Wednesday, 2 April 2014


This week has been very frantic already. My 2 boys are both poorly and little one is specially bad today, so since I am very likely to be sitting/walking around holding him I thought it would be a good idea to join in Julia's WOYWW- pretty much all of blog land knows it is the weekly link it party of What's on your workdesk Wednesday! 
The idea is to have a nosey at the other crafters desk while rockingh and comfortingy my little monster, as us crafter like to do :D
So here is what is on my desk:

 I am currently working on a wedding stationery order for one of the funniest bride I have ever worked with. What is on my main desk is a bunch of half finished place cards, scissors and tape. 
 Here is how I keep the papers and cardstock I use most of, In 2 magazine holders. There is a bunch of different colours. The rest is kept in really useful boxes under my desk and mostly in hubby's study.  I will later do a post on my craftroom - now that I have it how I want it, just need to tidy up the mess a bit :) 
I love the little baskets -I have tons of them they are sooo practical and they stack up when not in use! They help me keep the tools I am using tidy so little fingers won't be able to reach for them... And little fingers do try trust me!
Oh and ignore the latheral trainer in the pics- I know i do ;)

Monday, 31 March 2014

We made a wish and you came true papercut.

Today I want to share one of my papercuts, this one was a thank you for one of my customers, a lovely lady across the pond who had one of my pregnancy journals :)
The quote is a very popular one:
'We made a wish and you came true'

The papercut is hand finished, lots of little  seed heads blowing in the wind, what more appropriate for a wish?  
 Similar papercuts are available to purchase in my Etsy shop.
Here is a direct link to this one: 

I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Challenge for every body - anything goes, challenge 39
Papercrafting Journey - anything goes
Catered Crop -Spring Fever

Friday, 28 March 2014

1st Birthday layout

Today my little boy is 1 year old, I whipped up a quick digital layout with a birthday picture. I used digital kits from Daisy trail and just tweaked one of the ready made layout that comes with the kit.
 I use Craft Artist Pro, you can find a free version on the Daisytrail site.
I love digital layouts, perfect for when you do not have the time for a proper paper layout. I started doing them when I  needed to spend hours on end feeding my babies and they are quick easy and very affordable!


Saturday, 22 March 2014

Long time no see...

Hello blogland, it has been a while. I have been busy with 2 little monster bunnies and work. One of the projects I recently worked on is a lovely journal for a lovely lady, here are some pics. You can purchase yours from my Etsy shop


Thursday, 10 May 2012

New release Blog Hop at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

Second post from me in a day... does not happen often but this one is for a 
Blog Hop 
The hop  is to showcase the lovely new stamps at  at  Crafty Sentiments Designs .
 If you have arrived from the lovely Jac  's blog you are going the right way,

 I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous cards by my teamies. Here is mine

for my card I used the new Vinca fairy stamp. 
Lovely summery image to colour, I used promarkers. 

To win some of the New May release stamps all tyou have to do it leave a comment on the Design Teams blog while hopping along! 
Your next stop from here is the talented Jo!


Black + 1 colour challenge at PCJ

Hello peeps, it's time  for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey challenge blog and this fortnight the theme is 
Black + 1 colour
here is my card

I used the lovely  Annabel Pregnant from Crafty Sentiments Designs, I coloured her with promarkers. 
the dies are from  Cheery Lynn Designs. Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. 


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Vintage Challenge at PCJ

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey challenge blog and this fortnight the theme is 
here is my card for the Design Team

I used '' a tasty ready'' from  Elizabeth Bell  coloured in with my promarker. The
Design papers from Webster's pages.
Swirls are Marianne dies 
 The bottom die  is Fancy Floral border die from Crafty Sentiments Designs

The vintagey post card stamp is also from from Crafty Sentiments Designs
I will ener this card in the following challenge:
Marianne's Design Divas - Pearls and swirls
Zahreen Sharp
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Burst of Spring for PCJ challenge

It's Thursday, time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey challenge blog
our theme this fortnight is to use 3 or more patterned papers and our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish
my paper project is a mini book

I used Papermania's Spring Burst design paper
The doily and butterfly dies are from  Cheery Lynn Designs
The paper roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts 


Challenges for this mini book:
Wild orchid Challenge - Things with wings
 Cheery Lynn Designs - Think spring
Simon says stamp challenge- April showers brings spring flowers

Zahreen Sharp
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Spring time at Crafty Sentiments Monthly challenge!

Hello all, hope everyone had a lovely Easter! 
Today there is a new challenge on Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge blog, and the theme is Springtime!
 here is my card, I used one of the new releases, Annabel Pregnant, you can find her at the  Crafty Sentiments Designs  shop. She is definitely one of my favourites from Crafty Sentiments Designs, and let me tell you she is a dream to colour!

Card Receipe:
Annabel Pregnant - Crafty Sentiments Designs
Fancy Floral border die- Crafty Sentiments Designs
Butterfly Die- Cheery Lynn Designs
Judy's bloom - Cheery Lynn Designs
Patter paper - Papermania blue skies
Tim Holtz wild honey DI
Heart pins, pearl string, rhinestones, from stash. 

 Challenges for this card:   
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate New Life  
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - SIOUse Lots of Layers
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - JFF- Butterflies 
Tammy Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes (twist Embossing)
The Cutie Pie Challenge - 2W, cards - (2nd week) Favourite Cute Stamp 
The Pink Elephant - Flowers
Let`s Ink It Up - Distressing
Cheery Lynn Designs - Think spring
Zahreen Sharp
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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Cute little bunnies

I've got a cute card to share, I love the Digi Stamp it's 'Sweetheart bunnies' digi from Crafty Sentiments Designs.
This image is perfect to easter but can be used for other occasions as well!

Don't forget to comment on the previews for Crafty Sentiments Designs  
April release to win 3 of their new stamps! 
challenges for this card: 
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers 
C.R.A.F.T. - 5E - Easter/Spring  
Do You Stack Up? - 3E - Friendly creatures 
Sarah Hurley Challenges - 2W, C10 - (2nd week) Easter 
Crafters Companion - M, cards only, SIO, P1 -  Four Legged Friends

Zahreen Sharp
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Dr Tobey preview + prizes to win at Crafty Sentiments!

Hello everyone! My blog seems normal at the moment.. well almost. I've had such a hard time posting and commenting these last few weeks that sometimes I just gave up. So got plenty of catching up to do!
Well here I am sharing a cute ne stamp from Crafty Sentiments,  new release, 

The new Dr Tobey to be release on April 10th at  Crafty Sentiments along with all these lovely ones
Now for your chance to win 3 of these new stamps you have to comment on ALL  the preview post on Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge Blog and Crafty Sentiments Design!
Zahreen Sharp
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Friday, 30 March 2012

Funky Girl

I've got a new card to show today, I used a new digi character from Crafty Sentiments, 

her name is Kaye and here she is on my card
 I had lots of fun colouring her hair and baggy trousers, I used my promarkers. I felt she needed some vibrant colours, yet I wanted to keep things girly.
I kept my card fairly simple, seems to be my current style. The papers are from Papermania, Spring Burst. 
I used Fancy Floral border also from  Crafty Sentiments,  it is one of my favourite dies, not only it is versatile and will fit most designs but I only need to run in ONCE in my cuttlebug!! All the other inricate dies i've got I need to run it through several times and take it out and turn the die around, etc. 
The butterfly die is from Cheery Lynn designs
You can find Kaye HERE.
Don't forget to keep a look out for  Crafty Sentiments'  New April Release! Here is a preview of what's to come.

challenges I am entering this card:
 Crafty Catz - 1E - Use a digi image
 Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
 Pattie's Creations - 2W, 2E, SIO, include a digi / stamped image - Week 2, Anything Goes
 Poodles Parlour - 2W, 1E, SIO - Week 1, Spots & Dots 
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - 2W - Week 2, Anything Goes
 Stampin' For The Weekend - 2W, 1E - Week 2, Anything Goes
 Crafty Purple Frog - 2W, SIO - (2nd week) Anything goes
 Crop Stop - 3E - Oh So Bright - bright and summery projects
 Cheery Lynn Designs - SIR - Things With Wings
 Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Zahreen Sharp
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Pastel Challenge at PCJ!

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey challenge and the theme is 
Pretty Pastels!
here is my card

as you've probably guessed, our sponsor for this challenge is Kenny K!
for my card I have used  Uptown Angel.
She is coloured with promarkers, and the card is pretty clean and simple, the papers are from papermania's Sweet nothings. 

Zahreen Sharp
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Saturday, 10 March 2012

It's Easter at Crafty Sentiments!

Time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge!
This month theme is
Here is my card
 for my card I used Toby Easter egg, which you can find in the Crafty Sentiments store.
For more inspiration and to join in the challenge pop over to the  Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge blog!

2 Sisters - #82 Spring Colours

Dies to Die for - M SIR C3 - #1 Anything goes

Zahreen Sharp
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Friday, 10 February 2012

Love is in the air at Crafty Sentiments!

Hello, my first DT post for Crafty Sentiments monthly challenge... quite exciting! See all the challenge details and join us for the challenge HERE!
This month's theme is 
Love is in the air
I use a lovely new stamp for my card, it is ''Gipsy heart''

Card receipe:
stamp: Crafty Sentiments' Gipsy Heart, Marianne D swirl die, Spellbinders label 16, 
Wild Orchid Craft heart doily, ribbon, pearl spray, charm from stash.

Wild Orchid Challenge- Love is

Zahreen Sharp
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Friday, 3 February 2012

Crafty Sentiments Designs 20% off bargain basement sale!!

Hello all, just  quick post to let you know Crafty Sentiments Designs currently have a 

Bargain basement sale with 20% off lots of stamps and crafty essentials.
find it HERE!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Fairy/ Angel Challenge at PCJ!

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey challenge!
 This fortnight's theme is 
Fairy / Angel 
and our sponsor this challenge is  Emerald Fairies
who were kind enough to give the DT a couple of fairies to play with. The DT done some fantastic cards, I strongly recommend popping to have a look, don't forget to leave them some love.
here is my card

Card Receipe:
I used Isabella from  Emerald Fairies,
and 'cellar door' from Magnolia, I coloured my image with my promarkers.
All papers- MME
Swirl dies- Marianne D
cheese cloth, heart pin, fairy charm, handmade flower, are from stash.

Divas by Design - 2E - #20 anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - 3E, 2WAnything goes
Do You Stack Up? - 3E - Anything goes
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E - Magic & mystery

Elphine House - 2W, SIR - #15 anything goes
Marianne's Design Divas- In with the new (new digi and rubber stamp)
Fab 'n' Funky - 1E, C10 - use a digi
.Flutterby Wednesdays - 1E, must include butterfly, fairy or angel - #188 open
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #102 Photo Insp*

Zahreen Sharp
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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Family Layout

Today I am sharing a Layout i made for the Practical Scrappers  round 2 competition

There are lots and lots of gorgeous creations, be sure to pop over and cast your votes

I used this sketch for my layout

For my layout I used:
Design papers, 3D stickers, bling letters and butterfly charms - Papermania
Border die - Fancy Floral from Crafty Sentiments, find it Here
Doily, flower and florish dies- Cheery Lynn
Swirls- Marianne D
Wood sentiments 'Family' -  from stash
ribbons, lace, flowers, Key charm from stash

Zahreen Sharp
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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Floral challenge at PCJ!

It's time for the first challenge at  Paper Crafting Journey challenge!
 This fortnight's theme is
I've used a new digi stamp from Make it crafty, and  coloured her with my promarkers

Image- Chantelle at the races from Make it Crafty
Dies- Cheery Lynn flourish, Marianne D' frames
Xcut border punch- flower doily
Design Papers- DCVW's The pocket full of posies
the flower is handmade, ribbon, blue cs, are from stash
Marianne's Design Divas- In with the new (new digi stamp)
Crafty Purple Frog - 2W, SIO - (2nd week) Anything Goes 
Sassy Studio Designs - SIO - Frosty Winter Colors (colour blue) 
Shelly's Images - SIO - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - 2W - #135 fancy frames 
Digistamps 4 Joy - 2W, SIO  - #34 aquamarine/turquoise
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #100 anything goes
 Little Darlings Challenges - 2W, SIO - #15 favorite color
 My Mum's Craft shop - 3E - #40 favorite color combo
Whimsical Wednesdays - anything goes 
Cupcake Craftroom - 3E, - anything goes
 Creative Craft Challenges - 2W, 3E -  The Colour Blue Week1 
Paperminutes - #200 Party time- Anything Goes
 Sassy Cheryl's -3E- SIO #98 Bright & Cheery To Chase Away the Winter Grey
 The Stamping Boutique 2W - #24 Die Cuts Week1
 Lexi's Creations - 2W - (2nd week) Anything Goes
 Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - M, 1E/week - (January) Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (2nd week) Anything Goes 
 Gingerloft - 2W - (2nd week) Anything Goes
Zahreen Sharp
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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Clean and Simple for Flashback Friday

I thought i'd play along for the Flashback Friday Challenge  since i actually can this time! I only just started to make C&S cards.
This card is from a set of clean and simple cards i made as a christmas present....
Design Paper:  Craftwork Cards' Vintage Rose
Butterflies, Ferns and Leaves dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Ribbon, lace, small white roses, brads, glitter and mulberry paper: from stash
I also did make a box for the cards which wasn't so C&S..
See the original post HERE!

 Zahreen Sharp
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A bunch of flutterbys!

After making a card for the current CASE Study challenge i was finally inspired to make thank you cards for christmas pressies! And it was a great simple way to use up scraps
here is the first one
and since i have about 2 dozen Thank you cards to make i simplified it a bit for the rest, so i have 2 each of these... by the way the thank you cards are mostly going to be from my 1year old son, he is the lucky one and was very spoiled for christmas!

All card blank i cut out my self
Linen cardstock for the top panel
The butterfly dies are from Cheery Lynn
and the thank you stamp is unknown from stash
Memento bamboo, rich cocoa and bahama blue
for the pattern papers i dug into my scrap box, same for the matching sentiment matt
Di's Digis Designs 3E 2W SIO - 1stW Thank you  
Bloggers - JFF – Wings and Things
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - (2nd week) Any Sentiment (but you must use your scraps) 
 Meljens Designs - SIO - Anything Goes

 Clear It Out! - 2W -Use Old Supplies - Thank You Card. Bonus : Use up your twine or ribbon.
 Craft Room Challenge - 2W - Must display shop logo to be in draw - Clean & Simple Week 1
 Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (2nd week) Anything Goes 
 One Stitch At A Time - SIO - Anything Goes
 PanPastel UK Challenge - 2E - Anything Goes

 Zahreen Sharp
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