Thursday, 28 July 2011

A couple of cards

Hi everyone I have been working on a couple of cards. They are both for the same person, it is a friend at work .She is retiring tomorrow and her birthday is on Saturday she will be 76, so  no names mentioned. She would be telling me off if she knew I was telling all the world how old she was.  She as been forced to retire and she was upset as she is still brilliant at her job.She as worked for the firm for over 30 years. and I have worked with her for 20 of those. I will really miss her. She still is very young at heart,you would not think she was 70 even. I have used a stamp set from Dimension Fourth that I have had for a little while, but not used before. I hope she likes the cards and as a long Healthy and Happy Retirement.
Can't believe it's nearly week end again. By the way there is only 150 days to Christmas. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 25 July 2011

Bah humbug - beads

Hi folks had a fairly quiet weekend as my grand daughter  was at home this weekend. The first time since the end of February. My it was quiet, no wirlwind running about and climbing all over, I did miss her though. Haven't seen her for a week she's been away for 3 days with her mum and today Daddy as taken her away until Thursday. I do hope the weather is nice she wants to go and play on the beach. They have gone near Filey so fingers crossed I haven't seen the weather forcast.
I have managed to do some stamping and glueing to make my card for this weeks challenge over at Bah humbug. It has to have some beads on it. I was out on Saturday and saw this stamp by Personnal Impressions and really liked it. I thought it would work perfectly for this challenge. I have stamped it and coloured it with pro markers. Glued on some seed beads then added dangly beads at the bottom. The background I cut out of Gold mirror card and used a Nellie Sneddon die to make the windows. the greeting is from a card last christmas. I couldn't get a good photo to show the gold  because of the reflection, it looks black on here.
Thanks for dropping by. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 18 July 2011

All dressed up

 Two posts within 5 mins this is a first. For this card I have used a LOV image coloured and glittered and used glossy accents on her beads and mirror. This is the first time I have used a sewing machine on my cards and I really enjoyed it. So will be doing this again.  Added a tulle bow and pin and used some die cuts.

Bah humbug-shapes

It feels like winter today so decided to do my card for the Bah humbug challenge which this week is a shaped card. I have made another Rocker card. This time I have made it for my granddaughter who is called Maddison and she is 3 years old. She loves teddies and I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it. I thought she would really like it. I have printed the backing paper and the image from My craft Studio.  I decided to decoupage part of the image. I added glitter and Glossy accents.
Thanks for dropping by. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Anyone for tea?

Hi have been playing around with acetate ,coordinations card and Lili of the valley teddies having tea.I used papermania kraft card.I then stuck acetate to the front of the card. Coloured the teddy stamp and added flower soft. I crocheted the rose and added a couple of punched leaves. I can't believe it's Friday again tomorrow  these weeks are really going faster.
Thanks for calling by see you soon. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Bah humbug- Mice

Hi folks hope your weeks got off to a good start. Mines going fine up to now, I've just done my card for Bah humbug which was for mice. Well I've only managed one mouse, but I think he's quite cute. I've cut an aperture and inked the background. Stamped and coloured  little squeek the mouse with promarkers. Added glossy accents to his lights and done a bit of decoupage with his head and feet. I stamped the sentiment and then added some stamped and decoupaged holly. Also added a ribbon bow  and you just have to have some glitter.
Thanks for dropping by.  Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 4 July 2011

Bah humbug-acetate

Everywhere in my house today is sparkling , needless to say it's not because of housework. I've been making my challenge card for Bah humbug which this week you had to use acetate. I must be psychic I have been out of acetate for ages and decided to buy some a couple of weeks ago. Last week I bought a Magenta christmas stamp half price. It was shouting out for acetate. I stamped with Stazon and coloured the sky with promarker and glittered the snow. I then cut an aperature in the front of my card the same shape as my stamp . Cut out my image and glued it to the front of my card.  I have had a little trouble trying to get a good picture. In the second picture  I put one of those flickering night lights inside the card to try and show that it's acetate. I added blue Ribbon and used part of my new Snowflake die and glittered it too. The sentiment is LOTV. I think we'll be sparkling until next week the stuff gets everywhere. Thanks for dropping by Happy crafting Hugs x Chris

Sunday, 3 July 2011

One of my favourite stamps

What a lovely sunny weekend we have had. Today I have been crafting outside again. I used one of my favourite Elusive Image stamps to make an Anniversary card. The backing paper is one I recieved from E. I when I joined the guild I stamped an coloured the image with promarkers and my ribbon. The stamp down the side is a Bo Bunny timepiece stamp. I punched a swirl and added my cherub. I made the card for one of my internet friends. Just noticed on my picture a white patch near my ribbon. It's just a tiny piece of paper thats attached it's self with static. It's gone now. Can't be bothered to take another picture. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB