Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Birthdays at Christmas

Hi friends,
Well Christmas is nearly here and this will be my last post for 2010 but I look forward to seeing you all again in January.

Our challenge over at Creative Card Crew is  Birthdays at Christmas

I have to admit that I struggled with this one, so i've gone for the sparkle and glitter of Christmas.
For some fabulous inspiration check out the rest of the crew.

The prize for this challenge will be a Guest Designer Spot.
There will be more than one winner chosen.

My Dt card

The base card is cream I think i've over done the photo effects!!!
It's made from a kit from The Ribbon Box
You get everything you need to make 2 x C6 cards.
The second card has a fabulous matching handbag on.
It includes the templates so you can create your own designs.
The shaped heel piece and the flower come on a printed sheet which you cut out and cover with the glitter.
On the heel piece I did as it suggested and used pva glue, but the flower I used double sided tape, that comes in an A4 sheet it was easier and less messy.
You could add any embellishments to the front, would look good done with micro beads 'mm keep that thought'!!!
I bet you could even make it in to a shoe shaped card, oooh! the ideas are bubbling away.

So why not have a go
i'd love to see what you create and you could be in with a chance to design with the Crew.

I'd like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas with those you love,
and Good Health and Happiness in 2011.   xxx
Stay safe!!

Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 17 December 2010

Get Well Soon

Good Morning crafty friends,

We have a new challenge at Teddy Stampers

                                    A  SKETCH  and a
                   COLOUR COMBO red white and green

You can embellish it or keep it simple use either or both it's up to you. If you use both the sketch and the colour combo you will be entered twice into the prize draw.
 Just remember to be in line to win the prize from our generous sponsor you need to have a stamped or digi stamp TEDDY on your creation.

Our sponsor is Michelle's Scrapbooking and more

my DT card. I used the sketch and the colour combo.

For some wonderful inspiration check out my team members their links are on my side bar.

The sketch

Stamp set by Kanban and coloured with copics, why does the list of colours used, disappear at the last moment!!!
Don't ya just love this teddy!!
 Green DP from Nitwits and Personal Impressions...the gingham
Red pearls from The hobby house

Sorry a quick post today,
 I'm going to my 3yr old grandaughters carol concert at the church, she's going to be mary, bless!!

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by,

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Hi I'm Back!!!!

Hi everyone, hope you're ok and not too far off being ready for christmas!!!

If I was as organised as my dear buddy Lisa Jane I would have scheduled posts for the last two weeks sadly i'm not.

I've had a break to attend a fabulous winter wedding it was so lovely. 
My cousins daughter was married in a little church in Didcot in Oxfordshire last weekend.
The brass band  that she and her husband are members of played Christmas carols and a spine chilling fanfare as the beautiful bride entered the church, so lovely to sing carols at a wedding.
Sweet little bridesmaids with cute fluffy shawls, brought tears to our eyes it was so magical.
Our only regret was rain, a few snow flakes instead would have been so much better... we could have taken buckets of snow from Yorkshire.

Everyone was amazed when as part of his sermon the vicar... with the help of his very talented teenage son used a puppet boy doll... who armed with wellies and bucket thought he had been invited to help with the weeding.
The vicar then corrected him to say 'it was help with the WEDDING' and used the illustration of weeding as part of the marriage sermon, really well thought out and so different, the children loved it.

Then on Monday the bride, groom, their little girl, my cousin and her husband, my daughters and grandchildren were all enjoying the winter wonderland at Center Parcs in the Lake District, for the week.
The temperatures reached minus 12... the coldest we've ever known but it gave us beautiful winter scenes, some photos to share with you below.

I made two more advent calender chests but sadly didn't get them to my sister and friend Sue for the start of the month, but I thought I would share them any way and maybe enter a few challenges.

The stamps on this one are from the Cute Companions, Wonderful Christmas, Deck the Halls and Christmas Wishes stamp sets and coloured with Copics.

The paper and embellishments are from the absolutely brilliant kit that was my prize in the monthly prize draw on the Docrafts site. It was over £50 in value and included A4 paper pad,  linen stickers, brads, stamp set, rub ons, vellum quote pad, A4 decoupage card, A4 laser board, A4 silver vellums, A4 foiled decoupage, A4 shimmer board and two stencils all from the Henbury Lane, Poinsettia collection.
I just bought extra brads for the draws.



challenges to have fun with:
Tuesday Taggers ~  Deck the halls
ABC Christmas ~   Y for Yuletide
Charisma Cardz ~   A Christmas Gift
Sarah Hurley ~       Christmas decoration... the mice are putting up decorations.
Fussy and Fancy ~   Anything but a card
Winter Wonderland ~  Christmas Baubles
Challenge up your Life ~  Advent or Christmas
Crafters Companion monthly ~ sketch or Christmas or both

Some photos of our back garden before we left.

snow scenes from our trip

The lake on Friday after a thaw.
There was still ice on the water.
Paint a pot workshop Sophie and Adam budding crafters.

I had to have a go, and check out my nose I could be Rhudollf!!

Gracie another crafter in the making!!
They were all lovely after they were fired.

Thanks for stopping buy hope the snow makes you feel cooler Sharon my Teddy Stampers buddy from Cape Town.

Love cherie  //*.*\\

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

What a treat # Creative Card Crew

A very good morning and welcome to my lovely new followers,
thank you for joining us... looking forward to sharing the journey together!!!!

We had a fabulous weekend away in a large country hotel, all decorated with red and silver for christmas.
 I met some really lovely crafters, so hi to you all and a special hi to Dawny P, it was  wonderful to meet you hun and spend the day together. We were there for the Copic Certification course whoohoo!! which I can proudly display on my blog.
Thank you Wendy for a wonderful day!!! I blend with the curtains nicely lol!!

I hope to share some copic hints and tips in the future, one for now is... something I never realised
instead of constantly taking the wrong top off,  there is a grey band around the end with the brush tip.
Dahhh!!! I can't believe I haven't seen it before.

On to our new challenge over at Creative Card Crew we'd like you to create a

                                              A treat bag or box

Our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp

This is my DT creation

I made an acetate pillow box and stamped the chocolates with white stazon as I thought the dots looked like snow I covered them with a pink stardust pen.
The stamp set is 'How sweet it is'  by MFT coloured with copics E000 E00 E11 G20 G21 C1 and paper piecing on the chair and stool.
 Double sided DP Daisyd's 'maybe baby collection' distressed with rose coral chalk ink
MS doylie punch...    Marianne Designs scroll... punched flowers
ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you'll join in the fun and make a treat for someone special.

Thanks for stopping by,

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 19 November 2010

Bring on the Bling # Teddy Stampers

Hi friends, hope you're well today and looking forward to a fun weekend,

Thank you to all the lovely peeps that joined us for our birthday blog hop, we really enjoyed seeing your wonderful creations and thank you for all the lovely comments.
The winner of my prize drawn at random is        Theresa    congrats honey, can you email me at please to let me know your address.
The winners of the hop are posted on the Teddy Stampers blog.

We would love you to join us again for our next challenge...


Easy peasy we all love a bit of bling !!! with an optional sketch if you want some inspiration  and don't forget your stamped or digi stamp
TEDDY BEAR  on your creation.
Please check out the TS blog for the sketch.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Annabelle Stamps.

My DT card.

I've used the oh so sweet Lili of the Valley 'Hello Gorgeous' stamp, and the sketch
from Sketch Saturday.

bear  E000 E02 R00 R20
 G20 G21 R81 R83 R85 C1 C3
DP   Summer Bloom by Papermania and apoxy stickers from the same set, I stuck them on to white card as they didn't show up too well straight on the paper.
Cardstock   from The Paper Mill
Sentiment   'Cute Greetings' stamp set from Wild Rose Studio available from Whichcraftuk
Punches   MS doylie  Stampin' Up oval and scallop oval
Bling from The Hobby House   3, 4 and 5ml rhinestones
White gel pen for the doodle dots.

Some challenges to have fun with:
Lili of the valley  ~ Glitter and Glitz  I haven't used gitter but it's quite glitzy with the rhinestones!
Sketch Saturday  ~ sketch
Flutterby Wednesdays  ~ open theme with an optional sketch

Thanks for stopping by have a fun and happy weekend,

Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Give Thanks # Creative Card Crew

Please click here for the Teddy Stampers Birthday Blog Hop

Good morning friends,
A big welcome to my lovely new followers, thank you for joining us, i'll hop over to see you very soon.
We have a new challenge for you over at Creative Card Crew,
                                             Give Thanks
 Happy Thanksgiving to all those who will be celebrating on the 25th November.
Or just a  Thank You creation will be fine.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen's Designs which can be purchased here

My DT thank you gift box

This is a really easy to make box called 'Slip Cover'  from a download  template by Lauren Meader and can be purchased from My Time Made Easy llc
Dimentions of the finished box: 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4" deep

I've used Meljen's Little Layered Flowers Complete Set  check them out before 14th November Whimsey Stamps are having 50% off sale.

The  flower DP is Morning Meadows by S.E.I. and has a gorgeous pearlecent finish. I drew over the lines with a brown colouring pencil, and pinned them altogether with a spacer and coloured crystal brad.
Ribbon, brad and spacer are from The Hobby House

Cardstock:  brown Bazzill,  the sage shadow and very vanilla  is from Stampin' Up

Swirls  stamp by Creative Expressions from here
Sentiment stamps:  'thanks a bunch' from the Cute Greetings set by Wild Rose Studio
'Thank you' from the Circle of Friendship set from Stampin' Up

Not a very inspiring pressy I just looked for something that fitted .
You can use just the bottom part... as in the last picture a gift holder.
For more wonderful inspiration on how to decorate it hop over to their site.

Other challenges to have fun with:
Meljen's Designs challenge ~  Use 3 different shapes
Raise the Bar ~ Curves can include circles/scallops
Digital Tuesday  ~  something you purchased and never used before and a digi.
This is the first time i've used the template and the digi flowers!!
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT  ~  Ribbon       thanks Lisa x

Thanks for calling in, have a good day,

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 5 November 2010

It's our Birthday Blog Hop # Teddy Stampers

Good morning crafty friends,

It's time to celebrate Teddy Stampers is turning ONE! whoohoo!!!
We've been stamping with our teddies for a year and want to celebrate with you, by having a
                                                BIRTHDAY BASH!

Please come and join us today for a blog hop as the Teddy Stampers design team share ways to say
                                               HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!

We hope our creations will inspire you to create a birthday project or two of your own.
There are lots of prizes to give away this week so if you want to win you need to participate!

Here's how it works, from the Teddy Stampers blog... hop around to each of the designers blogs   and              LEAVE A COMMENT on each blog... we're not a large team so it won't take you long.
Then hop back to Teddy Stampers and upload a BIRTHDAY CREATION of your own, don't forget you must have a stamped or digi stamp teddy on your project.

You must complete ALL these steps in order to be eligible for a prize.

It would be brilliant if you would like to become a follower but it's not a requirement on my blog... to be in with a chance of  winning my prize.
We have some brilliant sponsors taking part:

That's a lot of chances to win! Plus some of our fabulous team have a prize up for grabs for one lucky hopper too!!!
Here's my prize

That's right not one...not two... not three... but FOUR GORGEOUS BEAR STAMPS from Lili of the Valley.

If you've joined me from ANGELIQUE then you're on the right path if not hop over to the Teddy Stampers blog and start from the begining from me you need to hop to

Here's my DT creation

The base card is a die cut scallop concertina step card only available from Whichcraftuk
 Gorgeous Popcorn Bear from the Party Time... Smile... and Birthday Hugs stamp sets.
Popcorn was lying on a parcel which I cut away to use on the gift box and I also cut away the little duck.
All coloured with copics some of the colours I used:
bear E30 31 33 R20  ducks YR12 YR21 Y00 Y21 parcels and balloons G00 G21 Y00 BG93 YR02 YR04 YR21 Y11 YR07 YG11 YG24 R20 R22
DP is Kioshi by Basicgrey
I used sakura stardust pens to add glitter
Sentiment is from Stampin' Up

Other challenge to have fun with:
Pile it on ~ Beary good friends use a bear with a friend
ABC challenge ~ G is for glitter... it is there
Crafty Sentiments ~ make a gift
Cupcake insirations ~ photo i've used the colours
Paperplay Playtime  ~ Use a clock, ticket or tag

The lovely Jerusha asked us if we'd like to do a tutorial for the hop well i've had a go... hope it's ok it's my first one!!!!!
Tutorial for the gift box...

I forgot to mention score on the lines 1/2"  4"  5 3/8" and 8 7/8"

Sorry to all those who work in metric. It's just so much easier to use the Martha Stewart board, for projects like this.
At a later date I hope to start a separate tutorial section but for now it'll have to stay on the post.
Hope i've made it clear enough any questions please feel free to leave a comment and i'll edit it in.

So come on join the fun you might be one of the lucky prize winners.
Have a fun weekend and

love cherie      //*.*\\