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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'

It's time to celebrate!!!  Today is Sweet Stampin's 5th Birthday and we'd love for you to join in the fun! Just make a card with a reference to Birthdays on the front (and some stamping, of course:)! Easy, huh?
For my card I used my old favourite 'Ruffled Bloom ' stamp from Stampendous! I've used this so many times and never get bored with it. I stamped the image twice onto some blue DP, shaded  a bit with a pale blue copic, and fussy cut them out . One I mounted onto a faux embossed kraft tag along with a die cut leaf. The other I cut up and placed randomly on another piece of DP. I hand cut the 'happy birthday tags and attached them to the larger tag with a piece of tulle. The tiny kraft flowers were added to finish.
We really hope you will join us to celebrate this special birthday, we have sponsors offering lovely prizes as an extra incentive to spur you on- there's a £10 voucher from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a £15 voucher from Crafty Devils -so what are you waiting for, pop over to Sweet Stampin' now, check out the fantabulous creations from the DT, there's a lot to look at this week as both teams have joined in -and we have some amazingly talented new teamies who would love a visit from you!
Thank you for visiting, hope your weekend is an enjoyable one!
Chris
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Challenges
acreativeromance something old (stamp)
pattiescreations birthdays
wagsnwhiskers add some leaves

Monday, 17 November 2014

Christmas fairy

Whilst on holiday a couple of weeks ago, I spent some relaxing hours colouring images, after all there's only so much you can do outside in November in England, especially when it's cold and wet and you have a very large dog with you (a very large dog who prefers to be warm and dry!). Now I'm home it's time to make the cards and as Christmas is rushing up fast I'm using up the Christmassy images first!
This one's for my eldest Granddaughter, she'll love the Mo Manning fairy and all the glitter!
Thanks for looking.
Have a great week.
Chris
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Challenges
robynsfetish  #238 things with wings
corrosivechallenges girly
bearlymine Christmas
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 anything Christmas
emeraldfaeries non traditional Christmas colours
4craftychicks fairies
Hanna and friends recipe

Saturday, 15 November 2014

To die for



Good morning everybody! There's a brand new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin' today and this one's 'To Die For'! This week we would like to see die cuts on your creations (as well as stamping of course!). There's a $10 voucher for the lucky winner from our lovely sponsor  Yours or Mine Papercrafts
For my card I used a gorgeous Stamping Bella Uptown Girl, Opal the Optimist, she's coloured with copics and her dress and shoes (fiddly!) have been paper pieced. There are several die cut circles in various sizes, the smaller ones are glossy accented. The words are Paper Smooches die cuts.
Please take the time to visit  the Challenge Blog  you'll be blown away by the inspiration from my talented teamies! Why not join us with your own fabulous card, remember to stamp and add a die cut (or two!).
Have a lovely weekend.
Chris
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Challenges
craftforthecraic birthday
pattiescreations birthday
craftingforallseasons birthday
fabnfunky birthday
creative moments celebrations
scrappers-delights paper piecing
pink gem paper piecing

Friday, 14 November 2014

Chocolate and mint at Delicious Doodles


Good morning! A quick post from me as I'm mentally girding up my loins in preparation for the invasion of the granddaughters (also I have to fill up the cupboards and 'fridge!!!)! My son-in-law has booked a surprise weekend away for my daughter and I'm looking after the girls, I can't wait to collect them from school as I haven't seen them since I got back from holiday1
Enough waffle, back to the card, which is for the new challenge at Delicious Doodles, it's a colour theme this week- 'Mint and Chocolate'. I used the beautiful Mistletoe Kiss image, I do love colouring these gorgeous girls of Teri's! I then enlarged the image  and coloured and cut out the mistletoe leaves to make the embellishment. The papers are randomly chosen from my ever-growing stash of offcuts. A few pearls, a bow and brad and a bit of faux stitching to finish.
There's some fabulous inspiration waiting for you over at the challenge blog and we'd love to see your deliciously minty and chocolatey creations so why not join us this week!
I'm off to the supermarket!
Thanks for looking!
Chris
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Challenges
C.R.A.F.T Christmas
meljensdesigns hot chocolate
milkcoffeechallenge hand coloured image
rubysrainbow non traditional Christmas
crafts galore encore anything goes
CSAYL Anything goes
craftycatz Christmas is coming

Monday, 10 November 2014

a walk through the woods...



Good morning! I'm fresh back from a wonderful 'extra' holiday in the depths of  Wiltshire. Life has been a bit stressful one way or another over the last few months so we decided to get away for a few days and relax... relax we certainly did! We were very fortunate in that the 'cottage' we rented was absolutely gorgeous and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. The end-of-autumn colours were amazing! It didn't matter that the weather turned colder and wetter, we could walk our dog, explore the surroundings and return to warmth and comfort - heaven!
My card is inspired by the wonderful colours and sights we enjoyed, the trees, bracken and so many birds - we even saw a red kite! The lovely image is this month's freebie from The East Wind (thank you!), coloured with copics. The die cut trees are Memory Box...so reminiscent of the beautiful fir trees in the woodlands surrounding our cottage! I added some tiny die cut birds (also MB) and the tag is recycled!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges
The East Wind -Go green
scrappyhands Autumn colours
disdigidesigns colours of Autumn
glitternsparkle colours
stampingwithdragon Autumn colours
sweet7 colour challenge
freshbreweddesigns Fall colours
Creative bug on the loose Fallen hues

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Oh deer...

Good morning ...welcome  to the weekend! Another Christmas card from me, this time it's for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' which is to make a shaped card. This is the second card I made...and I'm not particularly happy with it, this isn't how I imagined it at all! I like the cute Woodware reindeer and the dies I have used but somehow not the end result... but It's better than the first card:) - in it's favour it is shaped and it is a card!
Thanks for looking and I promise you that there is much fabulousness to be seen on the Challenge blog, my teamies have come up trumps, so just click here to see what they have created and to share your own lovely stamped and shaped designs! You could be this week's lucky prizewinner - a £10 voucher courtesy of our lovely sponsor Crafts U Love.
Have a great weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered
holly jolly Christmas , ribbon, 2dp pearl.
bunnyzoes animals
lovetoscrap seeing dots
paperpretties polka dots

Friday, 31 October 2014

Baby it's cold out here

Good morning, another week has just flown past...indeed another month has flown past... November tomorrow, hard to believe the mild weather we've been enjoying here! I've been trying to motivate myself to get cracking with the Christmas cards so this week's challenge theme, 'Baby it's cold outside' at Delicious Doodles was a great one for me!  I chose to use  Penguin Cuddles, I coloured it with copics (love colouring these gorgeous images!). I matted it onto several layers of DP, distressed the edges and added a bit of faux stitching. A doily (it's meant to be white :( ) and a die cut snowflake and poinsettia complete the design. Hooray, another Christmas card made!
Please take the time to visit the Challenge blog there is some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team and we'd love to have you join us this week, you can use any image you like it doesn't have to be a fabulous Delicious Doodles one! :)
Chris
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Challenges entered
fabnfunky Christmas
thepapershelter Christmas
craftycardmakers die cuts or punches
useyourstuff doily
jinglebelles Christmas with a creature!
stempelsonne winter
outlawzchallenges friday-coloring Christmas