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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 April 2012

Girlie/ Mothers' Day

Good morning all,
                         What a wet and windy weekend here in the Midlands. I know that those of you living in the South of England have a drought and I hope that you have been getting lots of rain because of that, but boy oh boy have we had rain for the past week!
As it's Monday again over at INCY WINCY we have a new challenge for you. This week we would like you to make a card or project for any lady or for your mother.

Our generous sponsor is the fabulous 


and as always the DT team have  come up with some gorgeous designs so please visit their blogs and drop them a line they love to hear from you.

Here is my card. Using Floppy Latte papers which I printed off in Sepia, Rose Frame image and beautiful sentiment - both Floppy Latte

I used a Martha Stewart PATP for the edging and added some liquid pearls and vintage photo ink to the edges.

Have a great day, hopefully with some reasonable weather.

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bee Happy

Animals can't live without 'em.
As I said earlier in the week by much loved printer was consigned to printer heaven at the weekend because one of my beautiful cats broke it! Enough to say at that particular moment I didn't think he was so beautiful!!! Fortunately I had already made my DT cards for this week, so I wasn't too worried. Over at CRAFT challenge this week our theme is ........
Animals
and as usual we have some amazing  sponsors who have generously given us some super images to play with.

Floppy Latte Digital Designs        The Stamping Boutique      HopeJacare      Some Odd Girl

I chose this cute little stamp from HopeJacare called Bee Happy and used it to make an engagement card.



The inside




The papers are a selection of Bearly Mine, Nitwits and Digital Design papers.
The heart border is made with a Friskars punch and the ribbon is from my local craft shop.
As always the images are coloured with Promarkers and fine semitransparent glitter added to the wings.

I know you will have fun with this challenge and we will look forward to visiting your blogs.
Remember to drop by my fellow DT members and leave them a comment.

Hugs Sheryl xxx




Monday, 23 April 2012

Egyptian Delight


Good Morning Peeps,
We have had so much rain here over the past few days it's hard to believe that there is a drought! I am printerless at the moment which is like losing a life support machine! There is a new one on the way which should have arrived on Saturday but is being delivered by Royal Mail and guess what - it didn't come. This means it will arrive today when we are both out and will be taken to the post office for collection which is a nightmare for us to get to! GRRRRRRR!
Anyway onto happier things. Today over at INCY WINCY designs our new challenge is a sketch created by our very talented Samantha and our generous sponsor this week is.....



Here is Samantha's sketch....

And here is may take on the sketch using Bonnie of the Nile

I love this sketch and it's one I will use over and over again. I also love this beautiful image and will definitely use this again many times.

The image is coloured with Promarkers
The beautiful papers are part of a downloaded pack from Heart of Wisdom and is full of Egyptian papers and icons.
The fine border was made with a memory box die ( a birthday present from my lovely stepdaughter).
The corners were from Wild Orchid Crafts and the brads and ribbon were from a local craft shop.
I used an X cut die for the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Make It Monday- always anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - use colours you might not normally use.
2 sisters -use a digital image
One Stitch At A Time Anything goes

Our DT have made some gorgeous projects, please take the time to visit their individual blogs and leave a comment.

Have a fun time with this sketch and enjoy your day.

Hugs Sheryl xxx



Thursday, 19 April 2012

Anniversary / Wedding Challenge

Good morning all,
Here we are half way through April already. How fast the time goes.

Today over at CRAFT challenge we have an Anniversary / wedding challenge.

Our sponsors this week are 

I have had a fabulous time working with our sponsors' images.

My first card uses A Perfect Pear from Meljen Designs.
I just love this image

The image is coloured with Promarkers
The  flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The ribbon and Pearls are from stash.
The gorgeous papers are from  Design House Digital - Sarah Schmutz, ABC papers


My second card is a double tag pocket card using wags n whiskers 'steal a kiss'



This image is coloured with Promarkers. 
Lace and flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.
The beautiful papers which are soft green (not grey as they look in the picture) are from
 Digital Designs - Alandia Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Make it Monday - always anything goes.
Wags and whiskers - anything goes
Crafty sentiments use a digi


Enjoy the rest of your day and the challenge. 
Please stop by the rest of my teamies blogs to check out their inspirational projects.

Hugs Sheryl 

Monday, 16 April 2012

Use a digi only

Good morning all,
Today we have a brand new challenge over at INCY WINCY designs.
This week we would like you to use a digi only - no rubber stamps.
Our generous sponsor this week is 


The winner will choose 4 digis from the site. There are so many gorgeous images you will be spoilt for choice.

The DT were lucky enough to play around with some gorgeous images and as it was my anniversary last week, I chose 'seahorses' to make my first ever twisted easel card for my husband's card.

The image was coloured with Promarkers.
I added liquid pearls to the bubbles.
The papers are from a Nitwit collection 'under the sea' but I added the 'love' using a mist digi from 
I really like these tools and am collecting more of them. They really enhance your papers and help to make your projects a bit more personal. 
This site is worth checking out if you are not familiar with it - there are lots of freebies on there.

I am entering this card into the 

Pop over to the INCY WINCY blog to check out the DT inspiration and please visit their individual blogs.
We are looking forward to your amazing projects.
Have a good day

Hugs Sheryl xxx


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Photo Inspiration challenge

Good morning all,
Today my husband and I are off for the day celebrating our wedding anniversary. This year we are both on holiday so we are able to spend time together which will be lovely.

Today over at CRAFT challenge we have a photo inspiration challenge for you and because it is our 150th challenge there is a chance for extra prizes.  Check out the details here


We have three sponsors this week ......
Eiglas              Stitchy Bear Stamps            Bugaboo Stamps  


My card this week is a different genre for me using Steampunk Sally and chain from Stitchy Bear Stamps.

Chain and cogs are from Delicious Doodles.

I decided to use the colours and the idea of travel and this is what I came up with.


The ribbon and charm are from stash ( charm from e bay I think).
The sentiment was a freebie digi from somewhere- sorry can't remember where.
The vintage map was from Stamping All Day and the blue paper was made by using image from My Graphico - stem Punk Set and a paper from Digital Designs which I recoloured and grouped to create a different paper.

I had fun designing and making this card and will definitely try more cards in this genre.

Enjoy the challenge and please visit my fellow team members blogs to check out their inspirational projects.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pixie Dust Studio - ribbons
Love to create - birthday

Hugs Sheryl 


Monday, 9 April 2012

Happy Bank Holiday Monday

Morning Peeps,
I hope you are all having a great holiday weekend. Today over at INCY WINCY designs we have a new challenge..... or theme is
Cute Critters

Our Sponsor is Stamping Dragon and the prize is 4 digis of your choice from their store.


For my DT card this week I used this sweet stamp
Sally Framed.



The gorgeous ribbon is from ebay
The 'poppy' paper is from Stamping All Day.
The black and white paper is from Raspberry Road
The gems are from stash


I am entering this into the following challenges
One step at a time - use a digi
Make it Monday - anything goes
Catch the bug - anything goes

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday and please check out our DT projects we love to read your comments.
We are looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your fantastic work.


Hugs Sheryl 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Happy Easter

Good morning all,
My goodness the weather here is very windy and yesterday we had snow! Lovely just in time for the holiday weekend!

Over at CRAFT Challenge this week, it is the first challenge of April and the theme is

Easter/ Spring

This is a nice easy one which should get your creative juices flowing.

Our sponsors this week are:

Sassy Studio Designs                                                    Crimson Cloud   
Trimgyms Digital Stamps and Images                             eyeCandie Creations

Wow what amazing prizes are on offer check out the details here.

Here is the first of my two DT cards.

For this card I used a Stamping Boutique Image Daisy Fairy


The beautiful papers are from Raspberry Road - Heaven Sent
The blooms and lace are from Wild Orchids
Ribbon and pearls are from Stash.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers

I would like to enter this card into 

For my second card I used a Sassy Studio Image - Spa Day.

Guess we could all do with a personal 'Spring Clean' at this time of year.


I am entering these cards into the following challenges.

Enjoy the holiday and remember to pop over to my fellow teamies' blogs to check out their gorgeous projects.

Hugs Sheryl xxx



Monday, 2 April 2012

Easter/ Pastel Colours

Good morning All,
What a gorgeous weekend we have had here. Hope you have had the same. Its Monday again which means a new challenge over at INCY WINCY Designs. Today we have a new sponsor.......


And without further ado here is my DT project.


I saw this Easter basket over at All the Things I Love and just had to have a go.
You can find a tutorial for this basket here

The stamp is a Whimsy stamp called Sweet Blossom and isn't she gorgeous?
The papers are from Bearly Mine 
The roses and buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Please check out the rest of the DT blogs and leave them a comment.

Enjoy the challeng and have fun, we can't wait to see your wonderful creations.
Hugs Sheryl xxx