Thursday, 7 August 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Morning everyone! Hope you are all well.

I've been a a bit disillusioned the last couple of days as I spent 4 whole days trying to make a decent wedding card for my Mum and Dad's friends. Unfortunately, I had a complete mental block which resulted in a lot of frustration and even more wasted craft stash. The harder I tried, the worse my efforts became. Why on earth did I have so much trouble? I have absolutely no idea. After getting very huffy, I rang my mum and told her she would have to do the unthinkable......she'd have to BUY a card. I know. It was awful ;o)

After all of this, my spirits were rallied somewhat when my new Prismacolors arrived! Woohoo! I got a brand new set of 48 for £12.50 from ebay - what a bargain?! Even better, I had super quick delivery too. I ordered last Thursday and they arrived from the States on Tuesday morning. I was very chuffed.

So..... once the arrival of the Prisma's cheered me up, I decided to get back into the swing of things and make a card. To help with the inspiration side of things, I nipped over to Papertake Weekly and was very happy to see they had a fab sketch from Katharina. So, here is my effort!

I used a combination of Bazzill and Papermania cardstock, coupled with my gorgeous new Basic Grey 'Cupcake' paper. The stamp is Elzybells 'Hugs' and is coloured with my lovely new Prismas and Sansodor. I used my new Cuttlebug Embossing folder on the orange panel (thanks Sheila!) and one of my sparkly new Stampin' Up 'Circle of Friendship' stamps which Aimee kindly sent me from the US. I seriously need to invest in a 1 inch circle punch for these little beauties as I am rubbish at cutting circles freehand! I finished the card with a little doodling, some ribbon and adhesive blue gems..... nothing new here then!


P.S. I'd like to say a massive thank you to Nikki for giving me so much help and advice when it came to the Prismacolors, I really appreciate it Nikki! Also, a massive hug is winging it's way to Sheila for sending me some paperstumps AND about a million stamped images! Thank you sooo much! ~x~

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13 comments:

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card ,with such lovely colouring xxxx
so got to get me some prisma's me think xxxDawnxx

Jenn said...

Super adorable card Stacey!!! Love the dp and the image is so sweet! :D

~amy~ said...

Sweet card!!! Love the happy colors!

My Little Space said...

lovely card, the image and colours are just fab

Mandy

Jill said...

gorgeous card Stacy love the image and your colouring in, it;s fab Jill x

debby4000 said...

gorgeous card, love the image. What a bargain those prisms were.

Jilli said...

Great card, fab colouring

sandradrydesigns said...

Fantastic card. Well done on such a great bargain for your Prismas. Your colouring is just perfect!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Kathy said...

Adorable card!! That image is just darling and the colors you have used are so pretty!! :)Kathy

kerry said...

Such a happy & fun card!!! I love it. Fab bright colours & lo.
I keep saying I want to get some prisma's...might get round to it one day...lol
Kerry xxx

Bev said...

Fabulous card! Love it!!

Crafty Wanderings said...

Great card! Lovely colours!
Prismacolour pencils are great aren't they!

steph said...

Gorgeous card! I love the Elzy image - coloured beautifully and I MUST get those circular sentiment stamps!!!! lol Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x