Pages

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Little Black Dress

Today's card is an order for a friend at work who requested something girly with cocktails. I did think of using my favourite Stampin Bella - Victoria and Juliette's night out, but after searching my digis I found the wonderful Party Rach from Digistamp Boutique...



I've 'dressed' her in a little black cocktail dress using Promarkers and used glittery patterned papers from a pad from The Range.

The greeting was done in hobo font and I've added a couple of die-cut mini leaf flourishes and some pink flat-backed pearls as embellishments. Finally I created a blingy necklace using a sparkly gem.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

 I ♥ ProMarkers #345 - birthday
Seize The Birthday - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers #417 - anything goes 
Craft Rocket Challenge #42 - birthday/pretty pinks
As You Like It Challenge - people or animals - always people. I struggle colouring 'fur' and making it look real. There's so much more variety with people, deciding what colour their outfit and hair should be and I often try to make the image look like the person it is intended for. But I don't like images with big eyes and heads - a big no no!!.

Thanks for reading my waffle!

Sharon
x

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Green Wreath

I'm trying to get my mojo back after a lovely long break in London so I've spent this afternoon printing off images to colour for Christmas cards. This card was made with an old Ladybug Crafts image I found...


I printed the image twice so that I could layer the bow and coloured with pro-markers. I've then matted the image on dark green card and added a simple ribbon. Finally I've added a few green gems on the wreath to add a touch of sparkle. Result - a simple Christmas card  which is easy to bulk produce.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Sweet Stampin' Christmas - October anything goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #38 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today

Sharon
x



Sunday, 1 October 2017

Suzanne's Wedding

Just  a quick post to share a card made for a wedding on Friday just gone...



The lovely textured patterned paper is from my 'special' stash of stuff I like to look at rather than use!  I die cut a circle in the middle to frame the personalised details and decorated around the frame with die-cut leaf  scrolls and flowers. I used flat-backed silver pearls for the flower centres and underneath the sentiment.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

My Time To Craft #355 - die-cuts only
Crafting With Friends #51- anything goes
Creative Fridays #189 - dies and punches
Creative Fingers #137 - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - use your dies


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Friday, 29 September 2017

P P P P Penguin!

Happy Friday everyone!


There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today...


As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is Crafty Sentiments a lovely store to pick up some seriously cute digital stamps...





This is what I have created using a lovely penguin digi kindly supplied by the company:


He's been coloured using pro-markers and the patterned papers are from my ever-growing box of 'Christmas stuff'!

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

Watercooler Wednesdays - it's all about Christmas
Merry Christmas Challenge #36 - anything goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Christmas animals
Crafting by Designs - let's get ready for Christmas
Sunny Day Crafting #54 - M is for male
Merry Monday #258 - penguins


So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun - it's only a click away!

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
x


Saturday, 23 September 2017

A Trio Of Butterflies

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Less Is More...



I used some of my favourite line embossed card to make the base and added a greeting made in Publisher using KG Sorry Not Sorry font. I used some of Anita's Dimension butterflies to represent the circles on the sketch and added some tiny gems for a bit of bling.



I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

Allsorts Challenges - things with wings
That's Crafty Challenges - fly away

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Peace Love Joy

Today's card was inspired by the current challenge at Muse: Christmas Visions 



What really caught my eye with this card was the sentiment. You can never make Christmas cards too early so I made another to add to my box:



I used some lovely striped embossed card I got at a recent craft fair for the base and added a square of embossed gold paper just off centre. The bauble and ribbon are from my ever-growing die colletion and I've added some gold flat-backed pearls.

The sentiment was created using gold peel-off letters in Hobo font.

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

The Merry Christmas Challenge #34 - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #433 - Christmas

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - picture inspiration (inspired by the baubles)



Thanks for looking

Sharon
x

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Captain America

Just a quick post before bed...

Here's a Captain America themed card I made for a friend to give to her teenage son...




Red, white and blue thin card and various circle and star dies were all that I needed - oh and thin silver peel-off strips.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Watercooler Wednesday - all about birthdays
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'oh boy' (masculine)
Crafty Sentiments - dies/punches
Fairy Tale Challenges - men only
Cuttlebug Mania - AG/dies


Thanks for looking

Sharon
x

Sunday, 10 September 2017

CASE-ing Channin

Today's card has been inspired by the challenge at CASual Fridays...



I chose to CASE (Copy and share everything) this card by the wonderful Channin



It looked so easy - NOT! Who'd have thought it was so difficult to 'copy' a card!! I don't stamp so I used dies for the flowers using white card and white vellum. I cut the 'thanks' die three times and carefully stuck the layers together and the 'with' was made using white peel-off letters.




Of course I realised pretty quickly I shouldn't have used striped paper that had a white stripe in it - it means the flower and wording doesn't pop out as much as I wanted.

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Friends #66 - dies or punches
Crafty Catz #383 - AG/optional thanks
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - September 2017
Dies R Us #80 - die cut handmade flowers 
Glitter n Sparkle #256 - AG

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Monday, 4 September 2017

Retro Football Badge

Another very CAS masculine card - this time the brief was 'something Sunderland related'...


I've printed the image of the badge a number of times then decoupaged certain elements. I've then mounted the image on white and silver matting on a white A5 card base. The sentiment was done in Publisher using Copperplate Gothic font.

I've entered this card into the 'anything goes'challenges at:





Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Joe!

Joe's birthday card - quick and simple!




I've used some diagonally striped patterned card from a pack from The Range, a strip of red washi tape and tag and letter dies for the name. I've added some red pearl embellishments and the greeting is done in Hobo font in Publisher.

Very simple but I like cards for men to be quite plain.

I've entered this card into the ANYTHING GOES challenges at:


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Friday, 25 August 2017

Puppy Love

Happy Friday - and it's the final Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK until Christmas which means an extra day off work for most folk!


There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today ...


As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is the fabulous Bugaboo - a lovely place to pick up some crazy images and fun digital stamps...





This is what I have created using an image kindly provided by Bugaboo......



Isn't she gorgeous!!

I've coloured the image using pro-markers and used some glittery patterned paper from a pack I got at Lidl. I  made a greeting in Publisher using The Urban Way font and embellished with some more flowers fussy cut from the paper. Finally, no card is complete without a gem or pearl - I've added black flat-backed gems to the flower centres.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - anything goes 
The Crafty Addicts #39 - anything goes/girly
Creative Moments #125 - anything goes
Ooh La La Creations #235 - use some flowers
Seize the Birthday  - anything goes
Digi Choosday #34 - anything goes


So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun - it's only a click away!

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
x


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Pink 70th

I've had a successful night - I've made a birthday card for my friend to give her Mam and two Christmas cards made and I've sorted out a pile of crafty stash that hasn't been looked at in months!

The birthday card was a quick one using my favourite fancy dies...



I've used some glittery trellis patterned paper from The Range throughout and added some pink gems for an extra bit of shine.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Gals Corner #137 - punches or dies
Crafty Creations #348 - anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #331 - birthday celebrations - Showcase pick!
Fairytale Challenges #174 - numbers
Paper Shelter #306 - pearls, gems or enamel dots

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Georgia's Christening

Just a quick post to show you a Christening card I have made for Sunday. I'm really into die-cutting at the moment and I think this card demonstrates this...



Lots of different dies have been used, the background is a trellis embossing folder and I've finished off with a flat-back pearl.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Dies R Us Challenge - anything goes
Paper Creator #60 - something for the kids
Fab N Funky #361 - anything goes
The Paper Shelter #305 - punches and dies
Crafting With Dragonflies #87 - embossing

Thanks for looking

Sharon
x

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Polka Dots and Daisies

Today's card is for my Niece, Lucy who is turning 9 later this month. She'll be in Disney World in Florida for her birthday so I needed to make this early...




I've used lots of dies on this one! I was inspired by a card I made a few months ago using a Crafts-U-Print design. I wanted to make something that looks a bit more 'handmade' though. The blue and lemon polka dot papers are from my ridiculous stash of paper pads and I've used peel-offs for the name.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #63 - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge #428 - name or number (both!)
Send A Smile 4 Kids - anything goes
Cardz 4 Gals #53 - pretty pastels
Crafty Sentiments - pearls or strass (what's strass??)
Crafty Gals Corner #135 - bingo (2 papers, free, flowers)











Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Fabulous 50

Today's card is for a friend of mine from work who is 50 today. She has always been a bit of a Goth - her wedding dress was black and purple - so I thought this would be the ideal colour scheme for her card...



I've used a selection of fancy dies cut in plain purple card and black rose patterned card. The central die cut in white linen cards really pops against the background. The number are cut in the same card used for the background and I've embellished with some purple coloured gems. To add a touch of shine I've also added some mirri card bits cut from a corner die.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Creative Fingers #135 - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge #428 - name or number
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #428 - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesdays #131 - all about birthdays
Crafty Creations #347 - anything goes 

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Christmas Bauble

I've spent most of this week enjoying the World Athletics Championships on the TV and I've taken the opportunity to make some basic Christmas cards for the family while I'm watching...



These papers and topper came with a very old edition of Making Cards. It's nothing fancy design wise but but I've added a bit of bling with a gold gem on the big bauble and white glittery highlights on the smaller baubles. In real life it looks much shinier than it does in the photo as I've used gold glitter paper for the matting. I made a batch of 5 the same which took about an hour and a half - very quick!!

I'm entering this quick make into the challenges at:

Merry Christmas Challenge #29 - anything goes 
Glitter n Sparkle #251 - monochrome
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for quick
The Holly And Ivy Christmas Challenge #12 - anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #63 - Christmas in July


Thanks for looking

Sharon
x


Thursday, 3 August 2017

#SK8

Another card for a 12 year old - this time with a skateboard theme... or to get down with the kids #sk8!!

I really do need to get more masculine stash! I struggled again to find a suitable image but as always Google is your friend. I printed 3 copies of this pre-coloured image and decoupaged bits to add some depth.



The backing paper is from a really old Trimcraft pack and I created the greeting on the computer. The silver letters and numbers are from a pack from The Range. I've also used a Memory Box die to create the 'tread' effect - the actual die is rectangle shaped but I rough cut it in two for a more 'urban/grafitti' look.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Craftoholics R Us - die cuts
Crafty Creations #347 - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - boys to men (2nd entry)
Crafting By Designs - August anything goes
Paper Creator - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #362 - masculine

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

Sunday, 30 July 2017

BMX Silhouette

Arrgh - cards for boys! I think we all dread them a little bit!

Today I needed to make a card for a friend for her BMX bike loving 12 year old...




I searched through all my digi images and decoupage stuff to no avail - I simply couldn't find anything suitable. Then I had a light bulb moment - Mr Google helped me find a free silhouette. I printed the image directly onto the patterned paper. Some parts of the pattern still showed through so I carefully coloured over the image with a black pro-marker and a fine liner.

Yay - a very simple card but exactly what was needed!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

The Corrosive Challenge #7 - anything goes July
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - July challenge 
Crafty Ladybirds - July anything goes 
Paper Creator #59 - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - boys to men
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #62 - anything goes
Brown Sugar #261 - anything goes 

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x