Thursday, 5 January 2012

Housework can't kill you...

Hello folks! Happy New Year to you all! With it being a new year, I decided to freshen up my blog a bit especially as some of the menu tabs I had (like I had planned to sell my cards on Ebay but haven't had time to make enough!) weren't being used. So if you can see I've amended my galleries a bit, added a few features like my "crafty stash wish list" and I now have some new menu tabs.

I'm very close to finishing my craft room - yes I've still been adding extra things!!- so I will have this as a permanent tab on my blog you can visit. I've also added a tab called "my favs" which tells you all about my fav craft books, craft rooms, stamp co.s etc and where I buy some of my essentials. I always think these things are really interesting to learn about your fav crafters! :0) Finally, I've added a "videos/tips" section. I've always meant to do little tutorials/tips posts but I'm lazy and they take ages to photograph and do all the writing so I decided that I might do some videos instead. One thing I really wanted to include in this section are crafty stash videos. I love seeing other people's on YouTube and Michelle over at the Card Grotto does fab ones so I thought I'd have a go at these- I always think it's interesting to hear why people buy their stash! Basically I'm just nosy!!

Anyhoo,enough chat on a card! Today's card is made with a gorgeous Mo Manning stamp and it's the very first time I've used it! My sis asked me to make it for our Aunt's birthday.

So I coloured the Housework Fairy with copics and added some shading with watercolour pencils over the top. I bought the stamp from Stamping Bella so it comes with this funny sentiment (I lopped off the author of the quote though as I wanted the sentiment smaller). Papers are by Pink Paislee called Vintage Vogue. I added copious amounts of Glamour Dust- she is a fairy after all!!!

I'd like to enter this into:
Pink Elephant- anything goes
Papertake Weekly- anything goes
ABC- use colour green
Fab n Funky- something new- my stamp!
Simon Says Stamp- something new- my stamp!
Crafts 4 Eternity- use a quote
Pile It On- anything goes
Sentimental Sundays- anything goes
Stampin for the weekend- anything goes
Mo Manning- anything goes
Crafty Us Crazy- anything new and/or humorous
Cute Card Thursday- something new

Close up of colouring! I love her lips and chubby cheeks!! Such a gorgeous stamp!!! Am becoming a big fan of Mo Manning!!! Have just bought a load of her digis which I'll show you in my first stash video!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Mo Manning at Stamping Bella); Assorted cardstock; Copics; Watercolour pencils; Papers (Pink Paislee); Glamour dust; Nailheads (Josy Rose)


Iulia said...

Gorgeous card, Steph, and such a beautifully colored Mo image! Glad you joined us at Mo's this week! Hope to see you again!
Hugs, Iulia

pinky said...

Brilliant lol, totally agree! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Ebru Vatansever said...

Great minds think a like Steph, I made a card with this image as well. Gorgeous colouring my friend !!!

wahixane77 said...

Lovely card. I think your sentiment is my New Years Resolution! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

Rosietoes said...

Lovely new look blog Steph.

Super card, such fun! Love your colouring and papers.

Edna x

Deb said...

just gorgeous Steph, love that fun image!
Many thanks for joining in the first Cute Card Thursday challenge of 2012!
Happy crafting, Debxx

michele said...

Gorgeous card Steph thanks for sharing at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh gosh! Love that Housewife Fairy! Maybe she can blink and the dust will be gone. Love your coloring!!Thanks for sharing this cute card with us at Pile it On this week, Elizabeth (DT)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card I think I need a house work fairy!! I HATE house work Give me home baking any day over housework!

really love the image you used too!
Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Michele Spera said...

Oh wow! love the coloring and the layout too:-) You did a wonderful job
Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday and also C4E this week
Michele S

Chrizette said...

Just love this card and the sentiment is perfect! I think that should be my motto in future :)

Celestial Things

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful coloring. Wonderful papers. Wonderful card! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Susie Little said...

Fantastic card,such Fun! Thank you for playing at Sketch Saturday!xx

Dorcas said...

Beautiful card, Steph! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mo's!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Seriously..that image is intense!
SO fun and the coloring, detail is just
beyond perfect!
SO glad to get to see this at ABC Challenges!

Have a great rest of your weekend!


Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Pile It On” for the Anything Goes Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb

Emma H said...

I have this stamp and absolutely love it, so fun! Beautiful card, thanks for joining Fab N Funky this week with something new!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Steph:-) the image is fab (I will have to get this) and the papers and design are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Christine said...

Absolutely stunning work!! I love your coloring style. Great card. The image and sentiment are so fun!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Crafty Cath said...

WOW sure can color! This image is still on my desk. Yup, I have to find the energy to tackle her...yours is some gorgeous inspiration!