Thursday, 14 July 2016

Special Day

Good morning , and it really is lovely today.  The sun is shining although still a little fresh, but it's early yet.  Hope everyone is feeling fit and well.  We are going to go off to another National Trust property again today - make the most of the weather!

My Card

5" x 7" card base made from Hobbycraft card stock
lilac card stock - Hobbycraft
Elegant Labels 4  die - Spellbinders
Labels 4 die - Spellbinders
A2 Tranquil Moments die - Spellbinders
Faux Quilled leaves - Creative Expressions
Flowers, ribbon and pearls  - from stash
pearl pin - gift from Wendy (Spanish Crafter)
Sentiment - computer generated

I used lots of dies on this card but I think it looks very delicate.   I have this sentiment on a stamp and wanted to use it on this card but it didn't fit the Tranquil Moments die unless I turned the die and I didn't want to do that.  Instead I played around with different fonts on my computer until I came up with something I liked.  I think this card could be used for birthday, anniversary, wedding etc so quite a versatile one to have in my box.

Take care and enjoy whatever you are doing today.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, lovely sentiment. Enjoy your day

Lia said...

Wow, Christine, what an amazing bow on a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the sentiment.
Have been very busy with my work, so I am enjoying the sun by looking out of the window of my 'study' where I am writing the textes for 3 magazines (always so much to do after coming home from holidays). My cards have all been made in advance. Still one more week till I am ready and will be able to make cards again! Hope you are well!
Lia xx

Wendy L said...

This is stunning Christine, thanks for the link. xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very pretty elegant card.

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Christine. Lovely use of these dies.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaart Christine
Prachtige kleuren heb je gebruikt
Groetjes Gerrie

dutchess said...

So pretty Christine all those lovely die cuts...and a lovely sentiment ...sunny here today but cool,not that I am out and about as I have a horrid summer cold...never mind not stopping me doing a bit of crafting xxxxx

Kath said...

A lovely card - such beautiful die cuts and colours.
Kath x

Camille Short said...

This is adorable!

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a very stunning card, and beautifully created.
I love the fab colour pink it is so subtle, and those die cuts are excellent in your arrangement of them.
You have just reminded me I still have quite a few of those from when you lent me the die.
Must remember to use them.
I do hope you have enjoyed your day out today.
The weather here has been glorious also.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
forgot to say Wendy's pin is fantastic.

Sue B said...

Ooh this is a gorgeous card Christine… so elegant and pretty! Love the intricate dies that you've used. You're right… this card could be used for so many occasions… it's a wonderful design!
Hope you enjoyed the National Trust Property… it's a perfect day to enjoy the gardens as well as house! ;-)
Love and hugs, Sue B xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, absolutely gorgeous card, beautiful dies and design.
I hope you and John are having a lovely day out, Kate x

pam said...

Hi Christine, gorgeous card ..beautiful dies you have used and love the colours! typical a stamp never fits your die! I use PC for all my personal cards.. Wendy`s pin is gorgeous on this creation.

Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Oooh, what a marvellous card. My favourite colour and great use of the die cuts.
Beautifully embellished too.
Yes, a lovely day today as I managed to get 2 loads of washing out and dried.
Hope you enjoyed your NT visit.
Ang x

cheryl said...

Oh this is just stunning beautiful colours design and detail hugs cheryl xxx

Dee said...

Lovely card Christine. We visit NT properties too, which one did you visit this time? x

Sandy said...

sandy xx

Brawny said...

Beautiful card Christine x

scrappymo! said...

So feminine and beautiful. Love all the fancy dies and opulaence!

scrappymo! said...

So feminine and beautiful. Love all the fancy dies and opulaence!