Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A Quick Card By Necessity

Good afternoon everybody. This is an extremely quick card.  I remembered it was my nephew's birthday on Thursday and I wanted to get a card in the post today.  I sent it first class - which is something I rarely do!!  However I wanted to make sure he got it on time and I know he is going away on Friday for a few days.

My Card

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I made it very flat and did it very quickly so I could give it to the postman to take for me. All of the papers are from my bit box so I did very well. The image is from LOTV art pad Vintage Boys. It was matted onto SB Lacy Squares. The papers were from LOTV Petal Fresh, the sentiment is from Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments and the pearls are from the Hobby house.  Unbelievably, in my hurry I still remembered to photograph it, even though it is a bit wonky!

We went out for a walk yesterday and it was lovely to see green leaves starting to appear and the hazel catkins too. Spring is on the way I do believe!!!

Well, that's it from me.  Hope you are well and enjoying your day.


  1. Good sunny afternoon Christine
    Absolutely perfect, don't you just love these images for quick cards??
    Spring is definitely on its way although there is fresh snow on the hills I see in the distance out the kitchen window. The trees are starting to show buds and we are surrounded by beautiful Snowdrops.
    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Patricia xxx

  2. Hi Christine,

    This is so lovely, perfect for a little boy, I am sure he will love it.

    Spring is coming oh yes! Our Daffodils are in bud ready to pop open soon, other bulbs are coming up, I love Spring, start of the better weather hopefully! I even had 1 snowdrop make an appearance this year considering I planted quite a few about 4 years ago, first time they have showed themselves lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Great card Christine. I'm sure it will be loved by your Nephew too. It certainly is lovely to see so many signs of spring appearing. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs Rita xxxx

  4. Super design for a quick card Christine...love your choice of image when you were caught napping lol. Carol x

  5. This is adorable,love it.xxx

  6. LOTV images are so lovely, love his relaxed mood. May be a quick card but lovely nonetheless.

    Wilma x x x

  7. This is gorgeous Christine and so is your Christmas Card I'm trying to catch up LOL still feel yuck but I'm bored to death!! see you soon :) huggles Sue xx

  8. Gorgeous card Christine, these LOTV images are perfect for quick cards that don't look quick, if you know what I mean? I love the papers and fabulous layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. A brilliant boys card Christine. Fab image and colours.
    Lorraine x

  10. Really great card and for a quick card ,all my dafs are out in the garden, and buds are coming on our fruit trees.Melanie

  11. Hi Christine
    I'm sure that your nephew will love this as its smashing. Lovely image.
    Some of my daffs are out already. . .pics on blog tomorrow.
    Hope we don't get last years piles of snow in April again.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  12. Such a sweet card Christine, he will love it I'm sure.
    Just as you're heading into Spring we're into Autumn now - my fave season.
    Happy crafting

  13. Such a lovely card Christine. Really cute image.

  14. May have been quick, but it certainly doesn't look it, and is so very cute. I'm sure your nephew will love it, and love you for remembering his special day. It's really very masculine & vintage & I hope all things are going well in your world. Glad you have some green. We have trees budding, but no green yet. TFS & Hugs

  15. Morning Christine,
    Lovely card, love the image.

  16. What a stunning design Christine, you'd never have known it was a quick card! Spring is on it's way here too but only every second day ... the ones in between are grey and rainy! Hugs x

  17. This is a really cute card and those LOTV images are perfect for this kind of thing. I am sure that it is going to be well received by your nephew ... who shares the same birthday as me xx

  18. Lovely card Christine you cant go wrong with LOTV....love your papers


  19. Great card Christine. Just the job for the occasion
    Love Lea x

  20. This is lovely Christine - I honestly wish I could do quick cards like you do. My quick ones take two days and then I have to fiddle with them before Graham does the pic! It looks really clean and designer ish. I think it is so cute.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    PS We have a corkscrew hazel in the garden and the catkins are really lovely this year. We'll get the hazelnuts later, not that there are enough to decorate a cake top!!

  21. Hi Christine, this is a lovely card, I'm trying to make so e quick cards at the moment & I always struggle..they seem to take me almost as long as the more detailed ones! Hugs Carole Z xx

  22. Hi Christine,
    what a fab card. I love your great design, and of course that LOTV image is so perfect. A really super snippets card. I take it your joining us in the playground this week.
    Sometimes my cards take me ages and sometimes they re done quite quickly. It all depends on that Mr Mojo if he is residing in my thinking cap, or off jogging around somewhere. lol.
    My Camellia is about to flower in my front garden, and it has lots of lovely buds on it, now in previous years I have lost all the buds except 1, but this year I covered it up just as it was creating the buds last year, and yay it's worked. I am a happy bunny now that I've sorted it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. Looks great and bet he liked it too!
    Fab card made from your snippets box! Fabulous image too.


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