Wednesday, 31 August 2011

And a Boy card...

Wow, my second post tonight. I was busy last night lol.. This time it's a boy card using a cute LOTV stamp.

Recipe: Spotty paper from My minds eye (I think!!). Stamp from LOTV which I coloured in with Promarkers. The stamp is also from LOTV. I've used some Candi dots, brads from Papermania and dot MS border punch.
I'd like to enter this into challenges at:
Here come the boys - challenge 9 - Orange and Brown colour challenge
Stamps R us challenge - Anything goes
I love Promarkers - Challenge 81 - Anything goes
Thanks for stopping by
Sharon x

Girly Pink Birthday Card

 I made a very girly card last night. 
This was for a colour challenge over at Meiflower crafts, the challenge is Cerise.  
What a great excuss to go all girly and pink.

I used a Gorjuss girl stamp coloured in with Promarkers.

Recipe: Star paper from Magnolia, stamp from Whimsy stamps, buttons from Fantastic ribbons, ribbon from Crafty ribbons, flower gems from stash and pearl gems and butterfly (that I coloured with Sakura pens) from Meiflower crafts and some die cut shapes.
I'd also like to enter it into challenges at:
Passion for Promarkers - Challenge 115 - Anything goes
I love Promarkers - Challenge 81 - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Pile it on - challenge 35 - Girls Just wanna have fun
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 64 - Rocked up pink
Thanks for stopping by
Sharon x

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Summer Butterfly Card

Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend. I had a fabulous day yesterday at a family photo shoot, can't wait to see the photos next weekend. Last night I had chance to colour in a few cards that I'd done expect for the colouring, here's one of them.

Recipe: I've used a digi image from Fairy dust crafts which is coloured in with Promarkers. I've cut out the butterfly and large flower using dies (Marianne Creatables) and the smaller flowers using punches (SU). I've added black rub ons to the paper and some black gems.
I'd like to enter it into challenges at:
Sparkles Forum challenge - Challenge 19 - Punch it
Creations by Gill M - Challenge 14 - Anything that flies 
Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Thanks for stopping by. x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Colour Challenge over at CRAFT

Arhhhh forgot to get this post scheduled, just a quicky as I'm at work but here's my DT card for CRAFT challenge

We have a colour challenge for you all.

Check out CRAFT to find out more details and who our wonderful sponsors are this week and see the creations from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for stopping by. x

Monday, 22 August 2011

Oriental card

Time is flying I've had a wonderful two weeks off work spending time with my kids. We've had a great time, but it's back to reality this morning and up early for work again. The kids are having fun with their Grandparents this week getting spoilt no doubt. 
I want to share with you my latest DT card for  Lexis Creations
We have a new challenge with is Oriental
Our sponsor is Letraset
 Here's my card, I've used a digi image called Okichi designed by Lexi which you can find at Fairy dust crafts

Recipe: The digi image is coloured in with Promarkers. I bought the papers from The glitter pot  except the writing card which is from my stash. I'm not too sure where I got the other bits from either. I had to go raiding my stash to find things that went the theme/colour of the paper as it's not a colour scheme that I seam to use often I'd had the flowers and charms for a while
Don't forget to check out the other DTs oriental cards here
I'd like to enter it into challenges at:
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Lizs Stamps challenge blog - Challenge 1 - use a charm
Digis with attitude - Anything goes
The Paper Variety - Use twine
The Corrosive challenge - Challenge 130 - Girlie
Thanks for stopping by.
Sharon x

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Another Christmas card with a handmade star

I've been playing again using another demo I saw at the quilt show I was at last weekend. This time it's with Angelina fibres.  I used the 'hot fix' fibres that fuse together when they are heated. I inked up a star stamp with Staz-on ink and layered the fibres on the top, covered the whole thing with parchment paper and ironed it for about 30 seconds. The heat makes the fibres form a fabric with the stamp design on, it can then be cut out. It took a while for me to get the iron to the right temperature, too cold and the fibres don't fuse and too hot and the fibres become dull.
Here's the final result

And this is the card I made using it:

Recipe: The stamp is from the new range at LOTV which I've coloured in with Promarkers. The papers are all from stash from last Christmas, the sentiment from Craftwork cards and I think the  poinsettia is from Papermania. I've also used some red stickles glitter in the corners.
I've like to enter this into challenges at:

Aud Sentiments Challenge blog - Challenge 35 - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Monthly Christmas Challenge 
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 17 - Anything goes 
My time to Craft - Challenge 153 - G is for (Girl) 
Saturday Secret Crafter - Christmas is coming  
Stampin with the Dragon - Green, red and white
Thanks for looking

First Christmas Card of 2011

Yipeeee I've make a start, I have completed my first christmas card for this year.
We have a new challenge over at CRAFT challenge for you which I thought would be perfect for a Christmas card. The new challenge (116) is:

Resist technique

If you are wondering what this is that Eiglas has done a fabulous tutorial on the challenge blog which can be found here
The sponsors this week is Sew Many digital stamps

This challenge got the DT stuggling a bit more than normal for our DT cards, but this is what I came up with using one of my favourite Christmas stamps from LOTV.

I made the star backing paper using the resist technique

Recipe: The stamp is from LOTV which I've coloured in with Promarkers and added some Stickles glitter. The sentiment stamp is from Little Claire designs. The snowflakes are punched. The white and silver backing paper is from Craftwork cards, the ribbon is from SU, the gems from Meiflower crafts and the flowers from my stash.

I'd like to enter this into challenges at:
ABC christmas challenge - Q is for quote
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge 147 - Christmas 
Oh La La Creations challenge blog - challenge 86 - Oh Christmas 
Make it Monday - Anything goes 
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes
One stitch at a time - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 15 August 2011

I've been playing again....

I've been away for the last few days  helping out at my parents stand  (cotton dreams) at the festival of quilts show at the NEC. It was pretty hectic, but I managed to have a quick look around the stands for things I can use on my cards. The first was some friendly plastic which I've already had a play with this afternoon. What do you think for my first attempt?
Gillian from Molton designs was demonstrating how to use the plastic. Things have changed a lot since I was a kid and remember playing with a stick of friendly plastic. You can find Gillians blog here which has loads of great ideas and some links to her Youtube video including one for the patchwork aquare that I've had a go at.

I've also got some clay to make embellishments and saw a fabulous demo of stamping onto Angelina fibres so that's my next things to have a go at.

Sharon x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

I'm early this year....2012 Calender

This week is flying by, typical when you have time off work!! Over at CRAFT challenge we have another fun challenge for you, this week it's
We are lucky to have two sponsors for this challenge
You can find out more about the wonderful prizes up for grabs on the CRAFT challenge blog
So for my my DT gift, I've made a 2012 calender, I feel so organised as it's still 5 months away!

I've used a digi image from one of our sponsors, Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps and More, the image is called Susan red hat bear

Can you believe they are already selling 2012 little calenders in the shops!! This one from from my local craft shop

I've used papers from a First Editions paper pad, flowers from Prima, Candi dots, pearl gems from Meiflower and SU ribbon
I'd like to enter this into
One Stitch at a time - Challenge 74 - Use a digi
Thanks for looking x

Monday, 8 August 2011

A recipe challenge

Good morning. What a great start to the week, I've not had to get up to go to work :-) I have a whole two weeks off to look after the kids during the summer holidays, even though we're not going on holiday I'm so excited. Today we're off swimming and then off to a farm park.
Here's my DT card for Lexis Creations latest challenge (challenge 46) which is a 1,2,3 reciepe challenge
1 image, 2 flowers and 3 papers
The sponsor for this challenge is
I made a card that has a summer feel to it for this challenge
I used one of Lexis digi images, lady bug mushroom, that you can find at Fairy dust crafts or Stitchy Bear stamps

Recipe: Digi image coloured in with Promarkers, green leaf paper from my stash, pink and red flower paper from Doodlebug, and red paper from my local craft shop, Prima flowers with Candi center, stickles glitter and die cut butterfly.

You can check out the other wonderful DT cards here
I'd like to enter this into challenges at:
Crafty Ann's challenge blog - Challenge 46 - Summertime
Stamp something - Use a digi
Stampin with the dragon - Green, red and white
The Poodles Parlour - round and round the garden
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 60 - Summertime
Make it Monday - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Anniversary card

Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary, it was strange that the following week the 114th challenge at CRAFT  is Anniversay!!
We have two sponsors this week, Crimson Cloud and  Two cute rubber stamps

Here's my card I made using a Magnolia stamp

Recipe: Stamped image coloured in with Promarkers. The paper is from Magnolia, the heart die is cut using a Nellie Shellen die, and I've used a MS border punch on the heart paper. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards.
Don't forget to check out the other wonderful DT creations here
Thanks for looking x