Thursday 26 June 2014

Through The Window

Hello everyone. Hope you are all well and enjoying our lovely summer.  We waited long enough for it didn't we?  Hope Flora doesn't need her fancy wellies at Glastonbury this year.

My Card

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My card is 15 x 15 cms square.  I have used an SB embossing folder "Bricks".  I have only ever used this for men's cards in the past but I think it works really well on this card.  It's funny how we get something fixed in our head isn't it?  I shall certainly be using it more now.  The SB Die D'Lites Window 4 is one I bought last December and have never used it until now.  I bought it because I had a lovely Christmas card from Planet Susie and she used this die so I bought it and then promptly forgot about it - as you do!!  The flower image  inside has been cut from an LOTV Art Pad image and I thought I could do a similar card and use up the rest of the image.  The plant pots are actually buttons which have been in my stash for about ten years.  I bought them from a craft shop in Chipping Norton which closed down about nine years ago, maybe even longer .  The foliage is a very lightweight plastic and I have no idea where it came from, but again has been in the drawer for many many years.  I like the fact that the card looks fresh and clean even though it is not exactly CAS.

Well that's it from me for today.


Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Christine. I too have a window die that has never been used - this is a great idea.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, we do it buy something put it in a drawer and then forget about it.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Christine
Prachtige kerstkaart
groetjes Gerrie

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine. The embossing looks fab and i love the window.
Lorraine x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Christine. Love the brick background. I too have this die and never used it either. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Christine,
I love this beautiful design.
The window is wonderful, would make a card for any time of year.
I can imagine it as a stunning Christmas Card.
Funny how we buy things cause we LOVE them at that moment. Once home we put them away "safe" and forget about them.
Enjoy the rest of your day

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Christine. I love the window design with the beautiful view and the embossing looks wonderful with it..
hugs Sue xx

JJ said...

Hi Christine,

WOW! This is a gorgeous card, love the embossed brick, perfect to go with the window die. Love the button pots, they are fabulous.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Christine this is a beautiful creation love the brick embossing also the window effect a super, super card.
lorraine x

Brawny x said...

Wow Christine this is beautiful. A fab card x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Beautiful card. Plant pot buttons, how cool! Would be a great new home card.
Btw, thought your frogs and snails hugely cute but Blogger still won't let me comment on it now, spit!
Be good.
Ang x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, what a beautiful card, the wall looks lovely behind the window! I have some of these cute buttons in my button jar too..may have even got them in the same shop, as I think I remember going in there years ago! I was thinking of Flora and all my other friends who are at Glasto today when we had all the rain..typical after the beautiful weather we've had :( have a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Sue said...

I'm finally catching up LOL I love this window die you have made a wonderful card Christine. I'm just glad Blogger is working properly again it's been a pain!! have a great weekend the rain is here today hope it brightens up again..lots of huggles from us all here Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

I'm catching up too Christine, this is just lovely, it's a super die and the image behind the window is lovely, love the brick embossing too, hugs Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
super card. Love that window die it could be used for lots of occasions.
The embossing brick background is also a fab item to have.
Your little button pots and plants just finish it off nicely.
Hope you anf John are both keeping well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous window card Christine, all looks super and your bricks are placed perfectly.xx

Hazel said...

Christine this is beautiful, you could use this design for a few different cards through out the year. Hazel xx

Darnell said...

Oh, Christine, you should have entered your pretty card in my NBUS Challenge!! I think it's fantastic and I have the SAME little button pots! It's great that you will now use that wonderful brick EF on cards for both guys and gals!! Hugs, Darnell

May said...

Gorgeous card Christine, Love the window..Love the little pots & the brick background...Beautiful design... Hugs May x x

Dee said...

Another lovely card Christine x