Thursday, 27 June 2013

Keep On Climbing

Hello my friends. Yesterday was a beautiful day and so John and I decided to have a day out. We really just wandered around the Cotswold villages, stopping when we felt like it and having a walk round, had lunch and then ended up in Cheltenham - where I just had to pop into Hobbycrafts and the Range. Well, it would have been rude not to!! However, I didn't really see anything I couldn't do without so I just bought a few necessities. I thought I would have a trip out to a "real" craft shop next week where I'm sure I will be able to lighten my wallet. Lol!

My Card

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This is the second card for my nephew to choose from. I did a similar one last year but have changed the sentiments and the dies, although the layout is pretty much the same. The sentiments and the mountain stamp are from Our Daily Bread Designs "Keep Climbing" set. I love this set and use it a lot. The main sentiment is very apt because it is from the book "Kilimanjaro And Beyond" by Barry Finlay. I used SB Resplendent Rectangles and Radiant Rectangles to frame the main sentiment quote. I'm not too happy about the punched leaves in the bottom corner so I think I'll be taking them off and just popping a pearl in the corner. What do you think? The flower and leaf stamps at the top and bottom are Stampendous "Wildflower Sprigs." If  this is the one he chooses I have found a few more quotes about climbing, so I thought he could then choose one to put inside the card.

Now I just have to rack my brains to come up with one more card. Considering making male cards is not my favourite thing I don't think I've done too badly so far.

Well that's all from me today. I hope you all have a good day.

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. OOH Christine your nephew is going to have a hard time choosing, another super card! Can't think of anything better than a wander in the Cotswolds, I feel so lucky to have this beautiful part of England on our doorstep - so many lovely towns and villages! Our nearest is Tetbury so we quite often end up there on a Saturday morning for a wander and a coffee! Carole Z X

  2. Hi Christine,
    A really beautiful card, just love it all, the stamps, sentiment, colour, just beautiful.

  3. Stunning card Christine, such a gorgeous image and I love the sentiment.
    sue xx

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  4. Just gorgeous,really love the colours and fab

  5. Great male card ith a lovely sentiment Christine!xx

  6. Good morning Christine, what a fantastic card.
    Beautiful subtle use if colour and all those fantastic stamps, I just LOVE it
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

  7. What a fabulous card Christine. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. A fabulous card Christine. Lovely colours and design.
    Lorraine x

  9. A wonderful card Christine and as you know one very dear to my heart. Have a lovely day.
    Love & hugs Christine H xx

  10. Wou wat een schitterende kaart
    Groetjes Gerrie

  11. Hi Christine,
    another of these lovely cards for your nephew to pick from. This is a great one as the recipient is going to be doing some climbing when he retires. Love the quotes too they are very apt. I like the leaves in the bottom corner and the colour is fab.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Lovely card Christine what a super scene and sentiment
    jacqui xx

  13. Great card and sentiment love this colour.xx

  14. It's gorgeous Christine, leave it alone, it's perfect as it is. You've done brilliantly with your male cards - so well done and keep up the hard work Karen x

  15. This is lovely Christine I don't think it needs changing at all. I was at the Range yesterday bought some papers LOL huggles hun Sue xxx

  16. Another lovely card: brilliant for a mountain climber!
    We spent a week in the Cotswolds last August and... we loved it! We have great memories...
    Lia xx

  17. Wat een beeldige kaart met een prachtige tekst.
    groetjes Janie

  18. this is one stunning card Jenny.Melanie

  19. Simply lovely Christine I love the colours and the layout. I think that you are very good at male cards!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  20. Mooie kaart Christine en wat heb je mooie stempels gebruikt.

    Groetjes Karla

  21. Sounds like a lovely day Christine, love the Cotswolds. Great male card, do like your layout. Carol x

  22. What a wonderful card...and I love the verse on the front!
    That mountain scene is fabulous.
    I have only been to the Cotswolds once...what a pretty place!
    I remember we parked at the edge of the town and walked all about...but I must have missed those two craft shops...teeehee

    Where did you travel to in Canada?


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