Monday, 11 November 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #104 Paper piecing


Happy Monday everyone,

Welcome to our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, hosted by Viv, who has chosen the theme 'Paper Piecing'

Viv would like to see something paper pieced on your project. You could, for example, paper piece a flower, part of your image such as a character's clothing, you could even paper piece an animal image for a funky look.. I am sure you can think of other ideas! 

Please ensure that your creation has paper piecing on it in order to qualify for the winner or top 5 slot. 



PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 


We are sponsored by 

with two of their fabulous digis
and also by
WOODWARE


So, here is my Design Team inspiration for the challenge:



I have paper-pieced a hedgehog using the Docrafts Woodland Friends die, cutting the parts out from different coloured paper and then layering them up to make the cute little creature. I have had this die for years and this is the first time I have used it!
The background was made by running a Darice embossing folder through my Big Shot and then inking over with Walnut Stain distress ink. 

That's all for now,please pop over to the challenge blog and take a peek at the fab work my my fellow teamies. 

Back again soon x

Monday, 28 October 2013

Challenge 103 at Crafty Cardmakers - Monochromatic Purple

Happy Monday everyone, hope you all survived the storm last night with no major damage. We were all prepared here after all the warnings but thankfully not even a fence panel down.....will take a stroll down to the beach later and see how the sea is looking today.

Anyway, down to business...

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Fiona, who has chosen the theme of Purple. 


As purple is Fiona's favourite colour, she would like to see cards/projects that are all or mostly purple. Hair/skin colours are also allowed.



Please ensure that your creation is only in shades of purple plus hair and skin colours in order to qualify for the winner or top 5 slot. 



PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 



We are sponsored by

DI'S DIGISTAMPS
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER


and 

HOBBY ART
with this fabulous prize:-

A beautiful sheet of clear stamps


and a gorgeous wood mounted stamp



Here's my creation:

I've used a Marianne to cut the fan from deep purple card and a pale lilac pearlescent paper. The tassle and flower were coloured purple using alcohol ink. Purple gems add a hint of sparkle. This is not my usual type of creation so it made a change to do this - the die was bought completely on impulse and now I have to come up with other ways of using it to justify my moment of madness!!! It looks pretty sitting on the shelf in my craft room though....

Now,why not head over to the Challenge blog and admire the fab work of my teamies....and of course please play along yourself! The challenge runs for the next 2 weeks.

Thanks for looking everyone, hopefully back soon - my broadband has been misbehaving over several weeks now but seems to have sorted itself so hopefully normal service can resume! 

Sharon xx

Monday, 14 October 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #102 Shabby Chic


Hi everyone

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by BettyC, who has chosen the theme 'Shabby Chic'


BettyC would like to see any creation, scrapbook page, altered art, card that is 'shabby chic'



PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 



We are sponsored by

 MILK COFFEE DIGITAL STAMPS
WITH A PRIZE OF 5 DIGIS FROM THEIR STORE
And also by
with this fabulous prize:-

Here is my take on the challenge:


I have used Marianne dies to cut the birdcage, bird and the pretty corner in the background paper. The card base and birdcage were cut from kraft card then smooshed over with Picket Fence Distress Stains. The bird is cut from a scrap of canvas and painted cream. A pretty muted background paper, bow, pearls, flowers and a key charm painted over with the Distress Stains completes the vintage shabby chic look. The lovely sentiment makes this a perfect New Home card for my good friend Sue.

Now please head on over to the challenge blog and admire the fab work of my teamies. The challenge runs for the next 2 weeks so why not take part?

That's all for now

Thanks for looking

Sharon xx



Monday, 16 September 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #100 - Winged things


Happy Monday everyone,

Welcome to our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.

We would like to see Winged Things. Something with wings as a major focal point. Not a tiny butterly charm, or a small bee in the corner of an image, the wings need to be obviously part of the focal point. Fairies, angels, LARGE butterflies, birds etc. would qualify. Please check out the team for inspiration.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED


We are sponsored by 
CRAFTS AND ME
with three digis of the winner's choice from their great range


AND ALSO BY
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
 
www.woodware.co.uk.



Here's my inspiration:



I've die-cut my base card using a Go Create die, used a Crafts Too butterfly embossing folder and inked over with Distress Ink. I've used stickles glitter to highlight the embossed design. A die-cut sentiment and butterflies cut using Marianne dies in teal card completes this simple card.

Please head on over to the challenge now to see the work of my fabulous team-mates.

Thanks for looking, back soon.

Sharon x

Friday, 13 September 2013

Butterfly greetings

Hi all

Today I'd like to share a couple of cards I have made recently:



The first card is made with a kraft base die cut using a Go Kreate die. The background was embossed with a folder and highlighted with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The butterfly was cut using the lovely Cheery Lyn die.




The next card was a slight variation using the same dies as above plus the lovely doily border die. I coloured the ribbon to match using the distress ink.

As I mentioned in a previous post, August and September are very busy birthday months in my family and so there will be more posts to follow shortly....!

Thanks for looking, happy crafting! xx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Lily's 5th birthday card

Evening all

Just a quick post tonight to show the card I made for my eldest daughter's 5th birthday a few weeks ago.



The lovely image is another from Wee Stamps - I just love these cute designs and they are perfect for my little girls cards. This image came free with a magazine along with the sentiment. I coloured the fairy with ProMarkers - she had to be a blondie just like my Lily - and added stickles to her wings. I painted a chipboard '5' white and covered this with stickles also. Flowers, pearls and a bow complete the pretty girlie look.

Lily loved her card and as she opened it she said 'You made my card Mummy didn't you? It's beautiful!'.... I so love that she appreciates my creativity and am so happy that both my girls love crafting too....chips off the old block!!

Thanks for looking, back soon

Sharon xx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #98 Fun in the Sun

Happy Monday everyone!

Phew not sure where the last 3 weeks have gone - I am lucky enough to work termtime only which means I get the lovely long break to spend all summer with my little ones, it's going far too quickly though......

So, welcome to our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, hosted by Lin, who has chosen the theme Fun in The Sun


In the hopes of encouraging the sun to shine for longer than 5 minutes, Lin would like to see something relating to the summer fun, so that might be holiday related, or something in the garden, basically something you might do outdoors when the sun is shining that's fun, clean and legal!!


 
Please ensure your card meets the required element to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot. 



PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 


We are sponsored by 

with
2 of their gorgeous digis
  

and
SIR STAMPALOT
 with this fabulous prize:-




Here's my DT card for the challenge:


I have used the 'Winnie Goes Camping' image from our fab sponsor Saturated Canary, (love, love, love the fab work of Krista Smith!!) coloured with ProMarkers and edges distressed with Pumice Stone and Iced Spruce Distress Inks. The backing paper is from MME's Quite Contrary paper pad. I gathered some cotton lace to make the flower, added a brad, stamped 'sweet' and die cut the '16'. A perfect card for my niece - their family caravan is kept at a campsite in a nearby village and they quite often stay there at weekends during the summer season for fun in the sun (or rain!!) so that was my inspiration for this card!

Now, pop along to the challenge to see the creations of my fab team mates and why not take part yourself?

Happy crafting everyone........I have lots of cards to make for birthdays over the coming months including a very special little girl of mine who will be 5 a week today so I'd better go tidy my craft room!

Back again soon

Sharon xx