Tuesday, 29 June 2010

To Have and to Hold

Hi, hope you're enjoying the gorgeous weather,

This is one of the cards I made for the Stamp Magic show
 i'm going to enter the following challenges:
Tuesday Taggers~ Wedding Day
Stamp Something ~ Vintage with Flowers

The scallop step card is a new creation from Whichcraft uk. These were only launched on Sunday along with a couple of others so I don't think they are on the web site yet but i'm sure Paula will be able to let you know when they are...why not sign up for their news letter.

The size when closed fits into an A5 envelope.
I distressed the scallop edge with TH vintage photo ink.
 The lovely image is Tilda and Edwin bridal couple, which I coloured with copics.
I'm not doing very well for telling you the pens I used.
My notes have disappeared under piles of papers that i've been using for the last couple of weeks.
 It's been a busy month but i've enjoyed it soooo much!!
Dp is 'Something Old' from the Magnolia wedding collection and gold star dream cardstock from my stash.
Sentiments were written on the computer and inked with Vintage photo ink while the nestie was still on, it gives a nice border.
Martha Stewart heart punch and EK Success retro flower punches to make the flower.
The leaves from a woodware punch.
I would have put some pearls on  but couldn't get any ivory ones in time.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look. Do please leave a comment so I can visit you.

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Sunday, 27 June 2010


Hi sorry i'm a bit late with my post,as i've been to the craft show and had a delish time increasing my stash.
 This is my last Guest Designer card for Just Cute Bears. I've had a fabulous month and would like to thank the girls for having me X
 It's an open challenge  this as long as you have a  cute bear on your creation the choice is yours.
I used the brilliant sketch from Papertake challenge.

DP sweet baby jane collection from Daisyd's and bazzil bling
Bear penny black coloured with copics
Sentiment Friskas friends forever quotes.
flowers from Orchid Crafts
Just a quick post as i'm visiting my sister. She's just entered our lovely blogging family so if you could drop by and show some love that would be fab X  Jackie

Hope you're having a fun in the sun weekend, thanks for calling,
Love cherie   //*.*\\

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Big Bear Hug

Morning friends hope you're having a fun weekend, welcome to my lovely new followers
looking forward to visiting you... thanks for joining us.

The challenge over at Just Cute Bears this week is
Monochrome     one colour or shades of one colour
This is my Guest Designer card

other challenges i'm entering:
Craftalicious ~ monotone
Sassy Cheryl's ~ make your own flowers
Sir Stampalot monthly ~ punch it

Isn't this just the cutest image, I took inspiration from it's creator Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's Designs,
and left the bear white.
Copics: bear C1 C3 R20 R22 dress R20 22 24 skin E0000 E000 hair E00 E02 Shadow R20 + 0
The easel card is made of 3 die cut circles from Whichcraftuk there's a link on my side bar.
Dp is magnolia from the Once upon a Time collection with Bazzil bling.
The punched flowers I made with help from the woj tutorial and inspiration blog
and added pearl brads from my stash. I did spritz them with shimmerz baby's breath but it's not that noticable.
Sentiment was done on the computer.

 HELP!!!! just a note to say ooooh I really wish I hadn't tried the new blogging templates the pink one wasn't working properly, so i'm sorry if I switch about a bit till I find another one I like. I can't find a way to switch it off.!!!!

Happy Father's Day hope your day is special,

Love cherie  //*.*\\

Friday, 18 June 2010

Very Vintage

Hi my second post today is a very vintage christmas card.
I was invited to be a Guest Designer this week for the
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge.
I won the challenge a few weeks ago with my file purse and card set, and this was my prize.
The GDT badge has been burning a hole in my email box just waiting to be displayed, so whoopee I can wear it with pride today.
When the lovely Maria said the challenge was very vintage I thought... I don't do vintage, but I must say I really enjoyed trying it. Still need loads of practice!!!
So here is my card

It's a DL cream card base which I distressed with TH vintage photo ink.
Just some plain black cardstock distressed with the TH tool.
DP is by Magenta from Whichcraftuk the link is on my side bar.
The santa stamp is by Rubber Stampede, I used Versmark ink and copper detail embossing powder.
It was difficult to photo because the detail on the stamp was lost when it was shinny. The edges have been coloured with a gold Pen-Touch marker.
The distressing was already on the DP.
 Ribbon from stash and embossed sentiment.
Photos don't do justice but you get the idea.
So if you want to get a head for Christmas why not give it a try.
 It's well worth checking out for some wonderful inspiration from the design team,
 and Maria has some fabulous tutorials too.

Thanks for taking the time to call by, have a great weekend

Love Cherie  //*.*\\

lazy summer days

Hi welcome again to another challenge from Teddy Stampers.
Summer is just around the corner, so we would love you to create something with
All bears are welcome as long as they are stamped or a digi stamp image.
Our sponsor for this challenge is, Simon Says Stamp. where a $10 gift certificate to use in there store,is up for grabs.

This is my DT card

Other challenges:
Sketch Saturday ~ I used the sketch
Cupcake craft ~ One for the boys

The gorgeous digi image is from Di's Digi Downloads called 'Fish Ahoy'
coloured with copics E31 33 35 37 bear   E59 25 99 33 53 wood    B32 B34 Tshirt  G94 Basket
B00 Sky  B00 B32 B34 water, sorry I got a bit carried away and forgot to write down the ducks and reeds.
His trousers and hat are paper pieced...a tip if you don't want to waste  your DP.
Print your image onto copy paper, cut a small square of DP, I put it through my xyron with repositionable tape and stick it over the image, then print again.
Make sure you notice which way round it needs to go back into the printer.
( Don't use a post it note as it might come off and get stuck in your printer)
Dp is from the hopscotch pad by K&Co.
I didn't have blue ric rac ribbon so I coloured it with copic B32.
Thought the MS trellis  punch looked a bit netty and hung a couple of fishy charms from my stash on to it.
The sentiment was printed by computer and cut with word punch from Stampin' Up
I hope you'll join in the fun, for more inspiration check out my lovely teamies.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Weekend
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

New Releases from Annabelle Stamps

Annabelle Stamps have new releases and previews starting 22nd June.
4 new sets are up for grabs.
There will be 4 lucky winners chosen at random, check out the blog for more info.

Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Thursday, 17 June 2010

sneak peek

Hi friends, another lovely day here in Leeds will it last... hope so.

Just a reminder for your diary... Sunday 27th June
 for a fabulous day out!!!

Come and see the brand new step cards
Paula has designed.

Here's a sneak peek using the

So why not make it a date... come and see...need inspiration
there will be bags of it .

Have a great day thanks for stopping by.
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Here comes summer

Good morning friends, hope you're having a good weekend

It's time for another challenge at Just cute bears, where I am a guest designer for this month.
                                             Here Comes Summer
You might want to put your sun glasses on for my card BRIGHT or what!!!!
Some other challenges:
Creative cottage ~ Pink
Pollycraft ~ Ribbons and Bling
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Floral Delights

For my summer theme i've used the gorgeous ted's on a see- saw stamp by Elzybells.
if I knew how to do video I could show you they really do go up and down.
with Summer background stamp from Magnolia and coloured with copics
Dp are from Doodle Bug
 The sentiment is a free digi from  Create with TLC if you've not already been there
check  it out there's an amazing amount of word art and images.
Bling is from Papermania and ribbon from stash.

I'll be back later with a sneek -peek at some of the cards that's kept me busy all week.

Thanks for stopping by
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Dad & Me

Good morning friends,

Hope you're having a brilliant weekend.
 We have had some gorgeous days here, not sure about today it's a little cloudy at the moment.

I'm so thrilled to be a Guest Designer for the Just Cute Bears Challenge this month.
Thank you Alison for inviting me.
The challenge this week is    ~  Father's Day ~  which is on the 20th June.

My card covers these challenge:
Little Red Waggon ~ altered embelishment ..... I coloured the charm with a copic marker.
Stamp SomethingDigi day.  A new challenge 1 friday in the month to use a digi image.

I've made an easel card again oooow! don't ya just love em.
The gorgeous teds are from Di's Digi Downloads called Quality Time.
Coloured with copics  sorry i've so much going on at the mo i've lost my colours!!!
I did have a play with my new toy an air brush for copics.... but had to go back to chalk for the background.... need more practice..... the bears looked like they were fishing in blue paint!!!
The DP is a kit, papers, stickers, brads by Bo Bunny and the green is Bazzil Bling
Sentiment from Tiny Phrases by Woodware
I used last weeks sketch from Papertake by the lovely talented Dawny P

Have a wonderful day and what ever you're doing ENJOY x

Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 4 June 2010

Hi me hearties!!

Good morning friends,

It's another gorgeous day here, hope it's the same for you,
Time for another challenge from Teddy Stampers.
For this challenge we want you to use your teddy stamps or digi images for a

                                          MOVIE INSPIRATION

My inspiration is Pirates of the Caribbean and here is my DT creation.

Popcorn Bear is dressing up for a movie party.
He's sent his invitations and tickets.
There's popcorn,  a treat bag and a place setting for his name.

I used a template for the popcorn box but so sorry I can't find it to link.
I always like to give credit to the creator of the templates I use. I have to give credit to hubby he worked out where the lines needed to be.
The image is from the Golfing Popcorn plate.
 I cut away his golf clubs and added items from the Pirate stamp set by Woodware.
He's coloured with copics E30 E31 E57
Hat C1 C3 C5 the scarf is stamped onto a Doodle Bug paper.
I had to print onto the back to make it fit... and draw the lines with a fine liner.
For that added sparkle the sword and jewels are coloured with sakura stardust pens.

The text on the map I did on the computer and the images are from the woodware pirate stamp set.
Edit: Thank you to Woodware DT for the inspiration for the map.
Distressed with TH vintage photo ink lightly spritz with water.
The galleon is from my die cut by cross-cuts which I coloured with copics... made a simple stand and added sizzix die cut waves at the back.

Have a look at my other teamies they've come up with some brilliant ideas.
I'd love to see your creations... so go on... are you up for the challenge?
Hope so.

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderful weekend,

Love Cherie   //*.*\\
ps the sweets and popcorn didn't last long!!!!