Sunday, 20 March 2011

Which one's your favourite?

Hi everyone! How's your weekend been? We've had gorgeous weather here, maybe Spring has finally Sprung? I hope so! Hubbie is working today and Mum is packing to go home so I have kept myself busy doing what I love best!!! I've got 3 really different cards to show you today. I hope you like them- which one's your favourite?

First up is a card my sis asked me to make for my bro's 40th birthday this week. She chose this Stampendous Changito Monkey stamp. I immediately thought I'd use these great papers by Sugar Lily called Digital World- very apt! I coloured in the image with Lyra pencils. I would never usually use a colour combo like this- I rarely use yellow- but I really like how this turned out, it's funky! (if I do say so myself!!!) I used my new star nesties to create an embelly. The "email me" sentiment was on one of the sheets of paper and I printed out the "40 today" on my PC.

I'd like to enter this into:
Paper Cutz- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp- Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly- use 3 of something - 3 papers

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stampendous); Lyra pencils; Copics; Papers (Sugar Lily); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Button

Next up is my second Christmas card of the year!!!! And I've gone for the same image I used last time- doh!! Anyhow I think this is a slightly different style of card from me in that it is Stamping Bella a bit vintagey! I coloured Snowbunnybella with watercolour and lyra pencils. I then stamped Waltzing Mouse snowflakes around her and inked the edges of the image too. This gorgeous paper is by Cosmo Cricket. The sentiment is also Waltzing Mouse. What do you think of my homemade poinsettia??!!! I LOVE IT!! I'm lovin my work today aren't I???!!! lol. I made this using my new Magnolia die. I inked up the edges of the flowers and put Art Institute beads in the centre. I can't take the credit for the style of this flower which I saw here.

I'd like to enter this into:
Diecut Dreams Christmas Challenge- sketch plus lavender and lace
Crafts 4 Eternity- use fabric, buttons & beads
Charisma Cardz- use die cuts

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella; Waltzing Mouse); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Paper (Cosmo Cricket); Assorted cardstock; Rose corsage ink; Lace; Button; Thread; Beads (Art Institute); Poinsettia & romantic lace dies (Magnolia); Ribbon; Pearls

And last up is a Mother's Day for my wonderful Mum from my sis. She chose this Whipper Snapper stamp which I coloured with copics and lyra pencils. I love these fun tree and birdie papers by Pebbles, I've been waiting to use them and I think this image is perfect! The sentiment and heart were freebies with a mag from ages ago. The green border is from K & Co. Buttons and thread from stash.

I'd like to enter this into:
Stamp Something- something sweet
Crafty Catz- Mother's Day
Crafty Creations- Mother's Day

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Copics; Lyra pencils; Papers (Pebbles); Assorted cardstock; Sentiment & heart (freebies); Buttons; Thread

Have a fun and busy crafting week! Hope you get to create to your heart's content xxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Steph, three amazing cards all beautiful in their own way, but my favourite has to be the first one. I absolutely love everything about it! xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous selection of cards. I love how you used our embellishment recipe on that sweet card. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Pauline said...

Wonderful set of cards, all fabulous, but the first one pips the others to the post, it just pops out at you, a fabulous card.

Anonymous said...

Me again Steph, forgot to say thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week. xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wonderful collection of cards, thank you for joining us at Alphabet

Rica said...

Fabulous cards Steph, love Changito with his computer, and your choice of colours and papers are stunning.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Leonie said...

Great cards! Love the papers that you used for the card made with the sketch from Sketch Saturday!

Thanks for joining us this week!

Leonie xx


Hi Steph
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Steph I love this Bella image its so sassy and you other cards are fab too
Thanks for joining us this week at the Die cut Dreams Christmas club for out sketch challenge
Hugs Susie Sugar and the Dream DT girls xx

Lori said...

Love your colouring and fantastic job with the sketch, thanks for joining us over at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Mothers day challenge - beautiful work! What great cards - all of them! Cheers Claire x

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card. LOve your image.
Thank you sooo much for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.
p.s. LOve your other cards too!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card love the trees thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

michele said...

Fabulous cards thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

sara said...

gorgeous card love that image and your colouring is fab thanks for joining us at DCD christmas club
hugs sara x x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great cards. And the one for Mothers day has such an adorable image. Great papers to go.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Helen Ann said...

I love the image and that birdie paper is just gorgeous

(sorry for the late comment - work and holidays keeping me busy lol) Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - hope to see you again soon