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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Winter clothing at Fab'n' Funky


Hi I'm back again with a second Christmas card to share. The theme this week at Fab'n'Funky was chosen by our lovely talented Pat K and she would like to see winter clothing on your creations...sohats, scarves, mitt, coats, stockings etc. I chose to use a cutie from Mo Manning, she's certainly wearing plenty of winter clothing!  I created a card base from a piece of mauve/grey shimmery card, added my image along with some die cut pine trees, snowflakes and 'snow' banks. The sentiment is stamped. 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Chris
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Challenge Entries
throughthepurplehaze #162
hollyandivy #62
craftinghappiness #26
addicted-to-stamps #180
scor-pal. December Challenge
mosdigitalchallenge. #286

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- December Challenge


Well here we are with our last challenge for 2019 at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge...not long to go now before the big day arrives! This month our theme is 'Critters'- so as long as your project is Christmas themed and has a critter on it we would love to see it!
I coloured up a Whipper Snapper rubber stamp that I've had for several years and haven't got around to using before. I used various papers from stash and added an embossed die cut border. The sentiment is a PB stamp and the holly embellishment is a sort of foamy thing that came from I -know-not -where ( I have loads of them !).  I used the sketch from Creative Sketchy Girls
If you're stuck for inspiration for those last minute cards there's plenty to see over at CaSS- as usual my fabulous teamies have come up with some crackers. 
Thanks for visiting
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Challenge entries
craftygalscorner #202
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Dec Challenge
cardz4guyz #234
christmaswiththecuties  #33
mmmchallenge #111
2craftycrittercrazies. December challenge
creativesketchygirls #42

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

New Release day at Catch the Bug


Good morning, this week's new release image at Catch the Bug is a cute little elf with a candy cane. I coloured him up with copics and added him to my star-shaped tag...quick and easy- I only need about another 2 dozen! Thanks for stopping by- have a good day!
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Challenge entries
T.I.O.T.  Christmas is Coming
simonsaysstampmondaychallenge stars
intaas #73
CCAYR December Challenge
countryview- stars
happylittlestampers Dec. Christmas

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Christmas trees


Running even later now... here's the card I should have posted yesterday! It's my DT card for this week's Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug. I made a card featuring Christmas Tree Row- love this image! It's a simple design with an embossed panel, ribbon and bow attached with a little Christmas tree brad. 
Granddaughters collected much later than planned due to their parent's car breaking down on the way back from the airport...a 2 hour wait on the hard shoulder ( or cold shoulder as my daughter described it!)  for the RAC to tow them home! Still, no one was hurt and all's well that ends well!
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of the weekend
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Challenge entries:
craft-deebowz December Challenge
52cct.  Previous Challenge July 27 -Ribbon
sisterhoodofcrafters trees
 artsystamper #5
merrylittlechristmas #17


Saturday, 7 December 2019

Let it snow!



Hi, I'm back again with my second DT card today...this one is for our 'Christmas' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Now I have been quite proud of myself this year, I've hardly bought any new Christmas stash- but I did succumb to temptation and bought a couple of gnome themed stamps from Polkadoodles. These cute little snow gnomes made me smile. The snow dome is cut using Tim Holtz dies and the aperture is covered with snow printed acetate. I was going to be brave and make a shaker element but thought better of it as I can never make them seal so that the glittery stuff doesn't escape.
The snowflake dies are both Memory Box, sentiment dies are Tim Holtz.
There's plenty of loveliness to see from the rest of the team over at Sweet Stampin', so do hop over and take a look.
Thanks for visiting today
Chris
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Challenge entries:

allsorts #549
alphabet S for Snow
audsentiments #241
throughthepurplehaze #162
incywincy- No red or green
polkadoodle #49

Crafty Calendar December Challenge

Good morning...errrr afternoon! I'm running really late today, have my Granddaughters staying while their parents enjoy a short break in Cologne. The girls are no trouble and we really enjoy having them to stay, but the time seems to disappear even faster when they are here! 
I've three cards to share today, all DT makes, this one is for December's challenge at Crafty Calendar, the theme is 'anything BUT  Christmas and use ribbon'- a chance to have a break from the Christmas cards! sponsors for this month are Oddball Art and Crafty Ribbons


I made a birthday card for my teenage niece using a sponsor digi, Aya tags the wall. I printed the image twice, once onto grey cardstock, I coloured just the sprayed art  then embossed with a brick wall ef. The second time I printed the image onto white card, coloured just the girl, fussy cut her and pieced her over the grey image as I didn't want her embossed like a brick wall! (Not a good look for anyone!). I layered the 'wall' onto black card and then onto a piece of card which was inked with brushos, ac few tiny die cut stars added to echo the art on the wall.  The bunting is made from snippets of ribbon and twine, sentiments are stamped.
For details of prizes and how to play along, hop over to Crafty Calendar.
Thanks for looking!
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Challenge entries:
thepapershelter birthday


Friday, 6 December 2019

Last minute Christmas at Crafty Catz

Good morning, if you're anything like me you will be wondering how it can possibly be Friday...again...already! Well it is, only 19 days to go now and time to panic about all those Christmas cards you haven't made! 
Our challenge theme this week at Crafty Catz is 'last minute Christmas' picked by our lovely Janette who is hosting this week.
Our sponsor this time is the fabulous Dr Digi

My card features We three kings,  this wonderful trio singing their hearts out I coloured them with copics, gave them a snowy embossed background and added some die cuts...I can hear their dulcet tones as I type this post!
So, if you haven't finished those Christmas makes yet and need some inspiration, hop on over to Crafty Catz to see what my lovely teamies have come up with this week! We'd love to see what you make too, so why not play along- remember the theme is optional- anything goes at Crafty Catz!

Enjoy your weekend!
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Challenge entries:
creativeknockouts #327
timeout #150
craftycreations #403
placetostart  Dec. Challenge
artsystamper #5