Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lifes Journey

First piece of art I have done in a long while!
Its only taken nearly a year for me to put it on!

Its called "Life's Journey"

The crumpled paper is life and the flecks of gold are the good things we pick up along the way all adding to a heart of gold!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Sunday, 9 August 2009

coming together.

I have just found the book I need to help my creative ideas turn into actual art..lol, will hopefully purchase it tomorrow. (hope it will be in stock!)

Im getting quite excited !!!

Friday, 7 August 2009

Ideas are forming

After inspiration and of course heartache thrown in for good measure, I have ideas a forming and I am now mulling and digesting them... some research is required... I hope I can transfer them now to the physical!!!

watch this space. xxx

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Blog Candy over at Michelles Blog = Card grotto

Michelle is giving away some blog candy .... its theme is purple, so I thought I would add some of my purple creations in honor of her fab give away (and her fab blog!)
Go visit her blog (click on the above title for the link) and follow the instructions to be in with a chance of winning!

Sunday, 6 April 2008

The Surprise Party

Once we got my parents to the venue it all went well...In fact all the planning and organisation spear headed by my sister Carrie all went really well.

The part that did not go really well was the bit an hour 1/2 before lift off.

My boys and I went back to my sisters house to get ready after dressing and getting the room ready.

At 5:30 ish the phone rang ... It was Dad, telling Dave Carries hubby that he did not feel well and wasn't coming to the meal! (the rouse to get them to their party was that they were going for a meal with Carrie and Dave to a posh restaurant.)

Dave never really gets flustered... so after he had put the phone down and calmly thought about the next plan of action ( Whilst Carrie and I were feeling very sick and very panicky) Dave rang Dad back and said you have to come don't tell Mum but it is not just us going for the meal Sharon and Ben (brother) are coming to (Ben is coming back early from Wales). Dad sighed and said oh OK I will see how I feel!!
Carrie and I = still panicking!
Mum then a bit later text Carrie, that Dad is insisting I go on my own, should I still get ready? Carrie reply = yes .... but he needs to come too !!
We then don't hear anything, so Carrie rings Mum. Mum is ready Dad not budging still feels really ill.This is at 10 to 7! Carrie and Dave are picking them up at 7:15!
Carrie asks mum to put Dad on ... Carrie then has to tell him what is going to happen, not to tell Mum. !!!

Dad was ok .... as the pictures to follow will show. Photobucket


The sight of snow on these flowers, though a tad unusual.....took my breathe away!!!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Ruby Anniversary invites

Well, we had the surprise party for my Mum & Dads Ruby anniversary last night...more about that on the next post.
So here is the invites I made. To be honest the pictures don't do them much justice but you get the idea.
I folded the card in a concertina kinda style. used plain red paper on the front then a square of red behind the topper to frame. "Surprise Party" I made using my ransom alphabet stamp and gold embossing.

The insert I did on the computer...and folded to fit so that it wasn't visible when card is stood.

The topper I made using square card covered in Cream fabric with a gold fleck running through it ....then folded the roses stem around to make a heart shape for the rose to sit in. The red on this pic is a little bright but wanted to try and show you the gold fleck !

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Christening Card

This card I made last night for someone at work ... she needed it for this Sunday and I'm not in work now till Monday (she only told me the day before!)...so a very tired and weary Sharon set to it last night!
The photo is of the baby being christened. mounted on baby blue papers the window I made just by cutting and folding back.with ribbons and gems added. Not one of my best but was the best I could do at such short notice, as you can gather I do like to spend time on my cards, I'm not a quick card kinda gal! lol!!!

Monday, 31 March 2008

Mum & Dads Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card

I used my back & front stamp purchased from sir stampalot...I used stayzon black ink onto glossy paper for the old couple.
All the papers are from craftwork cards.
The ribbons are just simply tied in a knot.Purchased from Blonde Moments & Crafty Carrot
The wording are just peeloffs coloured with a red peeloff felt tip pen.

I adore the look on his face!!! LOL!!!

Sunday, 30 March 2008

weigh in 26th march

well I lost again....check it out on my other blog Photobucket


Thursday, 20 March 2008

Easter Egg competition

Here are Alexs Easter Eggs. He chose to do Shrek and Donkey in Shreks swamp. Alex did it all himself except donkeys mouth...he was tired and went to bed, so I drew that for him.

Easter Egg competition

These pictures are of my eldest Tommys decorated easter egg for the school comp, he chose to do WWE WRESTLING as his theme and all work done by his fair hands.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

more weight loss...another 1, 1/2 lbs off! ! !
check out my other blog for more detail.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Alex s Card for Fe Fe as promised.

Here is the card that Alex made for our good friend Fe Fe.
Alex used the "kitty litter stamp, watercolour pencils & variious cute green embellishments....You also might just be able to make out the name he wrote in red pencil crayon.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

keeping it in the family.

Well today I have been busy doing a card order (35 invites)I wont be able to post them yet till after the event...so watch this space.
But what I can share with you is these pics of my youngest son who wanted to make a card, "lets make cards together mummy" is what he said.

This card he has made for Fiona aka Fe Fe....He had no other reason for making it...He just wanted to make one for Fe Fe !!!
I will post it onto the blog after he has given it to her.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Wedding Card

I made this for my friend Louise.
I could not find my bodice template,(I have looked everywhere...still not turned up!)
So not letting this deter me I drew it free hand, and have to say...quite happy with the results!
The lovely rich gold cord is from my blonde moments stash,as is the lighter yellow gold cord that is layered onto the bottom half of the bodice.I then encrusted the bodice in gold peel off dots (you know the ones that are left behind when you use the peel off borders!!! lol nothing gets wasted!)
The skirt I made with a "paper" I got from ebay ages ago It is more like a material and has a lovely gold fleck in it.I folde,d rolled and gathered 2 sheets of it to make the fab full skirt.

The wedding bouquet I made from paper roses,(again purchased on ebay an age ago!)I painted gold onto some of the petals, then intertwined the same cords I used on the bodice.
The lettering I used peeloffs "on your wedding day" kind of looks like a wedding cake shape, that was a fluke!!!lol!!
I did dry emboss the card with hearts they don't show up to well on the pics!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Some of this is true....not so sure about the other stuff!!! lol!!!

What Sharon Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

weigh in

Hi check out my weight loss blog for the latest news!!
Shh Weight Loss Blog

I was really pleased with my weigh in.
So why oh why does something bad have to happen straight after...

The path by the building where the Slimming club is held, is very dark and uneven...Yes you guessed right....I took a tumble.
I fell and bent my little finger right back on my left hand!
I really thought I had broken it!!! In fact the jury is still out on that one!!!Its really swollen and black and blue!!!
What a complete dope I am!!

Saturday, 16 February 2008

You Are a White Rose

You represent youthfulness and purity.

Your vibe: Sweet and heavenly

Falling in love with you: is like falling in love for the first time


A friend at work asked me to make a Valentines for her fella...she said she wanted it Sexy but Classy!

This is what I came up with.

The black shimmer card is from craftwork cards.
I used a Basque template, red ribbon, the small hearts are peel offs the larger are gems (in the flesh they do not look purple...that would be the flash on the camera!)The Basque is layered onto a red leather look paper then black shimmery card torn and layered. The wording I cut from liquorice allsorts paper from craftwork cards
the "love” is just coloured on peel off lettering. I mounted in a slide mailer that I had given the Tim Holtz distress ink treatment, then embossed with UTEE.(again there isn’t a purpley colour in the flesh!!)
I finished off by doing the inner of the card, I used some silver grey shimmer paper.folded... then layered the leather look red paper then the shimmer black

New Look

What do you think of my new back ground?

I went with the Marilyn template.... well because I have always admired and sympathized with her...such a natural beauty, who looked fab with or without her face on. Who was all woman, who looked gorgeous whether she was a size 10 or a 16! A much misunderstood lady who’s constant search for love and understanding eventually led to her untimely passing.

Monday, 11 February 2008


After taking alook at my fellow crafter Deannes blog...I decided to take a leaf out of her book...
Im going to share with you what is motivating me to shed at least 6 stone!!!

This is me 7 years ago...I lost lots of weight on the SLIMMING WORLD plan.
ooooh lala....We were going on our 2nd honey moon..va va voom!!!

For a peek at the other pictures that were my final straw...my catalyst to empowerment.... please do visit my other Blog Shh-Ups & Downs of a wieght loss Journey
.....these pics I carry around with
me to keep a constant reminder,of not what I have become, but of what I can achieve!!!

Sunday, 10 February 2008

I'm sorry I havent been on lately!
Things are emotionally very hard going at the mo!

And to top it off I have lost my creative mojo!
I have looked every where for it, but still its lost!
This is not good as I have been asked to make party invites, which I have made a start in but really am not happy with!

Wednesday, 23 January 2008


My good friends Mum sadly passed away on the 5th Jan. This is the card I made for her.
I used papers from craft work cards the flowers I cut out from a batch of sample cards. I simply trimmed with thin black ribbon. I have decided to complete the look of my cards by decorating the inside too.


Friday, 18 January 2008


Well I have been on my healthy eating plan from SLIMMING WORLD for a week now.You know I said earlier that I needed to loose at least 4stone....Well its more like 6!!! DEVESTATED!!! But feel ok now because I am doing something about it!!
and in my first week I have lost 6 1/2lbs PhotobucketYIPPEEEE!!

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

New Years Resolutions

I know I have put this on the PCJ forum... but maybe the more places I put Then I might actually fulfill some of them!
I have quite a few resolutions that range from the crafty to the personal.IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
1.basically to make some time to do it! I enjoy crafting and don't do it for any other reason than to unwind ... "me time". So I need more me time!
2.I would like to have ago at some new techniques such as using Alcohol inks (see Tassys blog...my inspiration!)
3.Also to actually get the hang of using distress inks.. I have most of the stuff, but don't seem to be getting good results!
4.To work on my spiritual side, restore my faith!!!
5.To stop being a doormat.
6.To stick up for myself.Home, Work, Life Photobucketlol
7.To become a better Mum..working fulltime..need more quality time with my boys.
8.To become the best party consultantPhotobucket ..so I can give up full time work and party for a living ... more time with the kids!!
9.To be more organized. work, home, life..
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10.To sort finances out...
11.To save.
12.To have a family holiday (last one was over 2 years ago)Photobucket

13.To get back to slimming world and loose at least 4 stone!!!!
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