Monday, 27 June 2011

Anything Goes Challenge- "D" is for .....

Hi everyone! Long time no post! Sorry I haven't been around much. I've had a few ongoing health issues which has meant quite a few trips to hospital in the past fortnight and as a consequence I've had alot on my mind. Usually crafting helps this but I just haven't felt like it to be honest. Also my craft room has been chaotic, I've sort of half moved back in and the librarian in me needs order and tidiness in order to craft!!!

Anyway, I have managed to fulfil my Anything Goes DT work. This week's challenge is "D" is for.... in my case, "D" is for "driving"!!

So I've chosen this gorgeous Stamping Bella stamp called "Cruisabella". This card is for my sis's friend's 40th birthday. Apparently she has a little sports car so I thought this would be perfect. If you click on the photo, you can see that I personalised the number plate by making my own to stick over the top which says "sal40"- her name is Sally! As usual I coloured with mixture of watercolour and lyra pencils and outlined in warm grey copic. The large sentiment is by Stampsmith. The cute little tag and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink (my latest new stash buy). I think these mini tags are going to be used ALOT! They're so cute and versatile! The papers are by Cosmo Cricket called "Delovely"- they certainly are!!!

Don't forget you can buy your Cosmo Cricket papers from the lovely Lynne at The Craft Den.

Come on over to Anything Goes and have a look at the fabbie inspiration from the DT!

Usual close up!

I'd like to enter this into:

Stamping Bella Forum- Citrus Cool
Crafts 4 Eternity- sporty theme- does a sports car count?!
The Crafty Pad- use bold/bright colours or pastel ones
Our Creative Corner- your style- I love to use bright bold colours and anything where I can do lots and lots of colouring!
Sweet Stampin Challenge- use something old & new- new are my new Delovely papers from Cosmo Cricket, old is this sentiment stamp from Stampsmith which I'm ashamed to say this is the first time I've used it!!!
Daring Cardmakers- something old, something new..... as above, the blue is the card and paper I've used... nothing borrowed though I'm afraid :0(
Stamping for the Weekend- my favourite things - my favourite things are Stamping Bella stamps,colouring with lyra pencils and bright designer papers!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella, Papertrey Ink, Stampsmith); Papers (Cosmo Cricket); Assorted cardstock; Lyra and watercolour pencils; Copics; Tag die (Papertrey Ink); Baker's Twine; Button (Walmart); Ribbon (?); Pearl (Wild Orchid Crafts); Gems (Prima)


aqualeiga said...

Hi Steph, love this card, and I love the personalisation for your Sis' thoughtful and exactly why handmade cards are sooo much better than bought ones! Thanks for sharing with us at THE CRAFTY PAD its been great visiting your blog.

Hugs, Ali x

Ebru Vatansever said...

Hello Steph, First of all I hope you are feeling much better and your health issues are not serious. I to have been sick and when that happens I totally neglect my blog :o(

Your card is super cute !! and I did zoom in to see the personalized plate, well done :o)

Sending well wishes and hugs

Debbie said...

Aww brilliant card - great image, colouring and layout. :) I can just imagine driving along in the car with my hair
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Tracey T said...

Absolutely fantastic, Steph. Love your colours! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

pinky said...

Of course it does, love this card Steph. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Fiona said...

what a great bright and cheery card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet stampin this week.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Steph!! Hope you're feeling better soon lovely. xx

purple_pea_fran said...

Fab card, love the summery colours and layers. Thanks for joining in the Something Old, New,Borrowed,Blue challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card Steph, lush colours and papers too!

Wedgie said...

Well what can I say?? This card is awesome, I love it! Its so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

michele said...

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

Lynda said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Antoinette said...

Pure perfect hun!! A real eye popping card and so beautifully coloured to give dimension. Hope all is ok with you! Glad to be back visiting you again hun. Hugs Annie xXx

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So wonderfully bright! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!

Uhooi said...

Wow, this card is very creative, cute and nice,,

Crafty Cath said...

Awesome card Steph! I love, love, love the shading - looks like the car is speeding by and we catch a glimpse of color. Since in my mind I only "saw" this image in peach (I have no idea why) I might have to borrow your very classy blue. Great job too on personalizing the license plate. Hope you are feeling better and so glad you played along with the Bella Babes in this month's Citrus challenge.

Basslady said...

a beautiful card with an awesome image!

so cute and delightful!

love your card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo