Sunday 18 January 2015

Alfs shed

I am quite a fan of the 'Alf' character from Digistamp Boutique - he has a very friendly face and I think you could relate him to a lot of dads out there.

This image worked particularly well for me as I have a family member who loves  to potter around in the garden and of course in his shed too!

I opted for an easel card and used some nice grungy paper that I found in my scrapbooking stash.

I then went to town with my pro marker to try and achieve a woody effect……looks like my shed has recently been painted with Cuprinol doesn't it? - lol!!!

Of course with the stable door and the awning, this image was just begging to be decoupraged, so that it would look like Alf was actually inside the shed - so that's just what I did.

I created the cloudy background with a stencil and some pan pastels which was really fun to do and something I will definitely be doing again in future.

Finally I couldn't leave out a lovely picket fence which I die cut and added just a hint of colour with the pan pastels once again.

So on to the challenges that I  would like to enter:

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x


  1. lovely card Sharon, I've used this image a few times myself and still love it. thank you for joining us at creative inspirations.
    Suzanne x

  2. What a fab card Sharon, great design and great colouring of the shed...Thank you for joining us at Buckwell's Crafty Challenge. Good luck in draw and hope to see you again soon..Hugs Lozzy xx
    seeing your card is making me think roll on summer now

  3. Fabulous card, love that image. I think I own it as well so must get round to using it one day. Thank you for joining us over on the I Love Promarkers Challenge this week. Lizzie xx

  4. A brilliant card Sharon. Alf looks fabulous.
    Lorraine x

  5. Great Alf card Sharon. Love the shed and the decoupage door. hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Fabulous card Sharon...I love Alf too!
    Wendy xx

  7. Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  8. Hi Sharon, What a brilliant the design...great image..I could think of a few men to send this too.....Joolsx

  9. What a fabulous card Sharon, love how you've decoupaged it, the clouds are super and the picket fence finishes it off perfectly, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Dies and/or punches challenge this week, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  10. Alf is such a fab character! Love him in that wee shed. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. It's fab to have you join in our 'Masculine' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  11. I can think of so many men that this card would suit - I love Alf all decoupaged in his garden shed! Great paper and love the fence too!! Thank you for joining the fun over at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  12. What a nice card, smart idea with the 3D on the house! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


  13. How fabulous Sharon, love the dimension you have given to Alf's shed! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Buckwell's Crafty Challenge this month. Good luck Susan x

  14. Just found your blog, fantastic cards. Seeing this post I've just bought the image from DigiStamp Boutique as my dad also potters in his shed. I'm going to pinch your idea of layering parts of the shed if you don't mind as I'm pretty unimaginative and would never have thought of that!


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon