Monday 30 September 2013

A new Challenge at Besties.

Good morning to you.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready to face a new week. Thank you for your comments regarding my question as to die cutting machines. I have not decided on one yet though I may write to Spellbinders to see if there is any way my GC can be repaired.
Today sees the start of an new challenge over at the Besties Challenge Blog. The theme for this weeks challenge is Wings. Please remember that you also have the option to enter the challenge without following the theme (we still ask you to use a Besties Image). This only means that you won't be able to win the Grand Prize of 5 digis.
We will also pick a runner up and the DT Favourite! The DT favourite will also have the  chance of being our Guest Designer.
You can purchase Besties at Sherry's Etsy store here or at the Scrapbook Stamp Society here
I have used image 693 and you can find her here. The list of other product used can be found at the bottom of  the post.
Don't quite know what happened to the colour. It is not so green as it looks here.
The image has been coloured with Distress Markers. I would love to try the Distress Inks. Are they better to colour with?
I have used two layers on my banner die to give it more dimension.
The ribbon is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Eureka stamps = Wings and Things.
Digi Haven - Use two colours
LEJ Designs - Things with wings
Card Mania - Cute as a button
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes 
Thank you all for your visits to my blog and for all your gratefully received comments. Blogland is such a fun place to be (apart from the odd card theif) and I never would have dreamed of having so many special friends in my life. It would be lovely to be able to meet you all in the flesh - a bloggers get together - though that would take major organisation especially since many are oversees.  
I will catch up with you all when I have had my tea and I will return again on Wednesday.

Saturday 28 September 2013


Good evening blogger friends.

Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.
I have no card to share today but  would love it if you could help me out with a which should I buy crafty item.
My Grand Calibur has recently gone to gadget heaven and I am needing to replace it. The problem is I don't know if I should buy another Grand Calibur or go for another die cutting system.  I would be very grateful for some advice. I need to be able to use the larger dies.
Love Sharon. x

Sunday 22 September 2013

A new Challenge at Dream Valley

Good Morning lovely friends.

Today see the start of a new challenge over at Dream Valley.   The challenge is being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and there is a $20 voucher up for grabs. The theme is Autumn.
I have for the first time made a CAS card. I don't know why but I get a bit nervous about CAS but I have to say I really like this card and I may have to do another. I have used the gorgeous Sassy Cheryl image "Autumn Leaves".
The papers are from my stash. I know they are from K & Co but I have no idea what the papers are called.
I have coloured her in with Pro Markers.
Reds - Berry red, Crimson, Burgundy
Oranges - Pumpkin, Amber, Honeycomb, Gold
Greens - Pear Green, Lime Zest
Skin - Apricot, Dusky Pink
The hair was coloured with Copics
E11, E15, E18, E23,
I stamped and cut out the leaves from a Stamps Happen, Inc stamp called Fall Leaves.
They are coloured with Adirondack Dye Felt Pads.
Thank you all for your lovely comments regarding Kayleigh. She is still intermittently having contractions. She was back in hospital on Monday but out again on Wednesday.  If the baby (Evie) hangs in there for another couple of weeks it may make all the difference to her chances of survival. They say she has a strong heartbeat and she has had steroid injections to strengthen her lungs so fingers crossed.
 I am entering this card into the following challenges.
All that Stickles - Fall/Autumn
Sugar Creek Hollow - Fall is in the Air
Di's Digi Design - Fabulous Fall Colours 
CASual Fridays - colour pallet and at least 1 leaf
An Inky Situation - Fall leaves
Fab n funky - Leaves
Daring Cardmakers - Harvest Festival
Milk, Coffee Challenge - Fabulous Fall Colours
Lexi's Creations - Autumn colours
Inspired by Stamping - Fall/Autumn (Leaves are stamped and cut out)
Designs by Lisa Somerville  - Welcome Fall
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will catch up with you all soon.

Wednesday 18 September 2013

A new challenge at Diva's by Design

Good morning friends.

Hope you are all having a good week. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed as we have had a bit of a worry this week. Our daughter Kayleigh who is only 28 weeks pregnant started with contractions on Sunday. They have thankfully slowed down now so we are hoping that she is able to hang on for at least another few weeks.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Diva's by Design. The theme is Anything Goes and we are being sponsored by Live and Love Crafts. I could spend a fortune at this store as they have so many beautiful crafty products. The DT's have some beautiful cards for your inspiration and it would be lovely to see you join this challenge.

I have used the adorable Magnolia Special Moments Doo Bee Pops Tilda - she is so cute.

She has been coloured with my favourite colouring medium at the moment which is Distress Markers. The papers are Pion. I am running out of these gorgeous papers and I can see a spend coming on!!!

The large pink flower is from the Hobby House. The white cluster is from Live and Love crafts as is the Frantage and papers. The remaining flowers are all from WOC.

The ribbon and gems are from my own stash. I have glittered the balloon with Diamond Sparkles.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Inky Chicks - Pretty in Pink
Oldie but goodie - Dies and Punches. (Catalina wreath)
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
Fashionista Challenge - Anything goes.
Sugar Creek Hollow - My Rose Garden
Papertake Weekly - Make it Sparkly
Lovely hAnglar - Favourite embellishment (Frantage and Flowers)

Enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you all very soon.


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