Thursday, 30 December 2010

Wishing You A Happy New Year

Afternoon All.
Sorry I haven't been around much, but it's that year old thing that as soon as you stop, you go and get ill again, so I have not even inked my new stamps that Father Christmas bought for me. Anyhow, I hope you have all had a lovely Crimbo, and are heading for a fabulous New Year.
I just thought I'd post this photo of the new cat tent, my sister bought her furry nephews for Christmas - How cute is this?
~~Thank You Auntie Jacky~~
Back soon with some cards.
Have a lovely New Year,
Sharon xx

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Flintstone Christmas

Well I think this is it, my last Christmas card of the year - unless the dreaded ginger kitten eats another card - as he did to my Angelic Tilda card in the post below. I left the room for 5 minutes to come back to a torn and shredded card and a cat looking cute with the remains of a flower hanging from his chops - he is sooooo in the dog house.
Anyhow, this is a quick decoupage card for hubby, who watches as many cartoons as the kids do, so I thought this would be right up his street.
I hope everyone who reads this has a Lovely Christmas and a very crafty New Year.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges;
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - non traditional Christmas
A Spoonful Of Sugar - a Christmas card
My Time To Craft - Santa baby
Papertake - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Sarah Hurley - last minute Christmas cheer (Thanks Lisa)
Fresh Brewed - merry Christmas
Thanks for looking
Big Christmas Hugs
Sharon xx

Monday, 20 December 2010

Angelic Tilda

Evening All.
I hope it's not too cold and snowy where you are. I was planning to go shopping today, but ended up staying in, as it just didn't seem worth going out in the ice and snow. So instead I thought I'd actually tidy my desk so I'd have some room beyond the normal 6inch square to work in. Alas, I got side tracked and made this card ready for my Mum for Christmas.
The easel card has been cut using my new Go Create large dies, which give a fab 5.5inch diameter card, and they still fit through the Cuttlebug - Whoopee!!!!! The edges of the card have been coloured using good old Tim Holtz Distressing Ink. The flowers have also been tinted to tone in with the rest of the card, and the roses have been highlighted with Stickles glitter glue. I have coloured Tilda with Promarkers and highlighted her halo and wings with silver glitter. Finally, I have added a snowflake charm to the ribbon which has came from my on-line shop Ewe 2 Can Craft, where you can find over 70 different charms from 10p each (free postage on purchases over £5).
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Critter Sketch - anything Christmas
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Christmas card
Simon Says -blue, white and silver
Crafts and Me - moody blues
Pattie's Creations - punch or punches (scallop circle and snowflake)
Allsorts - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss -for someone special (my Mum)
The Crafty Pad - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - cut it out
I Did It Creations - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes
Creative Inspirations -anything goes Christmas
Totally Tilda - easel card
Die Cut Dreams - how girlie can you get?
Incy Wincy - shape it
Thanks for looking,
Big Christmas Hugs
Sharon xx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Teddy With Parcels

Evening all.
Sorry I have been absent for a week, but I'm back with this weeks card for the final Fab 'n' Funky challenge of the year - Quick & Easy does it, which is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps. You have just over 3 weeks to enter this challenge, as the next one doesn't begin until Wednesday 5th January 2011.
I have used another one of my favorite images from Lili of the Valley, and just coloured it with Promarkers, then added a little bit of glamour dust for Christmas sparkle. The card was simply finished with the addition of some ribbon and a peel off sentiment.
I hope you will join in our challenge this time round, and I look forward to seeing your creations.
I'd like to enter this into;
Cards For Men - Christmas
Teddy Stampers - Christmas teddies
Frosted Designs - use a ribbon
Stampin' With The Dragon - make it sparkle
Allsorts - last minute Christmas
Creative Inspirations - anything goes Christmas
Critter Sketch - no patterned papers
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
Fresh Brewed - Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - one for the kids
and finally
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx

Thursday, 9 December 2010

And The Winner Is ?????

Evening All.

Well I had 53 wonderful comments on last weeks blog hop card for Fab 'n' Funky, so I thought I'd use the random generator to decide who had won the prize of 4 digi images from Pink Gem, who kindly sponsored my blog.

So the winner is comment 7, which equates to





Congratulations !!!

If you would like to send me you details, I will pass them onto Janet at Pink Gem so you can collect your prize.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the blog hop, and don't forget to check the other DT blogs and the main Fab 'n' Funky blog to see if you are a winner.

Sharon xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

My First DT Card For Penny's

Hello Again.
Second post of the day already (well fingers crossed as they are both scheduled and it could all go horribly wrong yet)!
This is my first DT card for Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog who launch their latest challenge today - Merry Christmas. It is being sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts - who have a range of adorable digi images.
For my slider card I have used Stop the World, I wanna get off! (Paulo). I have printed the image out twice so I could 3D the little bear onto the snowball, so he could roll up and down the hill, clinging on for dear life.
Thanks for looking and I hope you'll pop over to Penny's and play along.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Teddy Stampers - Christmas teddies
Bee Crafty - winter - but not Christmas
Delicious Doodles - use a digi
Pear Tree Designs - winter wonderland
Secret Crafter -Christmas
A Spoonful Of Sugar -A Christmas Card
Crafty Creations - a beary project
Stampavie - Christmas
Digital Tuesday - baby it's cold outside
Crafty Pad - anything goes
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon.
Sharon xx

Christmas Cutie

Morning All.

It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky, but first, I'd like to say thank you to all the lovely people out there who joined in our blog hop last week.

I will be back later with the winner of the prize from this blog, or check out the Fab 'n' Funky blog for a complete list.

This week the theme is Christmas Is For The Kids!

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Woo, as she inspired my mojo big time to create this card.

Thank You Hunni.

The image is Bentley Bear, who has been coloured with promarkers, with added glamour dust on the wings as it's Christmas and things just have to sparkle.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas punches

Teddy Stampers - Christmas teddies

Frosted Designs - glitter

Card Patterns - sketch

Secret Crafter - Christmas

My Sheri Crafts - silver and blue

Stamptacular Sunday - blue, blue, Christmas

Lexi's - blue and silver

A Spoonful Of Sugar - a Christmas card

Papertake Weekly - red and green must not be seen

Crafty Creations - a beary project

Flutter By Wednesday - open theme

Simon Says - Christmas but no red or green

Crafts and Me - moody blues

Stampavie - Christmas


Delicious Doodles - use a digi

Thanks for stopping by.

Big Hugs Sharon x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Hubby's Birthday

Afternoon all - Me again!!
Just thought I'd pop by and show you the card I made for hubby's birthday - today.
Happy Birthday John x
I have had this Dustin Pike image for a while and it just seemed appropriate for this card - not that I'm saying hubby is a monkey - although he does have a very hairy back (ooh perhaps I shouldn't mention that). I wasn't going to make him a card as we have adopted my Grandads idea that it is far better to write happy birthday on a bar of chocolate than spend loads of money on a card, as you can eat the choc but just look at the card. But hey, what sort of blogger would I be to miss out on the opportunity of a challenge or two, so I made a card as well as get the chocolate.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges;
Simon Says - sketch
CRAFT - Christmas birthday
Stamp Something - Christmas colour combo
Allsorts - light up the sky - must include candle
Our Creative Corner - colour combo
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.
Sharon xx

Blowing Bubbles

Morning All.
Hurray, children have gone back to school and Hubby is back at work - normality, or as close to as it gets in this household has returned.
It's time for another sketch challenge over at Sketch and Stash, and I am delighted to be a Guest Designer for them again.
One lucky person could win a fantastic $20 voucher to spend on line at Simon Says Stamps, so its got to be worth an entry.
I must confess I bought this stamp earlier in the year and have only just used it - it reminded me of my eldest son when he was little, as he used to spend hours blowing bubbles.
The image has been coloured with Promarkers, and the background paper is by Craft Creations. I have also gone over the bubbles with Glossy accents to make them raised and shiny.
I hope you like my effort, and will go on over to Sketch and Stash and join in the fun.

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges;

Cute Card Thursday - the blues
Paper Play - monochromes
The Crazy Challenge - on the go

Thanks for looking, and I'll be back really soon.

Sharon x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

New Challenge Blog Launch

Morning All.
I am a very naughty girl because I should have posted this yesterday but because of the kids being off because of snow, hubby spending the day in hospital and several other things - I'm late, very very late - Sorry Lynne.
This is the view from my back door as I'm typing this :o) It's still snowing!!!!

The news is that my friend Lynne, from the Stamp Around The Block blog, is launching her very own digi challenge blog -

Do It With Digi's

and she has choosen me to be one of the Digi Diva Design Team - How excited am I !!!!!!!!

To celebrate the launch of the first challenge on Thursday 6th January 2011, Lynne is offering 3 fantastic candies on the blog .

Prize 1 - Everyday Themed Candy

Prize 2 - Christmas Themed Candy

Prize 3 - A $10 Gift Certificate To Send In Lynne's digi shop - Sentiments 4 You

All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning the candy is leave your name with Mr Linky, post a picture of one of the candy's on your sidebar with a link back to the new challenge site and become a follower - that way you'll know when the challenges start.
The candy will run until midnight (GMT) on 31st December 2010, and the winner will be announced on 1st January 2011.
I hope you will come and join us - I can't wait to get started.
Big Hugs
Sharon xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Fab 'n' Funky Celebrates It's First Birthday

Morning All.

Fab'n'Funky Challenges is celebrating its 1st birthday this week and we have decided to have a "Birthday Blog Hop" to celebrate.

There will be the opportunity to win 15 prizes as the Challenge Blog has prizes galore to offer, and each of the F'n'F DT has a special prize on each of their blogs.

Now you should have hopped over to me from Karen and collected her letter but if you have arrived here first, please go back to the start over on the Challenge Blog.

My blog is being sponsored by

Here is my birthday blog hop card made using the Snowy Sprinkles image supplied by Pink Gem.

Please leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance to win this blogs prize - which is 4 digi stamps of the winners choice from Pink Gem.

To win the prizes over on the Challenge Blog, collect the letter from each DT blog, and the 2 from the challenge blog.

Mine is


and once you have all your letters, unscramble them to form a phrase. Then leave your answer on the Challenge Blog post. The winners will be announced next week.

You now need to hop over to Lou's blog from here to collect your next letter.

Have fun hopping, and good luck!!!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges;

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - sketch

Charisma - one for the girls

Allsorts - monochrome

One Stitch At A Time - bling it upLink

One Stop Crafts - Christmas cuties

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - use a die cut

Crafty Catz - Christmas

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas without red or green


Craft Your Days Away - texture (flock on coat)

Thanks for looking, and I hope you join in the fun.

Big Hugs

Sharon x

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Not Quite Monochrome

Morning All.
Sorry I disappeared again, but been very busy, and went away for the weekend to an old school friends wedding, then have spent time trying to catch up with all the stuff I should have been doing at the weekend.
Well, I had some more fab news yesterday, I have been chosen as one of the new DT members for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog, how exciting is that lol. I can't wait to join in the fun there.
I started making this card with the intention of it being a black and white monochrome card, but it just didn't look right, so I added a splash of green to liven the whole thing up - I think it's work, and I can't wait to see if you all agree. I hope the ladies on my class won't mind either.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Quirky Crafts - black, white plus one other
Pear Tree Designs - sketch with gem twist
Papercutz - anything goes
Thanks for looking,
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A Taste Of The Orient

Hi everyone
There is a slight change in plans this week over at Fab 'n' Funky as the wonderful Lou has been upto her ears in family stuff. It should have been our birthday celebrations but we have decided to postpone the party until NEXT WEEK and boy, oh boy have we got a PARTY lined up for you . . . prizes galore and loads of yummy inspiration too . . . no RSVP needed . . just join in with the fun!

This week we've decided to alter things a little as things are a bit up in the air, so suitably have gone with the theme of . .
"going with the flow!"

Simply translated this means, make anything you want . . . but please make sure it's decent and can be published !!! There will be a "surprise prize" for the lucky randomly chosen winner which has been donated by Lou (as an apology for all the mix ups).

I had a fab time using my new Japanese Tilda stamp, and some old stock Craft Creations paper to make my DT card this week.
I'd like to enter her into;
A Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - red and black
Papertake Weekly - cut it out (blossoms and swirls)
Creative Inspirations - colour scheme - red, green and gold

Have a great week everyone and don't forget to get your party gear ready for next week,
Sharon xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Guest Design Post

Morning All.
I'm so excited I can finally tell everyone that I am a guest designer for Sketch and Stash, for the next two challenges.
Their challenge this time is being sponsored by Whiff Of Joy, and is a fabulous sketch, which I had a lot of fun playing with - I hope you like the result. Why not pop over and check it out, or better still why not join in the fun and have a go.
Some of the ladies from my Christmas blossoms class last Saturday will recognise this as they made their own versions. I hope they were not too traumatized by making the little paper roses!!!
I'd like to enter it in the following challenges;
Stampavie - monochrome
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas no red or green
Thanks for looking,
Sharon x

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Holiday Reindeer Candle

Afternoon All.
Well what a busy week it's been. I've made lots of cards, which you will see over the next few days, started my scrapbook calendar Christmas pressies - only 4 to do, taught 4 classes, been to an Anne Summers party, and all the usual things, like keeping house and curtain making.
So today, inspired by my friend Woo, I thought I'd chill out a bit and make some candles ready for the school fayre.
This candle has a digi image on it from Pattie's Creations, and is just sooooo sweet. I only jammed the printer up a couple of times trying to get the image printed onto tissue paper, but we won't mention that to hubby. It has been coloured with Promarkers and his nose is coloured with Stickles glitter glue, for some Christmas sparkle.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges;
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - handmade Christmas gift
Creative Inspirations - Christmassy
Crazy 4 Challenges - create a card / project
Winter Wonderland - a decoration
Pattie's Creations - anything but a card
ABC Christmas - X is for Xmas
Penny's Paper Crafty - alter something
OLLCB - Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Lexi's Creations - traditional Christmas colours
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon.
Big hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Forgotten Stamp

Morning All.
It's Wednesday again, so it's time for another challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky.
Well done to all of you who entered last weeks challenge - going around in circles. You are a very talented bunch, and there were some amazing entries.
This time we would like you to rake out and use that long forgotten stamp at the back of the drawer.
The stamp I have used, is one I feel in love with, but had never used as it is on the large side - as the lady stands just under 6 1/2 in high. Then whilst shopping I came across some large pillar candles, and suddenly she seemed ideal.
I hope it will help to inspire you to join in our challenge this time round, and if you still need some more inspiration, check out the other DT projects, they are all fab-u-lous!!!
Hugs Sharon x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Snowy Circles

Morning All.
Sorry running a bit late with this post, I meant to do it last night, but life just run away from me and suddenly it was really late.
Anyhow, it is time for a new challenge over at We Are In 2 Crafting, with a fabulous sketch that makes you dizzy as there are so many circles. Why not give it a whirl (sorry- bad pun), and come over and join the fun. It can be any theme, Christmas, birthday, thank you, new home or whatever you fancy just as long as we can still see the sketch. So come on, why not join in the fun.
The image on my card is from a Personal Impressions set, stamped in Tuxedo black Momento ink and coloured with Promarkers. The circles have all been cut using Quickutz cookie cutters, with the snowflakes cut using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create A Flake 1.
I'd like to enter my DT card into the following challenges;
Critter Sketch - texture
Wild Orchid - blue Christmas
Paper Sundaes - pick your toppings (mine are, blue, embossing and punches)
Sweet Stampin' - it's all about snowflakes
I Love Promarkers - icy colours
Thanks for looking, and why not hope over and join in the fun.
Hugs Sharon x
PS sorry about the awful photo, I'm struggling with the light at this time of year.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Glitter Overdose

Evening All.
This is the first card ready for my blossoms class on Saturday at In 2 Crafting, Wickford. I have gone very sparkly for this one as all the edges, and embossed ridges on the poinsettia have been covered with glamour dust. The glitter swirl and the poinsettia are both Marianne D dies. The backing paper is one of this years new papers from Craft Creations.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges;
Pollycraft Monday - a glittery Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas sparkle
Crazy 4 Challenges - a Christmas card
Creative Inspirations Challenge - anything Christmassy / winter
Fairy Fun Friday - make your own flowers
Crafts And Me - glitter
I hope you like it, and I hope the ladies will enjoy making it on Saturday.
Back soon,
Big hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Thinking of You

Morning All.
Just a quick post to share this little card with you all. I thought it would work either as a sympathy card or a get well message. The stamp is a Prima Marketing image, which has been inked with Rich Cocoa Momento ink, and coloured in parts with Promarkers. The 2 DP are from my stash, and I'm sorry I'm not sure which make they are. The flowers are also by Prima Marketing.
I'd like to enter it into the following challenges;
Allsorts - sketch
Our Creative Corner - color challenge
Charisma - sympathy card
Passion For Promarkers - sepia or black and white
Fresh Brewed - 2 or more DP
Thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Sharon x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Going Around In Circles

Morning All.
Hopefully you are seeing this Wednesday morning, as I'm attempting my first scheduled post, as I am hopefully having an ultrasound, amongst other things, whilst dear old blogger is dealing with my post.
I was very impressed with all your colourific challenge entries last week, and can't wait to see what you can do with this weeks challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky - Going Around In Circles.
You can interpret this however you like, just as long as you have fun doing it and we can see some circles somewhere on your creation.
I have used my Beaded Circles Nestabilities to make the basic easel card. The image is from the Flower Girls clear set from Pergamano, coloured with Promarkers and Sakura glitter pens. I hope you like the design.
Thanks for looking, and have a good day.
Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Tilda Candle

Evening All.
Well, I've been a good girl today and yesterday and have actually made a Roman blind, and caught up on a few alterations, along with the exciting things in life, like food shopping, which is not good on a Saturday morning with two kids in tow - but hey I had to go and buy some more candles as well.
So I thought I'd show you another candle I have made, this time using a Magnolia Tilda stamp. I'm sorry about the photo but I had to use the flash as the light at the moment is awful for photographs. I'm only slightly addicted to doing them at the mo, and this is one ready for a teacher pressie at the end of term - I hope Ms Hancox will like it :o)
I'd also like to enter it into;
Stamp With Fun - all that can fly
Crafty Creations - fables and fairy tales
Crafts and Me - make a Christmas gift
Cute Card Thursday - gently does it (image stamped onto tissue paper)
Crafty Sentiments - make a gift
Just Magnolia - anything goes
Thanks for looking.
Big hugs Sharon x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Poinsettia Bouquet Fairy

Afternoon all.
I hope the weather is better where you are than it is here, it is all drizzly and horrible.
Today's card is the third for my Fairy Fantasy class next week. It has been made using images and backing paper from the Wild Rose Christmas CD. The flowers have been made using the Marianne D's mini pointsettia dies. The digi images have been coloured with promarkers, then decoupaged up.
I'd like to enter it in;
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - use a Christmas digi
OSAAT - Christmas
Critter Sketch - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - let's punch it
Flutter By Wednesday - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - with love @ Christmas
Meljen Designs - use 3 different shapes
Polka Doodles - quick and easy Christmas card
Fairy Fun Friday - make your own flowers
and thanks to Sandi
Hope you all have a good weekend, and see you soon.
Thanks for dropping by.
Hugs Sharon xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Falling Leaves

Afternoon Blogland.
This is my second post today, what's going on????
Well, we've got the heating engineers in and they are trying to get the heating up and running again after 14 months of frost bite. I'm not sure how it's going but they keep walking round the house hitting the radiators with a mallot, supposedly to get the gunk out of them, but all they seem to have succeeded in doing is giving me a massive headache. Anyhow I couldn't do the curtains I was supposed to be doing, as no matter where I tried to work, I always seemed to be in the way, so I have had a little play with my new Pink Gem stamp that I may have accidently ordered last week - ooooops!!!
I have coloured Guy Fawkes Milly with promarkers and glittered the firework in the sky. The border punch is another Martha Stewart one, and I have saved the waste to make the sprinkles for the shaker bit of the card.
I hope you like her.
I would like to enter it into;
Fresh Brewed - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - transparent - acetate on shaker box
Polka Doodles - autumn
Pear Tree Designs - bonfire night
Lets Ink It Up - make a scene
Pollycraft Monday - it's chill time
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Stampavie - orange
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sharon xx

Colourific Challenge

Morning All, and a happy Wednesday to you all.

Well it's time for another challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky, and this time round it's a colourific challenge of Lime, Pink and Kraft, which I must confess I found far easier than last weeks "Clean and Simple" challenge. Our sponsor this week is SoftPencil who sell a range of adorable whimsical illustrations.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;

One Stop Craft - anything goes
Stamp Something - stamp something with pink

I hope you like my design, and please come in and join in the fun at Fab 'n' Funky.

See you soon,

Hugs Sharon xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Let's Bake A Pudding

Well the children are back at school, and some sense of normality has returned to the house, so I thought I'd share the last project for my Bears class on Thursday - and this is it.

The bears are Forever Friends, which I have coloured with Promarkers, and cut out using a Quickutz cookie cutter. The zig zag mount is also from Quickutz.
I hope my ladies will enjoy their class.
I'd like to enter this card into:
Just Cute Bears & Friends - sketch by Helen
Teddy Stampers - open theme (as long as includes a bear)
Forever Friends - tags or punches
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Off now to cut out some Roman blind that I've been putting off doing.
See you later.
Sharon xx

Sunday, 31 October 2010

How much sparkle?

Afternoon All.
I'm having a very exciting day today. I've been shopping and bought a cocktail dress ready for a wedding reception at the end of November, and my youngest, who is like having mini Gok in the changing room with you, said, "You look just like a girlie" which I took as a complement and bought the dress quick.
Then once we got home, I was just having a quick look around blogland to see what was going on, and discovered my LOTV candle was being displayed on LOTV's Ideas To Inspire Blog. How chuffed am I !!!!!!
And then, I discovered I'd won Claire's mini candy at Claire's Crafty Corner. What a top day :o)
I also thought, I'd pop by and show you the card I made last night, which is the second for my Fairy Fantasy class in a couple of weeks. This has to be one of my favorite Tilda stamps, which I have coloured with a combination of Sakura glitter and metallic pens, as well as with my old faithful Promarkers. I have edged the discs with glamour dust, to complement the very sparkly wings. The easel card has been cut using my new set of Lacey Circles Nestabilities.
I am entering this card in;
Totally Tilda - pink and pearls
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes and Blog Hop
The Secret Crafter - anything that flies
Creative Inspiration Challenge - glitter, glamour and girlie
Stamp Something - stamp something with some pink
Wild Orchid - pastels
The Crazy Challenge - tons of shapes
Lexi's Creations - Happy Birthday
A Spoonful Of Sugar - lets get punchy
Papertake Weekly - sparkly and bright
Creative Card Crew - lets punch it
ABC - G is for glitter
Simon Says - punch 'em
I hope you like.
See you soon,
Hugs Sharon x

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Anyone For Golf

Afternoon All.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I've been a busy bee today and altered a wedding dress this morning. Number two son has disappeared round to his friends for the afternoon, so the house is peaceful, except for the kittens, who are having a mad half an hour chasing each other round the house, spurred on by the eldest son.
Anyhow, I have been trying to focus on my bear class this afternoon, and had this Design House decoupage paper ready for the class. After starring at it blankly for a while, hubby arrived on the scene bearing a mug of coffee, and said "Why don't you do a golf ball easel card". Well that was it, off I went and this is the result.
I have textured the white card with a Crafts Too folder, and defined the edges using distressing ink. Then I have simply created a circular easel card using a Quickutz cookie cutter, before mounting on the decoupage - "Simples !!!!"

I'd like to enter it into;

Cards For Men - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Happy Birthday
Creative Cottage - embossing
Hope you like.
See you soon
Hugs Sharon x

Friday, 29 October 2010

Fairy Wings

Afternoon All.
I've been playing this morning, trying to come up with some cards ready for my Bears class next week, but got sadly side tracked with my new Wild Rose girlie stamp, which I have turned into a fairy ready for my Fairy Fantasy class at In 2 Crafting on the 12th November. The wings have been cut using a Marianne D's butterfly die from white glitter paper, then mounted onto turquoise, with the holes filled in with glamour dust. I have used the antennae from the butterfly to give the little girlie her beadly boppers.
I'd like to enter it into;
A Spoonful Of Sugar - let's get punchy
Papertake - sparkly and bright
Creative Card Crew - let's punch it
ABC - G is for glitter
Simon Says - punch em'
C.R.A.F.T. - monotone
Moving Along With The Times - card for a child
Totally Papercrafts - bling it on.
Hope you like it, and see you soon.
Hugs Sharon xx

Thursday, 28 October 2010

LOTV Candle

Afternoon All.
I thought I'd try something different today, so I have decorated a candle - thanks to my Sister Fred for the destructions.
The image is from my favourite company - Lili of the Valley (and by the way I can't wait for the new releases next month - don't think I'll be able to wait for Santa to buy them for me lol). It has been coloured with Promarkers before being attached to the candle.
I'd like to enter it into;
Teddy Stampers - open theme
Sweet Stampin' - anything but a card
The Crafty Pad - Christmas theme
I Did It Creations - surprise me
OSAAT - all celebrations
Crafts and Me - make a Christmas gift
Stampavie - Christmas
I hope you like :o)
Big hugs Sharon x

Monday, 25 October 2010

Clean & Simple

Morning All.
It's Wednesday again, which means that it's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky.
Ooh boy, how good were all your Halloween cards, I had a great time flicking through them.
Let's see how you find this weeks challenge - Clean and Simple.
I found this one quite tough, and I confess I am not over happy with my design this time round, but let's hope you can put me to shame, and show how it should be done.
The stamp is from an Inkadinkadoo set, which I have stamped with rubarb stalk Momento ink, then highlighted areas with a Sakura Glaze pen.
I'd like to enter it in the following challenges;
Meljen Designs - anything goes
Keep It Simple - take a bow
See you soon,
Sharon x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Halloween Tilda

Happy Weekend Everyone.
So far we have repaired the back gate, that was geneously kicked in by some of the local !!!!!!s. Done some craft shopping ready to make scrapbook calendars for the relatives for Chrimbo, been food shopping and cut all the ivy from next door off our flat roof - what a fun weekend.
Now it's time to share my latest creation with you all. I have finally managed to finish my Halloween Tilda card. Thanks to my friend Lynne for image, I have had great fun colouring her, and I hope your arm and shoulder are getting better :o).
I would like to enter it in the following challenges;
Stamp With Fun - Halloween
OLLCB - scary stuff
My Time To Craft - ghosties & ghoulies
Creative Craft -trick or treat
Crafts and Me - Halloween
Penny's Paper Crafty - so long as it flies
C.R.A.F.T. -spooky
Moving Along With The Times - use prmarkers / anything goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Halloween / fall
Stampin With The Dragon - you get inked
Our Creative Corner - color challenge
Allsorts - spots and stripes
My Sheri Crafts -HalloweenLink
Stamptacular Sunday - Halloween colour challenge
and last but not least of this epic list
Totally Tilda - Halloween special
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sharon x

Friday, 22 October 2010

Snow Flurry

Morning All.
Sorry I meant to post this card yesterday, but the day just ran away from me.
This is the third card for my "Sparkling Snowflakes" class this morning. The stamp is from a Personnel Impressions set, and has been heat embossed with silver powder. The edges have then been distressed with good old Tim Holtz distressing inks, and the lettering filled in with glamour dust. The panel has been mounted onto silver mirror card, then onto a Craft Creations backing paper and more mirror card. The snowflakes were cut using a Marianne Designs set of dies, then they were distressed and glittered. The card was finally finished with a few clear Dew Drops. I hope the ladies will enjoy making it today.
I'd like to enter it into;
Bah! Humbug! - elegance
Frosted Designs - lets see your die cuts
Cooking It Up With Katie - double up on glittery letters!
Delightful Sketchers - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Our Creative Corner - embellishments / the more the better
Wild Orchid - pastels
OSAAT - embellish it
The Crafty Pad - distressed or torn edges
Hope you like.
Hugs Sharon x

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Reduced Postage

Morning All.

Just a quickie before the school run to let you know that I have changed the postage on my shop, so that it is now FREE on orders above £5.00. I hope you will have time to pop over and take a look by clicking the shop logo above.

See you later,
Sharon xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Halloween Party

Morning all.
It's Wednesday morning again, which means it's time for a new challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky. This week the theme is "Things that go bump in the night!", so get out your Halloween goodies and join in the fun. I can't wait to pop over and see all your spooky projects.
For my DT card I thought I'd do something a bit different, so I have made a never ending card into a mini brag book of a Halloween party my children went to a few years ago. The die cut shapes used are mostly by Quickutz, and the papers are various scraps from my stash.
I'd like to enter it into the following challenges;
Polka Doodles - something spooky
Frosted Designs - Halloween / Fall Layout
The Corrosive Challenge - get rid of white
Pear Tree Designs - free for all
Charisma Cardz - more than one fold
OLLCB - scary stuff
One Stop Crafts - Halloween
Creative Craft - Trick or Treat
and last but not least
I hope you like it, and don't forget to join us at Fab 'n' Funky this week.
Hugs Sharon xx