Thursday, 12 February 2009

Ahh... Take a Deep Breath

I really feel I should take the advice of the sentiment on this next card..... what a week?! Things have been a bit manic at work as I had a tricky deadline so I've been staring at spreadsheets for 7 hours a day. I've been a bit pooped by the time I've got home so subsequently, not much crafting going on unfortunately. However, I did manage this one using the MFT stamps Ali got me for Christmas.......

During a quick trip into Hobbycraft last Sunday, I spotted these gorgeous American Crafts papers in the sale and somehow they 'fell' into my basket.... Then, I turned the corner and came face to face with the punches. I stared at the display longingly, hoping a Martha Stewart punch (or 7!) would appear. Unfortunately, no such punch was in sight. However, I did find the one I used on this card. OK, it's no MS masterpiece. BUT, it was a whole lot cheaper....... £2.99! What a blinkin' bargain?!

Goodie List......
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Serenity Now.
Paper: American Crafts - The Goods 'Baby Girl'.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Copics.
Embellishments: Hobbycraft border punch, Prima flowers, Cuttlebug Oval Die, Poppicrafts ribbon, bead spacers from ebay.

I'm a bit excited as I'm going to my first ever Stampin' Up party on Monday night. Mmm, just think of all those lovely goodies.... I've got a wish list already and that's before I'm surrounded by temptation! My invitation says I can bring a friend so if you live anywhere near Southampton and fancy being my +1, just let me know!

Right, best be off! Gotta make Ali's valentines card tonight. Nothing like cutting it fine eh?!
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Bev said...

The best papers are the sale ones that just "fall" into your basket lol. It's such a fabulous card Stacey - I love the image and those papers would have gone straight into my basket too!

hugs Bev x

Jenn said...

Lovely card! I love the paper piecing and those papers are delish! :D

Hope you have fun at your SU! party! ;D


Aimee said...

I just hate it when papers fall into my shopping cart! LOL. Love your card! the colors are really soothing--perfect for that stamp! Have a great day!

~amy~ said...

CUTE!!!! LOVE it!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card even better when the papers are fab and in the sale. Love the image and sentiment brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Love this card Stacey...what great papers and such a bargain punch...which looks fabulous I have to say.
Hope you enjoy the SU party, I would love to go to one...lucky you!
Thanks for the tip about the prima's....this smudge was too big even for prima's!!!
Have a nice weekend.
Carole ;-)

Nixe07 said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the great image.

cats whiskers said...

Oh lucky you thoe papers are delish and that punch wow a real bargain. Great card by the way. Enjoy your SU party
Hugs Jacqui x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great fun it. Watch your wallet at your SU party. You'll want everything!!! Hope you have fun. Southhampton is a wee bit far for an evening...shame :)

Judy xx

CraftyC said...

Love your card Stacey, and who wouldn't carry a basket round Hobbycraft! Be a shame to leave it empty.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, love the image and the pretty dp. Hugs Nikki x

Joani said...

Oh Stacey, I found your blog thru LuLu's. I love it! Lot's and lots of inspiration!
I'll be back for sure!

Lynsey said...

Great card Stacey, I love the image and the sentiment!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card, I'm going to Hobbycraft on Sunday, now I'm really excited !! Have fun at your SU! party if you want to host one let me know !!
Sarah-Jane xx