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Saturday 8 June 2024

Early morning walk


 Good morning, time for a new challenge at 

The theme for this fortnight is 
Father's Day/Special Man.
Today is my hubby's birthday so it seemed appropriate to share the card I made for him.
I've used Lavina Stamps to make the woodland scene, the silhouette of the man with dog is by Nellie's Choice. The sentiments, white embossed onto dark green card are Tim Holtz.
Geoff's favourite time to walk Marvin is early in the morning, often leaving home before it's properly light (alien!!!) and he loves to see the sun rise over the Banks and through the trees. 

Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from my lovely teamies, then why not join in- we all have men in our lives and they like receiving cards too!
Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend.
Chris
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Challenge entries:
CRAFT #722
avenue613 June Challenge

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Going around in circles....


 Going around in circles is a very fitting title for this post! I wrote it yesterday and scheduled it to publish at 9 am this morning...but unfortunately on the wrong blog- what a donut! I thought I was going bonkers when I turned on my computer and the post wasn't there...but lo, there it was, happily smiling at me from the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog- just hoping no one noticed! 

Anyway, it's here in the right place now, as you might have guessed it's my DT card for this fortnight's challenge at  Fab 'n' Funky- the theme chosen by our lovely Pat - is CIRCLES.

I had a square panel of card with a green and blue circle in the middle of it left over from a session with the gel plate, so I added a few more circles using a couple of stencils. The stamp is from Aall & Create, there are several circles there too. I added colour to 2 of the butterflies with watercolour paint. 

For more inspiration check out the lovely creations from my teamies over at Fab 'n' Funky

Thanks for visiting today

Chris

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Challenge entries:

ellibelle- crafty wednesday June/July

dreamvalley  #317- (greens and blues)

mmmchallenge #227 B for butterfly, blue

tripleb- June Challenge

kraftychicks #719


Sunday 2 June 2024

Lady in blue




Good morning, hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend.
My card today is for our June challenge at Stamping Sensations.
These are some fabulous prizes on offer-
                              Two prizes of Lavinia stamps,  Scout trio and large Pixie Boot- 
I wish I could enter the challenge myself!

The theme is as always 'Anything Goes'- with stamping as the focal element, there is also  another lovely mood board for anyone who chooses to use it.


I was inspired by the beautiful blue dress on the mood board.
To make my card I covered a white card base with glittery printed acetate. 
The focal image is a stamp I bought years ago at a class I used to attend at Scrapbook Sisters, the artist is Gayle Bond.
I used my markers to colour, added a stamped sentiment and a few pearls.
Thank you for visiting my blog today
Chris
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Challenge entries


Saturday 1 June 2024

Hello baby


 Good morning, the 1st of June and time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar
This month we have a lovely new sponsor, Rachelle Anne Miller, RAM stamps.
The theme for this month is 'For a Child'

The team were given some sweet images to work with, I chose to use Giraffe & Bird and made a tag to add to a gift for a baby.
I coloured the cute image with markers, added a stamped  greeting and lightly stencilled the background. I die cut it into a tag shape and matted it onto brown cardstock. I cut a small strip of the brown card to fit the bottom of the tag, embossed it and added the die cut letters and hearts. Some faux stitching and a ribbon to finish.

Please check out the main challenge blog to see what my lovely teamies have created with these adorable images.
thanks for stopping by- have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenge entries:



Friday 31 May 2024

Fetch!


 Hello, another wet day here and those paw prints on my card are looking a very familiar sight- unfortunately the ones here are a lot bigger...and muddier, hope the sun decides to make an appearance soon! 

The card is for our new challenge at Crafty Catz, which is sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi It's my turn to host this fortnight and the added twist I chose is 'Use a stencil' t as always the twist is totally optional. The fun dog is Fetching Fido, courtesy of our lovely sponsor, he looks so happy with his ball, which made me smile thinking of our Marvin and his 'precious'. He just loves a ball! We don't give him tennis balls as apart from the fact that they don't last him 5 minutes and get disgustingly soggy, they're not particularly good for dogs- but that doesn't stop him finding them nearly every time we go out- he retrieves them from the depths of undergrowth and brambles- the more revolting the ball, the happier my dog! He proudly carries them, along with his own ball for the rest of the walk, it's amazing how much he can fit in his mouth at once...

Marvin with Precious

Anyway, the image is coloured with markers, I've stencilled the sky, stamped some grass and given him a smart die cut kennel and a fence to keep him safe. The paw prints are stencilled too.

Thanks for visiting, hope the weather is better where you are.

Chris

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Sunday 26 May 2024

Snow one like you


 Hello,  here's something rare from me these days- a non DT card! I've made very few Christmas cards so far this year, I know I'll regret it later on! I made this to join in with the May Rudolph Day Challenge.

I made a tent fold card with a circular aperture, DP from the Works. Snowflake frame has lost it's packaging so not sure of brand but could be Studio Light? Tiny gems to decorate the frame and a stamped, embossed sentiment.

The stamp is from Whipper Snapper, coloured with Copic markers, I tried to match the snowy sky as closely as I could to the DP. 

Hope you're all enjoying a lovely weekend, we're just off out for lunch now-

no cooking- happy days!

Chris

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Challenge entries:

peaceonearth #64

MTTCC #87

CRAFT #721

ilovemarkers #559

PFM #740

rudolphdays May Challenge

Wednesday 22 May 2024

It's a boy!



Good morning,  there's a new challenge starting today at Fab'n' Funky
The theme for this fortnight is 'Square'- that's it, couldn't be easier..
I'm sharing the card I made for my lovely friend Sue, who is the very proud grandmother of a new baby boy. I did have another card in reserve in case baby hadn't arrived but little Ethan made his entrance last week- and the card has been received.
I used a cute Mo manning digi, Copic markers to colour,  my favourite baby boy papers (Echo Park) and followed a sketch from Cheerful Sketches.  
I made a girl version too as we didn't know which sex the baby was :)


Well, that's it from me today, thanks for stopping by and please do take the time to check out the fabulous cards from the rest of the DT over at Fab 'n' Funky

Chris
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Challenge Entries :
allsorts #781
PFM #740