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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Finally,something finished

Hi guys,firstly a massive thanks to all of your wonderful comments,and support you sure are good to me,so thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Well I finally went to the doctors,she gave me some medication,which reacted badly to the other tablets I am on,so have had to stop taking them.
She did a full count of bloods,so just waiting for the results,to come back. She thinks the rash may be,stress,my immune system,so just waiting for them to come through.
Just hope they can get this sorted.
Finally I finished this journal This has taken me 3 weeks,gosh cant believe it,I found all these bits of scrap chipboard in my stash,they were all different,sizes etc.,so I decided to just tidy them up,and leave them as they were.
Sorry photo heavy
Cover is covered with,Tim Holtz, crowded attic,papers,the letters,are covered in croco gold crackle paint,then inked with distress inks. The embellishments are from steam punk CD then embossed with clear embossing powder. Clock is from Michelle's shop.

 This page is an image again from my steam punk Serif CD.
 This page is stamped with the free stamp that came from craft stamper magazine,then embossed with clear embossing powder.Then I have used,Tim's tape and another letter,again using the crackle paint.
 This is the waste from some,metal word charms Michelle sent me,bless her,and I have used my alcohol inks on the reverse of the packaging then just adhered to my page.
 Just another close up before I stuck the writing on top.
 This is another page I made in my Serif programme.
 This page I used some of Tims tiles,stamped the Kanban image onto all of them then used my inks,to colour in the image,then adhered to the page,then highlighted with my white pen. Then just stamped more images onto the side of the page.
 And finally the book all finished with ribbon,attached to the rings,which I attached to put it all together.
I used the words,play,again from Tim,and then used some more of the tiles,again using crackle paint,to attach to the pages,to use when you open the book.
Most of this I did in bed,so hope you like,it would just like to say a big thank you too Michelle,for sending me such stunning,things,bless her so many thanks Hun.
You can buy most of these items in Michelle's,shop which can be found HERE.
Have you seen the prizes that are on offer on our new challenge blog oh my gosh,you get too choose,the prizes yourself we have Lindsay,with her amazing digital images goodies,from sir Tim,himself,Hunky Dory,Kay,and CO and that is only a few,

Lindsay also has a new challenge blog too,the link is HERE she does amazing,image and we also have a DT call going too if,you are interested.

So if you want to join our challenge blog which starts,the 1st of May the link is HERE
Remember this is just a few and you get to choose which prize you want.
Right now off to try and get some Housework done,and promise to catch up with you all later.
Really so sorry for the long post,take care everyone,love hugs Cherylxxxxx
I also designed a new header too hope you like it.


DesignerDiva said...

Hi Cheryl Huuny, this is so creative, you really do have a unique style - I can spot your lovely work a mile away. Love all the altered elements Sir Tim would be well impressed!
Love the new blog header too. Hope your feeling a little better each day
Big hugs Laurie xx


Wowzer Cheryl - what an amazing book - no wonder it took 3 weeks to complete, with all that fabulous detail.

So pleased you have been to see the GP - I hope the test results are good.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you've created a breathtaking project, I'm really missing words.

Claire said...

Brilliant work hun - you always pull this style off so well. Hugs, Claire x

Suzi said...

Oh! Cheryl, this is outstanding work. Only you could have created this beautiful illustrated art book. Fantastic work darling.
Suzi x

Ellie Maggie said...

I'm sooo happy you went to the GP, hope they find a solution for you. Your header blew me away and then your book - well - it's truly outstanding work. First class!
Ellie Maggie x

Lisa Jane said...

wow cheryl another stunning make - keep going back and looking at the pics and keep seeing something new.. you have so much patience and fabulous ideas.
I hope you get your rash sorted soon.. it cant be much fun
Lisa x

Alyce said...

Cheryl what a gorgeous piece of art! I love all of the just comes together so beautifully :)

Doreen said...

This is stunning Cheryl,such inspiration,a fabulous keepsake as

Irene said...

Should I call you Her Holtziness from now on?? It's soo amazing what you make and how you use the inks and out of my comfort zone but I love it Cheryl!
Hang in there girl, fingers crossed the test will be fine!

Hugs, Irene

Mette said...

Hope everything gets sorted soon for you sweetie. Sending you lots of positive vibes lol.
You journal is stunning - I totally LOVE it. You are so clever and creative :).

Hugs, Mette

nnalorac said...

Amazing journalling Cheryl, so much to take in, just so much lovely artwork going on I have loved taking time to browse through it and love your new header. Hope things get sorted soon, take care. Carolxx

Michelle said...

Cheryl, this is just stunning again!! Loving the Gold crackle and the clever use of the packaging.

Good luck with the results my lovely:)
michelle x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Cheryl. Oh my goodness, how fabulous is this, and you have done so much work and paid great attention to detail. Absolutely wonderful work of art, be proud.
With love, Sandra xxxx

Sarah said...

Hi chum so glad you have been to Dr's lets hope they get it all sorted.
Oh' Cheryl this is just amazing so much detail and so you!! only you chum can take packaging and turn it into something fabulous!!!! this is absolutely amazing chum..
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Sue said...

This is amazing Cheryl, so creative. I love what you have done with the TH packaging. I hope the doctor manages to sort you out and you start to feel better realy quickly. I'm also loving you new look blog header! x

Pam said...

What any amazing journal Cheryl! I can see why it took so long! Such detail. And awesome new blog header too! Hope the Doc gets everything sorted out for you soon!!

Sasha said...

WOW!! Your book is amazing, Cheryl. Fabulous work! It was well worth your time and patience. Love all your attention to detail and technique x

Your new blog header is fabulous, too xx

Suze Bain said...

What a fabulous journal Cheryl - I am so loving that gold crackle! Hope you start to feel better soon, take care, hugs, Suze xx

Brenda Brown said...

I'm not surprised this has taken so long Cheryl, packed with inky goodness and full of detail. A fabulous work of art.
Hope the docs get you sorted real soon. I get immune problem rashes and allergies and have to take anti-histamines every day which help. take care.
hugs {brenda} xox

Karen said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! looks like you had so much fun with this and it looks just amazing!!!!! You should be very proud of it, HUGS xxx

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! This is amazing project Cheryl. You put so much work to it, and it's absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs Nat

jackiescrafts said...

Great work as always Cheryl hun, you should be really proud of this.
I'm sorry you are poorly, I hope the blood tests help the Dr work out what's wrong so they can help you
Take care hunny
Hugs jackie x

emma mitchell said...

WOW Cheryl your journal is absolutely fabulous. Your work is truly amazing , love the new blog header too
Emma xx

Carol said...

Amazing work Cheryl, your journal is fabulous. Hope the Dr gets you sorted soon. Carol x
PS thanks for sharing at CPF too. x

Junibears said...

My sweet Cheryl, I do hope you're feeling a bit better. What a lovely job you've made of that Journal. It's just scrumptilicious! Hope you're dodging the April Showers. We had hail here this morning!
Much love
June xxx

Elaine said...

WOW cheryl this is absolutely stunning. I use my serif program a lot and have been looking for a steampunk cd on daisytrail but cant find one .
This is so creative well done Fabulous piece of work.
Hugs Elaine

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous journal hon. Just take care of yourself and feel better soon!

~Tammy~ said...

Wow that is rough when meds and body don't mix well! Hope you get a good report from the blood work.

This is totally awesome! I can't believe it didn't take you longer than three weeks. Holy cow this is rockin'! Love it lady! I really do!

sallysbitz said...

This is stunning Cheryl. I can see it has taken time to finish.

I do hope your blood results guide you to the right medication! Nothing worse than feeling not 100%.

I did notice your new header on your blog, very nice x

hugs sally x

Anesha said...

Stunning creation. HOpe you feel better soon. Hugs anesha

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Cheryl what a great book, I LOVE all your details!!~

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous book and am sure it took ages to do but so worth it. Glad to hear what the doc said, lets hope it starts clearing up. Hugs Annette x

Ira Huberts said...

What a tremendously goodlooking journal you've created here Cheryl! Wow, all of those fantastic elements and embellies, really a superb job! Also LOVE your new blog header!! Hugs, Ira xox

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Cheryl this is stunning! Your work is just amazing...all the details and I appreciate the extra pictures so we can see all the details.
Hope your feeling better soon sweetie

Sue said...

Aww sorry that the new tablets reacted badly Cheryl. I get that a lot - I am on so many different meds. So any new ones often upset the whole balance!! I know how frustrating it is. I hope your bloods come back ok.
Wow! your journal is Amazing!!! every page is So beautiful and a work of Art in itself. I love the Egypt image (my dream is to see the pyramids!) - and the cover with the cogs! I love it all hun - it's truly stunning!!
I love the new Header too - it looks really fab and so 3D!!
Take care and hope you feel a lot better very soon!!
Lots of Love Sue xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOw cheryl how artistic is this! Your work amazes me! Judy x

Lisa Jane said...

oops i forgot to say Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with your fabulous creation
Lisa x

Маги said...

Oh, Cheryl wonderful book! Fantastic work!

Happy Days said...

Oh wowee Cheryl this is amazing!! Love the gold crackle letters and the pages you've done in Serif are completely awesome - thought you'd done some sketching!!

Hope your bloods come back OK and that you soon start to feel heaps better.

Claire x

Susan.... said...

Wonderful work Cheryl ! Sending you a hug from across the miles and hope the tests all come back fine.
Susan x

Tracy said...

Hi Cheryl
A really gorgeous creation, beautiful design and love the work and commitment gone into the piece of art.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nikbee said...

A stunning book, Cheryl. I love all the details.
I'm sorry you haven't been feeling too well.
Take care,
Nikki x

Rebekah said...

Oh wow Cheryl what stunning work I just love what you did with the packaging from the metal charms I just threw mine away! Thanks also for entering over at Divas this wk and hope you are feeling better hugs Rebekah xx

Von said...

Cheryl this is one awesome book ! filled with wonderful pages :)
Take care now
Von x♥x

Fleur said...

Hi Cheryl, I really should visit more often, I LOVE this journal, it's perfect all the fab details and the use of "waste" is awesome
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Linby said...

wow! This is an amazing piece of work and I can see why it took 3 weeks to do, the effects are fab.
Love the new blog header, thought you might do one of you with your diy bits and bobs LOL!
Take care and I hope they sort out your medication really soon.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i am soooooooooo glad to hear you're feeling better! i absolutely LOVE steampunk and your blog looks fabulous! love, love, love your creations.... ALL OF THEM.

hugs :)

Lorraine said...

oh my day you really are the STEAMPUNK QUEEN you are so clever when it comes to steampunk love the crackle paint letters not tried that stuff yet,each and every page is absolutely stunning huni and love how you recycled the packaging too it looks really great a perfect keepsake it has your name written all over it i really love it huni,I really hope you are feeling much better now huni xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

Wow Cheryl,
This is fantastic. I love so many elements.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

I hope to see you enter next week!!

Sandy said...

Cheryl - I am really embarrassed for you to come to my blog. Now that is pathetic!!! You are the artsy fartsy diva and I love this. Absolutely amazing art work!!!!!

Pauline said...

Wow, this is an amazing journal Cheryl, I'm not surprised it took that long to finish! What a lot of work, and love has gone into this, it really is stunning!

Christine L said...

Hi Cheryl...

Oh wowwwwwwww an amazing creation.... love it all - must have taken an age to do - you have a lot of patience! And I think the great man would be well impressed!!

Glad you're feeling a bit better.... hope you continue on the mend!

Christine x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Astonishingly creative of you Cheryl. Not surprised it took a while to complete, there's SO MUCH work inside.

Hope you feel better soon hon. xxx

Judith said...

Hi Cheryl - thought I was at the wrong blog - great new header! Your journal is amazing more than a journal its a work of art, if someone told me it was a Tim Holtz original I'd have believed them - I really mean that. All this beautiful crafting must be occupying your mind while you're feeling so bad -the best therapy by far - look after yourself - hugs Judith x

Sharda said...

Absolutely love your blog; looks very unique and creative. Love all the wonderful things that you've created. Following you!;)

Mau xx said...

What a fabulous Journal Cheryl, Such a lot of amazing work and detail to take in.
Thanks for joining in with the MAWTT challenge.
Hugs Mau xx
Hope you get your health sorted very soon. Take Care xx

Terry said...

I sure hope the doctors get you feeling all better. It is just so stressful not knowing why we feel poorly! Well I am speechless over this journal! You have not left out one stunning detail. This is amazing!!! Have a great weekend!

Sue said...

Hi again Cheryl - just popped back hun to say....
Thank you for joining MAWTT for my 'Shabby Chic/Vintage' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Cheryl I hope your feeling better every day!!!
You book is awesome, so many great pages. Can't believe you did this while in bed. Amazing!
Hugs Lynn

Sue said...

Hi hun
i do hope you are feeling better soon hun, this is totally gorgeous, luv all the detail stunning work as always,have lovely weekend, sue,x

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous work again Cheryl!!! I do hope you feel better soon, big hugs Jo xxx

Esther said...

Hi Cheryl - wow I'm not surprised it took you three weeks, so much work in this and it's gorgeous ! love the metallic finishes and steampunk images..brilliant..Esther xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

WOWZERS! OMG there is nothing not to LOVE here! This is just amazing and wow so much work but oh so worth it hun! Love your blog header too! Thank you for playing with us at Moving Along With The Times :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi dear friend!! It has been a while since I last popped in and blogged. We are now moved into our new home. There is just so much to do but I had to take a moment to stop by...

Your creations are beautiful and creative!!


Margreet said...

Beautiful creation, is almost breathtaking what you have created....thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Violets Corner said...

Stunning project, love it!

Take care sweetie.


jaine the basement gal. said...

Wow Cheryl, I came on here to see what you'd been up to and 'bang' what a change. I love love love the new look, it's so arty. I love your recent work, this steampunk look is really suiting you.xx

Elaine said...

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your sweet comment, I am feeling a little better today, sat at my computer in my dressing gown., having spent four days in bed, coughing like an old man.
I have missed seeing everyone’s creations and am now up to a bit of commenting…… so here goes.

Your work is becomming more and more stunning , your talent is just expanding . Your creations are Fab and like Laurie said we can spot its your work from a mile off well done Hugs Elaine

June Nelson said...

Wow Cheryl I cant beleive this its amazing, what patience you have me lovely, its just so beautiful and a work of art to be treasured always xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is stunning hun, I love everything about it, your attention to detail is just brilliant, love it. Thanks for the mention and the link as well hun, hope you are feeling a bit better
Lindsay xx

Daniella said...

The first thing I was going to say was about the new look of your blog! The header is amazing!!! And that book is WOW!!!! I love the idea to use alcohol ink on the plastic scrap!!
Get some rest now! I hope everything will be alright with the doctor!

Lorraine said...

Yow, Cheryl, can you make a journal for me, lol? It is just gorgeous! I love all the different elements you incorporated and all the different techniques you used! Amazing! and I hope you feel better real soon, hun!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh wow Cheryl. You boll me over with these amazing creations and books you create. God has definitely blessed you with such a unique and artistic talent.

Take care and get to feeling better real soon. "Hugs"

Molecraft said...

Wow, what an amazing piece of work, so artistic! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x said...

Super fun and cute!

Marjo said...

Wowzers Cheryl, what a grogeous journal! It's just awesome, love, love, love it.

hugs, Marjo

baileyrosy said...

Considering all of your health issues you can still come up with fabulous creations such as these. You have us thoroughly spoilt cheryl with your amazing work. So many techniques and amazing details once again, I applaud you !!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Cheryl this is amazing, it would have taken me 3 months not 3 weeks to have completed and that is if I had just a pinch of your creativity, which I don't, lol. The detail and techniques are awesome, truly wonderful work.
Lorraine x

Stacey Richardson, said...

Stunning! So many beautiful vintage collage elements! Thanks for joining us at this week and good luck in the challenge!

Kim said...

Just getting caught up!! Fantastic journal!! I'd be at it a lot longer than 3 weeks!!

Jackie said...

Oh boy - fabulous work!
(Sorry I haven't been around much - too much studying to do!)

Sandy said...

I know I have commented on this before but I think the journal and pages are so amazing - out of this world!!!!!