Watering Can Tulips

I think this is the last of the Mother’s Day card for this year, and is made using another gorgeous Digi from Imagine That! called Watering Can Tulips.

The image has been coloured using Copic Markers, and the background papers are Stampin’ Up! Lullaby Designer Series Papers.  The papers are currently available, but soon to be retiring, so won’t be around for much longer.
I apologise for the photo, the Twine flopped down over the writing without me realising, but I am sure you can make out that it says “Happy”! 🙂
And on that note, Happy Stamping!

Chris

Mother’s Day Teacup

Just a quick post this afternoon, to share a Mother’s Day card I made using this gorgeous Digi from Imagine That!

I think my colouring needed a little more work, however we have quite a lot going on at present, so had to make the most of time I had today.
Will be back later with another card, in the meantime,
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Mother’s Day Rose

A quick post this afternoon to share with you a Mother’s Day card I made using this beautiful Single Rose image from Pattie’s Creations Designs.

My card uses some pretty papers out of my large stash, and the sentiment comes from the Stampin’ Up! Hello You Thinlits Dies and Crazy About You stamp set.

Mother’s Day in Australia is next Sunday, 10th May, so make sure you get something special for your Mum.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Things With Wings Challenge

Things With Wings” is the theme for this fortnight’s challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, now that gives you heaps to play with!  Apart from the obvious: birds or butterflies, how about dragonflies, fairies, flies, wasps, or even planes.
I chose this gorgeous Daisy Elf image from Aurora Wings for my card for this week.  (Lots of winged fantasy options at Aurora Wings that you could choose from for your project!)

She has been coloured using Copic Markers, and the paper and ribbon are from my stash.
How about damselflies, bees, bats, moths, mosquitoes or dragons!!  Or use your imagination and come up with something really unusual 🙂
Most of all, have fun, and make sure you share you creation with us this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Just Add Ink #258

This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is to use this absolutely gorgeous colour combination:

Lots of pretty things you can do with those colours 🙂

My card this week features the ever popular and beautiful Blooming With Kindness stamp set.  I have sponged the Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss ink onto the stamp, to create the variations in colour, and then stamped the image two or three times so that it comes out lighter and lighter each time.
The Lace has had some Velvet trim threaded through, and both of those and the metal flower button come from the Artisan Embellishment Kit from the Occasions Catalogue.
Thanks again to the lovely ladies from the Just Add Ink team, for having me as their Guest Designer this month.
Make sure you pop on over to Just Add Ink and check out all the fabulous inspiration there.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Spring Challenge Reminder

A quick post today with a reminder about the Crafty Boots “Spring” Challenge.

My card features the beautiful stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue called Indescribable Gift.  It is a beautiful stamp for colouring, I think I might have to try it in some different colours too 🙂  The circle with the coloured image has been layered over some of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty papers from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  The photo hasn’t shown the background paper up very well, this is one card that is definitely better in real life than in the photo!!

Hoping you will share some of your spring projects with us, at Crafty Boots Challenges – we love to see what you have come up with.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Spring!!

Hmmm, well no, it’s not spring here in Australia, although the weather has been lovely and warm and sunny, so I guess it has been spring-like, and there are still plenty of flowers in the garden!
“Spring” is the theme for the new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges – “We should like to see your projects inspired by ‘Spring’, by the celebration of the passing of winter and the coming of new life and all of those wonderful plans you are making for springtime.”
I have made two cards for this week’s inspiration:

This card uses the cute digital image from Bugaboo, along with some pretty papers from my stash.

And my second card uses some of the beautiful papers from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Papers, combined with the sentiment from Butterfly Basics and some small butterflies stamped and punched, makes for a really quick but pretty card.  The papers are just so gorgeous, I really didn’t want to cut them up.

Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and please share with us your Spring projects.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Remembrance Day Projects

Just reminder of the fabulous challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges this week, don’t be scared of this one, there are so many possibilities……. just make something to remember someone by.

Here is a Scrapbook page that I have made using a really old photo of my Mum when she was very young and my Grandma, just a lovely way to remember two wonderful people who had a huge influence in my creativity.

Lots of goodies out of my stash in this page, including some gorgeous crocheted lace which I think was originally in my Mum’s stash of crafting goodies.

And I couldn’t resist the temptation to do a little more colouring with my Blendabilities, so thought I would make a Poppy themed card.

I didn’t own a Poppy stamp, so went looking around online and found this lovely image which I downloaded, printed and then coloured.

So please come and join in, we love to see what wonderful creations you have come up with.  And you can also check out what the rest of the Design Team for created for your inspiration.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Sketch Challenge

I have been enjoying doing some colouring in the last few days, I find colouring very relaxing!  So I thought I would make a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.
Here is the sketch:

I have used my Blendabilities to colour the Sweetbriar Rose which I stamped with Black Memento Ink.

I wanted this card to be nice and colourful, so I have borrowed the colour combination from the Sweet Taffy DSP – Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry.  The piece of yellow striped paper is, of course, from Sweet Taffy DSP, and just some white baker’s twine and button, and some yellow candy dots to finish it off.

Happy stamping!
Chris

August Stamps in Your Letterbox

The feature stamp set for the month of August and for Stamps in Your Letterbox is Kinda Eclectic (Page 164 of the Catalogue). This is a really versatile stamp set and heaps of fun to use, so for those of you who are signed up for Stamps in Your Letterbox, you are in for a treat this month!

Today I am sharing a pouch card which I have made using not only Kinda Eclectic, but also the Envelope Punch Board.  The card fits into one of our standard size envelopes so that you can send it in the mail.

 

The card itself is a flat card, like a post card, but there is plenty of room for writing on it, and it slides into a decorated pouch made using the Envelope Punch Board.

 

I have used some of the bright and cheery papers from the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Papers (Page 186), and the “Birthday Greetings” comes from the Four You Stamp Set.  They are a little hard to see in the photo, but I have added a little bling with some Sequins (Page 208) on the butterflies, along with some Thick Baker’s Twine (Page 207) around the top of the card to make it easier to pull the card out of the pouch.

It’s not too late to take part in Stamps in Your Letterbox for August, just contact me to sign up, and you can find out more information here.

Happy Stamping!
Chris