Thursday, October 16, 2014


Hello Everyone...

Hope you are feeling chipper...I have butterflies in my tummy as I'm off to hospital tomorrow for a bit of surgery on my back.I'm having a melanoma removed as it started to grow rather rapidly and was really left too long..but hope it all goes well and be back blogging over the weekend.

But for today it is Delightful Thursday..and time to share my inspiration card showcasing another fabulous image from the  Digital Delights Store 

This time I got to play with the cutest little guy..." Water Turtle " 

There he is..sitting up on his rock taking a little breather after all that swimming around in his pond.

He is all coloured up with Faber Castell pencils and parts of his shell..flippers and weed was decoupaged.

The water was coloured with  B00 copic and shaded with blue pencil and glossy accents added for shine...added some glitter to his spots on his flippers..

Gave him some ric rac and loads of tiny buttons...even tied a bow in the bigger button up top..

So there we go..just ate a lovely bowl of hot satay and blistered behind my front teeth.. but I think a pixie caramel may make it feel better  [yep!...fell off the wagon]

Thanks so much for stopping by...will try to catch up with you all when I'm back from hospital...meanwhile take care and will see you soon...



aussie aNNie said...

Gosh I can't believe it's this time again Chrissy, not sure where the days are going, am with dad most days now and will be until the end...:(
A lovely card and love turtles so a favourite
The Journey is the Start

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Chrissy, I'm sure all will go well, sending a speedy recovery hug.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissy hope all goes well tomorrow with the op. Chrissy your card is absolutely fantastic, love that cutie image also the wonderful design, brilliant make
lorraine x

Sue said...

Awwwww such a sweet image and coloured so beautifully.
I hope your surgery goes okay, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Veerle said...

I hope your surgery goes well Chrissy and wish you a speedy recovery. I will keep my thumbs up for you. Great card love your little turtle. Big hug and take good care, love Veerle xxx

Jane Savage said...

Love that gorgeous image, Chrissy and your 3D work looks fab! Hope all goes well at the hospital! Healing hugs! xx

Sarah said...

Such a cute little guy Chrissy and great pencil work as usual!! Hope the op goes well xx

Doreen said...

Hope all goes well with the surgery....Your card is just

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous card Chrissy love how you 3D the image it really pops! Good luck tomorrow I am sure it will be fine, another excuse to eat pixie caramels I'm sure!! Hugs Susan x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and character. All the best for your appointment cheers Sue N x

Debbie said...

What an adorable card dearie, fab colours and design too.Thinking of you today dearie, everything will be just fine I'm sure.sending you get well hugs x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, so cute, love the ric rac/button border.
Hope all goes well with your surgery.
Sending hugs.
Wendy xx

Chris said...

'Turtally' cute! Fab card Chrissy, lovely colours and design, love the ricrac and buttons!
Hope all goes well with your op, the worst part is often waiting and thinking about it!

jimlynn said...

Oh gosh Chrissy! Hope all goes well with your surgery today but am sure it will. Glad you're getting it taken care of now. Hope you have a quick recovery too!
Love this little turtle and your coloring is marvelous! The buttons and ric rac just add to the whole fun card.
Hugs! Lynn

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet Chrissy… such an adorable image and I love the gorgeous papers and fab layout! the buttons and ric rac look stunning! :-)
I hope all goes well with your operation tomorrow… will be thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Sending huge hugs
Sue B xx

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie he is..FABulous colours and always Chrissy. LOve your design and all these pretty buttons.
Will be thinking of you and sending hugs xxxxxxxxx

heidy said...

What a sweet card Chrissy!!
XXX Heidy

Sassy Raggedy said...

Chrissy, sure hope all goes well. Your card is fabulous. I love your wonderful coloring Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Pia S said...

Good luck tomorrow, Chrissy!
You've made such a fun card with this sweet turtle, great use of buttons!

Kat W said...

This is super cute and your choice of DP complements the image so beautifully, and I LOVE the row of buttons!
I hope the surgery goes well, you just take it easy like this little turtle dude!

Big hugs, Kat x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Your cards always make me smile. This is another wonderful creation. The row of buttons is a cute touch x

Tammy said...

Super cute card Chrissy! Sending prayers that all is well and hoping on a speedy recovery!

Carol S. said...

Hi Chrissy, hope it all goes well for you at the hospital.Chocolate is the best medicine! Sweet turtle, and a lovely card. Pretty scene. Hugs, Carol S.xx

*Vicki* said...

Your card is absolutely adorable Chrissy!! I love those added button accents and twine! :)

Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery my friend! SENDING HUGS - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Annette said...

Lovely card Chrissy. Hope your mouth is feeling better now. :0)

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just simply gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Jacee said...

Super cute card Chrissy, what a sweet image, and I love all those little buttons, what a fab idea, love it!

Hope all went well at the hospital, thinking of you and sending an extra hug
Take care,
Simply Paper Card Design