Saturday 18 September 2021

Just one life

 It's been a glorious day today, I've been very lazy and spent most of it in the garden, finished reading one book and read half of another, my idea of bliss! They are both library books with other people waiting for them so it would have been selfish not to! :)) I doubt if we'll get many more perfect days like this one before the autumn really sets in so I made the most of it.
 This is a card I made yesterday, just because I could. The cute image is from My Besties, a prize from a recent win and I felt like a bit of colouring therapy.  I've used Copics mainly but added a touch of sparkle here and there with gel pens, sadly not showing on the photo. The gorgeous papers are from Stamperia. The cogs die cut behind the image and clock was inked with distress inks and sprayed with a mica mist and it has a beautiful shimmer IRL. The Stamps are Tim Holtz. I added a couple of metal cogs and some pearl dots to finish.

Thanks for visiting

enjoy the rest of the weekend



Challenge entries:

thefairyandtheunicorn - September Challenge

colourcrazy #37

polkadoodle #38

classicdesign #9

crafterscafe #274 (blues/browns)

creativecraftinguncles. #21

mybestiesaussiechallenge #9

bestieschallenge- September Ch.


meg said...

Love the steampunk effect of the clock and cogs in the background,a beautifully coloured image and brilliant sentiment

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card and yes weathee has been nice. Was so nice to have the back door to the garden open all day. Teddy could come and go as he pleased. Fingers crossed we have a few more so he gets the hang of toilet training before the dark nights and chilly days. Enjoy your weekend

Elizabeth Hart said...

Loving this very creative card with the steampunk features that perfectly for this card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
as always such a very wonderful design and beautifully coloured too.
Love the rustic elements and Autumnal colours used.
My you read fast and yes the weather has been glorious to sit out in.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

tilly said...

a lovely card with so much detail,love it. I have sat out for lunch with my book and ended up staying there for three hours lol.... a lovely lazy day does you good xx

Janette said...

Hi Chris, another of your gorgeous creations, this is so lovely.
We are being very blessed with the weather right now and yes, make the most of it, I have just finished reading the last of Maya Angelou series, 7 in total what a life, talk about an eye opener:))...Enjoy your day, so far abit overcast today.xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is awesome - love all the embellishments in the background, looks very steam punkish! Great colors and your little image is perfect with the sentiment!

Lee said...

Love Steam punk.Great colours.

chrissy xx said...

We must get the sunshine whilst we can Chris. Been a lovely day here again
FABulous colours and design. LOve this sweet image.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris I love the image and the clock and cogs behind the papers are lush the colour combo is one of my all time faves as you may see some time soon, wonderful job
lorraine x

Lisa J said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at Fairy and Unicorn Challenge. Lisa J DT

Sue said...

Awww such a fab card Chris you are so inspirational! The weather has been really nice but it was overcast today so fingers crossed we do get some more nice pleasant days soon..hugs Sue x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and those colours are just beautiful. Been in the garden too, days are too nice to be stuck inside.....xx

Kim said...

Sounds like a lovely day! This card is just as lovely. I especially love the cogs in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

Gale said...

Awesome card Chris! Loving it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Chris, such a fun image and fabulous colouring and I love the papers and steampunk theme..We are just going into Spring and have had some lovely days to sit in the sun and read, but trouble is, I nod off, one page and


sweetpea said...

Great card, love all the detail. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Janet DT.

Rose Andrew said...

Wonderful card ..
Thank you for joining us at My Bestie Aussie Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Très jolie création, Chris. J'adore le style.
Merci de votre participation à notre challenge de Septembre.
Bonne chance, avec l'espoir de vous revoir de nouveau.
MaryannG D.T. My-besties Aussie Challenge
Very nice creation, Chris. I love the style.
Thank you for your participation in our September challenge.
Good luck, with the hope of seeing you again.
MaryannG D.T. My-besties Aussie Challenge

Ilonka said...

Such a lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

pinky said...

Another brilliant make. Loving the cogs with her, has a feel of steampunk fairy for sure!! I have been neglecting my reading but hope to get back in there soon! No greater diversion.

Jana Forrest said...

I love your design. Steampunk is always fun to work with IMHO. Thank you for sharing over at The Crafter's Cafe. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

Bernadet said...

I love this steampunk card Chris!
Great digi, I really love this colorcombi!!

Alex said...

Your card is amazing. Love the steampunk look!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

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