Thursday, 6 August 2020

Rain or Shine

Today's card is using products from the Clearly Besotted August kit and a Time for Tea designs scalloped die. 
Products used:

Clearly Besotted August kit

Patterned paper
Undercover Plushies stamp set

Time For Tea Designs

Small scalloped frame die

Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens


Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Sitting here thinking of you

There are so many lovely sets in the new August Clearly Besotted kit (as always) it was hard to know where to start but I've used this really beautiful set Posy Plushies along with a watercoloured background.

Products used:

Clearly Besotted stamps:
Posy Plushies

Distress Oxide Inks:
Abandoned Coral
Worn Lipstick
Ripe Persimmon

Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens

Sharon x

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Frida with wings!

Today's card features Firda with a pair of wings and is using all AALL & Create products.

I made a watercoloured background by smooshing distress oxides onto a piece of acetate then applying to watercolour card.

Products used:

AALL & Create stamps:

Janet Klein - Frida
Olga Heldwein - Take Flight
Olga Heldwein - Textural Elements

Inks: Distress Oxide inks


Monday, 3 August 2020

Believe in yourself

My long awaited stamp sets and dies arrived today from AALL & Create. I had to make something straightaway with them. So here she is.....

I have done all the background with distress oxides. The die cuts were inked with the oxides then sprinkled with water and then I added white highlights.  The mandala, girl and wings were coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.

Product list:

AALL & Create :

Stamps by Olga Heldwein
Orbicular Graffiti
Take Flight
Deep Focus
Textural Elements

Stamps & Dies by Bipasha BK
Checkered Figures
Number Crunching

Distress Oxide Inks:
Pickled Raspberry
Abandoned Coral
Peacock Feathers

Frida stamp is next 😊

Sharon x

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Home Sweet Home

Another card using the July kit from Clearly Besotted .

Products used:

Clearly Besotted:
Stamps: Treehouse Treasures
Stencils: A Little Bumpy

Time For Tea Designs:
Stencil: Scene It
Die: Scalloped Frame

Distress Oxide

Spectrum Noir - Illustrators

I started off stamping the treehouse image onto card and then masking it so I could stencil the clouds with the a little bumpy stencil and tumbled glass ink. I then stencilled in the sun rays with mustard seed and finally the grass with bundled sage.
I then coloured the image with my illustrator pens.
Next I stamped and fussy cut the little critters and coloured them. I then adhered them to the image with 3D foam pads.
I die cut the frame and adhered it with 3D foam pads.
Then to finish off I added the sentiment.

Sharon x

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Nom Nom

Today's card features the really cute Clearly Besotted stamp set "Nom Nom". I've also used products from Time For Tea Designs. I love the little sayings.

Products used:

Clearly Besotted stamps: 
Nom Nom

Time For Tea Designs:
Slimline Scallops Cover Plate die
Small Scalloped Frame die
Sunny Side Up stencil

Distress Oxides:
Twisted Citron 
Peacock Feathers

Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens

Happy Crafting
Sharon x

Friday, 31 July 2020

Make A Splash!

Two posts in one day!!

So this card uses the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die. I've been wanting to try this for ages and coupled up with a Clearly Besotted stamp set I couldn't go wrong.

I've added a little video on my Instagram. Link to my instagram is on the right hand side of this blog .

Products Used:

Lawn Fawn: Reveal Wheel die
                     Speech Bubble add on die
                     Reveal Wheel Sentiments

Clearly Besotted: Rainy Day Play stamp set

Time For Tea Designs: Splish Splash stencil

Spectrum Noir: Illustrator pens

I really enjoyed making this and can see lots more of them to come!

Sharon x

Contrasting cards......Summer, Summer, Summertime..... and Merry Christmas

Happy Friday! 
Today is the first day in a long while that here in Scotland we've had a nice sunny day. It's been non stop rain. Hence the bright Summer card. I made the Christmas card a few days ago but thought I'd do a contrast post for my blog.

So for my first card I have used all Clearly Besotted July kit except the circle frame.

Stamp sets:
Clearly Besotted: The Scene It Around II
                             All Four Seasons Hippos
                             Scene It Around Additions
Clearly Besotted: Small Scenes

Memento: Tuxedo Black
Distress Oxides: Shabby Shutters 


First I stamped out the little scene, "The scene it around II" winter stamp set and used a circle die to cut around it. 
I then masked off everything but the sky which I stencilled with oxide inks. I then coloured the rest with Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens and added a little glitter to the trees and the tops of the snow mounds. I then stamped and cut out the little hippos from the " All Four Seasons Hippos" set and also the cloud and lamppost from the "Scene it around additions" set. Again they were coloured with the Illustrator pens. 
I cut a piece of white card and used the "Small Scenes" stencil from the July kit with shabby shutters distress oxide ink to make the tree banner across the middle of the card. I adhered it to my light green layer of card which was adhered to my card blank.
I then framed the stamped piece with the die cut and adhered it to the card with 3D foam pads.
I then stamped the merry christmas onto a piece of white card and adhered it to the bottom right of the card. 
Just some clear drops from Time for tea designs to finish off. 

For my Summer card I have used Clearly Besotted, Time For Tea and Spectrum Noir products.

Stamp sets:
Clearly Besotted: Summer Corners

T4T Designs: Tropic like its hot

Distress Oxides: Shaded Lilac

Spectrum Noir: Aqua pens

I made the background by using Spectrum Noir Aqua pens by just laying some of the ink down onto a glass mat and adding some water then smooshing them onto a piece of white watercolour card.
When it was dry I stencilled over it using T4T's "Tropic it like it's hot" stencil and Shaded Lilac distress oxide ink.
Next I stamped and cut out the Clearly Besotted's Summer Corners image and coloured it brightly with Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens. I also added some little highlights with a white pen.
I cut a piece of bright pink card and adhered it to a white blank card and then added the background piece.
The summer corner images were adhered with 3D foam pads.
I stamped out the sentiment from the kit onto white card and layered it up with the same pink card. Again I used 3D foam pads to adhere it.

There you go 2 contrasting cards. Hope the weather is nice where you are.

Happy crafting

Sharon x

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Brand New Blog

Hi there

I've had several blogs over the years but have decided to start a new one as my style has changed somewhat over those years.
I am mainly into papercraft. This blog will show lots of cards, 3D projects, tags etc be it cute, mixed media etc. My favourite companies are Time For Tea Designs (which I am part of their DT), Clearly Besotted, Heffy Doodles and for mixed media Aall and Create.
I enjoy stamping, die cutting, messy art, using my Silhouette Cameo, Cricut and Scan n Cut. Over 20 years I have collected ALOT of crafty stash. 😉

I live in Scotland now and took early retirement so spend a lot of time crafting. I have 4 kids, 2 of which have flown the nest, an understanding hubby, a anti social cat and a mad lab retriever.

So if anyone actually visits 😊 I hope you enjoy my work and get some inspiration from my blogged projects.

Happy crafting!


Rain or Shine

Today's card is using products from the Clearly Besotted August kit and a Time for Tea designs scalloped die.  Products used: Clearly Be...