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Monday, 3 August 2020

August sketch challenge at Catch the Bug


Good morning, there's a lovely new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug for the month of August.
Here's the sketch-
And here's my card featuring 
I printed the beautiful image twice, once in black and once in grey. fussy cut both images and added tiny gems ( the clear gems on the black image not showing up in the photo.)
A scrap of dp cut with a banner die and a small rectangle of pearlescent deep gold card cut in a rectangle and embossed, a die cut sentiment to finish.
Quick and simple- and lovely and flat for posting.

You have the whole month to join in- please visit Catch the Bug for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by
have a good week.
Chris
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Challenge entries:
CCAYR  August





Sunday, 2 August 2020

August Challenge at Crafty Calendar- Anything Goes.

This month at Crafty Calendar we are sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles

...and it's Anything Goes
I made a card featuring the cute Ruby Dog Days.
I coloured the image using my Copics, then covered it with masking fluid. I stencilled the gingham background using a stencil from Newton's Nook and peach coloured dye inkpad and stamped the sentiment with brown Versafine Clair. Layered the panel onto brown cardstock and attached to card blank- that's it! 
Please pop over to Crafty Calendar to see what the rest of the team have been up to- hope to see you play along this month

Chris
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Challenge entries:
dragonflydreams August Ch.
gem of a challenge #16
polkadoodle #31
digichoosday #30


Saturday, 1 August 2020

Guest Design for Digi Doodle Studios-Things with Wings

Digi Doodles Studios
After winning a recent challenge I was delighted to be invited to Guest Design for
of course I accepted:)
The theme for this month is ' Things with Wings'

I made a tunnel easel card featuring the sweet Briar Berry Spry Fairy perching on her toadstool- so lovely to colour with my Copics, glitter pen added to the tips of her wings.
She's sitting here in front of her tree house - I drew the house, coloured it and the grass and sky added the die cut leaves and flowers and placed it in the aperture. 

The scene on the front of the card is created with various die cuts- trees, leaves toadstools and grass and a few tiny punched daisies.


There are loads of beautiful creations from the very talented Design Team showcasing these sweet digis over at Digi Doodle Challenges so do hop over and take a look, you won't be disappointed.

Thank you Dina, Lisa and Ladies for inviting me to join you this month.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today- have a great weekend
Chris

Happy Anniversary!

Good morning- August has arrived- it will be a bit strange this year for those families that usually have an overseas holiday this month and are having to stay at home - but better safe than sorry, after the last 5 months we don't want to risk the virus getting a hold again. I'm hoping that the weather is kind to us- not too much of a hardship staying in the UK if the sun is shining.

This week's challenge theme at Sweet Stampin' is Wedding/ Anniversary, it's my crazy, but much loved sister's 25th Anniversary next week so I'm sharing something I made for her and lovely Trev. 
As it's their silver wedding celebration I was going to make them something elegant and sophisticated but somehow this happened! It's a fairly large (about A4 size) chipboard block thingy that stands up by itself. I 've painted it a pale silvery white and covered the front with silver glitter card. The cute gnomes are from Sheepski Designs, coloured with copics, then fussy cut. The daisies are Polkadoodles stamps, again coloured with copic then die cut. Butterflies, stamped and die cut, coloured with copics and Wink of Stella. Wooden letters painted pale blue The little banner is hand made. I'm going to stand this in a pot with a Rose bush. It was a lot of fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by- I'll be back very soon...

Challenge entries:
sheepski #41
audsentiments #256
kraftychicks #518
craftysentiments 28/7 Challenge
LTCCB#49
pearlysparkles #54
classicdesign #8
notjustcards- July




Monday, 27 July 2020

Floral gift box

Anything But a Card!

Good morning- hope you're feeling refreshed and revived after the weekend. It was very wet here on Saturday but much better yesterday- I spent time in my craftroom and time in the garden reading so a quiet and peaceful couple of days. I was thinking of booking a cottage for a week somewhere in the countryside or near the sea but I'm worried that it's still a bit too early- would be lovely to get away for a few days though. 
 Today is 'Anything But a Card ' day at Catch the Bug- I made a little gift box featuring the lovely Floral Border digi- I do love colouring Jodie's gorgeous floral images. This is quite small- just 61/2 inches tall, ideal for a small gift or some chocs. The ribbon band keeps the lid flap closed and easily slides on and off.

Thanks for visiting
Have a great week.
Chris
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Challenge entries:
notjustcards july challenge
thecraftingchallenge bright colours
aplacetostart flowers




Sunday, 26 July 2020

Snowman Hugs

Good evening- I've had  some time to play this weekend- finished some projects that have been lying around for a while and then decided to make a Christmas card using one of the digis I was lucky enough to win recently. This little cutie is Blizzy Snowman from Digi Doodle Studios.
I used my copics to colour the image, inked the background and gave him Snowtex snow to sit in (Snowmen don't mind getting cold damp bottoms...in fact they quite like it!) then sprinkled chunky white embossing powder and heated. 

I made a circle side step base, covered it with throbi DP  and added the image and die cut trees and a little Snowtex along the 'step'. The sentiment is from a PB stamp set. I'm pleased with this as not only does it stand up nice and straight (never a given when I create my own card bases) it also rocks gently side to side when pushed. 

Thanks for visiting,
have a lovely evening
Chris
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Challenge entries:
digidoodlestudios #29
Rudolph Days July Challenge
polkadoodle #29
watercooler #281
CCAYR -Cool it
worldwideopendesignteam #7


Friday, 24 July 2020

Christmas in July at Catch the Bug- Day 7

It's the final day of  of our Christmas in July week at Catch the Bug.
Today's challenge is a colour inspiration photo- and there's another great freebie too! So hop on over  HERE to grab yours!

I made a Z fold card featuring the cute freebie and the colours from the photo.
We hope you have enjoyed the fun challenges this week, thanks and well done to all those who took part.
Thank you for visiting today- 
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenge entries: