Saturday 3 September 2022

September Challenge at Crafty Calendar

 Good morning, it's hard to believe that September has's far too soon!!! I'm not ready for summer to end yet- but at least we had one this year. OK we did have some unbearably hot weather for a while but on the whole it's been an amazing few months with so much wonderful sunshine- I'm hoping it's not over yet! 

Our new challenge at Crafty Calendar begins today- this month the theme is 'Anything Goes' and we are sponsored by the fabulous Sheepski Designs.

 My card was made using the lovely  Mini Tree image.I printed the image onto multi media paper, masked and stamped the fir trees in the background using Versafine Clair ink, then sponged the sky and snowy ground using Distress inks. I coloured the image withdistress inks and water, stamped the sentiment and then had fun flicking white ink for the falling snow. I'm a bit out of my comfort zone colouring with the Distress Inks so I'm quite pleased with how it turns out....and for once I managed not to put a dirty great inky fingerprint in the wrong place!

As always there are some lovely creations from my talented teamies over at Crafty Calendar so please do hop over to enjoy them, I hope you'll  be inspired to join us this month.

Thanks for visiting

Have a great weekend.



Challenge entries:

MAWTT #146

audsentiments #297

classicdesign #9

merrylittlechristmas #46

addictedtostamps #437

Double D Wheels

digichoosday #35

hollyandivy #122


SarahR said...

Morning Chris - oh now I love that image and your card! Great scene you've created and the mini and tree really pop!

I can't believe that's it's September either - where did August go? Only 3 days and my Emily is back at school! Year 11 and GCSE's this time, it's scary!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Chris I love the background you created too. As for the summer slipping away maybe we will get a late few days too like the September we used to get all bright and sunny but a chill in the air. I can live with that. Xx

brenda said...

Like you I am hoping the weather hangs in the a bit longer, I'm not ready for Winter yet. That's a lovely image and makes such a cheery Christmas card.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my how I love this fantastic festive creation that image and the scene are just a pure delight to see, awesome make Chris. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog Chris at the moment I am at my mum's using my Chromebook we have a different provider here and boy is it fast I am going to have to bring my laptop and printer over and see if it works as good as this one, I hope so
lorraine x

meg said...

You created a wonderful snowy winter scene Chris,not ready for the cooler days quite yet

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh this card is wonderful and your lovely scene you have created with that mini digi image is gorgeous.
Your colouring with those inks is fantastic and I love the ink falling snow too.
My son would love this card as he has always been a mini fan and has a mini cooper the old type waiting to be restored by himself.
Hea laso drives a newer mini as his second car.
I remember when the new minis came out and saying to my hubby I can't wait till they get to old bangers so I can have one but never ever got one the nearest I got was a mini metro.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Elaine Stark said...

A great image. Love the scene and your colouring. Our first car was a blue mini. They were great fun cars. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

pinky said...

That is so gorgeous Chris. I love how you added the trees in the background, such a great idea! I am sad to see summer go, much as I love Autumn. It has rained here today (Saturday) from 6 this morning non stop and it's now 7.30 pm! Busy crafting an ark lol!

Vicki said...

Beautiful winter scene with the snow falling on the trees! Lots of great layers too. I love the cozy and fun feel on seeing a Christmas tree tied on top of a car. So many childhood memories come to mind. Thanks for sharing at the Double D, "Wheels" Challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card, most delightful colours used great Christmas card x

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas card Chris, that image is great and the colouring is fab.

Pat xx

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous scene you've created Chris.
Just what Christmas brings to mind. Trees, snow and robins.

Chrissy said...

What a great image Chris with the trees and snow and wintery Christmas feel, love it, the seasons are going so fast and over here we hardly really had a winter and now we are cruising into Spring.


Sue said...

You have made a fab scene Chris I think it's stunning! lots of huggles Sue xxx

R's Rue said...

What a lovely card. Regine

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
I am back with my DT hat on.
As I said earlier I love this wonderful card and the way you have created that scene to the digi image.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

foleysfriend said...

Such a pretty scene you've created. Great job with the masking. Loving how the red of the car pops against the winter scene. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

LOVE this fabulous image, that mini is so cool! Gorgeous card with all the winter Christmas vibes!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Marie Bingaman said...

And now it's almost November! What the heck happened to 2022?? Anyway, I love your card, it's such a pretty scene! Your coloring is superb! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Little Christmas, and good luck! :)
~Marie B -DT