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Saturday, 18 February 2017

We want to see flowers!!!


Good morning, another week has flown past, spring will soon be here! It's felt quite springlike here already for the last couple of days...mild weather, some sunshine and the first bulbs are starting to flower...can't wait! This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'is a lovely and easy one, we want to see flowers on your creations, they don't have to be stamped as long as you include some stamping somewhere on your card. I loved making this card, a CAS design for a change, using a very old and much loved wooden stamp, I stamped the flower directly onto the  card blank near to the top left hand corner, then masked the image and stamped twice more letting it go over the edge. I then stamped the flower onto the smaller piece of white card, carefully lining up the image so that the flowers matched. Matted the smaller square onto deep blue cardstock, then placed it over the first image. The colouring was very quick, using a wet brush and distress ink pads. The stamped sentiment was a freebie with a magazine.


If you want to feast your eyes on some beautiful floral creations just hop over here and check out the inspiration from my lovely teamies. Then it's your turn to inspire us with your own fabulous florals!
Thanks for visiting, have a happy weekend!
Chris
x

Challenges:
brownsugar #238 birthday
aperfecttimetocraft.
happylittlestampers. CAS blue
kreativeinkauf #48 monochrome
open-mindedcraftingfun #14
sweetstampers add a sentiment
tinker dream #50. birthday, white + 1 colour
addictedtostamps #229 CAS
simonsaysstamp-wednesday florals


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Colours of Mardi Gras


I made this card with the current challenge at Aurora Wings  in mind, which is to use the colours of Mardi Gras...purple, green and gold.I had a lovely time colouring the gorgeous image, Diamonds. I used copics and added a touch of glitter here and there.  I'm happy with how the image came out, not so keen on the card design. 



Thanks for looking
Chris
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Challenges entered:
ttcrd.-atg
unicorn #18 



Sunday, 12 February 2017

...are you for real?...


Happy Sunday!  A 'just because' card to share today...weather's been grim, cold wet and miserable...at least the snow didn't amount to anything...so I've been reading (a lot) and playing with my new stamps! I coloured up this cutie yesterday, just can't resist a dragon! I used copics to colour and followed a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The paper was free with a magazine, I added a stamped sentiment and few punched and die cut stars. The stars are glittery but it doesn't show in the photo!
Thanks for visiting, enjoy what's left of the weekend.
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
disdigidesigns include an animal




Thursday, 9 February 2017

Three or more patterned papers...Southern Girls Challenge #153


Hello, I'm a bit late today...thought I'd better give in and do a bit of housework, much against my inclinations! Still, it's done now and I can sit here in a rosy virtuous glow even though I know it's doomed to get messy again very quickly! Hubby will be returning from his walk with a large muddy Great Dane and my two eldest granddaughters will be in later for tea...fascinates me how kids create a mess without trying!!! :)
Anyways, this is my card for our new challenge over at Southern Girls which is '3 or more patterned papers' yes  '3 or more patterned papers' not '3 or more layers' which I'd convinced myself it was...made my card...went to add it to challenge blog and realised I'd made a boo boo! So back to the drawing board! At least this gorgeous image, Annabelle, was fun to colour so I was quite happy to colour her up again. My papers are from a pad which was a bargain buy at a local £1 shop...not sure of the make but the papers are gorgeous!
I do hope you can spare the time to visit over at Southern Girls, there's some gorgeous cards made by my teamies for you to enjoy, and of course we'd really love it if you choose to play along. We have a fantastic sponsor this time...Crafts And Me ...so someone is going to win some beautiful digis!
Before I go I'll share the first card...the one without 3 patterned papers....

Thanks for looking
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
craftycreations #334
inspirationdestination #121
lemonshortbread #34
craftingfromtheheart #145
classicdesignteamchallenge #11
craftsandme Feb Challenge
Crafty Awesomeness Feb Challenge
craftyfriends #50 girly


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Please...


Phew, here it is...my 3rd and final card today! This one is for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas...again the theme is ' Anything Goes' as long as it's Christmas related. I bought this gorgeous Mo Manning digi before last Christmas and didn't get a chance to use it, so I was delighted to take the opportunity to colour it up! Who could resist that hopeful little face!

Thanks so much for visiting today, scroll down if you wish to look at my other makes. I'm hoping that you'll have time to pop over to the main challenge blogs and check out what my lovely teamies have been up to, not just for this challenge but for the others too! Looking forward to seeing what you make of these three lovely challenges!

Chris
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Challenges entered:
christmaswiththecuties #2  song(let It Snow)
CHNC  #319
inglebellesrock snowflake
Bronte And Bella #272

...wild about you...


Here I am again ...this is my second DT card for today, this one is for our new Challenge at Fab N Funky, this week hosted by our lovely Wends. The theme she has chosen is 'Wild about you' either Valentines or feature a wild animal, so something for everyone! We're sponsored this week by the fabulous Paper Shelter and the DT were given some lovely images to choose from. I chose to use this cute couple, 'Can't take my eyes off you',  gazing adoringly into each other's eyes...the image comes with a coloured version and backing papers as well as the line drawing...but I wanted a different look so decided to colour using shades of grey (a lot less than 50 ;)) I added some die cuts, a bow and bead trim and a little heart brad. The colours haven't photographed too well, the white is much brighter IRL.

I'll be back again with my 3rd and final (promise) post today!

xx

Challenges entered:
craftingbydesigns love and romance
craftygalscorner  shades of red
thesisterhoodofcrafters red
craftycardmakers love
getcreative red + 1 other colour
LTSCB #94 Who loves you baby
useyourstuff #250 Love is in the air
dragonflyjourneys. Love is in the air

All you need is love..



Good morning, here I am with my first card for today...still on a 'love' theme! This is my DT card for our new challenge at Creative Moments, the optional theme for this fortnight is 'Love is in the air', sponsored by Doctor Digi. The image I chose is Audrey and Aubery...such a handsome couple! Coloured with copics, glossy accents to their specs I decided they needed a retro patterned background in bright colours...found the perfect DP in a very old book of patterned papers. Just added some die cuts to make the sentiment.

I'll be back in a little while with card No.2!

x

Challenges entered:
fairytale #61 Humour
cardsinenvy Valentine
simonsaysstamp -mondaychallenge young at heart
dare2bartzy All you need is love