Thursday 20 December 2012

Sweet November Evie and some birthday stash

Hello folks! Hope you're all prepared for your Christmas celebrations! This will be my last post before Christmas so I'd like to say a very
I'm so very lucky to have my followers and really do thank you all for all the lovely comments you have left me and inspiration you have provided me with over the year.
On that note, I have decided to give up some of my DTs in order that I have more time to "play" and experiment without the pressures of deadlines but also so that I have more time to visit all my lovely followers and say hello- something I've not been able to do much this year for which I apologise.

Anyway, here is my Sweet November Evie...

I LURVE this image!! I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her dress. These papers are Glitz Design Joyeux Noel- prob my fav Xmas pad this year. The "merry" is PTI Wonderful Words Holiday die. "and bright" is an MFT sentiment cut out with Stampin Up Word Window punch.

I'd like to enter this into:
ATS Challenge- anything goes
ABC Christmas- your favourite punch/die- my PTI Wonderful Words die
Sweet Stampin Christmas- anything goes
Divas by Design- anything goes
Simon Says- Christmas
ABC Challenge- holiday cards with paper piecing
Love to Create- winter fun
Cutie Pie- cute Christmas

Close up!

And here is my birthday stash- thanks, Mum! I decided to buy some Stampin Up stuff. As part of me having more time to play, I decided I'd like to experiment more with the CAS style a la Stampin Up and PTI. I'm always quite scared of CAS style but I really want to try some new things so my new stash reflects this.

I got the Candlelight Christmas paper pad and some cardstock, ink and ribbon to match.

I also got the Keepsake Ornament bundle which included the stamps, die and paper piercing pack was free.

I also got the Scentsational Bundle (stamps and dies) and the Flourishing Flowers stamps. Also the Scallop Trim punch and Modern label punch.

I then got the Comfort Cafe paper pad and the 2 most recent "in colour" cardstock pads, ribbons and twine to match. Think I got most of the ribbons and twine for free.

Finally a few extras- a couple of pads and dies.


Debs said...

Oh this is gorgeosu in every detail - I NEED that image even if I have finished all my Crimbo cards for this year lol!!!
Thanks for playing along at Stampavie and More this time.
Debs xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Steph :-) the image is lovely ! very cute :-)

Lovely crafty goodies too ,, Happy Birthday ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck cheers and Merry Christmas and Happy new Year Sue N x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh, this card is so sweet, lovely design and cute image.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Merry Christmas!


Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous card Steph, I love it! Your new stash all looks gorgeous too and I hope you enjoy playing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, thank you for your support this year xxx

NancyD said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining this week at Love to Create Challenges. NancyD

Tracey T said...

A fabulous Christmas card - love the image and I wish now that I'd bought the Glitz pad! Lovely new stash, too. Enjoy playing with your new "toys"! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

Faye said...

Belated birthday wishes Steph. I love this image too, she looks great with the paper pieced dress. Have a super Christmas. X

Annette said...

I love this card. The girlie image is just gorgeous. Fab papers.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.
Hope Santa brings you lots of crafting goodies!
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Cheryl said...

Simply adorable! I love the mix of papers you used.

Merry Christmas!


Stop by my blog to check out my Winter Blog Candy!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute, love the dp and the colors you used with her. Thanks for playing with us over at ATS!!!

susiestacey said...

Great card, like your paper piecing.
thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Cute Christmas challenge x Susan x