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Wednesday 27 August 2008

Tim Holtz and number ATC's

Hi, here is another 2 number ATC's from our member Cathy Hurst her other 2 were posted at an earlier date just scroll back if you didnt see them.

The above 2 ATC's are the work of Annette Keenleyside. The stamps she borrowed from her Mam she tells me, Annette decided on Blackpool and mileage as she had just spent a short break in Blackpool. Annette I am sorry the scanner didnt do them justice as they really are lovely. Thank you to both Girls x

Here is a short video from the man himself Tim Holtz demomstrating some of his famous products. Which can be purchased on line from Karen at Scrapz just click on HERE Enjoy.

Thanx for looking, Chriss x

Sunday 24 August 2008

olympics, pain and numbers

Hi, hope you are all having a great bank holiday.
Here we have 2 of Jessie James number ATC's for those that dont know Jessie she is one of our South African members... hello Jessie I bet you are glad to have your great friend Denise back from her week in the bush...welcome back Denise.
Both Denise and Jessie hosted our Dottie last month...and to see what Dottie got up to you can visit thier blogs they are both listed on the right.
All the numbers in the world... a great take on the numbers theme, the other one
..... 221b Baker Street. Where Mr. Sherlock Holmes, and his colleague John H. Watson, M.D., spent many years at this address in London, England, under the rent of Mrs. Hudson.
Characters of every type have frequented the rooms of this place, calling on Mr. Holmes for help and assistance on mysteries only the finest criminal detective could unravel.
Thank you Jessie we will be showing your other 2 at a later date.

As I was blog hopping today I came across this short video of takes from past olympics and thought I would share it with you. Thanks for looking.
chriss x

Saturday 23 August 2008

More Numbers Challenge

The above fun ATC was created by Solance of Sparkle Dreams her online shop can be found HERE
The above 2 number ATC's are very unusual and the colours are so yummy reminds me of chocolate, they were created by Paula who has just moved out to Brunei, hello to Paula I have seen Brunei coming up on the live traffic feed....nice to know you are looking in on us :))
Black and white, I'm loving it at the moment and flourishes too, these ATC's were both created by Tracy Dudmish,
Thank you to Tracy, Solance and Paula.
Just a reminder that our next theme is Music for Sept, thank you to all who have sent theirs in already.
Here's an ATC video for you she makes it look so easy :)) ..One here especially for Linda too.

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday WEnd. Luv Chriss x

Thursday 21 August 2008

You made your bed now lie on it...

Everyone must see this it will make you lafffffff soooooooo much but be warned... you best make sure you are wearing your TENNA LADY

Wednesday 20 August 2008

numbers challenge and exploding gift box video

These gorgeous number ATC's have been created by Karen of Scrapz you can see the stamps she used on her online shop HEREHere we have a video for making an exploding gift box if you need a template please leave a comment for me and I will show it at the weekend. Thank you everyone for your the tooth ache it has now settled...she says touching wood.

Do you want to have a giggle with Alice.... then click on HERE
Luv Chriss xx

The ATC club get a fab award

Thank You Denise for this lovely award
The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated...
I would like to pass this onto (in no particular order)

Monday 18 August 2008



Saturday 16 August 2008

Numbers challenge by the Birthday Girl Jaqi

Happy Birthday love Dottie xxx

Birthday Girl Jaqi,
Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To Jaqi
Happy Birthday To You.
Below are Jaqi's ATC 's for our numbers challenge she tells a story with them and the end of the story is on ATC number five the one she kept for herself you can find it over HERE

A little bit of ELVIS for you on this special day... Your Bday and the Anniversary of his sad death.

Have a great day.
I found this today on our friend Jessie's (SA) blog...

Peter invited his mother for dinner, during the course of the meal his Mother couldn't help but notice how lovely Peter's flat mate, Joanne, was.

She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Peter and his flat mate than met the eye.

Reading his mum's thoughts, Peter volunteered, 'I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Joanne & I are just flat mates'.

About a week later, Joanne came to Peter saying, 'ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the frying pan, you don't suppose she took it do you?

'Well I doubt it, but I'll e-mail her just to be sure' said Peter. So he sat down and wrote



Several days later, Peter received an email from his mother which read........
and if you would like to know where the frying pan went to click on HERE
Luv Chriss x

Friday 15 August 2008

More Numbers Challenge

Magpies were Michelles entry to our Numbers theme and I for one would never have thought of this one,
1 for sorrow
2 for joy
3 a girl
4 a boy
birds are sooo fashionable at the moment and lets not forget Newcastles United Football Team...The Magpies.
Thanx Michelle looking forward to seeing what you come up for Sept theme on MUSIC.

Tuesday 12 August 2008

More Numbers Challenge

The above numbers ATC is mine and anyone who received one of mine in the numbers swap will know that I stained the card with Coffee as the aroma is still on
The Bridgette Jones' knickers style ATC's above also have an aroma of coffee lol.. they are Chris' entry for the number's challenge...I adore them.
AUGUST NOTICE.... there will be NO challenge for August as a small break is needed and our NEXT challenge will be Sept the theme will be MUSIC be with me by the 30th...please make a note in your diary....THANK YOU. X

Sunday 10 August 2008

More of our Numbers Challenge

Sorry I have been missing for a little while I have been staying at my DD for a few days. Its lovely having the little ones around, I didn't get away without bringing 2 of them back with me... both girls are 13 and cousins...they are at the moment in bed singing and's great to hear it in this otherwise very quiet house.
OK now lets see... the above ATC's were created by Di Hickman you can visit her over HERE
I wasn't lucky enough to get one of Di's lovely ATC's on this occasion but hopefully she will take on another challenge some other time.
Thank you Di as I know you were busy when you accepted our challenge.
Hope you have all had a lovely couple of days.

Wednesday 6 August 2008

Lets Face It Challenge The Winners

Hello to everyone who took part in the ''Lets Face It'' challenge advertised in 'Lets Make Cards' magazine for August.

The challenge was sponsored by the lovely Jean and Malcolm from Crafty Individuals they have given 12 of the above stamp to 12 lucky winners whose names I picked out of a hat today.

the winners are as follows..

1 Sheila Jordan
2 Paula Mclean
3 M Menabney
4 Linda Hodgson
5 Elizabeth Williams
6 Annette Keanlyside
7 Sandra Booth
8 Sharon Ward
9 Rosalyn Sutherland
10 Victoria Craig
11 Jacky Hall
12 Maralyn Glenton

Congratulations to the lucky 12, your names and addresses will be passed on to Jean and Malcolm who will post you this lovely new stamp I have used for the above Grungy look ATC (for a challenge you can see on HERE )... after printing the stamp onto the background I double embossed it with clear embossing powder
then gave a 3rd coat of embossing to the 'original art stamp' I used which you can see in the bottom right corner if you click on the picture to enlarge it. ENJOY your prize each and everyone of you.
Thank you for entering the challenge your fabulous ATC's will be on show here around mid September.
Chriss x

Tuesday 5 August 2008

The wylde women award

Thank you to for this fab piece of ART it is a gorgeous award which I accept on behalf of the The Artist Trading Club!
To pass on The Wylde Women Award, the rules are:-
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it’s up to you! Make sure you link to their site on your post.
2. Link back to Tammy's blog (the originator of the Award).The purpose of the Award is to send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things, and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
So here goes (and in no particular order)….. Denise SA, Karen Sarah Susan Jessie Jaqi Terrie I always enjoy your blogs thank you. x
Anyone I have not mention already have one:))Thank you Sharon

Monday 4 August 2008

More Numbers Challenge

Today we have 4 great Number ATC's from another Denise this time in South Africa...hello Denise.
My Fave is the bottom one she reminds me of DD when she was young stood up in her cot just looking over the side.... I often wondered what was going through her mind well now I know... When I am Big I want to be....
Thanx Denise

The names for the ''Lets Face It'' challenge will be announced on Wednesday there will be 12 lucky winners for the Fab new rubber stamp designed by Crafty Individuals why not visit them over HERE and see the FANTASTIC selection they have in their online shop.

Saturday 2 August 2008

More Numbers Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone... These 4 number ATC's were sent in by Denise in Dubai. They are song Titles can you name them?
Thanx Denise for your swaps.