Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Squeek the mouse is in the bin.

Hi after the performance last night decided Squeek the naughty mouse was going in the bin. He wasn't happy but he just had to go.

 Thanks for the lovely comments on my cards yesterday. It's most appreciated. Today I have two cards to show you that were made with Cuddly Buddly downloads. I resized them using My Craft Studio. They were both coloured with Promarkers and I used Marianne dies. Off to have a tidy up a bit now. Have a great evening. and Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Hi while my mouse is having a good moment I will show you the other card I have managed to finish. It for my friend Doris she will be 86 on Thursday and her favourite flowers are Sweetpeas. I have used Sheena Douglas stamps and coloured the background with distress ink. The sweetpeas were coloured with promarkers. I have decoupaged some of the flowers but they don't really show on my photo.I also added some pearls.The backing paper was from an Elusive Image Essence of Nature. I have altered the opacity of it in My craft studio. You can't really see it . I think she will like it. Off to see if I can get straight now before bed. Hugs x ChrisB

Bah humbug-Penguins

Hi folks not having a good night , my room is in disarray. My mouse is playing up and have had to move everything to get at my computer. I'm not a happy bunny. Never
mind I have done my card for the challenge over at Bah humbug. I have stamped a background and placed my penguin over it.Hope you like it. Hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 26 June 2011

I have had a good weekend. I went with my friend Pat to see a Lyndsey Mason Demo in Chorley at Crafty Addicts Craftshop. I got some of Tim's tissue tape and two sheets of resist kraft card. Still thinking what I am going to do with yet. I also got a couple of distress stains to have a play with.
I also had a good time with my grandaughter. Last night she was telling me  made up creepy stories about monsters. They are really good for a three year old. She as a very vivid imagination. I had to have three stories before she would go to sleep. I always thought it was me that was supposed to tell her stories before bed. Boy have times changed since mine were little.

Today I have been busy crafting outside.  It wasn't  sunny  all day, but it has still been very warm. I took some images outside to colour and a few bits of backing paper and dies.  I also did another card but need to find some buttons to stick on yet.  I also did piles of washing and a bit of the garden. I'm off for a quick drink now then off to bed. I was playing doctors with dolly this morning at 6am so want to be in bed at bit earlier. Hope you have all had a lovely weekend Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Bah humbug -mittens

Hi just found time to do my card for the Bah humbug challenge. I can't believe its the twenty fourth already. This week it's scarf and mittens, for this I've used a stamp I got about 3 years ago I think. I have stamped her with Impress ink and coloured  with promarkers. I have added crystal glitter, also Diamond sparkles soft snowdrift. I used my spellbinders dies to mount and cut her out. I really like this pink, blue and green theme for Christmas.
Thanks for dropping by. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 16 June 2011

I've finally managed to take the pics of the cards I  was making ealier on this week. A friend of mine asked me to play with a set of stamps she had. Could I come up with a few ideas. I managed to come up with these three so far. I think she'll like them.   Off to tidy up now as we have Maddi coming tomorrow. If I leave anything out she wants to play with it. If I don't manage a post tomorrow have a great week end. Thanks for your lovely comments they are much appreciated.  Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fathers Day

I have made my OH a Fathers day card. I used Hero Arts canvas stripe, Tempest Fugit and Pocket watch free with Craft stamper magazine. Also a Teddy bear stamp I have had years.  I stamped the paper on real Newspaper  and paper pieced it along with the chair covers. Used promarkers to colour the rest. Two eyelets and a piece of ribbon. The sentiment I printed out on computer. Sorry I've not been around to visit you this week. Just not had any time. I have been crafting abit everynight but keep having to take everything down stairs to do it. Then put everything back away when I have finished. So by the time I've finished it's been way past midnight. Hope fully I will show you the rest of my cards before weekend. Hope you've all had a good week, I can't believe it's Thursday again tomorrow. Thanks for dropping by. Hugs to you all ChrisB x

Bah humbug -Teenager

Hi all, I have been crafting this week but not managed to take all the photo's yet. I have managed to finish my card for Bah humbug challenge this week. Struggled with this one. Then I thought of my son,as a teenager he never liked Christmas and still doesn't. He was all ways frowning and glum. I have found this cat image and it reminded me of him and made me chuckle. So was born Smile it's Christmas.
Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your time and comments. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

By the Sea

I stamped and watercoloured this image a few weeks  ago, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. I put it in my coloured image box and forgot about it. I had a birthday card to make for a friend and she is off on holiday next week. Her Birthday is while she is away and I remembered this little scene. I remembered my die cut frame and wondered if it would fit. I was so pleased when I found that it did. I stamped my sentiment and then added shells etc to finish it off. I'm quite pleased with it now. Just hope she will like it. I was going to glaze the windows but don't know if it will make my colour move. I'll try it on the lights first and if they are ok I'll do the windows. I'll get a card finished properly yet before I decide to take a photo. I promise. I'm to eager to get my post on with what little time I have. See you soon , thanks for dropping by. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 6 June 2011

Bah humbug-surprise

Well were did the weekend go, I think I missed it, I must be getting old. Don't seem to fit much in these days. Back to work today and I'm afraid I had the Monday morning feeling all day. I came home and thought snap out of it and make a card. So I surprised myself how quick I managed to make this. I hope you like it.

 I have left the bottom section blank, but will cut a fancy section out to mat and layer with my verse on. I just need to decide who it is going to go to before I can do that. Sorry it hasn't any stamping on but I just fell in love with this cute little decoupage that was free out of one of the magazines ages ago. I found this very easy to make and will definately be making some more of these but with some stamping on.  I have a birthday card to make for Thursday so I think that will be my  second one. I wish you plenty of crafting time this week and have fun . Thanks for visiting. Hugs x ChrisB