Friday, 17 February 2012

Filled with love ...

The Craft Barn has its second art journal challenge running until the 25th Feb. the theme is 'filled with love...'. And they wanted to see what a heart Is filled with for each participant. Reading is at the heart of what I do and who I am. The love of a good read, the love of the beauty of words and the love of the richness of language fill my world. My journal page is based on this.

I have really enjoyed playing with Dylusions ink, gesso, Octopode factory image (thanks to Debs for the loan of the rubber!), Dylusions images, Papermania images and a heart from Craft Stamper Mag. There is some text by Margaret Atwood too. I do like this page, which is unusual, I think it has only happened once before, so far.

I really liked creating the wings by stamping a Dylusions' stamp on to an inked doily.

Go and check out The Craft Barn.

The other entries are spectacular, do go and have a pleasant time browsing. Why not have a go and enter the things that fill your heart?

Have a good weekend. Cherry X

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


What's on yours?

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Shrink plastic baubles X3

Karen's lovely challenge this week on the CM&LI forum was 'Baubles'. So decided to break open the shrink plastic and TH bauble die. Add a little alcohol inks, twilight purple and pepper red with a spot of gold. Hey presto baubles. I added a little Papermania holly stamp and a D&D sentiment and a little thread to finish my cards.

Happy Sunday. C X

Monday, 6 February 2012

Two cards already this week!

CMLI sketch by Lauren and the twist 'seeing Read'.

A birthday card needed for tomorrow!

What have you been up to? Xxxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

A weekend of crafting, chatter and creativity

A really exciting and creative Craftathon 2012 has come and gone. Thank you to Kathy, Wynneth, Debs, Clare and Nicola. I loved Clare's canvas workshop - great to have the courage and support to try this. Rubber gloves and inky mess was fabulous Kathy, I really enjoyed seeing all those colours mixing, not to mention the fumes!

Food and company just topped it all off. Oh and a little shopping on the way home, well....

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Cherry xxx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

February page - a work in progress.

It is February and the calendar event hosted by the wonderfully talented Kate Crane has moved on to the second month. I enjoyed keeping January documented and I can feel the organic process of finding what I like and don't taking over me. Do go and see all the amazing entries on Kate's blog - totally spectacular.

I have decided to doodle and journal at the same time this month now that the base is done.

I Took the advice offered last moth and extended my page with a flap added. Thank you great idea.

Here is my finished january page too:

Thanks for swinging by. I'm off to Bristol tomorrow eve for our craftathon meet ( a group of fellow crafters who enjoy spending time together and crafting). I am very lucky indeed. Xxxx