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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Red Hot Summer...

...is the theme for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin', and I must say that for the last few days we have had sunshine and heat..really hope it lasts! I used a wonderful summery image from Delicious Doodles to make my card, she's coloured with copics, with touches of glossy accents on her beads. The sun in the background is made from die cut circles and handcut strips of card and dp. The 'hello' is a Paper Smooches die cut and the 'sunshine' is stamped- haven't a clue where the stamp came from, or who made it! I'm off now to enjoy the sunshine...my book and chair are calling to me!
Thanks for visiting, have a fabulous weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entering :-
brownsugar -Summer fun
craftingmusketeers shades of summer
karleighsuechallenge hello summer
oddballstamps summer fun
throughthepurplehaze bright colours
audsentiments summertime sentiment
scrapbookerphd summer fun
fantastictuesday a touch of summer
melonheadzfriends summer fun

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Pretty colours!

Good morning, over at Southern Girls Challenges there's a lovely new challenge starting today, we want you to use the colours in the photo below for your inspiration (aren't they beautiful!)

Mint Green Coral Wedding Hair Comb Peach Pink Aqua Turquoise Flower Floral Head Piece Bridal Hair Pin Pastel Colors Bridesmaid Gift

For my card I used a cute image, courtesy of Oddball Art Stamps, she's called Penelope and is available here. It's the first time I've coloured one of these cute and quirky images...it definitely won't be the last!
We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge, Oddball Art Stamps and Lacy Sunshine, both are offering some of their lovely images as prizes, so what are you waiting for...come and play!
Chris
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Challenges:
craftytime girls girls girls
cccdigicreations not quite straight
slslines die cuts or punches
sugarandbetty atg
craftyribbons atg
dreamvalley girly


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

It's snow fun....

Hello, back again already with my DT card for Fab N Funky! It's the last Wednesday of the month (I know...I couldn't believe it either!!!) so it's time for a Christmas challenge, hosted by our lovely Ginny...anything Christmas goes!
I decided to make a stepper card using some gorgeous images from Make It Crafty that I bought some time ago and hadn't used.  The cheeky elves in the foreground have been coloured with copics, glitter added to the 'snowelf', then fussy cut and mounted on the front two steps. The Christmas houses scene, again coloured with copics and copious amounts of 'Frosted lace' stickles was matted onto green and red card to create a background. The die cut sentiment is Paper Smooches.
Sorry about the rubbish photos -stepper cards are beyond my photographic abilities, but hopefully you get the idea!
 
                                             Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe's Crafts
There are some fabulous festive creations from Team Funky to inspire you so please click here to pay us a visit and to add your own lovely work.
Chris
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Challenges
everybody-art-challenge -multi fold card
52cct elves
craftycalendar fancy folds
jinglebellesrock cardstock
craftingbydesigns get ready for Christmas (June)
 
 

Pearls in her hair

Good morning, Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at Creative Moments. The optional theme this fortnight is embossing and we're sponsored by the fabulous A Day for Daisies who gave us some beautiful images to play with! I really was spoilt for choice but eventually chose to use this lovely girl - 'Pearls in my hair'. I coloured her with copics and added some tiny flat backed pearls, the background is lightly coloured with distress ink and a generous scattering of Frantage. The blue cardstock is embossed, sorry don't know the name or make of the embossing folder. The flowers are Honey Doo stamps, stamped and embossed onto vellum and coloured with a pigment ink pad, then fussy cut and layered together. The die cut leaf spray is Memory Box.
There are some lovely creations by my teamies, to be enjoyed on the Challenge Blog so I hope you'll find the time to visit! We'd love to have you play along with us this fortnight!
Chris

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Just a card...

Good evening, here's a card I made using a beautiful digital image from Sweet Pea Stamps. The minute I saw this I knew I would have to give in and buy it as it could have been modelled on my gorgeous eldest granddaughter! When Olivia saw the finished card on my desk she said 'Nanny that looks just like me!' I coloured her (the image, not Olivia!)with copics and added a tiny bit of Frantage. I kept the design quite simple, adding the die cut bows (still love this die), leaves and a few flowers. I'm pleased with how it turned out!
Thanks for taking the time to visit!
Chris
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Some Challenges:-
lilredwagon in stitches
thepapershelter digital
digichoosday buttons
papertakeweekly oh so pretty
cccdigicreations not quite straight
onesweetchallenge dies and punches
pinkgem something blue
allsorts flowers
sendasmile4kids for the girls

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Waiting for the storm to pass


Happy weekend! I'm writing this post on Friday evening...in the middle of a thunderstorm!!! My poor Mathilda is 'waiting for the storm to pass' snuggled up to her Daddy on the sofa...that dog is such a wuss! She never used to be bothered at all by storms or thunder but she's definitely bothered now! Maybe she needs to learn to dance...oh, she's not at all keen on rain either!
My card is for this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin' where the theme 'Black, White and a splash of one other colour'. My card is very simple and needs little explanation. The image is of course an Uptown Girls stamp, left uncoloured. Her wellies, brolly and the centre of the flower are paper pieced. The sentiment came with the stamp.
There are some gorgeous cards over on the challenge blog awaiting your delectation, just click here to visit and to add your own fabulous creation, please follow our theme and don't forget to stamp!
Have a great weekend!
Chris
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Challenges
craftycatz - CAS
4craftychicks -polka dots( on wellies and brolly)
audsentiments - Bingo (Middle row) - the raindrops are petals from a punched flower


Thursday, 11 June 2015

East Wind Freebie!


Good evening, a really quick post to share the card I made with this months fabulous freebie from The East Wind. I was on holiday when this 'arrived' but was very taken with this striking and unusual digi...it would have been so rude not to use it!! The card would have been really quick and easy to make had my computer not decided to play up!
Thanks for looking
Chris
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Challenges:
The East Wind- Dots and stripes
Inspiration Destination atg
craftingfromtheheart atg
craftyourpassion atg