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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Seeing stars!



Hi, I'm back again with my DT card for this weeks challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, this week we're asking for shaped cards. I started mine with a square card blank, arranged the die cut stars and then cut around the edges to get my random shape...it does stand up (which was a bit of a relief!). The cute image, Avi Starr-Wish Upon A Star , courtesy of Lacy Sunshine our fabulous sponsor this week, is printed on kraft cardstock and coloured with polychromos. Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you'll join us at Fab 'n'Funky for this fun challenge, there's loads of fab creations from team Funky to inspire you, just click here to take a look!
Have a lovely day!
Chris
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Challenges
sweetstamps girly
bunnyzoes for the girls
whoopsi daisy add a sentiment
craftyourpassion anything goes
creataliciouschallenges no squares or rectangles
nordsalten-hobbyklubb brown and blue
craftycatz dies/punches
fairytale use kraft
wagsnwhiskers use kraft

Spring green


Good morning, hope the sun is shining wherever you are, there's definitely been a lot of sunshine with a promise of spring here lately! It's still cold but bright and sunny which is so much nicer than cold wet and miserable! Our challenge at Creative Moments this week is 'spring green', or anything goes.
To make my card I used the adorable Mouse--big-flower image from Bugaboo. The image is coloured with copics and I paper pieced the mouse. There's a touch of Wink of Stella on the dragonfly wings and petal tips and glossy accents on the ladybird, none of which show in the photo!. The daisy border die is Poppy Stamps and the sentiment stamp is a Verses rubber stamp. I added a button and a little wooden ladybird to finish.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo and Angie's Digi Stamps, so there are two lovely prizes to be won this fortnight. Why not pop over to Creative Moments to see the lovely creations from the rest of the team, hopefully you'll be tempted to join us!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
creativecardcrew green
ikesworld paper piecing
2cuteink spring
melonheadzfriends use green
stampandcreate is it spring yet?
abc-challenge exceptionally cute
robynsfetish use a digi
wedodoobadoo  spring/green

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Southern Girls go girly!

 
Good morning! There's a new challenge starting at Southern Girls , this fortnight we want to see those girly creations! For me it was a great opportunity to ink up a cute and girly stamp I was lucky enough to win a few weeks ago, CC Designs May Day Birgitta. I stamped this little sweetie 3 times so that I could layer the flowers. She's coloured with copics, cut out and layered onto a die cut and embossed tag. The papers are LOTV, flowers are punched. I doodled stitches around the edges of the layers and flowers.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Random Kits and Pieces who are offering a lovely prize for the lucky winner, so why not play along with the Southern Girls this challenge?
Thanks for visiting,
have a lovely day!
Chris
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Challenges entered
crafterscafe lots of layers
craftingforallseasons dies and/or punches
pennys paper crafty lots of layers
creativecardcrew birthday with sentiment
Fantastic Tuesday atg with buttons
lovesrubberstamps ribbon or lace
perfectlyrustics little boy or girl
 
 
 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Hat trick


Hi! Hope everyone's enjoying a lovely relaxing Sunday! Just a quick post from me to share the card I made for my baby sister's birthday! This fabulous East Wind image reminds me of Claire, it's gorgeous, just like she is! I coloured her with copics (the image, not Claire!), fussy cut her and sat her in the hat, which is hand drawn. The whole image is mounted onto a die cut and embossed circle, the hat is shaped to add dimension. I think she'll be pleased with it.
Thanks for visiting.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftycatz for a special lady
addictedtostamps make your mark
fantastic Tuesday use a die
theeastwind tip of the hat
cardmania add some red

Saturday, 21 February 2015

...thinking of spring...

 
Another week over....only one week left of February...then we can really start thinking of spring! I'm sooo looking forward to better weather and more daylight and sunshine and flowers and getting out in the garden! There are signs already, lots of buds on the trees and shrubs, crocuses snowdrops and daffs starting to sprout! Our challenge theme at Sweet Stampin' this week is a very apt one - Spring Flowers - my favourites! I absolutely love their bright bold colours as they bravely bloom, sometimes in the freezing cold, banishing the dull miserable end-of-winter days!
For my card I  die cut a card blank using a large tag die, then covered it with dp. I coloured a gorgeous Mo Manning image, a lovely little girl selling her gorgeous tulips with copics, then die cut using a stitched circle die, which I layered over another die cut tag. I added the three die cut tulips, which I shaded slightly to add dimension. A tiny tag stamped and doodled around the edges was tucked behind the image. I added a ribbon and lace border and a ribbon and twine bow to finish.
The lovely ladies at Sweet Stampin' would love to see lots and lots of spring flowers this week, so hop on over here to join us! There's a fabulous prize from Petal Lu for this week's lucky winner!
Thanks for calling by
Have a lovely weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered
leftofcenter use dies
fussyandfancy tic tac toe- sentiment, ribbon, lace
cutecardthursday floral delight
craftingforallseasons dies and/or punches
craftygalscorner bingo (bows flowers brads)
 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Ribbon and Lace


Hello! I'm back again already with my card for this week's challenge at Fab 'n' Funky which is 'Ribbon and Lace' hosted by none other than the lovely and so-talented Wends aka Crafty Kiwi Mama. The theme Wends has chosen is 'Ribbon and Lace', it would be great to see both on your projects, but being a kind and generous soul Wends will accept ribbon or lace as well! So easy peasy then!
Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge, Sassy Studios gave us some beautiful images to play with, I used Rapunzel Sassy, isn't she a beauty! She's coloured with copics, die cut and distressed around the edges. I added a die cut border and tag ribbons, lace, flowers a smattering of frantage and a few pearls.
Why not pop over to Fab 'n' Funky now... there are loads of beautiful beribboned and lacy creations from the DT and we'd love to see what you can create for this challenge too!
Have a lovely day!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
digichoosday Springtime pastels
Fantastic Tuesday use a die
scrap-creations bingo, (flowers die cuts Digi)
shoppingourstash Inspired by movie (Tangled)
pileitonchallenge butterflies
corrosive things with wings
qkrstampede lovely lace


Purr-fect together!

 
Good morning! Wednesday again- middle of the week already- and time for a fun new challenge at Creative Moments. This fortnight the theme is paper piecing, and we're sponsored by the fabulous All Dressed Up stamps, who very generously gave us some gorgeous images to use, this adorable stamp is called Purrrfect Together and is available here . There are actually 3 images, cat with bow, cat without bow and the sentiment so a real bargain at £1.50! To make my card I printed the cat-without-a bow twice, once onto the 'fence' dp and then on to blue spotted paper. The spotted cat is fussy cut and pieced over the image on the fence. The cat-with-bow, I printed onto white spotted paper, fussy cut and placed slightly overlapping the first cat. I then printed part of both images onto relevant scraps of paper so I could piece the ears and bow. printed the sentiment and die cut it with a tag die and added it to my card with a die cut bow and a little brad. No colouring so this was a quick and easy card to make!
We'd love to have you join us this fortnight, paper piecing is a fun and easy technique so why not give it a go? Of course you can always enter an 'anything goes' project if you don't fancy the paper piecing! Please take the time to visit the challenge blog at Creative Moments ,there's some beautiful examples of the paper piecing technique for you to enjoy created by my talented teamies!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered
abc-challenge d is for die cut
crafts galore encore use stamp or digi
craftingmusketeers cute
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper atg
greatimpressions love love love
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #4 atg
robynsfetish square cards
suzybees add a bow
alldressedup atg