Saturday, 16 March 2013

Time again for Totally Gorjuss


Well girls, I'm cheating a bit here...  only a little bit, but cheating never-the-less.  The theme this week at Totally Gorjuss is 'Something Old' (Challenge 175)...  and I sort of don't do much vintage-y stuff, and most of my stuff is old anyway...  I was scratching my head again...  then this came to me!!  I'd seen a card very similar on Pinterest, so can't take the credit..  but thought it was a nice card to send to an 'old' person..... Get the connection???  Hope so!!  So, my 'something old', became 'someone old'!   And I haven't had my hand smacked yet!

The sponsor this time is Heather's Hobby Haven...  pop over to the challenge blog to see what my lovely teamies have come up with!

I used my L'il Inkers Stitched Mats for the card.. (these are getting over-use now as I love them!)...  then I got out my lovely Papertrey Ink number dies...  and cut straight through the mat with them.  I used 3D foam pads to lift the mat off the paper... and placed the bits of the numbers in hopefully the right places.  The flowery paper is a digi one from Echo Park Country Drive collection...  makes a nice contrast with the Kraft.. yes?  I did the sentiment on the computer using Aquarelle font..  then used my square punch to make the fishtail endings... as my new PTI fishtail die was slightly too small.  Shucks...

This post is scheduled this morning as with a bit of luck, Elaine and I will be heading to the GNPE at Harrogate... meeting up with t'other Christine (Nanaseaside), and hopefully getting together at coffee time with  Mau, Avril, Lisa...  and Janet - who I believe has cupcakes!!

If you happen to be going to Harrogate today - and you spot us..... please give me a nudge... I'm useless at faces (also don't wear my distance glasses at places like shows as I keep on having to take them on and off!)  But I'd love to say hello!  Also, if you keep me talking, I will spend less money.....  method in the madness huh?)

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting..
Christine x



16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, very eyecatching. Enjoy Harrogate :o)
    Jackie xx

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  2. I love this card ~ funny I have just ordered the L'il Inkers Stitched Mats for myself ~ they look fab. Bev xx

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  3. Totally love this one, Christine! I'm gonna Pin it first and then case it later!!

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  4. Love the way the numbers stand out on this, really great.

    Kath x

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  5. Fantastic card Christine - looks like one of those you'd pay a fortune for in M&S!

    Hope you had a fab day!
    xx

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  6. so gorgeous christine.really love the stylish design, i hope you had a good spend up today :D

    xx coops xx

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  7. This is a fab idea .. love it and the papers are so pretty.
    Wonderful to see you all again ..
    Lisa x

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  8. brilliant card, so clever and so pretty too. xx

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  9. Love the cut out effect Christine, gives the numbers a great bevelled look!
    Hope you had a fab time today and didn't spend too much!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  10. Hi Christine, Jill mailed me and I have got the blinkie sorted bloomin tech issues lol xx pleased you got some of before they sold out :)

    Love your card gorgeous presentation of such a special occasion

    Hugs Kate xx
    on behalf of the HH

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  11. Good Morning sweetie, this is stunningly gorgeous..

    Have a lovely Sunday Huggles Pops x x x

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  12. This is fab Christine. I really struggle with older birthdays as the cute cartoony images don't seem appropriate. This is a great idea.
    Beautifully done. Have a fab Sunday.
    Annette
    xx

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  13. Ooh love this design, it's very pretty and perfect for an 'older' birthday :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  14. Awww this is gorgeous Christine love the big numbers..very simple & so stylish perfect.


    smiles Christine tother one XX

    ps remind me to tell you how I make my fish tail sentiment tags easy peasy ..

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  15. Really beautiful!! What a neat idea!!

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  16. This is gorgeous! Love the simplicity! Janet xx

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Christine x