Monday, 25 February 2013


For my first project back after being AWAL for a couple of weeks I have chosen one of the gorgeous new stamps by Elisabeth Bell.  This one is called STARR and she's just the cutest.

I've seen some wonderful projects demonstrated by my DT colleagues using this image so I hope I've done her justice.

I've had the skin tones coloured for some time so just needed to decide on a colour scheme and finish colouring my image with my copics markers.  As I'm in the middle of re-decorating the whole house my crafting room has become a total mine field so I have been limited as to what is available to use.

I don't know if everyone is as dis-organised as me but I have crafting stuff stored in every room. At the moment I am re-decorating the smallest bedroom and have even taken off the door so that the bed can be moved and the room opened up.  All the crafting bits from this room are littered on the landing, and the second bedroom - thankfully I have kept ours free of any crafting bits.  So to make life easier I just took the top paper pad and decided to make my project around these colours.

I struggled a bit with the design - funny how quickly you can lose your flair or creativity!  I think that it's the design that has me stumped the most at the moment.  I usually fine the first project the most difficult after having a break away from crafting no matter how short!

Techniques:  Stamps:  Elisabeth Bell - STARR
                                       Cuddly Buddly - swirls

Medium:  Copics, black pen
Papers:   1st Edition papers

Dies used:  Creatables - stamp shape
Embellishments:   Creative Expressives Swirl, Various flowers, Star brad, Pearl brad, Sentiment

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
The Crafty Bloggers...... - Anything goes
Created with Love ...... - Bright and Cheery
Cutie Pie Challenge - Pretty Pastels
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamp and Create...... - Spring
The Pink Elephant...... - Anything goes
Use your stuff - Summer  (recycled pearl swirls)


Scrappin Chris said...

Sharon, wonderful card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining our Bright and Cheery Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card, love the beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sharon, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Vicky said...

Awww so adorable hun...and love the colours too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Loz said...

This is Fabulous Sharon, and your coloring is Fantastic..Loz
Visiting from MIM..

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Your card is stunning love the colors you used. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K.

Scrappin Mama said...

Wow This is absolutely Gorgeous! Love your coloring...Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges
Lisa O

Rose Petal said...

Hi. Fab image, lovely card and colours. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Sandra xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning card Sharon, gorgeous colours, my Granddaughter would love this image, she's into Mermaids.

I am guilty too of having craft stuff everywhere, you can 't see much floor in my crafter room.

I really must tidy up, but having said that I know where everything is, organised Caicos comes to mind,

Hugs Julie xx

Dianne said...

Oh my Goodness Sharon, you colored her and her mermaid skin looks real yor are a fabulous artist, I'm always inspired when I see your work, thanks for sharing, big hugs...

Joy said...

Love you colour choices, this is really fab! Thanks for joining us of the Use Your Stuff blog this week :)

Joy said...

Love you colour choices, this is really fab! Thanks for joining us of the Use Your Stuff blog this week :)

Pat K said...

Wonderful card with such a cute image. Caught you on MIM. pat k x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card, delightful image and lovely layout, fab colours. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
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Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!
Sheri~TPE DT