Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Christmas Treasures...

Good afternoon everyone, Hope you are well.
Here are my samples made for Jem`s Designs using their brand new cd........... Yesterdays` Dreams - Christmas Treasures
designed by Sheenagh Hulin. 
Let it Snow
 All that Glitters
Winter Wonderland 

Thank you for popping by

Chris xxxxx


Monday, 24 June 2013

Sew Good.....

Hi everybody, hope you all had a lovely weekend, the weather has been miserable here, the only thing we have not had is the dreaded s word lol.
I bought the Simply Homemade magazine  the other day as they had some fab freebie stamps and papers, so of course my fingers were itching to make a card and this is what I have come up with.
6 x 6 white scalloped card, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, stamps and backing papers free with the magazine mentioned above. hexagon shapes are papers from my stash. images coloured with promarkers and lace and ribbon from stash.
Chris xxxxx

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sneaky Peek.......

Hello and good evening everyone. I can finally show you one of the cards from Jem`s Designs new cd Yesterdays` Dreams - Christmas Treasures designed by the very talented Sheenagh Hulin.
Tune in to Create and Craft on Tuesday 25th at 1pm to see the lovely Susan Andrews demonstrate all the beautiful images, backing papers and more.
Hopefully you will see some of mine.
If you would like to see the fabulous creations and more from the talented Design Team Members pop over to Facebook - come along and join us? 
This card is from the folder " Candlelight ". I hope you like it.
8 x 8 square card, red pearlised card, backing paper printed then cut with template and glittered. image  and candle printed and acetate placed over image. Marianne design poinsettia dies, Ribbon from Cuddly Buddly and jems from Creative Expressions, peeloffs from stash.
Chris xxxxx

Monday, 17 June 2013

What a Surprise.........

Well here I am finally with some exciting news......
A few weeks ago I joined the Jem`s Design facebook group and seeing the cards and creations that the girls had made I bought a couple of cd`s along with freebies that Sue Andrews very kindly lets the members use, and I was lucky to win one of the competitions that they hold using A Swan`s Song CD, the images are very delicate along with the backing papers and elements.
About a month ago Sheenagh Hulin asked if I would be interested in being a guest DT for their new upcoming cd....
" Yesterdays` Dreams - Christmas Treasures "
 which will be on
 Create & Craft Tuesday 25th June  - time to be announced.
 Well I jumped at the chance and thoroughly enjoyed using the images that Sheenagh sent me and they are fabulous and so easy to work with,   I was quite nervous, so me being me I gave Sheenagh a sneak peek of what I had made
( Sorry no I cannot show you what I have created at the moment).
Imagine my surprise when I received an email from Sheenagh asking if I would be interested in becoming a permanent design team member, I was shocked and just sat there for a few minutes trying to take it all in......... of course I said YES woohoo.
Thank you Sheenagh for asking.
Jem`s Designs are well known for.. Gothic, Fantasy, Fairies and Dark  and so many others, just click on the link to find them all.
Right down to earth now. The 2 cards I am showing today are from Jem`s Designs HatBox Confection.
6 x 6 pink scalloped card, Creative Expressions Moroccan Mask, Spellbinders Adorning Squares, silver pearlised card, Tim Holz Distress ink, gems from stash. Hat is decoupaged.
The instructions for this card shape is from Joanna Sheen.
Centura card, backing paper printed onto cardstock, I did not have the correct spellbinders die to use, so I used matt and layer template from Emmas Cards uk cut by hand. Flowers so kindly given to me by Lindsay, gems from stash.
Just before I disappear a little update on my granddaughter Ashley.
She spoke to the doctor on the day of her discharge and he told her she has Goodpastures disease which effects the kidneys and lungs. Consequently she is having dialysis 3 times a week (she was having this while in hospital) for 6 months then she will be put on the transplant list.  can I ask if you dont already...
 PLEASE Sign up for the donor card,  not only for her sake but all the sufferers out there.
Chris xxxxx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Baby Shoes....

Hello everyone. As you have probably noticed (well I hope you had lol) I have been missing for a while and this is the reason why........Firstly I would like to thank all of you that left such lovely comments on my previous post in regards to your get well wishes for my granddaughter Ashley.
 I can at last tell you that she came out of hospital yesterday after a month of some very bad and scarey times, she still has a long road ahead of her and I am so PROUD of her for what she has been through.
You are a STAR sweetheart.
In between having this worry over the family I have been making samples as a GDT spot, sorry cannot say more at the moment.
 I have managed to make some baby shoes which I can now show you as I gave them to Ashley this morning when I went to see her and baby Isabella.

Items used White card for shoes, Centura white for the box background printed from MCS, peeloffs, Memory Box precious hearts, pink pearlised card for the letters.
Now for the best part, I had my first cuddle today with my Great granddaughter Isabella and she is absolutely adorable.
 Mummy did not get a look in while I was there lol, which was quite funny because just before I got there Isabella would not stop crying, then I walk in and  being asked if I want to hold her ( silly question lol), she settled and went to sleep as the pictures will show.
I love this one as it seems like she is contemplating something with her hand on her chin.
Family together
Had to smile at this one.. as I had just given her back to mummy...
yes she started to cry.
one final word before you all get bored lol.
I want to apologise for not stopping by and leaving comments on your blogs of late. Will try my best very soon.
Chris xxxxx