Tuesday, 31 May 2011

My 3rd and final card this week for LIM as.......

 I have to make a card for a special lady who`s birthday is on Saturday. It`s been a beautiful day here after all the rain last evening so it was lovely to work to the hairdressers this morning to have a tidy up with the mop :O). Got home about 11:45 and not done much at all today, do I feel guilty..... Nope lol, we all deserve a rest now and then :O).  Now that I have had a ramble on down to business.  This is just a fun card which would be great just for notelets. Most peeps may know that my favourite animal is the elephant so....

5 x5 Square card
Pickles & Onion Stamp
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Flower coloured with
Soft Green

Thank you for popping by and taking a peek, I do appreciate all your comments

Chris xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

2nd Card for Less is More Challenge

It should have been 2nd and 3rd card for the Less is More challenge but the 3rd one was very blurry on the photo ho hum, so will have to take it again in the morning. It was interesting to see what stamps that I had to be able to use them in different squares we are challenged with.

5 x 5 square card
Creative Expressions Scene it stamps Village
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Pastel Blue
Soft Green
Pastel Yellow

I would also like to enter this into

Thank you for stopping by to have a peek and your comments are always appreciated

Chris xx

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Less is More 17....

The recipe this week from the Diva`s Chrissie & Mandie at .......
 Less isMore  ..... was pick a square. This is a choice of 5 squares. For this one I have chosen centre. There is a great possibility of more to come :O)

I used a 5 x5 square card.
The rose is my own photo, which I took into Paint Shop Pro and added the frame and the sentiment now realised this could have been bigger. I then matted this onto a small piece of black paper from my stash.

Thank you for taking the time to come and have a peek and your comments are always appreciated.

Chris xx 

Friday, 27 May 2011

Just had to share with you....

I was sitting having a lovely cuppa after our tea last evening when I happened to glance out of the window, so I had to run through to my craft room grab my camera and get outside before it disappeared.

When I first looked it was a double rainbow unfortunately by the time I got outside one rainbow had gone.
The camera really does not pick up the brightness of the rainbow.

Chris xx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


I have pondered over this since the challenge which started last Saturday on Less is More and was about to give up on this week`s challenge due to not having many butterfly stamps or images and having used the ones that I do have many times before. Yesterday I went into my cross stitch box and found an image for... yes you have guessed it... a Butterfly, so out came my needle and thread and away I went and here is what I have come up with.

I have added nothing but a peeloff just to frame the image, not sure if anything else is needed, but I am sure all you wonderful crafters out there will soon tell me.
I would also like to enter this into

Thank you all for taking a peek and your comments are always appreciated.

Chris xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

LIM Card 2..

Why are LIM cards so addictive!!!!, my brain is in overdrive every Saturday when our lovely Mandi and Chrissie set us new challenges Thank you ladies, please be easy on me :O). This time I decided to add some colour to the card.
Recipe for this is:

Cuttlebug Border folder
See-D`s Floral stamps and Sentiment Stamps
Promarkers Soft Green,Pastel yellow, Denim Blue, and Orchid.

Thank you for your comments I always appreciate each and everyone.

Chris xx

Monday, 16 May 2011

Less is More 15 One Layer-Embossing

Well here we are again for another  LIM challenge. This time it is for one layer and embossing, I have spent the last 1 hour going through my stamps and could not make up my mind which one to use as I do have my favourites but I am sure you do not want to keep seeing them time after time. For this one I just did some dry embossing at the top and bottom.

Recipe for this:
Cuttlebug border swiss dots
See-D`s Sentiment
Kanban Autumn Silhouettes
Archival Ink Jet Black
I would also like to enter this into the following  

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment I do appreciate them all

Chris xx

Thursday, 12 May 2011

LIM card 2.....

I realised that my 1st card was a bit more than less so again have been racking my brains to make it less and I think I may have cracked it this time (fingers crossed)

White cardstock
Cuttlebug dot folder and Flower folder
Martha Stewart punch
Papermania gems

Thank you for looking and I do appreciate all your comments

Chris xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

White on White LIM

Since I saw this challenge on Less is More  Sunday. I have been racking my brain and thought oh my goodness shall I do this or not, and so here we are on Wednesday and  I`ve finally came up with this card. Must admit I am not sure whether I like it, could be too much not Less lol.

I was lucky to find some embossed cardstock in my stash, and I used a 2nd crd to cut out some of the embossed areas so I could decoupage. I then glittered with Art Glitter
The butterflies are by Kanban and I stamped and embossed with Debbie Moore clear embossing powder
The gems are from Hero Arts. Flowers are from my stash too
I will try my best to catch up with all your cards before the week is out

I would like to enter this into crafty creations anything goes challenge

Thank you for looking and your comments are always appreciated

Chris xx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Malcolms Birthday..

While I was talking with my neighbours Susan and Malcolm, she told me that it was his 65th birthday, so I quietly asked if she had any pictures of him so I could make him a card. This was also a sad time as he had just been diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully his treatment is going well
The backing paper came from a CD and I added the text and printed straight onto the card.
I then add the pictures and did a 65 onto a card spring.
I would like to enter this into

Thank you for looking I do appreciate you stopping by

Chris xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Cheers, card 2 for Here Comes the Boys Challenge Blog

I should be decorating but have the card bug at the moment. There I was this morning have a cuppa and realised I had a set of stamps I have never used, so what could I do but get them out and play and  this is what I came up with. This is my 2nd entry for Here Comes the Boys Challenge.

My Recipe for this card:
The main image and sentiment is from Creative Expressions PUB
The leaves from Creative Expressions IVY
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Memento Jet Black
Color Box Lime pastel
and crayons for a spot of colour
I would also like to enter this into fabnfunkychallenges

Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave.

Chris xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Card for a Gardener

I made this for my FIL who is a keen gardener
The image and backing papers came from a free CD in a magazine a few months ago.
I printed off the image and decoupaged
I would like to enter this into
here come the boys blog challenge
Get Creative challenge
Thank you for looking

Chris xx

Thank you card

Hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, The weather here was good but very windy. We did not go far as I had a busy weekend baking bread and rolls (not with a machine) and have now started decorating the bedroom too now that OH has gone back to work. I woke this morning and had an idea for another card in the Less is More theme. I hope you like it.

The stamp is by Whispers which I stamped onto the cardstock with Black Memento.
The sentiment stamp is 4 sided with different fonts of Thank you I liked this one the most.
The rose was coloured with Promarkers
Recipe was:
Grass, Denim Blue,Mint Green, Magenta, Pink Carnation and Cardinal Red.
Thank you for taking the time to look and comment I always appreciate them whether they are good or bad.

Chris xx