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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Simply Billie Bear


Good morning! A short and sweet post from me today as I'm on 'granddaughter' duty! It's my last day before the summer break, a bit sad because Ruby will be starting school in September and my 'childminding' services will no longer be required on such a regular basis, it's kind of the end of an era!
Ladybug Sally chose the theme for the new challenge at Ladybugs Crafts Ink and her choice is 'Clean and Simple',  the DT are all showcasing the adorable Billie Bear images. My image is called Valentine Billie, but as you can see he's suitable for other occasions too! I took some liberties with his balloon strings as I wanted to add a little dimension to my card! There's a lot of inspiration from the lovely Ladybugs over on the Challenge Blog, so why not hop over and take a look. We'd love to see your CaS makes too, you don't have to use a Ladybugs image to join in, although you have an extra chance of winning a lovely prize if you do!
After this challenge we'll be having a break for the summer, so be sure to join us on 2nd September for our new challenge...and some BIG news!
Thanks for calling by
Have a lovely day!
Chris
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Challenges
withoutwords cute and fluffy
digi makeover punches/dies
thatcraftplace anything goes
savvyhandmadecards reach for the stars

Friday, 18 July 2014

Anything goes with Delicious Doodles

Good morning! Hope everyone's looking forward to the weekend. I am, we're having a big family party to celebrate several 'big birthdays' this year... my sister and my nephew's wife turned 40, my brother and brother-in -law both 60 and my son was 30. My nephew will be 10 this year too, so insists on being counted in !  We're a huuuuge family, so the party is to be held in my Mum's large garden so that she can enjoy it too...I've just seen the weather forecast....stair-rods and thunder storms...terrific!!
My card today is for the new challenge at Delicious Doodles, the theme is 'Anything Goes' but you must use a Delicious Doodles image (available here).
I chose to use the beautiful Thorne, such a delight to colour! I kept the design of the card quite simple to showcase this lovely girl.
 Thanks for calling by, hope you like my card! There's some great inspiration to be seen over at Delicious Doodles Challenges, why not pop over for a look. You have 2 weeks if you want to join us...you could be the lucky winner of 5 of Teri's fabulous images!
 
Chris
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Challenges:
charismacardz anything goes
bearlymine  lets go digital
fairytale use a digi
fussyandfancy all about girls
 
 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Merry Christmas!



OK I know I'm a tad early.....! Doesn't do to leave it all to the last minute, though! Our new challenge at Sweet Stampin' is 'Christmas in July' sponsored by My Creative Classroom and Flat Friends so now's your chance to get ahead and be prepared by making a Christmas card to join in!
I used a Stampin' Bella Uptown Girls stamp, I was lucky enough to buy in a January sale! I've been waiting for a chance to ink it up! The papers were a magazine freebie, tree and 'merry Christmas' dies are both Memory Box. The holly is a Sizzix Tim Holtz die. I enjoyed making this...no rush so I could take my time and not be thinking about the 99 other Christmas cards I'll be needing!
The Sweeties have made some fabulous cards for your Delectation and Delight, so just click here to pop over to the challenge blog to check out their festive creations.
Thanks for visiting
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges:
simplycreatetoo Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland 3 of 3 (Image has 3 girls)
movingalongwiththetimes Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
sassystudiodesigns Christmas in July
hambo hoedown Christmas in July
hobbybook Christmas in July
inkychicks Christmas in Julyu
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Pram baby


Good morning! Once again, it's time for a new challenge at Ladybugs Crafts Ink. First of all I must say that I'm so impressed with the amount of entries, and even more the amazing standard of said entries for our last 'anything goes' challenge...everyone deserved a prize! Hope you've checked to see if you were a lucky winner!
This fortnight the challenge has been set by our lovely and talented Susan, and the theme she has chosen is 'Babies'. All the Ladybugs are using digis/stamps from the cute Baby baby collection which are available here for just £1.50 each.
I used Pram Baby Baby to make my card. Sorry about the naff photo, the colours are nothing like this IRL!
 Thanks for looking, don't forget to check out the Challenge Blog to admire the beautiful creations of the rest of the Ladybugs! Why not play along and share your own 'baby' card with us, you can use any image but you stand an extra chance of winning a prize if you use a Ladybugs Crafts Ink image.
Have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges
Digi Galore anything goes
Suzy Bee's anything goes
brownsugar anything goes

Monday, 7 July 2014

a blue fairy...


Good evening. This is a very rare occurrence for me lately...I made a card....just because! Not a DT card, not a GDT card, just a card because I could. Life has been extremely hectic over the last few months, but hopefully now things are getting back to normal and I won't need to rush around so much, therefore having time to play!
Anyways, hope you like the card. The image is a lovely freebie from Time for Tea Designs,( thank you!) I don't think it's available as a freebie now, but there are loads of other gorgeous free digis to be found on this blog, very generous! I coloured the fairy with my copics, adding loads of stickles to her wings and the butterfly. The card base is a simple centre step, the die cuts are Mod Flower Border by Poppy Stamps, papers, ribbon, button and pearls from my stash.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!
Chris
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Challenges:
allsorts -fairies
leftofcenter fairies
addictedtostamps make your mark
craftycreations things with wings
pennyschallenges buttons, butterflies or bows
theeastwind use ribbon
tokbobok monochrome

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Summer's here!

Summer is definitely here... sunshine(hope it lasts!!!) and Wimbledon!!! This is my second summery card this week...again featuring sunglasses and ice cream! This one is for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme is Summer Fun. The image, such a sweetie, is by Mo Manning, she's coloured with copics, cut out and mounted with sticky pads. I added a teeny bit of glossy accents to her funky fishy sunglasses and her ice lolly. The papers are Doodlebug, the 'sun' is made by hand.
We have a lovely prize this week, sponsored by Hobbycutz, so why not join  the fun? Just click here to hop on over to Sweet Stampin' where you can be amazed by my teamies' wonderful creations, and to add your link!
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Saturday!
Chris
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Some Challenges:
fussyandfancy Summertime
Bronte and Bella It's a girls world
hobbybook Summer
sweetstamps Summer
craftyourpassion bold bright colours
cutiepie girls
Whoopsiedaisy Summer is here

Friday, 27 June 2014

Buttons and bows

Good morning! There's a brand new challenge at Delicious Doodles starting today- the theme is buttons and bows, and here's my DT card. I love this beautiful image - Sunshine Gal - she's so happy and carefree and such fun to colour.  Hope you'll take the time to visit  the Challenge blog to check out the fab creations from the rest of the team and then it's your turn to share your own lovely work with us.
Gotta rush...getting my hair cut!
Thanks for visiting!
Chris
x

Challenges:
chocolatecoffeecards Summer days
craftforthecraic Summery
fairytale-challenge lazy summer days
wagsnwhiskers Summer fun
cceestampers Sunglasses
milkcoffee Summer fun
hobbybook Summer
whimsy summer, die cut , sentiment
craftysentiments summer