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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Add a tag


Good morning and happy weekend! A quick post from me today (places to go ...people to see...) with my DT make for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I made a rocker card to showcase this cute stamp (ok yes, it's another new one...just couldn't resist him :) -it's Harry the Stuffie gets Happy Mail from Stamping Bella. I coloured with copics and die cut with a stitched circle die, layered it onto 2 more decorative circles and attached to the rocker base. I added a tiny LOTV tag stamp and a twine bow.
Please hop over here to see what my lovely teamies have been up to this week, then we'd love it if you tag along :)) please remember to use a stamp!
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:
4craftychicks #390
cardz4galz  #65
inspirationdestination #144
housethatstampsbuilt tic tac toe (twine, bright colours, die cut)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

February Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


I'm back again, not a heart in sight on this card either! It's time for our February challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', the theme as always is anything Christmas related.  I used some lovely January sale bargains on my card, the cute polar bear is part of a stamp set from Elizabeth Craft and the papers are Helz Cuppleditch..just love that polar bear paper! 
Please hop over to the Challenge Blog to view the lovely creations from the rest of the team, then you have a whole month to play along...come on, you know you want to!
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftaholicsrus #7
merrychristmas #7
hollyandivy #23
dreamvalley #172
CHNC#372

Monster fun!



Good morning, this is my DT card for our new challenge at Fab 'n 'Funky, it's a JFF week..no sponsors and no prizes, which is great fun for the team because we can choose which stamps we use! I do enjoy working with sponsor images but it is nice to use my own stamps!  The theme this week is 'babies, children or men', hmmm some might say there's not a lot of difference between them! 
I used a Woodware stamp set, coloured my little monsters, glossied up their eyes and and fussy cut them, the Happy Birthday channel die is from Poppy stamps. A quick and easy card which I think would appeal to a little lad. 
Thanks for calling by, hope you choose to play along.
Chris
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Challenges entered:

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Ribbons and braids




Hi, I've finally got around to finishing my entry for this month's challenge at Aurora Wings. I started colouring the beautiful image (available here) weeks ago, then put it aside as I knew I'd have plenty of time as it's a month long challenge... then life got a bit busy (mainly with granddaughters!) anyway, had a bit of time to play today so finished colouring and made my card. Not completely happy with it as it didn't look like this in my head, I think with hindsight that the background dp is too busy but definitely won't have time to make another! It isn't as dark as this IRL but very gloomy today!
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely evening.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
ttcrd (feb 13 atg)
simplycreatetoo #135 (blue and brown)


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Girly!


Hi, this week we're having a girly challenge at Sweet Stampin'...it's Team Abi's week but I decided to gatecrash the party! I went to a craft show last weekend and treated myself to a new stamp....or two (ok quite a few!). This little cutie is one of them, she comes in a set of 4, Rockabilly Gals by CC Designs, just so lovely to stamp and  colour! The circles were left over from another card so this circular card came together very quickly! When you have 3 granddaughters with loads of friends each you can't make too many girly cards!
Hope your weekend is going well, it's been a nasty, cold, windy and very wet day here, so tucked up indoors is the best place to be!
Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' and check out the inspiration from Team Abi, then it's up to you to create something girly and play along.
Thanks for visiting
Chris
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Challenges entered:

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Enjoy the sunshine!


Good morning, here's my DT card for Creative Moments, the optional theme(s) this fortnight are 'weather' and/or add a sentiment.
Our four sponsors this time (yes, I did say 4!) are



I made a Z fold card using this gorgeous summery image from Besties...isn't she enjoying the lovely hot sunshine! I used my copics to colour the image. For the background 'sky' I coloured a piece of white cardstock with my lovely new  Distress Oxide Inks, adding a die cut scribbly circle to represent the sun. I added some die cut flowers and stamped the sentiment.
 I couldn't get very good lighting for the photos...colours are much brighter IRL!


Please click here to see what the rest of the DT have created for your enjoyment , and of course to add your own fabulous project! 

Have a great day
Chris
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Challenges entered
useyourstuff  #298
dragonflydreams -flowers
craftycatz one for the girls



Saturday, 3 February 2018

A thank you card


I'm back with my DT make for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'...the theme this time is 'anything but a birthday'. 
This card wasn't at all what I had in mind when I set out to make it...but this is how it turned out! I used a set of floral stamps from Polkadoodles, Eleganza, stamped and masked a selection of them on the bottom right hand corner of my white cardstock, then coloured with copics. I die cut the sentiment several times from white card and the 'thank' once from the same dp as the mat, then layered them together and adhered them in place.
Hope you find the time to play along this week, just remember to stamp something on your project!
Thank you for visiting today
Have a lovely weekend
Chris
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(Please scroll down for my earlier post today)

Challenges entered:
polkadoodle #5
creativeknockouts #231
PDE #5
watercooler #155
heartfulstamping (jan28-feb4)
sparklesforum #100
pileiton #138