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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Layer it up at Fab 'n' Funky

Good morning! Here's my DT inspiration card for the new challenge starting today  at Fab 'n' Funky. We theme, picked by our lovely Pat K is '3 or more layers' , there's a fabulous prize of a £10 voucher from this week's generous sponsor, Live And Love Crafts awaiting the lucky winner!
I made my card using a cute image from That Craft Place, isn't she a sweetie? Once again I chose copics to colour with!

 The papers are Teresa Collins, the flowers are stamped using a Honey Doo floral stamp, fussy cut and shaped with a ball tool. to finish I added some tiny pearls and a stamped sentiment.
Why not pop over to Fab 'N' Funky now....there's some beautiful inspiration from the rest of team Funky, just guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing!
Have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftycardmakers #163 pearls or gems
lovetoscrap #77 girly
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #33
craftyfriends #30 cute
craftycatz #322 fairies/enchanting

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Mail art

Hello, hope everyone had a great weekend, it's been a long one here in the UK with mixed weather...sunny and springlike one day, wet and cold the next...at least today is a sunny one!
Today I'm sharing something a little different, not a card...an envelope! I try to participate as often as I can in The East Wind challenges and this time the theme is 'mail art'. This really appealed to me as it's something a little out of the ordinary...so I thought I'd snazz up a plain manilla envelope. I printed this amazing image, Mad Hatter, directly onto the envelope and then masked both the image and a (wobbly) rectangle. The background stamp is Designs by Ryn, part of a set of background/ texture stamps, which I stamped repeatedly to cover the envelope. I doodled a border around the address panel with a black pen and a white gel pen then coloured my Mad Hatter with copics .and coloured pencils.I found this quite challenging as the copics  react very differently to using them on smooth white stamping card!

 I'm really pleased with the finished result and can't wait to send it to my lovely friend...she also makes cards and her envelopes are always a work of art covered with messages and doodles, so I know she'll love it!
Thanks for visiting today, have a great evening!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
TEW #54
artisticinspirations #155
craftingfromtheheart #110
eclecticellapu (May) atg
hidinginmycraftroom #249
crafty-girls-creations #18

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Water...

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'Water' is the theme of this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.  This time we're sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who generously gave the DT some cute images to play with. To make my card I used the cute Don't rain on my parade image. I coloured this little froggie with my copics and paper pieced the umbrella...added some glossy accents to the rain drops. The sentiment is an old wooden stamp that I've had for yonks...good advice though! Just lately there's been plenty of puddles to stomp in around here ...which will delight my youngest granddaughter ...expected for her first 'sleepover' (please please let it be SLEEPover!) here tonight! She is a huge Peppa Pig fan (like most 2 year olds) and loves to jump in muddy puddles! Wonder where I've put my wellies!
We'd love to have you join us this week with your water themed makes...doesn't have to be rain...any water will do ...don't forget to include some stamping! Click here to visit the challenge blog to see some fabulous inspiration from my teamies and to add your own beautiful creations.
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
audsentiments # 154
starstampz weather related
Doubled d challenges April showers/ May flowers
rubysrainbow #128 April Showers

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Add some texture for the Southern Girls


Good morning, I'm here today with my DT card for our new challenge at Southern Girls. I was so delighted to see that we're sponsored by The East Wind this time, I love working with these beautiful images! I chose to use  Aurora Floral Kiss to make my card. I've used my copics to colour the image ,
embossed and layered some of the flowers for extra texture and dimension., and added a little braid made from embroidery thread. The papers and sentiment are by Craftwork Cards Chalkboard Collection, the die cut butterflies are Sizzix Tim Holtz.
Thanks for looking,  I know you'll be sorry if you miss out on the rest of the DT's fabulous inspiration, so just click here to enjoy!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
thepapershelter - pearls
creativecardcrew -#111 embossing (dry)
craftyourpassion #109
WhoopsiDaisy butterflies and flowers
corrosive girls...ladies..women
creativecraftcottage #62 feminine

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Count your rainbows


Good morning, time for a new challenge at Creative Moments. Our optional  theme for this fortnight is 'Showers/rainbows' quite topical really except that the showers we had yesterday were sleet and hailstones...don't see many rainbows with those! Our sponsor for this challenge is Lacy Sunshine, who generously allowed the DT to choose an image each to play with. I chose to use Rory -sitting on a rainbow. I've coloured her up with copics and die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die, matted onto a slightly larger rectangle, the borders of this and the around the outside edge of the card are coloured with copics to match the rainbow. I added a stamped sentiment and 4 little flower brads.
Thanks for visiting today, I hope you're enjoying a good week (despite the weather for those of us in the UK!)
There's a lot of fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT to be seen by clicking here, and of course we hope you're going to play along with us this fortnight...remember, you don't have to follow the theme...anything goes at Creative Moments!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
lacysunshine. Anything goes
die-cut-divas April Showers
whimsiedoodles colour challenge
brownsugar ~195 atg
creativefingers  #107 atg

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Life in the fast lane...

Good evening, I've spent the last few days being busy...busy doing what I'm not too sure! I think I must be living life in the fast lane at the rate time flashes by...or maybe it's just another sign of advancing age :(
When I've had any spare minutes I've been making 'men' cards...'male May' is almost upon us with more birthdays than I like to count! There are always spare 'girly 'cards in the box  but never anything suitable for the men(wonder why :) This one is for my son who loves driving and cars, the boy in the image looks just like a younger version of him so it really made me smile! Coloured with copics, glossy accents added to goggles and windscreen, stamped sentiment, The papers are from Docrafts.
Thanks for popping by,have a lovely evening!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
allsorts - red white and blue
crafting-with-dragonflies masculine
inkyimpressions all about the boys
nspirationdestination  #82
thepapershelter for the boys



Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Winged thing ...


Good morning, time for a brand new challenge at Fab n Funky  this time the theme is 'winged things' sponsored by the wonderful Lacy Sunshine. Our lovely Catherine is hosting this week and she  picked the lovely theme.
My card is made using the cute Sleepytime Danni, I coloured this baby dragon with copics, then die cut with a stitched circle die. I sat and looked at it for ages before deciding to make a rocker card, seemed apt for a sleepy baby! Apologies for the poor quality of the photo...not only is my email playing up by refusing to let me open any attachments (very inconvenient!) I also discovered that I can't seem to download anything from my camera, haven't a clue why....I can download from web. Anyway ended up taking this photo with my phone.
Thanks for calling by today, it would be great if you joined us over at Fab N Funky this week...just click here to add your link and to admire the creations from the rest of Team Funky!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
cardsundmore #156 Fantasy
critters and creatures #3
cagichallenge #114 things with wings
onestitchatatime  #260 anything with wings
alohafriday #69