Thought I'd show you one of my granddaughters presents I'd been busy with for Christmas. Also my beautiful Darling Grandaughter Maddison who will be 3yrs at the end of February. We had a lovely Christmas day playing at Doctor and nurses and Fairy castles and Princesses and not forgetting Fireman Sam. Such a precious time as they grow up so quick.
Christmas wishes to everyone who as visited my blog this year, this card is especially for you. To say a big thank you and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy, prosperous, crafty New Year.
Hi folks hope you've all been beavering away on your Christmas cards, not long to go now. I've been busy this week making a Christmas present for Dad to go with some bits and pieces I got him. I wanted to get it in the post this week. I have also made a couple more easel cards.
I still have Maddisons dress to finish and a Fairy castle that wants painting and decorating up. I could also do with a little a couple of elves to come and wrap all my presents for me and do the dreaded housework that as been piling up for weeks. I hope your all less stressed than me. Happy crafting. Thanks for popping over. Hugs x Chris
Hi everyone, Hope you've all been managing in the snow and keeeping warm. I've been freezing a couple of nights but managed to carry on crafting. Just realised I am stuck in a blue theme. Everything I have done recently as been blue. Here is Maddisons Ball gown. It isn't finished yet, I still have to thread elastic through the sleeves, press the neck and catch the facing down. That why it still got the tacking stiches showing.. I also have to sew the velcroe down the back and do the hem. I'm praying that its not to small on Christmas day as she is growing rapidly. She's not 3 until end February but as been in 3/4 clothes for ages.
I have also made a birthday card using Sheena Douglas stamp and coloured it with water coloured pencils. Then made two Christmas cards using the same digi image, sorry can't remember who's it is. Thats terrible as I only bought it last week. I have coloured them with Distress inks and used Sheena's stamp on it and an Anita's stamp for the background and brilliance ink. Thanks for dropping by. Hugs x Chris
Hi I've had quite a productive week. I thought I'd show you what I've been up to so far. I finished two dollies outfits, made another calender easel card and a Birthday card. I've also got three quarters way through Cinderella's ball gown. I'll show you as soon as I've finished it. Hope your all managing with the snow and are snug and cozy. Thanks for dropping by . Hugs x Chris
Hi everyone hope your all safe and warm. It's freezing here, have been cold all day, dispite having the heating on for quite some time. I'm glad to say that at the moment we have no snow. But I know that it has forcast more for some people. I feel sorry for you if you are one of them. Don't travel far if you don't have too.
I have spent the last few days sewing away in my craft room and have nearly finished a Princess Cinderella costume. fingers crossed that it fits at Christmas. It's very hard when you can't try it on. Also have finished two dollies outfits. Will post some pictures very soon. Thanks for visiting and Happy crafting. Hugs x Chris
Hi folks have been blogging abit and seen some lovely cards. Sorry nothing to post at the moment. I'm very busy making some of my Granddaughters Christmas presents. Busy knitting new outfits for baby dollies. Also have spent this afternoon cutting out a Cinderella dress which hopefully I might get some of it together this week. Will show you how things go as soon as I have anything finished.
I hope you are all getting organised for Christmas and are enjoying your crafting. See you soon . Thanks for dropping by. Hugs Chris. x
Hi today I thought I'd better make a start on my special Christmas cards. I wanted to make something other than just a normal Christmas card, so decided to make a box easel card. I also thought I would make it into a calendar. I've chosen a new stamp by Sheena Douglas. This is my first attempt at using it so I have stamped it with distress ink and dragged it out to colour it. I have left it plain except for adding glitter onto the hills and some rocks. I was going to add snowflakes then changed my mind and added flowers instead. I didn't want it to look to Christmassy as I want it to be used all year. I am going to add post it notes and pens in the little drawer. I am quite pleased with it as I have not made one of these before.
Hi, what an aweful few days weather wise we have had. I hope you have all been safe in those terrible winds. I have made a card using Natures Colours. Nature is wonderful you only have to look at everything around us in the countryside to cheer us up. All the beautiful colours of the seasons. I have made this card using a couple of Sam Poole stamps and the resist techneque. I used Kaleidacolor Melon Melody some leaves and flowers from my stash and my cuttlebug. I have made it for a friend on the web.
I hope everyone is having a great evening like me. I have watched Susan Boyle interview and I am now enjoying watching Bon Jovi. Just great as I'm happy crafting. I've managed to make 3 more Christmas cards. I have used Christmas caroling by Stamps Happen and the snowflake swirl is by Inkadinado. I watercoloured the birds with pencils. Have a great weekend.
Hi thought I would have a change and go for a Pink Christmas for a change. I made two card using the one adorable stamp that I bought. I went for this one as the little girl and be used anytime. Whoops forgot to add my glitter on my stocking before I took the photo. Will add it after this post.
I have fell behind with my Christmas cards . I will have to speed up to get them all finished. I hope your having lots of crafting fun. See you soon, thanks for visiting. Hugs x Chris
Hi had a busy day today with my grandaughter. We painted all morning and baked all afternoon. We made bright orange iced buns for Halloween. With lots of ghosts and spiders on top. We had a great time.
Have done two cards tonight with my Christmas baubles from Dimension Fourth. I stamped the baubles then used Hobby art stamps to fill them. I also used a Marianne die for the Christmas tree branches. The Merry Christmas is an old papermania stamp. The baubles were coloured with distress inks and Promarkers. Jewels and glitter for the bling.
I'm looking forward to my extra hour in bed tonight. Just hope I can get to sleep there's a party going on next door. Happy Halloween for tomorrow. Have lots of fun.
Hi hope everyone is having a good start to the week. I have been happily crafting away again tonight to finish a card I started on Sunday night. It's a man birthday card for one of my neighbours. It is my take on a card thanks to Smiffy on Taming of the Glue Blog that was sent to me .
I have used Distress Inks , Cuttlebug folder, H20's , Clear embossing powder, Sheena Douglas Stamps, fancy scissors and a Martha Stewart Punch.
Thanks to everyone who visits my blog and a big thank you for the lovely comments. They really are appreciated. Hugs x Chris
Hi I'm not realy into all this Halloween stuff, but my Two and half year old grandaughter Maddison loves anything scary. She'll be looking for skeltons and monsters, I'm afraid all she's got is a Witch and a Mummy.
I have made a card and decorated a bag full of goodies for her. I think she will be happy when she finds the chocolate spiders and chocolate rats.My hubby found her a talking witch.I have used stampies from Sundae of Seasons Cd and coloured them with promarkers. I drew the spiders myself and fixed wobblie eyes on. These are my first attempt at Halloween will have to get a bit more spooky
next year as she gets older. I had lots of fun making them.
Hi have been struggling to get anything made this week. Finally have made a couple of Christmas cards to add to my pile. The first one uses a Penny Black stamp that I got recently which is called a Wish for Peace. I coloured it with distress inks and added a touch of glitter. The second card was made with a stamp I got a couple of years ago. I have also used my Marianne die for the trees and a punch for the snowflakes. Hopefully will post something else soon. Happy crafting.
Rachel a very talented young lady is celebrating her 200 blog follower, so has some beautiful blog candy up for grabs. Go and take a look at Critchley Creations. She makes some fantastic cards. Thanks for a chance to win Rachel.
Hi folks here is another New Home card. I don't think I've made one for years , then now two in the space of a few weeks. This was just a quick one. Will have to get it off in the post tomorrow. I've used candy doodles for the tree background and the image is a free stamp from Craft stamper. and Promarkers. Also used a small punch for the leaves and liquid pearls.
Off to bed now I can hardly keep my eyes open. See you soon. Sorry my pictures a bit out of focus.
Wow these weeks are flying by, or is it me just feeling old.
Dare I think how much stuff I have to get made and done before Christmas, dare not count the weeks. Help!!!!!! I think I need to go and take a chill pill and lie down. Not counting cards, I've loads of sewing to be done for my grandaughter and knitting too. Why do I get my self into this situation? I know I have loads to do and yet I get blogging and thats it, I'm hooked all night. It is fun though.....
I have been doing some painting. No not the sort were I really have to put myself out, that would be too silly, even for me. The watercolour sort. I've made a card with Hobby Art stamps. The easel is a template from Time for Crafting Forum. It's for my best friends birthday, I just hope she likes it. I really enjoyed doing this one. It was really relaxing.
Have a good weekend and happy crafting.
I have been busy stamping and colouring to make a birthday card with a cute image. I used a Marianne die, promarkers and nestabilities.Also Martha Stewart punch and fabric flowers. It's a double easel card and just folds flat into an A5 envelope.
What a lousy week I've had, only managed to make two very quick cards on Monday. I've had a stinking cold and cough all week and still trying to get rid of the pesky thing. Hopefully next week will be better. Both cards were made with a Kanban sheet of decoupage I have had ages.
I have been stamping and colouring today will show you that tomorrow. Sorry to anyone I didn't get around to visiting this week.
Hi folks it seems ages since I posted a card last Friday. I have been so busy at work I have been really tired and haven't had the energy to make much this week.
I have just made this card which is for a friend, that's why the Sew Special and she is 40 next week. I have really enjoyed making this card, I have always loved sewing and work with bridal fabrics all the time, so this was really up my street. I stamped and embossed the buttons which were a free stamp ages ago . I stitched the fabric and stitched it onto the machine, threaded the machine from the wound bobbin. I just hope she likes it.
I hope everyone as a good weekend. I have Maddison tomorrow and hopefully want to catch some of Sheena Show at 8am on c&c. Then Sunday hopefully off to Leigh for the Sincerely Yours Show with my crafting buddies.
Here's a card I made with papermania Mistletoe kisses set of stamps. I sprayed a white card with two shades of cosmic shimmer and two shades of glimmer mist. Stamped and embossed with black sparkle embossing powder . Added gems and ribbon. Stamped the message with Vivid dye ink.
The card I have to show you today is thanks to Kath from Kath's Blog. She sent me this image as I won her blog candy a couple of weeks ago. Thanks Kath I love it.
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I have and it's great because I'm off work tomorrow , I booked it off as it's my birthday. So off out to lunch .
Good morning everyone on this cold horrible wet morning. I hope the weather is better where you are. I had a commision card to make last night . It was for a little girl so I have used a Tilda stamp and made her into a Princess. I have made a carriage using a Anna Marie template and added some swirls. Stamped Tialda and coloured with Promarkers and made her a tiara. I'll have to dash as I'm not ready for work yet.
Good morning everyone, I've been around everyones blogs and seen some wonderful creations.I thought it's about time I posted something myself. I did make a card earlier in the week for a commission, but silly me didn't have the right head on. I went and gave it out without taking a picture.
I made this yesterday for my son's partner, it's her birthday next week. I've used a stamp from the Wild Rose Studio and the free stamp from Craft Stamper this month. A Marianne die , a bit of glossy accents on the glass and flower in her hair. Also added a tiny bit of glitter to her beads. To cut the card and mounts I have used Go Kreate Dies.