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Friday, 23 September 2016

30th Shaker

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. Like last time, this week's challenge is just for fun but of course the design team can't wait to visit your blogs and see your lovely makes.

Today's inspiration is a 30th shaker card - don'tcha just love pink sequins! Yes - I know it's another 'number' card and my blog is starting to look like an Adele back catalogue but these are the cards I get asked to make over and over again!





The backgroung is faux embossing - I die cut loads of '30s' andstuck them to white card. For the shaker part I used mixed pink sequins and some OHP film - just as good as acetate but considerably cheaper!

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Crafting With An Attitude #19 - anything goes
Crafty Girl Creations #26 - anything goes
Inspiration Destination #104 - anything goes
Craft Your Passion #330 - anything goes
Get Creative Challenge #48 - embossing (mine is faux)


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

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Striped 18th

I've neglected my poor blog lately - what with work and the Olympics and life in general I haven't had time to do much more than my design team cards!

I've done yet another 'number' card - seems to be all I'm making at the moment when I do have time to make cards. This one is pretty bright even by my standards...

I love the red and white stripes against the red background - a card fit for any Sunderland fan!  I got a large pack of red and white striped card at a recent Ross Papercraft Fair which has proved to be very useful!

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Glitter 'N' Sparkle #206 - anything goes
Let's Craft and Create #117 - spots or stripes
Sisters Of Craft - anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - monochrome

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Triple Trouble!

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. This week's challenge is just for fun but of course the design team can't wait to visit your blogs and see your lovely makes.

Today's inspiration is a cute card I made for a lady at work who has just had triplets - yes - TRIPLETS!!!


 I used a really sweet digi image of a baby boy and repeated it three times, adding some colour with pastel coloured pro-markers. The pale blue polka dot paper is from my stash and I've embellished with a silky blue ribbon and some tiny flatback pearls coloured blue with a pro-marker. 

A very simple card but a total neccessity as have you ever tried to find a 'triplets' card in the shops? There's hardly any!

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Crafting With An Attitude #19 - anything goes
I ♥ ProMarkers - spots or stripes
Southern Girls #142 - anything goes 
Inspiration Destination #102 - anything goes

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

Thanks for visiting
Sharon
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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Quick 70th Card

Today's card was a lot quicker to make than it looks - thank goodness for die-cutting machines and punches!



I used a variety of fancy dies and punches and some pretty floral patterned card that came from Lidl/Aldi - they often have craft stuff by a company called Crelando which is really good value.

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

Southern Girls #142 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - lots of layers
Die Cuttin' Divas #281 - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #87 - anything goes
Crafty Creations #323 - use a number

Thanks for your visit

Sharon
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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- WINNER!
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for... quick layout 
I Promarkers - use a die cut
Passion For Pro-markers - make it digital - FAVOURITE 5!


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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