Wednesday, 20 April 2011

2 cards and a big woo hoo!!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying this fabulous UK sunshine!! Isn't it heavenly?!! I've decided trying to post more often rather than doing one massive post once a week. Let's see how we go! First up I have some very exciting news!!! I am going to be a Guest Designer for Riley and Company!!!!! How cool is that? I'm going to be working with the July release of stamps and I can't wait!!!! If you're new to Riley stamps, do have a look at their blog, there's some fabbie card samples there done by the amazing design team or pop onto Splitcoast Stampers, there are over 600 samples on there!!

And so onto some cards...

First up is a birthday card for a friend using this gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp and these beautiful MME papers. I have to say that this Stella Rose paper pad is probably one of my all time favourites- I simply love them! Do please click on the image to see my card more clearly as I think you'll appreciate the detail more! I coloured the image with watercolour pencils with some shadows using copics and lyra pencils.

I'd like to enter this into:
Sweet Stop Sketches- sketch & extra of wings- I've added a gold butterfly
Cupcake Craft Challenges- lots of layers
Stamp With Fun- birthday
Spoonful of Sugar- let's celebrate
Stampavie- birthday
Secret Crafter- stitching (on my buttons)
Crafty Catz- furry friends
Paper Cutz- buttons & bows
Papertake Weekly- spots and/or stripes

A bit of a close up!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Sarah Kay); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Lyra pencils; Papers (MME); Assorted cardstock; Brown tag; Sentiment (Craftwork Cards); Gold butterfly (recycled); Buttons; Thread; Flowers; Pearls

OK, I didn't manage just the one card but I'm on a crafty roll with more time at the moment so I thought I'd go with it! So this card is using a gorgeous PSX image I coloured with watercolour and lyra pencils. I love how it's such a big image. I made another of my Magnolia poinsettias using the Doohickey die.

I'd like to enter this into:
Winter Wonderland- mistletoe- I don't have any stamps with mistletoe on but I coloured the berries to be mistletoe berries so hope that counts!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (PSX, Waltzing Mouse); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Papers (Basic Grey); Assorted cardstock; Doohickey die (Magnolia); Gold beads (Art Institute); Pearls


Shelby Goolsby said...

Both beautiful cards!! I love those MME papers too... so pretty. The poinsettias are colored beautifully. Hugs, Shelby

downrightcrafty said...

oh what a gorgeous stamped image and beautifully coloured and perfect Mistletoe thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh sorry just read your comment and will add you to the interest list for the designer in the Spotlight
Hugs Kate xx

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Many congratulations on your GDT spot. How lovely to be reading of happy things on your blog.

Your cards are beautiful too as always.

Love Jules xx

glitzygirl said...

Wow, what wonderful colouring. Love both of your cards. I never tried colouring with water colour pencils, must try. Thanks for palying with us at the Alphabet Challenge, hope to see you next week, blessings Hilde

Janet Katz said...

Girlfriend, your coloring is to die for! Stunning card with amazing detail! I can't wait to see more (love the Stella Rose paper card too). Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

cardmaking bird said...

Two beautiful cards - but the Sarah Kay one is just gorgeous!! I'm glad you'll be posting a bit more - I like seeing your creations!! And congrats on the Riley news - look forward to seeing the cards you make with him! Hugs, Marie xxx

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a beautiful card ! Good luck !

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous cards, so happy we'll be spending some Riley time together!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layering too!
I am a new follower of yours, would love to invite you to stop by my blog and follow too! Excited to see your creations:)
Sherrie K

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz hope to see you next week

Janice M said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop.

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Card! Great colouring.
Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge
Sonia DT

Helen Ann said...

love the colouring it's fab

great cards

sorry for the late comment

thanks for playing along at Alphabet Challenge Blog, hope to see you again

Helen Ann XOX

Kristie said...

Congrats on becoming a Guest Designer for Riley & Company! I love both cards, your coloring is awesome!

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Giò said...

Both fabulous card but I love the first one!!! Fantastic Sarah Kay image and papers too!
Thanks a lot for joining us at SAM challenge.
Hugs, Giò