Sunday, 26 June 2016

Better late than not at all!

Oh dear - I am late for my post for this week's Fab n Funky challenge. Somehow I had got it in to my head that this one was going live next Wednesday!

Not to worry though - you still have a couple of days to enter and this week's theme is Boys to Men, sponsored by Doctor Digi.

Those of you in the UK will know that we had Father's Day last weekend, so the timing of this challenge couldn't have been better. I used this fab Doctor Digi golfer dig image to make this card for my dad who is a keen golfer.......but...I must not this shape!!!
I have coloured him in using my Spectrum Noir markers, to match the 'golfy' papers that I had already chosen. I made him quite big, as this is an 8x8 card, but I enjoyed the colouring process.

Just one little tip for anyone who is interested. I got the effect of the see through visor by colouring the skin that was underneath exactly as I usually would, and then adding some IG1 over the top just to give the slightest tint. The same technique would work well for glasses too.

I hope you like my card for today, and the comical image too.

Looks forward to catching up with you right here, really soon.

Sharon x


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Odella and her bag

I am back today with a gorgeous stamp from Polkadoodles called Odella With Bag. I just love the Odella range because they are just a little bit quirky and not too cutesie (well you can't do cute all the time can you?

I decided to colour her in with pencils this tie, and I have gone with the fabulous Spectrum Noir pencils and blending fluid / paper stumps.

I find this to be a really forgiving method of colouring as that blending solution softens and mixes, getting rid of a whole lot of 'oops' moments!
And here is Odella's close up. I am quite prod of her as I actually put some lowlights in to give some structure to her nose.......which is normally something that I would run a mile from!

I also put my recycling hat on as both the backing paper and the embossed paper were scraps that I had left over from other projects!

I hope you like little miss Odella, and thanks for popping by today.

Sharon x


Saturday, 18 June 2016

I'm All a Flutter for You!

Hi everyone. Finally the weekend is here, and my first treat of the day is to allow myself some blog time!!

Today I'm posting a card using Crafters Companion Sparkle Pens and the companion stamps. Thanks to my rubbish photography skills you can't see any of the sparkle, but trust me, when I say it is there!

Everything you see was coloured in with 'neat' sparkle pen in some lovely pastel colours. One tip to remember is to always stamp with Stayzon or Versafine when using these pens as they are water based and will bleed with other ink pads.

I have added some faux stitching with a fine liner pen before attaching to my rocker card, which was die cut using a Tattered Lace die on ceusitful Centura Pearl card.

So that's my card for today....and now for all the lovely challenges that I would like today......

And my final wish is that I hope that a butterfly flutters by your house today  and brings you a happy day!

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The great outdoors

Hi there. I am back today with one of my Digi Stamp Boutique buddies, down as Alf.

With Father's Day fast approaching, it seemed that I should post a male orientated card for a change and who better than this cheerful chap?

I have teamed him up lithesome lovely NitWits digital paper and even managed to throw a little piece of embossed Core-dinations card in there too.

I think that, as far as male cards go, I think I have managed to get away with bright and cheery, as well as throwing in plenty of flowers too.

So -a very quick post today....but I hope you liked it.

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Choose your favourite colour combination with Fab n Funky.

It's a time for a new challenge at Fab n Funky this week and this time it is my turn to host it, so I have chosen the theme of 'Use Your Favourite Colour Combination'.

We have a wonderful sponsor this week, in the shape of....

As you can see, I have used one of their lovely images on my card.  :-)

Now I change my favourite colour combinations all the time, but one that I always come back to is good old pink and blue. I had a lovely backing paper that used these colours so I coloured in my Sassy cake lady using Prismacolour pencils to match.

I have kept the layout nice and simple to keep the focus on the lovely image.

Thanks very much for visiting, and I hope you will join me over at Fab N Funky to show us your favourite colour combinations.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Sharon x


Monday, 6 June 2016

Wedding Bells are Ringing

This weekend the weeding bells have been ringing as one of my oldest friends tied the knot.

This isn't the wedding card that I made for her (I am not posting that just in case she hasn't opened it yet) but it's a card that I made for one of my other friends.

The cute little image is from Bugaboo  and I have teamed it with one of my favourite embossing folders from Crafters Companion, which looks lovely with some little pearl dots added.

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you like my simple little creation.

Sharon x


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Feeling a bit sheepish

What a lovely sunny day we have in the UK today!!

So in honour of the weather I thought I would post this comical sheep out in the meadow, with a summertime bee happily buzzing around him.

I actually made this as an Easter card, hence the sentiment, but I guess this could be used as a pick me up card for anyone who likes chocolate!

My image is a stamp from Hobart, and I paired it with a digital sentiment which came of one of the Polkadoodles Winnie CDs - just goes to show it is good to mix and match sometimes.

I have coloured my sheep with Spectrum Noir pens and made the background with distress inks.

Finally the papers have come from a 6x6 paper pad -from the Angelica and Adam range at Crafters Companion.

I hope my disgruntled sheep has put a smile on your face today.

See you later in the week, when it will be my turn to host this week's challenge at Fab n Funly.

Bye for now.

Sharon x