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A New Year and a New beginning... I have created a new blog filled with old and new art. It is time for me to focus on something new. I will be leaving this blog open for inspiration and so I can look back at what I have achieved in the future but I will be adding no further content here.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Gothic Arch challenge- Open theme

Well as it's April and in the words of the song " I'ts rainin' again" my arch for this weeks Gothic Arch challenge says it all....
Splish splash splosh... little April Ok maybe it's not that wet but I had such fun turning this little fella from Lisa's altered art into a welly wearing, brolly carrying... puddle stamper :D
Don't ya just lurve his snazzy wellies :D
Chris xx

Friday, 10 April 2009

Sketch Saturday challenge-sketch #45

This is my first card for the Sketch Saturday challenge using sketch#45. I've been going to join in for a while but never seemed to get round to it. I've spent a couple of days with my crafting buddy Chriss this week in an effort to give my mojo a boost and I think it worked :D
I love these Basicgrey papers so that moved my mojo along nicely too.
I made a torn crumpled flower to add to this gorgeous sticky ribbon and pearls that I bought from Create and Craft... like 20 yrs ago :) Ok Ok it wasn't THAT many years ago but it was quite a few.

and this gorgeous little lady is from Lisa' altered art... isn't she sweet.

I hope you've all had a good start to the holiday weekend and this is DG's decorated Easter Egg... see he's smiling at ya :D

Happy Easter all :D
Chris xx

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

My mojo went for a walk... and tag your it 1st Birthday

My mojo keeps going for a walk... all on it's I've really struggled to do any creating for a few days because everything I've thought of doing has turned out completely different to how I intended...grrrrrr
So I'm a wee bit late with the last Tag your it challenge which is celebrating a whole year of challenges...whooohooo. Shame I didn't cotton on to the TYI blog for quite a while but I have enjoyed the challenges that I have taken part in so far.
I decided to draw me a cake for this challenge and do some doodling but I think I was a bit heavy handed with the
I had to add this little cutie from Crafty Individuals at the bottom cos she looks like she's dipped her finger in so she can have a taste :)

I thought it would be nice to share some cake with you so you can celebrate too... so if you'd like these printable cupcakes.... just click on the picture to enlarge it, right click and choose 'save as' to grab them :D
Have a great day all
Will be back soon when me mojo comes back properly from it's walk :D
Chris xx

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Mona Lisa altered photo frame.

You could be forgiven for getting fed up with seeing Mona Lisa on my blog buuuuut I just can't help it... there is just something about her face that draws me in and I love to create around it :D I always seem to use her on things that I have no intentions of giving away cos I can't bare to part with anything I make with her image on... freaky or
This time I altered a frame with papers from Crafty Individuals which are sooo pretty. I just love the delicate colours.
I gave Mona her own headdress too... found it in my bead box... from my days of messing with wire and pearl beads in the hope that I would come up with something worth looking at or wearing. This was a project that didn't quite happen for me but I think it's arty enough for Mona and she wears it well :D

I recently received this fabby award from Dawn and just this once I really can't just choose a few people to pass it on to because I greatly appreciate every single comment that any of you leave for me... they really make my day and I so love knowing that you like what you see when you visit my blog.
So please if you have EVER left a comment on ANY of my posts pick up this award and display it proudly on your blog with a HUGE THANK YOU from me xxxxx

See you soon
Chris xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Tag your it challenge 51-cute and cuddly

eeeeh where's me week gone??? I spent a couple of days with DG over the weekend and a couple of days with me pal Chriss crafting and before ye know it I've missed a whole week of blogging again.
Going to visit Chriss was a necessity though... as my bestest friend arranged a long needed visit to the shhhhhhh Dentist... for me and had to come with me to make sure I didn't do a runner as I've done so many times in the past... without having my treatment!!!
I only had to have a check up this time but OMG the fear.... tears and brow mopping along with the deepest of panic filled breaths were the order of the day... BUT I managed to stay in the chair long enough to have a check up thanks to the fact that Chriss sat in the room with me... (thank you me bestest pal mmmwhaaaa) she also promised me a lolly if I was a good girl...rofl
I didn't get the lolly cos I cried...shame on me... but she did buy me a breakfast bun :D
So ordeal over till the next time.... phew!! Got a few weeks before the next visit... hope Chriss doesn't leave the country

So onto this weeks TYI challenge - cute and cuddly. A bit of sketching with this one to make a basket for me kittens...awwww I love them... and some paw prints for the end tags. I used BasicGrey sultry papers for the basket,tags and basket lining.
The kittens stamp is from Crafty Individuals and has the lovely little flowers for the Kittys to sit on :D
The sentiment is cut from one of Chriss' papers so not sure which it was.
Have a fab evening all
Back tomorrow with some more crafty bits.
Chris xx