Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Happy Everything!

Honestly, I really need Photoshop back! I am so fed up with not being able to edit my pictures properly. This one took hours of fiddling with 2 online programs. If only I could remember which box I packed Photoshop in back in November.... probably one of the pile still taped up in the spare room! Oh well, it's another project for the Easter break :o)

Anyway, I had a good old crafty play at the weekend and produced this bright and cheerful creation. I've just brought some Neenah cardstock and I really like how it colours up. I coloured up this pretty little lady in about 10 minutes flat!

I'm really struggling adding embellies to my cards at the moment. I can get the layout sorted but am really struggling to add the extra details that brings a card to life. I'm really interested how you all go about this... what are your top tips?

Anyway, a few more challenges ticked off....

* Tiddly Inks - Birthday Bash (I hope this card is suitable - 'Happy Everything' seems to include birthday!).
* Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes.
* Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes. 
* Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything Goes. 
* Paperplay - Spring Colours.
* Crafty Catz - Spring is in the Air.
* Creative Card Crew - Spring.

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Julie said...

It looks mighty fine from where I'm standing! I say that when a card's so good it doesn't need any extra icing!(I'm rubbish at loading my cards anyway!)CAS is good, have you seen the price of postage when they are too thick lol!.x(Talking waffle,sorry,it's been a long day!)

mforquer said...

Stacey - I feel the same so many times...what's enough and what's not enough!! But this is gorgeous! I love all the bright and happy color! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks! It's perfect!

~amy~ said...

How super adorable!!!

Bea und Doreen said...

wonderful card - the image is so sweet and your layout is great.
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

Beth said...

Hiya! No need for extras on this card, it's fab as it is! I'm probably the wrong person to ask anyways, I like the simple look!
I'm glad you're with me on MFT addictions, have you seen the start of their Teasers?! I want it all and it's only day 1 - there's a Die'namics set of wine and cocktail glasses!!! Eeep!! Who needs money anyway?!
I think your piccies are fine, I know what you mean though when you can't get them right, I got the free trial of Photoshop, Worst. Idea. Ever. Now I want to keep it and it's 60 odd quid! I hope you find yours soon though!
And going onto your previous question about what's new, we also moved house, in october and I now have a craft room too!! It's the best ever isn't it?! I find myself just sat at the desk, looking at my stuff and grinning, that's normal right?! ;-)
Oh and another thing (sorry this is so long!) the Copic course was a day workshop - in Southampton! At the Hilton I think, I was going to ask you but you weren't blogging at the time and I wasn't sure if you'd ditched your Copics! Never! Let me know if you want the details!
There, I'm done now!

Love Beth xx

Ani said...

This is such a cute card! Thanks for playing along at CCC and good luck! Ani

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card. The image is fab and you've coloured her really well. Love it.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

Susan x

Loopylou. said...

hiyah Stacey!
oh hun I completely adore this card! its just so bright and gorgeous!
thank you for popping in and playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
hugs Lou xxx

Wedgie said...

Fab card, bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Tracey T said...

I think you've got the embellies just right on this, as your image is so beautifully coloured. I'll confess to being completely OTT with flowers and ribbon, so I'm the worst person to give you advice! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Angela said...

This is adorable! I love your coloring and the cheery colors you have chosen.... Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, beautiful bold colours, thanks for joining us at Tiddly INks. Joey x

Julie said...

So gorgeous!! Juliexx

Curlybear said...

Thank you so very much for Joining us Crafty Catz with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect for our challenge,

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Arabella said...

This is gorgeous Stacey! I love the bright colours! I totally hear you re embellishing... It takes me hours to finish a card... I play around for ages trying to get them to look right! I do often find it easier to follow a sketch though, like the ones at Sketch Saturday or Deconstructing Jen as they often have places for embellies.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!


Larissa said...

Fabulous card and no need for any embellishments, it is perfect right now. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge.


Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie Oh my this is stunningly gorgeous, fabulous colours too hugs Pops x x x

Janet said...

This is super Stacey......you have certainly kept your talent for colouring x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, I love the colours you have chosen, fabulous, thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this time hugs Pops x x

Lost in my Imagination said...

I love the bright colors, you made me smile :) Beautiful card!