Friday, 16 February 2018

Happy 7th Birthday to the Outlawz- My card for special challenge

Good evening everyone 

Today I've been busy creating a card for a special challenge over at the Outlawz. 
It's there 7th Birthday and to celebrate there's a special challenge with fabulous prizes, you even are given a digi to use for the challenge.

Outlawz Special challenge

On January 2, 2011, Colleen created the Outlawz Challenges and we are still going strong!!

We are rounding up all the Outlawz members for a special birthday celebration!

7 Year Celebration and Blog Hop.

Lots of prizes to be given away!!

This celebration challenge is in 3 parts:

1. Request the celebration image and make a project with it by February 24th!  Deadline for entering the challenge will be February 28, 2018, at Midnight Outlawz time.

2. A blog hop, visit all the blogs below and leave a comment for prizes! To qualify for prizes, you must make your comment by February 28, 2018, Midnight Outlawz time.

3. For the prize of Paper Temptress, answer this question: Deadline February 28, 2018, Outlawz time.

You must be a member and sign in to participate but it's all free to do so.

The digi is owned by : Sheepski Designs
And they have kindly allowed us members to use it to create a card.  Here's the website: Sheepskin Designs

Here is my entry for the challenge:

 I absolutely loved colouring in this digi and had fun creating a card around it. 

I made a centre step card, coloured digi in by using my Pro Markers.

Die cuts I used are Tattered lace, X-cut and botanic gate die.  Background die is x-cut which I die cut a aperture out of using another nesting die. 

The papers were in the goody bag my mom gave me and the rest are all from my bits and bobs craft stash.  The white background paper already came embossed and has a lovely sheen to it.
The white card on the borders I die cut using tattered lace die, it also has a rainbow sheen in it and is like diamond sparkles in the light

I also used snippets of my Mirri board for the edges and the gems were from Poundland.

I do hope you go on over and join in with the fun over at the outlawz- there's also a blog hop with great prizes-

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time out to comment.

Here is the image that you can use for the challenge:

Have a lovely weekend 
Lots of love .


Colour me crazy challenge  - Anything goes

Crafting with friends  - Anything goes

Crafty catz - Anything goes with option pretty ribbon

Aud sentiments challenge  - for a friend 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Box for cards

Good evening bloggers

Want to say thanks so much for anyone that visits my blog, whether you leave a comment or not doesn't matter as any time spent here I'm so grateful for 

I made a box today out of 12 x 12 card given to me by my mom.  I needed a large box to put large cards in as I've no storage for them.

I had a box scoring board where you just score each edge and hey Presto you have a box lid and then you do the same for the base. 

I used and decoupaged image from Hunkydory little dresses mini pad and matted her onto some kraft foiled card which I got from a online craft shop, brand DCWV and used dies from same shop called creative dies.    The bottom layer is a x-cut background die from eBay. A bargain 

The fairy die is die cut out of silver Mirri board and matted onto die from botanic lane orchards collection using the foiled kraft card and white card which is foiled too with hearts. 

Flowers are botanic orchard dies and spellbinders rose creation die.  

The lace , leaves , ribbon and gems are all bits from my crafty stash. 

I also realised that I can put so much more than cards into the box, quite a few bits and bobs lol.

Have a lovely evening 


I'd like to enter this into the following competitions please : 

Inspiration destination  - Anything goes 

Simon says stamp Wednesday  - Add a die cut 

Snowflakes promise  - Anything goes 

Lemon shortbread challenge  - Anything goes 

Retarte - Anything goes 

Always fun challenge  - Anything goes 

Crafting from the heart  - Anything goes 

Get creative challenges  - Use ribbon or washi tape

Pammies inky pinkies- Anything goes

Unstampable challenges  - Anything goes/ no stamps or digis

A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

First DT post for "Moving along with the times" Challenge blog

Good morning all

Hope your week has been good

Thank you to all my new followers and time leaving comments 

I'm pleased to announce I'm on DT for Moving along with the Times Blog
A new challenge starts today and the theme is below, Mrs duck another DT member chose the theme this challenge:

Its my turn (Mrs. Duck) to choose the theme here at MAWTT and, in time honoured tradition, I am going with a song lyric theme again.

I have already used the first verse of Dana's All Kinds of Everything as a previous theme so this time round, I want you all to use the second verse as your inspiration...............

Seagulls and aeroplanes

Things of the sky

Winds that go howlin'

Breezes that sigh

City sights

Neon lights

Grey skies or blue

All kinds of everything remind me of you

To join in and enter please go here: 

Would be lovely to see your entries, I look forward to seeing what you make and visiting your blogs 

My interpretation of the theme was grey skies and things of the sky.


 I made a acetate bow front card.  Tutorial can be found here: 

I used this project so I can use a big space to show background paper of the sky.

I doubled over with the patterned paper on the outside .

It was easy to do.   I scored a A4 gatefold card then die cut an aperture on each fold of the gatefold, decorated inside with gorgeous background paper from ebay.  Cut and decoupaged  the lady from Hunkydory little dresses mini pad and die cut birds from Heartfelt botanic dies and stuck all on the inside

Measured acetate bigger than needed so it would bow when stuck down.  Stuck folds down gently over the acetate and decorated as needed.

The flowers detail at the front of the card was stamped, then used glitter print magic and die cut using Heartfelt botanic collection dies.    The papers from that collection too.

Border on the top from ultimate crafts die magnolia lane collection. 

Rest was from my crafty stash.

I enjoyed making this and was really please with the outcome and one of my favourites I've made so far.  

The challenge will end on 28th Feb so you've plenty of time to create something for the challenge.  

Enjoy and look forward to seeing you there. 

Moving along with the times DT

Love Sharon


A bit more time to craft  - Anything goes

Perfect time to craft  - Anything goes

Classic design team challenge blog - Anything goes

Country view craft challenge  - Anything but cute

Crafts galore encore  - Anything goes

Crafty girls creations  - Anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper challenge  - Anything goes with patterned paper

Create and inspire challenges  - Anything goes

DL art Linky challenge  - Anything goes

Happy little stamper  - Anything goes with dies

More than one score at scor-pal - Anything goes

Not just cards - Anything goes

Creative crafters  - Anything goes

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

Crafty creations  - Anything goes

Pause, dream, enjoy  - Anything goes

Penny's challenges  - Anything goes

Unstampable challenges  - Anything goes.  No stamps or digis

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Nice and white

Good evening all

I'm sat here waiting for some hot and spicy chicken wings to cook, this late at night lol .  I'm hungry and just fancied something spicy 

Made a card today , little out of my usual style but I'm pleased with it  

I love Mirri card stock.  The one I used on the card is rainbow Mirri and changes colour with the light .

I matted and layered white and Mirri cardstock .  Stamped a sentiment from heartfelt botanic orchard collection and roughly cut it out and matter onto Mirri cardstock. 

I used tattered lace dies to die cut onto white card and stuck around border .  The lace I used was 99p from eBay and gems from Poundland. I do love my bargains 

I used ultimate crafts magnolia border die and cut onto the Mirri card and used on left border.

The flowers are stamped and die cut from botanic orchard collection and then used the lace to finish of with a bow.

I hope you like this one? Was quite pleased with it and surprised myself as it's not usually my style 

Have a lovely evening 

Oh welcome to my new followers. Much appreciated and lovely to have you 

Love sharon 

I'd like to enter this card into following competitions

Crafty calendar challenge  - 2 or more layers

Crafting with an attitude - Anything goes

Creative knockouts  - Birthday wishes

Crafting by designs - Anything goes

Word art Wednesday  - Anything goes

Creates and makes  - Anything goes

Lemon shortbread  - Anything goes

Through the craftroom door  - Anything goes

Sweet stampin - Anything goes

Dress to impress

Hi bloggers

It's time for the weekend, a chance for most of you to chill and craft , well that's what I'll be doing lol 

I received some free dies out of a magazine tattered lace.   Ones called over the edge border and the other floral, both tattered lace dies. 
I just love tattered lace!

Of course I wanted to play, as you do when you get new crafty stuff lol.  

I made an 8 by 8 large card using A4 card.  The image is from hunkydory little pads called dress to impress and I just love these images. There's so many duplicates too so you can decoupage to create dimension.

I matted and layered her using hunkydory patterned papers and card from paws for thought, some beautiful papers in this kit. 
I then used some gorgeous lace around the edges which I picked up from 'The works' for a pound. I stuck some gems which were from Poundland and there's quite a few of them , a bargain.

I then used the die cuts from the new tattered lace dies and stuck around the card.
The sentiment was from hunkydory kit too. 

Bows handmade using some brown ribbon I had in my stash. 

Thanks for looking really appreciate it.

Have a lovely weekend, wrap up warm it's going to be cold Bbbrrrrrr


I'd like to enter this card into the following competitions :

Crafting with friends  - Anything goes

Crafty Catz - Anything goes

Jos scrap shack - Anything goes

Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Create and inspire challengesc - Anything goes

Qkr stampede - Anything goes

Seize the birthday - seize the birthday option candles

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Magic card

Good evening my loyal followers

I hope your week has been ok. 

It's been absolutely freezing here but no snow, which I love so a bit disappointed lol

Had my darling grandson for a bit Wednesday and we were playing chase with his dinosaur toy lol
He's such a darling 
My vacuum decided to cut out on me yesterday and sparked then all the electric in the house cut out.  Oh it's been an eventful week lol

I've made a magic card, not sure why they call it that as it's not really magic lol  
It can get very detailed as there's a few compartments to decorate compared to a normal card.

 As there's a lot on the card I will do a list of what I used. 
You can find the tutorial here:
Magic card tutorial

 Two pieces of different sized card stuck back to back and another card flap stuck in the middle so it can flap over each side and show different sides that are decorated .  It also folds down flat so ok to post too.

Patterned card and paper:  Textured paper, hunkydory paws for thought paper pad and normal white card from Core'dinations for some dies

Some pattern textured velum from my mom crafty stash 

Dies used:  Magnolia ultimate crafts lane collection borders dies.
Spellbinders rose creation die 
Heartfelt botanic collection dies

Stamp is from my stash which coloured with pro markers and used glue glitter for her dress and at bottom
Distressed at the top with dew drops Blue chalk dye

Embossed white card with Joahanna sheen embossing folder then distressed with blue chalk die

Snippets used around the edges from crafty stash left over

The gold heart metal embellishments were from the stash my mom gave me

The rest all from bits and bobs from my crafty stash

I do apologise for the amount of photos but there's no other way to show all the compartments 

Thank you for all my new followers, I've returned the favour and appreciate your time and comments very much

Hope you all have a lovely weekend 


Sharon Hudson 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges please:

Aud sentiments challenge  - Valentine'
or love sentiment

Cards for galz  - Think pink

Craft rocket challenges  - Love

Crafting with an attitude - Anything goes

DL Art  - Pink or red

Tic tac toe - die cut, emboss and floral

Crafting by designs - Anything goes

Fab n funky - words related to Valentine's day

I love promarkers - Love, wedding or anniversary

Inspiration destination - Anything goes

Pause, dream , enjoy  - Valentine'
 Cards or treats

Simon says wednesday - Love

Crafty addicts - Anything goes/ All loved up

Create and makes  - Anything goes

Lemon shortbread  - Anything goes

Snippets playground  - Use snippets

High hope stamps challenge  - Anything goes

Crafting with dragonflies  - Love /Valentine's

Sunday, 4 February 2018

First Christmas card of the year!

Good evening all

Chilled out today after a restless day yesterday. 
My darling mother bought me two big bag fulls of her old crafting stash she no longer uses. 
There are so much goodies in there.  

With my moms crafting stash I made my first Christmas card.

 It's just a normal A4 card scored in the middle. 
I used some ribbon and stuck it n the middle of the card and across like you would on a parcel. 

The red matted layer is actually textured fabric, it's just gorgeous. I matted the fabric onto textured vellum .

I used my magnolia dies , damask and borders ones and wet them with clear embossing ink then used clear embossing powder with fine glitter mixed in . 

The red flower were all separate petals (fabric) in a bag so I glued them together and put a handmade bow in the middle . 

The rest on the card was from what I was given by my mom apart from the lace bow which was from my stash.

Hope you've all had a relaxing weekend, thanks so much for popping on by 

Much love 
Sharon xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following competitions:

Crimbo crackers  - Anything goes, must be festive

Sweet stampin Christmas  - Anything Christmas goes

Christmas cards all year round  - Use mainly red Christmas

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge  - Anything goes as long as it' Christmas

Sparkles christmas challenge  - Anything goes

International art and soul - texture

Lil patch of crafty friends - Anything goes

Crafty calendar friends  - 2 or more layers

Fairy and the unicorn. Challenges  - Anything goes optional use red

Simply papercraft  - Anything goes

Craft dee bowz  - Anything goes with handmade bow

Crafty hazelnuts challenge  - Anything goes with patterned paper

Happy little stampers - Christmas challenge