Sunday, 20 June 2010

An Award from Chris my crafty partner in crime.

Hi everyone,

I received this award from the lovely Chris over H E R E.

The rules of the award are :-
Thank and link to the person who gave you the award.
Display the award on your blog.
Tell 6 outrageous lies and 1 outrageous truth about yourself or switch it around and tell 6 outrageous truths and 1 outrageous lie about yourself.

Nominate 7 others and leave them a message to let them know.

Okay here are mine.... can you guess which way round they are :D

1, I was once asked out for a coffee and whisked off in a 4 man plane 50 miles south of where I live landed had a couple of coffee's and returned home.

2, I once did a wee behind a tree at 5am on a Sunday morning dressed in a gorgeous glam full length pink evening dress wearing all the bling and holding a bottle of champagne in one hand.

3, I once went shopping for breakfast in my PJ's as a dare.

4, I once borrowed a patio table 4 chairs, 4 wine glasses 2 bottles of wine and an ashtray and a table cloth from a local pub then set them up on my friends lawn at 2am in the morning for her to find when she woke up.

5, I was once shot in the neck by a sniper whilst at a party in Germany.

6, I once presented Princess Margaret with a posy of pretty flowers when she made a visit to our school.

7, I once helped set up a 3 mile fun run for ladies followed by completing an army obstacle course... this fun run is still going 30 years later.
The bloggers I have chosen for you to find out more about, sorry could only choose 7
1, Jo
3, Tina
Thanks to all of our followers.
Chriss x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

'Dress it up' monthly Artist Trading Card swap

This month over at the Artist Trading Card club swap 'til you drop our guest designer is Margaret she runs the Dress it up monthly challenge to make a dress for each month of the year.
we got our heads together and came up with a challenge to do a mini dress artist trading card for Junes challenge.

Here are mine and I got carried away doing them....loved the challenge, thanks Margaret x

I liked the vintage look and each dress has a little pocket with 'Nice Outfit' stamped on it.

If you want to see more of the club members dress it up artist trading cards OR WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN THE SWAP then pop onto this post H E R E


Monday, 14 June 2010

Sunday Stamper, Artist Trading Card

This week over at Sunday Stamper the challenge set by Hels is NUMBERS soooo lurv using numbers.

Here is my little offering for her challenge and as time is not on my side this week it's another Artist Trading Card but hey... I am passionate about them.... and love the background stamp but just at this moment cannot remember who manufactured it...sorry.
The lady stamp borrowed and the lace a gift from crafty friend Debbie thanx Debbie x

Here is
Chris's entry for Sunday Stampers

I just had to nab it from her blog to show you, Shhh don't tell her.... isn't it amazing,

I tell you she is one gifted lady is our Chris with those Crafty Individual stamps WOW.

Wishing you all a great week.

Chriss x

Monday, 7 June 2010


I missed the last 2 weeks of SCD but pleased to say I have made it this week for the 'skinny' challenge which must include a house.

3x5inch canvas...this is my first time creating one and found the size a little awkward to work with but got there in the end, lol

The stamps are all Crafty Individuals along with the background paper and beautiful images the fab white chipboard house is also CI's....
I used TH distress inks to give the piece a soft colour.
if you would like to join in with this challenge you have 'til Thursday.
Thanks for looking.
Tonight I am off to see my Grandsons Film on the big screen in Middlesbrough, he has written, produced, directed and filmed it he also wrote and played the music for it.... how proud am I of CURTIS watch this
This is his 2nd year graduation in Film and TV
I will try to get a link for you to see it here.
Well done Curtis, the first in our family to go to UNI and his mum the second one, she is in her 1st year of TV and film
Chriss x

Saturday, 5 June 2010


I have been meaning to join in with the 'Dress it up' blog challenge set by Margaret for a number of months now but kept running out of time however this month I did find the time and had great fun...

being taken back a few years designing paper dresses with tabs on for the Bunty comic a doll was printed on the back of the comic each week along with paper outfits I loved dressing her up and designing my own outfits for her.

I have had this gorgeous paper for ages and the lace for about 11years, the ribbon for 4years... made for each other.

Chris over at Bling-kin-eck was staying with me last week and she must have made a dozen pairs of shoes out of paper ...think she was having a shoe fetish going on, LOL

My kitchen looked like a shoe shop and as I had a small amount of the dress paper left she just had to make some likkle shoes to match.

Aren't they gorgeous they are so tiny about 2inches long and I just love them.
If you want to join in with the challenge 'Dress it up' with Margaret then just pop over H E R E
There are some amazing dress designers taking part each month.
Our June challenge over at the Artist Trading Card.... Swap 'til you Drop blog is hosted by guest designer Margaret her challenge is ' mini dress it up ' ATC's so if you feel like joining in check us out over H E R E
Thanks for looking
chriss x

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Sunday Stampers challenge 'wings'

Trying to catch up on a few creative blog challenges.... this ATC has been created for Carol a member of our ATC swap club....the title

'Rock the clock'

As this weeks challenge over at Hels 'Sunday Stampers' is WINGS I have decided to enter the ATC created for Carol... turn away now carol if you don't want to see it before it gets posted out to
The image is from Lisa's altered Art there is a direct link in the sidebar where you will find 100's of gorgeous new images.
Be back tomorrow with another few challenges I am trying to catch up on.
Nice to be back xxx
Chriss x

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Peeled paint backgrounds


I am back after taking sometime out for family matters.
I have managed to create 3/5 ATC's for the May challenge over H E R E

I will complete the other 2 this week....The challenge set by Gaby a very talented mixed media artist was a peeled paint technique
My first try at it was a disaster as I left out one of the stages however my second attempt is the result on the backgrounds on these ATC's and I am thrilled with them ...thank you Gaby. x
Click on them to enlarge to see the peeled paint.

I wanted to bring a little shabbiness into them and son love the results.
The challenge ends today and a new one begins tomorrow but would just like to thank Gaby for setting this wonderful challenge and I know it took alot of us out of our comfort zone and the results are brilliant.... if you have never paid Gaby a visit me you should her work is amazing and so inspiring you can find her H E R E
The images are those of Lisa's Altered Art
Hope to get round to you all ASAP.
Also hope that everyone had a good Bank holiday.
Chriss x

Friday, 21 May 2010

A little note

A little note,

Sorry not been to visit you or had time to blog DGS has been in hospital although he is ok lots to sort out.

Be back with you all soon.

Chriss x

Monday, 17 May 2010


Red is the colour... stamping is the game...

This week over at Hels place 'The Sunday Stamper' she challenges us to use RED ....check her out H E R E

My entry

A Christmas card....yep..... I created the background with the CI diamond stamp which I use ALOT.... lol.... 'cos I loves it...and bubble wrap...'cos I loves that too.
The fab tree stamp ...again, Crafty Individuals and I used Glossy accents to create the 3D effect.

Chriss x

Saturday, 15 May 2010


Another twinchie challenge over at S C D as they celebrate their birthday month...wish I could have a birthday with a month of

This weeks challenge is flowers and as I was walking past my crafting/dining table on the way to do a bit of gardening I was distracted by this pretty face and before I knew it the gardening was out the window and as I can't get my mower to work I thought I would do the challenge... well you can't blame me, can you?

The image is a fab freebie from Blanco... H E R E

Have a great Saturday evening the weather here is wonderful.

Love Chriss x

Thursday, 13 May 2010


Blog candy over at the Sunday Stampers with Hels woweee!!!

This week over at The Sunday Stamper is GOLD I wanted to make something other than an ATC but time was not on my side and so I played with some inks and bleach to get the background added an image and then GOLD embossed her crown...

Hope to have more time for next week.

Why not pop on over and visit Hels she also has blog candy just click on H E R E and wooosh you are

Thanks for looking
chriss x

Monday, 10 May 2010


This week over at S C D see's the start of their 1st birthday where the design team will be setting challenges for the next 4 weeks and will include birthday give aways...woweee.

This weeks challenge is to create a Twinchie using a butterfly on it.

Here is mine

The background image is from a an Etsy shop run by you can find her H E R E.
The Butterfly image is from one of Hermines rubberstamp images you can find over H E R E.
The white twinchie blank chipboard I purchased from Fay at Hab-en-Nabs
Thanks for looking.
Chriss x

Thursday, 6 May 2010


For S C D this week we were given the letter X to create something, anything with an X and for mine I gave this pretty little dress some x stitch.
The image is from Lisa's Altered Art (See link in side bar) and the background is my own work... I feel a little tute coming on as to how I did it....
IF I can stop getting butterflys in my belly at the thought of it.
The stamps are from Fiskars which I won a while back.
May sees the BIRTHDAY of SCD and hey there will be some big celebrations going on starting this Friday so do pop on over and join in.
Have a happy Thursday
Chriss x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


This is a free image I used on this ATC it's a swap with Carol who challenged me to a Marie ATC swap.
you can find the link to some fantastic images over H E R E
And if you should ever feel like joining in with our ATC swap club just follow the link above this post.
hope you have the sun where ever you are :)
chriss x

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Tea Tuesday

Happy Tea Tuesday

More work this weekend on my dining room furniture... borrowed Annies MAN again :)

Nick is Multi tasking... I just kept him topped up with hot chicken and bacon rolls followed by big fat cream cake and a million pots of tea..

Dark wood keyed for painting, top smooth as.... ready for danish oil
well thats the plan it may change...well I am a woman lol

Back in doors ready for a clean up

Still a long way to go but know it will be worth it.

I have been looking at the Happy Mail I received from Kimmie. beautiful, thank you and the Green Ginger tea was delish.

If you would like to join in with Kimmie and others for Tea Tuesday just pop over to Art in Red Wagons for a list of tea drinkers.

Have a good week

love Chriss

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Sunday Stampers 100

You still have one day to enter into Hels 100 blog give away, a fab prize awaits one lucky winner so why not join in :) I decided to have another entry into Hels Sunday Stamper challenge... just

because I can.... LOL.
Here I have stamped, painted and clear embossed using the same Tandastamp on this ATC as one I did for last weeks challenge over at SCD see further down the blog. The diamond stamp not used on last weeks SCD ATC is one from Crafty Indiviuals.
Will be back later have some more pictures of my dining room furniture being altered.
Thanks for reading.
Chriss x

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Tea Tuesday Post

Happy Tea Tuesday one and all,

Here I share a few pictures of my baby cherry tree in blossom I woke yesterday and not a bloom in sight and by lunch time wow, an amazing array of colour.

And if you remember a little while back I share a few pictures of my dining room cupboard I rescued from my daughters garage well it has advanced a little as on Saturday I borrowed my friend Annie's husband Nick who spent many hours sanding away, some parts going down to the bare wood and other area's taking off the varnish to give it a key for the next stage.

He will be back next week to tackle my dining table which matches the unit and was also rescued from the garage.... am I a happy bunny :)))

Thank you sooooooo much Nick I am thrilled with what you have done so far and to everyone reading I will keep you posted on our TT.

And if you would like to know what the rest of the TT girls get up to why not pop over to Kimmies blog and check out the list.

I have been having a fab time with Chris we are having some girly time which includes lots of crafting... well it would, wouldn't
I am smiling big time...

Today I had some very happy post from Patty.... THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, X... an email on it's way to you soon.

Chriss x

Saturday, 24 April 2010

SCD challenge the letter H and TANDA

This week over at S C D the challenge is to create something and it can be anything at all :) lots of scope there, create something using the letter H and as you can see mine is Hosiery and I just adore the main image stamp from T A N D A.

Why not join in with them the Design Team are a great bunch.
Wishing you all a great weekend I know have a fab one as I have Chris here for lots of crafting :))
After visiting Zoe's blog I see that this weeks challenge at TANDA is vivid colour and as this is one of their fab stamps I will enter it for the challenge over there why not pay them a visit.
Chriss x

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


I miss my lovely girlfriend Denise she lives in Dubai.... Hello Denise, Miss you loads.

Tea Tuesday is here again comes around mighty quick.
I thought that today I would share with you a piece of news I found on MSN UK all pictures and words I borrowed from them.

Three rare woolly pigs have arrived at a zoo in Essex as part of a programme to help save the breed from extinction.

The Mangalitzas originate from Austria and Hungary and were brought over to the UK by a breeder almost four years ago.

"At first sight people think they are sheep," said Denise Cox, education co-ordinator at Tropical Wings in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. "It is not until they turn around and you see their faces and snouts you realise they are in fact pigs."

"The woolly coat makes them very hardy and helps them to survive in the harsh winters in their native Austria and Hungary," Denise added. "In the summer it helps protects them from sunburn."

The sheep pig used to be a common sight in Lincolnshire, but it became extinct in Britain in 1972. The creature used to be shorn once a year to make wool for men's sweaters.

The sheep pigs are worth around £1,000, five times the value of an ordinary pig. They are fond of fruit and the occasional tipple.

"We want to show people what these native woolly pigs used to look like and ensure the breed remains in this country and survives," explained Denise Cox. "They have already become a real talking point at the zoo and everyone loves them."

Hair from a sheep pig is popular in the US as it retains air bubbles under water, making it perfect for tying fishing flies.

Don't you just LOVE them, but no mention of taste or whether they Blah or Oink!!! LOL
If you would like to join in with our Tea Tuesdays then pop over to the lovely Kimmies blog over H E R E.
Thanks for joining me.
Chriss x

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Sunday Stamper

The Sunday Stamper has a special post today it has reached 100 posts and to celebrate Hels has a FAB give away.

I'm entering this ATC ( made for Jo as one of my mini Zetti swaps with her... Look away now Jo if you don't want to see it yet, lol ) for the challenge... it can be anything you wish as long as it includes STAMPING.... AND you can enter as many times as you like, for every time you enter your name goes into a hat for a chance of the give way...

This piece has been removed for publication.... sooooo happy :)

Hels would also like to get 100 comments on this post,,,can you help her.

Pop over H E R E read the rules and enter the challenge.
Good Luck Hels on reaching 100 comments.

Hope you have all had a great weekend.
Chriss x

Friday, 16 April 2010

Something comletely different

D.... is for Don-i-mo' anyone elses children pronounce it like that... 2 of mine did and 2 of my grandchildren did too.
Won't show you all of this ATC as it's a swap I have made for Jo.
You want to join in with this weeks challenge over at SCD then pop over H E R E and create something anything with the letter D.
Thanks for looking.
Have a great weekend.
Chris x

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Sunday Stampers Challenge

Thanks to Papergirl Chris

Who has challenged me to join in with The Sunday Stampers I must stamp and use some SILVER for the challenge over H E R E

The background has been stamped with a Crafty Individual stamp the young girl was designed by the lovely Hermine.

The close up picture shows my silver before antiquing it... so you can see I have used

DGD Jessie is here for some crafting, she loves getting i n k y.

She challenged me to use the same stamp for the above challenge although this picture shows you her working on another challenge.... to be seen on her blog soon.

The tag below is her result of the challenge, she used inks and silver embossing for the background she also included one of C.I. new stamps...with her wicked SOH added.

The third use of silver for the challenge is from eldest GD Jordi she used paper mache' to form this dress painted it blue and then stapmed and embossed with the silver.

embossed it with silver and set it in a pretty frame.

I think both girls did a great job. 3 in 1. Thanks for the challenge.

Thanks for looking and for all the birthday wishes for partner in crime... lol ...I mean crafts... Chris your other Papergirl

Take Care

Chriss x