Thursday, 20 October 2011

Shake it

Hi, everyone hope you're all good.

Some more projects to share with you today.

A shaker card made really easy with the SHAKE IT pouches from Impression Obsession.
I bought these at the last Harrogate show and i'm really mad with myself I can't remember the seller,
I hope they are there at the next show.
They are self adheshive and only about an 1/8th" deep. you can buy overlays too but I used the Sizzix top note die from Stampin Up and cut the oval with the large nessty.
Stamps I used are from Molly Bloom, Rudolph Joy and Gingerbread Garland.
Copic colouring ( I will get back into telling you the colours i've used )
Cardstock is Bazzil bling green and the real red from SU paper is Forever Friends Cosy Christmas stack
Greeting IO clear stamp word window and modern label punch SU
Holly leaves Quickcutz
To make the shaker I used German glass glitter, it's really nice and  makes a lovey shaky sound.
It could have done with just a bit less so you could read the word, but hay ho!! I'll know for next time.

I'm sharing this with Truly Scrumptious challenge ~ shaker card

More projects...

Treat pouches  

christmas bauble

Box for the bauble
The inspiration for these came from some lovely talented SU demos.
The tutorial for the treat pouches can be found on our sweet Monica's blog here thank you hun fab video x

I'm sorry I can't give credit for the bauble as i've lost the link but she made a pumpkin.
I've had the paper kit called Christmas Jingle from SU for a while. It came with cardstock, papers and diecuts a brilliant kit... i'm so sorry it's not in the catty now.

I cut  18    6" x 1/2" strips with victorian cutter on my Rotatrim. Needs to be heavy weight paper.
Punch a hole through all the strips on both ends, a crop a dile would be best so the holes are in the same place.
 Push a large brad through one end and a length of 3/8ths ribbon then through the other end, the ribbon is in the center of the bauble. Pull to form a circle and tie a knot in the ribbon.
Move the strips of paper around evenly.
The poinsettia flowers are with Marianne Die but I split the paper after I cut them to reveal the inside makes them look more like mulberrry paper. Thanks again to Monica. x
I put some flowers inside too. scrolls are sizzix sizzlits dies swirls scribbles from SU
Stamp used on the treat pouch is from the sparkly and bright set SU

ABC christmas challenge is ~ unused stash 

Thanks for stopping by have a good evening,
Hugs cherie x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Boo it's Halloween

Hi, Lovely friends and a warm welcome to my new blogging friends so thrilled you could join us.
Well it's either feast or famine, i've been making goodies and have a few to show you.
I had a fabulous day at the Lili of the Valley colouring master class and it was in Leeds so only 15 mins down the road. Unlike some of the lovely ladies some travelled miles.
A BIG HI!!! to you it was so nice to meet you.

I thought as there are a few Halloween challenges I would share this one first.

 Card stock : Bazzil Bling
Die cut treat bag... which I cut around from Whichcraft link is on my side bar.
Embossing folder sizzix
Tea die Distressing ink
 Pumpkin George and spider web stamps from Molly Bloom also available from Whichcraft
Colouring Copics

Some challenges to play along with
Creative Card Crew ~ Spooky fun
Papertake Weekly ~ Spooky Hues use colours doesn't have to be Halloween
Little Red Waggon ~ Fall theme

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs cherie x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Variations on a Theme

Hi you lovely crafters hope you're having a great day.
I put these cards together for a workshop, for the lovely ladies in Rossington....Hi all!! we had a fabulous fun time.

Can you spot the changes... the choice was a bird or a heart as it could also be used for anniversary.

Other variations,
The card is a 5"sq gorgeous papers are digi downloads from Pink Petticoat mocha and bluebell.
with bazzil card.
All stamps are from Stampin Up...don't ya just love em!!
Special Blessing.....Perfect Punches....Hostess Punch Potpourri...Baby Blossoms...Hopefull Thoughts
SU punches
Border punches X cut and Martha stewart
and various embossing folders
Brilliance ink in beige and lavender

Challenges to have fun with:
Papertake Weekly ~ Things with wings
Pile it on ~ Layers
Creative Inspirations ~  Anything goes
Paperplay ~ Punches and Dies
The Stamp Man ~ Monochrome

Thank you for stopping by have a fun weekend.
Huge hugs cherie

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Catching Up!!

A lovely sunny good morning to you, back to blogging after 6 weeks of looking after my  gran sweeties PHEW! I love them to bits but I need a bit of me time now, so out with the ink and crafty stuff whoohoo!!

I did manage to get a few projects finished and I will share them with you over the next few days.

A magnetic book mark using Molly Bloom school girl stamp and coloured with copics.
Paper is from Nitwits, sentiment Woodware salutations scallop and plain oval Stampin Up punches.
The self adhesive magnets are from shrink art accessories.

Challenges to share with;
Cupcake Craft ~ Back to School
Fussy and Fancy ~  Back to School
If the Shoe Fits ~  Back to School
Incy Wincy ~ Create a Bookmark

More cute stamps from Molly Bloom coloured with copics, Nitwit paper, sentiment as above.
The base card is from the NEW Be Creative pack from Whichcraftuk hop over for more inspiration.
I'll be back later to show you how to make the front panel into a stand.

Challenges to share with:
Lady Bug crafts ~ flowers
Cute Card Thursday ~ Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by enjoy your day,
Hugs cherie x

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

How long has it been!!!!

Hi friends as my title says 'How long has it been.....' I can't believe it.
I hope you're all having a good summer, has it arrived yet here?

I have been busy making some cards for the Cancer Research UK here are a few of them.

I thought I would blow the dust off of my Art Impressions Stamps and join in with their challenge 

Show me a Bird.

I've not used them for quite a while so I was a bit rusty. I took inspiration from the fantastic videos that you can find on the challenge blog, well worth a visit.

I used a selection of Art Impression stamps and Mavy Le Plume water colour markers.

Hope to catch up with you all soon.

Huge hugs

Monday, 9 May 2011

Fun on the Farm

Hi friends, long time no see!!!! I hope you're doing good.

A big thank you to two lovely ladies Ruth and Francis who both said they missed my posts,  your encouraging comments made me feel wonderful, I appreciate them very much.

A lot of decorating and a mojo that took a holiday has kept me away... but a play with some Molly Bloom stamps for Whichcraftuk, has got the fire burning again.

So I thought I would share them with you. I will be round to visit you all and catch up!!!

This on is a simple step card... which has 2 1/2cm step at the front.
Nitwit papers and Molly Bloom stamps,
farmyard Molly
Percy Pig
Dilly hen
Old wooden fence
feed sack
farmyard barn background available from Whichcraftuk link on my side bar.
All stamped onto Neenah card stock brilliant to use!! and coloured with Copic markers.
The sentiment is from a Woodware clear stamp set.

More gorgeous Molly Bloom stamps on a fabulous Whichcraftuk Scallop Shutter Card
with love sentiment 
Nitwit papers

I distressed the edges with TH tea dye ink.

A couple of challenges to join:
Crafters Companion Monthly    ~Birthday for a girl
The ABC challenge     ~two or more images

It's lovely to be back.

Hugs Cherie

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Farewell Teddy Stampers

Hi lovely crafting friends, it's a sad day for teddy lovers as Teddy Stampers challenge blog has to close down.
Although I have to confess I had already said I would be leaving the team, I feel sad for the other team members, but family has to come first and we thank Jerusha for all the hard work and time she has put into running the blog and being such a great leader.
It's been such a pleasure working with this wonderful team and friendships to cherish.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our challenges over the last two years.
 It's been wonderful to visit so many of you and see your gorgeous creations.

The last challenge is
Me and My Teddy

There are two great sponsors for our last bash
Digital Delights and Stamp Fairy .com

I couldn't make a card so copying Sharon's lead
 here are a few of my favourite creations for Teddy Stampers.

I won't be putting my teddy stamps away there will be lots of challenges out there to have fun with,
I do hope you will join in with the final challenge.

Thank you for stopping by have a fun weekend.

A big teddy hug and wave

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

No stamps # Creative Card Crew

Hi crafty friends, this is my last post as DT member for Creative Card Crew.
I've enjoyed my time with the team but feel it's time to move on to pastures new, as time pemits with my commitments at home.

The challenge for this week is

NO STAMPS... you can use digis but if you feel like a tougher challenge leave these out too.

My DT card

I've used the die cut decoupage by Jolly Nation for the image
I tried to make the front look like doors opening in to a ballroom.
I just cut the curtains free hand.
Paper from Craftwork cards,
Martha Stewart doyle punch
and a bit of recycled ribbon, (you know the ribbon that keeps popping out from your neck line.... meant to hang a garment up.)

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs cherie

Friday, 18 March 2011

Have a beautiful day!

Hi lovely friends, are you ready for a new challenge...

Super entries for our last challenge over at Teddy Stampers thanks to all who took part. Hope you'll be able to join us again for our new challenge which is

Dry or heat embossing or both is up to you... but don't forget you need to have a stamped or digi stamp BEAR on your creations to be in the draw for the prize.

You'll want to be in for this fortnights prize as our sponsor is

My DT card

My inspiration for this card came from Sue Nelson, thank you Sue for showcasing this lovely embossing folder by Craft Concepts and available from Cutting Edge Crafts.
Sue's site is well worth a visit!!!
The frame just fits onto an A6 Bazzil card. I gave my beloved Copics the day off and coloured this gorgeous
 Penny Black ted with Promarkers.
Bear ~ Satin, Putty, Tan and Cinnamon
Clothes ~ Azure
Fowers ~ Pear green, Khaki, Pink carnation, Orchid, Buttercup, Pastel pink, Lipstick red, Tulip yellow, Peach, Terracotta, Lavender and Powder blue for the shadow.
I also used black and burnt umber Polychromos pencils for the deeper shadows.

I heat embossed the Personal Impressions sentiment with cosmic shimmer amethyst mist lustre embossing powder.
The button is clear I stuck a piece of the Bazzil paper on the back and the ribbon is a good way to use up all the little ends.

Challenges to share with
Paperplay ~ Embossing
Sarah Hurley ~ embossing
Totally Papercrafts ~ add buttons

Thanks for stopping by have a fun weekend

Hugs cherie

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

What! No Flowers

Good morning how ya doing good I hope.

There's a new challenge over at Creative Card Crew, this week you can create any item BUT the challenge is


ARRRRH! I can hear you say, my interpretation is no flower embellies or flowery papers, but check out the CCC challenge blog first... for the rules.
 This might be a good week to get the guys cards done!

We are being sponsored again by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More

My DT card using our sponsor image called Togetherness

I started with a 15cm sq card and used the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges

The papers are from Hopscotch Boy paper pad by K&Co, and blue Bazzil
Copics used:
Dogs E50 E53 E33 Cats C1 C3 C5 W 1 W3 R20 Basket G24 E43 BG000 B05
Background  B000 B12 BG000 Shadows W1 W3
The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC
Ribbon and ric rak from my stash and pearls from The Hobbyhouse Crafts

Challenges to share with,
Incy Wincy Designs ~  Pastels
Stamp Something ~ Digi week
Alphabet Challenge  ~ R for Ribbon

So are you up for the challenge hope so, would love to see what you create.
Check out my team members for some wonderful inspiration.

Have a brilliant day hope the sun is shining where you are.

Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 4 March 2011

Dance in the Rain

Good morning friends, I hope you've had a good week, i'm still really busy with my home decorating so if I haven't visited you this week I apologise.

Our new challenge over at Teddy Stampers is a


Plus a stamped or digi stamp BEAR on your creation.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Deedee's Digis

My DT card using Deedee's Rain or Shine bear which comes with 3 sentiments.

I've used my Pink Petticoat digi papers again in golden rod, sweetcorn and pebble. I can understand why the lovely Dawny P of Pink Piggy loves using them so much.
Copics used clothes Y00 Y11 Y15 YR12  B32 B05
Bear E41 E43 E44
water B000
Distress inks stormy sky and mustard seed for background.
Glossy accents on his hat boots and water
Xcut border punch and die cut umberellas that are probably Quickcutz... i've had them so long i'm not 
 too sure.

      Some challenges to share with:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes with option of adding something old ( the umberellas)
Try it Tuesday ~ Inspired by a song ( singing in the rain)
Charisma Cardz ~ Four legged friends
2 Sisters ~ Teddy bears

Well thats me done back to the decorating!!!
Thanks for stopping by have a fun weekend.

Love Cherie    //*.*\\

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fantasy # Creative Card Crew

Hi we have a new challenge at Creative Card Crew

This week it's anything to do with


Our generous sponsor for this challenge is  Gingerloft

My DT card

This was certainly a challenge well out of my comfort zone, but I have to admit I enjoyed it even though I messed up the first one.. I spent all afternoon colouring and when I did the background I left a slight line under the horses neck. Did I leave it... no couldn't do that, I tried to colour it and got a big deep purple spot arrrrgh!!! I thought as it was ink I could use water to lighten it NO!! that just pilled the paper.
So I had to start again. At least I know for next time what not to do.

This image from Gingerloft is 'Fairy on Unicorn'

The close up is nearer to the actual colours it took quite a few goes to get a good photo.
Copics used BV000 BV01 RV32 RV34 G20 E000 E00 E11 R20 B12 C1 3 5
B60 plus blender
Distress ink Dusty Concord and Versafine imperial purple and smokey grey
Leaf and sentiment stamps from Lavinia Stamps
I also added Spica clear twinkles but it's not showing on the photo.
I didn't want to add anything else, the image matt is 14 1/2cm sq. I made it larger because it's so detailed  any smaller would have been even more difficult to colour.

Some challenges to join in the fun with:

4 crafty chicks ~ Fairy butterfly or angel
Digi Doodle shop ~ anything goes
Frosted Designs ~ no pattered paper
Crafts and Me ~ Something with wings
Cupcake Inspirations ~ photo  used colours
Sentimental Sundays ~ photo inspiration ( the sky)
Samuel Taylor monthly ~ use copics or promarkers
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Do it with digis

Thank you for stopping by,

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 18 February 2011

Colour challenge # Teddy Stampers

Good morning sweet friends and welcome to my lovely new followers, looking forward to sharing the journey together.

Many thanks too for  your creations for our last challenge they were all amazing, and so nice to visit you.

We at Teddy Stampers would like to invite you to join us for our new challenge ..... it's a colour combo


We would like to see these colours, and don't forget you need a stamped or digi stamp BEAR on your creation.

Our generous sponsor is Whiff of Joy

My DT card

I'm making cards at the moment for my grandaughters nursery, they're raising money to buy a new camera.

Isn't this a cute shape, when it's closed it fits in to a C6 or 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 cm envelope.
You can see how to make an  A5 version on Leann blog of Crafters Companion.
Although it does say you need 6 A5 pieces of card, you only use 4 and one to cut a square from.

A tip that might help is not to use thick card as it's quite springy to close, especially if matting and layering, light weight card stock is fine..

I've used digi papers again I'm really loving the papers from Pink Petticoat ( blossom and mocha plain ) and matched it beautifully with a paper from Popcorn Bear CD... floral.

The cute ted stamp is Penny Black 'snug' coloured with copics E30 31 YR21 and the background R000
W1 shadow

While visiting Cupcake Craft challenge I hopped over to Shelly she inspired me with her doodle borders well worth a visit, she has some gorgeous creations.

I embossed the front panels with a Cuttlebug border folder and added pearls Hobby House Crafts the ribbon was from Whichcraft uk it might not be on the site but you can order by phone.

The sentiment was written on the computer. I left the other oval empty for a personal message.

Some challenges to join in
Penny Black Saturday ~ pretty in pink
Truly Scrumptious ~ pearls and swirls
Digital Tuesday ~ use a die cut and something digital ( digi papers)
Everybody art ~ 3 papers 3 flowers optional ribbon ( hope the embossed flowers are ok)
Ooh la la ~ for someone special..... and mums are really special!!!
Fairy tale challenge ~ diamond fold card

Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend,

Love cherie  //*.*\\

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

For a Loved One # Creative Card Crew

Good Morning,  it's a cold but sunny morning here hope you're all tickety boo!!!

Tuesday means another fun challenge from Creative Card Crew.

This week we want you to create something....


Our sponsor for this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps 

This little girl from our sponsor is called Lucy she's a Valentine's girl but i've used her for a Mother's Day Theme.
I thought I would get some Polychromos pencils to try, which i've used along with Copics, to deepen some of the shadows. These are wax base pencils and, as with any new technique it takes practice to get to know how they work.
I've been thinking lately that I want to spend more time practicing with different colouring mediums.
The Prisma pencils are another one I want to try. If anyone has any tips on the difference between the the two pencils i'd love to hear them.

When I attend workshops at Whichcraftuk we sometimes colour with distress inks and I get really frustrated because i'm pants with them so they are on my to-do-list!!!

Some great workshops this month and a demo day on the 26th hope to see you there!!

There's not much I can say about my card as the papers are out of the scrap pile so not sure where they're from, just thought they went together ok.
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge

There's lots of love in blog land... some challenges to share it with:
Sketch Saturday ~ sketch
Ladybug crafts ~  Love is in the air
Raise the bar ~ Heart
Papertake Weekly ~ Have a heart
The Crazy Challenge ~ Lots of Love
Allsorts ~ Love
Stamp Something ~ digi Friday

Thanks for calling by have a fun day,

Love cherie   //*.*\\