Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cho cho train

Morning all. 
Today we have another new challenge at CRAFT challenge.
Things with wheels
We have lots of sponsors again.

 For my DT card I've used an image from
 they are our sponsor for the star of the month

Here's my DT card

 I've used papers from a Basic grey paper pad called Oxford. I've got chance to use my new Candi from Craftwork cards, I just love the metallic effect it has. I've coloured in the digi image with a mixture of Tria markers and Promarkers and I've made a sentiment using a SU stamp and SU punches (modern label and word window)
Don't forget to check out the other DT cards for inspiration here.
Thanks for looking.
Sharon x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Flower girl

Morning all, the weather seams to be getting a bit warmer so it's perfect timing for the next challgne at CRAFT challenge which is Handmade flowers.
We have  3 sponsors this week

For my DT card I've used this pretty digi image from Aifactory, isn't she sweet.

I've made a handmade flower by cutting out a scallop shape from card (using a Stampin up punch). I've cut down the edges of each scallop towards the center. I've then scrunched it all up and spritzed it with water which meant I could tease apart the edges of each petal so it looks like it's more than one layer. I have to thank Carole for this idea, Carole runs a local crop and demonstrated this at the weekend. I've used the boho blossoms Stampin up punch to add more layers to the flower.
The image is coloured in with Promarkers, I've used papers from a First Editions paper pad, the sentiment is using a Stampin up stamp, I've also used a Spellbinders spendid circles die and scallop die, butterfly MS punch and finally some liquid pearls.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT cards here for lots if inspiration.

Sharon x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Stampin up cards

I've just blogged about a collection of cards I've made using Stampin Up (SU) products on my other blog.
Visit my SU blog to see them
Sharon x

New home card

It's time for a new challenge at CRAFT challenge. This week's theme is:

New home

We are sponsored by three generous sponsors for this challenge:

I've used an image from Digi doodle shop called Tea pot Birdie

 Recipe: Paper from a Echo park paper pad. Ticket stamp from Whimsy stamps. I've decorated it with a lace strip using a MS punch, Prima flower and Candi.
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Say it with a song...

It's Thursday again, the weeks are flying by at the moment. 
Today we have a fabulous challenge for you at CRAFT challenge

Inspired by a song

Our sponsors this week are:

For my DT card I've chosen the song
Lady in red 

Recipe: Digi image from Bugaboo coloured in with Promarkers. Papers from Peppers Christmas party paper pack. Swirls cut using Slice machine, bunting cut using SU pendants punch, stamps inside bunting also from SU, I've also added some red gems, a plastic flower and a large brad from my stash.

And now for for Liam JDT card
His card is based on the song:

Who shot the sheriff

Recipe: He used a free digi from Bugaboo (a Friday freebie) called: AKV cowboy-sheriff
He's used papers from Echo park splash paper pad and some Candi in the corners

You can see what the rest of the wonderful DT has come up with here
Thanks for stopping by
Sharon x

Monday, 5 March 2012

My last DT card for Lexis Creations........

Today I am sad as this is my last DT card for Lexis creations. I've been with them for so long and seen changes in the blog owner and co-ordinators and other DT members come and go, but finally the time has come for me to say goodbye too. The remaning team are a fabulous bunch and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next. Lexis creations will always be special to me and I just wish them loads of luck for the future and a big thank you to Susan for running the challenges and keeping the DT in check.
The reason for my depature is to free up some more time. As I mentioned in a post last week I have embarked on a new venture as a Stampin Up demonstrator. If you wanted to find out any more about my new venture then please pop over to my new Stampin up blog here

Anyway back to todays card, over at Leixs the challenge is 
Mothers Day
We are sponsored by Fairy dust crafts for this challenge

I've used a digi image called Mushroom ladybug which you can by from this chalenges sponsor fairy dust crafts

I've coloured in the image with Promarkers, the papers are from the spring drop First Edditions paper pad. The sentiment is from LOTV, I've used lots of liquid pearls and some pearl gems and lace. The butterflies are from Stampin up Embosslits die

Thanks for looking,
Sharon x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Fat free cake..

I'd like to share with you a cupcake that I made for a crafting friend for her birthday.
This is the low calorie type...

It started out as a polysterne ball!! I made the cupcake case it sits in using paper from a first edditions paper stack.

I then decorated the top with allsorts of things. There's some ribbon to hide the top of the 'bun case' and it's then covered in lots of flowers, which I think are mainly Prima and Hobbyhouse. Some of the flowers have glitter brads in the center for a bit of bling.
I've also scattered some pearl headed hat pins which helped to hold all the flowers in place.

Finally I added a flag on the top using stamps and die cuts from Whimsy stamps.
It's the first time I've had a go at making a cupcake without flour. But I was pleased with how it turned out, more importantly my friend loved it so it was appreciated.
I'd like to enter it into challenges at:
Crafty Anns challenge blog - Anything but a card
Delightful challenge - Spring colours
Paper crafting journey - Anything goes
SJ crafts challenge - Challenge 2 - flowers (option to use pink or red)
Anything goes challenge blog - Challenge 61 - Altered (I hope this counts as my cupcake started out as a polysterene ball)
4 crafty chicks - Anything but a card

Card for my Niece

Here's a card that I've made for my Niece for her birthday. She's growing up fast, but I still think of her as a little girl (she's now 11).
I've used the pink spotty paper from Stampin up from the designer series brights paper stack. I've also used some SU punches, word window and modern label. The other spotty paper and Candi are from Craftwork cards.
I'd like to enter it into challenges at:
Polka doodles - Challenge 9 - polkadots, stripes or both (I've gone for spots)
Clearly istamp - Challenge 47 -Anything goes
Poodles parlour - Birthday challenge
Divas by design - Spots or stripes
Stampin for the weekend - Bingo (Pink, buterflies and die cuts (the bunting is made using a Whimsy stamp die))
Thanks for stopping by,
Sharon x

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Mothers Day card

 What a week, I've been up on a high as I've decided to sign up as a demonstrator for Stampin up. 
I wont tell you too much about it here, but you can check out my new blog for all my Stampin up things. The blog is still work in progress but it's getting there, you can find it here.

Anyway today is Thursday so time for another challenge at CRAFT challenge, we have a nice and easy challenge for you:
Mothers Day
Yet again we have lots of generous sponsors which include

I've use a LOTV stamp for my DT card:
I've coloured the bunnies in with Promarkers. The Sentiment stamp is also from LOTV. The papers are from my stash. I've used a couple of MS pumnches and another for the leaves. The flowers are from Prima with a brad center
Thanks for looking, you can see the rest of the CRAFT DT cards here.
Sharon x