Wednesday 18 June 2014


Good morning friends.  Well, I see that I have actually reached my 100 followers so I'll have to think about some candy now!!. Came as a bit of a shock.  When I started my blog I wondered if it was going to be a big mistake and would anybody actually follow me.  However, I have made some wonderful friends in blogland!! Thank you to you all!

This card is for an ex-colleague who has decided to retire and as you will gather it is for a lady.

My Card

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The card is 5" x 7".  The SB folder Diamond Fleur De Lys was still sitting on my desk so I thought I would use it again, this time is landscape rather than portrait. I decided to use what I think is the debossed side this time. I'm really not sure which is which because both sides are embossed. By using a pale yellow ink, Narcissus by Versacolor, to colour the folder it looks so very different. I used the largest die from SB Opulent Ovals and the largest one from Classic Ovals to make a frame for the centre. Being smaller you can actually see a lot more of the embossed design. I computer generated the sentiment and die cut it with SB Fancy Tags. The bow is a Sue Wilson Classic Bow die from Creative Expressions. I sponged all the die cuts whilst still in the dies to get a delicate effect. Then a pearl in each corner finished the card. I think it's amazing how very different two cards can look using the same layout and some of the same embellishments.

Well that's it from me again today.   Hope you are are all well and enjoying the summer now it is finally here.


Lia said...

Hi Christine! Congrats to 100 followers!!
It's always nice visiting your blog and this time I am really admiring your wonderfull card. O how I love it! The embossingfolder is a beauty and you made such a gorgeous composition with all materials.
Lia xx

JJ said...

Morning Christine,

This is a stunning card, love the colour, design, dies, everything! It is amazing how similar items used can produce such a different card but then that is down to your wonderful creativity Christine lol!

Big Congrats on 100 followers, I have a long way to go yet lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Christine. Your design is so beautiful and elegant. The delicate touch of colour looks gorgeous.
Congrats on your 100 followers too.
hugs Sue xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Christine,
A stunning card, love everything about it.
The embossing is amazing.
Congratulations on your 100 followers.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Marie-Louise said...

Congratulations Christine on reaching 100 followers. Gorgeous card - I love the dies and the beautiful colour you have used.

Stamps and Paper said...

What a beautiful card Christine love all your beautiful dies...your friend will love it


Wendy L said...

Looks very beautiful, xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Beautiful card. Love it all.

Rita said...

Beautiful card Christine. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely design, and

Brawny x said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine. X

Planetsusie said...

This is so pretty Christine - I love the pale yellow as well, really elegant I am sure you friend will be keeping this one forever! The pearls are just the right finishing touch.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Totally stunning card. Well done on reaching the 100 mark!


Carole Z said...

Hi Christine,congrats on reaching 100 followers! Fabulous!!! Love your card, everything about it is absolutely stunning, hugs Carole Z X

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine. Love the design and pretty layout - very elegant.
Lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Fabulous, gorgeous and downright brill! Love everything about it.
After a busy shift at work today, I wouldn't mind being on the receiving end of a "Happy Retirement" card, especially on this fab. Ah well, only another 20 odd years to go !
Congratulations on 100 not out! Here's to the next 100!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Unknown said...

Hi Christine,
Many congrats on reaching your 100. I bet you never thought this would happen when you first started. Now just look at you with all your wins and DT membership! :) I first came to visit via Lindyloo's blog - I don't know what happened with her as she just stopped blogging - a lovely lady. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine and s big congratulations on reaching 100 followers, but now wonderf, your cards are always fab.
This one is soooooo elegant, the dies are beautiful and I love the lovely soft yellow you've chosen, wonderful design and the bow die is terrific, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

Fab card Christine beautiful dies and fab colours its really pretty and congrats on your 100 followers!!! huggles Sue xx

Hazel said...

Congrats on your 100 followers, Christine. Love your fab card it's stunning. Hazel xx

Crafty Lark said...

Love your colour highlights Christine, adds a great accent to your beautiful card. Flora xx

scrappymo! said...

This is very elegant looking...a gorgeous card!