Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Make someone smile with Bugaboo

It's time for a new challenge at Fab n Funky and this week we have a lovely theme - Make Someone Smile!

I am sure you will agree that Bugaboo images are perfect for this theme, and I have chosen this gorgeous snowman image for my card.

I have colured him in with Spectrum Noir pens (you can see the colours below), and used a little bit of artistic license to turn the bird in to a robing, by drawing in a line for his little red breast. Aren't they both the cutest things?

I have kept my card clean and simple, to focus on the lovely bold image and kept to good old traditional Christmas colours.

Thanks so much for visiting, and don't forget to visit Fab n Funky where there will be lots more smiles waiting for you! 😁

Bye for now.

Sharon x

SPECTRUM NOIR PENS USED: GT2,GT3,OR2,OR3,CR1,BT3,BT2,EB6,EB5,DR3,BG4

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A 'deer' little card......

Have you noticed that deer seem to be very much on trend for this year's Christmas crafting? Well i have been hooked in and bought a number of deer related stamps to make my card with as i totally love them!

I was also lucky enough to contribute to the latest Crafters Inspiration magazine, using card made from the Scenic Winter range and I think that this card is probably my favourite one.
The trees in the foreground and the deer are all part of one giant die, and the detail is added using the corresponding deer stamp. The lovely trees in the background are also part of the same stamp set.

I have coloured everything in using my Spectrum Sparkle pens. For the deer I mixed some of the colours on a piece of acetate to get just the shade that I wanted.

I also used some snowy acetate which I thought gave the perfect backdrop.

I hope you like my regal stag!

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon  x

Challenges:
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/poinsettias-or-snow-is-falling_18.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/week-391-anything-christmas.html
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-136.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-50.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/december-challenge-anything.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-275-christmas-card.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-263-christmas-creations.html
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/december-challenge.html


Friday, 25 November 2016

Kit and Clowder Card Exchange

Hi all, I thought I would pop by with the card that I made for the Kit and Cloweder card exchange, a few months back. Sadly, it was a one way exchange, as I didn't get one back, but it won't put me off doing it again next year.  :-)

For my card I decided  toy use this lovely All Dressed Up image and i coloured her in with my Sepctrum Colourblends and blending solution.
As you can see the oranges and yellows came out beautifully vibrant, so I was really pleased with them.

To finish my design I used some digi papers from Nitwits, a lovely sentiment from a Tattered Lace die, and some teeny buttons, which are my favourite size for cards.

I hope you like her. I think she is a little sweetie!  :-)

Thanks for visiting!

Sharon x

Challenges:

http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-63.html
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-339-always-anything-goes.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-137.html
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/wk-47-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-107.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/anything-goes-with-team-lou.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/pennys-challenge-305.html
http://thepencilcases.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/wk-33-anything-goes-colouring-craft.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/craftycatz-challenge-348atg-with.html
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/week-47-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Things with Wings at Fab n Funky

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 It's time for another challenge at Fab n Funky, and this week it is hosted by me. 😃

Our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry, and I have chosen the theme of  Things With Wings in honour of the lovely little birdie character that features on many of their images.

We have a certain season coming upon us quickly, and so I chose this cute little scene, to get a head start on my Christmas cards.

I have used Spectrum Noir pens to colour my image and picked the colours to match the papers that I had already chosen.

So a quick post from me today, but I hope you will come over to Fab N Funky and shae your creations with us.

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Stepping in to Christmas

Well Thursday has come around again and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday.... and it doesn't get much cuter than this little pair!

For my card today I have used one of the lovely Christmas stamp from the first release of 2016 by Lili of the Valley.
I have used the fabulous Spectrum Noir blendable pencils, along with blending solution and paper stumps to give them a lovely water colour finish, and hopefully you can see a little sparkle of glitter in there too.

I opted for a stepper card today, and as luck would have it, I have one of the brilliant Tattered Lace stepper dies , so the matting and layering was a piece of cake, using Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion, and a digi paper that I found in my stash of 'printed but didn't need to use at the time' papers!

So that's my card for today.

I hope you will come over and visit Cute Card Thursday so we can see lots more Christmas cuteness.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november-2016.html
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/winner-top-3-337.html
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-75-winter-wonderland.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/pennys-challenge-303-winner-and-top-3.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/challenge-390-17th-of-november-christmas.html
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/168-lots-of-layers-all-dressed-up.html

Friday, 11 November 2016

Cattitudes photo album

One more quick post from me on Cattitudes this week. This time it's a photo album and...... before I continue.......please excuse my absolutely rubbish photography!

This was really simple to make.
I took some A4 centura pearl card and cut it in half to make the pages.
The scored each page one inch in from the left so the pages would bend.
I decorated each page  with a topper and some coredinations card, embossed with one of the folders.
I did a slightly different style for each page,
And finally, I used a hole punch to make two holes on the left hand side of each page, before tying all the pages together with ribbon.

East peasy!!!

Thanks for visiting again!

Sharon x

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Cattitudes note pad

Hi - I'm back with another  Cattitudes Sample.

This time I have decorated an A5 notepad...which must have cost me all of £1.50!!

Once again I have picked a backing paper form the CD Rom, which I printed on to plain parer.

I then chose a lovely topper and printed it on to Centura Pearl card, so it has a lovely soft sparkel about it.

Hopefully by now you will have seen the gorgeous embossing folders...I have used the fan one, embossed on to Coredinations cards stock, taken from the 'Darks' pad, and then sanded to reveal the core and really show off those fans.

Finally - mt absolute favourite die for the collect - the black cat. I cut him from quite thick card and attached him to some ric rac ribbon which is secured at the bacl of the book, so he makes a lovely book mark.

This is so cheap and simple to do, and you could really go to town and make something special for someone!

Anyway - it makes a change from a card. Hope you like it!  :-)

Sharon x