15 August 2015


First things first...update on Nico! He is eating & playing now thankfully, but still hasn't got much energy. The other night when we had all that rain, he decided he wanted to go outside at 3am. So there I am standing in the street with a t-shirt on chasing a skunk in the rain!! lol it must have made him feel better though as all he wanted to do for the next hour or so is play lol!!
So thank you for all your texts, FB messages, email & phone calls he is on the mend xx

Now the reason I'm here today, we have a new challenge starting over at My Time To Craft. But also over at Inky Impressions we have a brand new never seen before image release & they are fabulous!

Our theme over at MTTC is ....


any sort from triple to the ones with the draws under. 

I decided to combine the two & use my new release image on an easel.

I hate taking photos of easel cards, can never get a good one lol!

I decided to decoupage Christopher up, to give him some depth away from the goal.

Challenge I Would Like To Enter
Digitally Sweet- celebrations
Morgan's ArtWorld- summerime
Polkadoodles- something new (image & grass die cut)

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Goalie Christopher' by Inky Impressions
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Skin- blush- 09, 08 & 34
Hair- eggnog, 95 & 91
Eyes- 74
Football strip- azure, 75, 70, 114 & 113
Ball- 115 & 114
Grass- 46 & 45
Goal posts- 119 & 116
Sky- 66 & 65

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Just For Him' Forever Friends stack by Docraft
'green' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
My stash- football button

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools
Sizzix Bigshot
'Grass' die cut by Ellison (extended cuts)
'Happy Birthday' die cut by Presscut PCD02
My stash- white card for card base

Thank you for stopping by today, I will try & get around to visit you soon I promise. With having the girlies off & Nico being poorly I've had no spare time!
Don't forget you have two weeks to enter our 'easel card' challenge over at MTTC. Also try & pop over & see the fab new releases at Inky Impressions.
Hugs xx


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh this is fabby, love the male themed creations as they are so difficult to do!!! Glad Nico is on the mend now, Love H xx

Sue B said...

Aww glad Nico is getting better Shell.. must have been a worrying time for you.
I love this fab easel card… it works so well with the goal in the background and then the decoupaged image and then grass border in the foreground… it really gives dimension... a wonderful design! :-)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous boys card. Glad Nico is feeling better.

Annie said...

Great card Shell - love that image and the soft colours you have used. Annie xxx

Faith A said...

I think your photos show your fabulous card off beautifully, lovely layers and details. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Claire said...

Fab card Shell, love that cute image! Thanks so much for joining our 'Something new' Challenge over at Polkadoodles
Claire xx

cass said...

Great easel card. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet for our "August - Celebrations" Challenge

Ann said...

Aww, this reminds me of my son when he was a litle boy. He was a soccer player and LOVED it!!! He told us he wanted to be a soccer coach when he grew up. The best part? His name is Christopher!!
Beautiful card, shell.

Bev said...

awww so cute thanks for joining in the 'Something New' challenge over at Polkadoodles http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/week-33-crafting-challenge-at.html

MagsB said...

Oh Shell, hunni, fur babies are just as mischievous as toddlers, I hope you didn't catch a cold from your 3am shenanigans with Mr Nico! Seriously, I'm so glad that he's on the mend!

I love your card, what great decoupage! Just right for a little boy!

Take care!

love Maggie xxx

Natalie said...

such a wonderful card! Perfect for a little boy! I know, my nephews would love it! :)
Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.

Penny said...

Such a great card, love it. Thanks so much for playing in the use something new challenge with Polkadoodles Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a cute card. Love the image and the colours you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Morgan's ArtWorld.