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  //*.*\\