Thursday, 8 March 2012

Bella with presents - The Stamp Basket DT

It's my regular day to post on The Stamp Basket blog and I decided to use one of the very cute Bella stamps from Wild Rose Studio.  I thought I'd have a go at a centre step card, as I've been wanting to try one for ages.  I wanted it fairly big though, so I sort of combined a couple of different tutorials I found and made this one which is 8" wide.  They're actually very easy once you've worked out the measurements, so I'm sure I'll be making more of these.




I'm not happy with my photos - the colours are a lot softer than they look here, and the flowers are not bright pink, they're a soft purple!

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I coloured Bella with promarkers, flexmarkers and prisma pencils, the sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I was a bit baffled when it came to embellishing, and I'm really not happy with the flowers this way... I was trying not to add too much though, because it was supposed to be for my auntie to give to her mum (my grandma) for mother's day, and she doesn't like anything too fussy.  I might end up using it for my mum instead lol!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Morgan's been to tea at his 'girlfriend's' house this evening - they're 9 years old, I no likey!  She seems a very sweet girl though and she does seem to be a good influence on his behaviour.  It's not so long ago he would've pulled a face and told me off if I even mentioned girls though lol!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on yesterday's post, I really appreciate them all :o)  

39 comments:

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, i should really try one of these! fab colouring and love those clouds x

Denise and Louise said...

Love this Lisa. Such a cute image and great sky.
Hugs
Denise xx

Fleur said...

An absolute sweetie
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Gaynor said...

So pretty Lisa.....I love the stepper template also......beautiful xxGaynor

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the adorable image and the papers and flowers look so pretty.
Lyndsey xx

Claudia said...

This card is so sweet...I like it!
hugs

heidy said...

Oh what a lovely card Lisa,that image is so cute!
XXX Heidy

Janette said...

Hi Lisa, At long last I feel well enough to get round and see your gorgeous cards, this is just soooo cute, a gorgeous creation.xxx

Kim said...

Lisa this card is gorgeous!I need to learn how to make this type of card, I love it!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Carol x

Fiona said...

wow Lisa...this is so pretty and a bit different!! fabby clouds...

Fi
x

Sandy said...

Morgan is starting young LOL
Love your card very cute image, it's funny that the scans never quite look the same but even photos are never quite right.
Sandy

Gemma said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa...love the shape of the card & such a sweet image...

Wouldn't mind having a go at this shape of card, will look out for a tutorial!!

hugs and xxx
Gemma

P.s I have a My Memories giveaway on my blog if your interested!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Lisa! I love the colors you used, your step card design and your beautifully colored image w/ clouds in the background! and LOL - my son is 8 - if he went to a girlfriend's house at 9, I no likey, too - LOL! Things move so fast these days...

Chrisann said...

You put a smile on my face. This card is gorgeous :)

Debbie said...

Such a pretty card Lisa. I love this image and your colours are perfect.
Debbie x

Victoria said...

Oooh Lisa this is soo lovely. The image is uber cute for a start but I love how you've done the flowers on the side panels. Fab card.

Hope you're keeping OK

Love
Victoria
x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Lisa, love the cute image and gorgeous colouring..
Beautiful sky...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Christine L said...

Awww very cute card Lisa.... your colouring is fab even though you say it's not showing well in the photo.

Ooooh and Morgan with a girlfriend? Wowww starting young!! LOL

Hugs
Christine x

Joey said...

Lisa this is beautiful hun, gorgeous design, love love your colouring. Joey x

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie love the image & the papers are lush. Loving the lush colours hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww an adorable card, super cute image, fab colouring, luv the sky, pretty papers & embelies, luv the design, sue,x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card
Lisa gorgeous image and colour's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

rosie said...

gorgeous Lisa. am sure the colours are fab. love how you have done the clouds. fab idea x

Christine said...

What a cute little image! Beautiful card Lisa!

9 years old and a "girlfriend"! V cute but argh! I thought I wouldn't have to deal with "girlfriends" till my little mans in his teens (or later if at all possible ;) haha) xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, love the card and the image is just so cute! I've seen these stamps and am soooo tempted, I've always liked elephants (had a collection of stuffed toys, keyrings, ornaments, etc - like you do when young!) and these are just too sweet! Wonderful colouring, as always, and a great shaped card.

Step cards, aren't that difficult - are they? It's just fiddly working out the sizes and cutting it out.

And a girlfriend at 9 - your Morgan's certainly starting young! Tho Emily has already told me that she wants to be a mummy when she grows up - nothing else just a mummy! I've asked her who will be the daddy, but she looks at me and says, do I need one???? Arrrgghhhhh!!!!!!

Sarah

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really gorgeous pretty colours and design and i love the sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. I must try a card like that soon xxx

cathi139 said...

very very pretty, I love the image and the colors
I just finishes a mini-step-card. you can find the tutorial link on my blog if you are interested
Have a nice evening
Cathi from Germany

*Vicki* said...

OH Lisa, what a gorgeous stair step design sweetie!! I adore your coloring here!! Hope you have a lovely weekend friend! HUGS :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous card and lovely colours. Hugs, Claire x

Squirrel x said...

Oh my gosh hun, this is so adorable! Perfect colourwork on Bella, and such pretty papers. Me loving very much! A girlfriend? 9? Shocking! Lol Sxx

Evelina Wikberg said...

Wow. Your colouring is amazing. Such a pretty card. Image is adorable. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva.

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card Lisa- I love the colours :) HelenR x

Juls said...

just such an adorable card, he is sooooo cute!!! Hugs Juls

Molecraft said...

This is fabulous Lisa, love the shape and gorgeous image and colours!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lisa the card fold is excellent, the papers and the image are truly wonderful.
hugs
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Lisa, love the image and flowers too.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Debs said...

so pretty..thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley Challenges..hugs Debs x