Friday, 1 May 2015

Brand New Challenge Blog

Good morning everybody.  I have some exciting news this morning.  Today is the launch of a brand new challenge blog Crafty Time Challenges and I am thrilled to be a member of the design team.  We are a monthly blog and we publish on the first of the month. We would be so pleased if you could join us and enter one your fabulous creations.  This first month we are sponsored by Sherri Baldy Designs and you will find her super creations  here.  The theme of this first challenge is "Use Something New".  Now this could be new image, paper, die etc - anything from your stash that you have not used before. My "something new" is my Tonic Square Trellis die which I have had for about six months and not used.  Slapped wrist ... lol!

My Card

7" x 7" card from Anne-Marie Designs
Tonic Square Trellis die
Sue Wilson - Bow die
Backing paper - Lili of the Valley "Pastel Dreams"
Raspberry pearlescent card from stash
Pearls from stash
Ancient peel- off balloons!!!

Here is what you could win - what are you waiting for?

First Place - 3 digi images
Second Place - 2 digi images
Third Place - 1 digi image

Sorry I have been AWOL for a while.  I went up north to visit my sister.  We are very close but don't see each other often enough since we live so far apart.  As you can imagine we had a great time and lots of laughs - did both of us the power of good!  Nothing like a good laugh to make you feel better about everything.

What a change in the weather.  It is so cold here that I'm sure it will snow.  We have had some hail stone flurries over the past day or two so let's hope it doesn't get worse.  I will get round to some blog visiting later today and I'm sorry for neglecting you all.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congratulations on your new DT post Christine, I will hop over and take a look in a minute. Glad to hear you had a fab time with your sister - a change of scenery and company is as good as a tonic for your soul - I wish I had a sister to share things with at times it must be nice.
You have posted a beautiful card today, love the cute image and die cuts. By no means are you the only one to have items in drawers unused for months, I can confess to a few myself but I will get around to them eventually :)

Hazel said...

A beautiful card Christine. I am so glad you had a lovely time with your sister. You are right it's good to talk and laugh. Hazel x

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous card today the design is fabulous I love this new die. Glad you had a great time in the North lots of happy memories I bet Love and hugs Carole x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card my teamie!!! glad you had a fab time up North with your sister lots of huggles Sue xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Christine love that image and the pretty design and colours.
lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Christine, lovely design and colours, I do love your frame.
Pleased you had such a good time with your sister.
Cold here too, hugs Kate x

MaryH said...

Hi Christine, I LOVE that trellis die. What a perfect frame for your pretty little lady & her balloons. Love the silvery-outline on the balloon shapes too. It really makes them stand out so nicely. Cute & adorable card. So pleased ya'll got a chance to get away and have some fun. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

Carol said...

A beautiful card Christine, great design. Carol x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, very cute image.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Christine and such a cute image


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
No need for apologies chuck.
Slapped wrist indeed for not using this die but it was worth the wait to see it on this lovely card.
Good luck on your new DT.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Patricia said...

Hello Christine,
Love your stunning card, that Trellis Die is brilliant.
Great image and design.
Glad you had a good time with your sister, it's good to talk and laugh.

Patricia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
oh this is so gorgeous.
Love your fab design of this, and all the things used on it.
Sorry I haven't e mailed, but I will do that in a minute, now I know your back home.
Love and biggest hugs to you and John.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Christine, love the background die
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Carole Z said...

Super card Christine, a really cute imageHugs Carole Z X

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Christine.

Anonymous said...

Stunning, love it, so glad we are on the same DT xx

Heather B said...

Beautiful lattice die! I also love the balloons and you totally make me want to dig out my bow die. :D Glad we are on the Craft Time DT together!