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Monday, 26 June 2017

Mermaids for Emily


Good afternoon all, Here's a little door hanger I made as a gift (bribe- to- stay- in- her- bed -like- a- good- girl!) for my youngest granddaughter, Emily, who is 3 years old and loves mermaids, pink and purple. Currently her parents are having problems getting her to bed...and keeping her there. They've tried persuasion, firmness, depriving her of treats, ignoring her screaming...nothing seems to work! We're now resorting to good old fashioned bribery...it's worth a try! I tell them that it's just a phase and they'll laugh about it one day but I don't think they believe me!
Anyway, I thought she'd like this to hang on her wardrobe door. I cut the shell shape from very thick card and scored and folded it slightly to give it a curved shape. It's painted with a combination of Zig watercolour pens and Starlights Shimmer acrylic paint which gives it a lovely soft shimmer. The little mermaids are an Aurora Wings image, available here. I've coloured them with copics and added loads of Wink of Stella to their tails, which of course you can't see in the photo!  I fussy cut them and curved them with a ball tool, fixing them to the shell with silicone for depth. I added some seed beads, sequins and tiny shells and Emily's name in metal letters.
Hopefully Mummy and Daddy will be able to bribe her into bed with this!
Thanks for visiting today!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
aurorawings #52
welove2create #13
aperfecttimetocraft #6
creativecraftcottage. #90 no patterned paper
eclecticellapu a touch of pink/purple
pdelinkyparty anything but a card
throughthepurplehaze pink


Saturday, 24 June 2017

Lots of layers at Sweet Stampin'


Good morning and happy weekend! Looks as if we've seen the last of our heatwave...must admit, much as I love the sunshine, it's quite a relief to be cool again...and to be able to sleep!
Our new Challenge at Sweet Stampin' starts today...the theme is 'lots of layers', so a lovely easy one to play along with, just remember to include some stamping. I think my card has about 8 layers, using random papers and cardstock from my stash. The beautiful image is ' Fae 6' by Morgan Fitzsimons,  I coloured her ages ago and thought it was time to use her on a card! The butterflies are Sizzix Tim Holtz.
Thanks for visiting today, hope you have time to join us this week...just click here for more inspiration from my lovely teamies!
Have a great weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered;
addictedtostamps #247 make your mark
inspirationdestination #130
simonsaysstamp patterned paper
ching-chou-kuik butterflies
morgansartworld. #12
colourcrazy #25

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Dream of the sea...



Good evening, I'm back from my holiday...and looking forward to the next one! I love being retired ...we can go on holiday when we like without having to worry about taking time off work, it used to be real nightmare trying to book annual leave!
We had a wonderful relaxing week in a very beautiful part of Devon, a lovely bungalow just minutes walk from the sea...and fabulous weather too! Just wish I hadn't eaten quite so much....
I'm missing the sound of the sea, so this fortnight's challenge at Aurora Wings is a great one for me...at least I can dream about it!
I coloured up this beautiful image, Princess of the Sea, , which I was lucky enough to win on a previous challenge. I used my trusty copics, a white gel pen, stickles and liquid pearls . The 'driftwood' frame is made from a sheet of driftwood patterned  DP, chopped about and re-pieced together. The shells in the corner are a part of the image, printed larger and fussy cut.
Thanks for visiting, hope those of you living in the UK are enjoying the heat wave...it's been too hot outside for me...just had to stay indoors in my lovely cool craft room  and play...it's a hard life!
Chris
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Challenges entered :
aurorawings under the sea
craftingfromtheheart #164
pammiesinkypinkies #1725
crafty awesomness June Challenge
scrap and craft #4

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Joy to the world


I'm back with yet another scheduled post, this time for our June Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'...June, that means there are only 6 more challenges until Christmas!!!
A simple L/O this month, I've embossed the background, the cute image is a digistamp from Polkadoodles, the die cuts are Tim Holtz and the stars are punched.
We'd love you to play along this month...as always the theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and there's some lovely inspiration from my teamies to be admired!
Thanks for visiting...that really is it for today!
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Challenges:
abcchristmaschallenge m is for more than one...stars, sprigs of foliage
craftingbydesigns things with wings
digichoosday #24
happylittlestampers June Christmas Challenge (atg)
sunnydaycrafting June Challenge (sentiment, digi, embossing)
movingalongwiththetimes #47

Special day


Here's my second card for today, this one is my DT card for our new Challenge at Fab N Funky, the theme is 'Vintage', chosen and hosted by our very talented N-Eva. Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.
I used one of my favourite images, In the Twenties ...I've had this one for ages and made several cards using her, so sweet and lovely to colour!
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you'll be inspired to join us in this lovely challenge.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftygalscorner  #127 vintage
modsquadchallenge square
thepapershelter. #298 tie a bow
inkychicks #84 3 or more patterned papers (have used 4)
lemonshortbread #43
dreamvalley #158
crazychallenge #250
makingmemories - bingo board -lace image sentiment

Wonderful day

Good morning, hope the week is going well for you so far :) This is a scheduled post for
 our new challenge at Creative Moments, the optional theme for this week is 'Flag day'. Our sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo and Torytale.
I was given this sweet image,  Forest-fairy,  to play with .  I printed the image and coloured for fairy with copics (there's wink of Stella on her wings...doesn't show in photo).  I then printed the rabbit part of the image again ..larger this time, as I wanted to make a side step card and the smaller bunnies would look a bit lost. I made the little tree to tie my hand-cut bunting to and added some tiny toadstools to the grass.
Thanks for looking, have a wonderful day.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftingbydesigns things with wings
cutiepie #112 all creatures great and small
pileiton #131 fancy folds
2craftycrittercrazies #3


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Monochrome


Good morning, here's my DT card for the new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin' today. The theme this week is 'monochrome'. I used a gorgeous wintery image from Aurora Wings, which I've coloured with copics and and gel pens, loads of sparkle added!  Thanks for visiting...hope you find the time to play along with us this week...click here to visit challenge blog.
Have a great weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered;
aurorawings #51 Celebration (Christmas!)
craftingwithanattitude  #28 atg
dragonflydreams add sparkle
52cct gems
aperfecttimetocraft #4
daisychain  #9 monochrome