Saturday, 16 April 2011

Card marathon!!

...ok, I'm exaggerating but I made 4 cards! This week has been a lovely week in that I've had no rushing around so have had a couple of days to myself to craft away to my heart's content! I've been wondering whether to do a post when I've made a card rather than saving up all my cards from the week and doing one marathon post...mmmm.... what do you think? Most people seem to do a post per card.....Anyway, whilst I'm thinking, here are some cards!...

First up is You're My Number 1-abella: a birthday card for a friend. I've been a bit naughty and ordered a stash more of Stamping Bellas so I hope you're not bored with them!!! I paper pieced just about everything on her using these gorgeous MME papers. I added glitter to her hair band and Liquid Pearls to her necklace.

I'd like to enter this into:
Bellarific Friday- freestyle!
Anything goes- pearls
Secret Crafter- stitching
Crafty Creations- paper piecing
Papertake Weekly- dimensional

A close up!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Papers (MME); Assorted cardstock; Flowers (Prima); Buttons; Sewing machine; Pearls (Prima)

Next up is an Easter card for my Dad's pen friend. I suppose he's my pen friend now but I still see him as my Dad's. Anyhow he's in the US so I tend to do something fairly simple and flat! This is a gorgeous PSX stamp I coloured with copics.

I'd like to enter this into:
My time to craft- on the spot
Stampin Royalty- Spring has sprung
C.R.A.F.T.- Easter
Pals Paper Arts- flowers
Daring Cardmakers- Spring/Easter
Pollycraft- Easter

Crafty stash used: Stamp (PSX); Paper (MME); Assorted cardstock; Copics; Ribbon; Button

Next up is a card for a friend's little boy. I chose Hanging Around as he loves to climb things! Stamp is coloured with copics. Paper is Making Memories.

I'd like to enter this into:
Simon Says Challenge- card for a child

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Papers (Making Memories); Assorted cardstock; Copics; Sentiment (Pink Petticoat); Punch (Stampin Up); Nesties; Buttons

My last card is a bit of change of stylee- what do you think?! I used my new papers (see below) from Fancy Pants. The stamp was free in a stamping mag and I did some major paper piecing! Sentiment is Waltzing Mouse. I used my distressing tool to add to the vintagey look.

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty stash used: Stamps (freebie; Waltzing Mouse); Papers (Fancy Pants); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Scalloped border & rolled flower (Die-namics); Distresser; Pearls

And last up is some new crafty stash I treated myself to! I am SO loving these paper pads, they are GORGEOUS!!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you liked what you saw!!! Happy crafting! xxxxx


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Kathy said...

Those daffodils are lovely - Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Spring Fling" challenge this week

Melissa Bove said...

All your cards are beautiful! But I love that little boy card!! What a sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Pat said...

Some beautiful cards there Steph, you have been busy, love the daffodils on the card for the challenge at MTTC - thankyou for joining in.

Pat xx

Lynne said...

Lots of gorgeous cards, the flowers are lovely. Lynne

Beth said...

Wowzers! You've been so busy! They're all fantastic and I love how different from each other they all are! Gorge stash too! ;-) Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Joey said...

Steph these are all gorgeous, beautiful colourwork
Joey xx

Linda Breedlove said...

Wow.... I'm lovin' all of these! Nice days work!

Georgeann Manning said...

Goodness! You do amazing work! Your coloring is really beautiful on your daffodil card! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful cards, you have been busy.
Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious this week and Good Luck.
Hugs Sue x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and lovely stitching thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

mckinkle said...

Hello Steph!

I know Id rather you posted more than once a week as if I miss that then its a whole week gone by then a mega catch up!
You need to do what suits you but often I schedule mine for in the week as I find thats the best of both worlds for me!

4 beautiful cards, its lovely to see the narcissus one and that you have continued to keep up the friendship that your Dad started, how lovely!

I have to say that the 4 year olds birthday card is my favourite this week as I love the funky image and colours and can imagine his face when he sees it!

In answer to your question, the Easter cross comes from
Delicious Doodles and hopefully this link will work!

Enjoy your sunday!

Keryn x

Lynda said...

Those daffodils are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with Daring Cardmakers. Love the others too!

Lynda xxx

Clare said...

Hi Steph, thanks for popping by my blog and the lovely comment. Wow what a gorgeous selection of cards!. I love your colouring, i never seem to beable to master them, guess i need more practice!!!. I tend to make a post per card, or maybe a couple at a time as i would forget if i left them altogether! plus i like to have a section for all of the products i have used. It really is a personal choice hun. Will come back and visit again soon. Hugs Clare xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Steph, what a beautiful card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge over at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kerri said...

Love love love your work so thkful you stopped by my blog..eye candy for sure and now will become a regular pit stop...

sharon said...

What wonderful cards, you have been busy. Thanks for entering into the Easter challenge over at CRAFT. Good luck. Sharon x

LORi said...

Super duper pretty!! Thanks for sharing with TPE! Hugs-LORi

Tamara Morton said...

Great collection of cards. Adore those flowers
Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Melanie C said...

Fun card! I love the colors of the flowers. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute Spring card with wonderful details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Lots of lovely makes and lots of lovely new stash too!!!

I am pleased to read that you have had some relaxing time to yourself. You so deserve some.

I love all of your cards .. .. my favourite has to be the "Hanging Around" one. Such fun and bright colours.

Hope you have another good week this week.

Love Jules xx

Zuzana Obert said...

Fabulous spring calours Steph! Thank you for sharing your card with DCM this week.

Zuzana x x

Angie said...

Fab card Steph love the image and the colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

paper fun said...

Wow, all 4 cards are lovely.

Thank you so muc for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great cards, loving the Bella image and the paper peicing ...

Thanks for doing such a great job with the sketch this week and for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Anonymous said...

wow wonderful cards all of them. Thank you for joining us at creative card crew this week

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow have certainly been a busy girl, they are all absolutely stunning but that 'hanging around' card is sorry but it has to be my fav :oD
hugs and xxx

craftyb said...

Well i certainly enjoyed admiring the fruits of your marathon! lol Fabulous mix of cards - real mix of images etc! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Deb said...

wow what a fabulous array of creations, you've been super busy--love the daffodils, thanks so much for joining in our Easter Challenge at Die Cut Dreams