Friday 26 November 2021

Crafty Catz #574 Anything Goes and A DT call


Good morning, Friday again already and less than a month now until Christmas- it will be over before we know it! Just hoping that it won't be cancelled again after hearing about the new super-duper variant of Covid in South Africa. Deep joy, My young niece and nephew both have the virus at the moment- Maddie for the second time- will it ever stop! Ok, enough of the whining and doom and gloom and on to happier things.

This week's challenge at Crafty Catz is sponsored by 

Jan’s Digital Stamps

Prize $6 gift certificate

Ginny is hosting this week and the theme she has picked for the DT is Christmas- non traditional colours-the theme is entirely optional for anyone who wishes top play along.

I have used a beautiful sponsor image ,Christmas skates, printed onto grey/blue cardstock and coloured with Polychromo pencils and placed inside a die cut kraft frame, I've added a die cut snowflake border die, blue gems and a stamped sentiment. The background panel is the same blue/grey cardstock embossed with snowflakes. 
As always there are some beautiful creations to admire from my lovely teamies over on the DT blog,so please do take the time to hop over and take a look- while you're there check out the details of our DT call - it might be just what you're looking for!

I'm going Christmas shopping today, mask at the ready, trying to get what I need before everywhere gets too busy- wish me luck!
Thank you for visiting
challenge entries:
Rudolph Day- November Challenge
jansdigistampschallenges November Challenge
colouringinscrapland November Challenge


meg said...

A beautifully coloured image Chris,love the shades of blue you used for the holly and the grey/blue cardstock

Janette said...

You really know how to make something pop, this is gorgeous Chris, love the dark cardstock with the pencilled colouring its stunning.
Hoping for Christmas this year too Chris, so sick of one varient after another, hope your family soon recover.
Happy shopping day, I used to love Christmas shopping, have fun.xx

tilly said...

that is a gorgeous die to grace your skates, really eye-catching with the blue gems, hope the shopping goes well,xx

Bernadet said...

Chris, another stuning card!
Love the dark background and the skates.

chrissy xx said...

Just GORgeous Chris. LOve your colours and such a pretty design.
FAB Embossing folder too.
Bad enough getting Covid once, but, twice! Horrible.

Liz said...

Beautiful card Chris, a lovely design. xx

SarahR said...

Oh that's stunning Chris - I love the image and your colouring is gorgeous! Great details on the embellishments and embossing.

I'm not really bothered if Christmas is cancelled, not that into it anyway, but am keeping an eye on the news about the new variant of Covid - so hoping that it doesn't take hold.


aussie aNNie said...

Wow a beautiful card, so love this one, and fabulous colours of it too.. Great deco's xx

Jan Mahew said...

Sensational card Chris! Thank you for featuring "Christmas Skates" on your Wow-derful winter creation and sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Love the dry embossed background with the flurry of die cut snowflakes embellished with the rhinestones. I hope to see you again each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

brenda said...

The Skates image is really lovely and so realistic, the colour palette uses is also very pleasing on the eye and all built up to a lovely card Chris.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris this is beautiful I love everything about it, the colour, the embossed background, the die cuts and last but not least that wonderful image a super festive creation. It is so scary with this bug it keeps mutating and there seem to be more and more people catching it, fortunately I only go shopping and always wear a mask, and to my mums, maybe one day we will start to feel safe.
lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh I love this card and the colours used it looks brill in those colours.
As usual your colouring is perfectly done too.
I am currently in isolation as I had lunch at my Son's last weekend and we picked up my Grandson from work in his car as he is learning to drive.
He had a cold and tested negative on Sunday morning before work.
Monday morning tested posative so I have been isolating.
No signs of it so far did a test yesterday and it was negative thank goodness.
My Grandson was so upset thinking he had given it to me as I sat beside him in the car on his way home.
He also had his test booked in for Tuesday what a pain as he was looking forward to it, and also he is in the sixth form and works weekends and evenings and was hoping to do some overtime to make money for Christmas presents.
Happy Shopping.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another beautifully colored image, Chris! Always love the combination of kraft and blue! The pop of white snowflakes is stunning!

Pia S said...

Your card really caught my attention, it’s wonderful, love the blue and Kraft combination and the way you colored those skates.

mixamatoasties said...

That's lovely Chris. Love the touches of blue, they really pop!

Hope all well with your poorly ones.


Darlene said...

Oh Chris this is just GORGEOUS! Love it!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Please stop in for a visit!

Linda Mc Enery said...

I love the colours you chose for this, and the image is beautifully coloured. Such an elegant card design. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a beautiful winter creation! Lovely image and very elegant and beautiful card design hun. Sorry for the comment barrage, too long since I've stopped in, so nice to though! Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring of the skates with pencils on dark cardstock is top notch, and I love how you wove the snowflake stream through the frame. The embossed background carries the theme right on through. Stay safe and well this holiday season. Thank you for joining us at Peace on Earth!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Chris,love the image printed onto the coloured card and fabulous pencil colouring, just beautiful with all the snowflakes and it..


pinky said...

This card is absolutely stunning Chris. Sorry to hear that covid is visiting your family again!! So frustrating, life will never be the same again I think! Stay safe and enjoy your shopping!

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow Chris this is outstanding the colours are made for this image. Hope your staying warm bitter here but crazy pup doesnt mind it

Christine Cyr said...

Awesome card thank you for joining us at TPS
Christine DT

R's Rue said...

Beautiful as always.

Anonymous said...

ooh, the dimensional snowflakes look so pretty on this beautiful card! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge and for the kind words about my DT cards.
Linda, DT

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Your pencil colouring is striking and I love this beautiful design. Sorry to hear the family is being visited by this nasty virus again. Hope they are well soon. xx

Donna Walls said...

Wow..I am in love with your coloring of this image. So beautiful, Thanks for sharing with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge. Donna

Rachael said...

Gorgeous - Loving the colour combo! Thanks for joining us at colour crazy craft challenge. good luck, hope you'll play again soon! x

Suze said...

Beautiful card Chris. I like the holly in that shade of blue. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digis.

Kathy Krug said...

love the embossing and details on the fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.