Tuesday, 31 May 2011

New Fairy Digi

Two postings today, crikey haven't I been the busy bee today.  This card is made with a new digi that I got yesterday. It is from Cuddly Buddly, isn't she pretty. I have coloured her with promarkers and added glitter. The backing papers are from Me to You range  Tatty Teddy. I thought the little butterflies were so pretty and would work with my fairy. The flowers are from my stash and I just added pearl beads to the centres.. Thanks for visiting hope your week is going well. Hugs x ChrisB

Bah humbug - bells

Another week and another Christmas challenge from Bah humbug. This week it's bells, would you believe I couldn't find a stamp with bells on when I wanted it.  I decided that I would use some tiny bells I bought a few of months ago. I stamped a swag using a box of tiny stamps that were the first stamps I bought. Plus a couple of tapestry stamps. I then went to look for my bells and had a fit when I couldn't find where I had put them. I went off up to my friends on the scrounge and came back with these little bells. I have sewn them onto my card.  The sentiment is my Dimension Fourth. I cut two gold borders and threaded with Ribbon and added bows to finish.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Hello, hope your all having a great weekend out there. I have had a very busy one up to now, but hooray for an extra day of work tomorrow. I have managed to fit in a bit of quick crafting.  I am starting to make cards for a friend as part of her christmas present. She sends loads of cards out during a year. She loves my cards and loves that I make lots of different ones for her, some just to write notes in and others as birthday cards etc. I usually make her about 30 to 40 all different. I have made two Tatty teddy and a fairy card.
Sorry my pictures  a re a bit rubbish again. I never seem to get the lighting right. Have a good day tomorrow. Have fun everyone and happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Bah humbug - kinetic

Today I'm posting my card for this weeks Bah Humbug challenge. I'm afraid it's been made in a bit of a rush and wasn't the one I originally planned. I hope you like it.
I have been very busy doing the dreadful housework this week. Washing walls down and spring cleaning and tidying everywhere up. My daughter who works and lives at the moment up Scotland, she is a Forsensic Pathologist is bringing her new man to meet us for the first time. She as only ever brought one home before and they went out together for seven years and then split up.  We are going out for a meal when I finish work tomorrow, then she will be back off up to Scotland. I hope you are all having a good week and now working to hard. I'm tired now so off for a good soak and relax. Thanks for dropping by, it's always lovely to hear from you. Hugs xChrisB

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Wedding Easel gift box

My friend at work saw my Christmas Easel calenders that I made. She liked them and asked if I could make one for her Daughters Wedding. She wants to give them some money for a wedding present so thought this little box with a drawer would be just the thing. I have used a Lili of the Valley image and coloured it with promarkers. I have printed the backing papers off a cd and used my cuttlebug and some mirror card. The flowers and ribbon are the colour of the bridesmaids dresses. I have taken my photo again before I added stickles to my flowers.  I always forget.
The new picture on my side bar is my gorgeous bundle of mischief, she was three in February but is tall for her age. Thanks for visiting wishing you a week of happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Today I thought I'd show you a  couple of quick cards I made with my brayer. My son was asleep in my craftroom and I only had a few limited things on my table downstairs. I just went for it to see what I could come up with, I was quite pleased with the results. I had  2 dye ink pads , white and black card. Glue , and old birthday card, 3 stamps and foil, scissors and mica powder.
Thanks for dropping by. All your comments are really appreciated. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Bah humbug - snowflakes

Hi ,everyone is having fun this week at Bah humbug with Snowflakes. I have just made this card for the challenge using a free  download paper that I got from Glenda Waterworth last year. Isn't it lovely. I added a Ribbon and my Snowflake also a bit of embossing. The greeting was recyled from an old Christmas card. I just left it quite simple as I wanted the paper to show. I forgot to say I printed it straight onto my card. Hope you'll call by again. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 16 May 2011

A little crafter in the making.

Hi folks a new week , hope you all had a a lovely weekend. It was definately a cold one here it felt like winter again. I went out to Wigan on Saturday delivering my Wedding card and book, but I soon came home  to get warm. I did a bit of crafting and I had a little helper. My grandaughter who's three she helped me to make two card. I cut the decoupage out and Maddi put all the sticky pads on the back and took all the backs off all by herself. I postioned them down. She said she wanted some flowers on, so I cut them out. She put the pads on again then just stuck them down herself . I told her were to put the first one then she put the rest on were she wanted.She then put the glitter glue on by herself. She's very independent and won't let you hold the bottle or touch it.

   I just told her to squeeze it gently.  She also put the pearls on. Something else I wasn't allowed to touch.I think she did brilliantly. On the second one she punched all the flowers and stuck them together herself and glittered them. I just said stick two at the top and one at the bottom and she did.  I'm so proud of her. She usually can't keep still for a minute and doesn't have much concentration level. You should have seen her face as she concentrated on getting the backs off the sticky pads. I wish I'd had my camera.  A little crafting star in the making I think. She's also getting  good at stamping. She opens my stamps before I get to them when they are free on the mags.  It's so much fun when you have someone to play with. I better watch out because she loves working the computer as well. I'll be out of a job. Thanks for calling by I do love it when you drop in to see me. Take care have fun Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

a few cards

Hi this week is flying by again very quickly, but I have managed to get a few things made. I stamped some images out a while ago , so I thought I would colour them and get a few cards made. I took the photo's and forgot I hadn't put my stickles on my flowers. I have added it now but can't be bothered to retake my photo's. So you just have to imagine it's on. Thanks for dropping by, I hope your all having a good week. Take care Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 9 May 2011

Paint fusion experimant.

Back to work today so not as much time to play now. I did manage to go and have a play at my friends house  on Saturday.  I  have the paint fusion video  but haven't bought any of the stamps. I used my friends paint and had ago at using Sheena's sketchy poppy stamp. I also had a go with a pansy stamp. They were a bit tricky with being so small. I was quite pleased with how they turned out as it was only my first attempt. I might colour them around the edge with distress ink, I haven't decided what do with them yet, so still thinking about it.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, it is much appreciated.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Bah humbug - recyling or green

This is week over at Bah Humbug the challenge is to use green or recycle. Tonight I have done both. I have used an acetate box that was off my grandaughters money box.  I made a lid for it out of card. I then wrapped sticky ribbon around the bottom and top of the acetate. To decorate the lid I recycled a piece of stamping I had used before. Put a red bit of used envelope on top another piece of stamping and then cut a robbin off  last years christmas cards. For inside the box I just cut a piece of green card that was already on the bit of money box card. I am going to fill it with a decorated candle or pot-pourri at Christmas for a little present.  Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting to you all. Hugs x ChrisB

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Good evening, just thought I squeeze a quick post in to show you some cards I made the other day. This one is using craftwork cards paper. I just love these papers. The second is a mans card from free papers in Making cards for men magazine. I've made this to post to Dad for his birthday. When he was a young man of 21 he drove the Orient Express, so I think he'll love this card. I just love making easel cards at the moment. Happy crafting to you all hope your having a great weekend. Hugs x chrisB

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Going to the chapel stamps.

Hi hope everyone as had a good day. I have had a crafty one, made a few  cards that I'll show you later. But I also finished my Wedding card , it was made with some stamps I got that were reduced the other week. They're called Going to the chapel , Forever friends. This is there first outing and my first double circle easel card that I have made. I have also made a box for it. It is for the same bride and groom as my wedding book. But off  an Aunty this time.  Have a good evening everyone. Thanks for visiting. Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Bah humbug - pleats

I'm off work this week on holiday. Can't believe what good weather I have had so far. For the past 4 years it as poured down and been horrible everytime I've been on hols.  I don't go away anywhere, usually just potter about at home. This week I have done quite abit of crafting.  I  have done my card today for Bah humbug which included pleats. I have done a new shaped card. Hope you like it. First time I have done pleats but quite pleased with it. So most probably will use them again.

I have also finished my Wedding Book commission. This is the biggest one I have done. It's from the brides Mother to her daughter. I'm praying that she loves it. Here are the rest of the pictures. I posted the rest a few days ago.
Sorry the last two are in the wrong order. It is so long it was hard to take pictures. My idea was taken from the stamped nature one in craft stamper magazine. I joined mine together by running three strips of ribbon through under the beautiful Embossed card that is on the back of all the pages. You can see it on the front cover. I have nearly finished another card for the same wedding. I will most probably beable to post a picture of that tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I really do apprectiate you popping in. Hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Blog Award

I have been luckily chosen to be given this blog award by my blogging friend  Val and I have to do the following things.
Step 1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave me the award.
Step 2.Share seven random things about myself.
Step 3.Award seven recently discovered bloggers with this ward.
Step 4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.

Here goes with seven random things.
I used to keep rabbits.
I like to be  a very organised sort of person.
I am scared of heights.
I'm a member of the Chocolate Baroque Guild.
I eat to much chocolate.
I am addicted to rubber stamps.
I've crafted all my life since the age of 4years old.

I would like to pass this award to
Lottie -http://atcsbylottie.blogspot.com/
Gina - Crafty Bee
Shelagh - Me and my ink fingers
Vron Vroncards
Mustavcoffee - Crafty Musings
SuziB - The Making Room
Netti - Art of Art's Sake

What a long post, I do hope I've got all these things right. Now I have to contact everyone.

Hugs x ChrisB