Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Some cards and craft room developments

Hi all. Hope you're all good. I've got really bad back pain today so am not in the mood for crafting- shock horror! Thought I'd give you an update on my updated craft room which I keep banging on about showing you! Well.......errrrr...... you won't be seeing the updated look any time soon as it will soon be undergoing another update so thought I might as well wait and show you it finished!! I promise this was all my husband's idea but who am I to say no??! So my craft room was the smallest bedroom of the house but it actually had an ensuite. There are a few problems with the toilet, the shower leaks and the floor tiles are dodgy so we were going to have to fix all of those issues. So hubbie decided rather than fix them and the ensuite not be used anyway (I don't get THAT glittery when I'm crafting!!), why not get rid of the ensuite and give more crafty space to me?!!! So yay, I'm adding to my crafty space. I'm thinking of having a stamping area... my mind is going in overdrive !!!!

Onto cards.....

First up is a card I've made for a friend who is an events organiser- I thought Execubella was the perfect image! As usual coloured with mixture of lyra and watercolour pencils and outlined in a warm copic. This gorgeous paper is American Crafts. Don't you love that ribbon in the corner?!! It's from the freebie stash I got from my big (!) order to Stamping Bella. I've never seen it before- it's kinda rubber like. I stuck it with a spray glue but I love it.

I'd like to enter this for:
Sentimental Sundays- anything goes plus a sentiment
Crafty Pad- spots n dots (dotty ribbon)
Creative Inspirations- bling n glitz (hot fix crystals, say it in studs, gem)
Secret Crafter- neglected stash (haven't use this paper for yonks!)
Paperplay Challenges- show us your style (if Stamping Bella isn't my style, I don't know what is!!)
C.R.A.F.T- sketch

A close up!

An even closer look at my colouring!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Lyra pencils; Watercolour pencils; Copics; Paper (American Crafts); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Flower; Say it in studs; Gem; Hot fix crystals; Ribbon (stamping Bella); Brad (Poppicrafts)

Next up is another Christmas card! I know it feels wierd posting a Christmas card now the weather is so gorgeous and sunny but I'm on a mission!! I've used Christmatini from Stamping Bella. I love the 'tinis, I think I have them all! I used my usual colouring mediums with a bit of sponged inking in the background. The sentiment is Hero Arts. Papers are by Stampin Up I won in blog candy from Michelle- thanks Michelle! I added some Kraft cardstock stars and a bit of glittery trim.

I'd like to enter this into:
Bellarific Friday- kraft cardstock
Winter Wonderland- colours of Christmas
Creative Inspirations- bling and glitz

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella; Hero Arts); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Papers (Stampin Up); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Trim (freebie); Gems


Antoinette said...

I hope you feel better soon Steph!! Exciting news eh...lucky you have a massive craft room! I love the image of the busy lady, I have not heard or seen these images before, I have to check out them out!! Your colouring is really devine and the colours you've choosen work magic! Get well soon, hugs Annie xXx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week with this great design.


Paddington fan said...

Love the image and your colouring is great. Good luck with the new and bigger craft space, sounds fantastic!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our sketch challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

carol said...

lovely cards, love your card for our sketch challenge over at CRAFT, thanks for playing along with us, x carol

aqualeiga said...

I'm really pleased that you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Spots & Dots challenge, your card is great! Hugs, Ali x

Debbie said...

Hope by the time you read this, your back is all beter. Love your card and want to thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hope to see you again for our next challenge


Ann English said...

Terrific cards-love them both. The first one is my fav!
Thank you for joining us this week for our anniversary challenge. Don't forget the blog hop-opportunity for a prize!

Cheryl said...

oh hun hope you feel better soon these cards are just gorgeous,great coloring on these too hun hugs cheyrl x
opps thanks for playing at creative inspirations this week too hugs cherylxxxxxxx

Curlybear said...

Wow this is a beautiful creation, fabulous image,
and lovely colour combo

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 133 Dust off your Stash/Something Neglected

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Michelle said...

Lovely card and I am so glad that you are using your papers! xx

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! your coloring is fabulous on both.

Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Bea said...

Both cards are amazing, and the color combo on the first was fab!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous Christmas colours

Thanks for joining us on WINTER WONDERLAND :)

Hugs Jane x

Crafty Cath said...

I knew that was your Chirstmas card! Awesome...the papers, coloring and embellishments fit beautifully. I'm a star lover myself so the kraft star definately caught my eye. Glad to see you came back for more...love having you.