Saturday, December 3, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums day 1!!!!!

              Hello folks and happy Sunday.  I am so excited!  It is that time of year again ....time for Lori's "Visions of Sugarplums".  Three days of merriment and inspiration.  There are lots of fun prizes being given this year.  So we hope you will play along with our challenge.  It is a Christmas/winter theme.  You can link up on Lori's sweet blog.  Eeeeek I can not wait to see what she comes up with!!!


           Here is my take for day one of the festivities.   I wanted to rejoice in the season.  What better way than to celebrate the reason for it.  I have had this precious Angel charm and decided it was time to give her a home.  I put her in a rust bath to give it aging and nestled the charm in a mini tart pan. 


I added some mini berries that I adhered one by one and than added the sweetest antique button.  I have never seen another like it.  Looks to be from the 1930's.  I did not want to part with it but it found its forever home.  I thought this chipboard "Silent Night"  (one of my favorite Christmas songs) was the perfect simple sentiment for this card.


I love this color combinations of simple greens, creams, and silvers.  Just heaven!


I used some lovely berries and ribbons from my favorite store RRR!!!



Here it is all done......ready to give to someone very loved!   Hope you have enjoyed...and come back tomorrow for more inspiration!  Here are the rest of the ladies...and the give-aways!

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Warmest Winter Wishes

Hey folks!  New challenge.....and ONLY challenge in December over at RRR! So you better join us!!!!   It is a Winter theme with ribbon. Here is my project, a fun card with a colorful twist. 






  I used bright colors that I thought would be cheerful for after Christmas.  It is always a tad sad to put everything away and it is easy to get the blues.  This card is perfect to cheer someone up....or could be used as a Winter birthday card. 



I love the primary colors with the blues.  So fun and different.   Makes me happy!



 I used the blue topaz Taffeta ribbon in 5/8th, which is also in this month's ribbon club.  I made a couple of loopy bows that I layered on top of the Taffeta using Blueberry Twine


 To top of my ribbon I used red Asters, red Cherry Blossoms, red and white berry clusters, and to add a bit more blue I added the oh so cute round flat back glass cabochons.  I love those plaids.  Once I was done layering I added a light dusting of faux snow. 




 Well folks that is it for me!   Enjoy and hope you will join us!  Hugs, Cherry

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Guest for Cheery Lynn Designs!!!

Good morning paper peeps and happy 1st of December!  I am so excited to be guesting this month at the Cheery Lynn blog.  Christmas is my favorite holiday to create for so I was pretty ecstatic to join in with the Cheery Lynn girls this month.  I had so much fun getting to use some of these beautiful dies.  I have a Christmas card for you today.  I started off by cutting several layers from the Joy to the World wreath 3 piece die set


 I absolutely love, love, love this wreath.  I will be using it a lot!  I framed it around my little Santa image and than layered it just a wee bit by adding snippets from the Fall Pumpkin Patch 3 piece die set along with a few little faux berries for color.  I adore the little details of the leaves. 



I wanted more detail towards the bottom of my card so I added the Gauze Border Die.  I ran it through my machine and than snipped the edges to create a ribbon effect.


I was chomping at the bit to use one of the new dies from Cheery Lynn so I added the Christmas Tree Shaker die.


I adorned the tree with a little flourish from the Pumpkin Patch die and the Joy sentiment from the wreath set.  Other than that a bit of pretty seam binding and a jingle bell and my card was complete. 



Hope you enjoyed my card today!  See you again for my next guest post.   Cherry

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas wishlist for Santa

Last day in November and we have a beautiful light dusting of snow.  Love to glance at it from our windows.  I have been decorating and peering in totes for all my favorite goodies.  I did get a few hours to play today.  Some cards for this year's holiday!

This first card uses some fun Authentique papers, a chipboard piece from Gypsy Soul cuts, and a few trinkets from my holiday stash. 


 What a jolly ole Santa he is!!!  Love his sweet face. 

Next up a sweet little girl.......all wrapped up in her own Winter muff!!!


I used several antique buttons on her.....and yummy seam binding from RRR.



I added a bunch of white feathers to the bottom....it reminded me of her muff.  


Next one is a fun art deco image from an old card.  Of course a Scottie dog is in order. 




Well folks that is it from me............are you getting your greeting cards done?  Hope I have inspired you!  hugs, Cherry

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas JOY

Hi there.....hope your Thanksgiving was warm, cozy, and filled with love and family!  I have a post up at the RRR blog.   I created a fun retro card....fell in love with this sweet trio of dogs!  I don't know which one is cuter?


 I used lipstick red seam binding.  If I am perfectly honest?  This is my favorite ribbon..ever.  Every time I use it.....it just makes me happy!  These new rhinestones also make me happy.  Every color in the rainbow.   




 I used one in the center of my mini ornament..and also one here on my JOY sentiment. 





Well that is it for me.......gonna go grab some left overs!!!!  hugs, Cherry

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Santa's reindeer

Happy Thanksgiving eve all!  I am sure you are all fuss bus getting ready for tomorrow.  Stopping by to share another altered creamer with you.  I just love how it turned out!


I wrapped some lace and a vintage style buckle around the middle from RRR.




 I topped the creamer with a vintage reindeer...he has the perfect tarnish to him!  I nestled glittery greenery, gorgeous vintage buttons, and berries with him. 



I topped the handle off with ribbons, a Petaloo blossom, and a hand stamped tag.  






That is it from me...Happy Thanksgiving!  Hugs, Cherry

Friday, November 18, 2016

Petaloo, Graphic 45, Xyron Holiday Home blog hop today!

   Hello paper peeps! I am here today to share my creations for our Petaloo, Graphic 45, and Xyron Holiday home blog hop today.   I had so much fun creating for it.   I have been wanting to try altering a vintage book for awhile.  This seemed the perfect time to do it. 







 This book was perfect because it has a great patina and a beautiful Pine Tree on the front.  It made a great backdrop for a Christmas theme.






I started with simply tying my ribbons around and tying my bow.  It helped keeping them in place using the Xyron adhesive runner. A nice wide ribbon with a big chunky gingham gave me a great start to adding color and contrast to the Pine tree graphic. 




From here I started adding my Graphic 45 St. Nicholas chipboard to the front of the book.
I paired it with some snowflakes and several beautiful mini paper poinsettias from the Darjeeling collection.   I gave all my embellishments a beautiful light dusting of chunky glitter.



 

Of course the center of my ribbon was the perfect place to nestle some Pine picks.



 

 I wanted to add some more interest to the bottom of my book so I wound some jute twine with antique buttons and the sweet Graphic 45 chipboard buttons.


Oh those chunky buttons....swooooooooooooon!   Love, love, love them.


 From there I was done...here is the book complete!




 Okay ...so as I said.  I had A LOT of fun creating so I had to make just one more goody!  


 Of course I had to make a beautiful Christmas card using these regal gold poinsettias.



 They paired so well with the Graphic 45 St. Nicholas paper collection.



 Look at that color....gorgeous red!  I also added a ruffle peony and added some gold berries to the inside of it for a bit of bling. 


 Love all the neat Christmas sayings in the Graphic 45 St. Nicholas paper pad...so easy to add your own Christmas sentiment to your card.  Which I did to the outside and than extended it to the inside of the card. It made it breeze doing using the Xyron sticker maker and adhesive runner.





Love how it turned out.  Here is the card done.....full of Christmas cheer!!!  Love seeing just a glimpse of the inside.


Well folks thanks for visiting me today on the Petaloo, Graphic 45, and Xyron blog hop!  Hope you enjoyed it!


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