Saturday, 7 June 2008

Back with a vengeance!





I've just noticed the date of my last card challenge and I've been away longer than I thought! The main reason for this is that I made the mistake of revisiting a PC game that used to be a favourite of mine and guess what? I got hooked again! I've now decided that it's time to rejoin the real world so I'm back.
If you have visited my other blog lately you'll see that I've been quite busy with family cards for May and June, but now I've completed all those (hopefully) I've been enjoying getting "stuck in" to completing some challenges.
The first is for My Time To Craft's "Brads and Eyelets" and for this I've used a sweet image from a download kit I got from PC Crafter some time ago, but haven't used before. These pretty little girls tucking into their ice cream are mounted onto some lilac polka dot paper and then onto some pale green cardstock, (all from my stash) some pale green and lilac brads have been used on this. A strip of the cardstock has been set with lilac eyelets and a little K & Co sticker and used down the side of the card.
The second is an ATC for the Tilda and Friends challenge of "Give me Sunshine". For this I've used some blue paper (from Cuddly Buddly's preppy papers) for the sky and some green paper for the grass, onto this I've popped some little flowers that I made from cutting up some paper and the sun is again from a Cuddly Buddly download kit. Finally, little Tilda herself all ready to pick those flowers!
For my third challenge I've made a tag, this is for Rainbow Lady's "Monotone Rainbow Colours". I've decided to go for the colour green and I've used a gorgeous Serendipity stamp from Joanna Sheen called "Spring in Provence". I've stamped this with StazOn and then coloured with pencils and blended with Sansador and paper stumps (a new technique but I love it). The little sentiment comes with the stamp and says "For Love of Art" and the tag is completed with some dark green chiffon ribbon.
Finally, I've made another tag for Tag You're It the challenge was to make a monogram tag, to do this I've made my tag and covered it with some pretty blue paper (don't know where I got it from, sorry) I've used a stencil to make the letter D and covered this in a different blue paper and added some stickles glue to this for a bit of sparkle (I've also added a tiny letter o and t inside the D as this will go to my friend with her birthday card later this month), this paper and the pink bow on the D are actually printed from a Daisie download kit, all finished off with some pink sparkly ribbon.

18 comments:

Rosietoes said...

It's great to see you back and in such good form Chrissie. Great day's work. :)

Rainbow Lady said...

Glad you are back on crafting form Chrissie, super cards and love, love that window on your green card. Thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

Sam Morris said...

Wow, looks like someone's been very busy! I'm SO with you on pc games, I'm utterly hooked on one too (blame my husband, all his fault lol!)

Great work all round, but love your creation for Tag You're It, my very favourite colour! And what a fab "D"! Thanks so much for taking part, hope to see you next weekend too :)

Anne said...

Oooh, I love both of these tags Chrissie! The green one is so gorgeous - that stamp is fab! And your D tag - do you have someone in mind for this? It's brilliant - welcome back to blogland. I visited your other blog and I LOVE your craft room! Really neat - now will you come and sort mine please? ;o) Thanks so much for playing along! :o) xx

made by fifi said...

great card and fab creations - thank you for joining in the MTTC challenge xx

Lesley said...

Everything looks great! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xxx

Femmy said...

beautiful, love all of them!!

Sue said...

Good to see you back Chrissie. I know just what you mean, I just daren't load back in some of my games, or I would be away for ages too.
I love all your work today.

Beryl said...

Wow, you have been busy. They are all great bit I especially like the Spring in Provence one. I have this stamp too and it's beautiful. Love the monotone effect for it. What is this santander method? Is there somewhere I can look it up?
Beryl xx

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

I agree ... your work is stunning ... welcome back.

Vali said...

Beautiful ATC ! Great work !

Mucky Pup said...

Wow... I came expecting 1 card and I got 4! Great. I just love the tag for the Rainbow lady challenge... xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

You certainly are back with a vengeance Chrissie and with work well worth waiing for - great to have you back!
Ann x

Mee said...

Yep, you are right back with a vengance lol. All brill stuff too, thanks for joining in with the MTTC challenge this week :o) Jo x

Ann said...

ah sooooooooo pleased you're back!!!
some great stuff here - don't disappear again!

Ann xxx

Christa said...

Really nice cards and tags you made!

Gayle said...

Hi Chrissie
I'm so sorry, you weren't a winner this time, but thanks so much for taking part, and for tolerating the witterings on my blog...
Many thanks & best wishes
Gayle x

ink'n'rubba said...

Your green Provence tag is quite beautiful - I have this stamp so will have to remember this! And thank you for joining in the sunshine theme with Tilda this week. annie x