Thursday, 21 February 2013

A Japanese Garden

Hello blog friends.

Oh my goodness it is so cold today!! I don't want to leave the kitchen and the comfort of the wood burner, so I have moved my stuff there.  Since my computer is a desk top I have commandeered John's laptop to make my post.

My Card

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I was tidying up a cupboard and came across a box with some crafting stash in that hadn't seen the light of day for about five or six years!! Some was rubbish which I disposed of (felt very proud of myself!)  but I came across this paper and topper that I had obviously printed out from Joanna Sheen's CD "Oriental Dreams". I found some oriental  peel offs in there too - must have been my oriental phase! LOL! I looked up the meaning of the symbols on the internet and they mean, from left to right,  Earth , Fire and Water. So I put everything together and came up with this very simple card. I need to put something in the top left corner to finish it  off. I thought maybe a little fan if I can find some gold or red paper?

Anyway, that's it for today. Hope you are all keeping warm!

Love and hugs from Christine xx


Rita said...

Hello Christine, I'm another collector of Joanna's cd's too and like you I made lots of cards from it when it first came out. I love your card and there is something very special about it. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xx

Carol said...

Lovely card Christine, I haven't used my CD's for ages. Carol x

janieworkum said...

Een prachtige kaart Christine
groetjes Janie

Karen said...

Gorgeous creation Christine, like Carol I've not used my CD's in a very long time! hugs Karen

Sonia said...

Fabulous card my dearest Christine,elegant and classy^_^
Have a sweet day my friend,

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Christine love this card so classy
jacqui x

bitter here as well I has so many layers on to walk Beni that I looked like the Michelin man x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Een mooi kaart chineese kaart
Gerrie xxx

Crafty Lark said...

The red is such a super oriental colour, well worth using stash. I am ashamed I don't use my CDs very much but have been using bits of my peel offs. Stay warm. xx Flora

Doreen said...

A beautiful card Christine....gorgeous image and

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Christine. the image looks fabulous and I love the papers too.
Lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
a lovely card. I do love anything oriental. Lovely image and great papers.
I don't use my CD much now as the cost of the ink for printing is such a rip off. Do you know it's dearer than gold. It's about time the government put a stop to peeps ripping us off with such prices.
Well I have had my moan now. Sorry it was on your blog.
Have a wonderful crafty evening in your warm kitchen.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Good evening Christine, Glad I am not the only one that goes hunting for things and does not find them. Great what you find on a crafty rummage!!!

Great card love the bright colours of the garden image. I have that CD, must dust it off and have a look through it.
Happy Crafting

Patricia xx

melanie said...

Beautiful card love that image , i to have this CD must break it out in April when I have to send out to Japan X

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Christine. I love the image and beauiful matching paper.
Sue xx

pinky said...

What a find Christine, its just gorgeous. Love coming across older stuff I have forgotten. Well done you on being able to part with the unwanted lol.

Sue said...

Oooo nice Christine its been really cold today I'm glad I havent had to venture out huggles hun Sue J xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous Christine. I have to admit I love oriental. It has been bitterly cold here all day as well.

Karla said...

Prachtige kaart Christine.

Groetjes Karla

Unknown said...

Yes Christine I think a small fan in the corner would work well. Lovely card.

Oksana said...
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Oksana said...

Hi Christine, such a pretty oriental card! I know what you mean about the cold, I craft in the garage and it's still too cold to go in there, but if I start to bring all my crafty things into the kitchen, they would never go back! Have a lovely weekend!x

Peanut said...

Oh my! This is stunning, Christine. The image is breath taking. Awesome!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Always a pleasure to hear from you!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, this is so pretty, great's been bitterly cold here in in the southwest too Carole Z xx

Lia said...

This really is an 'oriental' story which ended in a beautiful card!
We can shake hands, because over here in the Netherlands it's also very cold with strong winds and even some snow at this moment. Brrrrr...! When does it take an end?
xxx Lia

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
Beautiful card I too have this cd but it hasnt seen the light of day for a long time perhaps when i moved & resorted my craft room it will be used again Very cold here today too Sue x

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