Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies!

This week’s Crafty Boots Challenge is to use butterflies on our projects, so I have! It was a good excuse to use the gorgeous new Butterflies Thinlits Dies – not that I really need an excuse 🙂
My first card uses some of the Painted Blooms Designer Series Papers, which are just sooooooo beautiful.  I didn’t really want to cut it up, but if I don’t it will add to my ever growing stash!

I have cut two butterflies, one from white cardstock and then the top layer from the blue watercoloured paper in the Painted Blooms DSP.  The sentiment comes from the new stamp set (which is bundled with the dies) called Butterfly Basics.

Then I did some colouring with Blendabilities, and decided to make the coloured image into another card with lots of butterflies 🙂

This gorgeous image is from Art By MiRan, the papers retired a loooong time ago, and the flowers are from the above mentioned large stash of crafting goodies, and of course, the butterfly was another cut with my new Thinlits.  Oh, should I mention Faux Stitching?? 🙂  It hasn’t featured a lot recently, so I thought I high time to bring it back!
I hope you like them, and hope they inspire you to join us with your own butterfly creations at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Colouring Inspiration

I have two projects to share with you today, both coloured using Blendabilities, and both using gorgeous Cute As A Button images.
Firstly, I have covered on of the large Stampin’ Up! Kraft Journals.

Jan Inspiration Project 2

The image has been coloured and then fussy cut, and then layered onto the black background so that the colours are really vibrant.  I have punched some stars out of the black layer and then added a layer of Gold Foil sheet behind the black.

I have also made a card. I just adore this “buttons girl”, and really enjoyed colouring her. 🙂

Jan Inspiration Project 1

The strip of patterned paper comes from the new Stampin’ Up! Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack – lots of gorgeous papers!

Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Giraffe Baby Card

Today I am sharing a card I have made using this really cute Giraffe from Cute As A Button Digital Images.  Isn’t he just so cute?

The image has been coloured using Blendabilities (of course!) with some of the Lullaby Designer Series Papers in the background.  I have used Framelits to cut the layers of the image, the Ovals Framelits, and the Deco Labels Collection.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Colouring with Blendabilities

Two posts in one day, what?????? 🙂
I know, however I just wanted to share some colouring that I have been doing today with my Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities.
I have been learning some new colouring techniques and today the lovely ladies at Kit and Clowder held a colour pallet competition, using this fabulous image from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.

I have used the Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana Blendabilites, along with the Skin Tone Collection. The pearls in the corner have also been coloured with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities.

Hope you are having a crafty weekend.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Winter Fun

Firstly, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, whether you are in Australia and having a warm Christmas with lots of salads and cold desserts, or on the other side of the planet and enjoying some traditional Christmas food to warm you up, I hope it was a special day!

Today I am sharing with you a card that is something a little different for me, which I made for our Crafty Boots Winter Wonderland challenge.
I didn’t want to make another Christmas card, since Christmas is done for this year (although we are still getting through the leftovers, and playing with new toys!!), so I had a think about something fun to do in the snow.  Then I went searching for a digi image that I could colour, and here is the end result.

I have used my Blendabilities to colour this image from S.W.A.L.K.  Isn’t it just too cute?

So now you can join in with this challenge too, it doesn’t have to be just about Christmas! 🙂

Happy stamping!
Chris

Mojo Monday 373

A bright and cheery card today, using the sketch from this week’s Mojo Monday sketches:

Mojo373Sketch

A little bit of colouring today, I have stamped the image from For The Birds stamp set, and coloured it using both Blendabilities and Markers.

The layers of patterned papers are both from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Papers, and other than lots of layers, that’s pretty much it! 🙂

Happy stamping!
Chris

More Blended Butterflies

I had so much fun colouring the butterflies from my post yesterday, that I did some more last night while I was enjoying watching our fantastic Australian Cricket Team beat the South Africans! 🙂  (Love my cricket!)  (And colouring).

I kept the cards more clean and simple this time, so that the butterflies are really the highlight.

And here are the cards individually.

 

Which one is your favourite?
Mine the the pink and purple one, but then those are my favourite colours, so it’s not really surprising. The stamps I have used are from the Papillon Potpourri set, and Million and One, and are of course, coloured with Blendabilities 🙂
Some more cards for the SUO Challenge I think 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!
Chris