Friday 3 July 2020

Time to relax

Good morning- what a difference a week makes- this time last week it was sweltering here  since then it's at least 10 degrees cooler and often wet and windy- that's British summertime for you! 
It's been quite a quiet week here, I did get to the dentist on Monday, broke a tooth during lockdown and no treatment to be had then, fortunately for me I wasn't in pain and it's all fixed now, thankfully. I feel really sorry for people who were/are in pain because it was only possible to get any treatment if it  was  a real emergency- apparently being in agony was not necessarily considered an emergency!
Anyway, enough waffling and onto today's card.

This week's challenge at Crafty Catz is sponsored by the wonderful 
Visit Our Shop

It's Nick's turn to host , her chosen theme for the DT is 'Time To Relax'
I used a gorgeous sponsor image to make my card, Morpheus,  he's just the sweetest baby dragon
nestling inside a flower.
I have some design paper (Polkadoodles) that I thought went perfectly with the flower on the image, so I coloured my image to match the colours on the paper (very rarely do this- usually spend ages trying to find papers that match my colours!) then fussy cut the image, shaped it and used foam & Pinflair glue to add a little dimension.
The top layer is embossed,  I diecut a circular aperture and placed the image underneath., adding the diecut sentiment and a few sequins.
I photographed the card outside- the dark patch on the right hand side is a shadow, not an inky print!
I hope you have time to join us this week-the theme is optional, just use it if you want to.
If you're looking for more inspiration then just hop on over to Crafty Catz to see what my lovely teamies have created.
Thanks for visiting  and have a lovely day

Challenge entries:



Babs said...

Oh this is so sweet, Morpheus is a little cutie , and the flowers are beautiful, love the colour choices of this gorgeous card. We went to visit hubby’s brother yesterday first time we have seen him since February on the way back about two miles from home we got a flat tyre , right along side of the motor way, it was a bit scary as the speed of the cars and wagons flying past kept shaking the car , we were soon on our way home wet through but ok... cold and damp here today..
Babs x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card love the soft tones your challenge card and hasn’t published yet not sure if you had see it xx

meg said...

the soft pastel tones are perfect for this sleeping beauty, a beautiful card

Aunty Sue said...

wow Chris this is absol;utely stunning awsome Dp with this image and love the embossing have a good week

Janette said...

Gorgeous card as always Chris, just love it.
Sorry to hear your tooth has been driving you mad, can't believe you couldn't get anything done before now, anyway, alls well and all that. Have a lovely weekend, ours is still forecast for rain, surprise surprise, haha...xx

Mrs A. said...

Yep, that’s the way
I normally. Do it. Colour first and then a mad frenzy to find papers .your little dragon is just the sweetest and I love your chosen colours .
I have the dentist next week too. Will be my first outing since
March. Not looking forward to it at all. Hugs Mrs A.

pinky said...

Glad you got your tooth fixed. Fingers crossed I will be fine for another while as we just had our check up before lock down. I love your card, perfectly dreamy!!

Danielle said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the embossing element - it gives it so much dimension! :-) Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe. -Danielle

NickScrapShack said...

Beautiful card Chris. I love how well the pattern paper works with the image and the embossing pattern. This is such a wonderful card. Great to hear that you got some help with your toth, I truly fear dentists!
Take care! Nick

Kathleen said...

Everything about this card is just fabulous, really love the whole thing.

Kath x


Gorgeous and beautiful card Chris love the embossing and colour's xx ❤️❤️

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Chris, wow your colours and embossing do so much justice to this wonderful image.xx

Claire said...

Such a dainty soft design I love it

Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles DigiChoosday Craft Challenge

Claire Guest DT
Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Claudia said...

What a cute dragon and a wonderful card, love the embossed background with this wonderful coloured little dragon-flower-scene.

Hugs Claudia

Chrissy said...

How beautiful Chris..the gorgeous soft colours, beautiful colouring and love how you have matched the papers and embossed, gorgeous card..Glad you got your tooth sorted, I'm such a baby when it comes to the dentist.


Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. I love the colors you used.
Thank you so much for playing along at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
Hugs! Janis
Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

Rose Andrew said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card .. love all the details.
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Lisa Lynn said...

This image is just awesome and LOVE your coloring. That is so gorgeous. Hope all went well with the dentist.

Patti J said...

What a precious card! Thanks for sharing this sweet critter with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!!!

candio said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge.


Wonderful creation! I love design and image! Beautiful choice of colours!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

R's Rue said...

Glad you’re better. Beautiful card.