Friday, 25 November 2016

Kit and Clowder Card Exchange

Hi all, I thought I would pop by with the card that I made for the Kit and Cloweder card exchange, a few months back. Sadly, it was a one way exchange, as I didn't get one back, but it won't put me off doing it again next year.  :-)

For my card I decided  toy use this lovely All Dressed Up image and i coloured her in with my Sepctrum Colourblends and blending solution.
As you can see the oranges and yellows came out beautifully vibrant, so I was really pleased with them.

To finish my design I used some digi papers from Nitwits, a lovely sentiment from a Tattered Lace die, and some teeny buttons, which are my favourite size for cards.

I hope you like her. I think she is a little sweetie!  :-)

Thanks for visiting!

Sharon x


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Things with Wings at Fab n Funky

 It's time for another challenge at Fab n Funky, and this week it is hosted by me. 😃

Our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry, and I have chosen the theme of  Things With Wings in honour of the lovely little birdie character that features on many of their images.

We have a certain season coming upon us quickly, and so I chose this cute little scene, to get a head start on my Christmas cards.

I have used Spectrum Noir pens to colour my image and picked the colours to match the papers that I had already chosen.

So a quick post from me today, but I hope you will come over to Fab N Funky and shae your creations with us.

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Stepping in to Christmas

Well Thursday has come around again and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday.... and it doesn't get much cuter than this little pair!

For my card today I have used one of the lovely Christmas stamp from the first release of 2016 by Lili of the Valley.
I have used the fabulous Spectrum Noir blendable pencils, along with blending solution and paper stumps to give them a lovely water colour finish, and hopefully you can see a little sparkle of glitter in there too.

I opted for a stepper card today, and as luck would have it, I have one of the brilliant Tattered Lace stepper dies , so the matting and layering was a piece of cake, using Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion, and a digi paper that I found in my stash of 'printed but didn't need to use at the time' papers!

So that's my card for today.

I hope you will come over and visit Cute Card Thursday so we can see lots more Christmas cuteness.

Bye for now.

Sharon x


Friday, 11 November 2016

Cattitudes photo album

One more quick post from me on Cattitudes this week. This time it's a photo album and...... before I continue.......please excuse my absolutely rubbish photography!

This was really simple to make.
I took some A4 centura pearl card and cut it in half to make the pages.
The scored each page one inch in from the left so the pages would bend.
I decorated each page  with a topper and some coredinations card, embossed with one of the folders.
I did a slightly different style for each page,
And finally, I used a hole punch to make two holes on the left hand side of each page, before tying all the pages together with ribbon.

East peasy!!!

Thanks for visiting again!

Sharon x

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Cattitudes note pad

Hi - I'm back with another  Cattitudes Sample.

This time I have decorated an A5 notepad...which must have cost me all of £1.50!!

Once again I have picked a backing paper form the CD Rom, which I printed on to plain parer.

I then chose a lovely topper and printed it on to Centura Pearl card, so it has a lovely soft sparkel about it.

Hopefully by now you will have seen the gorgeous embossing folders...I have used the fan one, embossed on to Coredinations cards stock, taken from the 'Darks' pad, and then sanded to reveal the core and really show off those fans.

Finally - mt absolute favourite die for the collect - the black cat. I cut him from quite thick card and attached him to some ric rac ribbon which is secured at the bacl of the book, so he makes a lovely book mark.

This is so cheap and simple to do, and you could really go to town and make something special for someone!

Anyway - it makes a change from a card. Hope you like it!  :-)

Sharon x

Something Metallic at Cute Card Thursday

Hi everyone. I am back again with a new challenge from Cute Card Thursday.

This week the theme is to add something metallic, and if you look carefully, you just might spot my tiny little bells in the bottom right hand corner.

we are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up, who have a wonderful selection of whimsy images and are one of my favourite digi stores at the moment. I have chosen '3 Little Christmas Girls' which you can find here. The best thing about this particular image is that you not only get the three girls together, but you get them individually too!

For my card, I have coloured my image with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils and matched them to the Milton Christmas paper pad from Wild Rose Studio.

I wanted to do something a little different from the Christmas red and green, so I have gone with shades of pink and olive green which work perfectly with the lovely backing papers.

I hope you like these little cuties, and look forward to seeing you over at Cute Card Thursday.

Bye for now.

Sharon x


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Use Kraft with Fab n Funky

It's challenge time over at Fab n Funky and this week the theme is to use Kraft Card. I keep meaning to try colouring on Kraft card, but I have never got around to trying it, so I decided to use my Kraft card for the background instead. I embossed my card with the Leaves texture embossing folder from Crafters Companion, and hopefully you can see all the leafy veins in this photo.

I have gone for a topical theme this weeks as this is exactly how the weather is where I live -Autumn leaves falling everywhere, and it is VERY windy!!!

My lovely Lacy Sunshine image is coloured with my Spectrum Blendable pencils, and blended with the oil and paper stumps.

Oh - and I nearly forgot to mention the lovely papers which are all from Nitwits!

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you over at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Give me some Cattitude!!

I am really excited to announce a brand new range from Crafters Companion, which will be featuring on Hochanda today as a one day special.

If you like cats this really is a must have! There is a double CD Rom, a selection of stamps and some great embossing folders and dies......oh and not forgetting a fabulous 8 x 8 paper pad.

I had a great time making some samples for the shows and here is my first example from the range, which has been made entirely from elements printed from the CD Rom. This is a verical stepper card amde using one of the backing papers ( which comes in three different colour ways) and some of the fabulous toppers and tags.

I have mounted everything on to Centura Pearl card in black which gives a fabulous back drop with just a hint of glamour!

Looks out for the shows over the next couple of days....I am sure this range is going to be a hit!

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Is there such a thing as a black reindeer?

I don't actually know if reindeers can have a grey / black coat in real life, but I think, if they did  they would look rather lovely!

This fabulous little chap comes from the Crafters Companion Nordic Christmas range, which happens to be one of my favourite releases this year. I love his quizical little face, wondering how on earth he got those decorations tangled around his antlers!

Sometimes the simplest cards are the best, and this time I have gone for a simple colour palette of black white and red, plus everything that you can see is coloured in sparkle pens, so the real life version is lovely and glittery.....well he is a magical reindeer after all!

I have also teamed him up with one of the lovely A4 embossing folders, which I also love. As you can see it works really well on this 8 x8 inch card.

So - a very quick post today, but I will be back with a couple more posts later this week (glue drying as we speak!) watch this space.

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x