Saturday, 24 December 2011

Freebie Stamp.....

                             MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL    
  When I picked up my Papercrafts Inspiration mag there was a free set of stamps well I just had to have a play.

Stamps Country Companions (Docrafts)
Satin, Tulip Yellow, Honeycomb, Denim Blue,
Azure, Leaf Green, Dusky Pink, Tan, Cinnamon, Shale

Thank you all for your support since I have had my blog

Chris xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Last Christmas card for this year......

This is for my son nearly forgot oooops :O(.   Wanted to do something a little bit different for him this year and came up with this after looking through my cd`s. It`s my last christmas card for this year yippee and still have about 25 for next year, now where do I put them for safe keeping lol as I do have the habit of mislaying things are you the same as I am not organised at all. Think I had better make that my new years resolution.
Image and backing papers came from
My Craft Studio Magic of Christmas

Chris xx

Last minute order

Hubby asked if I would make a birthday card for the owner of the hotel he stays in during the week using a photo of his dog sasha which I did, when he gave him the card Monday, Mick phoned me to say he loved it and would I make 10 cards exactly the same but just change the sentiment to Merry christmas. Well who am I to say no :O). He did not want any embellishments on or anything else to make it more christmassy, So here they are.

Photo taken by Mick
The backing paper and sentiment came from
My Craft Studio Professional Collectors Edition Men`s NSR

Chris xx

I would like to enter this into


Wednesday, 14 December 2011


My grand children Chelsea, Ryan and Ashley are at the age when they want money for christmas, so I am always thinking how can I give them this instead of just in a card. I was looking through one of my CD`s and came across a template for crackers and it went from there.
Template from
My Craft Studio Magic of Christmas
Backing papers printed onto card from
Cute Companions Christmas Collection and Christmas Collection
Rosettes made with Glitter card from
Ribbons from stash

I would like to enter this into

Chris xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Got away from the Christmas cards :O)

What a week it has been, had hubby at home last week with the flu (no it was not man flu lol) and I was not 100% myself but I did manage to make 2 cards but I only have one on here as I forgot to take a picture of the other one which was for the owner of the hotel where he stays during the week in London.
 What a surprise I got when he phoned me last night and said Peter loved his card which had a picture of his dog Sasha on and he asked if I could make 10 cards exactly like the one I made but just changing the sentiment from Happy Birthday to Merry Christmas so of course I said yes :O) very happy bunny lol.
Now back to the card I did manage to remember to photograph this was for my neighbour Sue who has been through so much this year.

My Craft Studio Papercraft Library Vol 3
White Square card from Hobbycraft
Gems from my stash
The main flower image is one of my own photo`s which I placed behind the frame, the flowers were added to the bottom papers along with the  page curl

Chris xx

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Challenge for Joanna Sheen

For this I got all of my Joanna Sheen CD`s spread out all over my desk, placing them into my harddrive and going through to find an image, well after about 1hr I finally decided to use an image that is popular with most crafters. Just a light difference I did not make a card!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joanna Sheen Victorian Christmas
Pinflairs Easels
Glossy Accents
Flowers and gems from stash
Kodomo Inc 9804-001 Winter border stamp
I printed the image twice so I could decoupage the holly then placed image onto patterned pearlised red card.
Added flowers and gems

I would like to enter this into

Chris xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011


I was getting so carried away with all the christmas cards I nearly forgot to make an Anniversary card for hubby. That would never do lol seeing as it is our 1st one on the 19th.

The picture came from
Greeting Card Factory
I printed this twice so I could matt and layer a heart over the top
Blue pearlised card from
and peeloffs from my stash
Thank you for taking the time to have a peek

Chris xx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

2 Special Girls....

The digi images I have used on these 2 cards are the ones that I chose for winning the challenge, which I know my 2 beautiful granddaughters will love. 
Oooops one or two peeps have congratulated me on my colouring of these images. I should have put that they are already coloured, Sorry about that very embarrassed now.

Image from
White square card
Punched with
Martha Stewart Punch
Image matted and layered with red and silver card
Sentiment done in word small poinsettia from clipart
and red gems added
White square card
punched with
Martha Stewart Punch
Image was matted with blue and silver card
sentiment again from word
Candy used on the corners along with
Liquid Pearls

I would like this to be entered into the following challenges

Chris xx

Monday, 28 November 2011


It`s Monday again and hubby has gone off to London so I am free to craft as much as I like today :O) and the sun is shining and the horrid wind has died down at last. I spent part of yesterday looking at my cd`s and also challenge blogs and came across one for animals on Carols blog and this is what I have come up with in the early hours of this morning. Must admit I have made it before and liked it so much I had to do it again which is unusual for me.
White cardstock
Peerless Designs Cuddle Upz Vol 1

I cut the card into an oval shape to make the easel card,
printed all the elements from the cd  and attached to the card

I would like to enter this into

Chris xx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ruby Rose...... Mummy.     My granddaughter Ashley asked me if I could make a card for her friend Charlene who had a gorgeous baby girl about 2 months ago. She wanted a chrismas card from Ruby to mummy and this is what I have come up with, just need to find the verse to go inside now. I used a small picture of Ruby as an inset for part of the card.
The images came from
My Craft Studio - Free download
I decoupaged the centre image

I would like to enter this for
Someone Special challenge over at

Also Snowflakes at

Chris xx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Crimbo Cards..

What a week of crafting I have had, housework went out of the window lol until tomorrow when hubby is back from London. I don`t really get a chance to craft at weekends so have to make up for it during the week. These are just a handful I did today.

All the images and sentiments were set up in
My Card studio -
Magic of Christmas
Then printed straight onto the cards

Monday, 21 November 2011

Challenge 4 - Sketch..

Here we are already on Week 4 challenge over at It only seems like yesterday when we started, where does the time go.

This is my interpretation of the sketch.

The backing Papers are from
K & Company
Martha Stewart
everything else came out of my stash

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Card for Grandson

Like myself and my hubby my gorgeous grandson Ryan is an ardent Arsenal fan and I always have to incorporate them in the card. So my mind went into a whirl thinking what can I do without it looking girly. Decided to have a look at the My Craft Studio cd`s . The original picture was in blue gawd help me if I did it that colour lol. Changed the picture to red and added a larger bauble for the middle then put the text inside and also added a small image of Ryan. It took me longer to add all the circle peeloffs than it did making the image up.
I hope you like it. :O)
Pearlised Cardstock from
Crafters Companion
Images and text from
MCS Magic of Christmas

Chris xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Challenge .... All the 2`s

This is for the challenge over at  where we had to use 2 of everything. Unfortunately I printed the topper onto gloss card and no matter what I did I could not get rid of the bright spot arghhhh.

I used a basic white square card
The backing papers and toppers came from
Joanna Sheens
The Pamela West Collection Vol 2
The dark blue card is from
The rest came from my stash

Chris xx

Monday, 14 November 2011


When I got up this morning I was going to go into the city for a few bits and bobs but it was and still is  grey and chilly out I decided to stay in and play with my new stamps and what fun I have had. This stamp is the largest out of the 10 in the pack.

I used a white A6 deckled edge card
I then stamped the main image and sentiment onto the card and embossed, then stamped a 2nd image of the lily onto card to colour cut it out and used foam pads to place over the top
My new Dimension Stamps
Clear Versamark stamp pad
Heat it Up embossing powder in Copper
Leaf Green
Pastel Yellow
I would like to enter this for the

Chris xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Pink Purple and Green.......

This is the challenge over at  I have gone for the more subtle shades, so I hope you like it.
Square white card
Mica powders
My new stamps
Dimension Stamps ( Lily)
Matting from
Sue Smith matting and frame pack
I stamped all the images with Versamark then dusted with Mica Powder

I would like to enter this also into

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Having Fun with........

my free stamps out of the Papercraft Essentials magazine issue 74.

The backing paper came from
 My Craft Studio Magic of Christmas
The snowman and snowballs were then placed onto the backing paper.
coloured with
Burnt orange, cinnamon, shale, soft green,ivory, satin, pastel blue
Punch from
Martha Stewart
and glittered.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Rose for a Rose..

This card was inspired by Viv (DC) who made the papers and sentiment and are available on her blog  Thank you Viv you are a very talented lady and a great friend too.
Please pop over and take a peek at these as well as her Fabulous cards.

Thank you Viv

Monday, 31 October 2011

Challenge.... Keep it Simple.

This is the 1st challenge on...  and the remit was Keep it Simple.

I used a white square card from Hobbycraft
All images came from
My Craft Studio Papercraft Library Vol 6

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Challenge was use a Letter.....

We had to make anything as long it used a letter. This one really did send my brain into overload but whatever I came up with it did not look right. Originally I made a card using the letter R for roses but not really happy with it so that is why it is not on here....... yet!!!!!!!.  I finally decided to make a bookmark and used the letter E for Emma and as Emma loves reading this is what I came up with for her, I could possibly do a few more now to make them personal to other friends.
I got the bookmark from
Joanna Sheens Royal Horticutural Society CD
Set of alphabets were a gift

Just a simple card.....

I had a mad moment on Wednesday to try and get some order into my stamps when I came across a set I had not used since buying them, well that got the brain working overtimeso all the other stamps were left lying on the floor until I came up with a card and here it is :O).

I used the following
 Kanban Garden Vistas set
various gems
free backing paper from Papercraft Inspirations
ColorBox Inks
black Memento
Gold peeloff
Square card

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Christmas Cross

Mick asked if I could make a card to be placed on his mothers grave over the christmas period. This is what I came up with
Basic Cream card used. The cross was stamped using a bauble from
 See-D`s Vintage Christmas.
The Holly and Sentiment stamp are wooden cannot remember where they came from, everything was stamped straight onto the card with
Black Memento Ink