Sunday, 5 June 2011

Just wanted to say....

Hi everyone. Hope you're all well and having a fun crafty week. I haven't crafted for nearly 2 weeks until yesterday. I was away and then my CFS is majorly playing up so I've had pains in my hands so I've just not felt like it. Plus I just felt like I'd lost my mojo. I think it's back.... maybe I'll leave it to you to decide that!! Apologies for not getting around to blogs but our phone/internet line is totally messed up at the moment. It's taking me forever to post this! We have an engineer coming on Tuesday who I hope will mend things sharpish!! Oooh, almost forgot... work starts on my craft room next week so I've upped sticks and am moving into our spare room to craft. Not great as I'll have to sit on the floor but am v excited!!!

And so onto today's card...

I lurve this image! Gossipabella by Stamping Bella. I made this as a birthday card for my sis. We spend half our life on the phone to each other!! I coloured her with usual combo of watercolour and lyra pencils and a copic outline. Did some major paper piecing on her skirt, top and bow. Sponged the background whilst image was still in the nestie. Still loving these MME papers SO much. The 2 eyelet brads were in a little scrapbooking set I got from TKMax Home of all places- have a look cos they've got some great little sets for 2 quid- including papers, stamps, brads etc. The chipboard shape I had as a freebie in a mag years ago so I just covered it with matching paper.

I'd like to enter this into:
Bellarific Challenge- paper piecing
ABC Challenge- use at least 3 different types of embellies- chipboard, flower, brad, eyelet brad, pearls
Belli Challenge- use a forgotten tool- used eyelet setter for eyelet brads
Creative Card Crew- card for a diva

Close up- isn't she so funky?! I LOVE her hair!! The seventies vibe is perfect for my sis too!

The mustard and blue eyelet brads are the ones I got from TKMax. Who'd have thought they'd have such great craft stuff?!!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Papers (MME); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Ink; Brad (Poppicrafts); Eyelet brads (TK Max); Chipboard shape (freebie); Flower (The Cheap Shop); Pearls (Ebay)


Cheryl said...

oh this is one super image great colors on this too hun and you have not lost your mo jo this is brilliant hope you feel better soon hun love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Irene said...

OOOOOOOHHH This card is absolutely funky!!!!!!!!!!

Gr. Irene

Sweet Pea said...

Absolutely love this card! So nicely finished. Hope you're feeling better really soon. Dropping by from Sketch Saturday.

cardmaking bird said...

Yep, I'd say your mojo is safely back where it belongs cos this card is fab!! I've had a nightmare these last couple of weeks too and haven't done much crafting - must be catching! Hugs, Marie xx

AN said...

Todella ihana kortti-tykkään:)
Kiitos osallistumisesta ABC-haasteeseen ja onnea arvontaan

Kerry said...


I love the image, it is so funky!

The layout of the card along with the colours is fab.

Love Kerry xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh a gorgeous card, awesome colour work as always, lovely papers & design, oh bet you can't wait for ya new craftroom, sue,x

Anonymous said...

I'd say your mojo is back Steph - this is fabulous! Love it! xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Steph, You most definitely not lost your mojo! beautiful card I know your sis will love it!

Jules said...

Great image Steph .. .. it has made for one beautiful card!!!

I would sit on the floor for a month if I got a new craft room out of it LOL!!!

Hope you feel 100% again soon.

Love Jules xx

Antoinette said...

This is so gorgeous hun and the colours are fab!! Perfect colouring too!! Hugs Annie xXx

SemSee said...

Love this so much! I adore that MME paper pad too (love those colours) and your paper piecing is perfect! Thank you so much for joining challenge #158 at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Sem x

Ebru Vatansever said...

OMG Steph, this card is absolutely me in every way, except for the curly hair :o) You have done an awesome job with this card !!!!