Friday, 28 June 2013

Claiming my Blog with Bloglovin

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This is just a post to claim my blog with Bloglovin.  I hope I have got it right!  I am not good with all this technical stuff!  I am going to add a Bloglovin widget to my blog along with a 'follow by email' button then I should have all bases covered when things change.  I have imported all of the blogs I follow into Bloglovin so I don't lose any of your posts.  I hope you will still follow me, I neeeeeeed you!!!

Thank you and take care!  Christine xx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Alpha Challenge 'U'

Its the letter 'U' for the Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn.  I chose Unicorn.

I wanted the background colours to be ethereal so I stamped and coloured the unicorn with Promarkers, made a mask then  gently streaked Pickled Raspberry, Peackock Feathers and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks coming away from the image.  The Unicorn is a Messy Rabbit stamp by Joanna Sheen, Unicorn is stamped with Fishtails clear alphabet stamp by Sassafras Lass and the stars are a little Lavinia stamp just repeated lots!  I had to add lots of sparkle with Glamour Dust as unicorns are so magical!   Please pop over and see the other fab entries and the brilliant design team pages.  Thank you so much for visiting and have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.  Take care.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? 211

Well, I haven't been around for a while again!  Life keeps getting in the way of crafting and blogging - hey ho! I have managed, rather late, to join in with WOYWW today though!  If you don't know what I am talking about, then hop over to Stamping Ground and Julia will explain.

You can see my dictionary open at the letter 'U' cause I am just about to choose a word to make a journal page for a challenge.  There is some new Martha Stewart clay and moulds waiting for me to play with and the card standing next to that is going to be sent out later to a friend (once I have made the insert).  There is also my usual cup of tea, my box of Promarkers, right at the back between the tea and the card is a plastic bag with some die cuts and stuff that my friend Marl gave me.  In the left hand corner are some buttons and tags from recently bought clothes which I am sure can be used for something.  I am off to have lunch now with my poorly husband - he has a horrible ear infection at the moment which has completely floored him. I have been to the dentist and even our little pussycat is poorly!  What a day!  Later on I will be catching up on my blog visits.  Have a lovely day and take care.  Christine xx

Friday, 7 June 2013

Alpha Challenge FE - FR

There is a twist to this Alpha Challenge over at the Craft Barn.  It is the letter 'F' but must be between 'FE' and 'FR'.  I chose Friend.

As soon as I thought of the word 'Friend' I thought of this cute Lili of the Valley stamp.  I don't often use people stamps as I am not very good at colouring them but risked it cause it just seemed the perfect image!  The tree is a Lavina clear stamp, the sentiment is from the Only Words - Through the Rain Sheena Douglas unmounted set.  Forever Friends is from a clear We R Memory Keepers set called Daisy Phrases and the letters saying Friend are made using a Cuttlebug Die.  Ooh I almost forgot, the flowers are Spellbinders Cherry Blossom.  The inks used are Vintage Sepia Versafine along with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  The colouring is with Promarkers.  If you have time, please pop over to The Craft Barn to see the fab DT pages and all the cool entries.  Thanks loads for visiting me.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Take Care.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Anniversary Card

It was my friend Claire's 25th Wedding Anniversary yesterday and here is the card I made.

The main image is a stamp  from a Joanna Sheen Wedding set called Diana.  Its stamped in Versafine, embossed with clear powder and coloured with Promarkers.  I added Glossy Accents to the two large roses.  The hearts are made with a punch and the numbers with a Cuttlebug Die.  The border along the bottom is using Spellbinders A2 Scallop Borders One.  The silver hearts look a bit dark but they are actually really shiny and bright - my photography skills are pretty non-existent!  Thank you for popping by and take care.  Christine xx