Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hi Everyone,
I have got the linkz tool to draw the winner of my Embellishment Candy!
So the lucky girl is No 7 Sue!!!!!!!!
Sue could you please email me at with your address,
and I will get your package in the mail asap.

I would like to thank you all for entering.
I appreciate all my lovely followers old and new,
and I hope I can give you another chance to win some goodies in the new year!

Now just a little word on the Linkz tool.
For the life of me, I couldn't work out how to get up that box to show you who won the prize.
I will be doing much more research for next time or if anyone knows the answers, please email me, as I need all the help I can get ROFL.
Thanks again everyone.

Friday, December 23, 2011

For Mum

Hi Everyone,
Well it's almost time for Santa to come! I hope you are all ready ? Today I would like to share with you a card that I have made for my Mum & Sister.
They have both supported me right from the very beginning when I first made a very simple little card, I started off in papercraft by scrapbooking and I soon found that I had heaps of smaller pieces of paper that I didn't know what to do with ....... So I made a little card , no image just sentiments and they both thought how great it was, I never even knew that there was a whole world out there of Blogging and images and all the wonderful people that will help you along the way. I am so lucky that I looked into this world and have made so many great friends.
I just wanted to let my family know how much it means to me to have there support along this journey, so I have made them this thank you card.
When I saw the Challenge at MDUC this time all of a sudden I knew what I wanted to do. The challenge is a colour combo of Red , Cream and Gold, I don't know about you but sometimes when I see the challenges I struggle to come up with ideas, but not this time.
A close up of the image , I have used copic markers and prisma pencils to colour.
Here I have used Fleur De Lis Square die and gold embossing powder , I think this turned out really well , it looks a bit like old iron work to me.
The gorgeous flowers and branch with the gold embossing.

I would like to enter the MDUC #127 - Colour Combo Red , Gold and Cream.

Card Ingredients 
Stamps - Magnolia Lady Tilda , Magnolia Romantic Window and Flourishes Tulips 
DP - from my stash , as is the lace
Dies - Magnolia Old Swedish Lace , Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares , Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Flowers - WOC and Kaisercraft
Copic's and Prisma Pencils
Dress - YR 24,23,21 and YR000 at the bottom
Hair - E44,42,50 and Dark Brown 
Roses - R0000, Rosy Beige and Tuscan Red
Leaves - G40, 82,85 and Olive Green 
Skin - E0000,000,00 and Henna
Window Shutters - E30,31,34 and Sienna Brown
Glass - BG000, B000
Bricks W3,1,00 
Mortar - E40,41 and a dark grey pencil ( not prisma )
Grass - G20,21 Olive Green and Dark Green
Tulips - Y19,Y21,YR 30

I hope my Mum and Sister like there card, sometimes it 's nice just to say thanks.
I also hope that you all didn't fall asleep in this very long post, sorry about that I just had so many things that I needed to say lol.
I hope you all have a really lovely Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Christmas Sheep!

Hi Everyone,
Today I have one of those last minute Christmas cards featuring a CC Designs image called Ornament Ewe and I purchased him as a digi image.
Isn't he the cutest thing lol, I love his eyes, they make me smile everytime I look at him. I coloured him with copic's and prisma pencils ( and forgot to write them down , I don't know what I was thinking . I am going to put it down to the silly season, too many things to think about ) The CS is Bazzill Pomegranate , the DP is Memory Box - Mistletoe and I used spellbinder Fleur De Lis Square, sentiment is computer generated.
Here is a close up , I have used frosted lace stickles on his fur and ornament and around the white edge , sorry you can't see it in the photo very well. The little silver and white trim is from my stash.
This is the inside , to match the front , this sentiment comes from Sentiments 4 you and is also digi.

I would like to enter the following Challenges

Paper Sundaes Challenge #99 - Anything Christmas

Well I won't ramble on , I am sure everyone is flat out getting ready for the man in the red suit !
Have a great week.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Baby Girl

Hi Everyone,
Well it has rained here almost all weekend , sooooo what to do? craft of course hehehe. I received my order from LOTV this week and thought I would have a go at the challenge of Pink , White & Silver I have used Special Delivery from there latest release.
As soon as I saw this image I loved it, and the sentiment comes with it, I love it when that happens lol.  But then again I loved all the baby images in this release, and they are all on my wish list lol. The silver CS is like a brushed metal , very pretty irl, didn't show up so well in the photo though. The lace , pearls and DP are all from Kaisercraft , the DP is called Bundle of Joy , how appropriate!
The image is cut out with  my new die from Nellie Snellen Multi Frames and the Border is from Cheery Lynn Dies  which I purchased from Bizzy Bec's Online Store . The scalloped circle is from Spellbinders. 
The edges have been inked with Memento Angel Pink, and the little bib is from my stash.
I have done the inside to match the front , and just added "congratulations" .
Here is a close up of the cuteness ! I coloured the image with copic's only this time, to give it the softer baby look, I used R0000, R81, N2, C00, E50, E51 , E53.

I hope you have all had a great weekend, my Embellishment Candy is still on so enter HERE .

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Lily of the Valley Challenge 124 - Pink , White & Silver

Would you like to win a Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine !!! 
Just place an order at Bizzy Bec's Online Store
Between 1st Dec 2011 and 31st Jan 2012 
and you will be in the running to win.
Open to Australian Customers Only
Winner will be announced 6th Feb 2012.
To read all the details just follow the link.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such lovely comments , I appreciate all of them very much.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Best Friends

Hi Everyone,
Just thought I would show you a new stamp I got from Bizzy Bec's  it's from S.W.A.L.K and I think these are adorable images and they come with the sentiments so they are great value!
I have coloured using copic's and prisma pencils (list at end of post) I also had a go at some grass and clouds , because they looked like they were sitting in a park to me.  All the ovals are petite spellbinders the DP is Basic Grey Wisteria , one of my all time favourites , the lace is Kaisercraft and the flowers are from WOC, the ribbon is from my stash, or I should say Mum's , it's really great when Mum goes through her crafty things ! cause then they get passed down to me Yay!!! 

I would also like to say welcome to my new followers, and don't forget to enter my Blog Candy !
What do you all think of my new look blog ? It's a little busy but I love the colours , thought I could do with a change , they say a change is as good as a holiday don't they? and I'm not going on any holidays so I thought I would freshen things up a bit lol.

Copic's and Pencils used
Blonde Hair - Y19,21 YR 30,31
Purple Dress - BV01,00,0000 Violet
Grass - G20,21 Olive Green , Grass Green
Bench - E57,55,53 Dark Brown
Skin - E0000,000,00 R01,20 Henna
Blue Dress - B45,41 Blue Pencil ( not prisma )
Brown Hair- E25,30,50,51

Well I hope you all have a lovely weekend and happy crafting.
PS , I got a new signature to go with my new look blog from  Sentiments 4 You, if you would like one too , jump over and visit Lynne she is so lovely to deal with and very quick, there are all sorts to choose from.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Flying Santa

Hi Everyone ,
A few of you have commented on my Flying Santa, well you can get your own  HERE . Have fun!
Hugs Cheryl

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Challenge at Bizzy Bec's

Hi Everyone,
Well this Challenge couldn't be easier, cause I bet you all have been working flat out on your Chrissy cards., right! Yes the theme for our new challenge is Christmas at Bizzy Bec's store blog , I have created a Christmas scene to share with you.
I have used 2 Magnolia  stamps from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection Something for you Tilda and Welcome to a Sweet Xmas, I think she looks like she is just arriving to give her gift to someone special. 
I have used copic's and prisma pencils as I always do to colour, and I stamped Tilda first then masked her to put the background in, a little extra work but well worth it I think ! What do you think ?  The DP is also from Magnolia. The sentiment is computer generated and I cut it out with spellbinder die and used a fancy tag with foam dots. The flowers and corners are from WOC and the ribbon is from the bargin buy shop.
Bec will have more Magnolia stamps in when the new release comes out, so keep your eye's peeled for that because Bec always has them at fantastic prices, but while you are waiting for that release check out  
Bizzy Bec's for the huge range of other stamps, embellishments, cutting dies and lots more.
I have added another Tilda on the inside front of my card she is Unwrapped Tilda from the So Jolly / Under the Mistletoe Collection, the die under the ribbon is also from Magnolia and the other die is Fleur De Lis Pendants from spellbinders and labels three to cut out the image.

So I hope you can join us with our Christmas theme this time at Bizzy Bec's store blog Challenge jump over there now and check out the gorgeous creations the other DT girls have prepared for you, there is some fabulous inspiration !

Also don't forget to enter my Embellishment Candy HERE it's open to everyone, so enter now and you may be the lucky one!!!

Sorry I havn't got the colours used on this card, but another result from the great coffee spill the other day, if you follow my blog regularly you will know that I knocked over a cup of coffee on my craft desk and well you can guess the rest , bit of a disaster lol. But it has made me be a lot  more careful hehehe. 
Have a great week everyone.

Big Hugs Cheryl

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wee Florist & Ink Storage

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all well and happy. I have a card today and I used the adorable image Whimsy Wee Florist available at Bec's HERE .
I have coloured her with copic's and pencils, the DP is Prima Romantique collection, the sentiment is one of Bec's Digi freebies. The lace die is from Cherry Lynn Designs, the ribbon and slider is also from Bec's online store and the flowers are from WOC, the pearls are Kaisercraft. I just thought I would share her with you she is such a cutie!

I would also like to show you my brand new ink storage unit!
I am absolutely thrilled with this, I found it on EBay HERE and they are made here in Australia.
Colin & Lynn are wonderful to deal with , fantastic service and a great solid product, if this one doesn't suit your needs Colin will custom make one for you and you can contact them by email 
This is my Christmas present from my Son this year, I am one very lucky Mum.

Now don't forget to enter my Embellishment Candy, top right of the page. Thanks to the lovely girls that have already entered and Welcome to my new followers.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Monday, November 28, 2011

Embellishment Blog Candy

Hi Everyone,
I have some Candy for you!
I have been wanting to do this for a while, it was my first Anniversary of Blogging in October and I really should have done it then, and then I got chosen to be on Bizzy Bec's DT and I thought again I must put together a Blog Candy to give something back, but time got away from me.
So I would like to give everyone a chance to win some pretty embellishments, we can never have too many , now can we lol.
  The Candy consists of
2 x Kaisercraft pearls
7 x 1metre ribbons
20 x  Little bunches of Flowers
3 x Little bunches of Leaves
5 x Pearl Heart Sliders
2 x Birthday cake tags
3 x Pearl sprays
4 x Decorative Pins 
1 Bunch of Stamens

Would you like to win! Here's how

Enter your name in the link below
Become a follower
Place a pic of my candy on your blog to spread the word

This Candy is open to everyone worldwide, so join in some fun it just might be you who wins.
Candy closes on the 28th December 2011
Thank you to all my followers and all the support I have received in my year of Blogging.
Big Hugs
PS It's also the first time I have used the inlinkz tool , so hopefully it will be ok, if it isn't I am going to put every name into a hat and do it the old fashioned way to find the winner lol.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

You may be seeing double!

Hi Everyone,
Well I know that I posted a card with this image last time and I really should have mixed it up a bit, but I have a very good reason. I have been looking at these sorts of cards all over blog land for a while and finally thought I just had to give it a go. Also I wanted something extra special for my daughter for Christmas and Reindeer Tilda is sooo cute!
I have used copic's & prisma pencils to colour tilda then masked her and sponged around her with Memento Cantaloupe ink, for all the edges I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink to go with the gorgeous Kaisercraft DP December 25th and the Snowflake DP is from Pink Petticoat Digi paper. WOC Challenge this week would like to see A Childs Christmas and I have used there gorgeous small gold corners and Autumn Gold roses and the delicate cream lace.
Just Magnolia Challenge  wanted to see Ribbons this time around and I have heaps of ribbons on this one inside and out. The sentiment is a freebie from Bizzy Bec online store blog, these are so great I have used them all the time this Christmas.
Here's the inside front with a tag and computer generated note for my Daughter. All over this card I have used a Magnolia doo hickey die for the borders, I adore this little edge it's so sweet.
And here's the other side, where the fun bit comes in , I made the little box  for a  little gift to go in, I keep thinking either earrings or chocolates ( Brittney loves both ) I used some acetate for the lid and stamped a couple of flourishes in the corners and a cuttlebug die for the ornament shape , but I sort  of covered it up with the ribbons.
It's a bit of photo overload today , but I was trying to show you the dimensions of my creation. 
I havn't got my list of colours used this time because I had a mini disaster, I actually knocked over a cup of coffee on my craft desk . Luckily I had just moved the card and it only got all the scraps but my colours were on the scraps, also it did end up in the computer keyboard , that's now in the bin and my son had a spare thankfully. 
I hope you could stay with me for this extra long post, I wanted to show you what I have been up to since I hadn't posted for a while. Welcome to my new followers, it's very exciting to see new faces on the list.

I would like to enter the following challenges 
Wild Orchid Crafts Week 37 - A Childs Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and all the lovely comments you leave me , I love reading them.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Monday, November 14, 2011

Reindeer Tilda

Hi Everyone,
I have another Christmas card to show you today, and it's not traditional at all! I started off with a vintage feel ,but then added a tiny bit of sparkle with my ribbon and a little silver reindeer charm. So still not sure about this one but here she is....
Reindeer Tilda is from the Merry Little Christmas Collection from Magnolia and I purchased her at Bizzy Bec's Online Store I have coloured her with copic markers and prisma pencils, I didn't have any background image for Tilda to sit on so I had to make up my own, I think it looks like a step that she is sitting on now. I have done a bit of shading around tilda with pencils only , I was trying to get the effect that she was in a room, need more practice with this lol, this room is pretty bare lol. The DP is Kaisercraft Tea at Elsie's pad
The embossing folder is cuttlebug . The border punch and branch are from MS , the gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the reindeer charm is from Bunny Zoe's Craft, where the challenge this month is Anything Christmas with pearls     and I have used a couple of pearls to match my colourings.I have used a lot of Distress Ink on this card in Walnut Stain and Weathered Wood I really love the blue in the weathered wood . Tilda is cut out with nesties along with the sentiment tag, and the ribbon is from my stash.
Here's a close up of Tilda, I actually coloured her then found the blue a little too bright so I went over the top with N2 copic to tone it down a bit and found that this technique works really well. I have seen other people do it but this was the first time I had tried it myself. Sorry I am rambling on a bit lol.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Hooked on Craft Challenge 12- Something Punched
Simply Magnolia - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 18 - Anything Christmas with pearls

Copic's and Prisma pencils used
Colorless Blender
Henna,Peach Beige
Dark Brown , Light Umber
Copic Multi liner 0.03 for step.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Before I go I would like to say welcome to my new followers and thank you to all of you that leave me such wonderful comments, I really appreciate every one of them.
Big Hugs 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Merry Christmas Bling!!!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all getting your chrissy cards done it's getting so close it's scary! I am back today with another card for Brittney's teacher. If you normally follow me you would have seen the traditional Christmas card I made for the teacher that likes old fashioned things, but today I am in the totally opposite  direction with this creation ! the order was for bling and sparkle......
This little sweetheart is from the new Magnolia Collection called Sweet Christmas Dreams - Something for you Tilda and I purchased her from ShopBron . The DP is from Nitwits Collections called Still joyful too, the snowflake circles I have punched out of Jillibean Soup DP Christmas eve chowder, the reindeer charm is from Bunny Zoe Crafts and the silver corner is from WOC. Do you like the snow trim ? Cute I thought.
The cute christmas trees are a cuttlebug die that I have had for ages and the label is Spellbinder fancy labels, the sentiment is computer generated , I also added some Kaisercraft rhinestones for that extra bit of sparkle.
I almost forgot , I used copic's & prisma pencils to colour tilda and I have lost the list I used , sorry about that . Note to self , must get more organized lol 

I would like to enter the following Challenge
Magnolia Down Under Challenges  - #121 - Charms & Bling

Thanks for stopping by , and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Big Hugs 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Little Santa

Hi Everyone,
Well today I have my very first card as a  Bizzy Bec's DT member, and it's for our November Challenge which is Circles. I have used one of Bec's digital images Little Santa Painting Toys , I must say I am loving digi images at the moment they are so versatile, as in my case today I simply resized the image to fit my project perfectly.
Now as you can see I do have some squares in the background lol, but my circles are right up front. I also used Bec's digi sentiments that are freebie's at Bizzy Bec's Store Blog on the right hand side bar.
I have used spellbinder dies - standard small circles and scallops and Heart Circles, you can get them at Bec's Here.

I have coloured Santa with copic markers ( list will be at end of post ) and used Memento Bamboo leaves ink around the edges while it was still in the die. The Red & White DP is Basic Grey -Wassil and the Green & White is from Nitwit Collections. The ribbon & gold corner are from my stash.
Here's a pic of the inside, that I decorated to match the front. Sorry about the bad colour in the photo , I have no idea why it turned out like this , all the photo's were taken at the same time.
And lastly a close up of Santa!
I hope you can join us for the November Challenge , remember the theme is Circles, and don't forget to check out all the gorgeous creations from all the DT Girls , they are sure to give you some inspiration!

Copic's used
Red Suit R27, R24, E19
Belt & Boots N2,N5,C00
Skin E0000, E000, E00 R01 for cheeks
Doll Hair Y21 Dress YG93, G20 Belt R81
Paint Pots & Brushes E31, E34
Santa's Eye B0000
Santa's Beard W00, W1
Thanks for stopping by today for this very special post of mine, I am truly delighted to be a part of this wonderful Design Team and looking forward to be creating along side these extremely talented ladies.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holy Tilda

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all well and happy, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the lovely comments you all made on my DT position, I appreciate each & every one.
Today I would like to share a card that my daughter requested for one of her favourite teachers for Christmas. Brittney (my daughter ) asked if it could be a little old fashioned and the first thing I thought of was maggies! 
I chose the lovely Holy Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams collection, she is such a cutie and I do love the hair do. I teamed her with Bo Bunny Father Christmas papers which are stunning IRL. The flowers are from WOC as are the gold corners, the border die is also from Magnolia and the ribbons are from my stash.
Here's a close up of Tilda that I coloured with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils ( I will put the list at end of post ) I sponged around tilda with Antique Linen Distress Ink  for more of an aged look. I also used a gold gel pen for the dots and vine around the Holy , sorry you can't see it in the photo.
I decided to put the sentiment ( computer generated ) on the inside front and leave the other side so Brittney could write her own words.
Brittney has also asked for another Christmas card for a different teacher and the theme of this one is Bling so stay tuned I may be back soon to show you that one he he he ....

I would like to enter the following Challenge 
Just Magnolia Week 130- Christmas is coming

Copic's & Pencils Used
Dress, Shoe's & Bows - R46, R24, E19
Hair - E57, E55, E30
Holly G82, G40 Olive Green pencil
Skin E0000, E000, E00 R01 for cheeks , Henna pencil
Ground - Peach Beige and Light Umber pencil
Thanks for stopping by 
Big Hugs 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Exciting News

Hi Everyone,
Wow !!! I am so excited to tell you that I have been selected to be on Bizzy Bec's Design Team. 
This is the first time I have applied for a DT position and to be accepted is such an honour. 
I am looking forward to working with Bec and all the girls on the team. I just had to post my news, I couldn't keep it to myself a minute longer lol.
Check out Bizzy Bec's Online Store with loads of great specials on now, also get some wonderful inspiration from Bizzy Bec's Store Blog , while your there don't forget to enter the Blog Candy for a gorgeous Magnolia stamp " Tilda with Snowheart" from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection. and you have until the 14th November 2011. Good Luck to everyone!
Ok , I better get off this computer and start thinking about designing cards lol.
Hugs to all

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Milk Choc & Turkish Delight Christmas

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all well, today I have a gate fold card to show you for the brand new Maggie Lovers Challenge Blog , Bron from Shopbron has started this new challenge for all of us that love our Maggies, now the theme is pink & brown or red & brown and as I said in my last post I would normally use the traditional red & green for chrissy! But that's what challenges are all about isn't it, to challenge yourself, and I did manage to fit in a little red & green, I couldn't help myself lol.
This is For You Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection, isn't she cute! and you can get her at  Shopbron I stamped tilda on Cordenons white cardstock, it's beautiful paper it feels like silk and is also available at Shopbron. The DP is from Nitwit Collections and the xmas tree is a clear stamp that I have had for ages. The flowers are from WOC, pearls from Kaisercraft.
For the inside I stamped the xmas tree again and added a little verse from Stamp-it.
I'm sort of heavy with photo's this time , I was trying to pick up the Kindy Glitz - Crystalina ( I hope you can see it ) also how the card opens. I coloured tilda with copic's and prisma pencils, I really like the combination of the two colour mediums together, I seem to be able to get better results when I use both.
Copic's & Pencils
Skin - E0000,000,00 Henna pencil
Hair- E25,30 Dark Brown
Shoes- E43,42,40 Dark Brown
Dress- R81,0000 Pink
Present- G20 Dark green -R14 Tuscan Red 
I hope you like my Christmas card, I would like to enter the following challenge
Maggie Lovers Challenge #1 - Theme Christmas Pink & Brown or Red & Brown

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas Bunny

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a card for you featuring a Wee Stamp called Christmas Bunny, I purchased from HERE as a digital image.
I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one! I usually go for the traditional red & green on my Chrissy cards, but decided I needed something different, I also don't use glitter very much normally, but here I am with lots of sparkle and I think I really like it now. What do you think?
Wild Orchid Crafts have a challenge at the moment they would like to see Christmas Fun.
So to create Christmas Fun I used WOC gorgeous silver corners , nit wit collections DP for the gingham paper, cuttlebug embossing folder Snowflakes, Kaisercraft DP Lilac Avenue, the sentiment is a freebie from  Bizzy Bec's store blog and the ribbon is from my stash.
 This is the inside of the card, the snowflake stamp is from inkadinkado and the verse I can't remember where I got that one from, I think I have had it for a 100 years lol, well maybe not that long hehe . The silver mirror paper has been in my stash for ages too, just waiting for this card I think, and the die is spellbinders heart circles.
I took a few photo's of this one to try to pick up the glitter and shine so you all could see how bright it really is. I also used Clear glaze pen on the sleigh to give it a metal look.
I coloured the image with Copic Sketch Markers & Prisma Pencils for highlighting
Snow BG 0000,000
Sleigh N2.C00
Hat & Present BG 13,11,10
Present BV0000,00 Violet pencil
Holly G0000,R0000
Bunny E0000,000,42,40 Light Umber & Rosy Beige pencil

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such lovely comments I appreciate them very much.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Hi Everyone,
Happy World Cardmaking Day for yesterday!!! I bet papers were flying in a lot of places around the world yesterday, if you are anything like me and maybe havn't made many cards lately then it was like I just had to make one for the special day lol. Which brings me to my post today, LOTV are having a special fun give away!
You can enter your favourite LOTV card or create a new one to win some absolutely gorgeous LOTV stamps.
I have created a new card with Milly Me and my Dog it's just the cutest, I love this image and as soon as I saw it I had to have it. I have coloured the image with copic markers and prisma pencils and teamed it with Kaisercraft DP called Tea at Elsie's collection, the flowers are from WOC and the lace is from my stash.

Here is the inside of my card done to match the front.
You have until the 8th October to enter soooooo jump over to the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog and read all about it there. 
Thanks for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments you leave me, they truly make my day!