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Thursday, 26 March 2015

a little bird told me...


 
Good morning! It's time for a brand new challenge over at Southern Girls. This week the theme is 'punching above your weight' so we want to see you use those dies/ punches on your creations. We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge OakPondCreations and Polkadoodles, so some lovely prizes on offer.
For my card I used the brilliant Edgar theRaven from Oakpond Creations. I coloured him with a mixture of copics and pencils, not too happy with the result but that's not Edgar's fault....I wanted him black and I think that's a bit beyond my skills -see I really am 'punching above my weight'!!! His eyes look a bit dodgy too, there's glossy accents on his monocle but it doesn't show in the photo just makes one eye look discoloured! I added various die cuts and punched musical notes, the sentiments are computer generated.
Here's the inside view!
 
 
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit, now just click here to visit the challenge blog, admire the lovely creations from the rest of Team Trace and add your own beautiful entry!
 
Chris
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Challenges entered:
thesisterhoodofcrafters come fly with me
papertakeweekly a cut above
getcreative die cut
 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

It's only words...


Good morning...another Saturday dawns...and it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.  The theme this week is 'focus on the sentiment', so the main element of your creation should be a sentiment not an image!
My sentiment stamp is a Tim Holtz, framed with a simple die cut kraft frame. I've added some buttons, ribbon and lace and die cut poppies (love this die -so elegant!)
I hope you'll be inspired to join in, there are some beautiful sentiment stamps out there and this is a good chance to use one! Please click here to see the beautiful creations from my lovely teamies and to add your own lovely card for us to enjoy! Remember to stamp something!
Enjoy your weekend
Chris
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spring into colour!

Hello....I'm back again! It's all or nothing with me lately! This time my card is for the new challenge at Fab'n'Funky the theme is 'Spring into colour' chosen and hosted by my lovely teamie Annie. We're sponsored by the fabulous Stitchy Bear Stamps who generously allowed each of us to choose an image from their store....believe me there are a lot to choose from! Eventually I chose this cutie, BBkakes flower boy available here. He's coloured with copics, and die cut with a stitched circle die. The papers are Papermania . The diecut flowers are MB.
Team Funky have created some beautiful cards to inspire you this week....just click here to see what they've made! We would love to have you join us with your own colourful spring- inspired makes!
Have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftysentiments bright colours
Try it on Tuesday hats
stampandcreate is it spring yet?
suzybees spots/stripes
wagsnwhiskers ready for spring
audsentiments 2 word sentiment

For a special lady...

 
Good morning, I'm here with my DT inspiration for our new challenge at Creative Moments,  the optional theme this fortnight is to make a gift tag or card for Mum or a special lady. I chose to make a gift tag using this sweet image from our lovely sponsor Di's Digi Stamps. I coloured him with copics and pencils, attempting to achieve a furry effect!.
Thanks for looking, hope to see you join us, remember  Creative Moments is an anything goes challenge, the theme given is optional! Just click here to see  the lovely creations from my teamies and to add your own entry!
Chris
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Challenges
digichoosday anything but a square card
craft-deebowz anything goes
craftycardmakers for a special woman
robynsfetish purple and green
craftycatz buttons and bows
 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Spring sunshine

 
Good evening! Seems ages since I had time to blog a card...don't know where all the time goes! I don't even go to work anymore...too busy enjoying myself!!!:) I have spent quite a bit of time lately with my gorgeous granddaughters, and of course, my lovely Mum - much nicer than going to work!
I also spent a bit of time attempting to sort out some of my craft stuff, a kind of vague attempt at spring cleaning, but I kept finding stuff I'd forgotten about which distracted me....completely.
I found a pad of the most gorgeous papers by Heartfelt Creations so I stopped to make this card. I used just one of the sheets of paper, which is doublesided, cut 2 squares and a circle. I distressed the edges of the squares and layered them together and embossed the circle. The lovely East Wind image, is printed on kraft and coloured with pencils as I wanted a soft look for this design,
 then part die cut and part fussy cut. I cut loads of the flowers from the remains of the paper and layered them to give some dimension. I just added a decorative corner, a sentiment tag (LOTV) and some faux stitching.
 
Might have another attempt at tidying later.....
Thank you for taking the time to visit....here's hoping your days are filled with sunshine!
Chris
 
Challenges entered:
fantastictuesday #77 make it square
scrap-creations pastel colours
ttcrd anything goes
craftyboots spring
fairytale-challenge flower power
theeastwind a spring in her step
aurorawings anything goes
creativeknockouts in stitches
 



Sunday, 8 March 2015

A bit of doodling...

Hello my lovely blogger friends, just a quick post from me with the card I made for my little great niece. I've had this so sweet image from the East Wind for some time, I coloured her up ages ago whilst on holiday and forgot about her until my granddaughter, who was rifling through my stuff, found her and said that she looked like ' Frozen Elsa' - I think it's the hair! As you just can't go wrong with anything 'Frozen' where small girls are concerned these days I thought I'd use her for Daisy's card.
As I said the image was already coloured, so this was a real quick and easy make, I simply layered the image on top of several layers of white card, one of which I doodled the flowers randomly around the edge and coloured with copics to match the colours of the image. I added one tiny tag with a brad and a touch of diamond stickles.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of Sunday and have a good week!
Chris
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Challenges.
East Wind Add doodling
disdigidesigns birthday
leftofcenter big eyes
thestampingboutique more than one layer
sisteract atg
creativeknockouts border time
craftingforallseasons girly
simonsaysstamp girly

Saturday, 7 March 2015

In the spring...


Good morning...yes I'm still harping on about spring....we've had lovely sunshine here, temperatures starting to rise a little and the garden's waking up! For this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' the theme is 'green' - simples! Just include green and some stamping (digital image is fine!), how easy is that?
Personally I love green so I really enjoyed making this card! The cute image is a Mo Manning digi, which comes with the sentiment, She's coloured with copics, a tad of glossy accents on her wellies. Random snippets of green dp which I discovered in my (huge) drawer of 'leftovers'. The birds, fence and flower dies are all MB. The branch is stamped (using a magazine freebie) coloured with copics and fussy cut for those little birdies to perch on!
There's a fantastic prize of 4 digis to be won from this week's lovely sponsor -Flat Friends and I know you won' t want to miss the lovely creations made to inspire you this week, so click here to join the fun at Sweet Stampin'  this week.
Have a fab weekend!
Chris
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Challenges:
4craftychicks -green
mosdigitalchallenge #248 anything goes
cutecardthursday dies and punches
hanna and friends atg
crafty sentiments spring colours
scrap-creations green
allsorts Spring is in the air
brownsugar  spring
pattiescreations green in your image
qkrstampede bring on the green