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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

A couple of fairy themed cards





Good morning, here's a couple of fairy themed cards I created with some of my beautiful Lavinia Stamps.
I used Distress Oxide inks to make the backgrounds....slightly obsessed with both the inks and the stamps just now! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
1st card
craftycatz #429

2nd Card
TIOT #Slap it on
allsorts #485



Monday, 17 September 2018

Gift box- anything but a card at Catch the Bug



Good morning, hope everyone is feeling rested and renewed after the weekend and ready to enjoy the week ahead. Today I'm sharing a simple gift box I made featuring a fabulous set of digi stamps from Bugaboo.  I love these block images, so versatile as you can use them individually too, this one is called Giraffe blocks.

I constructed the box from cardstock (loads of tutorials available online, just not sure what we're allowed to link back to any more :( the box is great size for tealights or individually wrapped chocolates. Definitely going to make more of these as ideal for small gifts!
There's more inspiration to be seen at Catch the Bug .

Have a great week.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
sunnydaycrafting Sept/Oct
brownsugar #282
MAWTT #80


Sunday, 16 September 2018

Time for a sketch at Catch the Bug

Good morning...here's the sketch...

and here's my card...
featuring...one of the images from Bella Trio.
Why not hop over to Catch the Bug for more inspiration from my teamies? Hopefully you'll be tempted to join us this fortnight. 
Have a great day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
PDE September  Challenge


Saturday, 15 September 2018

Up, up and away

Hi,
I'm fresh back from a lovely holiday in the Wye Valley/ Forest of Dean area , such a beautiful part of our country...never been there before, but will definitely go again ! We enjoyed lovely weather, wonderful scenery and long walks with Mathilda, our Great Dane, she loved it too but I think she's glad to be home for a rest!
This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' has the theme of 'balloons or bunting' , if you look closely you can see that my card has both! I used a sweet Tiny Townie stamp from Stamping Bella, coloured with copics and fussy cut, the popped her up on foam pads on top of the DP. I added a stamped sentiment and two little hearts.
Thanks for visiting, hope you choose to play along with this fun challenge.
Enjoy the weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
alohafriday #127
cutencrafty #9
alwayshappybirthday. - Sept Challenge
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper. Sept Challenge
Create And Inspire #77 (Up up & away  my beautiful balloon)


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

September Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Well,  here we are... the September Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' begins today....the big day will be upon us all too quickly!
For this challenge I made a shaker card...not something I do very often, quite pleased as the sequins actually move when the card is shaken...and they don't fall out (won't mention the glitter...)
The scene inside the shaker was created with distress inks and some gorgeous fairy pine tree stamps from Lavinia. I piled some sequins and glitter on top and covered it with snow patterned acetate.The die cut sleigh and reindeer is adhered on top. I took the photo in bright sunshine which shows the lovely sparkle but the colours are a bit washed out,  much more 'twilight-y' IRL...still you can't have it all!
Thanks for visiting today...if you''re starting to panic about getting your Christmas cards made on time and are stuck for ideas...head on over to  Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for some wonderful inspiration from my teamies.
Have a great day
Chris

Friday, 7 September 2018

Marriage is like a deck of cards...

Freebie Every Friday!


 It's Freebie Friday at Catch The Bug, head over now to grab your free digi! This week it's Stella and Gus Deck of cards, a fun image and sentiment...great for anniversary cards  for those with a sense of humour :))

Inside of card

Thanks for visiting today, have a wonderful weekend!
Chris
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Colour Crazy - Week 36


Good morning, there's a new challenge starting today over at Colour Crazy Challenges and I'm having a great time as a Guest Designer, they have some fabulous sponsors and I've been given some gorgeous images to colour. This week the sponsor is Knitty Kitty, such cute and  quirky digis!

I used  the Florentina  image from the Build a Snow Scene set ... x 4, merged.  My thoughts were  ‘forget Swan Lake…this is Flamingo Pond.. on Ice!’ Coloured  with copics… a fun wintery birthday card. There are 4 more fun flamingo images in this set...amazing value!
Thanks for looking!
Chris
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