Friday 20 August 2021

Happy times

 Well, hello... I'm back again with another sketch- inspired card, 2 cards in 2 days- a definite improvement.

The sketch I used was this one, from Creative Sketchy Girls- unfortunately the challenge has finished... but hey ho it's a great sketch!
My image is another of Mo's cuties- again I've had it for a long time, shamefully it's the first time I've coloured it! More papers from scrap stash, this time layered onto a stencilled cloudy background. A ribbon and bow and a tiny LOTV  stamped tag added with a brad... I'm quite pleased to be using some older stash. 

A little update on Marvin... He's now 7 months old and getting quite a big boy! He doesn't really look like a puppy any more, but obviously he still is. Sometimes he is as good as gold, but can be a bit of a juvenile delinquent when the mood takes him!- he still has his klepto tendencies- anything belonging to me is fair game in his eyes! He loves to chew and tear although his adult gnashers are all through now- gleaming white, big and strong- fortunately he's stopped trying them out on people !!! Many of his toys have had major surgery- missing ears, tails and limbs are the norm.... some are sadly deceased. He doesn't chew furniture though and he hasn't eaten any walls, doors or skirting boards as a couple of our Danes were wont to do at his age, so there's hope for him yet. He's really friendly, full of fun and has boundless energy, loves to play fetch and romp with other dogs, it gives me great pleasure watching him run joyously across a field or through the woods. I'm looking forward to taking him on holiday with us next month and watching him play on the beach- he loves the water...any water!  

Thanks for visiting today, enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned- although it looks as if we're in for a bit of a wet one in the UK ...



Challenge entries:

polkadoodle #34

asyoulikeitchallenge -

my favourite primary colour is blue, such a clean fresh colour, beautiful in all its shades -and who doesn't enjoy looking at blue skies on a summer day!

craftygals #222

craftysentiments.# 17 Aug. Challenge

Passion for Markers #605

digidoodlestudios #41 Favourite season- Summer!

Cutiepie #162

aperfecttimetocraft #8


R's Rue said...

Beautiful 😍

meg said...

A fabulous layout with beautiful papers and a brilliant image.Marvin looks so grown up,bet he's loads of fun.

Bernadet said...

Oooh Cris, what a beauty.
Love the digi wich you cloured awesome, great paperchoice.
My god, Marvin is a big boy already and he looks so nice.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours, very nicely designed and gorgeous creativity.
Marvin is a replica of Bella only bigger [and older] and he seems like our girl....she has stopped all her bad traits and is turning into a lovely girl. Our only issue is she won't leave me alone for a second, she is my shadow and cries and nudges me for my attention, which is annoying...but oh well the are babies... need to get another photo too...Marvin is gorgeous/ xx

Lisa xx said...

Oh my do resist that face, what a handsome chap. My daughter has a 9 month cockapoo and would no doubt be completely in agreement with you about the juvenile delinquent behaviour!!!!

Anyway, what an absolutely gorgeous card, fabulous image and great colour scheme

Thank you so much for joining us at Passion for Markers

tilly said...

a lovely sketch to frame your beautiful little girl, Marvin looks great fun and he will love the beach xx

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I think I have this image on file but could a lost one on my old pc.
Marvin is such a beauty, I laughed reading about him he sounds such a character, bless him, oh like your garden

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris what a gorgeous card love the image and the sketch also loving that spotty ribbon, most of all I love your update and pictures of Marvin he is looking so good and so very handsome he sounds the same as my Jess with the toys I have bought so called indestructible ones but she has torn it to pieces she tends to de-stuff them lol, I must say again Marvin is looking really good.
lorraine x

Chrissy said...

Love your design and that sweet image Chris, gorgeous sky and spotty bow, and look at Marvin..he is beautiful. glad the chewing is getting under control, we gave our Harry an old work boot, told him this is yours and nothing else, he understood and ate the whole thing over a period of time and left only a piece of the rubber heal and the steel toe cap, the rest was gone..


Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Chris! Fantastic take with that sketch. Your puppy sure is growing up quickly! xx

Pat K said...

Wonderful take on the sketch Chris. Beautiful card and nice to see the not forgotten have been given some lovin. I have containers full of gorgeous images that are now in the "some day" category. Oh..and I am in love with your puppy. xx

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image and I LOve the colours of your sketch Chris.
LOve that your background is sky too.
What a fine lad he's growing into. Looks as though butter wouldn't melt in his mouth lol. Got to be a bonus if he only chews 'toys!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Chris! Such a fab image and lovely sketch you followed. Gorgeous photos of your Marvin too. Growing so fast. A real beauty. Hope you're keeping well hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Crafty KJ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you've coloured this sweet image and your cloud background is awesome. Great layout and I love the spotty ribbon on the tag too. Thanks so much for sharing at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Karen x

Pat K said...

Back again today Chris to thank you for joining The Cutie Pie Challenge with your fabulous card. xx

Patsy Long said...

I love the layout and the different papers. Such a cute image! Thanks for joining us in our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck with your entry! Patsy DT

Intruderlady said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous coloring. Thanks for entering my challenge at Passion for Markers. Good luck with your entry.
Kitty - PFM DT

pinky said...

Such a sweet card Chris and the sketch is a good one! Marvin is a cute boy alright! I remember all those traits with our wee dog, hard work but good fun!

Mrs A. said...

As soon as I opened your page I just knew it was a Mo Manning image. Looks perfect on your card. Lovely and summery. Hugs
Mrs A.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a breath of summer, Chris! I love your coloring and what a great take on the sketch! Your sky background is amazing!! Marvin is adorable!

Lynne said...

A fabulous card and a great sketch too. Marvin is very handsome too. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

Sue said...

Just playing catch up Chris..gorgeous cards as usual and I totally love the photo's of Marvin! Ollie is still a delinquent and he's 14 LOL but have to say Woody is a complete terror at times but they are both mad about the water! lots of hugs Sue x

Ana said...

Very sweet card! Beautiful image!
Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Anything goes card making and crafting challenge – Week 34.

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our "Summer Fun" challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!