Sunday, 7 May 2017

...May flowers..

Hellooo...back from  my hols in the New Forest, had a  relaxing break in a beautiful area, everything is so fresh and lovely at this time of year...but the weather could have been a bit warmer!  At least we didn't get much rain...only once - complete with hailstones! We took Matilda our Great Dane who had a fabulous time...she loves holidays! She is very patient with the attention and admiration she receives, accepts it as her due...and a bit bemused by the animals this time, she's not really used to anything being bigger than she is so the donkeys, ponies and cows wandering past our door were a bit of a surprise! 
My card today is for the new Challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month the theme is 'flowers', our sponsors are All Dressed Up

Lemon Shortbread

I used a beautiful image from Lemon Shortbread, available here. Coloured with copics and die cut with a stitched circle die, she's framed with a ribbon-threaded scalloped circle and a doily. I made a rocker card and embellished with flowers. the tiny tags are LOTV. 
My teamies have excelled themselves this month, their inspiration cards are absolutely gorgeous and you really don't want to miss them, so just click here to hop on over and take a peek. Of course we'd love to see what you can create for this lovely challenge too!
Thanks for looking, have a great week.

Challenges entered:
 qkrstampede #242 feminine
4craftychicks #349 bows
cardz4galz #46 shaped card
creativeknockouts #192 doily
inthepink #118 birthday


  1. Glad you had such a nice time away and Matilda was able to go too Chris..Beautiful colouring on your gorgeous image and I love the your card design with the threaded ribbon and pretty.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  2. So pleased you all had a good time away... such a gorgeous card, love your beautifully coloured image and pretty design.
    Wendy xx

  3. So nice you were able to have a break Chris, it's so important. LOve this gorgeous card and colours are divine.xx ♥[aNNie]

  4. Really glad you had a lovely break Chris:)) This card is absolutely stunning!!! lots of huggles Sue xx

  5. Aww, did you spot the ponies?! I love those sweet wee critters. They are so adorable!! Hope you had a refreshing break away hun. Funny Matilda being outdone by the local wildlife!! Hehe. Stunning image on your beautiful card Chris and I LOVE your fabulous rocker card base!! I so want to try one of these!! Love it. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  6. Hi Chris,
    what a brilliant rocker card, and your design is wonderful and sooooo! pretty.
    Love the image and as usual you have coloured it perfectly too.
    Glad you had a good holiday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. greetings from Florida Chris - glad to see you back and had a great holiday - love this pretty card - so beautifully coloured hugs Judith x

  8. oooooh! how gorgeous, Chris! I love the shininess of her hair, the shape of your card, the incredible colors, and the wonderful embellishments and textures! so lovely! So happy to see you at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge.
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  10. Fabulous card! I love the shape. Thanks so much for joining us at the In the pink challenge.


  11. A gorgeous card, great colours and details, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  12. Lovely, feminine card, Chris! I'm just so tickled to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes or Feminine" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  13. BEAutiful colours Chris. A great design too.
    I'm working backwards today lol..your other post says your going away! Hope it's true, cause this one says you've just got back..Tales of Matilda always make me smile.

  14. Great circle card. So pretty with all the flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.