Friday 19 November 2021

Crafty Catz # 573 Anything goes (optional- add metal)

Good morning. 
I'm just back from a lovely few days break in the Cotswold area, such a beautiful part of the country. Even driving along the roads was a pleasure, the autumnal colours are still so vibrant although it did feel as if it was snowing leaves they're falling so fast now. We took Marvin with us, he's such a good boy in the car, a three hour journey is a long time for a 10 month pup but he's an excellent traveller, you wouldn't know he was in the car most of the time!
The high spot of the break was definitely Westonbirt Arboretum, so beautiful with the trees in all their autumn glory- and doggy heaven for Marvin! Huge spaces to run about freely and play with the other dogs there...and there were a lot of them! 

Our new challenge at Crafty Catz starts today, Christine is hosting and the theme she has picked for the DT to follow is 'add metal', as always this theme is entirely optional for anyone who would like to play along this week.

Our sponsor this week is

Prize - 2 images from store

The image I have used is Winter Friends, coloured with Copic Markers. Wink of Stella added to the edges of the snowbanks and die cut snowflakes so it has a lovely sparkle IRL.
The die cut trees are cut from card I had already coloured with Distress inks and brushos. 
I nearly forgot the metal element-another of those senior moments, so I added a snowflake charm- definitely a bit of an after-thought!
As always there are some beautiful creations from my lovely teamies over on the main challenge blog, so please do hop over and take a look- remember anything goes at Crafty Catz-if you would like to join the fun this week.

Not easy to get photos of Marvin- he just didn't stop running!

Thanks for visiting 
have a lovely day

Challenge entries
asyoulikeit dies or stencils, this would have been an easy choice for me a year or so ago, up until then I hardly used stencils but now use them a lot more,  I still use dies more though.
ellibelle November Challenge


meg said...

She's a cutie Chris,a beautiful girly card.
Marvin looks so energetic, a great pic of him and the beautiful autumnal colours

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

Fabulous card wonderful photos
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Janette said...

Morning Chris, I love to read what everyone gets up to, this was so good, I can just picture it all in its glory and marvin, well he is very adorable.
Lovely card again, are you ready for Christmas yet, confession....have started adding twinkly lights here and there, I know...!!!haha.xx

tilly said...

It sounds like a wonderful break and Marvin would love the freedom of it. Beautiful county, a lovely card and your trees really stand out xx

Bernadet said...

Great car Chris.
Love the digi.
And Marvin, he's such a wonderful dog!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Sounds like a wonderful break! Marvin is so cute! Your card is stunning. Beautiful coloring as always, love the texture of the deer.

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful make...

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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chrissy xx said...

LOving these dies Chris, both the trees and sentiment.
FABulous photo's of your hols. I LOve the colours of the trees they tend to look as though they've been painted. Brilliant that you can take Marvin with you, a bonus when they behave.

Pat said...

Lovely card Chris with a sweet image. So glad you enjoyed your break and the photos are beautiful, such a lovely time of year when the trees are so colourful (and when its not raining!!).

Pat xx

Elaine Stark said...

A beautful scene and lovely photographs. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris you were down my part of the world Westonbirt is somewhere I used to go every weekend but that was some years ago but the memory always stays, Marvin definitely would have enjoyed himself there, loving your card Chris such a sweet festive image beautifully coloured love the scene you have created, I am afraid I am not good in that area but I do love seeing what other crafters do, a fabulous creation
lorraine x

Ella's Design said...

Fab colouring of that sweet image, Chris and great scene building too!
Looks like you had a lovely few days away and the Autumn colours are so pretty...
Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Markers this week! Lisa x

Pat K said...

Lovely scene on this pretty Christmas card Chris and as always, beautifully coloured. Good to hear you had a get away. Marvin looks so happy..xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful image and fabulous colouring Chris, such a lovely scene, and love your trees, I have a thing about trees..beautiful park and glad Marvin had such a good time..


Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and i can imagine if he is like mine impossible to pin down long enough to get a good picture and wow he has grown. thanks for sharing at PFM with our Christmas challenge

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful scene you created, beautiful too. Love the piccies and the dog. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Ellibelle said...

Such a cute outdoorsy scene you created with the beautiful image! And loving the fall photos! Marvin is so cute!
Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope you'll join in again soon!
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Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Chris, those trees just pop! The image is lovely and the whole card design so lovely! How Marvin has grown! Looks like a lovely place to have a run! Hugs, Wends xoxo

pinky said...

Oh my goodness he has grown so much!! I'll bet he was glad of plenty of space to run about. Your card is just super cute, love the scene you gave her.