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Friday, 18 October 2019

Crafty Catz #479- Optional Twist- Autumn Colours


Good morning! This week's challenge at Crafty Catz is hosted by our super-talented Janette and she's picked a lovely theme for you to follow (or not!-your choice)- Colours of Autumn, I know I'm not alone in loving the wonderful colours of this time of year. Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button

LITTLE BLUE BUTTON STAMPS
The DT have had a wonderful time creating with these lovely digis, I chose to use the sweet Rag Doll Sweetheart Fall Joy image, which I've coloured with copics.
To enjoy the lovely cards my teamies have created with these beautiful digis please click HERE to visit the challenge blog. Remember we are an 'anything goes' challenge so you don't have to follows the theme to play along!
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
papercraft #48
creatalicious #173
cccdigi #108
lets craft & create #152

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Oldie But A Goodie at Catch the Bug


Thursday is Oldie But A Goodie day at Catch the Bug, the day the DT like to share some of Jodie's older images, there are certainly a lot to choose from! I made a Christmas card using a sweet little image I've been wanting to colouring for ages, Bella Christmas Ornaments, so cute! 
I followed a lovely sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Thanks for dropping by, hope you've had a good day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #363
sweetsketchwednesday2  October Ch.
cutiepie #140
Winter Wonderland- Merry and bright
crimbo-crackers. #195


Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Seriously!!!


Good morning, it's my turn to host the challenge at Fab'n' Funky this week, which means I got to chose the theme...yay, I do love a bit of power :))) Being a very kind hearted person I chose a really easy one- Feature a Creature, so any creature, real or fantasy, and any occasion is acceptable.
I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my brother...he's a doggy person...and old...(ok he's 5 years younger than I am, but that's still pretty old!). The stamp is from Stamping Bella, not sure of the stamped sentiment, the die cut 'seriously' is Picket Fence Studios. I used a very old Paw Print stamp from Do Crafts to stamp the background. 

There's plenty more ideas from my team mates  over at Fab'n'Funky, so pease hop over take a look...it would be great if you choose to join us this week with your own beautiful creations.
Thanks for looking, have a fabulous day!
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Challenges entered:
2craftycrittercrazies  #31
craftyanimals #31
Tinker Dream #82
dreamvalley #211
watercooler  #243

Sunday, 13 October 2019

A little batty...

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

Here's the sketch-
and this is my card, featuring Goth Girl and one of the digi  papers from Halloween 2
I coloured the image with copics and added glitter details to her skirt with a clear glitter pen (you can't see it in the photo, sorry) printed  some extra bats, coloured and fussy cut them. I changed the colour of the bat digi paper to purple to match my design and mounted it onto silvery glitter card. 
The sentiment is die cut.
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely Sunday.
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Challenges entered:
dragonflydreams- use black
intaas #69
audsentiments #237
cutecardthursday #603
craftygalscorner #200

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Autumn Colours at Sweet Stampin'


Good afternoon, running a little late today with my DT card for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin', my husband is off for a jolly with the 'lads' for a couple of days, so I've invited some friends around tomorrow for 'a girls' night, thought I'd better clean the house a bit before they come :). It's probably been a complete waste of time as my lovely Mathilda is more than capable of mucking it up again before they arrive, but at least I've made an effort!Who cares about a bit of dog slobber!!!

Anyway, back to the challenge and the card. The theme this week is Autumn Colours/ Harvest, lovely, I do love these colours! I used a beautiful Stamping Bella stamp called Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall, this was given to me by my lovely teamie and blogging friend Wends, not only is she an extremely talented crafter, she's a wonderful warm and generous person. Thanks Wends!
I coloured the little sweetie with my copics and used distress inks to make a subtle cloudy background. I die cut 3 banners from shades of orange cardstock and embossed them using 3 different efs. I added a couple of die cut leaves, stamped sentiment and twine.
There are some stunning cards from my teamies this week, I think everyone loves the autumnal colours! Please hop over and take a look- we'd love to see what you create using this lovely theme, so please do play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
crafterscastle #22
disdigidesigns- include a pumpkin
alphabetchallenge 'o'
shoppingourstash #406
letscraft andcreate  #152
sheepski #31
artsystamper #1
incywincy- autumn colours


Friday, 11 October 2019

Something wicked...


Good morning, Crafty Catz Challenge #478 is up and running, this week we're sponsored by the fabulous Paper Shelter 
THE PAPER SHELTER

 Jac has picked the theme of Halloween for us - as always the theme is optional. 
The DT were given a gorgeous image to play with, Witching Hour, The whole team have used the same image this week, I really love how different each card can look when this happens! Just hop over and see the variety for yourself!
The digi comes with a coloured version and papers as well as the uncoloured version I chose to use (really wanted to have a go at colouring this myself :) I used copics to colour, including the background and tried to give her face a bit of an eerie green glow from the potion bottle...not a total success! The cobwebs and script on the black background are stamped using Antique Linen Distress oxide Ink, the bats and web flourishes are heat embossed with black ep.
 I hope you decide to play along with our challenge this week - remember the theme is optional!
Thanks for visiting
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #40
simplycreatetoo. #154
kraftychicks #476
addictedtostamps- #362


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Sweet Cookies!

I was delighted to be invited to guest design for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge,- thank you ladies!

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The theme this week is Christmas and is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments

I made this card using a Sweet Sentiments rubber stamp called Sweet Cookies

The card base and tag are kraft card, the stamped image is coloured with copics and fussy cut, the recipe on the tag and the white border are done by hand. I added a couple of strips of dp and red ric rac ribbon to the embossed layer. The little gingerbread man is cut from the same dp . 

There are plenty of beautiful creations from the DT over at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog, so please do hop over to admire them!

Thanks for visiting
Chris
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challenges entered:
cutencraftychristmas #18
lilredwagon. #518
allsorts #540

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Christmas At Sweet Stamping- October Challenge- Stars


Good morning, it's our October Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', this month we want to see stars! I intended to make a card but unearthed these corrugated stars lurking in the back of a drawer, they were slightly battered so I disguised the bent bits with Snow Tex paste and added them to my   tags along with a few die cuts, scraps of ribbon and the odd brad! i never have enough tags at Christmas so I'm pleased I made these.
    

No colouring involved so they were pretty quick to make!
Only 11 more weeks to go and the big day will be upon us...if you haven't started your festive cards yet now would be a very good time to begin!
If you're stuck for inspiration hop over to CaSS, there are some brilliant makes from the team to give you some ideas. 
We would love to see what you create too, so please do play along.
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
TIOT Animal magic
intaas. #68



Monday, 7 October 2019

Bugaboo treat bags

Anything But a Card!



 Good morning, it's Anything But A Card day at Catch the Bug. I made some little Halloween treat bags featuring Halloween Tag Set 1. These little images are really cute, nothing scary and you get all three in one set. They're quick and easy to colour too. The bag shapes are die cut from black card, I added a strip of dp across the top of the bag, the Bugaboo tags and some ribbon, quick and simple! They are quite small so not too many treats needed to fill them which will earn me brownie points from my daughter and daughter in law!

Here's a view of their backsides (if you'll pardon the expression) - die cut 'Boo' and stars and a pair of googly eyes

Thank you for visiting, have a good week.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
allsorts #540
cutitup #184
die-cut-divas  October Ch.
LTSCB #126


Saturday, 5 October 2019

Crafty Calendar October Challenge


Good morning, it's the first Saturday of the month...that means time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month's theme is 'Colours of Autumn or Halloween' - we're sponsored for this by Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

The DT were given some fabulous images to use, I chose Mummy Trick or Treat, so cute! I coloured with copics and fussy cut the image, the papers are Doodlebug and cobweb die is Memory Box. A non-scary Halloween card for little Emily!
There's plenty more to see over at Crafty Calendar, why not hop over and take a look!
Thanks for visiting

Enjoy your weekend
Chris


Friday, 4 October 2019

Quirky Bird!


Good morning, it's Friday (again!) and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. This week it's Ginny's turn to host and  choose a theme which is 'Ribbon Bow or Flower', as always the theme is optional! 
We have an exciting new sponsor this week JMC Designs

If you haven't come across this designer before I recommend that you pop over and check out her fabulous digis, so fun and unusual. 

I chose to use the cute and quirky Pippa on my card. I printed the image onto white card, masked it with Inkylicious masking fluid (love playing with this stuff, it fascinates me!) then used Distress Oxides and Brushos to colour the background. I coloured Pippa with copics and gave her a strip of ribbon to stand on. I added a doodled border and stamped sentiment. 

For more ideas using these fun digis just hop over to Crafty Catz to see what my talented teamies have come up with this week, remember you don't have to follow the theme to play along!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cutecardthursday #602
craftycreations #399
Dream Factory #72
happycraft (Oct. Challenge)
sweetstampers #36
craftycardmakers. #242

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Autumn Colours at Fab'N 'Funky


Good afternoon, here's my DT card for this week's challenge over at Fab'n'Funky, it's a little late as I wasn't feeling good yesterday, some kind of bug or a reaction to the 'flu jab, couldn't stand up without the room spinning round!I'm fine today, just trying to catch up with all the things I didn't do yesterday and doesn't help that we're in the middle of decorating and there's 'stuff' everywhere! 
Back to the card- the theme for this week is 'Autumn Colours' chosen by our lovely N-Eva. I coloured up a sweet Whimsy Stamp, Veritas (also available as a digi). and set her into a frame made by smooshing DIs over white card. I stamped over the top layer of the frame with my favourite vine leaf stamp from Lavinia. I cut the Vine leaves (Memory Box) from a left over scrap of card.
Please do take the time to visit over at Fab'n' Funky, to admire the lovely creations by my teamies, hopefully you'll be inspired to play along with us!
Thanks for visiting
Chris

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Colour Challenge at Catch the Bug


This week at Catch the Bug we have a colour challenge for you, I think these colours look wonderful together! I used Funky Flower Blocks to make my card, 
I loved colouring this gorgeous image...so relaxing, simply matted onto black cardstock added twine and a tiny stamped tag.

Hope you're enjoying a lovely Sunday, we're off in a bit take my SIL out for Sunday lunch...no cooking- yay!!!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #38
qkrstampede #365
artydivas  #5
ttcrd. (23/9)

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Distressed!


Hello and happy Saturday! This week's theme at Sweet Stampin' is 'distressed' - lovely theme with many interpretations ( love Susan's take on the theme- great thinking and obviously heartfelt!).
 It seems ages since I made this type of card, struggled a bit at first but once I got my head round it I really enjoyed it! The background is smooshed Distress oxides, stamped with a script stamp and a Lavinia vine leaf stamp (love this one!) I stamped the fairy, again Lavinia, Oona, with black Versafine ink then arranged the lace, flowers and die cut vine leaves around her.. I added a stamped sentiment and mounted the panel onto Mulberry paper with torn edges. I enjoyed making this and am happy with the result ( unusual for me!)
Please do check out this Challenge, there are some wonderful creations from the DT and we would really love to have more entries this week!
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
creativefingers #171
pattiescreations #162
craftingwithanattitude #55
laviniaworld #10
papercraft #46
fairyandtheunicorn- Sept Challenge

Friday, 27 September 2019

Autumn Leaves at Catch the Bug


Hi, back again with a card made with this week's Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug,  cute Autumn Brat Leaves is coloured with pencils (for a change!) papers from stash, a die cut fence, branch and leaves and stamped sentiment. Don't forget you can grab your free digi over at Bugaboo Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by today
Chris
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Challenges entered;
craftygalscorner #199
lilredwagon #516
thepapershelter #399
pinspirational #248

Crafty Catz Challenge #476 -Anything Goes!


Good morning, this week's challenge at Crafty Catz is starting today...no theme at all this week- anything goes! Our sponsor this time is Di's Digi Stamps


I made a birthday card using  this cute image, Cupcake Treat, coloured with copics, papers from stash, added a  daisy button and a stamped sentiment. 
Loads more ideas from the rest of the DT here :)
Thanks for visiting
Hope you have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:

cutecardthursday #601
watercooler #240
alwaysfun #129
cutiepie #139
disdigidesigns 2 or more pattered papers
craftyfriends #119


Tuesday, 24 September 2019

For you...


Tuesday is New Release Day at Catch the Bug, this week's new digi is a gorgeous floral image so I couldn't resist colouring it up and making it into a card...coloured with copics and a white gel pen.
For more ideas of ways to use this gorgeous image hop over to Catch the Bug to see what the team have made.
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:

Friday, 20 September 2019

Crafty Catz #475 -optional theme- Thank you


Well, it's Friday again...how it's Friday already I really don't know...but it is! I was going to do so much this last week but it just didn't happen, ah well will try harder next week...
The new challenge at Crafty Catz has the lovely optional theme of Thank You cards, chosen by our lovely Christine who is is hosting this week. Our fabulous sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps

I chose to use an image I already owned as I love it and hadn't had a chance to use it before, it's called Whimsy Flower and it's available HERE.
I coloured with copics and matted onto white card and spotted DP. Sentiment is stamped ...I added dots to the flower centre and button with a white gel pen.
As alway there are some lovely creations from the team so please hop over to Crafty Catz and take a look.
Thanks for visiting...enjoy the weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:

audsentiments #236
creativeknockouts. #316
DL Art Thankful Thursday #247
kraftychicks #473
southerngirls-tic tac toe (die cut, stamp, blue)
EllibellesCraftyWednesday sept. (bloom , blue, button , bow)
thepapershelter #398




Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Hey Girl!

New Releases!

Tuesday is New Release Day at Catch the Bug!
Here's my card featuring today's new Digi- Frame it- Hey Girl
As usual I've coloured the image with copics, papers from stash, added a die cut flower with a brad and a few flower shaped sequins.
Thanks for stopping by today
Chris
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Monday, 16 September 2019

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -September Challenge


Good afternoon, this is the card I designed for our September Challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge- scary to think that there are only 3 more to go this year!.
Our theme this month is 'ornaments'...this is an optional theme for entrants, anything Christmas related is ok!
I used a sweet Mo Manning image, coloured with copics and added loads of glitter. The background is made up of embossed squares layered onto red glitter card. The ornament die cut is Memory Box, die cut from red card and pieced with glitter card (disappointed with the colour of the white baubles, they look too pink in the photo!). I used a piece of red twine to 'join' the elf to the die cut ornaments.

As always there's plenty to enjoy over at CaSS, my teamies have produced some fantastic creations this month, so do hop over and take a look. 
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
MLCCB #14
sparklesforum #104
CRAFT #527
Craft Rocket #63
crimbo-crackers #193



Sunday, 15 September 2019

A card for Ruby


Good evening! I'm running late with my posts  this week, got back from holiday yesterday and was too tired to even look at the computer let alone make a post! There was a time when the 250 mile journey from Devon didn't phase me in the least but those days have gone...sadly! Feeling much better today after a good night's sleep in my own lovely bed!! Washing and ironing all done and we have food in the fridge again, so all good here!
Anyway, this is my card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme is 'for a child'.
This is for my granddaughter who will reach the wonderful age of 10 next month. Last year her card was pink with a fairy and a large donut...how kids change in a year! now her passion is football, her prized possessions her football strip, boots and shin pads!!! Still it's good healthy exercise!
I made a circular easel card. The large football is made from die cut hexagons, the image is a digi by Krista Leigh Smith (formerly Saturated Canary), coloured with copics and fussy cut.  The  sentiment and football are stamped. 
Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' to see what my lovely teamies have been  up to this week.
Thanks for visiting, have a good week.
Chris
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Challenges:
craftysentiments die and or punch
TIOT Boys/Girls
Ellibelle September (BALL)
 dragonflydreams happy birthday
aperfecttimetocraft. - Sept Challenge
cccdigicreations #107
sheepski #30
Tales from the Craftroom #8

Friday, 13 September 2019

Crafty Catz Challenge #474 - With Sympathy


Good morning, time for a new Challenge at Crafty Catz. This week it's Billie's turn to host, she's picked a great theme for us, 'Sympathy Cards' one I personally do find a challenge, but sadly these cards are often needed and I find it's always easier to make them at a time when you don't actually need one! as always the theme is optional.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Morgan's Artworld

and the prize for our lucky winner is

To make my card I coloured the beautiful August Poppy with my trusty copics, cut the image into quarters and rounded the opposite edges of each square with a corner rounder, inked around the edges and attached them to my tent fold card base. I added a stamped sentiment.
Thanks for visiting, don't forget to hop over to Crafty Catz to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team have created. Hope to see you there! Remember the theme is optional, so it's easy to play along.
Chris
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Challenges:
lilredwagon #514
watercooler #238
morgansartworld. September Challenge
flowerchallenge #36

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Anything Goes at Catch the Bug

Hi first Saturday of the month means time for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Catch the Bug, I made a quick and simple card featuring the cute Kidz Sitter 3. She's coloured with copics, fussy cut and popped up on foam on top of a die cut Happy Birthday. Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Chris
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PS If you wish to see my earlier post today, please scroll down.

September Challenge at Crafty Calendar


Good morning and happy weekend. Our September challenge at Crafty Calendar begins today, our theme this month is 'Lots of Layers' sponsored by Oddball Art
Oddball Art Co

I used a sweet sponsor image and sentiment, Nixie the Mermaid image. I coloured the mermaid with copics and glitter pens, fussy cut then shaped her slightly with a ball tool for a little dimension. The papers are from my stash, the sentiment comes with the image.
Visit the Challenge Blog to see the rest of the team's lovely layered creations, hopefully you'll be inspired to play along and join in with your own layered lovelies!
 Thanks for visiting
Chris

Challenges:
thefairyandtheunicorn September Challenge
colourcrazy #35
oddball - September Challenge
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Friday, 6 September 2019

Hello, Crafty Catz are back!


Good morning, the  Crafty Catz are back after the summer break with a new challenge for you. As always, the theme is optional, this week it's ' Hi/ Welcome' chosen by our lovely boss lady,
 Aunty Sue.
Our sponsor for this week is the fabulous Bugaboo! Yay!!!
The team were given some great images to play with, I chose to use Computer Friends, the sentiment comes with the image. 
There's plenty more to enjoy from my well-rested teamies, so do hop over to Crafty Catz to enjoy their lovely creations. We'd love you to join us this week.
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Time for a sketch at Catch the Bug

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Good morning, it's time for a new sketch challenge at Catch the Bug.
Here's the sketch
and here's my card featuring the beautiful Silhouette Butterfly
I printed the butterfly twice at different angles onto a piece of white cardstock, coloured them with copics, masked with fluid, then flicked brushos ink in matching colours over the card, added the stamped sentiment. The centre butterfly is fussy cut and folded for dimension, mounted on the coloured circle and placed on top. 
Thanks for visiting.
Chris
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Challenges entered;
justusgirls #503
creativefingers #169
MAWTT #105


Saturday, 31 August 2019

CAS at catch the Bug


Hi, back again with my DT card for this week's challenge at Catch the Bug, the theme is 'Clean And Simple'.  I made a card featuring Kidz Girl Teddy Bear. I coloured the cutie with copics and added a stamped sentiment. 
Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you enjoy the last day of August and the rest of the weekend.

PS Please scroll down to see my earlier post today :)
Chris
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Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #34
asyoulikeitchallenge
- my favourite way to add text is to stamp it, either directly onto the card or onto a tag or paper strip...why? because it's quick and easy!
digichoosday. #35