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

Monday, 18 October 2010

Snowman Easel

Afternoon All.
Where does time go to, it seems ages since I posted a card - what happened to the days of posting a card every day - I know it's that thing called work getting in the way again. Oh well, shouldn't complain, it's good to be busy again.
This card is the second for my Sparkling Snowflakes class later this week - I just feel in love with the sentiment - From little snowflakes, mighty snowmen grow - and decided I just had to do a snowman card. I also decided to do an easel card, as it has been a while since I last did one, and it just seemed right to prop the snowman against the sentiment. The decorative borders have been done using a Martha Stewart punch, but I have used the waste snowflakes as the embellishments. He has been coloured using Sakura glitter pens, and highlighted with good old glamour dust - Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it.
I'd like to enter it into;
A Spoonful Of Sugar - winter wonderland
Charisma Cardz - more than 1 fold
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Pear Tree Designs - free for all
Hope you like, and see you soon
Hugs Sharon xx

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Oh, Christmas Tree

Morning All.
Isn't it chilly today? Is winter about to set in? About time I tried to get the heating fixed!!!!
I thought I would show you the first card I have made ready for my 'Sparkling Snowflakes' class next week. I must confess my mojo has gone into hibernation and I am struggling for inspiration at the moment - but hey, I'm sure it will all be OK on the day :o)
The backing was embossed using my trusty Cuttlebug folder, then cut into strips. The snowflake Christmas tree stamp is a new release from Kars, and was a bit of a bargain at £1.25, which I have just highlighted with some tiny gems. The snowflakes were made by layerng up an assortment of punched shapes.
I hope you like.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges, then I'm off to try and come up with some more frosty creations.
Papertake Weekly - 3 of a kind
Allsorts - inspiration from a song title - Oh Christmas Tree
Pile It On - things in threes
Creative Craft World - Lou's monochrome challenge
See you soon,
Hugs Sharon xx

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Yummy Yummy Yummy

Morning All.
Hope you are having a good week - I can't believe it is Wednesday already, where does time go. This also means that it is time for a new challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky - Yummy Yummy Yummy, but more about that in a mo.
Firstly I would like to introduce you to the two new additions to the household. Arthur is a ginger 6 month old kitten, and Merlin is about 4 months old. Both are from the Cats Protection League, and have just come out of foster care. Merlin has settled really well, and is already ruling the house, whereas Arthur is just a hissy fur ball at the mo, who needs lots of love and patience to make up for his past, but at least after four days he has come out of the cupboard, next step is to be able to touch him without any blood loss. He's not that bad honestly, he is just a scared little chap trying to put on a big front :o). The best thing though is to see them curled up together purring for all they are worth.
Anyhow on to this weeks Fab 'n' Funky challenge.
We are very please to be sponsored this time by Stitchy of Stitchy Bear Stamps who supply an amazing range of digital stamps.
The theme is "yummy, yummy, yummy". Now it's up to you how you interpret the challenge but as long as we can recognise the theme, that's fine by us! You could make a harvest themed card, birthday card with yummy cakes or even a Christmas card with a huge figgy pudding (Christmas pud) on the front . . as always we can't wait to see what you do with the theme.
Go on, have a go, and Good luck !!!
Now I'd like to enter my card in;
Stamp Something - something punchy
Craftalicious - anything goes
OLLCB - nothing floral
and finally
I hope you like, and see you again soon.
Big Hugs Sharon xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Anyone For Drinks

Hello All.
News is kittens are arriving tomorrow evening - just a bit excited, but nothing compared to the children.
Anyhow, I finished this card last night, but didn't get round to posting it, and it is my third card for my paper piecing class on Saturday. Once again I have used a Wild Rose stamp. The papers are by K & Co. I think, and the border punch is the Martha Stewart hydrangea one.
The lady herself has been coloured with Promarkers, then the dress, shoes, bag and flower in her hair have been paper pieced. Her jewellery and flower centres have been coloured using a metallic Sakura gel pen, and the wine is done using a glitter Sakura gel pen.
I hope my class will enjoy using this technique as much as I do.
I'd like to enter this card into;
Stamp Something - something to celebrate
Sweet Stampin' - punch it out
Pollycraft Monday - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - what a glamour puss
Fresh Brewed - anything goes / girly challenge
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon with something special :o)
Hugs Sharon xx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Hello everyone.
It's time for another challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky.
This week we are being sponsored by Softpencil, who do a whole range of adorable images, like this one, and the challenge is 'to use a digi stamp' on your project. I can't wait to pop over and see what you all come up with.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges;

I Did It Creations - spooky special Halloween
Digital Tuesday - ribbon, buttons, bling all or any
Stampin' With The Dragon - extra - spooky happenings
Simon Says - Halloween
One Stitch At A Time - spooky Halloween

See you again soon,
Hugs Sharon xx

Monday, 4 October 2010

Beer Time

Afternoon all.
Sorry I disappeared for a few days, but life has been a bit hectic here.
Well number one son didn't completely starve having the fixings for his brace fitted, but he has to go back again this Friday to have the job finished. To cheer him up a bit Saturday, (and me), we went to a Cats Protection League re homing event and are now awaiting the arrival of Arthur and Merlin, providing the house check goes OK. I'll post some pictures when they get here - hopefully by the weekend. Consequently the weekend was spent visiting various pet shops to find all the appropriate bits ready for the arrival of the little fur balls.
Today has been rather exciting as well. I have had a delivery of clear stamps to go in my shop Ewe 2 Can Craft, including Flippin' Men and Women, Paddington Bear, Flower Fairies and Winnie the Pooh, along with loads of iris folding papers. Hopefully they will all be uploaded this week, around various doctors and hospital appointments.
Also I have won two challenges, Sketch Saturday challenge with my Monster Birthday card and also the Creative Cottage challenge with Roary the Lion - how exciting is that !!!!!
Today's card is the second for my Paper Piecing with Wild Rose stamps class at In 2 Crafting on Saturday. I love this stamp, as the beer belly on this man reminds me of so many of my friends.
I'd also like to enter it into;
Paper Cutz - 3 patterned papers
Stamptacular Sunday - layer it on
Paper Sundaes - something from your stash
Cupcake Crafts - happy hour
OLLCB - nothing floral
I hope you like the card, off to design number 3 now.
See you soon,
Big hugs Sharon xx