Saturday, 15 June 2013

Surprise stamps!

Recently I bought a bag of random stamps from Creative Images. I was ordering a little cat, which I saw Birgit use and which I thought was just fab. I just couldn't resist a grab bag at the same time. It's a real risk but sometimes there are some really great finds,
I have used a couple of them in this week's cards.
The strawberries on this card were from the bag. There was a strange creature sniffing at them... I think it was a large mouse or something, but I wasn't too keen on him so I cut him off! I'm not sure if I have the orientation of the stamp exactly correct but it fitted neatly into the Spellbinder oval this way!
It's my first card for the HEXAGONS challenge at "Less is More", needless to say the hexagons are made up in the chicken wire strip behind the image panel. That is a border stamp from Clearly Besotted.
I made a card a little like this one a few weeks ago. It employs several sources of hexagons.. paper from Pink Petticoat, an embossing folder from Stampin' Up and stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted. The little bee is also from Clearly Besotted. I just love these stamps.
Here's another stamp from the grab bag, a bee with knobbly knees!
Same chicken wire background stamp and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.
We have been out to eat three times this week, it's really not good for my waistline! I can feel the slimming club calling ever louder!


  1. Fab cards Chrissie! xx Jan

  2. Smashing creations. I especially love the second one with the fun bumble bees! Have a great weekend!

  3. What a gorgeous cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Fab cards as usual, love the bumble bee. I will have to get creative , don't have a single stamp, punch or embossing folder that shape but I may have a scoring board somewhere! Have a great weekend. G

  5. Your bees are great fun Chrissie and I really like the chicken wire too. There is something good about taking a stamp you wouldn't necessarily have chosen yourself and make something gorgeous out of it - I love the flowers and they probably look much nicer without the large creature! Vicky x

  6. Adorable bee cards -- I like the use of your oval with that background stamp! I love CB images and dies -- Stephanie is really a huge success!

  7. Lovely cards Chrissie...I think the last one is my facourite! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. Three fabulous cards Chrissie, love how you've used that chicken wire stamp, you've inspired me to try something similar - thank you :) xxx

  9. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) all of them are fab and I especially love the chicken wire stamp :-)

    Lols x x x

  10. Great hexagon samples Chrissie, love the take on it with the chicken wire and the knobbly-kneed bee is super cute!

  11. Great cards this week - love that chicken wire stamp and what you've done with it!!

  12. Gorgeous card Chrissie!

    Warm hugs

  13. LOL over that last card and image, Chrissie!! What a brilliant grab bag goodie - it was worth it just for that. You can use that little guy in a million different ways. What a charming card set it would make, too. I'm heading over to Creative Images ...

    The other two cards are dynamite, as well! The chicken wire is a perfect hexagon and the "bee mine" is laid out perfectly!

  14. Great cards Chrissie. It never occurred to me before to use the chicken wire image for hexagons! Great use of it! Love them all but think the middle in my favourite card! xx

  15. Lovely card Chrissie, -I've just entered my first less is more challenge today, its exciting. Hugs Vicky :)

  16. Hey Chrissie, darling hexagon cards all three of them. I think they are all darling. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Stamping hugs, Bev

  17. As always, your cards have a lot of style, Chrissie! Simple or more sophisticated, they are still wonderful. I love the first one, it reminds me of climbing flowers in the garden. --- Here, climbing strawberries :) Yum, they look so real with this gorgeous coloring!
    On the second card, I really like the embossing and the neutral color scheme and the third is so cute with this little bee.

    Have a wonderful day and thanks for all your nice comments.
    Rosi x

  18. Great selection of cards again Chrissie. I just adore that last one with the cute bee esp. he he. Looks as if he is crawling carefully over the wire edge :) Viv xx


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