Friday, 11 December 2015

Finished cards

A few posts ago I made a master board but I had only completed a couple of cards. In between going out shopping and visiting friends, playing in my journal and completing some more angels I managed to use the rest of the master board.

You can see more of how I made it and the other cards here.
It started like this….

…….and looked like this when I had used stencils and stamps

I would like to enter in 

We went for a river side walk this afternoon - the long way round to the Post Office and the Charity shop!!
The river was rushing over the weir!
The river had been rising and falling and has left quite a lot of rubbish on the side.
Here is the bank from the other side of the river in July
It is where we saw the young canoe group going over.
They finished up near the island that the geese were on.
The island has been gradually disappearing - this was taken a month ago.
Here it is today.
Only two geese remain on the opposite bank!
This photo was taken by hubby in November - I love these colours
You can see some evidence on the right of the first time the river rose.
We are very fortunate to not have been flooded - the poor folk in our beloved Cumbria are having a really tough time of it and there is more rain on it's way - we are hoping that it is not as devastating as it has been.If you want to see more I have provided two links

Thanks for looking, Chris


Meggymay said...

A fantastic set of card Chris, made from the master board. Super photos as well.
Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

I love this card collection. The masterboards have such gorgeous colours and I like the feeling of texture you achieved but then the end results, they are so special and what totally impresses me, they are flat making them a breeze to pop in the post! Inspirational.
Also, thank you for sharing such great photos.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure how I missed the post on the masterboard, but I adore the one you made. So glad you shared how you made it, too. Yours is so much better than any that I have made in the past. I adore those cards.

That island is nearly gone, isn't it? I always love your walks and today was no different.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful cards and photos, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Finally got my cards all written and ready to post this morning (cue huge bill for postage...) Love your cards, and the river walk. The news of the flooding in Cumbria is awful, those poor people - again! xx

chrissie said...

Fantastic idea for the great cards Chris and such terrific photographs brought back memories for me as my children were both daredevil canoeists. Hope the rain stays away from your area and it gets dry again

Love Chrissie xx

Pamellia said...

Wow, these turned out fabulous Chris! You have really put your masterboard to great use! I love the added stamping around the edges, so lovely! Beautiful pictures, I just love that last one with the sun highlighting the trees on the side of the river. Beautiful are you live in!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a wonderful set of cards!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

So pleased I popped back. Love what you've done with the Masterboard, gorgeous cards. Angela x

butterfly said...

I love the earthy colour tones and pairing the fabulous masterboard with the deer and tree stamps is perfect. Lovely cards - and more lovely photos getting out and about. Must be awful up in Cumbria at the moment though.
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You need to check your e-mail messages, PLEASE.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great cards and really enjoyed seeing your photos!
Hugs Lynn

sarascloset said...

Chris, you are so clever to make a masterboard to really get a lot of those beautiful cards done! How gorgeous each one the doodling around the scenes and the pine branches on the perimeter..both add such a special touch to these woodland scenes! Just STUNNING!!!

Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail Challenge at anything But Cute with these! Some lucky friends and family are going to be delighted when they open their happy mail! big hugs! Sara Emily DT

PS I enjoyed seeing your photos; what lovely scenery, and your husband really captured the gorgeous fall light in that last photo! Lovely!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your creations for our challenge!
Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge...

xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Masterboard at its finest! What a clever way to create so many wonderful card designs. Your image around the edges of the scenes are terrific. That little deer is awesome sauce. I have never tried making a masterboard but I sure can see why you enjoy this. Fantabulous!

Thanks for joining in our "You've Got Happy Mail" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

froebelsternchen said...

Fantastic cards - I love the colors and designs! Brilliant photos of the river!

Samra said...

Gorgeous set of cards!!!
Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful! I love how you've framed the panels with doodling. Thanks for playing at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)