Monday, 26 September 2011

Dream Big!

Hi everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend. I'm sitting at my desk in my craft room looking out at the gloomy weather and am extremely dubious that it's going to reach temps of 28 deg. by the end of the week!!!

Anyway, onto today's card. You know sometimes you make a card and you think, "you know, I really like this one!" well today's card is one of those!! I think maybe it's cos I LOVE this cutie stamp by MFT, it's definately one of my fav's of their's and I also LOVE this paper by Echo Park!

Apologies for the photo which I'm really annoyed with but it's just too gloomy here and I haven't got an extension cable for my photographic lamps yet!

So as I said the stamp is an A La Mode by MFT called Dream Big. I coloured with my usual mixture of colouring mediums. I paper pieced her PJs and the moon. I cut out with nesties and sponged with pale pink ink from Stampin Up. All papers by Echo Park (Happy Days). The scalloped edges are a MFT die.

I'd like to enter this into:
Sweet Stampin Challenge- anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop- boys or girls
By the Cute and Girly- all things bright and beautiful
Make It Monday

Isn't she just adorable?! I love her sweet face and her little eye-mask! Sooo cute!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (MFT); Watercolour & lyra pencils; copics; Papers (Echo Park); Assorted cardstock; Nesties- round & stars; scalloped border- Dienamics by MFT; Nailheads (Josy Rose)

As I've had ongoing health issues, I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself. What does that mean? Well that usually means I treat myself to a few knew craft items of course!!! The word "few" kind of tends to take on a new meaning but whatever gets you through, right??!
So here is my new paper stash. I bought 4 MME pads, a Jillibean soup (Dutch Mustard soup) and a Pink Paisley (Vintage Vogue). Am v excited to use these!

I also bought these new papers from Echo Park called Little Boy. I wanted to get a 6x6" pad but couldn't find one so ended up buying some 12x12" instead.

Hope you've enjoyed stopping by today! Have a fun week! x


Jenn said...

Your card is amazing and treating yourself is always good :)
Saw you on Make It Monday.


Ebru Vatansever said...

Lovely card my friend and you did a wonderful job on the colouring, nice shadowing around your image !!

Joanie said...

Steph, wonderful bright and beautiful card, Joan x

Sue said...

Hi hun hope your feeliong better soon, lovely new goodies, fabulous card, great paper piecing, fab design, sue,x

scrap joanny said...

saw your card on MIM - and I love this ! this image is so great :-))) hugs Joanna

Wendy said...

Fabulous card,gorgeous papers...saw this on Make It Monday.
Wendy xx

Shelby said...

Wonderfully adorable image! I love how you paper pieced the moon and matched it up with the star. Looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at MMCS boys and girls challenge, good luck and hope you'll join us again.


Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgeous oh just love the image,and beautiful coloring too,great too see you treating yourself too hun hugs cherylxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card and fab colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous papers and sweet little image
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Wonderfull card, such a lovely idea, I hope you feel better soon.
Lindsay xx

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How sweet! I saw your card on Make It Monday & just had to come by to look at it. :)

Mary J said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been felling well Steph - hope the retail therapy helped!

Gorgeous card - just love the mix of DPs! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Liz, said...

Cool card and fabby new papers,

Liz x

Dorcas said...

Hi Steph! Yummy papers! I just bought some new 6x6's too, they came in the post and I couldn't believe just how many I bought..I guess I couldn't decide or those online shopping carts are deceptive! lol
Great card too, love the design.I saw your project on MIM and came for another look.
Ps) I have some ‘no strings attached’ blog candy up if you’d like to have a peek.

Dora said...

Awww your card is gorgeous, love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week... and well done on treating yourself, nothing better than some craft shopping when you are feeling poorly :) .. and good buy, those papers look fantastic xx

Abi said...

Beautiful card, I love the pretty colours & I do hope your retail therapy worked wonders!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Cazza said...

This is stunning Steph, I love the DP's you've used and it's such a pretty image!
Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)