Thursday, November 19

Just Because

I enjoyed making this card because I absolutely adore the papers & the image was a pleasure to colour....

Supplies: Stamps - Sugar Nellie; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Cosmo Cricket / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch; Spellbinder Nestabilities / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Hubby wants to visit New York between Christmas & New Year but the thought of being so far away from the children makes me very anxious & I genuinely don't think I'm capable of going....quite bizzare because I don't particularly like them most of the time ;) x

60 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card as usual, Steph
Marisa xx

Jenny said...

Wow beautiful card Steph. Adorable image.
Hugs,
Jenny

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card as always Steph! The papers are beautiful. I can't believe I was soo close to be the first commenter lol
Hugs
Hazel

Lol said...

The closet I've ever been to first. Great card Steph.

Hugs Lol xxx

Kim Y. said...

Awesome card, Steph! Love seeing all your beautiful creations!

MicheyMoo said...

Dang it....missed out by that much!! lol

Gorgeous card Steph....you really pull them off each and every time. :)

How are you coping with the kidlets with hubby away. Still love them?? heheh
Rethinking your reluctance to jet of to NY without them???
Hugs, Michey xxx

Mrs Bs Blog said...

What a beautiful card. I abore the colour combinations and the image is fabby. xxx

Yvonne said...

This is a lovely image and coloured to perfection, the papers you have used on this is so pretty. all round sweet factor

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card! Love image and colors.
Hugs

Oura512 said...

This card is really beautiful. Love the paper and coloring :)

Sue said...

Oh gorgeous card Steph, luv the bright colours, fabby image, i may be first one day!! lol. Did laugh at the last bit, not liking them most of the time! lol.sue.x

jonaks said...

it is a lovely card!

Maria said...

Beautiful card Steph! Love the layout and the DPs. If you decide to go NY, it is wonderful this time of year. I know how hard it is to leave the kiddies so its completely understandable if you don't go. Hugs, Maria

Emma said...

LOL steph, i know the feeling.... you cant wait to get a break from the kids and then as soon as there gone you miss them... i'm like that, so annoying!! :P

Shirley N said...

Wonderful card--love all the colors. Your layout is gorgeous and I love the image!

Omi said...

omg! it's a hedgehog in her hands! love it!!!

Anne said...

Wow Stephanie, I love those colours too, gorgeous card! Hugs x

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card Steph - That image is adorable!

Carol x

K said...

Beautifully colored, I love your highlights!

Helene said...

As usual, your card is gorgeous...

Hugs
Xxx

Jana said...

What a wonderful color combination! You did a great job!!! Thank you for sharing

BishopsMommie said...

man missed again..your card sooo sooo cute!!

Alice Wertz said...

love your beautiful coloring! such a sweet card!

Jane said...

Awesome card!
xo

Lilacanglia said...

STUNNING
Hugs
Angie

iReneM said...

Gorgeous, as usual, Steph :-)

x

Steph said...

Don't you just LOVE those Cosmo Cricket papers - wow! x

Samantha said...

5am wow! your kiddywicks much of got you up early! sheesh! or you scheduled it! hope it was the 2nd and you got some extra sleep! BRilliant card soooo beautifully done the colouring is tops!
I know what you mean about the last bit they drive you nuts but pull somethig rotten on the heart strings! have a great day Samantha :0)

Vicky said...

Amazing card Steph. I adore the colours you've used and I agree this image is such a cutie!If you don't want to go to NYC, I sure will. I wish I could get my OH to want to go!:-(
Hugs, Vicky ~X~

chiara_francy said...

beautiful combo-colors!!!!

Frazzled Crafts said...

Stupendous card Steph, love it all! Liz

Sonia said...

What a beautiful card love all your detailing.
Hugs Sonia xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is adorable Steph. I love how well you have combined the different papers.
Clare x

Angela said...

Your so funny!! I love to get away for the night to our "bored wives club" its great to have 1 whole nights sleep!! Kids are so precious but we all need ME time!! x

Love the colours of the papers, they are gorgeous!! A beautiful card,
hugs Angela x

Joy said...

I wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to go to Newyork! you go girl!!
Card is fab love the image and all the detail

Sian said...

Wonderful card, love the bright cheerful colours.
Sian
x

Tessa said...

Lovely card ♥

Saxo Stamper said...

Morning Steph

This is just so gorgeous - could you give me some lessons in colouring, your colouring is amazing !

I may have to invest in some copic markers... whatever they are. But you can give the right pen to the wrong person and it still look UGH so even with the right pen I don't think I could colour anywhere as nice as you do.

K x

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! Love your colouring! The colour combo is beautiful! Really love the polka dot background paper! and the ribbon detail! stunning card! Love it!!

Tonje said...

Gorgeous. Love your colouring on this one.

Sarah-Jane said...

WOW, Steph, your colouring is just amazing! and those papers are good enough to eat, I'm not sure that would be a good idea tho! Don't try that one at home!
I know what you mean about being so far away from your kids tho, I'm not sure I could either?? Good luck deciding, I'm sure you would have a lovely time either way :0)
Hugs S.J. xx

Mina said...

tell your husband I will go with him lol...stunning card Stephanie, I love these papers too and cant stop using them
Mina xxx

Faerielore said...

stunning !!! oh i love these images are the colours and papers are gorgeous !!!! love the stitching too xxxx

craftingmanda said...

Another beautiful card steph i love those papers and great layout

Jane said...

Wow!!! Steph this is stunning! I love the papers and your amazing colouring! I know exactly how you feel, my hubby has suggested a night away and I can't leave my little cherubs either, what are we like? LOL! hugs, Jane xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow so, so beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Marion said...

Gorgeous card once again Steph. Those papers are also delish.
Marion

Carolands said...

Gorgeous card Stephanie, lovely colours and cute pic xx

*Michaela* said...

Gorgeous card. I just loooove the layout. Fantastic use of papers.

Hugs,
Michaela

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my, adorable Stephanie! Lovely papers, fab coloring, its gorgeous!

Jo said...

Hi Steph, another fab card!! Hugs Jo x

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is soooo stunningly cute. I love how you used this paper and the way you have colored this and all the little details are just perfection. :D

Andrea said...

Wow! A stunning card! I would so love to have the opportunity of spending a couple of days just me and hubby, especially in New York - but I do know what you mean about being away from the children - then again, you might all appreciate one another more when you get back!!!
Love, Andrea xx

Gracie said...

Lovely Card Steph!
I love the image!
Hugs
Grace
xxxx

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Steph! I love it!! xx

Diamond Doll said...

What a gorgeous card and yes those papers are yummy.You sund like a very caring mother your kids are very lucky.
Trish (-:

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh Steph, that is so gorgeous, really love the layout, and your choice of papers is divine as always. Such a pretty image too. You really do make adorable cards :)
Suzi
xxx

Bogner's said...

I love these images! They are so adorable! Your coloring is just fabulous! Great talent!

Crafty Tam said...

Wow, another stunner, love it.

Pmsl at your comment about the kids. You have to go to NY, think of all the lovely craft bits that could fall into your suitcase :0)

Cheryl said...

love that card and that image is fab x