Friday 27 July 2018

Colour Crazy Sponsored by Polkadoodles

Hi there, I'm back with the latest Colour Crazy Challenge which is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

I have gone with a digital image from the recently reduced Little Dudes, and I have plumped for Cool Dude this time as I thought he would make a great card for a teenager.

Amazingly all the papers that you see and the sentiment all come as part of the set, so it was really easy to put this card together, and doing a little bit of colouring with water colour pencils.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

Sharon x

Thursday 26 July 2018

Sheena anenome - Zig pens and white emboss - Anniversary card

Did you catch Sheena's shows recently, where she brought back her lovely 'In Full Bloom' perfect partners?

How lovely to see them again, for more inspiration - and a lovely new colouring medium in the form of Startlight paints and waxes too......those are definitely on my crafty wish list!!

Here's a card I made (not for the show this time) using the lovely anemone  and aqua pens.

I stamped and embossed the image in white, which not only makes a great effect but, also makes it really easy to colour the image as you can't go outside of the lines.

I think it is one of my favourite techniques for water colour application.

The fabulous large sentiment comes with the daisies set from this release, and as you can see the sentiments are all interchangeable with the various images.

Can you see the little sparkly bits? They are tiny little pearl sequins from Tonic Nuvo and I totally love them. They are like mother of pearl and they have no holes in them - the are perfect for sprinkling and for shaker cards too. I will be devastated when I use my pot up...but luckily for me, there are literaly thousands of them in there, so thy will last me a while!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon x

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Colorista note pad

A quick post today showing a note pad that I made with a Colourista note pad and the Colourista pencils.

I have to say, if I were to do this again, I would use wax pencils so I could emulsify and blend better - we live and learn!!

Sharon x

Monday 23 July 2018

All Dressed Up New Home Heart card

I am back today with a clean and simple card,made with a lovely Digistamp from All Dressed Up, which I just couldn't resist.

I just loved this delicate little image, but even when printed for a 6 x 6 card, the detail proved to be too fine for my pens, so I decided to colour with pencils instead.

I loved the nice soft result that I got with this medium and I finished off by edging the card with some distress ink and then added texture with my ever faithful dotty stamp.

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Friday 20 July 2018

Crochet Robot

Hi. I'm back today with another crochet toy - this time a robot.
As you can see, all my crochet creations end up sitting on the same chair for their photo opportunity!!

Thanks for looking!

Sharon x

Thursday 19 July 2018

No stamping today.

As you may be able to tell, I have been raiding my blogger archive these last few days, and I came across this little beauty, from my Amigurumi crochet phase, where I made loads of toys for all the little people in my life.
This is a gorgeous bear that I made for one of my great nephews.
I had many happy hours creating him.
And in the end it was very tough to let him go!
Perhaps I will have to make another one some day.  :-)

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Another box of cards

I'm back today with another box of cards made a while back - for a friend.
I used the Frou Frou CD Rom for this one and really went to town on it with quite a 'posh' box.
This one took a little longer to make and I filled it with cards and tags.
But once again, everything was made from printed elements on the CD, with the odd bit of ribbon here and there.

I just love the colour theme on this CD. :-)

Tuesday 17 July 2018

A gift for a friend

Sometimes you just want to make a nice gift for a friend - something that is not too expensive, but different from anything else that she might receive........

Well that was the case here, and I didn't have much time, so I was able to whip up a little box of notelets using my Crafters Companion Cattitudes CD. My friend is a lover of Cats.....and it is as if these designs were made for her!

I made everything from the toppers, papers or card companions from the CD Rom , including the box which I made by printing one of the design papers direct on to card.

I had forgotten that I had done this, as it was a while back, but it was a relaxing departure from colouring. I really must do it again some time!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Monday 16 July 2018

When life gives you lemons......

Do you remember this release from Sheena Douglass back in the Spring?

They were really popular when they came out, and looking at this card I couldn't help but think of that phrase - 'When Life gives you lemons......make lemonade!'

I really enjoyed making this card using sparkle pens as it was something quite different for me, in terms of  image, and that was half of the fun of it.

I love the background as it looks like pencil sketches rather than a stamp and it is so easy to achieve by simply using a Smokey Grey Versafine pad instead of the usual black.

Anyway, I hope the only lemons in your life right now are the edible ones!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x


Sunday 15 July 2018

Creatures of the night

It's been a long time since I've posted one again, so i thought I would post one of my DT makes from Donna Ratcliffe's last release at Crafters Companion, featuring the  lovely silhouettes that we all love.

I made this one using the good old sparkle pen and glycerine technique for the background and painted direct with a wide brush for the main image.

One of my favourite stamps in the fern leaves which are brilliant for building up backgrounds and very easy to paint too.

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sharon x