Saturday, 6 October 2018

Card and Journal Page

Hello All from a very wet NE UK Coast. We have wanted some 'real' rain for a long time and it seems like today we are going to get it. Fortunately we scarified and cut our lawns this last week so we chose the right time to do that job.

Try it on Tuesday have the theme Black,White and One other colour, for their challenge this time

The digital stamp is from here where there are lots of free to use vintage images. The whole picture was made in Paint Shop Pro with various layers and the Happy Birthday sentiment. The finished image was printed straight onto a card blank.

Art Journal Journey have the theme Creature Comforts chosen by Linda.

I have made a page for my Friends and Family Journal and it has my daughter's three cats on it. When we go to visit I am always amazed at how they can be racing around one minute and the next minute they are instantly asleep or comfortable anywhere they feel they would like to be. If ever there was a Creature of Comforts, cats would be top of my list. The purr they make is such a beautiful sound as well--except when they sneak onto your bed in the middle of the night. Then it isn't so beautiful.

Hope you have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Beautiful card and journal page! Enjoy the rain, it's still much too dry here and the Rhine is still very low. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. I hope the rain isn't as bad as you expect - we've had bits of it on and off in the North West, but I'm not complaining - we've done well this year :-)

    Love your journal page - mine is almost complete - and your card for TIOT is wonderful... black and white is always so striking and you've used one of my favourite colours for the other shade - I love cornflower and sky blue!

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at TIOT. I hope you'll take part in the next challenge.

    Cath x

  3. I am in awe of that card. It is a genuine beauty. I have that free site listed on my right sidebar. I thought the site looked familiar when I clicked on it from Pinterest. It was a lovely choice, too.

    The cats are SO sweet. I can relate to how cats eat, play, and then sleep for hours on end. I call my two motorboats because they help put me to sleep when I'm wide awake. I think you have captured these perfectly. Your daughter would be proud of this journal page and I am thrilled you have shared it with us at Art Journal Journey. It's great to see you here again.

  4. WHat a wonderful card - so feminine and beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday dear Chrissie and this page is just fantastic! Yes cats know how to enjoy their existence! Such a fantastic page for Linda's October theme at Art Journal Journey! Much appreciated! Thank you very much for joining in at the challenge!
    Hope the rain will not be too bad !
    Happy weekend!

  5. Fabulous looking birthday card Chrissie! And what a sweet kitty page- they must be so fun to be around. Thanks for linking to AJJ- hope to see you there again this month;)

  6. Your birthday card is GORGEOUS Chrissie !! It is really wonderful, I love this blue colour, and the so beautiful digital image, and the design, Great !! I thank you very much for joining Try it on Tuesday and me.
    I wish you a very nice evening, please, send me some rain! :)
    Big hugs, Caty

    1. OOhh Chrissie, I also wanted to say that I love your Art journal page for AJJ, it is WONDERFUL !! love cats too, they are lovely!! My little Lulú was so sweety, and clever too. Great Art !
      More hugss

  7. Chrissie I love the fantastic feminine card you made for our TioT's theme. The blue shade is lovely and brings the eye to the super main image.
    Its a wonderful journal page, I thinks cats can teach us the art of relaxation. It was good to see the photos of Linda's cats on your page.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Love those kitties Chrissie. They are so adorable. Great card too. You've been having a bit of creative time because crafts and knitting lately too. Hugs-Erika

  9. A very feminine card Chrissie, it's a fabulous image and really suits the polka dot background. Love the page using the pictures of Linda's cats so cute, it sounds like 'cat's rule' in Linda's home.
    Lovely to see you at TioT.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  10. I love your colour choice for this lovely card Chrissie - very uplifting, like blue skies! So pleased that you have joined us again at Try It On Tuesday Your cat page made me smile as you reminded me why I love cats! Hugs,Chrisx

  11. Fabulous card and journal page. We still have three cats, with next doors coming in for food as well ( our's are not happy about that) I can therefore relate to you page.

  12. What brilliant pieces Chrissie! The birthday card is so striking in these lovely colours, and the cats just make me smile. Mine always knew when I wanted to move then they would jump up and be instantly asleep on my lap. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  13. Beautiful card! The vintage digital stamp looks amazing with the polka dot blue border - wonderful 😀. Your cat journal page is adorable too! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x


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