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Grew up in the era of make and mend so have always been crafty. Love trying new things and in particularly love Art and Crafts. My favourite techniques are colouring with different mediums and altered art. Always happy to try new things.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

PAPER PLAY CHALLENGE INKY IMPRESSIONS

Couldn't resist joining Team A for this challenge.

This week's challenge is being sponsored by Inky Impressions and I've been desparate to use one of their gorgeous stamps.

This week's theme is FOR MUM so it can be a Mother's day card, Birthday card etc.

I have used this image for a MUM's card depicting the young girl being half asleep and handing her Mum her razor rather than the flowers!  Well that's my take on it!




Techniques:
Distressing - lavender ink pad

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Spica pens
Sukura glitter pens

Papers:
White card stock

Embossing folders
Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder
Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Flowers
Pearls
Flower soft sprays
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Inky impressions - die cuts

Creative Friday - embossing

Simply Create - do it yourself 

Stamping for the Weekend - mothers day

Craft your days away - Mum or special lady
ECP- for mum

OSAAT - Mum/baby

Cupcake Craft - flowers for mum

Ooh la la Creations - mothers day/special friend


 

TILDA WITH BUTTERFLY

For this project I used one of the new Tilda stamps which is my favourite of the newly released collection.

Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Stickles - frosted lace glitter
Sukura pens

Papers:
Digital papers - gingham
Plain - Crafters Companion
Dies used:
Spellbinders - flower
Spellbinders - circle
Marianne butterfly



Embellishments:
Faux brads
Best wishes,


Challenges I'm entering this into

Dutch dare - celebration
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - birthday with lots of pearls - add DT for Guest Designer
Sew Many - spring fling
Totally Gorjuss - spring

Stamp Something - spring

Simply Create - do it yourself

Paper Pretties - spring inspiration

Daisy Doodles - sping colours
Cupcake Inspiration - spring bright colours

TILDA

Just had to use this adorable Tilda stamp given to me by my dear friend Liz.  So thank you again.

Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Sukura pens

Papers:
Daisy and Dandelion
Silver - Create and Craft



Dies used:
Spellbinders for sentiment
Marianne - leaf
Embellishments
Petaloo flowers
Fabric brads
Pearl gems
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Dutch dare - celebration

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - birthday with lots of pearls - add DT for Guest Designer

Sew Many - spring fling

Stamp Something - spring

Totally Gorjuss - spring

Cupcake Inspiration - spring bright colours

Paper Pretties - spring inspiration

Daisy Doodles - sping colours

Simply Create - do it yourself



THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE #7




This weeks challenge at the Paper Shelter is INSPIRED BY.

I have chosen to use this gorgeous teddy dressed as an Easter Bunny for this challenge.

Easter reminds me of the beginning of spring, the lighter evenings and flowers blooming.  Bright colours appearing and the disappearing of bare branches and lack of colour in our gardens to name just a few things.




Techniques:
Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Sukura pens

Papers:
Digital papers - polka dots
Plain - Create and Craft
Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Flowers
Brads
Best wishes,

Sharon

Challenges I'm entering this into

Dutch dare - celebration
Sew Many - spring fling

Totally Gorjuss - spring
Totally Papercrafts - cuddly and cute


Monday, 28 March 2011

DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE - For the Kids

Welcome to another challenge at Digital Tuesday.  This week's theme is FOR THE KIDS and is being sponsored by My Grafico.



For my DT sample I have used this fabulous digi stamp from Stitchy stamps. 

I just think she's so cute and I'm sure a child would love this especially if they're ill or down in the dumps etc.


Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Sukura glitter pens
Spica glitter pens
Gold calligraphy pen

Papers:
Pattern - Daisy and Dandelion
Gold - Create and Craft
Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Bow
Flowers
Tiny gems


Best wishes,



Challenges I'm entering this into

For fun - flowers and sentiment

Sweetstampin - rain come shine

Phindy's Place - all about the animals

Sew Many - spring fling

Stampavie - for a boy

Wags n Whiskers - spring

Cupcake Inspiration - spring bright colours
Audsentiments - get well soon


Creative Card Crew Challenge

It's Tuesday and a new challenge over at Creative Card Crew.  This week's challenge is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear and we are asking you to include a Tot on your project or something for a tot.



Techniques:

Medium:
Copics, prisma and polychromo pencils
Fine liner pen - for border

Papers:
Free digital papers (Jak Heath)
Plain cardstock - Crafters Companion





Punch used:
Martha Stewart
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Small pearls
Brad

Sketch used from previous challenge by Crafts 4 eternity

Best wishes,









Challenges I'm entering this into

Everybody Art Challenge - birthday
Totally Papercrafts - cuddly and cute
Bling it on - Anything goes/option of a charm
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Stampavie - for a boy
Trulyscrumptious - tag

CHARLIE'S ARK

Stamped this image a while ago wanting to use but then lost my motivation to use it.  As I suffer with depression I find that I have to work with the stamp or image that appeals to me on the day I'm colouring or making up card.

Well as you can see yesterday was my day to use this stamp image for colouring and putting a card together.  Unfortunately blogger had a problem yesterday with posting images - they kepted disappearing after saving, so nothing to publish.

Moving on.

Stamps are from the Charlie's Ark collections.






Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromos pencils

Papers:
Pattern - Daisy and Dandelion
Silver Linen - Create and Craft
Embellishments:
Faux brads
Best wishes,

                 Sharon


Challenges I'm entering this into

Everybody Art Challenge - birthday

Sweetstampin - rain come shine

Daring Cardmakers - inspiration from books        
Sew Many - spring fling

Stampavie - for a boy http://stampwithsarahkay.blogspot.com/


Saturday, 26 March 2011

PILE IT ON CHALLENGE - CUTE

How quick are the week's going!  Sunday's PIO challenge is Cutie patootie and is being sponsored by the AiFactory.

I have been waiting to use this stamp since it arrived last week.  It reminds me of my son when he was at Nursery.  They had a dress up CLOWNS down, my Mym got Josh the strippy suit a cross between Andy Pandy for those like me who remember him (I actually thought it was a girl) and the famous clown - can't remember his name though!
Anyway brings a smile to my face everytime - he wouldn't put it on at Nursery and wasn't very keen on the face painting. BUT and that's a big BUT when we got back to my Mum's he couldn't wait to put on and was out waving to anyone that passed by!
Who love to put one of the photo's up but I don't think he'd every forgive me!!!!
Techniques:

Angelina fibres

Medium:
Glazes
Glitter pens
Copic
Stickles glitter lace
Fine liner pen

Papers:
Black - WHSmiths
Embellishments:
Glazed heart
gem bear
Pearl
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Totally Papercrafts - cuddly and cute

Bling it on - Anything goes/option of a charm

Crafts and Me - anything goes

Fresh brewed - 2 or more embellies

Stampavie - for a boy

Your Next Stamp - sparkle

Everybody Art Challenge - birthday

Audsentiments - get well soon

WITH LOVE

For this project I used one of the Mo Manning stamps.  I came across this one by accident - had already coloured and had left with suitable papers but didn't make up.

As is typical with me found it and decided to use different papers.

I was lucky the other week to purchase the pick of the week - Spellbinders which had 12 sets in the multi-buy, this being just one of the them.

Also whilst in the mood decided to have a go at making some flowers with flower soft.  Bought the wires a couple of months ago now - so it's taken me some time!





Techniques: Papers:







Medium:
Copics and polychromo pencils
Glitter pen



Digital paper (Swirls - Jak Heath)
Dots (Daisy and Dandelion)
Silver (Create and Craft)
Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Petaloo flowers
Small roses
Flowersoft stems
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Stamp something - spring something ht

Fresh brewed - 2 or more embellies

Bearly Mine - mothers day card

Crafty Our Passion - thank you

Stamp and Create - spring

Stamping for the Weekend - mothers day

Audsentiments - get well soon
Colour create - pastels

Dutch dare - celebration


Thursday, 24 March 2011

FAIRY TOON

Today I have coloured another digi stamp from Stitchy stamps by Barbara Jensen called FAIRY TOON.

I hope Barbara's not affended as I've changed the design slightly by using a copic fine liner pen to create some clothes.

Not sure if the hair is too dark - maybe should have gone lighter!

Techniques:
Medium:
Copics
Prisma and polychromos pencils
gouache
gold sukura pen
spica glitter pen

Papers:
Pattern - new fairyopolis papers and plain (Crafters Companion)
Digi - polka dot - Jak Heath

Dies used:
Cuttlebug leaf
Cuttlebug corner
Marianne swirls and flourishes
Spellbinders - deckle edge
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Pearls
Broken necklace

Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - birthday with lots of pearls - add DT for Guest Designer

Papercutz - any colour combo/theme http://papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/





Simply Create -   just a little monochrome  
Basic Grey - something recycled

Our Creative corner - use something you would throw away  
Cupcake Craft - monochrome DT call

My time to craft - lady's day

Bling it on - Anything goes/option of a charm

Crafts and Me - anything goes


PAPER PLAY CHALLENGE - Distressing

This week's challenge at Paperplay is DISTRESSING!

I have chosen to distress the edges for this challenge.  Luckily as I was running late this week I came across this image by Mo Manning coloured and mounted on embossed backing.  I had obviously started to use before for a challenge and changed my mind!  I love this when you've disguarded something for whatever reason and find again, this time it just works!

Techniques:
Medium:
Copics

Papers:
Patterned - paper stacks
Plain - Crafters Companion

Embossing folders
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Charm and silver beading
Tiny gems

Best wishes,



Challenges I'm entering this into
Papercutz - any colour combo/theme

Phindy's Place - warm summer colours

Sweetstampin - slugs and snails .....

OSAAT - for the boys

Paper Pretties - maculine
For fun - a bit of green

Daisy Doodles - green

Incywincy - embossing

Lexis Creations - Ribbon but no bows or knots

Bling it on - Anything goes/option of a charm

Stampavie - for a boy


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

CELEBRATIONS!

I just love this new digi called LEATHER BOUND by Barbara Jensen which is available at Stitchy Stamps.  This is one of her new digi's - so if you like it check the rest out!

To think this was just how I looked at one time - well what can I say it's true "you never appreciate it until you've lost it".  Getting nervy now will be 50 a week on Saturday.  Cried at 30 was OK at 40 so don't know!  Hoping 50 is the new 40!

Kept this design quite clean as I wanted the image to make the impact.

Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and polychromos pencils
Stickles glitter for dress
glitter pen

Papers:
Pattern papers - paper stack
Black - WH Smith
Silver - Create and Craft

Dies used:
Spellbinders Nesties - use two ovals together to create the frame
Spellbinders Nesties - small die used to create clutch bag
Embellishments:
Gem for handbag clasp
Different size gems for frame embellishment
Tiny gems to create bracelet
Ribbon and bow







Best wishes,

Sharon



Challenges I'm entering this into

Charismacardz - dies

Digi doodles - anything goes
Do it with digis - girls come out to play - digis only
Stampinsanity - gold or metallic

Papercutz - any colour combo/theme

One stop craft - diamonds are a girls best friend

Crafty Cardmakers - special birthdays

Wildorchid - dieing to cut in out( punches or dies)  
Ooh la la Creations - mothers day/special friend

Everybody Art Challenge - birthday

My time to craft - lady's day
Your Next Stamp - sparkle

Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or sparkle

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - clean and simple

Fresh brewed - 2 or more embellies

Crafts and Me - anything goes

Creative Inspiration - no square cards

Bling it on - Anything goes/option of a charm


THE PAPER SHELTER 6


It's Wednesday and we are half way through the week already!  This week's challenge is "Flowers galore" which means add those flowers, fabric, paper etc.

Don't forget you have to be in it to win it - so if you want to be in with a chance of a gift voucher for the Paper Shelter let's see your projects!

I have used this cute rabbit with this fabulous easter egg.  Just a bit of useless information for you I was born on Easter Sunday and when I was 11 I had a chocolate easter egg full of chocs in a hugh basket.  Kepted me, my family and friends in chocolate for quite a while!

Techniques:

Medium:
Glaze pens
Gel pens
Glitter pens
Copics
Darken bow with polychromo pencil
Silver calligraphy pen for edging

Papers:
Patterned paper - paper stack
Embellishments:
Fabric brad
sequin flowers
Petaloo flowers
small pink and yellow flowers
Pearl
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Bee Crafty - spring flowers/digi
Lexis Creations - easter

Crafty Sentiments - animal
Stamp and Create - spring

Stamps R Us - spring
Stamp with fun - spring
Tuesday, 22 March 2011

BE MINE

Recently found these gorgeous teddy images.  Have been promising myself I would get but not yet as I've spent too much money as usual.  Regardless to say temptation got the better of me and I succumbed.

This is my first one of two images I purchased.  I love this image - how sweet!


 
Techniques:
Distressing - paper edges
Distressing - inking edges

Medium:
Copics, polychromo pencils
glitter pens
gouache
fine liner black pen
distressing ink - tattered rose


Papers:
All cardstock from Crafters Companion

Embossing folders
Cuttlebug large dot folder
Embellishments:
Dottie ribbon
Black pearls
Sentiment and butterfly transfer




Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into


Incywincy - embossing

Lexis Creations - Ribbon but no bows or knots

Stamp and Create - spring

Stamps R Us - spring
Stamp with fun - spring
Paper Sundaes - embossing

Stamp Something - something sweet

Teddy stampers - embossing
Fresh brewed - spots and dots

CREATIVE CARD CREW CHALLENGE - No stamps

This wee's challenge at Creative Card Crew is "No stamps allowed"  but you are allow to use digital images so plenty of scope.

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Whimsey designs - I have been lucky enough to use the new digi stamp "Doghouse" and who hasn't been in there at some time.  Unfortunately some of use more than most!

I would also like to welcome our new DT members some of them will be joining in with this weeks challenge and some next week so check out their blogs and see their fabulous work.



Techniques:
Copic pen leaked out over design so removed bottom part of card and layered with the green border to rectify!

Medium:
Copics, prima and polychromo pencils
Glitter pens
Gel pens
Fine liner pen
Gouache

Papers:
Patterned - Flowersoft - Precious memories CD Rom
Plain - Crafters Companion
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Faux brads
Paper piecing - kites
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Creative Cottage - spring has sprung

Fab n Funky - all things green

Stampavie - spring or easter

Crafty sentiments - animals

Digi doodles - anything goes

Meljens designs - spring

Papercutz - any colour combo/theme


Monday, 21 March 2011

DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE - Button Up

Welcome to another week's challenge at Digital Tuesday and this week Karen has picked the theme of buttons.  So let's see buttons on your project.  The Stamping Boutique are Sponsoring us this week and they are offering FIVE digi's for the winner of this challenge.  So good luck everyone.

Techniques:
Medium:
Copics, prisma and polychromo pencils
Stickles glitter glue - lace (which happens to be my favourite at the moment)




Papers:
Digital papers - Flower soft - Precious Moments CD Rom
Silver Calligraphy pen for border (Faux matting and layering)

Punch:
Leaf
Dies used:
Marianne flourishes
Marianne Flower to cut inner part of flower (gingham fabric)
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Bow
Buttons
Fabric brad
Petaloo flower
Wire stems
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Creative Cottage - spring has sprung

Stampavie - spring or easter

Digi doodles - anything goes

Meljens designs - spring

Southern girls - flowers

Stampinsanity - gold or metallic   
Creative Friday - spring awakening

Papercutz - any colour combo/theme

Totally Papercrafts - add buttons