Friday 24 September 2021

Crafty Catz Challenge # 564 -Optional twist 'Anything but square'

 Good morning, hope you have all enjoyed a good week, the weather has been lovely here, lots of  late summer sunshine, just what we need to set us up for the colder and darker days ahead. Not much crafting done here- I've spent as much time as I can outside, a lot of reading and a little gardening- my husband is a keen gardener and does most of the work which suits me down to the ground! Marvin likes to help with a bit of pruning and dead heading...unfortunately he doesn't wait until the flowers are dead and he's an indiscriminate but enthusiastic pruner! Anyway, back to the card- one I made earlier- for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, sponsored by 

Sherry West Art


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Our theme for this week is 'Anything But Square', as always this theme is optional.
I used Torn Edge Octagon dies to cut a card base and frame, stamped the cute Frog and Friend image onto the card base, coloured with Copics then masked him off to stencil the  background sky and grass, I added some stamped bulrushes. The frame was stencilled and stamped to match.
As always there's plenty more to see over at the Challenge blog, so please hop over and take a look at what the team have been up to this week.
Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
craftysentiments 21 Sept Challenge


Janette said...

Oh Chris you made me laugh about 'Marvin the gardener', haha, can just imagine.
A really beautiful card, wow your colouring is stunning and I love the design.
Have a lovely day, I am doing a buffet for Mia, we are having a weekend of little gatherings before she leaves on Sunday.xx

meg said...

A brilliant make Chris,your colouring is exquisite as always,love the layout and shape,perhaps Marvin believes he's helping lol.

tilly said...

a super shape and your colouring of the sky along with the bulrushes are stunning xx

SarahR said...

Hiya Chris, I love that shape card and the matching frame really adds a lovely touch. Great image as well and the scene you've created is fab!

I've been enjoying the good weather too - but no gardening here, that's just not me. It's more out on the Prom walking / jogging that, and my 'gym', are my happy places!


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

Such a fabulous scene you have created
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brenda said...

It must be a Lab pup thing Chris because Rosa is a keen pruner as well, she's not fussy, flowers, leaves and low handing fruit in the orchard is a new trick, but she got a bit of a shock yesterday with some Mahonia, it's prickly she discovered.

Loving all those fluffy clouds and interesting shaped matting.

B x

Sue said...

|Hmmm I think we have a gardener in the family besides me Chris...Woody came in last night with a plant pot with begonias in and proceeded to dump it all over the hallway!!! Your card is gorgeous and I'm doing some crafting to make my mind busy but it's not working I can't really concentrate and a few have ended up in the bin...stay safe have a great weekend hugs Sue x

Darlene said...

WOW ... awesome scene you've created and great coloring/shape! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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chrissy xx said...

Super cute image and I LOve this GORgeous sky. LOving the grass too.
Think two helpers in the gardens enough lol.. You just might get in the way if you help too!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the cute image of this sweet little boy and his frog friend and love your colouring with that glorious sky and a fabulous shape and card design..My Harry used to love coming out in the garden but he was very good, I would give him a branch or something like that and say, "put it in the bin", and he did most times, unless it was just too juicy and needed chewing..


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Chris! What a fabulous design idea in creating a special frame, using a fun stencil! I’m definitely casing the idea and technique! Darling card. Hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly gorgeous, love everything including those fabulous colours. xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is really so lovely Chris I love how you have created that background it is fantastic a perfect scene for a very cute image a fab shape as well, excellent make
lorraine x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Love the shape of your card and how you framed it. The image lends itself well for boy or girl which is awesome. I was that girl that played with frogs and snails and worms. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

JanR said...

Great card! Such a neat shape too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a great card! Love the stenciled background and the wonderful hexagon shape! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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pinky said...

This is gorgeous Chris and a lovely shape. Love how you carried the design over all the layers. Today we had sunshine, freezing cold hail, thunder, lightening and torrential rain! Not sure what season we are in lol.

Tristan said...

What a lovely scene you've created Chris. I love that it looks like you're looking through a wondow. Great colouring. Thanks for joining us at the WWC. Tristan DT.

Bernadet said...

Ooooh this is so stinking cute Chris.
Love the shape, the background an last but not least I love the little boy!!

Annette said...

I recently bought some hexagon dies and love them for card bases. Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
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Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
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Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, this image is super sweet! LOVE the frame shape and your central aperture design. This is really fabulous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo