Thursday, July 18, 2013


Hello!! What a lovely day here in the middle of Winter...frosty start but beautiful sunshine followed and had a play in the garden after work..excellent.
But now it is cooling down late afternoon and off to work again shortly to say nite nite to' My Ladies'...

Have a card to share with you using this cute little digi from STAMPFAIRY ..

This is MOLLY BEACH 1 ....

Coloured Molly using Faber Castell pencils and paper pieced her bathing suit..

The waves.. I used my new punch 'Fiskars Wave Border"..and the starfish out of my daughters bathroom..[she has plenty, and would not miss one]..okay,I took two..shhhh

Papers are MME 'A Mothers Love"...

The sand was a torn strip of Kraft..

Shell die, from Marianne Creatables and so is the lighthouse...cut it out with white card and placed a lovely blue cardstock behind...saved colouring.

Added a sentiment ticket and clothes peg, all done.

NOW....the Spellbinders "Cattails..would be the worst die I have ever tried to cut with...have you ever a die like that?? just wont cut clean and took me ages to get one that was reasonably okay, but had to finish it off with a craft knife..sooo disappointed with it and have a flower one the same..useless..

Never mind...finished belly aching lots of other good ones so will stop moaning..

Going to enter this card at these challenges...

Tuesday Throwdown  [Anything goes]

Simon Says  [By the Sea]

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



heidy said...

Oh this is such a cute card Chrissy!!!
It's so hot here,I have to deliver the mail today 3 rounds,need to fill my waterbottle a lot today lol!!!
XXX Heidy

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Chrissy this is fabulous! What a great summer scene loving your new stash! I have some of these dies and they are a pain in the buttinski!! Apart from running through umpteen dozen times with extra shims I also found if you have a metal cutting plate that helps or add some waxed paper between the die and cardstock - good luck! Susan xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy. The image looks fab and I love her swimsuit.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely image and

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the adorable image the light house and the design.
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, such a cute image. I love the scene you have created with fabulous detailing, especially the starfish
hugs Sue xx

Heather said...

Chrissy have you used a Metal Adapteor for cutting any die. I found it a brilliant for cutting most things, especially intricate Spellbinder dies.
Your card is adorable, lovely colouring and such fabulous details - and I do love those Cattails!!!

Heather xx

Tammy said...

Adorable and fantastic scene you created for the sweet image! I have the same punch and the same problem you have with yours, just not worth using!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby scene and i'm so loving that lighthouse too, Luv Sam x

Céline said...

so gorgeous, love this molly

Danni said...

Very summery little scene and Molly is just adorable!

Unknown said...

Adding wax baking paper between the die and paper always works for my, and I am not a lover of spellbinders at all, but it does work.

Love the card and starfish looks fab, cute image as always and paper pieced to perfection.

luv aNNIe xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a cute scene ... love the lighthouse and starfish
Lisa x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Chrissy, she's just precious my dear!! I love the fun beach accents and the wavy border!! So sweet! :) said...

Hi Chrissy love your card and image. It's so hot here in the UK at the moment and of course we are just not used to it. Sorry if this does not make sense but Toby the kitten is chewing my fingers whilst I am trying to type lol. Love Alison xx

coops said...

so gorgeous chrissy.fabulous beach scene and details and I love the adorable image :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy love that cute image she looks a lot cooler than some of us that is for sure, lol, a super light house and fab die cuts the effect is the perfect Summer seaside holiday.
lorraine x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Fabulous beach scene. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

chrissy xx said...

What a GORgeous little scene Chrissy..LOve your paper piecing too.
I've had an ice-cream like this today cause it's hot!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy :-) the image is very cute and the whole beach scene is FAB :-)

OOH what a faff re your dies !! I don't have a metal adaptor, but have heard they are good, I tend to use card shims and baking paper, and that does tend to be OK on all of my intricate dies . Hope you manage to find a solution xx

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Cazza said...

This is fabulous Chrissy, love the paper pieced swimming cossie!! :o)
x said...

Too cute - love all the embellishments!

Deanne :)

Annette said...

So cute. I can taste the ice cream from here.

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww such a lovely sweet card Chrissy! Such a cute image and I love all the fab dies too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

Pia S said...

This is such a cute "by the seaside" themed card! So many great details, with the sea shells, star fish, lighthouse and punched waves! As for your troublesome die - have you tried using it with several layers of papers at the same time? In my experience that can help a little with those tricky ones...

chrissy xx said...

I'm back lol..
Just thought I'd leave it till today to see how people were helping you with your dies...
I have a MB die called Frostyville Border and I've never been able to use it! Someone told me to get a Tumble Dry Sheet and rub in all over the die? Well, a box of Sheets cost me a £1.00 for 45, and I thought if it doesn't work then my washing would smell a no loose situation lol..It's worked
so no change to my washing..Don't know how it does it with it been dry lol..but, it does..

Lisa Carroll said...

So adorable! Perfect 'nautical' embellishments. :) Thank you for joining us in the "By The Sea" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! xo