Friday, 28 October 2016

Purple and Pumpkins......

It must be nearly Halloween!

I am a bit late with my post this week, but I am just stopping by to let you know that we are halfway through our weekly challenge this week, where we have the theme of Halloween, sponsored by Lemon Shortbread who supplied this lovely digital image.

I have scraped the cobwebs off of a few things to make this card. Firstly I dusted off my Promarkers, which have not seen the light of day for ages! Secondly I printed out some old favourite digi papers from Bearly Mine, which unfortunately are not available any more....but that's the good thing about digi have them for ever.

We would love to see your Halloween creations, so don't forget to come over to Fab n Funky to join in the fun.

Sharon x

Less than 2 months to go......

It's been quite a while since I posted on my blog, so I thought I would do a quick post today to remind you of that forthcoming event which gets us crafters in to  frenzy (as if you needed to be reminded!)!!

So here is a Christmas card that I made using the Crafters Companion Christmas Edgeable Stocking de, which I have combined with some papers from the Nordic Christmas and the Bebunny Christmas CD roms. As you can see they all work together really well.

Oh and I mustn't forget the die sentiment which came from the Sara Davies contemporary Christmas collection. If you hop on to the website quickly, you might still be able to get it.

So a very quick post......hope you like!

Sharon x


Thursday, 27 October 2016

Cute Card Thursday -Lace and Pearls

Hi there.

We have a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, sponsored by Lemon Shortbread.

This is one of their lovely images which seems perfect for the chilly weather that is coming our way!

Our theme this week is Lace and Pearls. Be sure to pop over and join us!

Sharon x

Thursday, 13 October 2016

All Dressed Up and a Recipe from Cute Card Thursday

 I'm back again - this time with the new challenge from Cute Card Thursday, sponsored by All Dressed Up.

We have a recipe this week which is 3 brads, 2 papers and 1 ribbon.

I have cheated a bit, so here is where I confess all!

I used three papers...mostly because I couldn't resist the 'Friends' paper!
In a recent clear out I got rid of all my brads, so I swapped for pearl drops instead.
At least i managed to get the 'one ribbon' bit right!!
So here is the lovely image in close up. I coloured her with my Lyra pencils, and as you can see, she is a little sweetie....really fun to colour!

So that's my card for today's challenge. Don't forget to come over to Cute Card Thursday to see my teamies' great inpsiration, and to join in the fun yourself.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Sharon x


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Fab N Funky - add some Sparkle

 We have a new challenge over at Fab n Funky today, and this week the them is either shades of grey, or add some sparkle.

We are sponsored by Aurora Wings this week -and they have some fabulous images. How's this one for a bit of drama? She is called Rites of Spring and I had a lovely time colouring her in using my Lyra pencils which I recently dusted off and took out for a spin.
I opted for some lovely Peacock colours as I spotted the peacock feathers at the top of the image. For once I completely coloured the image before looking for some papers. I thought this would turn out to be a MASSIVE mistake, but, as luck would have it, i came across the perfect matching papers in my Crafters Companion Paper pad from the Kimono range. It was as if they had been made for the job.....right down to the glittering on the Peacock feathers!

So that's my little story behind this card. I hope you will come and share your creations at Fab N Funky this week. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Bye for now.

Sharon x


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Wonderful Days with Tatty Twinkles

Hmmm - been a little while since I posted....that usually means I have been too busy crafting...I can't seem to do both!

I have some more posts coming up later this week, with some of my recent makes, but I thought I would pop by today with this little cutie who is none other than Tatty Twinkles.

I do love this litte lady in all her various guises, and this one seemed just perfect for a birthday card.....which was destined for my lovely mum.

How do you like my pretty pastel papers? They are digital papers from NitWits and they are just lovely aren't they?
I picked those first and then set to colouring Tatty to match with my Spectrum Blendable Pencils, trusty paper stumps  and blending solution.

I then mounted her on to an 8 x 8 card and she was good to go.

Hope you like her, and thanks very much for visiting today.

Sharon x


Thursday, 6 October 2016

It feels like Autumn is coming.....

Hi everyone.

Are those of you in the UK starting to notice a chill in the air of an evening...even on the sunniest day? Well I certainly am, and one thing is for sure, summer is over and autumn is coming!

Now I am sure that I am not alone in loving autumn as a season  - the bright crisp mornings, the beautiful colours.......... I just hope it does turn out that way, rather than cold, grey and damp

So, in honour of the season, here is my first autumnal card, for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge, which is 'AnythingGoes'.

I think this little lady is pretty cute, don't you? She comes from the Octavia range over at Polkadoodles, where you can buy her as a digital image.

I coloured her with my Spectrum Noir pens and left it a bit 'messy' as I really wanted her to have a windswept look......hope that idea worked!

I have used some lovely autumnal backing papers which are ones that I had previously printed, and kept in my stash.  I wish I could remember where they were from!!

Anyway, thanks for coming to visit me today, and I hope you will come and join us over at Cute Card Thursday too.

Sharon x


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Quick and Simple

Hi everyone.

First of all, it looks like I have picked up a couple of new followers this week, so I would just like to say thank you very much to the new ladies for following me, and on course to all my older followers for sticking with me. I really do appreciate it! xxx

So, I am back today with a very quick and simple card.......let's be honest, sometimes you just need those kind of cards don't you?

I guess the best thing about this kind of card is that you can make it when you're just not in the mood for faffing, but you want / need to craft...that happens to me after a hard day at work! Then, once is made, you can put it away and grab it when you need a card in a hurry....and cards like this will suit a variety of know, like those shop cards that say 'left blank for your own greeting'!

So with that in mind, this card was made with some flowers stamps from Stamp Addicts and coloured very quickly with my Spectrum Noir pens, with no shading.

The background is simply done with distress inks and that's it. I reckon this card took about 15 minutes to make, so a real winner if you are short on time.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  :-)

Sharon x