Monday, 20 May 2013

If Nothing Changed

Hello everybody. Thank you for all your good luck wishes yesterday - they worked. We had a great day! The weather was absolutely perfect for cycling. Sunny and warm but with a light breeze which just kept the heat down enough. Mind you, I have got some very patchy sunburn! Arms and back of neck, cheeks below my sun glasses and little D-shaped sun burnt areas on the backs of my hands through the gaps in my cycle mitts. Not a good look! I was tired but really enjoyed the day. And what a difference a day makes Today is cold. damp and windy!
My Card

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I didn't do any crafting yesterday (surprise, surprise) so this is a card from a few days ago that I need to try and repair somehow, or if not then I will just remove the parts I can and make something else.  The background looked very bland so I started stamping tiny flowers - and messed up big time! I smudged a couple of the flowers at the bottom.

I used an LOTV topper that I have had for a couple of years.  I mounted the image onto SB labels 16. I do like this little chap's glasses. The backing papers are First Edition, Dream Catcher, and I'm using up bits from the bit box. The papers are double sided too so work well. The butterflies are a combination of Marianne and SB Jewel Flowers and Flourishes. The flower is Fabulous Phlox from Memory Box and the computer generated sentiment is matted onto SB circles and lacey circles. I then just added a few pearls from my stash.

Today I shall be having an easy day I think so maybe crafting will be on the menu!!

Hope you all have a good day.

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Good morning Christine. Firstly well done you for doing your bike ride, I take my hat off to all who put themselves out to do these things and raise money for good causes at the same time.

    Today's card is lovely,and the wee chap with his glasses on is so cute.
    Have a relaxing day. Hazel

  2. Your card is beautiful Christine love your sweet little character and colours great embellishments

    Well done on your bike ride
    jacqui x

  3. Hallo Christine
    wat heb je weer een plaatje van een kaart gemaakt mooi de kleuren

  4. Morning! Hope you're ok today. Well done yesterday and so glad you had a lovely day. Weather must have swapped places overnight as it's bright and cheerful here. Enjoy your lazy crafty day and if you're anything like me I think I know where your repaired card might end up! x

  5. Hi Christine.
    I am pleased that you had a good day yesterday and the weather was kind to you.
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image and beautiful detailing
    Sue xx

  6. Good morning Christine and many congratulations on your bike ride, well done my dear friend and like Hazel I too take my hat off to you.
    Love your card and the cute image works so well with your favourite colour.
    Have a lovely leisurely day you deserve it!
    Love & Hugs Christine H xx

  7. Gorgeous card Christine. I love the topper and fab design.
    Lorraine x

  8. This is gorgeous,love the image and great

  9. Looks gorgeous, love the colour combo, bear and cute embellies.xx

  10. Hi Christine,
    Well done you for that bike ride. You deserve a chill out day after that mamoth bike ride.
    Beautiful card, and beautiful papers. I was amazed when you said you stamped the flowers as they look like they were already printed on the paper. Can't see any mistakes. I love the butterflies and that SB labels 16. Pity my hubbies on a no spend drive otherwise I would be purchasing them. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Wat een schitterende kaart prachtig in de paars tinten
    groetjes Janie

  12. Hello Christine

    This is such a pretty card! I love it; I love the delicate colours you have used.

    You are so right 'What a difference a day makes!' Especially if it is a sunny one!! :)

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather Rogers xx

  13. Gorgeous, Christine! Adorable image and the papers are so lovely.
    hugs, Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  14. Well done on the bike ride Christine, rather you than me!! Your card is so sweet, love the image and the sentiment. Carol x

  15. Good Afternoon Christine. Well Done to you. I love the card and cannot see anything wrong with it. Enjoy your relaxing day, Hugs Rita xx

  16. This is a lovely card. Funny how we are our worst critic though isn't it? Usually it's me! Well done you on the bike ride...I would be in bed never mind crafting.
    Have fun today
    Lea x

  17. Hi Christine,
    The image is soooo cute, a lovely card, to me there is nothing wrong, it is just so cute. Well done for doing the bike ride, had to smile for your sunburn, hee hee.
    Have a great day.

  18. Well done you congratulations.
    From here I can see nothing wrong with your card. I have had a few that I have thought the same about recently so I know where your coming from.
    Hope you managed a relaxing day

    Patricia xxx

  19. Congrats Christine!! well done you and I can't see anything wrong with your card. Hope you've put your feet up and chilled today huggles hun Sue xx

  20. Hi Christine, sorry I'm so late's turned into another busy work week and I'm having a catchup..congrats on your bike ride, I glad all went well..and as for your card, it's beautiful, I can't see a thing wrong! Carole Z X


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