Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Hi everybody.  I have had such a busy day  that although I made my card in the morning, by the time I had chance to take the pictures it was dark and the results are pretty rubbish. The flash, as well as reflecting off the embossed text, just made it very shadowy so in the end I took these in the kitchen - still reflection but no shadows.  I'll probably try again in the morning and replace them if they are better. 

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 The card slightly open to show the cut out.

Showing inside the card.

The card is 6 x 6 white cardstock and I covered the front with taupe coloured paper and a blue and brown floral backing paper. I diecut a circle with Spellbinders standard circles  then matted the cut out with a diecut
lacy circle frame made from Bazzill Basics card in a colour called Sugar Daddy!! The flowers are from WOC and Hobby House and the leaves are Spellbinders Foliage. I popped taupe coloured pearls from Meiflower into the corners. I used the same backing paper to line inside the card. I stamped the sentiment in brown and then embossed it in a pearl powder, diecut with the standard circles onto Bazzill Basics - this one called Blank Check, and mounted onto the contrasting lacy circle. Wherever do they get these names from?

By the way - I have found my gold tassels!!!! They had somehow got caught up with the dies and I found them today when I was getting out the foliage dies. So now I can change the ribbon on bookmark card! 

Well I hope you have a good day.

Love from Christine x

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  1. Good Morning Christine, another beautiful creation, subtle colours and wonderfully constructed. Your second picture shows it off very well.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  2. Hi Christine, love the pastel colours you have used, so delicate. The flower spray is gorgeous.

    Wilma x x

  3. Hi Christine,
    fantastic card. Love everything about it. The card used is wonderful. Such lovely colours.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. This is stunning Christine. I love the design and the beautiful colour scheme


  5. What a beautiful card Christine love the colours, very elegant

    jacqui x

  6. I love your colour mix Christine and what a gorgeous card. xx Flora

  7. Hi Christine
    love the design & colours of this card well done


  8. Good morning Christine have been able to blog hop a bit earlier today as mummy is working from home so she did school run so I will go along later, that's what's good about my job have to be available but not always working. Your card is lovely the colours are nice and soft. I know what you mean with the light and cameras! Hazel

  9. Hallo Christine
    Wat een prachtig kaart heb je gemaakt met mooie kleuren
    Groetjes Gerrie

  10. Gorgeous card Christine. Love the colours and fabulous design.
    Lorraine x

  11. Another stunning creation Christine, I love everything about it!! Pleased you found your tassels and can finish the tag as you first intended. Have a lovely day, love & hugs Christine H xx

  12. Your card to-day is Stunning. I love the way the leaves and flowers just give it a lovely finishing touch. Hugs Rita xx

  13. Hi honey. I love the way you've done this card with the aperture and the foliage. It's stunning. The patterned paper and die cuts really go well with everything. Very sophisticated, I just love floral cards. Hugs xxx

  14. Very elegant card Christine! Lovely sentiment and embossing!x

  15. So glad you found your tassles Christine!!!! This is a lovely card but I am amazed it only took a morning, did you have the idea already in your head or was it a spur of the moment card??? I started my last Twinchie last night as was still faffing around with it at lunchtime today!!!

    Love the colours of the card - it's lovely that there is a frame around the aperture. Those flowers just work perfectly with the shades used.

    Hugs to you

    Sue Pxxx


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