Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A little extra baggage.

I have long admired the beautiful bags created by some of my talented blogging friends, so I decided to give it a go myself - after all it's kind of like a 6x6 card right?

Well I gave it my best shot but I am afraid I have not succeeded at creating such beautiful bags as my friends….I had a lot of fun doing it though, thanks to this little cha - Christmas Party Paws.
He has bee coloured in using my Spectrum Noirs and, although I was a bit afraid of doing the black parts, the actually came out pretty good in the end (so I carried on and coloured in another Party Paws image whilst I was on a roll!)

I then went the whole hog with holly dies (cut on to white and coloured in with my pens) and pearl dots in red and white, before finally finishing off with a splash of glitter.

I hope you like my little experiment!

Here are a few challenges that I would like to enter:

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/week-282-christmas.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-48-anything-goes.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-235-christmas.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-180-is-it-too-early-for.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-201.html

Thanks for coming to visit me today!

Sharon x

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Festive Hollybobs strike again!

I think I mentioned in one of my previous posts that Festive  Hollybobs is my festive crafting choice of the moment…and here's one of the reasons why. Everything on this card came from the CD……and you will notice that the little North Pole sign has sneaked in there once again!
I love the papers from this CD, as the Blues and reds are festive, and kind of traditional but not too traditional if you know what I mean. I used three different papers for this card and followed a sketch from Sketch Saturday…although sadly I didn't get arounds to uploading my card before the challenge finished….typical me!


Once again I decoupaged the main image, which I printed in quite a large size as this is an 8x8 card.  A nice bunch of reds was in order for this card so out came the Graph Its for that :-)

Finally, I surpassed myself by only using a minimal amount of glitter on this card….very restrained considering it is a Christmas card!

So - that's my card for today and here are some challenges that I would like to enter this time around:

http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/week-42-christmas-fun-polkadoodles.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/week-282-christmas.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-48-anything-goes.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-80.html

Thanks so much for stopping by today and supporting my blog. I wish you all a happy week and roll on the weekend!

Sharon x


Saturday, 25 October 2014

A dog is not just for Christmas…..



…..but this little dog from Pink Gem is just perfect for Christmas. He is one of the first Pink Gem stamps that I ever bought, so it decided  to dust him off once again and give him some exercise!

He's so simple to colour and, to my mind, he just has to be white, which meant that the whole stamp took little more than 5 minutes to colour in.

I made the card shape using one of my grand nests, which meant the letting was easy as all I had  to do was pick a slightly smaller die.

The beautiful papers are taken from my Hollybobs CD…definitely my favourite CD of the moment, and I coloured the trees to match the tree paper that you see just poking out from behind the image.

To add a bit of graduation around the edges of the image I did a bit of stippling with a distress ink, before finally adding some die cut snowflakes, a few pearls and she glitter.

So that's my card for today…..hope the dog lovers out there like it.  :-)

Finally here are a few card challenges that I would like to enter…..

http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-challenge.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-200.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-80.html
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/week-42-christmas-fun-polkadoodles.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/week-282-christmas.html

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon

Friday, 24 October 2014

Embracing Autumn!

Well, here in the UK there can be no doubt that Summer is over and Autumn is upon us. We have had loads of rain, high winds and it has definitely gotten a bit chilly at times over the last week or so!

But one thing I certainly do love in Autumn is to watch the leaves turn and the beautiful colours that are all around us when this happens.

we have a lot of trees where I live so, when I look out of my window I see shades of red, gold and orange all around and it really gives me a moment of wonder.

And that's one of the reasons why I love the Nitwits papers that I used for this card. They are from the Go Nuts set, and they are a gorgeous combination of Autumn and Halloween type colours, which feature a lot in my crafting at this time of year.

I have had some real fun colouring in this gorgeous Besties stamp with my pro markers, matching the colours to the papers…and I even managed to add in some bling in the form of glitter glue and pearl paints.  :-)

So there are some lovely challenges this week so here are the ones I would like to enter with this card:

http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/week-332-with-bunny-zoes-crafts.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-challenge-warm-autumn-colours.html
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-21-bling-it-up.html
http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/my-besties-uk-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/ch61-fallautumn-colours.html

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Sharon x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Oh no no, it's 'Ho Ho Ho!'

Yes - there is no denying it…for us crafters is it definitely the time to start planning for Christmas!

My crafty list of things to do this year consists of many things - paper craft, crochet, jewellery making to name but a few, and I already know that I will gail miserably when it comes to completing my to do list, but all the fun is in trying don't you think?

I am trying to get a few cars under my belt at the moment, and this is one of them, using a variety of stamps from Stamp Addicts. You can by everything here on their website, including the 'Ho' stamp which is a stamps by Judith stubby.
Alos, if you were looking to make a card for your nearest and dearest, Santa Claus comes with an equally gorgeous Mrs Claus…perfect for cars for couples.

So on my card I have gone for fun and vibrant with my Spectrum Noirs, plus all of the images are decoupaged, which had the added advantage that I didn't have to worry too much about staying in the lines with my colouring!

Oh- and did you spot the sneaky appearance of some Kraft card in there? I didn't take to it at first but now I am really in to it!!

Well that's all for me today as it's Sunday afternoon and I want to enjoy some more craft time before going back to the weekly grind!!

In the meantime, here are some cherry challenges that I would like to enter this week.

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-40.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-88-christmas-in-october.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/getting-wordy-on-it.html
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/v-is-for-vibrant.html
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-29.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-79.html

Thanks for stopping by today, and a happy weekend to you all.

Sharon x

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Little bit of Hollybobs

I decided to have a play with my Polkadoodles Hollybobs Cd and get in the Christmas spirit. The only problem was that I just couldn't decide which image to go with as they are all sooo lovely. So anyway, I narrowed it down to boy images, as I don't do to many of those as a rule, and still ended up printing off 3 or 4 images! So her goes the first one.

I loved this little boy as he is so cute with the Robin and having him sitting on the fence puts him in a little scene rather than just standing there, if you know what I mean.

I thought the Christmas Tree paper would go really well with this, so I printed off the same paper in two different colour ways, which makes putting the card together nice and easy.

I don't know what you call this type of card, but it's the first time I've done it. It's made from a piece of A4 Kraft card…..mainly because I printed out the image nice and big!

How do you like the North Pole sign…..this is also off of the Cd and I printed about 6 of these cos I love them…so you can expect to see them popping up on some of my other cards too. :-)

I wanted to have nice bold colouring for this image so I got out the Graph Its, which are just perfect when you want the image to pop.
I am not sure if you can see for the image, but I did decoupage him up just a little bit……it's just one of those things I just can't resist I'm afraid!

Finally, I have added a few die cuts for some extra decoration.

Well I hope you like this festive card - there are lots of lovely challenges that ft this, so here they are:

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-40.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/anything-goes.html
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/wk-40christmas-digi-choosday-colouring.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-284-anything-goes-option-of.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-88-christmas-in-october.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-challenge.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/snowflakes-october-challenge.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-78.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-46-color-challenge.html
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-257-traditional-christmas.html

That's all from me today.

Thank you for stoping by.  :-)

Sharon

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Something a little different

Today I thought I would post something other than a card and here's what I came up with - a giant gift bag.

It's hard to tell from the picture but, to give you an idea of the size, the orange backing paper is a full sheet of A4!

To make this bag I used one of my lovely Nitwits digital sets and super sized all of the elements. The plus side of this was that the pieces were really easy to cut out. The downside is, that I decided to decoupage the laments and it took a heck of a lot of silicon glue to do it

The picture is not that great as it was taken in poor light but hopefully you get the idea!

So I'm going to enter a few challenges as per usual, and here they are:

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-39.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/anything-goes.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-284-anything-goes-option-of.html
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/buckwells-crafty-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-342-anything-but-card.html

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm off to do some more crafting now!  :-)

Sharon