Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Include Flowers.....and not just on the backing paper!

We have a new challenge over at Fab n Funky, and the theme is to use flowers....but we have a twist in the we don't want you to just use a flowery backing paper!

So for my card I have gone very CAS and I have used a lovely Sheena Douglas Orchid stamp, which I embossed in white embossing powder and then coloured using the water flooding technique and Spectrum Aquas.
This is a really simple technique which is just perfect for natural objects, such as flowers, and the results are so satisfying!

I continued my flower theme by embossing my pearlescent backing card with flowers too, so add to the flower theme without over powering the delicate orchid.

Not my usual style but I really hope you like it!

PS - Don't forget to pop over to Fab n Funky and join in the fun.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Friday, 15 September 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Sponsored by Little Miss Muffet

 Hi there. I am back with another challenge post today, this time for Colour Crazy, where the theme is always anything goes, as long as you show off your colouring!

This week, we are sponsored by Little Miss Muffet, and I have chosen this gorgeous Dexter in Love image to colour up and get an early start on my Christmas cards.
I have coloured this cute little pair with my Spectrum Noir pens and created my own background using Sheena Douglas's glycerine technique, which I think is totally fabulous!

A very CAS card, but hopefully bright and cheery too!

Thanks for visiting today, and keep on colouring!

Sharon x

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Banners and Flags as Cute Card Thursday

 Hi everyone. I have been absent for a while but I am back again today with a new challenge for Cute Card Thrusday, sponsored by All Dressed Up. Look at this little cutie - I think she is just adorable, and I had great fun colouring her in soft colours with my Copic markers.

Now on to the theme, which is Banners and Flags. I thought this would be the perfect opprotunity to get out on of my Tattered Lace Greetings Banners which, I thought went perfectly with this image, without over powering it.
I have made my card up in a 7 x 7 size, using some gorgeous Tilly Daydream papers from Docrafts. I really love this set of papers, and I will be very sad when they are gone!

So that's my card for today. Hoping that you like it and I look forward to seeing you over at the Cute Card Thursday challenge.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Challenges:

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-174.html
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/wk-37-digi-choosday-crafting-challenge.html
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/211-anything-goes-dis-digis.html

Sunday, 3 September 2017

A sparkly sunset

Hi there. Happy Sunday to all. I hope you are having a lovely day, doing whatever you like to do on a Sunday!

I decided to spend a few minutes doing a blog post as, apart from my scheduled DT posts, I haven't actually posted anything for ages.

Here is a card that I made a while back, having watched a Sheena Douglas show where she showed how to make a background with sparkle pens. So I decided to experiment a bit myself and made about 4 backgrounds using this technique.

Here is the result of one of them which I finished iff using a variety of Lavinia and Inkylicious stamps.

This version was on water colour card, which made the spreading of the sparkle pen a bit easier, but the down side was that the fairy stamp did not come out quite as solid as I would have liked. Also,  the water colour paper curled and no amount of flattening under books etc would get it perfectly flat again, so it took a bit of effort to get it stuck down on the card!

None the less, it was a very fun and creative few hours for me, and I will definitely be doing this again.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/back-after-our-summer-break-with.html
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/break-over-challenge-382.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-49.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/1st-april-2017-classic-design-team-open.html

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Too Cute at Cute Card Thursday

Hi there, I'm back again with this week's challenge from Cute Card Thursday which happens to be......Too Cute!

Now there are many, many images I could have chosen from to fit this theme, but in the end I opted for this lovely little pair from Lili of the Valley - just because I could!

I have coloured them in with distress markers, and then challenged myself to use some older papers from my stash - I thought these ones worked out quite nicely with their little descriptive words.

Hope you like this little dose of cuteness and that you will join us over on Cute Card Thursday and share your own idea of cute!

Bye for now.

Sharon x


Friday, 18 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - sponsored by Crafty Ribbons

Hi there - it's time for an new challenge at Colour Crazy where the theme, as always is Anything Goes.

We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons this week, so I have added a delicate accent to my card using some 5mm silk ribbon with a lovely picot edging ( at least I think that's what you call it!)

For my image I have gone with a beautiful LOTV design which I have coloured with Distress Markers and Zig Real Colour Pens.
Finally I teamed the image up with some beautiful papers from Wild Rose Studio - the Blackberry Lane 6x6 paper pad, and I made some die cut dailies to match the theme.

This was one of those cards where I was just able to relax and enjoy the process. Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Embossing at Cute Card Thursday

It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday and this week we are sponsored by onw of our regular sponsors - All Dressed Up.

The theme this week is embossing so I chose to use an embossing folder and I found this beautiful one with dandelion seeds which i think is a perfect match to the lovely image.

I have coloured my image with Spectrum Noirs and I used Spectrum Aquas and glycerine to colour my embossed background.

Finally I added a little bit of magic in the form of glitter on the seed heads.  :-)

Thanks for visiting today, and don't forget to some and join in the fun at Cute Card Thursday!

Sharon