Sunday 29 October 2017

Here be dragons

Hello my friends. I'm not liking the clock change at all...5pm and it's so dark outside...winter is coming (!) My card today is again inspired by the current challenge at Aurora Wings, I made it last week before the girls arrived but no chance to post it before today! In fact not much chance of getting in my craft room as it was occupied a lot of the time by small busy girls!
The amazing image, Dragon Lore, is coloured with copics. I built a 'window frame' from black cardstock and a fence die cut to frame it. The sentiment is stamped onto a shield shape then covered with crackle accents.

It's been very quiet in my house today! No giggling and flurries of activity and calls for 'Nanny, can you help me do this?' I have my craft room and computer all to myself...but I'd rather have the girls :)
Daughter is home safe and sound now and they're delighted to have their Mummy back.

One of the fun things we did together last week was to visit a Pumpkin farm where they got to choose and pick their own pumpkins, fortunately it was a beautiful warm day and the fields were dry, would have hated to push that wheelbarrow through mud! Here's what they did with some of the pumpkins-

...didn't they do well! Olivia (10) did the 2 larger ones on her own. I helped Ruby (8) with the carving on her little mouse pumpkin. Minion Bob is all her own work (apart from a bit of help making his specs!)
Thank you for all your kind wishes, I am feeling a bit better today (18 hours sleep helped!) and can talk more (much to hubby's disappointment).
Have a lovely evening

Challenges entered:
aurorawings #59
colourcrazy #43
morgansartworld #21
eclecticellapu October Challenge


Mia said...

Stunning dragon card, Chris! Beautiful! And I LLLOVE the pumpkins!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Chris beautifully coloured. So glad you had a good week with the girls but it does tire you out doesn't it. Our granddaughters are off this week so I hope some of the sunshine we have had this weekend stays around for them. I am with you with the dark evenings, I will be counting the days to the shortest day now when it will start to get lighter!! Have a good evening.

Pat xx

Pat said...

Oops sorry forgot to say the pumpkins looks great, they did make a good job of them.

Pat xx

Babs said...

Gorgeous card Chris, beautiful mage coloured to perfection. The children look like they had fun, and there creations are fabulous.
Hugs Babs x

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh my word another super and stunning creation.
The atmosphere in this creation is amazing and it is so wonderfully created.
Super work on the Pumpkins, and the grand children's ones.
So glad your feeling better.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Very dark and mysterious card, beautiful colouring and I think she would have better just getting a tattoo rather than having to carry that around with her, my sense of humour but you should be used to it by now.
The Pumpkins are brilliant, my boys seem to have lost interest in my craft room these days, unless it has to do with having to make something for school.
Have a good week Chris.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

A fabulous carving by the grandies Chris, well done to them and a big pat on the back.
Now this is one awesome card wow, you rocking these images. Love this one.xx [aNNie]

Pamellia said...

Wow, what an amazing card! I love the rich dark tones, so perfect for the theme. The dragon image is fantastic, love that you did the hair red! Oh my gosh, I love the pumpkins everyone did, so much fun! I really should see if we have a pumpkin farm around here for next year, I think that might be a great little outing! hugs :)

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my goodness, Chris! How did you EVER color such a FANTASTIC image in such a PHENOMENAL manner? Your copic skills always amaze me. Rest up for the next round of "Nana, help me!" LOL I wish I could say, "Nana, help me!" LOL Their pumpkin creations are beautiful -- pure delight! How fun! xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Chris what can I say except AWESOME card your colouring of that beautiful image is first class, spectacular creation
lorraine x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card!! The image is gorgeous!! You brought it to life in color!! And the girls did an amazing job on their pumpkins!! They look so festive and beautiful!! Love the little minion :) I'm glad you are feeling better!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! What gorgeous coloring and fabulous framing of Dragon's Lore, Chris! This is one image I've been intimidated by and your work is just stunning. Love the spooky castle like feeling of the piece, too. Sounds like you had a lovely time with the granddaughters and I love their pumpkins. Glad you're feeling better, too. Thanks so much for joining our 'Darkness Falls' challenge (again!) at Aurora Wings. xxD

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Gorgeous coloring on the image, Chris! What a spectacular card! And what beautiful jack-o-lanterns!! Thanks for playing at Aurora Wings Challenge. Mitzi xx