Friday 30 September 2022

So exhausting!

 Good morning- the last day of September has arrived, autumn is here, it's been a lot colder this week even though we have had some lovely sunshine. Jumpers and boots have been worn instead of t shirts and sandals and (whisper) we've even put the heating on for a short while in the evenings! Marvin has been snuggling in his basket rather than spreading himself full length on the kitchen floor as was his wont during the summer months, he's a bit big for it really but he loves it so much I don't have the heart to take it away! He has a memory foam bed that's bigger but it's just a flat mattress and obviously doesn't have the same apppeal, not that he's spoilt of course...

There's a new challenge starting today over at Crafty Catz, sponsored by Mirtillemente, the optional theme is 'Use some Blue'. Instead of a card I made a page for my journal, I coloured the fun and quirky So'Getta Happy Birthday image with Copic markers, then used Distress Inks and Oxides to create the stencilled backround. The stencilled panel is layered onto DP-many years old- which I've sponged with blue DI and added some stencilling. The sentiments are stamps from various companies . I've added some die cut and tiny stamped flowers. I loved making this, should make journal pages more often it's so relaxing!

As always there are plenty of beautiful creations from my lovely teamies- just click here to pop over and admire them! 

Thanks for visiting, have a good day




Janette said...

Morning Chris, this card has made me laugh, what a brilliant sentiment, haha, so true at times of course and the image matches perfectly, love it.
I had my heating on for an hour the last two nights, heaven help us this winter but its for sure I am not going to sit in the cold, hugs to Marvin.xx

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

Wonderful card love that blue hair Ginny
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meg said...

A brilliant beautifully coloured image,love her in shades of blue, your fabulous sentiments made me smile, much cooler here too

Curly said...

Hi chris, she's a darling with attitude, I have to agree that it is good that we don' get speech bubbles for thinking.
Have a lovely weekend
Kindest regards Bridget :) xx

tilly said...

what a super journal page, loving the background with all the different elements. it really has gone much colder this week and Marvin will learn to cosy up on his new bed in time lol xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris making the most of my internet connection to do some visiting and wow what a wonderful page you have created I love that image your colouring is top notch a super project
lorraine x

Bernadet said...

What a fantastic card Chris!
Love the image wich you colored brilliant!

chrissy xx said...

A journal? That's very interesting Chris. FABulous colours and design.
Yes! boots and jumpers. I've put the heating on too, no way am I going to sit and be cold.

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
your journal page is stunning and very beautifully created.
Love all the very fab work gone into this stunning piece of art.
I wish I could put my heating on and off a the switch of a button.
As I have storage heaters it takes over 24 hours to warm up.
Still I am glad I am not on Gas at the moment even if I moan about the heaters.
I actually put my fliffy sheet on the bed yesterday to keep warm and had a wonderful nights sleep for a change.
My Son bought a new bed and then made beds for his 2 dogs out of the old memory foam matress.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissy said...

I should come and live over there going into Autumn, I'm heading for Summer, yuk, too hot for me, I don't like it, but I sure do love your journal page Chris, great image, fabulous colouring and love the edge..


Liz said...

Brilliant journal page, Chris. The image is just fabulous - what a great expression on her face and I love the sentiment. xx

brenda said...

That little miss really does have attitude doesn't she but sums up many teenagers.

Marvin sounds like our bigger girls, they like something where they can rest their heads including the sofa in my craft room (in their defence they never chance their luck in the living room), yet the terrier lays spread eagled in the middle of one on the memory foam beds.

B x

Darnell said...

Love your sassy journal page, Chris! The coloring and design are fun and that sediment is one of my favorite! Enjoy the coming of fall and cooler weather! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Great card Chris I did have a chuckle lol ..I've always watched others making journals on telly and have wanted to give it a try but I think my old brain wouldn't get round it hahaha hugs Sue x

pinky said...

I would be in trouble if thought bubbles appeared above me for sure lol. I love your card!! Marvin has the right idea, find comfort and stick with it lol. My wee dog is the same, flat beds are to be ignored for a cosy bed and blanket lol.