Saturday 11 April 2020


Hello, hope those of you in the UK are enjoying this wonderful weather we're experiencing this Easter weekend. I've been in the garden today, planting up some seeds (I definitely do not have green fingers so probably a waste of time and effort- but you never know!). Spent some time in the 'reading chair' too! which is why I'm a bit late with today's post. 
Our new challenge at Sweet Stampin' has the fun theme of 'the great crafty bake-off'- basically we would like to see yummy food on your creations. 
My first thought for this theme was CAKE! Been eating far too much of it since the will have to stop! I even did some baking, which I rarely do these days unless the granddaughters are visiting... 
To make my card I used an adorable image from Mo Manning... this one was a Patreon freebie last month. So reminds me of my second granddaughter, Ruby when she was tiny- she had to be involved in whatever her big sister was doing even though the mixing bowl was bigger than she was! 
I used various papers from stash, the cupcake one was a magazine freebie, some scraps of blue cardstock embossed with hearts, a couple of die cut banners and a stamped sentiment.
There's loads of inspiration for you over at Sweet Stampin', where my lovely team have been busy cooking up some gorgeous cards!
Why not play along this week- this kind of 'baking' is calorie free!
Thanks for stopping by
Stay safe and well and enjoy the rest of the weekend
Challenge entries-
allsorts, old papers, new digi, blue cardstock (nothing borrowed!)
alphabetchallenge -A Anything goes
colourcrazy #14
classicdesign #4
Tales from the craft room #4
sisterhoodofcrafters. kids cards


Shona Erlenborn said...

How totally cute, Chris! This is fabulous. Love the papers you've used with this fun little image!

meg said...

Love your fun beautifully coloured image she looks so engrossed with stirring her baking mix, great papers and layout

Vicki said...

Sweet card! The cute image is colored perfectly. Love the gingham and embossing. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters, "Cards for Kids" Challenge.

Kathleen said...

A really lovely creation, super image and lovely papers and design.. Thank you for joining our 'Old, New, Borrowed, Blue' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Liz said...

Cute card, Chris. Adorable image and I love the papers. I've made more cakes in the last three weeks than I've probably made in the last six months. At least it's keeping my hubby happy! xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Chris this is adorable. Great coloring. Always love a Mo image and that is just so cute. Glad you were able to get outside....we had it rainy. We need that to get our flowers to grow. Good luck with the garden...I don't attempt one I have too many trees and shade. Have a wonderful Easter well at least have chocolate, lol.

brenda said...

A real fun image and lovely bright colours, thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Janette said...

Happy Easter Chris, hope your not missing the egg hunt to much.
A sweet card, think we were all eating to much cake but no flour now so thats that....Have a lovely day.xx

pinky said...

Sounds like you are having fun Chris! I bought myself a couple of new books for the kindle and have been out in the garden sunning myself and reading. Oh it's a hard life lol. Nothing else is getting done though!! Loving this sweet little card with the gorgeous bright colours. Happy Easter to you xx

Billie A said...

Sweet card. Fun image and coloring. Great paper choices. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy challenge.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Sweet card, I love Mo's images and you colored her so nicely! Thanks for sharing at the Alphabet Challenge!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the image you chose for this Chris! How perfect is this?! LOVE your fabulous colouring and paper choices too! I have a well loved gingham tablecloth that's in constant use in our dining room so this just made me smile SO much! Not sure if my thank you message reached you for my birthday card hun. I LOVE it! Beautiful card and I SO have to sneak the hair combo you used, because sigh, it's just perfect! LVOE that gorgeous card to bits and it's hanging on my card string in the dining room right now where we can all see it. After that, it will come down to my crafty space. So special thank you hunny, SO much!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Darlene said...

OMG what a cute image and your design is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

scrappymo! said...

Your card is really sweet.

I just made cupcakes and still have to ice them. Just visiting a few blogs while they cool!

Bonnie said...

Your creation is so cute and inspired me, but I can not post at Sweet Stampin. Could you help?

Rachelle Oltean said...

What a great image and you have done a perfect coloring job! Really nice work with the color palette and mix of papers! Thanks so much for joining us for our 10th Anniversary at the Alphabet Challenge!
Rachelle - DT : )

Linby said...

That is such an adorable image and your papers complement it beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Chrissy said...

What an adorable image Chris love your papers and design..I'm afraid I may end a statistic with my over eating during this least I have cut down to 4 meals a day I don't bake,just cook.


Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Chris, so adorable! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the cute image and the cupcake B.paper.Thank you for joining us at Tales from The Craft room
Carol GD x