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Saturday, 26 May 2018

A real princess

Good morning and happy weekend, a nice long one here in the UK as it's a bank holiday on Monday, we've been forecast good weather too...we'll see! I have the granddaughters this weekend...they want a barbecue, so that's probably put paid to any hope of good weather in the vicinity of the SE! Glorious sunshine, cloudless skies...I mention the barbecue word and the heaven's open!!!
Anyways, back to the card...our new challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'paper piecing'. I succumbed to temptation a few weeks ago and bought a job lot of stamps from ebay...a real bargain as most of them were unused, this sweet little Saturated Canary girl was amongst them. I thought at the time that it would be a perfect stamp to paper piece. I pieced the mattresses, cushion and part of her dress  using some treasured old LOTV papers. The rest is coloured with copics. I really enjoyed this project.
Thanks for stopping by today, please hop over here to see my teamies fabulous paper-pieced projects, then why not have a go yourself, just remember to stamp something, somewhere on your creation.
Have a fabulous weekend and may the sun shine on you!
Chris
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Liquid Therapy

It's 'Humour Me Wednesday' over on Catch the Bug Challenges and as 25th May is Wine Day I was inspired to make this card! I used this fun image, it's called 'friends don't let friends wine alone-2' and is available here. I kept the design quite simple as there's a lot going on  in the image...those girls are certainly having a great time! The sentiments are from a recent acquisition, a set of stamps by Creative Expressions called 'Cheers to you'...I think I'm going to get plenty of use out of this set!
 I hope this made you smile today:)
Please check out the fun inspiration over at Catch the Bug
Thanks for looking and have a great day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
countryviewchallenges- May Challenge- be humorous
pileiton #142 -make us laugh
alphabetchallenge D is for dots
craftyfriends #84 Bi is for...bottle, booze, buddies and blotto!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

May Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug


Good morning and Happy Weekend! It's time for our monthly bingo challenge at Catch the Bug,
here's my GDT card featuring Kidz Fairy Sitter.

I picked the top line of the bingo board- sparkle, stitching (on ribbon and faux stitching around the edge) sentiment.
Why not play along this week ? You could be the lucky winner of some fabulous Bugaboo images, so come and join the fun!
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
sendasmile4kids -atg
fairyandtheunicorn May Challenge
inkspirational #161
shoppingourstash #354

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Retro Chic

Good morning... er afternoon!... not so warm today so thought I'd better do a bit of housework first, not my first choice of an enjoyable way to spend a morning but sometimes I have to give in and vacuum up the dog hair! Wouldn't think that a short coated dog could distribute so much hair so far...and I won't even mention the dog slobber...still my lovely girl is worth it!

Anyway my card today is for our new challenge at Fab n Funky, sponsored by The Paper Shelter. Our lovely hostess this week is Wends, it's always worth a visit to her blog, not only does she make beautiful cards she writes such lovely blog posts too! The theme she has chosen is 'Retro Chic' -please visit the challenge blog for more information. 
I used my copics to colour this sweet image, of a young 50's girl, actually titled Retro Chic...
Papers from stash, a 'retro flower' punch ...had this for years but still love it. I stamped a little border of flowers, they match the punch so well! and a sentiment.
Thanks for visiting today, hope you choose to play along with this lovely challenge, just click here for loads of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
dragonflydreams here come the girls
Whoopsi Daisy (used a punch)
southerngirls punches

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Say it with flowers

Weekly Challenge!



Hi, I'm back with my GDT card for this week's Saturday Challenge at Catch The Bug, the theme for this is 'Say it with Flowers'. I chose to use this beautiful Rose Bud Tag, which I printed twice, coloured with copics then cut the rose image from one of the tags, shaped it using a ball tool and adhered it over the image to add dimension(sorry, doesn't really show in the photo!). Papers are Anna Marie Designs - Blissful Cocoa, the heart diecut is Tim Holtz, and the corner one is a China die. I've added a scrap of lace, some narrow ribbon and a stamped sentiment.
Just click here to enjoy the lovely creations from the team and to add your own beautiful creation.
Thanks for visiting today
Have a fabulous weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
Double D - May flowers
craftysentiments lace /ribbon
cccdigicreations #92
lets craft and create #137

A little bit grumpy!


Good morning, time foe a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week the theme is 'myth, magic, fantasy'. To make my card I coloured this cute digi image, A little bit grumpy, from The Paper Shelter. I've had this image for ages and used it several times, it's lovely to colour and I've seen that look on my granddaughters' faces when things aren't going quite their way!  The stamped  sentiment is from a set by Paper Smooches.

There's lots more to see over at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog, my lovely teamies have been busy this week!

Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftycatz #416
audsentiments #203
starstampz 2 or more patterned papers
inspirationdestination #150
thesisterhoodofcrafters magical fairy garden
oddball (goblins, fairies and ghouls)
craftygalscorner #165


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Catch the Bug...oldie but a goodie

 My card today features a fabulous image from Bugaboo-Scene it- Ladybug Birthday- I made a fun birthday card that's suitable for almost anyone! Hope you like it!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftycreations #366
pdelinkyparty #19
watercooler  #169
incywincy - thing that fly