Monday, 12 December 2011

Sliding Into Christmas

Afternoon All.
Today sees the start of the new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog, and this time round we would like to see 'Sentiments' on your cards. As this is our last challenge before Christmas, it will run for slightly longer than usual - until the 7th January 2012, to hopefully give you plenty of time to join us. We are being ponsored by Crafty Emma's Store - Emma has very kindly given a £10 Gift Voucher (P&P not included) as a prize to one of our Winners to spend in her shop. Our Digi Image Sponsor this time round is the very talented and creative Heather Ellis. Heathers work is inspirational and there are lots of wonderful images to buy in her store, so why not pay a visit heather-ellis.co.uk . In addition to the Challenge Prizes, Cutie Pie will also be running a CHRISTMAS CANDY DRAW for all our followers. The Draw will end at the stroke of Midnight on the 31st December, so don't forget to enter using Mr Linkys button which is on the Side Bar of the main blog, along with a picture of the candy!
For my card, I have used a Hanglar image, and made my sentiment into a sliding snowball - I do so love making this style of card.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Cupcake Crafts - Sparkles, Shines, Gleams, Glints and/or Glitters...
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas plus brads (the trees are brads)
PollyCraft - Christmas fun
Dream Valley - Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas or winter
Lets Ink It Up - Christmas
Paper Sundaes - anything Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas glitz

Crafty Emma - Traditional Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Let it snow
Alphabet Challenge - white Christmas
Crafts and Me - snow and snowflakes
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
and
Pennys Paper Crafty - Merry Christmas
Thanks for looking, and I'll see you again soon.

Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Rock 'n' Roll

Afternoon All.
I hope you are all having a good weekend.
It's time once again for a new challenge at Here Come The Boys, and this time round we would like to see your 'Rock & Roll' inspired creations. This challenge is our last this side of Christmas so will run longer than usual till 6th January 2012, so you should have plenty of time to come on over and join in the fun.
I decided I would do something different from stamping this time round, so I used a decoupage sheet from Crafts U Print, which I have then adapted to suit my own needs. There is a link on my sidebar for Crafts U Print, and you will fnd thousands of printable sheets on offer there - something for every occasion.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - anything but Christmas
Crop Stop - music
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
and
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Thanks for looking,

Hugs Sharon x



Saturday, 3 December 2011

Charming Snowman

Afternoon All,
Just thought I'd do a quick post and share one of the snowman cards that the ladies made in class this week. It is another one of my favourite LOTV stamps, coloured with my trusty ProMarkers. The backing papers are from Craft Creations, and the snowflakes are cut using a combination of Spellbinders and Marianne Design dies. The charm is one from my shop. Just a quick reminder that I also have the new individual FlexMarkers in stock at the mo, for the bargain price of £2.50 each, with free UK postage on orders over £5.00.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crafty Catz - colours of Christmas with sparkle
Fairy Fun Fridays - beat the winter blues
Stampin' With The Dragon - anything goes Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas / winter birthday
By The Cute And Girly - let it snow
I Love ProMarkers - snowman / snowflakes
Creative Card Crew - monochromatic
Oldie But Goodie - Christmas but no red or green
Craft Your Passion - 'Tis the season
Pollycraft - Christmas fun
The Crazy Challenge - stars and/or snowflakes
Gingerloft - winter or Christmas
Paper Sundaes - winter wonderland
and
Stamptacular Sunday - anything Christmas

Thanks so much for looking, I'm off to pack the car now as I am doing a Christmas street market this evening to try and sell some of my cards - wish me luck :o), I think it's going to be cold!!!
Hugs Sharon xx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Lots Of Folds

Morning All.
Well the kids are excited as they have a day off from school because of the strikes, and actually it's quite nice staying tucked up and warm rather than doing the school run.
Today also sees the last challenge of the year from Fab 'n' Funky, and we have decided to end on an 'anything goes' challenge.
I thought I'd step away from Christmas for this challenge, and have made a tepee Tatty Teddy card - I hope you like :o)
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Crafty Boots - anything goes
and
Little Claires - shaped cards
Thanks for looking and I'll be back again soon.

Hugs Sharon x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Just Because

Morning All.
Well lately all the cards I seem to blog are DT creations, so just for a change I thought I'd blog a card just because I'd made it.
I used this card in one of my House Mouse classes earlier in the year, and all my ladies seemed to like it, until it came to colouring in the fir tree - thank goodness for ProMarker fine tips, else I think it would have been an impossible task. I just love the way all the little mice are toasting their toes around the candle.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Craft Your Passion -'Tis the season
House Mouse Challenge - the warm fuzzies
Pollycraft - Christmas fun
Stamptacular Sunday - anything Christmas
Sweet Stampin - punches or dies
and
I Love ProMarkers - anything goes
Thanks for looking, and see you soon.
Hugs Sharon x

Monday, 28 November 2011

Pastel Christmas

Morning All.
Well what a cold and frosty morning it is here on the Essex coast, but it does all look very pretty.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog, and we would like to see your 'Pastel Christmas' creations.
Our Fab sponsors this challenge are:
THE ONE STOP CRAFT SHOP - Who are giving our Challenge Lead's Winner a £10 Voucher to spend in their shop! Lots of lovely craft stuff to browse through and a fab clearance section too! Great for buying last minute Wish List Items!
ROBYN'S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS & MORE! - Are giving a Digi's to our Random Winner. There's lots of fantastic Digi images to choose from, ideal for all those cards you make, pop on over and have a browse at what Robyn's got on offer!
Whenever I think of cute, I have to go down the LOTV route, as by now you will have probably guessed I own several and am completely addicted to them :o) I have used non-christmassy papers for this card for a change, and also kept it very monochromatic, with just a hint of green on the holly. I hope you likee!
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Dream Valley - sparkle
Sketchy Colours - white and pink
Stamptacular Sundays - anything Christmas
The Ribbon Girls - pink and white
Crazy 4 Challenges - some sort of snow
Drunken Stampers - monochromatic
Sweet Stampin - punches and dies
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Stampin With The Dragon - anything goes Christmas
Charisma Cardz - snowflakes
Lili Of The Valley - anything goes
Divas By Design - monochromatic
I Love ProMarkers - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - monochromatic
and
Party Time Tuesdays - snow us what you got
Thanks for looking, and have a great day.

Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

For The Man In Your Life

Morning All.
Well, what a lovely day we had yesterday. We had to go shopping to buy my eldest some new school shoes, as his had fallen to pieces after just 3 months - and I admit I was dreading the prospect. Anyhow we set off to Southend, and managed to find a pair of shoes in the first shop - amazing. We done a bit of Christmas shopping, then went down to the seafront and played in the arcades for a little while. Then hubby took us all out to dinner on the way home - very scrummy :o)
Then this morning I was awoken by a hubby leaping out of bed, announcing we had no power in the house. The fuse box had tripped out again (quite a regular occurance in our wonky house). He managed to get the power back on, but once again our American style fridge freezer refused to restart, so we have been searching the internet since about six this morning to find one that could be delivered tomorrow - as this is the third time it's happened and I usually end up running round all our family and friends depositing the freezer contents around Burnham, and I just can't keep doing that every time the power goes off. Luckily though today, it has only taken a couple of hours for it to decide to work again, unlike the usual 12 it normally takes - but I still think it's faulty somewhere, as I'm sure it should set off as soon as power is restored.
Anyhow, the real reason for this post is to announce the launch of the next challenge at Here Come The Boys, and this fortnight we would like to see your creations 'for the man in your life', so they could be birthday, anniversary, christmas or whatever just as long as it's for your special fella.
My card is made with my little Matty in mind, as at 8 years old Christmas still has all the magic and excitment that you miss as you get older. I have used a lovely LOTV image, coloured with ProMarkers, but kept the layout nice and simple and unfussy, so I hope you like.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
My Sheri Crafts - decorate for Christmas
Our Creative Corner - Chrismas tree challenge
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Patties Creations - Christmas
Stampin With The Dragon - anything goes Christmas
Lili Of The Valley - anything goes
and
I Love ProMarkers - anything goes
Thanks for looking, and have a good day.

Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Happy #100 Fab 'n' Funky

Morning All.
I've just looked out the window and he world seems to have disappeared into the fog. I think it's a shame that it can't be a snuggle up and play day in the warm, rather than work day :o(
Today sees the start of the 100th challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, which is all very exciting. We were due to do a blog hop, but due to circumstances beyond anyones control, this has been postponed to the new year, so keep your ears and eyes posted. To mark the occasion though we have a nice simple challenge of 'Happy Birthday', so anyhing goes as long as it's a birthday creation.
My card is one I did in a class recently, and the sentiment just made me chuckle, so I hope you like it.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Clear It Out - orange and brown
Creative Card Crew - monochromatic
Creative Craft Week - free for all
Incy Wincy Designs - photo inspiration
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes
Pile It On - anything with a P - pensioner
Scrappy Frogs - use Kraft cardstock
Creations By Gill M - mens monochrome
Di's Digi Designs - fall colours
and
Our Creative Corner - photo inspiration
Thanks for looking and I'll see you again soon.

Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

It's Cold Outside

Morning All,
How excited was I yesterday - I had the new stand of indervidual FlexMarker colours arrive, so today's little job is to upload them all to my shop, Ewe 2 Can Craft. So hopefully, by this evening you will have 52 lovely colours to choose from at just £2.50 each (rrp £2.99). Please pop on over and take a look if you're intresed, and just as a reminder it's free P&P in the UK on orders over £5.00.
This card is ready for the new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, and the theme this week is 'It's Cold Outside'.
I have used a LOTV stamp that I bought at Ally Pally recently, coloured with FlexMarkers, with some glamour dust for added sparkle. The papers are from Craft Creations, and the charm is one from my shop.
I would like to enter it in the following challenges;
Sweet Stamps - non traditional christmas colours
Stamp Fairy - glitter
Stamps R Us - bling it on
The Shabby Tearooms - shabby pastel christmas
Totally Gorjuss - christmas traditions
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - use a stamp hat has never been inked
and
Colour Create - colour inspiration
Thanks for looking, and I'll see you soon
Hugs Sharon x

Monday, 14 November 2011

Just Watching

Morning All.
I'm not sure I like this Monday morning feeling, I much prefer the lay in Sunday one, but oh well, guess you to have to have get up days so you can appreciate lay in days.
Anyhow, today sees the start of the new challenge at The Cutie Pie Blog, and I love this one - we would like to see your bear creations. We are also really lucky to have Teddy Bo & Co. as our sponsor this time round, and as you can see the DT have become total addicts of these images - we just adore them. Also Emma from CRAFTY EMMA'S STORE is our Random Winners Sponsor and is giving a generous £10 gift voucher to spend in her shop (P&P not incl.).
My card has been made with a Teddy Bo image coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are a combination of Nit Wits and Kraft. The butterfly was cut using a Spellbinders die and double layered, and the buttons are some from my stash, which for some reason, instead of sticking them on I decided to sew on - must be mad lol. I hope you like it, and will come on over and join in the challenge fun with us.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Dream Valley - stitching (hope sewing my buttons on counts)
I Did It Creations - everybody loves teddy
Paper Sundaes - digital image
Cuddly Bubbly - use two little characters
Simply Create - use a bear
CRAFT - cute
Crafts and Me - birthdays
Flutterby Wednesday - friendship
Paper Pretties - buttons
Bearly Mine - one for the boys
and
Digital Tuesday - anything goes
Thanks for looking, and have a great day.

Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Red, White and Green

Afternoon All.
Well naughty Sharon is running really late with her post again - sorry Woo. Today sees the start of a new challenge at Here Come The Boys, and this time round we would like to see your 'red, green and white' creations on a male theme. Our sponsor this time is the lovely Woo, and she is offering a prize of 25 Christmas 6in papers & 25 Orange 6in designed papers plus a Milton & Co Stamp, so it's got to be worth joining in with the chance to win such a fab prize.
I must admit I was a bit stumped at this colour combo, until I found this stamp from Dustin Pike, which screamed red, white and green.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Secret Crafter - spots and stripes
Craft Your Days Away - embellishment bingo (I've used, gems, ribbon and button)
Crafty Catz - use a digital image
Cuddly Bubbly - feature two little characters
Digital Tuesday - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes Christmas
and
Cards For Men - christmas card
Thanks for looking, and 'll see you again soon.

Hugs Sharon xx



Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Humphrey With Daisy

Hello All.
Sorry for my absense, but I have not felt much like blogging over the past week, as very sadly my second cat was knocked down and killed by a car. That's both my furry babies in three weeks - life seems so unfair sometimes. But what makes me even crosser is that neither driver stopped.
Also the bathroom that should have taken 10 days, is still on going with no end in sight, but all you have to keep thinking is 'It will be lovely when it's done', although that is hissed through clenched teeth at the mo.
Anyhow on a far lighter not it is time for the new challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky, and this time the theme is 'all white on the night'. This means we would like to see lots of white in your creations with a single accent colour. I have choosen blue as my accent colour, and have used a Humphrey stamp for my image. I must admit it did make a change to do a non-christmas card again. The backing papers are from Craft Creations and as usual the charm is from my shop.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Forever Friends - bling, bling
House Of Gilli - monochromatic
Lexi's Creations - use a charm
The Squirrel and The Fox - hats or flowers
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - cutesy project
and
Stamp Insanity - chilled out blues
Thanks for looking, and hopefully you'll pop by again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx



Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Flying High

Morning All.
Well it's a bright sunny day here today, and it's time for the new challenge to begin at Fab 'n' Funky. This time round it is one for the boys as we wold like to see your 'Planes, Trains and Automobile' creations. Our sponsor this time is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More who are happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice. So why not pop on over and join in the fun.
I have used one of my favorite LOTV stamps on this card, coloured with FlexMarkers. The backing paper is from Basic Grey.
Iwould like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Stamps R Us - masculine
Dream Valley - anything goes
Basic Grey - anything goes
The Poodle Parlour - let's hear it for the boys
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
and
Moving Along With The Times - no girls allowed
Thanks for looking.

Hugs Sharon x



Monday, 31 October 2011

Simply Charming

Morning All,
I hope all blogland is fit and well and looking forward to the new week ahead. Todays card is ready for the new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog, and this time round we would like you to include a charm on your card. I am luck enough to be sponsoring this challenge, and the prize up for grabs is a selection of charms from my shop Ewe 2 Can Craft, where I stock over 200 different charms that range from just 10p each, as well as many other crafting goodies. Plus postage is free (for the UK) when you spend over £5.00.
I have used a Molly Bloom image on my card, coloured as usual with ProMarkers. The backing paper is from Craft Creations, and the buttons are from a Papermania pack. The charm is one from my shop. I have tried to keepit bright and cheerful, even though it's a rainy scene.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Stamptacular Sunday - border and/or frame
The Squirrel and The Fox - hats or flowers
One Stop Crafts - no sentiment
Sweet Stampin' - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - anthing goesLink
and
Thanks for looking, and see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx

Sunday, 30 October 2011

It's Monster Time

Morning All.
I was wondering if everyone else's body clocks are as confused as mine with this gaining an hour business. It's nice to have the extra hour, but is it worth the confussion it causes?
Anyhow a quick bathroom update, just incase anyone is intrested - we have a working loo, bath and sink. Plus the lovely shiny towel rails went in yesterday, leading to the heating plumber coming back to flush the central heating system and change some of the other radiators in the house to get the heating working, as apparently when the old radiator came out, the contents looked like black treacle, and that's not good :o( Next for fitting is the shower, which will hopefully go in shortly, and you never know we may even get lights at some point !!!
Back to blogland though, and today see's the start of a new challenge at Here Come The Boys, and this time round we would like to see your monster creations. We are being sponsored again this week by Woo and she's offered 3 decoupage sheets and a stamp set for the winner of the challenge, so why not hop on over and join in the fun.
I have used a Dustin Pike image on my card, coloured with ProMarkers. The sentiment was one I printed myself, and the papers were freebies from a magazine.
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges;
Marks Finest Papers - use up your scraps
The Poodles Parlour - let's hear it for the boys
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - no girls allowed
and
Cards For Men - animals (hope monsters count)

Thanks for looking, and I'll see you again soon.

Hugs Sharon x


Thursday, 27 October 2011

Savannah Colour Challenge

Morning All.
Well it's day 9 now and we only had the plumber for a few hours yesterday, but the shower pipes are now in postion, the bath is now in place, altough not fixed and the old radiator is off the wall. It was so full of black gunk that the plumber now wants to clean all the radiators in the house to see if he can get the whole system working better - which is good, and bad all in one. Anyhow today should see tiling on the walls, so that the towel rails can go in Saturday - well that's the plan at the mo, until another issue crops up.
Todays card is for the new challenge over at CRAFT, and this week we have a Savannah colour challenge for you. This week we have as our sponsor Aifactory, and the prize they are offering is 2 images of choice from their shop.
I have used a Humphrey's Corner stamp on my card, coloured with ProMarkers. I kept the layout simple but have used a lot of matting ang layering.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Color Throwdown - colours
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes
Forever Friends - anything goes
and
Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Thanks for looking and have a good day,
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Halloween Is Coming

Morning All.
Well we are now on day 8 of the bathroom, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel yet or in the ceiling come to that. The sink and toilet have both been connected then unconnected then reconnected as they leaked slightly. Then when the poor plumber started to channel the wall out to run the pipes up for the shower, he placed his chisel, hit it with a hammer to make a start and half the old plaster just slide off the wall in one huge lump. Today will hopefully see the bath and shower connected - fingers crossed, but I've given up holding my breathe as I think I'd have passed out by now. Anyhow - it will be lovely when it's done !!!!!!
Back to blogland now, and today see's the start of a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, and guess what it could be.........yes, you're right it's 'Hubble bubble, toil and trouble'. So we would like to see your halloween inspired creations.
I would like to enter my little witch in the following challenges;
Anita Be Stampin - spoky halloween themed creations
Top Tip Tuesday - trick or treat
Crafty Boots - autumn or halloween
Critter Sketch - patterned paper
Creative Stamp Friends - halloween
Incy Wincy Designs - halloween
Stamp Fairy - halloween
The Crazy Challenge - scary ladies
The Shabby Tea Rooms - happy halloween
Dream Valley - halloween
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - black
Stamptacular Sunday - black, orange, purple and scary too
The Crafty Pad - halloween
Allsorts - halloween
Craft Your Days Away - halloween colours
Sweet Stampin' - trick or treat
and
Stampin' For The Weekend - spooky

Thanks for looking, and have a great day.
Hugs Sharon x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Autumn Leaves

Morning All.
It's day 2 of the bathroom, and so far the old room has been completely striped out and is now sitting on my drive. My little man was very worried last night that someone may steal the old loo, and I had to explain that actually I didn't mind as it would save me taking it to the dump lol. Today the ceiling and walls are being plastered, and the new door frame etc are being put in. Plus the new bathroom has already been delivered so that is now stacked all round the house. Shame I won't be able to clean the house properly :o( hehehe
Anyhow, today see's the launch of a new challenge at CRAFT, and this time round we would like to see you 'Autumn' creations. Our first sponsor this week is Some Odd Girl, who are offering 3 images of choice from their shop to one lucky person. The second sponsor this week is Crimson Cloud, who are offering 3 diecut packs of choice from their site to our second winner . So why not pop on over and join in the fun, you will also be able to meet the new DT members.
I would like to enter my Edwin card into the following challenges;
Deep Ocean Challenge - fall colours
My Time To Craft - punches and dies
Crafty Boots - autumn or halloween
Gingerloft - halloween or fall
Paper Sundaes - halloween or fall
Pile It On - fall is fun
Stampacular Sunday - anything goes
Crafty Emma - forever autumn
and
Stampin For The Weekend - colours of autumn
Thanks for looking, and have a great day.
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

So Distressing

Morning All.
Well my house has turned into the house of chaos again, as we are having a new bathroom fitted (whoopie), but I think I've turned from a crafter to a teas-maid. But it will be lovely when it's all finished. For the first time since we moved into the house, we should be able to have a shower in the ensuite - hopefully without water dripping in the lounge :o)
Anyhow, back to today's creation which is for the new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, and this time round we would like to see distressing or torn edges on your projects. This week we are sponsored by Funky Kits who are offering the winner 4 stamps of their choice, so why not hop on over and join in the fun.
I choose to use a House Mouse stamp on my card, I thought he looked adorable blowing his bubble gum bubble. He is stamped onto water colour paper, and has then been coloured using Distress Inks, plus the edges have been coloured with matching ink. I hope you likee.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Sweet Stamps - lots of layers
Top Tip Tuesday - layer it
Forever Friends - anything goes
Creatalious Challenge -distress your edges
and
Catch The Bug - animal antics
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs Sharon x



Monday, 17 October 2011

Fairy Recipe

Morning All.
Well what an amazing response we had to the last Cutie Pie challenge, so many beautiful creations to choose from - thanks everyone.
It's now time for the third challenge and this time round we have a recipe for you - Lilac/Silver Tones, Fairy Image, Lace/Ribbon, Glitter and 3 Buttons/Flowers.
Also a really big Thank You to the Lovely Emma from Crafty Emma's Store who is sponsoring us again this challenge, there's a £10 Gift Voucher up for grabs to spend in her shop.
This card contains so many of my favourite things, cupcakes, fairies, lilac and charms - I had soooo much fun with this one, so why not come and join in and see what you can create.
I would like to enter it in the following challenges;
Anyone For Anya - monochromatic
Corrosive - flying things
Scrappy Frogs - something that flies
The Crafty Pad - monochromatic
The Squirrel and The Fox - one for the girls
By The Cute And Girly - anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - girly creations
and
Divas By Design - add buttons
Thanks very much for looking.
Big hugs
Sharon x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Happy Halloween

Morning All.
Hope you are all having a fab weekend. It's time for the new challenge at Here Come The Boys, and this time round we would like to see your male orientated Halloween Creations. This time we are being sponsored by Woo (our lovely leader), and she has given a clear stamp set, some glitters and some ribbons for our winner! So why not see how scary you can get and come on over and join in the fun.
This time round I thought I'd do something a little different, so my DT creation is my October page for the calendars I make my family for Christmas. This is my youngest Matthew - doing his very best Harry Potter impression. I hope you like it.
I would like to enter my page into the following challenges;
Craft Your Days Away - halloween colours
My Sheri Crafts - pumpkins
One Stop Crafts - halloween
Alphabet Challenge - soon be halloween
Fussy & Fancy Friday - fall/halloween
Crafts and Me - orange
Creative Card Crew - spooky fun
My Time To Craft - orange and black
and
Cupcake Craft - halloween
Thanks for looking and have a great rest of the weekend.
Hugs Sharon x


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Time To Cook

Morning All.
Today see's the start of a nice and easy recipe challenge over at CRAFT. We would like to see 2 different shapes, some ribbon and glitter on your creation. This week we have as our sponsor Sassy Studio Designs and the prize they are offering is 4 images of choice from their shop.
I have used a free Humphreys Corner stamp from a magazine for my card, which has been coloured in using Flexmarkers (loving them). The backng papers is from Craft Creations and the ribbon is Woodware.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Passion For ProMarkers - christmas critters
Sweet Stamps - clean and simple card
Dream Valley - monochrome
I Did It Creations - anything goes
Little Claire's - christmas
Bah Humbug - glitter and glitz
and
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Little Tune

Afternoon All.
Well I'm running late again with my 'Crazy For Colour' card for the new challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. So why not hop on over and join in the fun.
I have used a House Mouse stamp on my card, that I bought at Ally Pally the other week, and have coloured it using Distress inks - great fun. The backing paper was from an old music book of hubbys - hope he doesn't notice the missing page ;o)
The paper roses are from my stash, and I have set them on metallic filigree flowers from my shop, which now has corners, ovals, butterflies and allsorts of intresting bits.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Karen's Doodles - distress it
I Did It Creations - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - so distressing
Crafty Emma - seeing red
One Stop Craft - anything goes
and
Thanks for looking, and have a good evening.
Hugs Sharon x



Friday, 7 October 2011

Christmas Sparkle

Morning All.
Today's card is a just because it's Friday (thank goodness, as it has not been the greatest week in the world, but hey ho). I really struggled to get a good photo of this card, as the backing paper has foiled stars on it, and the glitter on the image seems to vanish in the picture. But never mind :o)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Paper Crafting Journey - die cuts or punches
My Mums Craft Shop - all creatures great and small
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle and bling
Crazy Amigos - animals
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
House Mouse Challenge - lots of sparkle
and
Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
Thanks for looking and have a good weekend.
Hugs Sharon x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Bright n Cheerful

Afternoon All.
It's time once again for a new challenge over at CRAFT, and this time round we would like to see your bright colour creations. This week we have as our first sponsor Meljen's Designs. The prize they offer is 4 images of choice from their shop, and it is one of their images I have used on my card. Our second sponsor this week is In2Stamps, who are offering a 10,00 euro Gift voucher for their shop to our second winner this week.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
and
Crafty Cardmaker - anything goes
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Winter Warmers

Morning All.
Today sees the launch of a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky, and this time round we would loke to see you use die cuts of punches on your creations. We are being sponsored this time by the Stamping Boutique.
I have used a really old Qickutz die to cut out the felt mittens on my card, and another to cut the flowers.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Anything Goes Challenge - die cuts or punches
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - anything goes
Stamps R Us - autumn/fall
Crafty Emma - totally gojuss/pretty girl
and
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon.
Hugs Sharon x



Monday, 3 October 2011

Purple Passion

Morning All.
Two weeks have flown by, and we are on to the second challenge at the Cutie Pie blog. Thank you so much to al of you who joined usfor the first challenge, your creations were amazing and we had a really hard time choosing the winners - so why not hop on over to the main blog to see if you are a winner.
This time round we have a bingo board for you to try out, so there are allsorts of reipe combinations for you to choose from.
I have used a LOTV fairy for my design, I hope you likeee :o)
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Corrosive - purple plus one other colour
Dream Valley - monochrome
Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
Crafty Emma - totally gojuss/pretty girls
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
Crafty Catz - things with wings
and
Paper Play - white plus one
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Wheelie Cool

Morning All.
Well how hot is it where you are? I spent yesterday afternoon trying to come up with a Christmas class and failed miserably as it was just tooooo hot for snow themed cards !!!!!
Anyhow, it's my turn to host the new challenge at Here Come The Boys - how exciting is that, and this time round we would like to see your 'Wheely Nice' cards, so basically anything to do with wheels, bikes, cars, skates, cogs so if it goes around and is male orientated, then it's wheely nice to us.
I am sponsoring this challenge, so up for grabs is a set of the brand new Letraset FlexMarkers, which I do love using. Also as a treat anyone reading this can get a 5% discount at my shop Ewe 2 Can Craft, by using the discount code flex5 when you check out for the duration of this challenge. So why not hop on over and join in the fun, and check out the other DT cards as they are amazing. I have used an old favourite stamp on my card and teamed it with cog paper from Craft Creations, and cut out cogs using my new Nestabilities. I hope you likee.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
One Stop Crafts - just for men
Crafts For Eternity - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - die cuts and/or punches
Paper Play - white plus one (greys)
Pennys Paper Crafting - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Passion For ProMarkers - planes, trains and automobiles
Critter Sketch - anything goes
and
Ooh La La Creations - punches and dies

Thanks for looking, and have a great day.

Hugs Sharon x

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Photo Inspiration

Morning All.
Well, it's a lovely sunny morning here in Essex, so I thought I'd quickly post my challenge card for CRAFT, before I teach my House Mouse class. This should fool my ladies, as they are painting with Distress inks and Aquamarkers instead of straight ProMarkers for a change :o)
Anyhow todays challenge is a photo inspiration using the picture below, so it's a nice easy bright and cheerful one this time round.
This week we have as our first sponsor Truly Madly Crafty. The prize they offer is a £5 voucher for their shop.
Our second sponsor this week is Floppy Latte Designs, who are offering a $10.00 USD Gift Coupon for their shop to our second winner this week.
I would like to enter my card in he following challenges;
Party Time Tuesdays -anything goes
Lexi's Creations - card for a child
Stamps R Us - birthday card
Corrosive Challenge - punches or dies
and
Paper Sundaes - anyhing goes
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon.
Wish me luck with the painting.
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

More House Mouse Fun

Morning All.
Well another week has whizzed by, so it's time for the next challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. This time we have a recipe for you to follow - 1 ribbon, 2 DP and 3 brads, buttons or gems. I can't wait to see what all you talented crafters come up with, so why not hop on over and join in the fun.
I have used another House Mouse stamp, and this time coloured if with ProMarkers. The backing papers are from Craft Creations.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crazy Amigo - letter R (rowing)
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Critter Sketch - anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - punches or dies
and
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon.

Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Snoozing Mouse

Hello Again.
I'm back again to share a card that I have made ready for my House Mouse class next week. Just for a change I have stamped the image onto watercolour paper, and coloured it with AquaMarkers - loving them, hope my ladies will to. I have started stocking them in my shop, along with the ProMarkers and FlexMarkers - so many pens, so little time to craft. The backing paper is one of the new Graphic 45 sheets, from The Wizard of Oz range.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Cards und More - red, cream and brown
Paper Take Weekly - creature comforts
House Mouse Challenge - birthday card
The Squirrel and The Fox - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - flowers with optional sketch
and
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Thanks for looking and have a good evening.
Hugs Sharon x

With Sympathy

Afternoon All.
It's Wednesday so it's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, and this time we would like you to make 'a hard to do' card. We want you to make a card/project that you think it's hard to do and try to shy away from these type of projects. here are some ideas: Sympathy, Thinking of you, male, keeping your card design simple, white on white, monochromatic etc, you decide.
I choose to do a sympathy card, so I stuck to my usual black and white, and then tried out my new Wow embossing powder, which is fab. The sentiment stamp is from my lovely friend Lynne's shop, and comes as a set of 6 different definition stamps.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Partytime Tuesday - monochromatic
Stamp With Fun - anything goes
and
Sentimental Sundays - monochromatic
Thanks for looking, and I'll be back very soon.
Hugs Sharon x



Monday, 19 September 2011

Whooooo !!!!!


More excitment today, not only the launch of the new Cutie Pie Challenge blog (see the post below), but also the long awaited FlexMarkers have finally been delivered, and are uploaded to my shop ready for sale. There are 4 sets each containing 6 pens, sets 1 & 2 are pastels and sets 3 & 4 are brighter, and all are retailing at £12.99 a pack.

Here We Go.....

Morning All.
Well can I just tell you how excited I am this morming, as it is finally time for the first challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. It is fantastic to be a DT member at the start, and I would like to thank Woo and all the other Girls for their hard work getting everything up and running - I know you will make it a huge success.
Our first challenge is a wonderful sketch that was designed by our own very talented Woo. We have all been busily making cards behind the scenes hoping to inspire you all to get involved and give you the chance to win prizes too! All the DT are so excited to have Sponsorship for our first Challenge from "CRAFTY EMMA'S SHOP!" Emma has generously given a £10 Gift Voucher for our DT Winner to spend in her shop (p&p not incl'd). In addition, one Winner chosen at Random by a Number Generator, who will receive a prize from Woo. So why not hop on over to the main blog and check things out.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Corrosive Challenge - punches and/or dies
Crafty Pad - diamonds
Sparkles Forum - white plus one other colour
The Squirrel and The Fox - anything goes
Patties Creations - girly things
and
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon.
Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Bingo Crazy

Happy Sunny Sunday.
Well this time round at Here Come The Boys, we have gone for an easier theme than the sliders and shakers - well done to all of you that had a go, all the creations were fab.
The challenge this time is a bingo board, so there are lots of combinations to choose from. I have gone for the blue paper, cute image and fibre option, but there are lots of other combinations to choose from. Woo is providing the prize this week and it is a pack of Craft Creation Kraft Cards, a selection of Flowers, a tube of glitter and some Die Cut Tags. Ps, don't forget that we have our 1,000 follower Blog Candy up for grabs for all existing followers and new followers, click on the link at the top of the main blog page to find out how you can be in with a chance of winning a Cricut Personal Cutter.
Good luck to everyone and I hope you will hop on over and join in the fun.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Di's Digi Designs - anything goes
Our Creative Corner - shades of blue with hint of pink (face)
Fairy Fun Fridays - masculine
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - spots and stripes (stripes on twine)
Creative Stamp Friends - card for a man
and
Thanks for looking, and I'll be back tomorrow wth the launch of the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sharon x