Thursday, 12 January 2017

Buttons at Cute Card Thursday

 We are back with a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, sponsored by one of my favourite digi stamp artisrts - All Dressed Up.

This week's theme is buttons and this cute image is supplied by our sponsor.
Isn't he a cutie? I have used my brand new Illustrator pens to colour him in. For the first time out of the box, I was quite pleased how he turned out.😊😊😊😊😊

I have kept my card fairly CAS and have embossed a bit of Kraft card with my Hessian textures embossing folder, to keep the whole thing fairly muted and keep the focus on the lovely little character.

Hope you like my card for today. I hope you will come and join us over at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Sharon x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Jardin Edgeable Die as seen on Hochanda today

Hi all.

Did you catch the Gemini shows on Hochanda today? They had an amazing package, including this gorgeous 'Jardin' edgeable die which is a massive 7.5 inches wide.

I made three samples, the first of which you can see here where I did something a little different. I made a box card from one of the templates on the Country Cottages CD ROM and them cut the edgable to create the garden. I just used plain white card and then coloured the die cuts with various distress inks.

Here is a more traditional use of the die to make a stepper card, which I have paired with a sentiment die form Sara's signature range and one of the free narrow embossing folders from a Crafters Inspiration magazine.
Finally, I used the die to create a centre panel which i have used with the 8x8 Kimono paper pad.

Thanks for your visit today, it really is appreciated.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Lovely Little Girls

It's time to start the challenges again at Fab n Funky, now that we are in to the New Year, and this week the theme is Little Girls.
I decided to use this lovely Octavia stamp from Polkadoodles and I have coloured her in using my Spectrum Noir pens. I love her angelic little face and her big eyes!

My papers are old ones that I found in my stash and I coloured my image to match, before finishing off with a Tonic Die cut which  is perfect  for lots of occasions.

So that's my card for today. I hope you will come and join us over at Fab n Funky so we can see your lovely creations too.

Bye for now.

Sharon x


Sunday, 1 January 2017

Sheena Lily with Spectrum Aquas

Hi there.

Happy New year!!

I am back today with another card made using Sheena stamps - this time it is a lily, which I coloured with my Spectrum Aqua pencils.

I have no idea if lilies are really this colour...I just coloured it to match the backing paper which was an old scrap that I found during one of my 'waste not want not' days!!

The DP has a silvery grey shadow behind the little hearts, so I opted to use a matt silver base card to tone in with this, and sue a variety of dies to create the decoration and embellishments.

You can also see in the close up that there is a very neat cut around the flower elements, in particular the stamens. That's because Sheena has created matching dies to go with the stamps. so you get a perfect cut every time...and no scissors flying across the room when one of those stamens is accidentally snipped off!

So that's my card for today.

I hope that, wherever you are, you are all having a relaxing day and a very food start to 2017. :-)

Sharon x

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Sheena Anenome with Spectrum Pencils

Hi there. Whilst i still have lots of Wintery stuff to post, I thought I would go for something a littel less seasonal today, I the shape of this handbag card which i made a very long time ago, using the Sheena Anenome stamp set.

I am quite proud to say that this started out as plain sheets or white card and paper!

I created the handbag shaped from white centura pearl card which i embossed with a Textures folder before distressing with some distress ink.

The bag handles were cut using nestie circular dies and given the same embossing and distressing treatment.

I then stamped my flowers and leaves on to Centura Pearl paper before colouring them with my Spectrum Noir pencils. This made a lovely effect as you srill get the shhen of the paper through the pencil.

Finally, I finished with a bit of shaping and flower arranging to finish off my bag.

Hope you like it!

Sharon x

Friday, 30 December 2016

Crafters Companion Edgeables - not just for edges

Well another quick post from me today and, since we are experiencing some very chilly weather here in the UK at the moment, I thought i would post a 'frosty' kind of card, made using a DieSire Edgeable Christmas Tree.

Now I don't know what it is about these dies but i see them and I never want to use them on edges!!

In this case i made one Edgeable cut which you can see at the bottom of my diorama, and them cut out two others completely to make the dangling trees that you can see. These are detachable to that that can be used as Christmas tree decorations as well.

For a simple card, it took quite a while to construct, so I don't think I will be doing this again...but you have to try new things don't you??!!

Thanks for visiting today and i hope you are all keeping warm and cosy.  :-)

Sharon x

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Sheena's Perfect Partners - on sale tonight

Hi all,

It's been a while since I posted anything, so I thought that I would pop by with this card that i made for a recent edition of Crafter's Inspiration magazine using some of the Sheena Perfect Partners dies and stamps.

This one seemed to be the perfect option as it shows the Happy New Year Greeting that comes with the stamps and also, it is a reminder of how freezing it is outside right now!!

Also, a quick heads up to let you know that Sheena is in the Telly tonight at 8pm (Hochanda) and there will be a sale featuring here products, so it is well worth a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x