Monday 29 October 2012

Getting Girly.

Time to get back to the girly stuff today ans the Lili's Little Fairy's challenge this week is all about Christmas cards for girls.

So I inked up this lovely little lady, set to work on her with my promarkers and glitter, and here is the result.

I followed a sketch as well and embellished with some little pearlescent snow flakes which I bought years ago, and topped them off with some little green dew drops from Polka Doodles.

The papers are all from one of my first edition pads, which is just as well as my printer has decided to die on me today.......aaarrggghhh!!!

So here are the challenges that I would like to enter today.....

Make it Monday
I Love Promarkers
Stampin for the Weekend
Lili's Little Fairys
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Eclectic Ellapu
The Paper Shelter

Thanks for looking. Back tomorrow with something that I managed to make before my printer conked out!!

Sharon x

Saturday 27 October 2012

Snow is Falling!!

It has been freezing in our neck of the woods today and, can you believe that there has been the threat of snow?? I must admit that I was thinking 'fat chance' until my hubby received a text from his friend in Peterborough (which is not all that far from us) to say that they woke up to snow this morning. Then this afternoon we had a MASSIVE hail storm.  Talk about an overnight change!!

So, since winter is clearly on it's way and Christmas is less than two months away (aaarrghhhh!!!), I thought it was time to get the snowman out!!

This stamp (from Stamp Addicts) is pretty big as you can see from the card, but it has remarkably little colouring which is always a bonus when you have a lot of Christmas cards to make.

I have kept this card really simple, colouring the snowman with Promarkers and mounting on to a scalloped card which I have distressed with ink, before adding some red ribbon for that festive feel.

Here are the lovely challenges that I am entering this card in to.......

I Love Promarkers - Christmas is Coming
Make it Monday
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday 21 October 2012

Oh Christmas Tree.....

As promised, I'm back today with the card that I started yestrday, but never quite got around to finishing.

The image is a gorgoeus Lili of the Valley who somehow manage to makecute looking boy images that still look like boys if you knoe what I mean! This little chap looks like he's on a mission with his Christmas tree (for some reason it reminds me of the national Lampoons Christmas Vacation Movie - probably because they go out in to the snowy wilderness to seek out the Griswald family tree  - note to self.....must dig ot that DVD this Christmas!)

I have coloured the image with promarkers and added glitter for a bit of the glitter is so fine that it hardly picks up on the picture.....guess you will just have to trust me that it's there!

The backing papers are printed from one of my Nitwits digi collections....only printed them yesterday, but forgot to make a note of which digiset they came from.....sorry!

There are lots of lovely challenges that I would like to enter this card for, so here goes:

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
My mum's craft shop - Anything Goes
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Got Glitter
Ilove Promarkers - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes

That's all for now folks. Have a good week all.

Sharon x

Saturday 20 October 2012

Wings n things

It's back to a nice simple card for me today using one of my older stamps.

I love this stamp because it's so simple but really effective and I especially love the little mouse and his ink pot.

This card is one of my 'tiny' ones at only 4 inches square. I have coloured in promarkers and gone for something a little different  with the matting by matting the back two layers directly on to the base card, adding my ribbon and then raising the image, which give a little bit of a shadowed effect.

Here are the challenges that I am entering today:

Flutter by Wednesday - Wings
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
The Poodle Parlour - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by - more tomorrow, as I ve been playing with my lovely LOTV stamps again!

Sharon x

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Mulberry Magic

How cute is this little puppy? He's from the Mulberry Wood Christmas range, which I was lucky enough to receive for my birthday earlier this year.

I had a lovely colouring session the other night, with my Spectrum Noirs, and this is the result.

I then printed some papers from the Mulberry CD and followed the sketch on Sketch Saturday to make this card.

I'm not going to waffle on too much today, but I would like to enter the following challenges:

Make it Monday
Simon Says Stamp - Dies and Punches
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday 14 October 2012

Classic Christmas

As promised, here I am, back with a little bit of Lili of the Valley. Their challenge this week is classic Christmas and I think that this lovely little image is a real representation of a traditional Christmas.

There's quite a lot of colouring involved here but I really think it's worth it for the end result.

For this card I have delved in to my NitWits digital collection, picking some backing paper, a faux ribbon and a matching frame which I resized on my Serif programme. I then stampd directly in to the frame, and added a bit of dimension by decoupaging the holly sprigg.

I have also parted with some of my beloved bell charms to finsh the card off.

Here are challenges that I am entering today:

Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Lili'sLittle Fairies - Classic Christmas
Eclecticellapu - Anything Goes

That's me done for today.

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x

Saturday 13 October 2012

Going to Paper Pieces

I'm back with my second post of the day......this time on the theme of paper piecing.

For once I have used something other than alcohol pens........and gone with my water colour pencils and Lyras instead. I had such fun with these preparing for my demo day at Stamp Addicts, a few weeks ago, that I decided I must get them out and dust them off more often. Perhaps it should be my New Year's Resolution!

Anyway - back to the card. This one is made using one of my many Mimi stamps and I have kept it very clean and simple, using one of the backing papers to paper piece the car......I guess I was going for that VW Beetle sort of effect. I've also added a few Polka Doodles dew drops as a bit of embellishment and I am quite surprised to say that you can actually see them on this picture!!

On with the challenges now. Here are the ones that I am entering....

Make it Monday
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Paper Piecing

Thanks for stopping by today.

Back tommorow with something for Lili of the Valley.

Sharon x

Winging It......

The challenge over at Less is More today is one layer but incorporating wings.

I decided to move away from the obvious and use one of my lovely Patchwork Polly stamps from Jayne Nestorenko at Crafters Companion. This character is called Helena, and she is named after Jayne's best friend. I am pleased to say that I have had the pleasure of meeting both lovely ladies, and it's nice to know the story, and the person, behind the image.

For this card, everything is stamped on the base layer and coloured in with good old promarkers. As you can see I've added a good old bit of glitter sparkle just to finish it off.

So here are the challenges to go with this card:

Less is More - One Layer
Make it Monday
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers

So that's my first post today.

I'm going for the double whammy today, so back shortly with another post (as you can guess, housework has been de-prioritised this weekend!)

Sharon x

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Prima Ballerina

Time for some pink girlyness today I think!

Here's a card that I made using a lovely classical ballerina image from Stamp Addicts. There is very little to colour on her and, as you can see, I have glittered the tutu to give it that light and airy feel.

I have gone with some quite classical papers to amtch, but unfortunately they are left overs from my existing stash so I am not too sure where they came from.

I have finished off with some lovely silk ribbon and lots of flowers, punched from pearlescent paper, finished off with pearl paint centres.

Time to enter a few challenges now.......

Gem of a Challenge - One for the girls
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Dies and Punches
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon x

Sunday 7 October 2012

Something Spooky's Going On.......

Well it has suddenly hit me that Halloween is just around the corner......hard to believe when we are having such mild weather at the moment, but the indications are there....the leaves changing and starting to fall off the trees, the way that it suddenly turns a bit chilly when the sun goes behind a cloud, and of course those nights are really starting to draw in now!

I have to say that I love the halloween celebrations......lots of lovely colours, lots of fun and....most of all CHOCOLATE!!  It's all to easy to start to feel regrets when the summer is suddenly over and the dark nights are taking over, and I think Halloween is a great way to inject a bit of fun, just when you need a bit of a boost.

So here's my Halloween card, which I plan to enter in to some of the spooky challenges which are out there right now. This card will of course be for my son, and features some lovely Halloween digi's coupled up with some lovely papers that I got years ago but never wanted to cut in to!

This reminds me exactly of what goes on in our neck of the woods once darkness falls on Halloween night.....long may it continue....a bit of harmless fun.

Here are the challenges that I am going to enter:

Papertake - Anything Goes
Without Words - Things that go bump
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - All things Spooky
The Ribbon Girl - Card for a boy

That's all for me today...gonna sign off now and hope to find a little time for crafting this evening!

Sharon x

Saturday 6 October 2012

Long Time....No Blog

Well it's been quite a while since I have blogged much going on and so little time.

Life and work have been manic I'm afraid, so I haven't even had time to surf and comment! Sorry to all my blogging friends....I will come back and visit  you soon, I promise!

In the meantime, just a quick shout to say thanks to anyone who came over to the Stamp Addicts Birthday Day last Saturday. I had such a lovely time demoing that day and it was lovely to meet and chat with some lovely crafters......craft people are such a friendly bunch aren't they!

During that day I was tasked with demonstrating water colouring using the Denami Mimi range of stamps. I t couldn't have been beter for me as I love these stamps and I have a good old selection at home. It was the perfect excuse to get them out, dust them off and have a good old play with them......perfect!

This is one of the cards that I made as a sample, using one of the fab stamps, some Denami patterned paper and of course a generous dose of glitter. I used a Marianne die to create the flowers (which turned out to be quite heavy - hence the lopsided appearance of the card) and made the centres with a little blob of pearly paint!

So, I thought it's time I entered a few challenges once again,  and here they are.....

Totally Papercrafts - shaped cards
A Gem of a Challenge - For the  Girls
Crafters Companion - Birthdays
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Make it Monday

That's all for me today.

I wil ltry to get back in to good blogging habits and come back tomorrow!

Sharon x