Friday 13 November 2020

Crafty Catz Challenge #527 - Optional twist- Outdoor Pursuits

 Good morning. First of all I'd like to thank all of you who have left messages of sympathy, your kindness is much appreciated.

I'm needing to keep myself busy- or I just sit and mope- my house has never been so clean and tidy (I don't like it!) I've even cleared out my craftroom (much needed). We've walked for miles every day, fortunately the weather has been kind, so now I'm back posting again. 

Today's card is for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, it's our lovely Christine's turn to host, the optional theme she has chosen is Outdoor Pursuits. Our sponsor for this week is 

I used a lovely sponsor image, Emily Winter Wonderland, which I've coloured with Copics. I've framed her with a beautiful snowflake die cut and added some whimsical trees. The sentiment is stamped.

As always there are some gorgeous creations from my lovely team- so do please hop over to

 Crafty Catz

 to take a look. Remember, anything goes for our challenges, you do not have to follow the theme to join the fun.

Thanks for visiting, will be around to visit your blogs very soon.



Challenge entries:

craftrocket #76

cutecardthursday. #660

abcchristmas- W -Winter Wonderland

hollyandivy #83

dreamvalley #236

creativecraftcottage #135

digidoodlestudio #33


Babs said...

So nice to see you posting again Chris and hope your feeling much better , what a beautiful card love the wintery feel lovely image fab colouring and love your tall trees.
Babs x

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

Wonderful card I love the blue tones Ginny x
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Janette said...

I am so happy to see this post Chris, it just takes time doesn't it.
Your card is beautiful and love the snow.

meg said...

A beautiful wintry scene and card Chris, lovely to see you post, take care Meg xx

tilly said...

I love those trees and the frosty blue colours, pleased you are posting xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
this is so gorgeous and a very beautiful design too.
Love all the elements used in this gorgeous card the image as always is perfectly coloured and your design looks awesome and I really like that gorgeous shade of glitter card used it's very luxurious looking.
It takes time to adjust when you loose a treasured pet as a previous dog owner I can sympathise with how you are feeling.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great to see you back Chris. What a precious card! The colors are gorgeous - as is the layout. Great coloring too!

Mia said...

I am cleaning up and organising my craft room too, Chris. I am very busy but I like that I have the chance to do it, as now (with the lockdown in Greece) I can work from home a lot of days. I love your beautiful card, my friend. Kisses!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the image and coloured beautifully, love the added trees and the frame and snowflakes, gorgeous card, and so glad you have a clean house and craftroom and feeling a bit brighter..


pinky said...

Best thing for you Chris, lots of walks and crafting but cleaning?? Lol. Will be keeping you in my thoughts as you travel this journey. I love your gorgeous card today, such vibrant blues!! I have been walking a lot every day and now have walkers toe!! Very painful and might even lose the nails so be careful out there.

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Chris. I love blue for Christmas and this card is very luxurious. So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending you big hugs. xx

Kathleen said...

A really lovely creation, some super dies using lovely blue glitter card and a really sweet image.

Kath x

Pat said...

Fabulous card Chris love your image and die cut frame and great colours. Glad you have been able to get out in some decent weather, it’s all change here today, it’s been drizzling all day and has hardly got light at all, had to put the lamps on now and it’s only just gone 3 o’clock.

Pat xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a fabulous monochromatic wintry scene, Chris! It really does look pretty with your beautiful coloring and gorgeous assortment of die cuts. I would not have thought of putting all those things together, so your inspiration is much appreciated. It IS hard to move along with daily life when we have such a big hole in it, isn't it? But then, gratitude for the love we feel makes us even more thankful for the love that was lavished back to us. big hugs, Chris. xx

Liz said...

So sorry to hear that Mathilda has passed away, Chris. I'm sure you have lots of special memories to treasure.

Your card is just beautiful, a gorgeous image and lovely die cuts. xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is absolutely beautiful, the colours and wonderful design.... just love this.

Bernadet said...

So fine you're back Chris.
You're card is amazing.
I know, the loss of a loved one takes time to give it a place.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris I am so sorry about Mathilda it is always very traumatic losing such a beloved part of the family I know I have been through it myself a couple of times but they always remain with you in your heart. Chris I absolutely love this fabulous card a lovely image and super colours and design
lorraine x

mixamatoasties said...

Glad you're back again and you've had something to focus on. Even if it was cleaning?! I thought my house would get clean and tidy during lockdown. Turns out lack of time wasn't the reason for my laziness..... Seriously though, focus on you! Sending you all the love.

Your wee lady definitely looks like she's walking in a winter wonderland. Beautiful xx

Lisa Lynn said...

This card is gorgeous! Awesome design.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful in blue! Love how you've framed the central image. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Craft Rocket Challenge.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Wei said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries. And sorry for the belated comment.