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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Party animal!

Good morning, it's my turn to host the challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week , which means I get to choose the theme, this time it was an easy choice as we're lucky enough to be sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi....I picked 'Make it funny'
I chose to use Happy Hour Horace I think he's brilliant , such a little ray of sunshine :), and I knew straight away what I was going to make...and believe me, that does not happen very often...my cards usually end up very different from the idea I had to start with! I kept the design very simple, using DP for the 'wallpaper' and table. Horace was coloured with copics, fussy cut (lovely and easy to cut out :) and popped up on foam pads. The sentiments were stamped and heat embossed. 
It would be great to have you play along at Fab 'n' Funky this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
watercooler #179
craftyfriends #88
snarkystampers  #114
qkrstampede. #304
artimpressions #236


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

New release day at Catch the Bug


Good morning, Bugaboo's new release digi, Beach Ruby,  is available now in the online store
Here she is enjoying a hot sunny day at the seaside. I coloured her with copics and fussy cut. She didn't want to take her heels off, so couldn't walk on the beach so I gave her a pier to walk on....
For more inspiration featuring this fun new digi hop on over to Catch the Bug Challenges to see what my lovely teamies have created.
Thanks for visiting
Have a great week
Chris
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Challenges entered:
dragonflyjourneys. #122
INTAAS  #37
creativeknockouts #254

Friday, 13 July 2018

Wonderful Day


Good morning, another week has flown by...it's Friday again...and it's the 13th! Hope you're not superstitious! Anyway, can't be all bad today because it's time for another lovely freebie at Catch the Bug, and this week's image is a real sweetie, just hop over to the challenge blog for details of how to grab your free image. Thanks for visiting, hope you have a wonderful day!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cardz4galz #75
cutecardthursday #538
craftingbydesigns atg

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

July Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'



Hi, another quick make today! This one is for our July Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.
I really struggled to get a decent photo of this card but this is the best I could do, it was so bright and sunny outside that it bleached the colour out, and indoors was too dark... the colours are much deeper IRL. I do love the little Tomte though, so I stamped him again inside.

Do you realise that there are only 5 more CaSS challenges to go before the big day!? 
Scary thought!
 Thanks for visiting today.

Chris
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Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
crafterscastle  #7
CHNC#393
HIMCR #360

Let's see some gingham at Fab N Funky Challenges


Good morning, it's time for our new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, this week our lovely Pat has picked a great theme for you...she would like to see some gingham on your project. I wasn't going to join in this week (as it's Wimbledon :) but I couldn't resist this lovely theme. I made a very quick card, the layout is simple and I'd already coloured the beautiful Hannah Lynn digi! I haven't added a sentiment as I like to keep some cards for 'any occasion'.
The Fab 'n' Funky girls have made some beautiful cards this week...gingham is obviously popular with us :), hope you like it too, we'd love to have you play along!
Have a great day.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
thepapergirls #155
crafting-with-friends  #71
craftingfromtheheart #214

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Once upon a time...

...several years ago, before I really started card-making I dabbled a bit with altered art, my particular interest was altered books. I acquired an old board book that had recessed pages and started to create a book of fairy tale pages. I painted the outside with several coats of gold acrylic and used a stamp to emboss swirls into the paint and  hand lettered the title...
...then life...work, grandchildren, family commitments etc got in the way and I forgot about it. When I saw the theme for this month's challenge at Aurora Wings it immediately sprang to mind and I dug it out again. I used some stamps and embossing powder to further decorate the outside.
After sanding and coating with gesso the inside looked like this....

I used distress inks and stencils to colour the background, stamping and heat embossing the roses around the frame .
I chose a beautiful AW image, Peace Rose, which I printed twice, flipping the image for the second copy. Colouring medium for this is copics. These were fussy cut and added to the page .


To create the title page I distressed a piece of white cardstock,  hand lettered the words and used the stamp and embossing powders again. 
So here it is, the first page in my 'new' book, illustrating the lovely fairy story about the two sisters, Snow White and Rose Red.

Thanks for visiting, hope you are enjoying what remains of the weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:




Saturday, 7 July 2018

Anything goes at Catch the Bug


First Saturday of the month, so it's time for our Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug. Here's my card featuring the gorgeous Clyde Birthday, please click here to visit the blog and check out the inspiration! Hope you choose to play along!
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
alwayshappybirthday  July atg
cutitupchallenges #151
qkrstampede #303
craftysentiments bright colours