Friday, 25 March 2011

Here are some of my Easter cards made up with the lovely PInk Petticoat digi images and sentiment teamed with some wonderful embossed card from a swap on Craft Mad & Loving It. I've added some ribbon and a few gems.

Sorry about the photos the sun was so bright.

Lastly a few spring blooms.

I am signing off for a couple of weeks as we have a holiday. Will be back later...

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Production line Easter... Loving the Pink petticoat images


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Easter Cards in production

I have started creating some Easter Cards today. This was as an excuse to have a go at a flower I saw a tutorial for on a blog browse at the weekend. Kim Dellow had made a lovely Anniversary card and showed how to make round flowers which I thought were lovely. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to play with them for Easter. Not sure I am quite there yet but the idea is developing. I recommend Kim's flowers, thanks for the idea. I have used papers from the 'Sugar & Spice' pack.


Monday, 21 March 2011

SpringTime Shots

True Beauty.

Masculine Crown for 'Less is More'

Challenge on 'Simply Less is More' this week is Masculine.

This challenge I knew what I wanted to do and I've done it.

Stamped sentiment is Paperartsy.

Crown is a Tim Holtz Mask in Distress Inks - Faded Denim, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord. The die is a Nellie Snellen Square.

Dots are done using Tim holtz Design ruler and Ink Pen.

Thanks Chrissie and Mandi for a fab challenge and I'm loving the entries as they appear - so inspiring. It's great to be part of the community.

Have a good week. XXX

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Hyacinth Happiness

The smell is just so lovely and I just love walking in the garden and how the scent hits you in pockets. Also loving having some colour to photograph again and the feel of the sun - think I am a girl who likes photographing flowers at heart. Bring on the summer I say.

Happy hunting for the things you love. XXX

Off The Edge

The lovely Chrissie and Mandi over at the Simply Less is More Challenge Blog have set the challenge 'off The Edge' this week. The entries are amazing and all so different - the most varied techniques appear week after week and my list of 'Must try...' expands every week.

This week I have chosen an Inkadinkadoo stamp from an Inchies set and stamped off the edge of the card along the top and bottom. I have heat embossed with pink embossing powder on cream cardstock. The sentiment is a Whiff of Joy one inked in Archival Sepia ink three times. This was the result of many experiments with different stamps and placings but this was my fav. Some of the others are below!

Thanks for looking and any comments. XXX

Friday, 11 March 2011

Floating shaped card

Karen's themed challenge this week was shaped cards - huge intake of breath over here! Really stumped crafter, however I managed to purchase the April Edition of Craft Stamper today and inside was a lovely article by Joanne Wardle about floating fronts. I loved it so decided to have an experiment.. I have to say the article was great to follow and was inspirational so here is my first attempt. You may see a few more as I like muchly. So thanks Joanne.

As you can see I've used a Tilda and papers from the 'Sugar &Spice' range. I've kept it fairly simple as it was an experiment. The sentiment was a freebie and shapes were cut using a NS die cut set. Tilda is coloured with PMs and glamour dust.

I really enjoyed playing with this tonight. I hope you are having a pleasant evening too. Xxx

'Less is More' Pastel Colours

For such a simple card this has taken me ages to think about and finally get to a point which I like - please don't laugh!

The stamps are Darkroom Door by Rachel Greig. They are stamped in Dew Drop Orchid and Lavender. The gem is from a gem wheel by Anitas.

The other entries over at 'Less is More' Challenge Blog are thought-provoking and so different. Everyone is so helpful and Mandi and Chrissi are taking so much time it really is worth a gander and a go. 'Spread your wings' indeed.

Hugs Cherry XXX

Birthday Treat

All the fun...

...of being 3!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Male use of colour

My LO celebrated her third birthday this week and she shares this experience with her baby group who are mostly boys so I have been busy making lots of cards for her friends.

I was inspired by Karen's sketch on CM&LI sketch challenge this week with the added twist 'stripes'.

The image is by Squiggle Stamps and is a digi stamp. He is coloured with PMs and teamed with papers by MME and card stock by DCWV. I've added Glamour Dust to make the 3 on the balloon. The ticket is a Tim Holtz one which is aged with DIs. Card Candy is by Craftworks.

I'm entering this little cutie into three challenges:

1. Karen's sketch challenge on CM&LI
2. Moving Along With The Times challenge 89 Project for a Male

3. Colour Create Challenge Green/Brown/Cream/Black

The other cards ....

Thanks for stopping by. XXX

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


I have to say I am fascinated by wood and on our walk the other day we came across some coppicing and the most gorgeous wood piles. The smell of the resin was out of this world and the textures truly amazing. There is something truly magical about wood so here are a couple of shots from that days shooting.

What fascinates you?


Thursday, 3 March 2011

Anniversary Commission

I've finally got around to having a go at the Post It Note technique with DIs (Antique Linen/Wild Honey/Fired Brick). Then stamping over the top (Darkroom Door in Sepia Archival Ink). I've added a few gold stickers to add bling and sentiment. Mounted on some Kraft card and a little brown ribbon from Carol's crafts.

Thanks to Craft Stamper for the idea and Kathy for seeing it in action.

Just realised That Moving Along With The Times theme is Anniversary this week and this fits. The team have used some lovely images from Stitchy Bear Stores - go and check them out.

Hugs Cherry xxx

'Less is More' - Squares

I have been watching with much interest the progress of my craft Buddy Kathy as she explore the CAS muse in her crafting creations. I have to say she creates the most lovely designs and I have admired them. I know they are difficult to do well and have lurked around the 'Less is More' Challenge Blog watching with wonder the weekly challenges. What has inspired me most is the constructive narrative that is taking place over there and how everyone is helping everyone else. Ithink I want a part of that so in honour of my craft buddy I've had a go.

This is a card for her to say one big thank you for the weekend she planned and for her crafting advice (I've done the envelope and inside the card too Kathy!).

I can now vouch for the fact that this is difficult!

I would like to enter this into the 'Less is More' challenge and I look forward to any helpful advice. The entries for the three squares challenge are amazing, with a huge variety of techniques and approaches, do pop over for a gander.