Friday, 18 January 2013

You Make Me Smile

Hello from a very snowy north Oxfordshire! The snow itself is a problem but even worse is the wind which is making  it drift. I think we won't be getting out of here for a day or two yet.  Fortunately the freezer and cupboards are pretty well stocked. Oh the joys of living in the country! I hope you are all coping, and if you need to go out please take care!!

Today I have made an easel card.

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I used Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and embellished with ribbon and pearls from my stash. The peach  and white backing paper is from First Edition "Summer Breeze" which I won from Paula Hollifield. It is very pretty and glittered.  The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers "Grand Sentiments".T he flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. It is quite a simple but pretty card I think.

Well the only thing to do on days like these is keep warm and keep crafting I think!!


  1. Christine this is absolutely gorgeous. Our snow has just started this morning but melting as it falls - so far. We also have very high winds.

  2. Oh my word this is gorgeous, love the colours
    Yep it started snowing at ten to nine as predicted and it hasn't stopped been out twice with Beni but cant find where the path stops and the road starts
    jacqui x


  3. Christine. Another stunning card from you today. It's trying to snow but not getting any where so I will hope it stays that way. Keep warm and safe. Hazel

  4. Great card Christine, I love what you have done with your die set and that gorgeous peach colour. We have had bedlam here on the roads as the road is so twisty and also hilly, also caused by how quick it fell overnight. Crafting is indeed the best option. xx Flora

  5. Wouuuu wat een prachtige kaart
    Gerrie xx

  6. Christine what a beautiful card and just love your pretty colours and love your pretty border


  7. Beautiful card Christine, lovely dies and such soft colours used to compliment the design of the dies!xx

  8. Gorgeous card my dear ^_^
    Also beautiful colors used^_^
    Have a wonderful weekend^_^

  9. Hi Christine, this die is on my wish list! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous card, Carole ZX

  10. Coo this is so pretty Christine - ove those colours and the die is one of (yeah just one of) my favourites. Great!

    Have a good weekend even if you are stuck in the house crafting!!! LOL.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  11. Gorgeous card Christine. The dies you've used are gorgeous and I love the colours and design.
    Lorraine x

  12. Wat een beeldige kaart zo fijntjes en zulke mooie kleuren. Schitterend
    groetjes Janie

  13. Beautiful card Christine, I love the peach colour and your bow is fantastic. Fabulous dies make this easel card so good.
    Enjoy your here!

  14. What a beautiful card. I love the glitter accent. Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment.

  15. This is gorgeous Christine, love the peach so pretty. Well Guisborough has lots of snow lol so we arent venturing anywhere and Ollie will have to wait for a walk! but at least he can run all over the garden and frolic about in it :))) huggles hun xxx

  16. SNAP! we will stuck here foe a few days, cupboars and freezer full. Plenty crafting will pass the time.
    Loving your beautiful card, I love using that Die it is so elegant
    Stay warm stay safe

    Patricia. XX

    Patricia xx

  17. Hi Christine,
    stunning creation. Love the colours and the design.
    I do hope your snow doesn't keep you cooped up too long.
    Have a wonderful crafty warm day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Christine, what a stunning card. Looking forward to getting back to blogging soon. Hugs Rita xx

  19. A beautiful card Christine, such pretty colours and a lovely design

    hugs Vicky xxx

  20. Prachtige kaart Christine, mooie kleuren.

    Groetjes Karla

  21. Beautiful card,love the fab

  22. Christine, your card is just marvellous! I like it so much! I am living in the south of the Netherlands and half an hour ago it also started snowing over here with a very cold eastern wind. Yes, I am staying inside, because this really is lovely weather for cardmaking and so...!
    xxx Lia

  23. This is gorgeous, simply stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen xx


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