Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Less is more - sketch

To posts in one evening this as to be a record. I have  just been busy doing my Less is More card. This week you have to follow a sketch. I must admit I have never worked off a sketch before. I thought I would do something different and make a card with a bottle top. I flattened by bottle top and painted it all over with pearl paint. While it was drying I stamped my image and cut it out with a circle die. Glued it into my top and then filled it with Anita's clear gloss finish and filled the edge with seed beads and beads on my ladies head band. I Mounted my Bottle top onto a flower cut from some Guipere Lace I had then added  it on top of some satin ribbon.
Thanks for taking the time to visit. Happy crafting Hugsx ChrisB

Bah humbug -christmas trees

I have had to make a quick card this week for the Bah humbug challenge . Now that my son as moved back home and we have our Granddaughter staying over every weekend and also on Tuesdays all day. My time seems to be filled with washing and housework instead of crafting. But it's all good fun. I have made my card from  recyled parts. The white embossing was left over from another card. The background with the christmas trees was packaging from Tescoes chocolate bars I bought Christmas 2009. The snowman was stamped last year. The snowflake was cut off a gift card and the snow and ribbon was from a card someone sent me last Christmas. I just knew that some of the little bits I hoard would come in sometime. Hope you like it. I'm off for a stiff drink to see if I can shake this virus off I've been struggling with all week.
Thanks for visiting. It's much appreciated. Happy crafting. Hugsx ChrisB

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Not feeling to good

Hi, not feeling to good today. Started yesterday with a lousy cold and cough. Coughed all day at work and kept losing my voice on the phone. Trying to repeat orders back to the customer when your croaking isn't easy. Hope it starts to get a bit better tomorrow. My daughter as come home until Sunday and we are supposed to be going out for another meal on Saturday,  She only manages to get home a few times a year. At Christmas she was home and she was ill and then now I'm ill, typical.
I have a card to show you I made earlier this week. It was my friends for their Anniversary.
See you all soon Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Less is more- masculine.

I have had a lovely day today, It's been my Hubby's 60th , so booked the day off work and took him out on the train to Manchester.  We had a great time looking around the Science Museum. Went to Duke92 resturant for lunch and had a lovely stroll around town. The weather was lovely and we spent an hour just lazing by the canal in the sunshine. He's now lounging with a beer in front of Tv while I've been playing. I have made my Less is More card which this week is Masculine.  Used a couple of stamps I bought years ago and decided to make a tag shaped card.
Thanks for taking the time . Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 21 March 2011

Bab Humbug-Metalics

Hi, this week over at Bah humbug is Metalics.  I was struggling with this as I had no metal and then I had a brain wave. My OH beer can. I washed it out and then cut it open and covered it with Alcohol inks and ran it through a cuttlebug folder. Stamped my image with Wow gold powder. Cut it out with a spellbinders die mounted it on gold mirror card. I'm quite pleased with it. So will try this again.
Thanks for visiting  by blog it's much appreciated. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Busy, busy ,busy.

Hi folks, hope your all having fun crafting. I have been busy, busy, busy the last few days. Had a great time on Sunday at the Sincerely yours show at Leigh  with my two friend Sheilagh and Pat. Was really bad and got some  new great stash.  Fairy stamps,  A set of Hobby art scene it stamps a Adirondack ink pad. Also got Warren the rabbit to colour in and two  tiny mountain bikers from stampscape to fit on my scenes.

I have two cards to show you tonight, the first I made for my darling Granddaughters  3rd Birthday at the end of February. Also a picture of Maddi blowing out her candles.

The second card is for my friends little girl who is 3 tomorrow. I made a little book card and filled it with the story of Peter Rabbit.

Thanks for visiting my little blog and for your lovely comments they are much appreciated. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 14 March 2011

Bah humbug -Aperture

This week over at Bah humbug its apertures. I have used a spellbinders die to cut my aperture and also my dangling image. I stamped my image and used glaze pens to colour it in. I have backed my image with a turquiose cut piece to cover the white to match the inside of my card. Added ribbon and glitter glue.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comments. Hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Less is more challenge 6

Hi everyone this week at Less is More is stamping off the edge. I had three goes at this which I didn't like  and ended in the bin, so used some other stamps. I used  Monkeying Around stamps designed by Sam Poole. I love these cheeky little chaps. I cut a third off the front of my card in a curve shape. Then I stamped the leaves off the top end  of the card. This was my  jungle on the front  and across the inside to match when the card is shut. I then stamped the swinging monkey onto a vine on the front. I opened my card up and drew the vine lined up with the front one. For this I used the curved piece of card I had cut off the front and a fine black liner pen. I then stamped my other monkey, banana and sentiment on the inside. I coloured them with promarkers. Hope you like it.
Thanks for visiting. Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bah humbug embossing

Hi everyone, life as settled down slightly and have managed to get a card made for Bah humbug challenge embossing. Used two cuttlebug folders, a nestability die, clear stamps, wow gold embossing powder. and some gems.
Thanks for visiting and your kind thoughts. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 7 March 2011

Less is More - Pastels

Over at Less is More this week its Pastels. For my card I have used a stamp byDarkroom doors from the set friendship flowers. I stamped it onto gloss card and embossed it with Mallow Flame cosmic shimmer embossing powder. I then coloured the background with Spun Sugar distress ink. I also stamped over the image with the same colour and a fancy font stamp. Cut it out with Spellbinders Die and added pearls. For the card I used a plain white card and used the same font stamp. I also coloured the ribbon with the Spun sugar distress ink.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Hi everyone

Hi everyone, sorry not been visiting many blogs this week. I've had a very hard week. My Son and his partner split last week, which was very upsetting and worrying . Worrying because of my little darling Grandaughter and also as my Son was homeless and in a lot of debt . Due to not much help off his partner if any at all. In a nutshell he as had to work and do everything in the house for the past 4 years and do everything for his daughter.
He as come back home to try and sort his life out, which is going to be very difficult. I have had to go through our house this week and have a massive declutter. Mainly in my craftroom , which was my Sons bedroom before he moved out 4 years ago. I had my knitting machine and sewing stuff in there plus all my card making stuff. It's nearly all had to go,  it6's nearly killed me this week. I've worked everyday and then worked until midnight moving stuff and throwing. I've filled 2 large paperbins and about 25 dustbin bags. My son also had to pack loads of stuff up into the loft.  I've just got loads of magazines to look through so I can throw them.  Life is going to be very different now and noisier as Maddison will be coming to stay hopefully on Friday and Saturday nights. Don't know how much crafting I'm going to be doing.
Thanks for visiting off to sort my mags and have a bicardi and coke. Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Bah humbug flying things

Hi folks sorry I haven't posted much this last couple of weeks. Life is throwing me into a crisis at the moment. But in time I know I'll get through it, but it is going to be a while.
On a better note I did manage to get a card made for Bah humbug things that fly. I have used a circle punch .  A stamp with 5 birds on can't remember whose it is. Can't look for it I'm sat in a tip. Coloured it with watercolour pencils and added stickles glue. The tip by the way is because I've had to empty half of my craftroom furniture and craft stuff  and I'm now in middle of large throw out. Will try to post again soon.
Thanks for visiting. Hugs x ChrisB