Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The good old red white and blue.

Hi friends and welcome to my lovely new followers it's such a pleasure to have you join us,

There's a new challenge for you over at Creative Card Crew.
For this week we'd like you to use

The Colours Of Your Country

So any creation the choice is up to you.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Digital Delights by Lou by Loo

I thought that Bryce in a Car would be perfect to use the colours  red white and blue

I took the inspiration to make a digi image in to a shaped card from the super talented Colette from 

It's quite amazing how versatile quality digi images can be. I took this one up to 5" high at the tallest point and the same at the widest and the definition is still good.

It said stop on the sign, in my graphic package I put a white rectangle over the word and added
 Happy Birthday instead.
I  printed the image on all the colours in a light weight 160gsm card and cut out all the pieces, in the same way you would put a die cut together.

As I wanted it to be a one layer card I used pencils to colour his skin and hair as copics would have gone through. I did use  B60 to add some shading but forgot about the white areas. It has gone through a little.
I'm going to keep this one as a sample and next time print the back first.
I used 250gsm cardstock but if your printer won't take that weight you could stick the image to the front of an A5 card blank and cut around it.

On the side view you can see the back. If you look close the fold is just to the side of the card which lost part of the bumper but I added that as an extra piece if that makes sense.

Thanks for stopping by have a great day,

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 21 January 2011

On your Wedding Day!!

A very good morning, whohoo sunshine again today!!!! and its the weekend,

I said whoohoo for sunshine on Wednesday when I had to take piccies of my card for this fortnights challenge over at Teddy Stampers. It makes life so much easier and photos so much better with natural light.
I get so frustrated when the photo doesn't look as good as the card.

Anyway rant over, thank you for so many gorgeous creations for our last challenge... you did us proud.
 I'm sure you're going to love our new challenge as...


All we ask is you must have a stamped or digi stamp TEDDY on your creation to be in the random draw.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Elephantastic

As I could have any choice I thought it would be lovely to do a wedding card for my DT sample and used this gorgeous Popcorn bear image.

I stamped these sweeties in Momento cocoa ink and coloured them with the following copic markers:
Bears E50 E51   E41 E43 E44   Hat W1 W3 W5 R81  Veil E50 W1  Flowers R81 R83 R85
 G20 G21 G24  Duck Y12 Y21 R81

The scallop and plain circles are from a die cut pack from Whichcraft UK

 Just to let you know there is a  Demonstration Day tomorrow

January 22nd 2011

Which Craft?
Upper Craft Gallery
The Corn Exchange

Free demonstrations - Make It & take It's

The DP is Magnolia 'Something Old' I distressed the edges with Antique Linen ink and a gold Pen- touch marker.
I coloured white pearls with R85 and the gorgeous roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The new circle sentiment sets from Lili of the Valley are brilliant.
I added a bit of sparkle with  Spica clear and gold pens.

Some challenges to have fun with:
Cupcake craft ~ Weddings 
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Get sentimental with a sentiment
Pollycraft Monday ~ pastel colours
Papertake Weekly ~ ribbons and pearls
The stamp man ~ distessing
Incy Wincy Designs ~ bears bears bears
Ladybug crafts ink ~ anything but square

So we would love you to dig out and dust off  your teddy stamps and join in the fun.
Have a fun filled weekend... thanks for calling in and for your lovely comments.

Love cherie   //*.*\\



Monday, 17 January 2011

What a cutie!

Hi lovely friends hope you had a fun weekend,

I know I did, my lovely sister Jac, had been to stay for a few days. Postie brought me some scrummy stash on Friday,  so we got to play with some of the brand new stamps from Lily of the Valley and created this gorgeous little gift basket, thanks Jac for cutting the papers for me and decorating the inside, mwha X

If you would like to make one too, the template is by the wonderfully talented Randi Thorson she has some beautiful creations not to be missed.

This little cutie is 'Birthday Fairy' so pretty and a dream to colour.

The copics used: Skin E000 E00 R20 Hair E50 E53  Clothes B00 BG10 G20 G21 Y000
Wings B00 B32 BG10
Bear R00 R20 + 0  Present Y000 E50 B00

I've  had the double sided DP for such a long time it's called Butterfly Bouquet and I used both sides.
Pearls and brads from The Hobbyhouse and ribbon from Hobbycraft
The scrummy flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts 

I used star dust stickles around the edges of the paper
and on the little fairy.

The basket opens on both sides.

Randi made hers with two acetate windows

I cut a small oval nestie to make the tag and the sentiment is from Woodware, 'Tiny Phrases' stamp set.

 Wouldn't it make a gorgeous easter basket!!

Challenges to have fun with:
Lily of the Valley ~ things with wings must be LOTV image
The creative cottage ~ something new... new stamps and basket
Stamp Something ~ anything goes
Pile it on ~ anything goes
 Aud sentiments ~ sentiment can only be two words

Thanks for stopping by,

Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Thursday, 13 January 2011

New Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge

I was visiting my good buddy Sally when I saw a new challenge was starting and as you know i'm a teddy lover I just had to check it out.

Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea are two adorable cuties I just had to have, and the beauty of digital stamps you get them straight away no waiting in for postie.

The Teddy Bo Challenge is fortnightly on a Tuesday and for the first one anything goes as long as you have a Teddy Bo image on your creation.

The design team samples are amazing why don't you hop over and leave these super talented girls some love.

Introducing.... drum roll......
Teddy Bea
don't ya just love her hat!!

I used the sketch from the sketch Saturday challenge. Dp is Bella Bleu collection from Stampin' Up and cardstock from the neutrals not sure which colour.

Copics used: Bear E50 E51
Hat YR 20
Boots E40 E41 E43
Dress B93 B95

I added Spica clear glitter to her wings and gold to her wand.
The Whimsy ticket sentiment adds a nice touch, so do the buttons from my stash.
I coloured clear rhinestones with copic B95 and the thread with E41

Challenges to have fun with:
Teddy Bo ~ anything goes with a teddy bo image
Cup cake craft ~ new beginings
Crafty Creations ~ new beginings
Paper Play ~ Cutie patootie

Thank you for stopping by,

Love Cherie   //*.*\\

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Yappy Birthday # Creative Card Crew

Good morning lovely friends,

Sorry i'm late with my post I just don't know where yesterday went.

A new WEEKLY ( YES IT'S WEEKLY NOW WHOOHOO!!) challenge for you at Creative Card Crew we'd like to see a creation with
More Than One Fold

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

My DT step card features 'Puppy Paws' from our sponsor

I took a piece of 6" x 12" lilac bazzil and scored it at 1 1/2"  3" and 4 1/2" to make a simple step card
The gorgeous papers are from Wild Rose Studio  'Floral Paper stack'
Copic colours: Dog E50 53 57 59 YR20 21 R02 05  W1
Grass G20 21
Sky BG000 BV000
I created the sentiment on the computer

The circle is the largest from  Nestie classic circles, you could raise it higher if you wish.
I was going to then had a senior moment and thought it wouldn't fit in to a 6"sq envelope...of course it would silly the depth is only 4 1/2"
Check out the ribbon at The Ribbon Box you get a bundle of different shades very good value and so useful.
Martha Stewart butterfly border and large buterfly punches and 3mm pearls from The Hobby House
Roses are from Wlid Orchid Crafts and the gorgeous leaves are made with an Xcut,  cut and emboss punch.

Challenges to have fun with:
The Crazy Challenge ~  Animals
Allsorts ~ Fancy Folds
Secret Crafter ~ Tons of Texture

Have a brilliant day take care and thanks for stopping by,

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 7 January 2011

Celebrations # Teddy Stampers

Hi and Happy New Year, hope you all had a fun Christmas.

Our first challenge of the year at Teddy Stampers is


So anything you want to celebrate, new baby, anniversary, birthday the choice is yours as long as you have a STAMPED OR DIGI STAMP TEDDY on your creation.

Our generous sponsor Whimsy Stamps gave us some cute images to work with, I chose Chilly Bear,
but as my mojo seems to be taking an extended holiday... sorry it's a Christmas card.

The easel card is made from Nesties Labels 10 with DP from Doodle Bug.
MS snowflake punch
I resized  the bear to make a baby one... having fun with mum or dad not sure!! and finished off with a peel off greeting and some gems from my stash, oh and crystal glitter of course.

Check out the rest of the team,  for some fab inspiration and welcome our new DT members.

Challenges to have fun with:
A spoon full of sugar ~ a Christmas card
ABC christmas ~ A for anything Christmas

Thank you for stopping by have a fun weekend.

Love Cherie   //*.*\\