Wednesday, 4 May 2011

It's a cupcake thing!

Hi all. I hope you're all doing well and enjoying some crafty time this week. I'm enjoying plenty of crafting time at the mo which is so lovely, I'm steaming through my cards for the year! I've finally finished my new look craft room so I'm hoping to post piccies next week. I can't wait to show you as I've put alot of effort into creating my dream crafting space which is both inspirational and practical to me. Can't wait to show you!!!

Anyway onto a card I did yesterday for my Mum's birthday. It's not for ages yet but with my new craft organizer, I can easily do some long term card planning! :0)

As you might have noticed, I'm not really into pastels but as soon as I saw this image, it brought to mind fifties kitch and, of course, gingham so I ended up doing a pastel card. I really like it though. Papers are by MME. It's wierd, when I pull out 12 x 12" sheets, half of them are MME!!! I must really love their stuff without realising it cos I tend to go for it alot!! Do you like her paper pieced apron? I had to do it a couple of times to incorporate the baking tools. Also did plenty of stitching cos I thought it suited the kitchy-ness. Is that a word?!

Uhhhh. I hate to have to keep saying this but do click on the picture to see the full colouring goodness!! What is UP with my photos?!! I just can't seem to get them right at the moment!!

I'd like to enter this into:
Cupcake Craft Challenges- something beginning with c- cupcakes!
Kaboodle doodles- embellies beginning with b- buttons!
Pollycraft- anything goes
Stamp with Fun- lace or ribbon
Papertake Weekly- anything goes & optional extra of round- I've used buttons
Papercutz- anything goes
One Stop- in stitches
Crafts 4 eternity- anything goes
Sentimental Sunday- Mum's Day/card for a woman
Dutch Dare- for Mum

My usual close up!

For a change I thought I'd add a little something to the inside of the card so I decided to use one of the stamps from Stamping Bella's Recipe Icons set. Cute huh?

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Assorted cardstock; Papers (MME); Buttons; Pearls; Ribbon (Stamping Bella); Corner embellie (freebie); Sewing machine


Kerri said...

Love the card as well as the image..thks for sharing

Pami said...

Fabulous card Steph, I love this style as well, your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

pinky said...

Super cute card!! Thanks for playing along with us at C4E this week.

Donna said...

Such a bright and cheery card Steph! Thank you for joining in the Cupcake fun this week and good luck! :) Donna x

Poppit said...

FABulous card and great choice of image ;-) Love the gingham apron! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x


Steph - your card is gorgeous and I'm sure your Mum will love it. The paper-pieced apron is perfect, and I love the colours and the beautiful papers.Thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge. Hope to see you again - Hugs, Sylvia x

Faye said...

What a fabby, gorgeous, scrummy card. I naturally, love your C element. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week. x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Oh this is yummy scrummy.

Love your image .. .. both the one inside and out .. .. and your papers are gorgeous too.

Great stitching!!!

Hope all is good with you and your Mum.

Love Jules xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is adorable! Love the stitching as well as the cute image and paper piecing! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week.

Cheryl said...

oh love this image hun and the color and papers are just gorgeous hun,hugs cheryl xxx

michele said...

fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Crafty Cath said...

OMG - this is adorable Steph. I love your style. Have I missed you? Are you playing along with us each week with the Bella Challenges? Come along sistah - this card rocks! I'm off to check out the rest of your blog.

Jill said...

gorgeous card Steph love the image and the paperpiecing looks great thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Suzie Q said...

hi steph
thanks for popping by, you have some wonderful cards on your blog looking forward to seeing your new work space x
suzie Qx

Dorcas said...

Hi Steph!
I really love this card its such fun and truly pretty!Perfect! Ive become a new follower.:-)
ps) If you haven't already done so there's still time to join in my "no strings attached" blog candy open til May 13th. You can find it at the top of my sidebar. Hope you can play!

**Farrah** said...

Fantastic card Steph!! Great combination of image, embellishments and papers!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Lisa M. said...

oh goodness! what a scrummy card! I love it and that style is awesome! Love the colors and your coloring and everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sunday shtis week!

Antoinette said...

Awwww this is really sweet hun! I love the pastel and the stitching is fab!! So proud to be on the anything goes DT with you! Hugs Annie xXx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Steph, gorgeous card I love the DP's such a bright and fun card

Silvia said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love it! Thanks for joining us at TPE!