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Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunshine Style 30th

Oh my - where has the last week gone!!

A quick post tonight to share a card I've made for a friend's 30th birthday...



It's for a man but I wanted something bright and cheerful - most of my male cards are navy or brown.

I teamed up various scraps of mustard and black and white patterned papers from my stash and created a hand-cut  a sunshine effect behind the number - time-consuming rather than difficult!

This is such a fab way to use up those small scraps of patterned paper we all keep.

Everything else was die-cut which helped!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Always Fun Challenge #59 - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 - anything goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #326 - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge #468 - Happy Birthday
Seize The Birthday - just a number
Crafting From The Heart #207 - anything goes


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Penguin Love

When did penguins become such a thing - I'm always being asked to make penguin themed cards!!

This one is for a work colleague to give to her other half on their wedding anniversary...



The penguin image is free clip art I downloaded from the web, simply coloured with pro-markers. I've matted the image on to a grey scalloped die-cut then mounted it 'off the page'. The diamond embossing folder is a very old Sissix folder and I've added the heart with a tiny foam pad to give some depth. The greeting was created in Publisher using Bebas font.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Always Fun Challenge #58 - dry embossing
Crafty Cardmakers #211 - no patterned paper
Crafty Catz challenge #416 - anything goes (cute)
Crafty Calendar May Challenge - things with wings 
Aud Sentiments #203 - cute and a sentiment
Crafty Friends Challenge #83 - animals
Watercooler Wednesdays - all about occasions
CAS On Friday #132 - CAS and cute

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Princess Robyn

Today's card was a request for a little girl who is about to turn 4...




I used an image of Disney Princess Aurora I found via Pinterest and layered it on die-cut circles. The backing papers are from my ever increasing stash and the greeting was printed in Publisher.

It's soooo pink!! I'm sure it will be very appealing to a 4 year old!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at: 

Seize The Birthday - just a number
Creates And Makes #21 - anything goes 

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Monday, May 07, 2018

Hey Mickey You're So Fine

Today's card was inspired by a tune I heard on the radio this morning...



I got a load of Mickey and Minnie Mouse stuff from the craft selection at Poundland a few weeks ago and with this annoying tune going through my head made some birthday cards for my box at work.

Cute or what!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #81 - anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog #5 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #83 - animals
Crafting From The Heart #205 - anything goes
Hiding In My Craftroom #351 - freestyle
Creative Fingers #146 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Lillies and Lace

Today's card is made with a decoupage lily image that I put together some time ago and was sitting in my 'ready to use' box. I do love decoupage, it's one of my favourite crafting techniques, especially the die cut kits.



I've kept it simple, mounting the image onto some sage green leaf patterned paper then mounting with foam pads on to some lighter daisy polka dot paper. The sentiment is an old one by Desert Diva

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafter's Castle #5 - anything goes
Through The Purple Haze #144 - pearls or lace
Always Happy Birthday (May) - anything goes (flowers)
Watercooler Wednesdays - anything goes (feminine)
Pause Dream Enjoy #18 - lots of layers

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Best Wishes Orange Flower

Today's card was inspired by this gorgeous photo at Just Us Girls:

I loved the colours, the flowers, the patterns - what a marvellous start point for crafty inspiration!

I focused on the background colour, the black and white pictures and the orange flower and produced this:



I used solid moss green textured card for the background and die cut squares of various black and white patterned papers from my stash, The greeting is an unbranded die and I punched the orange flower, adding a yellow pearl for the centre. I rounded all the corners to add my own touch to the design.

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

2 Sisters On The Blog #15 - 3 of a kind (the squares)
Crafting By Designs (May) - anything goes
Creative Inspirations May Challenge - Clean & simple or Fussy & Fancy
Crafty Gals Corner #164 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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