Friday, 17 June 2011

Stamp Something - with pretty papers!

This week at Stamp Something our challenge is 'pretty papers'... Seen as I've put myself on a paper ban, it's going to be torture for me seeing everyone's lovely papers, and not being able to rush off and buy them!  I've managed 17 whole days so far lol, and there's been no cheating :o)  Only 6.5 months to go - eeeek!



We're sponsored by Funky Kits so there'll be a fab prize for the lucky winner.  I've got some new un-inked Sugar Nellie stamps that I could have used, but I had an urge to use this gorgeous Annie stamp that I've not used for far too long.

I've coloured her with promarkers and koh-i-noor pencils, and cut her out with a nestie that I'd forgotten I'd even got, it's so long since I used it.  The papers are Craftwork Cards ones that I usually can't bear to use - it's hard to tell from the pics just how lovely they are... they've got a gorgeous pearly sheen.  The flowers were cut with my MFT die, border cut with MS scallop dot punch, buttons from stash and sentiment is Pink Petticoat.

Something's not really working with this card, but I'm not sure why and I had to stop myself from faffing around with it in the end!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

38 comments:

Janette said...

Hi Lisa, Gorgeous card, love the pastels, those papers are so sweet.xx

Debs M said...

you don't need any more paper, these are gorgeous!! i think this card is fab, love the image and the flower/buttons, it's fab! x

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! I have to say it is one of my fav images!!!! Lve Leanne Ellis designs and I love tea!!! you have coloured her so beautifully and I especially love the way you have grounded the picture!!! loving the soft colours and all the dotty lovliness!!! Hugs Juls

Jenny said...

Wow! So very girly girl! Thanks for joining in our fun at Paper Sundaes this week. Just love that card.

The Little Stamper said...

Those papers are gorgeous - I'm not surprised you can't bear to part with them! Love the colour scheme and love the card.

Sharon x

Katina said...

It's gorgeous Lisa! Sometimes we look at our own cards for so long we see things wrong that aren't there at all! Beautiful image and papers and expertly coloured as usual. xxx
I haven't cheated on the paper ban yet either but I'm very twitchy!! xxx

Vicky said...

Oh sweetie this is gorgeous I so love the image & the papers are lush.
WOW....havnt you done well hun going that long....blinkin 'eck that wud kill me. I tried the same thing with stamps & guess how long I lasted.......15 hours....didnt I do well lol. I will start again after the 1st July lol......maybe!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Cazza said...

LOVE your DP's Lisa and your image is coloured perfectly! Fab layout and embellies too, love it :o))
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

melsanford said...

This is a really pretty card - love the papers and colours. And those flowers are gorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, a lovely stamp and so pretty. I have some of these cards to but think only used one of them. Such a hoarder lol
Clairex

Claire x said...

Such a pretty card Lisa - love the papers, great colours and sweet image. Well done on your 17 days, you are doing really well. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.
Sue x

Sue said...

Hi hun
very pretty card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Julie said...

Oh my word! What a stunning card,I so love the colour scheme,maybe I need to take a paper ban I've got soo much that it actually makes me feel quite wobbly when I start sorting through! I've no will power though I'm afraid! Have a great weekend,Julie.x

Jenny said...

It's lovely as it is...sometimes you have to walk away. I can see the pearly sheen and those flowers are too cute in polka dots :)
Jenny x

Little K Smith said...

I think this is gorgeous Lisa! Such lovely fluffy colours and a super sweet image and I love all the dots too :)
Kelly.x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, it's a beautiful card - really, really pretty! I don't think it's not working, but then I know where you are coming from about fiddling with 'finished' cards! I do that loads. I've got "ahem" quite a lot of Craftwork Cards papers, they are just gorgeous. Sarah

Vicky said...

This is just adorable Lisa. I love these cute Leanne Ellis designs. ve a great weekend!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Squirrel x said...

You do make me laugh missus! I bet you have more pretty papers stashed away than some of us can shake a stick at - these Craftwork papers are lush (I only have a few and they are too nice to use, lol). Gorgeous card hun, love the image and your fantastic colourwork. Hugs Sxx

coops said...

really beautiful card lisa.your papers and colours are so pretty and i love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning card Lisa, your colouring is just sooo amazing. Love the very pretty papers & fab flowers. Hope you have a lovely weekend hun.

Donna x

Kelly Schelske said...

What a beautiful card Lisa!!

Fiona said...

this is gorgeous Lisa...fab image and awesome little flowers.

fi
x

Vicky said...

She is gorgeous Lisa...and so is your colouring hun..!

thanks also for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Love that DP and that image is so sweet. These flowers are so pretty with their button centres too. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

Dora said...

Awww how very cute this is.... so pretty pretty, love it xxx

Jackie said...

it does get better, it must be getting on for around 9 months since my self imposed paper ban and I haven't given in yet!
Your card is so sweet, lovely colours and papers :o)
Jackie xx

Marion E. said...

Wow... good for you not to buy any more papers! I know what you're going through... I'm in the same position right now!!! But seeing your card with those papers!! Wow!! Totally awesome and beautiful! Totally love it! Thanks for playing with us this week at Totally Papercraft Challenges. Hope to see you back next week. Hugs Marion

rosie said...

gorgeous card. fabulous papers. love the flowers. very cute image x

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and well done with the paper ban!
Helen x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Such a beautiful card .. .. and your papers are gorgeous. Lovely flowers and image too!!

You are doing very well with your paper ban. I don't think I would last that long!!

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Lisa that is gorgeous, I love the papers and the whole card design. hugs Shirleyxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.
Your colouring of this sweet image is awesome..the colours are so pretty and I love the little flowers and buttons.
Thank you for playing in the Sugar Bowl challenge.

Love Elaine x

Donna said...

Hi Lisa, this card totally works for me, such a pretty colour choice and a beautifully coloured image...love it :) Donna x

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card - i think you went on a paper ban at the wrong time of the year, christmas stuff is everywhere! I think you are great for doing so. And well done! I am sure it has been hard.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card those papers are lush and a super image.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Crystal said...

Great card I love the layout and the soft pastel colours. Love the flower/button combo too! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

cebelica said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love your card. Those flowers with buttons look fantastic. What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week!