Sunday, 28 February 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch 35

Hi, Thanks for stopping by,

This is my entry for the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly sketch
Just Magnolia  to use a Magnolia image and  Birthdays theme
Cute Card Thursday     ribbon
Stamp Something      designer paper, buttons and ribbon to use all 3
Everybody Art    to make an easel card

I used the Papertake Weekly sketch for this card.

Card Ingredients
Magnolia Tilda with roses
Copic and Promarkers
Paper by s.e.i. Morning Meadow
Ribbon from Dovecraft for the blue and the ribbon under it is blue organza with varigated coloured daisies just in a sale bin.
The sentiment and roses by Forever Friends all loved up set.
Nestabilities labels 4

Thanks for your lovely comments I do love to read them.
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Cupcake Craft challenge #79 Friends

Hi everyone hope you all had a wonderfull weekend,

This is my card for the following challenges.
Cupcake Craft challenge this week was to make a card for friend.
Sketch Saturday to use the sketch.

On the very last minute for this one for Cupcake.

At the moment I do have to keep to a sketch, I worry if I move it around I might get in a muddle.
The large frame stamp is by Magenta  which I coloured with Copic/Promarkers  and the papers are Doodle bug, matted onto Bazzil Bling parsley.
I inked the smile stamp from Hero Arts then punch the square. Sentiment from Aspects of Design 52 by Kay Carley.
I have another post tonight,
Thanks for calling by.
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Double Dutch Challenge #37 Alphabet Soup

Hi, as promised this is my second post today.

The Double Dutch Challenge is Alphabet Soup. Make a card or creation in the shape of a letter from the alphabet.

This is my card.
B is for baby.  I printed a letter on the computer cut around it ( several times). Give me the mice and a small pair of scissors and i'm fine, but ask me to follow a line and oh dear!! That's why my sister Jackie and I make a great team, she usually makes and cuts the templates, when we get together X

I'ts 15 x 10.5 cm The chequed paper is printed from the Wild Rose Studio Spring CD. If you like papers to print these are  gorgeous.  I made an insert  from Blueberry Hill paper by Papermania and also for the little shoes, arn't they scrummy. They were made from a template by the very talented Christine Ruff.
The stamps are from Cute Companions which I coloured with my Copic markers and cut them out. A couple of rub-ons from Basic Grey, Sugared some flower braid and  pearl beads for buttons and there you are.!!!

I love making cards with these stamps, if you want to treat yourself to a really great day out then a workshop with their very talented and wonderful designer Jayne Nestorenko is not to be missed. She is posting the new workshops on her site this week. Don't hang around though they go very quickly.

Loads a Hugs
Cherie  //*.*\\

Edit:  the template for the shoes was very kindly given to me by the lovely Christine Ruff. If you would like it please email her at

Mo's Digital challenge # 19

Hello to all the lovely friends and thanks for calling by,

The challenge over at Mo' Digital Pencil blog is "Clean n Simple".
To make your creation with white or cream cardstock one of Mo's images and one ribbon, no additional layers. Hop over and look at the DT cards WOW!!

This is my card.

I really enjoyed this challenge, to just enjoy the colouring and not to worry about papers and such like.
Really refreshing, and makes Mo's fabulous image Isaiah reading to the baby, the focal point.
I also set myself the challenge to keep the colouring simple too. You can colour with limited markers by layering on top with the same marker. I used  a couple of Promarkers and a few Copics.
To set the scene I found some small freebie stamps given with a magazine and thought they could be pictures the baby had coloured, hence the scribble.!!!

I have another post this evening but have to take over looking after my grandaughter will my hubby has a snooze, be back later.

Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Monday, 22 February 2010

Allsorts Challenge Tag Ticket or Label

Hi, how are you doing today, well I hope!!!

Through my lovely new blogger friend Kirsten I found the Allsorts challenge blog. Hop over there and have a look at the DT cards they are fabulous.

 The challenge this week is to add a Tag, Ticket or Label to your creation.

This is my entry:

 One of the things that my sister and I  really love to do is to stamp onto gorgeous papers and make 3D projects, which is what I did with this large sizzix tag.

The stamp is Delicate Daisies by Magenta from Which Craft Uk   Try to get to their shop in Doncaster to see the full and fabulous range of these and many other stamps. Paula's workshops specialize in stamping, give them a go, you won't be disapointed!!!

Thank you so much for calling by, enjoy the rest of your day.

Love Cherie  //* .*\\

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge Sketch by Jay Jay

Good morning thanks for calling in.

I hope you are all having a brilliant weekend. We woke up to snow again, but it is a brighter morning.

I was SO THRILLED to win the Just Magnolia challenge last week, there will be lots of flowers on my cards now!!!!
Thank you to Wild Orchid Crafts for your lovely prize

 This weeks entry at  Just Magnolia Challenge  is to follow the sketch and Roses on Paper/Belles n Whistles Challenge is a colour combo of pink, brown and cream.

I really love making easel cards, what a brilliant sketch and colours to work with.
Card Ingredients
Brown base card from  : Paper Mill
Magnolia image Tilda with Easter egg
Copic markers
Paper:   pink Basic Gray,   cream with flowers Papermania ( I coloured some of the white flowers pink with a copic marker)
Border strips cut on my Rotatrim
Nestabilities : square.  greeting tag : hand punch
Eggs  :   from Cute Companians romance stamp set
"With Love"  Cuttlebug border embossing folder
Flower : Papermania
White gel pen for doodle dots.

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments.
Love Cherie

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge 'LOVE'

Hi, Thanks so much for stopping by,

This is my card for the Just Magnolia and the Sketch Saturday Challenge

Sorry about the rubbish photo, I had to use a lamp as it is such a dull day. The colours are a lot brighter than they should be.
The DT cards are brilliant on both blogs and I couldn't resist using the lacing thanks for the inspiration.

Card Ingredients
Tilda with Tulips
K&Co paper
Dot Bazzil

Have a brilliant day,
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #18

Hello to you all this morning and thanks for dropping by.

The challenge  at Mo's Digital Pencil blog is,  All about Colours.  To use pink, white, red and include a heart on your project. 
There are two other challenges I would like to enter this card for.
  Cupcake Craft Challenge   the theme this week is Keep It Simple
 Crazy for Challenges the theme is RED

I didn't want to do a valentines card, so I did one that could be Mother's Day or Birthday for mum.
My sister and I had a fabulous couple of days together this week. We worked on this card and a calender project that she made at a workshop at Whichcraft,  i'll add a picture at the end. Why don't you drop in there and have a look at their workshops you won't be disappointed!!

I chose the gorgeous I Love Ya, Tomorrow digital image, she is so fabulous to colour. The greeting on the heart garland was printed on the computer stamped and punched out. I  then threaded them and  beads on to some metalic thread. My Cricut machine cut the 'mum' letters, it doesn't come out as often as it should. I have to keep getting it out of the box and to use it.

Card ingredients.
I love ya tomorrow digital image
copic markers
Basic Grey paper marrakech - I adore this set of paper.
Navy card Paper Mill
Chalk background
Stamp on hearts stars by Lavinia stamps

This is the calender that Jac and I made just want to share it with you.

A big thank you to the team over at Double Dutch for my lovely prize!!!

Thank you so much for looking have a brilliant day.
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Pink Piggy Blog Candy

Hi How would you like some pink piggy candy from Dawny P?
Just click on Dawnys blog candy picture and it will take you to see the wonderful candy and whats included.
 Good Luck.
Love cherie  //*.*\\

Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch 34

Hi, Hope you've all had a brilliant Valentines Day!!

This is my entry for Papertake Weekly Challenge which was to follow sketch 34.
I stamped on to the striped paper to get the background, then on to white card. I cut the bath and legs out and included the floor, then cut out the mirror. These were all coloured with the copics and pieced onto the background, great fun!!

Card Ingredients
Brown base card Paper Mill
My Favorite Things stamp set "Time for the bubbly"
Bo Bunny paper Shabby Princess collection
Ink Momento black, Whispers barn brown
HOTP faux stitching stamp set.
Prima flower and ric rac ribbon from stash.

Thank you so much for calling by and for your lovely comments.
Have a great week,
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Good morning, Whoope the sun is out today, still cold but much brighter.

Just a quick post this morning . I made this shutter card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and saw some others  I would like to enter, they are after the photos.

This is my entry  for the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge -  pins and pearls
Stamping for the weekend - stamped or digi image
Double Dutch Challenge-  for your sweet valentine
Crazy 4 challenges-      Valentine theme
Cup Cake Craft challenge -   red and white all over 

card recipe
die cut shutter card
Penny Black clear stamp set "Every Which Way"
Paper from Magnolia
Nestabilities classic circle
stamp set from Habico ( post type)
Charm, pearls. ribbon, hearts and brown card from stash

Have a great day hope the suns shining where you are!!!

 Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Mo's Digital Challenge wood/would

Hi Folks,

I've really been pushed for time this week so I'm last minute with this challenge. Mo's Digital Challenge this week was Wood or Would as in would you be mine. I've used the oh so cute!! Twins in tu-tus image. They have just finished their dance class and sitting on the wooden floor. It's quite a challenge to do wood  but I enjoyed it. I did put clear star dust on the tu-tus and shoes but it's not showing very well. The purple/pink background was done with chalk and the girls and the floor were done with copics.

Card ingredients:
Mo's Digital Image Twins in tu-tus
 Copic pens
 Daisy Ds sweet baby Jane double sided paper
Nestabilities  large plain and scallop octagons
EK Success corner adorner punch
pearls and ribbon from stash
computer words
Martha Stewart punch.

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Love cherie  //*.*\\

Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge Easter Basket

Hi, Welcome, happy Wednesday,

The Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge is to make an Easter basket, bag or box to hold  yummy goodies.
I've decorated a bag  from a die cut which can be obtained from Which Craft. As I want to do another challenge with the bag I used it as a template and cut one out.  I printed the inside of the card first using the fabulous cd Spring from Wild Rose Studio. This cd has  fabulous backing papers in amazing design and colours that print sooooo lovely.

Items used:
  • Die cut bag
  • Magnolia stamps: Tilda with rabbit, Edwin with chicken, waggon, bench, tulips.
  • Ink, Momento tuxedo black
  • Copic pens
  • Background: chalk
  • CD
  • Ribbon from Which Craft
Enjoy your day, thank you so much for looking.
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Which Craft Workshop Feb 2010

Hi, welcome and thanks for calling in.

 No challenge tonight I wanted to share with you the wonderful cards we made at the Which Craft workshop, in the Corn Exchange, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Thanks Paula we had a great time.
 If you're in Doncaster call in you'll be amazed  or go over to the web site and have a look.

The workshop today was using acetate which we combined with beautiful papers and stamped images. I will edit this post to tell you which papers we used, ( I forgot to ask!!)

Copyright for these designs belongs to Paula Walters CDP. You may take inspiration from them but please don't copy them or enter them for publication or competition. Thank you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend thank you so much for looking.
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Tilda Relaxing In Flowers

Hi thank you for stopping by.
Can you imagine my absolute suprise to find out  that my winter card of Edwin and Tilda skating had won the Double Dutch challenge. Pop over there and have a look at the others they are fabulous. Thank you so much to the team for choosing it!!!

I'm entering this card in two challenges tonight.
The first one is:
Roses on Paper /Belles & Whistles combo challenge 30,  to use the following sketch.

The second one is:

Just Magnolia Challenge, to put hearts and flowers with a Magnolia image

I made the roses from punched shapes and thought you might like to see them a little closer. I would have normally used green leaves but as it wasn't on the card I decided to throw caution to the wind and use this striped paper, hey ho hope it worked. I was going to use Edwin but didn't have a romantic one, and after quite a few goes at trying to alter one I gave up and used this Tilda instead. As I stamped her on the hessian type paper I thought it looked better as a line drawing.

  •  Card Ingredients:
  • 15x15cm base card, matts and  the red paper for the roses from The Paper Mill
  • Papermania colossal pack Love
  • Hessian paper Bo Bunny Back to Basics
  • Leaves and caylix HOTP paper
  • Tilda laying in the flowers Magnolia stamp
  • Momento cocoa ink
  • Punches:
  • Woodware daisy, yellow set, for caylix ( just cut curves away make them pointed).
  • A cheap, no make half inch balloon punch for petals
  • Carl Craft leaf punch
  • Friskas pliers heart punch
Thank you so much for looking have a good evening.
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Monday, 1 February 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch 33

Hello, thank you for stopping by.

The challenge at Papertake Weekly is to use sketch 33.
I've used this gorgeous ballerina teddy stamp from Elzybells.

I want to be able to take better photographs though, because different light and shadow changes the colours on my cards. The base card is the same colour as the embossed circle and yet it looks darker.
Just another part of this new world of blogging to get to grips with, and I need a photo for my profile, pheeewww!
I'm in awe especially with your lovely comments. To think that friends of like mind can look at each others amazing creations whether they are a few streets away or on the other side of the world!!! Thank you
As I've used a teddy I will also be putting it onto the Teddy Stampers challenge blog which is to put some Dry Embossing somewhere on your card.

Card ingredients
  • Ballerina Teddy from Elzybells
  • 15x15cm base card The Paper Mill York
  • Copic pens
  • Papers Kay &Co and Bazzil, I cut the flowers out of the paper.
  • Nestabilities circle plain and scalloped
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • Crystal stickles
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp
  • 3mm faux pearls
  • Sizzix embossing folder
Thank you so much for looking.
Love Cherie //*.*\\