Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas Wall hanging

Here's a Christmas decoration that I made this year. I finally got round to making it on the 23rd December so just in time for this Christmas. I'd been so busy making cards and presents that this got left to last. I convered chipboard tree shapes that I bought from the Hobbyhouse.

I've used papers from Craftwork cards, there's a foverever friends stamped image at the bottom coloured in with Promakers, a stamped sentiment from Little Claire designs. There's some Doodlebug shaped buttons (trees and hearts), some paperclips with charms on, Pointsetta cut out using a Marianne Creatables die, snowflake sequins, ribbon, glitter and some Doodlebug Christmas stickers. 
I hope you like it, thanks for looking.
I'd like to enter it into challenges at:
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Challenge 50 - Anything goes
Craft us crazy - Christmas/anything new/humorous
Cooking it up with Katie - Challenge 86 - Anything goes
I love Promarkers - Challenge 97 - Anything goes
I hope you like it, thanks for looking.
Sharon x

Thursday, 29 December 2011

New Year Card

Wow can you believe it's nearly 2012, hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Mine was one of the best ever. We spent our first Christmas in our new home and with my parents too, the first in years as we've never had space to have them to stay. Normally we dash up to see them on Boxing day (they live 3 hrs away) for a few nights which we didn't have to do this year. I managed not to burn Christmas dinner and the boys faces on Christmas day were brillant, Owen was so excited that Santa had been that he was shaking with excitment. 
Anyway onto the card that I want to share with you today. Over at  CRAFT challenge we have a new challenge for you today.
New Year
We have two sponsors for this challenge;
You can find out the prizes on offer over at CRAFT
Here's my DT card using Harry from LiaStampz.

Recipe: The digi stamp is coloured in with Promarkers and some gold glitter added to the champagne. The paper is My minds eye, the rest is from my stash.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other DT cards here
I'd like to enter this into challenges at:
Whimsical designs -favouriate card/new year
I love Promarkers - Challenge 97 - Anything goes 
Paper Pretties - Ring in the new year
Sharon x

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Lili's little fairies

There's candy up for grabs at Lili's little Fairies. Lots of prizes including a LOTV gift voucher.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, this may be my last post before Christmas so have happy Christmas. I want to share with you my and my boys (J)DT cards for the last challenge at CRAFT challenge before Christmas. I hope you are all ready for the Christmas holidays, I've finished work now and having a great time with my two boys. 
Our Christmas challenge over at CRAFT is perfect it you've any last minute cards to make it's  
Pastelles for Christmas
We have two sponsors again for this challenge

Here's Liams JDT card.
He raided my Christmas box and this is what he came up with, not too sure where things are from!! I think the background paper was a recent freebie from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine and the house is a Doodlebug sticker

And now for Owens JDT card. He used a digi image from this weeks sponsor Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More called Bella da snowlady. I know the pompom is stictly pastel, but Owen was determined that he was going to use it and I thought it looked cute.

And finally here's my DT card. I used things from a Craftwork cards goody bag, except the snowflakes which I used a punch for and then added some stickles glitter. The image was coloured in using my Promarkers.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at our cards. 
We wish you a Merry christmas.
Love Sharon (and Liam and Owen ) xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Owens Christmas card and a Christmas card with tealights

Morning all, I hope everyone is feeling in the Christmas mood only 10 more sleep until santa now :-)
It's time for another challenge over at CRAFT challenge, this week it's to make a card with a removeable item. Such a great challenge, it really got me thinking and I came up with something a bit different to my normal cards for my DT project which I'm really pleased with. My son Owen also made a card for the challenge with he loves and I'm not sure he'll actually give away!!
Anyway back to the challenge, we have two sponsors this week which are ;
You can find more details of the prizes on offer at the CRAFT challenge blog.

So here's my tea light holder card.

I've used a digi image from Bow and Berries called warm penguin (isn't he cute). I've coloured him in with Promarkers. I've covered the card with DPs and added some fabric snowflakes. I've also got a bit of stamping on their are well which is done using SU snowflakes stamps. The sentiment and punches are also SU.

I'd like to enter my tealight card into challenges at:
Crafty ribbons challenge - challenge 8 - tradional colours for Christmas
ABC christmas challenge - Y is for yippee any christmas project
Passion for Promarkers - Celebration 
Bunny Zoe crafts - Challenge 19 - Fancy folds

And now for Owens project. He made a card with a removable Christmas decoration in the pocket on the front. He also used the warm penguin digi image for our sponsor.

Owen would like to enter his card into some kids challenges at:
Little hands challenge blog - challenge 4 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other DT projects over at CRAFT this week.
Sharon x

Monday, 12 December 2011

Pink Gingerbread House Christmas Card

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas :-) I did my Christmas shop online last night and bought some last pressies over the weekend. Still got half of my cards to write though!!
Today is the start of the last challenge of 2011 over at Lexis Creations, so I hope we get lots of entries for this one. The challenge this fortnight is
Untraditional Christmas
We are sponsored by Letraset for this challenge

I used one of Lexis digi images Gingerbread house which you can buy at Fairy dust crafts
I made this with my friend in Canda in mind, she's got two girls and although her OH may not be into pink, I thought my friend and little girls would like it, I hope so anyway.

Recipe: Papers from Craftwork cards, the ribbon is SU, the charm is from hobbyhouse, the sentiment if from craftwork cards as is the card Candi.

I'd like to enter this into a celebrations challenge at Passion for Promarkers
Hope you like it, thanks for stoping by, you can find the rest of the DTs amazing cards here
Sharon x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sketch challenge over at CRAFT

Morning all, it's Thursday so it's time for another challenge over at CRAFT challenge, this week we have a sketch for you to follow.
It was designed by one of our previous DT members Kevin.

We have two sponsors again for you this week which are Glitterbabe and Floppy Latte Designs. Check out the CRAFT challenge blog to see the prizes on offer.
I've used a digi by Floppy Latte Designs for my DT card which is called funky flower.

I printed off a couple of the flower digi so I could layer them, the flowers are coloured in with Promarkers. I've used flower stamps, punches and ink pads from SU for the flowers. The papers are from a new paper stack I just got from First Editions (Trimcraft) the gems are from my stash and the sentiment is Craftwork cards.

This week my Son Liam joined in the DT team as a JDT member again. He was off school with Shingles and asked if he could craft so we spent a whole day in the craft room together and we had a brillant time. This is one he made for this challenge.
Not too sure where he got the bits from for his card, he just kept producing things from his craft box to use on it and I found a sentiment for him to finish it off.

Don't forget to check out the other DT creations which you can find here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sharon x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

CRAFT challenge

Happy 1st December, the count down is now really on for Christmas!!
We have another challenge for you at CRAFT challenge. This time we want to see the Christmas presents that you've made. 
We are lucky to have two sponsors this week.
You can win either 4 digi images from Laurettas shop or 3 die cut packs of own choice from Crimson Cloud.

Here's my DT project:

I kept them quite simple as I want to give them to my two boys, as they are 4 and 5 I didn't want lots of things that they could pull off as I expect they'll get some hammering. Liam may still pull some of the things off to put in his craft box!!
I've used papers from DCVW Christmas wishes paper stack, some Nesties, SU punches, Papermania dew drops in red, the stamps are from Kars and coloured in with Promarkers.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the CRAFT challenge blog to see the other fab projects by the DT
Sharon x

Monday, 28 November 2011

Lexis challenge

I'm back again on the DT for Lexis Creations after taking a break for the last challenge whilst moving house. I've now just about got my craft room sorted, enough to craft anyway, is there such a thing as a tidy craft room anyway. Over at Lexis we had a new challenge today which is:

One for the lads

We are lucky to be sponsored by two sponsors this fortnight

Also we have a DT call over at Lexis Creations, so if you want to join the team then check out the details on the challenge blog.

I've used one of Lexis digi images, Footie Ali, for my DT card which you can find at Fairy Dust Crafts

Recipe: plain card, birthday stamp and punches are all SU, I'm not sure of the make of the patterned paper but I got it from from Hobbyhouse. The stars were cut using a x-cut die and the image was coloured in with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter it into challenges at:
Here come the boys - no 16 - For the man/men in your life
Marks Finest Papers - Speedy the cats challenge 83 - Make it Masculine
Thanks for stoping by.

Sharon x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Pink Christmas Card

It's Thursday again so it's CRAFT challenge time. This week the challenge is;
Unsual Christmas
So hopefully that'll get you thinking!!
Our sponsors this week are:
You can win either a £10 voucher for Craft obsessions or 5 digi images from Stamping boutique.
Here's my DT card, a very very pink Christmas card using a digi image from the Stamping boutique

Recipe: Papers from Craftwork cards, the digi is coloured in with Promarkers and the wings are covered in Stickles glitter. I've used some paper flowers with a metal charm in the middle (Hobbyhouse) and a heart brad. The Christmas stamp is from SU as are the punches around the sentiment and the pink ribbon.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Stars, stars, stars...

Time for another challenge over at CRAFT challenge, this weeks is:


We have a great sponsor this week: 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps
The winner gets to choose a prize work up to $21

What a great challenge. 
My youngest joined in on this challenge too,
Here's Owens card. He used some die cut shapes (using x cut dies) and lots of stars and glitter.
Heres my card:

I used a digi image from Bugaboo which I coloured in with Promarkers and added some Stickles glitter. The star paper was made using a SU roller stamp, I embossed the white card with stars and I used some die cut stars and gem stars too. I'm not sure I could have made it any more stary lol
We look forward to seeing your creations, thanks for stopping by.
Sharon and Owen x