Sunday 18 December 2011

Stripes and Gorillas

A wierd combination, I know........

Just a quick post today to enter this week's ute Card Thursday challenge, which happens to be stripes.

For this double easel card I have used one of the new sets of stamps which you can now buy from Stamp Addicts, and as you can see, they are quite comical. The leaves and the bananas all come separeately s, there are lots of intertesting combinations that you can make.

I'm off now, as still have some cardmaking to do before Santa arrives!

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Saturday 17 December 2011

A labour of love.....

A friend of mine at work asked if I would make a special Christmas card for her Grand Daughter and of course, I was very flattered and said yes of course!

Trouble is, then my brain started churning, and I'm thinking, opening draws, chocolate and 3d decoupage. Many hours's the result.

I made the draw and everything from scratch, using my ultimate pro, so it took quite a bit of time! I also mafe the 3d frame, using a BCE template which, I have to say is absolutely brilliant!

The stamp is of course Humprhrey which I stamped and coloured four times to get a bit of dimension. It came out really great in real life, but doesn't show so well on the picture.

I brought some chocolate coins to go in the drawer and job done......well almost! I then had the problem of what to put it in.....and there was no other option but ot make a box.

Out with the ultimate pro again, and once again I got a little carried away with the punched snow flakes and the glitter. Here's the result......

I have to admit, I couldn't wait to give this to my friend at work, and luckily she was delighted with it. It makes all the effort worthwhile when you can put a smile on someone's face.

Un beknown to me though, she had been showing the card to other people at work to, and, it wasn't much later before I had another collegue asking me if I could do the same for their Grandson. Well how could I refuse!!

So, I have had to reschedule my card making this week to fit in another box card session, and I have now just about finished the second one, which is more boy orientated. I will have to show that one on my blog another day I think!

In the meantime I would like to enter this card for the One Stop Craft Challenge, which is 'Sparkles'

Thanks for looking , and reading my waffle.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Sharon x

Saturday 10 December 2011

Still can't get enough of those Christmas Challenges....

Hello everyone.....well it's a very cold, frosty and seasonal Saturday morining where I am, but lovely and sunny which is really nice. That said, I have yet to venture outside, as I am enjoying my nicewarm living room at the moment!

I am still enjoying making my Christmas cards (but really need to stop making them and start writing and sending them!!)

Here's another card that I have made, which I thought I would enter in to a few of the Christmassy challenges that are out there this week.

You might be familiar with these charactrs by now, as I have used them on a few other cards recently. I think they work really well with the pastel colour range, and I also love the bench and tree background which you can sit them on.

I'm afraid I don't do digital layering, so I have simpley printed all the elements, coloured and then cut out the children, and decoupages them on to the bench.

I am going to enter this one on to the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Christmas

Thanks very much for looking and for your comments - I love to read them!

Sharon x

Thursday 8 December 2011

The boy that goes with the girl....

A few posts back, I showed you a pink caard with a girl sitting in a nestie.......well here is the boy version that went with it.

Once again a nice simple card to make, and this time I have used some glove stubbies, rather than snowflakes to stamp the background.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Make your own background paper
Papertake - Anything goes.

Hope you like this one!

Sharon x

Tuesday 6 December 2011

A little bit of DT stuff

A quick showcase of a Stamp Addicts DT card that I made today, using their lovely elephant set. Within the set there is a large and a small elephant, plus some handy sentiments, including one that we all need sometimes.....'sorry I forgot'.

I have used the smaller ellie here, along with my nesties and my one and only edgeability die, with a bit of distressing for good measure.

Thanks for popping by.

Sharon x

Sunday 4 December 2011

A Bit of Photo Inspiration....

Over at Secret Crafter Saturday they are having a photo inspiration challenge, and I have never tried one of these before, so I thought I would give it a go.

The phot o is a close up of a decorated Christmas tree with loads of reds and greens, so I have focussed on these aspects for the card that I have made, using a lovely image that I picked up from the Digi Stamp Boutique.

I have paired this up with some goreous NitWits papers (the tree one is form Simple Joys, I think, and the stripes are from Merry Christmouse)

Another sprinkling of glitter, which you canactually see once again (must have got lucky with the camera today!), plus a punched out snowflakes and a litle Candy Dot and the card is complete.

Hope you like this one - I'm entering it for the Secret Saturday Crafter photo inspiration challenge.

FINALLY - my two 'telly addict' comments for today.

Celeb - Glad that Dougie won, but my secret confession is that I would have been happy for Mark to win too.....never thought I would say that about a TOWIE person!

X Factor.......Misha's gotta go!!! Lurve Marcus and Amelia!

Sharon x

Snowmen and Snowflakes

Well I guess there's not going to be much more time to enjoy Christmassy challenges now, as the big day is fast approaching (my son give's me the count down on a daily basis!)

So, I've been making a few more Christmas cards this weekend in the hope's of joining a few of those challenges, and here's the first one.

For this card I have used the adorable Humphrey once again and picked off a matching paper from the matching CD.

Rather than using different papers, I have used the same one for both layers. I forgot how much I liked this effect, so I am going to start using it a bit more often I think!

I have used a fair amount of glitter, whilst the Christmas spirit still allows it and, for once you can actually see it in this photo.

Finally I have used some Craftwork Cards Candy dots to embellish. These started out as pearly white, but I coloured them with promarkers to maktch the snowman's scarf......

I am going to enter this card for the following challenges.......

I love Promarkers - Snowmen and Snowflakes
One Stop Craft  - Let it Snow.

Thanks for looking.

Back with post number two in a minute......

Sharon x

Saturday 3 December 2011

Going Round in Circles.

This is the subject of the Allsorts challenge this week, and I have got just the right card for this challenge!

Here's a card that I have made for my Mother In Law's birthday, using the lovely House Mouse range from Joanna Sheen. The backing paper also comes from the House Mouse backing paper CD Rom.

I have also done a bit of embellishing for a change on this card. The lovely swirls are from a Marianne's Creatables die and the flowers are from Wild Orchid, plus a few punched leaves for effect.

Hope you like the card.

I'm entering it for:

Allsorts - Going Round in Circles
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x