Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet Baby

Hi, over at Flourishes Betty Wright is hosting the FTTC #98 Challenge the request is to use pearls.
Pearls are one of my favourite things so I just had to enter, for this card I used the baby bassinette  from the beautiful set called Baby Love available at Flourishes. I used copic markers RV000, E50 and W1 to colour the image and craft concepts embossing folder called budding vine and of course pearls.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Tilda

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Today I have made a card with Magnolia's Tilda. I am starting to love these cute images, this one is the only one I have at the moment, but I plan to get more in the new year.
 I am entering Tilda in the following Challenges,
Cute Card Thursday #144 - Sketch by Lisa
7kids College Fund Challenge #11 - Anything goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #77 - A Gift for you
I also took a lot of photo's of this one, so here they are,
This beautiful flower started this card creation

Copic Markers used to colour Tilda

A pocket inside for gift card or money

Verse inside

Happy Tilda Close up
 Thank you for looking , hope you like it.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Garden Fairy

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a card for you that I am putting in
Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 143- One for the Kids

This is a CC Designs stamp, and she is a cute Garden Fairy, the paper is Basic Grey Eva collection, an older collection I know but it's new to me because I havn't been carding that long lol. That beautiful doily & rose buds is from Bizzy Bec's Online store and the rhinestones are from Kaiser craft. 

Close Up of the little cutie

Copic's used 

Ok it was pretty long but that's it, thanks for looking and please leave me a comment, love to hear what you are thinking.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Friend

Hi Everyone,
I have made this card for a friend of mine, no challenges, I just thought I would show you this one.

The stamp is Flourishes Christmas Wreath, I love this stamp and all the elements to colour, I used the Ranger white pen on the pine cones & berries, and a gold gel pen on the bow. The embossing folder is cuttlebug victoria and spellbinder fancy tags. The gold ribbon is from a two dollar shop.

Here is a close up of the Wreath, sorry about the glare!
These are the copic markers used to colour the image.
Ok that's all for today, there is some fantastic candy on offer at the moment, check my side bar for details.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cheer

Hi all,
Here is a card I have made for Bizzy Bec's December Challenge theme Christmas. I had ordered CC Designs stamp Sugarplums - Santa Emma and the stump from Bec's online store  for my daughter's christmas card so it all worked out perfectly. I have not made an easel card before, but I'm happy with the results, the sentiments are a freebie from Bec's too, aren't they gorgeous!The Patterned Paper is Basic Grey Olivia, not chrissy paper but I thought it was cute being tartan. I used Liquid Applique on her santa hat which gives it a fluffy look. The flowers and leaves are also from Bec's store, they come in off white so I used a copic marker R27 to match my card. The ribbon & rhinestones are from my stash of ever growing crafty stuff. Ok now for the card

Here is a close up, sorry about the photo, not the best at taking the photo's, they always look so much better in real life, I'm afraid.

Here's a pic of the stand part of the card.

These are the copic markers I used to colour the images.
That's it, hope you like it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Award From Leah

Hi Everyone,

I have received an award today , I am very honoured to get this so thanks so much Leah. Now I have to tell you 3 things about myself and pass it on, this is tougher than you think!
1. I am thankful to be here to see my kids grow up.
2. I like quiet time to myself
3. I have the most wonderful family
Ok now to pass it on
Thank you again to Leah 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Popcorn Bear

Hi all, this card is another one of those " Just wanted to make a card for the fun of it"  This is another Popcorn bear stamp, I am still struggling to colour the fur so it looks like fur, but pratice makes perfect so they say. The colours used all started with that large rose in the corner, I was pretty happy with the final effect. I also used my brand new MS Branch punch I have been looking for this one for ages and finally found it at Ellen Hutson, one of the girls on STV told me it was there but always out of stock. It finally came in so I grabbed it while I could. Ok enough rambling on here is my card.

Here is the inside

Thanks for looking, Have a crafty day Love Cheryl

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cute & Sweet

Here is my card for the Bizzy Bec's Online Store Blog Challenge, instructions were Cute & Sweet.
This is really sweet, I think I over did it just a bit, lol . The stamp is CC Designs coloured with copic markers E000, E0000, E37 ,E33 , E42 , E35 , RV23 , RV10 , R20 , R12. The paper is Doodlebug designs - potpourri. I sponged around image with memento angel pink, kaiser rhinestones, miscellaneous flowers and ribbon. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thank You Friend

Hi Everyone, I created this card for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge #8 - Give Thanks. I love this Penny Black Hedgehog he is such a cute little guy.

As I said the stamp is Penny Black, coloured with copic's N2,E00,E000,E0000,E11,E35,E37,E33,Y11,Y21,G21,YR12 and R20. The paper is Basic Grey Wisteria collection, MS border punch Daisy, Kaiser pearls and Miscellaneous flowers, ribbon and lace. Thank you for looking and have a crafty day.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone, I have created this card for the Flourish Challenge FTTC93, the stamp image is from Stamp it and the sentiment is GKD. The holly leaves I coloured with copic G29 & G82 and the berries are R46 & R24 I sponged around the image with Memento New Sprout while still in the nestie. Thanks for looking and have a crafty day.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Flourish Crocus

Hi all, it's been a while since I have had time to make any cards, so I really enjoyed making this one. Using Flourishes year of flowers set 1, copic markers, basic grey patterned paper and lace from bizzy bec's. I made this just for the joy of creating. I do want to get back into some challenges, but sometimes it's just nice to follow your heart and see where it takes you. Thanks for looking and have a crafty day. Cheryl
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Popcorn Bear Hugs

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #7 Birthdays, this is my card for the challenge. I used the very cute popcorn bear stamp and coloured with copic's E42,57,50 R11,12,14,20 YR12 & Y11, The background stamp is a miscellaneous clear stamp ( I don't know who makes that one ). The background Cardstock is from Stampin Up and is called Blush Bloom and I wanted to say thank you to my good friend Christine for sending it to me. The brown CS is from Gina K Designs. The winner of this challenge gets to choose 2 Magnolia stamps from the great range at I would love to win this one, hope you like it. Have a crafty day Cheryl

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Baby Girl

Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge #15, the rules for this challenge are all white, you are allowed to colour your image and some sponging, here is my entry.
 It's really a challenge to use only white so I went a little crazy with embossing folders, I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and one of the new Craft Concepts Folders Budding Vine, I was very impressed with these folders they are available at Bizzy Becs online store at a very reasonable price. I coloured the image with Copic markers E0000, E000, RV32, RV00. I don't know the company that made this image ( it's actually in my miscellaneous box of clear stamps ) I do think it's pretty cute though. Also I sponged with Memento Angel  Pink ink. The pearls are Kaiser craft. Hope you like it. Have a crafty day. Cheryl

Sunday, October 24, 2010

7 kids Challenge #6 Flowers & Layers

This is my entry for the 7Kids College Fund Challenge #6,  the image is C C Designs Puppy Kiki available under Kiki La Rue, coloured with copic markers E42,57,55,50,000,0000,11 Y00, G20 YG 93. I used Basic Grey Cappella Paper. GKD PL CS Soft Sand and Heavy Base White, GK Fanicful Tags for the sentiment and Memento Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand for the sponging. Hope you like it and have a crafty day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Winner of STV Colour Challenge #6

Hi All,
I won the colour challenge over on STV for my card Happy Birthday Son. Very exciting news for the prize you get to choose a stamp set to the value of $24.99 or less. It's a fantastic prize Gina K Designs stamps are the highest quality and gorgeous images. I choose "Funny Farm" with some really cute animals, so when it arrives I will post some cards made with this set. Yipppeeee!!!!!
By for now Cheryl.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

C C Designs Garden Fairy

Hi Everyone, I love these cute girls from C C Designs, sorry no directions for this one, but with these gorgeous images you just have fun and go for it. Happy Crafting and enjoy your day.
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Flourish Bell Flowers

Hi Everyone,
I created this card just for the fun of it. You know sometimes when a thought or idea keeps running around in your head and just won't let go, well this was one of those times to create just for the pleasure of creating.I used Flourishes stamp set Humming Along stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and copic's BV00,BV11,RV00,Y13,G82 & G29 to colour the image, and Nestie Label Five to cut it out. GKD Fanciful Tags for the sentiment. I sponged with Memento Angel Pink and Lu Lu Lavender and Embossed with Cuttlebug Victoria folder. I also used GK Black Onyx Pure Luxury Cardstock.Happy crafting everyone.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Dad's Day

I made this card a little while ago but it is one of my favourites. The design and idea is purely the very talented  Theresa Momber check out her blog. .
This was the first time I had tried to create a scene, so I followed Theresa's lead. The stamps used were Gone Fishing by Theresa from Gina K Designs. This card was coloured with copic markers and sponged with Memento inks. Hope everyone has a very crafty day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stamp TV Colour Challenge No 6

I created this card for this week's colour challenge on STV, the instructions were Kraft, two blues and green and you could use white or ivory as your neutral colour. The stamp is from GKD it's called OH BOY! by Tami Mayberry,  I used GK PL CS Kraft, In the Navy and layering white. The patterned paper is Kaiser craft Off Shore collection, I used copic markers YG03, YG06, N5 & N2. The ribbon is from my stash (I think I got it at spotlight) and the sentiment is printed (I didn't have a stamp to match what I wanted. Hope you like it, have a great day.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hi All,

When you are new to blogging like I am, sometimes it's enough to drive you crazy. I thought I would like a better background hmmm , but when I put it in out went everything else. Nothing lined up, Nothing looked right, soooo after taking it off and fixing everything back to the way it was which by the way  was working perfectly fine it's all back to normal. Like the old saying "If it's not broken don't fix it" I have learnt my lesson well. I could have spent the last three hours on Cards. Ok I have had a bit of a rant today next time some nice cards promise.

By for now Cheryl

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bizzy Becs News !

Hurry over to the brand new online store blog for your chance to win some sweet blog candy.

Masculine Cards

Hi All,
Today I thought I would post a couple of masculine cards because if you are anything like me I tend to struggle abit with the male intended ones. First off we have the old truck, this is from a Gina K Designs set called the Journey, copics used N2,N5,B21,B24,Y00,E57. I was very light with the E57 and used the colourless blender to drag the colour along the rail for the aged look. I sponged Memento Summer Sky for the background and London Fog for the trees. The sentiment is Vivid Inky blue & GK CS In the Navy.
Next up I have the wheel from GK Designs stamp set called Farm Life, coloured with copic again, sorry didn't take notes on the colours when I did this, sponged with Memento Desert Sand  & used Nesties label #5 and tags. The twine is from GK . Hope you like them, and I hope they give inspiration for those manly creations.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gina K Designs

These stamps are from the Gina K Designs Spring Stamp TV Kit
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Penny Black Friends

This is such a cute stamp from penny black, coloured with copic markers.

Hi All,

I am very new to the blogging world, but here goes. I am passionate about card making and paper crafting, and this is what has bought me to this point to create a blog. I will try to share any and all information that I can. My favourite thing at the moment are copic markers and I am trying to build a collection of these.

This image and sentiment is from Flouishes, coloured with copic markers, used Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink for sponging and Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock Fresh Asparagus. The brads I used were white but I used copic marker RV69 Peony to colour them to match the tulips in the pot.