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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Cream and Gold with a Touch of Red Bling!

Today's card was a very quick one! I bought some foiled and die cut Christmas images at a recent craft fair - very useful for last minute cards. I'm not sure who makes them as there's no brand to be seen. I've mounted the image onto some Swiss dot embossed cream matting and added some red gems for a bit of sparkle.

Now this card annoys me for two reasons; firstly the person who requested it wanted 'Nana' spelt in this way - I have always spelt it 'Nanna'. Secondly, the Christmas tree has been printed not quite centre - this is absolutely killing me!





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


Thanks for looking!

Sharon
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Friday, 28 November 2014

Pink Petticoat Presents

I'm still loving the cute Christmas digis I bought from Pink Petticoat some years ago - today's card is made with the present digis...



The image has been coloured with pro markers and I've again added red gems for the holly berries. I've reached the point in my Christmas card making where I'm struggling to think of new layouts so everything I'm doing looks a bit basic! Still, I do prefer the modern clean and simple look.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Christmas present
Let's Craft and Create - Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Clean and Simple
As You Like It Challenge - favourite Christmas style - mine is definitely modern. I love quirky designs like the Pink Petticoat one above - I wouldn't thank you for sentimental Victoriana type images or Christmas landscapes, robins, candles etc etc; give me modern and fun every time!

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hope Your Christmas Sparkles

I needed to make some quick girly cards for my female friends and this cute bauble digi from Pink Petticoat is the perfect image. This is the pink version but I've also made some in lilac, pale blue and red.




The images are coloured using promarkers with areas of white glitter (which is always difficult to photograph!) and red gems for the holly berries. Each card only took about 15 minutes to make which is ideal when you have to do a large batch.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Less Is More - anything Christmassy
Allsorts Challenge - no patterned paper
Winter Wonderland - let's get sentimental
Festive Friday - photo inspiration below



Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Snowman With Stripes

I wasn't in the mood for stamping or colouring today so I've used one of a set of vintage looking images I found in my local craft shop as a ready made topper. I'm not sure of the make but they do have a lovely rustic Christmas feel...


I've mounted the image on some Swiss dot embossed cream card and added patterned paper and burgundy ribbon from my stash. To add a bit of bling I've used some tiny square shaped black tiles as buttons. The greeting is computer generated.

I've entered this into the challenges at:

Creative Card Crew - stripes
Perfectly Rustics - embossing
Fan-tastic Tuesday - masculine (must be square or oblong card)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon

Saturday, 15 November 2014

With Love At Christmas

With only five and a half weeks until the big day the Christmas cards are coming along nicely. Today's card was made using a wonderful free digi from Alley Way Stamps - lovely to colour and easy to cut.



I've used my favourite heavy linen card for the base and coloured the image with promarkers. There is a heart on the middle tree anyway but I've added a heart button for extra cuteness.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Less Is More - use more than one tree
CASology - festive 
Polkadoodles - clean and simple

Thanks for looking

Sharon
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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Snow Friend

Just a quick post tonight to show one of the many quick cards I have made over the last few days...


The digi is from the Snow Friends set from Digistamp Boutique and the paper is an oldie from Dovecraft. It's coloured with promarkers and I've added a pom pom for a bit of extra cuteness on his hat.

I've entered this into the challenges at

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Red and green
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Snow people

Thanks for looking

Sharon
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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem

I've sorted out my old wooden stamps this week and found this little gem...



I think it's by Michelle Ward and I've had it a while but never used it. Using a heavy linen textured card base, first I printed a computer generated greeting then carefully lined up the stamp. It's coloured using pencils, just normal ones from WHSmith, nothing fancy, though in hindsight I wished I'd used watercolour pencils to help 'blend' the sky. Never mind, I quite like the effect of the pencils on the linen card. I've used silver and gold metallic gel pens to highlight.

I've entered this into the challenges at:

Less Is More - OLC Starry Starry Night
Crafty Hazelnut - Keep it flat
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No patterned paper
Crimbo Crackers - Clean and simple

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Best Friends

Today's card was made using one of my favourite stamps - I don't often do stamping but when I want to make a girly card this is my stamp of choice..



It is of course the one of the wonderful Stampin' Bella Uptown Girls cuties. I've paper-pieced it which is my favourite technique for adding pattern as well as colour.. The co-ordinating papers came as freebies with a magazine and I've added some matching bling in the form of coloured gems.

I've entered this into the challenges at:

Cute Card Thursday - Stripes
Creative Inspirations - use striped paper
Creative Moments - anything goes (celebration)
Delightful Challenges - use patterned paper
Scrapper's Delights - paper piecing

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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