Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Creative moments new challenge plus tutorial for shadow box

Good morning everyone

There's a new challenge over at Creative Moments today

Theme is : Show us your spring inspired projects/cards
To join in click here:
Creative Moments blog

"Photo heavy post"

We were sponsored by Rick St Dennis for this challenge and I used one of his digis called : Isabella Easter Hunt which you can find on his site here: 
Isabella Easter Hunt digi

The card I made for this challenge is a shadow box card of which I used my own dimensions, which are 7 x 9 inch card for both pieces of card

I scored one inch on smallest width of each side and then another inch inwards

I folded valleys and then mountain for one card and did the opposite way for the other piece of card.

This is what it looks like before cutting aperture and decorating and gluing sides together: 

I used a Polkadoodles nesting die for the aperture and then decorated inside of the other piece of card and glued Isabella onto the cut out of the aperture and glued both sides of pieces of card together 

I proceeded to decorate the rest of the card using spellbinders rose creation dies, Tattered lace crescent creation dies for flowers and for the detail on either side of the aperture.  Butterflies came from same dies too.


The gems, sentiment and ribbon are all from my normal stash. 

I hope you hop on over and join in the challenge, would love to see your beautiful creations

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day 

Lots of love 


Craftoholics R Us - Anything goes

Crafty creations  - Anything goes

Inspiration destination - Anything goes

Little red wagon  - All about girls/women

Moo mania  - Easter

Scrapy land  - Anything goes with dies scrapy land sells

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - Floral frenzy

Crafty addicts  - Anything goes

Word art Wednesday  - Anything goes

World wide open design team challenge  - Anything goes

DL art Linky challenge - Anything goes

Colour crazy craft challenge  - Anything goes

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Vintage birthday tag

Good evening bloggers

I hope the snow isn't too bad where you are, we've had a bit here and it's just started to snow again. 

I went to Wales yesterday to go and see my darling nan who's 103 and not very well and also my sweet aunty who's also not good either.   Not a very good day, got home and felt so mentally drained that I did nothing but sleep.  I've been very tense and nothing was helping so decided to craft for few hours and I'm pleased to say the tension has been relieved.  Crafting is a great distraction! 

I made a vintage birthday tag using a page from Hunkydorys little dresses book.  I fussy cut her out and decoupaged her.  

Made tag using a white card blank, used first edition 12x12 texture papers to cover the tag.  Then used gorgeous polkadoodles paper pad to mat her onto and used one of their dies too.  Before matting her onto card I stamped around the card using tattered lace flowers stamps and Hunkydorys corner stamps and distressed with burlap. 

I cut a strip of paper and distressed it and used this textured fabric with glitter for her to sit on and curved it to give it dimension.

I distressed all papers and flowers using distressed burlap ink

The sentiment is from stuff my mom gave me which I die cut using spellbinders labels plus die and distressed and matted it onto more polkadoodles paper. 

Dies I used are: 
Spellbinders rose creation dies
Poppy crafts flowers die
Tattered lace flourishes die for the flowers 
Polkadoodles die
Butterflies are tattered lace

The pearl gems, doileys and ribbon are from my stash. 

I hope you like this one.  It helped relax me so I'm ok with that lol. 

Have a lovely evening and thanks do much for popping over

Lots of love 


Crafty calendars  : Add a tag or make one

Crafty friends challenge  - For a special lady

Papercraft Linky party  - Anything goes

613 avenue  - Anything goes

Brown sugar challenge - Spring or Easter

Crafty catz - Anything goes

Jos scrap shack - Anything goes

Morgan's art World  - Anything goes

Lil patch of crafty friends- Anything goes

A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

Aud sentiments - Bingo plus sentiment : patterned paper, 3d item and ribbon

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - Easter inspired 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

New DT post for Moving along with the times blog

Good morning all

There's a new challenge started over on the "Moving along the times" blog today!
The theme is Easter which I'm sure a few of you have made a card or project for easter so why not enter it in for the challenge

The image of the basket of flowers I got is a freebie over at the Outlawz site, the lady who designed it is called: Anne Fenton whos DT over at the outlawz , it's free to register and there's so many challenges and prizes available.  You can hop on over here:  Anne Fenton Free digi

 The card I made for DT was a struggle lol
Oh boy!  How I managed to not rip it up is beyond me Lol! 

The image is coloured in using Pro markers and I had some new glossy accents (So I thought anyway), so decided to put some on the flowers to make them shiny.  After a while I noticed the colours were fading.  I checked the bottle and realised it was water based so basically was ruining my image.  I waited for it to dry to colour on top which again just made a mess so decided to put some paper flowers on the image to hide the mess! Lol!

I used a free set I got from Hunkydory for the cardstock.  It's a 8x8 card made using 2 A4 cards.  

Dies I used are : 
Couture corner dies, tattered lace flourish die, poppy brand dies for flowers and butterflies are tattered lace too. 
The image is matted onto sue Wilson rectangle ornate die and glued and glittered in the patterned die 

Sentiment is from free Easter kit from Hunkydory
Ribbon from create and craft

Rest is all from my crafty stash

I hope to see your projects and cards over at the challenge
Thanks so much for your time viewing and any comments you may leave 

Have a lovely day



Classic design team challenge - Anything goes must use DT project

Crafts galore encore  - Anything goes

DO I Kreatives  - Easter

Electice ellapu - spring

Fabrika fantasy  - spring

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Polkadoodles Twinkle Tulips card

Good evening bloggers

Hope your week has been good so far

I've had a extremely busy day today. 
I had my baby granddaughter for few hours this morning , she was as good as gold and an angel for her nanny today.  I then took my dog for a walk, then an hour later my grandson came for a few hours also had my eldest son round then later this evening my youngest son popped round.   After everyone had gone home I decided to unwind by crafting. 

 I made a normal sized portrait card using a Twinkles Tulips Polkadoodles Digi image I had got for free over at polkadoodles.  I coloured her in last night using Pro markers, the grass and small flowers at the bottom I done myself.

Tonight I cut her out using Sue Wilson die , rectangles ornate dies.  I distressed in dew drops blue chalk around the edges and cut the other layers out using different coloured papers I either got free in magazines and using a pad from Poundland.

The flowers are from Poppy brand dies and spellbinders rose creation dies. 

I used some doileys from my stash and the card I put it all on is from create and craft kit , a white scalloped card blank.

The pearl gems and sentiment are also from my stash. 

You can get the image free from here: Polkadoodles Twinkle Tulip Digi

I absolutely love polkadoodles images. So much to choose from and so versatile. 

Hope you like my card today 

Thanks so much for popping by
Have a lovely evening 



Polkadoodles challenge blog  - Anything goes

Crafty creations  - Anything goes

Darranddiane blog - use mostly grey

I love pro markers - For a girl, must use Pro markers

Pause, dream, enjoy  - Anything goes

Scrapy land blog  - Anything goes must use die they sell

Crafty addicts  - Anything goes

Word art Wednesday  - Anything goes

Craft dee bowz - Anything goes with handmade bow

Crafters cafe  - handmade flowers

Crafty girls creations  - Anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper blog  - patterned paper

Creatalicious challenges - Anything goes

HLS blog  - Anything goes with dies 

Friday, 9 March 2018

Mothers day project

Good evening my fellow friends

Well I've been busy past few days since my last post.  Had both my grandchildren for few hours wednesday then started making a project for mothers day as my mom decided she wanted an acetate bow card for mothers day so I gave other one I made for my son's girlfriend as he wanted it for her.  

I needed to get it done as had steroid injection in shoulder today so I know by experience I'll be in more pain than usual tomorrow 

Must pre warn you this post is a bit photo heavy

I put all my heart and soul into this one lol, to make one yourself you can follow tutorial here:
Acetate bow front card tutorial

I must admit I enjoy making these and think they're so effective and I love dimension it creates

The card stock I used is patterned cardstock from Hunkydorys free club gift. You sign up for free to get it and I must say it's just beautiful card and toppers too .

The lady inside is from A kit from create and craft which was only £5 and there's so much in it, certainly a bargain. 

Dies I used are: 
Tattered lace flower 
Botanic collection orchard dies and stamps
Spellbinders rose creation die
X cut background A5 die 

Acetate, lace, peg, pearl gems and rest on card are from my stash

I also made a gift box, originally to put card in but it won't fit so will use it for her gifts which I decorated by stamping and putting ribbon on just to make it that extra bit special

I hope all the mothers out there have a lovely mothers day, you're all very special and deserve a rest lol 

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, really appreciate your time  ...

Much love 


Alphabet challenge - Y - Your choice

Brown sugar challenge  - Spring or Easter

Crafty catz - Layer it up

Creative fingers  - Anything goes

Jos scrap shack  - Anything goes

Morgan's art world  - Anything goes

Simply papercraft - Anything goes

Aud sentiments challenge - Anything goes plus a sentiment

Craft rocket challenges  - Something new : Hunkydorys club kit and lady image

Crafting with attitude  - Anything goes

A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts challenge  - Anything goes with patterned paper

Create and inspire  - Anything goes

Dies R Us challenge  - pastel colours plus use at least one die

DL art Linky challenge - Anything goes

HLS with dies challenge  - Anything goes with dies

World wide open design team  - Anything goes, must be on a DT

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

DT post - New challenge over at Creative Moments

Good morning bloggers

It's that time again where a new challenge has started over at Creative Moments blog.
It's Anything goes with a optional theme of :
8th of March it's international woman day.
Make it all about the woman/girls/children

You can hop on over by clicking link here:
Creative Moments challenge blog

There are a few sponsors where if you win you'll be lucky enough to win some fab prizes

One of the sponsors this week is "Polkadoodles"!.  Oh I do love their images.
This week I had the pleasure of using this beauty called Fredericka which you can find over on their site here:
Fredericka Digi stamp

As optional theme was for the ladies/Internantional woman's day I made a Z fold card for my mom.  

You can find tutorial here for Z fold card:
Z fold tutorial
I found it very easy and used A4 card

I coloured image using my Pro Markers and die cuts are Tattered lace flourish dies which I think are just stunning. 
I fussy cut the image and stuck her on the Z fold strip and the Mum aperture at the back was from Kanban celebration Windows kit. 

Easily folded up to put in a envelope:

The card is patterned card from Kanban and the flowers and pearls are from poundland. 

The sentiments tags I thread lace through and hand made a bow using ribbon from my stash. 

Would be lovely to see your entries over on the blog

Have a lovely day 

Lots of love 



Crafting creations  - Anything goes

Crafty gals corner  - Anything goes

Fab n funky  - Mothers day

I love pro markers - For a girl

Inspiration destination - Anything goes

Scrapyland blog  - Anything goes plus use die scrapyland sells

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - girl power

Crafty addicts  - Anything goes optional all about mums

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Recessed window card with handmade background

Good evening all

The snow is finally melting here so I hope some of you are getting back to normal, me, I love the snow and so does my dog lol so I'm gutted it's gone. 

I made a card today with a recessed window in the middle, you can find tutorial here:
Recessed window tutorial

I used different measurements to the one in the tutorial as my topper background card was 5 by 5 " square and I used a A4 card blank

 I've always wanted to make my own background with my alcohol markers so I got my blue colour pens and played about until I was happy with the outcome.  To make the moon I just used a circle piece of card and covered the background card with it as I coloured.

I wanted a dusky night time sky so was happy with it.  I then had some silhouette stamps of cats from Hunkydory and brickwork so stamped them on background and used tattered lace window die stuck that down and stamped another cat in the window. 

I followed the tutorial above using my measurements then decorated the card using Couture dies for sides of the card, crafters companion Diesire border dies for edges inside window, tattered lace flower dies and spellbinders rose creation die. 

I used my Mirri card and plain coloured card from my stash and sentiment was from same kit as the stamps. 

Pearls and gems from my stash. 

Hope you like this card.  One of my favourites so far, probably cause it's cats and night sky  

Thanks so much for visiting and any comments you may leave.

Have a good start to the week

Lots of love 
Sharon Hudson 


Angies digital stamps - Anything goes

Stamped blessings  - Anything goes plus a stamp

Heartful stamping  - Anything goes plus a stamp

Lil patch of crafty friends  - Anything goes

My besties Spanish challenge blog  - Anything goes

Penny black and more challenge  - creature

Crafters castle  - Anything goes plus favourite technique

Papercrafters Linky party  - Anything goes

2 crazy critter crazies - Anything goes with critter

A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

A perfect time to craft  - Anything goes

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge  - Anything goes

Jo's scrap shack - Anything goes