Friday, 16 March 2018

Easter and Spring at Tag Tuesday

Hi All

We are back to wintery weather again though it never really went away with the very cold NE winds keeping us cold and the dark skies making it feel like winter as well. I keep thinking that Spring will soon be here for real but no sign of it yet apart from a few battered flowers in the garden.

At Tag Tuesday the theme for this week and next week is Spring/Easter chosen by Joan.

I made an animated digital tag with a clipart chick and a frame I made myself.

Went to see this show on Wednesday night and the whole audience was up singing, clapping and dancing. Not often we go out at night at all but so pleased we did go to see this.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Friday, 9 March 2018

Mum's the word at TIOT

Hi All

Back to cold and frost here today but lots of sunshine as well so I think the frost will clear away quite quickly. Off to visit MIL today and take her something for Mother's Day as our daughter and son-in-law are coming to stay on Sunday until next Wednesday so those days will be full for sure.

I was visiting Sue's blog and saw a great card here in a style I have never tried before. I couldn't wait to try it.

The theme this time at Try it on Tuesday is Mum's the Word and there are wonderful examples from all the amazing team.

Card open

Card Closed

MIL loves Alstroemeria so I made a background paper from images of some of those and also made a bigger image to print on gloss paper and cut out to use as decoupage.  Couldn't find any in these beautiful colours to take but we did buy a bunch that are a mix of brown and pale yellow.

Thank you to Sue for the inspiration and to TIOT for the great challenge ideas they have each month. 

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Spring Flowers and Chickens

Hello Everyone

Still a bit of snow here but nothing as bad as lower down the country thank goodness. Hope you are all staying safe and well.

The challenge theme this time at Tag Tuesday is Spring Flowers. This was chosen by Wendy and she made two very beautiful and inspiring tags

My tag is digital and the first thing I did was gather some photographs of spring flowers and assemble them to fill the tag shape.  I added effects to make them look more picture like. To finish it all off there borders, a picture frame, the quote and a ribbon.

I have been busy knitting little chicks with Cadbury's Creme eggs inside. Linda and Graham are coming to stay next weekend and she can take them back home to sell for the cat charity. I still have enough wool to knit more but I feel like a change from chickens today.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Vintage at Try it on Tuesday

Hi All

I hope your week is going well. Mine seems to have flown by with a mix of watching sport on television, knitting at the same time, and trying to fit in a few longer walks as well.

At Try it on Tuesday the theme this time is Vintage. Still lots of time to join in with the challenge

I decided to go digital this time though it started out with inspiration from one of the beautiful paper napkins that Yvonne sent to me. I still can't bear to cut into them so I scanned part of it to use for the background of my piece. The ladies I found here and all the other things are Paint Shop Pro brushes I have created or effects.

Yesterday was very wet first thing in the morning but as it looked like it might change so we set off for Sewerby Park along the cliff top. So pleased we did as there were Spring bulbs in bloom all over the place. Such a wonderful sight.

Wishing you a great day

Love Chrissie xx