Friday 9 February 2024

All you need is...

 Good morning...I 've got that Beatles song running round and round in my head sorry if it does the same to you...😀
This is my DT make for this fortnight's challenge at Crafty Catz, sponsored by the fabulous 

The theme is, as always, Anything Goes.
The added twist, chosen by our lovely Bridget, is 
Valentines/ show some love.

Now, I have to confess I'm not a fan of Valentines, too commercialised and too far from the original concept of sending an anonymous card to someone you fancy... but I did enjoy colouring this beautiful image, aptly named Valentine. I used my markers to colour the couple and balloons then created a sunset sky with Distress Inks. It brings back a lovely memory of watching the sunset from a country pub garden, hot air balloons were drifting up from Leeds Castle in the background, a truly magical sight which I'll never forget.
There are some fabulous creations over on the challenge blog so do hop over and check them out.
Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
CRAFT #708
MAWTT #163
PFM #725
thecraftingchallenge Feb. Challenge
welovestamping Feb Challenge


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

A fantastic card love the colours they work so well together.
Have a lovely weekend
My Blog As I do Rodos

meg said...

A wonderful beautifully coloured image Chris,such a romantic setting. Thank you for your kind words and support

Janette said...

I'm with you for Valentines Chris, its a money maker.
I love your card though, its very sweet, young and in love, those were the days :))
The memory you shared sounds lovely.
Have a good weekend, stay warm. xx

crafty-stamper said...

Totally agree about Valentine,but love your gorgeous card and image beautifully coloured,plus it reminded you of some lovely memories.
Carol x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful scene you have created Chris, the sunset is gorgeous and perfect with these two, fabulous colouring and card design, love it..


Mrs A. said...

I love this card. You have coloured it perfectly. Just right. Hugs mrs a.

brenda said...

It's a beautiful image for a Valentines card Chris and you've coloured perfectly. Only been down to Leeds Castle once, we collected one of our Dobermans from a breeder there (sadly no longer with us).

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Chris such a romantic image coloured to perfection I love the black card it highlights the papers and image just right like you I am not a lover of Valentine's day but the sentiment you have used is perfect for most occasions
lolo x

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh I love this image, love the colors to the scene. Really beautiful card. said...

A beautifully coloured card with a sunset too! A brilliant image too, so versatile. I also agree with you there. Michelle x

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
yes that song is now in my head for the rest of the day thank
This is such a very gorgeous image and superbly coloured too.
Love the sunset sky and elements used.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L DT

Aunty Sue said...

Chris you know I am a big fan of your colouring and this is a stunning card thanks for sharing at PFM

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

Back to say A fantastic card
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge.
Good luck Ginny DT for CRAFT Challenge Blog

Pat said...

Besautiful card Chris, lovely image and colours, glad it brought back some happy memories for you.

Pat xx

chrissy xx said...

A GORgeous scene Chris. FABulous colours and design.
I'm not a lover of Valentines Day! My friends flower shop? Flowers are double price to buy for this week....Someone's making money somewhere!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely image for your card and our theme, thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers this week.

pinky said...

I was singing that right away Chris and now have an ear worm lol. Gorgeous card, beautiful little scene. I agree with you. To me Valentine's day is a day for me to treat the Grandkids :)

Ella's Design said...

Great paper choice and fabulous scene building on this pretty card, Chris...
Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Markers this week, Lisa x

KathyA. said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I love everything about your card, including colors, coloring skills, beautiful background schene, embellishments,and choice of patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at the Sheepski Designs Challenge Blog and for using one of Andrea's digis. DT Kathy []

HilaryJane said...

I agree with you about valentines day, but your card is gorgeous. Love that image and amazing sunset. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping and for joining in with the theme xx

Jinny said...

What a fabulous card. Love your color choice. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a beautiful card, love the design and your colouring and colours. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Sandra said...

Love this, your background is amazing!! Thanks for joining the SheepSkiDesign challenge

Ilonka said...

A beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at The Sheepski Designs Challlenge.
Ilonka DT

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge.
Ilonka DT

Gale said...

This is a beautiful card Chris! Lovely coloring and background paper. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Pearly Sparkles Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Manuela said...

lovely grazie per aver partecipato alla sfida di The Crafting Challenge