Thursday, 6 June 2013

Blue Is The Colour........

......... and it certainly is blue! Perhaps a little too blue, methinks.  The other thing I have just realised is that this is my third blue card in a row! I must be in a blue phase and not know it! Actually, with this lovely weather we have been having I am feeling far from blue!

My Card

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Side View

I started out with a piece of blue pearlescent card stock 11 x 5½ inches and cut it into a centre step card. I die cut the second largest die from SB Decorative Lables 8 in a darker blue pearlescent blue card. Then came the second size in Floral Ovals. I cut two of SB Scalloped Circles in the same size in both shades of the blue and off set them slightly, having first stamped the pale blue  one with an LOTV sentiment circle  in ultramarine ink.  I used Memory Box Tessatina Border down both sides. The flowers are WOC and the leaf sprigs are Cheery Lynne Wreath Strip. ( Not sure why it is called a strip because the leaves are individual.). I used a white rose and die cut the leaves in white too to off set some of the blueness. I then just finished it with some blue pearls from my stash and the lovely blue satin ribbon is from the candy I won from Patricia a long time ago.

Well my"roofing expert" - aka John - has finished his job and the scaffolding has been dismantled. I now don't have to worry if it rains. However, he discovered that wasps were nesting in the wall next to the window so he had to sort that out too. There's always something isn't there?  I have only ever been stung once but it wasn't a pleasant experience. John had to be very careful because he reacts very badly to wasp stings and last summer he disturbed a wasps nest in our little wood when he was sawing  branches off some of the trees. He was stung about 11 times and was quite poorly. It could have been much worse though because he was using a chain saw at the time! I had the antihistamine pills at the ready this time - just in case!! (You'll notice I didn't offer to do it myself!)

Well, I hope you all have a great day!

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Christine wat heb je weer een prachtige kaart gemaakt, de mallen en kleuren zijn heel mooi.

    Groetjes Karla

  2. I love the colour blue and all the blue cards that you have made are so pretty ....but this one is gorgeous and not too blue at all xx

  3. Gorgeous card Christine. I love blue and this is just perfect.

  4. Een schitterende kaart en prachtige kleuren
    Groetjes Gerrie

  5. Beautiful....gorgeous design and

  6. Wat een schitterende kaart Christine, super mooi
    groetjes Janie

  7. What a beautiful card Christine. The colours are stunning and makes your card so elegant too. Glad that your roof has now been repaired. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Oh! Wow! Christine, I just love everything about this beautiful creation
    Sending you some sunshine

    Patricia xxx

  9. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the way you've used all your dies - so pretty.
    Lorraine x

  10. WOW Christine, this is bluemin' the embossing and designing. Have you joined in my candy...xx

  11. Hi Christine!
    As I wrote on my blog: our trip in England and Scotland was just GREAT! It was not us in the Cotswolds, because we have not been over there (we visited this area last august!), but it's nice you thought of us!
    I had a look on your blog and think you have been busy during this time, making such wonderfull creations!
    Have a nice day,

  12. Stunning card Christine. I love the design and gorgeous shades of blue.
    Sue xx


  13. Stunning card Christine, love how you have done this and the colour is gorgeous. Glad you have your roof fixed and got that wasp nest dealt with.


  14. Beautiful card Christine lovely layout and colour. Dee x

  15. Love this Christine, it's gorgeous. Carol x

  16. This is gorgeous Christine - it's the colour of a warm summer sky. I've had some very nasty stings from wasps and not reacted well to them, allergies, so hope you are able to get rid of your nest soon. Enjoy the sun Karen x

  17. Christine this is beautiful love all the blues and your gorgeous dies


  18. Hi Christine,
    wonderful blue card. Great design as always. I never no where to start with this design of card. I had a few of these type in a Christmas collection from c and C and was never impressed with how mine turned out, but yours is really superb.
    So glad John didn't get stung. Must be a great relief to have your window and roof mended.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Gorgeous card Christine, the dies you have used are beautiful and the blue is so nice.

  20. Wow Christine, definitely not too blue, it's beautiful, love all the details too..glad the wasps have gone! Carole Z X

  21. Simply stunning, Christine! I apologise for not visiting much.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  22. Hi my dearest friend,happy Saturday^_^
    What a gorgeous card^_^
    Big hug,

  23. Hello Christine -the sun is now out so before I pop off to the pool (da da) lol - I thought I would nip over to see your blue card! It really is gorgeous and such a beautiful shape! I really must have a go at a stepper card very soon.

    So glad that John is safe and sound after his visit up the ladder - not quite the same as mountaineering though! Oh by the way water never gets past me knees these days and as for getting me hair wet - well as if! Lol!!

    Hugs to you both Sue Pxxx

  24. This is simply gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

  25. Lovely Christine
    You can never have too much blue! LOL!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  26. Beautiful card and I love the colour , blue at the moment is clear skies, luckily our little rain only lasted one day. We uncovered a wasps nest a few years ago and it was fascinating to look at and lies in a science lab at one of the local schools. Hopefully John doesn't get stung again. xx Flora

  27. Wow, just stunning Christine and your style which I just love. Hate wasps, have been stung myself and as you say not pleasant so I'm glad John did not get stung this time. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Love & hugs Christine H xx

  28. Love this card Christine so pretty ..oh my wasps!! we had a nest in the roof once I hate the things. huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxx

  29. WOW Christine this is absolutely beautiful, a stunning creation, awesome card.
    lorraine x


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