Sunday 10 April 2011

Hey there, chickadee!

Hi ladies!! Hope you are all well and are having the same beautiful sunshine we're having here. Just gonna do this post and then I'm off outside to enjoy the weather! Thanks for all your concern re my Mum. She's doing well now so we are hoping that maybe it will just be 4 or so days per cycle where she feels really poorly. Right ho- now to show you some cards....

First up is an Easter card my sis asked me to make for her friend. I thought I'd use this cutie Sarah Kay stamp with the little chicks. I coloured her with watercolour pencils and did the grass with lyra pencils and outlined with a warm grey copic. The papers are by Cosmo Cricket and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.

I'd like to enter this into:
Create 4 Fun- sketch
Secret Crafter- our feathered friends
Papercutz- use a bunny, lamb, chick or Easter egg
Daring Cardmakers- draw (or stamp!) a bird
Paperplay Challenges- critters galore
Dutch Dare- Spring has sprung
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge- animals or pets
Simon Says- Spring/Easter
Crafty Pad- Spring
A Spoonful of Sugar- use 2 different textures

Here's my usual close up!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Sarah Kay, Papertrey Ink); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Papers (Cosmo Cricket); Assorted cardstock; Flower (Prima); Pearls (Wild Orchid Crafts); Button; Gem; Flower border (K&Co); Stickles

Next up is another Christmas card- no. 4 for this year! Would you believe it's my very first easel card!!!! I made this for the Basic Grey challenge which is to use more than one fold. The main stamp is a Molly Bloom stamp, I've only just discovered them and I've bought a couple of their Christmasy ones and I love the American folk style of them. The wreath is coloured with Lyra pencils. I paper pieced the ribbon and added Art Institute beads for berries. The sentiment, holly and border are all Waltzing Mouse stamps. I again paper pieced the holly and berries. Papers are all Basic Grey.

I'd like to enter this into:
Basic Grey- more than 1 fold
Winter Wonderland- photo inspiration
Papertake Weekly- anything goes and use something new

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Molly Bloom, Waltzing Mouse); Lyra pencils; Papers (Basic Grey); Assorted cardstock; Beads (Art Institute)

And last up.... another Christmas card!!! And another Molly Bloom stamp!

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Molly Bloom, Waltzing Mouse); Lyra pencils; Papers (Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Cloud 9, Fancy Pants); Assorted cardstock; Distressing tool; Ribbon (recycled); Button; Charm; Pearls


Samm said...

Wow, simply amazing!!!

Thanks for joining in with DCM this week!


downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely feathered creation thank you so much for sharing your work with us at the SCSC and super take on the photo inspirational challenge at the Winter Wonderland too
Hugs Kate xx

Liz McGuire, said...

These are all fabulous,

Liz x

fatmonica said...

All lovely cards1

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous cards, Thanks for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week. good luck.
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Hi Steph
wow you have been busy, three gorgeous cards, sue,x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely Sara Kay image

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Oops forgot to say love the easel card too. The tartan paper is scrummy

Thanks for joining our "Photo Inspiration" challenge on WINTER WONDERLAND :)

Hugs Jane x

Julie said...

Fab selection of cards - love your design for our current challenge at Basic Grey - thanks for joining us, Juliexx

carol said...

your cards are so beautiful, thanks for joinng us at C.R.A.F.T this week, x carol

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Pleased to hear your Mum is feeling a bit better.

Lots of lovely makes .. .. you are putting me to shame by sharing Christmas cards!!

Love Jules xx

Muckyfingers said...

Your cards a beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week
Annette xXx

Zuzana Obert said...

Amazing cards Steph! I love them spesialy the birdie one :0)
Thanks for joining in with the Draw a Bird challenge on Daring Cardmakers this week.

Zuzana x x

Lynda said...

Wow They're ALL gorgeous - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

aah cute!

Lythan said...

Wonderful cards. I lvoe the way you use patterned papers. Thanks for joining in the Draw a Bird challenge with Daring Cardmakers this week:)

Lorraine said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Mandy said...

Steph your cards are absolutely gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our critters galore challenge
hugs Mandy xx

kelly said...

Gorgeous cards,lovely colours.Thanks for playing at DDCC

Mummylade said...

wonderful creations!! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW Easter challenge and good luck!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad :)


Helen said...

Beautiful cards - love the fresh colours on your Easter card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Karen said...

Great cards ~ oh to do christmas cards now would be so smart ~ you've inspired me!