Saturday 4 September 2021

Crafty Calendar September Challenge - Anything Goes

 Hello, well here are we are at the beginning of another month- this year is disappearing fast. The weather is already feeling quite autumnal, must say its been a bit of a disappointing summer here, not nearly as much sunshine as I would have liked!!! Many of the days have been a bit like the one on my card- wet and grey!

This month at Crafty Calendar we are lucky to have two  fabulous sponsors this month Sheepski Designs  and Crafty Ribbons. I have used the beautiful Shopping in Yorkshire image- so lovely to colour. This card started life as a slimline design. I printed the image onto white card, masked it off and added the stencilled background panel with the raindrops- all good so far, coloured the image with Copics and paper pieced the umbrella- still good- inked up my stamp for the sentiment...and dropped it!!! Of course it landed on the card 🤦‍♀️- fortunately near the top of the panel so I cut it smaller and mounted it onto a wider dark blue mat. Found 2 buttons in my stash to match the brolly.

As always there's plenty of inspiration over at the Challenge Blog, some fabulous makes from the rest of the DT, so please hop over to take a look. We'd love to have you play along this month, it's easy to join in, the theme is Anything Goes- so don't be shy!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a good week.



Challenge entries:

aperfecttimetocraft. #9

classicdesign #9

cccdigicreations #129

leannsworld101 #42


Pat said...

Fabulous card Chris, that image is gorgeous. The design looks great, maybe a happy accident with the dropped stamp. Cloudy and grey here too, have a good weekend.

Pat xx

meg said...

The blue panel may have covered up an inky mark but is a beautiful match to the images coat,the rainy drops background stencil is beautiful

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Chris I do love that image the colours are fabulous I also love how you have paper pieced the umbrella with the buttons to match you would never know about the extra panel I have had to do the same thing a few times recently, lol, happens to us all.
lorraine x

SarahR said...

Hi Chris - fabulous card! I'm sure it would have looked just as good as a slimline but it it's stunning as it is. Love her brolly and the weather doesn't look much different to your background here right now!


chrissy xx said...

FABulous image Chris and I LOve your colours.
Phew! You got there in the end and what a lovely place to shop Yorkshire!

Bernadet said...

What a great card Chris!
Love the colors and the digi.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another fabulous make! The layout is wonderful - another happy accident! The paper-pieced umbrella and buttons are so cute!

pinky said...

Yes it's hard to believe the summer is gone before it's properly started Chris!! I love this gorgeous card, what a great image and you have, as always, coloured it up beautifully!

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Chris. Great masking to add the lovely panel for the background. The matching umbrella and buttons are perfect. xx

Aunty Sue said...

This is do beautiful wish i vould wear hells like that again love the colour you picked

Janette said...

A beautiful card Chris.xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Chris, fabulous colouring and I love brolly and buttons matching and fabulous image..I have blossom buds on my tree as Spring is in the air, but no rain, not for a long time now..


Shelly Schmidt said...

Good save Chris- love this card and how did you find buttons that were a perfect match? Awesome!

mixamatoasties said...

Love this Chris. The image is fab and I absolutely love the colours you've used for it! Very stylish. xx said...

Beautiful card. Great design with the panel of raindrops and love how your umbrella and buttons match too. Shopping certainly is always a good idea, fab sentiment. Michelle x