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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Anything goes at Fab 'n' Funky


Hello and good morning, there's a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky starting today, it's my turn to pick the theme this week so I pick 'Anything Goes'...can't get any easier than that! Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Di's Digi Stamps offering a lovely prize for the lucky winner.
I made a hanger rather than a card for my Mum's birthday last month. She's bedridden and we hang her cards from cords around the walls....she gets loads of them as we're a very large family. Her eyesight isn't great so big is best! This is quite big, about 20 inches long. I made some templates for the letters and cut them from purple (already lightly embossed) cardstock, distressed and inked  the edges adding faux stitching. The letters are joined together by threading ribbon through eyelets.



The little bear is of course a Di's digi stamp available here, I printed him quite large, coloured him with copics , fussy cut and stuck him  on my hanger. The daisies are Polkadoodles stamps, coloured with copics and die cut. The butterflies are die cut from vellum and overlaid with the yellow card, tiny green gems added to their bodies. The sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the little gold hearts are Nuvo Crystal Drops. Mum was pleased with this and it's still hanging in her room now.
Thanks for calling by, be sure to hop over to Fab 'n' Funky to see my teamies'  beautiful creations, I will be so happy if you choose to play along this week!
Chris
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Challenges entered:

OLLCB  #235 flowers
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #63
disdigidesigns flower fancy
emeraldcity #2
simplycreatetoo #130 flowers
thatscrafty anything but cards
creativecraftcottage  #93

Thursday, 10 August 2017

August Challenge...Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hello my friends and visitors, hope all is good with you and yours.
The August Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is up and running...only 4 more to go this year! As always, the theme is " anything goes as long as it's Christmas related".
I've had a massive tidy up and clear out of my craft room over the last couple of weeks...my husband made me some new storage as he was fed up climbing over stuff to get to his computer, 'my' craft room is meant to be shared space but one of is a bit selfish and takes over. It is lovely and tidy now, I can see floor and desk .... and I have rediscovered lots of neglected stamps like this little House Mouse hanging from the holly. So cute and fun to colour with my trusty Copics, die cut into a circle and matted onto red and gold circles. I added a stamped sentiment and some tiny die cut holly leaves and doodled stitching around the edge.
Inside the card is another cute mouse, sporting his Santa hat, with a stamped sentiment and holly sprig.

Do, please, take the time to hop over to Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge Blog and see the beautiful creations from my lovely teamies....and we'd love to see your fabulous festive projects too, so why not join us this month.

Thanks for visiting!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
crafterscafe #178 more than 1 fold
housemouse-challenge #247 (anything goes entry)
dragonflydreams Animals
Winter Wonderland ribbon, twine or lace.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sit back and relax!


Good morning, hope your week is going well so far! It's been very quiet for me so far....had some time to play and even made a dress for Emmy (youngest GD), quite surprised that sewing machine still works and that I still know how to operate it!
My card today is for our new challenge over at Creative Moments, the optional theme this time is 'make it funny'. I was lucky enough to be able to choose a digi from Doctor Digi, one of our fabulous sponsors for this challenge...these images are brilliant, great to colour ....and funny! Meet Colin,  such a picture of sartorial elegance in his  socks and pants...but hey...he sure knows how to chill! He's happy as long as he has a cup of tea and control of the remote...remind you of anyone!?! I use my copics to colour, papers from stash, added some twine (coloured green with copic) a couple of buttons and some stamped sentiments,  a quick and simple make!
There's plenty of  fabulous cards to make you smile from the rest of the DT so just click here to take a peek! Hope you find the time to play along this fortnight.
Thanks for visiting!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cardsundmore #190 dots
qkrstampede #255 humorous
craftygalscorner #135 bingo ( centre line ,horizontal)
                                                         watercoolerchallenges  #131

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Crafty Calendar- shaped cards


Hi...back again with my DT card for our August challenge at Crafty Calendar, the theme is 'shaped cards' sponsored by Crafty Ribbons

I was given a sweet image from Sheepski Designs, Fuzzy Friends, which I coloured with Copics, fussy cut and mounted, using sticky pads, onto a circle cut from DP. I added a die cut flower, button and twine and a little chipboard swallow coloured with DI. The sentiment banner is stamped. The card base is cut with a Crealies Die. 
There's loads of lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT to be enjoyed by clicking here, so do hop over and take a look! Looking forward to seeing what you make of this challenge.
Thanks for visiting my blog today...enjoy the weekend!
Chris
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PS Please scroll down to view my previous post today!

Challenges entered:



Make a wish..

Good morning! It's time for some Summer Fun at Sweet Stampin' this week! It hasn't been too summery here lately, hopefully weather will improve soon!
To make my card I used a Mo Manning cutie...I just love this image, looks so like my eldest granddaughter at about 4 years old and remind me of the time that Olivia picked a huge dandelion clock, closed her eyes and sucked in a deep breath....along with a mouthful of dandelion seeds!!! I can still see the look of disgust and horror on her face now! I laughed so much it hurt...Olivia did not laugh...she still doesn't find this story funny...I still do..some children have no sense of humour :)))) I think I'll send her her this card...))
Anyway, back to the card,  I coloured the image with copics. The blue background paper is stamped and embossed with grasses and seed heads using white detail EP. I added die cut dandelions and 'wish' sentiment, and 2 punched butterflies.
There's plenty of fun and fabulous summery inspiration to be seen on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog, so why not hop over and take a look! Hope to see you there this week
Have a lovely weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cardz4galz #53
diesrus #78
lovetoscrap #100
cardsinenvy. (baby blue)
cutiepie #113
scrapbookstampsociety #122


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Number 20!


Hello and happy weekend! Sharing a Christmas card today...this is number 20 so far this year...which is definitely a record for me! I was determined not to have a last minute panic...still loads to go but at least I feel as if I've tried :)
The image is a cute little House Mouse stamp which I've coloured with copics, papers from a pad which was a gift from my lovely sister. The dark red paper is embossed with stars, don't know the make of the e.f. Die cuts are Sizzix Tim Holtz. The tiny stars are mdf. It was a quick and easy make!
Thanks for calling by today, hope you're enjoying the weekend!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
Rudolph days  July
citycrafter. #372 something beginning with s (stars, string, Santa Mouse)
hollyandivy #11
cardz4galz. #52
cutecardthursday #488
craftingbydesigns Christmas
watercooler wednesday  Christmas
housemouse-challenge. #246

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Flower Power


Good morning.
It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls,  sponsored this fortnight  by Krafters Cart , it's Team Trace's turn to play.We  have the lovely theme of  'Flower Power'.
I recently bought a set of gorgeous daisy stamps with matching dies from Polkadoodles and this seemed like a good opportunity to try them out! I stamped the daisy head and stem onto a piece of watercolour paper (didn't use the dies!). I then used Zig Clean Colour pens and water to colour, again a new acquisition (ok I've been extravagant!) and unused before! As the stamp is quite large I kept the design very CAS just adding a stamped greeting.
Thanks for visiting, be sure to hop over to Southern Girls Challenges  to check out the lovely floral creations from my fabulous teamies!
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
Addicted to stamps  #252
daisychain #10
happylittlestampers July CAS