Tuesday 14 June 2011

A little change.......

Hi Girls...

Well after my trip to Doncaster on Sunday (you remember, the one where I wasn't going to spend anything - I was just going to get ideas....) - I thought I'd better try out some of the stuff I bought!  Ooooops - I've been a naughty girl again...  but I was pretty good - well, compared to the Harrogate show I was.... and I was round and away in 2 hours... that's a record for me!  My lovely OH was so patient - even searching out items that I was interested in - and even once, he went in a queue to pay - just so I could get onto the next stand!! LOL!

So without further ado... onto my card.  I used a Woodware Chrysanth stamp from WhichCraft at Doncaster (the people that laid on the show..).  I saw a card made using this stamp and thought it was really different for me to have a go at.  Well, different for me that is who's used to colouring everything in sight....

A sideways view to see the layers
It's stamped onto pretty DP two or three times, cut out (the tedious bit) then embossed (curled) and layered... think that's easy to see.  And then, well of course I had to add some glitter.......  agreed?  The card behind is very simple, as I felt I didn't need much more.

It's been a beautiful day here today - I went out for lunch with a lovely friend and sat outside to catch some rays and top up my tan...  Yes..... the gardening can wait until tomorrow..

Now....... I have to do lines.... one hundred lines of 'I really must NOT spend any more money on craft stash........  I really must NOT spend any more money on craft stash........ etc etc.......

Big hugs for all my buddies and thanks for commenting..
Christine x
PS.......  Confession:  Yes...... I DID buy some more nestibilities.......  and YES.... I DID buy some lovely Molly Bloom stamps.... (holding my hand out for a slap..)


  1. Aww Christine, i would love to have come with you - but i knew if did i would spend and i really Cant!
    I love this decoupaged flower .so pretty - and worth all the cutting out
    Lisa x
    ps love the new pic with your 2 girls

  2. Stunning flower, and great layering. You're so lucky that hubby went with you, and to stand in line to pay too while you carried on browsing !!! Fab !!! Very jealous!! Annette xx

  3. This is gorgeous sweetie what a pretty flower, perfect hugs pops x

  4. A fabulous flower Christine and a really pretty card.
    The Doncaster fair sounds like a great day out, and what a thoughtful hubby you have!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  5. I did look for you at the Dome to see if I could recognise you but didn't. I have this stamp, I bought from S.Taylors a few weeks ago and I must say that your card is a heck of a lot better than the few tries I have had with it. A fabulous card and love the papers and the colour you have used. Your cutting out is top notch.
    Did you see the picture that Julie Hickey had done for Craftwork Cards? I have cased that and I am doing a 60th easle card for my sister with that, just loved it, won't be on my blog till after the 5th August. Would have liked to have said hello.

    Kath x

  6. Hi Christine you have put your spend to good use so thats OK..? love how you created this flower..dont think I would like the cutting out bit.. I have a big sizzix die that may do the same type of job..mmm inspiration here..LOL bout the spending "no pockets in shrouds" so the saying goes..gorgeous creation pretty DPs.

    smiles the other Christine xx

  7. Christine you do make me laugh, maybe you should buy a stamp with your lines on lol
    Your card is beautiful, I thought it was die cut until I read it, well done on that!
    I'm planning on coming up to the GNPE in September to meet up with Lisa, would be great to meet you then too
    Hugs Laurie x

  8. I knew you wouldnt be able to resist lol...wow that flower is amazing, so beautifully made I can almost smell it Christine
    Mina xxx

  9. love it hun - I have a laura ashley one v simular - may copy if ok = love it
    Sarah...its in our blood to spend - thats what women do!

  10. gorgeous card christine.i love the colours and the big flower is simply stunning.
    well done you on treating yourself to goodies :D

    xx coops xx

  11. That is fabulous Christine and you must have a lot of patience to do all that cutting out. I don't blame you for your shopping spree - nesties and Molly Blooms - who could resist?

    Edna x

  12. Oh Christine you do make me lol...Tut tut

    Another little beaut, love the twinkle on the flower x

  13. What a phenomenal flower and gorgeous card, I love it. Lee x


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