Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Merry Little Christmas Design Team

Hi there everyone and welcome back to another episode at Sweet Cherry Cards.

I have some exciting news for you...I am now a design team member of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog Team. Now you know my favourite time of year is Christmas so this fits in naturally with my personality.

12 months of christmas goodness...now how fun is that....I am so looking forward to getting ready for the first challenge. I know I am not alone and there are many more like me so I want to invite all of you to join in the festivities and submit your creations to our challenges.

1) The challenges run for an entire month. First Challenge starts 1st September

2) You are allowed up to 5 entries (you can combine other challenges with ours)

3) The theme is " Anything Christmas goes" which means that your project must be done with christmas in mind and it doesnt have to be just cards.

4) Please note that its a family friendly blog with children and teenagers as well.

5) At the end of the challenge The Winner and 3 Top Picks will be announced on the 5th of the month following the close of the challenge.

Looking forward to seeing your creative projects.

See you soon!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Space puppy and distressed inks

Hi there

Welcome to another episode of Sweet Cherry Cards. In today's card I am using Sasayaki's image 'Space puppy' whom I will call Jamie.

Now 'Jamie' the space puppy has taken off in his spaceship and he's excited to visit another universe. He has stars as his companions as he goes exploring to bring you big birthday wishes and he is in need of some colour for his adventure.


I first downloaded the digital image and sized it to a more comfortable size to fit my card. I then selected colours I wanted to use from my distress inks stash namely mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass, chipped sapphire, wilted violet and peeled paint.

From my blick markers, I selected colours, similar to these inks and coloured 'Jamie' and his spaceship with them.


To colour the background, I first used the Tumbled Glass distress ink colour all around the image. The next colour I applied was Mermaid Lagoon in the four corners of the background. Chipped Sapphire was added to two opposite ends of the background and purple to the other two remaining corners. The last colour green was then added, closer to the image in two areas. I spritzed it twice with water, allowed it to dry and then trimmed down the background.


I then adhered the background to a card front approximately 5 x 7 3/4 inches and finished it up with blue and white twine.

Here's 'Jamie' in his space craft again.

Hope you like today's card and please leave a comment on my post.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Feel Better with Pom Poms and Prismacolor pencils

Hi there and welcome to a new episode of cardmaking at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Todays card is entitled 'Feel Better'. The idea behind the card is to cheer on anyone who is feeling in low spirits or not feeling well...and let them know that theyre not alone.

I know that it can sometimes be difficult to find a bit of happiness when you feel down but the mere fact that someone took the time to send you or make you a card to show you that they understand you need cheering up, I think its enough to raise your spirits.

The stamp I've decided to use is that of a cheerleader called 'pompomabella' at Stampingbella. Its a really cute stamp.

Here are the prismacolor pencils I used for the card
Pompom- orange, crimson red, poppy red, carmine red, blush pink
Dress- yellow ochre, cream, canary yellow, lemon yellow
Hair- dark brown, burnt ochre, sienna brown
Body- light peach,peach,burnt ochre
Ground shadow- dark brown, sienna brown

After colouring the image I backed it on to red and white striped paper and I also added a button with red and white twine.

I hope you liked today's card and I look forward to having you back here at sweet cherry's card.