Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Halloween Pictures and Cards

Happy Autumn to everyone.
So sorry I have not posted anything for some time.
I have been very busy. So I am trying to play catch up on a few things.

Good news though, I have been asked to create the banner for my wards
Christmas party this year :)
I am Very excited about being able to do that :)

Also I have joined the PTA at my daughters school, and will be helping them with their Christmas fair, they are trying to have more homemade baked goods this year, so I will be doing a lot of baking, as well as helping out on the craft stalls for the kids. So I am going to be busy for the next few weeks :)

Anyways, since I am trying to catch up on projects and cards I have made over the past few months, I thought I would get them all posted today!!!!

So to start things off I thought I would post the pics of my kids at Halloween :)

David, Derek and Emma Halloween 2010
As you can see my oldest son David didnt feel like
dressing up this year :(

This is my beautiful daughter Emma in her very cute witches outfit :) She said "witches have green faces"....so that is what we did...and I dont know if you can tell, but she has a black mole drawn on her face , she said" mommy witches have big black moles by their noses" Can you tell how excited she was :)

And this is my youngest son Derek as a dead school boy hehe had
a lot of fun doing this outfit and his make-up.

Had a very good Halloween, was not too cold this year and it did'nt rain !!!
I made a huge pot of homemade chilli, and when we got home we had that and watched movies :)

Wedding Anniversary Card
This is a card I made for a friend of mine, she wanted male colours but for it to be a bit feminine.
So I did just that :) Used male colours, deep reds and blues and greys, and added flowers and glitter to make it a bit feminine. And she loved it :)

Items used:
Complete Boy paper pack by My Minds Eye...love this paper pack!!!
Sewing Machine
Nesties
Flower punch and blue gems
White Gelly Roll pen

Stamp by Magnolia:
I used Promarkers on the image.
Skin: Ivory,Vanilla, Saffron
Cheeks:Soft Peach, Coral
Dress and Top: Ivory
Pants: Cool Grey 2 and Black
Shoes:Henna
Roses: Berry Red

Another Wedding Anniversary Card:)
This card I made for another friend of mine, she wanted something a bit cheeky :) So again that is what I did hehe . And she too loved the card:)

Items used:
Penny Lane paper pack
Purple and White cardstock
Ribbon from stash
Border punch from MS

Stamp by TGF
I used promarkers on the image.
Skin and Cheeks: Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron, Coral and Soft Peach
Hair: Pastel Yellow and Buttercup
Dress and Shoes: Mulberry
I did her lips in Red before I stamped , if you do this give it a few minutes to dry, or it could possibly smear when mixing in other colours.

Birthday Card
I got asked to make a birthday card for a woman that was turning 60. I was asked if it could be black and white with pearls. Well I am not used to making
black and white cards period lol.......so this was a bit of a challenge for me!!
But I was up for it!! And it turned out way
better than I thought it would !!
And the woman that asked me to make it, thought it was very elegant:)
Which made me feel very good !!

Items used:
White and Black cardstock
LetterPress with Black ink
Sizzix texture plate
Self Adhesive Pearls
Flowers from stash
Nesties

Wedding Card
So many people have had babies this year and so many people
have been getting married...am sure its something in the water !!! :)

Items used:
White and Gold cardstock
Peel-off stickers
Roses from stash and I took a Promarker around
the edge of the roses to highlight them.

Stamp by Magnolia
I used Promarkers on the image.
Skin and Cheeks: Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron, Coral, and Soft Peach
Dress, Shirt, Pants and Shoes: Ivory, Cool Grey 2 and Black, Henna
Hair: Cinnamon,Henna
Roses: Burgundy

Going Back to August hehe
This is the card I made for Emmas teacher when they returned to school. She was so excited and nervous at the same time about going back because her brother Derek had left the school and gone into highschool:( Gosh how they grow!!!
So she asked if I would make something for her class and her teacher and this is what I came up with.
Since her teacher this year is a male...I didnt think giving him a card to match her Top-Note basket would be ok lol......so I made him the card above. And he really liked it:)

The Top-Note basket I made on my cricut machine.
I found a design, but it wouldnt work!!
So I sat and sat and sat some more and designed a basket that pretty much matched the one I had tried to use.

The lollipops inside are covered with a strawberry lollipop holder,
that I also cut on my machine.
There was enough in this little basket for 27 kids and 1 teacher :)


Baby Carry All Front View
Told you there was lots of woman having babies this year !! This is one of the Baby Carry Alls I made. Again I had found a cut file to use. But upon opening it, I found out that it was the wrong type of file for my program:(
So again I sat and sat and sat some more and re-designed this file! And came up with this, which is pretty close to the one I tried to use!! So I am happy!!
And my friends that have had babies this past summer have loved them !!

Side View
Another Baby Card
I designed this Baby card for a teacher....she didnt know what she was having and didnt want to find out until the baby was born....didnt think anyone did that anymore hehehe
So I used colours that would be ok for a boy or girl!!

Cri-Kit Gel Pens for the Cricut
Ok so I had not bought any craft stuff for awhile!! Talking like 4-5 months !!! So when I seen these I thought omg how cool are they !! And they are very cool!!

So what do they do ?
Well they are pens that come with a case and are magnetic at one end and fit right into your cricut machine . They allow you to draw the images , or wording!!
And if you have a program like MTC or SCAL not sure if its the same in Cricut design studio....but it allows you to draw and then cut out the image !!!

So that is what I had done above....with the gel pens , it drew the image, and then I change the holder back to the cricut blade and cut the image out on the cricut.

I coloured in the ears, toes and flowers with my Pastel Sakura pens.
They turned out really nice :)

Thanks for looking:)
Cheryl

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

18th Birthday and Baby Cards



Here are some cards I made for a friend of mine.
I hope she likes them :) The pictures dont do them justice .
One of the pictures is rather dark..and no matter what I did ..it was still dark :(


18th Birthday

Items used:
Book-a-Trix board
White and purple cardstock
Papers by DCWV
Brads, Mesh and Ribbon from stash
I used an SVG file from Scrapped Lives. You can find it here .
Really like these little flowers:)
Nestabilities
Purple Glitter glue

Stamp is by TGF
Cheeky Beauty
I used Promarkers to colour her in.


Baby Boy

Items used:
White and Baby Blue cardstock
DCWV Glitter cardstock
DCWV papers
Ribbon from stash
Sizzix Texture Plate
Nestabilities


Baby Girl

Items used:
White and Pink cardstock
Papers by Papermania: Honey and Hugs
Ribbon and tiny flower stickers from stash
Nestabilities
Sizzix Texture Plate


Thanks for looking,
Cheryl

Monday, 23 August 2010

Just a few Cards


Just a few cards today.
Trying to get some of the cards I have made over the summer posted...
bit hard when I have been so busy.
This summer seems to of gone soo fast. My kids go back to school in 2 weeks :(
Love when they are off school. 6 weeks just isnt long enough :(

And sooo many people having babies this summer....omg....seems
like everywhere I look , someone is pregnant lol . Lol someone asked me if I wanted more kids....I said ye maybe a couple of years ago when Emma was like 4-5 ...but now that she is going to be 8 .....no, no, no, no, no lol .

Anyways.....here is a card that I have made for a friend of mine.

Baby Whale Card

Items used:
White, Brown, Light Blue, and Black Cardstock
Blue Glitter flocking powder for the whales spout and belly
Brown Ribbon
DCWV paper for the whales body
GellyRoll pen to highlight


Lots of birthdays the past few weeks as well.
So have a few cards I will be posting over the next few days.
This one is for a birthday coming up :) Can't say who its for though lol

Butterfly Birthday

Items used
Grey co-ordinations cardstock
Gelly Roll pen for faux stitching
Nesties
And I dont remeber where I got the svg file from...When I figure it out
I will link their blog.


14th Birthday

This card I made for a friend of my children.
She really loved it !!

Items used
Book-a-trix
DCWV paper
Hot pink and Light Pink cardstock
Yellow Ribbon, flower and gems from stash
Fruit punch glitter glue on the 14

And last but not least...
My cousin got married a couple of weeks ago...and this
is the wedding card I made her.
She and her husband loved it :)
The colours I used matched her wedding colours.


Wedding Card

Items used
White and Pink cardstock
White ribbon, Corner stickers ,Wedding Day sticker and pearls from stash

Stamp
Modern Couple by Magnolia..think that is the name..
looked on the package
and it dosent say
I used promarkers on the couple

Thank you so much for looking :)
Cheryl


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Surfs Up


Today I have a couple of male inspired cards.

The 1st one is a Surfer card. I used a SVG file that I found over at Scrapped Lives. The wonderful Carla designed them.
The only thing she asks, is if you use her files, is to send her a pic
of them , so she can post them on her blog to show what you can do with them.

Surfs Up
Items used:
White, Aqua, Black cardstock
Twine and Brads
Surfer Svg file from Scrapped Lives ...this will take you direct to the link
Aqua ink to ink the edges of the white cardstock
Sizzix Texture plate to emboss the White cardstock
I designed the Surfs Up tag, but do not have an SVG file for it yet .
And Aqua glitter glue to add a bit of bling and texture.


Biker Dude
Items used:
Dark Turquoise cardstock
Basic Grey Paper for the background
Brown core stock card....looks red in the picture...I sanded it down to distress it and to show the white core .
Scal file from Scrapped lives ....will take you directly to the link
I designed the Dude tag...but again I dont have a file for it yet .

Thanks for looking
Cheryl Standley

Sunday, 11 July 2010

I'm back:)


Ok so I have been away awhile. Lots of things have been going on.

We were planning on moving back to the states this year,
but other things have come up. So moving has been put
off til early -middle of next year now :(

And then around Easter my mother delivered my brothers -girlfriends baby:) Her name is Kylee Faith. And she is beautiful. And I am very excited to be an aunt again !!!

Also back in March-April, I started a craft club at my childrens school. And it has been loads of fun, being able to show the ladies that come weekly new techniques as well as learning new things. So I have been very busy with that , and now that the kids are about to break up for the summer , I have a bit of time to sit and blog.

My oldest son David finished high school. He starts 6th form in the fall , and My 2nd oldest son Derek is starting high school, and Emma will be in 3rd grade .....where does the time go !! Seems like yesterday I was changeing diapers lol.

Anyways.....
Time for some cards now!!! :)


Anya Rocks the Farm

I made this card for my sister-in-laws birthday:)
I love this stamp and its such a fun image to work with and colour.
And it being summertime
I wanted bright and vivid colours.

Stamp by: TGF
I coloured the image in useing Promarkers.
Highlighted with a Gelly roll pen.

Bumble Bee Birthday:)

I made this card for my nieces birthday.
I embossed the light pink cardstock with my BigShot machine,
and used a Xcut border punch for the scallops. You can't tell from the image,
but on the black parts of the bee I used black flocking powders. Added google eyes,
and highlighted with a Gelly roll pen.


Fishy Birthday
This card is for a friends birthday that is coming up .
I wanted something fun and summery.

Stamp by: TGF
I coloured the fish in useing Promarkers.
Added glitter glue to the water, sand, plant, and fish.
Embossed the card ,and highlighted with a Gelly roll pen
Sentiment is by C.C.DESIGNS


Surfer Dude
This card is for my sons 16th birthday. Again I wanted to make something
that was fun and summery . Also I have not made a bookatrix card before ,
and I have really enjoyed making this.

Stamp by: TGF
Coloured him in useing Promarkers.
Used Glitter glue on the 16 and birthday.


Copper-Ivory Wedding

This card is for a friend . She asked me to make a
card for her son that is getting married. She told me the colours are
Copper and Ivory...such pretty colours !!
Again, I used the bookatrix board to make this card. It isnt finished yet, There is a tag that will go on the right side. But its so pretty , I just wanted to show what I've done so far:)

Stamp by: Magnolia
I coloured the couple in useing Promarkers.
Highlighted with a Gelly roll pen.


Thanks for looking,
Cheryl



Sunday, 11 April 2010

TGF Scrapbook Page

Lol I forgot to post last night,
Got to watching a movie with my family.

So here is my scrapbook page, I left the journaling box blank.


Voteing starts today over at TGF Gallery . All you need to do to vote is leave a comment
on my teams project :)
If you have not registered yet, its easy,Just click the link above, register,
Confirm thru your email, It will redirect you back to the site, log in and then leave a comment.
You can find my Teams project in Contests/Challenges-TGF ROYAL BATTLE- WEEK3
Look for my teams name under the picture"Sassy Lassies"
If you have already registered, just login.

Thanks :)
Cheryl

Friday, 9 April 2010

Happy Friday !!

Good morning,
It's the weekend woohoo :)

Ok so this past week has been a bit of a whirl wind haha . My kids have been off school on their Easter break. And I have been so sick, plus the weather isnt sure what it wants to do......rain be sunny, or hail lol. So doing anything or going anyplace sort of went out the window:(

As you know my team Sassy Lassies for the
TGF RORYAL BATTLE made it
thru to the 3rd round.

Wooohooo go team Sassy Lassies !!!!!!

Thank you all so very very much for voteing for us !! I know each one
of us really appreciates all the
wonderful comments you all have left.

This weeks challenge is to create a scrapbook page
useing 1 or more of their stamps.
So This week I am doing the challenge :)

I got so nervous, that I made a scrapbook page, and then my husband came in and was like....."well make a couple layouts, you have until Friday to get it in and let the ladies on your team decide which one to use ". OMG make a few layouts lol .
Well I did, and my team picked a cute one !!!

I won't show you the one they picked until tomorrow, but I thought I
would share the ones they
did'nt pick today :)





So please please please vote this week!!

If you have already registered, all you need to do is log in and leave a comment
you will be able to find our team project in
Contests/Challenges-TGF ROYAL BATTLE-WEEK3
Look for our teams name under the pictures.
Sassy Lassies

If you have not registered, its easy to do.
Just go here , then to the galleria in the sidebar.
Register,confirm thru email, you will be redirected back to the site,then login and leave a comment:)

Thanks so much for all the support everyone has given our team !!!

Have a great Friday :)
Cheryl


Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone.
Did Hope you all get nice treats :) Lots of chocolate hahaha.

Voteing for the Royal Battle Week2 starts today :) Please vote for our team.
Our team is SassyLassies.
Our teamie Beckie created the Easel card for this week and its very pretty !!!!! Love the colours, the image and all the embossing she did. To see her card, click her name :)

You can find our card in the gallery over at TGF in..Contests/Challenges-TGF ROYAL BATTLE-WEEK2

If you have already registered, all you need to do is Sign in. Remeber to leave a comment for your vote:)

And if you have not registered, its easy, at the top of the page hit "Register" ,fill in the info,confirm thru email,then log in to the site. It wil redirect you back to the sitefrom your email, but you still need to log in to be able to vote:)

Remeber to look for our team name, "Sassy Lassies",it will
appear under the picture of the card :)

Help us get to round 3 of the Battle :)

Thanks again and HAPPY EASTER
Cheryl

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Battle Week 2 at TGF

Good Morning :)

I just want to give a BIG thanks to everyone who voted for team "Sassy Lassies".
We got thru to round 2 of the battle :)

Thank you for all the support and lovely comments for Jan :)

This week at TGF Royal Battle, the challenge is to create an Easel Card.

Our lovely teamie Beckie is going to be takin on this challenge :) You can find her blog here



Battle Week2 Easel Card
This is not our card.....this from TGF site for demo purposes :)

You can find a tutorial here on how to make Easel Cards:)

Thanks for looking,
Cheryl


Sunday, 28 March 2010

Battle Week 1 over at TGF

Hello,

Ooo what a day.
A bit of a hic up at the TGF blog...they didnt post our card :( But it is all sorted now !!!!
And today we start voteing for the cards over at TGF Blog, for the Battle of the Teams.

As I have posted before ,my team is called Sassy Lassies:)

The theme for the 1st battle was to create a retro card useing a colour scheme.

Jan has made a beautiful card :) I love how she has coloured Anya, she looks very retro sailor to me :) And I love the summer time feel as well. This reminds me of the old time post cards of summer :)

You can cast your votes over at TGF Galleria -Contests/Challenges-TGF Royal Battle-Battle Week1. Each person gets 3 votes/comments. So please please vote for our team :) Just look for either the card or our Team name " Sassy Lassies" And besure to leave a comment or it will not count :)

Direct Link to the card is here


Thanks for looking,
Cheryl

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Sassy Lassies

Today over at The Greeting Farm blog,
we got our first challenge for the Battle of the Teams.
And its pretty cool, the challenge is to create a card
with a retro theme and useing a colour scheme.




So here is the picture we have to go by for the colour scheme.
They are really pretty
bright spring colours:)

For the first challenge our Sassy Lassie Jan is going to be doing it. So please check out her blog :) She has made a very fun retro card :) But no peeking yet. Think she is keeping it a suprise until Sunday when you can comment at TGF Galleria


So Please please on Sunday go and vote for our team and join in with the fun:)

Thanks for looking,
Cheryl


Emma Bookmark Card

Hello,
Today I made a bookmark card for the challenges over at ICSketches and A Spoonful of Sugar.
The challenge at ICSketches is a sketch and its really pretty. The challenge at A Spoonful of Sugar is called" BookMark This"
So I made a matching set :)


Front of the card is for the sketch at ICSketches



And the bookmark is for the challenge at A Spoonful of Sugar


Thanks for looking,
Cheryl

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Easter and Anya Cards


Hello,
The weekend is almost over, then back to cleaning house,
and getting my kids off to school.
But then two weeks Easter break.....sweet:) hehe

So..I was in the mood to make some Easter cards. Was getting really upset. I have looked and looked for cute Easter stamps. And there is just not that many out this year :(

So I decided to use a stamp I got last year :) Love this stamp.
But not only did I use this stamp..I made book mark cards.
And they turned out really GREAT!! If you have not made one before...you
should really give it a go:)

Easter Bonnet

This is the front of the card. It looks a bit lop sided but it isnt, I
couldnt get the card to stay full closed
sitting on my little easel:(



This is the inside and the bookmark.
Was trying to show the bookmark more :) Isnt it cute :)


Easter Bonnet2

This is another Easter card I made , its the same as above...but in orange :)

Items used on both cards:
Card by DCWV
Nesties
Orange and Lime Green cardstock

Stamp:
Easter Bonnet by Penny Black
I used Promarkers on both images. And then added
a bit of Glitz It glitter glue to the flowers

Colours used:
Hat:Saffron,Honeycomb
Body: Cool Grey 1-2
Bow: Lime
Flowers:Buttercup,Lemon,Baby Pink


Hello! Anya

Here is an Anya bookmark card I made. I made this for the challenge over
at TGF for Farm Fresh Fridays
sketch this week. Its a really cute Sketch . Had fun doing this. Also not used this stamp before so
was itching to ink use it :)


Inside of card to show the bookmark.

Items used:
Papermania Cardstock
Papers by DCWV
Buttons from stash

Stamp:
Dressy Anya

I used Promarkers on her and added a bit of
Glitz It glitter glue to the flower.

Colours:
Flower:Poppy,Orange,Sunflower
Dress,Shoes and Socks:Lime Zest,Pear Green,
Cool Aqua,Artic Blue
Skin:Ivory,Vanilla,Saffron
Cheeks:SoftPeach,Coral
Hair:Spice


Anya and Ian Book Marks
Over at Quixotic Challenges for challenge #17
its Altered Anya challenge. You can
do waterever you want really.
From as little to as much as you like in altering .
Well I didnt really alter Anya as such..but I am used to
useing her on cards. And I thought since I had been making book mark cards,
I would turn Anya and Ian into
book marks for my kids. So I hope this counts. as I altered the way I use them :)


After I finished both book marks I laminated them so they would last .

Thanks for looking,
Cheryl