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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Enjoy this day

Running late today...and in a rush so this is going to be a really quick post! The theme for our new challenge starting today at Fab 'n' Funky is 'Inspired by a book, film or song' and  is sponsored by Dr.Digi. THis great theme was chosen by Ginny who is hosting the challenge this week.
Inspired by the film 'The Mechanic' I used a fabulous Dr Digi image, Aubery Bumblethope. He's coloured with copics, glossy accents to his specs. Various papers from my stash were distressed, torn and inked. I added a die cut corner thingy and some die cut gears which have been heat embossed, Sentiment is stamped and die cut.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, do please take the time to hop over to Fab 'n' Funky to see what my teamies have been up to this week...it would be great to have you join us this week.
Got to dash now...
Chris
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

A bit of recycling...

I'm back with a quick post to share a project I made for the current challenge at Aurora Wings, I thought that there was another week to go but just noticed the deadline is today! 
The theme is recycling. My lovely DIL is a huge fan of recycling and is always giving me boxes and containers to re-use, so here's what I did with this one! 



I cut the cereal box to size to fit over the blue outside part of the original box,  die cut an aperture then painted  with a layer of gesso and then Starlights metallic paint  in pearl, when dry I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste through a stencil, which gives a beautifully raised sparkly effect.
I framed the lovely Mistletoe Fairy,(coloured with copics)  with red glitter card and placed it in the aperture cut into painted the cereal box, then glued the whole lot over the original blue box cover (it really didn't want to stick, so I resorted to UHU glue, which I hate because it tends to go everywhere I don't want it to go...but it does stick!!! I covered the two end panels with the red glitter card and sparkly red organza ribbon and added a pearly trim...(more Uhu!!)
I'm going to put my sister's Christmas pressie in this box...she has a 'box fetish' and will keep it forever :))
Thanks for visiting, please scroll down to see my earlier post today.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
daringcardmakers -gift bag or box
thatscrafty - Stencil it!
mixitup #7
incywincy not a card

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'

It's birthday time at Sweet Stampin' this week...Yay!!! Happy Birthday to us!  Our theme this week is....birthdays!!!...and you're all invited to play along!
I made this card for a lovely friend of mine whose birthday was earlier this week (great timing!) This brilliant Bugaboo image really reminds me of her (except she never spills her wine!!!) and I'm not exactly sure of her age...could have been a 'big one' this year ...or it's next year, so played it safe! Image is coloured with copics, loads of sparkle added with wink of Stella and a gold Sparkle pen, glossy accents added to her specs, the glass and spillage! I sprinkled some tiny gems around the image and on the black background (which is embossed but can't make it show in the photo).
Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' and join our celebrations, my lovely teamies have made some wonderful birthday cards and we can't wait to see yours, so please do join us this week!
Have a lovely weekend
Chris
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Challenges entered:
allsorts #442
catchthebug BINGO- (sentiment, embossing (black background), sparkle
pattiescreations  #140
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #11
audsentiments #193
sisterhoodofcrafters - sparkle

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A time to give thanks


Good morning my friends, another fortnight has flown past and it's time for a new challenge over at Creative Moments..  We have two lovely sponsors this time...Digistamps4joy and Decosses Dynamite Doodles. The optional theme for this challenge is 'Thanksgiving'. I live in the UK and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here so I opted to make a 'Thank you' card instead, can never have too many of these! I used my own stamp, a beautiful Lavinia fairy one, and kept the design very simple. First I stamped my fairies across a square of pretty DP that looks like a shaded inky background and  adhered it onto a black card base.Then I cut two corners off another identical piece of DP and stamped the tree on one and the sentiment on the other, matted both corners onto triangles of black cardstock, then mounted them in place using foam pads. Quick and easy ...but I really like it!
For more inspiration please check out the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.
Thanks for visiting
have a lovely day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftingbydesigns -thankful
craftygalscorner #149
Fairytale #180
tuesdaythrowdown. TT369
addicted-to-stamps #157
cagichallenge Thank you/thankful
simplycreatetoo #133

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Sweet Stampin' babies

Good morning and happy weekend. There's a new challenge starting today at Sweet Stampin' ,the theme this week is 'babies'. I'm not great at making 'baby' cards, seem to have a bit of a mental block- so I browsed the internet for inspiration. There seem to be quite a lot of bottle shaped cards so I thought i'd give it a try. I cut the card shape by hand, then covered it with DP. I added my cute baby bear, a very old wood backed Whippersnapper stamp I've had for years, still my favourite baby stamp...it's the boy version but I just colour it pink and add a  bow  when I want a girl ;). I added some ribbon and a heart shaped brad to finish.
My teamies have made some beautiful cards this week so please hop over to Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog to admire them. Then it's up to you to get creating! Please remember to add some stamping!
Have a great weeken
Chris
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Challenges entered:
emeraldcity #5
inthepink  #127
craftycreations #354
inspirationdestination  #137
thepapershelter  #317
craftingfromtheheart #182

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

November challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hi, I'm back as threatened  promised! This is my last-but-one DT card for Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this year! November's challenge is up and running! I used a sweet image from Mo Manning which I started to colour some time ago and then mislaid, found it the other day and decided to use it for this card. I'm trying to keep my Christmas cards flat enough to post from now on as I seem to have a few that are a bit bulky! DP from stash, a bit of red ribbon and some die cut trees to embellish. I added some frantage and a tiny bit of glitter to the image for snow, the sentiment is stamped and heat embossed. It fits in a envelope...yay!
Please click here to see what my teamies have been up to this month...and then it's up to you to get creating!
Thanks so much for visiting today, please scroll down if you would like to see my earlier post.
Have a fabulous day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
themerrychristmaschallenge #42
hollyandivy #18
dreamvalley #167
getcreative #64
cagichallenge Winter girls
craftyfriends #70

Gorgeous gingham


Good morning, I've two cards to share today, the first is for our new challenge at Fab N Funky, the theme chosen by our lovely Wends is 'gorgeous gingham'. Our sponsor for this challenge is Whoopsidaisy, who kindly provided the DT with some sweet images to play with. I chose to use a cute image from the So Sweet CD. This image is already shaded so quick and easy to colour. I kept my layout simple and added a large pink gingham bow.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, please have a peek at the lovely creations from the rest of Team Funky and of course we'd love it if you choose to play along this week.
I'll be back later with my second card  ;)
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Challenges entered:
/thepapershelter #317
watercooler #144
ribbongirls November Challenge
cutecardthursday #502