Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Liking the crochet vibe

Have been enjoying experimenting with a few different patterns so here are a few granny squares and flowers and a trial piece of a granny stripe.

Here is a project at the beginning - will show you as I progress - not sure how I will get on so we will see.

I've just treated myself to this lovely book with a token I had for my birthday - I keep them a while so I can have a treat later in the year - lol.

It's nice having something I can do anywhere. What do you all do that you can do wherever?


Thursday, 26 May 2011

A Pink Fourth Pearly Birthday

One of LO's friends is Four today - Happy Birthday Hannah - and we are going to her party on Saturday. So here is Tilda celebrating with a pink balloon with a special Anita's Glitterations Four added.

I have used PMs to colour this lil' cutie. Papers are some lovely freebies from Mag. Flower is a Marianne D Die and other one is from a Sizzix one. The lovely Pearls are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts - and are lush.

The LO is Nicola's again from Craft Made & Loving it as it works well. I ripped the paper using a Papermania shaped ruler and the Kraft cardstock is also PMs.

I am entering this in the lovely I love PMs Challenge #67 Pearls. The work on display is amazing and the pearls are divine - so go and check it out.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

My first crochet Square

I've discovered a very gorgeous and creative blog written by an uber talented lady - it's called Attic 24 and it's written by Lucy. Do go for a browse and take a coffee as you will be there a while admiring her pics and crochet.

Lucy has many patterns and tutorials which she has created which are fab to follow. I fell in crochet love with her Summer Garden Granny Squares so I've had a go. Whilst it is no-where near Lucy's beautiful standards i am quite thrilled with it as it resembles what i was aiming at first time! A bit more prhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifactice and you never know I may make a blanket! The best bit is LO has wanted to have a go too, so has been happily playing with her own ball of yellow thread.

Off to town to buy her another colour as she has announced that she needs some pink - of course!

I've also just discovered I won the challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge - so thanks to Samantha and Helen and the team - what a great start to Wednesday. go and check out their new challenge - Kids with a Gift Holder. Catch you all later. XXX

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Hanglar and Stanglar Dots.

I have a few little girl birthdays in June so I have to start early on these. The Lovely Hanglar Only Challenge #25 is dots. I thought this was perfect to get going. So here is a cute H&S girlie in a spotty-dotty dress amongst My Mind's Eye Dotty papers. She is coloured in using DIs.

I have used my newly acquired Marianne D flower Die and pearls (they only arrived this morning from the lovely nikki at Bunny Zoe's Craft!). The layout is one designed by Nicola (see post below)I liked it so much I thought I would use it again.

The swirl is a Sizzix die. I've added a little glitter with a clear Sakura pen. The papers were ripped using a shaped ruler by papermania and the card is Kraft cardstock by that Co too.

Do pop over to the Lovely Hanglar Only challenge as there is much to admire and dribble over if you like these cuties.

Thanks for stopping by. XXX

Monday, 23 May 2011

Up, up and away in pink

The lovely Nicola is hosting this week over on Craft Mad and Loving It so this is based on her lovely sketch and theme - Up, up and away.

I have used DIs to colour this cutie on Crafter's Companion Waterboard. There is a little Glossy Accents on the balloon and some Magic Dust. Papers are a freebie from mag. Sentiment is LOTV and flourish is a vinyl one! The flower is my very own creation using Tattered Floral die, DI, Glossy Accents and Glamour Dust.

I am real proud of actually making this and using it.

So, this is my entry for Nicola's challenge.

I am also entering it into Charisma Cardz Challenges - Birthdays in Pink - go and check out the lovely DT work.

Thanks for looking. XXX

Sunday, 22 May 2011

A new crafting challenge.

I decided to set myself a new challenge and learn to crochet. I have been seeing the most gorgeous flowers created from crochet and I thought they would be a great way of adding flower embellies to cards and projects.

I bought a book and some hooks and some yarn and some more....

Then life got in the way and I have only had the chance to begin the journey recently but I can proudly present the first deformed creations on this new adventure.

I've decided to go with cream so that i can apparently spritz them with glimmer mists to match the colours to cards.

Hopefully i will have some more time to experiment this week.

Hope everyone is well. Hugs Cherry XXX

Friday, 13 May 2011

J is for....

Joy fold cards over at the ABC Christmas challenge. When my pal Kathy gave a link for this I just knew I wanted to have a go.

So with a Distress Inked Tilda I set about making this new sort of card ( new for me anyway). I have used nests to cut out my shapes and a MS Snowflake punch. Tilda is teamedbwith DCWV papers and card stock on a Papermania Kraft card stock. The various sentiments are by LOTV, D&D and a Bargain one from my craft weekend in Feb.

I have to say I do like the Crafter's Companion Water Colour Board 300g. Although you do have to be careful with the amount of water otherwise it begins to break down.

Do go and check out the ABC Challenge Blog as the DT work is lovely and the variety of styles is great. Thanks to the team for the inspiration and to Helen for the tutorial on how to make the card. Thanks for the fun. Why not have a go?

Thanks for stopping by on your travels. C xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Ribbon Girl for Stamp with Fun

Could not resist inking my new lovely LOTV girlie up this morning and have attempted to colour her with Distress Inks and a very small amount of Stardust Stickle.

She is teamed with MME papers and DCWV card stock on a Papermania Kraft Card. The lovely ribbon is also by papermania. The flower was made with the Tim Holtz Tattered florals die and card candy. The other dies were Sizzix ones. The Sentiment is also by LOTV.

I am entering this one in a new challenge for me - Stamp With Fun - who's challenge this week is LACE or RIBBON. I've obviously gone with the ribbon! Do go and check the DT work out it is very cool and amazing.

Hope this is up to their standard! Thanks for stopping by and for any comments. Hugs Cherry XXX

LOTV - Love is in the Air

I have been playing with my DIs again today - really like them but I'm still learning alot. I tried out a new paper today as well - Crafters' Companion Watercolour Board 300lbs.

This is for the lovely Lili Of The Valley Challenge - 'Love Is In The Air'. It's the first time I've entered I think but I don't know why! - LOL.

The super cute stamp and sentiment are LOTV of course.

The Paper is MME and cardstock is DCWV and Papermania. The lovely ribbon is from my crafting weekend away in Feb. I've made the flower with Sir Tim's Tattered Floral Die and some card candy. The heart dies are Sizzix.

Any tips about DI colouring gratefully received. Have a tranquil Tuesday eve, folks.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Lovely Ladies

I really enjoyed making this one. This gorgeous gal was coloured with PMs and rather lots of Glamour Dust for sparkle. I've found some of the beautiful 'Butterflies' stack by DCWV lurking and teamed it with a paper by MME. I've created the flower with Sir Tim's tattered Florals Die (purchased from The Artistic Stamper) and a pearl. The sentiment is LOTV (a new edition for me which are fab).

I am entering her in:

Craft Mad & Loving It - Sunday themed challenge - Weather

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - May Challenge - Gorgeous Girls & Lovely Ladies

Moving Along With The Times - Challenge 96 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by have a good week. Xxx

What's cooking?

I've combined two challenges with this card. Firstly, Karen's sketch challenge on Craft Mad & Loving It with the twist 'What's Cooking'. The sketch was lovely to work with.

Cupcake Craft Challenge Blog has new DT, a makeover and a fab new looking blog and blinkies. The challenge this week is anything with a 'C'. So mine are 'cooking' and 'celebrating'. Do go and join in and check out the fab work.

I've gone with the stamp set with these super cute cooking faeries - which I have teamed with the spotlight technique. I've used PMs and Glamour Dust for sparkle. The BP is from the 'Nana's Kitchen' Stack and card stock is DCWV. Sentiment is LOTV and gems Anitas.

Thanks for stopping by. Cherry xxxx