Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Not Quite Monochrome

Morning All.
Sorry I disappeared again, but been very busy, and went away for the weekend to an old school friends wedding, then have spent time trying to catch up with all the stuff I should have been doing at the weekend.
Well, I had some more fab news yesterday, I have been chosen as one of the new DT members for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog, how exciting is that lol. I can't wait to join in the fun there.
I started making this card with the intention of it being a black and white monochrome card, but it just didn't look right, so I added a splash of green to liven the whole thing up - I think it's work, and I can't wait to see if you all agree. I hope the ladies on my class won't mind either.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Quirky Crafts - black, white plus one other
Pear Tree Designs - sketch with gem twist
Papercutz - anything goes
and
Thanks for looking,
Hugs Sharon x


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A Taste Of The Orient

Hi everyone
There is a slight change in plans this week over at Fab 'n' Funky as the wonderful Lou has been upto her ears in family stuff. It should have been our birthday celebrations but we have decided to postpone the party until NEXT WEEK and boy, oh boy have we got a PARTY lined up for you . . . prizes galore and loads of yummy inspiration too . . . no RSVP needed . . just join in with the fun!

This week we've decided to alter things a little as things are a bit up in the air, so suitably have gone with the theme of . .
"going with the flow!"

Simply translated this means, make anything you want . . . but please make sure it's decent and can be published !!! There will be a "surprise prize" for the lucky randomly chosen winner which has been donated by Lou (as an apology for all the mix ups).

I had a fab time using my new Japanese Tilda stamp, and some old stock Craft Creations paper to make my DT card this week.
I'd like to enter her into;
A Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - red and black
Papertake Weekly - cut it out (blossoms and swirls)
and
Creative Inspirations - colour scheme - red, green and gold

Have a great week everyone and don't forget to get your party gear ready for next week,
Sharon xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Guest Design Post

Morning All.
I'm so excited I can finally tell everyone that I am a guest designer for Sketch and Stash, for the next two challenges.
Their challenge this time is being sponsored by Whiff Of Joy, and is a fabulous sketch, which I had a lot of fun playing with - I hope you like the result. Why not pop over and check it out, or better still why not join in the fun and have a go.
Some of the ladies from my Christmas blossoms class last Saturday will recognise this as they made their own versions. I hope they were not too traumatized by making the little paper roses!!!
I'd like to enter it in the following challenges;
Stampavie - monochrome
and
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas no red or green
Thanks for looking,
Sharon x





Sunday, 21 November 2010

Holiday Reindeer Candle

Afternoon All.
Well what a busy week it's been. I've made lots of cards, which you will see over the next few days, started my scrapbook calendar Christmas pressies - only 4 to do, taught 4 classes, been to an Anne Summers party, and all the usual things, like keeping house and curtain making.
So today, inspired by my friend Woo, I thought I'd chill out a bit and make some candles ready for the school fayre.
This candle has a digi image on it from Pattie's Creations, and is just sooooo sweet. I only jammed the printer up a couple of times trying to get the image printed onto tissue paper, but we won't mention that to hubby. It has been coloured with Promarkers and his nose is coloured with Stickles glitter glue, for some Christmas sparkle.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges;
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - handmade Christmas gift
Creative Inspirations - Christmassy
Crazy 4 Challenges - create a card / project
Winter Wonderland - a decoration
Pattie's Creations - anything but a card
ABC Christmas - X is for Xmas
Penny's Paper Crafty - alter something
OLLCB - Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
and
Lexi's Creations - traditional Christmas colours
Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon.
Big hugs Sharon x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Forgotten Stamp

Morning All.
It's Wednesday again, so it's time for another challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky.
Well done to all of you who entered last weeks challenge - going around in circles. You are a very talented bunch, and there were some amazing entries.
This time we would like you to rake out and use that long forgotten stamp at the back of the drawer.
The stamp I have used, is one I feel in love with, but had never used as it is on the large side - as the lady stands just under 6 1/2 in high. Then whilst shopping I came across some large pillar candles, and suddenly she seemed ideal.
I hope it will help to inspire you to join in our challenge this time round, and if you still need some more inspiration, check out the other DT projects, they are all fab-u-lous!!!
Hugs Sharon x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Snowy Circles

Morning All.
Sorry running a bit late with this post, I meant to do it last night, but life just run away from me and suddenly it was really late.
Anyhow, it is time for a new challenge over at We Are In 2 Crafting, with a fabulous sketch that makes you dizzy as there are so many circles. Why not give it a whirl (sorry- bad pun), and come over and join the fun. It can be any theme, Christmas, birthday, thank you, new home or whatever you fancy just as long as we can still see the sketch. So come on, why not join in the fun.
The image on my card is from a Personal Impressions set, stamped in Tuxedo black Momento ink and coloured with Promarkers. The circles have all been cut using Quickutz cookie cutters, with the snowflakes cut using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create A Flake 1.
I'd like to enter my DT card into the following challenges;
Critter Sketch - texture
Wild Orchid - blue Christmas
Paper Sundaes - pick your toppings (mine are, blue, embossing and punches)
Sweet Stampin' - it's all about snowflakes
and
I Love Promarkers - icy colours
Thanks for looking, and why not hope over and join in the fun.
Hugs Sharon x
PS sorry about the awful photo, I'm struggling with the light at this time of year.


Monday, 15 November 2010

Glitter Overdose

Evening All.
This is the first card ready for my blossoms class on Saturday at In 2 Crafting, Wickford. I have gone very sparkly for this one as all the edges, and embossed ridges on the poinsettia have been covered with glamour dust. The glitter swirl and the poinsettia are both Marianne D dies. The backing paper is one of this years new papers from Craft Creations.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges;
Pollycraft Monday - a glittery Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas sparkle
Crazy 4 Challenges - a Christmas card
Creative Inspirations Challenge - anything Christmassy / winter
Fairy Fun Friday - make your own flowers
and
Crafts And Me - glitter
I hope you like it, and I hope the ladies will enjoy making it on Saturday.
Back soon,
Big hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Thinking of You

Morning All.
Just a quick post to share this little card with you all. I thought it would work either as a sympathy card or a get well message. The stamp is a Prima Marketing image, which has been inked with Rich Cocoa Momento ink, and coloured in parts with Promarkers. The 2 DP are from my stash, and I'm sorry I'm not sure which make they are. The flowers are also by Prima Marketing.
I'd like to enter it into the following challenges;
Allsorts - sketch
Our Creative Corner - color challenge
Charisma - sympathy card
Passion For Promarkers - sepia or black and white
and
Fresh Brewed - 2 or more DP
Thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Sharon x


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Going Around In Circles

Morning All.
Hopefully you are seeing this Wednesday morning, as I'm attempting my first scheduled post, as I am hopefully having an ultrasound, amongst other things, whilst dear old blogger is dealing with my post.
I was very impressed with all your colourific challenge entries last week, and can't wait to see what you can do with this weeks challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky - Going Around In Circles.
You can interpret this however you like, just as long as you have fun doing it and we can see some circles somewhere on your creation.
I have used my Beaded Circles Nestabilities to make the basic easel card. The image is from the Flower Girls clear set from Pergamano, coloured with Promarkers and Sakura glitter pens. I hope you like the design.
Thanks for looking, and have a good day.
Hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Tilda Candle

Evening All.
Well, I've been a good girl today and yesterday and have actually made a Roman blind, and caught up on a few alterations, along with the exciting things in life, like food shopping, which is not good on a Saturday morning with two kids in tow - but hey I had to go and buy some more candles as well.
So I thought I'd show you another candle I have made, this time using a Magnolia Tilda stamp. I'm sorry about the photo but I had to use the flash as the light at the moment is awful for photographs. I'm only slightly addicted to doing them at the mo, and this is one ready for a teacher pressie at the end of term - I hope Ms Hancox will like it :o)
I'd also like to enter it into;
Stamp With Fun - all that can fly
Crafty Creations - fables and fairy tales
Crafts and Me - make a Christmas gift
Cute Card Thursday - gently does it (image stamped onto tissue paper)
Crafty Sentiments - make a gift
and
Just Magnolia - anything goes
Thanks for looking.
Big hugs Sharon x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Poinsettia Bouquet Fairy

Afternoon all.
I hope the weather is better where you are than it is here, it is all drizzly and horrible.
Today's card is the third for my Fairy Fantasy class next week. It has been made using images and backing paper from the Wild Rose Christmas CD. The flowers have been made using the Marianne D's mini pointsettia dies. The digi images have been coloured with promarkers, then decoupaged up.
I'd like to enter it in;
Link
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - use a Christmas digi
OSAAT - Christmas
Critter Sketch - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - let's punch it
Flutter By Wednesday - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - with love @ Christmas
Meljen Designs - use 3 different shapes
Polka Doodles - quick and easy Christmas card
Fairy Fun Friday - make your own flowers
and thanks to Sandi
Hope you all have a good weekend, and see you soon.
Thanks for dropping by.
Hugs Sharon xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Falling Leaves

Afternoon Blogland.
This is my second post today, what's going on????
Well, we've got the heating engineers in and they are trying to get the heating up and running again after 14 months of frost bite. I'm not sure how it's going but they keep walking round the house hitting the radiators with a mallot, supposedly to get the gunk out of them, but all they seem to have succeeded in doing is giving me a massive headache. Anyhow I couldn't do the curtains I was supposed to be doing, as no matter where I tried to work, I always seemed to be in the way, so I have had a little play with my new Pink Gem stamp that I may have accidently ordered last week - ooooops!!!
I have coloured Guy Fawkes Milly with promarkers and glittered the firework in the sky. The border punch is another Martha Stewart one, and I have saved the waste to make the sprinkles for the shaker bit of the card.
I hope you like her.
I would like to enter it into;
Fresh Brewed - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - transparent - acetate on shaker box
Polka Doodles - autumn
Pear Tree Designs - bonfire night
Lets Ink It Up - make a scene
Pollycraft Monday - it's chill time
Link
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
and
Stampavie - orange
Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sharon xx


Colourific Challenge

Morning All, and a happy Wednesday to you all.

Well it's time for another challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky, and this time round it's a colourific challenge of Lime, Pink and Kraft, which I must confess I found far easier than last weeks "Clean and Simple" challenge. Our sponsor this week is SoftPencil who sell a range of adorable whimsical illustrations.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;

One Stop Craft - anything goes
and
Stamp Something - stamp something with pink

I hope you like my design, and please come in and join in the fun at Fab 'n' Funky.

See you soon,

Hugs Sharon xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Let's Bake A Pudding

Afternoon.
Well the children are back at school, and some sense of normality has returned to the house, so I thought I'd share the last project for my Bears class on Thursday - and this is it.

The bears are Forever Friends, which I have coloured with Promarkers, and cut out using a Quickutz cookie cutter. The zig zag mount is also from Quickutz.
I hope my ladies will enjoy their class.
I'd like to enter this card into:
Just Cute Bears & Friends - sketch by Helen
Teddy Stampers - open theme (as long as includes a bear)
Forever Friends - tags or punches
and
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Off now to cut out some Roman blind that I've been putting off doing.
See you later.
Sharon xx