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Friday, July 25, 2014

SUNSHINE..WARMTH..AND PIRATES!!



Hello Everyone...

YAY!! it is Friday and I have a long hard weekend with work..but it is still Friday...so that is a bonus..

I'm hear to share my DT card for STAMPFAIRY and a whole lot of Pirates...

All the pirates [Bears]  I used were from the Lenny Pirates Collection ...

So lets get started...


This is Lenny the pirate and he has been on this Island for weeks [hence the shadow of whiskers]..looking for his buried treasure....but with out success...he forgot where he buried it and lost his treasure map.







Further up the beach there was another wee Bear sitting under the shade of the palm trees..and he did have a map...but..it is the wrong one and he forgot his glasses so cannot read a thing...

To the left of him.. Lenny's map is laying there half buried in the sand..






On up the beach and two more Bears.. they have found a chest..BUT..is it the real thing?...and where is their map?.How did they know to look there?




Well!..I say to them all if they worked together in the first place they would have been happier pirates and I'm sure there is enough treasure to go around....there usually is..so sharing could have been the important thing here...right??




Once again from the side..very hard to photograph as there were so many shadows..

And the ingredients....

The ship from the net...coloured with Faber Castell pencils...the sky inked up with distress inks.

The Lenny collection of Bears  all coloured with pencils...

The Palm trees off the net coloured with inks and sponges [saved time]then fussy cut out...[didn't save time took me forever!!!]

The map I made and burned the edges and my finger with a lighter...

The barrels off the net [used them before but this time shrunk them right down to fit and fussy cut out.]

Marianne shell and starfish dies..

Seagulls off the net..fussy cut too..

And that is about that...

Trying to teach a few young boys a moral..share and be honest and everyone comes out on top...selfishness only causes bitterness and problems..hopefully this will give them the message..

This card was a commissioned project...and if the man gets the story behind it right it may just work..lol..

See you tomorrow and thanks ever so much for stopping by...

Challenges I would like to enter...

Fab'n'funky  [walk on the wild side - animals]

Little Miss Muffet   [anything goes]

Cute card Thursday  [for the birds]

MOO -Mania challenge   [Anything Goes]


Luv CHRISSYxx










Thursday, July 24, 2014

DELIGHTFUL THURSDAY



Hello everyone...

I knew the weather would turn...the sun came out today and I nearly melted..

Only had three cleans to do today but they were biggies and I thought I was going to collapse..lol..the Sun came out and the temp soared...more like a spring day..so my tooties were very warm...very warm..after yesterday.

It’s time for Delightful Thursday at the  Digital Delights Blog..this is when the DT show case some of the fabulous images Wendy has over at the shop ..

This week I was able to play with this charming wee chap....

Driving Mister Scottie  ....

Ahhh!...a boy and his dog....off for a Sunday drive with the top down..




No papers...just plain green..black and grey card stock and a white gel pen..

Scottie and his wee pal were coloured with Faber Castell pencils...
The car with a red copic R27...the headlights with Y08..

All the 'chrome' with a silver gel pen and tyres with pencils..



The house border die is from Cheery Lyn 'Neighborhood border'

The Trees a Marianne Creatables [still my most favourite tree die]and the light green is the reverse to the bright green...now that was a saving..

The road was a scrap of grey paper.. cut into shape and added white gel pen for the centre line..




So there is my little bit of inspiration...hope you enjoyed and thank you so much for popping by...

Challenges I would like to enter [if I'm on time this week...sheeezz]

The Crafters Cafe   [anything goes]

7 kids colllege fund  [anything goes]

Penny's paper Craft   [anything goes]

There we go all done...off to work for tea time soon so will pop this on a schedule.

So many good things to watch on the telly tonight...thank goodness I can record 2 and watch the 3rd..

See you tomorrow..

luv CHRISSYxx







 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DANDELION SPRITE


Hello Everyone....nothing much to say today but...Brrr...goosebumps on top of goosebumps...

Have a card to share today for a challenge at Aurora Wings ..using one of their gorgeous wee Sprites...although the shop says it has not got it...I think it must have been a freebie then...and I'm using it now..



There she is....such a pretty wee thing...

All coloured up with Faber Castell pencils....green..purple and grey...but I added some gold gel pen and the grey went green...



A close up of this cute Sprite and stippled the sky in distress ink and a sea sponge...something a bit different.



The side view...papers are from Rosies Studio.."Prim and Proper"

The pearl string and flowers from my stash..

The tag you ask...well..I've been asking myself that too...

I have a rubber stamp from Rubbadubbadoo of this Dandelion and just thought I would stamp it and stick it here as a tag..

Okay that's it...going to schedule this card as it is time to go to work for the tea rounds..

Challenges to enter...

Aurora Wings   [Sprite Delight]

Thanks so much for stopping by..must go find some woolly socks...my slippers are passed their best and no warmth in there at all..

See you tomorrow.

luv CHRISSYxx








Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FIRE!! FIRE!!


Hello Everyone...

THE BIG CHILL...sweeping it's way through both Islands and talk about cold!!...I dont do heat very well.. and I like the Winter, but boy- oh -boy you do forget how cold July can get over here...lol.

We have the Winter bloomers out at 'My Ladies' house and devils of things to get dry..she is 96 and thinks this is the coldest Winter she has ever been through..[.she said that last year too]..and even says it in Autumn...but it is very cold.

I have a card to share today using the ever cute Barry from the Halloween 2 collection..
from Stampfairy

And here he is as a little  'Firebear'..



Such a fun image to colour...using Faber Castell pencils...his hat and fire hydrant with a red copic and shaded with a green pencil.



His cheeks are all rosy..probably from the heat and the papers are Authentique.."Endless and Fair Weather"..love these for boy cards.

The little buckets are off the net and fussy cut out with glossy accent drips on the side and seed beads with glossy accents for the water...coloured with Pencils again.



The side view...I used two stamps for the sentiments....this card went to a young man who has dreamed of being a fireman all his life and has just made the grade..both were wooden stamps...some little cheapies I've had for years...




Last side view....dont know why I've started doing two!.. but there you go..

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a peak and thanks so much for all the comments you leave..means so much..

Off to find some challenges...
Found some!

My Craft Spot   [Just for little boys]..any male under 40 is a little boy to me.

Crafting from the Heart  [always anything goes]

See you tomorrow.

luv CHRISSYxx






Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW RELEASE AND NEW CHALLENGE - LACY SUNSHINE



Hello Everyone...

Raining...raining...raining..today and cold!!...but I have noticed,even though this is the coldest month of the season,is that the mornings are slightly lighter at 6.00am...so that must mean we are starting the turn...then I can start to moan how hot I am..lol..

I'm here today to share a new release for Lacy Sunshine and a new challenge starting over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog  ...

I was so impressed with all the entries in our last challenge...all of them were just lovely...so many gorgeous under the sea Christmas cards and projects...thanks to all who played along....

This weeks challenge theme is "Flowers"...

And this is the cutie I was able to play with...she comes in three parts...the pot..the bamboo with leaves and of course the Pretty...

LUCKY BAMBOO...FLOWER POT PRETTIES


There she is...isn't she lovely...


She is coloured up with Faber Castell pencils and copics.

I printed the bamboo out 6 times and fussy cut all the leaves and bamboo stalks
and the gorgeous image!!...that's a lot of fussy cutting..

I embossed a Chinese or Japanese stamped image on the front of the pot and embossed it in gold..then coloured the pot  with R17 red copic...

The stamp spells out "Friendship"...but as I only used one half of the stamp this says either "Friend" or "Ship"...



The side view....the papers from Rosies studio "Regal Collection"...the butterfly from my stash..and lots of liquid pearls...



The other side..I cut a twig off my flowering and messy Camellia and glued on silk blossoms and added a thin gold bow.

And last but not least....this was the inspiration photo I found on the net on how to do my Bamboo....

And there you go...

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope to see you over at Lacy Sunshine and if you click HERE you will see what my very talented teamies have done too...

See you tomorrow..

Entering these challenges 

ABC challenge  [P is for Pearls]

Luv CHRISSYxx



Thursday, July 17, 2014

SAY CHEESE!!



Hello Everyone...

Colder than ever today...brrr...freezing wind and drizzle which I think has ice in it..but it is warm and cosy in my craft space and it’s time for Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights  ..this is when the DT show case some of the fabulous images Wendy has over at the Shop  ..

This week I played with this little cutie called Say Cheese Polly 

She was a delight to colour and really enjoyed doing her hair with Faber Castell pencils....




There she is...a very plain simple card front...the film strip off the internet and just plain black and white...just like the old days...except Polly is into 'selfies'...so here we go...

 


We have a head shot.....





Oops!!...she needs more practice here....




Almost got it....




Aww..never mind...


Here's the whole card inside...a little selfie album card for a wee lass who loves to take her own pictures and still learning.....





Just tied it all together with string bows...a bit of fun and hope she likes it..

Thanks so much for stopping by...will see you tomorrow..

Chocolate fish tonight..yum!!

luv CHRISSYxx

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ABRACADABRA...IT'S BARRY


Hello Everyone...

Another chilly day but I still took Harry..no! wait...Harry still took me for a loooong walk in the icy wind but it was very invigorating [or so I'm trying to kid myself]..

Back today to share another card I made using my sweet little Bear...my most favourite animal EVER.. Barry  ...[well.. apart from my darling Harry [my dog]..

Barry is from the Halloween collection at Stampfairy ..





He is all coloured up with Faber Castell pencils...his hat paper pieced with scraps of 'Crate paper - Portrait collection'...





His cape was coloured with a pro marker in deep purple...but looks blue now..



The side view...just added punched stars...some gold twine from my Christmas box...a sentiment on the PC...and that was about it..

Going to enter these challenges....

My Time to Craft  [paper piecing]

It's a little bit Crafty   [It's Magic]

As You like it  [Favourite Animal and why...well just look at this darling..and so easy to colour no matter what situation he is in]

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and especially to those who take the time to comment ....I love reading them..they just make my day..

Will see you tomorrow...

Luv CHRISSYxx