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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Christmas time at Fab 'n' Funky


Here I am again...this time with my DT card for o-this week's challenge at 
Fab n Funky.  It's Team Funky's turn this week, and as it's the last Wednesday of the month, the theme is 'Christmas', it's our lovely Ginny's turn to host the challenge, and I'm sure she'd appreciate a visit from you too!
Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis
Di's Digi Downloads
I recently bought a pack of kraft card blanks at a craft show...they were  quite big and really cheap, probably because the card  is a bit rough, but I'm using them anyway! They also have scalloped edges ...which I'm not over keen on...so I decided to remove the scallops leaving me with a nice size card...not too big! I made a very simple card, using scraps of DP, layered onto white embossed cardstock which was matted onto  larger scrap of DP. I added a large die cut snowflake and a punched reindeer...punched out several times and glued together for dimension. The 'joy' diecut (part of a larger Tim Holtz die) was treated the same way. I finished it with the previously cut off scalloped edge. Didn't take too long to make...so I made another...the same but different! So 2 more cards for the Christmas box! 


Thanks for visiting today, be sure to pop over and check out what the rest of Team Funky have made for you to enjoy...then it's up to you to create your own Christmas themed project for us to enjoy! Just think how glad you'll be later in the year not to be in panic mode!
Have a great day
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftycardmakers-#182 add texture
ooh-la-la #222- die cuts
allsorts #403
hidinginmycraftroom #289 embossing
do-allkreatives #2 winter
abcchristmas - creature + dimension (first card)



Relax and enjoy!

Good morning, hope the week is going well for you! I have some cards to share today, the first is my DT card for our new challenge at Creative Moments...optional theme this fortnight is 'keep it masculine', we're sponsored for this by Eureka Stamps and Scribbles Designs, so some fabulous digital stamps await the lucky winner.
I was able to choose an image from Eureka to make my card. I fell in love with this adorable Snoozing Puppy as soon as clapped eyes on him...just look at that blissful face, and he's so cuddly! I printed him onto white cardstock, coloured with copics then very carefully cut around his dangly bits...paws ears jowls etc to insert my die underneath. I then matted it onto a piece of scrap dp and added three little die cut buttons...quick, simple and flat to post!
Hope to see you play along this fortnight...just click here for more inspiration and to add your own lovely creation.
Thanks for looking, I'll be back in a little while!
Chris
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Saturday, 18 February 2017

We want to see flowers!!!


Good morning, another week has flown past, spring will soon be here! It's felt quite springlike here already for the last couple of days...mild weather, some sunshine and the first bulbs are starting to flower...can't wait! This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'is a lovely and easy one, we want to see flowers on your creations, they don't have to be stamped as long as you include some stamping somewhere on your card. I loved making this card, a CAS design for a change, using a very old and much loved wooden stamp, I stamped the flower directly onto the  card blank near to the top left hand corner, then masked the image and stamped twice more letting it go over the edge. I then stamped the flower onto the smaller piece of white card, carefully lining up the image so that the flowers matched. Matted the smaller square onto deep blue cardstock, then placed it over the first image. The colouring was very quick, using a wet brush and distress ink pads. The stamped sentiment was a freebie with a magazine.


If you want to feast your eyes on some beautiful floral creations just hop over here and check out the inspiration from my lovely teamies. Then it's your turn to inspire us with your own fabulous florals!
Thanks for visiting, have a happy weekend!
Chris
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Challenges:
brownsugar #238 birthday
aperfecttimetocraft.
happylittlestampers. CAS blue
kreativeinkauf #48 monochrome
open-mindedcraftingfun #14
sweetstampers add a sentiment
tinker dream #50. birthday, white + 1 colour
addictedtostamps #229 CAS
simonsaysstamp-wednesday florals


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Colours of Mardi Gras


I made this card with the current challenge at Aurora Wings  in mind, which is to use the colours of Mardi Gras...purple, green and gold.I had a lovely time colouring the gorgeous image, Diamonds. I used copics and added a touch of glitter here and there.  I'm happy with how the image came out, not so keen on the card design. 



Thanks for looking
Chris
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Challenges entered:
ttcrd.-atg
unicorn #18 



Sunday, 12 February 2017

...are you for real?...


Happy Sunday!  A 'just because' card to share today...weather's been grim, cold wet and miserable...at least the snow didn't amount to anything...so I've been reading (a lot) and playing with my new stamps! I coloured up this cutie yesterday, just can't resist a dragon! I used copics to colour and followed a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The paper was free with a magazine, I added a stamped sentiment and few punched and die cut stars. The stars are glittery but it doesn't show in the photo!
Thanks for visiting, enjoy what's left of the weekend.
Chris
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Challenges entered:
disdigidesigns include an animal




Thursday, 9 February 2017

Three or more patterned papers...Southern Girls Challenge #153


Hello, I'm a bit late today...thought I'd better give in and do a bit of housework, much against my inclinations! Still, it's done now and I can sit here in a rosy virtuous glow even though I know it's doomed to get messy again very quickly! Hubby will be returning from his walk with a large muddy Great Dane and my two eldest granddaughters will be in later for tea...fascinates me how kids create a mess without trying!!! :)
Anyways, this is my card for our new challenge over at Southern Girls which is '3 or more patterned papers' yes  '3 or more patterned papers' not '3 or more layers' which I'd convinced myself it was...made my card...went to add it to challenge blog and realised I'd made a boo boo! So back to the drawing board! At least this gorgeous image, Annabelle, was fun to colour so I was quite happy to colour her up again. My papers are from a pad which was a bargain buy at a local £1 shop...not sure of the make but the papers are gorgeous!
I do hope you can spare the time to visit over at Southern Girls, there's some gorgeous cards made by my teamies for you to enjoy, and of course we'd really love it if you choose to play along. We have a fantastic sponsor this time...Crafts And Me ...so someone is going to win some beautiful digis!
Before I go I'll share the first card...the one without 3 patterned papers....

Thanks for looking
Chris
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Challenges entered:
craftycreations #334
inspirationdestination #121
lemonshortbread #34
craftingfromtheheart #145
classicdesignteamchallenge #11
craftsandme Feb Challenge
Crafty Awesomeness Feb Challenge
craftyfriends #50 girly


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Please...


Phew, here it is...my 3rd and final card today! This one is for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas...again the theme is ' Anything Goes' as long as it's Christmas related. I bought this gorgeous Mo Manning digi before last Christmas and didn't get a chance to use it, so I was delighted to take the opportunity to colour it up! Who could resist that hopeful little face!

Thanks so much for visiting today, scroll down if you wish to look at my other makes. I'm hoping that you'll have time to pop over to the main challenge blogs and check out what my lovely teamies have been up to, not just for this challenge but for the others too! Looking forward to seeing what you make of these three lovely challenges!

Chris
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Challenges entered:
christmaswiththecuties #2  song(let It Snow)
CHNC  #319
inglebellesrock snowflake
Bronte And Bella #272