Saturday, August 30, 2014

halloween candy bags..

Hello there..... more Halloween from me, but never to early to get a jump start on your crafts!  I used some cute glassine bags and gussied them up with homemade crepe papers, pumpkin ribbons, seam bindigs, stamped tag and adorable images from Fall fleamarket collection.  LOVE them!  So old fashion and sweet!  These are ready for some candies now!  Enjoy, cherry

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Almost that time....


It is almost time.....for school.   How that can be, I just don't know, but true never the less.    Our nights are getting considerably cooler even though August is not yet passed.  I am always sad to see Summer go.  I am a true warm weather gal,  but love to create for the holidays.   I could not pass up making a few special school themed cards using very old images from an old primer.  I had hoarded it long enough.  I love to create with truly vintage items because of the uniqueness they bring to a project.  It has been fun using old things I have around.  I have been very good for months now not buying anything new.  I of course used some RRR ribbons....seam binding and twines.  Also used very old Cosmo papers, Graphic 45, and stickers from Creative expressions.  The alphabet border is actual old 7 Gypsies gaffer tape.   I have fallen back in love with it.  As always hope you enjoy...and have a safe and wonderful Labor Day!   Hugs, cherry

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Candy Corn peat pot buckets...


My turn to share a tutorial over at RRR.   I started with some little peat pots and painted them up in pumpkin orange.  I used my crop-a-dile (remember those?) to make holes on either side and used some faux canvas ribbon in black for the handles.  I than added some homemade crepe papers to the bottom and top of each bucket.  My next step was to make some bows using plaid ribbon in black and added then to the side.  From here start having fun layering your diecuts and images and add dimension with some foam adhesive.   Other than that I just had to add a bit more ribbon nestled inside the gingham.  I added orange seam binding and Halloween bakers twine along with a hand stamped Maya road tag and jingle bell to finish them off.  Now they are ready for some candy corn or other sweet delight for this coming Halloween!  Enjoy, cherry

Friday, August 15, 2014

RRR challenge

It is all about your pets/animals over at RRR today.   I used some adorable images from crafty secrets and of course a couple of ribbons from RRR.  I used plaid ribbon in red and Vanessa white crochet .  lace.  I paired the red with black and white and love the pop it gives!  Hope you enjoy and play along with us!  cherry

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thinking of you today...

Hello again!   Do you all just love this new collection or what?  So pretty.....and perfect for Summer.  I think it will pair well with the Country Christmas as well.    I went with a bird theme today using the Tailgate papers and a sweet resin bird and laces from the store.  Hope you enjoy!  cherry

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RRR ribbon club blog hop!

    Hi to you , time for another RRR blog should have hopped over from Teresa's blog.   This month's ribbons are full of Autumn colors....perfect for a harvest theme or Halloween!  I created a card and a pair of Halloween tags using the ribbons.  I also used halloween bakers twine, black seam binding , and buttons from the store!  These ribbons are great because they do double duty for the holidays!   Hope you enjoy....your next stop along the way is Jen's blog.   Remember if you get can always start back at the RRR blog.   hugs, cherry

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

All Hallow's Eve...

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Always and forever...

Just popping in real quick to share a card I made for Riddersholm Designs .    It is a wedding or anniversary card....could be used for either one.   I loved creating with their new Tailgate collection.  So beautiful in my favorite soft blues and greys!   Make sure to check it out!  thanks for stopping by, cherry

Sunday, August 3, 2014

ONLY cute spooks allowed....

 craft room is in bloom....with orange and black.  But it is only August 3rd you say?   It is what it is.   A bit of a sickness really....holidays are my favorite to create for.  I can't help myself, and I am alright with that.     Today I am sharing a paper mache house box.  I only had one left and decided to create a spooky cottage.  Only for cute spooks though!   I painted it metallic black and made cute little handmade embellishments for it.  I lost several hours creating this and enjoyed every minute of it.  I used burnt rust seam binding , which I wrapped around the whole box and tied in a big shabby bow to one side.  I used big Cavallini postcards that I diecut to fit to size.  I love those old vintage images.  The roof is decked out with glitter spiderwebs, a big diecut bat, and little stars and moons that I added foam adhesive  too for dimension.    I LOVE how this turned out and hope you enjoy!   Cherry