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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Green fairy


Good morning and happy weekend.
It's been a bit of a mixed bag weatherwise here this week- quite a lot of rain and not too warm most days so I've spent a bit of time in the craft room and took the opportunity to colour up this gorgeous Morgan's Artworld image. I made a twisted easel base, covered it with a beautiful swirly green DP, added my flowers, die cuts lace and pearls. The flowers are stamped onto vellum and embossed with white EP, fussy cut and layered together. The die cut sentiment is from Tonic Studios, it's actually a Christmas one but I cut off the 'Christmas' bit!
This week at Sweet Stampin' 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog
Team Wends have a lovely 'Fairies and Fantasy' challenge for you- so I gatecrashed with this card.
As always, there are some beautiful creations from Team Wends to enjoy so please do hop on over and take a look.
I hope you'll be tempted to play along but please remember to include some stamping.
Thanks for visiting 
enjoy the weekend.
Chris
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Challenge entries:
artydivas #25
thefairyandtheunicorn  July Challenge

Friday, 10 July 2020

Crafty Catz Challenge # 514- ATG or Christmas



Good morning, another week has come and gone and now it's time once again for a new challenge at Crafty Catz.
This week it's our lovely Aunty Sue's turn to host and the theme she has picked for us is Christmas, as always this theme is optional.
We're sponsored this time by the fabulous
and
Star Jam Lines

The DT were given some adorable  sponsor images to play with,
I used
Christmas Snowman- so cute and lovely to colour with my trusty Copics.
I added some tiny gems to the string of lights for a little extra sparkle. I intended to add some to the snowflakes on the DP but I forgot! 

There are some beautiful cards created by the rest of the team to enjoy over at The Challenge Blog
so do hop over and take a look, we'd love to have you play along this week.
Thanks for stopping by,
have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenge entries
christmas-craft-creations July Challenge
fezziwigsfestivefrolics - 1/7 Challenge
CCAYR- July- Cool it
sheepski #40





Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Level Up!



Good morning, I hope your week is going well so far, mine is! 
Monday- got a haircut!!!
Tuesday- went for a walk by the sea- first visit to the coast this year :) It was wonderful to breathe in all that lovely fresh air! (Fish and chips were great too!)
Local libraries are re-opening for borrowing books next week- click and collect, no browsing but better safe than sorry!
Today is food shopping day- can't win 'em all!

This week's challenge theme at Fab'n'Funky is 'for a man or boy'. I made a very simple card featuring a cutie from Mo Manning, it was a Patreon freebie last month, don't think it's in the shop yet!

Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenge entries:
jansdigistamps July Challenge
pearlysparkles #53 (3 banners, 3 stars)



Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Bugaboo New Release Day

New Releases!


Good morning, Tuesday again and time for another new release at Catch the Bug, this week it's a real little sweetie Sign It Kids Polka Dots. I made a little tent fold card, added an embossed panel then placed my image and frame on top - quick and easy! I used my copics to colour, added the sentiment and a few extra polka dots.
Sale now on at Bugaboo Stamps!

Yesterday I had a haircut, I am so not missing that mop on my head and it's lovely being able to see without peering through hair!

Have a good day
Chris
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Challenge entries
tuesdaythrowdown #461 Polka dots
dragonflydreams - no patterned paper




Sunday, 5 July 2020

Feet

 Stella Says Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge at Catch the Bug, during the summer months they run for 4 weeks instead of the normal 2.

Here's the sketch
Here's my card featuring Season's Greetings Feet.

Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenge entries:
MLCCB #24
fezziwigsfestivefrolics- anything festive
thehousethatstampsbuilt # DCCJL120 Christmas in July

Saturday, 4 July 2020

A day at the beach



Hi, back again with my second card for today. This is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge , our theme this week is 'holiday'- interpret  how you wish, it could be a holiday you would like, somewhere you've been or what you might do instead of going away this year.
I'm not planning to go anywhere soon, maybe if things improve we might rent a cottage somewhere in the countryside or near the sea, where we can take our Mathilda and have a change of scene, but I'm in no hurry. When we go on holiday the thing I enjoy the most is walking on the beach with our dog, preferably a very quiet beach that she can run on and not disturb anyone else! She loves the beach the sea is a different matter- she's not at all keen on getting wet! She watches other dogs running in and out of the waves but isn't even slightly tempted to join in, she obviously thinks they're crazy!
My card shows the kind of beach I like- empty! 
I used water colours to paint the background then stamped the birds. 
I added the diecut and stamped the sentiment.
Why not pop over to Sweet Stampin', there's plenty to inspire you from my team, we'd love to see your take on this challenge too

Thanks for taking the time to visit today,
enjoy your weekend.
Chris
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Challenge entries:
allsorts #579
MAWTT #120
modsquad silhouette
TIOT  Create a scene

Smile!


Good morning, I will definitely be smiling today as I'm expecting my son to visit with my 2 youngest granddaughters- they're allowed to come indoors from today which will please Emily (6) as she'll be able to access all of the toys not just the ones I put in the garden for her! It will also please my son- visiting in the garden is all very well but not a lot of fun if it's raining or the ground is too wet to put the baby down on- not a lot of fun trying to hold a lively wriggling not-quite- one-year -old little girl in your arms for any length of time.
I have 2 cards to share today, this one is for our July Challenge at Crafty Calendar sponsored by the fabulous 

Crafty Ribbons
The theme is a simple one-Add a Ribbon.
I used a cute stamp that I ought online recently- it was a sale bargain and I couldn't resist. I stamped it onto a die cut kraft tag and coloured- with pencils for a change! I doodled around the edge with a white gel pen and stamped and embossed the sentiment. I used a very old punch for the flowers and added some buttons. The pretty ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
Thanks for stopping by,
Chris
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Challenge entries:
LTCCB  #48
intaas. #86