Monday, February 26, 2018

Colouring roses

Today I had my most challenging colouring project...colouring roses.

I love roses but for some reason I find them a challenge when I am colouring or painting them. This one I found less intimidating...I guess because I coloured each petal one at a time and I coloured the image with markers.

The copic markers I used were R29, R27, R35, R43, R00 for the rose. For the leaves YG17, GOO, G21 and G03.

I started with the smaller rose defining each petal at a time. Adding cast shadows, them medium tones then the lightest colour, leaving a sliver of uncoloured parts as my highlights. I repeated the same process for the second rose and added a tiny tinge of yellow just for some contrast. I have found it easier to concentrate on one area at a time as coached by my teacher, Alyce.

The leaves were also individually coloured starting with the colour I selected for the shadows YG17 and then the midtones and highlights were added afterwards insuring that the veins of the leaves were higlighted. I showcased the rose on a wooden background against a blue wall.

Here are my lovely roses


Hope you feel inspired to try out some challenging prospect youve been thinking of doing and remember take small steps and you will get there. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fab Friday at Tiddlyinks

Hi there . Its another fabulous Friday at Tiddlyinks.

Today I am using one of the extra images you get when you purchase some of the digital stamps at Tiddlyinks. Sometimes Christy gives you extra little goodies to complete your card composition. Today I am using one from Father's Day Vintage Truck

This bonus stamp is an image of golf clubs which can be used by itself or with the truck. Either in the truck bed or at the side of the truck.

Here is my card for Fabulous Friday

This can be used for a guy or a gal who likes golfing. Dont be afraid to challenge yourself. I often do.

Hope you enjoy this card and check out the other beautiful cards submitted by the remainder of the design team at Tiddlyinks

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Sweet Cherry Cards.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Colouring hair

Hi there and welcome to another colorific (if that's a word) day at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Today I am showing you how colouring hair in colours other than brown or black, on your image can be quite exciting and frankly quite cute. I must admit with the colours I chose the card has turned out pretty awesome. And to think I almost threw away the image as I was gathering up the scrap paper lying around, to dispose, in the bin. This gem just fell out onto the floor and I went hmmm. This is really cute how did you end up where you did.

So in this post I am showing you that sometimes doing something you might not ordinarily do , can turn out really exciting...as in the purple hair.

Here is one of the new Tiddlyinks' Wryn images, coloured in blues and purple. Hope you like.....

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Funny Handmade Cards

Welcome back. Today I am introducing my new line of cards starting this month of February. Yes folks youve been asking and here they are 'Funny Handmade cards'. Its not going to be a big line but it will be part of the inventory.

These cards are sure to make your loved one or friend have a good chuckle.

I love to colour on craft paper with coloured pencils. Its such a fun way to colour stamps. Today I am using some funny animal stamps from Art Impressions. This one is called 'Old Goat'


Colours used were PRISMACOLOR 924,915, 916,922, 1069,1023, 928, 912, 938, 908, 929, 926, 1005, 1054, 935, 1072, 1051,939

I like the way the white pops on the craft paper and how the colours blends well. This is just appropriate for that guy with a sense of humour.

The 2nd card ..I continued with the 'old goat' stamps. This time I used a mixed media paper, which is white.


Another great option for the funny guy in your life.

Hope you like today's cards and check back Monday to see more funny cards that are hint hint...'udderly fantastic'!

Happy Valentine's Day

To all the romantics out there...today is the day of Love. Its Valentine's Day. The day we share sweet memories and thoughts with that special someone in our lives.

Today my post will be short. I will just be adding a cute little card to celebrate the day. I hope you all have a great day spent with your loved one!



Happy Valentine's Day from Sweet Cherry Cards.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Happy Carnival TnT

Its Carnival 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. What a wonderful time to be in sweet Trini land. I hope everyone is enjoying themselves and staying safe. In celebration of Carnival I have a sweet treat for you.

I've blended stencilling with distressing techniques and a bit of stamping. 'Carnival is colour' so you'll find pinks, purples, yellows, greens, blues in the card and what is Carnival without sequins.......


Distress oxides and inks used were wilted violet, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and wild honey respectively.

Hope you liked today's card and check back on Wednesday for a new line of cards I will be presenting. Just a hint..."theyre funny"

Happy Carnival!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tiddly Inks - Time flies


Here is one of the wonderful designs soon to be released at Tiddlyinks called Time flies.... There is so much you can do with this stamp....use it for a card to celebrate the early milestone's in your daughter's life such as turning 1 year old, 5 years old and even 12 years.... It can also be used for a graduation card as well. Here I used it for a belated birthday card. I am sure there are many more uses you can find......



Have a great day and enjoy shopping at Tiddlyinks.

Magical Wryn

Now I did tell you that Tiddlyinks was having a grand release ...and here is another sample of the new gorgeous stamps soon to be released.

This stamp is entitled Magical Wryn and its really adorable. There are so many uses for this stamp as well. Birthdays, a wish to ease a friend or family 's hurt or pain and so many more.


For more useful stamps to make your handmade magic check out www.tiddlyinks.com

Wryn Waits

Here is another sneak peak of a grand release of several stamps at Tiddlyinks. This lovely stamp can be used to support a friend who is waiting for news from exams, a job interview or even from a health examination. Whatever you decide I am sure this stamp will be a winner.


So check out this and other goodies at Tiddlyinks.com.

Give Love at Tiddlyinks

Oh wow...it's almost that time again...you guessed it Valentine's....

Its a time when everyone wants to show their affection for their loved ones by giving gifts or cards or other meaningful suggestions of love.

Tiddlyinks has wonderful images which will help you 'give love' to that special someone in truly the best way ..... creating a handmade card that is truly from the heart, using their wonderful digital stamps.

Here is 'best friends'..... This is sure to bring a smile to their face.



So show your friend that you really care and create a unique card that celebrates your friendship, this Valentine's.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the work by the other wonderful designers at Tiddlyinks.