Saturday, 7 November 2015

Courage Doesn't Roar

Good morning all - and what a foul morning it is here in Oxfordshire!  It has been a wild, windy, wet night and it is exactly the same now.  A day to sit around the fire methinks.  I think I'll take some of my crafting stuff into the kitchen so John isn't the only one getting the benefit of the woodburner.  Radiators are all well and good but I do love to see those flames.

Had a great day at the NEC on Thursday meeting up with Ang and her friend Kusum.  We also met up with Anne Oliver who is a follower of Mrs Duck and she very kindly treated us to coffee - or in my case tea.  Didn't spend a great deal, which I guess is good, because there didn't seem to be much that I was impressed with.

My Card

6" x 6" card base made from cream pearlescent card stock - Crafters Companion.
Gold card stock - Anna Marie Designs
Black cardstock - Rymans
Patterned paper - County Botanical from Fancy Pants Designs
Pierced dies - Sue Wilson
Woven ribbon - Hobbycrafts
Pearls from stash
Sentiment stamp - Gentle Thoughts from Quietfire Designs

For my encouragement card today I decide to use just the sentiment from Quietfire which I think is wonderful.  It is a two part stamp and the stamp for inside says Never Give Up.

Well short and sweet today.  Take care, keep dry and warm!


Wendy L said...

Love this card Christine.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Christine love the sentiment....pleased you had a lovely time at the NEC ....I was supposed to go but have had a poorly foot so didn't make it...
The weather down here in Somerset is exactly the nice to be cosy in the craft room



Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a great card, and a wonderful sentiment too.
Love your fab design too.
That zig zag paper looks great.
ooooooooooooooo! I do wish we had a fire to sit around, and be cosy.
You can't beat a wonderful fire on a very drab day.
We just have horrid storage heaters, and there is no comfort in those horrible things, and they don't even warm the place properly, and cost the earth to run.
Some times in the very wintery days we can go into my front room forst thing in the morning after they have been on all night, and it's 16 degrees on my temp guage I keep.
Oh dear I seem to have gone on one of my rants. sorry.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Christine and you enjoy your lovely warm cozy fire.
You were a good girl not spending much, guess if you are like me, if has to really 'grab' you before you buy it.
Keep warm until next card.
luv aNNie  { aNNie}

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Christine..glad you had a great time at the NEC I wasn't ready to be shoved about lol it's rained non-stop here but I took the boys out and got soaked down to my drawers! lots of huggles Sue xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine, fabulous design and sentiment
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Brilliant card Christine, oh to think we are normal, down tothe NEC, but had a change this year. Did miss meeting up with you and Ang. Never mind there are other shows. Yes a day for sitting by the fire or having heating on. Stay warm and save. Hazel X

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Quiet elegance.....the sentiment is wonderful.
I have washing blowing about in the sunshine here but the wind is quite strong so the undies may end up in another postcode by the end of the day lol!
It was great to see you again.
Ang x

Sue B said...

Oh this is really beautiful Christine… LOVE the colours and what a fab quote.. this would look lovely in a frame! :-)
Glad you enjoyed the NEC!
Have a great weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, beautiful card today, lovely sentiment too.
Pleased to hear that you had a lovely time meeting up with Ang, Kusum and Anne, would loved to have been there, but maybe another year, Kate x

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card Christine. X

Lia said...

What a great sentiment on your card Chrstine. I love it! It's so nice spending a 'crafty' day with friends!
Lia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A great card.

Patricia said...

Great card Christine.
Love the simplicity, the sentiment says it all.
Missed meeting up with you and Ang this year.
Maybe next year!!
Patricia xxx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kaart Christine
Groetjes Gerrie

Carol said...

A lovely card and sentiment Christine. Carol x

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card love everything its very classy That wood burner sounds just perfect love an d hugs Carole x