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Friday, 28 February 2020

Crafty Catz #495- optional twist- use pretty papers


Good morning, once again it's Friday...another week just flown past...and time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz. This week it's  our very talented Janette's turn to choose the optional theme for us to use,  she picked 'use pretty papers'. I think it's probably safe to say that most of us have far more papers than we'll ever be able to use, so a great choice Janette!

Our lovely sponsor this week is Little Blue Button

I made a card with a very simple matted design using a sweet sponsor image, Charlie on the Swing, she's coloured with copics and I've paper- pieced her dress. The papers I've used are from LOTV, sadly no longer available.
So, dig out those pretty papers and put them to use- come and play along with us this week- if you're looking for inspiration just click HERE to see what the team have come up with this week.
Thanks for visiting, hope you have a happy weekend.
Chris
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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Music to my ears...

Oldies But Goodies!

Good morning, I've another Bugaboo card to share today

 featuring Kidz Sitter Music, one of the many older images available. I've coloured him  with copics and teamed him up with some papers from  my 'scrap' stash, a die cut circle frame (Tonic Studios) and a stamped sentiment. 
For more designs using fabulous Bugaboo images hop on over to Catch the Bug !
Thanks for visiting
Have a good day!
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Challenge entries:
aplacetostart. February Challenge
jansdigistamps #8
useyourstuff #392
allfunchallenges. #3




Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Never too old...

It's



Good morning, did you know that it's Tell a Fairy Tale Day? I made a card to celebrate as I've always been a big fan of  Fairy stories!  The pretty image is of course from Bugaboo , she's called Belle of the Ball and I've coloured her to look like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. When my two eldest granddaughters were little dots they both absolutely adored Belle (the Disney version). I think it's because she has brown hair, like Olivia the elder off the two and Ruby just slavishly copied her big sister! 
I die cut some 'hills' from green dp and added the little castle, part of a set of dies courtesy of Jo, for winning one of her challenges  at Tales From the Craftroom, thanks Jo!
The stamp and die cut 'princess' at the top left hand corner of the card are part of the same set.
The stamped sentiment bottom right is Stampendous...and so true!

Thanks for visiting, have a good day
Chris
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Challenge entries:
alwaysfun #151 (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
allsorts #560
fairyandtheunicorn Feb. Challenge


Friday, 21 February 2020

Crafty Catz Challenge # 494- optional twist- Food


It's Friday again...another week has flown past and it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz, this week our lovely and talented Nick chose the theme of  'Food' - as always the theme is optional if you prefer not to use it!

We're sponsored this week by BECCY'S PLACE

There are so many lovely digis to choose from in the shop and if you visit the Blog there are loads of fabulous free images and great tutorials as well as her own challenges.

To make my card I used a fabulous and fun image from the Big Wishes set, the elephant with the cake,  it's gorgeous and was fun to colour up! I printed the image twice and cut out the cake image to pop up on some foam pads for a bit of dimension.  The blue background is embossed, papers are from Doodlebug, cake ribbon from Crafty Ribbons- attached with a brad I've had for so long it's probably an antique- and stamped sentiment. The little added cupcakes are one of Beccy's freebies-available here. The letters around the image are die cut separately and stuck on.

As always, there are some wonderful cards created by the Crafty Catz team to be enjoyed here  and we hope you choose to play along this week, it's a great theme but you don't have to follow it to join in!
Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day and a great weekend.
Chris


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Birthday Train


Hi, this is a scheduled post...I've had a last minute invite for a day out in London tomorrow with my daughter and granddaughters, so I thought I'd better do this post now! This week's challenge theme  at Fab'n ' 'Funky is 'for a child, I made this card for my friend's grandson- a train and dinosaur- loving 3 year old! The train is a digi, well three digis to be exact! I think it's from LMM but not certain. I coloured up the engine and carriages with copics and cut them out. The dinosaurs are freebie colouring page images I found online, also coloured with copics and added to the train. The card background is created with distress inks and stencils I drew the 'track' with a black pen and added die cut clouds and sentiment. I had a lot of fun making this but it did take quite while!




There's more to see over at Fab'n' Funky so please do hop over and take a look.
I'm off to bed now, I've a feeling tomorrow is going to be a busy day!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenge entries
dreamvalley #219
incywincy (17-29/2)
mmmchallenge #116
classicdesign #2
gem of a challenge #4

Monday, 17 February 2020

Gift box with rosebud tag

Anything But a Card!

Good afternoon, welcome to a new week...one week nearer to spring! Hoping everyone survived Storm Dennis without too much damage, so awful for those poor people whose homes and businesses have been flooded ...again!
Today, I'm sharing a little gift box/bag -it's ideal for packaging choccies or small toiletries and is really quick and easy to make.from 1 sheet of A4 cardstock.  I saw this idea online and thought I'd make my own version - here's the link -Top 10 creative diy gift box ideas.
 I added a tiny tag, Rosebud Tag, it's one of my favourite Bugaboo images ever, so beautiful and so quick to colour as it's part shaded already.
For more ideas of lovely items you can create using fabulous Bugaboo Stamps pay a visit to Catch the Bug, the Design Team come up with the most lovely ideas.

Thanks for visiting- have a great week.
xx

Challenge entries:
C.R.A.F.T. #544
notjustcards Feb Challenge



Saturday, 15 February 2020

Cheers Birthday Boy!


Good morning and happy weekend, this week's challenge theme at Sweet Stampin' is 'Birthday Boys',  I made this side stepper card for a friend we've known since we were all young, the most laid-back guy I've ever met! He does like a pint -or two and often sports a striped t shirt (someone told him that stripes were slimming...) I've had this fun digi for years, it's from Ladybird Crafts Inc.-sadly no longer trading :( Now this could actually be our friend, the resemblance is amazing!) I coloured him up with copics and added a few stripes to his t-shirt, and popped him onto the front of my embossed card. The embossing folder was a magazine freebie and I've added some die cut sentiments and stars to finish.
For more ideas of what to make for the boys please take a look at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog where you will find some fabulous creations from Team Susan. We'd love to have you play along and share your ideas with us too.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.
Chris
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