Sunday, 15 April 2012

Let Friendship Bloom

Happy Sunday friends! 
It seems very fitting today that I should show you a friendship card as I want to say thank you to a 
couple of lovely ladies.
Firstly I will just tell you a little bit about this card - this is one of those cards that took me out of my 
comfort zone, I don't usually use so many patterns and colours but occasionally 
I think it is good to push the boundaries!
I created the flowers from Delicate Pastel Craft Foils using Layered Flowers
I ran some alcohol inks over them to give them a burnished look.
Layered up Labels Twenty-Five, the final one stamped with the sentiment.
I may do 'bright and mix' again soon...
Right, more importantly the thank-you's!
Lydia Jordan sent me a photo of a card she created inspired by one of my projects - 
and here it is... isn't it lovely.
It's thrilling for me to think that I inspire crafters with designs -
I'm really happy if it means people out there are creating and enjoying themselves.
Thank you Lydia for sharing this with me and allowing me to post it on my blog.

My next thank you goes to Anne.
Anne took part in my Spring Inspiration Gallery and I commented what a wonderful card she created with an amazing stamp - the lady with the hair and butterflies.
Anne kindly sent me that card and also some stamped images for me to use.
Here it is, on my bookcase next to a photo of my boys when they were really young and really cute!
Thank you Anne.
Also a mention to Melanie - hope you are recovering well.
I never got to Ally Pally either this weekend, for those of you who did let me know what it was like and whether you've locked away your credit cards now! :)
Tomorrow I'm back working in London - I keep meaning to take my camera to 
show you all my little part of the City - I commute by coach and in the evenings I wait opposite
Tower of London which is quite magnificent.
Take care friends,



melanie said...

Stunning cards ,thank you for your well wishes ,recieved the thank you yesterday, stunning .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Christine
Such beautiful cards. There are so many talented people. I could not go to Ally Pally either, such a shame.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

baconbits said...

Hi Christine, I love the card am with you on the fussy papers always look and then look again - but this card is great.
The cards you have been sent are fantastic two very talented ladies.
Ally Pally was fantastic yesturday spent loads - so more goodies to play with.

Have a great Sunday
Amanda x

Hellma said...

WOW these card are great.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
It was strange to see my card on your blog but I'm glad you thought it worthy. The only thing is I scanned it with the envelope behind it so the white border looks uneven. Anyway thank you.

I love your card today the flower dies used I will have to get they look stunning.
Have a great day.

nattyboots said...

You have some very talented followers Christine and your inspiration and ideas encourage others, keep up the good work and thank you.Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Lovely cards. People are very talented. Well done. x.

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine. This is a very colourful card, not your usual style but I really like it, especially the way the 3D flowers seem to echo the shape of the flowers in the background.

Lydia and Anne you are both very talented, love both the cards featured. Anne x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Your card is very pretty and I never use bold colours but I like it.

I love the stamp that Anne used too.


hazel said...

Morning Christine lovely card christine love the colours and patterns you have chosen. xx hazel

Liz said...

Hi Christine loving the cards and has made me think that I need to try and simplify a bit more on my cards which you seem to do brilliantly.Did not travel to Ally Pally this year as off to Florida next week and may have to search out some craft stores.
Take care
Liz x

Ita said...

Hi Christine i love the card and i have to dies so can try and copy it,congrats to the ladys who made the other super cards

Craftychris said...

Your card is fab, I love the mixture of papers, you have done it so well. The two cards you have received are brilliant - the stamp of the girl is one the nicest stamps I have ever seen, I have to try and find it xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, have been away this weekend and just caught up on what I have missed. I love the idea of a die-day. The card yesterday is so pretty, will be going to get the mag tomorrow tried before I went away but don't think it was in the shops at that time. I like the card today, like you say, your usual style. Well done to Lydia and Anne, your cards are fab.
Elizabeth x

Debbie Seyer said...

I like your "outside" the box card! The craft foil is really cool!!

Anonymous said...

Love the vibrant colours of this card Christine - Lydia's card is lovely with the subtle shades she has used. Anne has produced a lovely card too. (three great cards).

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
A nice colour mix today and cheerfully bright. What lovely cards from the girls too. I really like the paper Lydia used on her card. Aren't crafters lovely people, always willing to help and share if they can. Just lovely.
I wish I could have made Ally Pally too, but hey we can have everything can we?!
Well have a great week Hugs Linda

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, was at Ally Pally this weekend so just catching up...such beautiful cards! Ally Pally was fab and it was great to finally meet the wonderful Sue Wilson! Spent all my stash cash that I took with a bit more, oops! Gotta go, lots of 'playing' beckons before going bak to work tomorrow!
Carole Z X

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, thank you so much for showing my card! I feel very honoured to have my card next to your lovely boys. If anyone does want that lady with the butterflies it is from The Stamp Man and is by Kay Carley. Thanks again Christine. I love your latest card, it was worth pushing the boundaries!

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