Tuesday, 25 September 2012

All that glitters is not gold....

Or in this case, all that is gold does not necessarily glitter!

In this case I have gone for a matt gold, rather than a glittery gold effect......quite unusual for me as I usually like to add a bit of glitter at every opportunity!

For this card I have coloured in one of the new Teddies from Stamp Addicts, using my Spectrum Noirs.

I then die cut and oval in to my base card  and attached the bear at the top and bottom. He was meant to be hanging free, but he kept twisting round for some reason, and, since the back is not as attractive as the front, I had to make sure he was secured properly in place!!

The gorgeous gold die cuts are from a lovely Marianne die, and I can't believe how beautifully embossed they have come out.

I have a few challenges which Iwould like to enter this card in to........

Crafters Companion - Gold
Make in Monday
Spectrum Noir Challenge - Holidays

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Feeling Blue

Feeling blue - not in a down hearted way, but wanted to use these lovely NitWits papers which are lovely shades of lilac and blue.

I decided to follow a sketch from the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog - once again it's a fairly clean and simple onw, which really sits my style the best. I have used  one of the lovely Stamp Addicts bears once again and coloured him blue owth Spectrm \noirs to match the theme.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketch
Make it Monday
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - For a Child
Stamping for the Weekend - Feeling Floral

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Sketch Saturday

I do like a relatively simple sketch......nice clean lines and not too many layers, so the sketch on the Skretch Saturday Challenge was right up my street.

Here's the card that I made using one of the lovely new teddy stamps from Stamp Addicts,and coloured him in with my Spectrum Noirs and used some NitWit backing papers. (Sorry - I printed them off but can't for the life of me think which set they were on!

So just a couple of challenges to enter today:

Sketch Saturday
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon x

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Still thinking about that 'Awwww' factor


Since Papertake put up their challenge last week, I have come to the conclusion that a little bit of 'Awww' is good for the soul, and, on that basis, here is my second card with a little bit of Awww factor thisweek.

I just love this stamp - it's quite a good size - as you can see, it takes up a reasonable amount of space on a 6x6 card......and it really doesn't need all that much embellishment.

For this card I stamped direct on to the base card and coloured with promarkers. I followed with a stamped greeting in the opposite corner and finished off with a bit of doodling.

Don't you think that it's amazing that an artist can draw a circle with two dots in such a way as to make a cute and endearing face? I wish I had such a skill!!

In the meantime, I'm going to share the 'Awww' by entering in to a few challenges:

Papertake - things that make you go Awwww
Make it Monday
Passion for Promarkers - Clean and Simple
My Time to Craft - All white except the image

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get to enjoy lots more 'Awwww' moments this week.

Sharon x

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Things that Make You Go Awwwww....

That's the title of the Papertake challenge this week and, since I am a fan of all things cute, it seemed like the perfect challenge for me.

So here's my card for today, mixing up two of my favourite things - Cuteness and Christmas!!

These guys have come from Stamp Addicts and I really like them. The reindeer on the left is actually leaping, but it looked to me more like he was kneeling..........also, the two hearts that you see are actually paw prints. So much for my interpretation of the rubber!!!!
Well, whether they're leaping or kneeling, I think these two definitely have the 'Awwww' factor so I am going to enter this card for the Papertake of course, plus a few others......
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in September
Totally Papercrafts  - Use your favourite stamp
J and C Creations - Cute Christmas
Thanks for stopping by today.
Sharon x

Sunday, 9 September 2012

I'm going to be a demonstrator!

This is just a quick post to let you know that I am going to be a demonstrator at the Stamp Addicts demo day, coming up on Saturday 29th September.

I am really looking forward to the day as it will be another first for me on my Crafty Ambitions list. If any of you happen to be in the vicinity of Bedford on the day, I would love it if you were to drop by and say hello!

Also, coming up on 13th September is a Stamp Addicts Birthday Bonanza on Create and Craft. Sadly, I wno't be appearing on TV but hopefully some of my card sampples will be!

Sharon x

Mr and Mrs........

Mr and Mrs...............Claus!

Here's a card that I have made  using the lovely Santa Claus set from Stamp Addicts.

These are such cute little characters and really fun to colour with my promarkers. For this card I've added a little bit of doodling around the edges for extra interest.

And now to enter a few challenges.......

Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Stampin for the Weekend
The Squirrel and the Fox

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Is there such a thing as a Reinephant?

Or maybe an Eledeer??? I guess that if you can have an elephant dressed up as a Reindeer, then there is indeed such a thing......and here it is!

How cute is this image??? I just love the way rhat the two little elephants are looking at each other as if they're not really sure what to make of it all.....

So this is my second Christmas offering for today. A Humphrey's Corner Christmas stamp once again, but this time the gorgeous backing papers are from a First Edition Paper set. I don't know if you can see too well on the picture but the Bauble paper is glittered - it's just lovely and I am amazed that I have been able to part with it (still got a couple of sheets left though!!)

Once again, there are lots of lovely challenges out there, so I'm entering this card in to the following:

Make it Monday
Secret Crafter - Animal Antics
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Sketch

Well that's it for me today!

PS - Quick announcement - look out for the next Stamp Addicts show coming up on 13th September on C&C......

Sharon x

All creatures great and small

Well it's back into Christmas mode for me today......partly because I was dying to try out the gorgeous new Marianne Designs holly die that I recently got my hands on!

As you can see I have used one of the beautiful Humphrey's Corner Christmas stamps, coloured in with Spectrum Noirs and a little glitter added for good measure.

I have added Pearl berries to my holly and mounted the whole thing on to some lovely backing paper from the Hunphrey's Corner Christmas CD.

There are lot's of lovely challenges that I can enter this card in to, so here they are:

Make It Monday
The Ribbon Girl - Just Add Pearls
Secret Crafter - Animal Antics
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes

So that's post number one for today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Animal Antics

Well, here we are at Sunday evening once again - with another busy week ahead to look forward too! I had hoped to have a bit of crafting time this weekend, but sadly to no avail.... I seem to have got caught up in a whole lot of nothing, and lost track of time!

The good news is though that I managed to get 25000 paces on my pedometer (we are doing a team fitness challenge at work for a six week period) I am trying my best to think a little more about fitness....which is OK while the challenge is on.....but I am wondering if I will be able to keep up my new healthier lifestyle afterwards!!

Anyway - back to the crafting.

Here's a card that I made a while back, but never got round to blogging:

The cute little stamp is from Stamp Addicts, and I reckon it would be a good one to use for halloween if you want to get away from all the creepy stuff, as it could easily be a little kiddy all dressed up for Trick or Treating.

I coloured him with promarkers and used a Stamps by Judith pawprint stamp to stamp out the backing paper before mounting on to a black stepper card and finishing on to a black stepper card.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Make It Monday
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Animal Antics

Right - time for less blogging and more crafting I think!

See you soon!

Sharon x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The boys are back in town!

On this lovely sunny Saturday afternoon I thought it was time to put a 'boy' card on my blog once again as they really are too few and far between!!

This one is made from a digi stamp and backing papers all from the Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD - my one stop shop for anything boyish!

I followed a Sketch from an old challenge for this particular card and coloured the image with a combination of Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

Here are the challenges that I would like to enter today.....
Hooked on Craft - Cards for Men
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge - A Boy Thing
By the Cute and Girly - Boys
Bugaboo - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sharon x