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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cricket Mad

Today's card in for my cricket loving brother-in-law...




I used a decoupage cricketer from Papermania's It's a Mans' World kit and various patterned papers from my stash. I've matted all the patterned papers on black paper and added a couple of clouds as embellishments.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 - anything goes
Creatilicious Challenges #133 - anything goes/for the boys 
Crafty Calendar Challenge - February 2 or more layers 
4 Crafty Chicks #390 - lots of layers
Southern Girls Challenge - 3 or more papers
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #35 - oval plaid green




Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hunkydory Cheers

Today's card was made using a new Hunkydory kit that came free with a magazine recently that I haven't yet had the chance to play with.

Like most crafters I struggle a bit with male cards so the beer theme and funky colour scheme was very useful...




I used some of the patterned card in the kit for the background and mounted one of the die-cut toppers using foam pads. I then fussy cut a bottle image from another topper and mounted this with pads in the bottom left corner. 

I do like the quality of Hunkydory products but the greetings that came with this kit were useless - far too small and hard to read fonts! So instead I used a Paper Smooches 'Cheers' die for the greeting - a gold layer mounted on a black layer to create a shadow.

I haven't exactly re-created the wheel but this will be useful to add to my very small stash of masculine cards.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Creatalicious Challenges #133 - anything goes/for a man
2 Sisters On The Blog #12 - for a man
Unstampabelles Challenge #67 - anything goes
Fab N Funky #381 - babies children or men
Crafty Creations #360 - anything goes


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Enjoy Today

Today's card is another one for the many girlie birthdays I have coming up over the next couple of months...





The image is a pre-coloured one from a Crafty Sentiments topper sheet - these are wonderful for quick cards and I wish I could find some more!

The papers, greeting and bow and banner are from the Fall In Love range from Love to Craft which I found in Poundworld. Finally I added a couple of black gems.

I'm adding this card to the challenges at:

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - feature a heart/hearts
A Perfect Time To Craft #2 - anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - more than one layer
Jo's Scrap Shack #220 - anything goes


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, February 09, 2018

Fairy Happy Birthday

Today's card was made with an image and some two-tone ombre patterned paper that came with a very old edition of Making Cards magazine...



I cut out the image using a fancy braces shaped die and matted on black paper. For the background I used the ombre paper which subtly changes from green to blue, again matted on black. These were mounted onto a teal coloured base card and 3 black gems were added to decorate. The greeting is a very old LOTV stamp I believe.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Crafting With Friends #60 - anything goes
Creative Fingers #142 - anything goes
Creative Knockouts #232 - birthday wishes
Crafting with An Attitude #36 - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - February anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #156 - feminine anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, February 04, 2018

It's Happy Hour!

I've got a few birthdays coming up over the next few weeks so I've spent the afternoon making some girly cards...



I bought these cocktail digis some time ago on an Etsy site and while sorting through some old Making Cards magazines I came across some some perfect patterned paper to go with the image. I've used Pro-markers to colour the image and a bright cerise card base.
I'm entering this make into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #75 - anything goes
Crafty Catz #402 - one for the girls
Crafty Friends #76 - anything goes
C R A F T Challenge #453 - three of a kind
Colour Crazy Challenge #5 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Saturday, February 03, 2018

Blinded By The Snow

A very weather appropriate card today as we have just had a freak hail/sleet shower - I hope it doesn't turn into proper snow!



I always make a special card each year for my best friend's daughter, Amy. I've used this lovely image from Morgan's Art World and coloured it using Pro-Markers highlighted with a touch of white glitter. For the background I've used my favourite fancy die and some patterned paper with glittery star bursts. Why is glitter so darn difficult to photograph??

I've finished off with some tiny punched snowflakes and a greeting made in Publisher.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas
Fab N Funky #379 - Christmas
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #38 - card for a loved one
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #371-- anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - anything but a birthday

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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