Tuesday, March 28, 2023


 Hello everyone,

A retirement card today, easel, male, loves flowers and gardening..

Started this one with die cutting garden tools..

Then flowers and boots...but cut the flowers off the boots.

Now layering the boots up to make then thick..

Coloured with markers...

Cut the tools out of brown card stock and paper pieced them
 back onto the silver [ metal..]

Printed a picture out..

and built the easel letting the fence, flowers and sentiment do the propping..

Die cut the word retirement.

added some secateurs.

something missing, it wasn't grabbing me..

Water coloured these flowers and added a yellow center..
then I knew..a dragonfly..

And that is what I added, and it made me happy, a beautiful die cut and colourted Dragonfly.

It just seemed to bring the background forward a bit, in a manner of speaking..

So there we go..

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll catch you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

Dragonfly Dreams   [outdoors]


Dawn T said...

What a neat card Chrissy.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, congrats on all your awards, you deserve them. Your cards are always exceptional, and this one is too. LOVE IT!!! Hugs, Valerie

Janette said...

Congrats on your top picks Chrissy, not at all surprised such gorgeous creations.
I love your retirement card, its perfectly gorgeous and all the tools and wellies are fabulous.xx

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your Top 3 well deserved.Fabulous easel card and love all the die-cut tools and wellies-and I agreed about the Dragonfly
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

oops also meant to say-Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
Carol DT x

Chris said...

A fabulous retirement card Chrissy, it's a lovely focal image and your die cut tools and wellies embellish it perfectly- love the beautiful dragonfly, brought back a lovely memory of a too-warm day last summer- I was reading, peacefully, in the shade when the most beautiful dragonfly appeared from nowhere, I sat and watched it for ages before Marvin decided to try to catch it...that ruined the peace!

Margreet said...

Great retirement card with the fab wellies and tools. That dragonfly is a great last touch!
Congrats on your 3 toppers! Well-deserved!
xxx Margreet

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and very beautiful card Chrissy and congats on your wins

gr karin

*Vicki* said...

Wow, what a really brilliant garden scene you've created here! I love that you've made it an easel style design with the added flowers to the sentiment area and I just love that pretty garden shed photo too!

Brenda said...

You have enhanced this photo and made it your own. Itʻs perfect!

Sarah said...

Well done on your achievements Chrissy, well deserved and this one looks like a winner too. The dragonfly certainly made a difference xx

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific, I love this idea for retirement and the die cuts add so much to the picture, love how the easel is propped up with the fence!