Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Carta Bella Card, Chair and Chat!

Hello friends
Another card from this month's edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.
The Carta Bella - Traditions papers are slowly creeping up my favourites chart.
Again a fairly speedy card as these are supposed to be '10 minute makes' -
(I think it did take slightly longer than 10 minutes though....!)
I distressed and inked the edges of the green patterned paper.  Before I adhered it
to the cream card base I wrapped around some lace and twine with a little tag.
(This tag die template has gone walkabouts in the move...I've been searching for days!)
The paper set came with lots of stickers so I added some of those
and a Jewel Flower and Flourishes...that die set didn't get lost in the move!

I create my projects months in advance so when I finally get to see them in print I greet
them like long lost friends!  Also, somewhat quirky, I recall what film/programme I was
watching at the time ...this current set of cards was made while watching the Miranda box set.
I appreciate with comedy we each have our own taste but I have to admit Miranda
has me laughing out loud.  Are you a fellow Miranda fan??

Yesterday I took a snowy drive to Medway to collect a chair I purchased on eBay - this is
hopefully for the shop window....
I have looked at so many chair but they were all too big so I settled on this one.
I've still got a fair bit of work (and purchases!) for the window but I will get there...

Finally....who has been sleeping in my bed????
Wrong perhaps but very cute!  Plus she feels the cold!
I'm back tomorrow, take special care in this icy weather.


Carole Z said...

Morning Christine! Beautiful card, with gorgeous papers...and I love your chair! Perfect! Yes Yes Yes, I love watching Miranda too! Carole Z X

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, gorgeous card, beautiful chair, and Bella in bed. Aw how lovely, she is so cosy shame to disturb her.

Wilma x x x

Elaine said...

Hi christine fabulous chair i love it. Bella looks so cosy bless her. The card on show is very pretty must put it on my shopping list. Well have a lovely snowy day ive woke up this morning to find my car is covered yet again. Another scrape before work x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lots of things to comment on today. Love the chair - it will be perfect in your window. Lovely card. Might be 10 minutes for you but half an hour or more for me. Love, love, love Miranda. As well as being very funny she also very good as a straightish actress in Call The Midwife. Finally Bella - so cute. I have three animal beds on my bed but must admit the five cats and one small dog usually end up under the covers.As you say, naughty but they are used to a lot of heat out here and it is winter!

Val in Spain xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Another great card,I do hope you find the die.
Bella looks so cute,she is a clever little dog.
The chair looks lovely,I can't wait to see your finished window. Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your quick card, would be a lot longer for me I faff too much. Great chair.
Bella looks so cute snuggled up.
Have a good day.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A beautiful card, papers are gorgeous and loving the die-cuts.
Your new acquisition for the window is beautiful.
Awwwwww, Bella looks so cute there under the covers, they surely know where it's warm don't they.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice said...

Morning Chritine

Love your card today, think it would take me longer than 10 minutes to make! Really hope you find your tag die soon, maybe it's caught up with something else you were using at the time?

Your new chair is lovely and very elegant, it'll look great in the window.

I love Miranda too! This weeks episode with Raymond Le Blanc and Gary Barlow was absolutely brilliant, think I might even have to watch it again as I was laughing so much!

Have a great day.
Janice x

Chloe's Nan said...

Nice card, lovely chair and soo cute Bella looks - my daughters cats (Buggy being one of them) do share her bed, ideal feet warmers!

Big fan of Miranda too.

Have a great day everyone and keep warm x

hazel said...

Morning Christine lovely card and papers. Love the chair and bella is so cute. Yes i watch miranda too xx

Di x said...

Hi Christine
Miranda makes me laugh too. I also watch her in Call the Midwife and am waiting all the time for her to be funny. Bella is naughty but soooo cute. Am liking
your chair too. Thanks for the recent Kitchen Kitsch and Tag cards ideas.
Kind regards Diane

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, lovely card today. Will have to get the mag.
I too hope you find your die, it is always the little ones that you misplace isn't it?
I am going to be the odd one out here from reading the posts above, but I have never watched Miranda.
With regards to little Bella - why shouldn't she be cosy in her Mummy's bed. All pets are on this earth to be spoilt rotten. She is so cute, keep her pictures coming.
Elizabeth x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely card and chair, Bella looks cosy and yes i love Miranda too. Emma

Janice said...

My Rolo has been nestling under the quilt with me this morning on the settee, But we did wake up a hour earlier then we were meant to.
Love the papers, and you chair, cant wait to visit in person. Janice x

Carolyn x said...

Hi Christine, Another good looking quick card, I like the papers too.
Bella, you remind me of my son's adorable little dogs who would sneak upstairs and snuggle under the duvet - I too have photo's to prove it, bless her.
Very interesting shaped chair you have purchased Christine, looks good with the cushion on it.
Take care, lets hope this weather improves soon, getting bored with it now. C.B.W. Carolyn x

Ita said...

Hi christina another lovely quick card, I love that die jewled flours and flourishes,I hope you find the lost dies it is so frustrating ,a prayer to saint Antony workes for me sometimes ,so am praying to him for you.
The chair is stunning,it will look great in the window ,Bella looks very happy,our Charlie would love to be in the bed too,but is not allowed,but he keeps trying.Drive safe Christine

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, Love the card! Love the chair! And LOVE Bella's little face peeking out of your bed..:)..We have 3 Bichon Frise and they all sleep on our beds, and the youngest one sleeps in with my

Cazann49 said...

Oh...and btw I love watching Miranda too..:).....xxxx

baconbits said...

Hi Chrisitne,
Loving the card and even though its wrong Bella looks really cute.
Amanda x

Callie said...

Such cute photo of Bella! I have chair just like that in my room from a vintage market - my favourite shape :-)

Sandra said...

Oh Christine how gorgeous does Bella look all snuggled up in your bed, bless her!
I totally love the chair and cushion, its all coming together!
Another lovely project today!
Huge crafty hugs
Sandra Riley

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

Gorgeous card - love the papers. Your chair is fabulous and will look amazing in your shop window. I find Miranda funny too. Bella looks so cute! One or the other or both of my cats are on my bed most nights - Totally spoilt I know.

Sarah x

Craftychris said...

Love the card and the chairs is fab. Bella looks so sweet! xx

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