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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Grand Finale!!!

 
 
Here's a post I haven't been looking forward to writing...the lovely Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge Blog  is closing down, yes, this is the very Final Challenge - our Grand Finale!!
The challenge theme is 'Use your favourite stamp' you don't have to use a Ladybugs Crafts Ink image, but of course we love it if you do!!
I found it very difficult to choose a favourite as there are so many of these gorgeous images but in the end I settled on Kera, one of the Skinny Malinkys as these were the first images I used when guest designing for Ladybugs. I love Kera she's so classy and elegant, just like me (I wish!!!) and she's available here for just £1.75!
 
 
Kera is coloured with copics, I made a side step card,  added some die cuts, a stamped tag, ribbon and a few brads.
Here's a closer look at Kera.
Now for the good news.... there is a Closing Down Sale with some amazing bargains to be grabbed, just click here to start shopping! Fabulous cling stamps for just £1 each....you can't even buy a digi stamp for that price!!!
You really don't want to miss  visiting the  Challenge Blog to see the amazing creations from the rest of the DT, past DT members GDT and guests....so many talented ladies! So click here to join the fun. We would be delighted to have you join us for our last challenge!
There are two prizes to be won, one for the challenge and one for using an LCI image.
Have a lovely day!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
melonheadzfriends 2 or more dies
robynsfetish use a digi
crafterscafe punches/dies
lilredwagon girl power
 
 
 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Anything goes at Tuesday Throwdown

 
 
 
It's the last Tuesday in August (how did that happen??!), which means this is my last GDT card for Tuesday Throwdown. I have had fun working with the lovely ladies on this fabulous challenge blog, thank you so much for inviting me! This week the challenge is everyone's favourite - 'anything goes' sponsored by Freckled Fawn, you can click here to check out their gorgeous stamps. I was delighted with this theme as it gave me a chance to use my new paper doll stamps and dies which I bought for an amazingly low price in a recent sale! The doll is quite large so I kept my design fairly simple, some strips of dp, an embossed panel and just added a few (ok, quite a lot) buttons to embellish it. The sentiment stamp is from Lawn Fawn.
I love using this stamp/die set.....so do my small granddaughters!
Thanks for visiting, hope you'll find time to call by Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog to see the lovely creations from the DT, hopefully you'll be tempted to join in!
Have a great day
Chris
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Challenges
cagichallenge atg with a sentiment
artbymiran #13 anything goes
craftforthecraic craft item not used before - doll dies and stamps
creativecorner girly
stamplorations stamps and die cuts
hobbybook 2 or more dp
whoopsiedaisy girly

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Go West with Sweet Stampin'

Well howdy folks! Hope y'all doing well today! At Sweet Stampin' today a new challenge is waiting for you...'cowboys and cowgirls' so why not mosey on down and take a look!
My DT card for this is a very simple one featuring this cute cowboy from The Paper Shelter. He's coloured with copics. I added a little string 'lasso', a die cut star and 3 brads. Simples!
There's a fabulous prize on offer from our lovely sponsor this week Crafts U Love so why not join in and share your own lovely card!
Have a great weekend!
Chris
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Challenges:
digitallysweet -Guys only
theeastwind for the kiddies
4craftychicks lets get masculine
myheartpieces use a digi
fabnfunky for kids
themaleroom seeing stars

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dog days of summer!

Good morning....where did last week go??? The summer seems to be rushing by at a rate of knots! It actually feels more like early autumn in this corner of the UK! Hopefully, we'll get some more lovely warm days before autumn truly sets in!
Here's a card to remind you of hot summer days, it's my GDT card for this weeks challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, my third week already! The theme is 'Our Furry Little Friends' sponsored by Oak Pond Creations, who generously supplied this cute image for me to use. Well. it'll probably come as no surprise but I chose to paper piece it! I had a piece of DP that I bought about 10 years ago that was perfect for the sea, just added a touch of glitter glue for the sea foam. Added a little shading to the paper pieced dog...he looks as if he's having a lot of fun keeping himself cool! Some die cuts, 'water droplets' and a brad to finish. The sentiment stamp was a magazine freebie!

I thought I'd leave you with a recent photo of my lovely Mathilda.... she doesn't like the sea...she's frightened of how it 'comes to get her'!  She does love the beach though.........
and here she is with her favourite new toy.
 
Thanks for visiting, have a great day.
Chris
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Challenges:
open-mindedcrafting last days of summer
crafts4eternity something old (sea pattern paper)
polkadoodle fun in the sun
 moo-mania hot summer

Friday, 15 August 2014

Anything goes with Delicious Doodles

As the title says it's Anything Goes for the new challenge at Delicious Doodles! As long as you use a Delicious Doodles image you can make anything you like! There are absolutely loads of these fantastic images to choose from, just click here to browse through them!
Well, I spent ages choosing but in the end I decided on Gothicka because I really really wanted to colour her, just look at her beautiful hair! I was going to make a bookmark... I've lost mine and am fed up looking at the tatty old piece of card I've been using... but this just kind of happened! I'm not quite sure what to call it... but it was such fun to make and it IS an 'anything goes' challenge! Perhaps it's an 'anything'...:)I have stamped, embossed, coloured, fussy cut, die cut, frantaged, used gilding flakes, added eyelets, skeleton leaves, chain, beads and wire....the butterfly is another DD image.
 
Thanks for visiting, I hope you like my 'anything' and I recommend a visit to the Challenge Blog to see the 'anythings' my lovely teamies have created.
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges
leftofcenterchallenges inspired by song (Imagine: John Lennon)
crafterscafe anything but a card
scrapbookstampsociety ATG -use metal
throughthepurplehaze ATG -femme fatale
craftycatz. recycle (beads, chain)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Hello, it's Tuesday!

Time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown ! I'm delighted to be guest designer for this lovely challenge blog for the month of August, and I would just like to say what a wonderful, supportive and friendly bunch these ladies are! It is great to be part of their team for a while!
Anyways, this week there is a sketch to follow:-
and I was given this cute owl image to play with, courtesy of this week's sponsor, My Grafico.  To me this cute image just cried out to be paper-pieced (no surprise there, then!) so I went to town with several different dps! His eyes are covered with glossy accents. The music die is Memory Box.
Thanks for looking, don't forget to check out the lovely ladies at Tuesday Throwdown and we'd love to have you join us this week.
Chris
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Some Challenges:
stempelgarten paper piecing
craftforthecraic use something never used before (the music die)
sisteract #69 anything goes
modsquad paper piecing
rubysrainbow birds

Sunday, 10 August 2014

DT call at Tiddly Inks

 
Good morning. Hope everyone is well and enjoying the weekend, whatever they may be doing! It's raining buckets here, at least the garden won't need watering today!!!
A few days ago I received an email from Christy of Tiddly Inks, with details of a DT call. I read the message and put it to the back of my mind thinking there would be so many applicants I wouldn't stand a chance! After all, who wouldn't want to design cards using these cute and fabulous images!!! (I was right, there are a lot of amazing entries for this Call!).
I kept thinking about it ...and hey ho! nothing ventured, nothing gained....so here's my entry
The image I have chosen to use is Grow a little love, featuring the adorable Wryn. This is the first Tiddly Inks image I ever bought and will always be a favourite! She's coloured with copics and her dress is paper pieced. I wanted to keep the focus on the image, so kept the design quite simple!
 Wish me luck!

PS In a spirit of generosity I will tell you that there a still a couple of days left if you want to enter this Design Team Call.
 
Chris
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