Thursday, 30 June 2011


We have a nice an easy challenge this week at CRAFT challenge which is:


As we are expecting lots of lovely entries so we have two sponsors

The Crafty Pad Designs are offering 3 digi images of own choice

Our second sponsor, Crimson cloud is offering 3 die cut packs of own choice from their online shop

For my DT card I've used Albert Diggin digi image from The Crafty Pad designs which I've coloured in with Promarkers

Recipe: Papers from a Echo park paper pad the watering can charm is from Meiflower crafts, I've also added some gems in the corners and a Craftwork card birthday message

You can find the DT other wonderful creations over at CRAFT

Thanks for looking

Sharon x

Monday, 27 June 2011

A bugs life...

Over at Lexis Creations, there's a new challenge

It's a bugs life

Our sponsor is Letraset

The amount of bugs that landed on me yesterday at the local wildlife park I should have just taken a photo of myself as my DT creation lol. Instead I made a card with a acetate front which is a first for me. My hubby (without been asked) said he really liked this card, so that made my day :-)

I've used some digi bug images designed by Lexi that you can find at Fairy dust crafts and Stitchy bear stamps. They are Baby Bee, Baby dragonfly, Baby ladybug and Baby flying ant, all of these have been coloured in with Promarkers

Sorry for the reflections on the acetate, i took so many photos and every one of them had a shadow across the head on shot.

Here's a close up of the flying bugs. I made a sun to go in the corner, added some ink to the edge and a bit of glitter.

I used a Marraine Creatable die to make the flower, the sentiment is made by Forever friends. The mushrooms are stickers that I found in my stash.

I cut the grass myself, but the fence is a MS die. I've added some cute little buttons of bugs. I have a slight accident with them though!! As I wanted them to lie flat, I have cut the back off, lets just say my finger got in the way. No lasting damage though and I managed to make them lie flat in the end.

You can check out the other DT 'bug' creations here.
I'de like to enter it into challenges at:
Make it Monday - Anything goes

Craft Calender Challenge - Things with Wings

Bloggers Challenge - Things with Wings

Bee crafty - Summers Here

I love Promarkers - Anything goes

Thanks for looking. x

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Wedding card

Here's another quick post from me tonight. Here's a wedding card I made using an image from LOTV. The papers are from Craftwork cards and the flowers from Hobbyhouse.

I'd like to enter it into challenges at:

Fairy Fun Fridays - challenge 55 - Weddings

One Stitch at a time - challenge 68 - Wedding
ECP challenge - challenge 41 - Gold
Thanks for looking x

Liams 5th Birthday Card

My baby boy is 5 on Tuesday, wow how time flies. I finished off his birthday card last night and wanted to share it with you. As he loves Mini's I used a stamp from LOTV.

I coloured the image in with my new Tria markers, I'm still getting used to them, but I love the extra thin nib.

I added some green ribbon and a cute car charm from Meiflower crafts. The paper is from my stash and the sentiment from Craftwork cards. I cut some stars out using my Slice machine and added a star gem and some dot of dark blue stickles glitter.
I'd like to enter this into challenges at:
Lili of the Valley Challenge - Challenge 102 - Sketch
Send a smile 4 kids - Teddy
Delicious doodles challenge - Challenge 31 - Cute and cuddly
Stamp something - Celebrate and red/white/blue
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 127 - Bright and bold or pastel colours
Sisterhood of Crafters - Male birthday/anniversay
Thanks for looking

Sharon x

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A recipe challenge...

It's that time of the week when we have another challenge at CRAFT challenge this week there's a reciepe challenge; 1 tag, 2 circles and 3 squares/rectangles.

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights, the winner gets three image from the digi shop.

I've used Presley the pirate from Digital delights for my DT card and here it is....

I've coloured the image in with Promarkers, I've added a tag with PLAY stamped onto it (stamp from LOTV). I've also added a scroll, which I coloured in with Promarkers. The scroll is digi image designed by Lexi and is available from Fairy dust crafts.

The black patterned paper is from Doodlebug, the cute skull ribbon from Crafty ribbons and the gems are from my stash. You can find the other wonderful creations from the CRAFT DT here

I'd like to enter this into challenges at:

ABC challenge - X markes the spot - pirate challenge
Ladybug crafts Ink TLT challenge - Challenge 33 - Use red
My time to craft - more than one image

Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Wizard card...

I made a wizard card last night for my sons friend who is having a magicians party in a couple of weeks so I thought this LOTV stamp would be perfect.

Reciepe: Star paper made by Doodlebug, the rest is from my stash. The stamp is from LOTV as is the sentiment stamp. The buttons are from American crafts and I've threaded some thread through the holes. I've used a MS star punch and Nestie dies. I've also added some dots of Stickles glitter.

I'd like to enter this into challenges at:

Stamp and Doodle - Masculine and no flowers
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Kids

Here come the boys - Challenge 4 - Myth and Magic

Totally Paper craft challenge - Die cuts and Punches

Make it Monday - Challenge 42 - Anything goes
Catch the bug challenge - Male project

Card Makin Mamas - Challenge 22 - For a child

Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 17 June 2011

Wedding card for my MIL

Just a quick post from me as I'm packing ready to go 'up north' tonight ready for my MILs wedding tomorrow. I'm so excited for her. I just want to share with you the wedding card I've made for them. I cheated a little as I used a die cut image from Lili of the valley. I love this image, but wasn't sure how often I'd use the stamp form of it so went for the die cut insead. The sentiment is a stamp though (Lili of the valley)

I'd like to enter this into challenges at;

Bearly-mine challenge - Challenge 12 - Anything goes

Delightful challenge - Anything goes

The ABC challenge - W is for Weddings
Make my Monday - Challenge 2 - Die cut flowers

Thanks for looking

Sharon x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Princess card

Over at CRAFT challenge our new challenge is Stitching

For my DT card I used an adorable princess digi image from our sponsor for this challenge Alifactory. The winner gets to choose two digi images of own choice

Here's my card:

Reciepe: The papers are from Forever friends spring paper pack. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the valley and the image is coloured in with Promarkers. I've also added some stickles glitter and purple gems and of course some faux stitching which I made using Sakura pens. Finally the flower die cuts are using my new Marianne Creatables die set.

I'd like to enter this into the Stitching challenge over at Digi Dodle Shop Challenge

Thanks for looking


Monday, 13 June 2011

Summer fun

The glimpse of sun we had last week have inspired me for my latest DT card at Lexis Creations. Although the weather this weekend is terrible, a rain card would be more appropiate!!!

The new challenge (challenge 42) over at Lexis is

no sentiments

Our sponsor is Lexi's online shop Fairy Dust Crafts

I've used Lexis very cute Scruffles Sundae Suit with you can find at Fairy dust crafts and Stitchy Bear Stamps. Scruffles is coloured in with my beloved Promarkers.

Recipe: Lexis digi image, summer papers from Doddlebug, the flower sticker is also from Doodlebug and the bright yellow ric rac from Bee Crafty. I've also added some candi (coloured in with Promarkers to get the right colour) and Stickles glitter.
You can find the other wonderful creations by the Dt here

I'd like to enter it into challenges at:

Creative cowgirls - summertime fun

Thanks for stopping by

Sharon x

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Fathers Day

This weeks challenge over at CRAFT is Fathers day.

I look forward to seeing your creations for the special man in your lfe.

I've used a image by our sponsor Some Odd Girl The winner of this challenge gets to choose three digi images of your own choice from the website.

Here's my card:

Recipe Digi image from Some Odd Girl coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from American Crafts and my stash. I've used some Doodlebug star buttons and sentiment stamp from Paula Pascual

Don't forget to check out the CRAFTs DT other fantastic creations

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Owl Fathers Day Card

This card is for my Dad for Fathers day. He loves Owls so I thought my new Owl punch from Stampin up would be perfect to use on his card.

I made it one evening in the terrible light in our living room In daylight the following day it looked greener than I had first thought. I would have used a different backing paper if I was making it again, not that I ever make the same card twice. I'm sure he'll like it though.

I used a Stampin up Owl punch, papers from my stash (I bought the Owl paper about 18 months go from a NEC craft show and finally found a use for The Owl charm is from a Trimmie friend (thanks Mia). I've added some brown spotty ribbon from my stash and some gems my Mum gave me last weekend (thanks Mum). The Dad letter are rub ons and I've stamped 'happy fathers day' on the die cut heart.

I'd like to enter this into challenges at:
Come and get it challenges - Fathers Day

Here come the boys - challenge 3 - Fathers day

Craft your days away - Challenge 21 - Fathers day
Thanks for stopping by

Sharon x

Tatty Teddy Cards

I've made a couple of cards using the free tatty teddy stamp from Creativity magazine. I love this stamp, such a cute bear and it stamps really well too.

This one I made for a Trimmie colour challenge which has a Pink/purple theme. It's for my sister in law for her birthday later this month.

I'd like to enter this into challenges at:

Fairy Knoll challenge - challenge 53 - Birthday

This is my second card and is my favouriate. It's for my friends little boy who will be one tomorrow. In a couple of weeks time I'll become his Godmother, so exicted it's the first time I'll be a Godmother. He's the cutest little boy, I know his Mum loves cards with names one so I thought I'd better include his on the front of his birthday card.

I'd like to enter this into a challenge at CES challenge - Challenge 39 - Clean and simple

Thanks for looking

Sharon x

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Wedding card...

It's coming up to peak wedding season again. My MIL is getting married in a couple of weeks time which will be our first wedding of the year. I'm still stuggling her wedding card though, it's a civil service and everything including the colour scheme is top secret so I need to do a bit more thinking what to make before I get started.

For my DT card at this weeks wedding challenge over at CRAFT (challenge 105) I made a traditional wedding card using a church image from our sponsor for this challenge Digi Doodle Shop

Here's my card:


Digi image coloured in with Promarkers and Sakura pens. Cream and gold paper from Craftwork cards. I've used some lace and heart pearls from my stash to decorate it and finished it off with a Sentiment.

Don't forget to check out all the other CRAFTs DT wedding creations here

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x