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Thursday, 29 December 2016

What Day Is It?

So we're at that strange time of year where all the meals blend into one and nobody knows what day it is! I've started to play with some of the goodies I bought in the sales - I'm very taken with these lovely shiny patterned papers from the Papermania Geometric Mono pack - ideal for New Year cards...




I've added some die cut numbers in gold mirri-card and the greeting used up some very old peel-off letters.

There's not many challenges currently going but I've managed to enter this into:

4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
C R A F T Challenge - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Time Out Challenges - inspired by words (new)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Last Christmas Card of 2016!

Just a quick share of the last Christmas card of 2016!...




This was a special order for a friend at work - she simply could not find anything suitable in the shops! I used a cute penguin die I bought very cheaply in The Range and used pale blue polka dot patterned paper for the snowy sky.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #395 - anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - winter wonderland 
Dream Valley #146 - Christmas
Christmas With The Cuties - cute and Christmassy
Brown Sugar #230 - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - Use something red
Southern Girls #160 - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - animals

Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to comment on my little creations - it really gives me a boost. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and hope you get loads of crafty pressies from the big man!

Merry Christmas

Sharon
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Santa on a Scooter!

I've been trying to use up bits left from various kits and colections I've bought over the years and I've managed to create this from the leftovers of a Hunkydory kit.




Not the most complex of designs but I do hate to have waste, especially good quality Hunkydory waste!

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Crafty Creations #330 - masculine 
Crafty Gals Corner #101 = anything goes
The Male Room #50 - Christmas
Inspiration Destination #116 - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for 'zoom' (Santa is on a scooter!)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Pink Deer

Just about finished the Christmas cards for this year - I've told my customers at work to expect a huge box arriving on Monday, so I'm busy at the moment doing the inserts.

Today's card is one such order - something pink and girly for a colleague's sister...




I've used that gorgeous deer die again - this time using some pink sparkly patterned paper. The papers are from many years ago - Trimcraft's Xmas Blue collection. I've also used some punched snowflakes and the tiniest red gem for the deer's nose. The greeting was created in Publisher using Hobo font.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

My Time To Craft - Christmas animals
Crafty Catz - non-traditional Christmas colours 
Creative Corner - Christmas time
Crimbo Crackers - non-traditional Christmas
Paper Creator - Christmas

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Couple

A quick post tonight - I can almost see the light at the end of the Christmas card tunnel so I must get on! As you can see, the cards are getting simpler!



The digi, coloured with pro-markers, is an old favourite from Digistamp Boutique. The paper is from a pad bought at The Range. The greeting was created in Publisher using The Urban Way font and I've used a die-cut snowflake and a tiny wooden heart as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Dream Valley Challenges  - Christmas
Crafting From The Heart #139 - anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - square or rectangle
Come And Get It Challenge - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams  - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - December challenge

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 2 December 2016

Pink and Lilac Christmas

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 snowman digi kindly supplied by the company:



I've used some seriously ancient patterned papers - they are by the English Paper Company and over 8 years old! I've coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers and added some punched snowflakes and clear gems as embellishments.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything Christmas 
The Crafty Addicts #29 - anything goes/Christmas paper
Aud Sentiment Challenge #69 - anything goes + sentiment
Moving Along With The Times - anything goes/Christmas
Christmas With The Cuties - cute and Christmassy


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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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Gold and Pearl Bauble

Another vist to Lidl and this time I bought some of the washi tape in gold patterns...




I used a lovely white linen card as the base and added strips of washi tape along the bottom. The bauble die (Diesire) came free with a magazine last year , as did the corner die (Craetive Dies). The bow die is part of a bauble die from Memory Box. I've created the greeting in Publisher (Formal436 BT font) and added a number of flat-backed off-white pearls as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - use some pearls
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #306 - anything goes
Creative Inspirations #263 - Christmas creations 
Crafty Creations #329 -  Christmas
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #50 - anything goes

Thanks for looking

Sharon
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Snow Cousins

My craft room is like Santa's grotto - there seems to be glittery bits everywhere!

Happy Saturday to you all - the other half has gone to Blackpool for the weekend - something to do with beer - so myself and the fur baby have spent all day playing with paper.

This is for one of my Christmas orders...




These digis have been around a while - I got them from the Digistamp Boutique years ago. I coloured them using pro-markers then fussy cut them. I've used pale blue polka dot paper for the background with a red border and added some flower-soft snow. Finally, I've added a die-cut snowflake and two pale blue pearls as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

A Gem of a Challenge - snowmen/women
Allsorts Challenge - anything Christmas
Challenge Up Your Life - snowflakes
Cardz 4 Gals - show a snowman
Creative Knockouts - 'tis the season

Thanks for taking the time to visit...

Sharon
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Deer Nephew

I have tried to make today's card quite masculine - it's for an 18 year old boy - a very difficult age to create for! I've moved away from traditional colours and cutesy images and used a very proud-looking deer die-cut I got at a recent craft fair (a bag of 10 for a pound!) he was originally kraft coloured but I coloured him using a black pro-marker to match the base card.

The patterned paper came from a pad I bought at Pound World/land/whatever! They often stock some really useful crafty items and basics such as coloured card, gems and double sided tape.



I've mounted the die onto some dull gold embossed backing paper using foam pads and added a pearl coloured with a red pro-marker for his nose. The greeting was created in Publisher using The Urban Way font.

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

Dream Valley Challenges - Winter animals
Crimbo Crackers #120 - anything goes
Creative Moments #107 - anything goes
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #305 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas to die for
Watercooler Wednesdays - masculine anything goes

Thanks for popping in!

Sharon
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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Scandinavian Christmas

So, whilst picking up a few treats for the office yesterday lunchtime in Lidl, I came across these lovely Scandinavian patterned washi tapes. I just love this look and using my current favourite deer die, I made this...



Using some lovely linen textured card for the base,  I simply added the tape in strips, created the greeting in Publisher and finished with a tiny red gem on his nose - just like Rudolph!

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

Crafty Catz #347 - anything goes using red
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #308 - AG Christmas
Craft For The Craic - use 2 colours
The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas comes early
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - inspired by a song (Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Fast Cars... For Small Boys

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 Di's Digis - a lovely store to pick up some seriously cute digital stamps...



I'm mostly making Christmas cards at the moment so it was nice to have a break and make this 2nd Birthday card for a friend at work whose nephew loves racing cars....



The two papers are digital, bought some time ago from an Etsy shop very cheaply but have been used on many occasions making them very good value! I've created the greeting in Microsoft publisher and the number is a die-cut in red glittery card. To hide where the papers join I've used a strip of lime green ribbon.


I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Moving Along With The Times - die-cut letters or numbers
Mod Squad Challenge - use ribbon 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November 2016

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

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Die-cut Deers

Today I've made a pair of cards using a free prancing deer die that came with a magazine.




This die is so pretty! I found the marvellous matching paper in a book of papers I got from Lidl by a company called Crelando.

I'm entering these into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - feature a creature
Crafty Creations - animals
Cuttlebug Mania - tic tac toe (animal/die-cut/sentiment)
Glitter N Sparkle #214 - anything goes
Fab N Funky - get Krafty 
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Rocket Santa

I'm well under way with this year's Christmas cards now but there seems to be glitter catching my eye all over the house in this winter sunshine!!

Here's a card a friend requested for her son created with a fabulous Santa in a Rocket Sleigh decoupage from I think Kanban.




I've mounted the decoupaged topper onto some snowflake backing paper and added a greeting made in Microsoft Publisher using Hey Pretty Girl font. Finally I've added some co-ordinating grosgrain ribbon and a variety of die cut snowflakes with a central gem.

I'm entering this card into the 'anything goes' challenges at:

Brown Sugar #224
Crafting With An Attitude #21
Crafty Girls Creations #29
Sunny Day Crafting #22
Through The Craftroom Door - Nov 8th

Thank you for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Fast Cars...For Big Boys

Today's card was an order from a work colleague who wanted a card with a Ferrari theme for an upcoming  21st birthday.


I found the image on the internet and printed three copies so I could create a decoupage effect. I then found an outline of the Ferrari emblem which I coloured with pro-markers and added die-cut nymbers. The sentiment was done in Publisher and I've used some black and silver Card Candi as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Glitter 'N' Sparkle - one for the men 
Allsorts Challenge - time/clocks/numbers
Brown Sugar #223 - anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #31 - anything goes
Crafting With Friends #31 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 4 November 2016

Hunkydory Foiled Card

Greetings this lovely Friday morning!


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. There's no sponsor for today - it's just for fun but entering challenges is a great way of showcasing your wonderful makes so get into your craft space, play with your 'stuff' and join in the fun! We do love visiting your blogs to see your creations!

I'm mostly making Christmas cards at the moment (so many cards, so little time) so as inspiration for you I've put this together...







The foiled topper is from a Hunkydory pack which I'm sure I got free with a magazine last year. I've made an easel card using dark green cardstock and mounted the topper on pale green patterned paper. I've used some gold gems, some pale flat-backedpearls and a strip of lace to embellish and added a sentiment created in Microsoft Publisher.




I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Crafting With An Attitude #21 - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #29 - anything goes 
Crafty Ribbons #174 - anything goes with ribbon/lace
Merry Christmas Challenge #5 - anything goes

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

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
x


Sunday, 30 October 2016

New Baby Boy

Today's card is for a work colleague - a New Baby Boy card.

The gorgeous image is from Hobby Horse. I've used some patterned papers from my stash and some lace which echoes the frill around the pram - I dyed it with tea to get the right colour!



I've also used a number of punched hearts and a sentiment created in Microsoft Publisher.

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

Polkadoodles
Crafty Friends
Inspiration Destination #109 Design Team Favourite
Through The Craft Room Door

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Golden Stockings

Another Christmas card today - this time an easel card.

I've used a much loved digi - a Christmas Stocking trio from Pink Petticoat...




And an angled view to capture the shine! 



I've coloured the image using pro-markers and gold gel pens, the patterned foiled paper is from Aldi or Lidl and I've added red gems for the holly berries.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Crafting By Designs - get ready for Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges #46 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - use a sentiment Winner!
Crafting From The Heart #133 - anything goes 

Thanks for popping in!

Sharon
xx