Wednesday, 25 February 2015

It's the end of February……but there's still a chance of snow.

It's time for another challenge over at Fab n Funky and this week the theme is 'Christmas - Let's See Some Snow'!

So in honour of the occasion, I decided to leave my stamps alone for a while and start snipping with my scissors instead, using a lovely image from my Joanna Sheen House Mouse Christmas CD.

It took a little while……those pearls to a fair bit of cutting…..but look at those cute little faces! every time I look at them, they make me smile!

This is an A5 card and contains about 5 or 6 layers, although I could have gone up to 8 or 9!

So - even though it is February, over at Fab n Funky we are all looking forward to getting festive with you once again, so I hope you will come over and join us. we look forward to seeing you there.

Meanwhile, here are some other challenges that I would like to enter:

Bye for now and thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Never too young to be glamourous!

Well I can't believe it's Sunday already….so much to do…so little time!

So I thought I would take a few minutes out to post a card that I have made using a gorgeous image from Lily of the Valley. I don't know about you, but I can certainly relate to this image….in my younger days a feather boa and a tutu would have been my idea of heaven!

I have deliberately kept the colours on tis card very muted to give a bit of a vintage feel and I have even thrown in some pearls and lace to add to the vintage theme.

The little lady herself is coloured with Promarkers and I have got busy (and maybe a little heavy handed) with the distress inks around the edge of the image.

I hope you like her…..personally I think she's a little sweetie.

I would love to enter a few challenges with her today, so here they are:

Thanks for visiting today, and a happy Sunday to you all.  :-)

Sharon x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Bunnies are not just for Easter

Well, with Valentines day out of the way, I guess that many of us crafters are turning our thoughts to Easter and Spring Bunnies.

As for me - I'm not quite finished with my Christmas rabbits yet…mostly because the Bebunni Christams decoupage on the Bebunni Christmas Cd is so sweet. It's also really large, as you can see from the 8x8 card!

This was a really relaxing card to make as the decoupage was so easy to cut out and the lovely blues were so easy to match with some backing papers.

The final result was really lovely and, as per usual with me, the final photo just doesn't do justice to the beautiful imagery.

There are still some very nice, Christmas themed challenges out there so here are a few that I would like to enter.

A short but sweet post today, but thanks for stopping by!

Sharon x

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

How Charming!

 It's time for a new challenge over at Fab n Funky and this week the theme is 'charms', so you need to be using a charm somewhere on your creation.

Now I don't know about you but I have a fair few charms in my collection.....and do you know why? Well, I buy them, and then I can't bear to part with them as I generally save them for 'special' cards!

Ironically, the one I have used on this card was a freebie from a magazine, but it has made me think that I really need to get those charms out and make use of them, so you might see a few more of them popping up in future posts!

For this card I have made good use of my Grand Nestabilities for the matting and layering, and I have printed a gorgeous Besties image which I have coloured with promarkers and decoupaged up in three layers.
I was going for a pastel appearance but I am not sure if I have gone  too far and made it a bit wishy washy!!

There are lots of other lovely cards for you to feast your eyes on over at Fab n Funky so I do hope you will come over and join us.

Finally - let's not forget about some of the other fun challenges out there:

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Anniversary Garland

Hi everyone. It's a lovely Sunday boring here in the UK. It's pretty chilly but the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Plus I noticed yesterday that the snowdrops at the end of my garden have started to bloom, and I always  take that as a sign that winter is on it's way out a Spring is on the way. Happy days!!

I am hoping to get down to a bit of crafting today, but before I do, I thought I would post this 'card' made entirely from paper with no stamps at all.

Everything that you see comes from the Polkadoodles Hollypond hill CD which is entirely made up of lots of lovely soft pastel images, based around a family of rabbits.

I used this one to make an anniversary card, and, in the end it turned out to be a bit of a labour of love….you have no idea how long it took to cut out all those flowers and layer them up!
But the end result was well worth it and it is a shame that it was such a dull day when I took the photos, as they are not the best, but hopefully they give you a feel for the dimension.
I would like to enter this card in to a few challenges, so here goes:

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Scruffy Little Cat in the bath

Time for a bit of Sunday morning decadence today, in the form of this fabulous Scruffy Little Cat stamp from Crafters Companion. I am sure we all wish we could look as glamorous as this at bath time - lol!

I spent a fair while colouring this image with both my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils, and it was so worth it as the pencils really give that little extra boost. I  think the hardest bit was probably the hair, which is always a bit hit and miss with me, but, on this occasion it seemed to come out really well.

The backing papers are from the Scruffy Cat CD and I printed some f the papers in grey scale so that I could create a black and pink combination, but i am thinking that lose lace effect papers from the Frou Frou CD would also go really well with this image.

Finally I grabbed a couple of Doohickey Dies to create the tower and swirls foe a finishing touch, plus some pearl paint and a smattering of glitter to finish of that glamour (check out those eyelashes!!!)

Last but not least - here are some of the challenges that I would like to enter this time around:

Thanks very much for visiting today.

Sharon x