Monday 1 June 2015

Hello Spring!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Firstly - I have some lovely news to share with you.....  I've been asked to join the fabulous Design Team at Handmade Bliss......  which is a wonderful new online store, run by a lovely lady called Joanne..  and she's specialising in stocking lots of goodies from the excellent companies in the US!  And you KNOW how partial I am to these wonderful companies...  Mama Elephant, MFT, Stamping Bella, WPLUS9, Avery Elle etc...  so I'm really thrilled to be able to join in - as there's more companies to come too!

And the card I made is using an image from a clear stamp set by a fabulous new US company called Avocado Arts...  they are BRAND NEW to the UK..  and they are all gorgeous!!

As it's challenge time too at Handmade Bliss and we have a colour theme to follow..  I used colours that are not usual for me...  but actually quite enjoyed myself!  Here's the photograph with the colours needed..

I think I got close to using them all...  but kept the card relatively CAS too..  Hope you like!

Image - Avocado Arts Hello Spring  - available HERE
Papers - Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe - avaialable HERE
Die - Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle (slightly altered!)
Colouring - Copics
BG01/72 (Vase)
YR02/04/09 (Flower)
G82 - leaves
NO/1/3 - Shading

I can vouch for the customer service from Joanne at Handmade Bliss - it's ultra fast - perfect for us crafters who have little or NO patience ... hmmmm like me!

Why don't you join in the fun at the challenge?  Click HERE to go straight there...  and you could win a fab prize!  You do need to use a product that is available at Handmade Bliss - and become a follower of the blog too..  but that's easy!

Or you could pop over to the Facebook page too...... click HERE for that.. and you'll find out earlier when there's fabbie new stock - I'll look forward to seeing you there!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..


  1. Big congratulations on your new DT post Christine, your card is gorgeous, you certainly did manage to get all the colours in and even sneaked a little pink in there too I see, mind you it wouldn't be a Christine card if it didn't have any pink now would it! LOL!, hugs, Colette xx

  2. Hiya Christine - many congratulations! What a lovely clean and simple card :)

  3. Well done you on your new DT post sounds a great site i love some of the US stuff so will be taking a good look your card is brilliantt love the stamp and CAS design Love and hugs Carole x

  4. This is lovely Christine, been and had a peep at the website, certainly looks a good place.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  5. Christine, I am so please for you - such great news about your DT role and thoroughly well deserved. I love this card. You make the simplest cards look so gorgeous and stylish...just

  6. Congratulations on your new DT post. Love the card, I'm sure you will be a great asset to the team.
    Avril xx

  7. Congratulations on your new DT post. Love the card, I'm sure you will be a great asset to the team.
    Avril xx

  8. What a lovely card, Christine! Congratulations on the new DT! I look forward to seeing much more! :o)

  9. Congratulations on your new DT post.
    Stunning card Christine, wonderful bold colours but they don't overwhelm, and of course, I love the stripes :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Fabulous news Christine and huge congrats on your new DT post; I know the products stocked at Handmade Bliss are right up your street so you must be delighted :-)

    I love your cute colourful card, just perfect to cheer someone up or just to say hello and the image is really lovely :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  11. Mahoosive congrats on your new DT Christine - so well deserved.
    Love this fabulous card - beautiful colours and great CAS design.
    Debs xx

  12. Oooh, well done on the new DT hunny, very much deserved, and it means we get to see more of your awesome work. LOVE this little card, if a flower can be cute then this is it, gorgeous colours and I really like the layout. Delish. Hugs xx

  13. Beautiful card, and I love how you've done the flower.


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