Monday, 30 June 2008
Our picture of Dottie indicates that our very own ATC Queen herself is off on another adventure holiday today to stay as a guest with one of our club members.
She was soooo excited when she set off this morning.
Dottie will let you know just where in the world she is between 8 and 9 this evening.
Until then Happy Crafting
Luv Chriss x
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
The weekend I did mine I did stay over at Chris' for a crafting weekend but I promise you we were not like two schoolgirls copying homework... I arrived with some stash knowing what I was going to do and Chris already had her stash together knowing what she was going to do.. lol crafter's think alike.
I used a denim embossing powder around the outside and it really does look like denim.
Again the images are linked in the post below.
This little princess is so gorgeous I have used her again in the header over at The Paper Girls HERE where you can see even more of these fab images plus a whole lot more. Dont blame me if you spend your pocket money, 'cos you will.
Luv Chriss n Dottie xx
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Don't forget the blog Candy on the last post closes tomorrow.
Please pop over to see what 'The Paper Girls' are up to HERE .
Dottie is still reading up on her holiday destination and grooming herself to meet her new hostess.
hope you have all had a good weekend and the weather has been better than it has here in the N.East.
Luv Chris n Dottie xx
Friday, 20 June 2008
The male stamps used on the above hand (apart from the pocket watch, i have had that about 8yrs now) were ordered on Thursday afternoon and arrived through my letter box at 10am today... how good is that. Thanx Karen
I enjoyed playing with them and am looking forward to making ATC's with them over the weekend.
scroll down for more hands and blog candy.
I had so much fun with this face stamp it arrived in the post today and I just couldn't wait to have a play. Iwill defo be playing with it some more over the weekend. thanx Karen for getting it here sooo quick.
Oh Linda, AKA The Blue Eyed Girl, you have used some fabulous stamps on your hand love the blues you have used too. Thank you for taking on the challenge and glad you enjoyed it too.
Please visit Carol HERE she has stamped away at 4 great hands and put them on her blog
Below we have this brilliant set of Retro Women stamps our blog candy from Tanda Stamps and a fab set it is too, I chose it especially.
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Just a little reminder... tomorrow is blog candy day look at this wonderful 'Retro Women' set from 'Tanda Stamps'.... it's up for grabs.
come back tomorrow to try for it.
GOOD LUCK Chriss x Dottie x
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
If you would like to see other altered
Pieces why not hop over to 'the paper girls blog'
where we have a team of crafters who are sharing their love of paper and craft ideas.
see below for hand reminder challenge
Hi, Dont forget the Hand challenge for Friday we have had some fabulous hands arriving by email .. Please keep them coming and they will all be shown here on Friday and dont forget we have some great blog candy rubber stamps and as always you just have to go to the site who kindly donated them to us and answer a simple question to be in with a chance of owning them.
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Anyone else still wanting to have a go please just email me them.
I had an Email today from a lady by the name of Larrie and this is what she wrote.
I've just been surfing for ideas for an monthly techniques ATC swap I host on trimcraft forum and I saw your Russian dolls. Would you mind if I listed this as an idea for a swap and did I read there is a template?
With your permission I would post your site as inspiration and information.
Thank you Larrie for your email and no we don't mind you using them.. I will email you.
They are going to breeding lol.... ARE THEY ABOUT TO TAKE OVER BLOGGER?
.... these are the 2 little ladies that started all of this off...just thought I would remind you what they look like. :))
The 1st one below is Chris' she gave it to me as a pressie and I just had to have a go and it all just went crazy after that :))))
My Russian Doll below...followed by a little something I have been playing with today.. my challenge for this week :))) I was reading a magazine with a female covered in artistic tattoos and it gave me this idea....I drew around my hand and just went for it with the ink pads and the stamps (you want to see the mess of my kitchen). The female stamps used
are from the Retro Women set 1 from Tandas Stamps.. You can check them out by clicking on the logo on the right. My challenge to you this week is to have ago doing the same ...send us your hands by email and we will put them on the blog on Friday.
Because this was scanned it really doesnt show off the lovely gold pen doodles, if i get a better pic I will change it over.
Saturday, 14 June 2008
I have been trying most of the day and now I am giving it up as a bad job.
Has anyone else had the same problem as me.
I had a nice surprise today when Louise popped over to say I had won some blog candy ...OMG you just have to see how.... I mean 'who' chose the winner's of the BC you just wont believe it.. original is our Louise in every way.
And while she popped over to tell me I had won little did SHE know her name had been drawn to win the 100th post.
Louise you are to receive a selection of ribbons and Dottie on her very own Gothic Arch... I will be sad to see her go she is gorgeous.. looks like we are swapping addresses. lol.
Sorry can't show you a piccie of it but you could look in the archives.
Our Dottie as you all know went off to Jaqi's for her first adventure holiday and it was suggested Dottie may need a passport and as promised one lucky person's Dottie ATC has been picked out of my 'pringles tube' not very original sorry... I picked number 7 and outfit number seven on the catwalk was....ALL THE WAY FROM DUBAI ... well done Denise :))).
Denise you get to have that outfit on D's passport for 1 year then it will be renewed.
You know I was willing mine NOT to come out as I would have had to put it back... this was one time I was pleased I didn't win..LOL.
D is off on her travels again at the end of the month... oh I wish I could tell you where but where's the fun in that.
Another blog challenge is coming your way late Sunday night providing Mr Blogger is playing and I can show some pics!!.
The make my day awards that I have to pass on goes to you all it is impossible to pick individuals with that award as all of you make my day just by being the person you are the time you give to blogging and comments and taking part in challenges, supporting others..each and everyone of you make my day. THANKYOU.
Chriss xxxx Dottie is out on the town tonight so I wont get an early night I will have to wait up for her..... I thought those days of not being able to sleep 'til they were home were over. lol
Yarm is one of the hottest nights out around, people come for miles to have a night out here one of the Princes not so long ago...hey you don't think she will get herself mixed up with the Royals do you?
Knowing our Dottie anything is possible.
Hope to be able to report with pics tomorrow...Good Night. xxxxxxx
Friday, 13 June 2008
After doing my take on the Russian dolls I set you a challenge to have ago thanx for those that had the time to take part.
I receved this little snippet of information from a friend he just thought I should know....
Hi Chrissy just a small point.. I see the Babushka cards..
Babushka in Russian is "old woman" and is a little derogatory in its use. I think that you are referring to the Russian nesting dolls.. the Russian word is Matryoshka The word "Babooshka" doll appeared for a while because the word "matryona" is associated with a very large and fat Russian woman. Babooshka doll is rather a slang term for the nested doll and is not correct... wanting to put the record straight, with my new Russian connections, possibly you could tell the blog.... .... :-))))) There you have just told them yourself. LOL Thanks for the lesson :))
The 1st Russian doll ATC 'From Russia With Love'.... was sent by Sharron and she has a huge collection showing on her blog.
the music one is mine it just reminds me of someone special and so added my pic to it as well.
The two above are Terrie's you will always know Terries work by her use of stitching and staples, thanx so much Terrie, is the Top one a stamp? Guess who just had to have ago....yes, Dottie herself... I wonder if that message is for someone by the name of Sam!!
ok thats the first lot please just scroll down for some more.for some reason if you click onto the music one it will take you to sharrons blog...how clever am I?
How Cute is he???? and he has hie wings too
and this special little Prince isn't he just gorgeous???
Linda emailed me saying she was hooked on making them...they are kinda collectable.... and we have Chris on Fiskarettes who started all this off...hi Chris I know you wanted to have a go but something cropped up... never mind you can drool over this lot. Scroll down for a few more.
Thats it for today and hope you enjoyed.
Have a few announcements to make tomorrow see you then.
thanx for stopping by.
Chriss x Dottie x have a lovely weekend.
Thursday, 12 June 2008
A beautiful Tranquility ATC from Jackie Western
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Just to let you know what this mornings post was about... scroll below.
This evening I am excited to announce that I have opened another blog...YES I WILL STILL KEEPING THIS ONE GOING.
The new blog is a showcase for both manufacturers and retailers and the team have been creating some great 'STUFF' which we hope you will enjoy the 'ribbon dispenser' I posted today being one of them...that project can be seen on the fiskarettes blog, their link is on the right.
Normal services will go ahead here tomorrow...please visit this link and meet the team and see what they have come up with. :))
Morning, add image button is once again working... and now you are asking yourself WHY is Chriss showing you this... all will be revealed later :)))
thanx for stopping by.
chriss n dottie xx
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
Earlier that day Chris made me 2 ATC's which I have fallen love with.. big thank you Chris... x... here they are. Chris' take on paper Babushka dolls Are they gorgeous or are they gorgeous??. Chris showed us on Fiskarettes (link on the right) last week how to make them as stand up dolls but then went that one step further knowing I loved the 2 dolls she had made and my love of ATC's.
On Sundays post I set myself a challenge (Mad Woman) to make ATC's out of some card I nearly put in the bin (please see Sunday's Post) here they are.I will say it wasn't easy to work with such a busy background but I was pleased with the first 2 eventually, they sought of grew on me.These next 2 are 'my take' on 'Chris' take' IYKWIM...LOL and I am thrilled with them even if I say so myself.... mine look more like grown up weebles...how many of you remember them?
I made myself a template for the Dolls and well the rest is history.
On the doll ATC's I used 2 of the backgrounds ATC's on each ATC...LOL did you get that.
If you want to take on the challenge of creating your own paper Babushka doll ATC I will email you my template... this offer will be open until WEDNESDAY ...all you have to do is use the smallest doll... there are 4 sizes on the template... make up an ATC and send me it in an email and they will shown here on Friday.
Hope you all had a good weekend. Welcome home Linda I will answer your email asap. :)) And welcome home Dottie.
Luv Chriss x