Sunday, 16 November 2014

INKspired Blog Hop #5

Hi again for the next blog hop challenge. Welcome back if you are a regular with my blog or a regular follower of the INKspired Artists blog hop. If you are new to this page a great big welcome to you as well. As always a quick summary on what our blog is about. We are a group of crafters that love to create cards/projects and are given a sketch every fortnight to use as inspiration to make our own creation with. You can start where ever you like and continue through everyone's blogs checking out their creations as you go. I love being part of this blog hop. I am sure those of you who are currently visiting my page from the lovely Barbara Williams' blog enjoyed seeing her project this week.

Onto this weeks challenge and here is the sketch:

This was a great sketch and can be used in many ways. What I love about sketches, you can change it up to create you own and I have definitely done that this week. Firstly I was going to create something using the exact shape that was on the sketch and I discovered that I didnt have any oval shaped framelits so I went with my absolute favourite framelit at the moment which is the star framelits.
Now as I love the star framelits so much I had to also use the wonderful Bright and Beautiful Stampset to go with it as it so incredibly beautiful.
With this sketch I have created another Christmas card using the cool and beautiful colours of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. They are a lovely combination together. Alot of my Christmas cards have been in similiar colour tones this year and would match perfectly for the cool wintery Christmas that the Northern Hemisphere get. Very different to the weather that I am experiencing right now on my holiday up in the Sunny Gold Coast.  Definitely nothing like the wintery Christmas in Europe etc that they are currently experiencing as the Christmas session is almost upon us. Yesterday we stood ( I had a 3 year old on my shoulders for what felt like forever ) with hundreds of other crazy Santa Claus and Frozen fans in the 36 degree heat and humidity waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus at Robina Shopping Centre yesterday! Poor Santa in his Santa Suit! He really should get changed into an Australian climate friendly suit upon arrival!

Anyway back to my cool wintery colour toned card. Here it is:-

Hopefully you will be able to see from my picture that it is another shaker card. I have really been enjoying these cards. So much fun to make and really add a wow factor to your project. I did this card in a card class recently at my craft studio at Summerland Point ( Central Coast )and the ladies loved it. It was a little more time consuming then your average card but it was well worth it. The hardest bit is deciding who to give it to!!!!

 Next up is the very talented Janelle Taylor so enjoy hopping over to her to see her wonderful creation by clicking on the next blog button.

Thanks again for dropping by and checking out my creation, hope you enjoyed it! If you are interested in checking out the products I have used to create this card scroll below and click on the products to be taken to my online store.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

INKspired Blog Hop Sketch #4

Here we are again for another exciting blog hop with some very talented ladies indeed. If you are new to this blog hop welcome. Just a quick note about our blog hop- we are a bunch of ladies who love to craft and have been given a different sketch challenge each fortnight. We then take this sketch and use it as inspiration to create our own design from it. If you are new to my blog, thank you for dropping in and if you are visiting me again I really appreciate you coming back and checking this week's challenge. Some of you may be visiting my page because you have just traveled from the lovely Barbara Williams

Here is my creation for this week.

Do you like this colour combo? I love it! It is Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay. I really enjoyed getting out my Marvelous Markers and doing some colouring in. It is so relaxing and the results always look great. There are so many fantastic stampsets at the moment for using Blendibilities or the write markers. This one 'In this together' is a really fun one.

Here is the sketch that I got my inspiration from:

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing my creation from this sketch, now it is time for you to check out the next project by the talented Janelle Taylor.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again. The products that I used are below for you to click onto an be taken to my online shop.
                                                                  Love Cherie

Sunday, 19 October 2014

INKspired Blog Hop Sketch #3

Welcome back to my blog and the third challenge of the INKspired blog hop. If you are new to my blog- welcome and I hope you enjoy visiting and checking out my designs and those of the other members of the INKspired Artists team. You may also be visiting my blog from the lovely Barbara and I welcome you as you hop from blog to blog. Okay onto this weeks sketch.
As soon as I saw this sketch I immediately thought of the Scalloped Tag Topper and as I am crazy about designing Xmas cards so I thought I would incorporate the two.
    What is great about this challenge is looking at a sketch and using it for inspiration to design a card or project from it. The card I designed I made for this challenge and used it in my card classes over the last couple of weeks and the ladies loved it. Here is my creation using this sketch:

I just love washi tape! I use it on lots of projects particularly on my photos and journalling cards on my Project Life scrapbook pages coupled with some of my favourite colours at the moment. I am really enjoying the blues and silvers combos. Lost Lagoon, Smokey Slate and Silver Ribbon/ Glimmer Paper are a fantastic combo.
                     Alot of my projects also use the versatile stampset "Gorgeous Grunge" I love filling in big white spaces with the splatters. It is a fabulous and fun background stamp.
Well I hope you enjoyed my card and also get some inspiration for your own project using Stampin' UP! wonderful  All is Calm Designer Washi Tape.  Next up on our blog hop is Janelle Taylor click on the next blog button below to be sent to her creation.
Thanks for dropping by. If you are interested in what wonderful products I used in this design scroll down to view them all. Click on an item to go to my online shop.
Happy crafting!
Love Cherie

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Kids Class Fun!!

I had so much fun in the school holidays. On top of running my regular adult card classes I ran a kids class as well on the Thursday morning. It was so much fun. I really enjoyed watching these 5 crafty girls creating their little masterpieces. I had one Year 1 student, two Year 3 students and two Year 7 students. Quite a range of ages.  It didnt take them long to get comfortable and put their own little spin on the design. I gave them a choice of the background Designer Series Paper from the fabulous Moonlight DSP paper stack. There are a lot of cool designs and great colours in this paper stack as you will see from the girls versions. Here is a picture of the girls hard at work:
One of the designs the girls did on the day was based on one that a fellow crafter friend of mine made- Giselle Watts and the other card I was inspired by a design that I saw on the internet. The first card they did was the owl card using the fantastic Stampin' Up! owl punch and the second card is experimenting with a little punch art using the cupcake punch.
                        Well time to reveal the wonderful work that the girls produced.
                                             Aren't all these examples the cutest!!
                                                    Did you notice the wings that
                                                          some of the girls added?

                                                   Isn't this impressive work?!!!

The second card that they did involved a little stampin'!!! The girls enjoyed stamping the fantastic splodges onto their background using the Gorgeous Grunge stampset which I use on almost every project to create a grungy look, or vintage style card or just purely a bit of fun. They then  experimented with punch art. They used the cupcake punch and made little punch art ice cream scoops and the pennant punch to create little cones.
 I unfortunately didn't get a picture of all the girls individual cards. It was a shame actually as some of the girls added sprinkles, waffle sticks and hearts to decorate their cards further. They really showed great creative flair. Well I hope you enjoyed reading about the kids class and loved seeing some of the finished products. If you are interested in having your child join my classes please don't hestitate to contact me. The products I used will be displayed below. If there is anything that you are interested in purchasing you can just click on the image below and it will take you to my online store.
Thanks for stopping by,
                      Love Cherie.
The owl card:
The Icecream card:


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