Sunday, 10 August 2014

Time to open another door...

Hello friends

Today featuring another project using Edwardian Door.
I love this die!
If I get myself organised I'm thinking this would be great die to use
for my Christmas cards, a red door and perhaps with Holly Wreath on the front. 
Okay..I'm digressing - back to today's card!
I created the background using strips of cardstock edged in white ink,
overlaid to look like weatherboard.
(Exactly the same technique I used for my birdhouse project here).
I then cut/embossed Edwardian Door from white cardstock and inserted some
patterned vellum behind the window section.  A brass brad makes the door handle. 
The plant pot outside is one of the herb pots - Sage is available here.

Great as a New Home, Welcome Home or even Congratulations on your New Job card!

As promised, announcing the winner of last Sunday's Giveaway -
a kit to create both the card and gift box below.

Thank you for all the comments -
Elliott had the responsibility of picking out a winner and he chose to be impartial
and use a number generator on his phone.

The winner is......


Toni said:
 Lovely project as always Christine. I have this box die and it's one of my favorites too. I'm doing a charity craft session this week and we are also going to be making a matching gift box and card but mine will be an origami box. 
Matching items always look lovely I think 
Take care and thank you for the chance to win one of your lovely projects.
Toni xx

Congratulations Toni - please email
with your address details and the kit will wing its way to you straight away.

Diane's crafty space was featured yesterday and she mentioned a really useful way
of keeping track of what dies she owns, it is an app called Snupps.
It enables you to photograph them and place them on a virtual shelf
so you can access them when you are out and about shopping etc.
It's not just for cataloguing dies but anything of value in your life but I
think dies rank pretty highly!

Look out for August's Charity Kit - it's nearly ready to roll!

Take care friends.


hazel young said...

Lovely card Christine. Your Christmas cards sound lovely. congrats to Toni xx hazel

Diane said...

I did a card exactly as you described a few years ago at Christmas using my cutter that I had at the time. Sadly that dies and has long since been replaced.
I use the snupps app for cataloging all my dies as I found I was starting to buy duplicate sets because I had forgotten I had them already! Senior moments! I have found it is also for recording all my stamps as well as you can add tag search words. When stamps come in sets there are often times when I remember that I have a certain flower stamp, for example, but I can't remember which set it is in. Now I just search the app and it tells me what folder it is stored in....simple!

Chris said...

Hi Christine, congratulations to Toni. You card is a great idea, I wasn't sure about the Edwardian Door when you first featured it but the more I see it and your ideas I think I now need one.
Chris xx

val jones said...

WOW, just love this door die Christine and yes it would make a wonderful Christmas card.
Congratulations to Toni.
Have a good Sunday.
Love Val in Spain x

pinksparkle said...

A lovely card and die. Another to add to my wish list! Looking forward to the next kit too.
Enjoy your Sunday.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the card and congrats to Toni. love Jean Z xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Today's card is really lovely,your ideas are really making us want all the dies you feature. Your Christmas card sounds great.
Congratulations to Toni.
Looking forward to the next kit.
Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your card, and I agree would make a great Christmas card. Well done to Toni.

PharmacyMichele said...

Love todays card, and yes-in red it would look very Christmassy. Congrsts to the winner. I llike the sound of the app if it would help me be more organised then I need it!


nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I love the heading you chose for todays blog,
Your card is just lovely ,and i agree it would make the perfect Christmas card , but it had me thinking why do we always choose a red door for Christmas ??.

Well done to Toni .

Today i am doing more sorting through my stash , the perfect day for it as it is pouring it down here .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Janice said...

Hi Christine
It's dark and damp one here this morning, not very Summery!
Fabulous card today, am loving the door die and really like the washboard effect you've made.
Many thanks Diane for the correct link, I think this could be a very useful way of keeping tabs on what dies/stamps and embossing folders I have too!
Congrats to Toni, and enjoy your Sunday.
Janice x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
I love what you've done with the door die. I didn't know that this one even existed, so thanks for featuring it. I also looked back and saw the pierced circles. I did see the pierced dies a couple of days ago on a website and thought how good they were. It was nice to see how they looked when they were die cut. These will go on my wish list.

Laura O said...

well done Toni,love the card Christine ,Laura O

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous card and yes can see it would make lovely christmas cards. That app sounds fantastic, as at time when shopping for dies ive forgotten what i had (thats bad i know!) I hope you have a lovely sunday. Emma

marg said...

Hello Christine
Pouring down and dark in Bristol... must be the Balloon Festival lol!
Anyway I love this Door I have a thing about Georgian designs...yes it would look nice for Christmas!
Take Care
Love Marg

Carole Z said...

Congrats to Toni! Love your cards today Christine (as always!), I was thinking before I read your post that it would make a lovely Christmas card too - but great for new home or welcome home, happy Sunday, hugs Carole Z X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the card, the more I see the more I love this door die: ) I love the sound of using it to make Christmas cards too. The snupps app sounds great, sadly I don't have an Iphone or similar so have to stick to paper lists!
Congratulations to Toni : )
Have a good, if wet, day. Stay in and craft : ))
Take care.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine from a very wet Manchester
Love the card today and your idea for a Christmas card is fantastic.
Congratulations to Toni. Looking forward to the August charity kit. Off to do some crafting today - well there is nothing else to do in this soggy weather.
Enjoy your day

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. That would definitely make a great Christmas card. Can I steal the idea please? Well done to Toni and roll on the August charity kit. xxMargaretxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Fabulous card. You've broken me down - I have to have this die!!! It really is lovely. I agree with your sentiment and I'm ordering straight after this comment. Congratulations Toni you've won something to make and treasure.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Congratulations to Toni, enjoy your goodies.
I, also, like the idea of this door on a Christmas card with a wreath on it.
I thought what a fantastic idea with the App for recording and photographing what you have !! then I started to worry about how secure it would be !! It would be ideal for me because I have duplicated both dies and stamps on numerous occasions.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elaine said...

Need this die ! Gorgeous card & congrats to toni. Cant wait for the new kit x

LoraineC said...

I can see how this would be good for Christmas cards, looking forward to the August charity kit x

AnneRD said...

This would make a lovely Christmas card Christine, I particularly like the vellum windows.
Congratulations Toni, and to Diane many thanks for the info on the app. Anne x

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