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Saturday, 17 April 2021

5 o'clock somewhere...

 


Good morning and happy weekend. It's time for a new ATG Challenge at Catch the Bug.


My card features the fabulous Dottie Celebrate, she's all dressed up for a glamorous night out, partying and downing cocktails. As usual I've used my Copic markers to colour her. 

The card layout is fairly simple, the background gold card is embossed with a Couture Creations EF, a panel of black/white DP- this has a lovely sparkle IRL, some black gems, a black tulle bow and a stamped sentiment.

You now have 2 weeks to play along with our ATG Challenges, the prizes are are as generous as ever so hope to see you play along.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend

Chris

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Challenges entered:

polkadoodle #16

creativeknockouts #397

cutecardthursday #682

TTPH #179

markerchallenge #587


Friday, 16 April 2021

Believe in the magic

Good morning, today brings another challenge over at Crafty Catz, this week Jac is hosting and the optional theme she has chosen is embossing, our lovely sponsor is 

Jan's Digital Stamps


I made a CAS Christmas card featuring a magical top hat from this set- Magic of the Season, which comes with some lovely sentiments- however I used a sentiment stamp so that I could emboss it with it with a glittery embossing powder.

The image is coloured with Copic markers, I sponged some yellow distress ink around the swirling stars wwwhich were coloured with a gold sparkle pen, I added some glamour dust glitter to the snow on the brim.


Please hop over to Crafty Catz to see what my lovely teamies have come up with this week- the DT call is still open if anyone is interested!

Thanks for visiting, have a good day

Chris

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Challenge entries:

cardz4galz #144

kraftychicks #555

hollyandivy #92

CCAYR- H for Hat

jansdigistamps April Challenge



 

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

I like you...


 Good morning, todays card is my DT make for this week's challenge at Fab'n' Funky. The theme this week is Embossing (wet or dry).

This is the birthday card I made for my granddaughter Emily- she will be 7 in May and this cute Mo Manning image is Emily to a T! From the pigtails and freckles to the cheeky expression on her little face! I've used my Copic markers to colour, I kept the design very simple to focus on the image.

For more inspiration, please pay a visit to Fab'n' Funky to see what the rest of the team have come up with this week- hope you find the time to play along.

Thanks for visiting 

Chris

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Challenge entries:

mosdigitalchallenge #302

colourcrazy#14

audsentiments #272

craftrocket #80

aperfecttimetocraft April Ch.

craftyfriends #151

markerchallenge. #587

thesisterhoodofcrafters- mellow yellow


Friday, 9 April 2021

I tried...


Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz, this week our lovely Aunty Sue is hosting and the theme is Anything Goes- no twist this time!
Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous

I'm behind on my Christmas card making this year so I decided to make one for this challenge- a side step card featuring the wonderful Gus
I printed and coloured the image, then enlarged and printed the stack of bottles twice, coloured and fussy cut them and stacked them up on the side steps. I added a die cut sentiment to finish.
Please do hop over to Crafty Catz to see the fabulous cards the team have created this week and of course we'd love to have you join us - anything goes- so no excuses!

Thanks for looking
Chris
x

Challenge entries
CCAYR- G for Gus and Green
CHNC #536



 

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Wishing and smiling...


 Good morning, I'm snatching a quick moment to share this card - I've been trying to find time all week but someone is keeping me busy just now...

I have used some gorgeous stamps from Colorado Craft, coloured with Copic markers, papers from stash and die cut flowers.

Here's the little someone who has been taking up most of my time....
he's clutching the new toy that his 'auntie' sent him for Easter! 
He is growing so quickly- he put on 2 kilos in 2 weeks and now weighs 10 kilos, he's teething like crazy and it bloomin' hurts when he succeeds in testing them out on me!!! I won't be sorry when he grows out of that habit. He's a really good boy at night now- sleeps from 11pm- 7am - no accidents!
His training is coming along nicely too- at present we're having a one-to-one session with a trainer for half an hour a week and as soon as they open up again he'll be going to puppy socialisation classes. It's only a few days now until he can go for a short walk in the park which we're really looking forward to.
I can't believe that it's only just over 3 weeks since we brought him home, he has definitely filled our home and our lives- hard work sometimes but such fun!
I love that he looks as if he's smiling when he's asleep :)

 


Thanks for stopping by

Chris

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Challenge entries:

allsorts #617/8

creativecraftcottage #139

daisychain #51

letscreate #170

pearlysparkles #61

sheepski-designs #49

markerchallenge #586

unicorn #64



Saturday, 3 April 2021

Easter bunny


 Good morning, today sees the start of April's challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month we are sponsored by Lawn Fawn



Our theme for the month is Easter or Spring
I made a double z fold card, the grassy border is a Lawn Fawn diecut, the  hidden eggs and chocolate bunnies are from a set of Lawn Fawn stamps, Eggstra Amazing Easter, the big bunny is Bebunni stamp.

As always there are some fabulous creations from the rest if the Crafty Girls to be enjoyed over at Crafty Calendar, and of course we'd love to have you play along with us this month.
Thanks for visiting
Wishing you a Happy Easter- with loads of chocolate!
Chris
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Challenge entries:
MAWTT #129






Friday, 2 April 2021

A colour challenge at Crafty Catz- and a DT/GDT call


 Happy Easter weekend, I hope you all have a lovely time whatever you're doing this weekend, at least the restrictions have been relaxed a little here in the UK and we're allowed to have our families in the garden again- that means 2 Egg hunts here, 2 eldest granddaughters on Sunday, littl'uns on Monday ! I thought that at 14 and 11 the two older girls might not want to hunt for eggs in the garden they just looked at me as if I was bonkers!!! Hope we don't all get too cold!!

Anyway, back to the card...this week's challenge at Crafty Catz has the option of following a  colour chart picked by our lovely Ginny


our sponsor this week is the fabulous

the team were given some of their cute images to play with and my card features the sweet Maddy- Molly- Yorkie, coloured with Copic markers. Various papers from stash were chosen to match the colour scheme, a stamped sentiment and a bow. It looked a bit bare so I added the little flower- shaped buttons and doodled the leaves and stems.

My lovely teamies and our Guest Designers have created some fabulous cards this week using sweet sponsor images so please do hope over and check out the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and the exciting news that we're having a DT/GDT call at the moment- if you fancy being part of our  friendly team, and you have a blog, then just contact our lovely Auntie Sue (all the details you need are on the Challenge Blog)

Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenge entries:
markerchallenge. #585 Buttons, bow