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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Dt time,and a tutorial for the crackle effect backgroud

Hi guys,
Well here we are again with another challenge over at Creative inspirations,and the theme this week is easel cards.Which was choosen by our DT buddie Emma.
Our sponsers this week,are the lovely simon says,and also we would like to welcome,bunnyzoes also as our sponser this week

So that is a nice and easy one for you,I have used one of my fav stamps,colored with my pencils,
Papers,SU stitching,ribbon,Kanban sentiment,pearls,and MS punch,
so if you would like to join us over at creative inspirations this week we would love to see you.
Next a tutorial for the crackle effect background. This is for you hun patriziawitha and no you are not daft this lady makes the most beautiful cards so you stop it hun no one who crafts is daft,or stupid okay. Also one of the many wonderful,friends I have made in blog land too. okay lecture over he he

The paint I have used,is pots of sample,you get from DIY stores,mine were in the bargain bin just 59p,use matt not gloss. Also use cheap PVA glue not the expensive one you use for your,work.
I have tried again to do the painting,using these paints,which are better than the ones,I used before. I am still patently waiting for,the shenna,douglas paints to arrive,25th of Feb I ordered these,so I hope they get here soon so I can try,this with her paints.
This is better than the last one not much but a bit better.
One more thing I bought this new sugar nellie stamp from funky kits,she is called Molly,I have kept this card quite plain,think it looks better this way.

DP's SU,Prisma,and SU pencils,paper soft,colbolt blue pen, which you can buy HERE at the craft barn. Love this stuff,as it keeps,its shape and height too. button,Flourish,and sentiment.
Charismacardzs,easel cards,
barelymine birthday cards
littlemissmuffet designer papers


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh that was fantastic, Cheryl! You won't believe what I got yesterday--it's some stuff that crackles pictures...I haven't used it yet, but can't wait! I want to wish you a beautiful Sunday and your post is fantastic!!!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Cheryl! Fabulous tutorial!! And your cards are so beautiful, as always! *hugs* :)

Anesha said...

Lovely card Cheryl, love the painting and the crackly background! Have a great Sunday!

Susan.... said...

Morning Cheryl,
Just been catching up on your lovely blog !Time seems to have escaped me these days,but hope to get back on track soon.
Thats a beautiful card, love the colours !
Great tutorial too, l did a few wooden boxes, using this technique, they have come out really well, just need to paint them now using the 'one stroke ' method.Loved what sheena Douglas did on CC Tv. She certainly simplified the method !
Hope you and yours are well.wishing you a lovely day !
Susan x

Padster said...

Love those stamps - your DT is fab - thanks for the tute not sure my cat is up for glue and paint too lol!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous work Cheryl, all the cards are stunning and thanks so much for the tutorial. Will give this a try as the results are lovely.
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Shazza said...

great cards Cheryl, love your crackling, looks fab x

Zoechaos said...

How kind of you to share Sheena's PVA crackle technique like this. Its the old two step but instead of buying a 'special' crackle formula you use watered down glue. The neat glue works as well and I usually paint the second coat of paint directly onto the wet glue. Its all to do with the different drying times that makes the cracks. XOXO Zoe

Junibears said...

Lovely work Cheryl. That certainly looks a great tutorial. Hope you are OK dear.
Love and Hugs xx

minnie_mac said...

Loved your post. Fantastic work as always.


Suzi said...

Wow!! Cheryl, what a fab tutorial, I'm loving all your other creations too hun. Such a talent. I hope you are having a lovely day.
Suzi x

Julie said...

I love using the crackle technique,I altered a box using it, but that side of my creations don't usually make it to my blog, and your tutorial is fab . Your painting has also improved loads since the last one, by the time the paints come I bet you'll have got it just right! Love the card too!
Julie x

Tracey said...

Stunning cards Cheryl & thanks for the fab tutorial :)
Hope you're having a great weekend hun.

Basement gal said...

I can see why she's your favourite Cheryl. Beautiful card as usual. Great tutorial, I'm going to give that a try. Thanks.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous creations Cheryl, I love using that crackle effect it works brilliantly.
Your palette of blues on your first card is gorgeous and gives such a calming effect.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

jude said...

Cheryl these are absolutely stunning hun.Love the technique also will have to have a play when i get chance .
hugs judex

Terry said...

I love crackle backgrounds and finish! Stunning cards! Have a lovely day!

Giò said...

WOW!!! Fantastic card and amazing tutorial!!
Thanks for share with us.
Happy Sunday ^:^

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card, love your tutorial as well. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Debs said...

LOVE all your creations Cheryl-Fabulous tutorial I'll have to try it and super colors and sweet image on your DT card and adorable little girl on the other one-my fav has to be the painted flowers though-super talented

Mette said...

Both your cards are lovely Cheryl and what a super tutorial. Your colouring is superb but the painted flowers are just gorgeous hun.

Hugs, Mette

Linda w said...

I bought crackle accents the other day, but I really love the effect you have shown. Totaly beautiful cards. Hugs lin

Jan said...

Oh my! This is a beauty and I love CI paints. Your crackle technique is awesome. Will this work with any glue ??

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh my gosh Girl your talent is AMAZING!!

Betty said...

Hi Cheryl
Wonderful makes as always hun, and thank you for the tutorial its super, will have to have a play.
Hugs Betty x x

1CardCreator said...

Awesome projects! I loved your tutorial on crackled effect, yours looks gorgeous!

Faye said...

Oh Cheryl, fab tutorial, I LOVE the flowers. And both the cards, your colouring is totally ace. xxx

Vintage Milly said...

Wowzers hunny, these are all amazing, I didn't know the trick with the PVA, you are so kind to share, I am gonna try to do that one, yes those sheena Douglas stuf were ace, you will do a great job with them.
big hugs

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Cheryl Sorry to hear you are still in pain I do hope it eases soon, gorgeous creations as always, thanks for the tut on the crackle, cant wait to see your creations with the sheena's paints they are all sold out on C&c, I just found out I won Molly today, she is so cute.
Chris x

debby4000 said...

Oh these are gorgeous Cheryl, fab tutorial.

Claire Phillips said...

Great tutorial Cheryl and fabulous Projects. I can see your painting is coming on leaps and bounds...waiting is so hard lol....Cheers Claire x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

in addition to that store i keep saying you should open, you could hold a craft class! at your local craft store? i'll bet you could!

love the cracked look and you make it look so easy! of course, both cards are gorgeous too!

hugs :)

Maggie's Crafts said...

WOW! What a great post. Love your creations and the tutorial is amazing!:)

Thank you for sharing and joining us at The Crafty Pad @


Dawn said...

OMG Cheryl those painted flowers are to die for. Thanks for the tut too. What a talented lady you are hon xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Cheryl all your cards are fab and your painted flowers are gorgeous
Thanks for sharing the crackle tut too

Hugs Jackie x

Sherryn said...

Fab painted flowers cheryl. great tutorial xx

Debbie said...

Wow, on all those beautiful cards ..they are all so stunning, and the tutorial showing us how to crackle... I have never done that thanks for the inspiration

Rebekah said...

Fab Tut Cheryl and such lovely creations too hugs Rebekah xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Cheryl, wonderful tut, and gorgeous creations using it... They are just stunning.. Hope you had a good weekend.

wearestampers said...

Thanks for showing the crackle technique. Going to try your way! Beautiful cards you've made! The painted flowers are pretty!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Amazing cards and tutorial Cheryl!! Love the crackle technique. It really makes your image pop! Beautiful painting!

Nancy Y said...

Gorgeous Cards Cheryl ~ Love the painted flowers! Thank you for sharing the crackle tutorial ~ can't wait to try that technique!
Nancy xx :D

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Very creative again, wonderful work.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

something on my blog for you!


Fabulous cards Cheryl - the pencil colouring on the easel card is amazing. Love the second card too, and thanks so much for sharing the crackle tutorial - must give that a go!
Have a very happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Autumn said...

Fabulous cards hun!! Love how your highlites stand out so well..been trying to achieve that myself. Look at those gorgeous flowers too, a painter as well, you are soo talented. Well done and thanks for the little tutorial too!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining Cus at Bearly Mine....


chris said...

Hi Cheryl such a brill blog always so interesting.
brill work as always, hope you soon start to feel more comfortable hugs chris xxx

Mina said...

two totally stunning cards Cheryl and wow your tutorial is excellent so clear...I will have to have a try of this technique
Mina xxx

Rose said...

Gorgeous cards Cheryl and thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to give it a go.

Love, Rose xx

tiggertastic said...

wow your blog is so interesting i really enjoyed stopping by this evening

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Sarah said...

Both cards are beautiful chum love the images and your colouring with the pencils is fabulous, and thanks chum for a super tutorial so easy to follow and great pic's too lots Hugs
Sarah x

Netty said...

Terrific tutorial Cheryl and loving your painted flowers, magical. Annette x

Mandy said...

What the heck are you on about woman "a bit better" (don't make me rant again lol) it's stunning, I love the way you have painted those flowers and the tutorial is fab.
Your cards are so beautiful Cheryl, you really have mastered those pencils hun, your colouring is lovely
hugs Mandy xx

Pat said...

Super card, lovely colours, thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Cheryl said...

Wow - once again you have so many beautiful projects posted. I love stopping by.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful crackle tutorial!
Lovely card too.
Cheryl, I hope your feeling well these days!
Hugs Lynn

Sue said...

Hi hun
sorry im slow in gettin here, i start of commentin then lose me net! Fabulous tutorial, luv the effect, gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always, hows the leg? hope you ok hun, hugs, sue,x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Cheryl your creations are absolutely fabulous!
kim x

maxine said...

Lovely card thanks for playing along at The crafty pad this week x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Cheryl two stunning cards and a tutorial, wow, the cards are absolutely beautiful and thank you for the tutorial one day I might pluck up the courage to try this out, lol.
Lorraine x

...just Barbara said...

Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

Rachelsmum said...

Thanks for this Cheryl, I had seen it on C & C but couldn't remember the steps. I asked Sheena at the NEC and she was a bit off and said I'd have to get the dvd as she was saving explaining the technique for that!!!