Saturday, 24 January 2015

Cute and Cuddly

Well, here we are ...last week of January already! How many of you are sticking to all those wonderful, well-meaning New Year Resolutions? I'm feelin' smug because I deliberately didn't make any none to break!! Just as well I didn't attempt to not buy any more craft stuff because I've been baaaaad! Treated myself to new dies, new stamps, new digis, new distress inks......yep, really bad! Am I sorry now? Not a bit!!!Just having fun playing with them!
This weeks challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is a lovely one 'Cute and Cuddly', and our lovely sponsors this week Craft Mojo are giving a £10 voucher to the lucky winner!
My card is made using a sweet image from Saturated Canary (haven't coloured one of these images for ages!),it's called Panda Hugs and I think it's totally cute! I'm having a bit of kraft kick at the moment so I chose to print on kraft  and colour with pencils! Then I broke out the new dies! Stitched circle, mounted on a stitched square, so quick and easy! The leafy border is from Memory Box (another new acquisition...told you I was bad...) I already had the corner die! Papers are definitely not new, had them for years but tend to hoard them because they're so beautiful (DCWV- Far East)! Stitched (actually stitched!) on some ribbon and added three little buttons. Sentiment is from a set by Lawn Fawn (won this...not bought :)
Well that's it from me, finished showing off my new goodies...unrepentant about my extravagance!
Hope you'll be tempted to play along with us this week, we'd love to see your cute and cuddly creations (remember to stamp something), why not hop over here and see what my lovely teamies have made?
Have a fabulous weekend-whatever you are doing!

4craftychicks best friends
craftyribbons atg with ribbon
MAWTT button it
crafterscafe stitching
inspiration destination atg
sisterhoodofcrafters new stash
craftycardmakers something old (papers) something new (dies)
perfectlyrustics animals


  1. Love the gorgeous image and

  2. LOVE this one Chris sure is cute n cuddly....gosh I haven't coloured a Sat. Canary images for yonks either .....have a good weekend,.xxx {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  3. Gorgeous card Chris, chuckling at you & all your January purchases! You're obviously enjoying yourself with them. I am feeling smug too as I'm holding firm to my resolutions. Have a great weekend xx

  4. Such a cute image Chris and beautifully coloured. I love the leafy die and papers..fabulous card.I haven't broken any resolutions either as I never made came and went so quickly I just never had a chance [ahem]

    luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Fab image Chris and I'm like you I made no resolutions LOL ..Isn't it great when you get new crafty stuff!! I can't wait for the NEC in March :) lots of huggles Sue xx

  6. Gorgeous colouring, Chris! The Sweet Stampin' Annual Outing usually has a bit of panda watching in it, so this is a very appropriate choice of stamp! Hugs, Tracey xx

  7. Chris, your new goodies were put to good use! :^)
    Love this card! Great coloring with your pencils, (I don't do pencils, darn it), and what a cute image! Love the palette you chose and all those fabulous die cuts! Really, really pretty! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Awww so sweet Chris! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Uber cute card Chris - such a sweet image and I love the die cuts and fabulous detailing.
    Have a fab weekend.
    Debs xx

  10. This is just lovely, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  11. So gorgeous Chris, love the cute image and fab new dies.
    Wendy xx

  12. You made me giggle Chris. I love all your new stash and I, like you, am utterly unrepentant over all the gorgeous craft stash I bought myself as Xmas pressies from the hubby! Hehe ;) Love all the texture in this card, the gorgeous papers and your fabulous colouring on that Kraft card. Beautiful hunny. Hugs, Wends x

  13. sending hugs to you too :) love the real stiches you used and the faux ones too, colors used are so serene as well. Thank you for taking part in challenge # 100 of Crafter's Cafe Blog. All the best!

  14. Oh lots of hugs. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary DT

  15. A stunning card. I love your beautiful image, which looks fab on the Kraft card. Your papers and dies are wonderful and the stitched ribbons are a lovley detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  16. Adorable...such a perfect design!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "anything goes" challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

  17. Such a cute image Chris and it looks great on the kraft card. I'm enjoying looking at all your new stash - you keep on shopping so I can admire all the new purchases. Not giving in to temptation here .... no ...well maybe .... no, definitely not!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend, love Jacky x

  18. This looks fantastic on the craft card stock, I am going to have to give this a try. Thanks for joining Perfectly Rustics Animal Challenge. Cathie DT

  19. Cute image and such a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  20. Adorable! Love that image and your dies are perfect for it! I am pleased to say I have stayed with my New Year's Resolution and have not had a Soda! Now, as for the shopping- I am right there with you! Who can resist new crafty supplies?? Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  21. GORgeous! What a sweetie this is. LOve your dies too Chris.
    Sounds as though you've been having a great time on your buying spree! Me? I did make a resolution not to buy anything for a while! It looks like a badly organised store room here, not sure what I have I'm going to use up what I can for a while.

  22. Super card, thanks for playing along with our 'Button it' Challenge @ MAWTT this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  23. Sweet card Chris! I would love a hug from a Panda!! Pami x

  24. Thanks to join in Crafty Ribbons Challenge. I love hugs! Good luck from Christelle DT