Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A 'Quick Makes' Card

Hello friends,
WOW so pleased you liked my red butterfly gift bag yesterday,
I got lots of comments and believe me I read each and every one - thank you so much.

Today a 'quick makes' card that is featured in Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.
I always smile to myself with the word 'quick' because I have to tell you my creation process is fairly slow! 
Once I've decided on the design I do speed up so it is fair to say that if you were copying this from the magazine it would be fairly quick.
The other thing I've discovered is that when I'm crafting my normal OCD neatness goes a little awry - 
but I console myself with a comment I heard recently ....
"No chaos, no creation!"
So, back to the card - Rose Creations and Labels One are my feature. 
Dividing the card with different papers, adding ribbon and layering.
Love this paper - Pebbles - Country Picnic Collection.
Oh yes...twine and tiny butterfly too!
Back tomorrow when I will be announcing the winner of the Lacy Ovals.
"Bella! Bella! Work to do!"
Take care friends.


Hellma said...

Love the color of this card, the papers are great.

melanie said...

Stunning card .melanie

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine, this is a pretty card. I too love the papers, where do you get them from?
I laughed when I read your comments about "No chaos, no creation..." you should see my work space sometimes, but it is satisfying clearing up afterwards.
You are quite right about copying from the magazine, if you are just following then it does make it quicker. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I made 4 of your creations from the freebies on Sunday evening, it was quite quick and I really enjoyed it.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine ,another cracking card i just love all your creations ,and the papers are pretty hot too. Elaine H X

Debs said...

Hi Christine
This is so pretty.
Love the flower.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Christine..I have yet to get the time to make a quick card from the lovely magazine freebies! It's true'no chaos, no creation'..the more creative I'm feeling the more messy my craft desk gets...and it is satisfying clearing up afterwards! Carole Z X

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely card Christine, nice, clean, classic line, great colour combo too x

Lucycat said...

Another pretty card. Love the colour. x.

Cinders said...

Good morning Christine,
I love the papers that you've used and as for a quick card, mine never are as I spend so much time making sure that I've got the right papers and embellishments and of course, I change my mind while making it and spend even longer looking for somthing else before it's finished.
Have a great day
Caz x

hazel said...

Morning Christine stunning card really like the hearts background and rose creations dies used. love pink too so right up my street. xx hazel

Elaine said...

I think this card is so pretty the colours are perfect. You have done it again christine. Have a great day x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
This is so pretty lovely papers and colour.

So right about no chaos no creation, my work space is very small so its utter chaos sometimes. but that's usually when I have enjoyed my creations the most.
Have a great day.

Janice said...

What a pretty card this is Christine, love the colour scheme and I see you used one of my top fave nestie labels!

Janice x

PS _ I know what you mean about 'quick' cards!

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine. Managed to get the correct magazine yesterday and really like the papers and especially your contributions.
Love todays card, fresh colours and lovely papers. AnneRD

Craftychris said...

Lovely bright card, the papers are fab. The Rose Creations die is added to my wish list! xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Christine,
I love this card, beautiful,elegant and simple.
I start off tidy when making a card but then as I get further into the project I get more and more things out! By the time I have finished the dining room looks like we have been burgled! How can one job make so much mess! I love it though!
Sandra xx

Redanne said...

I,m with you - no chaos, no creation. A friend sent a text mid-morning asking for a wedding card at lunchtime! I need time to create (!!!) but I did it. Your card is so pretty Christine, fresh, clean and lovely.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Another beautiful creation. I love the simple lines of it and might just have to make a similar one

I too am so tidy everywhere except in my craft room!! Hubby takes it as a cue to leave a mess everywhere though!!! An empty desk is the sign of an empty mind lol


Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

T C said...

love it, clean and simple and so easy to recreate using different papers and colours, T x

LisaK said...

Very pretty card Christine.
Yes, I find that deciding on a design is also the time consuming part!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
love your card very pretty. I am so pleased that I am not the ONLY slow crafter, I have crafting friends that can churn out cards one after the other, unfortunately that is so not me (doesn't help when I am desperately trying to make a lot of cards at the moment) for a very worthy fundraising cause.
Sandra (craftynan)

Adele said...

What a lovely simple but elegant

kelly said...

Gorgeous card Christine and those papers are so pretty too.

Ita said...

Hi christine you deserv all the comments , THANK YOU got yhe lovely card to day i am very happy as I have the dies,i understant your comment about being tidy my house is in all over the olace getting ready for my daughters wedding,there are 100 bottles of Wine in boxes in the hall,my craft room is in the kitchen,I am in the middle id doing 100 mass books.I find when I am disorganised I get frustated can not find anything,then i get tierd ,and then i get cross ,so today I am trying to organise myself ,but there are 2 men in the sitting room shampooing the carpet and furniture ,help I need an organiser lol

Maggie said...

Lovely clean and simple card Christine I also find the designing the longest time of eachproject sometimes it can take days if the project is a large one

yorkshiresue said...

Christine, I adore the card its adorable.
I've been subscribing to CM&P since issue 1.
I always look to see if you've got a card featured since knowing you are one of the designers

nmty said...

hi christine, love the card, really girly colours.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

I like this one alot, the colours are so soft. I notice that little butterfly had to be in on the scene. I think you have a butterfly problem in your house. I've heard of moths in wallets but butterflies in the craftroom?...LOL!!
I am like you in that I like clean and tidy, it drives my family barmy, yet when I craft that goes out of the window completely. Everything is everywhere, until... I sit down to have a drink or something ....then I start putting things straight and tidy away bits of paper etc. The only place I tend to be ok with is the floor, would you believe it. I only start to pick that up if it sticks to my feet as I work. We crafters are a mixed and funny bunch aren't we.
Linda x

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