Wednesday, 22 June 2011

It's back to the plain and (not so) simple for me today....

Hi Girls...

Well it's taken me all day to get these pics uploaded.... GRRRR to blogger!!  Anyway, they're here now, so I'm thinking sweet thoughts (honest), and not mumbling away like I've been doing for the last couple of hours!! hehe

Now..  I blame these cards on my good friend Lisa over at Mess2Magic!  When she came to visit me, she brought me a lovely lot of card-making mags for me to enjoy... apparently she has as much difficulty throwing things away as I do, so handed them on to me!  Sooooooo  I sat and went through them all, and pulled out articles or pics of cards I would like to have a go at....  and here's the result.   (By the way girls, I then gave the rest of the mags to the AGE UK charity shop I work in, and they sold like hot cakes - so don't throw away...)  The card above was a 'to do' project - giving the template for the flower (which for some reason, I'd thrown away!!)  So I set to and hand drew it..... looks so easy..... but is SOOO damn difficult to get the right dimensions etc....  Now if anyone wants the digi download, I can give it to you....  just email me.  (I drew it freehand and then scanned it into photoshop and played a bit). 
The card is pretty self explanatory - and I printed on the pink dotty paper for the sentiment - using CK Ali's Hand Font which I'd downloaded for free at some time or another.  Of course, I had to add a bit of glitter.......

My second card today (yes two, don't fall over in excitement - they've taken me since Sunday to complete!) - is again CASE'd from a card I tore out of the mags, but I'm not sure there were instructions for this one.  Again, I had to draw it freehand and scan it.... but I think it looks really cute..... I made it for my OH - as we really are on Cloud Nine most of the time (but shhhhhh ... am not saying it too loud as he'll get a big head!!  And if anyone wants the digi image, just contact me and I'll send it.  I just hand wrote the sentiment and did the red heart with a glue pen and glitter (yes more glitter)! 
So there you go!  Hope you like them... and if not, blame Lisa!

We've spent most of the day in the garden today - it was my OH's day off so we tend to just potter around....  At least I'm saying I've been in the garden, but that was only when I wasn't  throwing things at my monitor all the time blogger wasn't playing ball.......

Hope you're all well and not being too depressed at the damp longest day we had yesterday...
Thanks for saying hello....
Hugs
Christine x

15 comments:

  1. OH so now its my fault lol.. but i am so glad you got enjoyment and inspirations from the mags .. as there are another few carriers full ready for you!!
    I love both the cards - the little flower is so pretty and the cute couple on the cloud .. well yes i can see a resemblanbce lol
    Off to try and upload some pics myself
    Lisa xx

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  2. Fab images Christine - love the happy couple on cloud 9! Re. the uploading of photos - have you tried switching to Firefox instead of using Google? I did that in sheer desperation when we were all having probs. with blogger a few weeks ago - (ie: unable to comment, missing followers etc), and so far it has worked perfectly. However, if I do log onto my blog via Google, my followers pics are STILL missing, even though they are all there when I use Firefox. Very strange indeed!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  3. Wow. Lovely cards Christine, and your drawing skills are fab. Annette xx

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  4. HI sweetie, these are just perfect, I tried commenting but it keeps stealing them so short and sweet, hugs posp x

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  5. These are two lovely sweet cards, love them both.
    Not had trouble uploading but having trouble viewing blogs.

    Kath x

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  6. Awwww how sweet lovely image fab cloud thinbk I need one of those to carry me away NOW..LOL yep still having probs..Grrrr

    smiles the other Christine xx

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  7. 2 great cards there hun - love both of them - simple yet stunning - so stop knocking yrself
    Hugs
    Sarah x

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  8. WOW Christine looks like you found a box full of mojo's! I love both cards maybe the first a tiny bit more but two stunning makes
    Way to go girl!!

    Hugs Laurie xx

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  9. gorgeous cards christine.your drawings are brilliant.i love your flower and pretty pink colours and your cloud 9 is so sweet and i love the sparkle :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. Oh these are fabulous Christine.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. Two lovely cards Christine. I can't draw to save myself! Love the CAS style.
    Edna x

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  12. Im so glad its Lisa's fault Christine, you do cas cards so perfectly and I love the pretty hand drawn flower
    Mina xxx
    p.s. did you get sorted with your Mo's voucher?

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  13. Two gorgeous cards Christine, lovely images and style.
    Hugs Emma x

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  14. Hi Christine me again..I havnt upgraded to any programes explorer googe etc..but still no followers. since blogger went haywire a while back... peeps have advised to try google chrome..just hate techy stuff as DH hasnt a clue!! oh well back to the drawing board..off to bingo with DD 2nite ..

    smiles the other Christine xx

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  15. Aww these two are fab Christine. love that you've drawn the images, I especially like the cloud nine card..it's super cute!
    Sorry I haven't popped over for such a long time, off to have a nosey at all your other creations now
    Kerry x

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