Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New 2010

Wishing you all a Bright and successful 2010.

Thank you to our lovely blogging friends for all of your visits and encouraging comments throughout 2009.

Sorry that we have not been around much of late however that is about to change.

Take care and Happy Creativeness.
The Papergirls. xxxxxxxx

P.S. Do you want to be in with a chance of some fab blog candy and our 1st ATC swap challenge of 2010 then click on HERE

Sunday, 6 December 2009

ATC friut challenge

Meet my gorgeous grandson Marley He now lives with me and is wonderful company.

Well the house alterations are almost complete although there is still some work which needs to be finished by the builder but not sure I will ever see him again ... a word of advise.... never pay up in full until all the work is complete .

I hope to have more time to play with my stash again after Christmas in the meantime here are some ATC's I did in July before I moved house, they were made for the Fiskars ATC challenge theme on fruit....If you look closely you can see my backgrounds are recycled paper which has fruit on it....reminds me of Pims

the others from the set of fruit ATC's are on a post further down the page
Thanks for looking.
Chriss x

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Saturday workout Jewellery

Today I have entered the Saturday Workout Challenge over HERE

Hello dear friends of SaWo. It is time again for a new challenge.
Many thanks to all those who last week so busily recycled.
There were wonderful creations. This week the challenge is “Make your own jewellery”. Whether it be rings, earrings, broaches, bracelets, it’s up to you. I am looking forward to being surprised with your pieces of jewellery. I wish you loads of fun with crafting your creations and have a great weekend.

I already made the necklace and earrings a little while ago but wanted to support Sandie and her challenge blog so I am showing them for this weeks challenge.

Thanks for looking

Chriss x

Monday, 19 October 2009




Sunday, 18 October 2009

Missing You

Hello all,
I just want you to know I hope to be back with you all soon and to give you an insight into why I have been absent for so long.
I have been creative in other areas.

up on the roof... I couldnt go there...daughter holding ladder

Alecia DGD2 every day she helped the hair was styled

This room was pine cladding and when removed the walls were covered in cork tiles... alecia did a brilliant job at removing them the orange wall has been removed

I have a million photo's.... lol... Chris also moved house at the same time and so we havent been able to blog we will post some of her pics here soon too.

I bet you dont envy me do

Catch up with you all real soon.

love Chriss x

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A peep at some ATC's

So Sorry I have not been around for some time I have been busy moving house.
I hope very soon to have the place ship-shape and ready to get some crafting days again.

In the meantime here are a few of the ATC's I created before the move for the ATC challenge over at Fiskars, for this month we needed to make 9 ATC's on the subject of 'fruit' well

everytime I think of fruit in the summer it brings to mind long cool glasses of Pimms...I think I captured that here... the background papers have been recycled from a local college prospectus dated 2007/8...I just new it would come in handy one day.

The bathing beauties I purchased from Karen at Scrapz

Thanks for looking and I do hope to get some blog hopping done leaving some comments for all my blogging pals.
Have a great reast of the week.
Chriss x

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Once again life has been busy some of it good but some of it very sad, we had a berevement in the family a very special brother-in-law, he was only 52, music and guitar were his love, Dave had just finished a band practice when he took a heart attack. He had a very special gift of lighting up a room with his smile. R.I.P. Dave. x

My mum also had another cancerous lump removed from her breast and we are just waiting the results from that...she is 80 and had a breast removed 5 years ago.... she was in her last 6months when the hospital found another lump. Bless her she is so positive. Love you mum. xxx

I have also been packing up my house as I am moving to somewhere a little bigger giving me a room for all my crafting 'STUFF' at last the kitchen and lounge and staircase will be free of the clutter. And a window in my kitchen....Yahoo xx Chris won't have to sleep on the sofa again... ah bless her little cotton socks.

I am child minding this weekend ( or is it the other way around!!! are they are granny sitting? ) whilst mum n dad go to a wedding...

Now these children keep me smiling and I just happen to be carrying my camera today... how could I not smile at these....let me share them with you....
This is 11 yr old Jessie ...I think you will agree she has a style of her own

here she is with Lucy
.Her older sister Alecia also with Lucy.
And both girls together..... a pair of shady

See the ' black n silver ' necklace I made, it's one of my faves.

Thanx for looking. Chriss x :0)

Sunday, 12 July 2009

BIG HELLO !!! you have been missed

This is a very quick post as I just want you to know I have not left the country....once again my PC crashed on me but I was unable to get it fixed as my son was on holiday...HOW DARE HE IN MY HOUR OF NEED...LOL.
We now know the problem, a part of my Acer laptop does not like AVG so every new update was causing it to crash... don't know if anyone else has had the same probs with an Acer and AVG.
Before it crashed I managed to take on the Fiskarettes 1st ATC challenge the theme being ''Wings'' below are my 9 entries for the challenge. Hope that you like them.

All images are from 'Lisa's Altered Art' arn't they just gorgeous.
I hope to catch up with you all very soon as I have missed you and your wonderful art.
Take care. Chriss x

Friday, 19 June 2009

It's Friday xxx

It's Friday again!!!
Apparently the happiest day of the year... Did anyone feel happier today than they have in the rest of the last 6 months????

Chris decided she would tag me and I must show picture number 6 in my 6th album

This is one of my dads school attendance certificates he was awarded at school.... My dad never took a day off even when he didn't have any shoes to his feet.
... Sadly Dad is no longer with us, he passed away 10yrs ago, I still miss himloads .xx

Happy Father's day for Sunday to all those wonderful dads out there.

So what have we here...
I finally finished the sewing machine.... Firstly I coated it in Alcohol inks which I bought from Karen at Scrapz over HERE and then I decorated the machine with Lisa's Altered Art sewing images, I love her images, why not check them out by clicking on her button on the right.

The completed sewing machine is now A DOOR STOP.... lol.

And as promised another bracelet.

Have a great weekend love Chriss x

Monday, 15 June 2009

Happy Monday

Hello and a Happy Monday....
doesn't the week fly? before you know it we are a week closer to Christmas...oh, sorry about that...every year I say that the year went fast and I am convinced that 2009 has already gone faster than other years...Do you know it's only 5 more pay days to Christmas!!!

Over on the our ATC blog HERE we had a challenge to recycle an old Calendar here are my ATC's for the said challenge.

The backgrounds are all Cosmo Cricket's fab papers and the images are from the 2005 Ordinary Women Calendar.... I just adore those images.
...sooooo much fun.

The second picture of my mini sewing machine... (see post below) Hope to get it finished to post the completed project for Wednesday...why not pop back then and see another of my bracelets too.
Have a great week
Love Chriss x