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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

I am Back at last/Make your own Backgrounds

Hi guys
Well long time no see,hope you are still with me can totally understand if you are not.
Alfie has been really sick,thought at one point I was going to loose him,he lost so much weight he had to have an operation on his ear,then he hurt his back. So I spent a month nursing him back to health. No way was he going anywhere as I just could not bare to be without my little man.
Then my daughter Lisa moved,out so another week trying to get her settled in her new house,then getting mine,back with my craft room.
Then,33 years,and finally a brand new kitchen,totally gutted the whole place,ended up with new,cooker,washing machine,fridge, floor cupboards work tops the lot. Wow have never,seen so much lovely shiny new stuff,so that was another month,or chaos.
But I really hope and pray now things will improve I have started treatment due to the accident,last year,and have spent no time on the computer,just can not seem to settle for long. But hope this will sort its self soon.
Anyway enough of me running on,over at anything goes,this week the theme is make your own backgrounds,and this is what I came up with.
This is a canvas which I turned and used the other side,so it gave me,the frame. Covered it with material,then made some of the embellishments,book and paper,. The background inside is,made using tissue paper,then adhered to the base and using one of my stamps which was lightly tapped into,black Gee- Sso,to give that soft impression. 
So hope you will join us in our challenge this week,which started yesterday but I had computer issues,so hence one day late. The challenge is HERE

Here are a couple of things I have been playing with,as I have not done much crafting either,but did buy some indigo blu stamps which really helped with my Mo Jo.
This I stamped,the background onto white card,cut out using a spellbinders shape,then stamped in red paint,mixed with white Gee- Sso,then stamped the lady using coffee archival ink.

This one was stamped with Black Gee Sso then cut out using a spellbinders shape,then I stamped her again and used the flowers to decoupage with. Then finished with some distress inks.

Lots of things I have used can be found,on the craftden website HERE Indgo blu stamp can be found HERE

I will be back later I promise,as I have so missed you guys,I have a hospital app this morning so have to get ready,so will be back to catch up later all my love massive hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

56 comments:

Juls said...

Hi Cheryl, nice to see you back, have missed your creations ... & don't worry about the absence!! Sometimes life is more important!!! Love all your creations, I keep sitting on my hands with regard to that Elizabeth Bennett stamp, but after looking at your creations ... I really feel I NEED it!!!!!! Hugs Juls xx

Fliss said...

Lovely to hear from you Cheryl and so sorry that you've been having such a rough time lately.
I hope things improve for you very soon.
Really gorgeous creations there and my fave new Indigo Blu stamp too which looks amazing here.
Sending hugs, Fliss xxx

Chrissy said...

So nice to see you back Cheryl...so sorry to hear about poor wee Alfie, hope he is on the mend and soon back to his robust cute self...I love your canvas frame, so many wonderful elements and details, really gorgeous and love your two cards, especially the bottom one, she is just gorgeous, what a lovely face..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Kathyk said...

Great to see you back blogging and crafting again. So sorry to hear about poor Alfie and hope he perks up soon. Gr8 news about the kitchen (we had ours done after 27 years - what an upheaval? Gr8 when it was done though).

FAB projects - happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Sherryn said...

It's wonderful to see you back. your creations are great. xx

Alyce said...

so glad to see you are back cheryl! i'm so sorry you have had a hard time lately...hopefully it all settles down soon and thigns start to look on the up. i love your gorgeous projects - you have done such a beautiful job :)

DesignerDiva said...

Hello stranger it's ages since I last visited you! I'm so sorry, life gets in the way of this hobby!
Beautiful work Cheryl, your frame at the top is just stunning, so many perfect embellishments, I just love it!
Hope all has settled down now for you
Hugs Laurie xx

Junibears said...

Welcome back dear Cheryl. You really have been missed. I hope everything goes better for you now.
The work you've put on here is just delicious! I love it all.
Algie is one year old today and so full of mischief. I hope wee Alfie stays well now.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Irene said...

Welcome back Cheryl with gorgous creations as usual. Some bad and some very happy news so fingers X-ed from now on it only goes up hill for you and Alfie!!

xx Irene

brenda said...

Of course we are still here Cheryl and it's so mice to see you posting and creating your lovely artwork. That Indigo Blue image is a real fav of mine being a bit of a Bronte fan,

Poor Alfie, I do hope he continues to improve, it's so worrying when they are poorly. We are still back and forth to the Animal Health Trust with our pup Holly, she too needs an operation, but needs to develop more into a little lady first if you follow my drift.

Take care,

B x

Sue - bearhouse said...

It's lovely to see you back Cheryl and with such stunning creations too. I love the designs and your detailing is just amazing

It sounds like you have had a really busy time with lots going on. Sorry to hear about Alfie, I hope he continues to grow stronger.

Take care
hugs Sue xx

Pam said...

It's great to hear from you Cheryl, been thinking of you!! I just love your reversed canvas frame!! What an awesome idea, I have one of these lying around, now I know what I can use it for!! The other two projects have wonderful stamping on them! Hope things settle down for you soon!

rachel said...

Hi Cheryl - its lovely to have you back here in blogland - sounds like you've been having good and bad times but always busy. Hope things settle back to normal for you soon and that Alfie is all well and happy! Love your frame - and the indigo blu pieces too! Hugs rachel xx

Joanie said...

lovely to have you back Cheryl!. Love the canvas! Fab! Take care Hugs Joan x

Crafting Queen said...

Great to see you back. Hope Alfie is doing better. Enjoy your new kitchen!

nichtniedlich said...

Hi Cheryl,
I just discovered your blog and I like it! Especially this colorful frame you exposed on the Anything goes Challenge Blog - I love the vivid colors and the wonderful objects nearly more than the background :lol: ... which is fine, too! Please, tell me: what's the difference between Gee- Sso and "ordinary" gesso? I'd never thought stamping looks that fine with gesso - amazing. I have to try myself these days,
best wishes, serafeena

sue w. said...

Hi Cheryl, I know how you feel hun, life gets a bit complicated at times.
Love your work, so unique and super details.
Hugs Sue W.

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Cheryl it's good to have you back blogging, I've missed seeing your gorgeous creations. I can so understand though that you have been so busy and looking after little Alfie too

Hope life quietness down a bit for you now

Hugs Jackie x

Claire said...

YAY Great to see you back hun, glad Alfie is on the mend and you seem to be getting your house back to normal. Let's hope you start to return to good health too. Love your canvas and adore your Indigo Blu cards. Hugs, Claire x

Ira Huberts said...

Good to have you back Cheryl! Although I was sorry to hear about poor Alfie´s ordeal... Hope he´s doing much better now though so that you can really enjoy your new kitchen! Must be lovely! Your creations are all fab, so creative!! Hugs, Ira xox
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Terry said...

Welcome back and hopefully things will settle down and you can find more crafty time! Hope the little man improves each day and stays well! I understand very well about caring for our pets! My Molly is getting very old! Your altered frame is gorgeous and I love all your creations! Enjoy the day and your new kitchen!

xxcalamityxx said...

Hi Cheryl your canvas is amazing so many lovely details, love the cards too xhugsx Nikki

Debs said...

So lovely to see you back Cheryl and with such gorgeous work as always.
Sounds like you've had a busy time of it all - hope things start to settle down now for you.
Take care hun.
Debs xx

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Pauline said...

Hi Cheryl, so nice to see you blogging again! Sorry to hear that your little puppy has been poorly, hope he is now on the mend, and how exciting you have a new kitchen! I'm getting one next month too, can't wait!
Gorgeous inspiration here with your turned over canvas, and fab mixed media! You haven't lost your touch at all! Gorgeous work!

nnalorac said...

Great to see you blogging again Cheryl, so love your gorgeous creations. Hope your wee dog alfie is over the worst and you too. Carolxx

heidy said...

Hi Cheryl,hope Alfie is feeling better,poor thing!!
Love your creations,stunning as always!!
XXX Heidy

Von said...

Fingers crossed life settles done for you now Cheryl :) fab canvas and love the last card :)
Von ♥

Suze Bain said...

How lovely to 'see' you Cheryl, gee what a time you've had these last few months, I hope things are finally on the up for you. Those indigo blu stamps are gorgeous and I love the embellishments on the canvas. Take good care. Xx

Janine said...

They're all absolutely gorgeous Cheryl.
Glad to have you back. Sounds like you've had a really busy time of it lately. Hopefully things will settle for you, so you can enjoy your new craft room.
Hugs, Janine xx

Kat said...

Great to see you back again Cheryl. Poor wee Alfie, you must have been so worried about him! Apart from him being so ill you must have had a really busy time between Lisa moving out and your lovely new kitchen.

Glad to see you managed to find some time to craft. Love what you're showing us especially the last one. I think my friend has that gorgeous Indigo Blu stamp, she's lovely.

Take care,

Kat xx

Carol said...

Lovely to see you back Cheryl, you've certainly been through it over the last few months. Hoping the future months are a lot brighter.
You haven't lost your crafting touch though, these are gorgeous...love your canvas and what a fabulous way to use it. Carol x

Linby said...

Great to see you Hun and more of your fab creations. Glad Alfie is ok now. Take care.
Linby x

Netty said...

Good to see you back Cheryl and that Alfie is on the mend. Terrific projects as always, although Gee is a new one on me. Is it a special kind of ink? Hugs Annette x

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Sandy said...

Hey sugar!!! I have been thinking of you - thought maybe I had missed your posts. But now I see you are so busy. I am super happy that Alfie is okay now. You must have been sick with worry! And a whole new kitchen - WOW!!! You will want to keep it clean so don't cook in it.
Cheryl you have not lost your touch. That canvas turned into a frame is wonderful - you're a genius! And the red on top of the rich coffee is gorgeous -- I mean gorgeous. The lady is so pretty. Your works are always wonderful and creative - keep it up kid. I missed you!!
Sandy

1CardCreator said...

These are all gorgeous Cheryl! So glad you are feeling better and getting back into your crafting again! ~Diane

Carol said...

Hi Cheryl, glad things are calming for you now!1 Loving the canvas you altered!! Great to see how you created your own background and added such delicious and varied elements too. Lots to see here, which I love. Well done you!1
Hugs Carol xx

Karen Petitt said...

So sorry not been in touch hun, so glad to see you blogging again. Oh poor little Alfie - glad to hear he's on the mend and you are starting to feel a bit better.
These are wonderful huni - you are back with a bang! Stunning work, really stunning Karen xx

Mary J said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous Cheryl - love your original art! I'm really glad to hear things are getting back on track.

Big hugs
Mary x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Cheryl !! beautiful colour combos on all your creations… the frame on the first canvas is awesome!! so many gorgeous little details… and I love the image on the other cards… she's beautiful !! :-))
Ooh you have had a lot to contend with lately hun… I really hope sweet Alfie is on the mend now…. and hope all goes well for you too sweetie… I pray things settle down for you now…
I hope you can have a lovely weekend!
Sorry I have been a rubbish blogger lately... I don't seem to have as much time as I used to...
Looking forward to a relaxing weekend and I hope the weather brightens up for all of us !!
Take Care
Huge hugs
Sue xx

Tina said...

WELCOME BCK TO BLOGLAND !! stunning work as always hunnee, you are so talented and an inspiration to many. love and hugs Tina xx

Michele said...

even with all you have going on your work continues to be the most beautiful! i'm sending my good thoughts and wishes for your continued recovery, and for alfie to get well and for your daughter to be happy in her new home. best wishes with your kitchen too! much love to you. xo

Jackie said...

You have had a lot to put up with. Hope Alfie is full recovered now.
Three fab pieces. I particularly like your second piece. Jx

Shazza said...

lovely to see you back and glad Alfie is on the mend as well as you. Jealous of your new kitchen, I would love one here. Loving your latest pieces x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely to see you back Cheryl! You certainly have not forgotten how to create. These are just stunning! Judy x

Judith said...

Nice to see you around again Cheryl - sounds like time is just runing away with you with so much to do - love your fab creations stuning as always hugs Judith x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are just fabulous hugs Pops x x x

Sasha said...

Lovely to see you back creating and blogging, Cheryl. Three beautifully created pieces of work from you, as always.
Sorry to hear that Alfie has been poorly. We lost our fur baby in March and we miss her sooo much. Pleased to hear that you got a new kitchen, though.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment xx

June Nelson said...

Wow sweetie you havent lost your touxh gave you, are these amazing , your so talented, hope your keeping ok now lots of love and huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Claire Phillips said...

So pleased to see your projects Cheryl. Hope all was positive at your appointment. Take care Cheers Claire x

Moira Gray said...

Good to have you back, gorgeous creative work as usual.

Moira xxx

Heather said...

It's glad to see you back Cheryl, I hope your terrible times are now settling down. Stunning creations, so many wonderful creations on your first, a fabulous design and colour scheme on your third, the last is my favourite - stunning and my colours!!

hugs
Heather xx

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coldwaters2 said...

Cheryl you will never know how delightful to see your awesome creations back these are stupendous, brilliant work. I am so glad that Alfie is better now give him a kiss from me.
hugs
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ileana said...

Hi Cheryl, nice to hear you are here again. As you always do, your creations are stunning! thank you for sharing them. Have a wonderful week, hugs,