Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dog days of summer!

Good morning....where did last week go??? The summer seems to be rushing by at a rate of knots! It actually feels more like early autumn in this corner of the UK! Hopefully, we'll get some more lovely warm days before autumn truly sets in!
Here's a card to remind you of hot summer days, it's my GDT card for this weeks challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, my third week already! The theme is 'Our Furry Little Friends' sponsored by Oak Pond Creations, who generously supplied this cute image for me to use. Well. it'll probably come as no surprise but I chose to paper piece it! I had a piece of DP that I bought about 10 years ago that was perfect for the sea, just added a touch of glitter glue for the sea foam. Added a little shading to the paper pieced dog...he looks as if he's having a lot of fun keeping himself cool! Some die cuts, 'water droplets' and a brad to finish. The sentiment stamp was a magazine freebie!

I thought I'd leave you with a recent photo of my lovely Mathilda.... she doesn't like the sea...she's frightened of how it 'comes to get her'!  She does love the beach though.........
and here she is with her favourite new toy.
Thanks for visiting, have a great day.
open-mindedcrafting last days of summer
crafts4eternity something old (sea pattern paper)
polkadoodle fun in the sun
 moo-mania hot summer


mixamatoasties said...

Fab card. The sun is shining here, again. Two days in a row! After the return of winter last weekend it's making a pleasant change.

Susan x

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic and brilliantly coloured card

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Your paper piecing looks brilliant here Chris!! Love the added sparkle and little splash drops! :)

Doreen said...

What a fantastic card,love the

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A great card and what a beautiful Great Dane!
Awesome doggy!

Thank you for sharing our

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card the paper piecing and the die for the wave and the colours are just Harry loves the beach, but is scared of the waves too...Mathilda is just beautiful..


Kathleen said...

Fabulous card love the bright summery colours and is that the sun I spot wish it would come back up here.

Cute dog.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

very cool no cold here today have just put heating on!!!and as my family will testify that is unheard of in Summer months on principle lol great paper pieced image and love the B.paper sea just perfect and love the flourish dies--thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Carol DT x

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous scene you've created!
LOving your colours and these awesome water droplets.
Your lucky lol..our dog doesn't even like wet grass!! My how Mathilda grow..she's Beautiful xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have made a fab card! Loving your coloring and the waves are done perfectly- plus, loving the water drops you have added! Oh, my dog does not like getting wet at all! Love the pics you posted of your dog : )

Kathy S said...

OH I LOVE Mathilda! Thanks for the shot of her and her toys. The pun you used to make your card and to match it with the challenge is perfect. Thank you so much for stopping by and joining us at Open-Minded Crafting.

Sternenglanz said...

Oh Chris, your card is quite fantastic!
The design is totally awesome!

Your dog is so cute!
Especially with the new toy, great photo!

Thank you for your contribution to Animal Friends


Dreja said...

Eine perfekte tierische Sommerkarte. Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Emily Thubbron said...

What a fantastic card. I love the paper piecing. Your dog is adorable too. Thank you for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun for our Last Days of Summer Challenge.

Emily T.
DT Member

Penny said...

Fabulous card! Really love your design, fun image, darling sun, and bg papers! And your die cuts are gorgeous! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Mathilda is a beautiful dog! She could probably eat my dog in one bite, lol!

Susan Kennedy said...

My gosh!! Mathilda is ADORABLE LOL Love the one with the new toy LOL!!! And your card is fantastic! What a great image LOL! Love it! I really love all the papers you used too! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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michele said...

Fabulous card Chris:) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Diane said...

Stunning design Chris and love the pictures of Mathilda.

Hugs Diane

Kuni said...

Adorable card and a very sweet image. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

Your Dog is so sweet.


Rein said...

Cute summer card!

jimlynn said...

Loving those waves on this great card for summer! Nothing like the beach to make us happy and this little pup looks like the happiest fellow around. A beautiful card.
Mathilda is a cutie too! Looks like she's really enjoying the sunshine.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Haha, what a funny card.

Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

Del said...

Haha Mathilda looks like she's having so much fun. Great summer colours, fab die cuts and super layout. Thanks for joining in our Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge 17 - Last Days Of Summer and Good Luck!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Totally adore the great Bright colors you have used for this!!! Such a great card. Super fun for summer!

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