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Sunday, 25 August 2019

Feed the birds...


Good morning, I've had a busy,  but very enjoyable,  week with friends , family and granddaughters! A couple of lunches with friends, a day at a theme park with the 'big' girls (still recovering from that- they make no allowances for grannies!) and looking after the 'tinies' so Mummy and Daddy could have a bit of time for themselves. First time baby Charlotte has been left with anyone else but parents, she was so good, slept most of the time, as long as she's being cuddled she's happy! There were plenty of volunteers for a bit of baby cuddling as a lot of my friend popped in to see her . 
In between I've had a little time to play so made this card just because I could! I coloured the beautiful Mo Manning image with my copics then I found the perfect DP in my stash. The tree and robin paper was a magazine freebie and I'm so pleased with how well it teams with the image. Just added a wooden snowflake and twine, the sentiment is stamped.
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, we've had such lovely warm sunshine here in the UK, so unusual for a Bank Holiday weekend.
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
Rudolph Days- August
mosdigitalchallenge #282
throughthepurplehaze #158 (song-Feed the birds)
kraftychicks #469
CCAYR # Add a tree
creativecraftcottage #121
worldwideopendesignteam #08

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Photo Inspiration at Catch the Bug

Good morning, it's time for a fresh new challenge at Catch the Bug, and this week we have a photo to inspire you-


Here's my card-
featuring the super cute Watermelon Butterfly Bear and some die cut melon slices!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, hopefully the beautiful warm sunshine will last over the bank holiday.
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
artimpressions - gingham

Saturday, 17 August 2019

only a dog...


Good morning, hope no-one's been washed away this week! The weather here has been pretty dismal for August but by all accounts nowhere near as bad as in other parts of the UK., awful for the kids and for those on holiday, let's hope next week will bring an improvement.
This week at Sweet Stampin' we have a CAS theme -you love it or you hate it. I love the look of CAS cards but it's not something I'm good at! To make this one I stamped and masked the dog stamp ( I LOVE this stamp) stencilled  the background then coloured the dog with copics...had to be grey to look like Mathilda! I stamped the sentiment ( from same set of stamps by Picket Fence), trimmed around his snout and ears so I could pop the image behind the aperture with just his nose resting over the edge.
There's more to see over at Sweet Stampin', my lovely teamies have been busy creating some beautiful CAS cards to inspire you, hope you choose to join us this week.

I'll leave you with a picture of my beautiful big girlie...just like the stamp but with shorter untidier ears!



Thanks for visiting. have a great weekend
x
 Challenges entered:
sheepski #29

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

August Challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas

Good morning, our August challenge is up and running at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', quite scary to think that there are only 4 more challenges this year! This month our optional theme is Snow people.
I used a very old wood backed stamp and coloured with copics. then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment stamp across the bottom of the image and on the 2 layers beneath...try not to look at the wonky bits where it's not lined up properly...then added some die cut foliage and a scrap of twine.
Please hop over to CaSS and check out the beautiful cards from my teamies! 
I'm off to lunch today, with my daughter, DIL and all 4 granddaughters- lovely!
Thanks for visiting
have a great day
x

Challenges entered:
cutencraftychristmas #16
hollyandivy #54
intaas #64
CRAFT  ~524
creativecraftcottage  #121
merrylittlechristmas #13

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Wings and things at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and the theme this week is 'things with wings'. 
I wanted to make something a little different with my lovely Lavinia stamps, I tend to create scenes with them but thought I'd try something a bit more CAS for a change...here's the result! 
I die cut the 'beautiful' twice, once from black cardstock and once from a piece of water colour paper that I'd 'Brusho-d' (one of several I'd made earlier...) and stuck the coloured pieces inside the black frame...just like doing a jigsaw puzzle. I stamped the three dancing fairies and the sentiment to finish.
As always there's some wonderful creations to inspire you over at 
Sweet Stampin' so please hop over and take a look, we're hoping you like this fun theme and play along this week.
Thanks for visiting, hope you have good weekend...and don't get blown away by the storms!
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
cutitup #180
laviniaworld #6
happylittlestampers August (dies)
.simonsays Wednesday challenge- die cut
incywincy-fantasy
dragonflydreams no patterned paper

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

...from the best sister in the world

Humor Me Wednesday! 

It's Humour Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug

I made a card to celebrate Sister's Day - 4th August. The image I chose is called Happy Birthday Sister and comes complete with the fun sentiment.

Thanks for visiting
Have a lovely day
x

Challenges entered:



Saturday, 3 August 2019

Spot on!



I'm back again with my inspiration card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme this week is a lovely easy one...Spots and/or stripes. I used a cute stamp set from Polkadoodles- called Having a Giraffe. 
I stamped the image and masked it before stamping my dotted background, then coloured with copics (usually I forget to do the masking and background stamping until after I colour the image...which isn't very bright-if the background goes wrong all the colouring is wasted...but I was having a good day and did it the right way round :)
IThe side strip is embossed with a Tim Holtz EF, it looks like stripes, and I couldn't resist colouring up the other giraffe stamp from the setand have him peeking round the edge.
The sentiment stamp is part of the set too!

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There's more to see over at Sweet Stampin', please hop over and take a look, we'd love to have you play along this week so come and join the fun.
Enjoy your weekend.
Chris
x

PS Please scroll down to previous post if you would like to see my earlier card today :)

Challenges entered: