26 March 2020

Cute Animals

I just wanted to say during this difficult time where we have no end in site. I am the end of the phone or email if anyone needs to chat. Email me on shell-swinscoe@virginmedia.com 
or Facebook message me 'Shell Shearer Swinscoe' we've got to stick together!!

Hi, and welcome to my latest post. I am so excited to be sharing this card with you. Caz asked me if I would like to be on the Cardz 4 Galz DT. As I love making girlie cards it was a forgone conclusion really lol!
So for our theme for the next fortnight we want to see your....

CUTE ANIMALS

& as I have recently brought a few Clearly Besotted stamp sets, I decided to use one of those. You will get fed up of seeing Clearly Besotted stuff, their sale was amazing so I just filled my trolley & pressed buy lol oops!!!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- ATG with a critter
Tales Form The Craftroom- furry friends

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Sitting Here Thinking' by Clearly Besotted
Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir
bunny- gold brown blend & pale pink blend
Doggy- muted brown blend
Lamppost- ice grey blend
Bushes- alpine green blend
Buildings- ice grey shades
Bench- earth brown shades & gold brown blend
Trunk- earth brown blend 
Leaves- dull green blend
Grass- alpine green blend
Sky- true blue blend

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Rymans
'red' card form the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
Sentiment ' 'Sitting Here Thinking' by Clearly Besotted

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Sizzix Bigshot
'stitched square' dies by M&C Boutique
images stamped using 'tuxedo black' Memento ink
sentiment stamped using 'paradise' Versafine Clair ink
'5" square white card blank

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'cute animal' creations the DT have made. I will be back soon so, until then stay safe & well, hugs xx



21 March 2020

Just Because

Hey there, I hope you are all well & enjoying plenty of you time. I'm working a few extra hours, (extra hours = extra pennies = more stash lololol) so haven't been crafting much this last few weeks. But what I have made I'm here to share with you today.

So today's share is my latest make for 'My Time To Craft' where our theme for the next fortnight is.....

OFF THE EDGE

if you're unsure of the meaning, pop over here & check out the fab DT makes or pop 'off the edge  cards' in your search engine & lots of ideas will pop up!

I decided to use a stamp set I've had for a while now but just not got around to using.



This photo is so you can see the cut edge


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Daring Cardmakers- floral focus
Krafty Chicks- clean & simple
Lavinia World- no digi's
Double D- Spring 

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Poppies' from the Gemini range by Crafters Companion
Spectrum Aqua Markers
Flower heads & buds- black, burgundy & crimson scarlet
Leaves & Stems- evergreen & bud green

Papers & Embellishments
'white' water colour card by Crafters Companion
'red' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
'white' colouring card by Rymans (tag)
My stash- red & black gems

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Sizzix Bigshot
'Poppies' edge die from the Gemini range by Crafters Companion
image & sentiment stamped using 'onyx black' ink by Versafine
'just because' from the tag set #24 by Lili of the Valley
'5" square white card blank' (cut down to fit die)

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & check out what other 'off the edge' make the DT have created to help inspire you.
I will be back soon, until then take care xxx




20 March 2020

Wild Flower

It's time for me to share my latest 'Sheepski' creation with you. As always we are an ATG challenge blog, but we do offer a theme as well & this months theme is 'fur, feathers or wings' & as you will see from my photos I didn't follow the theme. Yet again Andrea has amazed me with another fabulous Gonk image....I just love them & this one is my favourite lol!!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Cardz 4 Galz- Spring flowers
Craft Rocket- flowers

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Wild Flower' by Sheepski
Tri-Blender Markers by Spectrum Noir
Skin- fair skin blend
Beard- ice grey & brown grey blend
Hat- blue turquoise blend
Shoes- brown grey shades & blue turquoise blend
Stems- alpine green blend
Flowers- magenta blend
Buds- dusty purple blend

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Rymans
DP- 'Honey & Hugs' by Papermania
'turquoise' card from the A4 stack by Lime Tree Crafts
'silver crystals' Nuvo glitter drops by Tonic

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Diamond Press by Crafters Companion
'mini envelope & letter' die cut by X-cut
'thanks' from the 'Its All In The Words' stamp set by Sweet Dixie
sentiment stamped using 'onyx black' ink by Versafine
paper distressing done using my thread cutter
'5" square white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to Facebook & check out the 'Sheepski' page or for Andrea's fabulous images go here to her Etsy page 

I will be back tomorrow, until then take care & stay safe xx




12 March 2020

Harvey's Baby Shower

As a few of you know, we are going to be welcoming our first grandchild into the world in June  (so excited) As of today, they have decided on the name Harvey. I just love it & can't wait to meet him. As Katie still lives at home with us, I am getting lots of time to talk to him & feeling him kick makes me cry every time!! 
Anyhoos, as Katie decided she wanted a Baby Shower, I said I'd make the invites....never made Baby Shower ones before!
After spending ages looking on the internet for an image she liked, I said why don't you draw your own (as she is an artist & wants to be a tattoo artist eventually) So this little cutie is what she came up with!!

Oh this make is my DT creation over at 'Not Just Cards' 



Katie drew two different ones & then couldn't decide which to use so I did 10 of each!
She has even put a small H on his bib 💖



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Watercooler Wednesdays- any occasion

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Baby Penguin' by Katie
Images- 'Baby Penguin With His Dodie' by Katie
Tri-Blend markers by Spectrum Noir in black
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in pink
Baby Penguin
Head, wings & body- ice grey shades
Shade on his tummy & head- ice grey blend
Beak & feet- burnt orange blend
Bandanna bib- true blue shades
Baby Penguin With His Dodie
Head, wings & body- ice grey shades
Shade on his tummy & head- ice grey blend
Feet- burnt orange blend
Bandanna bib- true blue shades
Dodie- aqua blue blend
Background- salty ocean

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Rymans
'white' stamping card by Sheena Douglas
My stash- blue card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Sizzix Bigshot
'Parenthesis' rectangle #2 by X-Cut 503045
'A2 curved border' Borderbilities die by Spellbinder
'A-B-E-H' from Part 1 of the mini alphabet die cut collection by X-cut
'O-R'  from Part 2 of the mini alphabet die cut collection by X-cut
'S-V-W-Y' from Part 3 of the mini alphabet die cut collection by X-cut

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & check out what fabulous creations the
'Not Just Cards' DT have made to help inspire you this month.
I will be back on the 15th until then take care xx


7 March 2020

You Old Goat!

Its time for a new challenge over at 'My Time To Craft' where for the next fortnight our theme is.....

FARMYARD ANIMALS

yes cats & dogs are included lol!


Those of you who are regulars to my blog will know I've been wanting a Scan n Cut for ages, well my darling hubby surprised me on Valentines Day with one 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓 we have never really celebrated Valentines Day before because we treat each other to little presents all year round. So getting it was a huge surprise. Well anyhoos the flower & leaf thing were my first & second cuts lol!!


Just love this set of stamps by Hobby Art!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Creative Knockouts- lots of layers
Lavina World- rubber only
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- ATG with a critter

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Get Your Goat!' by Hobby Art LTD
Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir in black
Faber-Castell Polychromo Pencils in green
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in pink
Goat- muted brown blend, tan shades, ice grey blend, walnut brown & black
Rock- ice grey blend & ice grey shades
Flowers- coral blend & citrus blend
Grass- alpine green blend
Clouds- salty ocean

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'sunshine flowers' by Daisy Mae Designs
'green & pink' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
My stash- 5mm pearl

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'You Old Goat' from the stamp set 'Get Your Goat!' by Hobby Art LTD
Image stamped using 'tuxedo black' by Memento
Sentiment stamped using 'onyx black' ink by Versafine
'flower & leaf' cut on the Scan n Cut 
'C6 deckled edge white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'farmyard animal' creations the DT have made to help inspire you.
I will be back on the 11th, until then take care xx