Thursday, 27 March 2014

65th Birthday

Good afternoon to all my friends and fellow bloggers.  Thank you for your visit.Sorry I have been AWOL for a few days. Things have been a bit hectic.

My Card

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Close up of right side

This stepper card was commissioned when the lady saw the last card that I did similar to this.  I don't usually like to do similar cards so close to each other, but I got to play with my new dies this time. The backing papers, label and butterfly are from Craftwork Cards "Time Flies". I used my new Memory Box Catalina Wreath die cut twice in lilac and cream.  I then  used Sue Wilson's Classic 3D Bow die in lilac. The pearls are from Hobby House.  Since it is to be hand delivered I didn't need to worry about keeping it flat, but I had to make a box to put it in - which I forgot to photograph!!

I hope you are all okay and that you are having better weather than we are.  It is bitterly cold and now has started to rain!  Can only improve - I've decided I'm going to be an optimist!

Well that's it from me for today. 


  1. Wow Christine, this is stunning, love it all. Fantastic design and colour, love all your papers and dies.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Two gorgeous cards your papers and your pretty dies on your stepper card....


  3. I have no clue what Mrs P was up to behind bob's back LOL I'm totally innocent hahaha....great to see your new die!!! its gorgeous, the card is really lovely Christine lots of huggles Sue xxxxx

  4. Heel mooi Christine

    Groetjes Karla

  5. Gorgeous card Christine, love the colour and great use of your new dies. I think you have made up my mind for me as to which bow die I should buy. This looks so elegant. xx Flora

  6. A gorgeous card Christine. The design and colours look fabulous and I love the bow die
    Lorraine x

  7. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the design, the papers and your detailing all look so beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Just gorgeous Christine, love your lovely step design, the papers and dies are fabulous, love it, hugs Kate x

  9. Brilliant card Christine, love the colours and the wonderful use of your fantastic Dies.
    Great design, that butterfly paper is beautiful
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xxx

  10. Both are beautiful Christine. It feels like winter has come back - hate it when it is this cold! Karen x

  11. Hi Christine
    Sooooo glad you found that die in the end as the wreath is smashing. Mind you, love the bow too. Great example of a super stepper.
    Been throwing it down here too but supposed to be warming up at the weekend.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  12. My kinda card Christine and that wreath, wow you just reminded me I have that and not used for a the stepper cards and this is just your stash too.xx

  13. Hiya Christine - two great cards - I've managed to follow you without any issue - looking forward to what you do xx Hugs Rachel xx

  14. Gorgeous card Christine, aren't these papers gorgeous? Love the wreath die too..beautiful cards, Carole Z X

  15. Morning Christine,
    Beautiful card, lovely papers and I love the wreath die.

  16. The color of this card is so pretty and makes for a very feminine greeting. I am sue that the recipient will be thrilled with it. xx

  17. This is just gorgeous,love the colours ...fab

  18. Hallo Christine
    Wat een prachtige kaart je heb er veel werk van gemaakt.
    de kleuren mooie combinatie
    Groetjes Gerrie

  19. Stunning, Christine. Enjoyed seeing some of your recent stash used here so effectively. That die is just beautiful. Love that bow, and if this was made with paper, it shines just like a ribbon. It's lovely. Some very pretty papers on this one for trims, and I'm awed by your skills with step cards. Your recipient will love it. TFS & Hugs. It's dreary & drizzling in Upstate SC, not too warm, but not frightfully cold. Just gloomy.

  20. Christine your card is stunning, love your layout with the wreath die and bow. Hazel xx

  21. This is so gorgeous. Love hte colours and of course the design.
    Think I recognize that center wreath from a certain outing lately!!! lol

  22. This is beautiful Christine and I think the person who asked you to make this made a wise choice! Love the colours (don't know why - lol)! So glad to see your new Catalina die working there! Such a pretty card.

    Hugs to you both Sue Pxxx

  23. Hi Christine,
    beautiful card. I love your design and papers used. Nice die bought at the NEC.
    I rather enjoyed seeing you in the picture Sue put on her blog. I know we see a head photo of you on your blog, but it's nice to see the whole image. lol.
    I shall be enjoining you all next year if you go, as my sister has decided not to go again as there were only 6 stalls for beads.
    So look out here comes trouble with a capital T. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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