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Thursday, 5 May 2011


Morning guys gorgeous weather here again today,the sun is blinding me as I write this,maybe cause I cleaned all my windows yesterday lol.  You wait it will rain now ha ha,
Anyway I have been playing with my paints,and Sheena Douglas stamps,stamped the poppies onto stampboard then decided to decoupage some of them too.
The leaves,most of them I did free hand incuding the stems to the flowers.
my paper world txt background stamp, available from the Craft Barn
sheena douglas stamps,
birds cut from paper and card,
string,for the border,
mustard seed,distress ink.

Would also like to welcome ingrid and debs to my blog bless you guys,still have to pinch myself to see so many people,adding to my list of followers so thank you both so much.
Oh my scan I have not had the results yet,should be tomorrow or monday fingers,crossed so will let you all know when I do.  Many thanks for those of you that keep asking.
Oh just seen this on my buddies,blog new challenge blog which is starting soon,they have this,hugs prize to the lucky winner,when they reach 100 followers.
The link to the blog is HERE
papervaritey paints,etc hope this is okay
divasbydesign anything goes
sweetstampin olden days or vintage
sarah hurley things with wings
oldiebutagoodie say it with flowers
charismacardz no cards,so my stampboard piece should be okay


Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Cheryl those poppies are gorgeous.
Chris x

Heather said...

stunning work Cheryl xx

Anesha said...

Wonderful painting Cheryl! Have a great day.

patriziawithaz said...

Gorgeous Cheryl - you are very clever xx

Curlybear said...

Wow the Poppies are gorgeous, and your painting skills are brilliant,

I hope that al is going well for your daughters Wedding preparations,

have a lovely day Hugs Bridget :0) x

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Cheryl---I think you have angels around you inspiring your gorgeous art, my friend!!!

sue said...

beautiful poppies great freehand leaves too x sue x

Mandy said...

Hi Cheryl,
I love this because as you know I love poppies...I've been looking at the paint fusion range but just not sure I'd be able to do it and then all the stuff would be wasted,looks like you've really mastered it...Your making me so jealous with your sunshine it brought back lovely memories of my holiday up in your part of the country last year,can't believe we were in the same shop at the same time last year and never met up,maybe next time...
Mandy x

Von said...

Lovely Cheryl :) I had a play yesterday as well with friends and we were only saying how nice it would be to collage our practice pieces and you have done just that :)

Rebekah said...

What stunning poppies Cheryl! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog too and thanks for joining us at Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

chris richards said...


Zoechaos said...

these are so pretty you have mastered the technique and then some; glorious. XOXO Zoe

Lisa Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous !! I love Poppies .. they are really special to me .. so this caught my eye straight away.
Fab technique
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Cheryl, you are certainly mastering that technique. Love it.
Take care and have a good day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Fliss said...

Cheryl this is absolutely gorgeous, those poppies are just stunning.
Could you send a bit of sunshine this way please as it's cold and grey in the not sunny south today!
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun this is gorgeous!! Poppies are one of my favourite flowers!!
hugs shell xx

wearestampers said...

Wonderful job painting these flowers! And the freehand leaves are just lovely!

Nikbee said...

This is gorgeous. I love the painted poppies.

Nikki x

XXOO AMY said...

holy macaroni!these are gorgeous! thanks for sharing them with us at TPV!

minnie_mac said...

Love those poppies. A real blast of summer.


DesignerDiva said...

WOW this is amazing more like a work of art! Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this week
Hugs Laurie x

Netty said...

Oh wow Cheryl the poppies are totally FABULOUS.... Annette x

Mette said...

Beautiful Cheryl. Poppies are so beautiful yet so fragile. Just stunning hun

Hugs, Mette

brenda said...

You look to have mastered the pain fusion technique beautifully Cheryl and as I love poppies, love your creation.

B x

Junibears said...

You're making fabulous work with that technique sweetie! Just adore your poppies. xx

stampdiva said...

H Cheryl
Spending half an hour catching up with my favourite blogs.
This is so lovely!
Lynne M

Kat said...

Stunning work Cheryl. Poppies are among my favourite flowers so I just love this.

Kat xx

Dawnll said...

This really is just so beautiful!Such vibrant colors.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

Shannon said...

That is beautiful! Really, really beautiful work!!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety.

Shazza said...

this is lovely Cheryl, I cannot paint but you have done a great job x

Tanya R said...

WOW, this is stunning! Love the bold red, and the bird is fantastic. You are super talented!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi hun, those poppies are stunning, beautiful card :-)
Anne xx

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW-ers girl you have such a way with your creations!!~

Betty said...

Oh Cheryl your poppies are gorgeous hun, and like the decoupage too, lovely background and the string frame is fab.
Hope you have good results from your scan.
Hugs Betty x x

Kim B said...

gorgeous!!! Just wonderful. Great job with the leaves, I love poppies.... Have a great day! Hugs, Kim

1CardCreator said...

Your poppies are gorgeous!

mindy gallagher said...

How pretty!! THanks for playing along with us at TPV!!!!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful vintage layout. Love the flowers. Thank you for joining our challenge at

Jackie said...

This is fabulous!

Kimmi said...

This is gorgeous! I'm a sucker for anything with Poppies on. This is beautiful.

Hope you are well Cheryl. Thanks for stopping by me today. Nice to see you in blog land. Should really visit you more often but I'm such a bad blogger!!

Kimmi xx

Happy Days said...

Oh wow this is stunning. I love poppies and I think I might need that script stamp. x

Juls said...

love your poppy's!!! and the script detail in the background is just fabulous! Hugs Juls

Sally Morgan said...

Oh Cheryl, this really is beautiful, you really are truly gifted! I absolutely love it, my youngest daughter's name is Poppy-it's my favourite flower and you have captured it's beauty perfectly in this piece!
I'm determined to get some sleep tonight!
Night hun *hugs* Sal x
ps Thank you so much for passing on the blog challenge info x

Lynn Stevens said...

Those are some poppys Cheryl,
Hugs Lynn

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Hunnie, You always wow me with your gorgeous creations and this is no different. Stunning! Hope you are well.
Good luck in the draw over on Sweet Stamps

Nettie said...

Wonderful work Cheryl! good to see you've not lost your touch whilst I've been 'off circuit' lol! Hope to keep up better now. Enjoy the sun - it's been wall to wall since I arrived in UK early April, cannot believe it! xxx

Jan said... poppies!

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley this week
Lisa x

angeleef said...

What a beautiful project and your house card is amazing too!! So much details you work with. Unbelievable.
** Evi **

Sarah said...

Gorgeous chum I so love your Poppies a beautiful make Hugs
Sarah x


Fabulous as always Cheryl! Love what you've done with Sheena's Poppy stamp, and the text stamp is a perfect background.
Good luck with your scan - have a happy weekend - lots of love, Sylvia xxxxxx

Heather x said...

Awesome poppies babe :)

*hugs* Heather x

Fleur said...

Hi Cheryl, this is stunning. the colours are so vibrant making the poppies come to life
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Cheryl, beautiful poppies and gorgeous colors. We are Sweet Stamps (not sweetstampin) and are happy you found us. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

Sandie said...

Oh Cheryl, those flowers are amazing.....just love them...xx

laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl!! Love poppies and these are perfect!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again

Dawn said...

Hi Cheryl, love these poppies they are so vibrant. And thank you for following my Journalling blog (so sweet of you) I hope many more will join in to ;0)

Love Dawn xx

Antoinette said...

Hope you are well hun! Loving this beautiful are such a talent and I am so proud to be on the anything goes DT with you! hugs Annie xXx

Lorianna said...

LOVE these poppies!!!
They look so real. like they are jumping off the card!!!
Big Hugs to you

tampatha said...

This is gorgeous. I love your poppies and I love the little birdie cut from the matching paper. Thanks for joining our things with wings/butterfly challenge at Sarah Hurley this week.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I love your poppies.

Leah the Orange said...

this is LOVELY! gorgeous, bold colours, lots of texture. would make a fabby mother's day gift and i could see it framed on a wall in an office or hallway! thanks so much for playing along at Charisma this week!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card. Love the poppies and the bright bold colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week.

Dawn B - SSDT

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE CHALLENGE this time and good luck!


Steph said...

Oh wow. I love love love this!! That stamp is beautiful and the colours you've used are just perfect x

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Cheryl...!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Ria Maningat-Mojica said...

Love the bright colors here! Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's!