Tuesday, July 22, 2014


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

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" 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.



Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Squirrel x said...

Wheeeee, it's my boy Barry, oh my he is looking mighty fine in uniform today! Gorgeous card hunny, I adore the buckets. Sorry you are so cold, wanna swap a little bit? Hugs xx

Sue said...

Wonderful card Chrissy. I love the image, beautiful colouring and the buckets filled with seed beads look fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Whisper said...

Oooo i do love a man - opps bear in uniform :-), am loving the buckets and how it looks like water inside and i'm now off to hunt those fabby papers too, Luv Sam x

Céline said...

so fab card !!! love the idea with pearls

Veerle said...

Super cute and beautiful card Chrissy. I love the buckets with water, genius idea. Love it.
Big hug from Veerle xxxx

Annette said...

It's fab Chrissy. I walk home past the fire station every day from work. I'll keep an eye out for Barry now I know he's a fireman. :0)
Love those buckets.

Lisa Minckler said...

Congratulations to this young man for achieving a fabulous goal. I'm a firefighter's wife, so I might be biased, but it's a wonderful career choice :) Your card is HOT!! I looove those water buckets you made. Can you imagine that being the only way to put out fires?? Eeek. I'm so grateful that today we have men and their long hoses. ;) (You knew I had to go there at some point.)
Have a great day Chrissy and try to stay warm!!
Lisa x

Sarah said...

This is fabulous Chrissy and Barry looks splendid in his uniform too!! I am so sad that Stampfairy is soon to be no more and intend to have a spend before though!! xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Chrissy - love love love those gorgeous buckets - perfection :o)
We are experiencing the opposite weather here - so hot and sticky - not that I'm complaining!!!
Debs xx

Jacee said...

What a fabulous card Chrissy, I just love those little buckets!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Chrissy… he's such a cutie! and you've coloured him beautifully! I love the buckets of water… they look fab!
Ah I could do with some of your cold weather over here…. I'm not coping too well with the heat here in UK! or else maybe Firebear could throw a bucket of his cold water over me!! that would sort out my hot flushes!! ROFL :-))
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is brilliant Chrissy. Barry looks fab and I love his buckets of water.
Lorraine x

Chris said...

Awww, Barry looks so handsome in his uniform! He's coloured beautifully too! Love the 'water' in the buckets, very effective! Another gorgeous card!

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! Barry is good at everything he does Chrissy, he has so many jobs it's a wonder he gets any spare time. What a FABulous scene hope someone helps him with all these lovely buckets lol.
Can't image cold at the moment lol..It's so hot we can't sleep!

Pia S said...

I love your Barry cards. You always seem to be adding some fantastic detail to these cards, in this case the buckts with pearls and glossy accent as water. They're a brilliant choice with this fireman! I'm sure the man receiving this will love it!

Kat W said...

What a wonderful design and those sentiments are perfect for the occasion.
I love those cute buckets with the beady water - very cute idea!

Hugs, Kat x

jimlynn said...

Barry, is a doll all decked out in his fireman outfit! SO cute!!!!!

coops said...

so stunning chrissy.barry is fabulous and i love those brilliant buckets :D

xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Too cute, love the water buckets! Great design and colors!

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation! Love the the water buckets! Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. We hope to see you next time. good luck.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissy I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one that doesn't like the heat, I prefer the Autumn and Spring months the best, we are having a heat wave here and it is unbearably hot and muggy. I am loving your gorgeous card the image is terrific so are the papers and colours a top notch card.
lorraine x

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a darling card! Your bear and scene is just so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!