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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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Thursday 31 May 2012

Background Text

Good morning all,
Its almost the weekend and I trust you are all looking forward to your various Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Today over at CRAFT we have a brand new challenge for you and the theme is ...........................

Use Background Text

And our fabulous sponsors are ......

I don't know anyone who doesn't adore these images.
The DT were lucky enough to be given some images to play with, but I chose one of Krista's freebies from a while back for my card simply because it fitted with the text on my DP.

The DP are from the NitWit kit Quilty Pleasures.
The flowers and filigree butterfly are from Wild Orchid.
The stunning image is called Canary Love and was coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
The tags were made from a fabulous digi stamp from non other than our own very talented Jo.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy today's challenge.
Please stop by my fellow DT members blogs and leave them a message.
Hugs Sheryl xxx

Monday 28 May 2012

Vintage Challenge

Good morning all,
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Today over at INCY WINCY we have a new challenge for you sponsored by two fabulous sponsors.

The theme of our challenge is Vintage - it's as simple as that.

For my card I used the beautiful Whimsy stamp Wee Florist.
Isn't she just gorgeous?

The pretty, pretty papers are by Bearly mine.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Enjoy your day and the challenge.
Please remember to visit my fellow teamies blogs to check out their gorgeous projects.
I would like to enter this into the 
Delightful Sketches challenge - flowers 5 or more

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Thursday 24 May 2012

Recipe Challenge

Good morning peeps,
I hope you are all loving this gorgeous weather! It's Thursday and time for another CRAFT challenge.
This week we have a recipe for you. We would like you to ......

Add a tag, use glitter and use 2 or more designer papers.

Our sponsors this week are

For my card I used one of the new Sassy  
Studio Images - Effie Trinket from Hunger Games.

The tag is a large one that fits behind the image which is coloured with Promarkers.
The card and tag are edged with Stickles sprinkled with Angel Whispers fine glitter.
The flowers are from Wild orchids and the two designer papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Wild Orchid - Anything goes
Make it Monday - always anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Bearly Mine -Anything goes

Have a good day and have fun with the challenge.
Pop over to my fellow Design Teamies' blogs to check out their gorgeous projects. 

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Monday 21 May 2012

Incy Wincy Challenge Kraft and One other colour

Good morning All,
Our challenge last week at INCY WINCY  took a while to get going, so hopefully this one will prove to be a bit more enticing.

This week, we would like you to use Kraft and One Other 
You can of course use skin tones and a little bit of white or black - but not a lot.

Our fabulous Sponsor is Bugaboo digital Stamps

Here is my project for this week which is a gift bag.

First of all I printed the red digital overlay onto a piece of Kraft card. 
Then I printed the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the background card.
The fab image is called Dottie Yoga and is coloured with Promarkers.
The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The gorgeous swirl was made using a memory box die.

Enjoy your day and the challenge.
Remember to check out my fellow DT members' blogs for their amazing projects.

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Thursday 17 May 2012

Craft Challenge

Thank you to all those who took part in our anniversary blog hop - we hope you all enjoyed it.
Today we have a new challenge for you over at CRAFT. Today we would like you to create an
Easel card.

Our Super Sponsors this week are

I have made two easel cards this week both using Bugaboo Images.

The first one is fairly simple and uses one of the beautiful blocks from Bugaboo. A colleague at work lost her mum last week so this was for her.

The second one is a triple easel card

I used Bath Dottie and Yoga Dottie
The pretty papers are from Nitwit collection Time for Tea
The swirls are from a memory box die.
Flowers as always from Wild Orchids.

These cards are so easy to make and have a real wow factor when people recieve them.

I am entering the second card into the following challenges......
Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes
Two Sisters - Make it Girlie
Crafty Catz - Happy Birthday
I love Promarkers - anything goes
The Paper Shelter- Birthday cards with a sentiment

Check out the superb inspiration from my fellow team members and leave them a message.

We are looking forward to visiting you to see your projects.
Have a great day.

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Winner of My Blog Hop Prize

Good evening all,
                      Firstly, thank you so much to all those lovely people who took the time to stop by my blog and enter the blog hop fun. The DT have had so much fun visiting your blogs and looking at your fabulous creations. It is a real privilege to view your projects and to be part of such a friendly community.

I am excited to announce the winner of my blog hop prize which is two images of your choice from 
Saturated Canary, drawn radomly is...................

Number 24 and that is ....

Congratulations Ruby

Please contact us at craftchallenge@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize!! 

Back tomorrow with a new CRAFT challenge, hope we see you all again.
Enjoy your prize Ruby!!!

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Monday 14 May 2012

What about the weather?

Good morning,
The English are renown for talking about the weather constantly and today is no exception. The weather has been awful here in the Midlands although yesterday we saw the sun and no rain!
At INCY WINCY today we are launching a new challenge .... yes you guessed it..... it's a.....

Weather Challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights 


And because we have had such appalling weather, it will come as no surprise to see the theme of my card is rain.
You can use snow, autumn leaves, sunny holiday scenes, barbecuing in the sun, surfing, skiing, building snowmen - anything that is dependent on a particular type of weather.

All of the DT have fallen for this cute little guy. 
The digi stamp is called Dilly in the rain. 
The background papers are from a freebie set called stormy skies by Robyn Meierotto at Design House Digital
The paper I used for paper piecing the umbrella and boots is from the Nitwits collection Tails n Wags.
Gems, ribbon and charm are from stash.

To see more of Dilly check out the other DT projects and leave them a message on their blogs.
Have a great day and enjoy the challenge.

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Thursday 10 May 2012

It's Our 3rd Birthday!

Morning all quite a long post this morning because .......

This week is a special week. We are 3 years old this week! 
So, Happy Birthday to us!!

Our challenge this week is 'Celebration'

So, any project fitting this subject will be eligible for a prize.

We also have our blog hop this week and you can choose to do one

 or more of the following this week:

  1. Take part in our challenge
  2. Add your name to Inlinkz on the DT and GDT blogs to be in with winning a prize on their blogs.
  3. Complete the blog hop (adding your name to Inlinkz on your way), collect all letters and form the sentence it forms and leave a comment at the end of our challenge post with your answer.
We have a lot of sponsors this week, with lost of prizes to be won.

  • A prize for the winner of our 'Celebration' challenge this week.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen winner on each (G)DT member's blog.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen comment with the correctly formed sentence from the collected letters along the way.
To ensure all is done fairly, we will enable comment moderation this week to keep all answers behind, so there can be no cheating.

Our blog hop route:

Sheryl You're here!

As you can see you should have arrived here from Sharon's blog. If you have not, please return there or to Elke's blog for the start of our blog hop.

The sponsor on my blog is Saturated Canary

Saturated Canary Digis

By adding your name/blog to Inlinkz below you can be in with a chance of winning 

2 digis of choice from her shop

Don't forget to link in and to collect your letter on this stop which is

So, now it is time to get you some inspiration for this challenge. Here are my cards for this challenge.

The image is Party Hardy - Saturated Canary.
The papers are a mixture from Nitwits - Tour of London Collection and  Raspberry Road.
The ric- rac is from our local market.
The bunting is home made on the computer.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.

I am entering this card into the 

Saturated Canary Challenge - May Flowers

My second card is using an image from another of our sponsors Stichy Bear Stamps

The stamp is Lady Jane.

Here is a picture showing the inside

Your next stop will be Jeanette. Hope you are having fun! Enjoy the rest of our blog hop!

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Monday 7 May 2012

Spots and Dots

Good morning all,
The sun is shining and it's a Bank Holiday! Shh, because I'm sure it won't last!
Today at INCY WINCY we have a new challenge for you and our theme is 

Spots and Dots
Our faboulous sponsor this week is 

Here is my card using  'Lacey'

The image is coloured with Pro markers
The papers are from NitWits collection - Gratitude.
The ribbon and flowers are from stash.

Check out the rest of the DT inspiration and enjoy the Bank Holiday.

I am entering this into the 

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Saturday 5 May 2012

Just for fun

Morning all,
I have actually made a card just for fun instead of  a DT card. I used this gorgeous image Elizabeth Bennett from Sassy Studio. I love their classic characters. So here is my simple little spring card.

The papers are from Bearly Mine
Flowers from Wild Orchid
lace and gems from stash.

I am entering this card into the Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge.- You've been framed.
Paper take weekly Anything goes
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend

Hugs Sheryl xxx

Thursday 3 May 2012

First May Challenge.

Good Morning everyone.
Can you believe we are into May already? We had such awful weather at the weekend, so I spent a fabulous day on Saturday making my DT cards for the new CRAFT challenge.
Our challenge this week is simple................ Use Buttons.

We would like to see buttons somewhere on your projects- as many as you like.

Our brilliant sponsors for this week are....
In2stamps          Digi Doodle Shop         Love to Stamp  

As always we had some of our sponsors products to use and I was so taken with these two images that I had to make two cards.

The first is using a Little Darlings rubber stamp from   Love to stamp called  Buddies.

The wooden butterfly buttons are part of a pack from ebay.
The flowers are from Wild Orchids and Hobby Craft.
I made the paper by using a paper from DesignerDigitals.com and using one of the vintage blendables no2 - both by  Katie Pertiet
I just love these and have several of her kits, because you can create the perfect paper to suit your project.

My second card uses a digi satmp from the Didi Doodle shop called sleeping Infant. I just love this image.

The papers are from Nitwit collection - Affection.
I made the button border by combining button elements from the kit. 
The paper on the triangle has buttons on it too although they are hard to see and it was made using papers and elements in Docrafts digital designer from the Country Companions CD.
Buttons from ebay.
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon from stash.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges
Make It Monday - always anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges Anything goes
Papertake weekly anything goes

Please visit the rest of  our talented DT - they have some gorgeous projects.

Hugs Sheryl xxx