Saturday 14 January 2012

I've not fallen off the face of the earth.......

Hi Girls

Well here I am (eventually I hear you say?) with another card!  'Bout time too!!  Sorry about my absence from posting.... my lovely OH had a few days hol after working very hard over Christmas - so we took some 'quality time' together.... nothing exciting - just a few lunches out and pottering in each other's company...  we both enjoy our 'together bubble'...  so cardmaking was a lower priority!!  That said - I did manage to get some extra shelves up in my craft room....  but we WERE together making them!! (Me bossing the job of course.... hehe.. you know how it goes?  'up a bit....... down a bit....  stop....  DRILL!')  So now my endless nesties have found a fab new home in CD organisers on my new shelves! YAYY!!

He's at work today, so I'm sitting here on my own, with SuBo on Spotify - singing at the top of my voice..  I'm sure I could sing as good as her ........ "I dreamed a dream........"  cough, cough, splutter!  Actually her rendition always brings tears to my eyes... but that never takes much!

OK I'm waffling (well I have no one to talk to today!!).  Onto my card!  This one was inspired by the lovely Lisa over at Wishcraft...  when I saw her creation using Daisy a week or so ago I was so impressed I really had to make!!  And I have her to thank for the RAK when I couldn't get hold of the rubber as it seems now not in production, she very kindly let me have one of hers...  thank you Lisa!

Anyway, I coloured Daisy using a mixture of copics and promarkers...  I did try not to use pinks as Lisa had used pinks on hers and I didn't want to copy too much... so I chose lilacs and lavenders ...... but I have to say, they look pink to me.... sorry Lisa!  I used my square nestie to cut the image, and sponged around the edge while the nestie was still attached with a shadow blue on a make up sponge! The paper is from the Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills collection and is called Candy Confetti....  ooooh and it's so lovely to use!  I did an embossed panel of daisies from Bazzil pink.....  which also forms the base of the card.  I've added a little bow from fine string, and some buttons from my stash.  Oooh and i SO NEARLY forgot to mention...  I added just a little bit of glitter too!! LOL!

So there you go.... I'm back!  Btw, I have been having lots of trouble commenting on some of your blogs in the last few days.... even though I've not been posting cards, I have kept up with my commenting..... but think Blogger is misbehaving!  So if you normally get comments from me and haven't....  It's not been for the lack of trying!

Oh and some exciting news too...  I was contacted by a lovely lady over in the States the other day who asked me to do some cards for her as she'd come across my blog....  so I've also been busy fulfilling that order!  How exciting to think my cards are going world-wide!! LOL

Sorry for my waffling......  hope you like Daisy as much as I do. 
Thanks for any comments which I love to read..
Christine x
Have entered this card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Spots and Stripes


  1. Wow, nice to see you back Christine, but it is lovely to know that you've been off having some quality time with hubby. Congrats on your order for across the pond, although I'm not surprised. Your cards are always lovely and this one is no exception. I love your colouring, the lilac is very pretty and I really like the sky effect you've done. Beautiful Christine. Annette xx

  2. This is just fabulicious Missy! I love the image, love the colours, love the papers, love your colouring - a real winner in every way!!
    You're definately more SuBo after the makeover lol - hope you can sing as well!
    Big Hugs Laurie xx

  3. Oh she looks absolutely gorgeous Christine, I LOVE how you've coloured her :o) Super pretty card hun! Lisa x

  4. Totally gorgeous card Christine - the colouring is perfection. Love the distressed edges and the fab. papers.
    SuBo is amazing isn't she - I LOVE that song (it's now going round and round in my head)!
    Have a happy Sunday - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  5. Just so gorgeous Christine...Daisy was one of my first SN stamps I bought...and still one of my faves too :o)

    have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

  6. Hi Christine, so very nice to see you back! Love the card - I'm another one who has that image and thinks it's just adorable and even more adorable with your colouring - WOW!

    Great colour scheme, and papers as well.

    Sounds like you've had a nice few days in real life - and isn't that what husbands are there for, to be bossed about???


  7. Hello stranger lol.. glad you have been having a lovely time. Your card is so pretty - and fabulously coloured
    Lisa x

  8. Gorgeous card. Enjoyed the waffle! Glad to see you back posting though.
    It's no wonder your cards are travelling far and wide, they are fab. congrats on the international order. :)

    Edna x

  9. Hi Christine oh I have this sweet likkle lady must get her inked up again..thanks for the inspiration..lovely pretty colour combo mmm looks a bit pink to glad you got your shelves up..

    smiles the other Christine x

  10. Wonderful card, well worth the wait. I love the colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  11. She is beautiful, gorgeous colours x
    Wendy x

  12. so stunning christine.the image is gorgeous and i love your pretty colours and design :D
    huge congrats on getting your cards stateside :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Stunning card Christine. I've just become a follower of your beautiful blog so hope to pop back once in a while. Hugs Teresa xx

  14. Lovely to see you back Christine, and sounding so well (at last!) and full of energy!

    I absolutely adore that image and you've coloured her beautifully. Gorgeous papers too.

  15. I almost missed this, this is my fave ever image she is just gorgeous love your colours and shades too perfect hugs pops x

  16. Christine your card is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and pretty and beautifully coloured.
    That stamp is back in production but not on sale at Sugar Nellie like before it's either Elizabeth Bell or Belles & Whistles selling it now but I can't remember which, and congrats on your cards going Stateside :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our spots &/or stripes challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  17. Such a pretty card Christine....I love it :)
    Your video tutorials are fab and very informative.....I must get out my Daisy and colour her up again!

    Jenny xx


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