Friday, 20 July 2018

Crochet Robot

Hi. I'm back today with another crochet toy - this time a robot.
As you can see, all my crochet creations end up sitting on the same chair for their photo opportunity!!

Thanks for looking!

Sharon x

Thursday, 19 July 2018

No stamping today.

As you may be able to tell, I have been raiding my blogger archive these last few days, and I came across this little beauty, from my Amigurumi crochet phase, where I made loads of toys for all the little people in my life.
This is a gorgeous bear that I made for one of my great nephews.
I had many happy hours creating him.
And in the end it was very tough to let him go!
Perhaps I will have to make another one some day.  :-)

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Another box of cards

I'm back today with another box of cards made a while back - for a friend.
I used the Frou Frou CD Rom for this one and really went to town on it with quite a 'posh' box.
This one took a little longer to make and I filled it with cards and tags.
But once again, everything was made from printed elements on the CD, with the odd bit of ribbon here and there.

I just love the colour theme on this CD. :-)













Tuesday, 17 July 2018

A gift for a friend

Sometimes you just want to make a nice gift for a friend - something that is not too expensive, but different from anything else that she might receive........

Well that was the case here, and I didn't have much time, so I was able to whip up a little box of notelets using my Crafters Companion Cattitudes CD. My friend is a lover of Cats.....and Shopping....so it is as if these designs were made for her!

I made everything from the toppers, papers or card companions from the CD Rom , including the box which I made by printing one of the design papers direct on to card.

I had forgotten that I had done this, as it was a while back, but it was a relaxing departure from colouring. I really must do it again some time!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Monday, 16 July 2018

When life gives you lemons......

Do you remember this release from Sheena Douglass back in the Spring?

They were really popular when they came out, and looking at this card I couldn't help but think of that phrase - 'When Life gives you lemons......make lemonade!'

I really enjoyed making this card using sparkle pens as it was something quite different for me, in terms of  image, and that was half of the fun of it.

I love the background as it looks like pencil sketches rather than a stamp and it is so easy to achieve by simply using a Smokey Grey Versafine pad instead of the usual black.

Anyway, I hope the only lemons in your life right now are the edible ones!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-86.html
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-215.html
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-71.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/craftycatz-challenge-425-atg.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-88-and-winners-of-challenge-87.html

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Creatures of the night

It's been a long time since I've posted one again, so i thought I would post one of my DT makes from Donna Ratcliffe's last release at Crafters Companion, featuring the  lovely silhouettes that we all love.

I made this one using the good old sparkle pen and glycerine technique for the background and painted direct with a wide brush for the main image.

One of my favourite stamps in the fern leaves which are brilliant for building up backgrounds and very easy to paint too.

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sharon x

Challenges:

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-86.html
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-143-anything-goes-with.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/craftycatz-challenge-425-atg.html

Friday, 29 June 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge with Bugaboo

Hi all. We have a new challenge at Colour Crazy this week, where we are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo. I really love their comical images, and it was so hard to chose which one to play with from my big collection. In the and I went for this Bugaboo Cats Topper, just because I love their faces.

I have coloured them all in with Spectrum Noirs and then used some gorgeous NitWits digital papers to match.

I hope you like my card today and thanks so much for visiting.

Sharon x