Monday, 29 December 2014

Bebunni Christmas Megapage

I love the cute Bebunni images and really wanted to use one to make a card for one of my baby nephews, but of course, I eventually ran out of time for stamping and colouring, so instead I opted for some of the beautiful megapage on the CD ROM.

This card is a fabulous 8x8 size so, you can see the the decoupage is indeed quite sizeable, but the joy in the is that it is really simple to cut out.

This example has about 6 layers so it makes for something quite spectacular in real life.

I have k pet the layout really simple here and die cut some snowflake ornaments for a little bit of embellishment.

This is what I like to call a 'happy' card, because that image really makes me smile!

I have a few challenges to enter today and here they are:

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A very Victorian Christmas

Well Christmas Eve is hereat last (much to my son's relief!) and for me it's a lovely lazy day as I have a day off work.

I thought I would post something very traditional today in the for of a beautiful Thomas Kinkade scne which I have decoupaged.

I have kept the card very simple as the main image is so detailed so it doesn't really need anything else.

The decoupage itself was a bit of a labour of love as it is very detailed and quite fiddly, but the final result is so worth it!

I think this will be my final card before Christmas so I am going to enter this one in to the following challenges:

It just remains for me to wish all of my visitors a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Sharon x

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Walking in a winter wonderland

Hi all. Well it's Sunday evening and it's been a very busy weekend, Christmas wise. I am really chuffed that I had a 'wrapathon' yesterday afternoon and now have all of my presents wrapped up and bagged up  :-)

I have also gotten a bit domestic, done a tonne of housework and managed to bake gingerbread cookies with my son.

Last night I was out with friends until the small hours as we said good bye to one of our friends who is moving to Australia in the New Year.

And this morning, I managed to get two big Christmas cards finished for the babies in my family.

The bad news is, that I still have a few family cards to make… in not even started……and I am starting to feel like there won't be enough hours in the day.

I guess the thing is, no matter how organised you try to be, Christmas always come down to a bit of last minute panic - otherwise it just wouldn't be Christmas would it?!!

So here is one card that I DID manage to finish. It's very CAS and I made it using a selection of my Cardio stamps.

There's not too much to say about this one really, other than, I hope you like it, and here are some challenges that I would like to enter.

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

In the Deep Midwinter

Hello everyone!

It seems I have been a little absent from blogland lately…..not sure why but can't seem to find enough hours in the day at the moment.

None the less I was determined to get a card posted this morning, so here I am, sitting in my PJ's, loading this up before I crack on with whatever else is waiting for me today.

I made this card a while back and it was really a colouring experiment with my Spectrum Noir pens where I decided to get a bit brave with my background. There are some very dark colours in there and I could do with refining the technique but I thought it came out pretty well for a first shot. It kind of looks a bit stormy don't you think?

I had already found the Bps in amongst my very old stash and coloured to match, resulting in an unusual colour combination for me but one that I really liked in the end.

The beautiful image is a stamp from Crafters Companion, and I have to say I think it is just adorable!

Time to enter some challenges again I think, so here goes:

Thanks for visiting today and a happy weekend to you all.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Time for a bit of snow and holly…...

It's challenge time once again over at Crafty Little Fairies and this month the them is Holly and / or Ivy.

For this theme I have gone with a smile but lovely background paper for my Holly, rather than my usual choice of die cuts etc. Both the papers that you see are digi papers and have come from my Polka Doodles CDs…my favourite Xmas CD for this year, 'Here Comes Christmas'.

For the image I used a gorgeous Tiddly Inks Image which I printed a few times and decoupaged her.
As you can see from her close up, I have had my pearl paints out, in silver and white, for the snow, and I managed to throw in a bit of glitter for good measure too! I guess we need to make the most of glitter right now as Christmas will soon be passing us by, and it will be time to get back to the sublet stuff again!

Finally - a few other great challenges that I would like to enter:

I hope you like my card today and that you will feel inspired to join us over at CLF….we really lovel to see your creations so don't be shy!

Thanks for stopping by today.  :-)