Sunday, 9 December 2012

Door Plaque

Hi, I'm writing this ready for posting in the morning and the sun is shining really brightly - but it's bitterly cold. What the weather will be like as you  read this is anybody's guess!



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This is for my great niece. I am giving her money for Christmas, but obviously she needs to have a few little things to open  from me, so this is one of them. I got the MDF plaque from Joanna Sheen and painted it with purple emulsion from a match pot -Charlottes favourite colour! Patricia will no doubt recognise my roses and I hope she thinks they are okay! I didn't have any toning card  for the roses so I used white and coloured it with an ink pad and then a little stickles for a bit of sparkle. They turned out okay I think.  I used the Rose Creations die. I die cut two Marianne Creatables large butterflies, one in silver and one from the same card that I had coloured for the roses and layered them. The small butterfly is also a Marianne die.  The leaves are Spellbinders Foliage and the border across the centre is Parisian Accents. I added some pearls to the butterflies and a length of  satin ribbon to hang the plaque, and that's it. I used my Cuttlebug and Olivia alphabet dies to form the name. This is the first time it's seen day light since I got my Grand Calibur!! I think Spellbinders missed an opportunity to be able to use thick dies in the GC. I would like to get rid of my Bug but still have some dies that are quite nice - even though I had forgotten about them!!!

I've just realised that this shape is very similar to Labels 11 ( with an extra point on top and base) and so looks a bit like the gift bag I made, but I can assure you this is definitely an MDF plaque! LOL!

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Love and hugs from Christine x

23 comments:

  1. Hi Christine, bet Charlotte will love this beautiful plaque and Patricia will be pleased with your roses. It's amazing what you find that you have an forgotten about.

    Wilma x x

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  2. Hoi Christine

    Je hebt weer een schitterend kaartje gemaakt, prachtige kleuren.
    Jij ook nog een fijn weekend.

    Groetjes Karla

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  3. Gosh these roses are to die for, wish I could make 'em like you. The whole project is fabulous Christine and I know Charlotte will love it. Seems like it's a day for purple, my last Xmas card had those tonings too.
    Elaine

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  4. This is gorgeous Christine love your roses they are amazing great plaque your great niece will love it what girl wouldn't

    jacqui x

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  5. This is lovely Christine and your roses look beautiful! I'm sure she'll love it!x

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  6. This is stunning Christine. I love the colour and the pretty details, especially your wonderful roses. I am sure that Charlotte will be thrilled to receive such a special handmade gift.

    Sue

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  7. Good Morning Christine, LOVE the "Roses" .............!!! You have fairly got them sussed.
    What a sunning gift Charlotte will adore it.
    I could never get rid of my "Bug" I use it far more than my Grand Calibur. I don`t have a Craft Room so I grab my Bug out of the cupboard to cut out single Dies. I set up my Calibur if I know I am going the be working most of the day. But Oh! my Bug I love it and so do the boys.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

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  8. What a marvellous plaque. The roses are fantastic.

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  9. O my word such Beautiful roses.. Love the colours... Great plaque .. Fabulous gift idea! Hugs May x x x

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  10. Hi there Christine, long time no blog- shame on me :( You have made some awesome cards since my last visit, I can see a new style developing,

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  11. what a gorgeous Christmas present Christine and such a lovely idea...great choice of colours too

    Anne

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  12. Hi Christine,
    what a fabulous idea. It looks so beautiful and the design is superb. Fantastic roses. I bet she will be sooooooo pleased with it.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. What a brilliant idea Christine - and purple too! It it said "Sue" instead of "Charlotte" it would look sublime on my craftroom door - lol!!! I love the embellishments on it, it looks amazing.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

    PS Hope you aren't snowed in.!

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  14. Dit heb je prachtig gemaakt. Ook die rozen zijn zo mooi.
    groetjes Janie

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  15. What a lovely present this is! Gorgeous shape and pretty flowers.
    Lorraine x

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  16. Christine, what a lovely Christmas present!
    Also your latest cards are gorgeous! It's great fun visiting your blog again!
    xxx Lia

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  17. This is such a gorgeous plaque Christine, love the colours...your niece will love it! Carole Z X

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  18. Oh Christine this is stunning I love it! sorry I havent commented been locked away with SplodgeAway DT work huggles hun x

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  19. Another Stunning card Christine! I adore that butterfly and the flowers. You do a fab job with them.. Hope you are well and ready for christmas. Hugs xxx

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  20. This is gorgeous and I am sure your niece will treasure it.
    Hope you are well and looking forward to Christmas
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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