Sunday, 7 February 2016

One layer - lots of inking.



Back with my second post of the day - this time something I created using Cardio stamps. I always watch with amazement when Wendy at Cardio and Barbara at Clarity demonstrate these techniques on TV....and it always makes me want to get my stamps out and have a go.

So on this occasion, I decided to leave my pens and pencils alone, and just go with inks and paper.

I ended up with stuff all over the table...it certainly isn't one for lap top crafting in front of the telly, but I am always a little excited by what will be revealed when you lift up that little scrap of paper.

So there we have it - a simple one layer card....hope it made you smile too.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/week-349-clean-and-simple.html
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/ch122-anything-goes.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-24-animalsbirds.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-97.html
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-297-always-anything-goes.html

3 chicks easter card

So - we have pancake day coming up next week.....which can only mean one thing...Easter is on the way! It has caught me by surprise as I suddenly realised that Easter falls in March this year.....that means less time to make my cards and felt chicks!!!!!!

It turns out that last year was a bit last minute, card wise too.....and I never got around to posting some of them, so I thought I would dig out an old one for today.

I love these little chicks! They are from a Fizzy Moon CD which works of Serif - I love their little faces.  :-)

My backing paper was a left over scrap but I am pretty sure it came from a Bebunni CD.

I did a little ink blending for the grass and sky and the tiny little bees were stamped with a stick stamp from Stamps by Judith.........took me ages to colour those in...ha ha!!

So that's my very simple card for you...hope it puts a smile on your face.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/a-is-for-animals.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-263-and-dt.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/anything-goes-challenge-with-team-trace.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-24-animalsbirds.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-27.html
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/week-398-with-day-for-daisies.html

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Hearts and Flowers with Moonbeam Meadow

Hello all. Once again I am finding it difficult to find time to post at the moment...I wish I knew where all the time has been disappearing to!

So finally i have a quiet moment to sit and do a little post, and of course it had to be all about the big  challenge them of the moment.......love!

This is a card that I made a while ago, when I was feeling adventurous with my Craftwell spray gun!

I cut a heart template out of scrap paper and used it as a mask so that I could spray the heart shape. I then stamped my beautiful Moonbeam image stamp, finally colouring in with Spectrum Noirs.
One little tip - as you can see, the image goes outside of the white heart. So, once I had stamped the image, I used a blender pen to beach out the leaf areas before colouring so that they wouldn't be contaminated by the dark blue.

I have to say, I think those tiny little mice are just the cutest thing!

Hope you all alike my card today. Happy weekend, and I hope to see you all again soon.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/sisters-of-craft-febuary-2016-anything.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-12.html
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/a-is-for-animals.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-97.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-344-hugs-kisses.html
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-62-love-letters-andor-hearts.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-263-and-dt.html
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/ch122-anything-goes.html
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-11-love-is-in-air.html
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/127-love-is-in-air-all-dressed-up.html
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/4-cc-284-love.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/anything-goes-challenge-with-team-trace.html
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-41-hearts-flowers.html
http://fantasystampers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/55-love-is-in-air.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-24-animalsbirds.html
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/february-challenge-love-is-in-air.html

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

All Creatures Great and Small

Hi there.

It's my turn to host the challenge over at Fab N Funky this week. We have a fabulous sponsor this week in the shape of:

They have a massive collection of beautiful images, but the birds are particularly my favourites, which inspired me to choose this weeks theme:

All Creatures Great and Small

Our fabulous design team have produced some fabulous works of art which are show cased here

Of course my card just had to be made with those fabulous birds that I mentioned. There are so many lovely images to choose from that it was difficult to narrow it down to one image..but in the end I opted for this singing trio.

I had some lovely Nitwits papers from the Fincy's Garden FQB which i though work perfectly with the birds and the colours are lovely and bright for spring soothes really ticked all my boxes.

The colouring took a little while with my trusty Spectrum Noirs, but was so worth the effort once I had the finished picture...it really made me smile!





So now I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone in blog land comes up with!I hope that you that you will come and join us for this challenge. See you over at Fab n Funky. :-)

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-24-animalsbirds.html
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/sisters-of-craft-febuary-2016-anything.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-12.html
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-297-always-anything-goes.html
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/use-digi-or-stamp-for-february.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/pennys-challenge-262-winners-and-top-3.html
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/ch122-anything-goes.html

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Oh to be an Ice Queen!


Well it is remarkably chilly in my part of the world at the moment...lots of frosty morning and beautiful views across the fields if you have the time to stop and look (often not the case for me as I am fighting my way across town on the school run!)

But with all this frostiness I thought this card would be a very appropriate post for today as the lovely Lacy Sunshine character looks like a true Ice Maiden.....infact I think her real name is Ice Enchantress, but don't quote me on that!

This card is quite sizeable at 8 x 8 inches and I have printed off one of my MANY snowflake orientated digital papers to use for matting. I then coloured my character in using Promarkers in matching colours.

The beautiful bubbles that you can see in the background are from "stamps by Chloe' and I have used a WOW powder to emboss them.

Finally I couldn't resist adding a bit of silver glitter to add to the sparkle!

I hope you like my card for today....maybe I will need to do something tropical for next time!

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Challenges:

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-26.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/winner-of-craftyhazelnuts-patterned.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-11.html
http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/wk-1-winter-blues-crafting-challenge.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/chnc-challenge-extra-for-january-2016.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/january-challenge-january-blues.html
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-295-always-anything-goes.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-95.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-343-anything-goes-option-of.html

Fab n Funky Buttons or Bows

A quick post today!

We have a brand new challenge over at Fab n Funky, and this week Judith has chosen the theme of Buttons or Bows.

We are sponsored by Sticthy Bears this week and they kindly supplied me with this very cute image, which I printed out on to some lovely patterned papers and created my design using paper piecing with just a touch of beige pen.

Can you spot my little buttons? They are faux ones, made of paper.  :-)

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope yoyu will join us for our challenge.

Sharon x

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Bags of Fun

It is not often that I make bags but I really should do it more often as a lovely gift bag is very satisfying to make!
For this bag I started with a basic white paper bag and matted it with century pearl card which I had previously embossed.

The scalloped circle that you can see came from a card companion print on the Scruffy Little Kitten CD, as did the faux button which you can see on the handle.
Next - on to my very cute image - also scruffy little kitten. Her lovely scruffy hair was so easy to colour - just lots of streaks in contrasting shade of brown, and before you know it, her hair was done. Her lovely outfit was coloured in shades of purple and lilac to match the background, ad I managed to find a scrap of lace to finish the whole thing off.

So that's a very quick post from me today. I hope you like this adorable little character - you can find her at Crafters Companion.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Challenges:

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-294-always-anything-goes.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-94.html
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-169-anything-goes.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/pennys-challenge-260.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-346-14th-of-january-not-card.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-11.html