Crafty Boots Christmas in July

I have to admit that I have not been feeling very Christmassy, possibly because I have never experienced a cold Christmas. 

And perhaps that’s why my card just didn’t want to come together, and ended up being nothing like I had envisioned! Oh well, it’s a Christmas card, my first for the year!

  
I am sure you can do better though, so please share your Christmas creations with us at Crafty Boots challenges, I am needing some serious inspiration right now!! 

Happy stamping!

Chris

A Summer Scene

This week at Crafty Boots Challenges we are making summery projects, which was a bit challenging considering it is mid winter here in Australia. That is, until I saw the gorgeous new Serene Scenery paper stack. Then the only difficulty was deciding which particular paper to use!

  
The colours in this paper stack are just gorgeous and the ideas, well, too many for now, but I’m sure I will be using it a great deal. 

The sentiment comes from another new favourite, the stamp set called Flourishing Phrases. 

Happy stamping!

Chris

Father’s Day card

This fortnight at The Male Room, our challenge is to create a Father’s Day project. 

 
My card uses some lovely but sadly retired Stampin’ Up goodies. I love these papers for masculine cards, and of course the wonderful plane image. And I have added a layer of corrugated cardstock (also retired) for some texture. 

Please join us at The Male Room and share your Father’s Day projects. 

Happy Stamping!

Chris

Crafty Boots Monochromatic Challenge

This fortnight at Crafty Boots Challenges, the theme is Monochromatic.  Just in case you were wondering exactly what that means, here is the dictionary definition:  “a painting or drawing in different shades of a single colour.
I chose shades of pink!

I have had time to play with the beautiful “Fluttering” embossing folder until now, and decided to make that my background.  I have used some light weight pink paper that I got from a local office supplies shop, and it has a lovely sheen to it.
Love all the pretty pink butterflies!
I hope you will play along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!
Chris

 

 

Colouring Books

I thought I would share some pages of colouring I have been doing recently, just for something a little different. Our family have been struck down with a nasty flu that is going around so we have been taking it easy, and spending time sitting in front of the fire, drinking warm cups of tea, reading and colouring!  

  These first two come from some books I picked up in my local Target (Australia).  I have coloured the top one with different pens which I got from the Reject Shop, gel pens and glitter pens. The second one is coloured with Stampin’ Up! Markers.   This one I found online and it has been coloured with Copic Markers. 

Enough from me for now, back to sitting in front of the fire!!

Chris

Freshly Made Sketches 191

My card this morning uses a combination of the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, which I have combined with the current Just Add Ink challenge of using Topography.  This is my second entry in the Just Add Ink challenge but I wanted to show a completely different way of using script or lettering on your projects.
Here is the sketch:

FMS191

I have kept my card very simple, and it really only took me a few minutes to make.

I have used a white card base, and separate white layer which I have run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder which came as a free gift with a magazine.  Then I have lightly sponged some ink on the area I wanted highlighted, just using a sponge dauber.  Then a couple of strips of patterned paper attached behind the white layer before adhere it to the card base.  It’s a great way of using up some of those thin strips of patterned paper, or coloured cardstock, that we all manage to collect.
Happy stamping!
Chris