping for the Weekend- Valentine's Day

Crafty stash: Stamps (Elzybells); Copics; Lyra pencils; Watercolour pencils; Papers (American Crafts); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Heart die (Sizzix); Zig zag die (Die-namics); Buttons (Walmart)

My second card is for a friend's birthday. He lives in Canada so I wanted something fairly simple for posting! This Riley stamp is perfect for him as he does love a cup of tea!!! I coloured Riley with copics and paper pieced the polka dot sofa. The paper is by Cloud Nine Designs. The sentiment was a freebie with Craft Stamper magazine.

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafty Pad- something for the boys
ABC- nesties
Charisma Cardz- no embellies
CRAFT- in the roll of a die

Here is a close up of Riley. He looks very comfy doesn't he?

Crafty stash: Stamps (Riley, freebie); Copics; Paper (Cloud Nine Designs); Assorted cardstock; Nesties

Now onto some sneaky peeks at the changes in my craft room. First up shows you new organisation for my embellies....

Second up is...well... see if you can guess.....

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Hope you're all having a fabbie week! xx


Allison said...

lovely cards
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Ukka said...

They are really amazing!Your cards are very Beautiful - Wow!

Cor* said...

Such great cards! love the little bear and the heart! perfect ric rak appeal! Thanks so much for sharing your LOVE/VALENTINES creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round! Hope to see you next time too!

Céline said...

fab cards
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

maxine said...

Great card thanks for joining us at The crafty pad

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Steph great image and colouring thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Vee said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Charisma this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

CraftyC said...

The are all gorgeous Steph. I do love hubbys valentines card!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Steph, such an amazing card even without the usual embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Gemma said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Die Cuts challenge over at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Rica said...

Fabulous cards Steph, fantastic colouring of both the cute bear and the adorable Riley. i love the colours and papers on your Riley and that stunning heart on the cute bear.

So glad you could join us at both Truly Scrumptious and the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Annette said...

Adorable cards, all! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

Christine said...

Ah, so sweet. Love the cute little bear image. You did a fabby job of coloring him too. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful cards again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Debs said...

wow they are all so cute and darling, love the colors and layout, thanks so much for sharing with us at creative Inspirations

Michele said...

Such wonderful cards Steph. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Emma said...

Such gorgeous cards, adorable images and your colouring is amazing.
Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge & good luck. (Guest Designer)
Hugs Emma x

Paddington fan said...

Wow, how cute is Riley!! Great cards! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week and good luck! Love Jacky x