Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Bah Humbug - One for the girls

Hi took Maddi bowling yesterday, she really enjoyed it and so did we. The first time we had been for years. I got laughed at by a three and a half year old. She won me ,she scored 109, and I only scored 96. Hubby scored 140. She said that she and Grandad were the champions and kept giggling and saying "Nanna you were last". She's a right good sense of humour for her age. Even the lady on the next lane had to laugh. We also had a visit to the Petshop and Lunch out.
Today I have managed to make my card for the Bah Humbug challenge which this week is one for the girls.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Another Inky card

Hi folks another miserable day here in the North West, I have a card to show you that I made with yesterdays card. Using the same colours and same techneque, but different stamps and die. I couldn't get in to my craftroom today as my son was asleep in it. After washing and ironing, I spent the rest of the day knitting and watching old John Wayne films on TV. Lovely peaceful day, used to love watching him with my Mum when she was alive. She absolutely loved Westerns and especially if he was in them. Brought back lots of happy memories.
Tomorrow we are taking Maddison out again. We had planned to take her to Smithills Farm to see the animals. But by the time I paid the bus fare and the price for us to get in it would cost £30 and the weather  as been really bad again here all day. So think we might be better doing something inside. So up to now we're thinking of taking her bowling instead. Will let you know later how it goes. Have a good day tomorrow. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Getting Inky

Went to Bury shopping  yesterday with hubby. What a dreadful day weather wise, it heaved it down most of the morning  and afternoon. We had gone to buy my meat for the freezer, we had to keep sheltering from the rain, we got so fed up and decided to come home early than we planned. Never mind it gave me more time to get down and inky. I tried out two new lots of stamps I'd not used before.   Used my distress inks and Adirondack chocolate to stamp the images. I also used direct to paper for my die cutting.   The lighting tonight as made my flowers look darker than what they really are. The stickles around the edges are Yellow and Turquiose and look much brighter in the daylight. Hope you have a good day tomorrow if your on holiday. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Bah humbug-something new

A lovely day was had by all yesterday. The weather stayed lovely and Maddison had a great time at the Science Museum.  She loved looking at all the planes and enjoyed playing in part of one upstairs where you could see the cockpit. She pretended she was at the control and started all the engines, we had to pretend to fasten our seatbelt, and take off.  We had a picnic and a bag of chips in the little park then back inside to see all the experiments, she had a go on all of them twice. There was also some sports going on so she joined in all of those too. She won the obstacle race twice, mind you she was very compatative and there was some cheating. After all the exercise it was icecream time then back on the train. It was standing room only. Maddison had a different idea and lay down and nodded off. Must admit by this time I was wishing I could do the same.

Today I have had a lovely play with new things for the Bah humbug challenge. I have used one set of my stamps that I bought with my winning voucher. I used two cosmic shimmer sprays then overstamped with snowflakes. I used my snowflake die then glittered it and used  another of my set for the centre. Added some new ribbon and New gems from my prize. I have also made  8 cards from a new Fizzy Moon diecut pad called Festive Fun. It makes 24 cards, but I am using it to make 48 cards. I am making them this year to post without costing me a fortune.
I suppose I had better go and tidy my dinning room up now. It's a good job you all can't see the mess I've managed to make, also the massive pile of ironing I've been ignoring. Oh well it is my hols after all.
Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 22 August 2011

Winning stash

Just thought I'd pop by to tell you I'm on my Hols for two weeks. I'm staying at home and hoping to play a bit everyday. Not easy when your son is on nights and trying to sleep all day, have to get up early and carry half my craftroom downstairs . You set off doing something to find you can't get any further because the rest of the stuff you need is out of bounds. Never mind I'm thrilled to say I spent my winning voucher from Abicraft on thursday and I got my parcel at three'oclock today. That's great as it came by carrier and it said from Hong Kong. I thought I'd show you what I chose.
I won't be crafting tomorrow as I'm taking Maddison my grandaughter  on the train to the Science Museum I hope the rain keeps off. See you soon Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Bah humbug - kisses

Hi all,   I have not managed to spend my voucher although I have tried for two and a half hours, Abiscrafts who my voucher was for. Their website won't accept the voucher number. I e mailed them two days ago, but not had a reply. I have had to contact Papercraft essentials magazine. Never had soooo much trouble trying to spend money before. I have been busy making two cards for Birthdays on Friday and my Bah humbug challenge This week the challenge was for kisses. I decided to use a My craft studio image. I  took the backing image onto the screen and altered the opacity. Then I took  a bauble onto the top of it. I copied the bauble image ,then I had two the same size. Added a bow embellishment and also copied that twice. I then cut out the centre of my spare bauble image, using a spellbinders circle die. Added acetate to the back of it and a glitter border. Made it into a shaker card and decoupaged my bow embellishment. Added a small amount of glitter.
My other cards I used Tizzy Teddy as Amelia will be three.   I added flower embellishment and some glitter and a couple of heart buttons. Quite a quick card. The other is for friends who's birthdays are Friday and Saturday. So I've been mean and made a shared card. To go with their shared present.

Thanks for dropping by. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wow, am I the lucky one.

Hi everyone, came home from work feeling tired and worn out. Came upstairs and did a bit of housework. Decided to check my blog, thank you for the lovely comments on my cards. Have just been to check my emails and Wow, am I the lucky one. I can hardly believe it,  I have won a £50 voucher From Papercraft Essentials giveaway. I'm still pinching myself I hardly win a thing.
Thanks for vising. Take care and have fun crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Hi , just a quick post to show you some card I made from a free gift . I have made these for a friend who loves cats and dogs, they are part of a Christmas gift. I will be making some more with the rest of the free gift then making a box for them. Have a good day Happy crafting. Hugs  x ChrisB

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Bah humbug -white on white.

Hi, what a day it's been. First I worked over 30 mins because I stupidly had a senior moment and thought it was Tuesday . Didn't realise until I got in and my Hubby said " where have you been your late." I should have been on my way back out to do the shopping. Got changed went  shopping, by the time I got to Tescoes I was like a drowned rat and dripping everywhere. Then guess what I find that because we  are have having an exstention to the store, they have moved everything around. It took me twice as long to finish my shopping. To top it off when I get home I find that the battery I had left charging for my camera last night hadn't charged at all. Somehow I don't think it been my day.
Never mind I have managed to borrow a camera and take my card I made for the Bah humbug challenge which was White on White.  
Thanks for dropping by Hugs x ChrisB  

Monday, 8 August 2011

Digi download.

 Hello all ,today I have used a digi download backgroud from Chocolate Baroque. I just love this paper. I have used a set of stamps by Andy Skinner. Distress ink, old paper and tea dye. I have also used some  Embroidered Ribbon lace sewn with Sequins and beads. My metal scissor embellishment was from Hobbycraft.
Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a good week. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 1 August 2011

Bah humbug - lace

Hello everyone, this week at Bah humbug the challenge is to have Lace on our cards. Vintage came ibnto my mind for some reason. I don't really do vintage, but saw a piece of card while I was out on Saturday and it spoke vintage to me. I've really enjoyed making this card, mind you looking through my stash I could only find one vintage image. So I repeated it twice. I hope you've had a good start to your week. Have fun crafting and thanks for dropping by. Hugs x ChrisB