Ribbon or Lace Challenge

Crafty Boots Challenges is currently running a “Ribbon or Lace” challenge.
In the past, I would have loved this one and found it really easy, I used to love using ribbons, bows, lace, you name it, as long as it was girly and pretty.  I seem to have lost my Ribbon and Lace mojo!  So it really has been a challenge to make a card with ribbon, I wanted to leave it off, I had other ideas, but I put on the ribbon, and a nice big bow!

Still not entirely happy with it though, I think I will make it again without the ribbon….Lol 🙂
Below is a list of the gorgeous goodies I used to create my card.
I hope you will pop on over and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been creating, and share your own project with us too.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

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Pretty New Papers

Oh yes, the new patterned papers from Stampin’ Up! are stunning, so I wanted to feature two different ones on my card today.  And I have used the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday 429 to design my card.

The only stamping on this card, is the Happy Birthday sentiment, which comes from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.
The background papers are from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, and the beautiful feature flower is from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Papers. I have used a circle die to cut it straight from the 12×12 sheet, although I really didn’t want to cut it up, it is too beautiful!!

Happy Stamping!
Chris


Something Old, Something New

The new challenge from Crafty Boots Challenges is “Something Old, Something New”, which is just in time for the release of not just the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue, but also this years Sale-a-Bration, both of which start tomorrow (5th Jan 2016).
So for my project, you get a bit of a sneak peek of some new goodies!

My card uses some of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Papers as a background, from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Then from the new Occasions catalogue, there is some gorgeous new Baker’s Twine, and the balloons are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch.  That covers the “New” side.
And for the “Old” I have used the Hello You Thinlits dies, and Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiment.
I am loving this colour combination too, the pretty Blushing Bride pink combines beautifully with the Mint Macaron, but looks fantastic with the pop of bright colour of the Rich Razzleberry.  Yum scrum!!
Tomorrow I will pop up links to the new catalogues, and some more inspiration.
And why not join in with this challenge at Crafty Boots.

Happy stamping!
Chris

A Crafty Boots Christmas

Our current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is, of course, Christmas!
That leaves it wide open for you, you must have heaps of Crafty Christmas stuff you have done by now 🙂

My card features the cute Santa, which has been fussy cut out of a piece of the Home For Christmas Designer Series Papers.  And the lovely sentiment is from the Cozy Christmas stamp set, which I have coloured using markers.
Make sure you share your Christmas craft projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Let’s try that again….

So much for my plans of posting up a Christmas card a day in December…..
For those of you who haven’t heard my sad news, my beautiful niece Jacqui, passed away suddenly on the morning of the 3rd of December.  Jacqui was only a couple of years younger than me, we grew up together, were like sisters but perhaps even closer because we weren’t sisters and didn’t live together.  We have shared so much over the years, supported each other through the hard times and shared the laughter.  I am finding it incredibly hard to believe she is no longer with us.  However, one thing I do know, is that Jacqui would want us to go on enjoying life, living with a smile, having fun and heaps of laughter, and to make sure Christmas is a happy occasion for us all, even in the circumstances.
Here is a photo of the two of us together.


So, I am back with more Christmas cards! 🙂 Just one for now, and another a little later.

Again I am featuring those gorgeous baubles from the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies, along with some cute Santa paper from the Home For Christmas DSP.  The photo is not the greatest, but I am sure you can see it well enough.  I have kept this card fairly simple, those baubles don’t need a lot of extras to make a special card.
I am going to enter this card into the current SUO Challenge (Stampin’ Up! Only) – Cards for Children.  I am sure this one would be lovely for a child, with the cute Santa paper, although who doesn’t love Santa 🙂
Happy stamping!
Chris

The Male Room – Spots and Stripes

For the next couple of weeks at The Male Room we want your masculine style projects to include SPOTS AND STRIPES.  Don’t forget you can make any type of papercraft project – but it must be for the men in our lives – both young and old.

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I have used some polka dot papers for my background and then layered some strips of cardstock in various colours on an angle over the patterned papers.  Such a great way to use up some of those strips that we all seem to collect.

The car stamp and the sentiment were freebies from a magazine I bought recently.  Both the car and the “Happy” have been fussy cut and mounted on dimensional tape.
I hope you will join in with our challenge at The Male Room.
Happy stamping,
Chris

Stars or Stripes Reminder

Just a quick post today to remind you to join us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Stars or Stripes Challenge.
I have used both stars and stripes for my card today.

My card features another great masculine digital image from Tiddly Inks, Golf, which comes as a bonus with the Father’s Day Vintage Truck image.
I have made this card for someone special who has gone above and beyond to help us find our new house (more about that soon!!).
Happy stamping!
Chris