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