Thursday 14 November 2013

One Of My New Dies

Hi!  I cannot believe it is a week since I posted.  I don't know where the time goes, I really don't

Last Saturday we went up to Derbyshire  and spent a lovely day at Matlock Bath and Cromford. When he was young (a long time ago!) John and a friend did a lot of rock climbing at Cromford so that was a last minute detour which brought back many memories for him, The weather was very chilly but bright and sunny - a great kind of day for walking.

My Card

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My card today is very simple and uses a JustRite Custom Die which was designed by Becca Feekin. I die cut  two of the dies and then just put lots of layers on in my favourite shades.  I die cut an aster from Heartfelt Creations in the same shades and some pearls in the corners finished it off. I added a very small bow because I didn't want to obscure the lacy circle too much. It is my usual 6 x 6 inch card.

Hopefully I will get chance to play with more of my new stash soon.Somehow I managed to hurt my right shoulder and the pain was radiating from my shoulder blade up round my upper arm and into my neck. I don't suppose it could have been helping John chop down some very large branches which had come off the trees in the storm could it?  Ha ha ha! I don't know why I say chop down trees when he uses chainsaws, but it sounds good doesn't it?  I'm now singing the old Monty Python song "I'm a Lumberjack".  Anyway I've now got anti-inflammatories so at least I had a better night last night.  Apart from that I'm absolutely fine and am going to attack the crafts! Not as heavy as trees I must say.

Another bright chilly day without the extremely heavy frost of yesterday. Hope this finds you all well.


Rita said...

Beautiful card Christine. I do love that die too, but I'm sitting on my hands at the moment. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Its like your back and can be so demanding when you injure it. Take Care. Hugs Rita xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a really superb card. Love the super design and the colours used.
So sorry to hear about your neck and shoulder probs. I do hope your tablets make you more comfortable.
Off to do some singing with my little group later.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Christine and in your fave colour:) hope your shoulder and neck feel better soon. Hmmm funny thing was I started singing 'I'm a lumberjack' too LOL lots of huggles Sue xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

A very pretty card Christine and love you gorgeous dies...


Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love your design and beautiful colours.
Sorry to hear about your shoulder, it sounds painful. I hope you feel better soon.
hugs Sue xx

Patricia said...

This is a beautiful card Christine. I have had that Die for ages, it has never been out of the packaging. Really must go get it out and use it.
Hope you feel better soon nothing worse than aches and pains. Not quite so bad when you know what caused it, not that it helps the pain any.
Cannot believe it is a week since we had such a great evening together.
Hopefully we will be able to do something similar again.

Patricia xxx

Carol said...

A beautiful card Christine, the die is lovely and your colours are very pretty. Hope your shoulder is easing. Carol x

May said...

Gorgeous card Christine...what a beautiful die...the colours & design are just lovely....I hope the meds are helping your pain....Hugs May x x x

MaryH said...

This is simply stunning! I don't have any of the Becca JR Dies as yet, but been drooling over them. You've done a wonderful job with the die & these perfect pearly colors on this card. So very rich & elegant. All the silver & pale lavender just says "Richness". Good luck on the shoulder pain easing off. That kind of pain messes up everything else in the body it seems. Also a belated Happy Birthday to you. Hope it was just a grand day. I think I'm finally in at the Club, so thinking about Pink! Got a few other commitments too, plus cleaning out from our installation stuff that's been going on here. Too hectic! Stay warm, Hugs & TFS

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, I'm just remembering our evening just a week ago, how time flies.
Sorry to hear of your shoulder and neck pain, hope the meds give you ease and it all clears up soon. Just take care.

I'm loving your pretty card in all those wonderful amythist shades and the die shapes are gorgeous, fab design, hugs Kate x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
I know the birthday was this week so Happy Birthday,belated or otherwise. Your card is a stunner. You have done that beautiful die justice.
A week does fly quickly doesn't it? Sorry you're aching. Just wondering if its you or John wearing the suspendies. . . . . Think Lumberjack song lol!
Ang x

JJ said...

Hi Christine,

Very pretty card Christine, love the colour combination too. The dies are fabulous.
Sorry if we missed your birthday, hope it was a good one and I do hope your shoulder feels better soon, sounds like a trapped nerve to me.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Peanut said...

Gosh! This is soooo elegant, Christine. I love the soft colours too. And thanks for your vote of confidence! ;-)
hugs, Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Doreen said...

Wow this is

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Christine. I love your die.

scrappymo! said...

Take care Christine! That sounds like it might be a rotator cuff injury. If it is, the best physio I ever had was the exersize to lean forward from the waist till you are almost perpendicular to the floor and then let your arm swing in small circles...gradually making them slightly bigger circles. Stops it from becoming frozen shoulder!
Little Miss C gave up presents last year too. It was her own idea both years. Last year she picked the same Bird sanctuary and they brought 5 beautiful birds to the party. She raised over $300. last year.

She is an amazing child but they both are...inquisitive, kind, empathetic and both love science!

Your card is gorgeous. That is a fabulous die and Becca Feekin has such an amazing story. She is a strong lady who truly looks for where she is blessed even under adverse circumstances.Had not seen this die before but think I will go check out this die and see what else she has for sale.
The flowers on it is so perfect!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Beautiful card, the dies look lovely, not got these but I do have the lovely aster dies which get used a lot.
Hope your pain has eased.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, gorgeous card and use of dies - love the colour, Carole Z X