Monday, 29 September 2008

Mixed Media Monday challenge

Do you recognise anyone...yep that is me 'Chriss' on the left with my Tina Turner wig on, we dressed up for our pub Halloween Party in 1989 and this pic is of the staff ...My sister is the Bride of Frankenstein memories.. what a brilliant night.
The layout was put together by Papergirl Chrissy using the fabulous Cosmo Cricket Haunted Papers and rub ons.. that cobweb is really awesome and went on so easily along with all the other rub ons used.

We are entering this layout for Mixed Media Monday's challenge... ...OK do I hear WHAT! WHERE! ...Well if you look up the definition of Harmony you will see these words
5* Pleasantness in arrangement: *a pleasing effect produced by an arrangement of things, parts or colours... OK... we may be 'grasping at straws' here but I think we are all VERY 'pleasantly arranged' wouldn't you agree lol and the lay out is a pleasing effect of colour. rofl. Have we got away with this one???

Here are some sneak peeks of some other Halloween photo's Chrissy scrapped of her DGS on the same night we got together for a crafting session. If you would like to see more then pop over and have a nosey...just click on


Thanks Chrissy for your time and creativeness xxx

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Linda and Rosie

Sad news day as we say goodbye and good luck to both Linda & Rosie who leave our design team due to creative commitments in the form of a brand new venture they have taken on together.

Most of you will have already visited their new 'fantastic challenge blog' and if you haven't yet then please be sure to ... you will be glad you did...just click on HERE to meet them, they are BOTH fantastic, lovely ladies who are indeed very talented too.

Over the last 3 months they have both contributed some wonderful pieces to 'The Papergirls' blog and so a huge thank you goes out to both Linda & Rosie for their creativity and time they shared with us xxxxx T H A N K Y O U

Although we say goodbye to L&R from the Papergirls we will still be very much in touch as friends.
Wishing you both the very best for the future.
Love from 'The Papergirls' xxxx

Friday, 26 September 2008

theme thursday Numbers

I love NUMBERS I do, and so when I saw it was the challenge over at 'Theme Thursday' I was quite excited but wanted to do something other than vintage as I have made a few vintage 'Number' ATC's in the passed.

Now blue is not my colour and so I decided to push myself today to try something different.
I read today about altering envelopes and I thought I would give it a try.
The ledger stamp I have used as part of my background is a brand new one from Crafty Individuals see a picture of it below can find that one and more of their new stamps over HERE.
The Images are FREE, I love that word...FREE, FREE, FREE you can find them over HERE.
Thank you for looking
Have a good weekend Chriss x

thank god it's friday challenge 'Lace'

Here is my take on the challenge over at Thank God It's Friday where the theme is to use LACE I have entered both ATC's the top one using real lace and the one below is using a small amount of lace printed paper.The lovely Faye is the hostess for this week
If you want to join in this challenge then click on HERE
Thanx for looking.
Happy weekend to everyone as the wkend starts here. xx

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Rosie & Linda's shrine challenge

At last here is my Shrine for Rosie & Linda's new challenge blog ...'The Awfully Big Art Adventure' which you can find over HERE

I was going to do my shrine to CHOCOLATE but I am on a diet LOL.
Thanx for the challenge and must say I am looking forward to the matchbox one.
Luv Chriss x

Arty girlz Autumn challenge

Hi, This little sweetie bag has been started life as a blank plywood bag.
It was then decorated as a Christmas sweetie bag... all in reds, gingham and gingerbread you all know I love to recycle where I can, I looked at the bag and thought... Yep!!!... you are looking a little tired this year and so da-da.... looked through my stash and with Autumn around the corner and Halloween being a big part of Autumn for me I sorted my Cosmo Cricket Haunted papers, stamps and ribbons, painted the bag black and hey presto ready for the party. It is my entry to the Arygirlz Autumn challenge over HERE

Fangs for looking... oh and see the post

Sally's Studio Tour

Just thought that I would tell you I am GREEN with envy at what I found today on Sally's on this link HERE and come back and tell me you are NOT green with envy toooooo.... NOW THATS A CHALLENGE !!!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Created by Hand Dragonfly challenge

This 4x4 I made sometime ago which just happens to fit the bill of dragonflies over at Created by Hand you can see other entries to this challenge over HERE.

I created the background using different coloured inks on shiny card stock (from an out of date calendar page) which for some reason just would not dry and so I used my heat gun which then turned the colours transparent ...don't ask me why I have no idea but I liked the end result...I then inked up my dragonfly stamp in white and randomly stamped away then stamped it again using a lilac stamp placing it over the white DF's.

After adhering the black and white image I recycled a piece of patterned acetate packaging from a gift my daughter received...nothing is safe lol... fastening it with 4 DF brads.

Thanx for looking. Chriss x

Ooh-la-la-creations challenge

This is a card I made using my fave colours of the moment I hope that it fits in with the challenge over at ooh-la-la-creations over HERE I know it has a tiny little bit of green but it wouldnt look right if I cut it off.
Thanx for looking Chriss x

mixed media monday challenge

Hi, Over at Mixed Media Monday the question for this week is ''what do you love to do''....... Well there are a whole lot of things I love to do but one of them being I love to try and RECYCLE in my crafting and so here is mine for MMM I have recycled 2 different sized bean cans with fabulous Cosmo Cricket 'Haunted' papers making a couple of candle holders for our party table.
FANGS for looking!! Chriss x

Monday, 22 September 2008

bling-kin-eck she's at it again

Watch all this about you may ask... well it's our Chrissy again, she has been at the fabulous Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy Papers and if you want to see what sh'e been doing just click on HERE.
Thank you Chrissy for sharing your creative time with us.

Friday, 19 September 2008

This Thursday 'Masquerade' Challenge

This week over at This Thursday they have challenge number 14 the theme being 'Masquerade' is my entry for this challenge.
thanx for looking.
Chriss x

new challenge blog launch today


A new challenge blog launches today over HERE hosted
by Linda and Rosie.
Why not pop over to see what the 1st challenge is.
Good Luck to you both.
Chrissy Denise and Chriss xxx

thank god it's friday challenge

Its been a while since I took on the TGIF challenge, you can see the challenge over HERE
My entry is a couple of Moo's my first attempt at this size and guess what I love the size.
The stamp I used is a BRAND NEW Crafty Individuals stamp you get both stamps on one plate what a bargain, why not pop over and see their latest additions for September.
I used several different inks on the stamps to make the background added a few circles in gesso adhered the mini images from Lisa's Art and finished with 2 coats of clear embossing powder.
Thanks for looking. Chriss x

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Gothic Arch challenge 'TIME' & MMM 'Famous People'

I have my eldest DGD staying with me she is 15 and a BIG Doctor Who fan so you can see where I got the inspiration from as when I explained that this weeks GA challenge is 'TIME' she answered within a second David Tennet.... ''The Time Lord''....and so here it is after digging my way through magazines etc. I was able to find this little lot. You can find other 'Time Arches' over HERE.
Edit update... it has been suggested that I enter this piece for Mixed Media Monday too the theme being 'Famous People' and so here we are can find other entries over HERE
I purchased some of the new Paper Mania Packs one of them being ...'For Him' .... the background is from the Colossal 8''x 8''paper pack, the arrows are also from the same one.
The blue GLASS embossing powder is one I have never tried before and went on just a wee bit messy but tooo late she it must stay!
Thanx for looking
Chriss x

Friday, 12 September 2008

mixed media monday challenge

Here is my challenge for the Mixed Media Monday it is based on a 'Star', yjis is my take on it, the background is a postcard I received, I have recycled it for my challenge... After finding this picture of Helen Mirren ( a true star) in a magazine I checked out her birth sign Leo (stars) included it in my piece...I inked some bubble wrap and dabbed around the edges of the card...found a contrasting agrylic paint and using a dry stencil brush I stippled all around the 3 images and then using a bottle cap I added circles of gesso to finish it off.
Thanx for looking. Chriss x

Arty girlz challenge home inspiration

Hi, This is my entry to the Arty Girlz challenge for this week... to be inspired by something in your home... I had a great time doing this one and using up old stash.
I was inspired by one of my pictures hanging in my hall.

Thanx for the challenge J & C and thanx for looking. Chriss x

Monday, 8 September 2008

This Thursday And Arty Girlz challenges

OK the top picture has been hanging in my kitchen for 3 years it's from a set of 2 and when I read the 2 challenges ..arty girlz Alter something and this thursday (black is back) I decided to alter the picture and frame which I had planned to do for my GD for her Birthday in November, she has been gathering Audrey Hepburn 'stuff' for a while, ready to have her bedroom decorated in A H style....
First I painted the whole thing with black acrylic after removing the original picture (will use that for something
I then added 2 x 2'' mirrors to each corner of the background, then added bling inbetween them.
I chose one of my brand new paper's from Anita's 6x6'' Classic Christmas Black Papers... never used her papers before but must say it truely is a lovely paper and the perfect colours to match Alecias silky bedding.

I then added this beautiful image from Karen at Scrapz.

The flourish is from one of Cosmo Cricket black board sets...unsure as to which one as I have a few of them but can find out if you wanted to know.
Finally I added some bling to her black German Metal crown to complete the look.

Here are a few close up pictures... in one you can see the ceiling rose photographer did well don't you think...thanks Chris. I hope Alecia likes it, I have bought silk and diamond cushions to match it along with a picture frame that is perfect to add to her room.
Thanx for looking.
Chriss x

sunday postcard art

For the 1st time I am pleased to say I have managed to join in the Sunday Post Card Challenge over HERE the theme this week is to alter a real post card... I chose one that I received from Crafty Individuals last Christmas...the above PC is just gorgeous and I hope by altering it I haven't spoilt it... see below the end result click on to get a closer look.
I enjoyed doing it sooo much thanx for the challenge and thanx for looking.
Luv Chriss x

Sunday, 7 September 2008

dans ma maison ilya challenge

My entry into this week over at Dans Ma Maison Ilya. The theme being ''in my house there is a school kid''. This is my take on it.... I was looking for a craft item and came across a post card that I had received from my GORGEOUS friend Denise last was a black and white picture of these 2 young children, so I cut it up and recycled the pair of them in my house... I love it so much I am having it framed.
The 3 stamps used on the background are part of the £50 prize of crafting goodies I was lucky enough to win from Fiskars.
Talking about my gorgeous friend Denise she is coming over from Dubai and is spending a few days with me from Tuesday 'til Friday. How lucky and thrilled am I.
Have a lovely day and thank you for looking. luv Chriss x

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Theme Thursday 'Halloween'

Here is one of my invites I have made for our Family Halloween Party.
It is my entry for this weeks Theme Thursday Challenge.
I used stamps, papers and rub ons from one of the new Cosmo Cricket range entitled ''Haunted'' I finished it by adding the white paint using a bottle top as a stamp.
Thanx for looking.
Chriss x

Think Monday Think ATC

Hello, Sorry I have been AWOL for a few days, I have been staying with my daughter.
This weeks TMTA challenge is all about buildings, bridges, churches, or anything else related to architecture.
Here is my ATC entry on tmta challenge, the main picture is from Crafty Individuals
thanx for looking...Chriss x