Monday, 30 January 2012

Standing underneath...

Rosie's new challenge on CM&LI this week, but what...

Having looked around the blogosphere I found a fab design here. Mine is no where near as precise as I was running out of time. But I had fun. Paper was a bargain one from Dunelm sale last year ? Grandma's Kitchen Stack? Cardstock was all Papermania. Used label and pennant dies from spellbinders. Two magnolia images coloured with PMs . Sentiment was a swapped image one. The thread was Sew Easy. The button dies were Nellie Snellen, I think.

I enjoyed this but would like to do it again with more time to play.

I am making my February journal page at the mo and have gone with a flap! We will see if this works or not. Can't believe where January has gone, can you? Craftathon 2012 this Friday so I have much to look forward to. Catch you all later in the week. Thanks for stopping by. Xxxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012


Kathy set us the challenge Wheels, for our Sunday challenge on the CM&Li site. It has taken me a while to get this ATC sorted for work reasons. Never mind. After stamping, DIing, crackle painting, adding more DI and gel medium and a TH cog and a Darkroom Door word Block stamp I finally finished it a week later!

Thanks Kathy, had lots of messy fun. Hugs Cherry XXX

Saturday, 21 January 2012

366 Journal Page: January 2012

Over at The Kathryn Wheel the very (I'm not worthy) Kate Crane shares her wonderful work. I have followed her blog for a while and marvelled at her calendar/journal page layouts. Thought I would have a go. It's not perfect in many ways but I am happy I have actually done a page and am keeping it up to date.

The journal I work in is a bit small. The page is not quite how I envisaged it. There is not enough stamping on it. BUT I made it and it's a start.

Hopefully, I'll get better at this as the months pass. Do pop over to Kate's amazing blog and see her work and see the other creative calendars appearing for this year. Hugs Cherry XXx. Three posts in one day! Unheard of, I know lol. Xxxxx

Strathmore Doodleing Unleashed Workshops weeks 2&3

Week 2

Week 3

Feeling happier and looking forward to week 4. Xxxx

Sketch Saturday

The lovely Purple Princess, Kathy, has set our sketch challenge over at CM&LI this week. Triple image too. It is lovely and gorgeous creations are appearing with speed over there.

I needed a new home card for some friends. I've gone for a freebie CS image and put it with a new stamp one of the Darkroom Door WordBlocks. Added a little card in green and DI in Shabby Shutter/ Peeled Paint. A few pieces of card candy and a Kraft card. I think it will do.

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks to Kathy for a great sketch too. Xxxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sunrise and CMLI Christmas Present Card

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a good week. Xxx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wonderful Wednesday Treat

I took this today as I arrived at work and have had a bit of a play. The moon was so beautiful just sinking behind the hill.

Have a good Thursday. xXX

Sunday, 8 January 2012

New CM&LI Challenge whoop whoop

Lovely sketch from Rosie and gorgeous cards to inspire. Really enjoyed playing. We haven't had a challenge for a while as the lovely team needed a real earned rest. The twist was Used, New and Recycled. All here

I used a new technique (Trish Latimer's painted background) and new buttons. Used were my image and dies. Recycled was my fluffy pink thing! Loved using Trish Latimer's technique as featured in this month's Craft Stamper. Loving lots of the projects this month, hopefully I will have some time to play. Loving the exploding box, canvas bag and hidden message cards. What about you?

Have a pleasant Sunday I'm off to write reports. Hugs C XXx

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Seed journal Page

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Cherry XXX

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Doodling Page Progress

Any ideas? Advice gratefully received. I am doing this with my crafting buddies Clare and Kathy, do go and check their's out - they are fab. Hugs C XXX

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Technical hitch

I want to post pics of my doodle page as I need some advice. However, other half is doing technical stuff to the computer and now my iPad won't talk to the picture file-doh. So will hopefully be back up and running tomorrow. Off back to work tomorrow so hopefully I will still have some spare time. Have a good day whatever you are up to. Hugs C XXx

Monday, 2 January 2012


Mostly I have been doing this today. I have had a doodle on my page but I am waiting for it to dry at the mo.

2nd Januray 2012. X

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012 - Strathmore Class

2012 started today and I and a few of my fellow crafters have signed up for a Strathmore Online Class with Traci Bautisa. Doodling and Mixed Media.
Today was the first lesson, creating backgrounds and creating doodles as the layers grow.

The first step was to create a stencilled background. Here are my stencils.

Here is the first layer. Not sure if it is a bit too light - time will tell as the layers develop.

Pop over to The Purple Princess Diaries to see another Crafter's creativity.

What have you been up to today? We had a good lunch to welcome in the year. Thanks for stopping by. Xxx