Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Fab Photo Inspiration

Afternoon All.
Well, I must apologise in advance for this being a long post, but I have quite a lot to tell you all.

Yesterday was a very exciting day for me, as I was picked as 'Talent Of The Day' at Joanna Sheens challenge blog, which was such a surprise and honor. I must say a huge thank you to Sue for emailing me to let me know the good news, thank Sue.
Then whilst going through my comments, Crafty Daffy was so very kind, and honored me by giving me the Liebster Blog award. Thank you soooo much xx

The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.
To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.
"Liebster" in German means "dearest", so to carry on the Liebster tradition, I am going to pass the award on to 5 people who's blogs have been an inspiration to me and my crafting. To be honest, passing this on will be difficult as there are so many wonderful small blogs that have inspired me. It will be a challenge to chose only 5. However, as needs must, here are 5 wonderful and inspiring blogs/ bloggers that I would love to pass the Liebster Blog award on to (in no particular order).

The 5 bloggers I would like to award are;

Woo at The Crafty Monkey blog, who is my friend as well as an inspiration to me and many more.

Di at Di's Designing Cards, whose cards are always amazing, and I always aspire to make creations like them.

Jacky at Paddington Fan's blog, who is my sister, and often chats to me on the phone whilst we card make together - if that's possible.

Lindyloo at Lindyloo, who has one of the very first blogs I ever followed


Hazel at Just Add Glitter, whose cards always put a smile on my face.

So thank you again to Crafty Daffy for picking me.

Last but not least sees the start of a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, and this week we have a photo inspiration for you to follow.

I can't wait to see what all you talented people out there come up with.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;

Addicted To Stamps - summer in winter

Bithday Sundaes - birthday card

Stamptacular Sunday - seeing spots

Crazy 4 Challenges - a childs card

Patties Creations - fancy folds (pleated strip)


Moving Along With The Times - things with wings

Thanks for looking, and thanks for ploughing through such a long post.

Hugs Sharon x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Hey Mickey

Morning All.
Where did that weekend go? I failed to do any crafting, but instead tackled every wardrobe in the house, so now I have a huge heap of the childrens and my clothes that no longer fit, that I'm not quite sure what to do with. I think I could start my own charity shop, there are so many. Anyhow, at least when I came to put the ironig away, the clothes now actually fit in the cupboards with hanging room, so they may reappear looking not too bad, unlike the recent unironed look, even though they'd been ironed lol.
Anyway, todays card is ready for the new challenge over at Cutie Pie, and this time round we would like to see your cute creations inspired by a song. I saw this image of Tilda and it instantly brought back happy memories of bouncing about (I won't say dancing) to Hey Mickey!! This challenge is sponsored by the lovely Emma at Crafty Emma's Store. Our second sponsor is our very own DT Lead WOO who is giving some of her New Stash away to our Random Winner!
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges;
Birthday Sundaes - birthday card with sentiment
Lets Ink It Up - anything goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - sport
Stamptacular Sunday - seeing spots
The Stamp Man - red
Stampin With The Dragon - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - music and dance
Pixie Dust Studio - we're going dotty
Thanks for looking, and I hope you will pop over and join in the fun - the other DT cards are amazing.
Hugs Sharon xx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dinosaur Birthday

Morning All.
Well it's time for a new challenge over at Here Come The Boys, and I must admit I did struggle with this one a bit. The theme this time round is 'Dinosaurs'. Up for grabs is a fab prize from the lovely Woo, who is offering a collection of decoupage kits, 16 A5 papers and a pack of velvet ribbons.
I have used a Dustin Pike image on my card, coloured with ProMarkers. The backing paper is from a freebie booklet in a magazine, and the sentiment stamp is from Crafts 4 You.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crazy For Challenges - a childs birthday card
Fairy Tale - at the movies (Jurassic park :o) )
Craft Us Crazy - animals
Rainbow Ladies - the year of the dragon
I Love ProMarkers - anything goes
Partytime Tuesday - happy birthday
Paperminutes - party time
Thanks for looking, and Ill be back soon with another creation.
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Bingo-ing Crazy

Morning All.
I can't believe it's a whole week since I last posted, where did that time go.
Anyhow, today see's the launch of a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky, and this week we have a fab bingo card for you to get your teeth into. I have gone for the neglected stamp, flourishes and lace or bakers twine option.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Joanna Sheen - celebration
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - neutral colours
Crafty Cardmaker - no floral embellishments
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - tic tac toe
Dream Valley - anything goes
Lets Ink it Up - anything goes
Penny Black Challenge - anything goes
CRAFT - celebrations
Charisma Cardz - happy birthday
Thanks for looking and I hope you will pop back again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Recycle It.....

Morning All.
It's time for another challenge at Fab 'n'Funky, and this week we would like you to use something that you would of normally recycled (thrown away) in your project eg: Christmas Tags (turn them over and use the white part), ribbon from presents, a gift box or bag, corrugated packaging, lining inside packaging, bubblewrap, a damaged Christmas decoration, Christmas paper etc . . . you get the idea . . . basically recycle something unwanted into something useful.
On my creation, I have used a LOTV image, but made it into a shaker card, so I have recycled some acetate from a box that had parcel bows in it, plus the stars in the shaker itself were collected off a table at a party my son attended.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
ABC Christmas - anything goes
Crazy Amigo - winter colours
Tuesday Throwdown - baby its cold outside
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Thanks for looking and I hope you will come and join in our challenge.
Hugs Sharon x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Baby Humphrey

Morning All.
Well, I'm back again with a new DT card for the Cutie Pie challenge blog, and this time round we would like to see both ribbon and lace on your cute creations. The sponsor this time round is Me, well my shop Ewe 2 Can Craft, and up for grabs is 4 x 5m rolls of ribbon plus some lace. Our Second Sponsor is the fabulous MELJEN'S DESIGNS! So why not come on over and join in the fun.
I have done another baby themed card ready for this challenge and also my class during the week, using my new Humphrey stamp. The little elephant has been coloured with Flexmarkers, and then the blanket has been paper pieced on, with a touch of flocking for added fluffiness.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges,
Allsorts - paper piecing
Craft Your Days Away - new beginnings
Crafty Emma's - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - anything new
A Gem Of A Challenge - photo inspiration
Crafty Catz - new beginnings
Fairy Tale - something new
Crafty Ribbons - new beginnings
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Ahoy Matey !!!

Afternoon All.
Well it's another grey day here in Essex, and rather than a fun day crafting, I've had to do exciting things like go food shopping, and try and exchange wrong size Christmas gifts and all that sort of thing - not fun. But hey, have finally made it home, unpacked, made a coffee, and thought I'd better upload my DT card for the new challenge at Here Come The Boys that starts today.
This time round we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow, designed by our very own leading lady Woo - check out her blog, she does some ace cards. Plus Woo is also sponsoring the challenge this time round, so you have the chance to win a pack of 12 6x6 Papers & a Stamp Set.
I have used a little pirate on my card, which has been coloured with ProMarkers, distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distressing ink, and used some DP from my stash. The filigree corners are available from my shop - Ewe 2 Can Craft.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Dream Valley - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - use embellishments
Pile It On - manly cards
Crafty Emma - anything goes
Create Me Pink -black and white with a splash of colour
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - shiny new year
andCraft Your Passion - anything goes with distressing

Thanks for looking, and I hope you will hop on over and join in the fun.

Hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Fab 'n' Funky Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st Fab'n'Funky Challenge for 2012 and to celebrate the start of New Year we are having a blog hop . . . well why not especially as Christmas and the New Year are now over and we need to have a bit of fun before the January Blues set in!
Okay . . . you should of hopped over from Wendys blog and collected her number, however if you have popped over to visit me just to say hi but now want to join in the fun, please pop back to the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog where all will be explained. Now my number is 8, so make a note of it because you will need my number and every other number on each of the DTs blogs for the very end of the blog hop. To collect your next number pop over to see Emma.
Don't forget to also enter this weeks challenge and the theme is . . .
"Something New"
Here is my project and my "Something New" is my Fuzzy Moon stamp, I just thought he was sooooo cute. I have used a combination of Craft Creations paper and Kraft cardstock for this card, and the filigree butterfly is one from my own shop - Ewe 2 Can Craft.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - anything goes using your new stash
Incy Wincy Designs - anything goes

Stamps R Us - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Thanks for looking, and I hope you will join in he blog hop.
Hugs Sharon x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year

Hello everyone, and belated Happy New Year To You All.
Well, what a foul day it is here in Essex, the wind is howling, it's cold and absolutely throwing it down with rain. Big son has gone back to school, hubby is back at work so just me and youngest at home. I'm supposed to be catching up with the much neglected domestic stuff, but then got side tracked into making my first card of the New Year, ready for my class next week.
I hope you likeee, must admit I had forgotten how messy you could get colouring a doily with distress in lol.
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges;
By The Cute & Girly - new beginnings
Craft Your Passion - anything goes plus distressing
Incy Wincy - anything goes
The Squirrel & The Fox - something new
Allsorts - new beginnings
Di's Digi Designs - something new
Totally Gorjuss - something happy
Alphabet Challenge - xtra special occasion
See you again soon,
Hugs Sharon x