Friday, 4 June 2010

Stamp Something Challenges, Stampin' for the Weekend & PaperPlay

Good morning!
Well here we are, another Friday, can you believe it's already June?! My older boys are out of school for the summer and the little man will be finished in another 3 weeks. 

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster week. My brother's best friend died on Monday and it threw me all out. I have no concentration and have found it so hard to get my DT work done this week. 

On a happier note, my little one has her introduction day today for 'big school' in September. It would all be good only we've been informed that we need to 'drop and go'.. *deep breath... hold... exhale...* We've also been told that we shouldn't hang around the windows.. dang!! lol!!

Enough waffling......

I have 3 cards to share today so apologies for the long post. I'll keep the blurb to a minimum .. like I have so far, right?!! lol!!

First is my PaperPlay which should have been posted yesterday, but like I've said.. I couldn't get my head straight all week. 

We are being sponsored by our regular monthly sponsor, Stitchy Bear Stamps. Our winner will recieve 4 gorgeous images, hand picked by me :) 

I am also entering it into Crafty Alley's challenge which is  the sketch I've used, and into Scrap Whispers challenge "Something New" - All 3 images I've used on my cards today are new.

I added stickles to her dress and hair bands, and around the sentiment for loads of sparkle.

Image: Mo Manning
Papers: Magnolia 
Tools: Circle/scalloped circle nesties, cuttlebug, copic markers, stickles. 
Ribbon and flowers from my stash.


It's Stamp Something's first digi day!!!  We want you to use a digi on your creation. 

Our sponsors include Some Odd Girl, Bugaboo, Di's digis, Sew Many and Meljen Designs

I messed up a little here as I was supposed to use a different image, by Some Odd Girl, but again.. head all over the place this week. I had her coloured up and ready to go and then got totally side-tracked and ended up using this cutie by Meljens Designs

I went a little bit MS crazy and punched out 3 rows with the Doily Lace punch. The image is coloured with copic markers, backed with bazzil and then mounted on 3D foam dots. The butterfly punch is also from MS. The papers are PM Rose Garden.. I seriously need more of this!!

Stamp Something also have a DT call open. I can't believe it's been almost 6mths since I joined up and I shall miss it very much when my time is done. You can check out the details HERE.

Last, but by no means least, is my Stampin' for the Weekend.

Our theme this week is Summer/Travel and we are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!! 

The very lucky winner will recieve a $25 store coupon and shipping is also free!! How great is that??!!

I went with the Summer theme!! I used another Mo's image on this one. She is called Finna and  I was very lucky to get her free on Facebook, thank you so much Mo!! She's been coloured with copic markers and the sentiment is a Studio G. My papers are BG Kioshi, love them!! The flowers are Prima and I've added a Kaisercraft pearl in the centre. The ribbon is American Crafts. 

Well I hope you are still with me, lol..... Please do hop over to all of my teamies' blogs and leave them a little love. Don't forget that there are 2 DT calls out, on PaperPlay and on Stamp Something. If you fancy your chances  then pop over to their blogs for all the details.

Have an absolutely fantastic weekend and happy crafting!!


Katharine Steff said...

Three lovely cards! Sorry to hear your sad news too :(

Annika said...

You are officially a wonderwoman!!! How do you manage to create SO MANY absolutely stunning cards??? I must be exceptionally slow!
Love your work big time, you have a knack of really making PP work for you and keeping your embellies very balanced. Beautiful colouring!
AND it's nice to have someone from Ireland in DT already!!! lol

Michele Roos said...

WOW totally stunning cards Sandie and I love how you've coloured in the adorable images. Love your take on my sketch and thanks for joining us this month at the Crafty Alley. Hugs Michele x

LilyPuss Cards said...

OMG! Sandie so many beautiful cards..your talent is endless....fab images by the way...

Mummylade said...

stunning creations, wow!

Kim Piggott said...

Such beautiful creations Sandie!
Beautiful colouring and such gorgeous designs and wonderful details!
So sorry to hear you sad news.
kim x

Di said...

Just fabulous sandie!! . i am so sorry about your bros friend, it does shake us up doesnt it, when something like that happens? my bro was playing squash with his friend and he dropped dead!how scary he was only in his late 30's.
Anyhow moving on! love all your cards and i love the lace doily punch and flowered paper card.
Hugs Di xxxxx

Tracey said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Sandie. These cards are all so pretty I can't chose between them.

Have a great weekend.


Gunn (Merete) said...

This is such a beautiful card. Great papers, and this image is adorable and you have colored her in so perfect.

Wish you a great weekend.
Hugs Gunn

Nancy said...

WOW these are all gorgeous, Sandie:O) Great job, sweetie.
Have a brilliant weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Kelly said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at scrapwhispers
kel x

Deirdre said...

Love all the images you used on your card - all adorable. LOVE how you coloured Finna - isn't she soooo adorable. Great colouring and FAB cards.

Squirrel said...

Now I have "proper" internet back, I can check out your beautiful creations without fear of being chucked out halfway through.

I'm so sorry about your bad week and your loss. But what beautiful cards you still managed to create despite the stress Sandie! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Whispers.

Rosey x