Thursday, 31 July 2008

This Thursday 'Winged' Challenge

Here is my take on the 'Winged' Challenge over on This Thursday
I used one of my pastel grunge look papers from Cosmo Cricket stamped it with my fave flower stamp in white on the background, gave these 2 little angels wings, stamped out the meaning of friend, added a few gems and a couple dragonfly brads. xxx


H•A•P•P•Y B•I•R•T•H•D•A•Y to Linda from the other Papergirls... Chris, Denise, Rosie and Chriss xxx have a fab day.
The background paper used on this Friends ATC is the fabulous Cosmo Cricket range.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Wylde Women Award

Thank you to for this piece of ART it is a gorgeous award which I accept on behalf of the Papergirls! To pass on The Wylde Women Award, the rules are:-
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it’s up to you! Make sure you link to their site on your post.
2. Link back to
Tammy’s blog (the originator of the Award).
The purpose of the Award is to send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things, and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
So here goes (and in no particular order)…..
Heather Sarah Hermaine Fatima Sandy Cookie Terrie

Thank you Carol.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

tmta challenge

My Take on Think Monday Think ATC.
Their weekly challenge Nostalgia can be found over here TMTA
I just love vintage
Thanx for looking, Luv Chriss x

Arty Girlz challenge 'Era'

This is my take on 'The arty girlz challenge 'Era' I have chosen ''The Silver Screen Era'' v ''The Modern Miss''
This beautiful image is from ''Scrapz'' over HERE
The background paper is from Cosmo Cricket.
I really like this ATC... it's all about ME time.
Thanx for looking, Luv Chriss x

Friday, 18 July 2008

Arty Girlz challenge 'MEN'

I bought this fantastic stamp in memory of my dad who served in the RAF for 22yrs. I purchased it from Crafty Individuals they have the most amazing stamps.
I have stamped it onto a linen picture postcard I bought whilst on holiday with Ray in Granada, Spain, it holds special memories for me.
This is my entry for the Arty Girlz challenge 'MEN' over HERE

dans ma maison challenge

Just 25mins ago I realised I had not made a house for Dans challenge over HERE so I quickly put this one together just so I didnt miss it again this week. Onto a scrap piece of Cosmo Cricket paper I stamped the only Eiffel tower stamp I have ..sorry if you have seen it before...added a3 old postage stamps and franked away. Finished and blogged in no time. Phew!
The house shape is from one of the templates Linda sent me ...thanx Linda. xx

Book of Quotes

The front cover and one page from this beautiful Quote book that has been put together by our talented designer Linda.
All the papers are Cosmo Cricket, mainly the ‘Gretel’ and ‘Be Good’ ranges (Peppermint Candy and Believe).
I for one love these papers.... See more of Lnda's work HERE
Thanx Linda for your giving us some of your creative time. xx

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Wednesday Stamper 2 tone

I coated a white ATC in ink then removed some of the ink in places using a mixture of house hold bleach and water... then built up more ink by adding it to a small piece of bubble wrap to make a background.. coated this fabulous stamp in the same ink... I bought the stamp from Crafty Individuals stamped it onto the ATC ... removed the stamp and WOW the 2 tone result... I am showing this for the Wednesday stamper challenge over HERE.

Showing this one I made 2yrs ago as i am running out of time to create another one especially for this challenge ..sorry. To see more in the challenge click on HERE

theme thursday challenge hearts

For the 'Theme Thursday' challenge I did this ATC. I stamped onto 'Crafty Individuals' paper from the new 6x6 book. To see more on this challenge click on HERE

Friday, 11 July 2008

The Daring Card Makers challenge

This is my first time entering into 'The Daring Card Makers' challenge however I am cheating slightly as this is a card I made about 2yrs ago...(hope thats ok) I dont have a dog but just wanted to use the peel off (cute dog image) at the time.
Not a 'peel off' kinda person but did buy some cute black dog sheets a few years ago.
See more of the DCM challenges over HERE

Have a good weekend. chriss x

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Linda's House

As I am into Houses at the moment I thought I would post one of Linda's, Linda makes the most amazing houses ever.
For this ATC she used 4 different Cosmo Cricket papers...I love it Linda Thank you, I am so lucky to have it in my collection. :))
To see more of Linda's work just pop over HERE
Am I right in thinking both you and Rosie are at yours making a mess in your new craft ...enjoy girls. xxx

Monday, 7 July 2008

'Lets face it' ATC challenge

This gorgeous ATC has been created by the talented Rosie, Rosie has used another of the Cosmos Cricket Papers as her canvas.
I love all that Rosie creates find more of her work over HERE

There is a July ATC challenge open to the readers of 'LETS MAKE CARDS' magazine .. the challenge theme is 'LETS FACE IT' take a look over HERE on the Artist trading club swap 'til you drop blog! You can join in the swap by creating 5 ATC's on the given theme...keeping 1 of them for your own collection and sending the remaining 4 into me to be swapped with our members and guests. The challenge closes on the 31st July.

You must enclose a SAE with a large letter postage stamp for your return swaps. Thanx Chriss x

dans ma maison il ya .. Pink

This week dans ma maison il ya challenge is to have pink in the house this is my take on it. I have included the saying '' one mans junk is another mans treasure'' simply because a forum friend was clearing out some out of date reference books and she sent me some of the pages... I have used one as the background of this weeks 'pink' house. So her junk my treasure, thanx Burn. I used a whole mixture of stamps and do not remember where I bought any of them from ..sorry... think its a senior moment thing, the ribbon is from Fat Freddies I do know that.. lol.
Luv Chriss x

Think Monday Think ATC

For the above ATC I used one of Freddie's Friends 3Decoupage A4 sheets plus a small piece of ribbon from Fat Friedie's Craft Shed... click on HERE ... (they have a summer sale on at the moment). It was totally outside of my box for this one.... never really had a go at decoupage before... sorry Niki, I didn't stick to the instructions on the sheet, I found myself doing it my way. :))
This little baby is one of the first RECYCLED ATC's I made it was all cut from a birthday card someone received... I added rub on letters to complete it.
This I thought was very fitting for the TMTA challenge on COLOUR.
Are you a head of feet person? And whats your fave colour?
Happy Monday Luv Chriss x

mixed media monday

This fairy ATC's was created a while ago and to achieve this look I used a plain white ATC card covering all of it using just 1 ink pad, some bubble wrap printing on the background and a mixture of household bleach and water, the bleaching technique changes the ink giving different shades of the same colour to the end result. I am in control to a certain degree but once the stamp is inked and applied there is always a surprise when the stamp is removed. I love this technique.
I am entering this for the Mixed Media Monday over HERE
This FABULOUS stamp I purchased from Crafty Individuals you can find this one and and a whole lot more if you click on HERE
Luv Chriss x

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Blog Award

A couple of days ago 'The Papergirls' received this award from the lovely and very talented Terrie, Thank you Terrie from all of us.

You can meet the lovely lady HERE she is always soo cheerful and makes the most amazing cards.
Now to pass this fab Award on .... there are sooo many fabulous blogs out there and it was sooo hard to choose, here they are in no particular order.
(1) The winner can put the logo on hers or his blog.
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those blogs on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.
The Papergirls xx

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Oh Happy Day LO

The above LO is the one I promised you I would post this is the same photo which Chris used last week (scroll down to see the same photo in black and white).
Chris printed this one off in colour and by using a different Cosmo Cricket Paper and embellishments you can create a very different look.
Both LO's equally compliment the paper and photo.
Thanx Chris for your time and creativeness. Luv Chriss x
More of Chris's LO can be found HERE

Theme Thursday People with Wings

This 'Little Star' has been waiting in the wings...(excuse the pun)..for her turn to be shown off. The background paper is one of Cosmo Cricket I have given it texture by adding 3D liquid embossing to the background and the little star, I also used gold metal embossing powder to the edges and made a crown from german metal.
This ATC below is a favourite of mine and wanted to add her to 'The Papergirls' blog

They both fit in nicely with the challenge set by Theme Thursday over here
Luv Chriss x

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Crazy Amigo's challenge 'oldtimer'

I am entering this card for the Crazy Amigo challenge here... however I am unable to tell you anything about the stamps as I have had them about 8yrs, I bought them at a craft show in Leeds on a sheet without any packaging.
The licence plate boarder stamp was bought from an American site this year, it's one of 'The Queen's Dresser Drawers'.
The image is also from an American site I am unable to recall at the moment, sorry.
I think this fits in well with the challenge.
Luv Chriss x

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

mixed media monday

'Who Says I Can't Dance' is an ATC I already had stored in my archives to show sometime soon.

Well that time has arrived as at the moment I am at my daughters ....sadly without my travel crafting kit and so unable to take part in any challenges until I return home.
Hope this one will be ok for my take on 'Dance'. The Background Paper is another of the fab Cosmo Cricket the image from Lisa's Altered Art, I have used a thick coat of silver acrylic paint to edge the ATC and included spots of it to give texture to the background the Words have been coated in Glossy Accents. Hopefuly this will count for the 'Mixed Media Monday' challenge over HERE
Chriss x