Family Christmas Cards

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November 29, 2020
I am able to share this set of Christmas cards that I made for my family because they have received them in the post already! I was pretty organized this year and as my children and grandchildren live in the UK, I was worried they wouldn’t get their cards in time. 
These cute critters are from the stamp set Fuzzy Hugs by Mama Elephant. 
Techniques used: stamping, masking, ink blending, Copic colouring.

Craft Room

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November 25, 2020

Here it brand spanking new craft room and I love it!

Generally, the foundation of the design. including the peg board is from IKEA. If you look closely, you will see several cards on there. They were sent to me during this strange year by some of my favourite crafters in the letting you know one of them is from Jennifer McGuire shameless name dropping?? I have some blog/Instagram hops coming up with a couple of fabulous card companies, so keep and eye for those in December and January. I also have a ton of Christmas card inspiration coming, so get ready!

Merry Christmas Die

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November 23, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Well, nearly :)

This Merry die was released last Christmas by Simon Says Stamp, but it arrived too late for me to use it then. So, it got pulled for this design. I made a silver and a gold version of the same card and added some greenery and subtle snowflakes to compliment the die.

Dachshund Through the Snow

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November 20, 2020


I wanted to make a big batch of Christmas cards in memory of our little Sasha and this stamp set fitted the bill perfectly. It's called Dachshund Through the Snow, and it's by Clearly Besotted Stamps

I did a bit of stamping, masking, ink blending and Copic colouring. I did 18 cards in total !!!
So fun! 

It was a whole days work last Sunday making them, but so worth it.

Let the card making Commence!

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November 16, 2020

 Hi guys

Well, my first giveaway to celebrate my return to card making went well!

A lucky crafter on Instagram won them, which is wonderful. 

I have been on a bit of a hiatus for nearly half of this year. We had put our house up for sale, and then the pandemic hit. We had already put a deposit on another house, so it was pretty stressful. It all eventually came together, but then one of my little dogs, Sasha passed away on Canadian Thanksgiving Day. She had been diagnosed with insulinoma two years ago, and was outliving all expectations. It was very hard to lose her though, and the house is very quiet without her. Our other pup, Molly has wandered around the house at times, but seems to be settling down now.

One awesome thing that I have been able to do since moving into our new home is build a brand new craft room!

Check out my next post if you want to check it out!

Bye for now, Cheryl :)

I'm Back!

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November 09, 2020

Hi guys! 

I’m back in the crafting world!

Over recent months I have moved home, lost my poor little Sasha, and designed a brand new craft room!
I have also been designing Christmas cards, which is my favourite type of card. I love Christmas and I am looking forward to it more than ever this year!
I will be posting a giveaway tonight over on my Instagram to celebrate. I am giving away 4 stamp sets from 4 different craft companies, so keep an eye out for that. 
I am planning to share my new craft room with you over the coming days over on Instagram and here on my blog. I also have some new card designs to get you inspired for Christmas crafting.

Whoop!... :)

Hang in There

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June 26, 2020

Today it's time for some sloths. Lawn Fawn designed this cute little stamp set and I hadn't used it before now. That's one thing with the pandemic, it's making me check out my stash. This set is called Hang in There. It had that as a sentiment but also the happy birthday. I coloured the little guys in with Copic markers and used some die cuts for dimension. Are you still 'hanging around' these days, or are you back to normal living?⁣
Bye for now, Cheryl :)

Hedgehog Hugs

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May 05, 2020

So, it’s Tuesday. Not my favourite day of the week really as it’s a work day 😂 But the sun is out and I know the recipient of one of these cards got theirs yesterday, so now I can share with you. The lovely Michelle is the genius behind the card designs at The Card Grotto. Her designs always make me smile and I am always inspired by what she comes up with, especially her Copic colouring! She is a fabulous advocate for the wonderful Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts and Cricut for that matter! She has inspired me for a number of years, by her love of white space and her fantastic Copic colouring. Thank you Michelle for sharing your talent 💗 This cute stamps and die date used here are by Lawn Fawn and its called Hedgehugs. Lawn fawn are masters of CUTE in the crafting world! 💗

Cricut Easy Press

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April 26, 2020

I purchased a new tool from Cricut, the Easy Press 2. This is the 6”x7” version (in mint, of course). During the unusual times we are experiencing, I have tried to use the time to master new things. I first made a ton of cards using different techniques and now I have concentrated on Cricut Design Space. All this led me to playing with some designs and print vinyl decals to pretty up my craft tools. First my new Easy Press Then, my Cricut Explore Air 2! 

Pretty Pink Posh

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April 24, 2020

These beauties took some time to make but it was so enjoyable. The beautiful LOVE Stamp Set and Die is by Pretty Pink Posh.
I coloured the letters and die cut each letter 3 times to give added dimension. I lightly stamped the background for added interest, as I felt it needed a little something. I gifted a couple of these cards to some fabulous crafters n the industry. You know who you are 🥰 
In case you were wondering, I used the ready printed sentiment strips by Simon Says Stamp -  these have been sooooo handy!

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