Thursday, 14 December 2017

Festive Colours at Cute Card Thursday

So it's time for another challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and once again we are sponsored by one of our regular Sponsors - All Dressed Up.

Our theme this week is Festive Colours, so I have stuck to mostly red and green on my card, and printers a lovely big image to go on an 8 x 8 card.

I had a lovely time colouring this little  lady in with my Spectrum Noirs, and of course I had to add a touch of sparkle to her fairy wings!

I have teamed her up with some of my Christmas digital papers from NitWits and a lovely frame die from Tonic...oh and I even found a few old Candy Dots to finish off the decoration!

We can't wait to see what lovely things you will make so don't forget to come and join us over at Cute Card Thursday.

See you there!

Sharon x

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Anything but Christmas at Fab n Funky.

Hi there,

It's time for the final challenge of the year over at Fab n Funky and this week our theme is Anything but Christmas, sponsored by Bugaboo.

So, for my card I have kept things bright and simple using this gorgeous ladybird image.

These were actually designed as get well cards and one of them was sent to someone with very poor eyesight, so I thought that the bold image and bright colours would do just the trick.

I have coloured both images with my Spectrum Noirs and added  some lovely Lily of the Valley sentiments below.

So that's my offering for today - very simple but such fun to colour!

I hope you will come and join us over at Fab n Funky. Look forward to seeing you there.

Sharon x

Friday, 8 December 2017

It's a dog's life.......

 Hi there. I am back with a card for another challenge at Colour Crazy where, as always the them is Anything Goes, as long as you do some colouring.

This week we are sponsored by Dr Digi  and I have used this comical image called Sofa So Good because it reminds me very much of my parent's dogs who do actually have their very own sofa!
I have coloured in the whole image using my Spectrum Noirs pens and I found that my go to colours of GB8, 9 and 10 were perfect colours for the dog, whilst the shabby sofa look was aceived using DG2, YG1 and YG2.

I used some antique linen  to take away the whiteness of the card and used my trusty dotty stamp to add a bit of interest.

I hope you like my card for today, where I have stepped away from Christmas for just a bit!

Hope you can come and join us at Colour Crazy.

Sharon x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Stepping it up for Christmas!

Well here we are on the last day of November and I am now in to full Christmas card making mode....and as usual I am thinking will I get everything done that I wanted? The answer is of course 'no', but I'll keep on trying anyway!

I have quite a few cards stored up on my blog so I thought it was about time I started to post them, and here is the first, featuring a gorgeous stamp from Wild Rose Studio.

I used my Aqua pens to colour in this image and I have to admit it took a little while but it was really worth it as this is such a cheery little picture once it is all done.

I decided to make a  stepper card for a change and, as luck would have it, I have a great Tattered Lace die to create the base card and all the infills, so all I had to do was decide on my papers,which came from my trusty NitWits digital collection.

How do you like the big sentiment? This is another die form the Sara Davies range. i am honestly not sure if you can still get it, but I am sure there will be something similar in her 2017 collections.

My holly was another die out of my stash and one that i have had for quite a fw years...Marianne Designs I think, and it is topped of with some lovely red Nuvo dots.

So that's my card for today. Hope you like it, and come back and visit again soon!!

Sharon x


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

It's time for Christmas at Fab N Funky

It's time for Christmas over at Fab n Funky this week, so we want to see all your lovely Christmas cards makes.

We are sponsored by Digistamps for Joy this week who have kindly allowed us to have this fab image to colour and are providing a lovely prize for our winner this week.

I have printed my image to fit a 6 x 6 card and coloured it with my Spectrum Noir pens, before matching it with some lovely digital papers from the Nit Wits Merry Christmouse set.

I am really looking forward to seeing all your festive makes this week, so don't forget to come and join us over at Fab N Funky.

See you there!

Sharon x


Monday, 27 November 2017

Deck the Halls.....

Well it is getting to that time of year, but I have to admit that I was a little surprised to see Xmas decorations up in someone's window already this weekend!

I think it will be a few weeks before I venture in to the loft and drag out my stuff, but in the meantime I have been getting in to the spirit with lots of lovely Christmas images, and this is one of them.
This lovely lady is from All Dressed Up and I printed her out quite large so that I could use her for this A5 sized card.

I coloured her with my Spectrum Noirs and used lashings of glitter for her lovely fairy wings. For once you can actually see the sparkle in the photo!

Of course I had to delve in to my trusty NitWits digital stash for my backing paper and I have paired it with a beautiful Tonic die which created a perfect frame.

I love the font on the sentiment...I only wish i could remember which one of my many stamp sets it came frustrating!!!

I hope you like my card for is the closest thing that you will see to a Christmas tree in my house for a little while yet!

Bye for now.

Sharon x

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Monday, 20 November 2017

It's penguin-ing to look a lot like Christmas!

Sad to say , I have been neglecting my blog a little bit lately, but I have been busy with my crafting and now I can start to show you some of my makes without getting told off for mentioning that C word!!

I am totally hooked on Lawn Fawn (amongst others!) at the moment - there is something about the cute but simple images that gives me a little buzz of happiness....especially the winter ones.

So here I am with a sweet little card that I created using some of the penguins and a bunch of dies.

I coloured my penguins in with my spectrum noirs and cut them out with the matching dies, which I love, love love!

I then used a crafters companion dies from the Sara release  last year to create the houses in the background and used another wavy die to create the second layer which I highlighted with tumbled glass distress ink to give it some depth.

For the sky, i used my distress inks and glycerine to get a love blend, and then I sprinkled with water and blotted to get the snowflakes.

Finally, I added the musical note which are part of the stamp set.

Oh - and I nearly forgot to mention the sentiment, which is right up my street, as I do love a bit of word play. It's really simple in style so it doesn't overwhelm the card but it's the perfect finishing touch to bring everything together.

Hope you like my cheery card for today, and thanks very much for visiting.

Sharon x