Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Hi Everyone
Firstly I would like to say I am so pleased and excited to be asked to join Crissy Armstrong and her fabulous design team at "Sunday's with Crissy". 
Here's a little about me.
My Photo
My name is Sharon and I am from the UK. 
Like so many crafters I have always enjoyed creative pursues.  From my first memory I can remember colouring paper stencils, always having arty things for Christmas, loving copying drawings and colouring (did really well at School in Geography - the teacher loved my maps etc).
My Nan was very creative being born at the turn of the previous century it was a necessary to be able to sew, knit etc.  She taught me how to crochet - I can remember thinking at the time this was so modern and my Nan was so trendy! 

I taught myself Knitting, my Mum could also sew so learnt alot from her, even took a couple of City and Guilds in Dressmaking and Soft Furnishings. 

Over the years I have dabbled with many things including Jewellery making, Calligraphy, Painting and Drawing, Beauty, Massage, Literature, Home Decor, Piano - and even had a go at guitar to help my son when he first started guitar lessons.  The list goes on and on.
It was only after several years of not working due to health that I managed to take up crafting - this was mainly due to the fact that I thought it would be an easier alternative to doing a HND in fine art which I wasn't well enough to do.
I haven't looked back since taking this up - it has helped me immensely - although I do get very tired so it probably takes me  a lot longer than most to complete a project.  That being said I have loved so many elements of crafting my favourite as the moment is colouring with alcohol markers.  Every day I look forward to developing my skills and learning new techniques.

Now the bit you have been waiting for - this month's challenge is KISS - "Keep it Simple Stamper".  I have used three of Chrissy's digi stamps for this project and merged them using Paint Net. 

Digi's:   LOVE ME ANYWAY/  available from  Whimsy Designs.
FORGIVEN AND SENTIMENT: "Looks like one of those days" both available from Squigglefly.

Medium:  Copics and Polychromo pencil
Papers:    All - Crafters Companion
Embellishments:   Faux brads, Cardboard cut outs (Make it Crafty), Bows (Papermania)

Used:  Digis (as above) merged using PAINT.NET (FREE - photo programme)
            PVA pearl glue added to flourish
            Added butterflies, frame and music paper to merged images to create topper.
            Song:  Always look on the bright side of life...... from Monty Python.


The prize up for grabs is five free digi's given to the winner by random org
You have until the end of August to get a creation made, please go back to Sarah's post HERE, find the blue Linky button and click on that to add you project.You may now use images from any Company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize. Those of you that use one of Crissy's images, from either her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw, but please respect the rules of no more then 3 entries per month:-)

Please check back here throughout the month as each Design Team member will be adding more inspiration.

Best wishes,


Craftilicious said...

Congrats on the DT post - I thought you'd get it!

This is a great card - love the frame.

Liz said...

Sharon BIG Congratulations and loved reading all about you! Very interesting and you know I am your biggest and bested fan lol LOVE your card its very very well made and coloured as always Hope you have a really happy time with Chrissy You certainly deserve your DT post!
Hugs from

Ur biggest fan :) xxxxxxxxxx

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Sharon, loved reading your first SWC post and to know a bit about you. Your DT card is gorgeous, lovely merging of images and fab layout. CoB

Mary Lou said...

Hello Dear Sharon~~Welcome aboard with Crissy's Crew--Hurray!!!!
Thanks for sharing about yourself and I have to tell you that I have seen your work in blogland and just LOVE IT!!!! This sweet card is FANTASTIC!!!!! Great way to frame these images!!!
I do think you will be teaching me a few things~~~your work is very very unique and clever--like no other :)
Enjoy the day!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Sharon! What a lovely card and post to start off as a new member of my Crew! The way you framed the images is a work of art in itself. The music at the bottom looks beautiful with the green and black layers too. The two images look so cute as a pair! So glad you merged those images - like they were meant to be!
Hugs! Crissy