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Hello everyone my name is Sharon, and I am addicted to crafting.  I have only been digital scrapbooking for a few years, but I have made hybrid cards for friends and family for over 20 yrs.  I live with my partner Steve, my mum Joan and our little dog Izzy, who's a right little diva.  

For me being creative it as natural as breathing, and digital is away I can do both without having to have a lot of stuff around me.  Which is good as we've had to down size and that's meant I had to give up having a craftroom, so now I craft via my laptop and a store cupboard in the hall.  When I want to make something I have to set it up in the bedroom. Lucky digital lets you get everything sorted out before you need to print etc.

We live in a small village just outside of Salisbury, in England and I love it around here even though we've only been living here for less than a year this place feels like I've come home...

I am very privilege to be a Design Team Member for a number of different designers: Creative Victorian Designs, Key Lime Digi Design, Serif CraftArtist 2, and Aimee Harrison’s Design Studios.  Earlier this year I was asked to be a FB guess CT member for Keep in Touch Designs.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Happy 80th Birthday Card...

It was Steve's Mum's 80th Birthday last Tuesday and I made her this card as she has found memories of family holidays in Cornwall.

Steve fell in love with this image when I showed it to him as he said that he can remember his Mum and Dad sitting on the beach just like this in the 1970's.

This image is from a Joanna Sheen CD called Nostalgia Collection I had the paper and the overlays from my scrapbooking digital kits.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

CopyRight Logo Stamp...

Having read how important it is to copyright your own work I decided I better have ago at designing some for my work.  I already have a number of royalty free image CD's and fonts so I came up with the below designs.

Get your own name, blog and email/mobile address, for just £2.50 or $4 (via PayPal) 
They come in both black & white versions and will come as 6 separate files at 300dpi, in png format 
They will be emailed to you within 24hrs

To use you just place the chosen file over your photo and group together and re-save the photo with your copyrighted stamp in place.  You have both black & white so you can chose the best one for your photo, you could also recolour them to any colour you'd like.  Please note these stamps are not editable.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

New Kit Insomniac Collection - Sleepy Girl...

Well I downloaded this earlier and just couldn't wait to have a play I even knew the photo I wanted to use. Its one of my Mum asleep when she was about 4 months old.

Brand New Kit Called: Insomniac Collection on offer with 65% for a limited time http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Ins...ollection.html

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

I just Love, Love, Love these pencils...

Just had my first play with the Spectrum Noir Colouring Pencils and I love them they really do give a richer look to your colouring. I would just say the the solvent does smell so I am going to try an old trick of using lavender essential oil instead, see if that will work as I know this is what oil pastel users sometime use.

I'm really pleased with the skirt now works much better.

I am still not that happy with the dress but I know I have to leave it or I risk messing it up.

Monday, 8 September 2014

My first time colouring in over 2 years...

Well this weekend I finally got around to having ago at colouring again, they aren't brilliant but for a first go I am pleased with them both.  I do also have the Spectrum Noir Colouring Pencils which I haven't used before I might have ago using them over these two and see if they improve them...

This was my first go not happy with the dress but I do like how the skin and hair come out

My second go I'm a lot happier with this one could have just done with another yellow/orange on the dress

Ooh Shiny - One thing...

I've had great fun this weekend creating layouts using the new kits from Netta.  There will be another new kit released on Thursday so watch this space...

I don't have that many photo's of my Dad as he past away when I was 6. I love this photo, Mum and Dad had Whisky for 8 yrs and Mum is always telling me how I learnt to walk by holding onto Whisky. I wanted to highlight the golden colours in whisky's coat and I think the sunflower has done just that.

Made using the new kit from Creative Victorian Ooh Shiny, this is on offer for a few days too save 61% on the complete collection.  http://scrapbookbytes.com/store/digital-scrapbooking-supplies/cvd-oohshiny-collection.html

Friday, 5 September 2014

Change is Hard...

Here's my page using this new kit from Netta (Creative Victorian) called Change is Hard.  I've no idea who's in the photo its just a photo in with all our family photo's.