Sunday, 27 December 2009

Sending all my love to you!

Good Morning out there, Just thought I would do a quick post this morning as I feel I would like to get a little more back to normal, and yet we have another Christmas day today more food!
Hope you have all had a good one with not too many hangovers, we have had a really nice time but I have definitely eaten too much, I bet you cant guess what my new years resolution is going to be?
Anyway here's another inchie card I have also used woodware circular greetings and Hero Arts scallop borders.
hope you like love Chris xx

Thursday, 24 December 2009

I'll be home for christmas!

Just to wish all my blog Friends a Happy Christmas and very happy and Healthy New Year.
I feel I have met and been in contact with some fantastic people since I started this blog 6 months ago,some of which I am thankful to have spent time with and call great friends.
have a lovely time love chris xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

"I dont like seein' poinsettias"!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not serious about not liking poinsettias I really do, but it was the only song title I could find with poinsettias in, look it up you tube its funny (I tried to do a link but I'm rubbish)
this is another card off joys of the season cricut cartridge.
see you tomorrow thanks for looking love chris xx
PS I love Christmas

Rock with you .

Just a quick post tonight Lots of wrapping to do.
Here's one of the cards that I made for sir stamp a while back showing the various uses of the joys of the season cartridge on the cricut
there might be another later lots of love Chris xx

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Mistletoe and wine (No wine as 1 glass gets me very drunk)

Good evening everyone out there hows Christmas coming along, has anyone noticed all of the last card titles have had a theme running through them ,the next few cards I'm struggling with as I have with this one!! I've just finished the whole Christmas shopping bit and what a nice feeling it is.Been into town it was very quiet for this time of the year, nearly freaked myself out driving in the snow .While we were there we went to the cinema to see Nativity, this film is going to go down as an all time favorite for me and the two 11 year olds I took. It was just Brilliant if you need to get in a festive mood this is the way to go.

Anyway here's my card all three stamps are off the same set inkadinkado fat birds.I don't think that's its proper name but that's what Janice calls it!

Monday, 21 December 2009

White Christmas ?

Good Evening Guys, I just thought I would share my snow with you, this is last Friday Morning and my son looking very pleased with him self in the back garden, as school had been cancelled, I took this in my dressing gown and wellies good job we haven't got neighbours!!

this is also a view out into
the fields behind me.

This is just to the side of our place,looking out on Hubby's favourite place the shed!

And just down our lane. Its all right living off the beaten track but you do get snowed in ,and I'm not good at being in one place for a long time. There you go that's just a bit of me.
lots of love Chris xx

Oh Christmas Tree

I hope you are noticing a theme running through with my titles ,yes my 3rd post of the day.
This lovely Christmas tree is off the cricut cartridge joys of the season, I think it is my favourite Christmas cartridge, whereas storybook is the best ever cartridge in my opinion, just because it has all the scalloped shapes and fantastic alphabet plus heaps more. I nearly always use it somewhere when preparing classes. still can't go anywhere roads are lethal, hence lots of postings see you later love chris xx

when the red red robbin goes.........

yes I know its my 2nd one of the day(how about that Brenda, cheated though) but I just found the photograph of it .Its using my good old inchies !!anyone who knows me knows I love my inchies!!might post another one later.

While Shepherds Watch

And yes another Christmas card are you fed up with them yet? I really can't wait to do some thing bright and springy possibly yellow and green, I have a few to show you yet though that are christmassy ,this is a Sarah Kaye stamp which I love and the papers are from a pad called snowy Jo by imaginisce have a nice day .
love Chris xx

Sunday, 20 December 2009

I'm loving Angels!!

Don't you just love this angel stamp from inkadinkado, well it is one of my all time favourites and good for a quick card, I am also a big lover of the zutter I always think it turns a card into a very small gift.
Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to go out and post my last few things, I was going last Friday but the snow stopped all that, I feel trapped I need rain !!! i really shouldn't say that should I.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Birds and Branches

Hi guys, have you woken up to more snow this morning, well we have here which is such a nuisance this morning as I was going to a card class this afternoon, and then after the hero arts launch at Sir Stampalot, so lets hope the road clears. as much as I love to see the snow I don't like it when it gets in the way of those special days that you have planned.
Here's a card I prepared earlier using yes those good old Hero arts stamps which I LOVE,
can't wait to work on some new ones .
Have a nice day love chrisxx

Friday, 18 December 2009

Shrunk Stockings

Here's one I did a while back from a sketch that I saw on a blog somewhere, can't remember where. I have to say it is one of my favorite sketches ever. I thought I would show you as I think the background paper is like swirling snow, and very fitting for today as we have got at least 4''of the stuff. Not very good for taking photos as it seems very dull , yet I have tried.
bye girls have a happy day love chrisxx
Its just starting to snow again .

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

another snowfllake

Well that's the 2nd Christmas craft party I've been to cold stone sober, but hilarious(had to drive) I dressed up as Santa to everyones suprise and yes did all the ho ho ho 's and yet I received goodies. (thanks girls)
here's my card using my new years resolution and that is to use the negative of my die cuts and cricut shapes which is what I have used here. so often they get discarded ,Good word for card makers dont you think. fat birdies are penny black as is sentiment.
back soon love chris xx

Monday, 14 December 2009


well apparently it talks of snow this weekend that will make us feel christmassy won't it girls, I would like to have everything done by Friday (I am beginning to doubt it)then I can just enjoy the run up with my 11 year old son who breaks up on Friday.Just finished my Christmas cards got a few more to write though,I have got to simple ones now such as this one .
enjoy your evening.lots of love chrisxx

Sunday, 13 December 2009

12 days to christmas

Good Morning everone out there whos not too busy getting ready for christmas ( I don't know about you I can always find time for a sneak peak to see who's doing what!)
well as its 12 days to Christmas I thought I would pop this on just to remind you that its not far away( the photo was took with the number 12 on it when I took the photograph last week at our sir stampalot Demo so I couldnt use it before ) have a lovely Sunday.
love chris xx

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Buttons and Bows

Hope all you out there are getting on better with your Christmas shopping than I am went into town at lunchtime and was back by 1.30 lets just say heavy bags and bad backs dont go together,anyway I am now going to do the rest online .
Heres a little card I made using the zutter and those deeeelish magnolia papers .
Must go I need to get the meal eaten and cleared away before X factor final starts ( Joe to win)
enjoy your evening love Chris xx

Friday, 11 December 2009

My Mums Christmas pudding

Good Evening everyone .
Here's one using the woodware christmas puddings from good ole Sir Stampalot, I bought these in the summer knowing that I wanted to send friends and family My mums Christmas pudding recipe as it is so good, I just hate shop bought christmas puds anyway this is the only one I have done, As I am fast running out of time ,maybe next year!!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Christmas Tree box

I know some of you ladies out there have seen my christmas tree box at the Sir Stampalot demo day but it's nice to share !! once again its off tags bags and boxes on cricut. My husband says the white buttons look like teeth I shouldnt have told you that should I !!
lots of l;ove chris xx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Here's one from saturday and what a day we had !

Here's a little something I prepared earlier for saturdays big demo day at Sir Stampalot, and what a day it was, it was busy all day the time went so quick it was just unbelievable, thankyou to all you ladies that brought me gifts, cards and lovely nibbles, and for all your lovely comments on the day, I cant remember enjoying doing a demo so much Maybe we will have to ask if we can do a spring one !!Hint hint!!
The boxes I have used are off the Cricut bags tags and boxes and have very simply been covered using my favorite magnolia papers and yes red and green !! The letters are of my favourite cartridge storybook it also has all the scalloped shapes.The greenery is all fresh including the crab apples which are out of my garden.hope you like love chris xx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


So its here the first day of winter, I thought this was quite fitting after the cold start to the day,
I just love these hero arts stamps, and of course good old Bazzil papers, I think the winter words are good and swirly ,and yes its red and green again but with a bit of brown.
lots of love chris xx

Friday, 27 November 2009

I Won An Award

Thankyou Tania at Javabean's creative escape (very clever lady you must check her out) for my lovely award it was a lovely suprise when I found it on my blog, I just hope I can work out how to pass it on to seven brilliant bloggers out there, even though I can think of loads of you that deserve this award. thankyou again Tania so once the award has been accepted the nominee has to do the following;

Thank the sender for nominating you.
Make sure you link to the person that nominated you.
Nominate 7 creative bloggers
Copy the logo onto your blog.
List 7 interesting things about yourself.
Post lincs to their blog
Leave a comment for each letting them know of their nomination

Right  -so here are 7 interesting things about me help!!
I Love Fruit cake (you might know food would be first)
I would like to be able to drink more than one glass of wine without getting very silly (cheap though)
I adore dressing the house for Christmas nearly as much as crafting.
I am a Hairdresser and hate how it gets in the way of crafting.
My own Bed is one of my favorite places.
I hate roundabouts.
I love to visit cornwall.

And here are the creative bloggers I have nominated
1. lou Crafty Lou's small world
2. Fleur A passion for craft
3. Mel Apple cake art
4. Debbie Pink Poppy Craft box
5. Nicola Crafty Patch
6. Louise Just love to stamp
7. Brenda floral fantasies

And oh yes go on to Sir Stampalot web site to see all their new goodies.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Happy Birthday Mel

Heres one I did yesterday for Mel's birthday, I decided to cover a diary that I had got free with a Magazine, Anyway mel seemed to be pleased with it, I have since been out and got more diaries I think they make a nice little gifts
lots of love chris xx

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Hopefully not Beige

A bit different for me one of those cards where I stamped the magnolia music (silent night) on the right hand side and really didnt know where I was going with it, anyway I quite think its ok.
the circle is off fabulous finds I have cut it out 4 times and stuck them together to get the depth, the snowfkakes are off the cricut, oh yes and the stamp is a sarah kaye, the stamps to the left are sei which I just love ,very useful .
sorry I haven't blogged lately but still not quite feeling A1, I seem to have got at least 15 cards half started but nothing finished .
just a little reminder on the 5th of December at sir stampalot there are going to be 7 ladies doing demonstraions I'm one of them so come and see me .
lots of love Chris xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Here's one I prepared earlier

I thought I would pop this one on my blog as I am busy getting ready for a couple of classes that I have got coming up, I seem to have quite a few projects started but not finished, so this is an old one using su card and bloomin with beauty stamp set hope you like.
love chris xx

Saturday, 3 October 2009

you all know I really love my inchies!!!

If you just want a quick card you can't beat the good old inchies, I have to say I love working with them, You can make them as simple as you like or as difficult as you like, I just can't leave them alone.I have stuck them on to mount board and using the cricut joys of the season cartridge just slotted this branch inbetween.
loads of hugs chris x

Saturday, 19 September 2009

This is the first card I have made for 5 weeks as I have felt extreemely crappy with a couple of things going on but hopefully there will be lots more cards to come!!
I have missed all those lovely ladies that I spend craft time, with but on thursday I managed to get to sir stamp and had a lovely time, and I came home feeling inspired.
In this card I have used Snowy Joe papers and inkadinkado doggey 98252 the cut out behind him is using the martha stewart floral edge (I call it thre moustache Punch as that what the positive looks like) anyway I love this punch hope you like
love chris xx
ps. Ive done it Lou. You will know what I mean

Saturday, 29 August 2009

just a quick note

So sorry I haven't posted lately, but with one thing and another, A lovely holiday in Devon and Cornwalll for a start though with a very bad back, then when we arrived home after a long journey of 10 hours I became ill, in the next couple of days I found out that I have blood poisoning, anyway all being well I will be demonstating at sir stamp tomorrow.
we have lots to show you so please please come along and say Hi to myself and the amazing crafty Lou, you just have to see this girls stuff its really really good.
see you tomorrow.

love chris

Thursday, 13 August 2009

little boy blue

I don't normally do blue but I quite like it with the yellow, I did a bit of tearing with these gorgeous snippets papers from Sir Stampalot they come in 12 x12 with four different 2' squares on them, very useful.
I stuck them down to the yellow card and then put it through the cuttlebug folder, it somehow seemed to bond the whole thing together, I then used the papers to stamp on it was a bit like those cardboard dressing up things we had as children. The flowers are of the cricut I think it was george cartridge.
hope you like love chris xx
ps I think we have decided it's a boy!!

Monday, 10 August 2009

not in a pear tree

Well I don't know about you girls out there but I'm not getting a lot of crafting done with it being the school hols.
I thought I would post what I have done for Sir Stampalot a couple of weeks back, the stamp set is called in a pear tree there is so much on the set can't wait to have a proper play maybe tomorrow.
with love chris xx

Saturday, 1 August 2009

New sarah kay stamp "gardens need many helpers"

well I just love this new sarah kay stamp ,and I apologise its red and green again it just hapens,I have made it for sir stampalot and am half way through another one, I think it will have to be a different colour!!
My Husband and son have been to an air show today so I have had the day to myself and this is what I came up with, everything is from sir stampalot (click on the green box right hand side top of page)
Heres the list
Counntry scene on the right hand side is sea 737 hobby art
Small birdy on post is d5214 hero arts
butterfly is 3864f its called bohemian
fabulous Birthday is c4635 hero arts
The little boy?(I think) is sak nat 9b Gardens need many Helpers.
the card stock is Bazzil Green embossed leaves
and the red Bazzil I think it is called tomato
thanks for dropping by love chris xx

Sunday, 26 July 2009

stampin up notelet holder

Good Evening everyone thought I would do another quick post today as it seems to have been a while, but again its not been done today, as I have had a very busy day with 3 nephew and nieces under 6 and an older one of 28 and lots of others, it has been very lively here today(NOISY) it's nice to sit back and just do a bit of blogging.

The notelet holder is easy to make by just scoring a spine in the middle of your card, the papers and stamps are all stampin up and I am in love with this paper it's one of those I don't really want to use!

thanks for dropping by.

love chris xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Quick post

Good morning everybody. I can't believe its a week since I last did a post, but here it is, a very quick post one I had in the drawer, I have used all stampin up stuff you can only just read the stamp at the top of the card it says ,So glad were friends. This is for all of you that keep looking at my blog and leaving me nice messages. Thankyou love chris xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


YES ITS BLEACHING Good evening . I have just come in from my Wednesday night craft class I thought I would do a quick post so here it is ...
I have used the poppys from Stampin up Bloomin with beauty stamp set on elegant eggplant card stock, and I just love the way it bleaches out, I have tried various card over the years and nothing compares to this for bleaching
it is just so easy to get a good effect, its fun , have a go with bleach ONLY ON A CARD MIND !!!!! We need to save our energy for crafting
love Chris xx

Sunday, 12 July 2009


Good morning, bit of a dull one this morning and we are supposed to be barbequeing, oh well.
Heres one we did on Friday night for a S U party for a very nice lady called Jeanette,we had a lovely evening, and yes it seemed to be red and green again ,I dont know how it keeps happening!! The background is En Francais background stamp the red is stamped with the paisley background stamp, the stalk is stem sayings, and the flower is done with the 5 petal flower punch, one petal folded on the green and two folded on the red, then stuck together .The circle is wow flowers placed onto punched ovals then of course stitched with the white pen hope you like. love chris xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Hello everybody. here's one that I have had the elements coloured and cut out for days but just couldn't seem to get round to doing anything with, the papers and card is stampin up as is the punched out ovals and words ,the backgroud behind the scarecrow is a magenta stamp cso 43 which I got from good ole sir stampalot, the rest are a whippersnapper set of stamps which my friend louise kindly stamped one day for me ,Thankyou louise I have enjoyed using them ,the bowl of apples has been glazed with glossy accents, and the straw (which does'nt show up very well on the photo) sticking out of him are some fibres that I won the other night in a craft raffle (thanks Mary)louise had also stamped me some trees out of the same set but it didnt fit anywhere so I cut the leaves off and popped them down the side hope you like love chris xx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

More with the s u scallop circle punch

Here's another one using the scallop punch from s u , I have punched it out using shrink plastic and stamped a flower in each one then cut out some stamped leaves they are from a retired stampin up set.
Thanks for dropping by love chris

Saturday, 4 July 2009

hi I thought I would show you what I have done with the scallop circle punch
from stampin up, I just love this baby, I have cut down each scallop to form a petal and then folded it in half triple embossed it then added a small circle in the bottom I think it looks quite effective I have also embossed my scallop edge thanks for dropping by love chris xx

Monday, 29 June 2009

for Mel

I have covered this little notebook from paperchase for my friend Mel, she has been helping me when I have got stuck when posting on my blog, always on the end of the phone, each time I get a problem or think there's something else I should have done, so today I had a free morning and here it is, the scarecrow is what crafty lou stamped for me and the other stamps are magnolia. I shrunk the little bird I think its kinda cute.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

nice and easy

just a quick one for a stampin up party, not my usual colours but I really like them ,I have cut out the stamped flower image from soft summer and decopauged just the flowers, the little buttons at the top I have punched out on shrink plastic using wow flowers stamp which sound wrong but there is actually a round happy birthday stampin with the set they are really useful so nice and easy.
The colours I have used are not quite navy, gable green ,tempting turquoise, and taken with teal

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Decorated box

Had some fun on Thursday at Sir Stampalot covering this little box which I bought from papechase, they do a lovely range of brown paper covered things which a lovely lady called louise put me on to, got lots of other things to cover ,thought this would make a lovely raffle prize if filled with Ribbons, the papers are Daisy Bucket and of course yes its another Sarah Kaye stamp!! I promise it will be something different tomorrow.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

using my fabulous" fabulous finds" cartridge

And yes its that Sarah Kaye girl again, I just love her so much, this time I've shrunk her if only it was that easy! I have cut this shaped card out on my cricut using fabulous finds it actually cuts out what you see and is so easy to play with, I have used daisy bucket papers , not had alot of time for blogging lately but hopefully I wont be so busy this next few weeks , thankyou ladies to all of you that are following me and leaving me lovely messages

Saturday, 13 June 2009

I LOVE my inchies

Made this card for Sir Stampalot using inkadinkadoo inchies( 98770 flower garden )can't tell you how much I love them, hope to post more inchie cards soon .

Friday, 12 June 2009

and finally

I have finally managed to upload this card, I have used stampin up papers and card the stamp is also su, and i've cut out the flourishes using the cricut with
wild card ,it just gives it that 3D effect. hopefully it wont take so long next time !!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

That was difficult!!

Well I wonder if you will be reading this?I have spent the last 2 hours getting back to this place, as I wanted to thank Mel for sorting this out with me this morning. and also thanks girls for checking my blog out, Hopefully there will be a picture tomorrow ,dont hold your breath though!! love chris xx

A Blogging We Will Go !

This is my first ever Blog and my first ever Sarah Kay card. Which I got from Sir Stampalot Here.

My poor brain is about to explode getting this Blog up and running, but I did it with a little help from my friends.

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