Wednesday, 19 August 2015

It's Not Christmas!

Hello friends

Giving you a little break from Christmas today and revisiting some dies
that I really like - the Card Creator dies.
This is Glass Effects, I've chosen to die cut it in white and place
on a white card base.  I then ran it through again with some gingham
patterned paper and reinserted some pieces.
Added Blooms One and a little bit of Sprigs.
 These are what I call my 'comfort cards' - I enjoy working on the background
and adding a simple flower and foliage.

So how is that boy of mine doing?
I see 'his blog' is more popular than mine in the ranking right now! ;)
I suspect a little competition may arise between us...
Between you and me, he's been an absolute star, embracing his new role,
coming up with ideas and it's definitely given me more time to create.

I understand he's just uploaded some new pre-order dies -
the alphabets, numbers and sentiments one are bound to be a big hit.

Other stuff...for those of you who did not catch this on Facebook...
Bella v. Pigeon
That pigeon knows it's safe there and appears to enjoy tormenting Bella!

So I think I've got all my blog organised now, but please shout if there's
anything missing.  There's Bloglovin' button, follow me by email,
add me to your Google circle and more!
No escape from me then... :)
Big thanks to all of you who have followed me,
re-routed etc - really appreciate it.

Take care friends and I hope your week is going well.


  1. Of course I'll follow you Christine once I'd found you. I don't know I go away on holiday and you and Elliot go all new look on me. Pleased to see you using a die I already have, a bit easier on the purse for which my husband is very grateful. Thanks Ann

  2. Morning Christine, Wow, this is different, I love the paper piecing, it looks so effective.
    A lovely piccie of Bella, I agree the Wood Pidgeon is definitely taunting her haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Morning Christine, Wow, this is different, I love the paper piecing, it looks so effective.
    A lovely piccie of Bella, I agree the Wood Pidgeon is definitely taunting her haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Lovely card, so pretty. I have this die & often struggle to find ways to use it so I might just use your idea-thank you.


  5. beautiful card Christine love the simplicity of achieving such a stunning looking card quick and easy xx hazel

  6. Hi Christine
    Well what an unusual and beautiful card for us today, so clean and fresh , i love it ! { i think i may have mentioned this before ,i could do with someone opening a Die Library just like borrowing a book and taking it back } well it would easier on the wallet and my ever long wish list could go in the bin haha.

    Your boy is doing just fine , giving you more time to create and a little competition is good.
    Enjoy your day
    Elaine H X

  7. Morning Christine,

    Love ttodays card, so fresh looking.

    Love the photo of Bella and the pigeon. It reminds me of that wonderful advert with the cat and bugie singing to one another. I love animal adverts.

    Have a lovely day.

    Val in Spain x

  8. Loving that die - would make a great stencil too. Ha ha i think you are right but theres nothing wrong with a little competition ;) Have a lovely day .

  9. Good morning Christine
    Gorgeous card today. An unusual background die - great for men's cards too.
    Great photo of Bella and the pigeon. I have a squirrel who is my nemesis at the moment - he just won't leave my bird feeder alone!! I sympathise with Bella.
    A little competition is healthy and I am sure Elliott will be enjoying this as much as you.
    Enjoy your day

  10. Hi Christine,
    Lovely card today I really love your style,so fresh.
    Elliott and you in competition,that will be good we will all get the benefit.
    I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

  11. Good morning Christine lovely fresh looking card much more appropriate at this time of year as I don't want to think about Christmas yet! Healthy competition is no bad thing and it's a wonderful opportunity for Elliott. Best wishes Jackie x

  12. Morning Christine,
    Lovely card. I'm so pleased for Elliot he's been through so much for a young man. I feel I know him so well with following his treatment and progress. I wish him success in everything he does.

  13. Hi Christine, this card is so lovely and clean looking I love it . love Jean Z xxx

  14. Love this card Christine, so pretty and dainty. I haven't seen the glass die before - one for the wish list I think.
    Hope the sun is shining on you.

  15. Lovely card Christine, using such an unusual die, one I must have missed! I love the way you have re-inserted the gingham paper, a lovely touch.
    Competition is good 😊
    Janice x

  16. I am not sure if I thank you or Elliot for adding the follow by email button, but thank you xx

  17. This would be good for a masculine card as well, so pretty x

  18. Hi Christine. Of course we will follow you. I wouldn't want to miss your blog and lovely cards. Today's card is great, thanks for the inspiration : ) How long did Bella take to get fed up trying to reach the pigeon, bless her. Take care xx

  19. Ooh this is fabulous , a gorgeous die. Hope you have had a lovely weekend x