Friday 24 February 2023

Puddles are not just for pigs...

 Morning all, I just realised that this is the last Friday of the month and it will be March next week- brilliant! February is not my favourite month but at least it's shorter than the rest! March says it's the beginning of spring to me - even if it's cold and wet it makes me feel better! There are loads of spring flowers in the garden now, buds and blossom everywhere, lovely!

This is my DT card for our new challenge at Crafty Catz which starts today- as always the theme is Anything Goes, the optional twist this week is Spots and/ or stripes chosen by Auntie Sue, who is hosting this time. 

We have a fabulous sponsor this week

who provided the team with some cute images, I used Eli Elephant Splashing Puddles-  so cute, coloured with Copic markers. The raincoat and hat had to be yellow like the one my son had when he was two- he was a huge fan of puddles too! I gave the little elephant a die cut umbrella to wave about precariously (also a reminder of my son- not the best thing to give a very lively and excitable small child- dangerous for anyone who gets within reach!!!). Papers are also from Polkadoodles. 

Do hop over to the Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous creations from my lovely teamies!

Thanks for visiting

Have a great weekend



Challenge entries:

thesisterhoodofcrafters -dots/stripes

digichoosday #6

aplacetostart Feb Challenge 

polkadoodle #7


brenda said...

Yes, lots of signs of Spring Chris, there were so many Daffodils and Snowdrops as well as early blossom on our trip to the other side of Newmarket yesterday (Poppy's specialist Vet for a check on her throat) and it was lovely to see. Like you March tells my head Spring is here.

Your card today is so bright and cheery and would brighten anyones day.

B x

Janette said...

A gorgeous card Chris, love the brolly so cute with polka-dots, love it.
Would you believe if I told you my Daffs started popping up at the end of December, I still can't believe it, they are very tall and only just open now and so pretty, but all that time, its never happened before.... Bless them...roll on spring.xx

crafty-stamper said...

I love the cute image and brilliant sentiment.We have sun today and washing on the line-our snowdrops and miniature daffs are open,muscari on the point of opening so Spring can't be far away -fingers crossed
Carol x

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

This is such an adorable image and a delightful card Ginny
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tilly said...

this is a super image and you have made it even more so with your umbrella lol, I just don't know where the months are going, lots of spring flowers coming up here as well, soon be out in the garden sunbathing lol xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous bright card Chris, love your spotty umbrella and your splash, a really cheery card even though it's raining. Sunshine here at the moment and lots of snowdrops and mini cyclamen out and, of course, the days are getting longer all good signs.

Pat xx

meg said...

Your bright my coloured card made me smile,your elephant is having fun in the rain even the cloud is smiling despite the rain,loveit. said...

Absolutely adorable card and I love the big splashy puddle ready for your elephant to jump in! I totally agree with your sentiments on March, with the vibrant crocuses popping their head up through the soil. Have a great weekend Michelle x

Chrissy said...

So adorable Chris, this little elephant waving his brolly about is co cute and fun with fabulous colouring and card design, just love the yellow and red and those gorgeous polka dots, love it.


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh that elephant is adorable and I love all the cute die cuts you added too.

pinky said...

lol yep those umbrellas where lethal weapons in the hand of our kids for sure!! I love this bright and colourful card Chris.

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh as usual your card is excellently created and very wonderful.
Love all the bright colours used and that ellie looks l;ike he or she is having a slashing time.
Love the spotted umbrella.
Lots of crafty love .Jenny L.

Donna Ellis said...

Hahahaha! Cute blog post title, Chris! Traditionally, it does not rain here during winter and spring, so your little guy "splishing and splashing" looks as though he is thoroughly enjoying himself. Of course, I'm sure the smiling cloud and dotted umbrella help make it even more fun! Darling card, Chris. hugs, de

Bernadet said...

This is such a beauty Chris.
Love the colours on it.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What an adorable image hun and how cute to have coloured it up remembering sweet childhood days of your son. I'm reminded of a ladybug brollie my kiddos had when they were small too, so cute all over hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Renske Wishes You said...

Love your card. The elephant has so much joy in the rain. And the bright colors make me smile.
Thank you for joining at the Polkadoodle challenge blog.

Renske, Polkadoodles DT