Sunday, 24 March 2019

Finally it is Spring!


It was so lovely today to wake up and see the sunshine after weeks of rain and high winds here in the UK!

Today the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the temperature was a balmy 11 degrees - it felt like winter has finally left us and Spring is in the air.

Of course, we could be back to rain again by tomorrow, but it was so lovely to have decent weather at the weekend, wen you can actually enjoy it.

So I am no gardener, but I do love to see the flowers blossoming, so i thought I would post a floral card today, which I coloured with Aquatint pens.

I believe these are Sweet Peas, which are probably not seasonal, but who cares when they look so pretty!

Thanks for visiting today - I hope the sun is shining on you, wherever you may be.

Sharon x

Challenges:

https://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
https://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/sweet-stampin-show-us-your-shakespeare.html

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Because I saw the setting sun today.....

Driving home from work today I noticed that the sun was enormous and ever so low, which made me think of lovely sunsets.

Of course, you don't get quite the same effect when you are motoring down the dual carriage way, but is was lovely to see the sun going down, especially as it was past 5pm......hooray for lighter evenings in the UK!

So I thought I would past this card that I made with a Sheena Sketchies stamp and Sparkle Pens.

Oh how I would love to be sitting in a field, next to those flowers, and watching that sun set. May be one day! 

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Thursday, 24 January 2019

It's all about the Critters


It's time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and this week's theme is all about critters.

Those of you on facebook may be familiar with Willow - Sheena's magical talking dog!

This stamp is actually a drawing of the dog superstar herself, and I was fortunate enough to colour up the images for the original stamp packaging.

For my card today I have coloured Willow in with my Spectrum Noirs and cut her out so I could decoupage her over my scene.

For the background strip I masked off the card base before using a round blender to add distress inks, using a grass stencil to create the hills. Very simple to do but very effective!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I look forward to seeing your creations over at Cute Card Thursday.

Sharon x


Sunday, 13 January 2019

More trees from Sheena

Happy Sunday everyone. I am back today with another card featuring trees as part of Alison's tree challenge over on the Sheena's Inkettes challenge page.

You still have a couple of weeks to enter, so we would love to see what you create.

For my card today I masked off a narrow panel and then used sparkle pens and glycerine to create the background effect.

I stamped the tree straight over the top and used sparkle pens to paint it. It is remarkably easy to paint a tree as you just go over the leaves with your paler colour and then literally blob in your darker shade to get a lovely 3d effect.

The whole image is then lifted by mounting on to plain black card.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I would love to hear your comments.

Sharon x

Challenges:

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-97.html
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-77.html


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Cute Card Thursday with All Dressed Up

Hi everyone.

It's  time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, where we are sponsored by All Dressed Up and our theme is What's New.

So what is new for me is using an ADU image that is specifically for a boy!

This is a great little image for young boys as I am pretty sure that most boys are in to gaming these days!

I have water coloured my image  and paired it up with something 'old' in the form of some old papers that i found in my stash.

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you over on Cute Card Thursday.

Sharon x

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sheena's Inkettes Chalenge - Trees


Hi all,

I'm popping by today with a tree themed card as part of the Sheena's Inkettes facebook challenge.

If you are a member of the Inkettes facebook group you can enter our challenge very simply by posting a picture of a card you have made in to the challenge photo album.

I have made a stepper card of sorts and gone all 'smooshy' with Spectrum Sparkles and water...all put together on Sheena stamping card of course!

Thanks for your visit today.

Sharon x

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Beautiful Christmas Animals

Hi all.

I am back today with a beautiful image from LOTV, which I just had to but last year because of that cute little reindeer, which just melted my heart!

Personally, I find that the tiny detail in the LOTV stamps is hard for me to colour with my alcohol markers, so I waded in with my Zig pens for a softer look.

I have teamed up the image with a Nitwits digital paper and made the card base from some of my large and small nestie dies so this came out at about 7 inches square in the end.

Finally I finished off with one of my oldest holly dies which I still love to this day as it is so delicate. I got rid of the packaging long ago, but I am fairly sure this was a Marianne die.

Anyway, hope you like my little card for today. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/favourite-christmas-animal-and-why.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-98-and-winner-of-challenge-97.html
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-47-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-95.html
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-231.html
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-152-anything-goes-with.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/12/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html