Thursday, 20 October 2016

Creative Scrappers Challenge - #299 - Goodbye!...

Today I have challenge layout to share with you. This time it is with the guys over at Creative Scrappers. You may have seen that I have been using some of the Creative Scrappers layouts recently as I made their 'creating with sketches' book. Which I have been loving! and I have found it really speeds up the scrapbooking process, no more wasting hours on Pinterest! 

Anyway back to the today's layout challenge. Here is the Sketch...


Here is my layout...


I used the Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection and for the stars I cut out a few on my Silhouette Cameo. 
The page is documenting the day that The Brighton Wheel closed. Sofie and I were lucky enough to go on one of the last few ever voyages so of course we had to snap a few fun photos. 



Back Soon! Sharni xx

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Besties - October Same But Different Challenge Card...

Its that time of the month again for the Besties same but different challenge. This months is IMG706 -



Here is my card -


With Christmas fast approaching I decided to make her Christmas themed. The background paper is doodlebug and the tag and doilie is just from my collection.


The die cut word Merry is a recent realise from lawn fawn and I just love it! The stamped Christmas is also from lawn fawn from a set called Merry Messages.

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Stuck?! Sketches Challenge - October 1st - Appendix Removed!...

Today I have another challenge layout for you from Stuck?! Sketches. They run challenges twice monthly this is the 1st one for the month of October - 


Here is my Layout - 


I used the collection Heart from Simple Stories for the first time (which I didn't realise was about grieving for a lost one) along with a few odd doilies, sequins and enamal dots from my collection, to document the story of when I got my appendix removed earlier this year. 


Do you play along with any sketch challenges? I really am loving them at the minute. 

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

Lets Get Sketchy - Laugh Together...

Happy monday everyone! This morning mum and I completed this weeks Lets Get Sketchy Challenge. Here is the what the sketch looks like...


And here is the layout I created...


The photo is just an odd one that I took on my phone one day when mum and I were having coffee. 

I used the paper collection Confetti from Maggie Holmes and a few other odd bits from my stash. The word laugh is Heidi Swapp's and one of the doilies is from Stampin Up and the other is just dove craft's. The pink and yellow enamel dots that you can see scattered on the page are actually made using my new Nuvo drops which I love and feel I need the whole collection!!



Do you play along with any challenge's? 

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Besties - Img734...

So October is here! Hopefully this will be the month that we can get back out our coats and boots! Recently it has been really warm which of course is nice but honestly I miss the cooler evenings, autumn is my favourite season of the year! 

Anyway with a new month starting means a new challenge is also starting over on The UK Besties blog, this months theme is Halloween. 


I used the Besties Img734 which of course I coloured with my Copic pens and I was super brave and coloured black I used the C family along with 100 and i'm really happy with the result and it wasn't actually as hard as I thought it would be. 

The back ground paper and the sentiment are both Doodlebug which I had left over from last year! The Black spiders web you can slightly see is from Stampin Up which again is left over from last year!

I cant wait to see what you create for the challenge!


Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Besties - September Same But Different Challenge Card...

Here is my card for the Besties September same but different challenge...




The image is img 820-1 hollyhock fairy, which again I colored her with my Copic pens.




The background price of paper is from a doodlebug 6x6 paper pad and the doily is just an odd one from my stash. The orange is a stampin up piece of paper and word 'hello' is a MFT Die-namics die cut and the word 'birthday' is from the lawn fawn 'year six' stamp set.

I hope you play along with the challenge and I look forward to see what you create.

Be back soon! Sharni X

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Delivery Time!!

Today I received three different delivery's!! Yes you read that right three!! 🙈




1. The brand new MFT Happy Hedgehogs from does to die for.

2. I finally managed to get my hands on the neat & tangled blog planner stamp set from seven hills crafts.

3. And a selection of lawn fawn goodies that I have had on back order from sprinkle twinkle. Which include my other Christmas stamp set for this year called Toboggan together.

Now I just need to actually find some time to play with it all! I especially can't wait to play with the lawn fawn cloud border dies.

Be back soon! Sharni X

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Avery Elle - North Pole Pals...

My first Christmas card for the year is complete!!




I used the new North Pole Pals stamp set by Avery Elle which I coloured in with my Copic pens.




The Merry Christmas is also new to me which both are from stampin up, it seems crazy to be playing with Christmas things when it is so hot outside!

Be back soon! Sharni X

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Besties - img006 fluffy frannie...

Happy September! I can't believe we are 3/4 through 2016 already!! Where has the year gone?

Today I have another Besties card to share with you she is called Fluffy Frannie. As always I coloured her in with my Copic pens.



The theme for the challenge this month is Fall. Which made me instantly think of being all cozy with a cup of hot coffee so when I saw this image, I knew she was perfect!!



The 'For You' is a new die from lawn fawn which I have cut out in green then layered another white one on top as well.

The tag is just a random 'craft' coulored one I had in my collection which I used the Tim Holtz distress inks for around the edge of to give it a bit of texture.

I can't wait to see what all you guys make for this challenge!!

Be back soon! Sharni X

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Adventure...

Today I have to share with you a scrapbook layout I created using two cut files. The first one is the globe which I saw on the silhouette store and knew I had to have straight away! And the second is just the word adventure which I just typed out and cut to fit on top of my photograph.



When I first started this page I actually thought I was going to use the negative of the globe and have the blue stripes coming though but with much playing around I switched it and am now very happy I did! I have still kept the negative so you might see that pop up some time in the future.



The photograph is just one I snapped of the airplane which we flew on, on our way home to England from America on our last visit.


The background paper is actually from the simple stories - say cheese collection but the other paper and embellishments are from one of my favourite collections called lets go by Bella Blvd.

Be back soon! Sharni X

Saturday, 20 August 2016

MFT - luvyoumyheart...

Just a quick post today to show how super cute this little girl is that was in my MFT delivery yesterday...




The stamps name is luvyoumyheart and I have just coulored her with my Copic pens.

I don't actually have time to make her into a card today as I have to go to work unfortunately but thought I would just share her anyway.

Be back soon! Sharni X

Friday, 19 August 2016

MFT haul!!

It's that amazing time of the year again when MFT have there sale!

I honestly wait all year for this sale and as soon as it's live you have to be online and ordering within minutes otherwise you will miss out on the best bits!!

I was very naughty this year (like I am every year) with the sale and ordered quite a few stamp sets normally I go crazy for the dies but since owning the Misti, I really appreciate good sentiment stamps and I believe you still can't beat my favourite things but of course I still had to pick up a few dies.

Here is what I picked up -



I can't wait to start playing with it all!!

Be back soon! Sharni X

Monday, 15 August 2016

Besties - August Same But Different...

This is my card for this months Besties same but different challenge...


It was a gorgeous (as always) little girl called Valentine image 933 this month which I coloured in with a selection of my copic pens.


The dark wood grain piece of paper I used for the background is from an American crafts 6 X 6 paper of which I recently picked up in my local TK Maxx and the yellow is stampin up's crushed curry.

I love how the blue pops from the flowers on this card and I can't wait to see what lovely things you create to play along with the challenge!!

Be back soon! Sharni X

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Delivery Time!

Today I received two very naughty but very exciting delivery's!

The first one is from Craftstash.co.uk with my Misti!! Yes I brought the worlds most expensive stamping block but it's going to change the way I stamp for ever and I can't believe I went so long without one in my life!

The second is from Sprinkle Twinkle with the brand new stamp set released from MFT called Magical Dragons! Look how cute those little dragons are! And also another 2 X 3 lawn fawn stamp set called year six!


I can't wait to play with them all! Stick around to see what I create!

A little confession, I have actually already opened the Misti, I couldn't wait for this blog post! I love it! If you are thinking about getting one, do! You will love it!!

Be back soon! Sharni X



Wednesday, 3 August 2016

#thedailymarker30day - Day 30...

We made it!! Today is Day 30!!

I will certainly miss colouring something everyday but now some house work might be able to get done, or even I might stop spending quite so much as unfortunately I won't be seeing all the lovely things that you guys are all colouring.

Here is my last card...




I used the stamp set and coordinating dies called 'So Jelly' from lawn fawn which of course I coulored in with my copic pens.

I then matched them and distress inked the blue and the yellow backgrounds.
The little fish that you see are from Avery Elle, from a set called 'Swim Team'.

Then finally I finished it off by scattering a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I wish I could of had the time to coulor and make the image into a card everyday the last 30 days but I honestly enjoyed playing along so much! And I definitely will be joining in next year!! Thank you Kathy Rac!

Did you manage to keep up?

Be back soon! Sharni X

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

#thedailymarker30day - Day 29...

Day 29 of the challenge...




For today's card is very simple but I like how it turned out, I used sending hedgehugs stamp set and matching dies from lawn fawn and the heart is a Stampin Up punch.

Again I coloured the hedgehogs in with my Copic pens. Which my collection is slowly growing, I am going to post soon a picture of my collection and how I store them.

Be back soon! Sharni X

Monday, 1 August 2016

#thedailymarker30day - Day 28...

This is my card for day 28 of the couloring challenge,


It is using the super cute wheelie like you stamp set by lawn fawn, which I recently treated myself to along with a few others.

I simply coulored the little hamster and the wheel in with my copic pens. The background is from a old 6x6 pad from my minds eye.

Are you still keeping up with the challenge?

Be back soon! Sharni X

Besties - August Challenge...

Here is my card for this months Besties Challenge they run over on there Blog. The theme this month was bling or sparkle, so I coloured this beautiful princess image. 


I coloured her with my Copic pens and the sentiment and shoe is from the enchanted collection from Simple Stories. 


I would love to see your entries into this months challenge! 

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

#thedailymarker30day - Day 7 - Chill Out + Splash...

I have a slightly different scrapbook layout to share with you today. I have been very brave and used the packaging affect on it, to create a water splash like effect on the layout.  



I think it works perfectly with the photos of my cousins playing on Clearwater beach, just slashing and having fun in Florida and also works very well with the collection Fun In The Sun by Pebbles. 


I am using it for my day 7 of the 30 day colour challenge as well by Kathy Rac. As it uses ink and colour. :P

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Besties - July Same But Different...

I have been lucky enough to be invited to join the UK Besties design Team! I am very excited and thankful to the lovely Cindy Van Oorschoot for letting me join in on all the fun! It is hopefully the first of many Design teams that I will have the chance to be a part of! 

Here is my card for July's same but different challenge that runs over on the Besties blog...


This months Bestie girl is IMG764 Designed by Sherri Baldy which I have printed and then cut around using my Silhouette Cameo. I have then coloured her with my Copic pens. She is so glamarous! 


The background paper is from the gorgeous collection from Jen Hadfield called Cottage Living and the sentiment is another one from a Keiser Craft set called Hello. 

I hope you get a chance to play along with the challenge I cant wait to see what you all create! 

And a huge thank you again to Besties for letting me be a part of your amazing design team!

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

CSI Challenge 206 - Celebrate With Friends...

Today I have to share with you another CSI case file. You might remember just a little while ago I played along with the CSI challenge for the first time well  I loved it so much I just couldn't stay away! This is the case file for challenge #206 - 


The SCHEME 
- All colours accounted for
The EVIDENCE 
- Stars
- Stripes
- Something Woven (In the picture) 
- Frames
- Fabric
- Metal
- Wood
- Circles 
-Grid
THE TESTIMONY: 
- Inspiration Word: Celebrate


The photo is one of the group of us that visited America this past may. We actually meet up with my uncle and his family who was also visiting Florida to celebrate my cousins 3rd birthday at Mickeys Backyard BBQ! 


I used the paper collection Say Cheese by Simple Stories and the star background is one I cut out on my Silhouette machine. I also cut one for my mum so make sure you go and check out how she uses hers on her blog

I didn't actually use much else on this layout. The title uses Thickers called Oakleaf in Rocky Road and the wood veneers are from american crafts, all the other bits and bobs are either from the ephemera kit or just odd bits I had in my collection like the tag and the metal paperclips. Oh and what you can only very lightly see is that I have distressed the star cut file slightly with the distress ink Walnut stain. 

I hope you like my layout and I can't wait to see what everyone else makes with this case file! 

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Monday, 11 July 2016

#thedailymarker30day - Day 5...

For day 5 of the colour challenge I coloured this image from Tiddly inks called masked avenger!


On the card I used a peice of Doodlebug paper from the kraft in colour 6 x 6 paperpad. For the background the red is the colour real red, diecut with the Starburst set both from Stampin Up and the sentiment 'Fantastic' is from a set of dies from Kaisercraft called Awesome. I had the stars just laying around from a Silhouette project I am working on. 


Are you guys still playing along with the challenge?

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Stuck?! Sketches Challenge - July 1st - Characters In Flight...

Today I have another challenge layout for you from Stuck?! Sketches. They run challenges twice monthly this is the 1st one for the month of July - 


Here is my layout - 


I used the collection Lets Go from Bella Blvd to document the trip we had on the airballon in Disney Springs on our last visit to America. #paperettesontour 


I think the sketch worked perfectly with the photos and it was so nice to work with a sketch! I have to admit I have never worked from one before I have always just made it up as I go! But it was so nice and I will definitely be playing along with this challenge again. 

Do you work from a sketch? I would love to see what you create with this sketch... 

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Friday, 8 July 2016

#thedailymarker30day - Day 3 + 4...

Over the last two days I have coloured another lovely Tiddly Ink image called Ellie says happy birthday. 

This is how she looked at the end of day 3...


And then today day 4 I have finished the image and made her into a card :) 


I have used two sheets of Doodlebug paper for the background from the 6 X 6 pad called kraft in colour. which is just a really great basic pad to have in your collection! The oval behind her is a die cut from MFT die-namics called Oval Open Scallop Doily. The banner in front of her legs is a new stamp the die set from Stampin Up which I recently treated myself to called Bunch of Banners and once again just a few odd sequins scattered on the card. 


Be Back Soon! Sharni xx

Thursday, 7 July 2016

#PaperettesonTour - Beautiful Scrapbook Layout...

Today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you which I created using the My Story collection from My Minds Eye. I think I am actually in love with this collection! 

The photo is one of many that were snapped on our craft tour to america, this is the group of us on one of the first mornings in a town called Celebration that we visited to for a lovely breakfast!  


I fussy cut the flowers from one of the 12 X 12 sheets. Its the first time I have done that and gosh it took a long time but I am really happy with the way they turned out and love the way they cluster together. The word Beautiful is a die cut from Kaisercraft which comes in a set of three called Cherish. 


As i'm sure you can tell I am very happy with the way this layout turned out and I cant wait to work with this collection again! 

Be Back Soon! Sharni xx