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Thursday, 18 December 2014

The most wonderful time of the year!

 
Good morning! It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls, the theme is an easy one this time 'Christmas' so we hope that lots of you will join us to show off those last minute Christmas makes! We have two lovely sponsors for this challenge, Marianne Design and  the fabulous Rick St Dennis who generously allowed us to choose an image to use...you wouldn't believe how long it took me to choose.... eventually I decided on this gorgeous digistamp North Pole Sign available here.
I printed the image twice and coloured one of them with my copics and added loads of glitter to the snow and icicles. I coloured the bear from the second image and shaped him with a ball tool to add some dimension, then adhered him with pinflair glue directly over the first image, he looks quite cute and fat IRL! As you can see it's a very simple design with just a few die cut snowflakes added.
Thanks for visiting
I hope everyone's preparations for the Big Day are going well!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
lilredwagon Christmas
cuttinandstampin Christmas
hjcchallenge atg Christmas
inkychicks winter wonderland
pdelinkyparty North Pole
dreamvalley Christmas
.fairytalestamper bling/ glitter
robynsfetish winter with glitter
 
 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Non - traditional Christmas Colours at Creative Moments

 
There's a new Design Team badge on my sidebar, I have the honour of joining the lovely and talented ladies at Creative Moments Challenges!
My first DT card for this fabulous challenge is made using this adorable stamp, Skating polar bears from this fortnight's generous sponsor - Jellypark. The challenge theme is non-traditional Christmas colours. I chose to use black/cream/bronze. The design is quite simple to focus on the image, which I have coloured with copics, die cut with a circle cutter and part fussy cut to layer it onto the black 'snowy sky', the snow is created with frantage. It's then matted onto embossed cream cs with a bronze glitter frame and mounted onto a black card base. I added a couple of die cuts and a few gems to finish.
Thank you for visiting today, I know how busy everyone is at the moment! I hope you can find the time to hop over to Creative Moments to enjoy the lovely creations from my new teamies! It'd be great to have you play along this challenge, the last one for 2014!
Chris
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Challenges I would like to enter:
 
inkychicks winter wonderland
sweetstamps  non-traditional Christmas colours
tuesdaythrowdown Christmas
cardmania Christmas
crazychallenge Christmas
glitternsparkle  glittery, sparkly Christmas

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

 
Good morning, how is everyone today? Feeling relaxed and festive???
Here's another Christmas card, this time for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin', and yes you've guessed it, the theme is 'Oh Christmas Tree',
this week we're sponsored by
with a prize of an online class.
I was going to make a beautiful and elegant card with a magnificent and majestic tree...but then I remembered this QKR image I hadn't used yet....I think this bear is gorgeous, proudly bearing home his tree -a real macho hunter-gatherer- provider for his family!:)
The bear is coloured with copics, the papers are a random mix from  my stash. There's a row of masked off trees along the bottom edge. I added a stamped sentiment, some diecut trees (MB) and some holly sprigs.
Thanks for calling by, hope you find time to join us this week now that all your Christmas preparations are finished ;)
just click here to be transported to Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog where you can check out the beautiful creations from my teamies, and of course add your own!
Hope you enjoy a nice relaxing weekend!
Chris
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qkrstampede trim the tree (he's 'trimmed' this one a lot!!and he's going to decorate it when he gets home:)
wagsnwhiskers merry Christmas
creativeknockouts 'tis the season
themaleroom Christmas
cardz4guyz winter critters
craftyboots Christmas
craftycardmakers Christmas

Friday, 12 December 2014

Cold cold winter

 
Good morning, hope you're all well and happy and totally organised for Christmas, all your cards made, written and posted. All gifts bought, wrapped and arranged under beautifully decorated tree...just like me NOT! Well, I can dream...
Here's a card I have made, written on and posted... it was made for this week's challenge at Delicious Doodles, the theme is 'Winter Whites' and I have used the amazingly beautiful Bark at the Moon image. I simply added some embossed panels, die cuts and a little bling and glitter.
As you are all probably aware by now Delicious Doodles will soon be closing it's doors, Teri is holding a closing down sale so grab your favourite images now, at an amazing price, while you still have the chance!!!
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
Chris
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Challenges
craftycreations die cuts
cardz4guyz winter critturs
themaleroom Christmas
diecuttindivas non_traditional Christmas
 
 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Emily's first Christmas

Hope everyone's having a good weekend so far and finding a little time to relax in between rushing around preparing for the Christmas festivities! I still have loads to do but today I'm taking 'time out'!
This is the card I made for my beautiful baby granddaughter's first Christmas, she's 7 months old now and an absolute delight! Her lovely Mummy loves hand made cards (and keeps them...forever!) so I hope she'll be pleased with this one!
The cute baby is 'Kai in the Snow' another fabulous Mo Manning image, which I've coloured with copics, the snowflakes are various die cuts, the papers are Papermania.
 
 
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Chris
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Challenges
artbymiran #20 atg
funwithshapes snowflakes
fussyandfancy happy holidays
Bronte and Bella's (DP2) Snow with a Mo
digistamps4joy Christmas
die-cut-divas Snow/Christmas
justinspirational Snowflakes

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Let it Snow!

 Good morning! I don't really want it to snow, it causes too much havoc in the UK we just can't cope with it here! It's just the theme of this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin'. sponsored by Quixotic Paperie. My card is quite a simple design this time, a tent fold card blank with a rectangle of DP adhered, then 3 embossed fishtails layered over it. The image is a freebie digi I acquired ages ago, sorry don't know where it came from but thanks anyway, coloured with copics, some snowflakes and bling.
There's some lovely work from the DT to be seen over at Sweet Stampin', so why not hop over and take a peek! We'd love to see your snowy creations too!
Have a great weekend!
Chris
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Challenges
MAWTT Inspired by song (Let it Snow)
timeoutchallenges embossing
digichoosday Xmas celebrations
everybody art snowflake
perfectlyrustics embossing
Completely Christmas something beginning with S (Snowman, snowflakes)




Friday, 28 November 2014

Let's Face the Music

 
Hello my lovely blogging friends, I hope you're having a good day and looking forward to the weekend. As today is Friday it's time for a new challenge at Delicious Doodles., which brings me to some very sad news  -the Delicious Doodles Shop will soon be closing!! Please click here to read Teri's announcement and explanation of why she is having to close her Blog Shop. the only saving grace is that at least it will still be possible to purchase her beautiful work! Her images are amazing and so wonderful to colour!
 This week the Challenge  theme is Let's Face the Music- Dance. For my card I used the fabulous image, Venetian Beauty which you can find here here. I coloured here with copics and fussy- cut her out. The clock is a Tim Holtz die cut, the musical notes are Memory Box. I stamped the mask onto black card and embossed it in gold and added a couple of feathers ,the stick is a cocktail stick painted gold and wrapped with black ribbon . She's off to a Masked Ball to dance the night away!
We hope you find the time to join us this week (while you still can!), there's loads of wonderful inspiration from Team A to be seen here!
Enjoy your day
Chris
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Challenges
4craftychicks die cuts
craftycreations embossing
creative moments atg/sparkle
rubysrainbow just because
whimsy 2 or more images