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Friday, 24 March 2017

A Special Lady

Happy Friday everyone - not long now until the weekend!


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 Morgan Fitzsimmons at Morgan's ArtWorld - a lovely place to pick up some gorgeous fantasy images and digital stamps...




This is what I have created using one of Morgan's images...


I'm so please with how this has turned out - I think I'll give it to one of our Mams on Mother's Day this Sunday.

I've used some mint green polka dot paper from my stash and coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers - a die cut circle in the patterned paper gives the effect of a mount.

As a border around the circle, I've used various die-cut leaf swirls and punched daisies with coloured flat-backed pearls from my stash as centres. The greeting is a digi stamp I've had for years by Hannelie at Desert Diva.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Moving Along With The Times - die-cut flowers
Creative Inspirations #271 - anything goes
Inky Chicks #80 - flower embellishments
Crafty Cardmakers #184 - for a special woman
Fab n Funky Challenges - use flowers
Passion For Pro-markers - girl power 
Morgan's ArtWorld - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - more than 1 die/punch
 
So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun - it's only a click away!

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Triplet's Christening

Today's card was made out of necessity as it was impossible for to find something similar in the shops/on line... any anyway - it's so much nicer to be able to personalise a hand-made card




I didn't want the card to be fussy as it's for baby boys, so the only embellishments I've added are some leaf scroll dies and a blue gem on the crucifix

I've entered this into the current challenges at:

4 Crafty Chicks - use dies/punches
Crafting From The Heart #151 - anything goes
Southern Girls - use a die cut
Moo-Mania Challenge - in triplicate (3 babies!!)
The Paper Players - CAS baby creations
AAA Cards - CAS and die-cuts

Thanks for visiting...

Sharon
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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Peter and Nichola's Wedding

Today's card is for a wedding that took place yesterday - I didn't want to post it until after the event!



I've used some grey and white polka dot paper for the background - this will coordinate with the wedding wallet posted earlier. The bird die is new from Sissix bought at a recent craft fair  and as I didn't have a wing die, I've improvised with a leaf punch. The leaf die actually has 3 leaves on, but I cut it twice and cut a leaf off each. The heart and greeting oval are also die-cuts.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

The Paper Players - cut it out
Naughty or Nice #37 - feature a creature
Dies R Us #68 - something new (bird die)
Creative Knockouts #183 - die/punch frenzy

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Wedding Gift

Today's make isn't a card, but a special wallet to hold money for a wedding gift...



I scored and folded an A4 sheet of thin charcoal card to make the wallet shape and sealed the sides using double sided tape on the inside. I covered the 'flap' with grey and white polka dot patterned card and added a pink border strip.

The image is a sticker from a very old wedding scrapbook kit and I've mounted it on a die cut tag. I then added a piece of white grosgrain ribbon using a slip knot. Finally, I added three coordinating epoxy hearts.


On the back of the wallet, I've added a pink address label.

This was so easy to make!

I'm entering my creation into the challenges at:

Crafty Gals Corner #112 - add ribbon
The Crafty Addicts - clean and simple
Die Cutting Divas #306 - ribbons and bows
Stamp, Ink, Paper #88 - anything but a card
Everybody Art #397 - envelopes

Thanks for stopping by

Sharon
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Monday, 27 February 2017

Gorjuss Foxy

Today's card is for a lovely girl I work with called Angela who loves foxes. It's her birthday on Saturday (same day as mine) so the perfect image to use on a birthday card for her is Gorjuss Foxy by Santoro. I love all of the Gorjuss girls but this is definitely one of my faves...



I've coloured her using Pro-markers and used some lovely glittery papers from a pack from The Range. I've added some strips of black shiny pearls as embellishments and added a digi greeting which I think was a freebie from Pink Cat Studio many moons ago.

I'm entering this into the challenges at - 

Crafting from the Heart # 148- AG
Stamping Sensations - animal magic
Brown Sugar #239 - AG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - February Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle #228 - AG

Thanks for popping in

Sharon
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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Nanna's 70th Birthday

Today's card is for one of best friend's kids to give to her Mam (their Nanna) who is 70 next week.

I used the lovely sketch at Less Is More for the layout...





I've used some glittery cake patterned paper from The Range to represent the 3 lines and the cute cake image is from The Digistamp Boutique..



Finally, I've added some coordinating flat-backed pearls as embellishments.

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

QKR Stampede #232 - birthday cards
In The Pink - use dies (circle dies used)
Inky Chicks #79 - happy birthday

thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 24 February 2017

Pretty Penelope

Happy Friday everyone!

It's a mild, sunny day up here in the North East - certainly no sign of storm Doris that the media has threatened this week.
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 Lizzy Love at the Oddball Art Company - a lovely Etsy store to pick up some seriously cute, and weirdly creepy digital stamps...



This is what I have created using a Oddball image called Penelope...:



I've used some newly acquired pretty papers from a Happiness and Sunshine paper pack from The Range, matted on black paper. I've coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers and added some paper flowers from a mixed pack as embellishments. The leaves are punched and I've added various sized flat-backed pearls from my stash. The greeting is a digi stamp I've had for years.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:


Creative Inspirations #269 - petals and pearls
Passion For Promarkers - use something new (papers) 
Through The Craftroom Door - AG for week of 21/02
Classic Design Team Open - AG February
Alphabet Challenge - Y for you choose

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

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Orange Bouquet

Orange is one of my favourite colours to used in cards - it's so vibrant. I've been making a stash of Mother's Day cards to take into work (very popular with the men who can't be bothered to go card shopping) and I've made a few in this design but this orange and pink one is my favourite...


The image and sentiment are from the wonderful Digistamp Boutique and I've kept it very simple with just a few orange pearls as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #404 - Mother's Day
Cute Card Thursday #466 - florals 
Southern Girls #154 - nature inspired 
Creative Inspirations #269 - petals and pearls
Sweet Stampin' - flowers

thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Houndstooth Washi Thanks

Today's card is inspired by the challenges at:

Less Is More - alphabet
The Paper Players - sentiment as the main focus
CAS(E) This Sketch



Earlier this week, I came across these fun tapes in Lidl - I do love finding crafty bits and bob while buying groceries! They were only 99p for each set so I got a few...



I used the black set to make this thanks card...




The die is from Whimsey stamps and the heart is a punch that I haven't used in years.

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 17 February 2017

Birthday Balloon

Flicking through blogland this morning, I noticed a great sketch at Sunday Stamps...





I am such a fan of nice, straightforward sketches like this, without any weird bits on them!! Using some glittery patterned papers I bought from The Range, and a super cute digi image from Heather Ellis, I made another birthday card...




It's soo difficult to catch the glittery shimmer in the papers but it is there!! I coloured with pro-markers then fussy cut the image and added a greeting done in Hobo font. Finally, I added a couple of strips of silver peel-offs along the top and the bottom of the red paper.

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

Brown Sugar #238 - birthday
QKR Stampede #231 - AG plus add sparkle
Alphabet Challenge - 'Y' for you choose
Creative Fingers #125 - AG..

thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Birthday Cake

I've had a lovely day off work, pottering about the house, sorting out a box full of 'craft stuff yet to use'!

I recall buying these Anita's foiled decoupage toppers last summer from a sale bin thinking they would come in handy one day...

I was greatly inspired by the lovely sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches - a very neat and CAS design...


Using all of the layers would have been too rasied for the card I've made so I just used one of the larger images and a couple of the decoupage bits...



I used some co-ordinating polka-dot washi tape, added a greeting done in 'Hey Pretty Girl' font and various sized coloured pearls.

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

Crafting By Designs - polka dots
A Bit More Time To  Craft #38 - anything goes
Through The Craft  Room Door - anything goes (14-20 Feb)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Saturday, 11 February 2017

LOVE U

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches I thought I'd better get a card made for the other half while he is out at the football...




I've used nothing but dies here - the background hearts die is from Sissix, the large heart is from a hearts matting pack, the 'love' is from Diamond Press and the 'u' is from and old alphabet die set.

I've used a black card base to try to make the overall look a bit more masculine. I'm really pleased with how the bold red jumps out against the white background!

Im entering this card into the challenges at:

Just Us Girls #380 - hearts - Chic of the Week!
That's Crafty - I heart you
4 Crafty Chicks #337 - love
Crafting By Designs - love and romance
Deep Ocean Challenges #148 - hearts
Dies R Us #66 - hearts

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Hunkydory Flowers

Today's card was made with some leftover papers from a Hunkydory Flutterby Wishes Collection pack that came free with a magazine . 



I've printed the greeting in Candy Round font on the same paper as the image - I don't know about you but I find Hunkydory products never co-ordinate with other brands. Finally, I've added some clear gems to add some sparkle. Not the most complex card I've ever made but a great way to use up leftovers!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

A Perfect Time To Craft #2 - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #108 - add some sparkle 
A Bit More Time To Craft #37 - anything goes
Crafting When We Can #137 - flowers 

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 3 February 2017

Fifteen...

I've been making birthday cards for Amy, the daughter of one of my best friends, for years... this is one of the first when she was 9



 And now Amy is fifteen, growing up too fast!!




I've used a wonderfully girly image from The Paper Shelter, coloured with pro-markers, and patterned papers from a pad of heart-themed papers from The Range.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #314 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #50 - girly- WINNER!!
Creative Fingers #124 - anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #227 - make your mark
Digi Choosday #5 - anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude #24 - anything goes

Thanks for popping in!

Sharon
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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Time To Celebrate

Today's card use one of my favourite digi images from A Day For Daisies...



I printed her onto linen card and coloured her using pro-markers in shades inspired by the colour challenge at The Colour Throwdown...



I printed the balloons again and fussy cut them and used foam pads to create some dimension. the sentiment is a very old digi - not sure where I acquired that!

I've also entered today's challenge at Less Is More...

So it's Recipe week and we're looking for 
1 or more balloons on your project

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
xx

Friday, 27 January 2017

Super Girl Birthday

Happy Friday everyone!


There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today - the first one of 2017...


As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is the fabulous Nikole at Melonheadz - a lovely Etsy store to pick up some seriously cute digital stamps...



This is what I have created using a Melonheadz digi image of a little girl superhero:



I've used some glittery polka dot patterned paper from a mixed pad from The Range and some red washi tape left over from Christmas cards. I've coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers and added some punched stars as embellishments. The greeting was created using BEBAS font.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

The Paper Shelter #278 - make it digital 
I ♥ ProMarkers #327 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - something fun 
CCC Digi Creations - use die-cuts or punches

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

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
x


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Special Mam

I decided to make a start on Mother's Day cards today using this lovely heart-shaped floral wreath which was a freebie many moons ago from The Digistamp Boutique ...




I've coloured the image using pro-markers in pastel shades and embellished with pearls. The spotty backing paper came from Dovecraft's Back To Basics II pack.

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

The Paper Players - flowers
CAS On Sundays - hearts
Cupcake Inspirations - pearls - Sweet Seven!
Crafting When We Can - spots and/or stripes
A Gem Of A Challenge - hearts and/or flowers

Thanks for visiting today

Sharon
xx