Saturday 5 August 2017

Friday Die Day ....on a Saturday!

Hello friends

What's this?  Friday Die Day on a Saturday!?
When you have an unexpected stay in hospital things go a little awry.
I appear to a have a kidney stone and let's just say they
don't half hurt!  I still have it, it wants to stay but at least I'm 
back home now,  I can sit at my desk for a little while 
and get things back to normal(ish).
I'm very much hoping my stone and I part company soon!

This week I'm featuring Rise 'n Shine - one of the Little Red Wagon
dies designed by Debi Adams.

7 dies in the set and the approximate sizes are:

Small Star: 0.45 x 0.40 in. 1.1 x 1.0cm
Sun Face: 0.75 x 0.75 in. 2.0 x 2.0cm
Medium Star: 1.00 x 0.95 in. 2.5 x 2.4cm
Moon: 0.70 x 1.60 in. 1.8 x 4.0cm
Cloud: 2.00 x 1.30 in. 5.0 x 3.5cm
Sun Beams: 2.20 x 2.15 in. 5.6 x 5.5cm
Umbrella: 1.75 x 2.00 in. 4.4 x 5.0cm
This is how they look cut/embossed. 

For my card design I chose to use the umbrella and cloud dies.
I die cut three of each and also the clouds from silver mirror card to shadow them.
Love the stitching detail around the edge of the clouds.

My 5 x 7 card base matted with dotty paper -
My Mind's Eye - All is Bright.
Red twine tied to the left hand side and a typed and die cut sentiment.

Each brolly adorned with a little flower (die set - Swallow and Heart).

My finished card - I moved the twine bow down to the bottom left
and added Classic Heart die cut.

I thought afterwards I could have added little gemstones for rain drops.

Rise 'n Shine is available on the website here and don't forget...

The free shipping ends tomorrow - Sunday, it has proved a great success
and kept Elliott wonderfully busy - thank you! 

Take care friends - have a lovely weekend and please stop by tomorrow -
Charity Kit Day!


  1. Hi Christine
    I'm so glad you are home and let's hope that nasty stone disperses or departs asap. Lovely card today, very appropriate for the rainy days we have been having. My parcel arrived yesterday, thank you Elliott.
    Hope you have a lovely and pain free weekend.
    Chris xx

  2. Sorry to hear you are unwell, hope it leaves you soon and is not too painful. Lovely die set with lots of uses. Gorgeous card x xx hazel

  3. Lovely card & a very useful set of Dies.

    Hope your stone goes away soon-it can be analysed so the Specialist can advise you if it's a medical reason or dietary changes are required.


  4. Good Morning Christine
    I hope the Stone goes soon so painful for you!
    Love this Die set and the Sweet Umbrellas so lovely Christine!
    Take care
    Love Marg

  5. Welcome home Christine , i hope you get some pain relief soon .
    A very lovely card .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  6. Morning Christine,
    Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope the dratted stone leaves you soon.
    Love the card.

  7. Morning Christine. So sorry you've been in hospital but glad you are back home now. I've heard they're really painful things so hope yours goes away soon.
    Love the card. Like the sun with the smiley face and the man in the moon. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  8. Hi Christine

    So sorry to hear that you have been poorly oooooh that is so painful I hope

    it soon gets easier for you Bless youxxx

    This card is so cute would really cheer someone up when they are going

    through a difficult time and it cannot fail to make you smile love it.

    Have a nice weekend please try and rest and hope that the weather is kind

    to you and Mr Sunshine calls

    Luv n hugs Annxxx

  9. Ouch. Hope it gts sorted very soon. I understand they can be very painful. Love the card & the die set.

  10. Hi Christine
    Sorry to hear you are not well.Please take care and try and rest.Love the fun card.
    Jan x

  11. Do hope this clears up soon and you can get back to normal. Love those little umbrellas!

  12. Hi Christine. So sorry to hear you've been so unwell and in hospital. Kidney stones are so painful, but hope yours clears soon. Lovely card and fun die. xx