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Thursday, 27 October 2011

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge Savannah

Morning all
It's Thursday which can only mean two things - I only have one day of my week's holiday left and today is the day for the new C.R.A.F.T challenge. 
This week our sponsors are 
Aifactory
who if you are not familiar with them have some gorgeous digi stamps, papers and other goodies.
                                                      
So here is my D.T. card for this challenge.
I decided to make a Christmas card using the lovely Little Fairy holding an empty card.
Our challenge this week is a colour challenge. I really had to give this one some thought as I don't normally work with these colours. 

Challenge 126, Colour Savannah
The beautiful paper is from Bearly Mine Designs from a kit called Christmas Frolics. The kit is full of yummy papers and delicious toppers.
The ribbon is from stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Enjoy the challenge and hop over to the other D.T. members blogs to look at their inspirational projects.

Hugs Sheryl xxx



Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Hubby's Birthday

Hi everyone,
I have been crafting like crazy this week trying to make my D. T. projects for CRAFT challenge whilst I am on holiday this week. Yes I still can't believe that Jo and the team invited me to join. Sorry won't mention it again.
I have taken a break to make my husband's birthday card using this gorgeous teddy bo image.


Ian is a cricket fan so I emailed Gayle at teddy bo & co to ask if there was a chance that she could draw a cricketing Bo and she came up with this stunning image!    Thanks again Gayle .
Oh how I wish I had a fraction of her talent!
The challenge over at Teddy Bo is Clean and Simple - which is something I find difficult to do, but here goes ....



The image is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers.
The paper is from Nitwit collection bundle of joy
Bakers twine from Create and Craft 
Buttons from stash
The sentiment was made on the computer.

Thanks for looking, have a good day

Hugs Sheryl xxx


Thursday, 20 October 2011

DT Debut

I really can't believe that I have been asked to join the design team at C.R.A.F.T Challenge!
I am so thrilled and yet nervous at the same time.

The challenge 125 this week is Autumn
The sponsers for this challenge are 
Some Odd Girl Digital Stamps and Crimson Cloud

Here is my D.T. debut card.

I have chosen the image Kite Flyin Tobie

 Tobie is coloured with Promarkers
The papers are Nitwit Papers from the enchanted Autumn Collection as are the sweet little acorn embellies.
The sentiment was added digitally.
Because the card is for a man I have had to resist all my usual ribbons, lace and flowers so now have to make another using these.

For my second DT card I have used Witchy Tia


Tia is coloured with Promarkers
The spooky papers are freebies from Bearly Mine Designs.
Flowers from Wild Orchids.

Please hop over to the C.R.A.F.T challenge blog and check out the DT samples - all of which are yummy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Enjoy your Thursday


Hugs Sheryl xxx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Me Again

Hi just a quicky cos I'm so chuffed with this!

A few weeks ago I saw a stunning wedding candle and box on Bev Rochester's site. Thank you so much Bev for your inspiration.
She had held a workshop to show how to make one, but sadly I live too far away to attend. So I have set about making my own version - which of course is nothing like the gorgeous one she made but I  have made it for a special couple to match the card I made for them  for their wedding on Saturday.
I created the design on the card for the box  by incorporating their names and date onto an existing paper from Rapsberry road designs - for the record . I printed the same design onto tissue paper to wrap the candle in.


Hugs Sheryl xxx

Babies Everywhere

Afternoon all,
You know you are getting older when your contemporaries are no longer having their own babies, but are rejoicing in the safe arrival of eagerly awaited grandchildren. We have two such events at work at the moment. This card is for two first time grandparents who I know will thoroughly spoil their little grandaughter - but isn't that the joy of being a grandparent? None of the pressures that are on young parents, more time, more patience and when you are exhausted ..... they go home!

The papers are all from the Cute as a Button Collection from Raspberry Road designs.
The alphas are from Nitwit Pink Lemonade Alpha
I made the bunting by combining a rectangle and triangle in Microsoft Publisher and then inserting the letters from the Nitwit alphabet.
The bakers' twine was from Create and Craft.

The beautiful image is from Teddy Bo & Co

As you know I adore these images they are just so versatile because they span all ages.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.


Enjoy the rest of this blustery Sunday

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Friday, 7 October 2011

Tatty Teddy birthday


Hello all,
Thank goodness it's Friday! I am soooo looking forward to a weekend of crafting. I have wedding gifts to make and new baby cards. My card tonight is for a friend at work for her birthday on Monday. I was wondering what card to make for her this weekend when she said today that she loves Tatty Teddy and that her son had bought a teddy for her. I used the CLP challenge sketch for inspiration.


So I reached for my CD and came up with this card - thank goodness for Cds as I'm far too tired tonight to do any colouring.
The papers are from the Nitwit digi collection Pinky swear.
The flowers from Wild  Orchid
The lace is from stash
The swirl is cut with a Marianne Creatables die.

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges.
CLP monthly - sketch

Hugs Sheryl xxx



Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Precious new arrival

My God daughter has given birth to her first child at the age of 38!. We are all so thrilled. Little Imogen Rose is so beautiful but as they live out in Kuala Lumpur it will be some time before we get to snuggle and cuddle. Here are the things I made for her using my favourite Teddy Bea image and using my favourite colours.
The image on the card was coloured using promarkers whilst the image for the candle, clothes and wrapping tissue was coloured using a computer art program. Hope she likes them!!!!



Sorry the post is so photo heavy.
I would like to enter these into the teddy bo challenge - favourite colours


Sunday, 2 October 2011

Back at last

OMG it is a month since my last post. I am back at school and the new school year has begun so no time to craft I'm afraid. I have however managed to make an easel wedding card, using a shape I discovered on one of my Cricut cartridges.The image is of course Teddy Bo & Co, which is the pencil sketch to which I added a touch of pink using promarkers and flexmarkers.
I used a marianne border die to punch out the pink strip and the white parchment strip on top adds a bit more dimension.

I love easel cards but I am never sure that the recipients know how to display them - if they are not cardmakers themselves.

I would like to enter this into the Charisma Cardz challenge - love 
CRAFT challenge - picture inspiration