Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Creative moments Challenge DT post

Good morning to all you lovely bloggers! 

This morning is the start of a new challenge over at Creative Moments, the challenge is always "Anything goes" with an optional twist of Fairytale/Mythological/Faeries along those lines.

My card:


You can enter here: Creative moments Challenge blog

The challenge is being sponsored by a few sponsors.  The image I used for my card is from sponsor Mari Digis and is called A87-Páscoa and you can buy the gorgeous digi stamp here: Mari Digis Pascoa

I thoroughly enjoyed colouring her but messed up on her dress so coloured another digi then I decoupaged the dress to hide it lol.

 The gorgeous backing papers were in the goody bags my mother gave me and was just perfect for this challenge.  The flower were separate petals which I glued together to form this gorgeous flower again petals were from stash my mom gave me.

The card is a 8 by 8 card which I made myself out of 2 A4 white card. 

The dies I used for this card we're from Tattered lace, Heartfelt botanic gate die and botanic decorative bird die.

Sentiment was from Hunkydory paws for thought kit. Gems, lace and Mirri board from my crafty stash.

I do hope you hop on over and enter the challenge , I look forward to seeing your entries .

If you have any questions please just message me or comment and I'll be happy to help. 

Have a lovely day, thank you so much for visiting 

Lots of love 

Challenges : 

Craftoholics R Us- Anything goes

I love pro markers - Anything goes

Scrappy land  - Anything goes and use a die that scrappyland sells

Crafty addicts  - Anything goes

Colour crazy challenge  - Anything goes

A bit more time to craft - Anything goes 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Window Tent fold card

Good evening all

Saw my beautiful granddaughter today.  She's such a darling and poor thing is starting to teeth.  Oh I remember those days lol.  I must be following her because I've got a bad tooth myself and it's been really painful today.  If it doesn't sort itself out it looks like a trip to the dentist for me. 

I needed a distraction so of course I decided to make a card.

I have several pages of these kits with no instructions so used my own imagination and combined about 3 of them together and created a window tent fold card.

The kits/pages are:  Dollie with Bow Toppers from Kanban
Mollie with Bow Toppers from Kanban
Cottage garden Hunkydory Collection 
Patchland bench and fence Toppers from Kanban.

I loved the colours and the Dollie and Mollie images are just so cute. 

I created one window on one side with Windows and the other side another window with a window box with flowers  

The inside is of their garden so they're in their garden looking and sitting on the windowsill of  the outside of their home. 

Lol I sound crazy but it helped with the pain that's for sure loll

Dies I used are Tattered lace for top of the card corner die,  diesire border dies for top and bottom and couture dies for top too. 

The flowers , sentiments, lace, ribbon and alphabet letters are all from my crafty stash. 

I hope you enjoy/like what you see

Thanks so much for stopping by and even commenting if you have time.  Really appreciate any visits I have .

Have a lovely week 

Lots of love


Always fun challenges - Zoo animals

Artistic inspiration  - Anything goes/ optional use flowers

Crafting from the heart  - Anything goes

Lemon shortbread challenge  - Anything goes

TTCRD Challenge blog  - Anything goes

Lil patch of crafty friends  -"Anything goes

Corrosive challenge - Anything goes

Crafty creations  - Anything goes

Mod squad challenge  - Use any animal

2 crafty critters  - Anything goes must use a critter 

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Shadow box card

Good evening my fellow bloggers

I won at a challenge over at the Outlawz and the site that sponsored the prize was A day for daisies,  I chose a few digis and the one on the card was one of them. 

I absolutely adore this digi, it's so sweet and cute.  I wanted to make them seem like they were sitting on something so I made a shadow box card to add dimension.

You can find the tutorial for this here: Shadow box card tutorial

The digi can be bought from here:
Mr Right digi from a day for daisies

I have used a variety of different patterned papers, Mirri board and plain white card all from my crafty stash.

I matted the shadow box onto a 8 by 8 card and decorated around the edges with patterned paper.

I coloured the digi in with my Pro Markers and added creases to his jacket and shadowing, I accidentally cut of the ridges of his hat when cutting it out lol. 

Inside I used some textured paper and my botanic heartfelt gate die so it would seem they were sitting in front of the gate all decorated with flowers  

Border dies were from ultimate crafts magnolia lane collection and used tattered lace dies around the edges of the box  

The orchards were stamped and die cut from botanic orchard collection.

Sentiment, ribbons and hearts were all bits from old craft stash. 

I hope you like this one, I enjoyed colouring this digi in.

I can't thank you enough for all those that visit and take the time to leave comments. It means a lot to me and I will always come and pay a visit and repay the favour  .

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday

Lots of love 



613 Avenue create  - Anything goes optional love

Addicted to stamps  - Have a heart

Corrosive challenges  - Anything goes

Crafting with dragonflies  - Special folds

My time to craft  - Love is all we need

Papercrafters Linky party  - Anything goes

Allsorts challenge blog  - Handmade flowers

Brown sugar challenge  - Valentine'

Colour crazy challenge  - Anything goes

Crafting with friends  - Anything goes

Crafty catz - Anything goes optional use pretty ribbon

Cut it up challenges  - Layers of love, must use die cuts

That's crafty challenge blog  - I heart you challenge

A gem of a challenge  ' spring flowers / use any flowers

Friday, 16 February 2018

Happy 7th Birthday to the Outlawz- My card for special challenge

Good evening everyone 

Today I've been busy creating a card for a special challenge over at the Outlawz. 
It's there 7th Birthday and to celebrate there's a special challenge with fabulous prizes, you even are given a digi to use for the challenge.

Outlawz Special challenge

On January 2, 2011, Colleen created the Outlawz Challenges and we are still going strong!!

We are rounding up all the Outlawz members for a special birthday celebration!

7 Year Celebration and Blog Hop.

Lots of prizes to be given away!!

This celebration challenge is in 3 parts:

1. Request the celebration image and make a project with it by February 24th!  Deadline for entering the challenge will be February 28, 2018, at Midnight Outlawz time.

2. A blog hop, visit all the blogs below and leave a comment for prizes! To qualify for prizes, you must make your comment by February 28, 2018, Midnight Outlawz time.

3. For the prize of Paper Temptress, answer this question: Deadline February 28, 2018, Outlawz time.

You must be a member and sign in to participate but it's all free to do so.

The digi is owned by : Sheepski Designs
And they have kindly allowed us members to use it to create a card.  Here's the website: Sheepskin Designs

Here is my entry for the challenge:

 I absolutely loved colouring in this digi and had fun creating a card around it. 

I made a centre step card, coloured digi in by using my Pro Markers.

Die cuts I used are Tattered lace, X-cut and botanic gate die.  Background die is x-cut which I die cut a aperture out of using another nesting die. 

The papers were in the goody bag my mom gave me and the rest are all from my bits and bobs craft stash.  The white background paper already came embossed and has a lovely sheen to it.
The white card on the borders I die cut using tattered lace die, it also has a rainbow sheen in it and is like diamond sparkles in the light

I also used snippets of my Mirri board for the edges and the gems were from Poundland.

I do hope you go on over and join in with the fun over at the outlawz- there's also a blog hop with great prizes-

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time out to comment.

Here is the image that you can use for the challenge:

Have a lovely weekend 
Lots of love .


Colour me crazy challenge  - Anything goes

Crafting with friends  - Anything goes

Crafty catz - Anything goes with option pretty ribbon

Aud sentiments challenge  - for a friend

Snowflakes promise  - Anything goes

Word art wednesdays - Anything goes

Digi chooseday challenge  - Anything goes

Crafting from the heart  - Anything goes

Dragon fly dreams  - Flowers

Crafty calendar  - 2 or more layers

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Box for cards

Good evening bloggers

Want to say thanks so much for anyone that visits my blog, whether you leave a comment or not doesn't matter as any time spent here I'm so grateful for 

I made a box today out of 12 x 12 card given to me by my mom.  I needed a large box to put large cards in as I've no storage for them.

I had a box scoring board where you just score each edge and hey Presto you have a box lid and then you do the same for the base. 

I used and decoupaged image from Hunkydory little dresses mini pad and matted her onto some kraft foiled card which I got from a online craft shop, brand DCWV and used dies from same shop called creative dies.    The bottom layer is a x-cut background die from eBay. A bargain 

The fairy die is die cut out of silver Mirri board and matted onto die from botanic lane orchards collection using the foiled kraft card and white card which is foiled too with hearts. 

Flowers are botanic orchard dies and spellbinders rose creation die.  

The lace , leaves , ribbon and gems are all bits from my crafty stash. 

I also realised that I can put so much more than cards into the box, quite a few bits and bobs lol.

Have a lovely evening 


I'd like to enter this into the following competitions please : 

Inspiration destination  - Anything goes 

Simon says stamp Wednesday  - Add a die cut 

Snowflakes promise  - Anything goes 

Lemon shortbread challenge  - Anything goes 

Retarte - Anything goes 

Always fun challenge  - Anything goes 

Crafting from the heart  - Anything goes 

Get creative challenges  - Use ribbon or washi tape

Pammies inky pinkies- Anything goes

Unstampable challenges  - Anything goes/ no stamps or digis

A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

First DT post for "Moving along with the times" Challenge blog

Good morning all

Hope your week has been good

Thank you to all my new followers and time leaving comments 

I'm pleased to announce I'm on DT for Moving along with the Times Blog
A new challenge starts today and the theme is below, Mrs duck another DT member chose the theme this challenge:

Its my turn (Mrs. Duck) to choose the theme here at MAWTT and, in time honoured tradition, I am going with a song lyric theme again.

I have already used the first verse of Dana's All Kinds of Everything as a previous theme so this time round, I want you all to use the second verse as your inspiration...............

Seagulls and aeroplanes

Things of the sky

Winds that go howlin'

Breezes that sigh

City sights

Neon lights

Grey skies or blue

All kinds of everything remind me of you

To join in and enter please go here: 

Would be lovely to see your entries, I look forward to seeing what you make and visiting your blogs 

My interpretation of the theme was grey skies and things of the sky.


 I made a acetate bow front card.  Tutorial can be found here: 

I used this project so I can use a big space to show background paper of the sky.

I doubled over with the patterned paper on the outside .

It was easy to do.   I scored a A4 gatefold card then die cut an aperture on each fold of the gatefold, decorated inside with gorgeous background paper from ebay.  Cut and decoupaged  the lady from Hunkydory little dresses mini pad and die cut birds from Heartfelt botanic dies and stuck all on the inside

Measured acetate bigger than needed so it would bow when stuck down.  Stuck folds down gently over the acetate and decorated as needed.

The flowers detail at the front of the card was stamped, then used glitter print magic and die cut using Heartfelt botanic collection dies.    The papers from that collection too.

Border on the top from ultimate crafts die magnolia lane collection. 

Rest was from my crafty stash.

I enjoyed making this and was really please with the outcome and one of my favourites I've made so far.  

The challenge will end on 28th Feb so you've plenty of time to create something for the challenge.  

Enjoy and look forward to seeing you there. 

Moving along with the times DT

Love Sharon


A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

Perfect time to craft  - Anything goes

Classic design team challenge blog - Anything goes

Country view craft challenge  - Anything but cute

Crafts galore encore  - Anything goes

Crafty girls creations  - Anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper challenge  - Anything goes with patterned paper

Create and inspire challenges  - Anything goes

DL art Linky challenge  - Anything goes

Happy little stamper  - Anything goes with dies

More than one score at scor-pal - Anything goes

Not just cards - Anything goes

Creative crafters  - Anything goes

World open design team - Anything goes, must be on a DT

Crafty creations  - Anything goes

Pause, dream, enjoy  - Anything goes

Penny's challenges  - Anything goes

Unstampable challenges  - Anything goes.  No stamps or digis

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Nice and white

Good evening all

I'm sat here waiting for some hot and spicy chicken wings to cook, this late at night lol .  I'm hungry and just fancied something spicy 

Made a card today , little out of my usual style but I'm pleased with it  

I love Mirri card stock.  The one I used on the card is rainbow Mirri and changes colour with the light .

I matted and layered white and Mirri cardstock .  Stamped a sentiment from heartfelt botanic orchard collection and roughly cut it out and matter onto Mirri cardstock. 

I used tattered lace dies to die cut onto white card and stuck around border .  The lace I used was 99p from eBay and gems from Poundland. I do love my bargains 

I used ultimate crafts magnolia border die and cut onto the Mirri card and used on left border.

The flowers are stamped and die cut from botanic orchard collection and then used the lace to finish of with a bow.

I hope you like this one? Was quite pleased with it and surprised myself as it's not usually my style 

Have a lovely evening 

Oh welcome to my new followers. Much appreciated and lovely to have you 

Love sharon 

I'd like to enter this card into following competitions

Crafty calendar challenge  - 2 or more layers

Crafting with an attitude - Anything goes

Creative knockouts  - Birthday wishes

Crafting by designs - Anything goes

Word art Wednesday  - Anything goes

Creates and makes  - Anything goes

Lemon shortbread  - Anything goes

Through the craftroom door  - Anything goes

Sweet stampin - Anything goes