Sunday, 29 December 2013


Hi everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous christmas and got loads of crafty goodies to play with. I promised you a third digi for you, but christmas got in the way lol.
I have decided to give you another 2 digi`s to play with for all your wonderful comments throughout the year and for not giving up on me when I have disappeared for a while whether it was personal or when my mojo had gone walkabout.

I hope you like them and look forward to seeing what you create.
Hopefully I will get some cards made before the new year,
if not I would like to wish you all a very
 Happy and Prosperous New Year

Chris xxxxx

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wedding Anniversary......

Hi folks, I hope you are all keeping warm and are all prepared for christmas,  not long to go now.
You may also have noticed I have been playing and created a new header.
  I hope you like it
Thought I would pop on and show you the anniversary card I made hubby for today, 3 years married and 13 years together in total and one or two other cards as well along with the freebies I promised so here goes.
I made this using Craft Artist2 and freebies downloaded from
With a Russian Heart She has some amazing kits.
This one is for my granddaughter Chelsea who`s birthday is tomorrow. The main image came from Jems Designs cd called `Gorgeous`, I took it into Craft Artist2 and had a play. My next one is also for Chelsea
Yes this one was also created in Craft Artist2.
Now for the freebies.........
I have to say this is one of my favourite drawings.
Just click on the images to enlarge then right click and save to your computer.

I had to include this one as it is just right for the spring when it gets here.
In my next post I will have one more freebie for you and this time it won`t be flowers.
Chris xxxxx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Poinsettia plus more.....

Wow busy day today, I decided to have a clear up in my craftroom today, what a silly move that was lol, at least its looking a bit better than it was with one nearly full bin bag. Just a few bits  and bobs to go through and that will be it for this year.
 ( note to self keep it tidier in future lol).
This idea came from Pinterest, I have just changed the composition a bit and added embossed backing card,papers from Dovecraft.
6x6 white card, Marianne Poinsettia Dies, Tonic Frond Die and Dee`s Merry Christmas Die.
This one is for my Granddaughter Ashley and her boyfriend JP ( mummy & daddy to Isabella)
8x8 white card topper created in Craft Artist2.
Thats all for this evening, well nearly lol.
 Seeing as it is nearly christmas my next post will include a couple of my own digi`s for you to have as a thank you for visiting and all your wonderful comments throught out the last year.
Thank you for popping by.
Chris xxxxx



Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas is creeping up on us........

Good evening to all my followers and friends, I hope you will enjoy your visit. As promised just a few more chrimbo cards
6x6 white scallop card. Tonic Boudoir Square Die, Brittania Large Poinsettia Die, and small poisettia die, Rainbow Seed Beads and Merry Christmas die from Dee`s Distinctively.
6x6 white scallop card, Create it bell stamp and embossed in white, green holly mirri card, Christmas paper from Raspberry Road Designs, Dee`s Distinctively merry Christmas Die, ribbon from stash.
And lastly for this evening my Great Granddaughters card
8x8 white card, Main image made in Craft Artist.
Thank you for popping by
Chris xxxxx


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Seasons Greetings......

Phew I think I have finally finished making all my chrimbo cards with a few extras in case of emergencies, we`ve all probably had them lol. Don`t worry I am not going to show them all tonight otherwise I will be on all night.
I thought I would make a few simple cards and here they are.... more to come later.
No please don`t groan lol
5x5 white card, Holly stamped and embossed in copper,
copper mirri card, paper from Dovecraft, Spellbinders Stately Circles, Brittania sentiment Dies.
6x6 scallop white card, Gold mirri card, white card stamped with Creative Expressions christmas stamp and embossed in gold, Dee`s Distinctively sentiment die.
6x6 scallop white card, silver mirri card, white card poinsettia stamped and silver embossed, Dee`s Distinctively sentiment die.
Chris xxxxx 

Friday, 6 December 2013

More Petals & Wings.......

As promised I can now show you the rest of my samples for Jems Designs new cd Petals & Wingswhich was on Create & Craft this morning.
This one is Ballerina Fushia
8x8 white card, silver mirror card, Ribbon from Cuddly Buddly,
Flourish Die Brittania Dies medium flower,Leaves are Signature dies from Joanna Sheen. Yes I did make the fushias
This one is Beautiful Roses
8x8 white card, blue pearlised card from Hunkydory, Spellbinders butterfly die, flourish die, flowers/gems/ribbon & lace from stash and Memory Box Precious Hearts die.
And finally this one is Sepia Beauty
8x8 white card candy and lace from stash, Marriane leave dies and brittania medium flower dies again I made the flowers.
Hopefully I shall be back over the weekend to upload a few christmas cards
that I have done.
Chris xxxxx

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Petals & Wings..........

Hello all, I don`t know about you but it is very bitter and windy day here, I hope you are all keeping safe and warm wherever you are.
I was asked by the lovely Sheenagh Hulin if I wanted to be GDT again for the brand new cd from Jems Designs called 
 Petals & Wings
The cd is being launched on Create and Craft Friday Dec 6th at 11am along with lots of their other fabulous cd`s. If you would like to see more of the samples that the DT members have created pop over and join the Jems facebook page.
I will be showing some more of my samples over the next few days.
This one is called
"Exquisite Reflections".
I used black glitter card for the base and plain black card
flowers from stash Tonic Frond Finesse dies and pearls from stash
Chris xxxxx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

" Enigma "

Good evening everybody, I hope you have all managed to keep nice and warm in this miserable weather.
Leading on from a previous post, I was asked by the very talented Sheenagh Hulin if I wanted to be a GDT on her brand new cd called " Enigma " and of course I said yes.
Today the cd was launched on Create & Craft with Sue Andrews and it was a run away success. If you did not see it this afternoon, it is being repeated tonight at 10pm. If you would like to see more of the design team members cards ( and they are amazing) why not pop over and join Jem`s Designs facebook page HERE.
This one is called
" Fair Lady "
This one is called
" Fiesta "
And finally this one is called
" Enigma "

All cards were made onto 8 x 8 white card.
Chris xx

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Christmas Time....

How chilly has it been today bbrrrrr, so glad I have not had to go out too far.
 Well I promised to show you some more cards now that I have my mojo back. So here they are. I got the idea for this one from Pinterest,
6x6 scallop card 
Marianne Poinsettia die
Dee`s Distinctively Merry Christmas Die
Tonic Frond Finesse die.
5x5 white card
Papers from Dovecraft
Marianne Poinsettia Die
Tonic Holly Ring Die
Tree die free in magazine.
before I go I would like to ask a favour.
I have entered the Tonic competition on Facebook HERE
If it does not show the page when you click on it go to my timeline and it is on there.
dont understand why it is`nt.
with this card with the chance to win £300.00 worth of goodies,
could you please take a look and perhaps vote for me and while there take a look at all the other fab creations. You can only vote once a day.
Thank you so much.
Chris xxxxx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Hi folks, have you missed me............. Sorry I have not been about as my mojo completely disappeared after having a few days away in September so I thought the best thing to do was walk away for a while and get on with other things, which  also meant not visiting all your fabulous blogs ( sorry for that).

Last month Sheenagh Hulin from Jems Designs contacted me and asked if i would like to be guest designer for her brand new cd... "Enigma ". Well I jumped at the chance as I always enjoy working with their cd`s (which I have many now), and it was one way of getting my mojo back as they are so easy to use.

Jem`s Designs will be on Create & Craft Tuesday 19th November at 3.00pm with this fabulous cd, if you would like to see more fabulous creations made by the design team before the show is aired and would like to join a great bunch of girls pop on over and join their facebook page here.

Well I have to say my mojo has come back with a vengeance and christmas cards have been coming out left, right and centre lol. So my blog will be updated a bit more often from now and I will be taking more time to visit you all. I think that is enough waffle from me as hopefully you are here to see one of my samples, others will be following soon.
For this I have used an 8x8 white card, gold mirror card, image from Jems Designs "Enigma" folder Carnival which I printed 3 times and decoupaged the headdress and gold embossed the edges then added gems.
I would like to enter this into:-
Thank you
Chris xxxxx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

That Special Time of the Year...

Good  evening everyone, I hope you are all well and keeping busy.
What on earth has happened to the weather this week, its been a funny kind of day here, it started with the sun shining and the wind blowing which took the warmth away, then it went cloudy and even cooler then this afternoon it started to rain for a while. I have a feeling that summer has passed.
I have been busy making christmas cards as I have quite a few to do and I like to get them out of the way, luckily I have a few from last year which is a help.
last week I ordered the new Tonic Holly Rings Dies and the Frond Dies and I must say they are fabulous, so here is my first make.
 I used an 8 x 8 white card, layered with pearlised copper card, white card embossed with an embossalicious folder again copper card placed behind holly die circle, then stampedsentiment and embossed with Heat it Up copper. Die cut the frond along with poinsettia dies.
I would like to enter this into:- No 71 -  Winter Wishes No 45- Christmas
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment they are always appreciated
Chris xxxxx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Christmas again..

Where has the weekend gone, I have obviously been enjoying myself to much lol.
 I cannot believe I have now blogged 3 days on the trot lol. So glad I had kept a few cards and of course some more pages to blog with don`t worry no pages this time. Maybe tomorrow :).
This is another C6 card.
Green pearl card from stash.
Spellbinders Labels 29 for the main topper stamped
with tree from Creative Expressions in ColourBox ink and glittered.
C6 card layered with embossed green card from stash.
Holly stamp another of my favourites coloured with promarkers,
Holly paper from Dovecraft.
Spellbinders Medallion One
Ribbon and candi from stash.
Chris xxxxx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Christmas is coming.....

Oh my a 2nd post in two days lol.  I made some christmas cards just before I started the scrapbook and completely forgot about them, so here is the first one.... sorry if it reminds you that christmas is creeping up on us.

For this I used a C6 card,
(I have hundreds of these)
Silver embossed card from stash,
 sentiment stamp from
Little Bit Scenic by Sheena Douglas,
 silver embossing powder by Debbie Moore 
Poinsettia Dies,
Spellbinders Romantic rectangles
Pearl gems from stash.
Thank you for popping by
Chris xxxxx



Friday, 6 September 2013


Oh my goodness I cannot believe it is nearly a month since I updated my blog,
(hangs head in shame).
Well I will explain why, since my great granddaughter was born and all the photographs that have been taken I decided it was about time I actually played with Craft Artist which I have had for over a year oops lol, so I joined the Serif Craft Artist Users Group on FB. Wow they have been a great help. Thank you ladies. For the first week I spent hours trawling the web for free digikits to add to Serif, yes there are loads, then just playing, the best thing is nothing gets thrown in the litter bin you just delete and start again, yes the delete button was used quite a few times to start with lol.
I won`t bore you with all the pages that I have made at once, there are 20 of them. I don`t want to chase you away lol. I finally finished the book yesterday.
So here are just a few of my really favourite pages.
This one is the first page.
I would like to enter this one into:-
Please delete from your challenge if its not to your rules for the challenge.
2nd Page
4th Page
9th Page I love this one
Page 15 okay last one for today lol
Well I had to include myself lol.
I still have a lot to learn.
Chris xxxxx

Saturday, 10 August 2013


I had fun yesterday going through my massive box of stamps, and seeing ones  that I have not used for years...... yes they will be back in circulation soon lol.
One of my favourite christmas stamps is the Poinsettia which I nearly always use every year, I`m surprised it has`nt worn out yet.
The stamp is from Creative Expressions which I stamped onto red card several times and once onto green card, embossed with Debbie Moores Gold embossing powder and cut out. Next I used an Embossalicious folder with white card and matted onto red card and matted these onto an 8 x 8 white card, the sentiment was stamped and embossed in red, then cut with spellbinders Fancy Tags 2. Ribbon from stash and a couple of gold peeloffs which I don`t usually use, and a few punched pine leaves.
Thank you for popping by and hope you all have a lovely weekend
whatever you are doing
Chris xxxxx

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

In the Pink.....

Have you ever had one of those days where you cannot make your mind up what colours to use on a card.........That was me this morning, then I thought I would go out of my comfort zone and use just shades of pink!!!!!!!. I am not a pink person at all, so this was quite hard for me as I dont have much crafty stuff in that colour lol.
The roses on the card I made myself and are my first attempt,I feel quite chuffed
6 x 6 scalloped card,
stamped backing card & main image in Versamagic Pink Petunia.
layered onto flourish card stock from Pinflair.
The rose leaves are the new Signature Dies from Joanna Sheen. Lace, ribbon and jems from stash.
I would like to enter this into:-
Chris xxxxx

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Christmas Wreath..

Well here I am again with a card I made on Monday. I got the idea for this from pinterest which was a white on white... mine is`nt lol.
I won`t bore you with any waffle today... well I might after you have seen the card and some piccies too.
6 x 6 white scalloped card, green base card, papers from Dovecraft, centre embossed, Pine punched with Mcgill punch, poinsettia dies and ribbon/jems from stash.
This morning I got a message from my DIL on FB asking if I wanted some card that belonged to her Aunt Christine who sadly passed away a short while ago. Of course I said yes please, well within 15 mins or so my DIL`s mum Mary turned up with it and her boot was stacked to the hilt. Mary did not want the money she has asked me to donate to a little girl who has Leukemia.
These are only 2 piccies there is even more that I have to sort through. I cannot even start to list them all yet. Would you say £50 is good for the donation.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Even More Beautiful......

Hi everybody, it seems ages since I last blogged.... yep a whole 10 days.
Well let me tell you a story lol.
Firstly I had to make my DT samples for Jem`s designs brand new cd`s which were on Create & Craft on Wednesday ( I hope you saw it) I had the pleasure of using the Even More Beautiful cd and wow it is fabulous. The other one is titled Lililicious. They are only available from Create & Craft until 31/8/13 then you can get them from
Once I finished my samples and posted them off to Sue. I had a mad moment.
I have been wanting to decorate the craft/office room for quite a while, so last week when it was at it hottest I decided to do it, what a fool I was lol. It was a case of do a bit have a break, do a bit have a break, so instead of it just taking me a couple of days it took me a week. So of course after that was done I had to buy myself a shelving unit as I could not just let all my boxes of craft sit about willy nilly. Lets just say its tidier but I need some proper A4 containers now to make it look even neater. Please let me know where I can get them, nice and cheap of course.
Well that`s enough of me waffling on.
Here are my samples and a couple of piccies of my room now.
This card shape was hand cut from template, I hope it does not show.
This shape I found on Pinterest
Again this one was cut from template
All the images and backing papers from Jem`s Designs cd.
Flowers and ribbon from stash.
Now for my room,
The strange object to the right of the last piccie is my killer of a cross trainer.