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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Smile


Good morning. The theme for our new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky is 'babies', chosen for you by our lovely Susan, there are no sponsors or prizes this week, we're playing just for fun. I chose to use this little sweetie from Mo Manning, just looking at her makes me smile! I coloured her up with copics, paper piecing her romper and parts of her hat (fiddly cutting for the romper but I like the result!) I used  the same papers for my background design, matting them onto red cardstock. The 'smile' blocks were cut from the same paper pad, covered with glossy accents and popped up on foam pads. The little tag diecuts are Sizzix (love these!) The little red hearts are made with Nuvo Crystal Drops (quite proud of these as they all look the same size!)
Hope you find the time to play along with us this week, if you're stuck for inspiration hop over here to see what my fabulous teamies have made.
Thanks for visiting
Chris

Saturday, 18 August 2018

let the good times roll!


Good morning, time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' , this time our theme is 'sport'. I don't have many sports themed stamps...a few football and golf ones, so I was wracking my brain for ideas when I remembered this fun cat stamp, part of a set by Penny Black. The sentiment is part of the same set. 
Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' for more inspiration from the Sweeties, it would be great if you choose to play along this week.

Have a fabulous weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
alphabetchallenge k is for kraft
southerngirlschallenge -stamp your mark on it
ellibelles  feature a creature
thatscrafty- animal magic
craftyanimals #17
craftysentiments animals
SUYP  #33
Penny Black  - Something beginning with B- buttons

Friday, 17 August 2018

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo


This week's freebie over at Bugaboo is this cute dinosaur digi. 
I coloured the image with copics and made an embossed frame for him,  a couple of die cut palm trees and some stamped sentiments to finish, a quick and easy card!
Hop over to Catch the Bug now for more inspiration featuring this cutie...don't forget to grab your free digi!

Chris

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

let's wine a little!


Good afternoon, it's been very quiet here lately, my daughter SIL and granddaughters are away enjoying the excitement of a holiday in Florida, sunshine, fun and Mickey Mouse! They're having a fantastic time, I'm happy to say, the daily photos they send me say it all... missing my girlies though! I've been having a tidy up in the craft room (not getting very far as keep getting distracted by the things I find) and decided I needed to 'weed' the huge amount of craft magazines I have hoarded for years, but of course I have to look through them first to see if I want to keep anything...it's a long slow process! Anyway I came across a tutorial for making an easel card with a box on front, created by adding adding concertina-ed strips of card to the sides of the front panel, so I thought I'd give it  a go...here's the result.
The sentiment inside the box is stamped and embossed with white ep., obviously this needs to be done before putting the box together :) The sweet  Wine Sprite is an Aurora Wings image, coloured with copics.. I'm pleased with how this turned out, especially as it folds flat enough to post in an ordinary envelope.


Thanks for visiting.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
brownsugar #281

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - August challenge


So hard to think about Christmas cards in the heat we've been sweltering in over the last few weeks, actually it's quite hard to think about anything much! This card started out to be something completely different in shades of blue and silver...but this is how it ended up. The background paper is watercolour paper embossed with a few snowflakes and coloured with distress inks, sadly the white ep doesn't look very white! The stamp is Indigo Blue, I just used the top part of it I die cut the snowflake and sentiment from black glitter card.
Much as it seems a long way ahead now, there are only 4 more challenges until Christmas so you really might want to think about getting started on your festive makes....
Hop over to Sweet Stampin' now for lots of inspiration from my lovely teamies, we have 3 new talented ladies starting this month and I'm sure they'd appreciate a visit and  bit of encouragement from you!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
shoppingourstash #366
hollyandivy #33
dreamvalley # 183
 2craftycrittercrazies #17
CHNCC #397


Tuesday, 7 August 2018

New release day at Bugaboo


It's new release day at Bugaboo Stamps, here's the card I made with this week's beautiful cat silhouette image. I printed off two of the images, flipping one so that the cats faced each other, die cut the pair with a stitched circle die, letting their tails overlap the edge. I kept the design black and white to match the elegance of these beautiful cats.
It's alway fascinating to me to see what different ideas people have using the same image, my teamies have come up with some fantastic creations , just hop over to Catch the Bug to take a look.
Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cardmania #107
diesrus #102
monochromemagic  #13
sunnyday (Jul/Aug)

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug

It's time for a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge at Catch the Bug
Here's the sketch-

And here's my card -

I kept this very CAS, coloured image with copics, cut out and adhered to card base, stamped sentiment and banner and 3 punched stars.

Click here for more inspiration and to add your link!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Chris
x

challenges entered:
sendasmile4kids (4 August Challenge)
MAWTT #77