Thursday 18 August 2022

Happy, happy dog

 Hello, I'm waiting for my son to arrive to collect me for baby-sitting duties, enjoying a quiet cup of coffee and writing this post- the calm before the storm. I don't think I'll be doing anything very peacefully for the next day or so...Emily has 'plans'!!!! I don't know what she's got up her sleeve but I'll find out soon enough! 

This is a card I made a while ago, inspired by Marvin running through a field, he just looked so happy with his ears flapping in the breeze and that huge tongue hanging out! He just loves to run and be free! 

The stamp is from Picket Fence, coloured with Copic Markers to look like my boy. The background scene is created with varios stamps and stencils. The base of the easel has stencilled pawprints and layered die cut sentiment.

It is a little cooler here and we have had some much needed rain but still struggling to sleep at night in these too- warm temperatures, ah well it won't last forever and soon  we'll be missing the sunshine, August is just flying past!

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Challenge entries:

creativefingers #237

asyoulikeit - favourite domestic animal- 

dogs- because they  are loving, loyal and fun- they make me happy!

creativeknockouts #466

addictedtostamps #436

crittercrazy #65

craftyanimals #64


meg said...

That looks like one very happy dog,a wonderful background,stamped image and card

Pat said...

Great card Chris, love that happy dog really enjoying himself. Have a lovely time baby-sitting with your granddaughter whatever she has planned it will be enjoyable.

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is brilliant Chris as soon as I saw it I thought of Marvin you have done a fantastic job with the colouring
lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
this is such a wonderful card and it makes you Happy just looking at it.
Love the scene you have created and the colours look brilliant.
I can imagine Marvin injoying his romp in the country side from this card.
Glad you had a good bit of rain we hardly had much it rained for all of 15 mins yesterday and the day before.
My little Great Grandson came over with his Mum and Sister while she does my cleaning and we played with you know the stars filled with concrete that hang on the bottom of your balloons to stop them floating away, well we were tossing them on floor and counting how many stood on end he had such fun doing that at least it got him offhis I Pad for a while we both took turns and of course he won the challenge and got to 10 before me.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna Ellis said...

It sure is difficult to get much done, let alone find a comfortable sleep, when temps are intolerable! Glad you received some rain, and hopefully, some relief from the heat, too. How marvelous that you can babysit for your family - makes for great memories, and happy opportunities as well. Your HAPPY birthday card is adorable! "Marvin" couldn't be happier, and that shadowed "happy" work makes me smile real big, just feeling the puppy's joy! SOOOOO CUTE! huggers, de

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is adorable Chris! So much joy in that picture! Marvin all over! Hope you and Emily had fun together. Enjoy the last of the Summer days while they remain. We are in our Magnolia days here. It's not yet Spring, though we've had rain for most of Winter, the wettest I recall. The Magnolias think its Spring and are blooming already. I'm counting down the days to slightly warmer dryer weather. Hugs, Wends xoxo

brenda said...

One happy dog indeed Chris, sums Marvin up so well.

Hope the baby sitting does OK and not too stressful in this heat. It's actually raining a bit here early morning but doesn't seem to have cooled the temps much.

B x

Janette said...

Hi Chris, this card is Marvin isn't it, it made me smile before I even got to read your post, wonderful.
Hope the baby sitting went well, sure the children enjoy it and wore you out haha.
I would never be able to sleep without this fan my son bought for me, its a tiny telescopic one and you just charge it up and it goes on forever, its brilliant I honestly would not be without it now.If you want the name just give me a shove..xx

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image Chris. You've made a FABulous scene and I LOve these paw prints. Freya always had plans for me lol. Just enjoy and go with the flow.
That's what Grandmas are for!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Nothing is better than a happy dog - great card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge.

SarahR said...

Hiya Chris, love this card - he is such a happy doggy!! I'm loving all your shaped cards as well, I will really have to take some inspiration from you when I get more time and try something different than my normal square or rectangle!

I hope you had fun with Emily, am sure you did! It must be something about Emily's they always have 'plans'! Mine does, and is super bossy about it too!!! :-)

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous great colours and brilliant result x

Chrissy said...

Such a great image Chris and I love your card design and just the thought of Marvin running free and enjoying life reminds me of my the paw prints and wonderful scene..


Babs said...

Hi Chris how you doing , pleased your husband is enjoying his new sight it must be marvellous I can not wait to get mine done it’s like looking through fog . . I love your darling image ever so sweet your stepper card is so beautiful I love it..
Babs x

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Chris hope you have enjoyed the baby sitting and survived. I am sure she had lots of fun planned. As fpr your card wow loving the stamp giving a curly cost and a mucky mouth and it could be teddy too. It is so good to see them run like this isnt it. Fabulous card and couring. Take care.

Izzy Scrap said...

Fabulous easel card ! It looks like a real picture in a frame. Beautiful colouring and your background scene is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

Helen said...

Such a cute, fun card - love it!

Thanks for joining us at the Critter Crazy Challenge.

Helen x

Inkyfingers said...

This really is a happy card, Chris and I love the expression on the dog's face! Coloured beautifully too!
Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

pinky said...

Brilliant card, what a happy dog indeed. Can't wait to hear what your Granddaughter's plans were!!