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Another Sugar Nellie Challenge!

I had this card done and mailed out over a week ago because it was for a Halloween Birthday. I haven’t supplied the deets for this card yet because unfortunately I have been under the weather for weeks now and just can’t seem to kick it. Anyhoo, I do want to try to participate in a few challenges and I just love the Sugar Bowl Challenge. All of the deets for this card are written down for me to add later, but I did use Stampin Up Cardstock, K & Co DP and Copics for coloring.I hope to participate in more challenges soon since I have a nice collection of Hanglars going on along with my Maggies but I just don’t feel like I have the ability to compete out there. I feel like a wee one with all of that talent floating around~smile~
I hope you enjoy my card…the 10 year old boy who got it loved it:-)
Hugz,
Cheri

p.s. be sure to check out the Sugar Nellie blog where they have all kinds of new releases going on!!! I just can’t wait to get my itchy fingers on the new Simply Adorable stamps!

My Sugar Nellie’s Came Today!

I have been waiting for my order to complete my card for Challenge #45  at the Sugar Bowl and when it finally came today I fell in love with this stamp!!

I had ordered the whole set of Sassy Girls figuring that I would definitely use one of those….waiting on pins and needles when they come on the very last day of the challenge, right, but I really had to use one of the stamps from this set since the theme was Autumn.


I guess I’ll use one of my girls next go round. Here is my card, hope you like it.  I will be back later with all of the deets on it.  For now I have to go fix dinner.

Hugz,
Cheri

A New Sugar Nellie Card

Hello all….Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while.  I have just gotten over pneumonia, bronchitis (still coughing though) and a serious, nasty sinus infection.  Let me tell you…it definitely kicked my butt.

Anyhoo, I just finished a card for my Grandaughters birthday and thought I would share it with you.  I just love all of the Sugar Nellie stamps but these Manga girls are adorable.My camera skills need a little work…or a lot I guess LOL.  This picture really doesn’t capture the personality of the card.

Mia, our granddaughter, is a princess…just ask her!  So the only color that will work for this princess is PINK.

Unfortunately there are things on the card that you probably can’t really see.  I made it a point to make the image sit exactly on the edge of the bottom layer of paper.  Also I used glossy accents to puff up her hair bow and then I ended up pretty much hiding it by framing the Manga image.  I have texturized her boots with copic blending solution on a piece of old terry cloth. Last I framed her to set her off and make her kind of pop out at you…which worked but I had to soften that just a bit with some whitewashing on the borders  of the frame.

I then added gems with my new I-Rock tool, to the top of the frame to make it kind of look like a Crown.  Last but not least I added this awesome flower that I received from Jacque. It’s from Wild Orchid flowers and I just added a little yellow stickles to give it some zip.

Materials used: Stampin Up Pink Pirouette cardstock, the DP is DCWV Sweet Stash. I used Nestabillities Labels 10 and Imaginisce assorted bling and the tool. Wild Orchid Paper Flower.

Copics used: E000 E00 E21 R20
RV000 RV11 RV14 RV34 RV09
Y21 Y23 YR21 YR23
E35 E29 E25

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my SugarNellie card made with the sweet little Manga Girl image. I gladly accept any and all comments where I need to improve.  Please take the time to let me now what you think of my card and what I could do to improve it.

I’m going to enter this card in a new challenge group called Southern Girls Challenge where the challenge right now is Anything Goes!  In case you’ve never been here before that is my goal…to enter challenges since I’m very new to them.

Hugz,

Cheri

House Mouse – Red-Orange-Yellow

Just a quick post today for a very quick card I made last night.

The House Mouse Challenge is Red-Orange-Yellow and I wanted to participate this time.

Then last night around 9pm I remembered I had to get my brother’s birthday card made for Monday….yikes! Yes, I knew it was his birthday but I have been sick with “Acute, nasty, bronchitis”. This was the doctor’s official diagnosis, lol, but I really do have to agree with him.

I put this card together way too fast, and it shows, and my brother is stuck with a mouse, with these colors and this layout so that I could enter 3 challenges with one card.  Sorry Chuckie)-:  Sure hope he likes mice.

The cardstock is Stampin Up Dusty Durango, the DP was in a little gift pack so I don’t know but sure wish I had more. Colored with copics E00, E33, E35, E37, R20, C8, Y15, Y18, YR15, YR18, YG63 and multiple spicas. The ribbon is just from my stash and the bling is from K & Co.

The challenges I would like to enter this card in are:

House Mouse & Friends Red-Orange-Yellow
CPS Card Sketches
Lexis Creations Yellow & Orange (looks like I missed out on this one)

I’ve never entered multiple challenges before so I hope I have done it right…if not somebody please let me know….I appreciate any and all help with my card making.

Hugz,
Cheri

Tim Holtz Tutorial Update & Happy Mail!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Personally I have found a lousy sore throat and cold somewhere and it has kept me in bed all day.
However when I just checked my blog I was amazed at the over whelming number of people interested in this little rosette.  I just made another one and it took me about 3-4 minutes just so you have an idea how long it takes.  This time I cut the paper with a scalloped edge before I cut the strip size I wanted to use.  I also went down a little in size to 1″.  I will put the pictures here in the order of how I made the Tim Holtz type Rosette.  Also, I used light weight paper because I was just trying this out and Tim I believe uses 80lb paper for this.Since I have already listed the supplies and steps in the post before this one I thought this picture would be enough.  As you can see I held the Rosette closer together in the middle this timeAfter I finished this one I decided to dress it up a bit so I found a clear button to fit the center.  I then colored the button with my copic C35 and tied a piece of crochet thread in the middle of it.As you can see it definitely finishes it off…I love it.  The finished size of this is 2 1/2″ and I’m sure you can make it any size you want.  In Tim’s video he shows where he has cut some of these in half to make a bunting like you would see for the 4th of July.  You just have to make sure the cut side is covered with chipboard to prevent it from coming apart.

Now on to my happy mail!!!  Today I received a package from none other than Jacque.  If you have not seen her work you are missing some of the most beautiful work out there.
I was lucky enough to need a baby girl card when she was offering one….oooh it’s going to hurt to give this up.Even the inside of her cards are a work of art!!!This came in a plastic box that is just perfect for giving to the lucky mommy.Not only did she send me the card though, as if that’s not enough right…..she also sent me some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers which is totally awesome because I have never used any before.  Of course I am off to make her a thank you card…but I’m scared to death…my cards look like a 5th grader’s compared to hers.

Thank you Jacque, and thank you to everyone that takes the time to look here.  Please let me know what you think of my tutorial…don’t you just love it with the button.

That’s all for now.  Time to go rest and take care of this yucky cold.

Hugz,
Cheri

A Card For Bella

Bella Tucker is an 8-year-old girl who attends South School Elementary in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  Bella came down with a near fatal infection on Easter Sunday. Doctors gave little hope for this third graders’ survival, but after five days in a coma she miraculously survived.
Unfortunately, her survival from this infection was not without significant cost.  The infection caused extensive tissue damage, and on April 27, 2010, Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery and is currently facing an extremely long and hard recovery at Children’s Hospital in Boston with extensive rehabilitation to follow, as she learns to live life without her limbs.
Bella is part of a gymnastics team with the daughter of a fellow stamper.  As  a stamping community everyone is reaching out in any way they can.  You can help support Bella and her family too by visiting http://www.bellatucker.org/

There are, as always, generous hearts out there holding Blog Hops for Bella.  If you would like to make a card for Bella please do and then visit Denise to start the hop for this week and get the address for Bella’s card.  I hope every one of you will find it in your heart to give to this beautiful little girl.

This is my card for Bella.  She is a Sugar Nellie called Fragile Beauty stamped on Neenah paper.  Then I colored my own background with my copics to match the image (it took time but it was great fun).  Cardstock is Stampin Up Regal Rose, Purely Pomagranate and Basic Black.  I used two border punches and a little heart charm and of course bling:)
I tried to show you a better shot of the punches and bling but it didn’t work very well.  The copics used are:  E50  E51  R20, YR23  Y21  Y23, RV32  RV34  R39, G14  FYG2, B21  B23, Y06  YR04, E31  E35, Spicas.

I hope you enjoy this card and you get busy and make one for Bella too.  If I can make one anyone can LOL.  I am very bad about making cards as you can all see from my blog.  I’m trying to get better about it though.

Hugz,
Cheri

A Card For The Hanglar Challenge

I know it has been way too long since I have posted any cards but I hope to change that soon.  I finally have a craft area and it is beyond wonderful ~smile~

This is my very first time trying to post all of the ingredients I used on my card so please bear with me.

This card was made specifically for the Challenge at the new Hanglar Challenge Blog.

If you are going to check out the Hanglar blog you will also be interested in the blog candy going on at Iris’s blog because she is wanting to spread the word about the new blog too.  Be sure to check out both of the links…I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.

I used Stampin Up cardstock – Purely Pomegranante from the ’07-’08 In Colors and Old Olive.  The DP was K & Company “Classic K”.  The wreath was made from Spellbinders Eyelet Pendant and then just folded and the flower is one that I crocheted myself.  It was all colored with copics which I am just learning how to use. (Actually I am going to a class tomorrow to learn how to use them….the trainer is Debbie Olson yippee!!!)

COPICS USEDS
Skin E00, E01, R02
Top & Hat RV11, RV32, RV34
Bottoms G21, G24, G63
Pot & Hearts R39
Hair & Shoes E31, E33, YR20, YR24
Blender O
Spica’s for a little sparkle

Did I do this right?  I hope so because it was a little intimidating for me.  Hope you enjoy the card and I’ll be back soon with more.  Before I go though I want to share a close up of the flower I crocheted, well, just because I guess;

While I wasn’t making cards I was making a bunch of flowers and decided it was time to try and use one.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have an awesome weekend.  I know I will….Copics – here I come ;0)

Hugz,
Cheri