Thursday, 14 June 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Sun, Sea or Sand

Hi there - it's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, where the theme is Sun, Sea or Sand. As you can see, I have chosen the Sea, using this fabulous Mermaid set from MFT.
I have thrown in a lot of techniques on this card.....some alcohol marker colouring, some dry embossing, a blended background and some glitter and sparkle for good measure, but hopefully it has all come together nicely!

I have to admit, as much as I love the mermaid, I think I like the little fish and the turtle even more.....it is often the little things that please me!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today and that you will come and visit at Cute Card Thursday.

Sharon x

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Creative Stamping Issue 58 out 7th June


Hi all.

Just a quick post to let you know that I was lucky enough to have some of my cards featured in Creative Stamping Issue 58, which is now in your shops.

My contribution this month was some paint fusion cards, which appear on the Sheena's Diary page, and here they are.

Both of these samples started out as plain pieces of white card and, once you have played and learned a few basic techniques these cards can be made really quickly!

If you are a Sheena fan, this magazine is well worth the purchases as it comes with an A4 set of cling stamps also designed by Sheena, plus a free Izink stamp pad, so really good value for money!

Thanks for looking, and hope you enjoy the magazine if you buy it!

Sharon x

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Creative Stamping Issue 57

Oh dear - I was so busy keeping a secret about my first ever commission in Creative Stamping magazine, that I forgot to post it on my blog!!

I was very lucky to be asked to create 5 cards using the new Rachel Norman stamps from Crafters Companion, for the June edition of the magazine.
As you can see, the images are all floral based and lend themselves very well to cutting out and decoupage.
This one made it to the cover!
I used Sparkle pens to create all my cards, but these stamps work well with any medium.
The magazine is lovely and features a beautiful set of cover stamps featuring the African Savannah, plus a free Izink ink pad.

Sadly it is no longer in the shops, but still available as a back issue from the publishers via their website.  :-)  it is well worth a read if you are an avid stamper / colourist.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sharon x

Mermaid Mania


Hi all. I am back today with one of my favourites from 'My Favourite Things' and that would be Mermaids.

I don't know why but i just love them - they are right up there with snowmen in terms of putting a smile on my face. :-)
This little cutie is a lot of fun to  colour. I used Spectrum Noirs and then finished of with glitter on her scales which I really loved.

For my background I have used Spectrum Aquas and the glycerin technique, and then finally splattering with Gansai Tambi  pearl white and gold paints.

So there we have my card for today. Thanks for visiting!

Sharon x

Challenges:

https://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-75.html
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-theme-challenge-make-splash.html
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/06/wk-23-polkadoodles-crafting-anything.html
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-69.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/06/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-383.html

Friday, 1 June 2018

Bumbling along with Colour Crazy

Time for a new challenge over at Colour Crazy and this week I have Father's Day in mind with this lovely image of one of my favourite Dr Digi characters chugging along in his camper van.

I wanted to make a background scene for this card so, with a bit of help from my distress inks, my cloud stencil and some random stamps from my stash, i hope I have created the effect of a country road on a lovely Spring day.

I am not sure if our character is enjoying the bumpy ride, and I hope the suit cases stay put, but i am sure the destination will be worth the journey.

We love to see your colouring over on our challenge blog, so i hope you will hop on over and join in the fun.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Hello Summer



Time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, where the theme is Hello Summer. I am writing this in advance and at the moment is is very dull, grey and cold, so I sure do hope that we are seeing some summer weather by the time this post goes live!

For my card this week, I have used a lovely Lacy Sunshine image, and Coloured her in with Spectrum Colourblend pencils and blending solution. I think this represents a typical summer here in the UK.....just take a look at the raindrops on those flowers - lol!

I coloured my image to match the lovely NitWits papers which I had already chosen, andI even used some of the digi flower images for the set to complete my card.

Hope you like my card for today, and that you will come and join in the fun over at Cute Card Thursday.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Cute Card Thursday - The Great Outdoors

Hi there. We have a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and this week's theme is The Great Outdoors.

I realise that my card is a bit off season, as my tree is bare, but for me trees are a big part of being outside - I love them...so this seemed appropriate.

This card is not with me any more, but looking at the picture I wish it was, as I have just realised it is floating! I am afraid you will just have to imagine it with some grey shadow underneath so that it looks like it has landed back on Earth again! Ahhhh - the benefits of hindsight!!

Anyway - I am sure you all have some lovely outdoorsy creations to show us so I hope you will come and share them over at Cute Card Thursday this week.

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x