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Sunday, 17 July 2011


Morning guys well if you had rain,like we had yesterday then you had a lot,as it poured here all day,was hoping things would improve today its trying to so hopefully later the sun will come out.
First before i go onto this weeks challenge over at Creative Inspirations,I would like to show you a photo of my son. He was in the city at the weekend,in his fav sports shop and low and behold his,football hero walked in Grant Holt Norwich City stiriker.
My son,goes to all the matches,and is a massive fan,as you can see by his,shirt my son is 28,and was too embarresed to ask to have his photo taken with Grant. So his mate aksed for him,and told Grant,that Gary was a massive fan.  Grant replied,well I never would have guessed he has a Norwich shirt on and has my name printed on the back.  He he ,poor Gary looks so star struck,bless him.
So here it is,my son is the one with the hat on, the handsome one. Oh I do love my kids.

Right over at Creative Inspirations,this week,Laney has choosen the theme and its Xmas in July,the girls have come up with some stunning cards again this week.
So here is mine,yeah I know gone over board,made presant,s these took ages believe it or not as they are really tiny so here it is.

Image,Kanban,papers MME I think,boxes made from spare card stash ribbon,Sentiment and snowflake from hunky dory. Then just finished with ribbon.
So if you get time,we would love to see you join us again this week over at Creative Inspirations,love cheryl xx
Opps nearly forgot,would like to thank Sandra for another award and for the lovely kind,things she said about me,bless your heart hun.  And also for Colette,for adding to my list of followers.
Plus a big welcome to our New DT members,too,Anne,Tina,Maggie,Lisa,Paddington. welcome aboard guys.
simplycreate xmas time
stampingwithdragon xmas in july
stampchallenge stamp something xmas in July


Jackie said...

Oh dear, Christmas already but your card makes up for it, Cheryl - it looks so good! (I've made one card so far; I'm going to have to get my finger out!)

Curlybear said...

Ooh Wow hun this is adorable the image is coloured so beautifully and the 3D gift boxes are just the perfect finishing touch,

have a lovely day and I hope you see some sunshine,
take care
Hugs Bridget:0) x

Irene said...

THIS IS CHRISTMAS including gifts!!!
Would you like to swap places with me Cheryl? We have autumn since 3 weeks with only variations in soft rain or downpoors like in the tropics.....where is summer?????

Gr. Irene

Margreet said...

Great pic of your handsome son, Cheryl!!...your card is all the tiny presents!
xxx Margreet

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl and just love your little boxes on the base (in my case it was Christmas in June making samples for Nikky!)
Your Gary was so lucky to meet his hero too and that's a great photo.
Rain here all day yesterday too and more looming now. What a shame - I'll have to craft now!
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow you really have this technique down pat ! Amazing piece just love it am awestruck. Oh and your son what a cutie does he know you have blogged him lol

Have a great day, without rain if possible.


Zoechaos said...

How wonderful for your Son to meet his sports hero like that a picture to treasure. XOXO zoe

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL @ Gary its really fab when you meet your sporting heros!! I was about 13 when I met Ayrton Senna nearly peed myself with excitement lol xx

Gorgeous card hun, just love the LO & those presents are just fab!
Have a great day
huge hugs shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab card - i love those mini presents.. a brilliant idea!
Lisa x

Anesha said...

Great card Cheryl. Bet your son is over the moon. :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, love these little presents. Wonderful work.

Happy Days said...

Fab card hun and bless your son! x

Debbie said...

Great card the tiny presents. I bet your son is absolutely thrilled to bits.
Debbie x

Debbie said...

Thank goodness your son's friend was there or this shot never would have exsisted. Thanks for sharing.. Now onto your card.. Love the presents that you placed on the bottom of the card..


jaine the basement gal. said...

Actually Cheryl they could be brothers, they look so much alike. Anyway, I guess you had so much fun creating Christmas in July it shows. I love your easel and the pressies to go with it are just fab. I'll make a mental note of that for when I do mine - LOL. Take care.

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow what a handsome son and lucky him to be in the right place at the right time.
Love your card Cheryl but as I have just left a message for Laney I don't know how you can do Christmas in July - I can't get my head around it.
Hope you are having a good Sunday and the rain has stopped - it has here for a while.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

wearestampers said...

Love the Christmas card, and little gifts! What a wonderful pic of your son, very handsome!!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous Christmas creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
hugs Kate xxx
I have candy if you are interested

Linby said...

What a great photo and a thrill for your son.
Love the card, all those little presents are wonderful.

Маги said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl!
Maggie x

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh yummy does he need an older woman!!!! lol, fabbie piccie.
Totally gorgeous creation, luv all the little gift boxes,fabulous image & colouring, stunning design, sue,x

DesignerDiva said...

This is a super card Cheryl, the little presents are inspired genius!

I know how your son feels, we get a few celebs here at the seaside at sunny hunny and my son had to apologise for me when Will Greenwood came up to buy candy floss last year - I got way too excited lol

Hugs Laurie x

coldwaters2 said...

What a great meeting for your son Cheryl i bet he really loved having his photo taken with his hero and i agree he is handsome. I love, love your card those presents looks great so does Santa
Lorraine x

laney said...

Great photo of your son Cheryl, oh he wont forget that day in a hurry!!
super card too hun love the little presents great idea

Tracy said...

Fabulous christmas creation Cheryl, your son looks so plaesed, a great memory for him.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Esther said...

Oh goodness you have so much patience making those tiny presents but it was worth it they look fab! Down the road here in suffolk the weather was awful again today - no sign of that sun you saw trying to peep out! Hope you had a good weekend...Esther xx

Netty said...

Terrific photo of your son and loving your card with all the prese's. How on earth do you get that in an envelope Cheryl.........? Annette x

Betty said...

Woooo yeah i can now leave comments eh eh thanks for the tips you and Sherryn left me.

Love this card hun, its a great image and love those little pressies, and what a handsome Son you have.
Hope your foot is improving.
Hugs Betty x x

Sherryn said...

A beautiful card Cheryl and a very handsome son.
Hope your weekend went well. xx

Mina said...

your son is so handsome Cheryl, isnt it brilliant he met his hero and managed to get this photo with him, he will treasure it...I love love love your christmas creation
Mina xxx

Kim B said...

Your son is very handsome. He does look super happy. I love this with the cutest little presents. Have a lovely day. I am going to check out the challenge. Hugs, Kim

Sue said...

Hi Cheryl,

Aww what a lovely story about your son - it must have made his day, bless!

Wow! Love your Christmas Card - it's gorgeous! So much detail. Love the Santa image and the whole colour combo. Nice traditional colours which is nice to see. Great idea to put the parcels along the front of card - looks amazing!

Have a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

1CardCreator said...

Awww, your son is handsome, I love to see proud Momma boast a little and rightly so. Gorgeous card, the presents look awesome!

Spyder said...

his is fabulous Cheryl!I love that little blue pressy with the bow!! so cute!! Have a fab week!

Lorraine said...

What a great moment for your son! And I agree, he does look star-struck and so happy! And I love the Christmas scene you created - those little pressies are just too cute!

Steph said...

Gorgeous pick of your son and gorgeous card!!! The little scene you've created is amazing- the presents look fabbie!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Loved hearing about your son...and a picture too! Great Xmasin July piece, so very detailed. take care dearie, gerri

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, that is so neat about your son getting the picture--He's adorable!! and love your card!!

Theresa said...

Hi Cheryl, what a fabulous card!! I love all the little presents. WOW what amazing coloring. How did you get the black to do the shading like you did? Fabulous.

I don't know who the football player is (he looks kinda small for football, but both of the men are very handsome. Your son looks very happy.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I just love your comments.

pinky said...

He is such a handsome boy Cheryl, how nice to have that photo now:) Loving your gorgeous card, I love the big pressie and the gorgeous santa.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great picture of your son and a fabulous Christmas creation in July. Very creative wrapping little presents too. Tracy x

Maria Matter said...

oh how exciting for your son!!! gorgeous Christmas creation hun!
hugs & blessings

Sarah said...

Hi chum yes it's meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! lol'
WOW!!! your Gary is very handsome indeed!!! bet the girls where never far from your door Cheryl, both your kids are Fab both inside and out just like there Mum!! and must not forget loveeeeeeeeee this card the wee pressies are super cute a brill make chum, will email soon chum Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Basslady said...

a fantastic creation! love it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Juls said...

fabby!!! Love the added parcels! Hugs Juls