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Thursday, 30 June 2016

B.F.F.!

Just popping in to share a card I made using the sketch from Sketch Saturday. This was a very quick and easy make as I used an image I coloured whilst on holiday! The papers are Penny Black 'Painted Blooms', the sweet image is a freebie from Zuri which I've had for ages, unfortunately the blog is closed now and I can't find the shop....probably closed too! Shame as there were loads of these pretty images...and lots of them were free!
The card is for my eldest granddaughter's bestie...the image is just like them!
Thanks for visiting, have a good evening.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
sketchsaturday #418

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Merry Christmas!


It's time for our new challenge at Fab N Funky, and is it's the last wednesday of the month the theme is Christmas....anything goes as long as it has a Christmas theme. Our sponsor for this is Bugaboo.
I used a lovely image, Holiday Cheer, that I was lucky enough to win some time ago, coloured with copics, glossy accents on the glass. The papers were freebies with a magazine, just added a bow and a die cut  sentiment and a holly sprig. Another card ready for the Christmas box, started off so well this year but Christmas card production had definitely tailed off recently....must try harder!
As always my lovely teamies have created some beautiful cards for you to enjoy, so why not hop over here to enjoy them, I'm sure you'll be inspired to join in....!
Have a lovely day.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
hjcchallenge add a ribbon
simplycreatetoo Christmas in July
Rudolph Day  June Challenge

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Black White and Blue

A quick post from me today with the card I made inspired by the challenge at Aurora Wings , the theme is Black, white and one other colour...using grey scale for skin and hair, just had to join in!
I made a circular card with a stamped and embossed black frame, the background is stamped embossed in white and lightly coloured with distress ink...unfortunately I tipped a load of white powder into my black embossing powder (aaargh, what a Dodo!) so the 'Believe, stamp looks a bit blurry! The gorgeous image is Himalayan blue poppy, such a pleasure to colour! I used a mixture of copics and coloured pencils .
Thanks for stopping by!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
Aurora Wings  #31
leftofcenter monochrome

Saturday, 25 June 2016

For a little star!

Good morning! Just back from holiday in time to do this post! Seems like I've been away for ages, hope I haven't missed too much. We had a lovely fortnight in a very nice cottage in Cornwall...mixed weather but from all accounts a lot better than it's been in here in the SE! Mathilda loves holidays but I think she gets a bit worn out with all the attention she receives, it seems as if the whole world wants to pat a Great Dane! Have to admit she IS gorgeous though!
Anyway, it's good to be home... I love going away for a change of scene, but I'm always happy to be back home and sleeping in my own bed!
My card today is my DT card for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme is 'stars' and we're sponsored this week by Crafts and Me. There are some beautiful creations from my lovely teamies to be enjoyed by just clicking here! I consider myself very fortunate to be part of this fantastic DT with these very friendly, fun  and talented ladies....the good news is that we're currently looking for some new designers....so if you think you might be interested in being part of our team just click here to check out the details.
I'm off now to visit some blog buddies....
Thanks for calling by and have a lovely weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
thepapershelter birthday girl
modsquad all that glitters
craftysentiments kids
mmmchallengeblog fairies

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Anything goes with the Southern Girls

Good morning, here's my DT card for the new challenge at Southern Girls...it's anything goes this time! We have two amazing sponsors for this All Dressed Up and Crafts And Me, who are rewarding the lucky winners with some fabulous prizes. My beautiful image, courtesy of Crafts And Me, is by Jeremiah Ketner, and is available here. It's really worth a visit to the website, there are loads of these so- gorgeous images by this very talented artist!.
I coloured her with copics, adding some Wink of Stella to the flowers, and a touch of glitter to the bees wings.
I used various papers from my stash, the circle is die cut from yellow cardstock, embossed and lightly brushed with distress ink. The sentiment is stamped onto a snippet of honeycomb patterned DP and hand cut. The little tag is recycled, it was too cute to throw away, I've done nothing to it apart from a touch of glitter on the bee's wings. Swirly die cuts and a fabric flower which I've had for years!
Please take the time to visit over at Southern Girls/, you can feast your eyes on the fabulous creations from my lovely teamies -then there's nothing to stop you sharing your projects with us...it is 'Anything Goes' this fortnight!
Chris
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Challenges:
crafty-girls-creations  #21 -atg
throughthepurplehaze  #103 die/punch
craftycreations #318 atg
inspirationdestination #91 atg
rubysrainbow #132 hip to be square
digichoosday #25 ribbon or twine
craftyboots summer time
dreamvalley summer colours

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Shaped cards at Fab N Funky

Our challenge this week at Fab 'n'Funky is to make a shaped card. We're sponsored for this by The Paper Shelter  who generously gave the DT some beautiful images to use, however I decided to use an image, (called I miss you) that  I was lucky enough to win some time ago and hadn't got around to colouring up! As always this beauty came with a pre -coloured version as well, I just wanted to colour her!! So I did...with my copics.
I made a circle step card adding some stamped flowers, a tag and die cut leaves. Sorry about the dark background to the photo, I hope you can see the shape of the card.
Thanks so much for visiting today...hope to see your cards entered in to our challenge this week.
Chris
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Sending hugs...

....sometimes we all need a hug! My card today is for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme? - At least 3 layers. I've used a really sweet Mo Manning image that I've had for ages, her name is Sophie. She's coloured with copics, the papers are from a 6x6 pad MME 'Oxford Lane'. The stamped sentiment is Lawn Fawn . I've added a ribbon, die cut flower and a spotted brad.
We'd love for you to play along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week and there's some beautiful creations from my lovely teamies to inspire you further...so just click here to join the fun...you could be the lucky winner of the fabulous prize from our sponsor this week Stix2.
Whatever you're doing ...have a great weekend!
Chris
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