Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Back To School

Evening all.
Well it's the last day of the little cherubs holiday tomorrow, then it's back to the school run - if I'm honest I'll miss having them around, although I won't miss the bickering.
This new image from Lili of the Valley, so reminded me of my boys on their first days at school, that I simply had to buy it (along with just a few others ). As usual it has been coloured with Promarkers. The backing has been embossed using the numbers folder for the Cuttlebug - which just seemed so appropriate for a back to school card. The sentiment is a digital, designed by my good friend Lynne, who has just set up her own online shop selling digi sentiments - Sentiments 4 You - why not pop over and have a look, she has just uploaded some fab Halloween designs.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Incy Wincy - back to school
Fussy and Fancy Friday - back to school
Let's Ink It Up - anything goes - but use yellow somewhere
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes
Stamp Something - back to school
and finally
The Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or back to school
Thanks for looking.
Sharon xx

Monday, 30 August 2010

Basically Black and White

Me again, you don't see me for a week then you get two posts in a day, it's just like waiting for a bus to arrive.
Anyhow, this is the second card for my monochrome class, and I have reverted back to my favourite combination of black and white. The stamp is by Penny Black, and is stamped onto pearl card. I have layered it four times to add some dimension to the card. The backing is the same pearl card which has been embossed using my faithful Cuttlebug, and the card has been completed with ribbon and gems for added sparkle.
Just for a change I didn't use a challenge sketch for this card, but I would like to enter it in;
Lexi's Creations - embossing
Crafts & Me - petals and pearls
Totally Paper Crafts - keep it plain and simple
Simon Says Stamp - paper piecing
I hope you like this card, and I'm keeping number 3 a surprise ready for the class - I don't want the lovely ladies to be too prepared.
See you soon,
Sharon x

Monochrome Madness

Hello everyone.

Thank you for all the concerned emails, it is lovely to know so many of you think of me, and read my blog. I think basically, I may have over done it a bit while we were away, and had a bit of a backward slide, but hey, I'm back blogging now, and on the up again.

This is the first card for my next monochrome class at In 2 Crafting, Wickford next week. I have used one of the new Papermania stamps, with Momento London fog ink, and just highlighted it with denim blue Promarker. The image has been layered to add depth to the card. The backing paper is from the Papermania capsule collection. The ribbon and buttons are from my stash.
I have had a challenge free week, so it is now time to ease myself back in.
I'd like to enter this card into;
ABC - B is for blue
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes
The Shabby Tea Rooms - old meets new
I hope you like, and I'll be back later with more cards for the class.
Hugs Sharon x

Monday, 23 August 2010

Winter Wonderland

Evening all.
It seems a along time since my last post, as I've been away for a long weekend with my lovely boys and hubby. We've been to Whipsnade zoo, Woodside Farm, seen watermills and done all sorts of fun things. Just need to order the photos, then I can start scrapbooking :o)
Anyhow, this is my sample card for my class tomorrow night. The stamp is a used one that I won on Ebay, and has no makers name on it. The DP is from Craft Creations. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and highlights added with glamour dust.
I'd like to enter it in the following challenges;
Creative Card Crew - sparkles and shine
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Christmas in August
Secret Crafter - blue and cream
ABC - b is for blue
Crafty Angels - something old, something new
Bah! Humbug! - winter wonderland
Winter Wonderland - walking in a winter wonderland
My Time To Craft - glitter and glitz
Colour Create - ivory, duck egg blue and one other colour
and finally
Stampavie - Christmas in summer
I hope you like
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Ivor The Engine

Evening All.
I was supposed to be packing to go away for the weekend, but I got side tracked and made a card instead.
I have had this Ivor the Engine decoupage cut out for a while, and thought it was about time I put it together. The train border at the top of the card was cut using a Martha Stewart punch (another one of my fav crafting goodies), then I couldn't resist adding some gold glamour dust to the volcano for added sparkle.
I'd like to enter it in;
Paper Play - Bon Voyage
Fairy Fun Friday - inspirational photo
Critter Sketch -Boys card - but include some glitter
Cards for Men - decoupage
and finally
Creative Craft - transport
Thanks for looking - better go and pack now.
See you soon xx

Happy Anniversary

Afternoon all.
Just a quickie post to show the card I made last night for my Sister and Brother-in-Laws wedding anniversary tomorrow.
Happy 15th Anniversary
Jacky & Alex

The teddy bear stamp and heart are both from a clear set by Kanban, that may have arrived yesterday morning - and it was so cute I couldn't resist getting them straight out and playing - more examples to follow shortly.

I have paper pieced the bear to give the two tone effect.

I'm entering it in just three challenges;
Crafty Catz - animals
Allsorts - paper piercing / paper piecing
I hope you like, and have a good rest of the day,
Hugs Sharon xx

Monday, 16 August 2010

Tilda In Red

Morning All.
This is my DT card for the next In 2 Crafting challenge - a sketch by Sally, and use a Magnolia stamp. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and the oval mounts have been cut using Spellbinders nestabilities. The backing paper has been lurking in my stash for a number of years, so I'm sorry I can't tell you where its from, but the backing card is Bazzill, another firm favourite of mine. The flowers and brads are from various packs from the In 2 Crafting shop, which has recently moved to bigger premises - Fab!!!
Why don't you join in the challenge this time round, the DT and me would love to see your creations. I just love sneaking along and taking a look at other peoples lovely work.
Anyway, you know me, I just need a few challenges;
Wild Orchid - one for the girls
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Crafty Creations - winged things
Flutter By Wednesday - open challenge
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Crafty Angels - something old, something new (DP old, image new)
Crazy 4 Challenges - put music on our card
Thanks for looking and have a good day.
Sharon xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Perfect Prince

Afternoon, I hope you are all having a good weekend.
I have been playing with my new Tilda stamp, ready for my class a week Tuesday, as I'm trying to get organised before we go away on holiday. I've highlighted her wings, the frogs crown and the rose in the centre of the flowers with glamour dust, as I think all fairies and princesses should sparkle. The lace is some a friend of my Mums gave to me, as she was having a clear out of her old egging stuff, and the papers are some by Anna Griffin, that another lovely lady gave to me - isn't it great how other peoples throw outs are so useful.
I'd like to enter it in;
Oh, Alice! - sketch by Jen Shults
Wild Orchid - one for the girls
Cooking It Up With Katie - make a flowery pink square
Crafty Creations - winged things
Flutter By Wednesday - open challenge
Stamp Something - fairy tale something
Bah! Humbug! - angels and fairies
Secret Crafter - what little girls are made of
The Crafty Pad - glitz and glitter
Crafty Cardmaker - birthday
and last but not least
Papertake Weekly - something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
I hope you like
Hugs Sharon :o)

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Loving Gifts

Sorry I haven't been around much lately, can't believe it's been a week since my last posting - whats going wrong - it was almost like going cold turkey from blogland lol.
Anyhow, I thought I'd ease myself back in gently with - yes you've guessed it - a LOTV image. By the way, I can't wait for the new releases on Thursday - the credit card is already seriously worried.
I'd like to enter this card in;
ABC Christmas - Q is for quick and easy
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - tree-mendous
Lili of the Valley - four seasons
Stampavie and More - Christmas in summer
and finally
Daring Cardmakers - tree-mendous
I hope you like it, and have a good weekend.
Big hugs Sharon x

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Fairy Flowers

Morning All.

Well here is card number 3 for my Pergamano clear stamps class - I have gone back to my favourite thing of fairies, and a comfy colour scheme of green and purple. The backing paper is again Basic Grey, and the flowers are made using the Marianne Design punch and embossing set.
I'd like to enter it in;

The Beary Scrap Design Team - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - out of this world
Flutter By Wednesday - favourite colour - purple
Crafts and Me - purple and green
Daring Cardmakers - peridot
Craftalicious - make your own flowers

and a brand new challenge

Craft Your Days Away - favourite things - fairies

I hope you like, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Bringing Flowers

Morning all.
Well after a lot of mind changing, here is the second card for my class using the Pergamano clear stamps. This image is from the flower girls set, and is a real sweetie. As usual it has been coloured with promarkers. The backing paper is Basic Grey, and the flowers were made using a Marianne Designs die cutting set, finished off with some Craftwork Cards card candy.
I'd like to enter it in;
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - lets get cute and girlie
The ABC Challenge - A is for August
Craftalicious - make your own flowers
Have a good day, and wish me luck with card number 3 xx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

No Cards Today

Evening all.
Just a quickie post to say hello.
There is no card today, because I have spent all morning trying to finish a curtain job that seems to have been going on for weeks.
Then this afternoon my mojo has run away, so I have just sat staring at stamped images and paper with no inspiration at all - I'm sure it had nothing to do with the little cherubs bickering, as they couldn't go out because of the rain and thunder storms.
Oh well, hopefully it will be back tomorrow.
Have a good evening :o)

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Fairy Sparkle

Evening all.
We, I've gone for a different colour combo for me today, yellow and pink, and no LOTV stamp today.
This is the first card for one of my new classes at In 2 Crafting at Wickford on 27th August, which is all about using the new Pergamano clear stamps - this one comes from the Fairies 1 set. It has been coloured with Promarkers, then the wings have been glittered with Glamour Dust. The DP is by Sandilion, and the wavy mat has been embossed using a Quickutz embossing folder.
I'd like to enter it in;
Creative Card Crew - lets get cute and girlie
Party Time Tuesday - summer birthday
The Crafty Pad - ribbon and flowers
Flutter By Wednesday - open challenge
and finally
Sir Stampalot - bling on the bling
Hope you like

Monday, 2 August 2010


Morning All.
Just a quickie post to show you the card I finished this morning. I was suppsed to be clearing my desk ready to make curtains, but I thought I might as well finish the card first.
This card uses one of the Meljen's images that I won from Crafts For Men the other week.
I'm entering it in;
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes birthday
Teddy Stampers - use different shapes
One Stitch At A Time - use a little pink
Die Cut Dreams - gingham
Pollycraft Monday - fit for a princess
and finally
Incy Wincy - summer fun
Hope you like, and have a good day

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Present Time

Afternoon all.
Well I'm glad I decided to postpone boot saling this week, as it has been raining on and off all morning. But the REALLY GOOD news is that I won the July Prize Draw at Pink Gem so I now have to shop to use my discount voucher - how awful is that, NOT !!!!!!
I have reverted back to my LOTV stamps for today's card, and Dovecraft backing papers. I still think it needs something else, but not quite sure what, so I thought I'd post it and await peoples suggestions.
I'm entering it in;
Cupcake Craft - pastel Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Christmas in July
Tuesday Taggers - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - P is for presents
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Our Creative Corner - Christmas in July
Cards 4 Men - 1 image, 2 DP's and 3 embellishments
Suggestions welcomed, hugs Sharon x