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Friday, August 26, 2016

Sexy and I know it! - Crafting Vicky

Hello!  I'm here to share with you my inspiration post for the month of August.  I wanted this month to convince you to try to use all your left over paints and other medium for future use.

In my case for this one I had made a brusho background and I used my little index card to wipe up the excess.  It was the perfect start to a background for the image Sexy and I know it.

I made a super short video to share with you the process here:

And here's the view of the ICAD ( the term is used for Index card a Day - but most of us use it just to refer to an index card because not many actually do one a day....)

Using leftovers like this really does jump start your creative process!!! This image was colored with copics and fussy cut.  I also have to admit to being totally ADICTED to magazine cut outs... so much fun using pre-typed sentiments this way.

 Hope you like it and that it does give you some inspiration.  Have a fabulous Friday and stay creative!!!  Don't forget to check out the store for some fab digis!!!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New release for August

This month we are playing with new digital images with  more of a creepmas/halloween themed feel!
I am very excited for this tme of the year, as I'm not really an avid holiday fan, but I do like halloween! It's not so much of a big thing over in the uk, but our village usually throws a party for the children, and it is a lot of fun. I know Cheri is a big halloween fan too, and enjoys carving pumpkins when she isn't drawing stuff up!

Rachel, Karleigh Sue Coordinator

There are four new images which will shortly be arriving in the Karleigh Sue Digital stamps section of Cheri's Store which you can find at www.cherishull.com 
there is one cute and sweet and three dark and creepy (but still rather cute in their own way)

the four images are called: Take no shit, Tattered fairy, Voodoo Doll and Merry Creepmas!

The team have all used different mediums and layouts for their projects which I hope will give you some ideas on using the images to create your own projects- and we'd love to see yours with the new images over in the Karleigh Sue digital stamps fan group on facebook!

Lynda using tattered fairy

Lynda has combined this image with a background digital stamp from another company, for a wonderfully cute and whimsical feel card which you can read about on her blog

Rachel Using  voodoo doll

You can find more details on this card, and the creation of the background on her blog

 Crafting Vicky using take no shit

Vicky has done a video of the creation of this page, and you can find it on her blog!don't you just love that awesome skull in the background? 

 Winnie using merry creepmas

for more details on the creation of this card, you can hop over to her blog- don't you just love that eery green skin tone?

Thank you for joining us for our new release, and we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we've enjoyed making these projects for you!

Cheri and the Karleigh Sue team

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

El Gato Dia De Los Muertos

Good morning! Lynda here just popping in to share a little inspiration using El Gato Dia De Los Muertos. Such a fun little fella to colour. Guaranteed to make anyone smile don't you think?

To create my card I die cut a scalloped circle from some pearlescent pink card, and layered it over a pretty printed piece of parchment paper. I hand stamped paw prints over it, and added a senti from a recent stamp set magazine freebie. I fussy cut the cat and mounted him on foam pads for added dimension.

Don't forget you can come and chat with us about all things Karleigh Sue over at our new Facebook page. We'd love to see what you are making with your digis. 

That's it from me for now, but do keep and eye open here on the blog as there will be more inspiration soon, and the DT are busy working on some lovely new release images to inspire you soon too. You won't want to miss these!!

Bye for now 


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

queen collector

Hi there! Rachel with you today to share a card made with the digi 'queen collector' (store link)
which was one of the new release images that Cheri created last month!
it's a super cute image, I think you will agree, and perfect for teenage girls cards too! 

I coloured the image using copic markers, and used three different patterned papers, trying to use papers that coordinate with the colours in the image. It is ALWAYS easier to pick your papers first, but I don't always do that! sometimes it is just as fun to have a good rummage in my paper collection and see what I can find after the image is already coloured. I'm also guilty of using the same colour scheme quite a lot, as I have some favourite colour combos I use over and over again!
I attempted to use minimal embellishment on this one, so added a couple of little jelly dots from queen and co, a pink button and some twine, and nothing else - sometimes it is nice not to pile it on, it depends on my mood!
the main thing is to create and have fun- I hope you like this card with it's slightly jaunty angles! 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tough Girls Eat Cookies by DT Lynda

Lynda here stopping by to share a little inspiration for you. This time I have used Tough Girls Eat Cookies. Cookies, or biscuits as we call them here in the UK are my absolute weakness so I totally identify with this digi!!

I kept my card nice and summery using yellows and blues, teaming her with co ordinating cards and paper from my stash. I kept the card simple, just finishing it off with a pretty ribbon,some brads and a sentiment.

Have you heard that we have a brand new Karleigh Sue Facebook page? No! Well look no further, click the link here and come and join in the chat and share your Karleigh Sue creations. 

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, July 30, 2016

group post using this month's new releases!

 Group post using this month's new releases!

Hey there everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the summer! I have two small children home on their summer holidays, and it is chaos! 

We have a couple of design team members off on their vacations at the minute too,and I really hope they are enjoying themselves and getting some much needed R &R 
 and unfortunately our design team member Sharon has made the hard decision to leave us- she will be sadly missed on the team... 
so with you today is a small skeleton crew post, to provide you some more inspiration using the images released in Cheri's web shop earlier this month on the 16th

you can find the link to the shop HERE

Lynda really has been busy, with two cards this time!
She's used ponytails and shotgun shells, and Candy Kisses to create two very different but equally striking cards- one in monochromatic colours and the very PINK candy Kisses card, which is my favourite- I'm a sucker for pink... which do you like the best?

I (Rachel) Have made a card using 'Tequila' and I think you can see I had as much fun arranging this for it's photo shoot as I did making the card... funnily enough though, I couldn't find any tequila!
I decided to try a new approach with this card, making the grey cardstock the main feature of the background , and adding strips of bright patterned paper. I think they complement each other beautifully, don't you?

Vicky has been busy doing some colouring, and one of her favourite past times right now is adding digital stamps to colouring pages, and journalling on them, which I think is a really fun and a brilliant way of making your colouring books something to keep and cherish! featured on this page is the digi 'Queen Collector' 

That's us done for this month! I will leave you guessing at just WHAT we are going to be sharing with you next month! there will be new images again on the 16th, and lots of inspiration has already been created by the team to be posted throughout the month, so don't forget to hit FOLLOW to keep up to date on everything!

We also have a BRAND NEW facebook group for Karleigh Sue Digital stamps, so please do come and check it out!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Be a Unicorn by DT Lynda

Helloooo!! DT  Lynda here again sharing a bit more inspiration for you. I had a very productive weekend making up some gorgeous Karleigh Sue projects so you can expect to see me popping up a fair bit , hopefully helping you to get your creative mojo flowing.

This time around I've used Be a Unicorn. She comes in two versions, clothed and risque, and as you can see I have coloured up the clothed version. I love all things mythical so she's right up my street. 

She is coloured with Copics and promarkers, fussy cut and mounted on some starry paper from my stash, which I added sparkle to with gems. The sentiment stamp is by Visible Image. I think it looks really effective for such a simple technique, don't you agree?

If I have inspired you to create, and I hope I have, the Karleigh Sue team would love to see what you are making using your digis too. You are very welcome to join up to our brand new Facebook group and show us your projects and generally join in the crafty chat there. 

Thanks for stopping by