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Friday, 26 August 2016

Special Couple

Happy Friday everyone -  the new challenge over at Simply Papercraft is back after our short Summer break:




As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in the fun! Our sponsor this week is StarStampz 






I just love StarStampz digital stamps - what a seriously cute couple! I've used pro-markers to colour the image and I've mounted it on some pale blue and white polka dot paper (to represent snow of course!).

The greeting was created in Microsoft Publisher using Mountains of Christmas font and I've added some die-cut layered Christmas trees as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into te challenges at:

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

Crafting By Designs - get ready for Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for... quick layout 
I Promarkers - use a die cut
Passion For Pro-markers - make it digital


Thanks for popping in...

Sharon
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Thursday, 18 August 2016

18

The Olympics have simply taken over my life - I've hardly touched the glitter and glue in the last week but I needed to make a quick 18th Birthday card that someone at work requested last minute...




I wanted a simple masculine look for this card, nothing fussy, so I used a 6x6 kraft base and kraft paper for matting. The blue patterned paper is from Dovecraft's Back To Basics Blue Shades pack (great for masculine cards) and I've die-cut the numbers and stars and the greeting was done in Word using my favourite Copperplate Gothic font.

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

Seize The Birthday
Southern Girls Challenge Blog
Creative Moments Challenge #100
Craft Your Passion #325
Crafting From The Heart #123
Inspiration Destination #99

Thanks for looking!

Sharon
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Die Cut Baptism Card

Today's card is for a friend at work for a baptism she is going to this weekend...




 I used an ornate crucifix die I bought years ago (Marianne Designs I think), a scalloped oval die and a trellis embossing folder. The sentiment was made on the coputer and I've used the palest blue paper I have to as backing to emphasise the cross and the sentiment.

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

Creative Moments Challenge Blog
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #290
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #162
Craft Your Passion Challenge #324

and the following 'theme' challenges:

Get Creative Challenge #45 - white (splash of colour) WINNER!
Dies R Us Challenges - babies
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - use dies

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Colourful 40th Birthday

Most of the cards I make for other people are because the person wants a personalised card. Today's is for the son of a work colleague to give to his uncle. The uncle is French, hence the 'ton ton' which is an affectionate French phrase for 'uncle'.




The '40' is hand cut from some lovely glittery papers I found at The Range. I printed '40' on the reverse of the papers so I had a template to cut around. The background is faux embossing using lots of die-cut numbers to make rows of 40s.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude #18 - anything goes
Crafting By Designs August - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #83 - Birthday/celebration
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 29 July 2016

Special Friend Christmas Card

Happy Friday everyone - the weekend has begun!

But first - another fortnight has passed which means it's time for the next challenge at:





As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in the fun! Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments
I've used one of the fab festive images kindly provided by Crafty Sentiments. As I intend to use it for one of my close circle of friends I've made it girly using shades of pink and lilac. The patterned paper is almost retro - it's very old from The English Paper Company (I thinks that's what they were called!) 



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

Sweet Stampin Christmas - July Challenge - anything goes  
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - use a sentiment

Thanks for popping in...

Sharon
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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Through The Window

Today's card is one requested by a friend at work - a 'Happy New Home' card for her parents.

I bought some die-cut window frames and boxes a while ago at a craft fair and they have been sitting unloved in a bits and bobs box - this seemed the ideal opportunity to use them. I used a brick pattern I found via Google as the background and coloured this with pro-markers. I then 'built up' the window using a grey pice of card for 'inside' the house and a cut doily for the curtains.


The flower box was decorated using punched leaves in various shades of green and some pink gems shaped as flowers that I've had for years. Finally, I added the sun shade and printed a greeting using Copperplate Gothic font.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Crafty Girls Creations #23 - anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude #17 - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart #121 - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - add a frame
Crafty Calendar July - punches/dies
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #197 - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #38 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting...

Sharon
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Friday, 15 July 2016

Have A Super Birthday!

Happy Friday everyone - an exciting one for me as I'm off to Leeds for the weekend - a few drinks, some nice food, a touch of retail therapy and we're off to see a band on Saturday night.

But first - another fortnight has passed which means it's time for the next challenge at:




As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in the fun! Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Nikole from Melonheadz.




I've used one of the fab 'super hero' images kindly provided by Melonheadz. I've added some brightly patterned papers from my stash to compliment the pro-markers I've used to colour the image and some punched stars. The greeting was created in Microsoft Publisher using Bebas font.

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

Seize The Birthday - bold and bright
Crafting With An Attitude #17 - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #202 - make your mark
Little Red Wagon #350 - you're a star
Craft Your Passion #320 - anything goes
Love To Scrap Challenge #81 - twinkle twinkle little star

Thanks for popping in...

Sharon
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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Santa On Wheels!

It's my second go at being a guest designer at Crimbo Crackers and doing this has really pushed me to get an early start on my festive greetings! The challenge is an 'Anything goes' one so get yourself over to the blog and get a head start on your Christmas makes!

Here's my card created with a fabulous Santa on a Motorbike decoupage from I think Kanban 



I've mounted the image on some textured gold paper and added a greeting made in Microsoft Publisher using Hey Pretty Girl font. I like the look of the greeting down the side - makes the layout a bit more unusual. Finally I've added some die cut snowflakes with a central pearl.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July 
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Christmas in July
Inky Chicks #69 - Christnmas in Summer
Paper Creator - Just for men
Dragonfly Journeys - July Jingle bells
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'N' is for no rules

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 1 July 2016

60th Birthday Cake

Happy Friday everyone - an especially good one for me as I'm off work today meaning I have an extra long weekend!

Another fortnight has passed which means it's time for the next challenge at:






As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in the fun! This week the challenge is just for fun!




I've used a cute birthday cake image from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with pro-markers. The backing patterned paper is from Papermania's Sweet Nothings pad and I've added a pretty doily and some laser cut ribbon.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

4 Crafty Chicks #305 - anything goes 
Ruby's Rainbow #132 - Hip to be square
Crafting From The Heart #118 - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - July anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #22 - anything goes



Thanks for popping in...

Sharon
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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Christmas in June!

Morning All,

I'm well and truly back on track in my craftroom after my break - I've even made some Christmas Cards! I was really excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Crimbo Crackers after winning one of their challenges. I do love Christmas Challenge blogs - they are a great way to encourage you to get those Christmas cards made through the year rather than trying to make 50 in November!!

I made this grandparents card using a cute decoupage image from La Pashe and some festive striped papers from my stash...



No Christmas card is complete without some bling so I've added some shiny red gems to the die-cut bow and bauble.

So get yourself over to Crimbo Crackers and join in the fun - it's an 'anything goes' challenge which makes it so much easier to play.

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

Christmas Card Challenges #30 - anything goes 
Inky Chicks #69 - Christmas in Summer 
Fab n Funky Challenge #311 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #287 - use a sentiment
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July

Thanks for visiting today

Sharon
xxx