Friday, 27 December 2013

Fairy birthday card

Here's another card to share with you today. It's a quick birthday card I made for school friend of my eldest son.

It's using a LOTV die cut image with added glitter and some Stampin Up products.
Happy crafting.
Sharon x

Another Christmas card

Here's another Christmas card to share with you that I made earlier this month. I was very proud of this card as I used my sewing machine for the stitching on it. I'm rather scared of my sewing

I've been trying to remember where the stamp came from and I think it's Stampasaurs that I bought last year at a NEC craft show.

Happy Christmas 
Sharon x

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Baby's first Christmas card

I have another card to share with you today, this is a first Christmas card. 
It's using another stamp from LOTV

I love this stamp too, you'll have seen it on my boys first Christmas card too.

Belli Challenge - Christmas  (using old embellishments, the die cut shapes are from craftwork cards from 4 or 5 years ago!)
Little red wagon 217 - Anything Christmas
ladybugcrafts - Christmas
Treasured time - Christmas sparkle with glitter
Happy crafting,
Sharon x

Happy Christmas and a DT card for CRAFT challenge

Happy Christmas to you all.

I hope everyone had a fantastic day yesterday. I spent a lovely day with my hubby and our kids. Despite the kids waking us up at 1am, 2am, 3,15am, 4am and 6.30am asking if Santa had been and could they get up :-) It was quite cute actually to see then so excited.

I've been absent from the CRAFT dt team for a while. Life has taken over from crafting at the moment. All be revealved in about 4 weeks time :-)

This weeks challenge at CRAFT is:

Our sponsors are:

Here's my for this challenge:

I've used a image from LOTV, this is one I've had for a long time, but still love it.

I'd like to enter this into a challenge at
Crafty creation challenges - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - It's all new

Happy crafting and have a great new year.
Sharon x

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Baby boy's first Christmas

  Morning all, I have a cute Christmas card to share with you today.
This is my dt card for CRAFT's one for the boys challenge.

I love this stamp from LOTV, it makes an apperance on my craft desk every November. 

There's lots of goodies up for grabs this week at CRAFT, pop over to see what you can win. Our sponsors are: QKR Stampede, Pattie's Creations, Sassy Studio Designs and Flonz.

Here's my DT card: 

I've used papers from Doodlebug, punches, and stamps from SU, dies, sequins from Doodlebug and a glitter snowflake and twine from my stash.

I'd like to enter into challenges at:
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Male cards 
I love Promarkers - Anything goes 

Happy stamping.
Sharon x

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Christmas fairy

Evening all. I'm a little late in posting my dt card for CRAFT today, but here it is.
The challenge this week is a recipe challenge.

Our sponsors are:

I've used a image from our sponsors, Bugaboo, the digi is called KIDZ-fair.
I decided to make a christmas card for the challenge. 

I've used crafty bits from lots of different places, paper from Craftwork cards, Papermania flowers, sentiment from LOTV and lots of other bits from my stash.

I'd like to enter it into challanges at: 
Delightful challenges - with wings
My Heart pieces - Anything Christmas
Flutter By Wednesday - No orange or black with fairy or butterfly

Happy crafting,
Sharon x

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Christmas in October

Todays card is my latest DT card for CRAFT challenge.
It's a nice and easy challenge this week:


Have you started your Christmas cards yet? If not why not make a start and enter our challenge for a change to win one of several prizes. 

The sponsors for this challenge are:

For my DT card I've used a digi image: 2012 Rainbow angel from rick st Dennis

Thanks for stopping by.
Sharon x

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Puppy love

Morning, today I have a cute card to share, it was for my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary. It's also my DT card for CRAFT as it fits perfectly with our Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals challenge this week.

Our sponsors this week are:
LEJ Designs 
Wags n Whiskers 
Sweet n Sassy

I've used a die cut from LOTV and papers, stamps, ink and ribbon from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy crafting.

Sharon x

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Harry potter themed birthday card

Morning all, today there's a great challenge starting over at CRAFT.

Challenge 226 - 26th of September – Inspired by a Book

The sponsors for this challenge are:
Here's my DT card, it's inspired by Harry Potter.

The image is from our start of the month sponsor: Bugaboo called Har Reporter the brave one


I've used Basic Grey Oxford papers, a sentiment from LOTV, glitter paper from SU, star punch and star charm.

I hope you like it.

Please pop over to CRAFT for more inspiration and to join in our book challenge.

Sharon x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Boys toys

Morning all, what a great day. Why? well it's my youngests birthday today so I'm celebrating with him. I have a boys card to share today, not his birthday card though I'll show you that another time, but my DT card for the colour challenge over at CRAFT challenge.

 Our sponsors this week are: Kenny K DownloadsPattie's Creations, Flonz and Digital Delights

 Here's my card using a stamp from one of our sponsors; Flonz.

 I've used stamps from Flonz and Stampin' up! (stars and sentiment), Stampin' Up! ink and papers. 

Hope you like it, thanks for popping by and why not stop by CRAFT challenge to see the rest of the DT lovely makes.

Sharon x

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Christmas in September

Morning all, well the kids are back to school now. Don't they look cute. I would say I have some peace and quiet, but it's back work for me after three weeks off this month.
The card I have to show you today is my DT card for CRAFT.
This weeks challenge is:

Our sponsors this week are:

I've used a cute digi image from Stamp fairy called Barry countdown to Christmas. The papers are all retired papers from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Doodlebug and I've added some snowflakes and ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sharon x

Thursday, 29 August 2013

You've passed card

Morning all, today I have a congratulations card to share with you.
This is my DT card for CRAFT challenge.

Our challenge this week is:

 Well Done/Congratulations/You've Done It!

Our sponsors are:  

My card uses a stamp from our sponsors; Flonz.
I've used papers from a Basic Grey paper pad called 'Oxford' and the sentiment is a magazine freebie.

Pop over to CRAFT to see the other DT creations.

Happy stamping.
Sharon x

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Gorjuss girl

Morning all. I have a super cute card to show you this morning. I got this stamp for my birthday back in January from my OH and have only just got round to using it...shhhh don't tell him. I love it though. I thought it'd use it for my latest DT card for CRAFT challenge.

We have a sketch challenge this week. Our sponsors are:  The Cutting Cafe, Sassy Studio Designs, Trimgym's Digistamps and Images, Lauretta's Digital Stamps

For my card I've used Gorjuss papers, stamps and a cute heard brad as well as the stamps, except for the sentiment which is Stampin Up. It fitted perfectly in the little tag that came as part of the paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.
Sharon x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Christmas in August

Morning all. Today there's another challange starting over at CRAFT challenge.
The challenge this week is:  

This is my DT card, I've used a digi image from Robyns fetish digital stamps called Kris Krinkle. I had fun hunting through my box of Christmas stash using up a lot of old things.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sharon x

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

3...2....1....blast off....

 I hope everyone has had a good day. Mine has been particulary good still off work and spending time with my boys. Today we went swimming and our weekly visit to a local farm center where we picked more fruit, fed the ducks and the boys ran around to burn off some energy.

Todays card is a cute kids card, this is using a LOTV image, SU sentiment stamp.

I'd like to enter into challenges are:
Bearly mine challenge - challenge 99 - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Challenge 153 - Anything goes
Hobby cutz challenge - Card for a child

Thanks for stopping by.
Sharon x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Cooking bookmark

Morning all, today I have a bookmark to share with you for a change. 

This my DT card for the latest challenge over at CRAFT which is Bookmark/Doorhanger

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: Bugaboo Stamps, Gingerloft, Flonz and QKR Stampede

For my bookmark Ive used baking dottie which is from Bugaboo stamps. I've recycled some ribbon and the charms at the top of the bookmark, I think the charms orgnially came from a birthday card I received, I hate to throw things away that I may be able to re-use. The paper, card stock and punches are from Stampin Up and the die for the swirls is from memory box.
Thanks for stopping by, for more inspiration for bookmarks or doorhangers check out the CRAFT blog.
Happy crafting,
Sharon x

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Pirate bear

I thought I'd share with you over this week some cards I've made over the last month, but haven't blogged about. I have two weeks off work at the moment, so a little more time to myself to catch up on things.

This is first card is using a stamp from LOTV, isn't he sweet. The sentiments was made using stamps and punches from Stampin Up and the paper was from a paper stack, I would tell you what make if I could find it again!

I'd like to join in some challenges:
Oldie but a goodie - boys/male cards - the stamp I used is about 3 years old if not older (it was one of the first LOTV ones I bought)
Papertake weekly challenge - Anything goes
Hobby Cutz challenge - Card for a child

Happy crafting,
Sharon x

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Crafting Angelica

Morning all, today I have a very sweet girly card to share with you. This is my DT card for CRAFT challenge
The challenge this week is: Monochromatic
Our sponsors are:

My cards uses a cute image from our sponsor, inky impressions and is called Angelica Crafting.

All the papers, card and ribbon are from Stampin Up. The gems I found in my stash and the sentiment is from craftwork cards

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other DT cards over at CRAFT challenge.
Happy crafting,

Thursday, 25 July 2013

I'm back.....

Hello everyone I'm back again after a bit of an absence. All is well and looking forward to posting regulary again. Today I have my DT card for CRAFT challenge to share with you.

The challenge this week is:  

For the girls

We have lots of sponsors for this challenge:

 Here's my DT card:

I've used a LOTV image, craftwork cards sentiments, paper from DCWV, Stampin Up punches, some flowers and card candi.

I hope you like it, don't forget to check out the rest of the girly cards from the CRAFT DT team here.
Sharon x

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Fathers Day Card

Morning all, my post today is to show you my DT card for the new challenge over at  CRAFT challenge, which is  Fathers day/male cards.
The generous sponsors for this  challenge are: My Heart Pieces, Sweet n Sassy, Flonz and Trimgym's Digistamps and Images

For my DT card I've used Stampin Up products. Please check out my Stampin Up blog here for info on how to order Stampin Up products and drop by on Friday to see this years Stampin Up retired list.

To see the rest of the DT cards from the talented team please pop over to CRAFT challenge.

Sharon x

Thursday, 23 May 2013

A Mini Card

Morning all, today I have a DT card to show you for CRAFT challenge.

The theme this week is a colour combo.

The sponsors for this challenge are: Crimson CloudBugaboo Stamps, QKR Stampede, Digital Delights 

 Here's my card

 I've used background paper from Jo. Thanks Jo.
 The stamp is from Papermania and the sentiment from Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.
Sharon x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

CRAFT Challenge Blog Hop - Sharon's Stop

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 4 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

Prize: $10 download

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 15th of May 2013.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

  • Our challenge this week is Birthday
  • Create something with this in mind
  • Add your project to our Inlinkz on our Challenge blog to be in with a chance of being one of our Top3 and win a prize from Karen's Doodles
  • Follow the route of the Blog Hop
  • Add your project to the Inlinkz at each of these stops to be in with a chance of winning the prize advertised on that blog
  • Collect the letters on this and the blogs on the blog hop
  • Form a sentence with these letters
  • Return to our challenge blog and put your winning sentence in our comments under the post.
  • We will enable comment moderation for the duration of this challenge/blog hop to ensure there is no cheating, lol.
  • And the main rule: HAVE FUN!

What can you win on our challenge blog?

  1. The winner of the winning sentence wins My Memories Suite 4, amazing software, for free.

Everyone else can also get this software with a $10 discount. Just follow the links to My or My Memories Suite 4 and use ourcode in the discount box on purchasing this software you get a fabulous $10 off this software. That is not to be sneezed at.
In order to get $10 off this great software, copy and paste our code

and enter it in the discount slot while purchasing this software. It will take it automatically off the purchase price. It is however only valid for this software and nothing else!

    2. Our Top3 this week will win a prize from Karen's Doodles
  • Top3, 1 : 3 images of choice
  • Top3, 2 : 2 images of choice
  • Top3, 3 : 1 image of choice

You should have come here from Saskia's blog and as you can see your next stop is Sheryl's blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. 
I have used Rocknbear from Doodle Dragon Studio

And now for our Blog Hop route:

Sharon (you are here)

And here is the letter to be collected on this blog:

Your next stop is Sheryl's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.
Sharon x