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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Cake!


Good morning and happy weekend. There's a new Challenge starting today at Sweet Stampin' with the fabulous theme of 'Cake'! I thought I'd share the photos of the exploding box  card I made for my son and daughter in law last December.  First of all I'd like to apologise for the terrible quality of these photos! I made this  card in the deep dark days of winter and could never get any decent light to take photos! The colours are actually a very deep blue and a creamy white to match the wedding colours. The card I used had a beautiful shimmer too, which also is not apparent here!
The cake is constructed from card with liquid pearl icing, decorated with satin ribbon, cream and dark blue rosebuds and die cut ivy and silver hearts. The large hearts are die cut as is the lettering.



Here's the top of the box when closed...

and here's the inside of the lid, with a stamped and embossed message, and a small pocket for a personal message to the happy couple! Not a lot of stamping this week , but it is there! Again the colours are weird, the embossing is definitely silver not gold!

I did enjoy constructing this card, quite a challenge as it's a 6 inch cube...my lovely new daughter-in-law absolutely loved it (it's still on display now!)

Thanks for visiting today...for more inspiration  please click here to see some yummy treats from my lovely teamies! Then it's your turn to make our mouths water...just remember to stamp something on your entries!
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
happylittlestampers atg with dies


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Reminder post for Crafty Calendar July Challenge


Good morning and happy weekend! A quick post from me as I've a busy day ahead...food to prepare for a family get together to celebrate my lovely Mum's 82nd birthday...and two granddaughters to look after...don't think I'm going to be watching much tennis today!

I'm here to remind you that there's still plenty of time to enter our July Challenge over at Crafty Calendar...and it's 'anything goes' .To make my card I've used an adorable image from Bugaboo, available here .

Our sponsors this month are

Bugaboo Stamps



Just click here to join the fun!
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
yournextstamp #68 (colours)
creativeknockouts summer fun
watercooler wednesday #127 birthday

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Just Dance

My third and last card today...promise! 
 It's the start of a new challenge at Fab 'N' Funky, this week our lovely host is Ginny and she's chosen the theme of 'Shaped Cards'. Our sponsor for this is Digital Delights
Digital Delights

I chose to use Ballerina Bobbie, isn't she cute? My youngest granddaughter, Emily, aged 3 is desperate to start ballet lessons...she wants to be a 'ballelina'! Not long now until September!
I coloured the image with copics and added a scrap of tulle over her tutu. I created the circular card using my Crealies Modern Patchwork die set. The papers are from a 2010 Prima paper stack called Jack 'n' Jill. I added a bow made from green and blue tulle.
Well, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog ....just scroll down if you're interested in looking at my earlier posts today.
Enjoy your day!
Chris

Still Christmas in July!


Hi again! This is my DT card for July's Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', as always our theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes'. This card was so quick and easy to make...mainly because I cheated! The image is recycled from a 'bought' card I received last year, it was too lovely to throw away! I just added a touch of glitter to the base of the tree, the gems were already there. The rest of the design speaks for itself. 
Please click here to visit the Challenge Blog, my lovely teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you and I know they would appreciate a visit too! It would be great to have you play along with us this month...and after all, we're all (or most of us!) going to need Christmas cards!
Chris
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Challenges:
sunsationalstamps Christmas in July
christmascardchallenges #16
dragonflyjourneys  #96
mytimetocraft #349
pdelinkyparty #181
abcchristmas...old image (recycled!)

Christmas in July


Good morning, Creative Moments are back today with a new challenge for you...as always anything goes...the optional theme for this fortnight is 'Christmas'. We have two sponsors for this challenge,

                                                                  and Polkadoodles


I was given this sweet image, Winnie Winterland, thank you Polkadoodles!

I've used copics to colour and added a touch of glitter here and there. I  used A Tim Holtz snowglobe die set to cut the aperture in the black card, placed my coloured image and a piece of 'snowy' acetate underneath it, the die cut trees are stuck on top of the acetate. Sorry doesn't really photograph that well!
Thanks for visiting, it's going to be a post -heavy day from me as I've 3 cards to share..!
Click here for Creative Moments Challenge blog...we'd love to have you join us this fortnight!
Chris
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Challenges:
inkychicks  #85
retarte #101
hollyandivy #10
unicorn #23
digichoosday #28
christmascardsallyearround July Challenge
creativecraftcottage #91
polkadoodle #26

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Photo Inspiration Challenge at Sweet Stampin'


Good morning! It's been a bit quiet on my blog this week...it's Wimbledon fortnight and everything else has to take a back seat while my eyes are fixed firmly on the TV screen! Went through agonies yesterday willing Andy Murray to win his match...and YAY! he did it! And I'm so delighted to see Johanna Konta win her match....and Rafa  Nadal too!  I'm definitely not a sport or TV addict...apart from Wimbledon fortnight!
Anyway back to the card... It's for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' and we have an Inspiration Photo for you-
I struggled a bit with this one, but in the end I went for balloons, pastel colours and chevrons...the image is an LOTV digi coloured with copics and the chevrons are stenciled.
Thanks for visiting today...and for any other Wimbledon fans out there...enjoy!
Chris
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 Challenges entered:
Double D  pastels
incywincydesigns friends forever

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

So sweet!


Good morning, there's a lovely new challenge starting today at Fab N Funky, it's actually Team Fab's turn this week...but I decided to gatecrash! The theme, chosen by our lovely Monika is 'little boys and girls'. Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs
I was given this sweet image to play with, Poppy in Onesie..she looks just like my eldest granddaughter! She's coloured with copics and added to my tent shaped card blank. Papers, ribbon and buttons from stash. Stamped sentiment (magazine freebie!)
Thanks for visiting today, please hop over here to see what the lovely ladies from Team Fab have been up to this week, and of course we'd love to have you join us in this lovely challenge.
Have a good day!
Chris
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Challenges entered:

thesisterhoodofcrafters- buttons
thepapershelter #301
craftycardmakers #192 (centre column vertical)
alohafriday #98 girly
audsentiments #183