Friday, 13 March 2009

Sketch & Stash & More News....

Hi folks. sorry I've not been around the last couple of days but I have been in absolute agony since Wednesday morning as I have put my neck out. I wasn't doing anything exciting I'm afraid, simply called over my shoulder to my colleague at work and...... crack. Ouch. I can't move my head :o( The nurse I saw was utterly useless so I am {finally} off to the docs this morning. It's improved slightly but I still can't tilt my head back or to the side but I live in hope that it is going to be gone soon! Ali is competing all weekend so I was going to have a craft-fest. Fingers crossed I will be limber enough to be able to by then......

I recently found a challenge blog called Sketch and Stash. The idea is, you follow the sketch but you use a newly purchased item on your card. Doesn't sound too hard does it? Especially not for us shopoholic crafters!

Well, the new stash I've used on this card brings me nicely on to my news...... What do you think of this image? Isn't it fab?! It's from a company called Pink Papery Studios in the US and they offer the most gorgeous little stamps with some digi download designs mixed in for good measure. They also have a line called 'Card Scents' with which is basically perfume for cards. How cool is that?! Anyway, when I received this image set, Amy, the owner, said that she would love to see what I created with it. So, once my card was made, I sent it off to Amy. To my utter shock and surprise, she emailed back and said that she loved my card and asked if she could include it in the shop gallery. Not only that, but she asked me if I would like to become a Guest Designer for Pink Papery Studios! I kid you not! Of course, I bit her arm off!

I'm beginning to think that these DT positions are like buses... you wait for ages and then two show up at once!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Pink Papery - Simply Cocoa.
Paper: Bloom & Grow Download - Zoe Pearn - Sweet Shoppe Designs.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Copics.
Embellishments: Ribbon from stash.

Hope you have a great weekend, wish me luck at the doctors!


UPDATED TO ADD.... Thank you for all of your kind wishes about my neck. I'm pleased to report that the doctor was great, gave me some hefty painkillers and some very good advice! Hopefully I will be back on my feet soon! ~♥~ Pin It

26 comments:

Love to Doodle! said...

Oh cripes....wish you loads of luck at the Docs...he/she'll probably give you some strong anti-inflams so you should feel better very quickly once things start to settle back down.

Congrats!!! A fabulous creation once again Stacey - fabulous choice of colours and papers....Hope you feel better very soon...xx

debby4000 said...

She is fabulous and gorgeous card and congratulations on your DT place. I really feel your pain, I have probs with my neck too. Hope it improves quickly for you.

Karen said...

Hi Stacey, well done on the DT position - really well deserved. This image is so good - I am off to check them out now.

Thanks for the lovely comments that you left on my last couple of posts. - Much appreciated.

Karen x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh Stacey, i am sorry to hear about your neck. I know how painful that can be as i did the same several years back. I was in agony for over a week. Hope it soon settles down hun.

well done on making the dt. This is such a gorgeous card and i love this image.

Have a good weekend hunny and get plenty of rest. Hugs Linda x

Sue said...

Oh i luv this image a fab card you have made, well done on being asked to join the DT team, sue.x

~amy~ said...

Okay, what a FUN card and woo hoo for the DT spot!!! cracked up about your bus analogy...oh Stacey I hope that your neck is feeling better so that you can have your craft-fest.....a girl has her priorities...what's a smidge of discomfort when you can craft?

Zoe xx said...

Oh Stacey, hurry up and get that neck of yours better. Having a poorly neck is nooooot good, how are you meant to colour all those images to make your gorgeous cards eh?
Congratulations on getting another DT spot - go you!!!!!!!! I loooove the papers that you used - i think i may well have to scooootch off and get them myself lol!
Take care hun, loads od love
Zoe x x x

Sheila said...

well done you again on the DT! i really love the paper - another "need" for my list :D

sheila xx

Jenn said...

Oh goodness Stacey, I hope your neck gets to feeling better!

Congrats on the GDT position...you totally deserve it and your card ROCKS! :D Love the dp and your coloring is fabulous! :D

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

Stacey, CONgRats on the new design member news! You deserve it! You make awesome cards and your blog is awesome too!

Love this card...the image is super cute...I'm heading over there right now to check it out!

Riet said...

woww Stacey,what a gorgeous card.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

What a nightmare Stacey! Poor you - hope you're feeling much better soon and that the painkillers take the edge off it. Congrats on your DT position. Very well deserved. Everything does seem to come along at once but isn't it great when it happens! Hugs, Lainy xxx

Zoe said...

Hello Stacey, I love your gorgeous card and I love the pretty colours.
love
Zoe
xxxxx

Bev said...

Oh this is fab, beautiful colouring and gorgeous card. x

Rach said...

amazing card Stacey,
glad to hear that the doc had given you some good painkillers hope that they don't take too long to kick in.
huge conngrats on your dt position babe.. whoo hoo. hugs rachxx

Shell said...

WOW WOW WOW...see Stacy, I knew you were DT Material. You watch the offers for other DT places come flooding in now.

Well Done

Shell xxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun hope all went well with your Dr visit dear, hope you feel better soon hun.
Love this card what a great image and that paper is stunning
Hugs Jacqui x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful card and such a great image...love the papers too!
Have a great weekend.
Carole :-)

CraftyC said...

A great card Stacey, love the stamp. So glad to hear your on the mend!
Clairex

Aimee said...

Neck pain is the worst! glad you got some painkillers! that's always good ;)

Congrats on becoming a DT...they are lucky to have you! You always do an awesome job and I love checking out your work! Hope you feel better soon!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

love your card, the paper is fab!! :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fab card Stacey, love the fun image and the wonderful papers and colour scheme. Congratulations on your DT spot. Hugs Nikki x

Janet said...

Sorry to hear about your neck chuck! I have had a similar thing in the past

Love your card! It's lovely, bright and modern!X

Chrissie said...

I LOVE your card Stacey and I'm not surprised you were offered the DT position once you sent this off, Congratulations!
I do hope your neck is feeling much better now.
Thanks for joining in with S&S.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card and great stash! Love what you did with the sketch!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Sam said...

What great news, not surprised the card is lovely, really must invest in some copics - will have to wait till payday tho as just had more SU stash delivered today....
Glad to hear your neck is on the mend now.
Sam x