Saturday, September 19, 2009


This is the second edition
of the thank you cards el hubb-O
is forcing me to make for him.
This one's for my mom though.
I went ahead and took some pictures of it tonight,
as it's been overcast lately,
so even if I wait 'til sun-up,
I don't think it will much of difference.

This stamp has been on my wishlist
for a long, long time
and I finally have it, yay!!

The image is called Merci,
DP is Basic Grey,
pearls and lace are from stash,
I've coloured with watercolour pencils,
and played with Stickles and Smooch.
I bought the embossed white cardstock,
feel like a cheater, but I think of it like this:
$1 for a paper,
much more for an embossing machine and pattern.

I'll be entering this in a few challenges.
Charisma Cardz theme is flower power,
the main feature should be flowers.
Basic Grey's challenge is embossing,
and while I would like to hold out until
I make a project that is COVERED in BG
and a bit more embossing than this store-bought paper,
if I wait, I will miss the cutoff,
such is the story of my life at the moment!!
Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge
they want to see lace and pearls.
Mmmmmmhmmmm, I can do that!!
I've also used the slendiferous sketch from
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for coming by!!
Enjoy what is left of your weekend :)


Priscilla said...

Hello Dear, your card is soooo dang cute, I can't stand it :) So glad you got your stamp you wanted and your inked it up good :) I am sure with cards like this, that stamp will get lots of use :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week and I think you already did, but if not, I hope you will stop by and do the Stampers United Blog Hop this next week some time :)
MMSC Hostess

Debbie Pamment said...

Can soooo see why you wanted this little guy - he's adorable!!! But then your colouring and layout have just given him the perfect finishing touch! Gorgeous job!

Saskia said...

Lovely card!

Saskia :)

Unknown said...

I know what you mean re the ready made embossed paper :) Love this card, and the touch of pearls is a great addition. Take care!

Kath Stewart said...

fab card the cute image and how you used the lace and pearls...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC and enjoy the rest of the weekend..hugs kath xxxxxx

Raisa said...

It'n not cheating to use those ready made embossed card stocks, it's using possiblibilities :)
The lace and the pearls fit perfectly with that lovely image


Cynthia said...

I love how you've changed the red poppies to yellow and purple to match in with the DP. I've got this stamp too and now you've given me fresh inspiration, good luck in all the challenges!

Kellie said...

Oh wow, he was just made for you wasn't he! Gorgeous card hun, I love what you have done with your newbie stamp, the lace is the perfect touch of elegance, LOVE it! xx

Phyllis said...

Cute, cute card. That kitten is just darling. Love your corners of lace and pearl. Thanks for playing with us this week. We will be looking forward to seeing you next week too.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Carol Hurlock said...

How cute and adorable. I love that cute little kitty. So cheerful and playful you can't help but smile. The lace and pearls are a nice touch to this design. Thanks for playing along with MMSC this week. We appreciate it.


scrapperjulia said...

You did such a fabulous job on this card and all of the challenges, Steph! Love how you colored the image and how you used the pearls and lace, just an awesome card!

Berni said...

This card is just sooo cute - I love it.

Claire Phillips said...

Beautiful card and the lace is perfect! Cheers Claire x

Beth said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and the stamp is so cute, especially with the glittery flowers! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black challenge!

Beth xx

Tara said...

What an adorable card Stephanne and such a gorgeous, cute image too! Love the lace and pearls and how you've created the pretty corners with them, that's such a sweet idea!
Have a great week ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

LINDA said...

Beautiful card!! Love this darling image.. And you have colored it perfectly!! Love the lace and pearls too. Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Risa said...

Hi Stephanne,
Your card is so precious...I LOVE it! What a beautifully colored image, no wonder you love it...who wouldn't?! Awesome layout and beautiful DP and embellishments also!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is precious Stephanne!!! I love your coloring, the lace and the design!! What an adorable image!!! Gorgeous!

Juls said...

absolutly adorable, love how you have used the lace and the pearls!!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Those pretty glittered flowers and the lace is just right for this kitty! Beautiful job, Steph :) Thanks for playing this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Stephanne.
The image is so beautifully coloured, love the lace and pearls...they look fabulous!

Karen x

Heather said...

Hi Stephanne, gorgeous card - love the colours you've used and that image is fantasic and coloured to perfection. OK not a lot of BG, but at least you've got some there - better than I did a couple of weeks ago when I was so enthusiatic about ny DT card I forgot to use any BG at all - derrrrr.........!!!
Have a great week and thanks for playing along.
hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the cute PB image.

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Stephanne. Love the image you've used and your amazing colouring. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

Sally said...

Gorgeous card. Love that image. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

cats whiskers said...

This is really sweet dear, sorry for the flying visit
Hugs Jacqui x

Sue said...

Awww, so pretty. Love the papers you used and you colored that kitty up perfectly. Your Mom is going to love it. Love your new lady bug banner!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Wow, lucky mum!! I love Penny Black stamps and being a cat lover, this PB critter is my favourite. I love what you've done with this image - your colouring is gorgeous and I agree with Kellie, the lace is the perfect touch for this card. Really beautiful Stephanne :-)

Christine said...

Hi there I have this stamp & love it but your colour combo & image colouring is stunning thanks for the inspiration I have got from your blog.

Hugs Christine xx

theneon said...

OMG -- this stamp was indeed destined for your studio! You've done an amazing job of this and your Mother will be proud! And, now, there you've done it -- Merci is on my "need" list.

Anonymous said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges,
Anthea & the BG Team :)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so cute, I love the colours and the lace looks fab. Have a great day

Pauline C said...

Beautiful card Stephanne - adorable image and fab use of lace and pearls. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Sandra said...

Beautiful! That touch of lace is just perfect!
Sandra x

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