Sunday, 13 December 2015

Inkspired Blog Hop # 31 - Sleigh Framelits

Hello again. Welcome to another INKspired blog hop post! The last one for the year. We are breaking for the Christmas break and will be back on January 10th 2016. My goodness this year has flown.
This week you would have hopped to my post from the lovely Teneale Williams. I am sure as usual she impressed this week. It is so close to Christmas now. I love this time of year. Although I am a little behind on the Christmas shopping and I am yet to put up our tree but hopefully that will happen soon.
Here is this week's sketch: 

I made a this sketch into a Xmas creation this week and I had a lot of fun doing it. I hope you like the result as much as I do.

Here is what I came up with:

I really liked being able to create a hanging ornament look with the sleigh ride edgelits. I also love pairing Night of Navy blue with the contrast of the Whisper White. These edgelits were so elegant and so gorgeous. I am really sad to see them retire. I also used a set from last year's holiday catalogue which carried over into this years catalogue -Wonderous Wreath for the bow and ribbon stamp and matching dies. I loved the effect I was able to create.

 I used the lovely sentiment that you can find from the Flurry of Wishes stampset. ( it comes with a matching punch ). It is such a great set and I love the sentiment " Sending you a flurry of warm Christmas wishes". This wonderful stampset is actually sticking around in the next occasions catalogue I am so happy to announce!!

Glad you could join us this week. Next up is the talented Renee Lynch.
Looking forward to seeing what she has in store for you.

Thanks for dropping by,

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and wonderful times with their family and friends over the festive season.

Love Cherie xx 

Monday, 30 November 2015

Inkspired Blog Hop #30-Boys Will Be Boys

Boys will be Boys!!

Welcome back to our Inkspired Blog Hop. Number #30 to be precise. I hope you enjoyed visiting the very talented Teneale. I always love seeing what she has crafted each fortnight. 

Although the Xmas season is almost upon us and most of my current craft projects are Christmas-y, I decided that this week I would share with you a card that I made for my gorgeous little nephew who is getting so big. 7 to be exact. So I used this week's sketch for my favourite little man and created a boy's card for his 7th birthday.
Here is this week's sketch:

I got out one of my very under used stampset Boys will be Boys and had a little play with it. It really is a fun set. There are so many things that can be done with it. In the stampset there are cute images of building blocks, a little pile of lego blocks, a parachuting soldier and the cutest robot you have ever seen. It was difficult to decide on which image I was going to use but ended up choosing the gorgeous robot.
Here is what I came up with:

Now I don't normally use grass as a backdrop but when you remember last minute that you haven't taken photos for your blog ( when you have just arrived outside the birthday party) it tends to be the best thing that on hand.

I kept the card simple and decided not to introduce many colours.  I really liked pairing Basic Black with Smoky Slate. I really enjoyed using this set and look forward having another play with it soon.

Well hope you enjoyed seeing my creation this week. Next up is the lovely Lisa Eaton

 Below is a list of the wonderful Stampin' Up! products used in this project.
Thanks for dropping by.
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Sunday, 15 November 2015

INKspired Bloghop #29-Flurry of Wishes

Whoo Hoo!Inkspired Bloghop here again!

Today is the 29th bloghop that the INKspired artists have taken part in to show off some of their creations. If you have hopped onto my blog from Teneale Williams, a big welcome to you to my blog and hope you enjoyed what Teneale created this week.

Well it is that time of the year that Xmas is quickly approaching. I love Christmas! It means Summer, holidays, fun with family and friends, giving gifts, lots of eating and drinking and I love the ambience in the air. Everyone is happy! I also love all the craft that gets created at this time and have been having a hoot in my card classes with the Christmas theme. So it was only natural to take this week's sketch and create something Christmas-y.

Here is this week's sketch:

I have taken my inspiration directly out of the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalogue. There are such great ideas and products in this catty, pg 24. I loved the embossed resist background so I had a go at recreating it myself.
Here is my version of this week's sketch:

I flipped the design on it side and had lots of fun with the Flurry of Wishes Stampset
 and its matching punch.
 I actually don't even own this set. I borrowed it from a beautiful friend, Elizabeth and now I have fallen in love with it. I might either have to not return it to Elisabeth ( Just jokes, Elizabeth ) or buy the set myself.
 I am obsessed with it now!!
I used the 'embossed resist' technique on a little strip to pop into the inside of the card to finish it off. 

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed my card.

Click on the next blog button below and check out the lovely Lisa Eaton's card. I am sure she will not disappoint!!!

Love Cherie xx

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #27

Well hellllllllooooooo everyone!!! It has been a long time since I blogged. I thought I better jump back on and join this week's INKspired Blog Hop. I always love seeing everyones creations. Well you may have started at my post or maybe you have hopped here from the unbelievably talented Lissa Carter's blog which I am sure you loved but either way hello and welcome!!!

Here is this week's sketch:
I decided to play around with this sketch this week. I have changed it up a little. Instead of using the star as a shape on the card I changed it to a dinosaur. I have been loving this stamp set so much.My daughter has been to so many little parties recently and the No Bones About It set has become really handy.  Here is my creation for this week.

I used quite a lot of layers on this card which is not my normal style but I like the effect that it has given. This set is so much fun. Don't you agree?! 
I love two-step stamping. I have used only the bones for the background paper on the card which I really like. The colours I have used here are Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Crumbcake. 
I have made the inside of this card quite simple but I wanted to share because of the cute little sentiment that is also part of the No Bones About It stampset. 

Cute, hey?!

Here is another photo of the card. 

Well I hope you have enjoyed my card this week. I am glad that I finally managed to join this blog hop again. Look forward to seeing you all again soon at my next blog. 

Up next is the very creative Lisa Eaton. I am sure see will impress you with her beuatiful card this week. Make sure you go right around the blog hop to see all of the INKspired creations this week.

Thanks for dropping by,

Cherie xx

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Another ESAD Blog Hop

Here we are again at another ESAD blog hop that I am participating in. I love blog hops because they are so fun to be a part of them and seeing everyone else's creations. You may have started with me or you may have come from the lovely Barbara Williams. If you haven't seen everyone's projects on this blog hop, remember to click on the next blog button at the end of each post to hop to the next person. If you get lost there is a list of participants at the end of each blogpost. Hope you enjoy!
  This time the ESAD blog hop is about showcasing a product from the new catalogue. Now the product I have chosen today is one that I have used a bit lately and it is the stampset that I received at the South Pacific Conference- I Think You're Great stampset.  Here is my card;

 My example is also showcasing one of the new 2015-2017 in-colours. The new colours I have used on this card is Delightful Dijon and I have paired it with Lost Lagoon from the 2014-2016 incolours. I really liked how these colours go together.  This is quite a different card for me as I wouldn't have chosen these colours and I wanted to try the kiss off technique which you will see behind the I think you're great wording on the middle circle. 
Well it is just a quick one from me today. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed checking out my creation. Please make sure you click on the next blog button and you will be taken to Chloe Evans.

See you next time, 

Love Cherie


1. Rachael Lewsley

2. Libby Dyson

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Rochelle Blok

5. Liv Ingle

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Jackie Noble

 8. Monique Fielder

9. Ria Kaire

10. Courtenay Heuston -

11. Richelle Fletcher

12. Kelly Kent

13. Andrea Buckland

14. Narelle Fasulo

15. Leonie Schroder

16. Pauline Bennetts

17. Kathryn Ruddick

18. Barbara Williams

19.Cherie Davies

20. Chloe Evans

Sunday, 28 June 2015

INKpired Blog Hop #19

Hello again,

It is time for another wonderful INKspired Blog Hop. I actually didn't play in the last one but couldn't wait to participate in this one. I have been awfully busy with classes and playing with all the wonderful new product that I have bought since the new catalogue launched at the beginnning of this month. You may have hopped here from the lovely and talented Barbara Williams ( wasn't her card great?!) or you may be starting with my blog, either way make sure you hop around everyone's blogs and see what they have been up to. Hope you enjoy our creations this week.

Here is today's sketch;

As you can see it is quite a simple sketch and open for alot of interpretation.SoI decided to flip my card and use a square instead of a circle. And this is what I came up with.

Firstly I must apologise for the bad photo. I didnt realise that there had been a shadow from the window frame cast on my card. Right through the centre. Anyway how cute is this set. As soon as I had one of the brand new Stampin' Up! catalogues in my hand this stampset was one that jumped out at me and said 'Please buy me?" ( One of many actually! ).
The No Bones About It photopolymer stampset uses the two-step stamping technique which makes it a fun stalmpset to use. I made it with a beautiful colour combination of Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay and Islandj Indigo. A gorgeous little friend of Izzy will be the recipient of this card at her 4th Birthday party today!!!Great colours for a little girl's card I think.
Well just a quick one from me today. Thanks for dropping by and checking out my card. Up next is the wonderfully talented Kabrina Piirlaid. Can't wait to see what beautiful work she has come up with this week.


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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sneak Peek 2015 ESAD Blog Hop

This week I have decided to take part in another blog hop with ESAD. I have really enjoyed being part of these hops as it is great to see all the other projects that are created by a bunch of like minded Stampin' UP! demonstrators using great Stampin' UP! products. Well what is install for you this time? A sneak peek of new product that features in the upcoming catalogue that is released soon on 2nd June. Exciting huh? If you have travelled to me from Libby Dyson, welcome and I am sure you enjoyed seeing what she created this week. Make sure that you keep hopping through the blog hop to ensure that you get to see everyone's creations. 

This week I am showcasing the wonderful stampset I Think You're Great.
 I was lucky enough to receive this set at the 2015 Sounth Pacific Convention in the Gold Coast at the end of April. We got to play around with it a bit at convention and it is a really fun and versatile stampset. Here is my creation this week:-

I loved the way that the Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo worked so well together. And I love that patterned stamp. I think it can be used in many different ways. Maybe as a bush or splashes or just like I have used it here as a pattern.
 It has been really great being able to play with new product. I can't wait to show you more projects using other exciting things from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. 
Would you like to see more projects using this stampset? Well I will show one of the make and takes that all the attendees of the convention did as a make and take. I really had fun making this project as it uses a little more of new product and one of the new In-colours.-Mint Macaron.

Well thank you for dropping by and hope you enjoyed seeing a couple of samples of the I Think You're Great stampset. Next up is Narelle Fasulo hope you have fun checking her creation out! Click on the next blog button to head on over. 
Love Cherie


1.Rachael Lewsley

2Andrea Buckland

3.Kelly Kent

4.Nicole Wilson

5. Libby Dyson

6.Cherie Davies- You"re Here!

7. Narelle Fasulo

8. Lou Kitzelman

9.Bernice Collins

10.Monique Fielder

11.Courtenay Heuston

12.Donna Chapman

13.Amity Knight

Sunday, 24 May 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #17

Hello again and welcome to the INKspired Artists Blog Hop #17. I have been having so much fun taking part in blog hops and challenges lately. So happy it is blog hop time again! You may have come to my page from the lovely Barbara Williams or you may have started this blog hop with me, well welcome and hope you enjoy seeing everyone's creations again using the sketch below. That is the best bit for me as well, I love seeing everyone's interpretation of the sketch that we get given each fornight. Here is the sketch:

This week I have set myself my own personal challenge. Trying to use stampsets that I have either not used before or had used very sparingly. So out came Kinda Ecletic and Flower Patch. I do like these stampsets but I haven't played with them much. Have you got one of those stampsets? I challenge you to get into it and design a card. Here is what I have done with this weeks sketch.

I enjoyed playing around with the placement of the flowers and butterflies and the colour combination. I actually really like the end result and is quite a different style of card for me. Here is a close up. Can you see how many stampsets I have used this week? There is a few!!!! See if you can pick them all before looking at my products used list at the end of my post.
Do you like the hearts? A little subtle border using the Heart Border Punch. It is a great little punch that not only creates a border of hearts with ease but also you can use the little hearts that get punched out. I even used it on the inside of the card.

It was great using the Flower Patch set as it is very effective with the 2 step stampin' technique as well as very easy to use with the matching framelits. And how cute is that saying?  Look out in the future for more cards using this great stampset.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my creation this week. Please leave a comment, I love hearing what you think. If you would like to see which products I have used for this project you will find those at the bottom of this blog. Next up the gorgeous and extremely talented Lissa Carter. Can't wait to see what she has been up too!

Thanks for dropping by,

Cherie x

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Up for a challenge? I was!

Well I took part in a challenge this week. I normally don't play in the challenges, well sometimes I do. I just don't enter them. Well this week I did. I have taken part in the Freshly Made Sketches #186
I am pretty excited in taking part in my first one!

Here is the sketch that was provided by Freshly Made Sketches:
I had a lot of fun with this one as I was dying to use a technique that I saw a fellow Australia demostrator showcase in the demo booths at the South Pacific Stampin' UP! convention in the Gold Coast last month. It was a fantastic demo and the use of washi tape with the Beautiful Butterfly Thinlits was really eyecatching. 

So this is my take on it using the above sketch as inspiration.

I really love the effect that is created by having a few layers of different coloured card behind the cut out of the butterfly. I also love the bright complimenting colours of Beach House washi tape. They are the Stampin' UP! colours Pool Party, Real Red and Crushed Curry. They are a lot of fun. Aren't they?!

The idea behind Freshly Made Sketches is to encourage the creation of a clean card which they describe as clean-lined creations that can include detail and embellishments as long as they maintain a "clean" look to the card and to create with lots of "white space" Well I hope I have satisfied the brief! 
There definitely is a lot of white space on my card which is quite the change for me.

I hope you have enjoyed dropping me in and seeing my first official challenge entry!!!

Thanks for dropping by,
Cherie x

Please feel free to leave a comment as I love hearing what people think.

If you would like to purchase any of these products that I have used in this sample or interested in classes please don't hestitate to Contact Me or shop with me by clicking on the link here!
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Sunday, 17 May 2015

ESAD Retired Product Blog Hop

I decided to take part in another blog hop this week. This time it is with ESAD and with retired products. I have been making so many cards with retired product lately for my classes so this blog hop was perfect for me to take part in. You may have come from Donna Chapman or maybe you have started with me. So welcome and hope enjoy everybody's creations using products that are only available until the 1st June!  
At the bottom of my post and everyone's else post there will be a link to the next person so just keep going until you come back to where you started.

  Well with the excitement with a fantastic upcoming new catalogue and seeing terrific new products we also have the sadness of having to say goodbye to some of our favourites. And the one that I am going to miss alot and has always delivered the 'wow' factor is the stampset "Stippled Blossoms".
 If you have followed my blog or have been to my classes you will know how much I love this stampset.
 I have also included three of my favourite colours from the 2013-2015 In-Colour collection which also need to step aside to allow the 5 next exciting new colours that will make up the 2015-2017  In-Colour Collection. 

Here is my card showcasing Stippled Blossoms. This card has been made for a friend who had just been through a really tough patch and I hope to brighten up her day just a little.
The retired products that I have used are Strawberry Slush Ink, Pistachio Pudding Ink, Crisp Cantaloupe Ink and Cardstock, Crisp Cantaloupe In-Colour DSP and of course Stippled Blossoms stampset.Other products used are Wild Wasabi Ink, Whisper White Cardstock, Wetlands Stampset, Dazzling Diamonds and the Stampin' UP! glue pen.
 I fussy cut ( cut out by hand ) each flower and each leaf and then added Dazzling Diamonds with a glue pen to give the card some bling and dimension. I really do love how the darker colour makes the whole image pop. Here is a close up of the flowers:
And a simple flower inside the cards to continue the floral image throughout the card.

Thanks for checking out my creation. Feel free to leave a comment. I would love to know what you think! Next up is Amity Knight . I am sure you will enjoy seeing Amity's addition to the blog. Click here or on Amity's name to head over to her post. 

Thanks for dropping by,
Cherie x

The participants of this blog hop:

1.  Kelly Kent

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Rebecca O'Gorman

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Leonie Schroder

7. Donna Chapman

8.  Cherie Davies

9. Amity Knight

10. Narelle Fasulo

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A card given to me

I had to write a post about this! Just recently on Mother's Day I woke up to my beautiful 3 year old daughter eagerly handing me my card and present. I was presented with a cute little picture book titled 'Dear mum, I love you.', a lovely necklace ( admittedly purchased by me the day before ) and a hand made card created by my hubby. Now for more than 3 years my husband technically has had access to a bunch of Stampin' Up! products but this is the first time that he has had a go making me a card. And I loved it!!!
It was so unexpected and I am still in disbelief that he had a crack at stamping!!! It proves that anyone can create a card! Well done hubby. I just had to share it with you all. Here is a picture of the lovingly handcrafted card by my husband, Simon.
 He even embellished it with some ribbon. What is even more impressive is how much he had taken in about stamping inside a card to make it more interesting.
Here is a picture of my beautiful daughter and I first thing in the morning on Mother's Day. ( This was followed by a lovely cooked breakfast- I was a lucky mummy! ).
Thanks for dropping by,

Love Cherie.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #16

Welcome to the INKspired blog hop. We haven't had one for a little while due to Anzac weekend and also because of the South Pacific Stampin' UP! convention which was held in the Gold Coast, QLD. Those of us who attended the convention have been busily making our swaps for it which have kept us very occupied indeed over the past couple of weeks.
Welcome back to my blog. Hope you enjoyed visiting the talented Barbara Williams before hopping onto my blog.
With the excitement of a upcoming new annual catalogue ( and boy is it exciting! ) comes the sadness with the loss of some of your favourite stamp sets and in-colours from the previous catalogue.So this sketch today featured one of my favourite stamp sets which never failed to provide the wow factor with every use. It is floral, it is perfect for Mother's Day and it uses the effective 2-step stamping technique. Have you guessed which one it is yet? If you guessed Stippled Blossoms then you are correct!!!
Here is this week's sketch:
So I made two versions of this only by changing the sentiment. I made one for my mother in law using the mother's day stamp in the occasions catty and I also made an exact copy for a friend's birthday using a happy birthday greeting which I will show you here. That is what I love about owning sets with lots of different sentiments. You can change the occasion with one little stamp without having to design a brand new card each time.
Here is my finished product. Hope you enjoy the use of the beautiful stampset Stippled Blossoms.

I have also used some of my favourite ribbon on this card. Unfortunately this is retiring soon as well. It is is the 3/8" Stiched Satin Ribbon. Although it is sad that it is retiring it actually only the ribbon in the 2014-2106 In-Colours that are retiring not the actual type of ribbon. Excitedly the ribbon still features in the upcoming catalogue but in other colours. Isn't that cool? Don't forget you have up to the end of 1st June, 2015 to order any of these items that are retiring while stocks last!!!

Next up the wonderfully talented  Kabrina Piirlaid. Click on the Next Blog button to see what she has come up with this week. Thanks for dropping by,

Cherie xx

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