Sunday 24 July 2011

You won't believe this....

Hi Best Blogging Buddies...

Well.... what you won't believe is that I really couldn't find anywhere to put glitter on this card....  try as I might!  (although just a smidgeon did appear on the petticoat JUST before I photographed it... well only little tiny dots so they don't really count.. do they??)  So me..... with no glitter?  Heaven forbid!

Soooo the card is using a lovely image called Cherry Pip from Funky Kits.... isn't she gorgeous?  I coloured her in with my trusty pens... then embossed her to 'curve her edges' so to speak!  I then used 3D foam to raise her from an embossed nestie shape (labels 18), but as I was using the largest of the set, I had to draw around the outside of the nestie onto red card - and cut that out, to get the red outer frame.  Follow???  Hope so!  The DP I've used is from an October Afternoon Modern Homemaker 8 x 8 Pad which I got from The PaperMaze....  so yummy.. but it had to be used!  Then I've used a bit of red behind that, and also red (embossed with swiss dots) for the corners ... with a retro flower embossed and added to each corner.  And where could the glitter go?  I tried from all angles, but couldn't really justify it!  Will my glitter pot forgive me?  I think not!  I'll be excom-glitter-cated...... wahhhhhhhhh!!  Can't stand the thought!

We've had a lovely weekend....  we went out for a nice pub lunch yesterday  - and after going in and out of 3 different pubs and turning out noses up at the menu - settled for the one just down the road!  But it was really nice to spend some time just with each other, rather than thinking 'we must do this in the garden' or 'we must do that...'  Today we've just spent pottering in the before-mentioned garden..., and I've done things like changing curtains (when I fell off the chair.... and broke a lovely glass candlestick), then washed up after lunch (and broke my OH's favourite Black Sheep beer glass)!  Hmmmm... they say things come in three's?  Hope it's not my glitter pot!!!

Hope everyone is well and had a lovely weekend and that the sun shone for you at least a bit...

Big Hugs to all, and thanks for looking and commenting...
Christine x


  1. you should break a match! Just to be sure !
    LOve this little card .. and not only NO glitter .. but its red! I love it!
    What a little cutie and i do love that nestie shape ..and knew what you meant to cut the red matt lol
    You sound like you have had a good weekend . Mainly washing and ironing here lol.. well got to make the most of the sun...

    Lisa x

  2. Gorgeous colouring Christine (love the rich red) and the image is adorable. Well done for being brave and cutting down on the glitter - no doubt you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms though? (There's nothing quite like a bit of glitter is there)!!
    Have a great week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  3. Ooo err Mrs! This is divine!
    I love your colouring of Miss Cherry Pip, those reds are gorgeous. As for no glitter..I go through phases where everything is either drowned in the stuff or not a speck to be seen. It's a love/hate relationship I have with glitter.
    I'm sure you'll soon be back to your usual sparkly, glittery self soon ;)

    Love Elaine xxx

  4. Absolutely stunning card, even without the glitter! I really love the red, really affective. Lee xx

  5. I love how the flowers on the paper, and the punched ones, and the embossed ones all go together so well, they all have a Retro feel, to me. Super image, and fab colours, too!

    So sorry you've had breakages, I sympathise - I hate breaking things!! *hugs*

    luv, Mags x

  6. I nearly fainted away when I saw you mention no glitter Christine lol...its stunning, I love your colouring of this sweetie
    Mina xxx

  7. Wonderful card Christine, love the image and papers. It's so perfect it doesn't need any glitter.

  8. Oh so gorgeous Christine, love the colour combo.
    Hugs Emma x

  9. stunning card christine.the image is so adorable and i love your fabulous rich red colours and design :D
    bet you next card will have lots of glitter now ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. Just because I didnt use glitter - there is no need to copy!....fab card hun - love the reds - beautiful
    Sarah x

  11. That is a pretty card. Im sorry that you broke your candlestick and the favourite glass :( sounds like you had a lovely day tho otherwise x

  12. I must be losing it Christine, I was sure I'd commented on this wee beauty.
    Gorgeous card (even without loads of glitter). Love the image and the colours.

    Edna x

  13. Hi Christine
    This is so gorgeous! Such a pretty image and perfectly coloured. Love the layout and colours. xx

  14. Stunning work, gorgeous details big hugs pops x x

  15. Hi Christine
    really enjoyed browsing your blog...was lovely to meet you today..enjoy your new goodies :)
    Love Katy

  16. So cute card!  

  17. OOOH christine this is lovely , and your colouring is fab.. lovely job..
    Hugs xx

  18. I love this card (well they are all nice) I don't do much red colouring, I find it a frightening colour and always seem to get it everywhere and it bleeds for me but I do love the look and this card is beautifully coloured
    Hugs Susie xx


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