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Friday, July 20, 2018

Butterfly Love

Good morning, Sorry I've been a bit absent lately, life has just been getting in the way and my mojo had flown away but I think today's card may have brought it back.

The new moodboard challenge starts over at SumMore Fun today and the theme is so pretty, you can check it out at the bottom of my post 👇

Onto my card, I have used a Raisin Boat stamp set - Imagine:


I stamped the larger image in the set with 2 different shades of blue. Then the sentiment images were stamped on top of this. I inked the edges of my card to take away the stark white.

The butterflies were die cut using a blue pearlescent acetate, I lifted the wings and adhered them onto the card. I added some silver gems as trails from each individual butterfly.
My topper was matted onto some color coordinating card and a white card base.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the beautiful moodboard:

And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project. Also if you are interested in becoming a guest designer for the month just add GD to your entry.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Proud

Good morning, it's been a strange week with the 4th being mid week it's thrown all my days out. 

Speaking of Independence Day the moodboard challenge over at SumMore Fun is all patriotic this time round. 
So I have made a card using their Strokes of Pride stamp set which is a Raisin Boat set perfect for the challenge:


I stamped the stars using embossing ink onto shiny card and then embossed with clear powder. I then colored my card with blue ink, polishing it so the stars shone through.
next I used Stayzon ink to add the sentiments.
This was the matted with red card and added to a white card base, keeping to the red white and blue theme in the pictures of the moodboard.


So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:

And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Night Owls

Good Morning, it's summer finally. although it's felt like summer for a few weeks here.

I love owls, in fact my family would tell you I am crazy about them so for today's post I have been having fun with the Raisin Boat Night Owl stamp set:


 I made my night sky by stamping the moon and masking it. I then blended 3 different distress inks over my card to give a shaded night sky. I stamped the branch from the stamp collection and colored this brown. I then stamped the Night Owl sentiment in the middle of my moon.

These little scruffy bundles of fun were colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.


I glued them in place on my branch.
My card base was matted with black card before adding my design.

Have you checked out our latest SumMore Fun Mood board challenge? You could win a gift certificate for the store. Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


There are only a few rules to follow so what have you got to lose?

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Wedding Season

Good morning, it's been a while but I'm back with another great moodboard challenge from SumMore Fun.
As it's June (well Almost July) this theme is great for weddings. Or if you looker deeper into it can be used for any summer party. The colors can be used for any design.

My card has followed the wedding wedding theme:


I love the font on the SumMore fun sentiment Best Wishes and it leads the way for my card. I have chosen to make my card very lacy. I chose some cream card and stamped the sentiment in the center. I then die cut top and bottom with a lacy die. I then die cut a longer length of pink card with same die. These were both adhered to my cream base card. I chose some design paper that also had a lacy pattern on it and being frugal and not using a whole sheet, I cut a smaller piece to slide under the lacy edges both top and bottom.
I attached a small rose and a few pink and cream pearls to finish the design.

So do you want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMoreFun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

 Check out the mood board:


And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.


Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.




Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Go Wild!!

Good morning, hope you've all had a great holiday weekend
I'm going a little wild today with SumMore Fun - well I would be if the raccoons hadn't over eaten:


The cheeky chappies have raided a bin and are now in a food coma!!
I used the Raccoons stamp and colored them with Copic markers on white card stock. I then matted a white card base with kraft card and some spotted design paper. I used the 'go wild' and 'Happy Birthday' sentiments from the Happy Camper stamp set around my image and then matted it with kraft card before placing it at an angle on my card. I added a few enamel dots just to balance the design.
Here's a closer look at the trash bandits:


Aren't they just adorable?

Don't forget about our moodboard challenge over on the blog. Join in and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.


Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.



Friday, May 25, 2018

Tic Tac Toe

Good morning! Memorial weekend looks as though it's going to be a hot one. We have nothing planned but a bit of yard work and enjoying the sunshine.

It's Friday which means that the new moodboard challenge over at SumMore Fun starts today and it's a great one for all you vintage lovers.
You can see the moodboard lower in the post but for now check out my interpretation of it:


I used the colors from the moodboard and the Raisin Boat Strokes of Pride stamp set  to make a tic-tac-toe square filling it with the letters from the U.S.A. stamp also in the set. It did take me a few attempts to get the letters stamped as I had to make sure I had only inked the required letter.

I matted a dark blue card with teal card. I then stamped the stripes from the stamp set into a grid on kraft card stock ensuring the squares were even. I then stamped the eagle in green, following the moodboard colors and added the letters in dark red. The kraft card was then adhered to my card base.
A simple card that did cause me some frustrations to make! 

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


Aren't those colors just great for vintage makes!!!

Now pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

One for the boys

Good Morning, colder weather hit us again over the weekend - just when we had planted out some baby plants!
Today I have taken over the SumMore Fun Blog with a card for the boys. I killed 2 birds with one stone with this one, it was James's birthday on the 7th so my card was used for him.
I have used 2 stamp sets on this card the first being Welcome To The Cabin:


The set is all about hunting and fishing so I chose some of the wording and added fishes and fishing rod (from the same stamp set) onto a piece of white card I had lightly inked with green and brown ink. This was then added to my card base which had first been matted with dark green card.

Putting this to one side I then used my second stamp which is Chicken Wire This is a large stamp that is just what the item says it is chicken wire, here is a close up:


I stamped this onto acetate and using foam tape I placed this over my first stamping. My original idea was to make this a shaker card using some of the stamped fish from the first stamp set I used but they wouldn't lay right and 'shake' under the acetate. So instead I die cut a frame using some real tree design paper and added this over my images.

As this was for my son I die cut the letters and added son to the side of the card.

Don't forget our new moodboard challenge started last Friday to join in and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun head on over to the SumMore Fun challenge post.  Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.




Friday, May 11, 2018

Patriotic With Courage

Good morning! Life is kind of getting in the way at the moment but I'm here today with another great mood board challenge from SumMore Fun.

We are going all patriotic with this one, however as you can just use the colors for your challenge entry there are so many other ways to join in.

My card today is using the great Strokes of Pride Stamp Set. 


This is a great word based set giving plenty of opportunity to make patriotic cards or scrapbook pages.

I used a 6x6 inch card base and matted this with blue and red card. I then die cut an American flag placing this in the bottom left corner of my card. 
I positioned the word stamps around this so that they made sense and stamped them with versa-fine ink so I got a good dark crisp image.
I used blue Pearl Pen to make 3 enamel effect dots at the top of my card to balance the design.

Now how about joining our challenge and getting the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

First check out the mood board:


And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.





Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Good morning! from a warm sunny Michigan - yes at last the weather is turning and we are enjoying spring.

Today's card is using a technique that has been around for a while now but this is my first attempt at it. Stamping my background using SumMore Fun's Oops a Daisy stamp set  I made an eclipse card:



I stamped one of the daisies multiple times in different orientations then colored them with alcohol markers. I then stamped the tiny swirl which is a stamp from the Curly Cute stamp set.

I then took my alpha dies and cut the words THANK YOU across the images.

I matted a white card base with yellow card and added the negative part of my stamped background.
Using pop dots I replaced the letters letting the yellow card show through.


I then replaced the center of the O and A lining it up with the images. A simple card to make but I love the effect.

Don't forget about our challenge where you can win win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from  the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

 Check out the mood board to use this time round:


Pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy Birthday - Say it with Flowers

Good morning! 
Well I'm happy to say after our ice storms and inches of snow last week we have finally had a week on mainly sunshine!

Today starts the new Moodboard Challenge over at SumMore Fun and I love the color scheme for this one which you can see further down my post.

Here's how I have used the colors:


For the card I have used SumMore Fun's Flower Pot with Birdhouse. I colored the image with Markers and pencils sticking with the color theme but adding a pop of green for the leaves.
I decided to make a pocket card with a sentiment tag inside. I cut a 12x12inch piece of card in half and folded each half into 6x6inch card bases. I then cut a triangle from the front of both cards. Overlapping the backs I glued them together leaving 2 diagonal flaps. 
The grey and pink papers were chosen to go with my color theme and because they had patterns that compliment each other.
I matted the inside back of the card and the outside of the 2 flaps then using tape adhered the bottoms of the flaps making a pocket out of them.
I used a circle die to cut out my image and a mat in the grey paper. These were then fixed in place in the middle of the card. A Happy Birthday sentiment from Curly Cute Stamp set by Raisin Boat.


The tag was made using a Happy Birthday sheet die cut and attached to the pink paper. I punched a hole out of the top center and added a ribbon to pull the tag out with.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from  the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


And pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

  




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Vintage Bicycle

Good morning well after an icy weekend things are starting to warm up again not quite cycling weather but hey I thought I'd share a little vintage biking with you today with stamps from SumMore Fun:


I started by inking a white piece of card to make it look older. Using the same color ink I used the text stamp and stamped this 4 times covering my card. I then used Kraft card and again with same ink I stamped the Penny Farthing and fussy cut it out. 

My card was assembled using dark brown card to mat my base. I then added my inked card.
 I used foam squares to adhere my penny farthing raising it from the card:


 I added some coordinating nuvo drops.Finally I die cut some words from the dark brown card - I thought they were appropriate because wow! would you ride a bike with a seat like that!!!

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

While your looking don't forget our mood board challenge and the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


Pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.



Friday, April 13, 2018

Bouquet for Spring

Good morning, After late snow this week we have finally reached spring - the flowers in the yard are starting to make their appearance and I've even had the doors open to let the sun in!

Today marks a new moodboard challenge over at SumMore Fun and we have some gorgeous blue hues with a floral theme this time round so I have created a bouquet of flowers using the color themes:


I have used SumMore Fun's Brush Floral Stamp Set  and stamped the flowers to make my bouquet. I then added a sentiment from the same set using the same green ink as the flower stems.

I matted my card base with a coordinating blue card before adding my design. I tied a small bow and added this to the flowers. A few scattered green bubbles complete the design.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


And pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Go Wild!

Good Morning! I Hope you all had a great Easter! Now spring is well under way who is starting to think of camping?

My card today shows the reasons why I don't camp very well!


Yep all those critters that like to invade your space as well as suck the life out of you!

That said Raisin Boat's Happy Camper is the most adorable stamp set where you can get to enjoy the outdoors whilst in the safety of the craft room!

I colored the images with markers and then had my die cutter fussy cut the critters. I matted a card base with green card and placed the card with my campfire and sentiments on in the center of the card. I then die cut an aperture from some patterned paper and adhered this over my camp fire.
I then used 2 decreasing circle dies to cut a frame and added acetate to this. I placed the flower confetti onto my card and using foam squares glued my "window" over the aperture.
My little critters were then glued in place don't ya just love this crazy raccoon!


He is the perfect pizza thief!   

Don't forget our challenge mood board is perfect for all your spring cards:


 Pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.
You could win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.




Friday, March 30, 2018

Oops a Daisy!

Good Morning! hope you are enjoying the start to the holiday weekend.

Today is also  the start of a new mood board challenge over at SumMore Fun and the theme continues to be spring like. you can find more details at the end of my post!

My design is using the Oops A Daisy stamp set :


I stamped the large flower with embossing ink and used clear embossing powder. I then masked this off and stamped the 2 stemmed flowers over the large daisy and one overlapping the top corner. Again I embossed them with clear powder. I colored them using brush markers using the colors from the mood board.
Once I'd removed the ink from the embossed lines I used the Oops a daisy text stamp from the same set and stamped this multiple times in the spaces between the flowers. I then used a pale blue embossing powder on these.
My card base was matted with coordinating blue card before I adhered my image topper to it.
I then added pink enamel dots randomly around the design to complete it.


So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


You can use the colors, the images, one image, or all of it as long as there is something on your make that links back to it you can enter!

Just pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project. 
Don't forget you can double your prize money if you use stamps from SumMore Fun!

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.