Saturday 29 September 2012

With Love at Christmas!

Hello friends,
Friday Die-Day is popular - thank you all for the wonderful comments,
it makes it so worthwhile. 
I only managed to go a few days without reverting back to Christmas! 
Another fairly speedy card that I created recently for Make Christmas Cards -
this time a real emphasis on purple!

I'm not really a bow person but this does feature some inked vintage ribbon and 
a squashed bow(!) under a Layered Poinsettia.
I did warn you...this die will be featuring A LOT over the next few months,
I love the way that the inking highlights the embossing so brilliantly.
Today I'm spending the morning in my studio and then this afternoon I hope to catch up on a couple 
of hours of TV whilst ironing - life in the fast lane for me! 
I have a V+ Box (similar to Sky) and it is nearly full, 
I keep recording programmes but never have chance to watch them - 
Downton Abbey, Parade's End, Paradise, bit of a theme...I do like a period drama.
Happy Saturday friends.
Take care.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, lovely card just love the colours used and the bow of course. Will have to try and get a copy of magazine to see all the cards, I can always do with inspiration. I catch up with all my recorded shows doing the ironing, like you
I like period drama.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Just beautiful Christine, that poinsettia is soooo pretty! x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card, this is one of my fav dies very versatile. Your afternoon sounds great minus the ironing of course!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Lovely, lovely card, my favourite colour, yes !!! I absolutely love the poinsettia die, I love how the veins in the leaves show up when inked, just gorgeous.
I always put my V+ box on and catch up when ironing too, also manage to catch up every weekday for an hour whilst on my treadmill, it makes the exercise less onerous ha ha !!
Enjoy the rest of your day when the ironing is finished.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is a another lovely card ,purple is not usually a colour I would choose,but I think you have changed my mind.
Enjoy your Saturday. x.

Carole Z said...

I this card, the colours are beautiful and I do love ribbons and bows, so it ticks all the boxes. I smiled when I read about your V Box being full. my husband pointed out the other night that we had about 8% left on our Sky+ was a lot of programmes recorded & not watched but also a heck of a lot of Spellbinders shows.....:) happy ironing, I've got a pile of that too! Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Bring on Christmas can we have it everyday....
Love the card, and the Poinsettia is one of my favourites. I have Christmas tagged for this weekend, will be out purchasing items for my class to make Advent Calenders.
Have a great weekend - even with the ironing (i really should do mine)
Amanda x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine. I do love that die and that backing paper is quite striking.

I love to record the whole series and watch them over a couple of nights and can fast forward the adverts lol. Can't do my ironing without watching tv lol
Sue xxx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi Christine. Never thought of purple on a Christmas card but it looks fantastic. I have the poinsetta die and it looks good in every colour, not just the normal red.
I'm a Downton Abbey fan. You'll love it when you eventually have time to watch it.
Have a lovely day, apart from the ironing of course.

nmty said...

hi christine, lovely card today, i would never have thought of purple for an xmas card but it does work.

enjoy your tv watching, you'll enjoy downtown.

lv norma

Oksana said...

Lovely Christine! I finally got these dies and they are beautiful! Never thought of using them with purple colouring, must give it a try as it's a lovely result!x

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, i think everyones xmas cards this year will feature this poinsettia - i know mine are! Love the purples of this card. Enjoy your ironing!! Emma

nattyboots said...

Morning Christine,

Oh dear yet another die going on to my wish list , i do agree with you that a little inking does show up the embossing really well and your ribbon sets the card off a treat .

Ironing ? err no comment
But do enjoy your dramas .

Take Care
Elaine H X

hazel young said...

Oh Wow Christine love love love this card is beautiful love everything about it. Really like the background was it purchased or did you make it. xx hazel

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine
That is a real statement card, wonderful Pointsettia, and you are giving Sue a run for her money with that bow, LOL!
Regarding all the Spellbinders shows recorded onto the Sky box, does anyone know of a quick way of saving them to disc? I am nearing the point where I may have to delete some; not a happy thought! Anne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
another fantastic card. Love the colour purple for Christmas as well a traditional colours. I am happy to use any colour for Christmas.
Enjoy your catch up tv programs while doing the ironing. yuk i hate the ironing. Have to get up really early to do mine as I get in the way of hubby otherwise. If I try to do it elsewhere the steam sets of my alarms.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Very pretty card, like you I'm not a bow person(I like little ones) but I think it suits this card very well.

Yuk! iroing I hate it alwasy do mine in the morning whist watching C&C
Enjoy your TV catch up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, I'll start with the card, which I like very much.Although a fan of vintage, I think it has something to do with the die. Like you, I find it a very popular choice when I come to do Christmas themed projects.The bow does actually finish the card off well.
Now, it's apparent that most of us crafty girls do not like ironing but, if we have something good to watch on TV albeit recorded, we will tollerate the chore!!
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
What a stunning card this is, love the colour too! I really think I'm going to have to invest those dies, you make them look fabulous. Totally agree with you re the distressing of them.

Enjoy your day
Janice x

Ita said...

Afternoon christina this card is stunning,I just love the purple and well done on the bow.Enjoy your weekend

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Christine, this card looks fabulous, never thought of doing it in purple, I so enjoy your blog, look in everyday but Have not leave comments before, but this card really has got my creative juices flowing. Hugs Ann

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, I don't think I will ever tire of that die and it looks so beautiful with the purple and love your bow. Hope you have managed to catch up on a bit of TV today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Sue B said...

Another very pretty card & love the colours, makes a real change from the usual red & green. Happy ironing, think how chuffed you will be when it's all done ('til the next load).

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - Love this die and the card you have produced fully agree with the use of distressing ink to bring out the pattern of embossed pieces. I too have the same programmes recorded and not, as yet, found the time to watch.
Enjoy your weekend.
Val C x

Lin W said...

love this card,my fav colour

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card. Great colour, have a great weekend x

LisaK said...

Lovely card Christine. Purple is surprisingly Christmassy lol.

Oh I've also been watching Downton & Paradise. Can't wait to get my fix every week! Parade's End has passed me by though....must check that one out ;o)

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