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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 December 2013

Good morning all. I hope you are still enjoying the holiday season.
Today we have a new challenge over  at Natalie & Amy’s.
The theme is a nice easy one……….

For the Girls

Here is my offering this month using the gorgeous
‘Berry’ From Whimsy Stamps.
She is such a delight to colour and can be found here in Natalie & Amy’s shop.





The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The flowers are from WOC.

The ribbon is from my stash.
The sentiment is from Pink Gems

Enjoy the challenge and Happy New Year


Friday, 20 December 2013

Paper Shelter Birthday Blog Hop Winners.

Good morning all,
                          It's time to announce the winners of our Birthday Blog Hop Prizes. Thank you to those of you who left lovely comments. I use random number selector to choose the winner for my blog prize at the winner is............

# 5 Vicki

Congratulations Vicki please pop over to The Paper Shelter Blog for details on how to claim your prize.

Have a great Christmas everyone, back in the New Year, Hugs Sheryl xx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Good morning and Christmas blessings to you all,

It’s Wednesday and time for the final challenge of 2013 over at The Paper Shleter. This final challenge will run for 3 weeks whilst our DT takes a Christmas break.

As usual the prize is amazing




These past few weeks have been a difficult time for us at home so I haven’t had a lot of time to colour in images. 

So I have used the coloured version of
‘Unforgetable Moment’ to create this Christmas card for my niece.


I used a spell binders ornament die for the front.
The papers are from Katiet Pertiet’s collections A Village Christmas and Chritmas Blendable No 4.
I also used a sentiment stamp from arty pants.


Have a fabulous holiday – hope Father Christmas brings lots of crafty goodies.



Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Paper Shelter Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop
This is in celebration of their reaching their 3rd Birthday on December 8th. 
It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "Special Birthday" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!!

If you have landed here from  the fabulous Joey’s blogspot then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one!

Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images 
available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.



Here is my card which as you can see was for my sister in law’s birthday.
This gorgeous image is called ‘The Enchanted Apple’




The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from the Nit-Wit collection Autumn Enchantment and Katie Pertiet's digital paper kit Simple Harvest Paper.

The jute string is from my stash.
The flowers are by Kort&Godt 
The mini pine cones are from ebay bought two years ago!

From here you will need to hop on over to Marie’s blog. 
Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
MelonheadzFriends Challenge - FALL COLORS CHALLENGE
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge  must include spooled item -( jute string) Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's  Anything Goes

7 Kids College Fund - - #88 Anything goes
Baffies Kreativladen -  Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons -  Birthdays 
CraftyCreations  Anything except Christmas
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog -  #21 Use old Stash

The StampingChef - Anything goes






Sunday, 1 December 2013

Cute n Cuddly Christmas

Good morning all.
It's time for another monthly challenge over at Natalie and Amy’s and this month our challenge is ……
Cute and Cuddly Christmas.
As usual at this time of year time is running away with me so for my DT card, I used the Party Paws Digital Kit from Crafters’ Companion.






The image has been decoupaged.
The door handle is a Tim Holtz brad.
The dies are both by memory box.
The chunky glitter is from my stash.
The papers are from the NitWit Collection Comfort and Joy.

Enjoy your day and the challenge.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Is Coming

Good morning all,
Christmas certainly is coming at an alarming rate.
Every year I swear I will be more organised and every year it's always a last minute rush!

This week over at The PaperShelter we have a brand new challenge


As always we have an amazingly generous prize from

Veronica and Pedro

Challenge prize badge

The theme as the title suggests is

'Christmas Is Coming!'

This week I have used one of the pre- coloured images to create a 'chocolate card' for our gorgeous grandson to give to his teacher at Christmas. I made one earlier this year but of course he needs more than one!

The image is 'Are You Ready My Friend?' and comes in both pre coloured and line art so you can colour it yourself.


and the inside .........



Ryan is thrilled with it - I hope his teacher is!
The papers are from two digital kits by Stampin Mindy called
Cold hearted and Country Christmas available here 
 The vines are cut using Tonic dies which cut through most things like butter.
The sentiment is a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the ribbon is from my stash.

I do hope you enjoy the challenge.
Have a great day



Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Good morning,
I hope everyone is well and enjoying this gorgeous weather. It’s Wednesday again and time for a brand new challenge at

Our theme this week is ‘Winter Fun’ - which can include Christmas cards.

As always we have an amazingly generous prize from

Veronica and Pedro

Challenge prize badge

For my card I chose the gorgeous  image called 'The Beautiful Skier.



As always she is coloured with Promarkers.
I teamed her up with a couple of background stamps from Make It Crafty.
The fancy border and snowflakes were cut out using my Sihouette Cameo.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts.
The pearls are from my stash and the lovely paper id from a digital set by Katie Pertiet - can't reemeber the name but it is available here

Have a great day and enjoy the challenge.








Wednesday, 30 October 2013

For The Boys

Good morning all,
Well this is the first card I have made in a month. I have had trouble with my hands which has made crafting impossible. Today there is a new challenge at Natalie and Amy's .



The images are from Dr Digi - Davy Dunderton and Amplifier
The star brads were from ebay.
Hope you like it.


Monday, 30 September 2013

Shabby Chic at Natalie and Amy's Challenge

Good morning all,
At the moment I am doing just  a tiny bit of crafting due to work commitments, but I hope to back in the new year working with my usual DTs – that’s if they’ll have me back!
Today over at Natalie and Amy’s we have a new challenge…
…..Shabby Chic


All of these are available at Natalie and Amy’s shop.




The charm is from my stash and I really can’t remember where it was from.
The cheesecloth, pearls and ribbon are also from my stash.
I hope you enjoy taking part in the challenge.


Have a great day,



Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Good morning,
I hope everyone is well and enjoying this gorgeous weather. It’ Wednesday again and time for a brand new challenge at
The PaperShelter and it’s a warm welcome to some new DT members so please pop by their blogs and leave some crafty love.

Our theme this week is ‘Use Stitching - Faux or real’

As always we have an amazingly generous prize from

Veronica and Pedro

Challenge prize badge

For my card I chose the gorgeous new image called Vintage Phone



Isn’t she stunning?

She is coloured as always with Promarkers.
The papers are from the Raspberry Road Collection Victorian Bliss.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the flourish is a Cheery Lynn mini flourish.
The ribbon is from Stamps by Chloe and the pearls are from my stash.
Have a great day and enjoy the challenge.


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sun, moon or stars


Good evening, this post should have been posted on Wednesday, but I forgot to hit publish so it has sat in my drafts folder instead.
There is a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter.



As always if you use a Paper Shelter Image available here, you will be in with a chance of winning an amazing $30 voucher to spend in the store.

If you win using any other image you win 3 digis of your choice from the shop.
So with prizes like this on offer, why not have a go?

The theme for this week is
  "Sun, moon or Stars "

It's team B's turn to host the challenge this week and as always the girls have come up with some amazing creations

Here is my offering this week using the fabulous new digi
‘Incantation'


This is the coloured version of the digi.
The papers are from the Starlight Mini Digi Set by Lynn Greigson available here.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the swirls cut using a Marianne Swirl Die.


Crafty Sentiments  Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown  Anything Goes

Monday, 9 September 2013

Sketch time at Incy Wincy

Good morning all. It’s time for another challenge over at Incy Wincy.
This week our sponsor is the fantastic KennyK.



We have a fab sketch for you to follow this week.



We were lucky enough to have some KennyK stamps to play with.
I used this stamp called Scrooge for my teenage nephew’s Christmas card.


The papers were from Stamping All Day.
The image was coloured with Promarkers
The snowball/pom pom trim was from my stash – a gift from my best friend.
The parcels are part of a Nit Wit set and have been recoloured in my graphics program.

Have fun with the challenge.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Christmas in September

Good evening all, over at CRAFT today we have a new 'Christmas' Challenge.
Our sponsors for this week are 

For my card I used two stamps from stamp Fairy.
'Molly throughout the year-  January and 
Molly Winter 6 (Lamp post)'

My grandson has started school this week and I thought I would make his teacher's Christmas gift.

I use the tutorial here to create this chocolate card.

And inside

Enjoy your day and the challenge.







Monday, 2 September 2013

Hey Baby

Good morning I hope you are all well and enjoying life.
Before I introduce the new challenge at Incy Wincy this week, I have to anoounce the winners of my ATCs from last week’s blog hop.

I had four people who wanted a chance to win one of my ATCs and they all completed the blog hop.

So I created another ATC so that they can all have one.
Unfortunately ladies you won’t know which one you get until they arrive.

The winners are
Melissa Sunshine Honeybee
Ike
Tracey Boley
KT Fitkitty

Thank you ladies for taking part in our ATC Swap and Blog hop

And now onto this weeks challenge sponsored by
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Hey Baby


This means any baby related cards will fit perfectly.


These two cuties are Peapod twins Benny

Yes I've turned the pea pod into an aubergine(egg plant) to suit the colour scheme of my card.
I embossed a piece of card with my cascading hearts folder and used my Dusty Concord Distress Ink to colour it.
I used one of numerous Spellbinder die sets ( I think it's one of the fancy labels) to give the card some dimemsion.
The ribbon is from my stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts.

Hope you have a great day, and enjoy the challenge.
It's back to work for me today.