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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Gothic Arch challenge- Garden sprite and award

This is my contribution for this weeks Gothic Arch Challenge which is 'Garden Sprite' now I'm not quite sure if it fits the mould but I had the best fun doing it. All of the images including the ones that make up the background are from Lisa's altered art. Butterflies and fairies are just two of my most favourite things ever and with the colourful flowers and the cute moon man this is gonna be one of the my most treasured arches...I love it...not that I'm trying to blow my own trumpet you understand. It's just that it's not often that I am completely satisfied with something I've created... I'm my own worst critic and normally have to slap my own wrist to stop myself spoiling something by adding and adding and Now I am honoured to have received this gorgeous award (see the butterfly...whoohooo) from one very talented male crafter. Calv has a fabulous blog and inky fingers which turn out many a masterpiece... go visit and see what I mean. He's the only man I know who can turn a piece of fruit or a vegetable into a work of art!! Thanks Calv :)
I don't quite know how many crafters I am meant to pass this on to so I am going to just bring your attention to a couple of special ladies who's blogs give me heaps of pleasure.

Nancy began the Gothic Arch Challenges and is a lady who truly leaves me in awe with her talent for vintage creations and scrapbook pages with stories of her ancestors and her nearest and dearest. One awesome lady.

Beate who is multi talented in many ways with her love of photography and her amazing mixed media/felt creations. Absolutely fantastic

Kath with her endless talent for beautiful cards and wonderful ideas. She always inspires me and along with Budster has brightened up many a day for me with her colourful imaginative creations and has been a great blogging pal to have for myself and many others. Way to go Kath :)

Ok so three's not a couple but well I just can't stop my adding and adding whatever I'm doing... no wonder I always have lots of food on my

I could go on and on with this award cos every blog I visit... to me is the best... but I would be here for ever so don't just check out the ladies I have passed this award to... there are lots of blogs in my blogroll and each and every one of them are a pleasure in so many ways to pop by and do so if you get time and thank you all for each visit you make to mine too... you rock :)

See you soon


Chris xx


Sandy said...

Wow wow wow this is a dream of an arch. Really delightful. I love them.

Kath Stewart said...

thank you so much for your kind are such an inspiration to us all and a lovely lovely lady...I am so glad that I met you...well nearly...maybe someday
Big Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Sally H said...

A beautiful arch, and congratulations on the award - You deserve it!

Gez Butterworth said...

Fantastic Arch Chris. Its perfect.xx

Congratulations on your award. So richly deserved. It is always a pleasure to call & see your latest creation. Gez.xx

Ellen said...

this is gorgeous , you want to jump staright in. I love the shape of your arch as well.

Chriss Rollins said...

wonderful piece Chris a real chocolate box creation.... someone mention CHOCOLATE.

great to be back and just had a good catch up on your jewels cos I seen them in real life.

have a great weekend.

chriss x

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is beautiful and looks like a very magical garden in the back ground.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Chris, this is a jaw-dropping, gorgeous arch! Thank you for inviting us into your garden this week! :)

Vintage Papers said...

I love your arch! It has so many beautiful elements and details. I am also very honored by the award that you gave to me! :) thank you!

Dawn♥ said...

Oh my goodness! You card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the cool looking arch on your card! Lovely job and card! ;)

Ana Baird said...

stunning creation Chris! Congratulations on the award!

Dawn said...

What a little wonderland, I just want to jum right in to their little world of's fantastic Chris...


Emma said...

Morning Chris
Gorgeous arch, really beautiful.
Congrats on your award too.
Emma x