Sunday, 22 May 2011

Summer days

Hi guys. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. It's bright and sunny here in Essex today. Just wanted to post a quick card I made yesterday.

This stamp "Doggyinmybagabella" was in my latest purchase from Stamping Bella and I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to do gingham shorts!!! I did some paper piecing on her outfit and her cute tote bag. Doesn't she look ready for a day at the beach? As ever coloured with mixture of watercolour and lyra pencils and outlined in copic. Did some sponged ink in the background. Papers are from Stampin Up and Making Memories.

I'd like to enter into:
A spoonful of Sugar-anything goes
Creative Card Crew- cute and girly
Stampavie- Summer
Truly Scrumptious- anything goes
Crafty Catz- anything goes
Stamp Something- beachy colours
Allsorts- photo inspiration
Sketch Saturday- sketch
Creative Corner- frame- does my chipboard corner frame count?

Usual close up! How cute does she look? Wish I looked that good on the beach!!

Have fun! xx

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stamping Bella); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Papers (Stampin Up, Making Memories); Buttons (Walmart); Sentiment (Papermania); Chipboard frame (Papermania); Kraft cardstock; Gems (K & Co)


Janette said...

Your card is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun its just gorgeous hugs cheryl xx


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

yvette said...

How lovely summery is this card :) Well done :)

Curlybear said...

Wow this is so very pretty, beautiful colour theme and design, and fabulous colouring and image

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

sue said...

this card is lovely a fab image love the papers x sue x

Dawn said...

Love the paper piecing you did on your card! Thank you for joining us at CCC!

Dawn said...

Hi Steph, Gorgeous card, I love the paper piecing. Don't we all wish we looked that good at the beach :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

Faye said...

Oh that paper piecing looks ace and your colouring is very good. Love, love, love this card. xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

A gorgeous card...........


Deb.x said...

Hi there Steph! - I love coming here & seeing your Stamping Bella makes, I really don't see many nowadays & love to see either unusual or under-used items or stamps etc. So coming here really is a real treat for me!

Jo said...

Fab card Steph! great use of this weeks sketch and a perfectly coloured & paper pieced image too
Thank you for joining in the fun at sketch saturday
Jo xx

Antoinette said...

Hello Steph! Ohh this is sweet! Love the little doggie in the the colours really depict summer...shame our weather doesn'! Hope you are OK! Hugs Annie xXx

scotspanda said...

what a gorgeous card, the image is fantastic and I love the papers (I used to have that set but used them up too quickly lol)

thanks for joining in with our birthday week at allsorts and good luck in the draw :o)


Amanda x

Crafty Cath said...

This is great - how about entering it on the Bella Forum for the BABE challenge (Babes and Bring on Embellishments under Let's talk about stamping - challenges)? You have all month to play! :)

Nadell said...

Fabolous card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Nadell

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is a WONDERFUL card, Steph! I'll have to thank Cath personally for bringing such a fun and talented gal to our new challenge! LOVE the gingham- makes me all ready for summer! Thanks so much for playing! ~jessabella ;)

Crafty Cath said...

Yeah - you played at the Bella Forum!!!! So glad to have you! I truly love this card. Can't wait to see more. Cathabella