Monday, 30 May 2011

Holiday Time...

I've been away on my early summer holidays last week to Ibiza. We all had a fab time, the kids enjoyed playing with Thomson the dog, playing in the pool and building sandcastles. I was the hotel champion at giant connect 4... lol ...
Here's a few photos to share with you
My boys at the beach

With me Liam on one of the two windy days we had

Our family

About to go on a land train around the resort one evening

About to leave for the airport to go back home :-( My Mum and dad came with us too are on this photo along with our two tired boys.

Hope you liked them x

Fathers day...

Happy bank holiday Monday, another long weekend again, we've had so many recently it's great!!

Over at Lexis Creations the challenge this week is we want to see your Fathers day cards.

Our sponsor this week is Letraset

I had fun with my DT card, I was watching C&C and watched the demonstrator distressing some embossed card and realised i'd never used that piece of sandpaper I pinched from my hubby about a year ago to use in my crafting. So later that day I managed to find it and had a play around with some white core card and came up with my DT card. I hope you like it. It's using squaddie scruffles and sentiment from Stitchy bear stamps both of which were designed by Lexi.

Recipe: The digi image was coloured in with Promarkers. I used papers from Basic Grey along with some matching rub ones. I've embossed and distressed the green white core card. There's some eyelets dotted around the place and the easel part is held up with Candi, I had to colour the Candi with Promarkers as for once I didn't have the right colour.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other fabulous Fathers day cards by the rest of Lexis design team here

I'd like to enter this into challenges at;
Emerald Faerie - Anything goes
Craft your days away - Challenge 21 - Fathers Day
CES Challenge blog - Challenge 38 - Embossing
ECP Challenge - Challenge 39 - For Dad
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dogs
Fairy Fun Fridays - Challenge 53 - More than one fold
Charisma Cards - Challenge 21- Boy oh Boy
Digi Stamps 4 joy - Challenge 19 - Boys boys boys
Stampin with the Dragon - Easel card

Here Come the boys - Challenge 3 - Fathers Day

Thursday, 26 May 2011


I hope that you all enjoyed our blog hop over at CRAFT challenge.

It's now time for another challenge, this week we want to you go green as our challenge (104) is alter/recycle

Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs the lucky winner gets to choose 4 digi images of their choice.

Here's my DT card. I've been saving the wrapping from one of my birthday pressies since January, I knew it'd come in handy eventually!! The stipey paper is the wrapping, the gold/white card at the bottom is from the gift card that came with it and it was wrapped in a big bow. The bow was too big for the card so I just re-tied the ribbon it with a simple knot.

Recipe: The Gorjuss stamped image is coloured in with Promarkers, I've added some pink ribbon, a pink glittered flower, Candi and sentiment. The rest is all recycled from my present wrapping.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other wonderful cards by the Craft DT here

Sharon x

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

And the winner is......

Thanks to you all for joining in CRAFTs birthday blog hop and for all the lovely comments I received about my card

The winner from my stop is...

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 28
Result: 13

which is


Well done to Linda, enjoy playing with your digi images.
Can you please e-mail Jo at
and she'll sort you out with your prize.
Well done the other winners too from the other CRAFT DT blogs and the main challenge blog. Hope you'll all join in our next challenge which goes live tomorrow morning at
CRAFT challenge


Thursday, 19 May 2011

CRAFT challenge Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by this is the first time I've been part of a blog hop, hope you are all having fun!!

This week at CRAFT Challenge we are celebrating our 2nd Blogaversary in style. Our challenge on the main blog Happy Birthday! (to Us) to fit in with this celebration.

To celebrate we will also be doing a Blogaversary Blog Hop with many sponsors and prizes on the way. To be in with having a chance of winning these prizes, you will need to leave a comment on our (G)DT's blogs, a winner will be chosen randomly at each stop.
We will also leave a word at each stop, with which we would like you to form a sentence. So, don't forget to collect a word on each stop as well! After you have collected all these words, form a sentence with them and enter your sentence in a comment on our CRAFT Challenge blog. We will obviously not allow comments to be posted during this week to stop any cheating, lol!
You should have started at CRAFT Challenge and come from Nikki's blog. If you did not, please go back to the stops before you have so far not passed.
My word is: ribbon

My sponsor for the blog hop is The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs, and the prize you can win on my stop is 3 digi's of choice from her shop.

Just as a reminder, here is your route to follow. You should start and end at the CRAFT Challenge blog.
CRAFT Challenge
Claire (GDT)
Nikki (GDT)
Sharon (you're here!)
Tigerlover (junior DT)
CRAFT Challenge
So, join in with us this week to be in with a chance of many prizes and we hope you enjoy the journey!

Here's my DT card for our birthday challenge using images from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs
I've used two Crafty Pad images: Fairy Chloe on Mushroom

And: Fairy bling happy birthday circle
Recipe: The fairy was coloured in with Promarkers, the papers are from a Echo park paper pad called Springtime, I've used some candi, flowers (Hobbyhouse), punched leaves, pins (Bee Crafty), a MS border punch and the lace die cut shape is from a friend. I've also used some Distress inks, Stickles glitter, flower sequins and heart ribbon.

Thanks for joining in our blog hop.

Your next stop is Tigerlover. Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to have a chance of winning the prize on my stop!!
Sharon x

Monday, 16 May 2011

Pirate Scruffles....

It's the start of another week so time for another challenge over at Lexis Creations

This challenge are hoping to see lots of spots and stripes on your creations.

Our sponsor is for this challenge:

Fairy Dust crafts

I've used Scruffles Pirate digi which is available at Fairy Dust Crafts and Stitchy Bear Stamps
I had so much fun with this card, I've kept it hidden from my youngest son so I can give it to him for his 4th birthday. He loves Pirates, he spent most of the day today wearing his pirate outfit, even when we nipped out to the shops on his scooter he wouldn't take it off!!

Anyway here's my DT card for this challenge...

I made a scroll from some white paper and attacked it with distress inks before tearing it a little and stamping a birthday greeting onto it.

The stars and puched out from black and silver paper.

I finished it off with some gems and the cute charms

All the papers are from Doodlebug apart from the glitter paper which is from Hobbycraft. Pirate scruffles is coloured in with Promarkers and a little star gem added to his hat from my stash. The star gem is one of my first ever card making things I ever got, I think I recyled it from something, finally I found a use for it!! The charms are also from my stash.

You can find the other wonderful spotty and stripy creations from the rest of the design team here

I'd like to enter it into challenge at:

Corrosive Challenge blog - challenge 116 - Birthdays
Creative Inspirations Challenge blog - Challenge 59 - Glitzy and Bling
Creative Cowgirls challenge blog - Anything Goes
Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge blog - Challenge 1 - Anything goes
Pile it on - Boys and girls come out to play (hope this counts, my youngest son loves playing pirates just like scruffles the dog is)
One stitch at a time -Challenge 62 - Anything goes
Scrappy Frogs challenge - Anything goes
Bee Crafty - Challenge 50 - Birthday for little ones (under 5)
Catch the bug challenge - Spots and stripes
Delicious Doodles - Challenge 25 - Inspired by...(this card had to be inspirated by my sons love for Pirates)
Sisterhood of crafters - Let it shine
Cardmadfairy's digi days challenge - Challenge 8 - One for the boys

Make it Monday - Challenge 37 - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Thursday, 12 May 2011


Arhhhh.... blogger has decided not to re-post my latest card after the problems on blogger, luckily I had a draft version saved below.......... I entered my card into some challenges but not sure which ones now as the final published version of the post vanished!!

Hope you are all having a good week.

Over at CRAFT challenge this week we have such a great theme for you...


The sponsor for this challenge is:

Truly Madly Crafty (previously Crafts Online) and the winner gets a £5 voucher for their online shop.

I really can't wait to see the entries for this one, having two young boys I love making boys kids cards so I had lots of fun making my DT card.

I've used a image from Digital delights (CRAFTs sponsor for our May star of the month). This digi image is called 'Moonwalk Billy' and I've coloured him in with Promarkers. I've used some silver glitter paper from HobbyCraft, the red papers are from Craftwork Cards. The charm is from Bunny Zoe crafts. I've used a MS punch and a stamp which I found in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

As I said I'm not sure which challenges I entered as the final version of this post that was publised on Thursday am vanished. I do remember it was entered into : One for the boys and Make it Monday, cards for men and a couple of other.

Hope nobody else has had too many problems with blogger.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Gorjuss girl card...

Good evening, what a wet weekend we had here in Oxfordshire, the sun is shinning now though. Here's a card I made last night using one of my new stamps from Funky kits, this is Ruby from the Simply Gorjuss range. I think she's is adorable.

The image is coloured in with promarkers (as usual), I've used orange paper from Basic grey Lime Rickey paper pad, a Nellie Shellen heart die cut shape, a Prima flower, leaf punch fo the leaves, Candi for the flower center and some stickles glittter.

I'd like to enter this into challenges at

Creative Cowgirls - Anything goes

Catch the Bug challenge - Anything goes

One Stop Craft Challenge - Week 129 - Birthdays

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Childhood memories (What a great challenge, when I was a kid I used to love going on the swing in our backgarden and singing 'somewhere over the rainbow' probably not very well!!)

Fairy fun fridays - Challenge 52 - For the girls

Little Miss Muffet challenge - Challenge 8 - Diecuts or punches
Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Camping girl...

It's got round to Thursday again which means....another DT card I made for CRAFT challenge to share with you.

Our 101st challenge is a sketch.....

The winner of this challenge gets a $10 CAD (Canadian Funds) gift voucher for Digi's With Attitude! shop as a prize . The desing team got to play with images from Digi's with Attitude, inlcuding Camping Tween which I've used on my card.

Here's my card:

Isn't the image fabulous, I've coloured her in with Promarkers and chosen bright designer papers from the basic grey lime rickey paper pad to go with it. The tag is a stamp from Whimsy designs. I've added some ribbon and some bright orange buttons from my stash.

Thanks for looking. x

Monday, 2 May 2011

King Tilda

Here's a card I made for a 'royal' challenge over at Trimcraft.

With the wedding of the year last week I couldn't resit making this royal card with a new Mini Tilda stamp I've just got.

I used Mini King Tilda coloued in with Promarkers and some papers I got last year from Craftwork cards. I decorated the card with some flowers, leaves made using a punch, gems and a crown die cut from Craftwork cards.

I'd like to enter this into challenges at:

Quirky Crafts Challenge - Challenge 9 - A right royal affair
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Challenge 149 - A right Royal Knees up

Magnolia Stamp lovers - Flowers
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Challenge 10 - Anything goes
EPC Challenge - challenge 37 - Royal wedding inspired

Thanks for stopping by

Sharon x

Friendship Card

Well it's that time for another challenge at Lexis Creations.

This fortnight our challenge is....

"Friendship card"

Our generous sponsor is Letraset
Here's my DT card:

The digi image is called Mushroom Ladybug and is designed by Lexi you can find it at Fairy dust crafts. It's coloured in with Promarkers. The flowers are from hobbyhorse. The metal butterfly is from Meiflower and is coloured in with Promarkers. The papers are from Echo Park Springtime paper pad. I've also used some Candi and stickles glitter.

I'd like to enter this into challenges at:

Sparkles Forum challenge - Challenge 10 - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Springtime
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge 20 - Sketch
Catch the bug Challenge - Flower/pastel colours

Digi doodle Best Shop - Challenge 56 - Anything goes

Make it Monday - Challenge 35 - Anything goes

Thanks for looking x