Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone

This is my last Christmas card for this year and it's for my daughter, it seems it's always those important ones that are last to be done!

I've used the Penny Black stamp Dashing Through the Snow, coloured with ProMarkers, Memory Box die and my old snowflake punch with glitter paper, the background papers are Country Companions Christmas pad again and I've used lots of Stickles and Glamour Dust for the snow.  I decoupaged the Christmas tree and sledge and paper pieced a couple of the parcels.





I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Christmas
Without Words - Nearest and Dearest
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas ..... card of the year
My Mum's Craft Shop - Wintery/Christmassy - 3rd entry

All that's left to say is a big thank you to those who have supported me in my first 6 months of blogging and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year.

Best wishes

Sharon x

Monday, 9 December 2013

Snowy Bear

Hello everyone

Christmas is not far away, I think I've seen a countdown that said 16 days!  

Today I'm back with a card using the polar bear stamp from LOTV again.  I love this little chap and his penguin friend.  The sentiment tags are also LOTV.  Coloured with ProMarkers, stickles and glamour dust for the snow, ribbon from stash, papers are Country Companions as before, the white pearlised card is from Papermill Direct and the glitter paper is from my stash.  I've used Memory Box snowflake die and Spellbinders circles die for the frame.







I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Embossing
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Cold & Frosty
My Mum's Craft Shop - Wintery/Christmassy - 2nd entry
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Animals

Thanks for popping by.  Enjoy the week ahead.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Penguins

Hello everyone

Keeping fingers crossed the storm that is forecast is not too bad.

Today I have another Christmas card.  I would normally put this penguin stamp with something blue and snowy but I wanted to do another red festive card so no icy background this time!  The stamp and sentiment tag are LOTV coloured with ProMarkers and some Stickles glitter glue, papers are Country Companions Christmas Wishes again and ribbon from stash.



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Wintery/Christmas
Totally Gorjuss blog - Snow

Thanks for popping by.

Sharon x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Santa's Helper

Hello everyone,

Wow! 1st December has finally arrived!

The good old computer is still chugging away so I'm back today with another post.  I've used another Forever Friends stamp (they're so cute) coloured with ProMarkers, Cheery Lyn holly die, LOTV Christmas sentiment tags, papers from Country Companions Christmas Wishes (there's a bit of everything in this pack it's so useful) and gems and ribbon from my stash.



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafty Little Fairies - Classic Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas theme
Penny Black & More - Traditional Christmas colours

Thanks for popping by, have a good week

Sharon x

PS, Don't forget to check out the Christmas giveaways on Crafty Ribbons blog and also LOTV's 12 Days of Christmas.



Saturday, 23 November 2013

Those pesky Gremlins!

Good morning everyone

I hope everyone is well this cold, frosty morning.  It's nice to be back!  I've been having computer problems and seem to be up and running this morning even though it might be temporary, I thought I'd take advantage of the connection and post a card.

I've used a Forever Friends stamp for the main image and the sentiment tags are LOTV, coloured with ProMarkers, Stickles glitter glue and ribbon from stash.



I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Cause for Celebration

Fingers crossed the Gremlins have gone!
Thanks for popping by, enjoy the weekend and keep warm.

Sharon x




Saturday, 19 October 2013

Polar Sledging!

Hello!
The weekend is here again!

Today I've been playing with another of my new LOTV stamps.  This one is Sledging Buddies and I think it's rather cute!  I've coloured with my ProMarkers and teamed it with Country Companions Christmas Wishes papers, Memory Box die, ribbon from the local craft shop (but I think the online ones stock it too!).  The holographic card, gem and peel off are from my stash.  I've used white glitter and Glamour Dust for the snow.  






I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
The Ribbon Girl - Lovely Lili Challenge Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October
Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Great & Small (2nd entry)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Ribbon

Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sharon x

Friday, 11 October 2013

Hedgie Birthday

Hello

I hope your weekend is getting off to a good start.

 

For my card today I have used my new stamp from Penny Black (well, new to me) "Mighty Wishes", coloured with ProMarkers and some Pearly Stuff (Woodware) for the icing.  The Happy Birthday stamp is Papermania.  I think the papers and glitter card are Dovecraft but I can't be certain as I've had them a while. The banner is a Memory Box die and the balloons are an Impression Obsession die.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Two by Two (2 hedgehogs, 2 papers, 2 dies, 2 balloons)
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Great and Small
The Ribbon Girl - Make it Sparkly (2nd entry)

Enjoy the weekend.

Sharon x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Never Too Old ...

For A Cupcake!

Just a quick post today, my computer's been on strike!

I just love this stamp and this is the first time I've coloured it in anything but pink!

The stamp is from LOTV, coloured with ProMarkers, Stickles on the wings. Paper and ribbon from my stash.



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Without Words - Pumpkin colours
LOTV Ideas to Inspire = Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Autumn
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Autumn Colours
I love ProMarkers - Brown & Orange Colour Combo

Thanks for popping by.

Sharon x

Monday, 7 October 2013

Carol singers

Hello

I hope your Monday hasn't been too bad today.
Why is it that cards don't always turn out quite how you think they will? I was quite pleased with this until it came to finding a sentiment to use and now it doesn't feel quite right. Anyhow, it will have to do for now, hopefully I will find something I'm happier with before December!

The stamp is obviously Forever Friends but I can't remember the name as I no longer have the packaging but it's one of their transparent ones.  It is coloured with ProMarkers, papers are Country Companions Christmas Wishes and I've used lots of Stickles crystal for the snow and around the edges.  The button is from a local haberdashery and the ribbon from my stash. 



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I love Promarkers - Songs (Christmas Carols....)
Passion for Promarkers - Lots of Legs
The Ribbon Girl - Make it Sparkly
Winter Wonderland - Buttons and Bows

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a good week.

Sharon x

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Christmas Stocking

Hello!

Hope everyone's enjoying their Sunday.

Today I have another Christmas card.  The stamp is LOTV, coloured with ProMarkers and a little Sakura gel pen on the parcels, lots of Stickles on the wings,  papers are Country Companions Christmas Wishes, die from Cheery Lynn.  The gems, ribbon and wooden stocking from my stash.  The photograph came out a bit dark and I've had to lighten it but I think it might be a bit too light!


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Ribbon and Lace (2nd entry)
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Inspirations - Favourite Stamp Brand (LOTV, they are so gorgeous!) 2nd entry
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Things with wings

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Thanks for popping by.

Sharon x

Friday, 27 September 2013

Painting day

Hi everyone,

The weekend's finally here, yipee!!!

Today I have a quick man's/boy's card.

The image is LOTV, sentiment Papermania, image coloured with ProMarkers and I think the papers are from Papermania.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - favourite stamp brand (difficult choice between LOTV and Penny Black but I have more LOTV stamps so they won!)

Thanks for popping by today, enjoy your weekend.

Sharon x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

CAS Christmas


Hello again

I hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous sunny day, it feels more like Spring than Autumn!

Today I have been back in my Penny Black box today:


Items used:

Stamp from Penny Black Christmas Critters coloured with ProMarkers, glitter both Stickles and Glamour Dust, Merry Christmas sticker from stash.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Make it Sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Clean and Simple

Thanks for popping by, enjoy the sunshine!

Sharon x

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Cat Bath

Hello

I hope everyone is enjoying this spell of warm weather we are having

Today I have been playing with my new Penny Black purchase - Cat Bath, I think he looks a bit bewildered sat there with the birds flying around!


Items used:

Stamp: Penny Black Cat Bath, Sentiment Papermania
Paper: First Editions Bird Song
Card: Papermill Direct
Colouring: ProMarkers
Die: Memory Box
Ribbon: Anitas
Stash: butterfly punch, pearly stuff, glitter and gloss (on nose)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks for popping by, enjoy your weekend.

Sharon x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Pink Christmas

Good afternoon everyone,

Wow, hasn't the weather changed,  it's a bit wild out there!

Today I  have another Christmas card!  However it turned out pink!   The stamp is from LOTV,  Memory Box die, Woodware snowflake punch, the card behind the ribbon is pearlised (which doesn't seem to show up on photos) and embossed with Papermania snow flakes embossing folder, the pink snowflake paper is from Crafts-Too (don't know why the snowflakes have a green centre....), I can't remember where the silver/white ribbon is from (I tend to throw away packaging as soon as I unpack things) everything else is from my stash.  I've coloured her with my ProMarkers, used some pearly stuff for the snow, Stickles for the snow on the ground and also put some glossy accents on her wellies but that hasn't come out too smoothly.






I'd like to enter in the followings challenges:

LOTV Ideas to Inspire - Ribbons and Lace
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Non-traditional colours
Cute Card Thursday - Hip to be square

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Monday, 9 September 2013

Autumn


Good evening,

I hope everyone is well today.

Today I have a card made with Lili of the Valley 'Lazy Afternoon' coloured with Promarkers.    The die is from Memory Box.  Paper, ribbon and leaf are from my stash.





I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - Boys only
Penny Black and More - Autumnal Colours

Thanks for stopping by, have a good week.

Sharon x

Sunday, 8 September 2013

An old favourite...

...but a useful one!

Good morning everyone

It's a lovely day but a little bit chilly.  Never mind!

Today I have a card I've made using an old favourtie Forever Friends stamp.  I've coloured with ProMarkers and added a few drops of Pearly Stuff and also used my trusty butterfly punch, the flowers and heart are from MCH, papers and pearls are from my stash.  Unfortunately, the photo has come out a bit dark but I have tried to lighten it a little....




I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:



Thanks for popping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sharon x




Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Best Friends


Helloooo!

Today I am back with a pink card!  The image is from Nellie Snellen coloured with Promarkers and lots of Dovecraft glitter glue for her wings and wand.  The papers are First Edition Bird Song, ribbon and gems from my stash.

Here she is:








I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Inspiration - Fairies
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


Thanks for popping by, enjoy the rest of your day.

Sharon x

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Happy Travels!

Evening all out there!

Today I have a very quick card. 

A while ago a relative was clearing out her crafting stash and a lot of things just happened to come my way.  Amongst them was this cute stamp of a teddy driving a car.  So I've made a card using this and a section out of my map book for the background!  I'm going to have to get a new book now, there are quite a few missing sections in this one!

The stamp is called Racing Ted from Funstamps, the sentiments are LOTV and the other bits from my stash.

Here he is:



I would like to enter this in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Journey/Travel

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Christmas in August!

Morning everyone

Having just returned from 2 sunny weeks at the seaside it is very strange to be making a Christmas card before school returns!

Anyhow, I have created this little cutie using a LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers,  Memory Box snowflake die, punched snowflakes using a Woodware punch and added some glamour dust for the snow.  The paper, gems and ribbon are from my stash.  The snowflakes are made using pearlised card from the Papermill Direct but unfortunately that doesn't really show up on the pic.  I also forgot to do a close up photo - think my camera's having a holiday!!





I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Lili of the Valley - Make it Festive
Ready-Teddy-Go - dyes and punches
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Winter Animals

Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday weekend and thanks for popping by.

Sharon x

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Lazy Days

Hello everyone

Another day, another card!  I'm not sure about this one!  I think I'm a bit out of my comfort zone using yellow and orange but I've had a go at trying to make a summery card using these colours for a change.  However, I have used one of my favourite stamps, Penny Black's Lazy Days coloured with ProMarkers.  The dies are Spellbinders and Marianne's creatables, sentiment LOTV, paper, ribbon and buttons from my stash and the old favourite butterfly punch.  I have decoupaged the daisy and put a bit of gold glitter in the centre.





Close up


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - summer sun
A Little Bit Crafty - summer sun

Thanks for popping by,

Sharon x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Tatty Teddy

Good morning everyone

The weather has cooled down quite a bit here and the garden is certainly enjoying some rain!

Today I have made quite a simple card using some of the Papermania  number stamps and I think the Tatty Teddy stamp was a freebie!  I have avoided lots of embellishments to keep the weight down as this will have to be posted to my Neice.

I have coloured with ProMarkers,  banner dye from Memory Box, papers and pearls from stash.





I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Ready-Teddy-Go - dyes and punches
Creative Inspirations - anything goes

Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Sharon x


Sunday, 21 July 2013

CAS Blue Flower

Hello again!

Looks like I'm having a crafty day!

This time I have a CAS card.  The flower die is Marianne Creatables, the ribbon and brad from my stash.  I use card from the Papermill Direct.



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Less is More - Handmade Flowers
The Ribbon Girls - July Colour Challenge

Thanks for popping by.

Sharon x

Something different!

Good morning everyone

Wow!  We've had some rain - well at least it saves watering the garden!

Today I have a card using a very different colour scheme for me. 

I bought the stamp from Hobbycraft (it's quite versatile really), the papers are from Crate Paper Fourteen (also from Hobbycraft), coloured with ProMarkers, die from Memory box and buttons from stash.

I haven't completed the number plates yet but will put in the name and date later.




Unfortunatley the first photo has come out a bit dark.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge blog - Transport
Cute Card Thursday - Oranges & Lemons
I  love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Good morning

Here's hoping for another lovely day!

Today's card was made in a bit of a hurry but I think it's turned out ok.






The stamp is from LOTV coloured with ProMarkers, the die is from Memory Box and the ribbon, pearls and paper from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Buttons & Bows

Hope you all have a good day and the sun keeps shining!

Sharon x

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

In the pink!


Hello everyone

Unfortunately I couldn't upload this yesterday,  so fingers crossed today!

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely warm weather we are having,  I think it is much better than the freezing cold and snow that we got in the winter.

Anyway, on to my card.  I have used LOTV New Hat stamp  and coloured her with ProMarkers,  the dies are from Sizzix and Spellbinders, the butterflies are from my favourite butterfly punch (it doesn't have a name on - sorry!) and the heart is from My Crafty  Heart.  The backing paper, flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash. I have added a touch of Dovecraft rose pink glitter glue and also some Stickles crystal.

Here it is:





And hopefully here is a close up!




I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Pretty in Pink
The Ribbon Girl - Add a bow
Penny Black & More - Dies and Punches

Thanks for popping by today and enjoy the rest of your week

Sharon x



Saturday, 6 July 2013

RWB Whiff of Joy

Wow! We are having a beautiful English summer's day.  It's great!

Today I have a card using a Whiff of Joy stamp and have coloured it with my ProMarkers, the die is from Memory Box, the flowers and paper from my stash and the sentiment labels are LOTV.

I hope you like it:




Close up:


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - challenge 221 - Red, White & Blue
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Red, White & Blue
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sharon x

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Have a great day!

Hi! I hope everyone is well today.

I'm slowly getting the hang of this and my tech advisor is home today so I'm trying to make a few improvements!  I'm not sure how successful that will be!

Anyway, today I have a card that I would like to enter into the following challenges:

ProMarkers challenge - Pink & Blue
The Sugar Bowl challenge - Anything Goes.

Here it is:

 
Close up:



I have used the Sugar Nellie stamp Fragile Beauty, coloured with Promarkers, Memory Box Die, First Edition Birdsong papers, pearls from stash and butterfly punch that old I cannot remember the make!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Sharon

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Summer Days?

Hello

We've had another lovely day here, maybe summer is returning!

Today I have another card.  I have had a try at making a CAS card and I agree with what many other crafters say, it is difficult.  Anyhow I am quite pleased with the result.  I have decided to enter this into the Penny Black and More Challenge.  Here it is:



I have used the Penny Black Flutter-Bye stamp, coloured with ProMarkers.


Close up

Hope you like.

Sharon

Sunday, 23 June 2013

My First Post

Good afternoon

Welcome to my blog!  Today I have finally had the time and plucked up the courage to open up a blog to begin showing some of my creations. 

Here is a card I have made using a gorgeous stamp from LOTV.  I am entering this in the LOTV monthly challenge - "Using a Sentiment".  Here, it is:



Stamps: Emma on Swing LOTV, Sentiments LOTV
Papers: First Edition BirdSong
Colouring medium: Promarkers
Die: Marianne Creatables
Flowers, pins, ribbon and pearls from stash

I hope to post some more cards soon.  Thanks for popping by

Sharon