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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Golden Christmas Tree

A sort out in the craft room produced a pile of unloved stash that hasn't been looked at in years.... and I mean years! When I first started crafting I bought things like peel-offs which seemed like a good idea at the time but now have a bit of a naff feel to them. Here's an attempt to use some...





In hindsight I think I should have used a larger circle die to balance the design but I have plenty more peel-offs to play with!

I've entered this into the current challenges at:

CASology - cue word GOLD
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Bling It On
ABC Christmas Challenge - Oh Christmas Tree
Crafting For All Seasons - Christmas In July
Creative Belli Blog - Christmas

Thanks for looking

Sharon
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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Christmas in July

I suppose it's never too early to start and the added bonus of having a week off work means I have made a start on my Christmas cards!

I liked the look of the sketch at Sketch Saturday this week - nice and symmetrical - so I used this as the layout of my card...


The Christmas Tree digi was a freebie from The Alley Way Stamps - they have some really fabulous freebies! The patterned papers are from Dovecraft Back To Basics Christmas set.



I've also entered this card into the challenges at:

Gingerloft - trees
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
The Pink Elephant - monochromatic

Now I've got my Christmas box out I might as well crack on and make some more!

Thanks for visitin'

Sharon


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Eleanor

Second post of the day - I have been busy! This card is for the daughter of a work colleague - I was asked to make a card with her name and age on it...



The patterned paper is by Doodlebug, as is the border. The name and numbers are die-cuts and the tiny flowers to match the border are punched. I've entered this into the challenges at:


Charisma Cards - girly
Seize the Birthday - anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays - count me in (use numbers)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Handmade Flowers

It's theme week at Less is More and the challenge is to use handmade flowers...





This is one of my most used digis, a freebie from Birdie Brown - I just love the stitched effect and it looks fab decoupaged. I used pink polka dotted patterned paper for the roses and built them up with foam pads. 

Sharon
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Friday, 19 July 2013

Truck Racing

Today's card is an eighth birthday card for the son of a work colleague - the theme was truck racing...


Using a truck digi I made three tiny trucks coloured in bright primary colours. A large number eight forms the racing track and I've used a seriously bright green paper for the 'grass' background and trees.

I've entered this card into the current challenges at:

4 Crafty Chicks - Let's hear it for the boys
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - numbers

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Purple Cats...

Hmm... a request for a card for a work colleague's niece who loves cats and the colour purple. So what better than purple cats!




I used the ever so cute stripy cat digi by Little Musings with various purple patterned paper from my stash. Card candi and gems were added for a touch of bling and the greeting is done on the computer using Candy Round BTN font.

I've entered this card into the current challenges at:

Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - birthdays
Created With Love Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Sharon
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hot Off The Press Papers

This month's Simply Cards and Papercrafts comes with some gorgeous free Hot Off The Press papers that I couldn't wait to play with - I especially like the tape measure effect:




The papers are quite busy so I've used quite a simple layout. I made the flower embellishment from 2 die cut flowers from a pack I bought years ago from Lakeland - coloured to match the papers and a button added for extra interest. The greeting is a rub-on I've had for years.

I've entered this card into the current challenges at:

Unstampabelles - Birthday
One Stop Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - make your own flowers/embellishments

Bye for now

Sharon
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Sunday, 7 July 2013

50 Shades of Grey

The challenge at Less Is More this week is ...



Shades of Grey immediately made me think of sympathy cards for some bizarre reason - always useful to have a few ready. The digi flower is of course from the Digistamp Boutique and I've paper pieced the image with multi-toned grey patterned paper from Papermania's black and White Colossal paper pack. The flowers are finished off with some bargain 49p silvery-grey flat-backed pearls from Home Bargains - a brilliant source of crafty bits and bobs!


The craft room is closed this afternoon to concentrate on a certain tennis match! Can he do it?

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Make It Girly

I've tried paper piecing today using a cute girly digi from Jellypark...




I've used a bright red paper with tiny random dots for the dress and coloured the rest of her with promarkers. I've entered the card into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - Just for Girls
Crafting For All Seasons - Make It Girly
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Lets Get Girly

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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