Wednesday, 28 October 2009

A lovely surprise

I'm soooo excited to have won the Crafty Creations Challenge #38 'All Hallow's Eve' a beautiful stamp set from Jaime - thank you soooo much. They have a lovely theme again this week - Thanksgiving/Gratitude - go and have a look at their gorgeous DT work.

Off for a lovely day shopping in Solihul - hooray!

Catch you all later Hugs Cherry XXX

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Let it snow Tilda

Firstly thanks to Wynneth for this lovely image. She is coloured with PMs and I've clear embossed her fur lined coat.

I've created the snowy background with acrylic paint and clear embossing using a PM stamp over which I've stamped a See-Ds 'Let it snow' stamp in silver ink. The bottom sheet is the same snow stamp in silver. The wall is made from an Allota stamp in distress ink with embossed snow. I've attached the sentiment with silver/blue thread and added two silver bells. The diecut snowflake and tree were in a package from Artymiss. The snowflakes are by Crafttime.

I am entering this in the Creative Card Crew 'Snowflakes' challenge and the Moving Along with the Times sketch and theme challenge by Hazel (I am hoping this will be close enough girls!).
Thanks for looking Hugs Cherry XXX

Sunday, 25 October 2009

LGS Tilda with bells!

Here is Lauren's sketch for LGS and here is my interpretation!

Cardstock is PM - Vintage Christmas. Tilda is from the Fall collection and she is coloured with PMs. Papers are from The Funky Fairy and Artymiss. The sentiment is from a Daisy and Dandelion set. The gold thread is from my stash and the bells were from Metallicbutterfly (thanks).
Happy Sunday all.
Hugs Cherry XXX

Saturday, 24 October 2009

All Hallow's Eve

This is my last Halloween card!
I've created an easel card using parchment card in Ivory and the paper is from Pink Paisley and I love it (it's double sided). I've added distress stickles to the tree and the bat and leaves (from an X-cut punch). Tilda is from the Fall collection and she is coloured with PMs and paper pieced. The cauldron is from Shirley's 2 girls as part of a digi set called 'Bubble Bubble' also coloured using PMs and stickles. The All HAllow's Eve and 31st stamps are Pink PAisley ones in Metallic Silver and black. I really enjoyed this card.
I'm entering it in the Stampin' for the Weekend 'A haunting Good Time' and Crafty Creations 'All Hallow's Eve' challenges for obvious reasons and I love their blogs.

Thank you for popping by and I hope you all have a spookalicious 31st! Hugs Cherry XXX

Friday, 23 October 2009

Christmas box 1

Just a quick post to show my first Christmas box as seen in Stamp Crafters Mag. Going to have fun making a variety of these towards the festive period. Happy Friday all. XXX

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Halloween Again!

I haven't blogged for over a week due to nasty bug - not crafty at all! I apolgise for lack of comments. Have managed to find a little crafty time today and I seem to be stuck on All Hallow's Eve again. This time I've made a treat box. Template was from Craft Stamper mag which had very easy instructions to follow - hooray.

I've used ivory parchment card with black card and a small piece of silver mirri card from Artymiss to make the box. Stamps are from Pink Paisley and WOJ in black and silver inks. The lovely puss cat is from Daisy and Dandelion. Purple star button is from Debbie Cripps and threads are from stash.

Enjoyed making this and think I will have another go but with a Christmas theme - watch this space!

So many challenges have a spooky feel so I am entering this in the Cupcake Craft Challenge where the theme is 'Things that go bump in the night'. They have lovely DT creations so go check them out! I'm also entering it in the 'Halloween' theme over at One Stop Craft Challenge again lovely DT work to drool over.

Thanks for looking Hugs Cherry XXX

Monday, 12 October 2009

LGS Monochrome with a touch of colour

Katie has a great sketch over at LGS on Craftbubble with the added twist 'monochrome with a dash of colour'. Experimented with my new D&D stamps and lovely downloads from Funky Hand's 'Salt and Pepper' set. Coloured with PMs and added some silver metallic ink and red ink and a tiny bit of red cord from PM.
Almost forgot to post this made for the same challenge! Lovely C.C. Design image - Pumpkin Emma, D&D stickers and Funky Hand papers and freebie from

Thanks for looking. Hugs Cherry XXX

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Nutshells and OCC Halloween Cutie!

Say hello to Nutshells Free Digi Image - Pecan Nut Halloween Witch - how cute is she? When I saw her I knew I wanted to enter their challenge. Go and check them and their stamps out.

I've teamed her with the OCC sketch which is fab to work with.
Our Creative Corner Sketch

I've coloured her using PMs , Sakura Gelly Roll silver glitter pen and Inksessential white pen. She is decoupaged on her hat, dress and end of the broom for texture. Cardstock is Papermania and papers are from the Funky Hand (Salt and Pepper download), Crafttime Glitter paper and The ribbon is celebrate and the sentiment a Daisy and Dandelion sticker. The orange drops are from Metallicbutterfly (thanks). I've distressed all the papers and inked them with silver metallic ink. The moon and star are punched using an X-cut punch.

I enjoyed this - now I really must get on with Christmas cards! However I feel another Halloween one coming on! Thanks for looking Hugs Cherry XXX

Friday, 9 October 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog and Candy

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog
They have lovely stamps, challenges and at the moment have the most amazing candy - yummy!
Go and check it out - think I will have to get thinking cap on and enter their challenge too.
Happy weekend crafting all. Hugs Cherry XXX

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Halloween Bling #75 and Halloween DCD!

Image is C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie 'PiPi' coloured using PMs and glitter. Stickers are Daisy and Dandelion. Cardstock is Papermania. Papers free downloads from

Halloween is the theme in quite a few challenges - so here's two cards and three challenges!
I've used Sharon's sketch again from LGS and added bling to fit the Creative Belli Challenge #75.

Susie and Vicki have set Halloween, a sketch and the colours black, purple, orange and green this week at DCD!

Image is C.C. Designs 'PumpkinEmma' coloured with Pms and Glossy Accents on the pumpkin. Stickers are Daisy and Dandelion. Cardstock is Papermania. Paper is a free download from

Isn't she cute!
Thanks for looking. Too cute to be spooked! XXX

LGS Sketch 3rd Octo

Sharon has given us a lovely sketch to work with this week with the twist of using scraps - great!

Tilda is from the A little bit of yummy in my tummy collection and is coloured using PMs.

The holly is a See-D's stamp.

Papers are from the DCWV 'Rose Tinted Christmas' Stack and Crafttime Glitter paper.

Quite simple but I think I'll be using this sketch again. Thanks Sharon.


Monday, 5 October 2009

Katharina's WOF Winter Candy

Katharina is generously giving two poeple the chance of winning the Winter WOJ Stamp kit with extras. Go and chack her blog out and post a message.
This ends on October 22nd.

You can purchase the WOJ lovelies at her shop
Thank you Katharina.
Hugs Cherry XXX

Candy Winner

Good morning all. Thank you to everyone that entered my candy and left so many nice messages. They are appreciated. The winner picked out of the hat of this candy is......Craftyrose. Congratulations Craftyrose if you e-mail me your snail mail addy I'll get your goodies off to you asap.

As I had such a lovely time reading your messages and visiting blogs I've added a surprise candy which has been won by.... Sarah. Again if you e-mail me your snail mail addy I'll post off asap.

Congratulations to both and a huge thanks to everyone that entered - I loved visiting.

Have a great week Hugs Cherry XXX

Candy anyone?

Candy now closed. Thank you.

From me to you!

This post will remain at the top until 6th October. Please scroll down for the latest post. Thank you.

To celebrate my sixth month blogavversary and my 100 posts I would like to give away this candy and to say thank you to all the lovely people I've met and who have and are inspiring me.

This candy will run for one month until October 5th when I'll pick a winner at random at midnight. I will be adding a surprise at the end and I may on route depending on interest. So if you want it leave me a lovely comment below, spread the word on your blog and become a follower if you want to. I look forward to hearing from you. With lots of thanks and warmest wishes Cherry XXX

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Saturday Sketch for Christmas

Sketch Saturday have a great sketch this week - so I thought I'd have a go for another Christmas card.

Image is from the See-D's 'Animal Fun' and is coloured with PMs and watercolours. Card stock is PM stamped with a Whispers 'Snow' stamp in Metallic Silver. Sentiment is Snag 'Em. Glitter paper and snowflakes are by Crafttime. Other paper is from the rose tinted Christmas DCWV stack.

Thanks for looking. Hugs Cherry XXX