Thursday, 27 February 2014

Poppy Cubes

Afternoon All
I've been experimenting again. I saw some of these lovely cube cards on Pintrest, and just had to have a go, and I must admit I'm quite pleased with the outcome. I also love the fact that they go flat to fit in an envelope.
The base card was gumball green 12" x 12", then the image is Pleasant Poppies (another of my favourites), which I have stamped, coloured the stems, embossed with a texture plate from my stash, before paper piecing the flower heads on. The image was then divided into squares before sticking to the cubes. The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri set and has been stamped onto the same red card as the flowers, and has been gold embossed.
I'd love to know what you all think.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Paper Pretties - try a new technique (new card style)
Cuttlebug Mania - let's feel it
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes/use flowers
Eureka Stamps - add a butterfly
The Crazy Challenge - red and white
Anyone For Anya - odd card
Great Impressions - floral images
Thanks for popping by, and I'll be back soon 
Hugs Sharon xx

Monday, 24 February 2014


Evening All
Well, I'm back again, think I'm getting addicted to blogging. 
This is a card I made the other day at a crafty day with a group of lovely Stampin' Upers, when we were doing our own thing at the end of the day. 
The background papers have been shaped using the new Scallop Tag Topper punch, and they have been linked together with seam binding. The front has been decorated with the Flower Shop stamps, cut out with the corresponding punch, and gently shaped.
I would like to enter it in the following challenges;
Addicted To Stamps - pink and white
Great Impressions - floral images
Kitty Bee Designs - use red/pink
Pumpkin Spice - flowers
ABC Challenge - F is for flowers
Stampin' For The Weekend - flower power
Thanks for popping by, I'm off to do some more creating
Hugs Sharon xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Dads Birthday

Afternoon All.
Well tomorrow is my Dads birthday, so I have been playing to make him a card. He has sailed all his life, and loves the old clipper boats, so The Open Sea set seemed most appropriate. The background card is midnight muse, as is the blue stamping, the other is soft suede. The background has also been stamped using the World Map, which is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. I do hope he will like it.
If you are tempted by any of the stamps I use, if you click on their names, the link will take you straight to them in my online shop.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;
One Crazy Stamper - anything goes
Our Creative Corner - A three colour challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies - one for the boys
Penny's Paper Crafty - lots of layers
Papertake Weekly - lots of lovely layers
Thanks for looking, and I'll be back soon
Hugs Sharon xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014


Afternoon All
Here I am again with another Stampin' Up favourite - Giggle Greetings. This set of four stamps always makes me chuckle, and is suitable for both male or female cards. This is also another one of my favourite shape cards at the moment,.
I would like to enter today's creation in the following challenges;
Creative Knockouts - no square cards
Crafty Creations - keep it simple
Fab 'n' Funky - spots or stripes
The Paper Shelter - punches and dies
Cuttlebug Mania - lets feel it
Die Cutting Divas - love your pet
Eureka Stamps - animal friends
Thanks so much for popping by and looking at my creations, please become a follower if you like what you see.
Hugs Sharon xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Chocks Away

I'm Back.
You haven't seen me for ages and now two posts in two days lol xx
This is another card I have made for one of my classes, the aeroplane is from an old retired Stampin' Up set, but the class was all about using the big background stamps, and I just adore the World Map one. It works so well with any of the transport or animal stamps.
I would like to share my creation in the following challenges;
Papertake Weekly - lovely layers
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes/masculine
The Crafty Bloggers Network - all about the boys
Lexi's Creations - monochrome
Melonheadz Friends - for the boys
Brown Sugar - use a die cut or punch
Thanks so much for popping by. 
I would love you to become a follower - if you like what you see.
Hugs Sharon xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Box Of Flowers

Hello Everyone
It's been a very long time since  blogged on here, so thought it was about time I got myself organised and started posting again.
This card was made for one of my classes, and I must say the ladies loved it, and were surprised at how simple it was to actually do. When closed the card lays flat, and was held shut with a decorated band. Once open it simply explodes into life. All the supplies are available from Stampin' Up, except the paper, which unfortunately has now been discontinued - but there are lots of other beautiful ones to choose from. You can shop 24/7 on my online shop, or email me if you would like to order direct.
The stamps I have used are Flower Shop, Papillon Potpourri and Four Frames, plus the matching punches, which I confess I am completely addicted to.
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges;
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes/use flowers
Anyone For Anya - odd card, no standard shape
Quirky Crafts - Lets quirky well, pile it high, layer it up and 3D it
Sentimental Sundays - pack a punch
Flat Friends Challenge - more than one fold
Stampin' Up The Weekend - flower power
Thanks very much for looking, and if you like what you see, please, please become a follower.
Big hugs Sharon xx