Friday, 22 August 2014


Good afternoon.  Sorry I have been missing for so long. As I said in my last post I went north to give my sister some support whilst her husband was in hospital. They have both had a tough year.

This card was made very quickly on my return so that I could get it off in the post to her when I went into town today to do some much needed shopping.

My Card

Sorry, it's a bit wonky!!

My card is slightly more than 5 x 7" but it because it is flat it just fits into the envelope.

I used SB Framed Labels 18 3D embossing folder which I have had for quite some time and not used. I used the letter press technique and Spun Sugar distress ink to colour the folder. It makes for such a quick, but very pretty, card. The sentiment is from Quietfire Designs and I felt was very appropriate to the situation because there is still some way to go. I stamped it onto pink pearlescent card stock and die cut it with SB Labels 18 to fit. I used the same pink card stock to die cut some SB  butterflies from Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.  I even added some little pink "blobs (as "Ollies Mam" calls them) to the butterflies, flowers and the Labels 18 shape.

My BF Mollie

Whenever I visit my sister I have a bedroom companion.  Mollie always sleeps under my bed and has done since she was a couple of months old. She abandons her "parents" and becomes my constant companion! I came from the bathroom after my shower one morning and she was enjoying the comfort of my bed!!  Poor little thing doesn't quite know what is going on at the moment with her "dad" missing and her "mum" in and out of the house all the time.  

Well that's it for today.  Hope you have all been keeping well over the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully I shall now have some time to to do some blog visiting and see what you have all been up to in my absence.

Take care.


  1. Beautiful card Christine. xxxx

  2. A gorgeous card Christine. Lovely embossing and design.
    I hope things get better for your Sister and her Husband soon.
    Lorraine x

  3. This is so pretty Christine, love the embossing folder and dies you've used. Carol x

  4. Hi Christine, what a beautiful card and such a true and thoughtful sentiment as well. Lovely photo of Mollie, bless her. I do so hope life improves for your sister and her husband soon, hugs Carole Z X

  5. Christine your card is beautiful and so is your sentiment that is very thoughtful, what a cute little dog, you are so right they just don't understand what going on round them. I hope things start to get better for your sister and brother- inlaw. Hazel xx

  6. Hi Christine such a gorgeous card sorry to hear that things aren't going so well for your sister and her hubby..hope things get better soon. Mollie is so cute :) have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  7. Aww Mollie is so lovely, and yes they do know when something is not OK, I hope things get better for your sister and her husband soon.
    Your card for her is really beautiful, just a perfect sentiment too, I hope it will off er support.
    Hope you are well, hugs Kate x

  8. What a beautiful card and such an uplifting sentiment. Hope it brings comfort to your sister and her husband. Wishing them well.

  9. Your card is so beautiful Christine, I love the delicate colour and such nice sentiment.
    I do hope things improve for your sister and her husband soon, it must be of great comfort to her to have your love and support.
    Mollie looks adorable!
    hugs Sue xx

  10. I love your card Christine and this is my favourite sentimeent. Hope things soon sort themselves out for your family.

  11. Hi Christine
    Lovely to have you back. Hope things are a bit more settled oop north.
    Fab card chuck. Has reminded me that I have that folder and have hardly used it.
    Mollie is a pretty pooch. Nice of her to keep you company, bless.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  12. Beautiful card and sentiment is lovely....Mollie is a cutie too...take care.xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  13. Hi Christine,
    beautiful card.
    I love your letter press technic, and the very subtle pink of the card.
    Great designing as always.
    So glad to have you back, but family always comes first, and I hope your love and support has helped your sister, which I am sure it has.
    Lots ofcrafty love and big hugs. Jenny L

  14. Morning Christine,
    Love your card and Mollie looks a little cutie.

  15. Lovely to see you back Christine. Hope your brother in law regains his health quickly. Am sure you were a great support for your sister and she will love your card.x

  16. Welcoe back your gorgeous card....Mollie looks adorable...hope your BIL gets better soon


  17. This is just gorgeous,love the fab design,good to see you

  18. That`s stunning I have this folder but never used it, but spell`s 18 die i don't have,
    hope your BIL gets better soonX

  19. Great card Christine. A very thoughtful gesture x

  20. Beautiful card Christine and I love the sentiment, so fitting for what your friend is going through. Great picture of their dog bless her.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  21. The sentiment is superb. Perfect for this occasion. Love all the fabulous have made this into such a lovely and stunning card!

    Sorry for everything you have on your shoulders too. I know there is lots of love and comfort being brought with you when you visit your family members who have such serious health issues at the moment.

    Crafty hugs and glad to see you are getting some "you time" least time to create this lovely card!


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