Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Hi folks nearly halfway through another week,  managed to make four cards today. I've been inking and stamping and still full of ink. My big box of cards that I'm trying to build up for presents is rather lacking in mens card so thought I would try to make one of those first.  I stamped , inked and embossed my backing paper with creative expression stamps. Stamped and embossed the main image and added abit of die cuttine and layered it up.
The next two cards were made with some decoupage, ink and doily and flowers. I inked the sky in the hexagon card. These were all from a set that were free with a subscription from my daughter.

My last card is decoupaged and has an aperature cut in it and I embossed the wood grain stamp behind and stamped and embossed the feathers. The wood grain is a Kaislercraft stamp and the feathers are a Sheena Douglas stamp. I thought this card would work for a man or a woman's card.
Well I'm abit tired tonight and my eye is still sore and very itchy so I'm ready for bed.
Thanks for dropping by it's much appreciated. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hi , can't believe where this week as gone. I was at the hospital again on monday then the rest of the week I have spent cleaning. I know  it's a dirty word and non of us like doing it but, I do feel better now that I have cleaned the windows, washed the curtains and sorted all those places that realy need tidying. Mind you there's still loads that need doing, but other half won't get rid of things. Yet he moans about my craft stuff. How dare he!!!
I have managed to make a new baby card, my friend is exspecting her first baby next month so thought I'd better get organized. I'm also knitting her a little cardigan. I'll show you when I've finished it.

The pict ure as turned out abit  funny. The ribbon is the same colour as the word baby, They were all coloured with the same colour promarker Rpse pink. The background is a backing paper and then I have put two Heartfelt Blossom Corners over the top. Then layered and mounted my Image over the top.
Thanks for dropping by. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sorry I've not been around again, I started with a bad eye just before I went to the Leigh show and it's still very painful. Have had two trips to the doctors this week. Now I have to go to the Hospital on Saturday morning.
I have been crafting but it's been a struggle at times. I made a couple of cards last week, the first uses a new stamp from the show Birdsong by Justrite.
This other card uses the Die I used on my gatefold card previously. I die cut it and embossed then turned it around and did it on the other side of my card. Wrapped it with lace to match and embellished it with diecuts ans Cosmic shimmer glue pearls.
The rest of the pictures are all part of a gift and Birthday card for my friend who's birthday is at the end of the month. I have made a box of notelets and a box with notepad and pen.

If your still with me I'm sorry for some reason blogger as duplicated one and put them out of order.  See you soon. Off to rest my weary eye, take care hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Hello all, today I have a new card to show you that I have made for the Kraftyhands Challenge Blog April showers. You have to use something blue. I used their Vintage Treasure cd that I bought on Saturday this is my first card using this cd. I used a damask backing paper and stamped Vintage floret stamp to make my flowers then put the rest of the backing paper inside.I cut my flowers out with my tiny scissors. I then took two toppers and made them from png into jpegs and resized them. Layered them up on my back piece of card, added some of my flowers and pearls.  I then cut two white panels and used my new Lattice die. Cut and embossed them and decorated them with the rest of my flowers. Then I stuck one each end of my card back to make a gatefold card.

Thanks for calling by. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 4 April 2013

I am still trying to make a dent in the big card kit that my friend bought me last year. Managed to make three cards  started out with a apron card.
Then made two mens cards with clock images. The first I used an acetate front the second one I went for a gatefold card.

I am off to the Sincerly Yours show at Leigh on Saturday with my friends. I am really looking forward to it.
I woke up with a sore eye this morning so I had to go to Tescoes to get some cream for it. I hope it starts going a bit better by then. It's driving me mad at the minute.
Waiting for my son to finish in the bathroom then I can go and have a long soak before bed. Take care . Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hi hope everyone had a happy easter and didn't eat to much chocolate. I can't believe I haven't posted since last Thursday. The weeks are going fast, I just wish we could have some warmer days.
I did manage to make a bunch of cards yesterday, and I made one card this afternoon. I got a new cd  and a new die so was itching to play with them. This first card I printed of the cd and it is so easy as they print out as a stepper card and layer page. I stamped over the background paper with a script stamp, and the topper and sentiment with a swirl stamp. I used brilliance gold ink so it is very sutle. I added glitter to finish and pearls.
I have to apologies my photo's are rubbish tonight and I just haven't time to retake them.
My next card I wanted the vintage look and I decided to make a shaped card. I used kraft card and used a template for the shape. I inked with gathered twig ,used a check paper from cd, a postcard, doily which were all inked. Then I used my new die which I cut up and re arranged to fit my card. I also added ribbon and pins.
The next card uses another of the postcards on top of some stamping with flitter glue. I used Sheena Douglas's Poppy stamp. The large poppy was made out of an old envelope and a punch I have had years. I also punched some ferns for leaves and added black pearls.
My 4th card is alo using the same cd. I printed a topper and a sheet of backing paper. I cut out my favourite die in White and also a corner die four times.  Made three roses from scraps of the backing papers I had used before used a spellbinder die and cut 4 shapes out to substitue for leaves for a change. I then used my tonic die again but really chopped it down
to nearly nothing then re added the buds in a different place.
My last card is a house mouse card from Joanna sheen Cd. Just love what those little mice get up to.

Hope you are all having fun what ever you are getting up to.Thanks for dropping by. See you soon. Love and hugs x ChrisB