Friday 26 March 2021

Dreaming of summer....

 Good morning,  this week's challenge at Crafty Catz begins today, this week our host is Christine and her chosen theme is 'Dreaming of Summer ' (oh yes!) .

Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter

the DT were given this gorgeous image to play with , it's called Having a Good Time...and he looks as if he is! The image comes with both coloured and black and white versions as well as backing papers. I choose to use the uncoloured version as TPS images are so lovely to colour, I used my Copic markers and DIs for the background.  
The die cut flower is Ditsy Florals (Tattered Lace)

Please do hop over to Crafty Catz to see the gorgeous cards my teamies have created using this cute little guy. It would be great to have you play along this week- as always the theme is entirely optional.

It's been a whole week since I last managed to post! Someone has been keeping me very busy! I think a young puppy takes up nearly as much time as looking after a baby, it's so important to put the time in when they're young and learn so quickly, also they're not puppies for very long and you have to enjoy the puppy games while you can! He's been given a clean bill of health  from the vet and has now had his first injection. We're looking forward to the day we can take out him out and introduce him to the big wide world.

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day


Challenge entries.

kraftychicks #552

thepapershelter. #462

craftysentiments 23 March Challenge

craftinghappiness #89

doubletrouble #79

DRU #165



Janette said...

Oh Chris Marvin is adorable, look at the size of those paws, big lad cometh :) he is gorgeous. Love your card its just lovely.xx

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

Ah such a cute and adorable puppy.
Fantastic card loving the blues Ginny
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tilly said...

I love your card with this very cute gnome and your cherries look so good lol... Marvin is a very lucky boy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I am sorry but Marvin takes the show here Chris, he is adorable with his little paws like that and makes me crave to get Bella home and train her up....what a beautiful pup and good he has a bill of health.
Now your card is also gorgeous, but I have run out of words as I keep looking at Marvin as I am typing. Great card though. xx

meg said...

He's adorable Chris,hope you have years of fun and companionship with him,love your summer gnome card

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! He truly is BEAutiful. LOve how he crosses his paws and he looks as though he's going to be very photogenic.
FABulous colours on your card Chris. LOve your design. Think we are all dreaming of Summer! Lets hope it's a good one.

Pat said...

Fabulous card Chris, love the colours you have used on the cute gnome and a great design. Love to see pictures of puppies and Marvin is looking so relaxed. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
I love your wonderful card and he does look so chilled and enjoying himself.
Beautifully coloured as always and I love the colours too.
Oh my your puppy is gorgeous and such a swetie.
Yes you are right they don't stay puppies for long.
I remember when my Son got his 2 and they are now 9 years old which makes them quite old like me in dog years.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissy said...

What a happy image and fabulous colouring Chris, he does look ready for summer..And your beautiful puppy, look at those feet, he is going to grow into remember the first walk in the wide open world, such fun..


Liz said...

Great card Chris, what a cute gnome. Marvin is just adorable! xx

Kathleen said...

A really super fun image with gorgeous colours and papers. Like the way you have done the sentiment.

Kath x

Jac’s Playground said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the design and bright summery colours, have a great week xxx

pinky said...

That will be me next week hopefully! Glad your puppy is in good health, my poor door is on steroids at the minute after a visit to vet. He has Vestibular ataxia and can't walk in a straight line at all. Poor wee thing. Your card is just brill!

Donna Ellis said...

oh my goodness! Two darling little faces - the first, the beautifully colored elfin character in your longing-for-summer card, and the 2nd is the darling puppy who is keeping you extra busy these days! How do you manage to keep your puppy from tearing is lion toy apart? It's so cute how people train their puppies to hold their toys when they are happy. Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

Maria said...

Darling gnome for your sweet fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

We're all looking for the day to walk onto a beach and soak up some sun... sure does look relaxing. Great image, and beautiful coloring. Fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and DiesRUs.

Donna Scholz said...

Chris, what a fantastic colorist your are!!! Your card is perfect for our Double Trouble "magical" challenge! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us!!! -Donna

Melanie R said...

Wonderful card, Chris! Your beautifully colored card is magic with that cute leprechaun. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #79.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is that gnome and how cute is your puppy?!! LOVE your fabulous card, the papers are fab together and the whole design is just gorg! Ooh so cute to see your sweet pup too. He looks a real cutie. Hugs, Wends xoxo