Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas to all fellow friends and bloggers!

Hi to everyone!

I hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas! 

I just wanted to do a quick post to wish all my friends and bloggers a very merry Christmas and I hope you all find peace, joy, love and quality times with your loved ones! 

I am late with a DT post but my health has been very bad and pain very agonising!   Tried a new patch which is 100 x more potent than morphine but had a very bad reaction to it'. Thought I was dying , never again will I take strong painkiller patches like that. 

Anyway on a good note I'm ok and all I can do is apologise for lack of posts and comments.   I miss crafting and blogging lol! 

Have a fabulous Christmas and much love to you all!! 

I have had a few Christmas E cards and will look at them tomorrow.  Thank you Margaret K and Jenny L for your kind gesture and thinking of me.  Will respond and look ASAP.

Crafty hugs!
Sharon xxx 

Monday, 9 December 2013

FitzTown New Challenge - Easel Card. DT Post

Good afternoon once again fellow bloggers. 

I am so sorry this post is late. Been busy wrapping and shopping lol. 

I hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas and hopefully not too stressed..

I'm afraid this is my last post for FitzTown DT as I wanted to concentrate on the one DT team I'm on DS4J. 
Also due to health reasons I knew I was taking too much on so thought its only for the best, but I've been so blessed to be a part of FitzTown DT as they are so friendly and lovely to be with so thank you all for having me!!

The new challenge over at FitzTown is to make an Easel card.  Very easy to do with an A4 piece of card.  Yet I chose the difficult way and made an diamond easel card lol. 

Here is my card I made using the image from the winter collection called Winter 8 which you can buy here:

To enter the new challenge please click here: FitzTown Blog

Most of the items on this card are from recycled pieces that I've made yet not used on cards. 

The snowflake , die cuts , flowers and flourishes are from pre made crafty stuff unused created with snippets , perfect for pixie playground! 

The bottom green card is punched around the edges using my xcut punch. 

The image was paper pieced for the clothing and I used pro markers to color the hair and skin. 

To find the tutorial for this card you can find it in the tutorial section at the top of my blog page. 

Have a lovely day 

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

Lady annes challenge  Anything goes

4 Krafty girlz challenges  Anything goes

Trimmies craft challenge  Christmas 

Just hanna stamps  Christmas 

Paper crafting journey It's Christmas time  

Lisa Somerville  Christmas 

Card Makikn mamas  Christmas 

Digi Haven blog  Merry Christmas 

Stempel sonne  Merry Christmas 

Pink Gem challenge  Anything goes 

That craft place blog  Christmas 

Corrosive challenges  Anything goes


Saturday, 7 December 2013

FitzTown Christmas Blog Hop! Day 2. Dec 6-7 2013

Good Morning everyone and welcome to FitzTown Christmas Blog Hop

Christmas FitzTown Blog Hop Dec 6-7. 2013

Day 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog. If you came from Maria's blog then you're in the right spot but if you started here you might want to start over at the Fitztown blog.

You are on day 2 of the FitzTown Blog Hop.

To win the 3 digi stamps of your choice you need to comment on all DT blog posts
that are participating in the hop on Day 1 and Day 2.
The List is below with links.

Don't forget Fitztown will be giving one lucky winner 3 digital stamps of your choice. So don't forget to  leave a comment on everyones blog and be a follower on Fitztown.

Christmas Blog Hop DT List:

Day 1: 

    Sharon (You are here)


I love Christmasdon't you?
Everything is so much fun, Christmas brings peace, joy and happiness to all.

So I send you love, peace and joy to you all for Christmas!

If you would like to purchase the image that I have used (Winter Collection) you can find it here:  FitzTown Store

Here is my card for the Blog hop:

Hope you have a fabulous day
Many hugs

Id like to enter this into the following challenges please:

Craft dee bowz blog  Anything goes with handmade bow

Digi sketch challenge  Christmas 

Lexis Creations  Christmas 

Crafts pot by kimberly  Sparkle n shine 

Through the purple haze  Christmas is coming 

TTCRD Blog  Anything goes 

Inklings and yarns  Anything goes 

The stamping chef  Anything goes 

4 Krafty girlz challenges  Anything goes

Paper crafting journey  Christmas time 

Digi haven blog  Merry christmas 

Friday, 6 December 2013

FitzTown Challenge - Monochromatic. DT Post

Good Morning bloggers!

I hope you are all well and getting ready for christmas.  I love Christmas! It can be stessful sometimes, but really, it's all about loved ones and spending quality time with them and thinking ourselves lucky for everything we have.

Thank you all so much for all your comments.

Im afraid you wont see many posts coming from me during the christmas period unless they are DT Posts.
I have decided to try and rest and take some time to get ready for christmas too.
I will be around visiting your blogs and commenting but just not many posts during christmas.

Anyway, lol, this is my card for inspiration for our current challenge of  Monochromatic over at FitzTown 

I decided on red this time as red always reminds me of Christmas.  This is a birthday card though not a Christmas card.

If you would like to enter our current challenge please go here :FitzTown Blog

If you want to buy this gorgeous digi Stardust and Pumpkin 7 please click here : Stardust and Pumpkin Collection
I have used several layers and did my best to make sure everything matched with the color red but did put some silver in, lol.

The Dies I have used are Marriane creatables for the butterfly and corner dies and Spellbinders for the Rose and Border Die.
The rest are from my usual crafty stash.

Have a fabulous day!
Much love!

Id like to enter this into the following challenges please:

Card Mania Challenges  Fantasy 

Crafting from the heart  Anything goes

Paper play time Blog  Anything goes

Scrapbook stamp society  Anything goes 

Use your stuff blog  Butterflies

Avenue 613  Anything goes 

Challenges 4 Everybody  Anything goes 

Sketchy colors Blog  Red or green 

Papertakeweekly blog  Anything goes

Song bird challenges  Use one or more dies

TTCRD Blog  Anything goes

Baffies Blog  Anything goes 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

DS4J Distressing Challenge. DT Post

Good morning everyone! 

I hope you are all well and all ready for my favorite time of year "Christmas!"

I can't apologize enough for not commenting on your blogs regularly.  I'm doing my best but at this time of year especially as I can't go out I'm relying on other ways of getting in presents for family etc. 

Anyway today over at DS4J our new challenge is distressing which is so effective on any kind of cards! 

Our challenge is hosted by Berni:

I am Berni, a DT member, and I am hosting the challenge "Distressing."  
You ask yourself, what is distressing? Whatever the object, the finish is intentionally destroyed or manipulated to look less than perfect, such as with sandpaper. I am big fan of Tim Holtz the master in distressing with his fabulous projects worldwide. I created my card with the Tim Holtz brick

embossing folder and sanded over the embossing, and then colored the image with Tim Holtz Distress

We are so excited to see your fabulous projects. The challenge starts on Tuesday 11 December. We would prefer for you to use DS4J image from the store, but not necessary. You will have an edge for the drawing if you do.

This is the card I made using DS4J image called "Gael" which you can buy here: DS4J Store

To enter our challenge please go here: DS4J Blog

I used DP paper from Flower Faeries Cd from Crafters Companion , teared around the edges and then distressed with ink. 

I used different sizes and layered layers upon layers to create this effect.  I matted onto gold mirrored card. 

The sentiment, organza ribbon, rose buds and gold peel offs are all from my usual crafty stash. 

I hope you all have a fabulous day and hugs to all who are feeling under the weather. 

Sharon xxx 

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

365 Cards  Rough around the edges 

A creative romance blog  Vintage style 

izaz Blog  Shabby chic

Chocolate coffee cards  So grateful 

Siter act card challenges  Anything goes

Stamping with dragon blog  Autumn colors

Challenges 4 Everybody  Anything goes

Crafting Musketeers  Layer it up

Laineys crafty Space  Anything goes

Life in details challenges  Anything goes

Anonymous Stamps  Anything goes

Craft dee Bowz  Anything goes with handmade bow

Crafting from the heart  Anything goes

Paperplay time  Anything goes

Monday, 25 November 2013

New Challenge over at FitzTown Blog! Monochromatic DT Post

Good morning Bloggers and friends worldwide!

I hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely cold weather lol.  

Thank you all for your kind comments on my previous projects and not losing hope on me.  I will always be here lol.

I will be around later to have a look at your gorgeous creations.

So FitzTown have another new challenge starting today!  The challenge is to make a Monochromatic Project.

To enter your project please go to this link : FitzTown Blog

I have used this gorgeous image from the FAE Collection over at the FitzTown store which you can buy here: FitzTown store

I made a center step card and used a good majority of different shades of blue to match my image.

This is what I made:

The dies are used are a majority of Spellbinders, Marianne creatables and joy crafts dies.
The Dp and Sentiment are from my crafty stash
I always seem to use snippets when making my card but keep forgetting to enter into the Pixie Crafty Playground Challenges.  Such fun over there and so friendly and welcoming.
To enter all you need to do is use snippets in your project.
I use snippets on this projects on most of my die cutting.
To enter just click the link in the challenges below.

Fitztown is more than just a digi stamp company.
They have digital stamps and images, craft CDs, books, comics, Apple and Android apps and a whole lot more.

Take a look at what else Fitztown does here!

They have some fantastic prizes to be won from Fitztown Store.

If you would like to join their challenges and do not have a blog, you are welcomed to email your project to stampnscrapjunkie {@} gmail {dot} com and they will upload your project for you.

Thank you so much for looking at my blog and taking the time to comment.
Have a wonderful day
Much love
Sharon xx

Id like to enter this into the following challenges please:

Pixie crafty snippet Playground  To use snippets

Baffies Kreativladen Blog  Anything goes

Crafting by designs  Anything goes with birthday twist

Inklings and yarns  Anything goes 

Pennys challenges  Anything goes 

4 Crafty Chicks  Anything goes 

Aud sentiments blog  Any sentiment 

Brown sugar challenge  Anything goes 

Digitally sweet challenges  Anything goes 

Sister act card challenge  Anything goes

Scrap bitz copics  Anything goes

Our creative corner 6 blog  Tic tac toe: wings, flourish and letters

Challenges 4 Everybody Anything goes