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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Life is Better With Friends

Hello friends
Life is indeed better with friends!
I created this card for a special friend of mine, it was her birthday yesterday.
We met at infants school and still live close to each other and keep in touch.
It is always nice to have a friend that you can reminisce with!
It features Opulent Ovals and Bitty Blossoms.
Just by positioning patterned paper you can create different effects.
This Sunday is a Grand Dies and Nestaboard class - we are making
books/journals decorating them using a 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye paper pad and craft foils.  
Here I've used Opulent Ovals cut from gold foil.
There is a couple of places available if you feel like a crafty Sunday - just drop me an email.
Couldn't resist adding a little metal rose charm too.
Also, due to a cancellation a place has become available for the Butterfly Frame
class on Saturday 6 April (also running this class on Sunday 5 May).
That's enough class news - not fair to those of you who live miles away!

Despite the snow yesterday the sun did shine, we had a lot of muddy slush by teatime.
It just felt so odd to see all these snow drifts covering up plants desperate to flower for Spring.
I hope you are all keeping warm.
Take care friends.

33 comments:

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
A very opulant looking crd for a special friend.
Glad the snow was not too bad for you.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
I so wish I lived closer so that I could attend your classes. Your special friend card is lovely, beautiful use of papers again.
Take care.
Chris X

Lin W said...

If only i lived closer I would love to come to your classes,you would get sick of the sight of me.
Love the card.
xxx

Nikki Payne said...

Yes you have my creative juices flowing.... this really is a beautiful card.
Ohhhh and another peak at Sundays project :)

Hope you have a nice crafty day,

NIkki x

Linda said...

What a lovely creations
hugs Linda

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A lucky friend Christine to receive such a beautiful card! Hugs Susan x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Beautiful card today,I love how you have used the patterned paper.. I have real problems using patterned paper maybe this is the solution I need

Hope you keep warm today, we are have a little snow but are forecast much more brrrr.....

xxxx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What a pretty card to send to your long time friend. I bet she was over the moon.

I too have a long time friend who has been with me through thick and thin. We met at school and have been best buddies for 56 years.

Val in Spain xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Christine,

Lovely card. I am sure your friend was thrilled to receive it.
I also wish I lived nearer so I could attend your classes. Thank you Christine for all the inspiration you give us.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Janice said...

Hi Christine

I'm sure your friend was thrilled to receive her card, it's lovely!
The sun is shining here after a very frosty start.
Have a good day.
Janice x

nattyboots said...

Oh Christine your friend card is beautiful i have lots of pretty papers ,i must get them out and have a look to see if i can use them this way .

Thank you
Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine . A really lovely card your friend is very lucky. Your class on Sunday looks great I am sure the space you have again will soon go,we should have got rid of this snow by then, if only we all lived closer. Take care. x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Loving all the piccies of your cards, especially the Special Friend card, the way you placed the rose in the die-cut looks gorgeous, and what a difference for a label die-cut to be pattern paper, looks so different, gorgeous.
I really wish I could attend your class on the second card, I love it, but unfortunately too far away.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, xxx

hazel said...

Lovely card and book Christine xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A beautiful card for your friend, what a great way to use patterned paper. I have some with big patterns which I have failed to use I will look at them in a different light.
Much better day today, the wind has dropped and we even have sunshine, hope it lasts.
Lydia
X

loftylass said...

Morning Christine. Lovely card - it set my mind racing.... I have some beautiful papers I really need to use. Thanks for the inspiration. Ths class project looks stunning. tfs
Hugs
Heather W.
x

loftylass said...

Morning Christine. Lovely card - it set my mind racing.... I have some beautiful papers I really need to use. Thanks for the inspiration. Ths class project looks stunning. tfs
Hugs
Heather W.
x

Rose in Chester said...

This is a truly lovely card - it oozes "classy". What a lucky friend to receive it.
And the class project is just beautiful, too. A little bit more opulent because of the gold.
Have a great day, Christine.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous card for a friend, love the papers. Emma

Janice said...

Hi Christine, yes, it's such a shame that we have had snow again. There's nothing better that I like but to take Rolo out for a walk and see all the spring flowers popping up. There is a house quite close to where I live that I watch and monitor the seasons. I've seen the snowdrops and the crocus coming through in the last couple of weeks and it cheers me up when I think that the weather is getting better and looking forward to the summer. Some say its wishing your life away when you cant wait for the next season to arrive but I only long for a bit of warmth when I take Rolo out, I'm fed up of wearing upteem layers!!! On the plus side though, when it is cold outside, then there's nothing better than curling up in the craft room!!!. xx Janice

Eileen Lucas said...

Very pretty card Christine. Love the patterned paper label, great idea to use the large image papers.

Toni said...

Lovely card Christine. I really do like the idea of using my dies with foils.
I'm sure the spare places in your class will be taken up very quickly.
Toni xx

Ros said...

Hi Christine, just to say thank you and I will be using your friends card idea as i have tucked away so lovely Anna Griffin papers.I wasn't going to use them til I felt capable of making a good card with them.
Weather still Baltic still no snow and very deceptive sunshine. See you in the morning X Ros

Ita said...

hi Christine Wow this card is stunning,I am sure your friend was happy,what a lovely story,friends are better than family at times
Smiles
Ita

Sandra said...

Hi Christine, I am sure your friend was delighted with her card.
I think we should all go and visit our fellow blog friend Val in Spain, so that we can all enjoy a little wa sunshine?
What do you think Val, fancy us all coming for a little crafty retreat??? We can all bring our grand caliburs! Haha !!
I am determined to get to one of your classes Christine, I have a sister in Tonbridge Wells so could combine a visit and a crafty treat at the same time!
Crafty hugs to all, stay warm
Sandra Riley xx

Sandra said...

Hi Christine, I am sure your friend was delighted with her card.
I think we should all go and visit our fellow blog friend Val in Spain, so that we can all enjoy a little wa sunshine?
What do you think Val, fancy us all coming for a little crafty retreat??? We can all bring our grand caliburs! Haha !!
I am determined to get to one of your classes Christine, I have a sister in Tonbridge Wells so could combine a visit and a crafty treat at the same time!
Crafty hugs to all, stay warm
Sandra Riley xx

Elaine said...

Hi Christine lovely card, wish I lived round the corner so I could come to every class !!!

Kate said...

Gorgeousness as always Christine, miss you :) xxx

Carolyn H. said...

What a lovely card you made for your friend Christine.
Yes, those of us that are unable to 'pop' round and join your workshops do get a little upset, but please, dont stop telling us about them, we enjoy the sneek peeks. Perhaps you could do a couple of blog /utube project tutorials - when you have a spare minute??
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card this is Christine, your friend must have been delighted to receive it.
Val C xx

Carole Z said...

Evening Christine..I'm very late today! This is a beautiful card, love the colours and the flows, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

hi Christine. Love rheae flowers cut out in brown along with the leaves. I usually cut these out in pinks and greens. I need to experiment with diffwrent colours more.

Irene A x

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