Sunday, 20 September 2015

Better late than never!

Helloooo! Just back from a lovely, lazy 2 week holiday in beautiful North Yorkshire- idyllic 'cottage' on the edge of a picturesque village- 5 minutes walk from local hostelry ...and very 'dog friendly', so not a lot of 'self catering' to spoil a great fortnight!!! Mathilda is worn out from all the admiration and adulation she received...just wish people wouldn't think they were being funny and original saying 'you should put a saddle on him'....gets a bit wearing after a while...anyway she's a girlie!!!! The weather was kind to us...much more sunshine than rain... and we met a lot of really friendly and helpful people who gave us loads of tips on where to go and what to do.
My card is a tad late for our latest challenge at Sweet Stampin' which went live yesterday but there's still plenty of time for you to join in ..the theme this week is 'embossing'. I used a really cute Stamping Bella Tiny Townie stamp which I've colored with copics and Wink of Stella pens. Loads of different embossing folders used on the patchwork background which has been made up of small stitched edge die cuts.

Our sponsor for this week is is the fabulous Flat Friends so there's a lovely prize awaiting our lucky winner! Why not pop over to Sweet Stampin' now to check out the inspiration from my lovely teamies? We'd love to see what you make of this challenge too....just remember to use a stamp somewhere as well as the embossing!
Got to rush off now...will be back later to catch up on what you've all been up to while I've been away!!!
Have a lovely day!

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crafting-with-friends #6
simplypapercrafts #13
craftingwithanattitude #7
craftyribbons happy birthday
throughthepurplehaze birthday


aussie aNNie said...

Sounds like you had a great time away Chris. LOVE this fabulous card.xx
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Doreen said...

Love your card,the image is

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, Chris, and a yummy cake, can I have a piece?

Love and hugs

Pawsitively Creative said...

I know what you mean about the saddle. Many people ask me if my Husky is a wolf. Haha! Your card is very pretty and those EF for the background are stupendious! Wonderful and fun design. ~Niki

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the image and he skirt looks fabulous, love the idea of the background.
Bet you weren't too far away from me, I maybe West Yorks but pretty close to North Yorks.

Kath x

Chrissy said...

Sounds like a fun and restful holiday Chris and so nice to be able to take a dog with you..most places you can't do that..Gorgeous card the image and beautiful colouring.


bonnie said...

This is so adorable! Thank you playing along with us over at Crafty Ribbons x

Rose said...

Stunning card Chris I love the backround you created.
Rose xx

Desire Fourie said...

Ooh Chris this is pure girly fabulosity. Loving the blocks in the background and the bow is the perfect finishing touch.
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Carla Brooke said...

Sweet card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

Abi said...

A card worth waiting for Chris, she's fabulous! Glad you had a great time on hols xx

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Chris I love all the different embossed background work a super design detail, the image is a little beauty a fab make.
lorraine x

Penny said...

Love this, Chris! Such a great design--love all the cuts, embossing, and papers! Really sweet image, which you have colored beautifully! :^)
Glad you had a great vacation! Sometimes one just needs to get away...
Have a great rest of your week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Planetsusie said...

This is beautiful Chris -The patchwork of embossed paper pieces is really amazing and is a great background for the image. Thank you so much for entering the Through the Purple Haze (Birthday) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends.

Helen x

SARN said...

Popped over from Kath's (Plain & Simple) blog to see you. Love the layout of this card and your colouring is FABULOUS.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

8upscrapin said...

Really Pretty,your card is perfect for our Celebration challenge at Chocolate Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal , thanks for joining us : )

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I could have sworn I'd already commented on this gorgeous make Chris. Hope I'm not trapped in your spam filter, LOL. Little me, struggling to get out, hehe. Sorry, silly moment. LOVE the gorgeous embossing, all the different patterns look so great together and the patchwork of colours too. I utterly LOVE this sweet stamp too. Your tempting me! I've been trying so hard to resist these delicious little girlies. They really are the cutest. Gorgeous make hunny. Glad you enjoyed your sunshiney retreat despite the numpties that thought your gorgeous doggy needed a saddle! Big hugs, Wends x

Rebecca Wong said...

Beautiful, your card just gorgeous, love it!
Thanks for sharing in Crafting with An Attitude.
Rebecca, DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Your little holiday sounds idyllic!
Your card is adorable & the image is so beautifully oloured!
Dawn xx