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Friday, 26 February 2010


Sadly my last Friday as GD over at 'Something Completely Different' their theme for this week being 'TIME'

So much can be covered with this challenge I chose 'bath time' using some fab stamps from 'Paper Forest Designs' based in Australia why not pop over they have a great SALE on at the moment.
The letters making up the words 'Bath Time' I borrowed from my crafty pal Chris' one of Artistic Stampers alphabet set.
I included Rangers Glossy Accents as water splashes and on the letters too.

Why not pop over and join in the challenge by clicking on the highlighted link above... Big thank you to SCD Team for inviting me to play along. xxx

These 4 fabtastic Zettie ATC's are those of Carol one of the SCD design team Carol joins us on this ATC challenge blog each month... January's challenge being Zettiology here is her take on the theme.

Zettiology always reminds me of the BT Advert from the '80 with Maureen Lipman a brilliant actress.

See the post below for the start of our show case with the Zettiology ATC's.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the lovely
E-mails sent and kind comments left on the post below re the letter I received in the post, your support and feed back has been amazing.
T H A N K Y O U.
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope that you find time to craft.
Take Care
Chriss x

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


The 4 fantastic Zettiology ATC's that set 34 ....YES 34 of us creating zetti ATC's what an amazing fabulous challenge from Hermine...THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Today we have the start of our Zetti show case.

Audrey below. .. see Audrey's blog link on the right of the page. x

Audrey thank you soooo much for taking part in Hermines Zettiology challenge your ATC's in real life are gawgus....All Zettiology ATC's are in the post including any Birthday Bash ATC's you may have won included in the same envie.

Feed back I getting this blog wrong?

Today I received a letter from Jenny a club member...this is how it went...

I feel I should write to let you know my thoughts on Febs challenge and the ATC club website,

The challenge was quite confusing... 'Cookies' to me means biscuits or small cakes but the challenge seemed to be doodles...random scribbles on note pads etc...

The website is confusing also whilst it may be nice to know what you and your family are up to I think this website should be only for the club.

Please make competitions from other sites separate.

I hope that you will not think my comments too negative.

best wishes from Jenny.

(ME) Have I got it wrong ???

This is a non profit making club I just enjoy receiving and swapping little pieces of ART from around the world scanning and uploading the ATC's to offer inspiration to our members followers and readers and in doing so spreading the word here in the UK re ATC's.

From time to time I may mention myself and family as part of our community spirit when I go over to other members I read what is written re their families and it's like we all know each other, I feel bringing us closer together even though we are sometimes 1000's of miles apart.

If you would prefer I Keep it just for ATC's please let me know.

The competitions mentioned must be the last 3 weeks where I have been delighted to be GD over at 'Something Completely Different' where I have posted my ATC on our club blog and then linked it to their challenge....I am unsure as to how I am meant to keep this challenge separate from the club blog.

If you feel I have got this blog all wrong then please could our club members let me know.
Thanks for reading.

Friday, 19 February 2010

3rd week GD at Something Completely Different

It's Friday and my 3rd week as GD over at Something Completely Different the theme for your ATC challenge is 'KEYS' set by the SCD design team.

Their examples of the challenge are on the SCD blog... follow the link high lighted above.
My KEY is one of CI's stamps I have used it for my 'strange' guys arms, and this fab, fun stamp is from 'Its a mans world' sheet designed by Joyce Howton over at Paper Forest Designs, the word 'strange' is from a Paperartsy plate.. the brick of a cannot remember my mobile looks just like that, I have had it 6 yrs and '
it's only my second mobile in 11 takes me that long to work out how to use them...the background is from a postcard which is dear to my heart.
If you would like to join in with these weeks challenge then create your keys ATC pop it on your blog leave a note in the comments over at SCD and we will come visit you.
There is a swap at the end of the 4 wk ATC slot which Carol is running, send in 1 or all 4 of the themed ATC's to be swapped... next week being the last ATC challenge on SCD. (NOT THE LAST SWAP IN OUR ATC CLUB...DONT GET MIXED UP, LOL.)
Have fun and a great weekend.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Valentine and Doodle ATC, ZETTI UPDATE

Happy Valentine Day,

Alecia and Marley are my Valentines for tomorrow both gorgeous grandchildren are taking me out for the day...ahhhh x

This picture is of Alecia in Hamley's toy shop, London in the October she is on the wall as one of the models the photo on the top is her must get you a close up sometime it is stunning... but i am biased.

Marley on Christmas Day.

Below one of my DOODLE ATC's the others can be seen over H.E.R.E

Was not in the least confident to doodle on them.
thanks for looking
UP DATE, UPDATE....Susans Zetti ATC's arrived so a bit more scanning and swapping and then out in the post to you lovely people
I just came accross this very, very, funny crafty video however if bad language upsets you BE WARNED.... DO NOT WATCH.
And if little ears are around wait until they are out of earshot.

I bet we can all relate to

BIG welcome to our new followers
Chriss x

Friday, 12 February 2010

Week 2 Guest Designer at SCD

This weeks challenge over at 'something completely different' is to create an ATC on the theme of 'WINGS'

I was playing with some new stamps from 'Paper Forest Designs' and I came up with 2 ATC's to show for this weeks challenge...actually I came up with 3 but I am saving the wacky blue one for another time....sorry :)

The top one being the one I am sending in to Carol to be swapped at the end of the 4 ATC challenges for February. Since scanning the ATC I have clear embossed the words and part of her wings.

If you would like to join in with this weeks challenge then please pop over H.E.R.E. and see what the SCD team have created on the theme of WINGS.
It's not tooooo late to join in the 4 swaps if you would like to catch up on last weeks challenge create an ATC on the 'Mad March Hare' and post it with this weeks challenge. See post 5th February.
Have fun.... thanks to SCD for inviting me to join in the fun. x
Our club news update
We have our own monthly ATC swap challenge and if you need a little reminder to what it's about then check it out H.E.R.E
Luv Chriss xx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Doodle Backgrounds and Winter ATC's

Here is the start of my Doodle backgrounds for Donna's February challenge over H E R E

Will post them when they are completed it was a huge challenge for me. :)

Palma's ATC's our first time with us...her blog can be found in the side bar on the right.
Thanks for Joining us Palma x

Also Lyn's first time with us too ...thank you for joining us...find Lyns blog in the sidebar.

Still a couple of 'A Winter's Day' ATC's to show.
Hope that you are all having fun with Dona's challenge.
Zettiology ATC swaps out by the 12th along with our bday ATC's won.... anyone who ay not have received their cake images please send me your email addy.
Tina if you have managed to pop on from NZ hope that you are having FUN.
Chriss x

Friday, 5 February 2010

Guest ATC Designer over at SCD

Happy Friday and hey I am so excited as I have been asked to be this months Guest Designer over at Something Completely Different you will find them H E R E... When Carol asked me I thought... ME! ....Do you really mean me... well once I knew she meant it I jumped at the chance and I am thrilled to join SCD design team for the month of February taking on the challenge of creating 4 ATC's on a set theme 1 a week... well I love a challenge don't I.

Thanks for asking.

The challenge this week is MAD MARCH HARE well I have hundreds of stamps but not one single stamp to do with Alice, (Alice who the hell is Alice? and so as not to be beaten here is my take on the challenge....


Both the wise men and the hare stamp are those of Crafty Individuals.

Carol who runs SCD has also suggested and kindly agreed to run an ATC swap at the end of the month.

So the creative team on SCD hope lots of you will take part.

Join in the fun and upload your ATC onto your blog and we will come and Visit.

At the end of the month send Carol either 1,2,3 or ALL 4 ATC's with an S.A.E., (large letter stamp)and you will receive 1f or 1 back. A little piece of someone elses creativeness dropping through your door :)

Contact Carol via the email link on her blog and she'll send you the relevant info.

I was playing with 2 of my gorgeous Tanda female stamps last night and just thought that I would share them with you click on H E R E and visit Tanda see what other lovely goodies they have.

Ok and a very Happy Birthday DD Cheryl... we are having a girls PJ crafting party tonight with lots and lots of creative goodies and challenges going on and fab food, wine and lots of chocolate..don't you just wish you could be there. lol.

Sorry a little late posting this I didn't get the blogging clock right ..hopeless at that sort of thing.

Have a great weekend.

Chriss x

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

2nd post of Winter Day ATC's

Karen D, welcome Karen your first time with us :) Loved the use of Christmas serviettes.

Gez brilliant CI stamp used above thanks for taking on the challenge as I know you have been busy caring for your dad x

Chriss, I loved doing these (above).
Dawn, your first swap with us big welcome. x
Still more winter ATC's to be shown soon.
February's doodle challenge is on the post below, create your ATC's put them on your blog before you post them, leave a comment and then we can all come and visit you :)
Below is also my OWOH give away.
Hey the workmen are finally here to put a lintel above my kitchen window 7 months later....yahooo!
Only another dozen jobs to finish before I can do the nice stuff like put paint and pics on walls and a carpet on the stairs.
chriss x