Friday 23 February 2024

How Old???

Good morning, my card today is for this fortnight's challenge at Crafty Catz, It's my turn to host and pick the  twist for the DT to use
which is 'more than one fold' - as always the twist is optional.
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I have to say I do enjoy using her lovely digital stamps, thank you Beccy.
I chose this fun dog image, Scamander from the Ruff Day set, and coloured him up with my markers to look like Marvin, my Red Fox Labrador. I matted the image onto a top folded panel of brown cardstock which lifts up to reveal my son's age on his next birthday- the big Four-O! He adores Marvin so I think he'll be pleased with the card (even if not happy about being such an advanced age!)
I used stencils and blue and brown  distress inks to make my background papers. The card base is a simple Z fold.

 There's loads more inspiration from the rest of the DT, so please do hop over to the challenge blog to check them out, then why not join in the fun with a fabulous creation of your own. 
Thank you for visiting my blog today,
I hope you have a lovely weekend

Challenge Entries:

alohafriday #7 Blue and brown is my favourite colour combo, dogs are my favourite animal.
stencilfun Feb. Challenge
beccys place Feb Challenge


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

A fantastic card great image
Have a lovely weekend
My Blog As I do Rodos

Janette said...

What a fabulous card, love the Marvin look-alike, so cute haha. Hope your son has a great 40th when it comes, life begins, or so they say, mine are all past that age now and my oldest son is 48 this year, he complains, what about me I say, hahaha.
Have a good weekend. xx

meg said...

A fabulous fun card for your son's 40th birthday Chris,love the image and your layout

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh this is gorgeous and what a very fun way to put the age on it.
Love the paw prints and the digi image of that sweet dog which you have coloured perfectly too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

'Marvin' looks excited about something, could it be a walk or maybe treat time? It's a super card Chris and you've got the colouring spot on for a Red Fox.

B x

Pat said...

Great card Chris, love the image, design and your super matching background papers.

Pat xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous fold and image,love the stencilled backgrounds too.
Carol x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Chris, love the image and colouring, he's a hoot, the paw prints are really neat, love the fold and the 40's stamped inside..


Liz said...

Super card, Chris. What a fun image and I love the fold.
Liz xx

Beccy said...

Awesome card Chris, I'm sure your son will love it... despite advertising his "grand old age"! You did a brilliant job with the colouring, I love the textured-look you achieved on Scamander's fur. Great fold too!

Lisa said...

Great fold! I love that puppy too!

coldwaters2 said...

BRILLIANT card Chris I absolutely adore that doggy your colouring has brought him to life he looks so happy and full of mischief he made me smile those papers, colours and card fold are ACE super card
lolo x

Bernadet said...

Great card with Marvin;) Chris!
Love all the pretty details.

Gale said...

Awesome card Chris! Love the cute image and the folds of the card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Critter Crazy Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What an adorable pup digital image and excellent coloring. love the paw prints and fun sentiment. Creative Creases is partnering with us at Double Trouble for fun folds and we would love you to come aboard and be eligible for two chances to our random draw. Check us out at and future fun challenges. Hope to see you there.

Debbie Mageed said...

That doggo is adorable and your fun fold card is great! Thank you for playing with the Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
Debbie, DT
Secrets To Stamping

Ginny said...

brown and blue is one of my fave combos and I love this style of card :)

dj said...

Adorable!! Thank you for playing along with us over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! You rocked our "fun fold" challenge & your doggie image is a great image for a guy card...especially in that blue!!
Deb Horst, DT #C4G341

Jinny said...

What a fun card. Love your color combo. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

pinky said...

lol that is brilliant. You son will love it Chris. The expression on the dog's face says it all!! Oh to be 40 again!!

Lori Turner said...

Fabulous card, Chris!! Thanks so much for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoxo

Donna Ellis said...

Cute Cute Cute in a fabulous fun fold card, Chris! Loving the shading done right down to the details in his slobbery tongue! LOL I agree Beccy's images really are most fun to create with! I especially like that you have made another panel on which to write a sentiment! hugs, de

Linby said...

Well at least you hid his age! It's a fab card and sure to be a hit with Marvin on it.

Rae said...

Chris, This fun fold, with it's cute character, is so much fun! Love it.
Thank you for joining us for Creative Creases Challenge #76. Hope to see you again soon.

Rae in Reno
Creative Creases DT

Curly said...

This is Awesome Chris its a cracking card, Love the image and the colour theme. So sorry i forgot the challenge theme.
Have a lovely week
hugs Bridget :) xx

Cazro said...

A wonderful fun fold card, with such a cute puppy. Thanks for joining in our challenge, at Cardz 4 Guyz Caz. DT

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, lots of folds, thanks for joining us at MTTC, xx