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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.




Monday, March 26, 2018

Tractor TLC

Good afternoon. I'm taking a break from preparing our house for guests next week. My college friend that I haven't seen for more than 10 years is coming from England for the week. 
I am SOOOO EXCITED!!!! 

But  lets get grounded, I need to share with you all this card I made for a colleague of my husband. The instructions were 'he likes doing up old tractors'

So I had a digital stamp of a John Deere Tractor and just needed to 'rust' it up a bit:


I used Prismacolor pencils to color it, this was my first attempt and using the pencils for a full image and realize there is a learning curve with them!

Once colored I matted the image onto black and green card. 


I used a grass patterned paper on my card base along with mats of green and black like my image.

I angled the image on the card and added a die cut Happy Birthday which was 2 cuts one black one green and placed on top of one another to give a shadow.
A few black card candi finished the design.

I just hope the recipient doesn't pledge allegiance to the International! 

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