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Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Couple

A quick post tonight - I can almost see the light at the end of the Christmas card tunnel so I must get on! As you can see, the cards are getting simpler!


The digi, coloured with pro-markers, is an old favourite from Digistamp Boutique. The paper is from a pad bought at The Range. The greeting was created in Publisher using The Urban Way font and I've used a die-cut snowflake and a tiny wooden heart as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Dream Valley Challenges  - Christmas
Crafting From The Heart #139 - anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - square or rectangle
Come And Get It Challenge - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams  - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - December challenge

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 2 December 2016

Pink and Lilac Christmas

Happy Friday everyone!


There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today...


As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is Crafty Sentiments - a lovely store to pick up some seriously cute digital stamps...



This is what I have created using a lovely snowman digi kindly supplied by the company:



I've used some seriously ancient patterned papers - they are by the English Paper Company and over 8 years old! I've coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers and added some punched snowflakes and clear gems as embellishments.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything Christmas 
The Crafty Addicts #29 - anything goes/Christmas paper
Aud Sentiment Challenge #69 - anything goes + sentiment
Moving Along With The Times - anything goes/Christmas
Christmas With The Cuties - cute and Christmassy


So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun - it's only a click away!

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Gold and Pearl Bauble

Another vist to Lidl and this time I bought some of the washi tape in gold patterns...




I used a lovely white linen card as the base and added strips of washi tape along the bottom. The bauble die (Diesire) came free with a magazine last year , as did the corner die (Craetive Dies). The bow die is part of a bauble die from Memory Box. I've created the greeting in Publisher (Formal436 BT font) and added a number of flat-backed off-white pearls as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - use some pearls
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #306 - anything goes
Creative Inspirations #263 - Christmas creations 
Crafty Creations #329 -  Christmas
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #50 - anything goes

Thanks for looking

Sharon
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Snow Cousins

My craft room is like Santa's grotto - there seems to be glittery bits everywhere!

Happy Saturday to you all - the other half has gone to Blackpool for the weekend - something to do with beer - so myself and the fur baby have spent all day playing with paper.

This is for one of my Christmas orders...




These digis have been around a while - I got them from the Digistamp Boutique years ago. I coloured them using pro-markers then fussy cut them. I've used pale blue polka dot paper for the background with a red border and added some flower-soft snow. Finally, I've added a die-cut snowflake and two pale blue pearls as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

A Gem of a Challenge - snowmen/women
Allsorts Challenge - anything Christmas
Challenge Up Your Life - snowflakes
Cardz 4 Gals - show a snowman
Creative Knockouts - 'tis the season

Thanks for taking the time to visit...

Sharon
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Deer Nephew

I have tried to make today's card quite masculine - it's for an 18 year old boy - a very difficult age to create for! I've moved away from traditional colours and cutesy images and used a very proud-looking deer die-cut I got at a recent craft fair (a bag of 10 for a pound!) he was originally kraft coloured but I coloured him using a black pro-marker to match the base card.

The patterned paper came from a pad I bought at Pound World/land/whatever! They often stock some really useful crafty items and basics such as coloured card, gems and double sided tape.



I've mounted the die onto some dull gold embossed backing paper using foam pads and added a pearl coloured with a red pro-marker for his nose. The greeting was created in Publisher using The Urban Way font.

I've entered this card into the current challenges at:

Dream Valley Challenges - Winter animals
Crimbo Crackers #120 - anything goes
Creative Moments #107 - anything goes
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #305 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas to die for
Watercooler Wednesdays - masculine anything goes

Thanks for popping in!

Sharon
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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Scandinavian Christmas

So, whilst picking up a few treats for the office yesterday lunchtime in Lidl, I came across these lovely Scandinavian patterned washi tapes. I just love this look and using my current favourite deer die, I made this...



Using some lovely linen textured card for the base,  I simply added the tape in strips, created the greeting in Publisher and finished with a tiny red gem on his nose - just like Rudolph!

I'm entering this card into the current challenges at:

Crafty Catz #347 - anything goes using red
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #308 - AG Christmas
Craft For The Craic - use 2 colours
The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas comes early
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - inspired by a song (Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer)

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Fast Cars... For Small Boys

Happy Friday everyone!


There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today...


As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is Di's Digis - a lovely store to pick up some seriously cute digital stamps...



I'm mostly making Christmas cards at the moment so it was nice to have a break and make this 2nd Birthday card for a friend at work whose nephew loves racing cars....



The two papers are digital, bought some time ago from an Etsy shop very cheaply but have been used on many occasions making them very good value! I've created the greeting in Microsoft publisher and the number is a die-cut in red glittery card. To hide where the papers join I've used a strip of lime green ribbon.


I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Moving Along With The Times - die-cut letters or numbers
Mod Squad Challenge - use ribbon 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November 2016

So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in - it's only a click away!

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Die-cut Deers

Today I've made a pair of cards using a free prancing deer die that came with a magazine.




This die is so pretty! I found the marvellous matching paper in a book of papers I got from Lidl by a company called Crelando.

I'm entering these into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - feature a creature
Crafty Creations - animals
Cuttlebug Mania - tic tac toe (animal/die-cut/sentiment)
Glitter N Sparkle #214 - anything goes
Fab N Funky - get Krafty 
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Rocket Santa

I'm well under way with this year's Christmas cards now but there seems to be glitter catching my eye all over the house in this winter sunshine!!

Here's a card a friend requested for her son created with a fabulous Santa in a Rocket Sleigh decoupage from I think Kanban.




I've mounted the decoupaged topper onto some snowflake backing paper and added a greeting made in Microsoft Publisher using Hey Pretty Girl font. Finally I've added some co-ordinating grosgrain ribbon and a variety of die cut snowflakes with a central gem.

I'm entering this card into the 'anything goes' challenges at:

Brown Sugar #224
Crafting With An Attitude #21
Crafty Girls Creations #29
Sunny Day Crafting #22
Through The Craftroom Door - Nov 8th

Thank you for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Fast Cars...For Big Boys

Today's card was an order from a work colleague who wanted a card with a Ferrari theme for an upcoming  21st birthday.


I found the image on the internet and printed three copies so I could create a decoupage effect. I then found an outline of the Ferrari emblem which I coloured with pro-markers and added die-cut nymbers. The sentiment was done in Publisher and I've used some black and silver Card Candi as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Glitter 'N' Sparkle - one for the men 
Allsorts Challenge - time/clocks/numbers
Brown Sugar #223 - anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #31 - anything goes
Crafting With Friends #31 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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