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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Catch the Bug- May Bingo Challenge

Weekly Challenge!


Good morning...it's our may Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug, I used the 3rd column down and made a card featuring the adorable Teddy Bear Topper. I coloured with copics but this sweet digi also comes with a pre-coloured version. 
There's loads to see over at Catch the Bug, as always some super creations from my teamies. We'd love to see your take on the bingo board too !
Enjoy your weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
pinkgem #9
allsorts #520
alwaysfun #110
cutiepie #135 (Ribbon, Dies, embossing)

Friday, 17 May 2019

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo- Girl Portrait 1


Freebie Every Friday!
                                                   


It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo and this week's image is a real beauty, you won't want to miss this!
I coloured my image with copics, papers are Santoro Gorjuss and I followed a lovely sketch from
Thanks for visiting, just click here to pop over to Catch the Bug to find out how to grab your gorgeous freebie!
Thanks for visiting my blog today,have a lovely weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered
Creative Moments #168
digichoosday #20
craftingfromtheheart #243
dreamvalley #202
crafterscastle #17 (colouring medium Copics)
cheerfulsketches May Challenge

Crafty Catz Challenge # 462....add a button or a flower


Good morning, almost the weekend and time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz, it's my lovely teamie Christine's turn to host this week and the optional theme she has chosen is 'use a button or a flower'.
We're sponsored this week by the fabulous Bugaboo
and as always Jodie has been very generous providing the DT with some of her cute images to play with.

I chose to use the sweet Ava Flower, which I've coloured and fussy cut, pretty papers from stash, ribbon, a die cut sentiment and I've added a button to the flower.
Hope you choose to play along this week...stuck for ideas? then click here to see what my teamies have created, remember it's not necessary to follow our theme, anything goes at Crafty Catz.
Thanks for stopping by
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftysentiments- pastel colours
papercraft #37
.thehousethatstampsbuilt M1519 colours
craftycardmakers. #233 (3 papers, 2 ribbons, 1 button)
cutiepie #135 (button/ribbon/flower.)

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

White wedding...


Good morning, this week's challenge at Fab'n' Funky is hosted by our very talented Neva, who has picked the lovely theme of 'Weddings'. 
I used some stamps I have had for ages from a very pretty set of clear stamps...I would tell you the name of the brand but unfortunately have put them somewhere weird  safe and can't find them just now....anyway I stamped the main image and embossed with silver E.P.,die cut into a circle and mounted onto scalloped circle, which in turn is layered onto a heart embossed rectangle of the same card. I added a satin ribbon, die cut flourish and some stamped (Honey Doo) vellum flowers. The sentiment is also stamped and embossed with the silver E.P. 
Please hop over to Fab'n' Funky to see what my lovely teamies have created his week, hope you choose to play along!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
shoppingourstash #395
alwaysfun #110
getcreative #80
addicted-to-stamps #174
challengeupyourlife #111

Saturday, 11 May 2019

It takes a big heart...


Good afternoon, hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend - weather here not great, keeps chucking it down with rain...but there IS some sunshine in between! Hoping for better next week!
Our optional theme at Sweet Stampin' for this week is 'Teacher Appreciation', I think it's a lovely theme choice...teachers should be appreciated! My daughter is an early years teacher and I know how hard she works and what kind of problems she has to deal with on a day to day basis.
Despite liking the theme I did struggle a bit, my granddaughters will make their own thank you cards for their teachers! So I made a tag which can be tied to gift or used as a bookmark. 
I die cut a large tag from white cardstock and used my Distress Inks to colour it. I cut a heart shape from copy paper to mask the centre and stamped around the edges with my lovely Lavinia stamps. I used some old alphabet peg stamps to stamp the sentiment., added a die cut swirl and some ribbon. 
There's more inspiration from my teamies over at Sweet Stampin' and we'd love to see your take on this theme!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
alphabet -D for distressed
kraftychicks  #454
MICUB #25
W2CB #65


Friday, 10 May 2019

Big hat!- Crafty Cats Challenge #461


Good morning,another week has come and gone and I'm here with my DT card for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz. 
This week the optional theme is 'Female' chosen by our lovely Zora who is hosting this week. Our sponsor for this is Sheepski Designs
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The lucky DT were given some stunning images to play with ..usually I take ages choosing which to use but.as soon as I saw the gorgeous Emmy's Hat I knew what I wanted to do with it...it had to be paper pieced! I coloured her face and hair with my copics then paper pieced the hat, adding av little shading! It so reminds me of a hat I owned back in the day when 'hippie hats' were an essential part of any girl's wardrobe...along with a flowing maxi dress and platform shoes and long hair...those were the days my friends!
I hope you can find the time to hop over to Crafty Catz to enjoy the fabulous makes from my teamies...I think we all loved using these gorgeous images! Remember it's easy to play along...the theme is optional so anything goes!
Thanks for visiting , enjoy the weekend...let's hope for an improvement in the weather!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
pattiescreations #158
polkadoodle. #19
CRAFT #512
sheepski #26 (flowers on her hat!)
worldwideopenDTchallenge #4
ellibelles May Challenge


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' May Challenge


Good morning, it's time for our May Challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge, we have an optional theme of snowflakes this month. I made a very quick and easy card this time...an embossed background with 2 sparkly snowflakes and a die cut sentiment. The larger silver silver snowflake is recycled from one of last year's cards...too pretty to throw away! The card is very sparkly IRL! 
As always my teamies have been busy creating some beautiful projects, so for a variety of inspiration hop over to the Challenge Blog. It would be great to have you join us this month...no need to follow the theme if you prefer not...anything Christmas themed is welcome.
Thanks for visiting
Have a lovely day.
When is it going to get warm again????
Chris
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Challenges entered:
hollyandivy #49
craftycardmakers #233
( 3 die cuts, 2 snowflakes, 1 sentiment)
craftyfriends #109
MLCCB #10