Monday, 22 June 2015

One lump or two?

Hello folks, apologies for not being around over the weekend but it was Hubby's weekend off and the good weather meant that we were able to get some outside projects done so time was in short supply for commenting, but I have visited...promise!!

 Anyway,I am here to share a "whoops my hand slipped" new rubber stamp, which is actually a bit unusual in that I usually tend to steer away from stamps/images that don't have a mouth as I find them a bit creepy!! On this occasion it was the teacup that persuaded me that I needed this little Gorjuss girl in my collection and paper piecing opportunities are too good to miss so home she came. 


The base was made using Go Kreate Frilly Frames #10 to which I glued some very old papers which, I think, may have been Dovecraft Tea Party perhaps. The brad was from the same collection too. As you can see the cup and saucer is paper pieced and shade and the rest of the image was coloured by Promarkers. The border was made using a lawn fawn die and all the edges were inked with weathered wood for some definition.

I am trying my hand at these challenges

Scrap and Craft #10 - Tag it
Stamping Sensations - Dies and punches
Make the day special June - Colour challenge
(Right swatch, pink, blue and grey)



Allsorts #316 - Use a stamp
Addicted to stamps #107 - Bingo
(Middle row = Sentiment, Stamped image and a brad)
The Sugar Bowl #125 - Anything Goes

A colleague is on holiday this week meaning free time will be limited so I shall see you when I see you xx

41 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the sweet image, I do know what you mean about images without mouths though! Fabulous paper piecing and a pretty design too.
Sue xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sarah,
Love it .... great design and colours.
I am with you on the "creepy" !!! However you have pulled it off with this one.
Have a good day
Patricia x

brenda said...

Made me smile reading your post Sarah as I too have a bit of a thing about images with no face and was once known to add them to a number of birthday cards received. But I must say this one is rather different as her eyes and lovely dark hair draw your attention rather than the lack of full facial features. And the shape and design of your card is very pretty.

Many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges.

B x

Hazel said...

Sarah, a very pretty, girly card. I to find these images creepy, and I think I would tend to good and draw a mouth on, so avoid them. Hazel x

Michelle said...

Hi Sarah. Hope u and hubby got all your projects done. Wow your card is beautiful and I can see how this slipped into your basket lol. It's a lovely stamp. I really love the embellishment in the top left hand corner. I will have to try and make one. Michelle x

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely shaped card Sarah and I love the soft colours. The paper piecing looks great and I love how you coloured her hair. Glad you had a productive weekend.
Hugs
Carol x

Julie B said...

Very Alice in Wonderland Sarah! Know what you mean about the mouthless faces, my daughter says they make her shudder!
Hope you managed to get those jobs done, it's just started raining here but Al says he has to fix the gate into the railway field as it has come off the pivot. :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

She seems to be the favourite of the new Gorjuss Girls and she is in my collection, love her paper pieced. Such a pretty card x

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card Sarah, love the colours and the flower which I haven't made for ages, so you have inspired once again.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Back to say thanks for playing at The Sugar Bowl x

Pollard Carole said...

Just a delightful card The image is so pretty but I know what you mean about no mouths I have a friend who draws one on her Tilda images !! Love and hugs Carole x

Kat W said...

I'm glad you were out enjoying the sunshine at the weekend; I've been AWOL for a whole week and just catching up now!
So, I had a little peek back at all your delightful cards that I missed while I was away and then this Gorjuss little number; I can see why you fell for this cutie and her paper pieced teacup is fab :-) I love the pretty papers too!

Big hugs, Kat xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sarah, such a sweet image, I love the paper pieced cup and great card shape.
Pauline
x

MaryH said...

Sarah, she's really cute peeking out from the pretty teacup. I'm with you on the 'no mouth' look as well, but this one's quite alright. (my only exception is that little waif that My Favorite Things has..but I don't care for Tildas, for myself). Love what you've done with this little one, coloring is perfection. The shaped card is so pretty & very dainty scallop border to balance that sweet teacup. Good luck with the outside chores...TFS & Have a great week. Hugs.

Wendy L said...

Great card, so cute, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Sue said...

Sarah, this is beautiful. Such a lovely image and you card design with the paper piecing is really lovely. Of course, the fact it is pink wins my heart completely!...
Sue...xxx

Laine said...

I can see why you like her Sarah. Such a cutie.
Laine
xx

Chrissy said...

Very very sweet Sarah..I love the card shape, pretty papers and that cute little bunny sound asleep leaning on the cup..gorgeous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, adorable image and love the pretty shape.
Wendy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
no wonder you couldn't resist she is gorgelous, and cute.
Wonderful shaped creation, and beautifully designed,and coloured so perfectly.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. x

thecraftycavalier said...

I love these Gorjuss images and your card is perfect. Just love the shape and the beautiful papers and the pretty paper piecing. Beautiful! Hugs, Jayne x

Lucy Woods said...

Love it Sarah!! I like how you added the twine and that pretty brad! Yum!
Lucy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry, I know you prolly already know I'm mad as a box of frogs, but I did have a big chuckle out of you saying that you don't like images of people w/o mouths (I quite agree) because you find them creepy and then you go and put her inside a teacup with the admonition to "drink me!" Talk about creepy! haha! Sarah, you know I'm just teasing you I hope. I couldn't resist now, could I? It really is the most adorable card!! Hugs, Darnell

Jill Neary said...

So very very pretty! just adorable :)

Jane Savage said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Great paper-piecing, Sarah and gorgeous layers! Loving the non-creepy-no-mouth Gorjuss Girl! :) xxx

Annette said...

My hand's slipped many times this month and rubber is turning up on my doormat faster than I can hide it away from hubby's eyes!
Gorgeous image and a lovely shape.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Debbie said...

Fab shaped card .So pretty, great colours too. Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog. So very thoughtful of you. Take care. Hugs Debbie x

Debs said...

So gorgeous Sarah - love the image and fabulous paper piecing.
Debs xx

*Vicki* said...

Sarah, this is SO adorable!! Love the yummy cupcakes paper and I just adore the shaped design too!! Really sweet card indeed!! :)

vic said...

Gorgeous Sarah just stunning and I love the paper pieces that image is just so cute!!!
I hope you had a lovely time for hubby's weekend off too :)
Oh I'm surprised that your pencils are the same I thought it was just mine not very good for us :(
Have a lovely week my friend
Hugs
Vic x

Helene E said...

Wonderful image! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with Allsorts this week!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card in a nice shape and with such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

Pamellia Johnson said...

So pretty Sarah! Great image, I just love the little teddy bear leaning up against the cup, too cute! Great base, the fancy shape works well with the feminine feel of this! hugs :)

pinky said...

I just love that stamp, makes a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, this is a stunning card! I have this stamp and not used it yet! I must get her inked up!
Hugs Lynsey x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. My fav' 'Go Kreate' die shape and a real cutie from the Gorjuss Girls range. Fabulous. Hugs, Wends x

Keren Baker said...

Yes- I thought they were creepy too- I'm used to them now. Your card is really pretty! Thanks for playing along with Make The Day Special Stamp store challenge! x

Karon said...

Fabulous card and love the little tag too! TFS

Jenny said...

Such a sweet card and perfect for those soft pretty colours :)
Thank you for playing along with our challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store
Jenny x

RitaK said...

Lovely teacup-card, I love the colours and the little rabbit. Thanks for joining the Addicted To Stamps Challenge. Have a nice summer :-) Hugs DT Rita