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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wishlist

Good morning, it's time for a Christmas Challenge at Fab 'n' Funky,  one week each month we have a Christmas theme...it's anything Christmas goes and it's our lovely Pat K's turn to host.
I made a card featuring a cute image called Wishlist, it's from Whimsy Stamps. I used a rubber stamp but  it's also available as a digi. I coloured the sweet little boy with copics. The papers are from an old 6x6 pad, Forever Friends Kraft Notes, lovely papers but not much of it left now. I added a piece of twine along the original dotted line on the stocking paper. The dark red background is embossed with a starry EF, no idea of brand and I added a few tiny wooden stars.
I followed a sketch from Cheerful Sketches.
As always some beautiful creations from my teamies to be seen over at Fab'n' Funky, so do hop over and take a look, would be great if you chose to play along this week.
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges entered:

hollyandivy #45
MLCCB #8
cheerfulsketches March Challenge
CRAFT #505

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Green Green Green!


Good morning, the challenge theme this week at Sweet Stampin' is GREEN...yes it's as simple as that...something green and something stamped!  I slashed some brushos onto a piece of white cardstock and stamped my lovely tree on top then stamped the sentiment (stamps from Crafty Individuals)The background is made up of diecut strips in various shades of green. 3 little brads to finish. I used snippets of card as well as older stamps and the brads have been in the box for years...so feeling quite virtuous about this card!
I'm scheduling this post as will be enjoying myself in London on Saturday...early Mother's Day treat from my daughter as she will be away at the end of the month! I'm looking forward to spending the day with my gorgeous girl!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend too!
Chris
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Challenges entered:

 kraftychicks  #455
themaleroom #106
moo-mania #186
cardz4guyz #125

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Crafty Catz Challenge #453 - Anything goes with optional twist- Spring

Good morning, our challenge this week at Crafty Catz is hosted by Billie, who has picked the lovely  theme of 'Spring', as always the theme is an option to use if you wish.
We're sponsored this week by LeAnn's World 101, with a  prize of 2 images for the lucky winner.


 
The DT were lucky too...we were given some lovely images to use!
I used this cute couple, Rocky and Renae, they look as if they're enjoying the spring sunshine during a stroll in the park. I used my trusty copics to colour them up, then cut an oval aperture from a piece of embossed green cardstock and popped the image underneath. I added a couple of borders cut from yellow cardstock, stamping the sentiment onto the top one. A die cut flower with a tiny button to finish.
I'd like to add that the colours are not so harsh IRL, the yellow is really pretty and has a sheen to it!
As always there's loads to see over at Crafty Catz, beautiful inspiration from my lovely teamies.
Hope to see you play along this week!
Enjoy your day
Chris
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Challenges entered:

.ellibelles March Challenge
diecuttindivas #411
craftycardmakers #229
dragonflyjourneys. #136
daisychain #28
lets craft and create #145
leannsworld101 #12




Thursday, 14 March 2019

Search for rainbows...



Good afternoon, a quick post to share the card I made with this month's challenge at Aurora Wings in mind. As often happens, this isn't quite what I had in mind when I started out, I knew I wanted to use the Butterfly sprite image and colour it  in  rainbow hues, then I decided to have a flock of  7 butterflies.... merged them together in various sizes and angle, then coloured with copics and added the clouds I made the background using a sunray stencil and stamped raindrops, wish I'd used a darker coloured cardstock for greater contrast :(
The sentiment is computer generated then cut up and coloured to match the butterflies, I added some tiny gems in rainbow colours. 
Thanks for stopping by...
Chris
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Challenges entered
TTPH #154



Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - March Challenge

Good morning...it's time for our March Challenge at CASS...a quarter of the way through this year's challenges...now that IS a scary thought! This month we have an optional theme for you...use stamping on your creation. 
I went for a CAS card this month... my stamp is an older wood backed stamp from Stampendous called Winter Sprite, I love this one and have used it loads in the past and thought it could do with another airing! I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with a white detail EP. Three shades of blue distress oxides sponged over the image and some added bling. I used a wonky-stitched edge square die to cut the panel and raised on foam for a little dimension. The sparkle die was cut 4 times and layered together....another card for my Christmas box :)
There's loads to enjoy over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', my teamies have been busy creating some wonderful cards. We hope you are inspired to join us this month, remember the theme is optional, anything goes as long as it's Christmas themed.
Thanks for visiting
Have a lovely day
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Challenges entered:

hollyandivy #45
CAS on Friday  #153
2sistersontheblog #25
merrylittlechristmas #8
mixitup  #23

Friday, 8 March 2019

Friday Freebie...Cute Puppy


This week's freebie at Bugaboo is the cutest pup! Hop on over to Catch the Bug for more inspiration featuring this inquisitive little sweetie and for details of how to grab your freebie... don't miss out!
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:

dreamvalley #197
alphabet - Y
Fun Friday #109
alohafriday #138
2craftycrittercrazies.#24

Crafty Catz #452 -ATG with optional twist- Fantasy/Make Believe


Good morning, this week's challenge at Crafty Catz is hosted by Aunty Sue and sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo
BUGABOO
The DT were given some gorgeous digis to play with, and I chose to use the sweet little angel image, available HERE, I used the uncoloured version, without the sentiment. I used my copics to colour (very quick and easy this one!) and stamped the sentiment. 

As always my teamies have created some wonderful cards to inspire you,  so hop on over to Crafty Catz to take a peek and to add your own beautiful creations.
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftingbydesigns- atg (6 march)
incywincy (March 4-16)