Monday 30 March 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge #7

Where does the time go? we're up to challenge 7 at Sketch and Stash already.
Becky has done another fabulous sketch and this time I've converted it from being square so I could make a larger card.
It's my uncle's birthday next week and I usually make him a vintage style card, but I really wanted to do something different this time and as I'd recently got the fabulous 'Charlie 007' and hadn't used it I thought this would be just perfect for him.
As it's a card for a man I've kept it very simple and not added any extra embellishments, with the result that it now looks far too plain for my tastes. Now I know why I don't like doing men's cards, but as he's such a darling and the best uncle ever, I'll make an exception!

Card Details:
* Image - 'Charlie 007' from Whiff of Joy
* Image coloured with Promarkers
* Papers- Papermania
* Tag and ribbon - my stash

You may have noticed I haven't been about much lately, well we've recently received some very sad family news with the result being that I really haven't felt like blogging or crafting. I'd like to apologise for not visiting you all as often as I normally would and also for not managing to leave a comment for all the people who joined in the last Sketch and Stash challenge, I hope you'll forgive me.
My lovely hubby has decided that we need to take a short break to give us a boost, so by the time you read this we'll be on our way to Cornwall for a week or so. I'm hoping that I'll feel a bit brighter on our return but we'll only be back for a short while before taking another trip, this time up to Suffolk to visit family for a while, so I'm really not sure how long it will be until I'm back to normal blogging again. I'll try to keep in touch as much as possible, but I hope you'll all understand if I'm not around much for a while.


Unknown said...

A wonderful man's card Chrissie, great papers and image.
I hope you enjoy your break away and it gives you the boast your hoping for.

Joanne x

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Chrissie hope you had a good weekend love your mens card you have done for the challenge this time. Know what you mean about where does the time go can't believe we are on challenge 7 already!!!

Beryl K said...

It's a fabulous card Chrissie. I do hope your break gives you a boost and sorry to hear that you have had bad news. Thinking of you
Beryl x

Powerful Search Engine said...

The background matches the image so perfectly, hugs Pascale

Riet said...

what a beautifl card Chrissie,l love the stamp.

hugs Riet.x

Sandra Wright. said...

Hello my friend....take as much time as you need,your blogging friends will still be here for you when you feel ready to return. It goes without saying I am thinking of you.
Take care,love & hugs Sandie xx

Fabulous card for your uncle, he will love it! xx

Becky said...

Thanks for creating another fabulous card Chrissie, I think it's just perfect! I hope that you enjoy your break and I look forward to hearing from you when you return.
Big hugs Becky xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissie its a beautiful card and most suitable for a man which is always difficult.

I am sorry to hear that you have had some bad news but I do hope your break in Cornwall will help to heal your pain.

Look forward to your return.

Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Great mans card
Wendy x

Ann Whitfield said...

A great card Chrissie. I hope your break gives you the lift you need.
Ann x

Beryl said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've had sad news in your family. I do hope the break will do you both good. I look forward to your return, however far off that may be. Meanwhile I'll try to help keep the challenges going for you. Take care.
Beryl xx

Diana Mancuso said...

Chrissie, I'm so sorry to read about the sad news. I hope your trip lifts your spirits. I also noticed you won some blog candy, too. Hope that cheers you up a little bit.

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. All the best.


Lavender Rose said...

What a fab card Chrissie, very eye catching! I hope you have a wonderful time in Cornwall and I am looking foward to catching up with my blogging pals, Denise x

Fiona said...

Great card for a man!

Carol said...


Love the card - brilliant

Enjoy your break you've got great weather!!


iReneM said...

Thinking of you Chrissie.
I hope the break will do you good and that you'll feel better on your return.

I think that is a lovely card for your uncle

Take care


Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow fabulous card ,brilliant colours and image ,hugs Dawnxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a really lovely card for a man but still has a cute factor about it. I hope you enjoy your two trips away and I am so sorry you have had bad news that has made you feel blue. Cathy xxx Hope to see you back soon.

Rosietoes said...

Sorry to hear that you have had bad news Chrissie.
Take all the time you need. There's no rule that says you have to blog if there are more important matters to attend to. Enjoy your break and come back refreshed.
Edna x

Carole said...

What a great card Chrissie...perfect colours fot that image.
Thanks for linking my candy...good luck.
Have a nice weekend.
Carole x

Wheezie said...

Great card Chrissie and a fabulous image for mens cards
x Wheezie x