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