Saturday, 1 October 2016

Christmas and Circles

Hi All. Thank you for your visit today.

We are back home again after a good few days when we fitted in so may things even though the weather was rather bleak at times. We went over to the west coast and it is always wetter there than our east coast. Nice to be back in the sunshine again for sure.

I made these before I went away and I am looking forward to all the new challenges that usually appear on the first day of a new month.

At Fussy and Fancy the theme for this time is My Favourite Things. 

I love to use Die Cuts and the card and layers are shaped with Nestabilities. I also like to use Rangers Distress Inks and especially around the edges of things as I have done on this card. Another favourite of mine is making my own flowers. These ones are knitted.

Now to Frilly and Funkie and the theme there at the moment is Going Around in Circles.


I decorated a bag. Firstly painted the bag with Distress Inks and made a panel to stick on. The stencil I used is by Imagination Crafts and called Lacy Swirl. I then coloured it in the same Distress Inks as I used on the bag. The circles were also the same colours. A few extra embellishments to finish it off.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx


15 comments:

Marina said...

Such wonderful texture - these are fabulous.

Valerie-Jael said...

Both creations are beautiful, the lovely Christmas decoration and the gift bag. Love those knitted flowers! Sorry your weather was not so good.My computer is playing up, will try to mail you later! Have a good month, hugs, Valerie

hazel said...

Beautiful projects Chrissie - glad you had a good holiday.
xxx Hazel.

sirkkis said...

Lovely graft works, Chrissie.
Have a Happy Weekend ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one fancy bag, Chrissie. It is a gift itself. And speaking of gifts, that card is incredible and would be a true gift to whoever is the lucky recipient this year. Those flowers are WOWSER.

Even before I read a word, I thought "Chrissie has a die cutting machine." Those Nestables are incredible. WELL done, dear.

Now I want to read about your holiday (grin).

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creations Chrissie and such gorgeous colours combined ..Just back from holidays and trying to catch up/./..have a lovely weekend.xx {aNNie}

Craftyfield said...

2 gorgeous makes! Love how you can knit flowers... The embossed panel looks great with the inks under and over, this is a great idea! Looks like the bad weather's reaching for the East Coast today... stay dry!

Margik said...

Both projects are fantastic, Chrissie. The bag textures are fabulous.
Have a lovely weekend! Mar xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both projects are utterly beautiful Chrissie !
So super! Great to have you back again , I missed you !
Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful designs, love your knitted flowers and the fabulous bag! Take good care, xxx

Jules said...

Very pretty with those sweet knitted flowers just make it pop out with the jewelled centres.
Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy.
Best wishes
Jules xx

My name is Erika. said...

Great pieces Chrissie. Glad you are back to the sunny weather. But it is always nice to get away, no matter what the sky is doing, isn't it? Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

Beautiful projects Chrissie, the gift bag is super a present itself with out any contents. Glad you had a good holiday even with not so good weather.
Yvonne xx

Craftychris said...

Both of these are fabulous! Love your knitted flowers and the decoration on the bag is just wonderful! xxx

Jenny Marples said...

Loving that beautiful bag Chrissie! It reminds me of vintage chintz fabric. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx