Friday 23 October 2020

Crafty Catz Challenge #524- optional twist 'Hats'

 Good morning, another week is drawing to a close- it's been a bit of a mixed week for me- on one hand my daughter and one of my granddaughters have both celebrated birthdays- Ruby's 11th and my daughter's ??? not going to say in case she ever reads this post! We are still allowed to see family (rule of 6!) at present so we were able to see both of them on their birthdays which was lovely. Sadly, on the other hand, we've been told that our beautiful Mathilda has a heart condition. She's 8 years old now which is getting on a bit for a Great Dane as they do not have a long life expectancy, but she's always been so fit and healthy that it's a bit of a shock to say the least. The vet has put her on medication and is monitoring her, she seems really well, a bit quieter than usual but otherwise perfectly happy- eating her head off and asking for walks so we're hoping it's not as serious as it sounds. She's definitely lapping up the extra attention and coddling and any little bits of chicken that might be coming her way.

Today's card is for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, our host for this is Aunty Sue and she picked the optional twist of 'hats'. 

We have a brand new sponsor this week

and we were given some gorgeous images to play with, I just love this little pony in his Christmas hat! He was so easy to colour too as the shading is done for you!

I created the card base by cutting a semi circle, scoring and folding to make it stand up. It does fold flat for posting, which is a bonus! The rest of it is pretty simple- DP, die cut trees and snowflake border and a few gems. 'Merry Christmas' sentiment die cut in red and white then layered together is on the front of the folded card.

My lovely teamies have made some stunning cards using fabulous sponsor images,
 just click here to take a look, hope you can find the time to play along too.
Thanks for stopping by
Challenge entries:

jinglebelles - not a creature was stirring..
MAWTT #123


Aunty Sue said...

Do sorry to hear about your baby Matilda hope she will be OK. Seems we are both having doggie troubles mine has been unwell for 3 months now under vet observations waiting on blood results but on special food and seems a little better but only 2 day. Happy birthday to your 2 girls and loving your card as always love the shape. Enjoy your weekend we are now in band 3 fingers crossed it works but doubt stay safe

aussie aNNie said...

Oh man this is a cute card and love the design Chris. Oh hope doggie gets better, I hate it when they are sick and can't tell us what's wrong...
Monte had a morning at the beach , we have a lovely doggie beach, and he is so pooped...sending pats to Mathilda. xxx

Janette said...

I love this card Chris the shape is so pretty and that sweet pony has my heart, so cute.
Birthday wishes to your girls, time really does march on, today one of my grandsons is 15 and he is six feet tall, I can only speak to him at the gate but at least i can see him. As for your sweet Matilda, I hope she stays well for a good while yet, they are such a huge part of the family, stay

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

A wonderful card design Ginny x
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Doreen said...

Your card is just

tilly said...

I really hope Mathilda stays well for a few more years.... and you were quite lucky to see the birthday girls. This is a wonderful image of the pony and such a lovely shape. xx

meg said...

A beautifully shaped and designed card Chris,love your image and embellishments.Hope Mathilda stays well and is part of your family for a long time to come

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great card Chris. The image and the shape - so cool! Prayers for Matilda - hopefully as you say it is not as bad as it sounds.

chrissy xx said...

What a mixed week Chris..
So sorry to hear about Mathilda, glad the vet is monitoring her, keep giving her lots of love and attention. I only got to stand outside when it was Freya's birthday! So being able to meet up is special in these times..
A FABulous card!! I LOve this fun image made me laugh and the design is a delight! LOving this tree die too.

Kathleen said...

A really great shape of card and such a super image, the hat and the scarf really stands out agains the lovely background, love the trees too.
Sorry to hear about Matilda and I hope that it is not as serious as it sounds.

Kath x

Ginger said...

During this pandemic, I am glad you got to celebrate birthdays with family! What a precious moment! On the other hand, I am sorry to hear about your puppy! They are just like family too! This is a super cute project! You have done a great job coloring!


SmilynStef said...

What a fun fold and fabulous holiday horse ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

mixamatoasties said...

Aww Chris - a mixed week right enough. Lovely to be able to celebrate with your girls but so sorry about your baby girl. Sending you all of the love my friend.

Your card is fabulous, I love that image!


Chrissy said...

What a fabulous image and colouring Chris, I love your design, the trees and snow, fantastic, and I'm so sorry to hear about Mathilda, hope she gets well soon..


pinky said...

What a simple idea for a card shape Chris but it looks spectacular!! Love the image you have used and coloured so beautifully. Poor Mathilda. They are a worry as they get older. Our wee dog is now going on 13years and he is full of grey whiskers. Unfortunately he still thinks he's a pup and ends up hurting himself leaping about. I am sure Mathilda will love all the extra loving. Glad you got to see your family for the birthdays.

Leanne said...

Wonderful, makes me smile, awesome coloring and love the shape/fold, thanks for playing our All Occasions Challenge this week at Krafty Chicks.
Leanne DT/KC

lauren bergold said...

Beautiful card and such a sweet horse image! thanks for joining our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles!

Helma said...

Mooi hoor deze kaart. Dankjewel voor het meedoen aan de challenge. Groetjes Helma DT.Team Creative Sketsy Girlz