Saturday, 11 June 2011

Strawberry Summer

Hi everyone! Just a quick post today as hubbie has been working in the States all week and he's back at lunchtime so I'm trying to get everything out of the way to give him my undivided attention!

I've been really lucky with the challenges this week. I wanted to make a card with strawberries on to thank my bro's friend who got me a load of strawberry plants in the week. And what are lots of challenges this week? Either fruity, summery or strawberry?!!!! How lucky is that??! I used this strawberry stamp which was a freebie with Craft Stamper mag a while back. I like the image but, sorry Craft Stamper, it really doesn't stamp that well!! But beggars can't be choosers as I really wanted a strawberry as the main image. As the stamp was so heavy it didn't colour that great- what do you think? Too heavy, huh? So I added some Crystal Stickles to lighten the image up a bit and add a bit of bling as it's a feminine card. The papers were from my recent purchase of October Afternoon papers called Country Fair. One of them is called Strawberry Jam! I love these papers, so summery and vintagey. I did alot of stitching to add some interest and to add to the vintage feel.

I'd like to enter this into:
Dutch Dare- 3 papers, 2 embellies (peg & button); 1 image
A spoon full of sugar- Here comes summer
Papertake Weekly- anything goes
Crafts for eternity- strawberries and cream
Pile it on- Summer Heaven
Simon Says- get fruity
Truly Scrumptious- Summer sparkle
Sweet Stampin- food glorious food
Make It Monday- anything
Bugaboo Stamps- anything goes
Crafters Companion- Here comes summer

Have a lovely weekend! Don't forget you still have a couple of days left to enter the Anything Goes Challenge and blog hop! There are some fab prizes on offer so don't forget to pop over!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (freebie & Papertrey Ink); Copics; Papers (October Afternoon); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Butterfly (Die-namics by MFT); Button (Walmart); Baker's Twine (Ebay); Peg (Joanna Sheen); Sewing Machine; Stickles


Irene said...

LOVE it, stamp, papers everything is yummie!!!


Cheryl said...

oh wow love this hun its just stunning,the papers just everything,hugs cheryl x

Hazel said...

Oh what a yummy card! Saw it on MIM x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Steph....and I love the colours you have used too hun..!

thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck...!

hugs Vicky xx

Liz, said...

Love the homespun feel of this one, very pretty,

Liz x

pinky said...

Very sweet card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Tracey T said...

I think this is lovely, Steph. The image is fabulous - simple but bold - and the papers are gorgeous. Love your stitching, too! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Merry said...

Fantastic card...wonderful papers and how lucky to have a heap of Strawberry plants.

Merry said...

Oops meant to say I am visiting from Make it Monday. :-)

Mary J said...

Oh Steph, I love this! You have a great style! Thanks for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

CraftinGranny said...

Strawberries are my favorite fresh fruit in the summer. This looks so yummy you could eat it. Adorable card Steph! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment. "Hugs" Carol

Trish Hughes said...

super cute, and great for summer!!! thanks for joining PIO!!!

Suzilou said...

Oooo this is yummy, what a fab strawberry and love your papers :)

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! I love everything about your card, what a great image, colours, layout and papers! I did say everything, lol! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Pattie G said...

What a sweet card! I love the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Jill said...

gorgeous card Steph great take on the sketch thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x