Friday, 8 February 2013

We Are Special

Hi everybody! I've had quite a busy week and so not a lot of time for crafting. Well, that's not strictly true.I have been playing around with a few things, different techniques etc but not actually made a finished project.  However, I have managed a card today. I'm not quite sure what happened here, but I started  out to make  a Christening card which is why it is  pink and white. So much for that! Ah well, I have time enough for that later.

My card
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The card is white pearlescent  6x6. I used Martha Stewart Trellis Border punch and cut four lengths from the same white card then mitred the corners to make a frame which I  matted onto pale pink card, then  onto darker pink and finally onto the pale pink again before attaching it all to the base card. Using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large I diecut a frame from the dark pink card and attached it to the centre. I diecut a SB Labels 16 from the white pearlescent card and whilst it was still in the frame I  sponged it with pink ink. It doesn't show in the picture but looks fine in real life. I then stamped the LOTV sentiment in black Memento ink and attached it with foam pads.  The lace, ribbon and pearls are all from my stash. The ribbon is a perfect match for the dark pink card - more luck than judgement I think!

Well that's all from me today. I hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing  weekend - particularly you ladies who work! 

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Wat een beeldschone kaart Christine, zo mooi van kleur
    groetjes Janie

  2. Gorgeous card Christine, I love the background & colours...& Beautiful sentiment! Hugs May x x x

  3. Fabulous card Christine love your trellis background and gorgeous colours


  4. Oh this is really nice Christine love that background and colours are perfect huggles hun Sue J xx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Christine love that backing and the colours what a super sentiment
    jacqui x

  6. Beautiful card Christine. Well done on the background. I had this punch and could never get the cut right so I gave up trying. It's all really lovely.

  7. Schitterende kaart Christine, prachtige kleuren en mallen heb je gebruikt.
    Fijn weekend.

    Groetjes Karla

  8. wspaniałe połączenie kolorów, urocza karteczka...

  9. You've done really well with this Christine, the ribbon, pin and colours all compliment each other so well. Love the frame, I also tried the frame a while ago with dodgy results - might give it another go - you've inspired me again.
    Happy crafting,

  10. This is really gorgeous Christine. I love the way you have used the border punch to create the most amazing frame. The colours are so pretty and the sentiment is beautiful.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Sue xx

  11. This is gorgeous,love the details and colours.xx

  12. Absolutely beautiful Christine. I love the mitred look on the MS punch it really does give it dimension. Colours are perfect. Hugs Rita xx

  13. love that border punch & the sentiment a great card hope you have a relaxing weekend too

  14. Beautifully matched, love the whole effect. xx Flora

  15. Lovely card, I know the feeling you start wih one idea and as you go along the whole concept changes. The ribbon is a perfect match and your design is gorgeous.

    Wilma x x x

  16. Good Morning Christine,
    WOW!! a stunning card, I love what you have done with that border punch, actually love everything you done on this card.
    Have a Great Weekend.

    Patricia xx


  17. Christine, your card is stunning I just love everything about it. Hazel

  18. Gorgeous card Christine. I love all the dies and lovely design.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  19. What a corker of a card ,love everything about it .Melanie X

  20. Just wonderful card my dearest friend:)
    Very elegant work:)
    Big hug,

  21. This is a lovely card Christine, I really like the way you have created the background with the trellis punch, Carole Z X

  22. This is beautiful Christine - love the way you have used the dies and the pearls. This is such a gorgeous pink as well!

    A really elegant creation.

    Hugs to you my blog bud - Sue Pxxx


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