Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas





Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year

Thank you to everyone who has supported me this year. 

Sharon x 



Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas delivery

Hello everyone!

Well, not long now!  I've another Christmas card today, I wish I could be as laid back about Christmas as this lady seems to be....





Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - Country Companions (I think)
Die - Memory box
Stickles, Glamour Dust and glitter
Punch - not sure 




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Without Words - Feeling Festive (sadly their last challenge)
Penny Black & More - Anything goes with a stamp
Bunny Zoe Challenge - Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Fun, fun, fun (well it will be opening those presents!)
Creative Inspirations - All wrapped up
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays


Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Monday, 7 December 2015

Christmas Fairies - Again!

Hello everyone

I'm still continuing to use my existing supplies so have made another card with the lovely LOTV fairies again, but more traditional colours this time.



Items used:

Stamp - LOTV, Sentiment stamp from my stash
Papers - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Lots of Stickles
Twine, ribbon and charm - The Ribbon Girls
Die - Cheery Lynn, Spellbinders
Gems and pearls from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:



Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are greatly appreciated. 
Have a good week.

Sharon x 


Saturday, 21 November 2015

Christmas fairies

Hello again

I'm well and truly in Christmas mode now and here's another Christmas card.  I can't help but think these two fairies are a bit mischievous!  I thought I'd avoid the traditional reds/greens for this one and have coloured it in blues/silvers (but the silver doesn't show up to well).  The stamp is of course from LOTV and I've coloured it with ProMarkers/Flexmarkers and metallic ProMarkers and used Stickles to add extra sparkle.  The papers are LOTV, button and bell are from The Ribbon Girls,the die is Spellbinders and the ribbon, gems and embossing powder from my stash.






I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas Socks
Penny Black  & More - Anything Christmas
Ribbon Girls Challenge - Use any image - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Stars
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good weekend.

Sharon x 

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Who ate all the puddings?

Good morning everyone,

Hope the weather has improved where you are today, amazingly we have a patch of blue sky so things are looking good here!

Today I have another stamp from the bottom of the box!  I'm really enjoying finding all these older stamps that I'd forgotten about.




Items used:

Stamp - I've no idea who it's by! Sorry (it's a clear one though)
Tag stamp - LOTV
Die - Cheery Lyn
Punch (holly border) - XCut
Coloured with ProMarkers
Ribbon and button from Ribbon Girls
Glamour Dust, gems, shiny finish and papers from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:




Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated. 
Have a good day!

Sharon x 




Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Stamp With No Name!

Hi everyone

I have decided that this year I am NOT (really!) going to buy any new Christmas crafting things.  It is proving difficult but so far I am managing, and am surprising myself at what I am finding tucked away!  Like these snowmen, I've no idea where they came from....













Items used:

I have no idea who this stamp is by (but it could be Anita's)
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies - Memory Box
Papers - LOTV
Twine, button and bell - Ribbon Girl
Stickles, Glamour Dust and glossy accents




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Snowmen
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Goes (Christmas)
Penny Black & More - Anything Christmas
Ribbon Girls Challenge - Anything Goes Card Challenge
Noor! Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Any comments you leave are very much appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon x

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Do you want to build a snowman?!

Hi everyone

Sorry for getting that tune into the heads of all you Frozen fans!  Once I found this stamp in my Christmas box I just couldn't resist!!  This is one of the first wooden stamps I bought, it was in one of the Forever Friends kits and I blame this kit for my stamping addiction and empty purse!




Items used:

Stamp - Forever Friends
Coloured with ProMarkers
Die - Memory Box
Card - Papermill Direct
Glitter card, Stickles and Glamour Dust - my stash












I would like to enter the following challenges:

Without Words - Purple & Green but no halloween
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - No design papers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - C&S Christmas


Thanks for popping by today, any comments you leave are very much appreciated.
Have a good week ahead.

Sharon x 


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Birthday Girls

Hi everyone

I can't believe how fast the summer's gone!  Life has been so hectic in our house that unfortunately crafting has had to take a back seat for a while but things are settling down now so I can get back to card making again at last.  It looks like our family is having a run on special birthdays at the moment and again I have an 18th birthday card which is similar to one I posted earlier in the year:




Items used:

Stamp - Stamping Bella
Sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders and Marianne Creatables
Flowers, ribbon, pin, pearls - The Ribbon Girl
Stickles and number from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe Challenge - Teens & Tweens
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
In The Pink - For a Friend
Creative Inspirations - Something Sweet (cupcakes of course!)
Allsorts Challenge - Sparkle


Thanks for popping by today and any remarks are really appreciated.
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Sharon x 




Sunday, 16 August 2015

Well Done

Hi everyone

Well, it looks like Summer's back for a quick visit!  I'm having a break from Birthday cards today, although this could be used for a birthday by changing the sentiment.



Items used:

Stamp - Forever Friends and Papermania
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders
Flowers and ribbon - The Ribbon Girls
Stickles from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Favourite colour (pink is one of a few!)
Penny Black & More - Summer Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Stamp and Die
Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge - Pink
In the Pink - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Thursday, 6 August 2015

In the summer time

Hi there everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying the (slightly) improved weather.
At last I can post this card!  Another special celebration in our house this week with a driving test passed and now I really will have to hide the car keys!




Items used:

Stamp: CC Designs - Roberto's Erica's Car
Coloured with ProMarkers
Card: Papermill Direct
Papers: LOTV
Dies: Spellbinders, Joy Crafts, Memory Box
Ribbon, charm, button and twine from the Ribbon Girls
Stickles from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Summer Breeze 
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a stamp and die
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Tie it up
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Lots of Layers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Bon Voyage


Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Make a Wish

Hello everyone

Just a quick card this week.  I'm finally having a break from work and have been out and about every day so far so not much time for crafting - yet!

Something a bit different from me today ....





Items used:

Stamps: sentiment - LOTV, fairy - I think it's from Personal Impressions/Lindsay Mason (I've had it a long time and can't quite remember)
Ink: Black Versamarker (for silhouette), Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick (for sentiment and on matting frame)
Black Stickles on the wings
Miri-card and gems from stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Anything goes with a sentiment
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle & Shine
That Craft Place Challenge - Words
Papertake Weekly - Build it up (hope there are enough layers)
Noor Design UK Challenge - Something old, something new (old stamp, new ink)

Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are very much appreciated.

Sharon x


Monday, 13 July 2015

It's in the stars

Hello everyone

Well, Wimbledon's now finished so I can properly concentrate on my cards.  It sooo difficult trying to colour and watch the ball go back and forth!  I'm totally confused now too because I've made a Christmas card.  I don't usually attempt to start these until September but as my mojo has kept wandering off I thought I'd have a go at a simple one and I'm quite pleased how it turned out:






Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black
Coloured with ProMarkers
Sentiment tag stamps - LOTV
Backing paper - LOTV
Twine and button - The Ribbon Girls
Stickles and glossy accents from my stash

I'm a little worried about the hedgehog second from left.  He seems to have lost his arm and it is like that on the stamp too...... (it must be invisible!)





I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes with an image
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Crafty Calendar - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas in July
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas in July 
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute as a button
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fury Friends
Without Words - Blue & Brown

Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Have a good week.

Sharon x 



Monday, 22 June 2015

Gone Fishing

Hi

I'm back today with  a Penny Black stamp that I've had for a while which I have only just got around to using.



Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black
Coloured with ProMarkers
Sentiment and backing paper - LOTV
Die - Memory Box
Twine - The Ribbon Girl




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Without Words - Summer Holidays
Allsorts Challenge - Use a stamp
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
Bunny Zoe Challenge - Furry Friends
Creative Inspirations - Male Creations
Noor! Design UK - Here Comes Summer


Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.  Have a good week.

Sharon x 


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Back in the garden

Hi everyone!

I'm still in my Stamping Bella phase and back with a seasonal gardening card (especially with the warmer weather we have been having!)




Items used:

Stamp: Stamping Bella
Sentiment and papers: LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies: Memory Box
Flowers, twine and button: The Ribbon Girl
Number, Stickles and butterfly punch from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Oh so pretty 
Penny Black & More - Wings
Stamping Sensations - Dies & Punches
Crafty Calendar - Fancy Folds
In the Pink - Summer
Noor UK designs - Here Comes Summer
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Favourite technique/product (Stamping)
Allsorts Challenge - Flower Power


Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week.  Any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Sunday, 7 June 2015

Two's Company

Hello

I hope you are having a good weekend.

This is another of my latest favourite stamps:





Items Used:

Stamp - Stamping Bella
Sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dazzler gem from Hobby House
Paper, ribbon, Stickles, heart and gems from my stash



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Calender Challenge - Fancy Folds
Cute Card Thursday - Summer Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - For a Friend
Sweet Stamping - Something Old, Something New (old papers, new stamp)


Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Have a good week.

Sharon x 


Thursday, 28 May 2015

18th Birthday

Hi everyone

Here's a special card that I've recently made while no-one was looking!


Items used:

Stamp - Stamping Bella
Coloured with ProMarkers
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - LOTV
Flowers, ribbons, diamanté swirl and pin - The Ribbon Girl
Dies - Spellbinders and Marianne Creatables
Diamanté 18 from Samuel Taylor's shop
Stickles and glitter card from stash





I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Dies and Punches
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (use glitter)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


Thanks for popping by and any comments you leave

Sharon x 

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Exam time

Hi everyone

Yes, it's exam time again and that means I've been evicted off the table and replaced with assignments, essays, revising, etc.  So fingers are crossed that the next month or so isn't too stressful....

Anyhow I have managed to finish some projects, one of which is below.



I have kept the backing paper to a minimum as I wanted to show off the embossed pattern on the card.

Items used:

Card - Papermill Direct
Stamp - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies - Memory Box and Marianne Creatables
Papers, sentiment and ribbon from stash





I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Dies and Punches
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday 
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Animals

Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are greatly appreciated.
Hopefully I'll be back again soon!
Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Sharon  x

Saturday, 25 April 2015

New car

Hello

Haven't we been lucky with this lovely Spring weather we have had recently?  Don't know how much longer we are going to have it.....anyhow this lucky little chap looks like he's taking advantage of the good weather and going for a drive in the country in his new car!  (by the way the circle is actually white but it has come out a bit pinkish on the photo!)



Items used:

Stamp, sentiment and papers all LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies - Spellbinders, Memory Box and Marianne
Twine - The Ribbon Girls
Button from stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Birthdays
Papertake Weekly - Cute as a Button
Cutie Pies Challenge - For the Boys
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Ribbons and Buttons


Thank you for popping by and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Enjoy your weekend.

Sharon x 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Dropping by...

Hi everyone

Hope everyone's is well and enjoying this lovely spring weather we have been luck enough to have recently.  The garden is now coming back to life at last!

Today's card is one of those difficult C&S cards, you know the ones where you keep thinking it needs more! However, I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out:




Items used:

Stamp: Penny Black
Sentiment: LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Spellbinders die
Papers and glitter glue from stash






I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Pretty in pink
Without Words - Under my umbrella
In the Pink - Make it Sparkle
Allsorts Challenge - Quick and Simple
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Clean and Simple


Thanks for popping by today, any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Gift for you

Good morning

Just a quick card today...




Items used:

Stamp - DoCrafts
Coloured with ProMarkers
Spellbinders circle dies, Memory Box tag die
Paper, ribbon and gems from stash


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

As You Like it - Favourite Technique,  lines or no lines (Lines - they make the colouring so much easier!)
In the Pink - Celebration Time
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Pastels)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons and Bows


Thanks for popping by my blog today and all your encouraging comments.

Have a good week

Sharon x 


Monday, 30 March 2015

Birthday wishes

Morning everyone

It's been a wet and windy night here in Yorkshire and the week ahead doesn't look too promising weather wise!

I didn't get chance to post a card yesterday, so it's here today!



Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black
Sentiment tags - LOTV
Papers - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Memory Box die
Twine from the Ribbon Girls
Pearly stuff, glossy accents and Stickles from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above
Creative Inspirations - Feathered Friends/Animals
Stamping Sensations - One for the Guys
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Feature a Creature

Thanks for popping by today, any comments you leave are very much appreciated.

Have a good week!

Sharon x 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

It's all about the flowers

Good morning everyone,

I'm here with a quick card today that I've made over the last couple of days.
I am slightly disappointed with the photo, the colours have come out a bit dull, they are a lot brighter in real life!  I wanted a change from the usual red poppy colour scheme so decided to go for some yellow ones, then couldn't find any suitable DPs, hence C&S ...




Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black
Sentiment stamp - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Gems and cardstock from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Blossoms & Bows
Bunny Zoe Challenge - Spring Colours
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite type of Stamp - rubber stamps (gives work that handmade feel and my printer doesn't like thicker paper/card!)
Creative Inspirations - Feathered Friends/Animals

Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good day!

Sharon x 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello everyone

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums, grans and special ladies out there, hope you've all had a special day with your loved ones.

My card today is one of my favourite styles:




Items used:

Stamp, sentiment and papers - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Memory Box die
Butterfly punch, ribbon, glitter and gems from stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

In the Pink - Special Lady
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Things that fly
Papertake Weekly - Mum's the word
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Spring Colours
Passion for ProMarkers - For a special lady
Cute Card Thursday - Celebration
As you like it challenge - favourite type of stamp digi or rubber (rubber - there's a satisfaction in stamping the image myself)

Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are very much appreciated.  Enjoy the week ahead.

Sharon x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Goalie!

Hi everyone

I'm back today with a quick Birthday card:




Items used:

Stamp and papers - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Memory Box Die
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - One for the Guys
Ribbon Girls Challenge - Birthday themed/any image
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are greatly appreciated.
Enjoy the week ahead.

Sharon x 


Sunday, 15 February 2015

In Style

Hello again,

Well things are looking up!  I had a day off on Friday waiting for a delivery and got stuck into crafting so the day seemed to fly by!  So here I am again, this time with a Stamping Bella card that I finished off this morning:





Items Used:

Stamp and sentiment - Stamping Bella
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Die - Spellbinders
Flower - Ribbon Girls
Glitter and ribbon from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Challenge - For the girls
Papertake Weekly - Hearts & Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Perfectly Pink
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Inspired by a song (Style - Taylor Swift)
Stamping Bella Friday challenge


Thanks for popping by, any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Have a good week.

Sharon x 

  

Saturday, 14 February 2015

The cat that keeps on trying!

Good afternoon everyone,

A big thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment on my cards, it is very much appreciated.

I've been digging around in my Penny Black box today and found this cat who hasn't been out for a while:





Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black
Papers and sentiment tags - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Twine and button - Ribbon Girls
Gems, card and shiny stuff (on nose and collar) from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe challenge - For the Girls
Sweet Stamping - Inspired by a Song (Cool for Cats - Squeeze)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - All Creatures Great & Small
Cute Card Thursday - Perfectly Pink
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Pretty in Pink


Thanks for popping by and comments you leave.

Enjoy your weekend.

Sharon x 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Man of the match!

Hi there everyone!

Just a really quick card today and in a C&S style:




Items used:

Stamp and sentiment tag - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Twine from the Ribbon Girl
X-Cut corner punch

And that's it! Quite self explanatory really!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - One for the boys
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by, have a good week.

Sharon x 


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Love is in the air...

Hello everyone

February already!  It's still cold but the sun is shinning and the snowdrops are out so that means the daffodils can't be far behind and Spring not too far away!

Anyhow, enough of the wishful thinking!  Today I have another card:




Items used:

Stamp and Papers - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers (white spots - Sakura gel pen)
Dies - Spellbinders and Memory Box
Binding, twine, button and flowers - The Ribbon Girl
Congratulations banner, pearls and glitter from my stash
Corner punch - X-cut




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Hearts
Sweet Stamping - Love 
Ribbon Girls - Romance
Allsorts Challenge - Flower Power
Live & Love Crafts - Hearts
Creative Inspirations - Roses


Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon x 

Saturday, 24 January 2015

In the garden

Hello

Most of the snow has gone now but the garden resembles a paddling pool instead, I can't wait for the warmer/drier days when we can get out there.  Anyhow, I've a gardening inspired card instead! And I'm rather pleased with how it turned out, so there are 3 pictures!



Items used:

Stamp: Stamping Bella (Pippa Loves to Plant)
Sentiment stamp from my stash
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers from stash (could be Dovecraft??)
Flowers from stash (most likely from The Ribbonsgirls)
The heart is from my stash





I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Hearts
Ribbon Girls January Colour Challenge - Pink
In the Pink - Pink and Pearlie
Crafty Calendar - What's New




Thanks for popping by and for any comments you leave, they are really appreciated.

Sharon x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you have had a good break and have settled into January.
That first couple of weeks back to work after the holidays seem to be the longest 2 weeks of the year!

Today's card is a really simple one to get back into things:


(unfortunately the picture is not very clear and the light reflected at the bottom)

Items used:

Stamp, sentiment and papers - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Twine - Ribbon Girl
Die - Spellbinders edged with Salty Ocean Distress Ink

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Passion for ProMarkers - Teddy Bears
Stamping Sensations - Dies & Punches
Without Words - Dreaming of Spring (it always rains!)
Papertake Weekly - It's all new (new stamp)

Thanks for popping by today.  Enjoy the week ahead.

Sharon x