Friday 11 February 2022

Gnome One Like You...

 Good morning,  I hope everyone is keeping well and avoiding the dreaded virus. I have to say I'm not too sure about the wisdom of people not having to isolate after testing positive being brought forward, seems much to soon when there is still so much of it about. I understand that with the vaccines and anti viral drugs people are less likely to be seriously ill but it seems hard on the vulnerable and high risk members of society as I am sure that there will be people who will go to work and about their business as if they do not have it especially if they don't have any symptoms! Worrying times! 

Enough doom and gloom, I'll move on to the card. This is my DT make for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, sponsored this week by 

Our host this week is Janet, our lovely and talented newest teamie, her optional theme is 'Add a ribbon'.
The team were given some super cute sponsor images to play with, I chose to use Gnome Couple and a sentiment that came with it. I printed the image with a grey outline rather than black, trying for more of 'no-lines' effect. I've once again used Copic Markers to colour. The papers are from my scrap drawer, plenty more where they came from, I've used a scrap of yellow ribbon and some printed border ribbon, tiny flower brads and a wooden heart, coloured dark ble with DI.

On a personal note I had a lovely visit with my brother in Blackpool. He seems to be doing well, gets very tired still but it's early days yet. We went out to lunch, which he enjoyed- good  for him to have a change of scene and someone different to talk to. We all enjoyed watching Marvin, our Lab., playing with Tia, his Cockapoo there's just a few months between them and she's as crazy as he is! Horrendous weather- rained the whole way there- nearly 300 miles of motorway, traffic and rain- not fun- and continued to rain  all the time we were there. We took Marvin onto the beach at Lytham and he looked like a mud monster- all ok he washed it off in a giant pool of water (not sure if it was sea or rain)- he had a whale of a time! The next day we took him to the park instead so he leapt into the pond....
I've waffled on enough now so I'll leave you in peace- don't forget to check out the challenge.
Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
MAWTT  #139
cck-digitalstamps # Feb Challenge
avenue613. Feb Challenge


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

A beautiful card love the sentiment. I hope you make a seedy recovery. Ginny♥
My Blog As I do Rodos

Janette said...

I sit here laughing at the antics of the marvellous Marvin, haha, Chris he sounds such a handful but so funny, well, for me at least...Glad your visit went well and so sorry we had so much rain, today is gorgeous....sorry....
Your card is gorgeous, as they always are. Love the image and your colouring of

meg said...

Your gnomes and sentiment are a perfect pairing Chris, beautiful papers,embellishments and layout too. Such a shame you had so much rain it doesn't seem to have stopped Marvin having fun though I'm sure you enjoyed the time with your brother and hope he continues to do well

tilly said...

So pleased you all enjoyed the visit, it will have lifted your brothers spirits, especially with the antics of the dogs... what a pretty card and colouring as usual lol xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
this is such a very wonderful card and that image is so sweet and cute.
You have coloured it perfectly as well.
Love the kraft card and the paper used with the pop of yellow of the ribbon.
Such a very sweet sentiment also.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another gorgeous card, Chris. Your coloring is amazing! So glad you were able to spend time with your brother. Marvin and Tia must have had a ball!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image and wonderful colouring Chris, gorgeous card and glad to hear your brother doing well and that you had a lovely visit although not a good drive, I wouldn't have like that either
and I can see those dogs running around in my head and the mud, must not forget the mud, my Harry was good at collecting mud..


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous colouring..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..


Cards By MI said...

A sweet looking card with lovely colouring and super cute image. Thanks for playing along with my challenge over at Passion for Markers.
Love n hugs

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Chris. Love the adorable image. Glad you had a good time with your brother. xx

Vicki said...

Fantastic card! Your coloring is amazing. Love the "nose to nose" gnome images. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Hearts" Challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and designed brilliantly as always. ♥
[sounds like Marvin is a water dog like our miss]

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image Chris. I LOve your design and it's Fab to use up what we call 'Scraps'. Sounds like a horrendous trip up, but, a lovely time whist there. Happy that you managed to get out with your Brother. Sounds like Marvin had the most fun, a new friend and so much water to play in. I've looked after a Cockapoo and they never, never stop.

Pat said...

Lovely card, fabulous colouring of your sweet image Chris. Glad your brother is doing well and you enjoyed your time with him, pity it rained so much, not much better this weekend very grey and raining.

Pat xx

Sue said...

This card is really gorgeous Chris and your colouring is amazing. I'm so glad your brother is doing a lot better and that Marvin had a fab time too LOL hugs Sue x

pinky said...

Sounds like you had a lovely visit with your brother and I am sure it lifted his spirits. Marvin seems to have come out on top of the fun pile though lol. I absolutely adore your card today. Your colouring is just amazing Chris!!

Chana Malkah said...

The coloring of the image is perfect! I love the colors and composition of this project!

Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
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SarahR said...

Oh wow Chris! This one is fabulous! Love the image and your colouring - not to mention the layout - one totally marvellous card!

Glad your visit with your brother went well - sounds like the doggies had as nice a time as you did!!


Ella's Design said...

Fabulous no lines colouring of that cute gnome image, Chris and your paper choices and layout work perfectly...
Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Markers this week! Lisa x

Diane Louise J said...

You have made a beautiful gnome card using a lovely design... Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Moving Along With The Times, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.
Diane Louise, Team Leader at MAWTT xx