Thursday, 11 October 2012

Navy and lavender

Good morning dear friends, today's card is very simple and made entirely from Spellbinders Marvellous Squares, inspired by Sue Wilson.

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It doesn't show well in the picture but the navy card stock has a very subtle sheen and the lavender card is hammered card stock. After cutting the largest die I used foam pads to attach the negative to the navy card then added the rest of the dies directly to the card.  I added the little navy bow and  purple  Papermania shimmer dots, with a WOC 15mm rose in the centre. So quick and easy but I think it looks quite effective. The corners were the negatives  left after cutting out one of the dies which I didn't use all of - I trimmed it down to make the navy centre piece and cut the final  lavender piece into a frame. There just seems to be no waste at all with this set, it's fabulous. Must try it in different colour ways; it might be nice for Christmas.

Anyway that's all for today so I hope you all have a great day.

With love from Christine xx

PS My mountaineer has returned safe and sound!!!! He was due back Thursday night but I got a text to say he would be back at midnight, and in fact he arrived home at 9:15pm. It's always a worry with such a risky pastime but he just loves climbing! So I grin and bear it. My hobby is much safer. LOL!

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  1. Well Christine, yes that lady has cost me a fortune, have to stop watching Sue on C & C. I bought these dies and had a wee play and now you have given me another way to use them. Your card looks very intricate and the colours ae gorgeous. Glad to hear hubby is back safe and sound.

    Take care.

    Wilma x x

  2. Good Morning Christine, Glad you Hubby is back safe and well. He had fantastic weather for his hobby if he got the same beautiful days that we have had this past week.
    I use these Dies a lot, it is good to see what others do with them.
    You have created a stunning card using them, love the colours.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  3. This is lovely Christine I don't have any Spellbinders (well I did have and sold them all) but you have made a lovely composition using them and the colours go together so well

    jacqui x

  4. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the design and the colours


  5. Good Morning Christine, I love the colour combination and design you have used. Glad your mountaineer is safely home. xx Flora

  6. Beautiful card Christine. Love the colours you have used. I got these dies a few days ago and have been playing around with them - they really are nice. Glad your husband got home safely.

  7. Hi Christine,
    well what a fabulous card. So love the colour combo. Those dies sound wonderful. I am itching to buy more, but can't afford it right now, still there is Christmas coming up. I am going to see my Dad in a few weeks time, and with so many grandchildren for Christmas presents, can't afford to do it all. Still the later two
    are very important to me. So I will have to curb my wanting new dies for a while.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. Ps so glad everything went ok with the climb.

  8. Very pretty card. Those dies are wonderful!x

  9. Don't change your style of card as they are always so elegant and this one is no exception. A beautiful card Christine, very classy and I love your choice of colours. Well I keep blaming Sue Wilson too but seeing your design I need these dies so will blame you for the expense this time LOL! Pleased that John arrived home safely and hope he enjoyed his climb. Have a lovely day, special hugs Christine H xx

  10. Glad to hear hubby is back safe and sound I much prefer a sedate hobby we like to blame Sue W for our purchases but just think if she got a percentage she would b able to retire lol lovely card x

  11. Hi Christine, lovely card, very elegant! hugs Carole Z X

  12. Hi Christine,
    I am so pleased to hear that hubby is home safe and sound, maybe now you will relax a little.
    Your card is beautiful and the layout is very smart indeed.
    Hugs Linda x

  13. Hi Christine! So glad your mountaineer returned home ok bless him lol. Yes crafting is so much safer. I think sue Wilson is just the best professional crafter out there and I love your card and how you've used your dies. I have a spellbinder and many dies but just can't manage these kind if cards , I've no idea why. I've tried but just can't lol. So well done as it looks fab!! Hugs xxx

  14. Just gorgeous lilac card dearest Christine:)
    I love your elegant style:)
    Beautiful dies too:)
    Big hug,

  15. Hi Christine, What a beautiful card... love those dies.. great colour & design.. Glad to hear your mountaineer is home safe!!! Hugs May x x x

  16. Hi Christine - this is so beautiful - I love these two colours together. You have chosen some gorgeous dies for the design.

    Big hugs to you

    Sue Pxxx

  17. Hello dear friend,
    What a gorgeous card, I thought for a moment I had gone to Sues blog by accident...LOL! You have a lovely eye for layout and this is just lovely.
    Hugs Linda xx


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