Monday, 29 October 2012

Challenge 78 over at Crafty Cardmakers

Hi everyone

It's new challenge time over at Crafty Cardmakers and this fortnights challenge is hosted by Tracey . Tracey would like to see a shaped card featuring a reindeer or two. No square or rectangle cards please.
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 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud. 


Here's my DT piece for this challenge:
I've used diamond Sparkle Medium and a reindeer mask by Imagination Crafts on glossy black card, cut out with a Spellbinders die and attached to teal card cut with the same die. A bow, snowflake charm and stamped sentiment from Hobby Art completes the card.
Now pop on over to the challenge to see the fab creations of my team mates, whilst you're there why not have a go yourself? 

Thanks for looking, back again soon

Sharon x

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Trick or Treat

Good morning!

Here is my Guest Designer card for this fortnights challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

The theme is Halloween colours and so I have gone for orange, black and purple.

I have used the fab Lil Kitty digi image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps coloured with ProMarkers. The spider and cobweb digi image is from Tiffany Doodles and the Halloween and Trick or Treat digi's are from Pink Gem Designs. I have used Distress Inks to colour the spiderweb background and the sentiments. The backing paper is from my stash as are the black ribbon and pearls.

That's all for now, thanks for looking x

Monday, 15 October 2012


Hi everyone

Challenge 77 launched today over at Crafty Cardmakers. Our challenge for this fortnight is 'Autumn or Autumn Festivals - NOT Hallowe'en' and is hosted by Josephine

Josephine says 'There are always so many Hallowe'en challenges around! So instead of creating a Hallowe'en card I would like to see something that depicts the Season of Autumn, or maybe Harvest Festival, Guy Fawkes, Diwali or some other festival that happens in the Autumn. If your theme is a lesser-known festival, please tell us about it in your post! But remember, this is not a Hallowe'en challenge!'
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Here is my take on the challenge.

I have made a card for Remembrance Day/Armistice Day which is observed across the Commonwealth countries on November 11th and Remembrance Sunday which is observed as a Religious Festival on the nearest Sunday. I've kept the card simple and dignified to respect this poignant occasion.

I've used Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion Poppy stamped onto watercolour paper, coloured with ProMarkers, then cut out and attached to a glossy black base card using silicone glue to give dimension. I've stamped and embossed a 'Remember' sentiment from my stash onto a further strip of glossy card and then curved this across the card using more silicone glue to keep the slightly domed shape.

Please take a look at the challenge to see what my fab team mates have come up with and whilst you're there why not have a go yourself?

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Clean and Simple!

Evening all

After winning last fortnight's challenge over at Little Miss Muffets challenge blog I saw that their latest challenge was 'Simplicity' ie they want to see a clean and simple one layer card. This is so far out of my comfort zone I just had to have a go...........can't believe a CAS card took so much thinking about (not to mention rummaging in my craft room - looks like a bomb site now)!! A real challenge!!

So here is my card

I've used ivory pearl card (that's what all the rummaging was for - it's been so long since I've used pearl card it was well hidden in my stash!) to make an A6 card blank, which I ran through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. The reindeer image and sentiment were freebies with last months Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, these were stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail Silver powder. The tiniest red gem was added to the reindeer's nose!

So that's first ever attempt at a CAS card and it's as simple as I can go.......had to sit on my hands to stop myself reaching for the Distress Inks to grunge it up!!!

I think I may be making a few more of these as my 'quickie' Christmas cards that I can bulk make.

I'm entering this card in Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Challenge 45 Simplicity

Thanks for looking, back soon.....I'm on a roll at the moment and have made a card 3 nights in a row, mostly DT work which will be shared soon! x

Monday, 1 October 2012

Challenge 76 at Crafty Cardmakers

Hello all,

Our challenge today over at Crafty Cardmakers is called Indian Summer and is hosted by Mynnette. 
Mynnette would like to see a created scene using any nature themed stamps you have, digis welcome. Examples of nature themed stamps are leaves, grasses, wildflowers, etc.  Anything nature and Indian (late) Summer or Autumn! Plus use only oranges, yellows, and reds for colors (black/brown and white/cream are allowed as well).  Perhaps a sentiment of gratitude for a late Summer or Autumn would also be appropriate!

Here is some inspiration for you~

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Here's my take on the theme, it was inspired by the view driving over nearby Woodbury Common on our way home one evening about a month ago, the stamp I've used reminds me of Pine Ridge up on the Common:

I've created a wallhanging using the 'Lakeside Shore' stamp by Sheena Douglass and coloured with Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Walnut Stain. The layers were die cut from chipboard and matted together. The red layer also has the image stamped in the same ink to give a watermark look in the background. Embelllished with black pearls, ribbon for the hanger, a bow and die cut leaves.

Now pop on over to the Challenge to see what fab creations my team mates have come up with, and why not have a go yourself?

Thanks for looking x

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Movin Along with the Times  - Seeing Red
My Heart Pieces - Use Black
Little Miss Muffet - Anything but square
Crafty Ribbons - Anything but square

Craft Us Crazy  - Anything goes