Thursday, 20 December 2012

LOTV Mary and Joseph

Hi crafty friends, I hope you're Christmas preparations are going well.
Just doing some late night blogging after some very late night Christmas shopping.

I made this card for two special people who love the rustic charm look to Christmas,
so I decided to keep it natural and shade the sweet image with a burnt umber polychromos pencil which I blended with a paper stump and Sansodor, I think it's worked? 

The base card is 51/2" sq crumb cake and real red  matts from SU
Pattern paper is from the Molly Bloom Christmas Carnival mag.
Stamps used are Little Gabriel and Mary and Joseph from LOTV
and the sentiment stamp is part of the Contempo Christmas set from SU.
The background was embossed with a Sizzix holly plate.
Punches used are EK scallop border and Friskas corner.
I hand stitched after using the SU piercing tool and guide,
then added just a tiny touch of glitter with a Sukura star dust pen.

Challenges to have fun with
LOTV thursday challenge ~ something new....
 I hope Lili's little faries won't mind if I share this one as a new technique.
Everybody Art ~ any thing goes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ holly and mistletoe

Thank you for stopping by
I wish you all a Very Merry and Peaceful Christmas
Good Health and Happiness in 2013

A large hug... keep safe... love Cherie x

Friday, 14 December 2012

Last minute card and treat bag

Hello crafty friends, are you ready for the big day, I wish.
A last minute easy card and treat bag  to share this morning.

The treat bag was inspired by Gaynor White designer and was a make and take at the last Whichcraft demo day.
 Card stock is Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Stamps sets Perfect Punches and Circle of Frindship from SU and
Anna Griffin paper from my stash.
I layed 2 large Poinsettia die cuts for the center.

Challenges to share with
Incy Wincy Designs ~ snowflakes
Cupcake Craft  ~ Merry Christmas
ABC christmas challenges ~ Y is for your favourite punch or die

Thanks for stopping by have a good weekend.
Hugs cherie x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Quilted Christmas Ornament

Hello crafty friends, I have something different to share with you today.
I know these gorgeous decorations have been around for a while but i've only just got to grips with the technique and now i'm loving it. There are lots of good demos on you tube.

I bought the material from the new Hobby Craft store that opened last week near me....oh my's like having a sweet shop on your street. 
 It's a pack of 6 different patterns and I used the reverse for the red star. This is a 7cm foam ball  and the material was die cut with the next to the largest classic square nestabilities or 3 inch squares. You also need approx 160 dress making pins, and a thimble.
I tried to use the sequin pins but they are too short and the head pulled through the material.
I made the satin ribbon bow by cutting 4 3/4 inch strips and winding into a figure eight, and stacking them on top of each other, similar to a gift bow. I used a pearl head pin and hot glue to pin it to the ball.
It doesn't really show it but the braid is quite sparkly, from a Papermania ribbon pack.

Another one using a different pattern. I have material left for maybe 2 more.
My brain is racing now thinking of more designs, I think it could get addictive.

Hope you're enjoying your day, thanks for stopping by,

Hugs Cherie x

Friday, 23 November 2012

More Molly Blooms

Back again so soon I can't believe it I hear you say!!

Some more samples using Molly Blooms stamps most of them are available from Whichcraftuk.
The new collection have been so popular sad to say, some are out of stock at the moment, but worth a look any way, as there are some from 2011 collection and a  10% discount if you buy 3 or more.

In the top image Paula's Little Crackers 

Gift box using one and a half little crackers, I cut a piece of card for the base and for a lid.
Stamps used
Santa's sleigh ride,
fire place frosty snowman and in the background baker boy George

I turned it to make a tent card to fit the sentiment.
Stamps used
Molly skating
Gingerbread Garland
sentiment from Woodware bauble set

Cute card using Vintage Step card pack
stamps used
Ride-a-Reindeer George
Fire place frosty 2011 collection
star and jingle bells from the christmas carnival magazine

Another option using the Vintage Step
stamp is Blah Blah Blah George

stamps used
Santa's Sleigh Ride
Roxy Reindeer

I want to say a huge thank you to my sister who's also my best friend for all the help she gave me with these samples, especially for working out the machanics of this card.
We're not too sure of the correct name, spinner, window, secret message wheel card.
Any way it tuned out brilliant after a few goes.
There are 4 images that appear in the window. The only thing I would change is using a brad, because the legs have flat sides it doesn't spin as smoothly as it should.
Will work on it and do a tutorial if it works better, unless any of you clever crafters no of a tute all ready.

A few challenges to join in the fun:
ABC Christmas ~ wrapping
Winter Wonderland ~ food
Papertake Weekly ~ ribbons and pearls
Creative Card Crew ~ anything goes

Well if you're still with me thanks for stopping by and  have a fun weekend.

Hugs Cherie x

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Santa's sleigh ride

Hello crafty friends !!
Well Lesley I made it, thank you for your encouraging comments and loyalty to keep looking.
Lisa it was really lovely to see you at Harrogate.
A big hi to everyone who attended the Christmas demo day at Whichcraft what a fabulous day!!!

I have been busy creating for Which craft uk, just not had time to blog.
These are a few of the projects, some of you might have seen them at Harrogate and at the Stamp Magic show at the Dome.

Vintage Advent Box

Vintage Book n Box 
Treasure Box Hexagonal

4 drawer box using die cut match box pack

Thank you Gary for allowing me to use your photos.
for more information on the products I used hop over to

Back to Santa's sleigh ride.

The inspiration for this NOEL decoration came from the lovely talented Clare creator of Molly Blooms stamps, have a look at the one Clare created fabulous!!

Stamps I used Roxy the Reindeer, Santa's sleigh ride, Fa la la la Molly
Blah blah blah George, coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Polychromos pencils.

The Noel was bought from the MDF man at the Dome Stamp Magic show.

Well I'll leave it there today I have some more Mollys to show I hope it won't take me toooo long.

Hope you're having a good day.

Hugs Cherie

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Hello lovely friends it's good to be back, hope you're all well and enjoying some sunshine, it's in short supply here in the UK.

I won't bore you with the reasons for my absense, only to say I injured my knee at the gym. Laughable really I went to the gym to get fit and help me to loose some weight.
I couldn't sit any where with it bent, the car, computer, any way with alot of physio and a couple of injections here I am, much better.

A wonderful thing did happen at the gym I met some lovely new friends, and thats who these cards are for.
I celebrated the big 60 on the 1st of this month and these sweet ladies are taking me to lunch today, friendship is a special gift.

Just a couple of simple designs, this is the first colouring i've done in months.
The stamp is from the Girlfriends collection by Art Impressions and coloured with Copics.
I used a little Polychromos pencils for shadows

I'd like to say a special Thanks to Pam for your encouaging words to get back to craft and blogging you're a star.X
 Hop over to Pams blog to see some amazing cards using Nessties you won't be disapointed.

Have a wonderful day the suns out now see you soon.
Hugs Cherie X