Friday, August 4, 2023


 Hello everyone,

I was doggie sitting today, three of them, big girls but gorgeous girls while their Mum & Dad had a huge slab of concrete put in for extra parking I was in charge, "No Doggie Prints Allowed"..

and, I managed quite a few projects which I will share when edited.. quick a simple, most of the stuff was pre cut and organised..

So onto todays project.....alcohol inks, love em, or hate em..I think they are very cool..

and I stuck, in the end, with Yuppo papers..  I was trying something else like the backing shiny sheets off my magnet sheets, but the ink just sat there and did nothing..

So two backgrounds, one with lots of green and one with more blue..

Die cut and embossed my beautiful swans from Mariannes Creatables, had them for years...

Inked the water lilies through the die..

Inked up my frogs and gave them white dots on their backs..
and coloured up the Dragonfly wings,, so, so pretty..

The swan was coloured through the die as well..

and deciding here who goes with what background..

Swany ended up with the blue, but with green dragonfly with sparkly gems down his body..

and here she is made into a thinking of you and hope feel better soon..

This dragonfly needed to go on the green with the,

water lilies and frogs...

The frogs are a bit hard to see but IRL they stand out a bit more..

And we have another card with the same gold embossed sentiments..

so there we go, two cards already for someone poorly..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenge to enter...

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday   [anything goes]

Paper Funday Challenge   [ The great outdoors/anything goes]

Ally's Angels   [anything goes]

Critter Crazy  [anything goes feature a critter]

Paper Dragonfly Creative challenge   [Anything that flies/or party]


Janette said...

What beautiful cards Chrissy, love the colours, wow, and those gorgeous die cuts are amazing , I really love your frogs they look so real don't they, and those dragonflys are so pretty, love everything.
Hope the dogs managed to stay off the concrete while it dried, fun times. xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are fabulous cards with great backgrounds Chrissy

gr karin

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful cards, dear Chrissy, real beauties. Love the backgrounds, too. Hope you enjoyed your doggie visitors! Hugs, Valerie

Margreet said...

Stunning backgrounds, Chrissy. I have a lot of alcohol backgrounds, but seldom succeed in making cards with them. Your cards are both beautiful.
xxx Margreet

aussie aNNie said...

Just so very awesome, great backgrounds Chrissy, love AI myself x wow!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning cards,great inky backgrounds and fabulous dies
Carol x

Chris said...

The backgrounds are gorgeous Chrissy and make perfect settings for your beautiful die cuts, both stunning cards.
I think I would like paw prints in the concrete- a customised drive! But maybe not so good for the paws....

Dawn T said...

stunning Chrissy. Beautiful cards made with those beautiful backgrounds.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love how you put your cards together Chrissie, your thought process just goes into overdrive and the results are very, very pleasing, These are just gorgeous cards.
Faith x

creationsnz said...

So glad you shared your frogs and dragonfly with us at Critter Crazy, they are spectacular, CarolG

*Vicki* said...

Wow, your alcohol inked backgrounds turned out stunning, Chrissy! I love that you've made some really cool scenes with them both! I'm in love with that dragonfly! Such beautiful makes my friend!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful backgrounds, cute frogs, lovely little dragonflies...and gorgeous cards!

Lisa said...

Love the colors on both of these backgrounds. Super die cuts you added to them as well.

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully designed with all these fabulous elements!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

pinky said...

You are so clever and these are absolutely stunning. I never knew what to do with alcohol inks other than make a mess lol.

Conniecrafter said...

They are both just beautiful, you did a Fab job with those Alcohol Inked backgrounds. Great job with the details on everything, that dragonfly is colored wonderfully!

Donna Walls said...

Wow, this is a stunning design. I love looking at all the beautiful elements you've added. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge and we look forward to more from you soon.
Donna xx
Paper Funday Challenge
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining us at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge with your wonderful project! Val DT

Brenda said...

Beautiful backgrounds, just the perfect settings for all your gorgeous critters. Amazing work, Chrissy!