Monday, 28 February 2011


HOORAY, HOORAY, i seem to be back !!! I'm doing this post on the oldest computer,and it actually seems to be working ???
Our beloved computer is still in the repair shop and NO sign of it being ready to collect !! But i am enormously grateful for small mercies, there is a god.......!!! So while i've been hanging around, i've made  this tag and a few more bits and bobs !! My dearest friend Sue, sent me a most beautiful card and i will do an extra special post tomorrow, to show off her card ...!!! Watch this space and say a little prayer, that this old computer, works again for me tomorrow !!!! A huge THANKYOU  to my dearest husband, who has spent many hours trying to get this machine to work, DAVE you are a genious, and i love you soooo...............!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

So Sorry

Hi There
So sorry for not posting anything lately ! Our computer is being repaired ,as i speak !
Please bear with me, it should'nt be too long now, fingers crossed !!
 I shall be posting as soon as i possibly can
love and hugs
chris richards

Thursday, 10 February 2011


This is my second posting today !! I finished this last night and thought that i might as well put it up today !!! A dear friend of mine S.B., who makes the most gorgeous tags has inspired me to have a go !! Thanks sue !!!!
  I used Gesso on the larger tag and stamped chinese text 'happiness' and some other chinese symbols into the wet Gesso and let it dry! Then i inked it with memento inks
and applied some gold rub-on, to show the texture. The smaller tag, i inked with memento inks, stamped some text over the colour. I then added a nice base to lay the punched flowers on, added a lovely sepia photo,and finished it off with some ribbons and a brad, not too bad for a first effort tag. I shall enter this into the Tag Tuesday challenge !!


Hi this is my butterfly posie !
I have been learning to make punched flowers,and these are the result !!I am very pleased with the way they have turned out ! I have a few dear friends who are treasures to me , thats you Sue Butler,Angie and Ruth, God bless you all !I dedicate these flowers to all three of you !!I shall enter this card into some challenges !!Thankyou dear friends !!!Another post coming very ,very soon, Keep watching !!!!! i'm entering this card into the following challenging.......

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


My posting today is a 'resist' and masking technique ! My dearest husband Dave, bought me a wonderful array of stamping up products for christmas, from my dear friend Ruth, who is a STAMPING UP demonstrator !
I first stamped the butterflies and then masked them, then embossed the background with clear ink and clear embossing powder, then used a heat gun! Next i remasked the butterflies and inked the background with Memento Inks.I then removed the masks from the butterflies and coloured them with my trusty prismacolour pencils and Sansodor mineral spirit ! The large background stamp is called 'FRENCH SCRIPT' from Stampin Up and the butterfly stamp is from OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS.Hope you like it !! I'm entering this card into the following challenges.......

Sunday, 6 February 2011


Hi there, this is my interpretation of a valentine card. Dont you just love the heart shapes
and the rich, deep pinks and reds, contrasting with the soft blues !! Colours, I love colours !!!
 I'll let you into a little secret,the flocked deep red paper is the wrapping that i saved from our christmas crackers !!! I have made the flowers with punches, and lightly sprinkled them with Glamour Dust !! Spellbinders hearts with gems and Lily Of The Valley sentiment, PHEW........Oh and the ribbon is part of a prize that i won in a lily of the valley challenge as are the lovely pins !! Ishall enter this card into the following challenges .........

Saturday, 5 February 2011



Hi there, This is a card that reminds me of spring and summer ! The breathtaking scent from the delicate blooms in a profusion of colour !
I have used my usual prismacolour pencils and Sansodor spirit. The stamps are from 'Our Daily Bread Designs', which were a prize that i won 
in a challenge !! The flowers at the top are parchment, with pearl and gem centres !! 
I shall enter this card into the
following challenges !....

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Hi there.......
This is a lovely digi image by 'WHOOPSIE DAISY' on my sidebar !!
I've coloured her with prismacolor pencils and Sansodor mineral spirit and i've used Daisy and Dandelion and Forever friends backing papers !
Also Cordinations cardstock.
I'm learning how to make my own paper flowers at the moment, one of which is
the lovely turquoise bloom on this card,
hope you like it darlings !!!
I shall enter this card into the following challenges......TOP TIP TUESDAY