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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Be you

Afternoon lovlies. Another card inspired by the current challenge (just about still current!) at The East Wind. This idea came to me whilst making my previous card, didn't think I'd be able  to make it in time but just scraped in by the skin of my teeth. Her hair, eyes and dress are all paper pieced. I love this image and how the card turned out!
Thanks for looking!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
TEW #60
inspirationdestination #100
citycrafter #326 All about you
cardsinenvy square cards
craftsandme  atg
papercreators keep it simple
craftyfriends #38
movingalongwiththetimes  #27CAS
4craftychicks #313 sentiment


Monday, 22 August 2016

Attitude


 Good evening, a quick post from me to share a card I made inspired by the current challenge at The East Wind, the theme this time is paper piecing, one of my favourites, so how could I resist?! I used this sweet TEW image which I was lucky enough to win a while ago. I used copics to colour and paper pieced her clothing.
I think this makes a great card for a teenage girl!

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely evening.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
TEW  #61
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper August Challenge
inkspirational patterned paper



Saturday, 20 August 2016

Back to school!


Good morning, our new challenge starting today today at Sweet Stampin' has the theme 'back to school' so I decided to make something my granddaughter could use when the new term starts. As both of the older girls love post it notes I made a little folder to hold them. Here's the one I made for Ruby, the younger child. She loves pink...and unicorns...and sparkle!



I made one for Olivia too...have to treat them both the same, I'll show that one later on!
There is a lovely prize for this challenge from our fabulous sponsor this week 
Why not pop over now (click here) to see what my teamies have made, you will see how 'great minds think alike' - and what must be the most popular 'back to school ' stamp this year :)
Have a lovely weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
alphabetchallenge- m for mythical
morgansartworld anything but a card
inthepink make it sparkle
craftysentiments back to school
fairytale- #149 back to school
craftyboots anything but a card

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Small Princess

Good morning, and a lovely sunny one it is too! Today's card is my DT make for our new challenge at Southern Girls - anything goes this fortnight! Our sponsor this time is the fabulous  Ppinkydolls , I chose to use this little sweetie Small Princess as I have 3 small princesses of my own! Image coloured with copics, the frame is diecut from chipboard and red DP, then embossed , the 'princess' and crown are part of a larger diecut, I just used the part I wanted. I added a die cut heart, some daisies and a scrap of lace to finish.
We'd love for you to play along this fortnight and as the theme is anything goes there's really no excuse not to join in! So why not pop over to the Challenge Blog now for further inspiration from my lovely teamies!
Have a great day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
inspirationdestination #99
modsquad the die's the thing
thecraftyaddicts  #22 atg/die cuts
shoppingourstash #265 use word dies
brokenfairy #8
sendasmile4kids for the girls



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Love that smile!


Good morning, time for our new challenge over at Creative Moments, and it's  anything goes! Once again we have some fabulous sponsors- Lacy SunshineBloobel Stamps and Creative Bug Digis. I was delighted to be given this fun and quirky image from Bloobel Stamps...you've gotta love that amazing smile! Coloured with my trusty copics and a simple L/O using papers from a 6x6 pad- Teresa Collins- He said She said and 3 buttons, -quick and simple !!
Thanks for calling by, hope you find the time to play along this fortnight, just click here for loads of lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.
Have a great day!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftyourpassion  #325anything goes
abitmoretimetocraft #26 anything goes
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #39
crafting-with-dragonflies #63 humorous
brownsugar #211 atg
crafty-girls-creations #24

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Butterfly mask

Good afternoon, having a quiet day today after a day out with my gorgeous granddaughters yesterday. We took them to Dreamland,  a retro style amusement park in Margate - they loved it. We had a great time too- reminiscing over what the park was like when we were kids - and the girls were as good as gold!
I made a card inspired by the current challenge at Aurora Wings, the theme is 'Theatrical'. I printed the image out with a deep purple instead of a white background,  used copics for colouring, then coloured over the  mask with a gold sparkle pen. I printed the mask again, cut it out and curved it slightly before attaching it over the original to add some dimension.
 I then played with the  background paper, I used gold ink to stamp the lace in the bottom right corner ( I love this lace stamp!) and some gold leaves in the bottom left corner (hidden by the flowers). I used a diamond patterned stencil and texture paste (top right corner), colouring the paste when dry by lightly skimming over it with the gold ink pad. The edges are distressed and embossed with gold EP and then I sprinkled shabby green frantage around quite liberally! The red flowers are handmade using Heartfelt Creations vintage floret die...they're not actually as dark as they look here and match the flowers on the image quite closely! The doily is embossed with gold EP too.  Loads of messy fun!
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely afternoon!
Chris
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Challenges entered :
aurorawings #34 Theatrical
craftingfromtheheart #123
sparklensprinkle August Challenge
Crafty Awesomeness  Aug Challenge
diesrus - doily and/or lace
pileiton #114 make your own background
welove2create #17

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Snow People


Good morning! A Christmas card today, my DT make for the August Challenge over at CaSS. The theme for this is 'Snow People' and we're sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. The DT were given some cute digis to use... I chose this cheery snowman, he's available  here. I coloured the image with copics and added some white frantage for snow...managed not to burn the paper with my heat tool this time!!! :) The papers are from Docrafts, a real bargain at a craft show I went to a couple of weeks ago.
I'm feeling quite pleased as my little stack of Christmas cards is slowly growing...hopefully, this year, I won't be frantically trying to make them in December when I have far to many other things to do!
Why not dig out your Christmas stash and join us this month...it'll be one less card you need to make when that busy time descends upon us! Just click here to visit the Challenge Blog and enjoy the beautiful creations from the rest of the team...and to add your own lovely snowperson!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
dreamvalley buttons and bows
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge August challenge
happylittlestampers August Christmas Challenge
sparklesforum #82 Christmas in July
christmascardchallenges #35
cagichallenge   buttons and bows
a gem of a challenge buttons and bows
Dragon's Lair Christmas in August