Friday, 31 December 2010

Last post of 2010

A teenage birthday tea light card made for Karen's Sunday themed challenge on 'Craft Mad & Loving it' - anything but Christmas. I
I had a very little play with my new Tattered Florals for this one and used the lovely image swapped by a kind crafter.

Finally I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year's Eve and New Year - filled with health, laughter and crafting/ photography.


Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Walking in a winter wonderland

The snow is melting finally, although it is rather slippery under foot in places. The woods were rather eerie this morning in the fog and remnants of snow. A good place to walk off the Christmas festivities and mull over the new beginnings ahead of us and the passing of the last year.

Melting is an interesting phenomena and the thaw is well afoot here. With it life can begin anew and limbo appears to lift. The snow has made it possible to stop this Christmas as it has been impossible to do as much rushing around as normal. I hope new life is gently awakening with you with the thought of new possibilities.


Monday, 27 December 2010

Playing at Christmas

Christmas trip on the 24th to see Santa on the Severn Valley Railway.

Tea light holder/cards made for the 25th.

Another of our garden visitors we are feeding during the cold weather.

Playing in the snow.

We hope you have been having fun too. Xxx

These are a few of our recent doings.

Christmas cake picture

Christmas Cake

Here is our Christmas cake with my stitched cake band - one of the projects I was busy sorting before Christmas.

As you can see I've mananged tp post a picture - only taken two days!


Christmas Cheer

I hope everyone has had a really lovely Christmas and Boxing day. It certainly has been a White Christmas here but our family were able to get to us for Christmas dinner - which was lovely. We all enjoyed the day with good company, wine, food and presents. Santa was very generous to us all and I am currently trying to get to grips with an amazing IPad (that DH gave to me) which will hopefully make me a better blogger in 2011. However at the moment I am getting frustrated by the "how do I ...?" factor. So please be patient.

At the moment I am not quite sure how to upload pictures - hence no pictures on this post.

Continue with the merriment and I will be back posting as normal very soon and leaving lots of comments as I have been remiss of late.

Hugs Cherry Xxx

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Gift Bags and a Robin Redbreast

Here's my Robin - totally aggressive but very seasonal in our new snowfall this morning.

Here are some of my gift bags that are keeping me busy at the moment. The inspiration and design are courtesy of the lovely Clare.

Should have some more stitching to show soon too.

Hope all your festive plans are coming to fruition with only one week to go.

My what an amount of snow we are having in the UK at the moment! Totally beautiful and festive but a bit of a nightmare for travelling in.

Keep safe and warm.

Hugs Cherry XXX

Thursday, 9 December 2010

O Rose thou art sick.

Another frost today but it does appear to have warmed up as the day has progressed.

A rose for day 100 - looks almost sugar-coated.

Thank you to Mr William Blake for the Title of my post from his poem
'The Sick Rose' from 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience'


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Our Journey Today - Day 99

We enjoyed our journey today in the wintry Worcestershire Countryside.

What journey did you enjoy today?


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Colourful Skaters

Sketch by Karen for the 'Craft Mad & Loving It' Group - thank you Karen (one very talented lady indeed - go and see) really useful sketch that was a joy to use.

Cardstock was DCWV textured with snowflakes stamped on it in 'Faded Jean' DI and Baby Blue Stickles added. Paper also DCWV (I think!). Ribbon is Dovecraft and Tag was from stash.

I'm going to enter this into the Magnolia-licious Challenge as I think it fits their colour challenge Blue, Pink and Green. Hop over and check out their lovely challenge and their makes. Respect indeed.

I do like this advent season - fa la la and ding dong merrily...

The Sunday Creative : Frozen

Justine has been hosting The Sunday Creative whilst Meagan was having a break. It has returned to Meagan's site here.

Her prompt this week (very apt indeed) is

Here is my very frozen washing line.

I really liked the architecture of this shot I hope you do too.

Stay warm if you are in the frozen Northern hemisphere at the moment.


Friday, 3 December 2010

A few things

Haven't blogged for a while - just time and lack of it I'm afraid.

So here are a few things.


I am enjoying a little stitching at the mo.

2. Snow

3. Card inspired by Kathy's sketch and Twist (one Colour) over at Craft Mad & Loving It

4. Blog Award from the Lovely Debs (Ribbon Dreams)

Thank you so much Debs - Big Grins Here!

I need to pass to five peeps and say three things about moi!

1. I'm an Aries
2. I find Carol Ann Duffy Poems intriguing/captivating
3. I have re-discovered that I like a Baileys to drink

I can't pick just five so I am giving the award to all my lovely followers who would like it. Thanks for all your support.

I really like Advent - it is all so thought-provoking and enchanting.