Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Wishing You Happy

Good morning to you all. Hope everybody is fit and well.

Yesterday I went out with the WI to visit a country house  which is not normally open to the public unless by special arrangement.  The gardens are, but not the house, so it was quite an interesting visit.  The house was built a few years before the Civil War and is still in the hands of the same family.  Quite an achievement. The weather forecast said rain and sure enough in the early part of the day it certainly delivered.  But fortunately it really brightened up and we had a lovely tour of the house and walk round the garden.  We also had afternoon tea at a local hotel so it was a very pleasant day all round.

My Card

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My card today is made with SB Tranquil Moments which I have not yet used. Once again I was able to use everything totally from my bits box, even the card base because it was an offcut from an A3 sheet. Mind you, it doesn't seem to be getting much less!  I also added SB Labels 16 in the dark fuchsia card so that the lacy detail showed up more. The sentiment is from JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels 4. I then just added a bow and a few pearls. Even the ribbon is very old stash which I have never got round to using. A very simple card to make yet one which looks quite special I think.

I think I'll pop over to the Snippets Playground to see if anybody is playing.  Better wear my wellies I think just in case!

Well that's all from me today.  Thank you for your visit. 


Carole Z said...

HI Christine, you're right, t does look very special! Love the colour co-ordination - looks great behind the die and gorgeous bow! Glad you had a good WI visit, hugs Carole Z X

Wendy L said...

Beautiful Christine, lovely choice of colour, xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Christine, such wonderful die cuts. I love the colours and beautiful sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

Lia said...

You said: a simple card to make, and I think a lovely card to look at!
I see, you had a wonderfull day. Wow, how we love English country houses! They almost look like castles and when we are 'overseas' we try to visit castles, houses and heritage sites as much as possible. At the end of August were crossing the Northsea again! Looking forward to it already.
Lia xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Christine
Een prachtige kaart
Groetjes Gerrie

Marie-Louise said...

Christine this is gorgeous. Love the die and the colours you have used.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design....fab layout.xxx

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning Card. What a beautiful die Christine. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love, love, love it. Everything is beautiful.
Girl after my own heart ...... made from the "bit box" it is amazing how things can come together if you really look.
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xx

Mrs A. said...

Looks a million dollars! Love the colours. Hugs Mrs A.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christie,
Lovely bit box card, love everything about it.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Christine and just LOVE that die...well done for using up some of your 'snippets'....from you bit box


Jacquie Jacobs said...

A very beautiful card Christine, I love this die have been promising it to myself since it came out but still not yet got it lol!

Love your design

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Really beautiful Christine, I love the die and your design and colour theme, gorgeous ribbon, love it all, hugs Kate x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful snippet card, lovely sentiment and stunning bow. Elizabeth xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
"Quite special"? Its fabulous chuck. Reminds me of a Becca Feeken card. Super colour choice too. Stunning!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Christine, so elegant. Carol x

Brawny x said...

What a lovely card Christine. Great colour - love it! X

Unknown said...

Classy and love the striped bow.xx

Di said...

Absolutely stunning Christine! I love all the layers and of course the gorgeous bow is such a lovely bold finishing touch - all candy cane colours too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Crafty Lark said...

Fabulous card Christine, love the colour and die use. Flora xx

Peanut said...

Tranquil Moments just ended up on my wish list! Super elegant card, Christine. And thank you SO MUCH for your prayers. We need it!
hugs, Asha

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautifully elegant with the pink and white and the bow is scrumptious.
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Unknown said...

Christine this is totally stunning, I love the colours infact I love it all. Hazel xx

Darnell said...

Oh, Christine, this is an outstandingly beautiful snippets card! It took my breath away!! Your outing and tea sounded like such a good time! Hugs, Darnell

Brawny x said...

Wow wow wow Christine. This is gorgeous. These type of dies are next on my want list. The colours is lovely x

scrappymo! said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful layers and the colours you chose. The pearls and now are the crowning touch.

scrappymo! said...

Me again! Forgot to say your outing sounds like fun !

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous.

Kath x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Beautiful card Christine, Love this die it at the top of my wish list at the moment its so pretty.

Glad you had a wonderful day out.

Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx