Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Card One

I am delighted to be able to work with these wonderful stamps this month as a Guest Designer.  I have used the same stamp in two different ways to show the versatility of these stamps.

For this one I have used  rich colours and have chosen design papers that compliment the colours of the image.

Also I have used  different techniques on this sample and my second sample.

I have used a Spellbinders die to cut and emboss the image and then distressed with black ink.
I also used some small dies to create these flowers.



Copics and Prisma pencils
Distressing Ink
Spray Glitter


Pattern papers (Quixotic Paperie)
Plain (Crafters Companion)


Leaf punches x 2
Dies used:

Marianne dies - flourishes, flowers and butterfly


Bazzill Jewel - for creating the gem flourishes


Black crystal gems

Card 2
As you can see this sample is very different from the first sample.  On this one I have used a softer pastel colours with a red as an accent colour.
The style of the card is clean and simple - straight lines and clean cut style.  The only equipment used for this sample was a guillotine.
I have added more embellishments to this card which gives balance to the design.
Copics and Prisma pencils
Paper flowers  (Wildorchid)
Metal charm  (Quixotic Paperie)
Faux brads (QVC)

Thank you to Bildmalarnas for this chance to join their team as a Guest Designer.  I hope I have managed to inspire and express how much I enjoy working with these stamps!
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Creative Cottage - fabulous florals

Delightful Sketches - get punchie

Flutter by Wednesdays - open - add butterfly .....

Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or something cute

Trulyscrumptious - swirls and pearls

Wags n Whiskers - punches

Crafty sentiments - spring

Simply Create - power of flowers

Allsorts - home made flowers

Bildmalarna usa - use a bildmalarna stamp


Craftyanny said...

oh this is a pretty card, she's a real cutie and you've coloured her perfectly
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
Anne x

Tanya R said...

Super cute indeed. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Anne said...

A beautiful card Sharon! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Sharon said...

Fab cards Sharon. It's amazing how different an image can look in a different colour scheme. Love the rich colours on card one and the summery feel of the second one.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage,
Sharon xx

Beth said...

These are gorgeous cards Sharon! I love the swirly flourishes! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Katie said...

This sure was cute!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Those are too cute. I love the completely different looks you can get with the same image. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

brenda said...

Hi there

What a lovely creation, such pretty colours and adorable image.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, WOW how different the colours make the 2 cards look. I have to say I adore the deep dark coloured one best. Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxoxo

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great cards!....

Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

Emma xxx

Linda said...

Both cards are very beautiful....your flowers are fabulous!!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our flowers challenge...hope to see you again for the next challenge.