Friday, 28 October 2011

A new baby card

Here's another card I've just made and would like to share with you.
I've used a lovely image from Pink Gem Designs, coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with stickles and a glaze pen. I've cut out the image and sentiment with a nestie and backed with a doily cut from linen card using a Marianne die. I've added a bow and silver bottle charm and made a couple of flowers using my new Spellbinders rose creation die and some lovely sparkly brads.

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

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Button it
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge 32, A sketch

That's it for tonight, bye for now x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Christmas canvas

Evening all, inspired by the workshop last Monday and also the amazing Tim Holtz's christmas tags from last year, I decided to make a Christmas canvas in my favourite colourscheme of teal and brown which will fit in beautifully with my decor come Christmas-time!!
So here it is.....................................

I painted a crackle effect onto the bare canvas, next I stamped the background stamp and some swirls with stazon onto white tissue paper, this was then adhered to the canvas using Ranger's Studio Multi Medium. When dry the tissue paper is transparent so the lovely crackle paint effect shows through. I edged the canvas with a bronze embossing powder and added some distress stickles. I cut the baubles and branches from grungepaper using Marianne dies and coloured the branches brown and the baubles a lovely teal colour. I backed the baubles with some card and added more stickles to the recessed areas. I used a lovely ticket stamp from Pink Gem on some kraft paper and scrunched it up before distressing with inks and distress stickles. The baubles, branches and ticket were stuck to the canvas using silicon. I coloured some vintage seam binding with the distress inks before making bows to add to the baubles. Voila!!

I'm entering this into the Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything but a card

Monday, 24 October 2011

A blue Christmas

Evening all, I'm back again with another card to share........
My cuttlebug has been working overtime to create this card! I've used my lovely new Crafts Too embossing folder to create the base, I've distressed the edges with chipped sapphire distress ink and managed to ink up all the snowflakes which shows off the lovely embossing to full effect. Next I've cut a piece of navy card to fit the central recess of the base and embossed this with the Cuttlebug snow folder before glazing with a clear gloss. I've then cut the snow village scene from white linen card using a Marianne die and then added stickles highlights to look like snow. A strip of silver card through the centre and a pretty bow and silver snowflake charm complete this simple card.

I'm entering this card into the Die Cut Dreams Challenge - So Charming

That's all for now, thanks for looking, Sharon x

Monday, 17 October 2011

A fab crafty day!

Evening all, just a quick post tonight to share what I've been up to today!! It was the '12th Special Edition Day' run by our local craft shop (Japonica) here in Exmouth. It's a whole day of crafting with 4 workshops and a lovely lunch included. Workshops were run by Janet Caudrelier (Japonica), Vera Moore, Jane Gill and Francoise Read. It's held twice a year and myself, fellow crafting mate Sue and my future mum-in-law Susan always make sure we get a place!

Here's my efforts from all four workshops today.....

.....and in more detail.....

The first workshop with Vera Moore had us all making this lovely stepper card with acetate and a cute Wild Rose Studio image.

The next workshop was run by Jan Caudrelier and we made this fab 'Christmas Rose Blockart' using lovely papers and stamped background to cover a wooden block, the lovely Christmas Rose is made using modelling film. The piece was highlighted with touches of embossing powder and embellished with lovely gems. (My fave make of the day!!) This will look lovely on the fireplace in our dining room at Christmas!

After lunch it was Jane Gill's workshop where we made this lovely poppy card. Not one of my favourites to make as far too much phaffing around with tiddly bits of paper for my liking but well worth the hard work for the lovely end result!

My final workshop of the day was with Francoise Read and we made this lovely 'Dove of Peace' card. It was made using paper-piecing and the final results were lovely. So many finishing details added to this card and is my second fave make of the day! Very unusual colours but stunning finish!

Well that's it for now.....have a million and one ideas for crafty projects now.......

'til next time, Sharon xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A fairy card

Evening, here's my latest card to share with you all. I've used a Lili of the Valley image coloured with ProMarkers and cut out with a nestie die, a Papermania backing paper and ribbon. I've made my own 'number 8' charm by die-cutting the number from grungepaper, inking it up with versamark ink, covering with Cosmic shimmer silver sparkle embossing powder and then heating with my heat gun.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

An Oldie but a Goodie  - Wings
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Bingo board
Cuddly Buddly - Check it out

Thanks for looking, hugs Sharon x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

A simple wedding card

Morning all, inspired by a simple card I saw on Pink Gem's blog using a gorgeous rose made using the Spellbinders Donna Salazar rose die set, I bought the die set from them and studied the tutorial link mentioned in the blog post and then decided to have a go myself! I had to make a wedding card so thought I would use it for that.
Here's my version of the card....

I used linen card and a Go Kreate die to cut the card base and mat, a Nellie Snellen die for the heart which I embossed, and a Papermania embossing folder for the sentiment. I added a touch of tattered rose distress ink to the rose layers, the edges of the heart and mat. I also inked some seam binding with the same distress ink and tied a bow to complete the card.

'til next time x

Friday, 7 October 2011

A sparkly creation!

Hi, I've been playing around with my new stamp and papers and made this lovely Christmas card in contemporary colours. The image, sentiment and papers are from Pink Gem Designs, I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and Copics and I've made some tiny poinsettias using the smallest of my Marianne dies and coloured these also with the ProMarkers to match the image colours. I've used a very sparkly ribbon and added a heart charm and touches of Stickles glitter to the image to finish.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sparkles Forum - Something that sparkles
Pink Gem Challenge - With love at Christmas
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - Pink and green
Totally Gorjuss - A sketch
Allsorts Challenge - 5 flowers

Back soon xx

Sunday, 2 October 2011

One for a boy!

Hi all,
Today's card is for a boy, I find it more difficult making male cards as I have to restrain myself from making a flower, adding glitter or adding a bow!!! So, here's last evening's efforts........

I've used 3 of my new backing papers from Bearly Mine and inked up the edges with distress ink. The image is another of my favourites from Lili of the Valley coloured with ProMarkers, cut with a nestie die and inked with distress ink. I've added some twine and tied a knot to add interest. A simple sentiment completes the card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - 3 backing papers
Oldie But A Goodie - One for the boys
ABC Challenge - Anything goes

'Til next time xx