Saturday, 23 March 2013


I'm hoping to be able to get a chance to play with some of the goodies I bought at the NEC this week, but things have been somewhat hectic and it doesn't look as though I'll get any time until next week.
I sang in a concert last night and I have another tonight, tomorrow I have to pop to London so maybe on Monday there'll be time!
In the meantime here are my cards for the challenge at Less is More this week.
The recipe is to use beads somewhere.
This card utilised a scrap of kraft card which I stamped, embossed and bleached before adding the tiny beads as the centre of the flower. This was mounted within a frame backed by a little script.

A couple of beads finish off the antennae of this Stampin' Up butterfly. The background stamp is also from SU, from the Confetti set and the punches used are from SU and Fiskars.
Yesterday was spent looking after my grandson in Bath, he is such a sweetie.
Two things he loves...TV and his thumb!

I also visited Mandi on the island this week, we had a lovely day catching up. Her shop looks amazing.
This is her latest window display! Sorry about the reflections in the glass, but I think you can see it reasonably enough!
Have a great week and do take care if you're in the grip of the latest bad weather.


  1. Two fab cards Chrissie.. ctue pic of your lovely grandson too!
    Nice that you got across to see Mandi - her window looks fab! Have a great weekend.

  2. Love your cards Chrissie, especially the bleached flower:) Your grandson looks gorgeous and I love his chair! Mandi's window display is fab I love that floral suitcase:) hope we can catch up at Ally Pally if you are going!
    Val x

  3. Tricky challenge this week but I like your take on it - the butterfly antenna was an inspired idea!

  4. Two beautiful cards.
    Love the laddie in his wee chair. What a cutie.

  5. Love both cards, but that top one is fabulous!

  6. Two fab cards Chrissie love the red one xx Jan

  7. What a gorgeous cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Two gorgeous cards, Chrissie, but I'm afraid your gorgeous grandson puts them in the shade! What a cutie!

  9. Oh there's nothing worse than not having the time to use new stash! But it sounds as if you've been having fun with your grandson (what a cutie!) and catching up withMandi - that window display looks gorgeous. Hope you sent her all our love and told her we miss her! Lovely beady cards this week but I especially like the way you teamed that butterfly with the confetti flowers. Vicky x

  10. Two beautiful cards Chrissie, know how you feel about not being able to use your crafting goodies. My card making time is none existent at the moment, but I hope to join in later in the week.
    Such a lovely photo of your grandson and the snap of Mandi's shop is great, she has a fantastic window display.

  11. Hi Chrissie, you are just so busy! I'm glad you got everything done! Mandi's shop window looks amazing! Your grandson is adorable :0)
    Gorgeous examples of beading on your fab cards this week, hope you get a calmer week this time :0) Gay x

  12. Lovely cards and pics Chrissie. Thanks for another great challenge. Xx

  13. Love your beady cards this week!!

  14. Love your two cards...and I think the first is my favorite. I love the look of the bleaching, but I've never tried it. I think it scares me...LOL! Your little grandson is adorable....and Mandi's show is gorgeous! Hope she's very successful!

  15. i just love that flower on the kraft...

    hope you had a great weekend

    jen xxx

  16. beautiful set of cards, chrissie!!

  17. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) both are lovely :-)

    cute photo of you granson too ,, aww :-)

    Lovely window display too ,, am sure you had a lovely catch-up with mandi :-)

    Lols x x x

  18. Love your pretty beaded cards, Chrissie! You sound like you are still going 100 miles an hour!! Thank you so much for sharing your adorable red-headed grandson and Mandi's sensational shop window.

    Enjoy the choir and Happy Easter!!

  19. More super cards as always Chrissie, awww how cute is your lovely grandson too( love his curly hair). Thanks for the pics of Mandi's shop window too, love to see them.Happy Easter ! :) Viv xx

  20. I'm late playing along and visiting this week!!
    What a great challenge, beads are something that I don't use on cards at all.
    you have given us two greta cards this week, I do love the texture of beads as a flower centre :0)
    Jenny x

    P.S your grandson looks rather cute on his bean chair :0)

  21. Your flower in the frame is amazing. I feel a CASe coming on! x


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