Monday, 19 July 2021

Just because...

 Good afternoon, it's a beautiful day here, I've come indoors to escape from the sun for a little while and thought I would share this card that I made just because I could. It seems like ages since I had the time or inclination to create something that I didn't actually need for a DT or a specific occasion. 

I die cut a square of white cardstock, stamped the floral image and masked it off. I used a stencil (magazine freebie!) and black ink to create the chevron pattern. I stamped the little girl (a Vera Lane stamp), masked that too and stamped the flowers she is sitting on and added the stamped sentiment. My copic markers were used for colouring both images. I placed the panel on a black card base.

I've spent most of the morning in the garden, sitting in the shade -reading. I did give Marvin a good brushing though, his adult coat is starting to come through now, at the grand age of 6 months. He's looking very handsome but oh boy everywhere gets covered in his hair- every day the vacuum cleaner is absolutely full of it and  when I brush him it comes out in handfuls! I keep thinking we're going to have a bald dog at this rate- but oh no the hair is never-ending- his coat is thick, shiny and getting a much darker red. Here he is- my handsome boy! Looks as if butter wouldn't melt- looks are very deceptive...!

Thanks for visiting today, keep safe and healthy and cool!



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meg said...

Too hot for me today Chris,like the sunshine but not the high temperatures we're having.Marvin will be glad to get rid off all that loose hair,he's very handsome.A gorgeous card with a beautiful image and fabulous layout

Sue said...

Love your card Chris I really like those Vera Lane images! We bought a furminator to help with so much hair lol I don't seem to hoover as much as I did before hugs Sue xxx

Lee said...

That is so fun! Love that chevron! So glad you joined us at Beyond the Blue!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and love the pretty colours and design. xx
[Marvin is a double of Bella]

aussie aNNie said...

Meant to also say Marvin is one handsome boy, and yes they look so innocent until......out come the plants, pots chewed etc etc...oh the joys of a pup. xx

coldwaters2 said...

Love your card Chris the pattern at the top is ACE and really shows off those gorgeous flowers the image is a cutie and a bit quirky, lol, I love it, oh gosh it is too hot for me I have had a funny tummy for a few days now I will be glad when it cools down and get back to normal temps, Marvin is an absolutely beauty,
lorraine x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous and very cute card Chris, love this little girl sitting in the leaves and coloured beautifully..Marvin is a handsome boy and I KNOW what you mean about the hair, Harry used to shed a lot now I have a white cat who does the same thing..


Bernadet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.
Love the cute digi!
And then Marvin, he looks so very sweet

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris! LOVE your combo of the black and white chevrons with the pop of brightness from the flowers and that images is awesome! Fabulous card. Gorgeous photo of your hairy boy too! Hope the shedding slows soon for you! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
Janis, Owner & Design Team

Janette said...

First of all Chris, Marvin is adorable, sweet bot but getting quite big by the looks of things, haha.
Your card is gorgeous, as they always are,its so nice to just create something for no reason I think, love

chrissy xx said...

Todays Thursday and it's still hot!
Brilliant image Chris made me smile. LOve your colours and design.
He's growing up fast. Stunning dog.

Lisa Bird said...

Beautiful card and image. I love the bright colours and matching flowers. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Pat said...

Great card Chris, love the design and the lovely bright colours of the flowers. Gosh Marvin is growing and he is such a handsome dog.

Pat xx

pinky said...

I love this quirky little image, your card is just gorgeous. Marvin is a very handsome boy indeed! Don't talk about hairs!! Our little dog Squirt sheds his coat all over the house. We brush him twice at day when he is really badly shedding and you could make a coat out of his hairs each time!

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
Leslie, LTSCB DT
Love To Scrap 2

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab Chris! You know I love Janet's images and this one is no exception. Gorgeous xx