Tuesday 14 February 2012

What a bargain!

Hi all

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you've all had a good day.... I got lovely roses off my man, and a beautiful card... and I really thought we'd not done Valentines for the last couple of years..  ah well, bad marks for me!!  But I do have an excuse, I've had a bad tummy since the weekend, and today I'm feeling so tired too...   didn't even want to get in my craft room!  (but I did....)

Anyway, onto my card and the reason for the title!!  This is another mini-card - so lovely to do.... and I've used Marci with Rose from La La Land Crafts digi for the image.  I've coloured her with both promarkers (the pink is from the limited edition - it's a lovely musky pink) and copics... then embossed her with a large embossing tool to 'round her edges'.  I've added glitter and a gem to her hat, and she was done.  Then, for my card I used a kraft card layer, then an embossed layer.... then a lovely bit of lace bought from Samuel Taylors in Skipton on Saturday...  thought it matched the pink well..

Now.... the bargain bit!  Last time I was at Dunelm Mill, I bought some alphabet stamps by Hampton Art Stamps - they were reduced, and each alphabet cost me the sum total of 84p!  Well.....  not one to leave a bargain behind, I picked up four different alphabets, and this one I think is my favourite!! I've used it for the HUGS sentiment... stamped each letter on kraft card and glittered around the edge..    Both the image and the word were added with 3d foam pads... to give them a bit of height.    Lastly I used Stickles Icicles around the edge of the embossed paper to give even more of my favourite stuff!! LOL!

Here's my flowers.... isn't he a lovely man???

Big hugs to all
Christine x (the one with the hot water bottle firmly attached to her tummy!)


  1. Awww Christine sorry to hear your not well..sumit in the Yorkshire air me thinks..lol.. gorgeous sweet likkle creation..lovely image & colouring..me think I need a trip to Dunelm mill..mmmm

    smiles the other poorly Christine xx

  2. oh i hope you feel a lot better soon.. doesn't sound too nice... but your roses are beautiful and should bring a smile to your face.
    The little card is so cute .. and the ace looks gorgeous
    Lisa x

  3. Not sure my first comment went through I wasn't signed in!
    Love your little card, great shape, cute image,
    Hope you are feeling better real soon!

  4. Adorable card Christine, love the image.
    Lucky you, your roses are absolutely gorgeous.
    Hope you soon feel better.
    Wendy xx

  5. Aah she's gorgeous, so pretty! Your roses look lovely too :o) Hope you feel better soon xx Lisa x

  6. Hi Christine, so sorry you are feeling poorly, hope you feel better very soon.

    I LOVE your cute card, love the circular cards and the embossing looks fab. Your colouring is fantastic.

    Take care. Pam x

  7. Aww, Christine, sorry you're not well. xx

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card; love the image, colours, shape and the alphabet stamps were an amazing bargain!!

    Your flowers are beautiful!

  8. Fabulous image, great colouring and a really lovely all round card.
    Lovely roses, we haven't done Valentines for 40 years so dead shocked when I was taken out for tea, but only because I had worked all mornig papering the dining room.

    Kath x

  9. HI Christine I hope you are feeling better real soon.
    I love your little mini card - I'm still obsessed with making them lol
    Marci is tooooo cute and I recognise that lush lace Mrs!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  10. Me again...I forgot to say how fabby are those gorgeous roses! the colour is stunning!

  11. Adorable sweet card Christine, beautiful colours and details.

  12. Another delightful minicard, and beautiful roses. I hope you are soon better.....hugs
    Jackie xx

  13. Hi Christine hope you feel better soon , I love your card your image is so sweet and The shape of the card is fab . Beautiful Roses too
    Emma xx

  14. so stunning christine.your soft colours are gorgeous and i love the sweet pretty image and shape :D
    i hope you are feeling better soon.

    xx coops xx

  15. Such a sweet pretty card. Hope you're better soon. xx

  16. Super card Christine, awww hope you feel better soon too, I am not feeling that brillant today either lol :) Viv xx

  17. I was positive I had commented on this post Christine but nowt to be seen.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    The wee card is gorgeous and what a beautiful bouquet of roses. Lucky lady - I got three packets of wine gums from Tesco. LOL :)

    Take card and be well soon.

    Edna x

  18. Hi Christine, awww how sweet is this! Love the image and the embossed details, and I've tried a mini card as well! You'v got me hooked! Quite pleased with how it went, apart from it stands slightly squew-wiff!

    Hope you are feeling better soon.


  19. A really pretty card, love a bargain myself!!! Hope you feel better soon hugs trace x

  20. oh Hun really hope you feel better soon,this really is one beautiful card,love the embossing too,
    bless you for the kind words you left on my blog love Cherylxxxxx

  21. Hope u are feeling better soon, gorgeous card love the colours. So glad you had a wonderful time with the girls and a good old craft shopping too!

  22. Beautiful card - and stunning roses - he def gets a brownie point for them!
    Have a good weekend
    Sarah x

  23. Oh Christine, that is such a sweet card!!! I love the edges and embossing and soft coluors - beautiful!

    Beautiful flowers - that pink is amazing!! I got red ones - my man's a real traditionalist!!

    Have a lovely weekend and I hope you are feeling better today honey!

    M xxx

  24. Hope you are feeling better now, your card is lovely. I especially love the pink colour.
    Suzie xx

  25. I hope you're feeling better! What beautiful roses - so romantic! Go, your hubby!!

    This card is so sweet! Such a cute image, and the embossing and lace look so good! Perfick!

    love Mags B x


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