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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Crafty Calendar...it's Christmas time!

Well, December has arrived...3 days into the Advent calendar already! Christmas will very soon be upon us...and then gone in a flash! My son is getting married on the 29th so there'll be much excitement in our household...even more than usual!
Our new challenge, starting today at Crafty Calendar has the theme of 'Christmas Time' and is sponsored by SamiStamps, who very generously allowed the DT to choose an image each. I picked Candy Cane Elf, such a cute image and a delight to colour. I thought the sentiment matched the card perfectly...(rocking...Candy cane...get it?:))
There's some wonderful inspiration from my lovely teamies over on the Challenge Blog, we'd love it if you stop by and take a look..and add some inspiration of your own for us to enjoy!
Thank you for visiting, have a fabulous weekend
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
audsentiments #169
cceestampers #1648 red
craftyribbons #178
creativeknockouts #170 festive fun

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Christmas is coming...

Good morning on this last day of November! Christmas is coming and it's coming very fast! Although I've been much more organised this year and made some of my cards well in advance there still seems to be a lot to make! I'm sure many of you are in the same boat so come on over and join us at Fab N Funky this week. As usual, on the last Wednesday of the month, the theme is 'Christmas'. We are sponsored by Live and Love Crafts...you might want to pop over and check out their closing down sale too!
This card was quick to make as I coloured in the image ages ago...and it disappeared into the crafty mess abyss, found it when I was looking for something else....Anyway I made it into a circle easel card, just added a few die cuts!
Thanks for visiting today, hope you come and play with us.
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
craftycreations #329 Christmas
deepocean #143 Santa is coming to town
thepapershelter #275 Christmas card
allsorts #391 Anything Christmas

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas angel


Good evening, a quick post from me with a 'just because' card. Life has been quite hectic lately and I've struggled to keep up with DT commitments, let alone make anything extra. However I've finally caught up and even had time to make some Christmas cards :) This one is using a cute image I was lucky enough to win some time ago...Hug me, from QKR Stampede, she looks so cute and cuddly! coloured her with copics and a gold sparkle pen for her wings...haven't a clue why her boots look purple in the photo...they're actually dark red...The papers are First Edition, Jingle All The Way, I added die cuts, Nuvo drop berries and a button.
Thanks for looking
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
useyourstuff. Christmas
onestitchatatime ~276 buttons and bows
imaginethat #10
qkrstampede angels


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' Challenges...got the blues


Happy Saturday! This week over at Sweet Stampin' Challenges our theme is 'got the blues'.
I made a Christmas card using a fabulous stamp from Inkylicious, it's a kind of negative stamp as it stamps the background and leaves the image white. I stamped it using distress inks, I love the 'snowy feel' this gives. Simple design too ( so nice and quick!. Just added a bow (recycled ribbon from some packaging) and a die cut sentiment.
I made some more cards too, using the same stamp....


Thanks for taking the time to visit today, much appreciated at this busy time of year!  I hope you can spare a few minutes to hop over here and see what the Sweeties have been up to this week. It would be lovely to see what you make for this theme too...there's a fabulous prize on offer from Live and Love Crafts, don't miss out on their closing down sale!
Have a great weekend
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
alphabetchallenge T for trees
4craftychicks #326 Winter Wonderland
craftrocket #29 wintertime
MAWTT Anything Christmas
addicted-to-stamps #136
Rudolph Day November Challenge

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Christmas candles

Good morning, another fortnight has flown past and I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Creative Moments.  I used a beautiful image from Digistamps4joy, one of fabulous sponsors for this challenge. I coloured these lovely festive candles with my copics and a touch of sparkle pen , die cut into a circle and mounted onto gold card. I created a tag shaped card and covered it with red dp embossed the edges with gold embossing powder. I added some die cuts, a few pearls and attached a gold bow with a little tree brad..
Apologies for the photos, had to use a flash and it reflected from the red paper which has a lovely sheen to it.
As I'm desperately adding to my Christmas card stash I made another card using the same image and papers 


This fortnight there's no optional twist to the challenge...anything goes...so why not go for it! Click here to see what my teamies have been up to...and to add your own  beautiful creation.
Our sponsors for this challenge are : Digistamps4joy
                                                           Di's Digistamps
                                                           The East Wind
Thanks for calling by, hope your week is going well!
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
digistamps4joy #130
Double D Traditional Christmas colours



Saturday, 19 November 2016

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'

Yayyy!! It's our birthday today! Sweet Stampin' is 7 years old! Our theme this week is birthdays and we're sponsored by Crafts and Me.

I used a Stamping Bella Tiny Townies stamp to make my card, I chose this because of the cake...oh how we love cake at Sweet Stampin' !!


I followed a sketch from Fairy Tale Challenge Blog

 Thanks for visiting, there's loads of yummy inspiration to be seen over at Sweet Stampin' today, so come on over and join the party!

Have a great weekend
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
pattiescreations birthdays
audsentiments #168
creativeknockouts lots of layers
fairytale- sketch
houseofcards lots of layers

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Fab 'n' Funky...digi girls and hats

Good morning, here's my card for this week's challenge at Fab N Funky  ... this week the theme is Digi Girls...use a digital image of a girl (easy peasy!) and/ or a hat or someone wearing a hat...
We're sponsored by the lovely Julia Spiri who kindly gave the DT some beautiful images to  use. I chose this little sweetie, available here, so cute...check out her eyelash embellishment! She's coloured with copics, the papers are Teresa Collins and the lower die is Crealies.
It would be lovely if you have the time to hop over to the Challenge Blog to admire the fab creations from my teamies...and even better if you choose to join us this week.
Thanks for visiting
Have a lovely day
Chris
x

challenges entered:
crafts galore encore Nov Challenge
cardsundmore #171
getcreativechallenges #52 birthday