Sunday, 22 April 2012

Bella, Thanks and a Giveaway!

Happy Sunday Blogland!
I'm having roast dinner cooked by my mum today - heaven!
A layout to share with you featuring...Bella (well, it makes a change from my sons!)
I've gone very pink and bold with Kaisercraft Lullaby papers, 
I recall having wallpaper like this at home when I was a child in browns and gold!
I've used Layered Flowers with large gemstones in the middle,
Antique Frames and Accents for the black frame and cut two for the central black decoration 
(I thought it mirrored her stripe down her face).
The letters are thickers - I think they were a green colour but I sprayed them liberally with 
Cosmic Shimmer - Plum Twist - it does make the surface look a little like velvet. 
Talking of Bella, she's had it a little easy lately so I think she needs to be put to work!
Time for a giveaway!
How about a set of dies....
Lacy Ovals
I have a brand new set to send out to a lucky follower.
Please leave me a comment and because it is Sunday tell me if you indulge in the traditional Sunday roast or prefer something is just as important as craft you know!
I will ask Bella to pick out a winner and post the lucky name on Thursday.

Before I go - something else to show you ...
this beautiful card is from Sandra - the winner of my last giveaway.
Isn't it stunning and she kindly remembered my love (addiction!) to butterflies.
I'm so lucky to have such lovely follower friends.
Take care and I will be back tomorrow.


melanie said...

Love the scrapbook page of Bella ,I`m a traditional Sunday Dinner Girl you can`t beat it thanks for the cahnce to win these lovely dies. Melanie

Debs said...

Bella looks 'the belle of the ball' in this fabulous LO.
The double border down the centre is just perfect :o)
I am defo a tradional Sunday roast gal and I am looking forward to sitting down at the table with all my boys and their partners later today.
Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Have a great day - enjoy your Mum's roast :o)
Debs xx

Lucycat said...

Another giveaway WOW, Good luck everyone I hope Bella does not mind being put to work . Lovely page of Bella today and Sandra your card is lovely too. x.

Adena said...

We always have a traditional Sunday Roast dinner and today it is Roast Beef with all the trimmings. Then I'll collapse on the settee in front of the tv for the afternoon - probably doze off. Later with renewed vigour I'll head to the craft room and finish off a card I've been making for a friend.
Love the layout for Bella - I would never have thought of using lace - you always think outside the box! Enjoy your sunday.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I love the layout with beautiful Bella..and Sandra your card is gorgeous! Please opt me out of the draw, as I have these dies and it will give others a chance! Have a lovely Sunday roast, Carole Z X

Sally Anne Bristow said...

Little Bella as puppy on a pretty page :) Have a lovely Sunday and enjoy your roast. I will be popping accross the road to have a roast with my father in law with hubby and kids in tow. I love it when someone else cooks xxx

Susan.... said...

Good morning Christine & Family,
What a wonderful LO ! love what you have done with the letters and the paper is fab, it certainly shows off the star of the show !

As I live in Spain, I make a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings one week, and then I make a paella the following week.
During the summer we enjoy eating either the roast or the paella in the garden surrounded by beautiful,sweet smelling roses and colourful geraniums..just perfect !
Sandra's card is fabulous ! Thank you very much for giving us all the chance to win such fab dies !
Enjoy your sunday !
susan x Mallorca . Spain

Desiree said...

I'd love to have someone cook my roast dinner as I usually cook one for my family of 8 children and 1 granddaughter after watching one of my son's play football. We occasionally break this up with a couple of my kids favourite chicken dishes - Coronation chicken and what we call 'Jenny's Chicken' as we first tasted it at a friend's house called Jenny! It's thin slices of chicken breast with coriander, parmesan and beaten egg - yummy!
Enjoy your Sunday!

nattyboots said...

Aww Christine im scrapbooking today after my Sunday roast. Bella is such a cutie and the layout is so new to me that im going to copy the idea.Well done Sandra for her beautiful card and thank you for giving someone the chance to win these fantastic dies. Hope you have a restful Sunday . Elaine H X

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely picture of Bella shes a real cutie.
Enjoy your roast I almost always do the full works on a Sunday, that's what we Brits do.
Lovely card from Sandra great use of different papers.
Have a good day.

Oksana said...

Morning Christine! What a lovely layout, and Sandra's card is beautiful. We have a roast every so often and it's lovely when we do - not keen on the washing up though! Other tines I will make a nice pasta dish which is much quicker! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.x

Maggie J said...

Bella looks lovely on a vintage background surrounded by flowers. i have a very pretty westie and it's giving me ideas on a page for her. The card Sandra made is very impressive too, lots of inspiration there. My husband and I don't have traditional Sunday lunch but usually have a Chicken Casserole but with all the trimmings that go with Sunday lunch, but if my son and his family come then we do have the traditional Sunday lunch which we all enjoy very much, it takes some beating doesn't it.
Many thanks for the giveaway chance.

hazel young said...

Morning Christine, love the scrapbook page and i do like the way that you mimiced the stripe down her nose with the dies works really well. Myself and my boys love a sunday roast, sunday isnt sunday without one. unfortunately always have to cook it myself but its definately work it and all the washing up lol. Love the card Sandra made really like the desing and colours. enjoy your sunday roast xx hazel

Alison said...

Bella looks such a sweetie on the scrapbook page. Later, I will be cooking the roast dinner, today it's turkey for a change. Thanks for the chance of winning the fab dies.
Alison xx

Bea said...

hi Christine - fab page and great card from Sandra -you always inspire. Although I grew up with the traditional Sunday roast and veg i became a vegetarian in 1988 and since then have a veggie version if the family is round or if not just make what I fancy on the day. However do prefer a family/friend mealtime as it is much more sociable.

Unknown said...

Beautiful LO out of beautiful Bella, she's adorable :)
I am a traditional Sunday Roast girl, I love to cook big meals for my Family, sadly it is only Hubby & myself these days as all my Family live miles away :(
Thanks for the chance to win, how kind of you :)

alex said...

Wonderful scrap book page, I must get on with my scrap book, and the card from Sandra is just so pretty, looks like I will have to add these to printrest :-) As for dinner today the sun is shining so a BBQ is on the menu
we rarely have a roast in our house, but occasionally treat ourselves to one out at a local restaurant.

Elizabeth said...

Love the scrap book page of Bella, I was wondering whether she had gone into retirement...hehehe. What a lovely card too Sandra. Not having a sunday roast today. My husband is making some soup for lunch at the moment and the smell from the kitchen is wonderful.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone.
Elizabeth x

T C said...

What a lovely layout & beautiful photo (we used to have 3 yorkshire terriers sadly no longer with us and now have a rescue springer named boris)our daughter always visits on a sunday as she loves a roast which we always have!
Thanks for the chance of winning those fab dies, Tina x

Hellma said...

Morning Christine, love your page today the focal point is so cuteeee, i just love seeing her, love how you have done her name and your right it looks like velvet, we do take-away Sunday last day of rest before the hectic week begins, i do our traditional dinner on a Saturday. Hope you enjoy your meal as much as i enjoyed mine yesterday.

T C said...

What a lovely layout & beautiful photo (we used to have 3 yorkshire terriers sadly no longer with us and now have a rescue springer named boris)our daughter always visits on a sunday as she loves a roast which we always have!
Thanks for the chance of winning those fab dies, Tina x

Cinders said...

Morning Christine,
I love the layout and Bella is just adorable and soooo cute too!!!
I also agree with you that the mirror border matches the stripe down bella's nose.
Sandra's card is lovely, I like how one of the papers used kind of matches with the flowers and swirls to embellish it.

I'm Not a big meat eater (I have to really fancy it to be able to eat it) but I do love my yorkshire puddings and stuffing so today my boys are having lamb while I have quorn with all the trimmings.
Have a great day
Caz x

rlovew said...

Such a sweet layout. I really like the diecuts you used throughout. I generally don't do a Sunday roast since mt husband is a pastor we both have very busy Sundays cand go out for our main meal. I do love a roast though just normally cook it during the week.

Ita said...

Hi Christine a lovely page and a great photo of Bella,I like the way you cut 2 of the of the dies and put them back to back
Sunday lunchhere is "no more" as it is just the 2 of us as the kids have left the nest ,I have many happy memories of sunday lunch when I was growing up ,my mother loved to cook,and she loved baking, so a busy kitchen on sunday,with normaly 3 dessert choices, and of course cakes for tea.
now that I am thinking "Sunday Lunch" I will do it when my sonJoe who is a ships captain is home,as he works 1 momth on and one off and invite my older son Eoin,
Thank you for the insperation and enjoy your lunch with your Mom

Craftychris said...

oooh Bella's page is gorgeous and so is Bella!! Sandra's card is lovely too! Enjoy your sunday lunch with your Mum. My husband and I sometime have a roast joint but today be is having steak pie with roasties and veg and I am having quorn lamb style steak with boiled potatoes and veg. We are both having yorkshire puds. I am not a vegetarian, I just like quorn and its low fat!! Thanks for the chance to win the lovely candy xx

kelly said...

WOW, thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous dies Christine!
Ah bless Bella,she is such a sweetie.I love seeing photos of pets as much as cards.I love the set of dies you have used too!Stunning.
Oh yes defo Sunday dinner,yum yum.I love them.
Enjoy yours today.
Kelly xxx

kelly said...

WOW, thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous dies Christine!
Ah bless Bella,she is such a sweetie.I love seeing photos of pets as much as cards.I love the set of dies you have used too!Stunning.
Oh yes defo Sunday dinner,yum yum.I love them.
Enjoy yours today.
Kelly xxx

CraftyJo said...

That's a cute layout of your Bella, she suits pink!

I don't do the traditional sunday roast, this is very often the day we go out with friends for a group ride on our GoldWings - I don't actually 'do' traditional at best of times, never cook a turkey for Christmas! Today I'm thinking either an afternoon tea (butties, cakes etc.) or a very late brunch :)

Thanks for the chance to win, you can never have too many spellbinders :)

Sandra said...

Oh thank you Christine for putting the card I made for you on your blog. I just wanted you to know how very much I appreciate the time and effort you use to Inspire us everyday.
Thank you also to all the lovely Blog Friends for their very kind comments about the card. The papers I used are my some of my 'Special' papers that I hate to part with, I love them and they are only used for VERY SPECIAL friends!
The scrapbook page of Gorgeous Bella is beautiful.
No Sunday Roast for us, busy weekend travelling, it doesn't seem like Sunday without a roast, so like Friday Die-day on a Saturday, we are having Sunday Roast on Monday this week! haha
Crafty Hugs to all,
Sandra xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine. That is a lovely page of Bella. Keep as many photographs as possible of her puppy stage; like children they grow all to quickly.
Sunday roast today will be the Ham variety with lots of parsley sauce!
Sandra, your card is so pretty, and what a lovely message you have sent to Christine.
Anne x

confusedabc said...

Hi Christine,
What a lovely card, made all the difference by that gorgeous photo of Bella. She looks like she is thinking of what mischief she can get up to next.
We are very traditional with our meals Christine, roast dinners? can't beat them and I should say the most popular... Roast beef and all the trimmings. Thank you for a chance of winning those dies, I have always wanted a set of those, but I am just starting to use Spellbinders and have to save up for them, hee! hee! Take care Jean

Redanne said...
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Redanne said...

Hi Christine, the layout of Bella is just gorgeous, love that black lace idea. A change for us today, we are having roast ham with cauliflower cheese and roasties, can't wait. Sandra's card is so beautiful, lovely design and colours. Hope you have a lovely meal with your Mum. Thanks for the chance to win too!

nmty said...

Hi Christine, I love the scrapbook page, Bella is sooo cute. Since i have become a follower of your blog and veiwing your layouts, you have got my interest in scrapbooking going again! (as well as card making). Thanks for that. This week we are having a sunday roast, but this doesn't happen every week.

Sandra - your card is lovely, very bright and fresh colours.

enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine, hope you enjoyed your Sunday roast. We normally have a full family Sunday roast every week but today was the exception - we have just got back from London so had a quick meal of fish fingers and chips lol. I love the layout of your page and Bella looks so adorable.

Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous dies too


Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine, hope you enjoyed your Sunday roast. We normally have a full family Sunday roast every week but today was the exception - we have just got back from London so had a quick meal of fish fingers and chips lol. I love the layout of your page and Bella looks so adorable.

Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous dies too


Unknown said...

Such a cute LO and a great card, to boot. I love a nice roast beef Sunday dinner with onions, carrots, potatoes...but I don't cook much so I'm happy with whatever someone will fix. I do a mean job of cleaning up the mess afterwards though, something most of my family and friends who like to cook dislike doing, so we all win. Thanks for letting us play along!

Anita Braddock said...

How Beautiful both are Bella is supper cute. love the dies you used and the colors are Amazing. I love love the Border in the center its awesome many Great Ideas you have given me to try. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win I love love my spellbinders.
iam a followers always

Linda said...

What a gorgeous layout, Bella look so cute.
No sunday roast for us, we eat a pot of soup with bread and garlic butter or pizza's
hugs Linda

SUZYD said...


lestim said...

Hi Christine, I love the layout, although I'm not a scapper I love my Spellbinders. I also love Sunday roast, and cook one every Sunday for the family, this week was special as my brother and sister in law were visiting from France so we had roast Pork with all the trimmings, gum. Best wishes, Lesley x

Clai01 said...

I love a roast dinner any day, not just on a Sunday, chicken I think has to be my favourite, then lamb then beef, yummy! Thanks for the chance to win the ovals.

Anonymous said...

Hi christine great layout with bella and sandras card is so pretty. Love traditional roast, chicken today but i also love to mix it up in the summer as its sometimes too hot to cook a full roast. Have a great day x
Elaine x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

What a cutey you are.... No not you Christine, Bella! lol!! Love the layout, really pretty and I love the back to back borders making a very pretty lacey backdrop.
We have Sunday roast every week and my eldest son brings my grandson Jake and my daughter drops in after work. We tend to do it around 4pm so Sian can finish work and come straight here; so it is never a roast lunch, more a roast dinner. But hey it suits us and Jake likes it too. Please don;t enter me in the draw, as I have these dies already but thank you so much anyway.
Good luck everyone. Hugs Linda x

jucrook said...

Hello Christine. We often have a Sunday roast, usually chicken or turkey, but this week we had homemade lasagne. Love the picture of Bella she is a real cutie. I have to whisper that so my mini Schnauzer Toby doesn't get too jealous!! although I'm really more of a cardmaker I am tempted to dabble in scrap booking and this is just the inspiration I need. Thanks Christine

LisaK said...

Just catching up on posts but yes, another Sunday roast gal here too! Yesterday was roast chicken and all the trimmings. I don't think I could ever tire of roast potatoes!

Love the colour scheme for little Bella by the way. Thank you for another chance to win a prize :0)

Anonymous said...

Am loving the layout. I am a traditional Sunday Roast lady - especially if someone else is cooking! Thanks for the giveaway chance. Annie S.

fairysparkle said...

Hi loving layout .We have a trad roast and my fav is beef with roast onions and horseradish sauce .If there is any left i cook it in gravy and put horseradish into the gravy .
Thank you for the chance xx

taylorstrio said...

Love the red & white gift bag, think I'll have to get the butterfly die (so much for cutting back on spending on stash!) We don't really do traditional Sunday roasts as hubby works silly shifts,so a roast can be any day that takes our fancy or if he is home on a Sunday I very often try a new recipe that we like the look of (from my mountain of cookery books!)
Thanks for the chance to win this great give-away.
Keep up the good work, love your designs
Tracey x

Maggie said...

Hi Christine
A lovely scrapbook page of Bella she is soooooo sweet! I love my Sunday Roast with all the family when we can all get better way to spend a Sunday.....well maybe a crafting Sunday comes very close...rofl!


Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
I (personally) think there is nothing better than a Sunday roast with all the trimmings yummy, BUT today we have to forgo our sunday lunch as we have LOADS of errands to run so it will have to be boring sandwiches for us today. Your layout with the beautiful "Bella" is lovely, she looks like a very cherished little dog.
Sandra (craftynan)

Andrea said...

Lovely! Bella is a creature with attitude!

Chloe's Nan said...

Love this scrapbook page Christine, Bella looks soo cute! I expect she is so full of character and is a wonderful companion x

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