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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Winter wishes

It's the last Wednesday of July...that means a Christmas Challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky. Our sponsor for this week is Di's Digis and our lovely Susan is the host.
I used an adorable image by Mo Manning to make my card ( I do love these images!) and used copics to colour, keeping to a simple blue and white palette.


There's some fabulous creations from my lovely teamies to be seen just by clicking here, then it's over to you to get creative and join in.. no excuses now, there's loads of time as this challenge runs for 3 weeks!

Thanks for visiting today
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
lilredwagon  #352 Christmas in July
cardsundmore #163 embossing
dreamvalley christmas in july
52cct. 2 or more folds
mytimetocraft christmas in july
emeraldfaeries #76 winter blues
alohafriday Christmas in july

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Green fairy..


...yep, another fairy! Just so lovely to colour....and you can choose whatever colours you like!
I couldn't resist the current challenge at Aurora Wings, here's so much scope with their tic tac toe board...and I have some gorgeous images that I couldn't wait to colour! This one is called The Green Fairy.


    
              I chose the middle row across, both colours and elements!

Thanks for visiting!
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
avenue613 #186 (image, die cut, embossing , flowers, ribbon)
ribbongirls -July. Any image
colourcrazy wk 18


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Outdoors

Good morning, time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' , where our theme this week is 'Outdoors'...I've actually spent a lot of time outside this week...in the garden, in the shade with a book, lovely! (Apart from the nasty bitey thing that has feasted upon my arm and left it covered in extremely itchy bumps!)
Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful All Dressed Up who gave the DT some adorable images to play with. I used this cute little lad available here. I coloured the image with copics. The fence and birdies are die cut, the branch is stamped, fussy cut and the leaves paper pieced. The daisies are stamped and fussy cut too!
Thank you for visiting today, just click here to take a look at the challenge blog and at what my lovely teamies have created today.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Chris
x


Thursday, 21 July 2016

...and another fairy...

...a lot more subtle this time! I made this card for our new challenge over at Southern Girls...anything goes this fortnight! We have a fantastic sponsor this time, SLSLines, and I've used this beautiful Garden-fairy image for my creation. She's coloured with copics, using mainly greens and greys, again Wink of Stella lavished on wing! Papers from a 6x6 Santoro pad, distressed and faux stitched edges. A couple diecuts and a stamped sentiment to finish.
Thanks for looking...hope you'll find the time to play along with us this fortnight.
Have a lovely day
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
simonsaysstamp - things with wings
craftingfromtheheart #121
craftyourpassion #321
incywincy magical
craftyfriends #36 use your dies
slslines 3 or more layers

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

I spy...

Good morning! I hope those of you living in the UK are enjoying the current heatwave! We've waited a long time for some sunshine and now it's all come at once! Small granddaughters (and one large dog!) made the most of it yesterday...paddling pool and crazy daisy sprinkler...water guns and a lot of excited squealing! (and that was just me!!!)  Mathilda (my Great Dane) doesn't usually 'do' wet... but she joined in wholeheartedly...one soaking wet but much cooler pooch!
My card is a sunny one too...it's my DT card for the new challenge over at Creative Moments and anything goes this fortnight. Our sponsors for this challenge are Moonflower Digi Stamps and Angies Cards and Digis. I was given  this cute stamp Figment the Dragon, thank you Angie!, I created a no 8 shaped card base, fussy cut my coloured image and gave him a cloud to float on. A die cut sun, some more clouds and a computer generated sentiment- job done!
Thanks for calling by,
enjoy the sunshine
Chris
x

Challenges entered :
scrapbookstampsociety shaped card
crafting-with-dragonflies summer fun
animalfriends  #40 punches dies



Sunday, 17 July 2016

Bright fairy

Good afternoon my friends and visitors, hope you've all enjoyed a lovely and relaxing weekend...I have! It's been very warm here and yesterday we actually managed to invite some friends round for a BBQ without it raining us out (or in...as the case may be..!) We were still sitting outside at 10.30 pm without so much as a coat between us!!!
My card is one I made 'just because', I coloured the image whilst on holiday recently, along with several others and am just getting around to using them on cards. This beauty is a digi from Polkadoodles called Fairy Wings (aptly enough!). She's coloured with copics, glitter added to butterflies (you can see it) and more subtle Wink of Stella added to her wings (you can't see it!).
I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, using a scrap of dp and scraps of cardstock in purple and pink. Was delighted to find the ribbon in my carefully and neatly sorted ribbon box (ahem...more like a complete tangle of jumbled scraps of ribbon and lace...but I knew it was in there somewhere!) a perfect colour match. The sparkly brad started life pink but a copic soon sorted that out!
Thanks for calling by, hope you have a pleasant evening and a great week ahead.
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
sweetsketchwednesday
Stamping Sensations. ATG with stamp and ribbons
ribbongirls july, any image
disdigidesigns  hot bright colours
thatscrafty feminine
addictedtostamps #202 make your mark
digichoosday for the girls
yourscrapbookplace July challenge

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

CaSS- Anything Goes!

I'm back again with my second post today...very excited because this is my first DT  card for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. The theme is a very easy one ...Anything goes as long as it's Christmas! Our sponsor for this month is Ppinkydolls, who gave the DT some lovely digis to play with. I've never coloured any of these cute and whimsical images before, they are already shaded so I thought I'd have a go with distress inks, I think the soft look they give quite suits this little girl, but will try with the copics next time! After colouring my image I masked it off and stencilled the trees in the background.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, just click here to be transported to the Challenge Blog where you can see what my lovely new teamies have created with these images, then you have a whole four weeks to join in! Remember to include some stamping!
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
hjcchallenge #76 (Walking in a winter wonderland)
inkychicks Christmas in summer
gem of a challenge use kraft
abcchristmas