Monday, 22 July 2013

Sweet Blossom

Good morning. Well what a change yesterday. Much cooler and rather overcast and therefore able to actually do things. The evening was the best part of the day and the sun came out around 4.30 pm. However, it is forecast to be another scorching week.

Watched a very exciting Tour de France final last night. Even though we already knew that Brtitain's Chris Froome had won the yellow jersey it was no less exciting.  This was the 100th Tour and our second consecutive win - the only times we have ever won the best bike race in the world!!! Hooray!!!! We've certainly had a good year for sport again.

Anyway, back to crafting.

My Card

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This is my usual 6 x 6 card and today I used a Sylvia Zet topper from The Hobby House.  I matted it onto an SB Petite Scalloped Circle.  I love the muted tones of this topper and the backing papers from First Edition "Love Letters " matched absolutely perfectly.  The flowers are Brittania dies Roses but these dies are so versatile that you can make many different flowers with them and I thought my daisies tied in with the flowers in the topper.  The leaves are Cheery Lynn  Leaf Strip.  The sentiment is a rub on from The Scrapbook House which I bought from a craft shop which closed down years ago.  I bought quite a few at the time and they seemed pretty expensive but the quality is excellent, even after all this time. Pink pearls as flower centres finished the card.

Well, that's it from me. Have a good day.

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Very pretty Christine. I love the colours and your little flowers.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Oh Christine! What a precious little image! Love how you coloured her and all the sweet embellies. We had a lovely day yesterday too. Nice and cool, although I shouldn't really complain because our weather hasn't been really as hot as yours. Used to think the British summer was all about rain! lol. Have a sweet and sunny day, my friend!
    hugs, Asha

  3. Your card is beautiful Christine love the colours and those yummy papers
    jacqui x

  4. Gorgeous card Christine. I love the cute image, beautiful colours and such pretty flowers too
    Sue xx

  5. Een beeldschone kaart
    groetjes janie

  6. Beautiful,fabulous colours and

  7. Hi Christine,
    beautiful card. Such a sweet image. Love your flowers and the paper. Great design as always.
    It's going to be a scorcher today again. Doing my housework in stages. Just having a rest before I plod onward and upward again. lol. I hate housework but it has to be
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Stunning card and lovely colour combo. Your flowers are exquisitely gorgeous.xx

  9. I love the layout of your card. Colours are fab too.
    Best wishes Leax

  10. Beautiful card Christine. Great image, colours and papers.

  11. Prachtige kaart Christine
    Groetjes Gerrie

  12. The muted colours are amazing! I love the topper of that sweet little girl and your flowers match so perfectly.

    Lovelu card sure to stay cool when that new heat wave comes.

    I aam getting excited about my trip now...fancy that you used to live near where Sue is now! I am so looking forward to meeting her!

    Crafty hugs

  13. A very pretty card Chistine, I love the papers & colours... there's been no let up in th heat here yet, today was very hot indeed, Carole Z xx

  14. This is so sweet Christine. Great papers and those flowers match beautifully. I've seen this topper before and was really impressed, but it looks even nicer in your layout.

    Super card.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

    PS I'm bloomin' miserable in this heat - it was lovely this morning, quite cool and misty then at lunchtime that big orange orb came out and spoilt it for me!!

  15. Gorgeous creation sweetie, hugs Pops x

  16. Good evening Christine,
    This is a beautiful card I love the image, pretty papers and the layout.
    I have used that Britannia Die on the card I am posting tonight....check out how they can look so, so different......LOL!
    Very, cool here today and no sunshine at all.

    Patricia xxx

  17. This is so pretty and beautiful! I love the image and the pretty papers and embellishments are perfect. Such a gorgeous creation Christine! We only had the rain over night and it's just hot and humid again now! Karen x


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