Thursday, 18 October 2012

Christmas Bookmark

Good morning blog friends. I've just  had rather a disastrous day. Anything that could go wrong has done so today.

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I have used my Spellbinder Diamond Strips and Accents again today. In the photo the card  looks a little dull, but it really does look better in real life.  I stamped the candle and greeting in Versamark and heat embossed with Detail Gold. This time I used the straight die along the edge of the dark green cardstock and used gold mirri card behind it.  I then used a perforated blade to cut along the left hand side of it (if you look closely you can just see the little perforations) so that after Christmas the recipient can detach  it  and use it as a book mark. This was when Murphy's Law struck - yet again. I had in my hand a pack of gold tassels to add to the book mark - the operative word here is "had". I have laid them down and I've no idea where. I've searched everywhere but they have disappeared completely. I'll probably find them in the fridge, or somewhere equally stupid. LOL! In the end I stuck a piece of ribbon through the hole I had already punched - this will be replaced with the tassel when I find it!! When I find it I will take another picture and edit the post.

 It has been such an awful day that I could not get a decent picture without the flash, which is why there is a bit of reflection off the gold mirri.  I also knocked the camera off the shelf and it crash landed on the hardwood floor in the hall, and it took me ages to get it working again. What else can happen? I think I'll quit now before blogger goes off on me. Knowing my luck it probably won't schedule properly!

Have a good day everybody! Christine xx

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  1. Christine when you do find that tassle make sure to beat it severely. I find that when something goes into my recycle bin (in my craftroom) it is lost forever, it's really weird so the tassle could be with my stuff? Love the card as usual.

  2. Morning Christine! I am always losing something in my craft room when I need it - then it turns up days later somewhere I'm sure I'd looked for it! The poor light this time of year is such a pain when we have to take photos of our cards and use flash - hate it! But your card is lovely, super layout and stamping, have a better day today :) Carole Z X


  3. Christine your card is still lovely after all what went wrong!!! Those tassels will show up as you say in the most unlikely place. I am always misplacing things like that. Hope you have a better day....


  4. This is lovely Christine the gold and green go so well together a very elegant card that I'm sure anyone would appreciate with or without the tassels :)

    jacqui x

  5. This is wonderful Christine. Such a gorgeous colour scheme and I love the book mark design.
    I hope that you day gets better!!

    Hugs Sue

  6. Good Morning Christine,
    Now that`s what I call a very "Classy" Christmas Card.
    You have made me feel rather good today.....I thought I was the only one who had days like that!!!!!
    I can only get better, have a good one

    Patricia x

  7. Good Morning Christine, I really love what you have created, I have got naughty fairies living with me who hide everything as soon as my back is turned, I think my record for something hidden so far is about 3 months. Hope your day settles. xx Flora

  8. Beautiful card Christine. The colours are gorgeous. Unfortunately we all have days like that.

  9. Hi Christine, hope today is better for you. This card is so beautiful, love the idea of the bookmark. I do hope you recover your tassels. I have just tidied up my spre room/craft room and cannot find anything.

    Wilma x x

  10. Hi Christine,
    fabulous card so love everything about it. You do make such wonderful creations.
    I know what your saying about a disaster day. I had one on Tuesday.
    I was running late to do my club and it started with my bag full of my clubs papers and things falling out of the car door and blowing all over the car park where I live. So I spent precious time chasing them round the car park, and then everything that could go wrong went wrong that afternoon.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. such a great idea a card and a present in one Im glad im not the only one who puts things down then cant find them 2 secs later when i havent even moved out of the chair hope you have a better day 2 day x

  12. Hi Christine. So sorry you've had a bad start to your day. Hope it gets better for you, I have many of those days lol. Your card is stunning and great for Christmas. I love the embossing and what a fab idea for the bookmark too! Many hugs xxx

  13. Hi Christine, another beautiful creation and what a lovely thought to add a book mark. The gold embossing of the candle really sets it off. Love it!! love Christine H xx

  14. What a gorgeous card^_^ Every time so elegant and classy^_^
    Love the golden elements^_^

  15. This is a very elegant and classy card for Christmas. Love the addition of the bookmark and the use of the mirri card behind the cut out detail.
    Big hugs Linda xx


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