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Monday, 1 September 2014

New Design Team Memer

Hi guys,a while ago I was asked to,join a new challenge blog called not just cards.  With this new challenge,we are sent some digital images,and we turn them into,tags,books frames,etc.

The whole,object of this blog is to create other things,apart from cards and on the team we hope to be able to give you some ideas in creating something that bit different.

Also the theme will always be anything goes,,

Now,the first challenge,I choose poppies water color artist

So I got my thinking cap and and came up with this,
Love this image,I colored the image with pro markers,and spectrum Noir pencils,then added it to the frame. Then I added,2 colors of crackle medium to the frame added a few embellishments,then cut out some flowers to match the frame itself. Then finally finished,with a dress form The frame is from TCP along with a few of the embellishments too.

So there you have it my first DT piece,for Not Just Cards.

If you would like to join us for our very first challenge please pop over HERE too,see the rest of the work the amazing team have created,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Summery Colors and finally,my PC is back in action,

Hi guys,over at TCP the challenge,is summery colors,and I made,this book,using the embellishments,from TCP.

Its been a hectic,week for me I have had no PC as we had a storm,which blew my PC well the internet bit so took it in got it fixed,but then had to take it back again so finally got it all set up again yesterday.

This morning I have done some dreaded Housework as have felt so low and ill with this rash all over me I have not felt like doing anything hence,me not popping into FB or,my blog.

Anyway enough of me,over at TCP we not only have another super challenge,Lisa the owner has brought out some fantastic new digital images. Now as you know I do not,normally use digital images,but oh my these ones are just brilliant not too cute,and not too grungy,she really has got the perfect mix. 
So if you would love to own one of these images,please pop over HERE 
Now how super cool do these look I will certainly be buying them.

Right now,for my Book,for this weeks challenge so here it isssss

I made this book from some really thick card I found on some packaging,and inside,is just lots of wee pages,with pictures.
so if you would like to pop over to TCP,this link is,HERE we would love to see,what you come up with hugs Cherylx

Oh finally I have been,making Christmas cards,one a week so far as really do not want to get behind,like I did last year,so here is one I made and everything is from TCP

Here is wishing ,you all a fantastic week,and I will defiantly see,you soon fingers crossed,massive hugs Cherylxxx

If you want to find,out more about anything,mentioned above please pop over to the main challenges blog and all the links to our FB pages are on there,love to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Morning guys,so sorry I have not been to see any of you,but I have had,a viral infection. It started with that I thought,cold sores on my face,then they just would not go and got much worse. Then my ears became infected,then my hands and neck. So went to the doctors,and she said my immune system was low so I came away with cream,anti bio-tics,and steroids.

All I want to do is sleep,so tired all the time which is so annoying.

Anyway,enough of me,today is a new challenge over at That Craft Place. 

The theme is Nautical,I was stumped then came up with this idea,which I created in craft artist. Then used embellishments of course from TCP.

 I made a wall hanging then turned it into a calender,the sentiment I have had for a while. I got it from Google,then I just add my own odd words to it if it needs,it.,
The little bottle is filled with sand.

So if you want to play along,this week at TCP please pop over HERE the DT have come up with some crackers again this week.

It was my daughters birthday this week,and I asked Lisa to design me an owl clock as my daughter loves owls. And this is what I did with it,Lisa loved it.

The lovely Lisa owner of TCP now has her own,machine were she can cut anything,you desire so if you would like to know more and see the things that are in Lisa's shop please pop over to the main blog and all the links are there.
The quality is fantastic,hugs to each and everyone of you
love Cherylxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 3 August 2014


Morning guys,well over at That Craft place this week the theme is,Autumn or steam punk or both.

The girls have made some stunning creations,I went for Autumn colors,with a bit of steam punk too,

So this is what I created using an old,photo frame I had

one photo frame glass removed.
viva croco,crackle paint.
an old photo I bought on FB.
sentiment available from TCP
Key also available from TCP
Dress form TCP
Large fragment from Tim holtz

with the paints I used,I mixed 2 colors together,and underneath I painted,gold to create the shine.
The dress form,I also painted with the croco,then I stuck the dress form onto card so I could layer the paint.
Then I added the fragment over the top of the picture and adhered with glue.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Morning guys well I have yet another dress form for you again all items are from TCP.

This time I decided to,play with some sand,from the garden I got some in a tub,dried it over night,then put some of my texture paste into a pot added some sand,and paint. Hey presto,it came out great and gave some lush texture,the bottom half i created using a net from some oranges,hugs Cherylxxx

The base is again an old wooden stamp which I removed the image from,and I added some,paste to this,then added some sprays and paints,

                               creative fingers anything goes
                            treasuretimes anything goes
                          crafting when we can make your own background


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Late but back,to stay and winner of my book

Morning guys,well over at That Craft Place The theme this week is anything,goes,now I did not get mine,done,in time,for the post as we have had bad storms,so I have been without my computer.

But this is what I came up with another canvas,lol xxx

This is a mini canvas,I made the image is from graphic 45,and most of the embellishments,gesso, beeswax, and the brilliant,varnish are all available from That Craft Place

So if you would like to join us,this week,please pop over HERE To join us this week. The DT have come up with some fantastic,creations again this week.

Now as from today I am back,to stay,know I have been awful lately but,my Son is now living back at home,bless him wont,say anything else.  But things are rather tough at the moment which is why I have not been visiting you all.

But as from today promise that will change,if you want to stay with me.
Hugs to each and everyone of you love Cherylxxxxxxx

Right now the winner of my book, is the lovely Sue so hun if,you could email me,please,link is on my side,bar I will post the book off to you hugs Cherylxxxxx

love and  hugs to you all xxxxxxx

Sunday, 6 July 2014


Morning guys well over at That Craft Place the theme this week is decorate a bag,.  To be honest when I knew what the challenge was my heart,sank as I could not think what to do.

So I took some material all from TCP and got out my needle and thread as I do not have a sewing machine,and came up with  this.

I know its not great,but turned out better than I thought it would to be honest,everything apart from the ribbon,and the tiny wee,pictures are all from TCP

So there you go,if you would like to play,please pop over HERE and just have fun,would love to see some ideas oh how to decorate a bag.

I will be announcing,soon who has won my,book,the post below,so if you would still like to be in with a chance of winning,it just leave me a comment. That is all you have to do,and I will pick at random org,and send the winner my book.

  I have to apologize to all my blogging friends,for not visiting you but my son is now back living at home,and things are rather hard at the moment so please bear with me please.
  Would hate to loose my blogging buddies,

Just before I go I would like to show you this,dress form I decorated again from TCP 

I started by,sticking,some material,to the top of the dress form, then at the bottom I stuck down an old shoe lace,then,on top I added some tin foil,then painted the whole thing. The wings,I put some,texture paste down,waited for it to set then painted and sprayed the wings too.
I attached the wings,by putting holes into the wings,then tying them,to the body of the dress form. Then finally added some embellishments,to the wings,and body.
On top of the dress,I added one large cog,painted,and then a tiny cotton reel and a wee knob to finish.
  Then just added some red thread from my stash.
Final stage was to varnish it all.

So if you would like any of the items,I have used please pop over to the shop,Lisa and Danny are amazing and so helpful too first class service all the way.
   The link is HERE we also have a chatter and natter page with lots of inspiration which is also HERE

 So for now,that is it from me,so do not forget to join in our challenge,over HERE

Lots of love Cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 22 June 2014


Come and join us on our blog hop for 

We are having a wonderful Blog hop to show case our amazing Design Team 
theme is Anything goes so don't forget to enter into our challenge 

Links to Shop and Groups 

We give away freebies in the Ditzie Digi Design group once a month so please hop over and say Hi 

Love and hugs That Craft Place.

Here's the prize's 

 1st £10 spend in That Craft Place
 2nd £10 DDD esty store 
 3rd £5 That Craft Place 
 4th £5 DDD etsy store 

Now to win you need to make sure your a member of each group 

Now the amazing Design Team have some inspiration on there blogs and ( some of the DT ladies are giving away there creations to one lucky blogger ) so make sure you hop by and give them some love 

love and hugs  from all of us at That Craft Place.

I am giving away my creation,that I made everything on my creation is available from That Craft Place
I have used Tando,chipboard pieces,then added the fab stars,and other pieces,once dry I have covered with Tin foil,and added paints. Finished with varnish.  There is one only page,the first one in the picture,that I added some paste too first,then when dried I added paints,tiny playing cards,words,and then the varnish. Punched holes in all the chipboard,then made into a book.

 This page and the one below were both covered with tin foil,and all embellishments from That Craft place,finished with varnish.

                           My finished book.
I will be choosing my winner,for the book by random org,so have fun,guys xxx

Right,if you are,playing along in our,blog hop you should        have come from the lovely Debs,Blog which is........ 

The next lady on your list is the lovely Kay so please click.....


                        To continue the blog,hop,
                         have fun love Cheryl xxx

For all the rules about the hop,please pop over to the main blog,hope you have fun. ,The prizes are amazing and the winner will sure have fun,spending at That Craft Place as Lisa has some,lush stuff.

Sunday, 15 June 2014


Morning guys,hope you are all well the weather has been,glorious bit cloudy today,but much easier to work when its not quite so hot.

Anyway I have been playing again with one of the dress forms from That Craft Place,oh and did I have fun,will be getting more of these to play with so I can display them around my craft room.

I also made a hanging plaque,wooden,and that is hanging up in my room at the moment too.

So first my dress form.

First of all I covered the dress in,bits of paper,then I mixed some croco crackle paint,together and used my palette knife to apply it to the dress. Then I used,salty ocean,and festive berries distress inks then added some embellishments chains etc.
The base comes with the dress form,but I took an old wooden stamp removed the image,painted it with black gesso,then used flitter gule and stamped onto the block then added gilding flakes to it.
oh I added some tiny playing cards that came in a cracker,at Xmas for the bottom of the dress.

Now for my altered wooden stamp block,here are some pictures,before I altered it so show you what i mean.

 When,you remove the stamp from the block it normally comes of clean but this is an old stamp so I soaked it in soapy water,then painted it with gesso.
Here is the finished,piece using crackle paste,glitter shimmer paste,stencils image stamped onto,tissue paper then adhered to the block. Then just added,elements all available from That Craft Place.

Well I am now off to take the dogs for there walk so will be back later to see what you have all been up to hugs Cherylxxx

squirrel and the fox anything metal have used metal embellishments available from That Craft place.
anything but a card anything,but a card.Summer colours on my dress form,and the picture was taken outside in my garden on a lovely hot sunny day.

Sunday, 8 June 2014


 Morning guys,well today is my first post for,That Craft Place challenge blog,yeah and I picked one of Lisa;s fab images which you can,buy here.
The theme,this week is,MEN.

So before,I go any,further here is my DT card,

All Items I have used are from TCP apart from the,clock paper that was from my stash.
                                             Image from TCP
                                             colored with,spectrum noir pencils
                                              embellishments,from TCP
So I hope you will join us,this,week as I would love to see what you come up with,so lets see lots of Men,cards as the team have come up with some fab inspiration for you.

So please pop over HERE to see what the rest of the DT have come up with.
we also have a fab natter and chatter page,were team A will be,showing you lots of,ideas and help too,the link is HERE

But most of all have fun,sorry I have not been around to my regular,blogging friends,this week,but gosh I have had raging,toothache all week,and hope to get it sorted out tomorrow. So in the meantime,take it easy and take care massive hugs to you all love Cherylx