Tuesday, 26 July 2016

You're A Hoot

Hello
Todays card is for the latest challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz,This week we would like youto make a 'Shaker card'.
I have used a Joanna Sheen Hoot stamp for the image on my card, which was stamped onto white card, coloured with ProMarkers and cut out. The background was made using a punch to cut the moon from the navy card. On the reverse of the panel I adhered a piece of acetate over the aperture. The aperture was then lined with a 3mm thick foam tape. A few sequin stars were then added, before the aperture was sealed with a piece of yellow card. The image was then stuck over the front of the moon and the card was completed with a heat embossed sentiment and the addition of a few more stars.
I hope you like my creation.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx



Thursday, 21 July 2016

Poppy Passion

Hello All
It's time once again for another new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz,and this time round we would like to see your 'No Patterned Papers', female themed cards.
I have used an old Stampin' Up image for my card, that I have masked to use parts of the stamp, rather than the whole. It has been simply coloured with ProMarkers, before being matted with a coordinating red layer, then mounted onto a black card base.I have also used a scallop tag punch to create the card closure.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back really soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dogs Have Owners

Hello Again,
It's time once again for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week we would like to see your 'Make Us Smile' creations. 
My card used a combination of stamps.The background is watercolor wash from Stampin' Up, the cat is one of Tim Holtz crazy cats, and the sentiment is from a stamp in my stash. The cat has been layered over the background, and his hat and tie are from the Crazy Bird set, all of which have been coloured with Promarkers.
I hope my card makes you chuckle, and pops a smile on your face.
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges;
Paper Minutes - make me happy
Retarte - anything goes
Penny Black and More - anything goes with a stamp
The Corrosive Challenge- nature/animals
and
Morgan's ArtWork - animals
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back soon with another creation.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Christmas In July

Hello All
It's that time of the week when a new challenge starts over at Cardz 4 Guyz, and the challenge this time is 'Christmas In July'.
I have used a simply holly sprig stamp as the image on my card, coloured with ProMarkers. It has then been layered up with some off cuts of patterned paper to give my classic coloured card.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Ike's World - Christmas in July
Inky Chicks - Christmas in summer
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys - July Jingle Bells
and
Broken Fairy Designs - Christmas in July
I hope you like my efforts, and I'll be back soon with some more.
Hugs Sharon xx


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Gingham

Hello Again
This card was made ready for the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. The theme for this fortnight is 'Gingham'.
I have used a Julie Nutting doll stamp for my card, which has been partially coloured with ProMarkers, and then the clothes have been paper pieced on. It was finished with the addition of some floral highlights.
I hope you like my card.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Double D - gingham
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Great Impressions - anything goes
Allsorts - gingham style
and
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back soon with some more creations,
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

On The Wild Side

Hi All
Well another week has whizzed by, and once again it is time for a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week we would like to see your 'In The Country' themed cards.
I have used 2 Stampin' Up sets to create my card - The Wilderness Awaits and Lovely As A Tree.
First, I stamped the stag and coloured it with ProMarkers. This was then masked, before stamping the background trees using both first and second impressions. I then cut a circle mask, that I used to cover over part of the image to create the moon, before using distress inks to tint the sky. The image was simply mounted then adhered to a Kraft card blank and it was finished with the addition of a sentiment.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Retarte - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Critters and Creatures - anything goes
Use Your Stuff - animals
Penny Black and More - anything goes with a stamp
Artistic Stamper - all things bright and beautiful
Paper Creator - just for men
Alphabet Challenge - I is for ink it up
and
Dragons Lair - it's a zoo out there
Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you like what you've seen.
I'll be back soon with some more creations.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

CAS

Hello Everyone
It's time for a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week I have chosen the theme. My choice was 'Clean and Simple'.
I love this style of card, but find it quite hard not to do multiple mats and layers which is my instinct.
I have used a Tim Holtz robot blueprint stamp for my card, with a type writer style sentiment from an old Stampin' Up set. The image was stamped in Archival ink onto a water colour card stock base, and it has then been coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquablend water colour pencils. This is the first time I have ever used these, but think they will become a new favourite, as they were so easy to use.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - R is for Robot
Great Impressions - anything goes
Craft For The Craic - something masculine
and
That's Crafty - masculine
I hope you like my little creation, and I would love you to become a follower if you have time, or like what you see,
I'll be back soon with some more creations.
Hugs Sharon xx



Thursday, 23 June 2016

Pretty In Pink

Hello Everyone.
Well a fortnight has whizzed by, so it is now time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. This time round the challenge is 'Pink and Brown'.
I have used a Julie Nutting stamp for my creation. For some reason it has turned into a Christmassy style card even though we are in summer - lol. I have coloured her skin and hair with ProMarkers, and paper pieced her outfit. The background has been run through a snowflake embossing folder to add some texture. The corners are cut using a Memory Box die, and the whole card was finished with the addition of some pearls.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - warm winter clothing
Little Red Wagon - Kraft-tastic
Sisterhood Of Crafters - create your own background
A Snowflakes Promise - anything goes Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Corrosive - lots of layers
Left Of Center - tic tac toe
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - cute or anything goes Christmas
and
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back for another visit soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

My Hero

Hello All
Another week has flown by, and once again it is time for another new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week our theme is 'At The Movies'.
I have resorted to using one of my favorite punches - the Build An Owl punch from Stampin ' Up to create my assorted superheros. These little guys are simple yet addictive to make, and this punch is just so versatile as you can make all sorts with it, not just owls.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Inky Chicks - Father's Day/male card
Retarte - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - for a special man
Amusing - masculine
Come and Get It - fathers day
One Stitch At A Time - layer it up
Crafty Calendar - fathers day/male card
Brown Sugar - fathers day
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
and
Craft Rocket - for a man or boy
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you pop back and see me again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Let's Rock

Hello Everyone
It's time once again for a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. This time round we would like to see your 'Music' themed, male creations.
I have used a Paper Nation decoupage for the guitar player, a Forever Friends sentiment decoupage, and a musical score embossed background.
I have been doing a lot of decoupage cards lately, as I find the cutting very therapeutic.
I hope you will join in the fun over on the main blog, and take a look at the other amazing DT cards.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Retarte - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Crafty Boots - masculine
Crafty Cardmakers - for a special man
OLLCB - one for the boys
One Stitch At A Time - layer it up
The Corrosive Challenge - lots of layers
Crazy 4 Challenges - make it masculine
and
Crafting With Friends - anything goes
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you all again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Summer Fun

Hello Again
Today sees the start of the latest challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. This time round, we would like to see your 'Summer Fun' creations.
Whenever I think of summer, sun flowers spring to mind, and it always reminds me of growing them with the children, and measuring their progress to see who can grow the tallest.
The image has been created with a very old Stampin' Up roller stamp, which has been coloured with ProMarkers. I have added a second, decoupaged layer to add some depth to the flowers, I love the clean and simple overall effect of this card, and it reminds me of those happy summer days.
I hope this will inspire you to hop over to the main blog and join in the fun.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crafty Creations - tic tac toe
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Everybody Art - not cute
Passion For ProMarkers - anything but square
Hand Stamped Sentiments - photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp - summer garden
Dragonfly Dreams- say it with flowers
Penny Black and More - flower power
and
Crazy 4 Challenges - make it floral
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back really soon with my next creation.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Fathers Day

Hello All
Well another week has whooshed by,and it's time once again for the next challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This time we would like to see your 'Fathers Day' creations.
I have used some DoCrafts decoupage for my creation, with some added Stampin' Up cardstock. 
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see your creations on the main challenge blog.
I'll be back again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Zoology

Hello All
It's time once again for another new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. The theme this week is 'Something Beginning With Z'.
I must admit I really struggled with this, and in the end I have just used a downloadable decoupage from Crafts U Print, which I have simply matted onto a backing once I'd done the decoupage.
I do hope you like my cute little zoo card.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon with some more creations.
Hug Sharon xx


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Vintage Chic

Hello All
It's time once again for another new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I must admit this was a challenge I dreaded, as I was completely out of my comfort zone, so I hope I've done OK,
The challenge this fortnight is 'Vintage or Shabby Chic',
I have used an old stacking topper from my stash, and the papers and embellishments came from my local Poundland.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Deep Ocean - shabby chic or vintage
and
Everybody Art - for the girls
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my little creation, and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Ahoy Matey

Hello All
This week sees the launch of a lovely easy challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. We would like to see your 'It's Hip To Be Square', male themed cards.
I have used a combination of stamping and punch art for my card. I have used the owl builder punch from Stampin' Up to create my pirate, and a retired stamp set to create the backgrounds. 
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Creative Card Crew - masculine
Ike's World - at the movies (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Amusing - add ribbon or twine
Penny Black and More - anything goes with stamping
Crafty Calendar - things with wings
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - dies/punches
and
I hope you like my little creation, and it inspires you to hop on over to the main blog and join in the fun.
I'll be back really soon
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Man's Best Friend

Hello Everyone
Here I am again with my next DT card for Cardz 4 Guyz. This week we would like to see your 'Man's Best Friend' male orientated creations.
This was quite tricky for me, as I  must admit  I am much more of a cat person than a dog person.
I looked through my stamp collection, and was struggling to find any that fitted the theme and inspired me, so instead I thought I'd do a punch art creation, inspired from Pintrest.
All the stamps used are from Stampin' Up, and I have used a stamp from the Glorious Grunge set to add the spots. I hope you like my little doggie, and he inspires you to join in the main challenge.
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges;
Ike's World - embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - embossing
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow
Creatures and Critters - anything goes with a creature
Incy Wincy - texture
Creatalicious - anything goes with no DP
Paradise Of Stamps - a touch of Kraft
Alphabet Challenge - F for furry friends
Crafty Catz - dies and punches
and
Crafty Ribbons - it's a mans world
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back soon with some more creations.
Hugs Sharon xx


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Tea For Two

Hello All
It's time once again for another new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz,and this time `round we would like to see your 'Tea For Two', female themed cards.
I have used a really old Stampin' Up image for my card, that I have simply stamped straight on to the card front, then using scraps of paper, I have paper pieced all the cups and mugs, and finished with a Tea-riffic sentiment.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crafty Gals Corner - polka dots or stripes
Fresh Brewed - coffee time
The House That Stamps Built - use your leftover supplies and paper
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes/add a sentiment
Unicorn Challenges - spotty dotty
Incy Wincy - CAS
and
Come and Get It - card for a woman
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back really soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Dig It

Hello All
Well it's a very busy week this week - my youngest son turned 13 at the weekend, and my eldest is 18 on Wednesday, so it's all been a bit hectic at the ranch.
Hence I have done a very quick card for this weeks challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, where we would like to see your 'Dig It' themed cards. This could be gardening or 60's/70's dig it saying or digging for treasure or however you wish to interrupt it.
I have used a very old DoCrafts backing sheet for my card, with some PaperNation decoupage and a simply sentiment to finish. Considering how quick this card was to make, I was quite pleased with the outcome.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Our Crafty Corner - anything goes
Amusing - anything goes
and
Crafty Friends - in the garden
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will jump on over to the main blog and join in the fun,
See you again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Stack Of Muts

 Hello All
Another week has flown by, and once again it is time for a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz.
This week I was fortunate enough to choose the challenge theme, and I choose 'Monochrome'.
I have made another really CAS card, using a really old Penny Black stamp, simply coloured with ProMarkers, and just finished with a single mat and 3 coloured pearls.
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges;
Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Crafty Boots - monochrome
Crafty Cardmakers - pearls or gems
Critters and Creatures - anything goes with a critter
Challenge Up Your Life - critters
Crafty Friends - all things cute
Fantasy Stampers - monochrome
Brown Sugar - for the boys
Aud Sentiments - animals
and
Crafting By Design - lets hear it for the boys/men
Thank you so much for stopping by, and I would love you to become a follower if you like my creations.
I'll be back again soon, hope to see you then.
Hugs Sharon xx


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Button Bling

Hello Again
Well, I've gone all blingy today for the latest challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. This fortnight we would like to see your female orientated cards featuring 'A Button or Two', which was my choice.
I have used a Stampin' Up set - flower shop with the matching punch, to create my flowers, simply stamped in Archival Black then finished with a crystal flower shaped button sewn into the middle of each one. The card was completed with the addition of a simple sentiment. The photo really does not show the card at its best, as in real life it is sooooo sparkly.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Moo Mania - floral
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Cards In Envy - birthday card
Crafty Boots - monochrome
Eureka Stamp - add some bling
Penny Black and More - birthdays
and
Fantasy Stampers - monochrome
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope it has inspired you to join in the fun over at the main blog,
Hope to see you again really soon,
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A Partridge In A Pear Tree

Hello All
Today's creation is for a double whammy, it is for my Christmas In April class this week, and also for the new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz - where we wood like to see your 'Wood In Design' male themed cards.
I have used a retired Stampin' Up stamp for my card, coloured with ProMarkers. I have decoupaged up the partridge to add some dimension, and I've also used a clear Wink Of Stella pen to add some sparkle to the pears.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Always Playing With Paper - masculine card
The Cutie Pie Challenge - woodland friends
Incy Wincy - inspired by a song
Christmas Card Challenge - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - things with wings
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - anything goes Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - CAS Christmas
CHNC - use a sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - F is for food
C,R,A,F,T, - Christmas
and
Crafting By Design - getting ready for Christmas
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Exam Success

Hello Everyone
It's time once again for the next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz - I love this blog - and this time we would like to see your 'Books or Book Paper', male orientated creations.
I have gone a bit Tim Holtz mad on my card, using both his Crazy Bird stamp and blue print book pile.The images have been coloured with ProMarkers, and the overall design has been kept really simple with just a single black mat to finish the card off. I thought this would be suitable either for exams good luck/results or a birthday - what do you think?
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Critters and Creatures - anything goes with a critter or a creature
Our Crafty Corner - anything goes
Come and Get It - things with wings
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes with wings
Less Is More - use 3 stamps
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
and
Thanks for stopping by, it would be lovely if you would leave a comment or better still become a follower so I can share even more of my creations with you.
Hugs Sharon xx


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Ballerina Bliss

Hello All
It's time once again for the next challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time round we would like you to use an embossing folder on your entries.
I have used a Darice folder to create the border around Ballerina Tilda. I then used a distress ink to tint the edges, and highlight the embossing. Tilda, herself, has been coloured with ProMarkers. I have added some flowers and gems to the card before finishing off by colouring over her dress, tiara and the embossed pattern with a Wink Of Stella pen to add a bit of sparkle.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Fab 'n' Funky - girly and pretty
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Where The HeART is - sparkle and bling
Amusing - make your own background
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes with distressing
Stamping Sensations - one for the girls
Corrosive - girls, ladies, woman
A Gem Of A Challenge - Don't be square
Allsorts - purple passion
and
Crafty Catz - hobbies, interests
I hope you like my creation, and it will inspire you to join in the fun at the main blog, or to just pop back and see me again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A Wee Tipple

Hello All
Today sees the start of another new challenge at Cardz For Guyz, and this time round we would like to see you're male orientated 'Food and Drink' cards.
I have done something completely different for a change, and have hand stitched this card, which was very relaxing for a change. It is a Sparkle Stitch design, that I have just matted onto a card and added a sentiment.
Please pop on over to the main challenge blog to see the other DT creations, or better still create a card and join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back soon with another creation.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Fore

Hello
Thanks for popping by. This card is for the latest challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz this week, and this time round we would like you to use just 'Black and White'.
My card has been created with a single stamp from IndigoBlu. I have stamped it once, then stamped the golfer again and decoupaged it on to the original. This has then been matted and layered onto black,then onto another white layer with a die cut Tim Holtz diamond pattern to represent the jumper pattern, before a final black layer before being mounted on the card blank.
I adore the definition element of this stamp, it makes me chuckle every time I look at it.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
A Bit More Time To Craft - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
A Gem Of A Challenge - don't be square
Allsorts - hum0rous
Crafty Catz - decoupage
Morgan's Art World - for the men
and
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope it will inspire you to stop by the main blog, and join in our challenge,
Hugs Sharon xx




Thursday, 31 March 2016

Spring Is Coming

Hello
Today's card is ready for the next challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz, where this time round we would like to see your 'Springtime' girly cards.
I have used a LOTV stamp for my card, as this image always makes me think of spring. It has been coloured with ProMarkers, and simply mounted on an embossed background with a bow to finish.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes/springtime
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
Craft - Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafty Boots - spring
Critters and Creatures - anything goes with a critter
Come and Get It - in the garden
One Stitch At A Time - embossing
Penny Black and More - feature a creature
and
My Time To Craft - girlie
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi, hopefully it will inspire you to come back soon and see my other creations.
Hugs Sharon xx


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A Is For Ark

Hello
Todays card is for the next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz, where this time round we would like to see your male orientated cards 'Beginning With An A'.
I must admit when I first found out what the challenge was, I was stumped - all I could think of was ants. Whilst tidying my room though I came across this adorable, retired Stampin Up stamp of Noahs Ark - and I thought bingo - ark, animals what more could I ask for.
It has been coloured with ProMarkers,and simply mounted to give a classic baby card look.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Craft Your Passion- anything goes
Critters and Creatures - anything goes with a critter
Penny Black and More - feature a creature
Crafty Friends - anything goes
and
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will pop back soon to see some more of my creations.
Hugs Sharon xx



Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Teenage Kicks

Hello
Todays card is ready for the next challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, where this week we would like to see your 'Teenage Kicks', male orientated creations.
I have used one of the Prima Julie Nutting stamps for my card, with the addition of a stamped football. The skin and hair on the image has been coloured with ProMarkers, and the clothes have been paper pieced. The card has been finished with some coordinating mat and layering, plus the addition of 3 little grey brads.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Unicorn - CAS
Crafty Friends - anything goes
Send S Smile For Kids - for the boys
Crafting With Friends - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
and
Craft Rocket - anything goes
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll hop on over to the main blog, and join in the fun.
I'll be back soon with some more creations.
Hugs Sharon xx


Thursday, 17 March 2016

Floating By

Hello Blogland
Todays cute and cuddly card is ready for the latest challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. This fortnight we would like to see your ' Cute and Cuddly' female, orientated cards. So why not get those teddies and bunnies out and come join in the fun.
I have used a LOTV stamp for my card, coloured with ProMarkers. I have stuck to pastel, spring time colours, then coordinated it with the papers, with a bit of bling and a bow to finish.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - anything goes
Card Mania - polka dots and/or stripes
Crafts Galore Encore - make a card
Paper Creators - spring colours
The Sisters Of Craft - anything goes
Simon Says - cute and cuddly
Passion For ProMarkers - childrens birthday
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow
Melonheadz Friends - layer it up
and
Penny Black and More - feature a creature
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back soon to see some of my other creations, or better still become a follower.
Hugs Sharon xx