Thursday, 31 December 2009

Thank yous and Happy New Year's Eve

Have been playing with my new sidekick this afternoon to rustle up some very simple thank you cards to send. I had some K&CO papers for Christmas so have used them with Gems from Anitas.

So another year has come and gone...

"Let this time be. Let the present stay. Do not

Look back. Do not look forward. Let thought

Idle from dream into daylight, and watch,then, the coast

Climb out to dark, to grey, and then to chalk-white

Cliffs till the grey sea goes blue

And then indeed you

Are found and safe at last

And all your thought will grow

And you will unreel it, a silk-thread, a long-

Travelling, moving-everywhere line

And it will gradually, as you relax. it, become a song

And you will not say 'That is mine'."

From The Way of Words and Language by Elizabeth Jennings

Happy and prosperous wishes for 2010 Cherry XXX

Wednesday, 30 December 2009


Wynneth has set the challenge this week over at LGS (a really nice sketch) on Craftbubble with the twist stripes and stars.

As she sent me this lovely Manga girl too I thought I would use her for this challenge. It's that time of year to say Thank you and Tilly had so many lovely gifts I thought I would begin my thank you cards.
Coloured the girly in with PMS - love that Mulberry colour. For the background I used an Anna Griffin stamp and PMs in stripes which I am pleased with. Punched out the stars and mounted it on mirricard. The Thanks is from the set I won a while back and added three Anitas' gems. I edged the card with the Mulberry PM too.
It is a lovely festive time and I have so enjoyed myself and we have a wedding to look forward to on Saturday. Hope everyone is having a great time. Hugs and prosperous New Year wishes. Cherry XXX

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Well it is so very nearly here! Had a lovely Christmas Eve taking Tilly to the Crib Service this afternoon. Feeling full of festive cheer so a big HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all.

Hugs and festive wishes.

Cherry XXX

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Only 6 days to go!

Various Christmas cards - glad I've finished.

I haven't been around much lately due to a bad back and just the time of year - like the rest of you busy. I have been busy making cards and presents. I'm getting really excited and it is so magical with my little girl who is now 21 months.

Cross stitch wall hanging with a great hanger from Debbie Cripps online store.
Trial lunch for the big day - Cranberry, chestnut and parsnip nut loaf (yes I'm veggie!) Decided to combine it with another receipe Mushroom and nut wellington to make a hybid - as this was alittle too sweet and my DH likes pastry.

Finally Lauren has set us a lovely challenge over at LGS to come up with decorations - tree or bauble! Go and have a look at the other's work as it is lovely.
I've gone for tree and have had a great time covering myself in acrylic paint and bronze Perfect Pearls.. Added a little ribbon and some gems and seed beads to finish it off.
The template was from Evie S Things of Beauty.
Can't wait to open my presents as one of them is from Sugar Nellie as I was picked on the first day of Christmas - thank you.
Off to put up the tree - it's beginning to feel like Christmas.
Hugs Cherry XXX

Sunday, 6 December 2009

LGS Katie's Sketch

Here is Katie's sketch this week with the twist of using multiple images - it was a pleasure to use. It is very sad that Katie is stepping down from the DT as she is very innovative. She is however a busy lady - do pop over to her blog.

I'm afraid it's another Christmas card!

Stamp: Papermania
Papers : Papermania and Crafttime
Gems: Anita's
Thread: Maderia
Hugs Cherry XXX

Christmas cards are being made.

Just a quick note to say I have had a lovely afternoon making Christmas cards for my LGS friends. I am loving Crafttime glitter papers and Papermania Christmas stamps. Hope everyone else is having a bauble time.

Hugs Cherry XXX

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

LGS Snowman

The sketch over at LGS was designed by young Maddie with the added twist Stripes and spots. After much consideration I decided that I'm not a stripes and spot gal.

My card is loosely based on the scheme but I did try a new style with less fuss. I think I like it as an alternative.

Image: See-D's coloured with Pms and Glosssy Accents
Mirricard - Artymiss
Glittercard, ribbon, tag and button - Crafttime
Stamps: D&D, PM and Craft Stamper Mag
Tag image coloured using Perfect Pearls

Thanks for looking. Hugs CherryXXX

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Thank you Katie and she has candy!

Firstly a belated thank you to Katie for this blog award - I really appreciate it. She is a lovely lady who is very talented so please go and check her wonderful work out HERE.

The award comes with a few rules, which are:

"Pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know you left this award, and then answer a list of questions in ONE word" Thanks Katie!!!

1. Where is your cell phone? Bag
2. Your hair? Stressed
3. Your mother? Insane
4. Your father? ?
5. Your favorite food? Hummous
6. Your dream last night? Forgotten
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Survival
9. What room are you in? Study
10. Your hobby? Craft
11. Your fear? COWS
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Driven
15. Muffins? Mincepies
16. Wish list item? Champagne
17. Where did you grow up? Country
18. Last thing you did? Hopped
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Your TV? Frasier
21. Your Pets? Non-existent
22. Friends? Lovely
23. Your life? Certainly
24. Your mood? Stable
25. Missing Someone? Always
26. Vehicle? 207
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your favorite store? John Lewis
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Forgotten
32. Your best friend? Stupendous
33. One place that I go to over and over? Bathroom
34. Facebook? No
35. Favorite place to eat? Outside

My five lovelies I'm passing this on to are:

Myzadema's World

I also wanted to tell you that Katie has the most girly candy to give away on the 7th Jan in order to celebrate her Birthday - go and join in the fun. Have a look below and dribble.

Thank you Katie - sending virtual hugs Cherry XXX