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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Anything goes at Fab 'n' Funky


Hello and good morning, there's a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky starting today, it's my turn to pick the theme this week so I pick 'Anything Goes'...can't get any easier than that! Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Di's Digi Stamps offering a lovely prize for the lucky winner.
I made a hanger rather than a card for my Mum's birthday last month. She's bedridden and we hang her cards from cords around the walls....she gets loads of them as we're a very large family. Her eyesight isn't great so big is best! This is quite big, about 20 inches long. I made some templates for the letters and cut them from purple (already lightly embossed) cardstock, distressed and inked  the edges adding faux stitching. The letters are joined together by threading ribbon through eyelets.



The little bear is of course a Di's digi stamp available here, I printed him quite large, coloured him with copics , fussy cut and stuck him  on my hanger. The daisies are Polkadoodles stamps, coloured with copics and die cut. The butterflies are die cut from vellum and overlaid with the yellow card, tiny green gems added to their bodies. The sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the little gold hearts are Nuvo Crystal Drops. Mum was pleased with this and it's still hanging in her room now.
Thanks for calling by, be sure to hop over to Fab 'n' Funky to see my teamies'  beautiful creations, I will be so happy if you choose to play along this week!
Chris
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Challenges entered:

OLLCB  #235 flowers
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #63
disdigidesigns flower fancy
emeraldcity #2
simplycreatetoo #130 flowers
thatscrafty anything but cards
creativecraftcottage  #93

Thursday, 10 August 2017

August Challenge...Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hello my friends and visitors, hope all is good with you and yours.
The August Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is up and running...only 4 more to go this year! As always, the theme is " anything goes as long as it's Christmas related".
I've had a massive tidy up and clear out of my craft room over the last couple of weeks...my husband made me some new storage as he was fed up climbing over stuff to get to his computer, 'my' craft room is meant to be shared space but one of is a bit selfish and takes over. It is lovely and tidy now, I can see floor and desk .... and I have rediscovered lots of neglected stamps like this little House Mouse hanging from the holly. So cute and fun to colour with my trusty Copics, die cut into a circle and matted onto red and gold circles. I added a stamped sentiment and some tiny die cut holly leaves and doodled stitching around the edge.
Inside the card is another cute mouse, sporting his Santa hat, with a stamped sentiment and holly sprig.

Do, please, take the time to hop over to Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge Blog and see the beautiful creations from my lovely teamies....and we'd love to see your fabulous festive projects too, so why not join us this month.

Thanks for visiting!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
crafterscafe #178 more than 1 fold
housemouse-challenge #247 (anything goes entry)
dragonflydreams Animals
Winter Wonderland ribbon, twine or lace.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sit back and relax!


Good morning, hope your week is going well so far! It's been very quiet for me so far....had some time to play and even made a dress for Emmy (youngest GD), quite surprised that sewing machine still works and that I still know how to operate it!
My card today is for our new challenge over at Creative Moments, the optional theme this time is 'make it funny'. I was lucky enough to be able to choose a digi from Doctor Digi, one of our fabulous sponsors for this challenge...these images are brilliant, great to colour ....and funny! Meet Colin,  such a picture of sartorial elegance in his  socks and pants...but hey...he sure knows how to chill! He's happy as long as he has a cup of tea and control of the remote...remind you of anyone!?! I use my copics to colour, papers from stash, added some twine (coloured green with copic) a couple of buttons and some stamped sentiments,  a quick and simple make!
There's plenty of  fabulous cards to make you smile from the rest of the DT so just click here to take a peek! Hope you find the time to play along this fortnight.
Thanks for visiting!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cardsundmore #190 dots
qkrstampede #255 humorous
craftygalscorner #135 bingo ( centre line ,horizontal)
                                                         watercoolerchallenges  #131

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Crafty Calendar- shaped cards


Hi...back again with my DT card for our August challenge at Crafty Calendar, the theme is 'shaped cards' sponsored by Crafty Ribbons

I was given a sweet image from Sheepski Designs, Fuzzy Friends, which I coloured with Copics, fussy cut and mounted, using sticky pads, onto a circle cut from DP. I added a die cut flower, button and twine and a little chipboard swallow coloured with DI. The sentiment banner is stamped. The card base is cut with a Crealies Die. 
There's loads of lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT to be enjoyed by clicking here, so do hop over and take a look! Looking forward to seeing what you make of this challenge.
Thanks for visiting my blog today...enjoy the weekend!
Chris
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PS Please scroll down to view my previous post today!

Challenges entered:



Make a wish..

Good morning! It's time for some Summer Fun at Sweet Stampin' this week! It hasn't been too summery here lately, hopefully weather will improve soon!
To make my card I used a Mo Manning cutie...I just love this image, looks so like my eldest granddaughter at about 4 years old and remind me of the time that Olivia picked a huge dandelion clock, closed her eyes and sucked in a deep breath....along with a mouthful of dandelion seeds!!! I can still see the look of disgust and horror on her face now! I laughed so much it hurt...Olivia did not laugh...she still doesn't find this story funny...I still do..some children have no sense of humour :)))) I think I'll send her her this card...))
Anyway, back to the card,  I coloured the image with copics. The blue background paper is stamped and embossed with grasses and seed heads using white detail EP. I added die cut dandelions and 'wish' sentiment, and 2 punched butterflies.
There's plenty of fun and fabulous summery inspiration to be seen on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog, so why not hop over and take a look! Hope to see you there this week
Have a lovely weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cardz4galz #53
diesrus #78
lovetoscrap #100
cardsinenvy. (baby blue)
cutiepie #113
scrapbookstampsociety #122


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Number 20!


Hello and happy weekend! Sharing a Christmas card today...this is number 20 so far this year...which is definitely a record for me! I was determined not to have a last minute panic...still loads to go but at least I feel as if I've tried :)
The image is a cute little House Mouse stamp which I've coloured with copics, papers from a pad which was a gift from my lovely sister. The dark red paper is embossed with stars, don't know the make of the e.f. Die cuts are Sizzix Tim Holtz. The tiny stars are mdf. It was a quick and easy make!
Thanks for calling by today, hope you're enjoying the weekend!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
Rudolph days  July
citycrafter. #372 something beginning with s (stars, string, Santa Mouse)
hollyandivy #11
cardz4galz. #52
cutecardthursday #488
craftingbydesigns Christmas
watercooler wednesday  Christmas
housemouse-challenge. #246

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Flower Power


Good morning.
It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls,  sponsored this fortnight  by Krafters Cart , it's Team Trace's turn to play.We  have the lovely theme of  'Flower Power'.
I recently bought a set of gorgeous daisy stamps with matching dies from Polkadoodles and this seemed like a good opportunity to try them out! I stamped the daisy head and stem onto a piece of watercolour paper (didn't use the dies!). I then used Zig Clean Colour pens and water to colour, again a new acquisition (ok I've been extravagant!) and unused before! As the stamp is quite large I kept the design very CAS just adding a stamped greeting.
Thanks for visiting, be sure to hop over to Southern Girls Challenges  to check out the lovely floral creations from my fabulous teamies!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
Addicted to stamps  #252
daisychain #10
happylittlestampers July CAS


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Summer fun at Creative Moments

Good morning!
The optional theme for this fortnight's challenge at Creative Moments is 'summer fun'...with an added twist of using punches or dies...or of course 'anything goes'!
We have 2 great sponsors this time, Sparkle N Sprinkle and Scribbles. I was given  this fab tropical drink image to use, coloured with copics and added glossy accents all over the glass. The little cocktail glasses are cut with a punch my daughter gave me years ago when I first started crafting, I punched them from white cardstock and coloured them with copics to match the colours in the main image, again i covered them with glossy accents. The papers were a magazine freebie.  I followed athis sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Summer seems to have deserted us here right now, can't complain as we've had some wonderful weather so far this year, just seems a shame that as soon as school's out the weather changes! Hopefully the sun will reappear soon!
Thanks for visiting!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
sweetsketchwednesday2 #117
cardmania #94 summer fun
creatalicious #119

Monday, 24 July 2017

A bit of time to play...


I had a very quiet weekend...lovely and peaceful, with time to read and play! Weather a bit unsettled (well a lot unsettled yesterday!) so the craft room was a good place to be. I didn't feel like making cards so I dug out my art journal and made a new page.
I used acrylic paint to paint the page matt black then stencilled some cogs onto it using Starlights metallic paint, then stamped and gold embossed more cogs... didn't come out very well as the page is not flat for stamping, but as it was an effect I was aiming for it didn't really matter!
 I cut the clock from DP and stuck it roughly in the middle. The beautiful , but creepy, girl is an Aurora Wings image I was lucky enough to win recently, coloured with copics (boy, those frills were challenging!), tiny real feathers added to her hat. The gorgeous steampunk owls are also Aurora Wings,  I used copics and and a gold gel pen to colour and then painted over their wings with sparkle pens. I added some die cut and embossed cogs, a metal owl charm (difficult to see...he's in the bottom left hand corner) more stamping and a bit of doodling. It was a lovely relaxing way to spend a dull damp Sunday!
Thanks for looking, I hope you like my page!
Chris
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Challenges
Aurora Wings #54
welove2create #16
throughthepurplehaze #129
ainkymess  #12
crafterscafe  #177
happylittlestampers July mixed media

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Cake!


Good morning and happy weekend. There's a new Challenge starting today at Sweet Stampin' with the fabulous theme of 'Cake'! I thought I'd share the photos of the exploding box  card I made for my son and daughter in law last December.  First of all I'd like to apologise for the terrible quality of these photos! I made this  card in the deep dark days of winter and could never get any decent light to take photos! The colours are actually a very deep blue and a creamy white to match the wedding colours. The card I used had a beautiful shimmer too, which also is not apparent here!
The cake is constructed from card with liquid pearl icing, decorated with satin ribbon, cream and dark blue rosebuds and die cut ivy and silver hearts. The large hearts are die cut as is the lettering.



Here's the top of the box when closed...

and here's the inside of the lid, with a stamped and embossed message, and a small pocket for a personal message to the happy couple! Not a lot of stamping this week , but it is there! Again the colours are weird, the embossing is definitely silver not gold!

I did enjoy constructing this card, quite a challenge as it's a 6 inch cube...my lovely new daughter-in-law absolutely loved it (it's still on display now!)

Thanks for visiting today...for more inspiration  please click here to see some yummy treats from my lovely teamies! Then it's your turn to make our mouths water...just remember to stamp something on your entries!
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
happylittlestampers atg with dies
allsorts #425 fancy folds


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Reminder post for Crafty Calendar July Challenge


Good morning and happy weekend! A quick post from me as I've a busy day ahead...food to prepare for a family get together to celebrate my lovely Mum's 82nd birthday...and two granddaughters to look after...don't think I'm going to be watching much tennis today!

I'm here to remind you that there's still plenty of time to enter our July Challenge over at Crafty Calendar...and it's 'anything goes' .To make my card I've used an adorable image from Bugaboo, available here .

Our sponsors this month are

Bugaboo Stamps



Just click here to join the fun!
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
yournextstamp #68 (colours)
creativeknockouts summer fun
watercooler wednesday #127 birthday

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Just Dance

My third and last card today...promise! 
 It's the start of a new challenge at Fab 'N' Funky, this week our lovely host is Ginny and she's chosen the theme of 'Shaped Cards'. Our sponsor for this is Digital Delights
Digital Delights

I chose to use Ballerina Bobbie, isn't she cute? My youngest granddaughter, Emily, aged 3 is desperate to start ballet lessons...she wants to be a 'ballelina'! Not long now until September!
I coloured the image with copics and added a scrap of tulle over her tutu. I created the circular card using my Crealies Modern Patchwork die set. The papers are from a 2010 Prima paper stack called Jack 'n' Jill. I added a bow made from green and blue tulle.
Well, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog ....just scroll down if you're interested in looking at my earlier posts today.
Enjoy your day!
Chris

Still Christmas in July!


Hi again! This is my DT card for July's Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', as always our theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes'. This card was so quick and easy to make...mainly because I cheated! The image is recycled from a 'bought' card I received last year, it was too lovely to throw away! I just added a touch of glitter to the base of the tree, the gems were already there. The rest of the design speaks for itself. 
Please click here to visit the Challenge Blog, my lovely teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you and I know they would appreciate a visit too! It would be great to have you play along with us this month...and after all, we're all (or most of us!) going to need Christmas cards!
Chris
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Challenges:
sunsationalstamps Christmas in July
christmascardchallenges #16
dragonflyjourneys  #96
mytimetocraft #349
pdelinkyparty #181
abcchristmas...old image (recycled!)

Christmas in July


Good morning, Creative Moments are back today with a new challenge for you...as always anything goes...the optional theme for this fortnight is 'Christmas'. We have two sponsors for this challenge,

                                                                  and Polkadoodles


I was given this sweet image, Winnie Winterland, thank you Polkadoodles!

I've used copics to colour and added a touch of glitter here and there. I  used A Tim Holtz snowglobe die set to cut the aperture in the black card, placed my coloured image and a piece of 'snowy' acetate underneath it, the die cut trees are stuck on top of the acetate. Sorry doesn't really photograph that well!
Thanks for visiting, it's going to be a post -heavy day from me as I've 3 cards to share..!
Click here for Creative Moments Challenge blog...we'd love to have you join us this fortnight!
Chris
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Challenges:
inkychicks  #85
retarte #101
hollyandivy #10
unicorn #23
digichoosday #28
christmascardsallyearround July Challenge
creativecraftcottage #91
polkadoodle #26

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Photo Inspiration Challenge at Sweet Stampin'


Good morning! It's been a bit quiet on my blog this week...it's Wimbledon fortnight and everything else has to take a back seat while my eyes are fixed firmly on the TV screen! Went through agonies yesterday willing Andy Murray to win his match...and YAY! he did it! And I'm so delighted to see Johanna Konta win her match....and Rafa  Nadal too!  I'm definitely not a sport or TV addict...apart from Wimbledon fortnight!
Anyway back to the card... It's for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' and we have an Inspiration Photo for you-
I struggled a bit with this one, but in the end I went for balloons, pastel colours and chevrons...the image is an LOTV digi coloured with copics and the chevrons are stenciled.
Thanks for visiting today...and for any other Wimbledon fans out there...enjoy!
Chris
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 Challenges entered:
Double D  pastels
incywincydesigns friends forever

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

So sweet!


Good morning, there's a lovely new challenge starting today at Fab N Funky, it's actually Team Fab's turn this week...but I decided to gatecrash! The theme, chosen by our lovely Monika is 'little boys and girls'. Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs
I was given this sweet image to play with, Poppy in Onesie..she looks just like my eldest granddaughter! She's coloured with copics and added to my tent shaped card blank. Papers, ribbon and buttons from stash. Stamped sentiment (magazine freebie!)
Thanks for visiting today, please hop over here to see what the lovely ladies from Team Fab have been up to this week, and of course we'd love to have you join us in this lovely challenge.
Have a good day!
Chris
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Challenges entered:

thesisterhoodofcrafters- buttons
thepapershelter #301
craftycardmakers #192 (centre column vertical)
alohafriday #98 girly
audsentiments #183

Saturday, 1 July 2017

This is a hug

It's the weekend...and it's July! Time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar. This month the theme is 'Anything Goes' and we have two fabulous sponsors:

Bugaboo Stamps

The DT were lucky enough to receive some lovely images to play with, my card was made using a little cutie from The Stamping Studio, he's called Little Bear - This is a Hug and he's available here. 
I printed him onto kraft card and then stamped and embossed the 'hugs' script. I printed him again, twice, onto gingham patterned paper, cut him out and stuck him over the image on the kraft, then cut just the arms from the second gingham image, shaped them slightly with a ball tool and then fixed them in place with Pinflair glue. The tiny blue hearts are made with Nuvo Drops.
Why not hop over to Crafty Calendar now and see what the rest of the DT have been up to.
Thanks for visiting today, have a lovely weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftycatz #377 emboss
thatscrafty keep it simple
cutecardthursday #484

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Shy girl


Good morning, it's been a busy week for DT cards! This one is for our new challenge at Southern Girls. Our theme this fortnight is 'ribbon or twine' and we're sponsored by Doodle Digital. I used a very sweet image, Shy Girl, coloured with my trusty copics. Some time ago I was given some 'Gorjuss' products by a lovely friend of mine, (it wasn't even my birthday) and I  decided it was about time I used some of them! So the base card, papers, ribbon and twine have all been used on this simple design. I added some tiny star shaped buttons to finish.
Thanks for taking the time to visit today, please hop over and take a peek at what my lovely teamies have created to inspire you, just click here to be transported to the other side of the world!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
sisterhoodofcrafters buttons
lemonshortbread #44
pammiesinkypinkies #1726
craftingwhenwecan #147
Create and Inspire #63

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Christmas Crackers


Good morning, this week is just flying by, i can't believe it's Wednesday already and time for a new challenge at Fab N Funky! As it's the last Wednesday of the month our challenge theme  this week is 'Christmas' and it's the turn of our lovely Wends to host. Our fabulous sponsor this week is
Image result for all dressed up stamps
 I used  3 Little Christmas Girls to make my card, they're coloured with copics, touches of glitter added. papers from stash ( not sure might be Papermania) A few die cuts and gems added.
I've just worked out that there are only 5 more of these 'last Wednesday' Challenges left this year...now that's scary! You might be wise to make something Christmassy and play along if you want to beat the last minute panic :D
There's loads of fantastic inspiration from my wonderful teamies to be enjoyed by clicking here.
Thanks for visiting today, hope your week is going well.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
abcchristmaschallenge -m for more than one
craftingbydesigns Christmas
lilredwagon #400 3 of a kind
hollyandivy #9
Rudolph Day June Challenge
alldressedup June Challenge

Monday, 26 June 2017

Mermaids for Emily


Good afternoon all, Here's a little door hanger I made as a gift (bribe- to- stay- in- her- bed -like- a- good- girl!) for my youngest granddaughter, Emily, who is 3 years old and loves mermaids, pink and purple. Currently her parents are having problems getting her to bed...and keeping her there. They've tried persuasion, firmness, depriving her of treats, ignoring her screaming...nothing seems to work! We're now resorting to good old fashioned bribery...it's worth a try! I tell them that it's just a phase and they'll laugh about it one day but I don't think they believe me!
Anyway, I thought she'd like this to hang on her wardrobe door. I cut the shell shape from very thick card and scored and folded it slightly to give it a curved shape. It's painted with a combination of Zig watercolour pens and Starlights Shimmer acrylic paint which gives it a lovely soft shimmer. The little mermaids are an Aurora Wings image, available here. I've coloured them with copics and added loads of Wink of Stella to their tails, which of course you can't see in the photo!  I fussy cut them and curved them with a ball tool, fixing them to the shell with silicone for depth. I added some seed beads, sequins and tiny shells and Emily's name in metal letters.
Hopefully Mummy and Daddy will be able to bribe her into bed with this!
Thanks for visiting today!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
aurorawings #52
welove2create #13
aperfecttimetocraft #6
creativecraftcottage. #90 no patterned paper
eclecticellapu a touch of pink/purple
pdelinkyparty anything but a card
throughthepurplehaze pink


Saturday, 24 June 2017

Lots of layers at Sweet Stampin'


Good morning and happy weekend! Looks as if we've seen the last of our heatwave...must admit, much as I love the sunshine, it's quite a relief to be cool again...and to be able to sleep!
Our new Challenge at Sweet Stampin' starts today...the theme is 'lots of layers', so a lovely easy one to play along with, just remember to include some stamping. I think my card has about 8 layers, using random papers and cardstock from my stash. The beautiful image is ' Fae 6' by Morgan Fitzsimons,  I coloured her ages ago and thought it was time to use her on a card! The butterflies are Sizzix Tim Holtz.
Thanks for visiting today, hope you have time to join us this week...just click here for more inspiration from my lovely teamies!
Have a great weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered;
addictedtostamps #247 make your mark
inspirationdestination #130
simonsaysstamp patterned paper
ching-chou-kuik butterflies
morgansartworld. #12
colourcrazy #25

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Dream of the sea...



Good evening, I'm back from my holiday...and looking forward to the next one! I love being retired ...we can go on holiday when we like without having to worry about taking time off work, it used to be real nightmare trying to book annual leave!
We had a wonderful relaxing week in a very beautiful part of Devon, a lovely bungalow just minutes walk from the sea...and fabulous weather too! Just wish I hadn't eaten quite so much....
I'm missing the sound of the sea, so this fortnight's challenge at Aurora Wings is a great one for me...at least I can dream about it!
I coloured up this beautiful image, Princess of the Sea, , which I was lucky enough to win on a previous challenge. I used my trusty copics, a white gel pen, stickles and liquid pearls . The 'driftwood' frame is made from a sheet of driftwood patterned  DP, chopped about and re-pieced together. The shells in the corner are a part of the image, printed larger and fussy cut.
Thanks for visiting, hope those of you living in the UK are enjoying the heat wave...it's been too hot outside for me...just had to stay indoors in my lovely cool craft room  and play...it's a hard life!
Chris
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Challenges entered :
aurorawings under the sea
craftingfromtheheart #164
pammiesinkypinkies #1725
crafty awesomness June Challenge
scrap and craft #4

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Joy to the world


I'm back with yet another scheduled post, this time for our June Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'...June, that means there are only 6 more challenges until Christmas!!!
A simple L/O this month, I've embossed the background, the cute image is a digistamp from Polkadoodles, the die cuts are Tim Holtz and the stars are punched.
We'd love you to play along this month...as always the theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and there's some lovely inspiration from my teamies to be admired!
Thanks for visiting...that really is it for today!
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Challenges:
abcchristmaschallenge m is for more than one...stars, sprigs of foliage
craftingbydesigns things with wings
digichoosday #24
happylittlestampers June Christmas Challenge (atg)
sunnydaycrafting June Challenge (sentiment, digi, embossing)
movingalongwiththetimes #47

Special day


Here's my second card for today, this one is my DT card for our new Challenge at Fab N Funky, the theme is 'Vintage', chosen and hosted by our very talented N-Eva. Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.
I used one of my favourite images, In the Twenties ...I've had this one for ages and made several cards using her, so sweet and lovely to colour!
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you'll be inspired to join us in this lovely challenge.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftygalscorner  #127 vintage
modsquadchallenge square
thepapershelter. #298 tie a bow
inkychicks #84 3 or more patterned papers (have used 4)
lemonshortbread #43
dreamvalley #158
crazychallenge #250
makingmemories - bingo board -lace image sentiment

Wonderful day

Good morning, hope the week is going well for you so far :) This is a scheduled post for
 our new challenge at Creative Moments, the optional theme for this week is 'Flag day'. Our sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo and Torytale.
I was given this sweet image,  Forest-fairy,  to play with .  I printed the image and coloured for fairy with copics (there's wink of Stella on her wings...doesn't show in photo).  I then printed the rabbit part of the image again ..larger this time, as I wanted to make a side step card and the smaller bunnies would look a bit lost. I made the little tree to tie my hand-cut bunting to and added some tiny toadstools to the grass.
Thanks for looking, have a wonderful day.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftingbydesigns things with wings
cutiepie #112 all creatures great and small
pileiton #131 fancy folds
2craftycrittercrazies #3


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Monochrome


Good morning, here's my DT card for the new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin' today. The theme this week is 'monochrome'. I used a gorgeous wintery image from Aurora Wings, which I've coloured with copics and and gel pens, loads of sparkle added!  Thanks for visiting...hope you find the time to play along with us this week...click here to visit challenge blog.
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered;
aurorawings #51 Celebration (Christmas!)
craftingwithanattitude  #28 atg
dragonflydreams add sparkle
52cct gems
aperfecttimetocraft #4
daisychain  #9 monochrome

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Smile


Good morning and happy weekend! A new challenge starts today over at Crafty Calendar, the theme is ' all about the boys' and we're sponsored this month by the fabulous Doctor Digi. I do love colouring these fun images...and there are so many brilliant ones to choose from! I used A Dunderton abroad, isn't he fantastic, a picture of sartorial elegance! I've coloured hm with my copics (as usual) ..loved colouring that shirt!...he's wearing his socks with his sandals 'cos he doesn't want to get his feet burnt...and a hanky to cover his head...can't be too careful in all that heat! The stamps I used, camera, smile' panel, ticket and passport stamp are all from a set of magazine freebies I've had for ages.
We have some lovely new teamies over at Crafty Calendar...they've made some wonderful cards to inspire you this month, as have the rest of the DT. I'm sure that all of them would be delighted if you paid them a visit...so please just click here to hop over and take a look, of course we would love to have you join us this month, so why not play along?

Incidentally, we are soooo close to our 1000 followers target at Crafty Calendar....and there is an amazing prize (it really is!) for some lucky someone when we reach it! If you're not already a follower then don't miss the opportunity to be in the draw!

Thank you for visiting today, have a wonderful weekend.
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
craftrocket #38 for the men/boys
createsandmakes #12
crazy4challenges #388 (3 x passport stamp)
hidinginmycraftroom #303
crafterscafe #174 travel
lovetoscrap #98
open-mindedcraftingfun #17



Thursday, 1 June 2017

you are incredible


Good morning! It's June. JUNE!!!! Already. I'm not ready for it to be June...it's too soon to be June, we've only just had spring, this year must be the fastest ever (another sign of getting older I fear!!)
Anyway...the Southern Girls have a brand new challenge for you...it's everyone's favourite theme 'Anything Goes'...sponsored this fortnight by Sasayaki Glitter.
I coloured one of their cute images to make my card, an adorable little dragon, available here. The green background is embossed using a Leonie Pujol ef. I added some scraps of red ribbon between the snippets of dp.
We'd love it if you chose to play along with our challenge this fortnight, just pop over to Southern Girls Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous creations of my talented teamies and to add your own beautiful projects.
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day
Chris
xx
Challenges entered:
lilredwagon #396
thepapershelter  #296
fairytale #169
addicted-to-stamps  #149
crafting-with-dragonflies. #81
sendasmile4kids bright colours