Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Back to School

Hi all,
 Hope you all had a brilliant Bank holiday weekend,

Our challenge over at Creative Card Crew for this fortninght is
                                 BACK TO SCHOOL

Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp

Other challenges to have fun with,
Magnolia Stamp Lovers  ~ to use fall or autumn colours
Simple Doodles   ~ Back to school
Stamp Something ~ Back to School
S2G ~  Back to School with a twist to add alphabets/letters

This is my DT card, I hope you will check out my other teamies fab creations.

I've used a die cut shutter card from Whichcraftuk and double sided dp by Magenta 'shades of the season' collection also available from whichcraftuk.
Stamps are:
 Edwin with glasses... I added glossy accents to his glasses.
 Valentine Tilda and Books all by Magnolia and coloured with copics.
 I pieced Tilda's dress and stamped onto the paper for the books, then shaded with a coloured pencil.
The letters and numbers were cut on my Cricut with George cartridge.
I made a blackboard, (although these are a bit old fashioned now) and doodled with a white gel pen.
A bit more doodling with a pencil and a couple of bows from my stash.
A bright a cheery card to wish a fabulous year at school,
My grandson starts full time reception class next week, don't they grow fast.

Thanks for stopping by,
Love cherie    //*.*\\

Friday, 27 August 2010

Teddy Stampers # Sketch challenge

Hi Friends,

It's time for another challenge over at Teddy Stampers
We have a delish sketch from our lovely Jerusha for you to have fun with for this fortnight.
Our generous sponsor is Die Cut Dreams

This is my DT card

Isn't this 'Bear with Flowers' just so cute it's got such a gorgeous face,
 from Crafty Sentiments
Bear E000 E00 R20 R00
Basket E35 E51
Green G20 YG95
Roses R20 R22
Shadow BG10
Gold stardust too, then cut it out with nesty labels 4. I cut around  to make a thinner border.
The double sided paper is Morning Meadow by S.E.I and bashful blue cardstock from Stampin' Up.
Sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations also from SU which I stamped in Versafine sepia.
Martha Stewart doyle punch and a border embossing folder.
Taking about embossing folders check out the new ones from Docrafts by Papermania.
Some great christmas ones and a snip at £2.99. The one I got had 4 christmas borders in.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and pearls are 3mm 'wedding day' set from 
The Hobbyhouse Crafts.

I won't be around this weekend going to have fun with Captain Croc lol.
 We're taking our grandchildren to Pontins for the bank hol,
will catch up with you all early next week. xx

Thanks for stopping by and for all your fabulous comments
Whatever you are doing this weekend ENJOY!!!

Love cherie    //*.*\\

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Tilda in red

Hi friends,

Welcome to my lovely new followers thank you so much for joining us, i'll drop in and say hello very soon, hope we can inspire each other.
There's been gremlins in the system today problems with internet links so I hope it works
'just let me get this post done pleeeeease'

My card tonight is for the Diecut Dreams christmas club who want to see....
 Tilda in red and here she is!!

I had so much fun with this card I haven't done  heat embossing for ages.... I used gold detail embossing powder on the bauble and sentiment. I stamped her apron again and decoupaged it, after colouring her with copics.
 It's rekindled my love for it, so watch this space for some more.

Some other challenges to join the fun with:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long ~ to use two or more ribbons
Wild Orchid ~  make it sparkle
Just Magnolia ~ Let's get sentimental with a nice sentiment
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Any thing goes as long as it's stamped or digi stamp

A quick recipe tonight
card base is cut using Nestabilities labels 8
Stamps Santa's little helper Tilda bauble by Magnolia
Sentiment by woodware.
Paper from Forever Friends
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs cherie   //*.*\\

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sparkle and Shine

Hi friends happy Tuesday,

WOW what a response to our challenge at Creative Card Crew
461 gorgeous creations...thank you all it was amazing to visit so many of your fab blogs.
We hope you will play along again for this fortnights challenge...
                                  * SPARKLE AND SHINE *
We would love to see lots of sparkle and shine on your creations... should be no problem at all!!!
Our sponsor for this challenge is The Digi Shack

Other challenges to have fun with:
Secret Crafterwhat little girls are made of   
Sir stampalotbring on the bling

This is my  DT creation

The team got to play with some great digi images I chose this one called 'floral sillhouette',
and made a fabulous purse box, you can get a template here at Mels blog, thank you for a brilliant
I printed out the template on as heavy card as my printer would take then cut out all the pieces, really easy to do.
The paper is from craftwork cards and is pearlised so it's shiny.
 The silver flap is a piece of glitter card, you know the type that covers you and everything else in glitter.
I thought the image looked a bit like a cameo and would look lovely in an oval. The beauty of digi images you can print them any size. I Cut  2 plain and 1 scallop oval nestabilities, the base one is glitter card. For even more sparkle I added Swarovski Crystals to her hair.

The inside paper is actually paler than in the photo. More glitter card to the handle and peel offs.
 flowers are made with retro flower punches from Bevs tutorial here
gorgeous satin ribbon from Hobby craft and the black from stash.
 So get out your sparkley bits, glitter and bling and let your creations shine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Love cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 13 August 2010

Oh!! No more trees please.

Hi  friends,

Welcome to my lovely new followers thank you for joining us... looking forward to visiting you, to share some inspiration and love.
You might need a cuppa with his post!!!
 I've missed visiting you, and will catch up with you all this weekend, put the kettle on!!!

Your creations for our last Teddy Stampers Challenge were amazing, thank you so much
 I hope you'll have fun with this one, you won't be able to stop singing!!!!

                                           TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

There you go you're singing already you can let your imagination run wild (I did)
as long as you have a stamped or digi stamp bear on    and have fun.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sew Many Cards

As a teddy lover this song has always been a real favourite and I just had to use it in a story book for my delish grandchildren.

Other challenges to join in
Cute card Thursday ~ Tree-mendous you think 28 will be enough, hence my title.
Little Red Wagon ~ Summer Time .......they're on a summer picnic
Crazy Catz ~ Animals
By The Cute and Girly ~ Animals

This is an A5 page mounted onto bazzil card, I used my Bind it All to put it together. I will change the rings I only had 5/8  and think smaller ones would be better.

I  started by stamping images onto copy paper, cut some out and then I played with them and made a black and white story board for each page. I used some of the tree's as masks.
 The  magnolia stamp has 4 trees on it i've stamped straight onto the card stock on every page.
All the images are coloured with copics and a few Promarkers, I used so many colours the list would be endless!!

I was looking for someone in diguise and found this cutie... Teddy Baby from Squigglefly 
He's a digi stamp so i cut him out and sat him on to a Magnolia picnic quilt, that's stamped straight on.

The sky and grass are chalk on every page.
I used Art Impressions stamps for the tufts of grass, stones, flowers with Marvey La Plume markers.
For the title I cut the letters on my Cricut with George cartridge, I really must use it more.

I computer printed the words onto the pages first.
First bears to arrive at the picnic, what a great dad with his three cubby's,
Digi stamp called 'Off We Go' from Phindy's Place, printed on.
 Digi stamps Cuthbet Sweet and Kiki Cakes from Pollycraft these two are cut out.

More cutie bears having fun, playing lots of games, and scrummy food.

These digi stamps are from a Digi download kit from Cuddly Buddly.
You get coloured images as well as line stamped ones, I didn't use any of the coloured ones, apart from
 the paper on the front cover which  is also from this kit. As I said earlier I hand coloured all the images.
I used a white sakura souffle pen to make the dots.

More bears playing hide and seek from the kit, hand coloured and cut out.
The large tree is Magnolia and stamped direct to card stock.

As previous page.

Arh they're tired, last page phew!!
'Teddy bear bedtime story'
This is a digi stamp by LilyBoo designs and available from Cuddly Buddly.

Well thanks for sticking with me or did it put you to sleep too!!!

I'll be back later with another post I have some picys from a workshop I took earlier in the week.
So come on and join in the fun are you still singing?

Thanks for stopping by have a fun weekend hopefully in the sun.
Love cherie    //*.*\\

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Just Edwin

Hi hope you're all doing ok,

I've always felt that compared to all the gorgeous creations we see with Tilda as the star...
that poor Edwin doesn't get much of a showing.

Well I came across another challenge blog for stampers who love Tilda and Edwin
Magnolia Stamp Lovers who are show casing Edwin for this challenge, so I had to join in.

I made a step card and added a die cut circle. After embossing with cuttlebug swirls I sanded the blue cardstock to show the white core for a wave effect.
The sky was done with chalk and the ship is a die cut in Magnolia pirate paper.
I tore some sand coloured paper and inked the edges with distressing ink.
Pirate Edwin, barrel and skull were coloured with copics.
'Ahoy' sentiment is from pirate stamp set and 'Happy Birthday' from DIY set both by Woodware.
I inked them while the nestability was still on.

Thanks for stopping by have a fun weekend.

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Totally Tilda

Hi, this started out as a quick post this morning and i've only just had time to get back.
School hols...looking after my know how it is!!!

This is one of the  samples I made for whichcraftuk using one of Paula's die cut step cards,
and thought it fitted the bill for the
Totally Tilda challenge which is to make a shaped square, rectangle or easel cards.

 Stamped images are from Pirate Tilda collection and Magnolia papers.
Coloured with copics.
The sentiment is from the Salutations clear stamp set by Woodware
card candy from Craftwork Cards.
The step card is white although it looks a bit purple

A second card for the Everybody-Art-challenge ~ Pirates
and Magnolia Down Under ~ Birthdays

The recipe is the same as above. The sentiment that's hidden say's 'You're Amazing'

Thank you for stopping by,
cherie   //*.*\\

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Cute and Girlie

That's the title of this fortnights challenge over at Creative Card Crew.

Hi everyone don't know if you've noticed i've got a new badge on my side bar,
Yes whoo hoo!!!... I made the design team i'm still in shock, so this is my first creation for this hugely popular challenge blog.
 Thank you girls for choosing me to join your wonderful team.

We would like to see something CUTE AND GIRLIE  please... easy peasy.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Meljens Designs the team got to play with some of Melissa's  cute images. I did consider stepping out of my comfort zone and choosing an image that I hadn't coloured before but as time was short I thought i'd better play safe, so sorry i'ts got a gorgeous teddy on again.
 It's my goal for August to use some of my stamps that haven't been inked and are gathering dust lol!!

This image is 'little girl bear hugs' which I coloured with copics.
I'm not sure of the correct title for this box with 4 draws thingy but i've wanted to make one for ages just hadn't got around to it.
I used a template for the match box draw part from Whichcraftuk and there's a tutorial here by Kirsten.
DP is 'Rose Garden' by Papermania which includes 3 die-cut sheets of tags, borders, icons and alphabets.
I hate covering up gorgeous paper with more layers, so I made a smaller easel card to go on the top.
Cut with the blossom nesty in bazzil bling, pearl brads from The Hobby House
and ribbon from The Ribbon Box

For more  inspiration check out the rest of this fabulous crew.
I hope you'll play along, so we can visit you, can't wait to see what you create!!!

Love cherie   //*.*\\