Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Blessings Of Christmas

Good morning and it's time for another Christmas Card Club challenge.  This time Carol has chosen the theme and it is a particular favourite of mine.  I love to use a sentiment or quote as the main element of my cards so when Carol asked us to make the sentiment the focal point of our card it was right up my street!  Thanks Carol!

My Card

6 inch square base card  - Rymans
embossing folder - from a magazine
stamped sentiment - very ancient stash (lost the name)
large classic oval dies - Spellbinders
large classic scalloped oval dies - Spellbinders
pearls from stash

I wanted to make this card as flat as possible so I actually embossed the base card itself before adding the diecuts.  Unfortunately the lovely embossed pattern is not showing up too well but I can assure you it really is pretty.

This card is a day early because I have another DT card to post tomorrow.  

In my last post I said that our central heating pump had given up the ghost on Sunday.  Well John ordered a new one online on Sunday afternoon and  they said 3-5 days delivery.  We do have two woodburning stoves but it's nice to have heating in the bathroom etc too, but I resigned myself to a week of being a bit chilly getting out of the shower. Incredibly the new pump arrived on Monday at 12 noon!  John was going to  the   dentist that afternoon but first thing Tuesday morning he was on it and by the end of the day it was all up and running again! Success!  And many thanks to my personal plumber!

Well I hope you are all well and have a great weekend.  

Take care!

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dutchess said...

A beautiful classic card Christine...The embossing does show up and it really is lovely....and that bold sentiment is a real focal point....perfect
Glad you are warm again luck you with a husband who can do....can I send mine for lessons!....enjoy the weekend xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, Pleased to hear your heating is on again.

Carole Pollard said...

A very classy card with a beautiful sentiment I love it So glad you can warm your toes in the bathroom again !! Love and hugs Carole x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Christine red and white always look good pleased to hear your heating was fixed so quickly...


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Christine, stunning card, beautifully designed and the red and white together is beautiful, lovely sentiment too.
Pleased to hear you got you pump fixed before it gets really cold, Kate x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Christine, and glad your heating is up and running
Lorraine x

rachel said...

I think the embossing looks fabulous Christine - really pretty card! Hugs rachel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very striking and beautiful card in this red and white colour combo. The embossing is very pretty with the added pearls too.
Thank you for your kind words yesterday x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
such a gorgeous card, and that sentiment is super.
Love the embossing and your wonderful red dots.
So glad your personal plumer got the job done, and you now have a lovely warm house.
It sure is very great having a hubby that is so handy with jobs that others have to call out a tradesmen for.
My DH is also very good at repairing lot of things too, and that has saved us lots of money.
More money to spen on craft items. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rita said...

What a Stunning card Christine. So Elegant and Classy too. Just Beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Super card Christine. I love the embossing and the red pearls just bring it all to life. Zx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Fantastic flat festive card......and you and your quotes eh lol!
My favourite is still Judge Judys "Never teach a pig to sing. It doesn't work and just annoys the pig"
Ang x

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful classic card. I love red on white for a Christmas card. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

The embossing pattern shows up very well on this lovely elegant card. Love the oval sentiment, and the pearl circles you've added in the corners. Red & white is always a wonderful combo for Christmas. Happy you've got the heat sorted too. Congrats to your Mr. fixit!!! TFS & Hugs

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Carol said...

This is beautiful Christine, the embossing is gorgeous and I love the pop of red against the white background. So glad you enjoyed the theme.
You were lucky with your parts, we're finding it very difficult to to find stockist who actually stock something! Carol x

Helen said...

Great card, Christine - a very elegant design.

Thanks for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Helen x