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Monday, 9 February 2009

ICSketches# challenge

Sometimes I LOVE blogger... oh okay love may be too strong a word heh heh but I do love the fact that you can pre time your posts if you are gonna be busy or out or just indulging in a bit of me time :D I don't use it much but as I'm gonna be spending some time with my crafty friend Chriss today trying to pull myself out of the doldrums it's perfect cos I can post before I leave but not too soon after my last offering :D
This is my first time for joining in with Dawn's sketch challenge here and I had to post my cards today cos there will be a new challenge tomorrow... always last minute
I got to play with some of Chriss's cuttlebug embossing folders last week and I luvs them so I think they may be added to my shopping list pretty soon. I inked the card with my favourite red/brown ink pad and it's cool how the dots stand out. The stamps are from Queen's dresser drawers. I made some paper buttons so I could tie some thread through for a bit more interest.
I also made this quickie card featuring Ellie from here papers from Cosmo Cricket and a bit of additional bling :D I love turning sketches round you get a whole different creation from the same sketch.

Okay that's it from me today
Catch ya later
Chris xx


Dawn said...

Whew I love these cards the pink and black is just fantastic and those stamps are brilliant - Hope you had a great crafty day with Chriss and break out the Cadburys !!!


Dawn♥ said...

WOWzer girl your card is absolutely GORGEOUS. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at ICSketches. ♥

Hugs, Dawn

Anonymous said...

`Well these cards are both `stunning` ..I love how you created those flwers on your first card Chris....
Hope you and chrissy have had a lovely (or are having) a lovely afternoon together.....
lots of love...
Roll on the spring!!!!
oh!!and we still avent ad a sprinkling of snow yet!!!lol...

Emma said...

Both totally stunning Chris. Love the embossing.
Sorry about mentioning the breakfast!! Hows your healthy eating doing?
Emma x

Marcea said...

Hi there, wow, I really love your take (x2) on the sketch this week. The ink really makes the dots so much more interesting ... I had never thought of doing that before!! Thankyou so much for joining us this week - hope you had a great day!

Census said...

Fantastic cards Chris. I hope you had a good day crafting and that you avoided more snow!!

Karen said...

These cards are stunning - I just love what you have done with the inking of the cuttlebug embossing - I think these embossing folders are just great and very versatile. Thanks for joining us at ICS this week, hopefully you will join us again so that we can see some more of your beautiful work.

Karen x

Tricia said...

what cute cards! I love the embossing you did too! I am so glad you stopped by at ICS and I hope to see more of your work in the coming weeks! Have a terrific day!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous cards Chris, especially the 1st one!

Pearl said...

Woohoo ! what fun to have you play along with ICS#2 , hun !

The stamps are just fab ! now that makes me wanna dig out some hiding in my stash ! & the way you did the flowers is just brill ! simple yet stunning !

I hear you on hitting the Cuttlebug trail there ! They really do add so much to any card creation !

Your CC Chemistry / Ellie card is just adorable too ! You rawk at any style you put your mind to !

Dawn said...

Wowee Chris just read your comment - well done you on the weight loss - that is brilliant!! It's difficult to remain motivated but when I felt like eating I used to go brush my teeth!!! Took the sweet cravings right away I can tell ya!! even better if you gargled with a mouth wash too!!!
ROFL the things we have to do to get rid of the lard!!!!
Hope your next few days get better though!!


scrappermimi said...

Gorgeous stuff, that first one is my fav cool!

Fink said...

Love how you did the spots & buttons down the side! Thanks for playing!

Kim Costello said...

Gorgeous cards Chris, love them both and I like to turn sketches too! Love your paper buttons, and the inked embossing looks so stunning! Thanks for joining us this week and for your lovely comments on my blog!
HuGs Kim :D

Dawn♥ said...

Hey Chris I have something for you over on my blog. Go get it! LOL!
Hugs, Dawn

Denise said...

Love your cards Chris and how you make them 'you' Cuttlebug is absolutely fab!

Olena said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love it! Thanks for joining in this week ..

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow so wonderful cards.
Really lovely design and work. Stunning.

Kristen H said...

These are GREAT! I hope you get your happy back!!! I love the color combo on these cards and I love the polka dots.
Have a great day. I hope you have sun there today, we do here. This week has been warm, but I think cold and snow are coming back next week.

hugz xx

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I just love looking at your cards, they are so inventive! It is fascinating to me to see what kind of art others are so brilliant at!

Pearl said...

Yo , Chris - I cased this card using some great Graphic 45 papers since I'm not willing to invest in stamps , duh ! lol

thanks for the inspo , grrl !