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Thursday 18 July 2024

Mid month reminder for Stamping Sensations July Challenge


 Hi, a really quick post with a reminder for this month's challenge at Stamping Sensations - I'm off on holiday for a week and today has been hectic so a last- minute scheduled post! By the time it goes live we'll be thinking about coming back home.

A quick and easy card from me using another Poppy Stamps stencil and some Card-io stamps

The optional twist for this month is Christmas in July- but you can always enter with the 'Anything Goes' option - all the  details how to enter and the fabulous prizes to be won are on the main challenge blog- along with lots of wonderful inspiration from the rest of the DT so please be sure to check it out.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, much appreciated.

Chris

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Challenge entries:

inkspirational #320 (Card-io, Poppy Stamps)

alphabet- H (Christmas in July)

CRAFT #728

creativeknockouts. #526

hollyandivy #165

daisychain #87

FQCCCB #10

MLCCB #57

Friday 12 July 2024

Make it cute!


 Good morning,  this is my DT make for this fortnight's challenge at Crafty Catz
sponsored by 
The optional theme chosen by our lovely Ginny is 
Make It Cute.

We were given some lovely sponsor images to play with - and they are definitely cute.
I used this little sweetie  from the Flower Puppies set
I printed it three times so I could layer it up for dimension, each layer is matted onto kraft card. I used my copic markers to add some colour to the greyscale image. No sentiment added as I thought the card could be used for multiple occasions..
Lots of lovely inspiration to be enjoyed over at the challenge blog.
Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great weekend.
Chris
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Sunday 7 July 2024

It's July so Merry Christmas!


 Good morning, time for our July Challenge at Stamping Sensations,
as you may have guessed our optional theme this month is 
Christmas in July
or you can choose the Anything Goes option as long as you include stamping on the front of your project.
There are some lovely stamps as prizes, courtesy of Aall & Create our fabulous sponsor this month.
I used the Poppy Stamps bauble stencil along with Elements Inks in shades of Olive and Della Blue (love this combo!)and stamped the cute snow couple (Card-io) in Versafine Twilight (my favourite). I planned to stamp the sentiment but changed my mind and used this little die cut banner instead, I'm really pleased with the end result and plan to make it in other colours too.
Thanks so much for visiting, don't forget to check out the main challenge blog for details of the lovely prizes and some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Chris
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Challenge entries:
dragonflydreams Christmas in July
POE #67
stencilfun July- shades of blue



Saturday 6 July 2024

Christmas Post Box


 I'm back again with my second DT card for today, this one is for our July Challenge at 

Crafty Calendar

our fabulous sponsor for this month is Sheepski Designs, the theme is Add A Sentiment.

 I chose to use a lovely traditional image, Christmas Post Box , which I enjoyed colouring with  my markers, and inserted into a simple die cut and embossed frame.

There's more inspiration over at Crafty Calendar so please do hop over and see what my teamies have been up to this month, you can join in with anything you choose as long as you add a sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today

Chris

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Challenge entries:

jinglebelles -embossing

leighsbdesigns #31

PFM #746

hollyandivy #165

CCAYR July Challenge

daisychain #87

pearlysparkles #97

sheepski #88


Dream big


 Good morning, I have two cards to share today, this one is for our new challenge at

Sweet Stampin'

the theme this fortnight is 

Things with Wings.

it's a favourite theme of mine because there are so many options, I went with dragons. The stamps I have used are from Pink Ink (the little red dragon) and the rest are Lavinia. I made a tent fold card with an aperture, a young dragon watching his hero hunting by the light of the moon and dreaming of the day  it would be his turn. The dragon boy is coloured using Distress Inks . The sentiment and borders are embossed.

Not a lot of crafting going on in this house just now, I'm far too busy watching the tennis!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend.

Chris

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Challenge entries:

creativefingers #281

artimpressions #382

creativeinspiration #16

kraftychicks #723

addictedtostamps #471

morgansartworld #78


Wednesday 3 July 2024

At the beach



Good morning, here's my DT card for our new challenge at Fab'n' Funky, hosted this fortnight by our lovely Pat K who has chosen the theme of 'Seaside' - perfect for this time of year! 

 My card was made some time ago, for my wonderful friend who's idea of heaven is a beach...and a good book! She has a 'thing' about beach huts too...not so sure if she's fond of seagulls! 
I made a stepper card with a combination of digis from different companies, the little girl with the big book looks very much at home sitting on the steps of the beach hut. Images and sand coloured with Copics, the sky and waves are stencilled the die cut is from Find It Media.

This will be our last challenge before we break for the summer so I do hope you can join us! Please hop over to Fab'n' Funky Challenges to check out the lovely cards my teamies have made to inspire you.

Thanks for visiting 

Chris

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Challenge entries:

creativecrafters #77

thefourseasons July Challenge

hereisaplacetostart July Challenge

creativeknockouts #524

creative-creases #85

ilovepromarkers #562

PFM #746

TIOT Here comes summer

Friday 28 June 2024

Bubbles


 Good morning, Well it's been a amazing week weatherwise! Beautiful sunshine every day... mostly with a lovely breeze to make it very comfortable- especially sitting in the shade with a book or two to hand! I've even done a bit of sewing outside, dolly clothes for Charlotte, often easier to hand stitch them than get the sewing machine out as they are tiny and fiddly. 
My card is for this fortnight's challenge at Crafty Catz.
Our fabulous sponsor this time is 

The optional twist, chosen by Rhoda, is 'Embellishments'

I used a lovely sponsor image called Bubble Dreams, which I've printed onto a square panel of white cardstock and  coloured with Copic markers.
I cut the same size square from pinkish DP then  die cut circles to allow my image and stamped sentiment to show through, then used a bubble embossing folder. To embellish it I added a few tiny clear drops and printed some extra bubbles, coloured and fussy cut them, glued them in place and added glossy accents. 
As always there's plenty of inspiration to be enjoyed over at Crafty Catz - our challenges are always anything goes, would be lovely to see you there!
Thanks for visiting
have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenge entries:
inspirationstation #62 Inspired by colours
CRAFT #725