Monday, 3 September 2018

Grey at Last and a card!

Hello and thank you so much for visiting me!  Sorry, again, that I haven't been around for the last month or so - I had a birthday - 61, Yay! along with various medical appointments and other stuff so behind with crafting again!  I owe friends thank you cards, birthday cards etc. which I am late with as well as comments on blogs and emails not to mention posts!  Please forgive me!  One day I will get on top of things - how long have I been saying that?  One thing I have managed is to grow the dye out of my hair so I am my natural grey.  I was supposed to be charting the process here and on Facebook but didn't manage that so here I am with my new look.

I am so happy that I took the plunge and went natural - I have been dyeing my hair red (from brown) since I was fifteen!  Anyway, enough about me - here is the card I made for Darren for our anniversary last month:

I began with making the background with Distress Oxides, water and watercolour card - I was so pleased how it turned out - then I stamped the gorgeous image from So Suzy Stamps in Black Versafine with my Misti so I could stamp it several times to get a good silhouette impression.  The sentiments were stamped from various sets on inked snippets of card, cut out, edged with a black alcohol marker then added to the panel.  I edged the panel with Distress Oxides, glued it to a black card base then added Glossy Accents to the little heart. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - use Snippets.
That's Crafty - Animal Magic.
Time Out Challenges -  Word Challenge - as below. My husband makes me very happy and I am grateful for that.  The word 'happy' is also on the card.

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Stamp it On.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thank you again for visiting me - have a wonderful week!  Take care!  Christine xxx


Mrs A. said...

You look gorgeous. Love the new look. Like you card too. Thoae cats are sweet sat in the tree. Hugs Mrs A.

Esther Asbury said...

Love your watercolor background on this sweet card!!
I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
Current party here:

dutchess said...

Looking fabulous Chris I did the same thing last year and have never regretted it either...saves me ages in the hairdressers!...
Loving your beautiful card such sweet images xxxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab hair! (I needd to grow the dye from mine too but my colour underneath isn't anything as lush as yours....!)
Back in blogland after the mammoth month so am playing catch up a little and hope you will forgive me for not commenting on everything you have done whilst I have been absent - but this is a terrific anniversary card! x

Sue - said...

Love the new look Chris! Like the card too!

Anne said...

Chris you look completely different - how fab, but very brave! I know you've been dithering about it and so have I, like you I've dyed my hair since I was young but I think I might have another couple of years before I bite the bullet. Good for you it looks amazing!
Love the card, what an adorable stamp I've not seen that one before, the misti is great for getting a good black impression
Anne x

Jannet said...

Belated Happy Birthday Chris ! Your hair looks beautiful ! A gorgeous cute card I love the oxide background beautifully done. Take care xx

Redanne said...

Chris, your hair is wonderful in all gray, it suits your skintone perfectly - well done you! It doesn't seem that long since you started this. Mine is half and half at the moment so I am a wee bit envious of yours - you look beautiful!

Your anniversary card is beautiful, I love those two cats in the tree and the background you created is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

Darnell said...

That's such a pretty picture of you, Chris! I'm proud of you for going natural and not having to deal with dye any more! You wear the gray well!! And your card is pretty, too, with those two lovers and stunning background! Happy Anniversary and many more!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Chris and thanks so much for sharing it with us at our Animal Magic challenge over at That's Crafty!
Lovely to see you with your natural grey too as it really suits you.
Fliss xx

debby4000 said...

Lovely Anniversary card, love the cute scene you've made with the kittys in the tree.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Shona Chambers said...

Well done growing the colour out of your hair, would have felt like forever, like growing out a fringe!! I think your hair colour suits you beautifully. I so love your card, especially that stamped image with the tails becoming a heart. Its stamped perfectly and the background you created is gorgeous. So glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

Anita in France said...

You look great in grey, Chris ... just imagining all the extra time you'll have available now you've gone natural ... crafting perhaps?! Super card ... a delicious splattery background and such a sweet, romantic image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Di said...

Love your hair Chris - the natural colour really suits you! And I adore your snippets card - needless to say!


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful background with those fabulous colours of inks. Love the black silhouette stamping...thank goodness for the Misti. The little heart and the glossy accents is so cute. One unique and special card. Love the new look, you look fabulous x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Chris! Happy 61st birthday! I am going to be 62 at the end of this month!!! I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous gray hair! you look beautiful. And your card is just gorgeous!!! I love your beautiful background . . .the black silhouette against it looks spectacular! Happy 14th anniversary!

Lisa said...

Happy, happy birthday!! Your new look is so gorgeous, Chris!! The natural look is beautiful on you!! And what a gorgeous card!! I love the colors and the design!! And happy anniversary, too!! Big hugs :)

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LesleyG said...

You look fab! I'm about 6 months older :) and still having highlights :)........happy anniversary too, fab card xxx

Nonni said...

Very beautiful! I love the watercolor background and your use of black -the silhouette image really pops from the bg and I love the black frame. Makes this suitable for a couple to have these more masculine elements included here too! :) Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love your background -- i am so fashinated by watercolors background and yours is stunning!!
Thank you so much for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp!! I hope you are having fun celebrating with us this very special month!!!
We all hope to see you again this week!!

Love Zoey

ps. I am a bit late with commenting, I apologize <3

scrappymo! said...

Love your new look! The grey colour really suits you. It still has lots of natural darker grey in it so that looks like natural highlights.

Your card is lovely. Thank goodness for Misti. It allows us to get such wonderfully crisp images from our silhouette stamps.

Jackie said...

A very, very belated 'Happy Birthday', Chris, and congratulations on your anniversary - your card is lovely.
I think your hair looks really good. Well done you! Jx