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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Inspired by...

...a book or film is the theme for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I took absolutely ages to decide what to make for this....there is literally no end to the choices!!! I eventually came up with this...inspired by 'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden... a wonderful read. There is also a film, same title, based on this novel, but in my opinion the book is way better! I used a beautiful digi stamp from A Day for Daisies which I coloured with copics, then masked to lightly distress ink the background which was then stamped with a very old foam backed stamp with Chinese script on. The flowers are made using a Memory Box die and coloured to match the image.
We'd love to have you join us this challenge, so please click here to visit Sweet Stampin' to add your beautiful creations (don't forget to include some stamping) and to feast your eyes on the fabulous inspiration from Team Jacky! The prize for this week's lucky winner is a Sweet Stampin' Goody bag!
Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
fairytale use a stamp never or rarely used (the script)
alohafriday girly
simplycreatetoo pretty woman
CRAFT add a charm/use metal
addictedtostamps make your mark
Whimsy Stamps colour an image

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

a Christmas card...

 

I'm back again, this time with my DT card for Fab 'n' Funky it's the last Wednesday of the month so this week it's a Christmas theme...anything goes as long as it's Christmas! I always intend to get ahead with making Christmas cards, but rarely do, so this is a great challenge for me! I used a sweet little Mo image which I never got around to colouring before, she reminds me of my adorable Emily!
I coloured her with copics and added loads of stickles to her hat, the ink ran...I added more stickles...the ink ran...you get the picture! The dp was free with a magazine, I added a die cut holly bough, a ribbon and a cute little Santa hat brad.
Now I know my lovely teamies have created some beautiful projects to inspire you this week so please hop over here to take a look (it'd be rude not to :). Why not join in? It'd be one less card to make when Christmas gets closer and you could be the lucky winner of a fabulous prize from our lovely sponsor All About Beads

                                  
Thanks for visiting today!
Chris
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Challenges:
craft-deebowz: April Challenge
melonheadzfriends add sparkle
memascrafts  April: atg with die or punch
christmascardchallenges #21 atg
thegloryofchristmas use a digi stamp
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 atg
cccdigicreations add sparkle
mosdigitalchallenge atg
Rudolph Day April Challenge

Well, hello there...

...time for a new challenge at Creative Moments and as always it's 'Anything Goes' with an optional twist of using this colour inspiration-
We are sponsored by Deedee's Digis and I chose to use this cute Pocket Pal Teddy which came coloured and uncoloured with loads of sentiments and digital papers...great value! I decided to use a pre coloured version as it fitted well with the colour chart, I printed the bear and pocket 3 times so that I could decoupage his head and paws. I stuck the image to the pink diecut circles with pinflair glue to add more dimension. The dp  came with the image and so did the sentiment. I added a glittery heart button  and 2 tiny green  buttons to finish. This was a quick and easy card to make...no colouring involved! Thanks for visiting, hope you'll be tempted to join us this fortnight.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
lilpatchofcraftyfriends atg
sendasmile4kids -kid's birthday
brownsugar #143 atg
digitallysweet #137 atg
sisteract #103 atg

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Aurora Daisy

Good afternoon, hope all are well and enjoying what's left of the weekend! Myself, I have had a lovely couple of days, yesterday met my son and baby granddaughter for lunch then spent a couple of hours with them in a soft play activity centre. It's so wonderful to see little Emily developing her skills and confidence, she's not quite walking yet but it doesn't stop her climbing everywhere and she's so happy interacting with other children! Today I went to a craft show with my sister, I personally think I showed considerable restraint with my spending...others may disagree :)
My card today is made using a gorgeous digi from The East Wind,  she's called Aurora Daisy and is available here. I really enjoyed colouring this beauty with my copics. I added a tiny braid to her hair made from embroidery floss... I think it suits her! Her earrings are trimmed with tiny pieces of a feather. The brown half doily is felt. I attached a  small bunch of feathers (real and die cut) with a little daisy brad and some punched daisies. The sentiment stamp is LOTV.

Thanks for visiting!
Have a good evening.
Chris
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Challenges:
theeastwind #29 Fibre-licious
sugarandbetty Atg or layers
craftycalendar add a sentiment
Suzy Bee's use lace
simplycreatetoo Pretty woman
thestampingboutique ribbon or lace
crafterscafe #113 ribbon or lace
craftygalscorner #16 girls girls girls

Thursday, 23 April 2015

In a word...

Good morning, fancy a new challenge? Well, you're in luck as there's one starting over at Southern Girls today, the theme is 'words' so that gives you loads of scope! I need some 'male' cards, there's so many men in my family with birthdays in May (so inconsiderate of them to be born in the same month, could have spread themselves out a bit more...8 male cards in one month is a bit much...). I decided to go for something quick and simple (for obvious reasons!) so I used a Woodware Happy Birthday stamp which I stamped onto cream cardstock, fussy cut and embossed. I stamped it again onto my background dp and glued the cut out version on top. I cut a yacht from the dp and used sticky pads to position it on top of the 'H', added a simple die cut frame and a red button!
Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you'll join us at Southern Girls this fortnight, we'd love to see your interpretation of this challenge. Just click here to check out the inspiration from my talented teamies and to add your link! Our sponsor for this challenge is Imagine If.

 
Have a lovely day!
Chris
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Challenges
themaleroom -use letters or numbers
cagichallenge things that start with B (boats, button)
allsorts quick and easy
 
 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

In the secret garden

Hellooo and happy weekend! There's a new challenge starting today over at Sweet Stampin' and this week we don't want you to share your cards with us.... but anything else stamped would be lovely! The theme 'anything but a card', sponsored by The Ribbon Girl, so it's time to put your thinking caps on and get creative! A little while ago I bought some templates from House of Zandra and this challenge inspired me to actually use one of them- the Book Giftbox Template. I constructed the box from white cardstock, all the insides are inked and stamped (I thoroughly enjoyed this part!)
 
 
 
The outside of the box is covered with dp and I also cut some images from the dp, the butterflies, bee and the frog to add to the design. The fairy is a very old stamp which has been coloured with copics and fussy cut to live inside the box. I added various die cuts and some lowers and pearls to finish. I'm planning to make a smallish memory album to put inside (when I get around to it :)
Thanks for visiting today, I hope you'll find the time to pop over to Sweet Stampin'   _there are some beautiful projects from the rest of the team for you to enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
alohafriday fairytale/fantasy
craftingwithanattitude freestyle/fantasy
MAWTT Anything but a square card
 
 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Your biggest fan!

 Hello, back again for my second (scheduled) post today! This time it's my DT card for Fab 'n' Funky.
It's my turn to host the challenge this week and I got to choose the theme! As I always need 'male' cards, I have five brothers as well as a husband, son, SIL, loads of nephews, great-nephews not to mention friends... you get the picture... I chose 'masculine'. We're sponsored by Doodle Pantry who have loads of the most amazing images many of them so suitable for male themed cards! I chose to use Vintage Fan (thanks), which came with line images and coloured images, digi papers and loads of sentiments...excellent value and so versatile! I  used one of the pre-coloured images, one of the digi papers and a sentiment. A quick and easy 'man' card.
As it was so quick, I made another...again using a pre-coloured image, and a sentiment. The bunting is cut from the remains of the digi paper I printed for my first card, the candle paper is a magazine freebie!
I hope you liked my cards, I was very pleased at how quickly these came together!
Now, I'm sure that you all need to make some cards for the men in your life, so why not take the opportunity to join in this week, you never know, you could be the lucky winner of some of these clever and versatile images. Just click here to add your link and to see what my talented teamies have created this week.
Have a great day!
Chris
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Challenges
Stamp and Create April atg
robynsfetish use bakers twine
myshericrafts humorous sentiment or image
snarkystampers just kidding
wagsnwhiskers buttons