Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The Same - But Different!

Good morning friends and fellow bloggers.  I've been having rather a strange week and have not really been able to create anything at all.  I keep starting things but never actually getting anything finished. I guess that does happen sometimes.

My Card

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I have been playing with the aster die and that is how today's card came about.  As you can see it is exactly the same as the last card I posted, but in different colours and a fuller flower.  (So how can it be exactly the same duh!)  But it is amazing just how different it looks.  This one is more me. I really was not sure about that brown card, but you have to try these things don't you, before ruling them out?  I shall be keeping my brown card for male cards in future.

(The dies used are SB Borderabilities Bracket Borders One and SB Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters.)

We had a really nice day out on Sunday .We had to go to Chepstow to pick up something for John so we made a day of it.  The weather was glorious and we went across country via the Forest of Dean instead of just whizzing down the motorway.  We stopped off for lunch etc and had a really pleasant day.  I think we need to make the most of them because although so far we have still been having great weather (today has been almost unbearably hot!)  it can't last much longer.  The mornings are quite dark and it is getting dark quite early too. Autumn is a lovely time of year - but let's keep a bit of summer for now.

Well that's all from me. Hopefully I will be able to produce something in the next couple of days!


  1. Hallo Christine
    wat een prachtige kaart de bloem is schitterend
    Groetjes Gerrie

  2. Christine! Sigh I just thought I had got to the end of all my blog comments and you popped this one on! LOL I love the shade of blue you have used so delicate and it is beautifully put together. I love the embossing.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Love your card Christine. Beautiful colours and the Aster is stunning. Hugs Rita xx

  4. Hello Christine, beautiful card with gorgeous dies, I love the Aster die and although mine arrived last week I've not used it yet. Wonderful colours too.

    We have had a gorgeous day up here too, we went for a walk around Culloden battlefield, we live just down the road from it, been there many times, but never walked around it all, never saw the point before, but today the weather was just right for it. Blowing some cobweb away. Autumn is certainly on it's way though and the days are getting shorter, better to make the most of the good days, hugs Kate x

  5. Gorgeous,love the colours and

  6. Really lovely card Christine. Love the colour and the cardstock that you have used.

  7. This is gorgeous Christine. The flower and embossing are so pretty.
    Lorraine x

  8. Hi Christine, it's gorgeous! I need to dig this aster die out again, I haven't used it in ages! I love the embossing and coiour - beautiful, rich card stock, hugs Carole Z X

  9. Prachtige kaarten Christine, je hebt prachtige mallen gebruikt.

    Groetjes Karla

  10. Wat een schitterende kaart
    groetjes Janie

  11. Sorry I've been a bit lax in the commenting department recently but I have been keeping an eye on blogland! What an amazing card Christine, love it! Hugs x

  12. Beautiful card Christine, Love that die...the colour is perfect...Gorgeous aster I need that die... Hugs May x x x

  13. Hi Christine,
    Beautiful card. I love the design of this. It's amazing how different it looks in a different colour. Great embossing too.
    I might not be posting anything for a while as my I mac has decided to play up.
    It won't go on the Internet wirelessly. I'm afraid it's getting quite old like me and needs a new part, like me. Lol.
    I am commenting on my I pad at the mo.
    Love Chepstow and the Forest of Dean such beautiful scenery. I do envy you your trip.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


  14. Gosh how different a colour can make a card look total different, I have to say I love this one, the brown one was lovely but this one is gorgeous.

    Hazel xxx

  15. This is gorgeous Christine, I love the flower and fabulous embossing. Beautiful colour too.
    Sue xx

  16. I love that aster die Christine its really pretty, it's been really warm here today too hope it lasts awhile longer lol huggles Sue xx

  17. Another stunning card Christine, I love using the Aster Die.
    The whole combination of your card is beautiful, love the embossing folder and colours used.
    Yes, Yes, Yes, lets hang on to summer as long as possible. With the darker mornings and evenings Autumn is creeping in the slower it creeps the better IMO.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxxx

  18. Absolutely fabulous card Christine love your embossed background and gorgeous flower


  19. Morning Christine,
    Another lovely aster flower card, love the colour you have used for both cards,

  20. Think we all have days like that Christine. I find it hard to craft at home but when with the girls at the shop we can craft all day and night...weird yet I have it all here at home!

    Wonderful card and do love that embossing folder and aster die...great job.xx

  21. This is such a pretty card and I really like the way the flower looks xx

  22. I am a huge fan of Autumn Christine so I can't wait! Anyway just to say that although I love the other card, this one is my favourite because I love the blue colours you have chosen. This is more me definitely!

    Must say that my CCC card has been finished apart from one final tweak (and I am scratching my head over this) for three days. It needs a 'something' but I just don't know what. Grrrr. Where is Mrs Mojo when you need her.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  23. That is gorgeous Christine and although the same die etc it's fabulous because of the colour! Absolutely love it.
    I am an autumn lover like Sue. It's been too hot for me this year but it was nice to see some sun for a change lol! Karen x

  24. Wow! This is so gorgeous! Love the opulent look of it.

  25. Wow! This is so gorgeous! Love the opulent look of it.


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