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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Lots of layers at Sweet Stampin'


Good morning and happy weekend! Looks as if we've seen the last of our heatwave...must admit, much as I love the sunshine, it's quite a relief to be cool again...and to be able to sleep!
Our new Challenge at Sweet Stampin' starts today...the theme is 'lots of layers', so a lovely easy one to play along with, just remember to include some stamping. I think my card has about 8 layers, using random papers and cardstock from my stash. The beautiful image is ' Fae 6' by Morgan Fitzsimons,  I coloured her ages ago and thought it was time to use her on a card! The butterflies are Sizzix Tim Holtz.
Thanks for visiting today, hope you have time to join us this week...just click here for more inspiration from my lovely teamies!
Have a great weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered;
addictedtostamps #247 make your mark
inspirationdestination #130
simonsaysstamp patterned paper
inkychicks 3 (+) patterned paper
lemonshortbread #44
ching-chou-kuik butterflies
morgansartworld. #12

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Dream of the sea...



Good evening, I'm back from my holiday...and looking forward to the next one! I love being retired ...we can go on holiday when we like without having to worry about taking time off work, it used to be real nightmare trying to book annual leave!
We had a wonderful relaxing week in a very beautiful part of Devon, a lovely bungalow just minutes walk from the sea...and fabulous weather too! Just wish I hadn't eaten quite so much....
I'm missing the sound of the sea, so this fortnight's challenge at Aurora Wings is a great one for me...at least I can dream about it!
I coloured up this beautiful image, Princess of the Sea, , which I was lucky enough to win on a previous challenge. I used my trusty copics, a white gel pen, stickles and liquid pearls . The 'driftwood' frame is made from a sheet of driftwood patterned  DP, chopped about and re-pieced together. The shells in the corner are a part of the image, printed larger and fussy cut.
Thanks for visiting, hope those of you living in the UK are enjoying the heat wave...it's been too hot outside for me...just had to stay indoors in my lovely cool craft room  and play...it's a hard life!
Chris
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Challenges entered :
aurorawings under the sea
craftingfromtheheart #164
pammiesinkypinkies #1725
crafty awesomness June Challenge
scrap and craft #4

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Joy to the world


I'm back with yet another scheduled post, this time for our June Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'...June, that means there are only 6 more challenges until Christmas!!!
A simple L/O this month, I've embossed the background, the cute image is a digistamp from Polkadoodles, the die cuts are Tim Holtz and the stars are punched.
We'd love you to play along this month...as always the theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and there's some lovely inspiration from my teamies to be admired!
Thanks for visiting...that really is it for today!
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Challenges:
abcchristmaschallenge m is for more than one...stars, sprigs of foliage
craftingbydesigns things with wings
digichoosday #24
happylittlestampers June Christmas Challenge (atg)
sunnydaycrafting June Challenge (sentiment, digi, embossing)
movingalongwiththetimes #47

Special day


Here's my second card for today, this one is my DT card for our new Challenge at Fab N Funky, the theme is 'Vintage', chosen and hosted by our very talented N-Eva. Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.
I used one of my favourite images, In the Twenties ...I've had this one for ages and made several cards using her, so sweet and lovely to colour!
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you'll be inspired to join us in this lovely challenge.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftygalscorner  #127 vintage
modsquadchallenge square
thepapershelter. #298 tie a bow
inkychicks #84 3 or more patterned papers (have used 4)
lemonshortbread #43
dreamvalley #158
crazychallenge #250
makingmemories - bingo board -lace image sentiment

Wonderful day

Good morning, hope the week is going well for you so far :) This is a scheduled post for
 our new challenge at Creative Moments, the optional theme for this week is 'Flag day'. Our sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo and Torytale.
I was given this sweet image,  Forest-fairy,  to play with .  I printed the image and coloured for fairy with copics (there's wink of Stella on her wings...doesn't show in photo).  I then printed the rabbit part of the image again ..larger this time, as I wanted to make a side step card and the smaller bunnies would look a bit lost. I made the little tree to tie my hand-cut bunting to and added some tiny toadstools to the grass.
Thanks for looking, have a wonderful day.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftingbydesigns things with wings
cutiepie #112 all creatures great and small
pileiton #131 fancy folds
2craftycrittercrazies #3


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Monochrome


Good morning, here's my DT card for the new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin' today. The theme this week is 'monochrome'. I used a gorgeous wintery image from Aurora Wings, which I've coloured with copics and and gel pens, loads of sparkle added!  Thanks for visiting...hope you find the time to play along with us this week...click here to visit challenge blog.
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered;
aurorawings #51 Celebration (Christmas!)
craftingwithanattitude  #28 atg
dragonflydreams add sparkle
52cct gems
aperfecttimetocraft #4
daisychain  #9 monochrome

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Smile


Good morning and happy weekend! A new challenge starts today over at Crafty Calendar, the theme is ' all about the boys' and we're sponsored this month by the fabulous Doctor Digi. I do love colouring these fun images...and there are so many brilliant ones to choose from! I used A Dunderton abroad, isn't he fantastic, a picture of sartorial elegance! I've coloured hm with my copics (as usual) ..loved colouring that shirt!...he's wearing his socks with his sandals 'cos he doesn't want to get his feet burnt...and a hanky to cover his head...can't be too careful in all that heat! The stamps I used, camera, smile' panel, ticket and passport stamp are all from a set of magazine freebies I've had for ages.
We have some lovely new teamies over at Crafty Calendar...they've made some wonderful cards to inspire you this month, as have the rest of the DT. I'm sure that all of them would be delighted if you paid them a visit...so please just click here to hop over and take a look, of course we would love to have you join us this month, so why not play along?

Incidentally, we are soooo close to our 1000 followers target at Crafty Calendar....and there is an amazing prize (it really is!) for some lucky someone when we reach it! If you're not already a follower then don't miss the opportunity to be in the draw!

Thank you for visiting today, have a wonderful weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftrocket #38 for the men/boys
createsandmakes #12
crazy4challenges #388 (3 x passport stamp)
hidinginmycraftroom #303
crafterscafe #174 travel
lovetoscrap #98
open-mindedcraftingfun #17



Thursday, 1 June 2017

you are incredible


Good morning! It's June. JUNE!!!! Already. I'm not ready for it to be June...it's too soon to be June, we've only just had spring, this year must be the fastest ever (another sign of getting older I fear!!)
Anyway...the Southern Girls have a brand new challenge for you...it's everyone's favourite theme 'Anything Goes'...sponsored this fortnight by Sasayaki Glitter.
I coloured one of their cute images to make my card, an adorable little dragon, available here. The green background is embossed using a Leonie Pujol ef. I added some scraps of red ribbon between the snippets of dp.
We'd love it if you chose to play along with our challenge this fortnight, just pop over to Southern Girls Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous creations of my talented teamies and to add your own beautiful projects.
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
lilredwagon #396
thepapershelter  #296
fairytale #169
addicted-to-stamps  #149
crafting-with-dragonflies. #81
sendasmile4kids bright colours

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Chilly penguins!


Hi , back again as threatened promised! Here's my card for this weeks challenge at Fab 'n' Funky..as it's the last Wednesday in the month it is of course a Christmas theme and it's our lovely Jools' turn to host. Our sponsor this week is none other than the fabulous Bugaboo !
Bugaboo Stamps

I used a cute  digi stamp Winter penguin trio, which again I have had for some time. These little images are such fun to colour! I again used my trusty copics and added glitter to the snowballs. 

We hope you find the time to play along with us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, for more inspiration just click here to see what  festive delights my lovely teamies have created.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave!

Chris
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PS My DT card for Creative Moments is on the post beneath, just scroll down if you want to take a look!

Challenges
hollyandivy #7
christmascardchallenges #13 atg
Alphabet Challenge 'F' for feathered friends
Winter wonderland hats or scarves
Rudolph Day May Challenge

Magical Birthday

Good morning, I hope the week is going well for you so far...mine is going very fast, probably because of the long weekend I'm a day behind! At least I remembered to post my DT cards today! This one is for our new challenge at Creative Moments...the optional theme this fortnight is 'Birthdays'...so a lovely easy challenge! We have 2 lovely sponsors :

and 

I have used a Mo Manning image to make my card, I've had this gorgeous wizard lurking in my folder for some time and was itching to colour him...and as I'm really trying to make more masculine themed cards at present , this was the perfect opportunity. He's coloured with copics...loads of sparkle pen on his crystal ball (rather more than I intended ...it came out really fast, must have squeezed the pen a tad hard :). The purple paper behind the image is embossed with a spider web, the edges distressed and embossed with a bit of frantage.

For more inspiration check out what my teamies have been up to by clicking here to visit the challenge blog.
Thanks for looking, will be back later today with my Fab N Funky Dt card
Chris
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Challenges entered:
themaleroom #61 (clock, stars and 'birthday' are die cut)
watercooler  WWC121- atg
color-inspiration-monday  #22
crazychallenge #249 birthday
qkrstampede birthday
creativeknockouts #195 embossing

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Something old...


Good morning! Seems like ages since I had a card to share, but here I am with my DT card for this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin'. The challenge this week is to use very old stash....the older the better! We all have plenty of that lurking about so a great opportunity to use some of it!
Most of the things I've used on this card are old...the stamp is a wood backed one, I've had it for years but I still think it's lovely! I've coloured the image with copics and fussy cut.
The papers are old...I think they're MME , again I've had them for years, used them loads when I first bought them and kind of hoarded the rest. The doily is old. I bought a large pack years ago...hardly ever use them! The ribbon is old too. The teacup die cuts are new...magazine freebie...as is the sentiment, they just seemed perfect with the stamp!
I feel quite virtuous using up all that hoarded stash :))
We'd love for you to play along this week...come on you know you want to...you too could be walking around with a virtuous glow! For more inspiration from my lovely teamies, and to add your own fabulous creation just click here to be transported to the Challenge Blog.
Hope the sun is shining where you are, have a great weekend!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
crafting-with-friends #44
pattiescreations #134
craftygalscorner #124 2 or more DP
cutiepie #111 ribbon and rubber
mmmchallenge #46 sugar and spice
ooh-la-la #229 food and drink
hanna and friends #274 tea or coffeee
cardz4galz #48 (Getting to know you -from The King and I)


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The animals went in two by two....


Well here I am again...this time with my DT card for our new challenge at Creative Moments. Sponsored by QKR Stampede


the theme this fortnight is Anything Goes.
I chose this cute stamp Noah by Rick St Dennis (thanks!!) and coloured it with copics and made a circular easel card, simple design with some layered mats, twine and a die cut anchor.
Apologies for dodgy photo...the light was terrible!
Thanks for taking the time to visit, please scroll down if you would like to see my earlier card today.

Have a lovely day
Chris

... in the background..


Good morning, another week is flying past, soon be the weekend again, today we have a new challenge for you over at Fab N Funky, the theme was chosen by our lovely host this week, Troppostella who would like you to create your own background  or use a background stamp. Our sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet Stamps
who kindly gave the DT some fabulous digis to play with.
I used dream dangle background digistamp, my focal image is a sweet little fairy from Mo Manning, coloured with copics. I added the die cut bubbles (they are very  sparkly IRL!) and a scattering of sequins.
As always, my teamies have created some fabulous cards to inspire you...just click here to take a peek, we're looking forward to seeing what you make of this fun challenge.

Chris
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Shabby chic at Sweet Stampin'


Good morning and happy weekend. I'm here today with my DT card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'...the theme is 'Shabby Chic'.
I have to admit that although I love the look of this style I'm a bit outside of my comfort zone, no matter how I try my cards look a bit 'junky' whilst other people seem to effortlessly pile on the layers and embellishments splatter on some paint...everything but the kitchen sink.. and their cards look absolutely fantastic!!!
I stamped the tag using a rubber stamp I've had for years, can't remember the make but the image is so sweet, cut it out, distressed the edges and added a brad, twine and the pearl trim. I cut the butterfly and bee from the bottom layer of DP and tucked them between the layers, added lace and pearls, a few die cuts and flowers tied with unravelled string...meant to add some paint 'splats' but I forgot....
Thanks for taking the time to visit...It would be great if you found the time to play along this week...just click here for more inspiration from Team Susan!
Chris
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Challenges:
fussyandfancy #187 pink pearls and posies
cardz4galz #47 add some texture
create and inspire # 62
creativesketchygirls #11
 pearlysparkles #16
alwaysfun #5
lostcoast #36

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

It's never too early...


Good morning and welcome. It's time for our May Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'... nearly half way through the year already!!! I thought I'd made a card for this challenge before I went on holiday...realised I hadn't so panic stations! Fortunately I'd already coloured up this cute LOTV digi image so this card was quick and simple to make.
My little stash of Christmas cards is quietly growing...I'm going to be SO pleased I started early this year, I'm hoping no last minute panic in December...it will be a first!!
My lovely teamies have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you this month, they're such a talented bunch! Just click here to take a look...and then it's your turn to inspire us (...and believe me you do!!!) with your own fantastic festive creations.
Thank you for visiting my blog...and many thanks for all the wonderful and encouraging comments that you have left recently, they are very much appreciated.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
christmaswiththecuties add holly
ooh-la-la-creations #228 B (bunnies and bow)
craftyfriends #57 cute
Winter wonderland add sparkle (glitter on fur)
2craftycrittercrazies  #2
12monthsofchristmas #29
merrychristmaschallenge May atg

Sunday, 7 May 2017

...May flowers..


Hellooo...back from  my hols in the New Forest, had a  relaxing break in a beautiful area, everything is so fresh and lovely at this time of year...but the weather could have been a bit warmer!  At least we didn't get much rain...only once - complete with hailstones! We took Matilda our Great Dane who had a fabulous time...she loves holidays! She is very patient with the attention and admiration she receives, accepts it as her due...and a bit bemused by the animals this time, she's not really used to anything being bigger than she is so the donkeys, ponies and cows wandering past our door were a bit of a surprise! 
My card today is for the new Challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month the theme is 'flowers', our sponsors are All Dressed Up

Lemon Shortbread

I used a beautiful image from Lemon Shortbread, available here. Coloured with copics and die cut with a stitched circle die, she's framed with a ribbon-threaded scalloped circle and a doily. I made a rocker card and embellished with flowers. the tiny tags are LOTV. 
My teamies have excelled themselves this month, their inspiration cards are absolutely gorgeous and you really don't want to miss them, so just click here to hop on over and take a peek. Of course we'd love to see what you can create for this lovely challenge too!
Thanks for looking, have a great week.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
 qkrstampede #242 feminine
4craftychicks #349 bows
cardz4galz #46 shaped card
creativeknockouts #192 doily
inthepink #118 birthday

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Punch it out!


Good morning...another scheduled post,  this time for our new challenge over at Southern Girls...we want you to use an actual punch on your creations. I've loads of punches that tend to be sadly neglected these days...I used to use them all the time! The punch I used is a Martha Stewart border punch which is a real old favourite. I also used a splatter' die cut (Tim Holtz). The image is courtesy of our lovely sponsor this fortnight - Rory's Graffiti Believe - from Lacy Sunshine.
For full details of the challenge, sponsors and prizes, please click here to visit the challenge blog. There are some fabulous creations from my lovely teamies for you to enjoy, then it's up to you to dig out those punches and join the fun!
Thanks for visiting!
Chris

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Challenges entered:
cardmania #92 life is colourful
papercreators #58 bright and bold
craftingfromtheheart #157
/pammiesinkypinkies #1718
cagichallenge - make it square

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Lovely Ladies


Good morning...back again with another scheduled post! This is my DT card for this weeks Challenge at Fab N Funky. It's our lovely and so talented Pat K's turn to host this week and she's chosen the theme of 'Lovely ladies'.  Our sponsor for this challenge, Crafts and Me generously gave the DT some gorgeous images to play with, I chose to use this beautiful Audrey Hepburn image by Emily Luella. It's already shaded so I decided not to colour it, just printed it out in sepia tones and used a touch of distress ink around the edges. I stamped the rose (magazine freebie!) onto the corner of a piece of dp, coloured with copics and added a spattering of white frantage. Distressed edges and faux stitching. I added a film strip die cut and flowers, a few brads and pearls. The sentiment and banner are stamped.
This is such a lovely theme that I'm sure loads of you will want to play along with us... just click here to join the fun!
Thanks for looking!
Chris
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Challenges:
watercoolerchallenges #117 feminine
thepapershelter. #292 flowers
crafterscafe  #172 feminine
creatalicious  #114
cccdigicreations  #72 use pearls
alwaysfun #4 flowers
craftycardmakers #187 pearls or gems


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Make us laugh!


Good morning...this is a scheduled post so I hope it's here...if you know what I mean! There's a new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin' today and our theme this week is 'humour'. There's nothing funny about my card...wine is a very serious business...but I tried! Please hop over to Sweet Stampin'...my teamies' cards will  make you smile, then it's your turn to make us laugh!

Thanks for visiting...have a great week.
Chris
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Monday, 24 April 2017

Dressing up



A 'just for fun ' card from me today using some gorgeous stamps from Mo Manning...just couldn't resist these! All images coloured with copics, the centre one was printed twice, one image flipped to cut out and place in the mirror which is covered with acetate.


Created a concertina-ed card shape , I needed something that folded out to accommodate all the images and stamped sentiments. It folds up quite neatly though!
Papers are LOTV, sadly no longer available.
Thanks for calling by, have a good week.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftingfromtheheart #156
incywincydesigns so so cute
pammiesinkypinkies #1717
addicted-to-stamps #146 not a square
Bronte & Bella #274
cardz4galz  #45 handbags and gladrags
color-inspiration-monday #21
Crafty Awesomeness April Ch.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

In the garden...


...I'm back! Here's my card for this week's challenge at Fab N Funky , it's our lovely boss lady, Judith's turn to host and pick the theme and a lovely theme it is too...'In the garden'...I'm sure I'm not the only one who's spent a lot of time there lately!
Our sponsor this week is the lovely Lemon Shortbread

Lemon shortbread Digi Stamps

The DT were given 2 sweet images to choose from...I couldn't choose so greedily I used both...garden girl with cat and gardening girl. The first image I coloured in it's entirety (Copics again!) and die cut into circle. The second image I just coloured the girl and fussy cut her. My base is a side step card, I've added some die cuts...a tree in blossom in a stamped pot, a tag with stamped sentiment, a stamped watering can , leafy branch and some die cut daisies on the lawn. 
My teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you so hop over here to enjoy them! We'd love to see what you make of this theme so hope to see you play along this week.
Thanks for visiting my blog, you're always very welcome!
Chris
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PS Please scroll down for my previous card today :)))

Challenges:
addicted-to-stamps #146 not square

Spring has sprung...


Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Creative Moments ...this fortnight the optional theme is 'Spring has Sprung' sponsored by 



I was given a sweet image to use by Sparkle N Sprinkle, Emily -Showers of Love, she's available here. I coloured her up with copics, a touch of glitter on the hearts, then die cut with a stitched circle die. I made a circle  side step base card and loaded it up with layers of die cut flowers and leaves.
Thanks for looking ...will be back in a bit with my Fab N Funky DT card,
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Challenges entered:
cagichallenge it's a girl thing
craftingwhenwecan #142 one for the girls
qkrstampede flowers
pdelinkyparty #168 girly
fairytale- #166
unicorn #20 petal power
simonsaysstamp Showers and flowers


Sunday, 16 April 2017

It's spring!


Just a quick post today to remind you that there's still plenty of time to enter our April Challenge at Crafty Calendar...this month's theme is April Showers or Spring. I made this card using a very beautiful image from one of our lovely sponsors, SheepSki Designs. It's called Butterfly Hair and is available here. I've used copics to colour my image. The yellow background is embossed, diecut butterflies and leaves and some punched flowers.
Hope you can find the time to play along...just click here to pop over to Craft Calendar Challenges for full details of sponsors and prizes!
Hope everyone is enjoying the Easter break,
Thanks for visiting.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
sasayakiglitter. April Challenge
starstampz Spring or Easter
craftygalscorner  #118 pastels
diecuttindivas #312
shoppingourstash #298
creativecraftcottage.#85
daisychain #7
sheepski-designs #1

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Paper Piecing at Sweet Stampin'


Happy Easter! Hope you're all enjoying the long weekend.  This week at Sweet Stampin' our challenge theme is 'paper-piecing' which is one of my favourite techniques...it's easy to do, just needs a bit of accurate cutting and it has such a lovely effect.
My card is very CAS...the stamp is so large there's not a lot of room for anything else...just a stamped sentiment. The image is coloured with copics and I've paper-pieced her dress. Simples!
My lovely teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you this week...just click here to take a peek then it's up to you to get paper-piecing and join the fun!
Thanks for visiting!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
colourcrazy week 15
addictedtostamps #237 make your mark
craftingbydesigns girls or flowers
thesisterhoodofcrafters stamp it
thecraftyaddicts #35
color-inspiration-monday #20
addicted-to-stamps #145
heartfulstamping  april challenge

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sweet Stampin' Christmas...April Challenge


Good morning, hope the sun is shining where you are! We've had some fabulous sunshine here over the last few days..it's almost Easter..so it seemed a great time to make a Christmas card !!?! I've had a busy few days looking after my Mum so a quick and simple card from me! I'm trying very hard to make enough 'postable' cards this year, so quite pleased with this one. Some die cut trees...cut in white and pale grey card and offset. A stamped sentiment and embossed background inside a simple die cut frame.
There's some amazing creations from the rest of the team at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge, and as always it's an 'Anything Christmas' theme, so why not hop over here and take a peek...and why not join us this month, you'll be so glad you did later on in the year!

Have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
12monthsofchristmaslinkup #28
merrymondaychristmaschallenge #243 create a scene
christmascardchallenges #10
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge #328
mytimetocraft #343 no designer paper
mawtt #42 into the woods



Thursday, 6 April 2017

Favourite colours


Good morning...where has this week gone?  I'm sure weeks are at least 2 days shorter than they used to be!! Thursday is here already and The Southern Girls have a new challenge for you....so easy this fortnight the theme is 'Favourite Colour Combo'. I love blue and brown together so I used blue DP with kraft. The beautiful image, Lily, is courtesy of one of our sponsors for this fortnight, Ching-Chou Kuik. I've coloured her with copics . The extra lilies are coloured to match.
Take a look here at the Challenge Blog for full details of this fortnight's challenge and sponsors, there's some fantastic creations from my teamies ...hopefully they'll inspire you to play along with us, we'd love to see your favourite colours too!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftygalscorner #117
thepapershelter  #288 digital
cardsinenvy Fantasy and flowers
4craftychicks #345 flowers

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Buttons'n' bows


...told you I'd be back! Here's my DT card for our new challenge at Fab 'n'Funky, this week it's our lovely Susan's turn to host and pick the theme...and what a lovely theme she's chosen! It's 'buttons and/or bows, sponsored this week by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps..love these digi stamps, there's so much choice and something for every occasion.
It's my beloved eldest granddaughter's birthday today....she's 10 years old but it seems like yesterday that this wonderful little person came into the world! I made this card  for her...from my Mum, her Gran-Nana, who used to love to make her own cards when she was still able to. The cute image is kidz punky topper, coloured with copics.
There are some amazing creations from my talented teamies over on the Challenge Blog so why not hop over and feast your eyes? We'd be delighted to have you play along with us this week, so time to search through your stash for those cute buttons and gorgeous ribbons and get creating!
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!
Chris
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Please scroll down if you would like to see my previous post today!

Challenges entered:
ribbongirl April Challenge
Bugaboo Crafty CH. #3
LTSCB #96 Girlz rule
catchthebugblog. atg
Double D Neons/brights
simonsaysstamp Happy Birthday

Easter bunnies




Good morning, hope you're all enjoying a good week so far! Still busy here...being retired isn't all it's cracked up to be you know! Still, I'd hate to get bored so no complaining :))
I made these little treat boxes as my DT inspiration for this fortnight's challenge at Creative Moments. I found a lovely tutorial here, they were really quick to make and are filled with tiny choccy eggs for my three granddaughters. The fabulous Daydreaming Bunny is from QKR Stampede (thank you)  he's coloured with copics and fussy cut then just adhered to the front of the box.
Our challenge this time is ,as always, anything goes...with an optional twist of 'Easter', we're sponsored this time by QKR Stampede and Creative Bug. Please click here to visit the challenge blog for full details of prizes etc and for more inspiration from my lovely teamies.

I'll be back later ....
Chris
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Challenges entered:
shoppingourstash #297
dreamvalley #153
cagichallenge  Easter
craftingwhenwecan #141
thepaperplayers #338
qkrstampede #237 (atg)
2craftycrittercrazies # 1

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April showers..

I'm back again as threatened!... Here's my card for April's Challenge at Crafty Calendar which is, aptly enough, 'April showers or Spring'. We have two fabulous sponsors this month- 


both offering lovely prizes for our lucky winners.
I made my  card using Tulip Umbrella, a sweet image from Miss Daisy Stamps. 
Thanks for calling by today, please hop over to Crafty Calendar to see what my lovely teamies have created ...hopefully you'll be inspired to join in with a lovely creation of your own.
Have a lovely weekend.
Chris
x

Please scroll down to  see my first post today ;)


Challenges entered:
cardmania #91
sunnydaycrafting spring
pdelinkyparty #166 spring
throughthepurplehaze #121 springtime
craftycardmakers #185

enjoy the journey


Good morning, haven't posted for a while as I've been somewhat busy lately but I have two cards to share today...this one is my DT card for the new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin', the theme is 'travel or journey'.  You really don't want to know how many times I've pulled this card apart and re-jigged it! I've used a Tim Holtz compass stamp, the small airplanes and sentiment are also stamped. The black panels are embossed but I can't make it show up in a photo. The DP and die cut corner are Amy Design.
Hope to see you play along with us this week...just click here for more inspiration from my lovely teamies!

I'll be back...very soon!
Chris
x

Challenges:
audsentiments #176
Double D  Things that fly
fashionablestamping modes of transport

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Flowers at Fab 'n Funky


Hi, back with my second card today...please scroll down if you want to see the first one! This week's challenge at Fab N Funky is hosted by Wendy...I'm a huge fan of this talented lady, hop over to her blog and you'll see why... Her chosen theme is 'flowers'. The DT  were given some lovely images to play with from Lia Stampz, I used Birthday Elephant to make my card and I followed a sketch from Cheerful Sketches,
Thanks for calling by today, looking forward to seeing your lovely flowery creations this week, just click here to visit the challenge blog and add your link :))
Chris
x

Challenges:
animalfriends #48 animals with big ears
cheerfulsketches March Challenge
naughtyornice #37 feature a creature

Birthday Weirdo!


Good morning! Hope your week is going well...mine is going...fast! Had a crazy busy week so far, still trying to catch up with myself, so I'll keep this short! Here's my DT card for our new challenge at Creative Moments, the optional theme this time is 'Spring colours'. My card doesn't have a spring theme at all, but for me green and yellow are the colour of spring...I was allowed to choose an image from Dr Digi, one of our fab sponsors this fortnight (please click here to visit the main challenge blog for full details of sponsors)...so here here he is...Birthday-Bot, all coloured up with my copics then generously coated with glossy accents...perfect card for one of my brothers who is a weirdo...still love him though!
Sorry I haven't been around much this week, been so busy with family visiting, will catch up soon!
Thanks for looking!
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
watercooler wednesday # 111 atg masculine
crazychallenge #244  masculine
simplycreatetoo. #125 lots of green
cagichallenge  atg
intaas #4 embossing