Friday, 18 September 2020

All Hearts!

 A really quick post again as I have a few minutes to catch a very important post!  Its to celebrate Allsorts Challenge Blog birthday!   The theme is 'I Love' .  So my husband's anniversary card from earlier this year is perfect!  I love my husband, I love hearts and I love the Clarity stamps I used to make it!

The stamps are so fun and I stamped them on Clarity design paper which I glued to card to make thicker, then embossed with clear powder and cut out with Clarity heart dies.  The background is a Sue Wilson embossing folder and the sentiment is HobbyArt.

Would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts - 'I Love'
Pixies Snippet's Playground - Use Snippets - mine are the sentiment and the smaller hearts.

Have to go to catch challenge.  Thank you so much for visiting me.  Take care and stay safe.
Hugs Chris xxxxxxx

Friday, 4 September 2020

50th Flower!

 Hello and thank you for visiting me.  This is a very quick post as I am not feeling too good today and want to enter Pixies's Snippets Playground which ends in the morning.

All stamps are Aall and Create, inks are Oxides and Versafine Claire.  The '50' is a die set from the works.  I used snippets for the flower, leaf and sentiment.  Lots of fussy cutting and doodled edge.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground - Use Snippets.

Darnell's NBUS Challenge - Never Before Used Schtuff. Mine is the Flower.

Thank you again for visiting me, I am off to bed now.  Take care and stay safe!  Christine xxx

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Be Happy Always!

Hello and thank you so much for visiting me!  My card today has a very important sentiment - be happy always!

The background is a Uniko background stamp inked with various shades of pink Distress Oxides stamped on a piece of white card.  On a snippet of white card I stamped the flower image, again Uniko, coloured with Promarkers then added different colours of Stickles.  When dry, I glued to panel then to pink card base.  The sentiment which is from Pinkfresh Studio and is taken from a large background stamp, has been stamped on another snippet of white card.  Finally, I added the three black gems.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixies's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets.

Penny Black and More - Say it With Flowers.

Time Out Challenges - Photo Challenge.

Darnell's NBUS Challenge - Never Before Used Schtuff - Mine is the background stamp and the sentiment stamp.

Thank you again for visiting me.  I had a nice week this week as it was my birthday on Wednesday.  I had a really lovely day with cakes, the odd tipple and lots of gorgeous cards and pressies! 

Take care of yourselves and stay safe!  Hugs Christine xxx

Friday, 24 July 2020

Twofer Butterflies!

Hello and welcome to my blog, thank you so much for visiting me.  My cards today are for Darnell's fabulous Twofer Challenge.  

I used Darkroom Door Butterfly Garden border stamp for both my cards.

For the first card I used a left over piece of inked card and stamped the border stamp on it with black Versafine Clair.  I backed it with black card then attached it to a pink card base which I made myself.  The sentiment is from Hobbyart and stamped on another snippet of pre inked card which I edged with ink and popped up on double sided foam tape.

For the second card I stamped and clear embossed the border stamp on white card and used a Clarity die to cut it into circles.  I coloured the images in with Sentimentally Yours watercolour pens.  I popped a piece of black card through a Sheena Douglas embossing folder and added to a white card blank then glued the circles, stones, glitter and sentiment (cut from snippets) to the embossed mat and it was done.

I like the Twofer Challenge as it makes you think how to use your stamps in different ways, thank you Darnell!

I would also like to enter the following challenges too!

Darnell's NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff.

People are going out a lot more, especially with the new rules regarding wearing face masks here in England.  I, however, am still not going out!  I am waiting to see how thing go.  Luckily I have very good and kind neighbours to help.

Take care and stay safe.  Christine xxxxxx

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Butterfly and Bulbs!

Hello and thank you visiting me.  I have a card today which I made for my Brother in Law last month. He is an electrician so thought this was appropriate!

I used the awesome butterfly from Aall and Create stamp set No 322, stamped in black Versafine Clair and embossed with clear powder.  The colouring is done with Sentimentally Yours watercolour pens then, when dry, I added Glossy Accents to the light bulbs.  I was going to add a sentiment to the card front but decided I liked it just as it is.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog: Something beginning with 'B'. 
Darnell's NBUS Challenge  Never Before Used Schtuff - Its the first outing of this awesome stamp set.

Thank you again for visiting me.

Take care and stay safe!  Christine xxxxxxx

Friday, 10 July 2020

Fab Son!

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.  Today's card is one I actually made for my son's birthday back in May.  I am pleased to say he loved it!

Unfortunately the photograph doesn't really do it justice.  The background is really black and embossed with a jungle leaf folder by Sheena Douglas I believe.  The gorgeous lion is by Crafty Individuals which I stamped on a snippet of white card in Versafine Clair Nocturne and embossed with clear powder then coloured with Sentimentally Yours Watercolour Pens..  The background mat is inked with Distress Oxides and the sentiment strip is a snippet inked with the same colours then I cut the letters out of a snippet of black card using a die set from The Works.  I really wish the photo had come out better, I don't seem to be able to do very well with my photo's at the mo.  The colours of the lion are so bright and the image beautifully clear in real life.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Great and Small.
Darnell's NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff.  Mine is the lovely Lion.

Thank you again for visiting me.  Not much news here. still staying safely indoors!

Take care and stay safe. Christine xxx

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

What's Good For Your Soul!

Hello and thank you so much for visiting me!  I have a cute card today using some fabulous quirky stamps from Aall and Create.  There is a whole set of these gorgeous little characters and this is the first time I have used them.  Its a birthday card for a friend of mine who, luckily, doesn't know about my blog as her birthday isn't until next week.

Firstly I inked the background with Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Fossilised Amber Distress Oxides then I laid a stencil by Aall and Create - No. 95, over the background and sprayed with water, dabbed with kitchen roll and removed the stencil which left a lovely ghost image where the inks lift with the water.  I stamped the girls and flowers on snippets of white card, embossed with clear powder, then fussy cut out and coloured with a mixture of Phil Martin's watercolour pens and Promarkers.  I stamped the grass from another set several times across the bottom and coloured in then added the fussy cut images along with the sentiment, again from Aall and Create.  The stamp set Nos are 255.
297 and 359 all designed by the fabulous Janet Klein - the stencil too. 

I am not very good at colouring in but these quirky images are such fun that I really enjoyed it and have several more of these girls and some cool birds Janet designed too, so will be making more of these fun cards.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets - My girls, flowers and words are all snippets.
Penny Black and More - Favourite Stamps - These cute girl stamps are my favourites at the moment.
Stamping Sensations - Make it Colourful.
Time Out Challenges - Proust Quote.
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff - All the Stamps and the Stencil are used for the first time.

Thank you again for visiting me, I wonder if you are venturing out to the shops or back to work now lockdowns are easing everywhere?  We are staying firmly indoors and away from everyone/  Way too scared to venture into the wider world just yet.  Mind you, with both our medical conditions, we can't go out much anyway so really is no hardship there although miss seeing family and friends.

Take care and stay safe.  Hugs Christine xxx