Sunday, 14 January 2018

Keeping it Simple!

Hi everyone, we are back from our time at our caravan. This time we met up with friends who have a lodge up in the Lake District - it only took us 40 minutes to get there and we spent a lovely day together!

I hope that you are all prepared for the cold weather that has been forecast, maybe the colours I have used here will remind you to keep your winter woollies to hand!

I don't send nearly as many Thank You cards as I used to - I usually send a text message these days but one of the people who gave me a gift this Christmas definitely doesn't text! For once I'm keeping it (fairly) simple!
I used my round mini gelli plate as a stamp and then stamped a freebie stamp in the centre.
I drew around the circle and added different coloured stickles to the image.
We are all set for a busy week (starting today) with appointments and a funeral attend so I will be attempting tp get ahead with blogging…we'll see!

I would like to enter this at -

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winter Blues

Stamping Sensations - Cold and Frosty Colours

Artistic Stamper Challenge - Anything  Goes

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes - optional blue

Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge - Anything Goes

That's Crafty Challenge Blog - Feeling Blue

Moo Mania and More - Frosty Winter

Thanks for looking, Chrisx


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Chris :-) I love how you used a gel plate as a stamp, the effect is absolutely fabulous! the trees and sparkle are gorgeous and I love how you doodled around the edges too. Your friend is gong to love this! I would frame it!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Lols x x x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...
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Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love the simplicity of this Chris, the use of the Circular Gelli plate really envelops what lies within and draws the eye. Don't forget to enter the Feeling blue Challenge over at That's Crafty it will fit in just perfectly! Warmest of wishes and even warmer for next week!!
Hugs Tracey xx

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful card Chris. I love the colors. It feels like winter, but beautiful winter. And glad you had a great visit with friends. It sounds like you've had a few fun days. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, glad you had such fun over the weekend, hugs, Valerie

Cath Wilson said...

The perfect Thank you. You need nothing more. I love my circular gelli plate!

Cath x

Divers and Sundry said...

Oh, what a lovely card! Such a beautiful winter scene. A day in a lodge in the Lake District sounds delightful :) What a fun day away. Stay warm :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

WOW- that is just a fantastic make dear Chris would also fit our Frosty Winter theme over at
I'd love to see you there!
oxo Susi
Have a good start into the new week ahead!

sheila 77 said...

So simple yet so effective (and not simple as you still had to work out what to do and how to do it.
Hand-written and hand-made thank-you cards are prized, I know, as I had two after Christmas which were most welcome.

Meggymay said...

That's a super background for the stamp you used. A wonderful thank you card Chris.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love seeing your cards, because they are mailable. This is a beautiful card, even though you consider it simple. I have a big Gelli plate and don't care for it. Looks like your stamping prowess extends to the Gelli, too. What a great way to use it.

Would love to join you in the Lake District. It sounds like a great outing.

iHanna said...

Cute card indeed!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is so beautiful! The image is fabulous . Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Awwww there it is!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us all over at That's Crafty Chris. Best wishes in the Feeling Blue Blog Challenge.
Warm wishes Tracey xx

brenda said...

You have made a really pretty creation for our 'Cold and Frosty Colours' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful card Chris, love how you created the background for the image...Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media...Hugs Lozzy x
keep warm x

Purple Tree Paints said...

Very pretty Chris, hope your week goes smoothly. See you soon! X

kathyinozarks said...

your thank you card is beautiful I love it
Have a good week Kathy

craftytrog said...

I love the simplicity of your beautiful card Chris!
Have a good week.
Alison xox

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful wintry thank you card! I love the stamp and touch of sparkle - perfect 😁. Hope your busy week goes well too! J 😊 x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

♥♥♥ thank you for linking to Moo Mania & More dear Chris!
Have a nice evening!
oxo Susi

Rita said...

That is such a pretty thank you card! Love it! I am one of those who still sends thank you cards. Just can't bring myself to send an email or an ecard. Still send an "official" in-the-mail thank you even if I had emailed them to let them know it arrived and I was thrilled--LOL!

Happy Monday!! :)

Carol said...

Sometimes simple says it all and well ♥

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Clean and stylish. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Rosie said...

A wonderful piece of art, Christ.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Sara Barker said...

Chris, this is a wonderful CAS card design! I may just have to CASE it! Have a great week, and stay warm! Hugs!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely 'thank you' card - and perfect for our Cold and Frosty challenge at Stamping Sensations. Thanks for joining us this month.

AlisonC said...

A really creative card and your been very clever and brave to add the hand drawn touch.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Beautiful, Chris! I may stop emailing and texting just so someone would send me cards like this ;-)

Sally H said...

A lovely card for our Frosty Colours theme at Stamping Sensations! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.

Lisa Winnard said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at The Artistic Stamper.
(Sorry it's a bit late...)
Lisa - The Artistic Stamper Creative Team.