Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Witley Court - Yesterday Afternoon's activity.

Love the architectural features...

A pic of me!

The rhododendrons are out and are stunning in large landscapes.

Thanks for stopping by.

A day of cooking, crafting and Faeries.

Cake made by LO and DH - well done you two.

Onion Tart (the healthy version) for tea.

A very unhealthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownie Cake (for another day)!


My Faerie reading.

My card for Clare's sketch and theme (Metallics) on Craft Mad & Loving It.

Hope you had a good one too.

Hugs Cherry XXX

Monday, 25 April 2011

Concept of a box

I've recently joined the Milliande Art Community For Women (do take a look and be inspired). The art journaling group has a prompt which is asking you to explore the personal concept of the box. I was totally drawn to this and the page above is what developed.

I enjoyed the process of using acrylics, alcohol inks, blending solution, glossy card, crackle paint, ink pens (White & Black), Glossy Accents and Stickles! Really tried to go with the flow. Have to say the box seems to be a dichotomy for me - at times I hate being imprisoned at others I like the safe containment. What about you?

Thanks for stopping by and for just being you. Xxxxx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Simply LIM 'Off centre'

It has been ages since I entered the Simply Less is More challenge because of being away and then catching up. But this week Chrissie and Mandi have set the challenge off centre. As usual the entries are all so cool and creative. Do pop over and check them out and leave them a little love here.

Here is mine using Pink Petticoat Stamps, a little dash of Pink Cosmic Shimmer, Star Dust Stickles, Sepia Ink and a DCWV Pink card circle cut with a Nestie. Hope you like and it's good to be back.

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Cherry XXX

Happy Easter Sunday

To all who celebrate...



Thursday, 21 April 2011

Glorious Sunny Day Again!

Another glorious day here.

Firstly two sneek peeks of WIP! Get me! One is a journal page based on a prompt by Milliande which was Your Personal Concept of a Box and the other are cards in progress!

After wearing LO out this morning scooting (her not me!) around Pershore Abbey and Park we have had a blissful afternoon crafting and chatting and listening to music. I managed to make a second card for Debs' challenge on Craft Mad & Loving It - woohoo.

Spring Time Bluebells - the drive this morning to and from Pershore Abbey and Park was full of these. Just a heady sensation for the eyes and nose.

The Easter bunny is on the way - hope everyone is enjoying this Thursay. XXX

A Good Day In Reverse!

Hope your day was good too!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Craft Mad & Loving It Creations

It has been ages since I made any cards or bags but I've had the chance to do both this week for the challenges on Craft Mad & Loving It over on Craftbubble.

Debs set the sketch and theme of 'Dreams' on Saturday and Rosie set the theme 'Boxes and Bags' for the Sunday challenge.

The card

The bags (template taken from

Hope everyone else is happily crafting or doing what you enjoy. The day has been glorious today so we have been out in the sun most of the day - really wonderful. XXX

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Holiday snaps - The Beach

Losgaintir Beaach, Isle of Harris, Scotland - magic.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Gardens and horses

Over the next few posts expect to see some holiday snaps - you have been warned!

Today has been lovely and LO and I sat in the garden making Easter gardens for her great grandparents. This was great as we missed all the hot weather as on our holiday it was rather windy and rainy - typical. At three the attention-span is rather limited so mummy had to help a bit but she liked the results anyway. We hope the recipients do as well.

These are the rather lovely horses that lived outside our holiday home on the rather magical isle of Harris at sunset when it had for once stopped blowing a gale and raining!

Finally LO took this rather cute photo today of her inflatable tiger, everyone should have one I think

Hope you are all having a great Saturday whatever you have been up to. Xxx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Holiday Journal Pages

Whilst away I decided that I should re-aquaint myself with art journaling. It is something I really liked doing but just haven't kept up but have wanted to. I sometimes get stuck - to worried about not being good enough and not having the right ideas and not having the time... Having read some art journaling blogs I was inspired to have another go focusing on process and not end result and by doing ten minutes a day of that's all you have. I have to say this approach really helped and I had fun with a limited amount of supplies as we were away.

All I took was my journal with some preprepared pages, some mags, some water-soluble crayons, White and black pens, White gesso, tim holtz stamps and black ink. I picked up bits and pieces from our travels too.

I have learnt quite a lot doing these and enjoyed the contemplation and thought-process - will keep this up if I can. The thing I really liked is using colour and texture.

Hope everyone is well. Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it. Cherry XxX