Saturday, 22 October 2011

Anyone who says....

Hello all. I've had rather a busy week this week so not alot of time for crafting. On a personal note, I have some great news about my Mum- she has passed another 3 month check up with no signs of cancer!

I'm also an extremely proud wife this week as my husband's video game has been released to amazing reviews!! You may have seen adverts for it- Batman: Arkham City! It has been my husband's baby and he has worked SOOOOO hard on it. They are calling it "game of the year"!!!! What a proud wife I am!!!

I feel quite grotty today as am suffering with cold and cough. I haven't had a cold for absolutely ages!!

Anyway onto the cards, I have a couple to show you today...

First up is my Stamping Bella card. I used "Rainneverstoppedmeabella". I love this image- so great to paper piece. I think this would make a great card for someone who's unwell or feeling a bit down. Don't you just love these papers?! They are Vintage Vogue by Pink Paislee. A bit pastelly for what I usually use but I fell in love with them. I used a mixture of lyra & watercolour pencils, together with paper piecing and of course shaded my paper piecing as well. I used a Die-namics die for the border strip.

A close up! Can you see the rain?!!!

I'd like to enter this into:
Stamping Bella- sketch
Cute and Girly- anything goes
My Time to Craft- punches/dies (nestie rectangle & die-namic border)
Fussy and Fancy- 3 bs (black background paper, die-namic border, glitter rain is bling)

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Watercolour & lyra pencils; Copics; Paper (Pink Paislee); Nailheads; Nesties; Scalloped border (Die-namic); Buttons; Crystal Stickles

Here are a couple of quick, simple Christmas cards I made a couple of weeks ago. Both of them feature stamps from Waltzing Mouse. The card on the left uses paper by MME, a scalloped circle nestie and a Die-namic chain border.

Card on the right uses Nestie ornaments. I have added tiny gems to the ornaments and a silver bow. A simple strip of red card on either side of the sentiment finishes it off.

I'd like to enter the card on the right into:
One Stop Craft Challenge- no designer paper

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Waltzing Mouse); Nesties (scalloped circle & ornaments); Paper (MME); Chain border (Die-namics); Bow (recycled); Gems; Assorted cardstock


mckinkle said...

Hello Steph,

Wow what a great post from you with such amazing news!

Im sooooo pleased to read about your Mums news that is just the best news possible!

And WOW what a clever hubs you have! Well done to him and I can only imagine how you must be feeling! Great stuff!

Gorgeous cards as ever Steph, have to say I think your dancing in the rain is my favourite! Your colouring is just perfect!

Keryn x

Ebru Vatansever said...

Hi Steph, first of all I am so happy to hear about your mom, and that she is doing well !!
Also a big congratulations are in order for your husbands game release, that is truly an amazing accomplishment way to go !!

Know for the card, I absolutely LOVE IT !!! I have this stamp but I only used it once. I should take it out again !!! thanks for participating !

Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline dt member

Ebru Vatansever said...

Hey Steph, I just got back from the toy store with my kids and we say the game your husband created and I got so excited and told the kids that I knew the wife of the maker of this game :o) hehehe

Carolina Little said...

Hi Steph,
First of all congratulations on your Mom. My mom had cancer a year ago and it is just a relief when the check ups are good!!!. Also I need to tell that my son and his friends have been counting days for the release of your husband's baby!!!. He couldn't believe when I told him that I was visiting your blog. He told me to tell you that your husband is a genius. He really likes the game. He bought it yesterday!!. And of course.... very nice card by the way!!!!:)

Kathleen said...

Beautiful cards Steph, love all of them. Congrats on your Mum, thats great news, my mums got her checkup soon too so keeping fingers crossed. Also fab news about your husbands game, didnt know that was his job, that game is top of my hubbys christmas list! He's mega excited about it!
Hugs Kat xx

Jules said...

Hi Steph

What a fabulous post!!

So much good news in it .. .. you must be so happy (apart from the cold of course).

Loving all your makes .. .. but the first one is my favourite. Love the image, paper piecing and your fabby sentiment.

Love Jules xx

Crafty Cath said...

What a wonderful post to read. Awesome news about your Mom and Hubby too. We don't have any gamers in the house though... so it's all greek to me. But I do know crafting and girl you rocked this image! I love your paper selection and the shaded piecing gives it added depth! The colors might be too pastel for your liking but I think it makes a rainy day quite cheery! Love it.

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Hello dear Steph, how are you hunny? It has been a while since I blogged and it would appear I have so much catching up to do!!!! I am so sorry to hear you've had worries regarding your mum, and of course thrilled to hear the news you've just had, you must be so relieved. I hope your keeping well yourself hunny. I had hoped we would have met before now, but life tends to just get in the way. I am really looking forward to seeing your new crafting space when its done! As always I am loving your cards and I know they are unbelievable in real life!! I look forward to visiting you again hunny really soon, sending you big hugs Linda x

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the image and the paper piecing! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Kerry said...

Hi Steph,

Pretty card with such a lovely sentiment. Love the bright & vibrant colours of the papers and image.

Love Kerry

inkypinkycraft said...

A great card,
Overt. Well done hubbie, my hubbie is a game person and says the game is awesome, he is loving it,,, trace x

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