Saturday 3 February 2018

Spoil yourself silly

Good morning, it's the first Saturday of the month...that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar. We have a lovely easy theme for you this month...'2 or more layers' and we're sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi
I chose to use this fun image, Sofa so Good, it definitely bears a resemblance to my lovely Mathilda,  who often sleeps on her back with legs in the air (quite unladylike!) and who would loooove to lie on the sofa but is not allowed to! We're not being mean...a Great Dane takes up too much room and as they're an extremely affectionate breed and like to be close to you it's not at all comfortable for any human who wants to sit there. Eleven stone of dog on top of you is a bit too much! She does have her own memory foam bed in the lounge though! 
I coloured the image with copics ( Cool greys to look like Mathilda who's a Blue!) fussy cut it and placed it on the paper pieced sofa. In hindsight I wish I'd chosen a less busy pattern as it makes my eyes go funny !). The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp.

Here's a piccy of Mathilda sleeping (in a more ladylike position!) with her cuddly toy! She's such a big baby!

Please take the time to hop over  to Crafty Calendar and see what my lovely teamies have been up to this month, and of course we'd love to see what you make of this month's challenge.
I'll be back shortly with another DT make.

Challenges entered:
2craftycrittercrazies #11
crafterscafe #189
craftyanimals #11


aussie aNNie said...

haha what a cute post, your card and your doggie, fabulous.x [aNNie]

Judith said...

Aw this is fab Chris - what a lovely post and a pe felt ‘Matilda’ card - I love the paper piecing x

meg said...

Fabulous card and photo of your dog. Your sentiment suits her perfectly.

Babs said...

Great image with fab papers and a perfect sentiment, love your photo of your baby, she looks very comfy there on her bed.
Have a lovely weekend too
Hugs Babs x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Chris the image is brilliant, and Mathilda is simply adorable.
Hugs Julie xxx

Cheryl Morgan said...

Love your paper piecing. And that dog . . . . . amazing image - so funny. X

Chrissy said...

Awesome post Chris and love the dog on the paper pieced couch asleep and lovely photo of Mathilda..


Sue said...

Fab card Chris! and such a gorgeous photo awwww. Love the papers you have used it's really great huggles Sue xx

Lisa said...

What an adorable card!! That image is too cute!! And Mathilda is precious!! I just want to hug her :) Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Kathleen said...

How fun is this, brilliant image, your colours and colouring are superb and a fabulous design.

Kath x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is BRILLIANT Chris! Love the paper pieced couch. Gorgeous job and such a fun card hun. Mathilda is too cute cuddled up in that pic. I totally see why you wanted to use this stamp! So fun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Chris. I love how you've paper pieced the sofa with paper that matches part of the background. TFS the photo of Mathilda, I'm not surprised that you chose the Sofa so Good image for your card. xx

scrappymo! said...

Great image on your wonderful card. The sentiment is great.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Chris....Just love the image...and the way you paper pieced the sofa...and the photo of Mathilda....Joolsx

Polka Dot Orchard said...

That is so adorable, and I love the color combo you used.

cass said...

Wonderful, love the image. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Humorous" challenge.