Thursday 18 August 2016

Kiddie Cuteness at Cute Card Thursday

Hi there. I'm back with another challenge for Cute Card Thursday and this week the theme is Kiddies and Babies.

This time I have used a lovely little girl from Rachelle Ann Millar and what a little cutie she is.

This was a really easy make as I used a card companion from the Crafters Companion Rachelle Ann Millar and layered and decoupaged to get a 3d effect.

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

Sharon x


Wednesday 17 August 2016

Fab n Funky - Anything Goes, Sponsored by Kenny K

It's Wednesday again which means it's time for a new challenge over at Fab N Funky. This week it's a nice easy theme of Anything Goes and we are sponsored by Kenny K.

I decided to do something boyish for a change so I pulled this little chap out from my dig stash and coloured him in with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.

I found the lovely, and just a little bit icy, papers in amongst my stash and the are from the Angelica and Friends boys pad which was made by Crafters Companion. Sadly you can't get this one any more but they turned out to be the perfect match for the colouring so of course I had to use them!

I have kept everything nice and simple as the main image is quite big, but I think this would work well for a young boy.

So - a very quick poster today, but I hope that you will visit us at Fab n Funky, and join in with the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x


Saturday 13 August 2016

Going Nordic.

Hi all,

Did you mange to catch the Nordic Christmas shows on Hochanda earlier this week? There were only two shows, but it was lovely to see these lovely images and embossing folders being showcased once again.

We were asked to take some fresh samples for the latest shows and here is one of mine, featuring the lovely, if slightly confused looking, reindeer and the ovally reindeer embossing folder too.

My background embossing was done on very basic, cheap white card...the folders are lovely and deep so you don't have to crack out your best card to use these. However, for the image it is a different matter of course, so I opted for Sheena stamping card as I wanted a smooth paper, but I was using my Sparkles pens which are water based, so I didn't want to get any 'bobbling' on the card.

To paint my reindeers, I applied the sparkles ink to a piece of acetate, to act as a palette and then picked it up with my clear sparkles pen. This means you can get a graduated finish, rather than a block of colour, and also you can mix the different colours too. So for my reindeer i mixed some orange and brown to get a slightly richer colour. The best part about this technique is, no matter how much you spread the colour, you still get all that lovely sparkle when it dries.

It's been a while since I played with m Sparkle pens and, I have to say I really enjoyed it.....I think there may be a few more sparkly Christmas cards coming your way!

Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend.

Sharon x


Friday 12 August 2016

Dressing Up for a Special Occassion.

Hi everyone. I have some very exciting news to share today as i have been invited to join the Cute Card Thursday design team!

First of all can I say a heartfelt thank you to the ladies on the are such a lovely and friendly group an I am really looking forward to joining the 'cuteness' in future months.

Also, I should mention that Cute Card Thursday was the first challenge that I ever plucked up the courage to enter! I did it via email as I didn't have a blog back then, and I could only dream of being on DTs having samples on TV or being in magazines. Since then I have done all of these from that little seed my crafty ambitions (and crafty spending) just grew and grew!

So - here is my first card for Cute Card Thursday which is all about - Dressing Up.

I thought this little Cowgirl would be perfect for the theme.......yeee aaaa!!!!

She is a Scruffy Little Kitten, and oh what a cutie she is! I have coloured her with my spectrum noir pens and mounted her on gingham.....just because it seemed right. Finally, a bit of good old garden string to add a bit of rustic embellishment.

I look forward to seeing you all over on Cute Card Thursday...can't wait to see all of your crafty makes!

See y'all!!!

Sharon x


Saturday 6 August 2016

Doing a little dance......

I am sitting here feeling very contented toady. It's a beautiful sunny day in the UK and I am just at the beginning of my two weeks off from work......feeling very relaxed right now, and as if I have all the time in the world!

So I thought I would blog this lovely little lady from Tiddly Inks today, who looks like she is  feeling very light hearted.
I found some old papers that I had printed a while back, and although they were originally colour, printing them in black and white only gave some lovely shades of grey so I decided to go for a red and black theme.

My lovely little girl is coloured with my trusty Spectrum Blendable pencils, blending oil and paper stubs, because I love the way it gives you some real contrast between light and shade.

The layout is kept nice and simple so that the little lady gets to take centre stage. I think she deserves it, don't you?

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you are all having a lovely weekend too.

Bye for now.

Sharon x