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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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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter present

Good morning everyone I hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend. 
I have some exciting news to share. I have been invited to join the DT team at 
I was lucky enough to GDT for them in November and was thrilled to be invited back onto the team.
What a perfect Easter present!

The theme for this month's challenge is .....

Monochrome

I was so spoiled for choice with the amazing range of stamps in Natalie and Amy's shop
that I was inspired to make two cards for this challenge.



The papers for this card are from a set by Lynn Grieveson Forecast kit available here.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The sentiment was made on my PC.

and

Using Whimsy Stamp's Amy


The image is coloured using Promarkers.
The papers are from a Katie Pertiet set called Patterned Krafty No1 - but when it was printed I set the printer to monochrome and chose the black and white option. If you don't have that facility on your printer then you can recolour them in any graphics program.
The swirl is a Doo Hockey die.
Ribbon and pearls are from stash.
The flowers are from Wild Orchids but similar flowers can be purchased from Natalie and Amy's Shop.

I gave this card to a member of staff who was leaving from our school yesterday.
She was absolutely thrilled with it.

Enjoy the rest of the Holiday Weekend and the challenge, the DT are looking forward to visiting your blogs.


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Happy Easter

Good morning all, I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Easter.
Today over at CRAFT Challenge we have a new challenge for you.

We would like you to create a card for a female

As always we have several very generous sponsors.

Gingerloft             Bugaboo Stamps

Sassy Studio Designs     QKR Stampede


For my card I have used this sweet little image called 'Fancy SB Flowers' from Bugaboo




These amazing papers are from The Paper Shelter.
The card base is a 6 x 6 Kraft card base from Natalie and Amy's shop
The lace is from Hobby Craft
The sentiment is from LOTV
The lovely corners were made using a Cheery Lynn lacy corners die.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The image as always is coloured using Promarlers and flex markers.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Please pop over to my fellow team mates blogs to leave them a crafty hug and have fun with this challenge.









Monday, 25 March 2013

And yet more snow

Morning all, I do hope you are all managing to keep warm. Here the wind is bitingly cold! Still at last the snow has stopped and we should be getting back to normality again soon.

Today at INCY WINCY DESIGNS we have a really lovely challenge and two really lovely sponsors this week.

Our sponsors are .....

    

and

  

And the challenge is ........

Pastels

As soon as I saw this image from Saturated Canary, I just had to have it.

She is called 'Pint Sized Love'


She really is a delight to colour.
As always the image is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
The papers are from a Katie Pertiet set, Krafty Patterned Papers No 1 and have been recoloured to suit the colour palette I wanted to use.
The flowers are from Wild orchids.
The pearl lace is from Hobby Craft
The ribbon was given to me by someone at work and is recycled from a chocolate box.
The swirls were made using a Doo Hickey Die.
The fancy border that you can just about see was made with a tonic punch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges....


Enjoy your challenge and remember to pop over to my fellow teamies and leave them some crafty love.

Enjoy your day, keep warm and have fun



Thursday, 21 March 2013

Inspiration Picture

Hello all, I am running late with my post today. I am so busy at work I actually fell asleep at my computer last night! How sad is that.
Today over at CRAFT we have a brand new challenge, and this time we are giving you a picture to inspire you.

If only we could see some signs of the weather getting warmer!

Our generous sponsors this week are......




Here is my card using Bunny 4 from Stamp Fairy


The papers are from Katie Pertiet again! This set is called Cresswell Papers here
The butterfly and flowers are from Wild orchids.
The ribbon is from stash and the image is coloured with Promarkers.

Enjoy the challenge and your day,





Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Let It Be Spring - please

Good morning all,
                          The weather here is anything but spring like. We have been told to expect snow again in the coming week!

The Paper Shelter has a brand new challenge......

Let It Be Spring


As usual, the prize is 3 digis from The Paper Shelter Shop

but even better, if you use a Paper Shelter image on your project the prize is an amazing $30 to spend in their shop.


My card today uses Spring Princess


The small card opens up and rests on the side of the larger card.


The papers are from my fave digital designer Katie Pertiet - La Cremerie Frambois- here
The sentiment is made using a LOTV stamp.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The border on the large card was made using a Friskars punch and the mat for the small card was made using a Marianne Die.
The oval is a Spellbinder decorative oval.

Have a great day and please pop over to visit my Team B teamies to check out their awesome projects.




Monday, 18 March 2013

Shaped Card

Good morning all,

Monday has come around again and it's time for a new challenge at INCY WINCY Designs.
This week our sponsor is
Bugaboo Stamps

and we would like you to create a

Shaped Card 

Here is my card using Thanks A Latte


The cup is decorated with paper from Katie Pertiet -  La Creme Choclate  here
The sentiment was cut on my silhouette cameo as was the card shape itself.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.

We are so looking forward to visiting your blogs to look at your fantastic projects.

Have a great day



Thursday, 14 March 2013

Snow and ice - Christmas in March

Good morning all,
Well as you can see from the title of this blog it is very cold here and we have had snow!
So it's very easy to get into a Christmas frame of mind, which is good because this week's challenge at 

Christmas in March

As always we have several generous sponsors


Flonz         Digital Delights

Here is my card using 'Mistletoe' from Kenny K




This image is a dream to colour - I used Promarkers.
The papers are from the Nitwit collection Simple Joys
The corners are from Wild orchids
The holly and ribbon are from my stash.
The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges....
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Southern girls challenge - tag you're it

Monday, 11 March 2013

Things that begin with F

Good morning all,
                          It's the beginning of a new week and to all those mums out there I hope you had a lovely Mothers Day yesterday.

Today the new challenge over at INCY WINCY Designs is a nice easy one,

Things that begin with F

You could use friends; flowers; funny; furry; frosty; funky; frightful..... anything beginning with f ( keep it clean ladies and gentlemen please) as the theme for your card.

Please remember to tell us in your blog post which word you have chosen as your theme.
Our sponsor for this week's challenge is


Here is my DT card for this week and my chosen words are

Feeling fragile


The papers are from the Lynn Grieveson Forecast Kit available here
The pearls and ribbon are from my stash. 
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The image was coloured with Promarkers

Have fun with this challenge, we are looking forward to your fantastic
projects.

Have a great day 




Thursday, 7 March 2013

Another sketch

Good morning all,
                          Today over at Charisma Cards we have a sketch for you to follow created by team Gem's Natalie


Our fantastic sponsors this week are


For my  card I chose one of my favourite Paper Shelter Images 

'Coffee Break'


This card is for my friend and bosses birthday in a couple of week's time.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The paper is from the berry collection by Vanessa Fenton here
They were supposed to be purple but my printer printed them out in blue, but I was happy with the result so I left it.
The ribbon is from our local craft store.
The flowers are from Wild Orchids.
The sentiment stamp is from LOTV
I added glossy accents to the glasses.
The hat pin and pearls are from stash.

Please visit the main blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of Team Gem.
Have a great day


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Spring is here!

Well I thought spring was here, we have had some super days this week, but yesterday it was very chilly.
The title of our challenge over at CRAFT challenge today is ...

Easter/ Spring
As always there are a host of fabulous prizes on offer from our very generous sponsors.

LEJ Designs              Stitchy Bear Stamps



For my card this week I chose 'Tulips and Wooden Shoes' from Pattie's Creations.




The image is coloured as always with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
The flowers are from Wild Orchids.
The sentiment tag is by Little Claire Stamps
The yummy papers are from Katie Pertiet's Digital paper pack Botanist notebook No20 available here.
The hat pin and pearls are from my stash.
Please remember to visit my fellow teamies and leave them some crafty hugs. They really do produce some inspirational projects.

Have a great day,



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Pack a punch

Good morning all,
                          I hope you are all well. Today is my first Dt card for the Paper Shelter and I am surprised at how nervous I have been about it. The team over at The Paper Shelter are all so lovely that I feel I have been there for ages. 
The theme for our challenge this week is 

Punches and Dies

The prize is 3 digis of your choice from The Paper Shelter Store

or 

$30 voucher if you use a Paper Shelter image


Well, here is my card




I used the new look 'In the 20's' image here . I loved the old one but this new has such a cheeky look about her I had to use her.

I used a Marthar Stewart PATP 
Marianne Creatable bird cage.
Cheery Lynn butterflies and Spellbinders scalloped oval.
The papers are from Bearly Mine Vintage set
The ribbon is from my stash as are the pearls.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The edges are inked with tea dye distress ink.

Please remember to hop over to the challenge blog - here to check out the gorgeous work from my Team B teamies.

So now it's your turn. We can't wait to see your projects and remember if you use a TPS image the prize is an amazing $30 voucher!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Follow that sketch

Good Morning,
We have had a beautiful weekend here and I am now happy again because my husband has returned from his skiing trip and we have just seen the back of the last workman from our home!

Over at Incy Wincy Designs today we have a sketch for you to follow.


Our sponsor this week is Care2stamp

Here is my DT card using Hopeful which is one of the Whimsy stamps in the store.


Isn't she gorgeous.
The papers are from my favourite digital designer Katie Pertiet from her Chandra Paper Set
I used a tonic punch for the three strips.
The sentiment is from LOTV
The image is coloured with Promarkers and the flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts.

Have fun with this challenge, we look forward to popping by your blogs to take a peek at your creations.