Saturday, 16 March 2013


Hello friends
Thank you for all the brilliant comments yesterday. 
I'm afraid I do not have a set of Gold Labels Four to give away ...
(some followers thought perhaps I had),
but please keep your eyes peeled as I do have more giveaways coming up.

I received a few comments and emails asking the difference between emboss and deboss.
Hopefully I can clarify.....
Debossing is the reverse of embossing.  
With traditional embossing the pattern impression is pushed upwards into the paper/card. 
With debossing the impression is downwards.  With the new Imperial Gold dies
you get a mixture of both emboss and deboss - up and down!
The tag and butterflies returned yesterday..I have missed them.
In fact I thought I would go back through my photo files and find something else butterfly-ish to share today.
(What I'm really trying to do is encourage Spring to arrive!)
I think this tag ticks all the boxes.
Using Les Papillions - the die on its own initially to create an emboss into the stamped tag.
and then the die cuts placed over the top.
I'm struggling to decide which butterflies I like the most Les Papillions or Les Papillions Two -
actually I cannot decide - I like them both equally.
Those little flowers and leaves from Homespun have appeared again too.

I hope the sun is shining where you are today - have a lovely Saturday.
Take care.


Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, well it would not be a tag or card by you without a butterfly somewhere, lovely. Have a great weekend although I believe you will be busy.

Wilma x x x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Christine,
Like you I cannot decide which of the papillons I like best, so had to get both of them.
Lovely blog again, to bring some colour into this grey and drizzly morning.
Have a really great weekend.

Clai01 said...

I think that tag is gorgeous Christine, i just love the colour combinations together.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Love the tag it is very fresh just what is needed for a dull day.
Les Papillion or Les Papillion two no constest HAVE BOTH.
Amanda x

Linda said...

what a great tag
hugs Linda

Jean Z said...

Love the tag so pretty with the butterfly on ,i love butterfly's
plus you can alway hide a mistake with them i do Jean Z xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is really pretty Christine! I have set myself the task to case it this weekend! Hugs Susan x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the tag, colours are fab. Hope you do encourage spring am totally fed up of this weather!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Such a beautiful tag. Butterflies are beautiful in any language. In Spanish they are Las Mariposas.

Enjoy your day.

Val in Spain xxx

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Great tag, I have these butterflies too and they end up on nearly every card I make (not man cards though) although there's always a first.
Enjoy your weekend.
Chris X

Janice said...

Hi Christine

This is a gorgeous tag as always, the butterflies are stunning!
Wonder if you can help please? Is there a way to search your blog for a particular project by any chance? I was wanting to find your shopping lists you've made in the past. No worries if not, but just wondering if I'm missing something obvious!

Have a lovely day.
Janice x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Thank you for explaining the difference with the dies.
Your tag today is lovely and bright just what we need on such a grey day. Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Another dull day with rain in the wind, like you can't wait for the spring to arrive.
Beautiful tag and of course butterflies are a must.Have a great weekend.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely summery tag. Hope you have a nice weekend. Emma

Carole Z said...

Morning the tag! What gorgeous colours to brighten up a dreary wet day! Carole Z X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

What a beautiful tag it really is Spring Like with the lovely butterfly and the cute flowers

Have a good weekend

Elaine H X

hazel said...

Lovely tag Christine just the colours we need to cheer up a grey rainy day. xxhazel

Janice said...

Love this tag. The Red of the butterfly makes such an impact that your eyes are drawn to them. Hope it stops raining soon. Take care. Janice xx

Carolyn H. said...

Butterflies are butterflies Christine, you do not have to choose, they are ALL beautiful.
Have a lovely weekend, Carolyn x

Craftychris said...

ooh stunning tag! I like the first butterfly set best - I haven't bought it yet though, its on my wish list! xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wow, we had a bit of sunshine this afternoon, and now the heavens have opened and it is throwing it down.
Loving the colours on your tag, uplifting, loving both sets of Les Papillon butterflies, I have both dies.
I have been creating a 60th birthday card for a work colleague, this afternoon, not finished yet, used the botanical swirls and accents and will be using les papillon too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely Tag Christine - you really are trying your best to bring Spring to us - Yes it has rained most of the day here in the North too!
Val C xx

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - I love both tags and both sets of butterflies and of course I had to have both.....
I'm with you in trying to encourage spring - today has been lovely and bright here in NE but still cold.
Heather W

Elaine said...

Fabulous as always. Have a fab weekend x

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