Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Sheri Crafts and NEW NEW NEW!

Welcome everyone!  I am so glad you dropped by for a visit.  It is tine for another great challenge at My Sheri Crafts.  Our new challenge is all about what is NEW NEW NEW.  That is to use something new that you have recently gotten.  Or using a new technique.  But what ever it is, make it something new and tell us all about it.

Now, about my project.  Monday, is the beginning of the new year.  That is Chinese New Year.  And this upcoming new year will be the YEAR OF THE DRAGON!  I teach kindergarten in a wonderful school and we have a huge celebration every year for Chinese New Year.  And the celebration includes a parade.  We have been working for days making things for our celebration.  Come back in a few days, and I will have photos posted of the big event.

Thinking of Chinese New Year was my inspiration for the card.

I used the Cricut PAGODA cartridge for the teapot, cup and fan.  I love this cartridge, but I do not use it enough.  I plan to keep it out and use it more.  All of the cuts on it are so pretty and can be used in many ways.  The paper I used is from a new K & Company stack I got after Christmas.  The gems are also new.  They are iridescent and are from Recollections.  The colors can change depending on how the light is shining on them.  

The sentiment is from the Coffee and Tea for You and Me stamps set from K Andrew Designs.  These stamps also are new.  I got them right before Christmas.  I have used them on several occasions and Love them.  I used a gold metallic ink pad for inking around the mats and cuts on the card. And I used  black ink  for the sentiment  and inking its mat.  

Please go and visit My Sheri Crafts challenge blog.  There you will see what the fabulous Design Team has created for this challenge.  Please visit each of their sites and leave them some lovely comments.  And then link up your project that is NEW NEW NEW!! 


  1. OMG!!!! This card is FANTASTIC! I love it so much... wonderful job!
    I have the Pagoda cartridge and although I have had it for more than a year now I've used it only once...OMG! How wonderful cuts you did!!!
    Love the papers, the inking, the gems, everything...What a beautiful card! (Did I said I love it?)

  2. Adorable little card... You know how I love those tea pots! Love all the detail in this card. TFS

  3. What a perfect card to celebrate the Chinese New Year! It is just wonderful!

  4. Charlotte this is so pretty!! Love the fan cut!!

  5. Your card is perfect for Chinese New Year!!! Love your fan, that gorgeous teapot and pretty BG papers! I LOVE a cup of hot tea on a chilly evening or a rainy/cloudy day -- it just warms & soothes!!!

  6. This is simply stunning! I love how beautifully that fan came out!


  7. I agree. The Pagoda cartridge is great. Your card is beautiful.
    Rae Ann O.

  8. Like the tea pot & fan. Especially like the fan. I have the Pagoda Cricut cartridge & do not use it enough either. You've inspired me to get it out & use it.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Wow, Charlotte, this is stunning!! All of the details are so fabulous!! I don't use my Pagoda cartridge very much either. I forget about all the awesome cuts on there!! This is GORGEOUS!! :)


  10. Very pretty card! I love the tea pot. Great details..I really need to pull this cart out and take another look at it. Have not used it in a while nd really like what you did:) TFS!
    Sherrie K