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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Ladybugs are all white!

Good morning! It's time for a new  Totally Ladybugs Tuesday challenge  at Ladybugs Crafts Ink! This fortnight it is the turn of Lovely Susan to set the theme and she has chosen 'White on White', not an easy theme for me! Fortunately (for me!) the  gorgeous Floral Delight images look beautiful however you use them! I chose to use Bouquet Delight, coloured the image with copics, added a few tiny gems and a scrap of tulle, then framed it with variously embossed white papers. The roses are made with a Marianne die The leaves and butterfly are Memory Box.
Now, if you want a real treat, just pop over to the challenge blog, the Ladybugs have excelled themselves this week! We'd love to see your WoW cards too!
Thanks for taking the time to visit!
Have a lovely Tuesday!
Chris
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Challenges:
ditziedigidesigns anything goes
hobbycutz -bingo (flowers, stamp, die cut)
onestitchatatime use a digi
Digi Galore flowers
natalieandamy embossing
hobbybook 2 or more die cuts
pennyschallenges flower power

Monday, 14 April 2014

Spring colours

Good evening. I 've had a very busy and industrious day, cleaning, cooking, ironing, dog walking and finishing small granddaughter's Easter dress! Now I have time to play, if I can keep my eyes open!!!
I treated myself to some beautiful new Lavinia stamps and made this card with them. The Lavinia Stamps Challenge this month is 'Spring Colours' so I went for yellow and green (again!). The background is coloured using Pan Pastels, the leaves stamped with various shades of green distress inks, the fairies and mushroom houses with memento. A tiny touch of glitter around the houses and on the wings (sorry doesn't really show in the photo!) I love these stamps!
We took Mathilda for a few days stay in a converted barn on a Sussex farm....she had a fabulous time. So did we!

Here she is on the beach (the tongue does fit back in!)

 

In the car...
...and at the end of the day!
Thanks for visiting.
Chris
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I'd like to enter these challenges.
laviniastamps Spring colours
pinkgem Spring is in the air
craftycalendar Things with wings
getinky Spring/Easter
savvyhandmadecards  make believe or mythical creatures
creativeknockouts spring is in the air
 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

GDT at Hanna and Friends

Good morning lovely bloggers! I'm delighted to tell you that I have been invited to Guest Design for Hanna and Friends. The theme this fortnight is 'Easter', so a lovely easy one to join in!
Hmmm, I seem to have gone for green and yellow again with my card, for me these are the colours of spring! The image, isn't she a sweetie?, is from Pink Gem, coloured with copics, the papers are a random mix from my stash.. I love the hexagon one! The greeting is stamped with tiny alphabet stamps that were free in a magazine, the eggs cut from a piece of dp. I added a bow and the little wooden chick to finish.
 Now it's time to pop over to the challenge blog, check out all the sweet and lovely creations from the design team and then it's your turn to create something cute and 'Eastery'!
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day!
Chris
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Challenges
cceestampers bunnies or eggs
cutecardthursday Easter
delightful You're eggstra special
milkcoffee Easter
movingalongwiththetimes Easter
divasbydesign Easter/ Spring
thepapershelter Easter
craftysentiments Easter
cardmania Easter

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Easter bonnet!

 
Yesterday Christmas, today Easter! How time flies! Our challenge theme at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'Easter' so we would love to see all of your beautiful spring time makes, there's a £15 voucher from Crafty Devils for the lucky winner this week!
My card is made using a cute image from Time for Tea! Isn't she a sweetie? The nest with chick makes such a fetching Easter Bonnet!  The flowers are all made with punches.
Thanks for visiting, don't forget to pop over to Sweet Stampin' -there's some fabulous inspiration to be seen!
Happy Weekend!
Chris
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Challenges
craftycatz Spring
getinky Spring/Easter
stampinfortheweekend Spring colours
handmadeharbour Spring/Easter
tuesdaythrowdown use part of a digi (just used her head!)
craftyourpassion anything but square

Friday, 4 April 2014

Cards for all seasons

Good morning my friends. I hope the sun is shining on you! The weekend is nearly here again ... another week flown past it'll be Christmas before we know it :))- only another 214 sleeps to go!
Our challenge at Delicious Doodles this week is 'All Seasons in One Day' so I thought I'd make my first Christmas card this year, nothing like being prepared!  although I probably won't get around to making any more until November!!!!
I used one of Teri's fabulous scenic images , On a Winters Day, to make my card. I printed the lovely scene 3 times, and used dies to cut out the centres of two of them, then mounted them together using sticky pads to give some added dimension. I then printed just the little couple in the foreground, cut them out and stuck them on the top. Lots of frosted lace stickles,  a die cut tree and a computer generated greeting complete the card. I quite like the end result!
Please take time to visit the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog and check out the lovely creations from the rest of Team A! We'd love to see what you create too!
Thanks for taking the time to look.
Happy Friday!
Chris
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Challenges Entered:
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 Anything Christmas
crimbo-crackers anything Christmas
abcchristmaschallenge g is for glitter
paperpretties no markers
sweetstamps dies
Make Something Monday Sparkle
52cct combo #23 black white grey (only the sunlight makes it look blue!:)
allsorts use dies
Completely Christmas #5 Anything goes

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Cupcake Cutie!

Yayyy! It Tuesday and time for a new Totally Ladybugs Tuesday Challenge at Ladybugs Crafts Ink! It's the turn of lovely Lyndsey to host this challenge and, being a kind and generous person, she has picked the theme of 'Birthdays'.... how easy is that!!!
I made a scalloped rocker card... the scalloped bits are all hand cut  as I don't have any dies that shape big enough (or any dies of any shape big enough....!) The cute digital image is of course from LCI, she's one of the 'Cupcake Cuties' and you can buy her here for just £1.75. I printed the image twice then cropped and enlarged one of them to make the big cupcake she is standing on. The large cake case was paperpieced, the rest coloured with copics and topped with glitter! Papers are LOTV. The card DOES stand up but it was windy in the garden and after retrieving it twice (the second time the 'jaws of death' aka Mathilda almost beat me to it!) I gave up and photographed it lying down (the card not me!).


Well, that's it from me. I hope you will take the time to visit the Challenge Blog and see what the Lovely Ladybugs have been up to! We'd love to see your Birthday Cards too!
Thanks for visiting.
Chris
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Challenges
thatcraftplace buttons
craftycatz anything goes
pattiescreations anything goes
copicmarkereurope birthdays
craftyribbons ribbon and buttons
sassystudiodesigns pretty pastels
divasbydesign buttons and bows





Saturday, 22 March 2014

A bit of doodling...


Good morning my lovely friends! Welcome to the weekend and I hope it's a lovely one for all of you!
Saturday means Sweet Stampin' and the challenge this week is to add a bit of doodling! Now,  judging by my lovely teamies it seems that doodling is something you love or you hate- doesn't seem to be any room for ambivalence  here! Can't see a problem myself, you only need to add a few dots or lines! Anyways here's my card, loads of doodling (guess which camp I'm in (shhhh don't tell!). The bear is doodled, I scanned him so I could paper piece him (my own personal digi:) the little hearts are doodled and then I added a dot/dash border. The sentiment is a Stampendous stamp.
now it's time for you to get out those pens and add a few doodles to your creations.. show us which camp you're in! You could win a fabulous prize from our sponsors this week!

Just click here to visit the challenge blog and check out the inspiration from my lovely teamies! Despite their moans and groans they have come up trumps again with some stunning creations...you can have a lot of fun guessing who is 'for' and who isn't!!!
Thanks for visiting!
Happy weekend!
Chris

Challenges entered:-

craftyhands buttons and bows
thestampingboutique recipe
audsentiments anything goes
pennyschallenges buttons and bows
thesisterhoodofcrafters sentiment as focal point
shoppingourstash buttons and bows
sentimentalsundays cute and cuddly