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Welcome to my card crafting blog.
I hope you like some of my creations, please leave a comment if you do.

Thanks for looking. Hugs Sheryl x

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Monday, 30 July 2012

Wishing you sunshine and happiness

Good morning all,
We had a fabulous day yesterday celebrating our best friends' 35th wedding anniversary which is actually today.So......................
 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LYNN and CLIVE
Have a great day together!

Today we have a new challenge at INCY WINCY  Designs.

Anything but a card

Our generous sponsors this week are Pink Gem Designs and Fantastic Ribbons

For my DT project I decided on a wall hanging for my friend's little girl's bedroom.
Her room is very pink and she is such a girly girl.

I used two Jodie images



The papers are from the NitWit collection Grin and bear it.
The doily, swirls and butterflies were all cut from Cheery Lynn Designs
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Each image is coloured using Promarkers.
I used Go Kreate xxl dies for the shapes.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges

Now it's your turn . We are so looking forward to seeing all of your fantastic projects.

Check out my fellow teamies blogs.



Thursday, 26 July 2012

Use Stitching


Good morning all,
What a fantastic start to the school holidays, I do hope this weather continues everyone was beginning to turn rusty I think!
Welcome to another challenge at CRAFT, our theme for this week is Use Stitching which can be real or faux. I must admit I love to see stitching on a card but sewing has never been my strong point so I apologise for the wonky stitching on my DT card.

We have four fantastic sponsors again this week. 

For my card I used this beautiful 'Wine Barrel' Image from My Heart Pieces.



It is coloured with Promarkers and was a joy to colour.
I applied glossy accents to the glass and the bottles.
The cute corkscrew charm was from ebay
The swirl is from  Marianne Designs.
The ribbon is from my stash.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the delicious papers are one again from Katie Pertiet over at DesignerDigitals.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crazy 4 Challenges - real or faux stitching
Crafts and me - Anything goes

Hope you like this card - back to the sewing machine for more practice!

Have fun and please visit my fellow teamies and leave them a comment.


Monday, 23 July 2012

New Shop and Challenge Blog

Wow! A new shop has opened complete with it's own challenge blog. 

Check out the details here



The lovely Natalie and Amy have a DT call out too, details of which you can find here


Summer has arrived at last - Let's Party!

Hi everyone,
Its taken a long, long time but Summer has arrived - well at least for a day or two. 
Our new challenge over at INCY WINCY designs is Lets' Party.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is 



Here is my card using the 'So Stylish' image. 


I  really enjoyed colouring this image - which is coloured using Promarkers.
The swirl is made using a Marrianne Creatable die.
The labels can be down loaded free from here 
Champagne bottle template can be obtained from here
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The ribbon is from my Stash and the sentiments were made on the pc.

Hope you enjoy this challenge - there is loads of scope with this one.

Please check out all of the other DT creations which are just amazing.

Have a great day


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Foretold by the cards

Good morning Peeps. I hope you are all well and not completely washed away with all this rain.

Over at CRAFT we have a new challenge for you. We would like to see playing cards somewhere in your project.

As always we have an array of fantastic sponsors.
Here is my card using Haley hearts from Hope Jacare


I'm not sure that I am totally happy with this card. It was more mystical in my imagination!

Check out the rest of the Dt's fab creations,


Monday, 16 July 2012

Vampire Love

Good morning peeps,
I hope you all had a restful weekend. I spent most of it crafting which was just lovely and helped me to
de-stress a little.
 Today over at INCY WINCY our challenge this week is 
Dust It Off - we would like you to use those things you haven't used in a while or in my case not at all!
  Our fab sponsor this week is Tiddly Inks

Here is my card complete with list of dusted off items.
Dusted off items- digi bought on a whim because I loved it then realised I didn't know anyone who would appreciate it; Maryanne flower die used once last year; black glitter glue never used - took 10 minutes to unblock the nozzle because it was all dried up! The gold paper has been in my box for at least a year too.


The picture isn't brilliant because of  the terrible light over the weekend.



The papers are from Stamping All Day.

Please pop over to my fellow teamies to see their fab projects.



Sunday, 15 July 2012

Leaving

As I said earlier this week a dear colleague of ours retires at the end of this week. She has made such a difference to so many children's lives over the years and has given so much to our school. Wednesday is her retirement 'do' which will be very emotional and on Friday there will be floods of tears again.

This is the retirement card for staff to sign. It may seem like a curious image for a retirement, but Chris is so young looking, wears very trendy clothes and loves her i- pad. So this was just the perfect image for her.

The card is larger than I normally make but I have so enjoyed making it because I could colour a large version of this Darcys Diaries image 



I hope the staff are as pleased with it as I am.
The papers are form various digi kits bt Katie Pertiet over at Designerdigitals - I really adore all of her papers.
The flowers are from Wild orchids.
The image is coloured with Promarkers

I would like to enter it into the 



Enjoy your Sunday



Friday, 13 July 2012

Rain rain go away

Good morning all,
Once again we have woken up to rain. Over at CRAFT we are trying to bring on the sun by launching our new challenge Summer.
 Our generous sponsors this week are 
Sassy Studio Designs      Stitchy Bear Stamps    Bugaboo Stamps      Fantastic Ribbons 

Here is my offering for this challenge using this gorgeous stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps.


Papers Bearly mine
Image coloured with Promarkers
Flowers from stash
Sentiment LOTV

I would like to enter this into the following challenges....
4 Crafty chicks - stripes 
Digidoodleshop - summertime
Fab n funky Summer Holiday


Have a great day.


Monday, 9 July 2012

Summer time???????????????

Good morning all,
It is Summer isn't it? The amount of rain that fell here on Friday was phenomenal! We live near to the river and the speed the water was travelling at was scary - thankfully no flooding but dear me anyone falling in wouldn't stand a chance!

The theme for our challenge at INCY WINCY this week Summertime.

Our sponsor for this week is 
Who is offering a $10 prize voucher

Here is my card for this week. A colleague of mine retires in two weeks after 38 years of teaching. She has made such a difference to so many children's lives during those years and we will miss her greatly.
I made this card to give her on our staff night out later this week.


The stunning image is by Elizabeth Bell and is called A Tasty Read and is coloured with Promarkers
The papers are again from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals and is from a set called Botanist Notebook No 19
The sentiment is from LOTV
All other embellishments are from Wild orchid Crafts
Have fun with this challenge it may be the only taste of summer we get!


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Water, water everywhere.

Hello all - another soggy day here in the Midlands. Where oh where is the sun?????????????
Over at CRAFT challenge we have a very topical theme for this week's challenge.
Splashy/water theme
Normally at this time of year this would conjure up thoughts of cool blue seas and swimming pools.
But not this year! This is my DT card using Dilly in the rain from one of our sponsors



How cute is he!

Our other super sponsors this week are ......



The image is coloured with Promarkers
The ribbon is from Fantastic ribbons.
The charm was from a local craft shop.
The gorgeous papers are from a set called Forcast kit by Lynn Grieveson over at Designerdigitals


I am entering this into the following challenges
Shelley's  Images use text or sentiment on your card
With so many sponsors there are some amazing prizes on offer so have fun with this challenge and have a go!

Enjoy the rest of today.




Monday, 2 July 2012

Double Take

Good morning from a very wet part of England.
I hope you are all well and I would like offer my commiserations to those poor people who are trying to sort out their homes after the recent flash floods.
Today over at INCY WINCY Designs, we are being sponsored by the fantantic Krista Smith over at Saturated Canary.

Our theme for this week is 
Patriotism - Use only the colours from your country.

The DT team were alloeed to choose an image to work with and I chose Double Take.
This stamp is so beautiful and can be used for so many different projects.

I am from England so I had to choose red, white and blue.


The bunting was made on the computer.
The image is coloured using Promarkers.
Blooms are from Wild Orchids.
Papers are a mixture from DesignerDigitals.
Pearls and ric rac are from stash.

Enjoy the challenge and the rest of your day.