Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Easter Treats and a Birthday Cake


No card to post just yet, i've been  really busy  with my grandaughter's birthday cake and finishing the Easter boxes for her to give to the children at the mums and tots group. She was leaving this week to start nursery after Easter. Thought you might like to have a look.
This is Timmy from one of her favourite programs. "He's a little lamb with a lot to learn" so his song goes.
He starts nursery and has lots of new experiences to deal with, just as Grace will. Don't you just wish you could be a fly on the wall!!!

My sister Jac and I made them really simple because they were for tots 25 in total!!
Just a basic milk carton, you can get a template Here
The bunnies are made from circles and ovals cut with nestabilities.
We did the faux stitching with a fine liner pen and coloured the faces with a copic marker.
I printed the greeting on the computer and punched it with the oval punch from Stamping Up.
The ribbon is from Whichcraftuk.

I didn't get to take her today as I spent a fabulous day with Jac's craft club. We went to Craftzone in Pontefract and met the lovely Wendy Stenton. There we made a gorgeous card and bought a lot of goodies.
Their shop is an Aladins cave of wonder I can highly recommend it.
Then on to the Bassetts sweet factory shop more goodies!!! finally ending up at the Junction 32 outlet.
A fabulous day, a big thank you to Jean mwah! for organising it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 26 March 2010

My first creation for Teddy Stampers Challenge # Easter

Good Morning  hope you're all tickety boo!!

I'll find it  really easy to remember my first DT creation, as it's our grandaughters 3rd birthday today.

Here is my DT  Easter Basket for the Teddy Stampers Challenge Blog.

This basket is so adorable and so easy to make, there is a tutorial to follow here.
Our team members hope to be doing some tutorials for you soon and finding others that you can link to.
The gorgeous star of today is Coco a digi ted from Digi Stamp Boutique if you hurry you might just catch the offer of the month. He also comes with some cute friends as you can see in the first photo.
I coloured my images with copics and promarkers.
Really must try to write down which colours I used,
 (note to myself for next time)
There's a brilliant tutorial for colouring bears over at the Lily of the Valley challenge blog here
My double sided designer paper is by Making Memories. I bought it from Whichcraftuk, they have one very similar but not the one I used.
Nestability ovals and a punch for the little butterflies. The doylie punch by Martha Stewart, don't ya just love her punches, the hardest job with them is choosing one!!

Come along and join in the fun and show us your Easter creation with your favourite teddy on.
Just a reminder your creation must include at least one  Stamped or digi teddy bear image.
 I'm so looking forward to visiting your lovely blogs.
Check out the creations from  my lovely team members!!
Enjoy your day thanks for stopping by,
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Monday, 22 March 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge # Sketch

Good Morning friends,
There's a gorgeous sketch over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week, why not give it a go.
I used the Papertake Weekly Challenge of lilac and lemon. Gorgeous spring colours!!

To make my easel card I used a die cut card from a  goody bag from Craftwork Cards.
 My lovely friend Sue gave  it to me at the papercraft show in Harrogate on Saturday, mwah, we had a lovely time and came back with lots of goodies.
I already had some scalloped squares from the same company, which I layered on top.
I used lilac core'dinations and lemon Bazzil bling, and some paper from a stack pad I bought at the show. It doesn't have a name.
The image is from the "Wonderful" clear stamp set by Penny Black.
 I stamped a few times and decoupaged some of the flowers.
 I thought I would try cutting the circle with a Nestability die with the flowers out side. Sorry I can't remember the correct term.
If you want to try it don't colour your image first, I had a few tries. It was difficult to work out how far to cut around the flowers first. I got there in the end and pleased with the result.
The sentiment is from Stamping Up and ribbon is Dovecraft.
Have a great day,
Love Cherie    //*.*\\

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Some fabulous news to share with you!!

Hi, Friends,

 No card just yet, i'ts on it's way just wanted to share my fabulous news with you all, and to say hello lovely  followers, meet  Chris,  Sally, Ann- Marie and Saskia thank you for joining us.

Oh WOW I can't believe it i've been chosen to join the design team over at
What a joy I will be able to play with all my teddy stamps. I'm so looking forward to the challenge.
If you share a passion for teddies hop over there and join in the fun.
 There's a challenge going now to create something  
Your creation must have a stamped or digi teddy image on it.
If you hop over there you can meet all my other lovely team members and check out their wonderful blogs.
If teddies are not your thing i'ts worth checking them out anyway to see all of their other wonderful creations.

Thank you so much for dropping by, have a happy creative week.
Love Cherie    //*.*\\

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 92 Spring Colours


 Over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge your creations have to have a Penny Black image or sentiment and the theme this week is spring colours.

My card also fits into these challenges too:
One Stop Craft Challenge - spots and dots
Crafty Sentiments  -  sketch
Pile it on - to get your creation on at least one other challenge and the theme is pastels.
 This is my second card for this challenge, you can enter more than once!!

I used the lovely sketch over at the new Crafty Sentiments challenge blog, thank you Lisa for the invitation to join in the fun.
 Hop over there and give them your support, they would love to see you.

I thought I would make a thank you easel card using the gorgeous Martha Stewart edge punch.
If you cut a square 3 1/4 inches and punch each side it makes this lovely frame which I matted onto a Nestibilities classic scallop square.
The image is from the Critters clear stamp set by Penny Black.
Papers I used were printed from the spring CD by Wild Rose Studio and Bazzil
The gorgeous sentiment stamp is by Stamping Up. I absolutely adore these stamps!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day
Cherie   //*.*\\

Monday, 15 March 2010

Some Candy For You

 If you celebrated Mother's Day this weekend I hope you had a lovely time.

Over at Bevs blog there is a wonderful box of candy for you.

Hop over there and enter it's a truely amazing stash donated by one of Bevs followers Moira,
Thank you Moira you are very generous!!!!
The draw will take place 19th March.

Don't forget to join the Magnolia Down Under  Birthday blog hop there is lots of candy along the way.

Love Cherie

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Lily of the Valley - Easel card

Hi. This is my entry for the Lily of the Valley challenge to make an easel card.

It doesn't have to be one of there images just follow the theme.
 I used 2 scallop circle from  Whichcraftuk you can buy these in packs of different sizes.
I scored one in half and then again on the side 3 scallops to give it a hinge.
The pink scallop circle and small of I cut from Nestabilities
The stamp is Popcorn Bear bunches of love and the sentiments too. I coloured it with Copic markers and cut around it.
The ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for you lovely comments.
Loads a hugs

Cherie  //*.*\\

Pile it On Challenge # 10 Pastels

Hope you've all had a good weekend,

I spent yesterday with my lovely sister, we started making some small Easter gifts for my grandaughter to give out at the mums and tots group that I take her to. I'ts her birthday on the 26th and she's leaving to start nursery after the Easter break. I'll show them when they are finished!!

This is my card for the following challenges:
Pile it On - the theme is Pastels and to get your creation on to at least one other challenge.
Magnolia  Down Under - It's their 1st birthday day,   "Happy Birthday!" so you can guess the theme. They have a brilliant blog hop to follow with candy along the way!!!  My card has a Magnolia background.
Crafty Creations - to make your own flowers
My Time To Craft - Kidz Cards
Ooh la la Creations chall 49 - anything goes

I loved making the tent card so much I thought I would use it for this children's birthday card and have the teddies hanging in the window, there's a fabulous tutorial here
The apperture was cut with Nestabilities rectangle plain and scallop.
I used Magnolia summer background and coloured it with Copic markers.
The  gorgeous teddies stamp is by Elzybells and the designer paper is by Kay & Co
Sentiment, oval punch and scallop oval by Stamping Up
I punched the flowers from more of the paper and joined the card at the top with brads. I covered the back with the designer paper to cover the brads.

 Thanks so much for stopping by,
Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Teddy Stampers #5 Get Sketchy

A very late entry for Teddy Stampers challenge. I got mixed up and thought it was an easel card, so at the last minute made another one.

The lighting is not very good I had to use a lamp.
I will put the easel card on also and I will put it into last times Teddy Stampers "love" challenge.

As it's late I will edit this post later.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Special Monthly Challenge Just Magnolia

Good morning friends,

The special monthly challenge at Just Magnolia is a tent card.There's a fabulous tutorial to follow to make this gorgeous card, hop over and have a look.
I am also entering the following challenges.
 Magnolia Down Under which is a recipe of 3 papers 3 flowers 2 buttons and 1 bow.
Cupcake Craft who's theme is flower power
Roses on paper to make something for Easter.

 I really enjoyed making this card although it wasn't without a problem. I stuck the front paper on, cut the apperture then realised I could see the folded piece in the window. No problem i'll draw the shape and trim it sorted. Then I stuck the back paper before the folded piece so had a pink strip on my cream dotty paper!!!something else showing in the window.
 One thing we crafters are good at is covering up mistakes, another paper that matched the colours cut with my Martha Stewart doylie punch, and as if by magic pink was replaced with a row of Easter eggs.
  I got there in the end love it so much  i'm going to make another one for a  challenge tomorrow.

The double sided flower paper is by Making Memories, garden party.
 My cover up my mistake paper with the eggs on is by Papermania spring time.
I coloured the Tilda with rabbit stamp by Magnolia with Copics and Promarkers
Flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts my prize from the just magnolia win they are soooo fabulous, I am so lucky.

The only problem with posting in the early hours is being tied and pressing the wrong key  it posted before
I wanted it to. I was getting it ready for the morning when I could take my photo. Aw well!!!

Love to you all
Cherie   //*.*\\

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunshine Award

Hi all,

Thank you so much to my dear friend Catherine for sending me this award.
I thought I would celebrate by adding my photo at last and take the opportunity to thank you for all of your lovely comments.
  I would like to pass on the award to Lisa  Tracey  Victoria  and Fae  for making my day with your comments

Cupcake callenge 80 round and round

Cupcake Craft challenge this week is to use circles on your creations.
Also for the Everybody Art challenge to use a sketch.

I used this lovely sketch for my card.

Stamps used
 Magenta butterfly, Magnolia swirl for background. Stamping Up sentiment

Woodware corner and leaf
Stamping Up oval and scallop oval

Paper is Basic Grey

Have a great day!!!
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Whichcraft Workshop diorama cards

Hi another lovely sunny morning, hope you're all tickety boo,

We had a fabulous workshop yesterday at Whichcraftuk

I would like to share with you the really cute cards with added dimension, that we made.

The stamps we used were:
Pepper and Friends
Woodware pansies clear set

It doesn't show too clearly but there is an acetate window on both cards.
The Pepper card we used coloured pencils and the pansies were coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink.
This is only the second time i've used these inks so I need more practice. Thats the great thing about doing workshops you get to try new technics.

Paula would love you to be inspired by her cards but please don't copy her designs.

See you soon
Love Cherie  //*.*\\

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Sketch

Hello, A lovely sunny day today here in Leeds,

The Penny Black challenge this week is a gorgeous sketch by Carole, and this is my card.

I've used the really cute Penny Black stamp Bees and Bunny for my image. I coloured it with Copics on whisper white cardstock  from Stamping Up. This cardstock has got to be the smoothest card I have ever seen, and was wonderful to colour on. There was hardly any bleed through too, really impressed!!!
Papers are by Papermania Blueberry Hill which I edged with Colour Box chalk ink burnt sienna. 
The ribbon and faux pearls from my stash.
I used nestabilities classic squares plain and scallop and just added doodle dots with a white inkssentials pen.
I recieved my first parcel from Stamping Up this week, thanks so much Victoria  pop over and have a look at March's offer.
The stamps are gorgeous and the paper punches are fabulous. They cut so easy even copy paper,
They'll be appearing on a card near you very soon, can't wait to use them!!!!

Enjoy your day hope the sun is shining for you too.

Love Cherie  //*.*\\