Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Showcase 4..........

Hello  ladies, Here we are again. This week the girls have had a play with my bird digi and yes they have amazed me again with their wonderful cards.
I hope you do pop over to the girls blogs and leave a comment for each of them

My Guest DT this week is the very talented crafter....... Vee Cassidy.

I am sure you do not want me to waffle on about this and that, so without further ado.............

Vee  No 1


Lindsay No 3

Tina No 4

And finally my card  No 5
This one took me quite a while as I have never coloured birds in before and wanted to do something a little different.
I printed the image onto Neenah Solar white card and coloured with promarkers Pastel Beige, Cool Grey 2,  Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, \morning Mist, Deim Blue, Cyan, Royal Blue, TAn, Cool Grey 4 and gold. I punched some leaves and flowers and attached to branches. Layered this onto dark blue card then onto the light blue punched the bottom with Martha Stewart punch and added ribbon sentiment came from stash, all elements attched to 5 x 5 white card.

I hope you like them all I certainly do
Thank you Lindsay, Tina, Sue and to Vee for being my guest DT this week

I would like to enter my card No 5 into  Use digi image  Anything goes

Chris xxxxx

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My DT Card for LEJ Designs......

Challenge Blog. My apologises to Lindsay for the late blog, unfortunately this was  beyond my control.

This week it is................... Ribbons Galore.

You can enter a maximum of 3times per challenge

There will be 2 winners this week

The first name drawn out will win 3 Digi`s of their choice from.. LEJ Designs

The 2nd winner drawn will win a fantastic prize from our sponsor Letraset
Available in a range of 12 perfectly matched and easy to blend colour groupings, ProMarker Colour-Blend 3 Sets ensure you always have compatible colours at your fingertips.
Here is the card that I made with a digi ( Little Red) from LEJ Designs available here.

I used a 5x7 card, the backing came from the web and the window frame is from MCS. I added a contrasting ribbon to the top along with 2 cocktail sticks with beads on the ends,  used ribbon to make the curtains. I printed Little Red out and coloured with Promarkers Pastel blue, Poppy, Burnt Orange, Tan, Gold, Ivory, Dusky Pink, Buttercup and Daffodil. I then cut out the image and placed her behind the window frame.

Thank you for popping by

Chris xxxxx

Friday, 25 May 2012

Westie and Mask........

What a wonderful start to the day the sun is shining, clear blue skies and crafting, we could not ask for more..... well we could but this is fine for me today. I spent most of yesterday doing the dreaded housework and ironing and got told off by SuzeJo lol. Talk about being shattered by the time I had finished so what better way to unwind was for me to sit down with a cuppa, home made cake and draw and this is what I have come up with. Not one but two for your delectation, ohhh I do love that word lol. Well enough of me waffling here they are........ I simply adore Westies so just had to do this one.

For my second one I decided to do something completely different.

I hope you like them.

Chris xxxxx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Showcase 3..... Daisies

Is  it really week 3 already, where does the time go. I am delighted to say I have a guest DT this week, you may all possibly know her......... Our very own Linda Simpson who very kindly accepted to showcase one of my digi`s, and hopefully I shall be having a different guest DT for the next few weeks. If you would like to be a guest DT for a showcase just leave a comment.

Right now onto my wonderful showcase girls and what they  have come up with, and I have to say they have done wonders again, they just do not let me down.

Thank you Tina, Lindsay, Suze, Sue, and Linda for being Guest DT this week.

Please take a few moments out of your precious crafting time and visit their blogs, because as you see they are worth a visit.

Linda   No 1

Lindsay   No 2

Sue   No 3

Suze   No 4

Tina   No 5

And finally again My Card. No 6

For this card I used a 5x7 white card. I layered the card with purple card from stash the lace backing paper came from MCS. The image is my own and coloured with Promarkers. Leaf Green, Oatmeal, Gold, Bluebell, Orchid, Cool Grey 3, Soft Green, Fresh Meadow, Pine, Ivory. This was then cut out and attached to purple card of which the corners were punched with a  XCut corner punch, gems and ribbon from stash were added.

I would like to enter this into

Chris xxxxx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

My DT Card for.............

I cannot believe we are onto Challenge 4 already and this week it is........

 Anything But a Card

 at LEJ Design Challenge Blog, hop on over and have a go and see what all the Design Team have come up with. This one got my brain working as I only ever make cards. First of all though let me show you what you can win....... 3 prizes this week :O)

The first name chosen will win 3 digi`s of their choice from.. LEJ Designs.

The second name chosen will win 2 Digi`s of their choice from.. myself

And finally the 3rd name chosen will win a small selection of handmade stick pins from Lindsay Craftymonster 81, and I must say what she has made before they are beautiful.

Now onto my creation..

I have used it as either a door hanger or placed onto a plain coloured wall as decoration (see below).The image is from LEJ Designs.
 The surround was made in MCS and the oval cut out. The image was coloured with promarkers Ivory, Satin, Pink Carnation, Budding Rose, March hare, Tan, also added peewee glitter to the wings. I then cut the image out and attached to the frame, then added the single rose to the hand, bow at the top and 3 roses from stash in the corner

Chris xxxxx

Saturday, 19 May 2012


I spent yesterday drawing again even though I should be doing my card for the showcase on Wednesday, well there`s always tomorrow :O). This was supposed to be full length but realised to late I had started to far down on my pad andI did not want to start all over again. I think I need to practice my faces a bit more so not sure whether to put this up as a digi. I am sure you will all be honest with me and thats how I like it :O).

Chris xxxxx

Friday, 18 May 2012


Well here we are again another weekend upon us, where does the time goes!!!!!!!.I decided to have a break from making cards this morning and have sat and done another drawing. It was suggested that after I drew the beach huts I should do a Lighthouse so here it is........

Available to purchase from my Digi Shop above
Chris xxxxx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Showcase Week 2......

Hello Peeps,   I cannot believe a week has gone already and here I am ready to show week 2 of my Design Teams cards. This week it is.............. Pansies and the girls have done me proud again :O)). Again can I ask if you will pop over to their blogs and leave comments, you can do this just by clicking on their names above the images. Next week we will have a guest DT, so come back then and find out who it will be.

Thank you for all your wonderful support and comments last week.

Right the moment you have all been waiting for..............

Lindsay No1

Tina No2

Suze No 3


Sue No  4

Now for my Card

I hope you will visit the DT blogs and give them support for their wonderful cards yet again. I think you will agree how different they all are and just from one image.

Thank you Girls, you have made me very proud
Chris xxxx 

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

My DT Card for....Challenge 3 at........

LEJ Design Challenge Blog.  This week it is...........LOTS OF LAYERS.

Thank you all for joining Lindsay in last weeks challenge.

The 1st name drawn out will win 3 digi`s of their choice from LEJ


The 2nd name drawn out will win a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheen`s website kindly donated to us by the very talented Vee Cassidy

Vee is also joining us this week as Guest DT

Here is my DT Card

The image is called Time Stealing Pixies from LEJ which you can obtain from here
I printed the image twice and coloured with Promarkers, Tan, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Bluebell, Soft Green, Orchid, Coral, Grass, fresh Meadow, Ivory, Cinnamon, Shale. The silver frame and hands were coloured with Sakura. The images were then cut out and decoupaged. The backing papers and sentiment were made in MCS and finally brads were added down the side. All elements were added to a 5x7 card.

Chris xxxx


Saturday, 12 May 2012

Summer is coming...........

Where has the week gone!!!!!, I have obviously been enjoying myself  to much and thats why its gone in a flash. What with the showcase taking off , Thank you all for your lovely comments I do appreciate them and I am sure the girls do too,you have made  me very proud :O). I have been trying to do some more drawings as well, but the dreaded H.......K keeps getting in the way ( please Suze not the sin bin again lol). So today I thought I am not going to let this one beat me, it`s taken me most of the day and have finally managed to finish it. phew........ Do you want to see it??????  Oh go on then.................

I wanted to do the beach huts a bit different from what I have seen and came  up with this.
Hope you like them and I am always ready to read what you think.

Chris xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Cat Sleeping

Well here I am again, what with all the excitement from my very first Showcase post this morning. Thank you all for your lovely comments.  I forgot to upload my new digi, this came about from our very own...... Vee Cassidy when I asked the question what would you like to see as a digi and this is what I came up with........

Available in my shop now

Chris xxxxx

My DT Showcase..... Car

Good morning ladies, Hoping you are well and crafting like you should be :O).

Welcome to my first ever Showcase using my digis. Suzee, Lindsay, Tina and Sue have all made such Wonderful cards using my CAR digi, and they have made me feel very proud as they should be too, give yourselves a pat on the back girls.


I shall be entering mine into a few challenges it is the last image No 7 

I hope you will all take a little moment out of your time and visit each of their blogs and leave comments for all their hard work, they deserve it. Just click on their names and it will take you straight there.  Now onto their fabulous creations....... firstly



SUE (next 3) No 3


No 5


And here is mine along with the backing paper I made No 7

I would like to enter No 7 into

Thank you all for looking.
 I think you may agree what a wonderful selection of cards they are.
All my digis can be bought from my shop above

Chris xxxxx