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Sunday, 31 May 2020

Oopsie...I'm a little late...


I made this card for the Humour Me Wednesday
 post at Catch the Bug and have just realised I forgot to post it on my blog! Doh!! Must have been celebrating Wine Day (25 May) and Chardonnay Day (26 May) a bit too hard- 2 days in a row is a bit much when you get to my age!
The featured image is 
 - these girls know how to enjoy themselves :)) - and that's a great size for a bottle of wine!!

Challenge entries:
inkspirational #214
southerngirls 28 May Challenge
craftygalscorner #207
intaas. #84


Saturday, 30 May 2020

Smiles


Good morning, I'm joining in with Team Wends for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme this week is 'Cute' and  think this fits the bill! The baby fairy is a Mo Manning image, one of the first digis I bought, 9 years ago,  because it looks exactly  like my granddaughter Ruby did at the time (minus pointed ears and wings!)- she probably would have been eating the flower though! Just look at the chubby legs (yum!)-  now she is 10 and  has great long skinny legs and isn't a lot shorter than me! She's still cute though! 
I coloured the little fairy with copics  and the background with distress inks.  I used the sketch for this month's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil

Do hop over and take a look at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog- there's loads of lovely creations to be enjoyed and I hope you'll be inspired to play along this week.
Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and have a great week.
Chris
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Challenge entries:
mosdigitalchallenge #291
alphabetchallenge dry embossing
thefairyandtheunicorn May Challenge
thepapershelter #429
dreamvalley #226 (sparkle on wings and bees)

Friday, 29 May 2020

in my favourites

Good morning, here we are again, another week has just flown past and it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz. This week it's our lovely Billie's turn to host and she would like to see at least 2 layers for those who like to follow a theme, which is, as always, optional. 
Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter

and we were given this sweet image to play with.

I immediately thought of my lovely eldest granddaughter, who has coped so well with the lockdown and all the restrictions it's placed on her young life.  Every school day morning she's up and dressed at 8pm , logging on and continuing with her lessons. She never complains and never has to be told...she just gets on with it. I'm so proud of her! Of course, like everyone else, she's missing her friends  and chats to them on her phone and ipad- so this card is for my sweet Livvy! 
As usual I've used Copics to colour, I've given her a couple of cushions to sit on,  added a little stencilling, a few buttons and die cuts.
There's loads more to see over at Crafty Catz- so please do take the time to hop over and see what my lovely teamies have created this week, remember our theme is optional so there's no excuse not to play along!
Have a lovely day and thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenge entries
Polkadoodle #22
craftysentiments (26/5)
lemonshortbread #120


Wednesday, 27 May 2020

A winter scene...


Good morning, it's the last Wednesday of the month so we have a Christmas theme at Fab'n'Funky this week- anything goes as long as it's Christmas related. I made a bridge card and coloured up and fussy cut a sweet Mo Manning image- one of my all time faves! The background papers are from a magazine, I thought they went perfectly with this image and it was so quick just to cut them down to fit! The snowy foreground is made by swooping distress ink over a damp piece of card, letting it dry and adding a touch of glitter. I added a die cut lamp post a couple of tiny die cut birds coloured to look like robins and a die cut sentiment.  A card for my Christmas stash which I hoped would be a bit bigger by now...

There's more to see over at Fab'n' Funky where, as always my team have been busy creating some beautiful cards, it would be great to have you play along this week!
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day
Chris
xx

Challenge entries:
hollyandivy #72
TIOT Cut it Up
unicorn #54
colourcrazy #20
CRAFT #556
Rudolph Day


Saturday, 23 May 2020

Classy Bird


Hello and happy Saturday!
This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' is up and running, the theme this week is 'anything but a square' so I made a centre step card, haven't made one of these for a while.
The stamps are from Pink Ink, and quite large! I coloured them with copics in shades to match the dp, browns, dark orange and aqua, glitter added as the friend I made it for loves a bit of bling-and yes- she is a real classy bird who loves shoes, bags and shopping! 
Do hop over and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created this week- some fabulous inspiration there!  I hope you choose to play along this week- just remember to follow the theme and stamp something to be eligible for a top place! 
Thanks for visiting
Keep safe and healthy!
Chris
x

Challenge entries
colourcrazy #20
craftrocket #70
LTCCB #46
sweetstampers #44
craftygalscorner #207
sisterhoodofcrafters May 13 Challenge
getcreative #91


Friday, 22 May 2020

Wonderful Day


Good morning, once again the week has flown past bringing us to Friday again and a new challenge at Crafty Catz. This week it's my turn to host, which means I get to choose the optional twist...I chose 'spots and/or stripes'. We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge

JMC Designs Art

and the team were given some of wonderful quirky images to play with. 
I used Chai Lodge to make my card.
Image is coloured with copics, a stencilled cloudy sky background  and I layered it onto spotted and striped dp matted onto blue cardstock. The sentiment is a stamp.
Thanks for stopping by, please do take the time to hop over to Crafty Catz to see what the team have been up to this week.
It would be great to have you join in too!
Chris

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Doris


Good morning- something a little bit different from me today
- meet Doris the donkey.
This week's challenge theme  at Fab'n' Funky is 'Anything but a Card'  so I thought I'd share some photos of a little woollen donkey I knitted for a donkey-loving friend who's birthday was at the beginning of the lockdown.  She's 8 inches tall (Doris not my friend) and made from left over scraps of wool. - and like all of my knitted toys she's slightly wonky! She's wearing a dress and frilly knickers (love the frilly knickers!) and carrying a co-ordinating shoulder bag...my friend loves bags too! 
a glimpse of the frilly knickers!

She almost didn't make it to my friend's house as one of granddaughters fell in love with her and wailed 'Nanny I NEED a donkey in my life'
but I was tough and firm (for once)
I will make her one though...it will go with the rabbit and mouse that she NEEDED before!
Hop on over to Fab'n' Funky and see what the team have made this time, then why not join in and show us your non-card makes? I'm really looking forward to seeing what  you create for this challenge.
Have a good day and thanks for stopping by.
Chris
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