Friday, 24 October 2014

Embracing Autumn!

Well, here in the UK there can be no doubt that Summer is over and Autumn is upon us. We have had loads of rain, high winds and it has definitely gotten a bit chilly at times over the last week or so!

But one thing I certainly do love in Autumn is to watch the leaves turn and the beautiful colours that are all around us when this happens.

we have a lot of trees where I live so, when I look out of my window I see shades of red, gold and orange all around and it really gives me a moment of wonder.

And that's one of the reasons why I love the Nitwits papers that I used for this card. They are from the Go Nuts set, and they are a gorgeous combination of Autumn and Halloween type colours, which feature a lot in my crafting at this time of year.

I have had some real fun colouring in this gorgeous Besties stamp with my pro markers, matching the colours to the papers…and I even managed to add in some bling in the form of glitter glue and pearl paints.  :-)

So there are some lovely challenges this week so here are the ones I would like to enter with this card:

http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/week-332-with-bunny-zoes-crafts.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-challenge-warm-autumn-colours.html
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-21-bling-it-up.html
http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/my-besties-uk-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/ch61-fallautumn-colours.html

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Sharon x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Oh no no, it's 'Ho Ho Ho!'

Yes - there is no denying it…for us crafters is it definitely the time to start planning for Christmas!

My crafty list of things to do this year consists of many things - paper craft, crochet, jewellery making to name but a few, and I already know that I will gail miserably when it comes to completing my to do list, but all the fun is in trying don't you think?

I am trying to get a few cars under my belt at the moment, and this is one of them, using a variety of stamps from Stamp Addicts. You can by everything here on their website, including the 'Ho' stamp which is a stamps by Judith stubby.
Alos, if you were looking to make a card for your nearest and dearest, Santa Claus comes with an equally gorgeous Mrs Claus…perfect for cars for couples.

So on my card I have gone for fun and vibrant with my Spectrum Noirs, plus all of the images are decoupaged, which had the added advantage that I didn't have to worry too much about staying in the lines with my colouring!

Oh- and did you spot the sneaky appearance of some Kraft card in there? I didn't take to it at first but now I am really in to it!!

Well that's all for me today as it's Sunday afternoon and I want to enjoy some more craft time before going back to the weekly grind!!

In the meantime, here are some cherry challenges that I would like to enter this week.

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-40.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-88-christmas-in-october.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/getting-wordy-on-it.html
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/v-is-for-vibrant.html
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-29.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-79.html

Thanks for stopping by today, and a happy weekend to you all.

Sharon x

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Little bit of Hollybobs

I decided to have a play with my Polkadoodles Hollybobs Cd and get in the Christmas spirit. The only problem was that I just couldn't decide which image to go with as they are all sooo lovely. So anyway, I narrowed it down to boy images, as I don't do to many of those as a rule, and still ended up printing off 3 or 4 images! So her goes the first one.

I loved this little boy as he is so cute with the Robin and having him sitting on the fence puts him in a little scene rather than just standing there, if you know what I mean.

I thought the Christmas Tree paper would go really well with this, so I printed off the same paper in two different colour ways, which makes putting the card together nice and easy.

I don't know what you call this type of card, but it's the first time I've done it. It's made from a piece of A4 Kraft card…..mainly because I printed out the image nice and big!

How do you like the North Pole sign…..this is also off of the Cd and I printed about 6 of these cos I love them…so you can expect to see them popping up on some of my other cards too. :-)

I wanted to have nice bold colouring for this image so I got out the Graph Its, which are just perfect when you want the image to pop.
I am not sure if you can see for the image, but I did decoupage him up just a little bit……it's just one of those things I just can't resist I'm afraid!

Finally, I have added a few die cuts for some extra decoration.

Well I hope you like this festive card - there are lots of lovely challenges that ft this, so here they are:

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-40.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/anything-goes.html
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/wk-40christmas-digi-choosday-colouring.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-284-anything-goes-option-of.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-88-christmas-in-october.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-challenge.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/snowflakes-october-challenge.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-78.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-46-color-challenge.html
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-257-traditional-christmas.html

That's all from me today.

Thank you for stoping by.  :-)

Sharon

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Something a little different

Today I thought I would post something other than a card and here's what I came up with - a giant gift bag.

It's hard to tell from the picture but, to give you an idea of the size, the orange backing paper is a full sheet of A4!

To make this bag I used one of my lovely Nitwits digital sets and super sized all of the elements. The plus side of this was that the pieces were really easy to cut out. The downside is, that I decided to decoupage the laments and it took a heck of a lot of silicon glue to do it

The picture is not that great as it was taken in poor light but hopefully you get the idea!

So I'm going to enter a few challenges as per usual, and here they are:

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-39.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/anything-goes.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-284-anything-goes-option-of.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-342-anything-but-card.html

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm off to do some more crafting now!  :-)

Sharon

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Stamp Addicts Xmas stocking in brown


Well here I am again, with something a little different today…a Christmas card all in shades of brown.

I'm not sure why but I wanted to go for a kind of Sepia effect with this card, so out came the Kraft card, swiftly followed by my brown pro markers. I then has a busy old time stamping and cutting out the mini frames, which are new from stamp addicts, before infilling them with a tiny little holly stamp and some pearl paint berries.

The lovely stocking is also new from Stamp Addicts, designed by Lesley I believe, and it's very quick and easy to colour in…perfect for when you want to make a lot of cards in a hurry.

So, there are a few challenges that I would like to enter today, and here they are:

http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-non-traditional-christmas.html
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-78-something-new.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-77.html
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-16-christmas.html

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Use only one Design Paper

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies and this month the theme is to use only one Design Paper….not always as easy as it sounds!

So here is my card for the challenge using a fabulous Tatty Twinkles stamp - isn't she just adorable?

I have coloured her with my Graph Its which happened to have just the right shades of Blue to go with my backing paper.

So, on to the background:

The paper is a digital paper from my BeBunni CD rom…so simple and yet stunning don't you think? I love how the little hearts look like they have been coloured in with crayons.

The purple card is centura pearl, as is the lilac which I embossed on my Grand Calibur. It always amazes mw how beautifully the embossing comes out on this card….it gives me such a buzz!

The Ribbon, was originally white, but of course I coloured it with my Graph Its so it is now the perfect match.

Finally - how do you like the butterfly and the little purple hearts? Both of these are extras on the Tatty Twinkles stamp….and just what I needed to finish off my card.

Well I do hope that you like my card and that you will inspired to come over at join us over at Crafty Little Fairies this month where there are lots of wonderful sponsors offering some fabulous prizes.

Before I go, though, just a few more lovely challenges that I would like to enter:
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-135-love-of-ribbon.html
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/u-is-for-unique.html
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-78-something-new.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html


Hope to see you over at CLF.

Thanks

Sharon x

Monday, 29 September 2014

P-P-P pick up a Penguin!

Pop quiz - who remembers the title phrase as the advertising line for a certain lovely little chocolate flavour bar that we used to have as kids?  Hmmm - I wonder if they are still around? If so, I bet like everything else we had as kids, they are a lot smaller now!!

Enough reminiscing and on to my card today, which is a gorgeous Tiddly Inks stamp (all the more gorgeous for being free with a magazine!) featuring Wrynn and some cutie tootie little penguins.
I have coloured everything in with my Spectrums and thrown in a little glitter too……as befits the occasion.

My papers we offcuts left over from one of my Do Crafts Christmas pads and I love the slightly different take on Christmas colours, which was inspired by the colours in the bit of stripey paper.

I have also thrown in a bit of ric arc ribbon (which turned out to be a bit curled up and needed flattening!) and finished off with some lovely candy dots.

So the Christmas challenges are coming thick and fast now, so here are some challenges that I would like to enter today:

http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-38-anything-goes-and.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/oh-how-cute.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/september-challenge.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-230-christmas.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/and-another-3-weeks-has-zoomed-by-so-of.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-76.html

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all have a good week.  :-)

Sharon x