Thursday 29 March 2012

For an Engagement...

Hi Best Blogging Buddies

Just a quickie from me today, as I'm still not well with this cough etc.... not sleeping much at night so am cream crackered in the day!  Quick apologies here too as I'm not getting to do all my commenting... I've really not been up to it....  But, in the words of Arnold S....... 'I'll be back!!'

Anyway, a friend of mine rang a couple of days back to tell me that her daughter had just got engaged, so I put together a quickie card.  I chose to use an idea from a card by Mandi from Less is More - she'd used something similar in the shape of a butterfly a week or so back, for a new beginnings card.  I just tweaked the shape and used different flowers...  and I was happy with the result!  I diecut a heart shape - then used a Woodware multi-flower punch (Christmas Rose), but only used the smallest flower - bit fiddly getting the card just under the small hole, but worth it!  I used a pearlescent cardstock for the flowers.  Then I embossed them to curve them into the shape, added gems in the centre, and stuck them all over the heart!  Simples......  as my favourite little merekat would say!

Materials: MFT Heart Shaped Die (second to smallest of the set)

I printed the word in French Script font on thePC, then used my brand new Stamping Up Word Window punch.......  to give it the very CAS look.  Hope you like!

Now - a very quick look at the new stash I bought at the Harrogate show.  I know I'd promised to do this sooner, but I've also had problems uploading pics ......  so anyway, it's here now....

It was a fabulous show as always - I met up with the lovely Elaine from A Technophobe's Blog (whose hubby apparently passed this cold on to me....  gee thanks Phil...) and we had a nice natter and a catch up.  Btw, she can't really call herself a technophobe now, as she can handle an IPhone with the best!  And the above is what jumped into my shopping bag before I got back to the car!  (Well OK, the LOTV stamps I bought at the LOTV shop a couple of days previous...)  As you can see, I got lots of ribbons and gems from Mei Flower and Hobby House, some fab new Memory Box dies, a mahoosive doily die from Cheery Lyn,  some pre-scored and cut stepper type blanks from Which Craft....... and a few other goodies too......  Most still to be played with when I feel better!

Right.....I have a hairdressers appt in an hour or so, tho I really don't feel like going, I'm DESPERATE as my grey parting is getting ever wider!  So needs must!

Hugs to all and Happy Crafting
Christine x
Challenge:  MilkCoffee Challenge blog - Flowers


  1. Simply stunning Christine, love the little flowers made into the heart.
    Wendy xx

  2. Christine, this is so very very beautiful! Gorgeous heart! And very very jealous of your new stash!

  3. Just thought - you should enter this into the milkcoffee flower challenge!

  4. Gorgeous card Christine...very stylish and chic.

    I am still feeling so bad that the "bad man" passed on his bugs to you. If it's any cough has much improved this last couple of days so hopefully yours will too.

    I thoroughly loved meeting up with you again, and of course the lovely Barry :)and maybe if I'm very lucky and you've forgiven my hubby then I'll see you again at the next one!

    Hugs Elaine xxx

  5. Mmmmm me wants to know HOW st Phil passed on his germs Christine??lol sorry your still poorly, I must admit when Brian & I were like it in Jan/Feb it took some shaking off..
    must be something to do with age me gorgeous classy creation..just your style lovely..

    smiles tother Christine x

  6. I LOVE this card Christine, I really love this style, its beautiful! Hope you feel better soon hon :-(

    Oh and your stash is fab, I noticed some more memory box dies there which are my fav thing at the moment!

    Hope the new do looks good!
    Pami x

  7. ooh, I'm not looking at all that lovely stash, I glimpsed lots of things I want.
    Fab card. elegant and pretty - cost a fortune in the shops.
    Hope you sleep well tonight.
    Hugs Chris xxx

  8. Poor Christine still not well!! its a bugger this little bug. Pleased to see you haven't lost your sense of humour!
    Your little card is precious - if I hadn't learnt so much the first time I'd be tempted to get engaged again!
    Must check out that Stampin Up word window punch - me likes!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  9. Ooooh like the card, so simple and effective. Sorry you're still not feeling better, hope a bit of pampering at the hairdressers helped though. Love the stash, very jealous!

  10. This is just fabulous Christine, love the flower heart, very CAS what no glitter, lol, the gems make up for it though.

    Kath x

  11. Hi Christine
    Sorry you have not been well, join the club, hope you are on the mend now.
    Love your stash, yummy.
    Your card is so stylish - I love it, something I would like to make myself.
    Suzie xx

  12. Ooh this is just FABULOUS Christine, absolutely love it - so stylish :o) Sorry you're still suffering hun, sending get well vibes xx Lisa x

  13. Hello Christine...
    This is so pretty!
    Thank you for playing along in MCS 2nd challenge and good luck to you..

  14. I love the simple elegance of this card, just beautiful!

  15. beautiful card christine.really elegant and pretty :D
    i hope you feel better soon.

    xx coops xx

  16. Simples it might be, but gorgeous is what it is.

  17. Stunning card Christine, and the new goodies look fabulous :o)
    Jackie xx

  18. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous hugs Pops x

  19. A brilliant design for an engagement card Christine - would look nice on a wedding card too, methinks. Love the teeny-weeny flowers!
    Hope you're soon feeling better, and thank goodness you didn't catch the bug before the Harrogate show!! (Great stash BTW)!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  20. Beautiful!love the white on white.Very simple but beautiful and elegant.Thank you for joining us at Milk coffee stamps challenge.

  21. I recognised Mandi's style straight away Christine and in answer to your questions... my response is yes and yes to the Old Smithy!
    Super stash too, I love your new dies!

  22. What a stunning card, so classy and elegant. Enjoy your new stash. xx

  23. It's a perfect Engagement card Christine - love it.

    Hope you're feeling better soon and can play with all your new goodies! :)x

  24. Hi Christine - love the card! So elegant and stylish, a perfect little CAS creation.

    Great stash as well, I do love Memory Box dies - they are have so many wonderful shapes, borders, flourishes, etc, etc, etc, etc!!!!!

    So sorry to hear that you are still poorly - hope you are better soon.


  25. Hi Christine! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - it's always nice to hear from someone pretty local :)
    I too recently bought the Memory Box/Poppystamps die from the Hobbycrafts show in Birmingham. I've always wanted to go the Harrogate show.
    I love your CAS card! So pretty!
    Hope you're feeling better soon - this cold likes to hang around too much for me!

  26. Stunning. Very elegant. x

  27. oh Hun,this is stunning its just so elegant,and oh so effective,just brilliant Hun,hope you feel better soon sweetie take care hugs Cherylxx

  28. Elegant, stunning and just simply gorgeous. Love it. xx

  29. Hi Christine, it's me again. Sorry to say I wouldn't be able to help you much with PSE7. I only know how to do a few little things with 5 and then I take the finished PNGs into PSP11 to creat toppers, pages etc :o)
    Jackie xx

  30. Gorgeous card Christine!

    Hope you're feeling better now.

  31. I love the card its so pretty! looks like you had a FAB time at the show with all those goodies you got, I always find the shows so inspiring. Sorry to hear your not feeling 100% get better soon
    Yvonne x

  32. Gorgeous, and so elegant! Hugs Delphine xx

  33. Glad to see your blog here. Your card is looking simply awesome. This is really a perfect engagement card. It is the prettiest card I have ever seen. Nice creation. Thanks for sharing.

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