Tuesday 9 October 2012

Dancing Cherubs and Numbers

Hello friends,
Looks like another longish blog post!
Thank you for the wonderful response to the Advent Frame yesterday.
For those who have ordered they will be winging their way to you very soon.
I have received quite a few enquiries regarding the numbers I have used this year.
I appreciate that many of you are creating your own frames and projects so I have made the numbers available to purchase separately - just click on my pink 'Kits and Bits' button for the details.
If you do not have a PayPal account but wish to make a purchase, please drop me an email.

Today's card is a little different.  It uses one of the vintage images I mentioned the other day.
This time, little cherubs dancing (apologies - the light is bouncing off the image,
obviously taken before I went on the photography course!)
It was one whole picture but I chopped off the bottom section and 
place it in a smaller square.
I used Fleur de Lis Squares - cut/embossed from black Bazill cardstock.
A black pearl swirl emulates the wavy flourish in the picture.
Last night I decided to fit something else into my busy schedule....I returned to evening classes!
I signed up to do a creative writing course.  Writing has always been a passion of mine and
I've been lucky in the past to have a few short stories published.  
I felt it was time I revisited my muse so for the next 10 weeks on a Monday evening I'm heading 
off to a local school and dutifully doing my homework! 

This afternoon I'm visiting a craft group in Bexley, Kent.  I was kindly invited by Jan who has been along to one of my classes (and signed up for another!)  
She asked me if I would like to visit her craft club to do a talk and demo...
I don't mind admitting...I'm good at the talking bit! 
Have a lovely day...weather has turned very grey and wet here, a good excuse to stay in and craft.
Take care.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, my how are you going to fit your writing in with all your other activities. Watch you don't burn yourself out. Thank you for adding the numbers to your kits and bits, this part of making the frames was driving me mad but now I am able to complete my projects. I love the neutral colours used in today's card, so sweet.


Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, today's card is so 'calming', I think it's the colours - lovely! You are so busy, how do you fit it all in? Take care, Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Lovely card Christine love the cream and black together!

baconbits said...

Where do you get the time or stamina to do all the things you do. I thought that i crammed alot into the week but you beat me hands down. Good luck with the new course.
Now for the card it is simply stunning really liking the cream and black combo a very soothing card.
Amanda x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, wow you make me tired reading everything you manage to cram in, but life is for living so go for it.
I did a creative writing course a couple of years ago and found it interesting although I have not done much since.
Have a nice day.
Elizabeth x

hazel young said...

Morning Christine you are very busy with work and writing and photography and your family how do you do it all. Loving this card its very different from what ive seen you do before but i love it xx hazel

Bea said...

Love this card Christine - it is quite an unusual image, quite ethereal, unless that is the light. Enjoy your creative writing course as it iis always good to doing things you enjoy. Wish I had your energy!

Janice said...

Lovely card Christine, very elegant. Gorgeous colour combi too!
How lovely to fit in another hobby into your already busy week. I hope you enjoyed your first class. I love reading and am wondering if your published work is available to read?. How exciting, I've never met an author in real life before!
Hope you have a lovely day
Janice x

Chloe's Nan said...

What a lovely card Christine, the colour combination is great. Your writing course sounds exciting, good luck with that - have you managed to get your hands on Hermione's time turner from Harry Potter? I can't see how you would fit everything else in ha ha. Have a great day x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This card is very nice the cream and black look great.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Bexley,they are very lucky ladies.
To be back writing again must feel great,but don't burn yourself out we need you on craft. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
You make me feel tired just reading about all of your activities, don't know how you fit everything in.
Love todays card very different to your usual type.
Have a good day.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Beautiful card, very 'magical', love the colours, like other postees have said, 'very calming' indeed.
Good luck with your writing course, it must be fantastic to be able to write a book, I would love to do that, but I do like reading them ha ha !!
Have a lovely day at your craft group, those lucky ladies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Morning Christine i think you are one of these people who thrive on being busy ,i just bet the only time you are still is when you are asleep ?

Love the card although i dont think it is your usual style ? just shows what you can do with a little thought , Mmmmm i will have to get my thinking head on as i do tent to stick to one style .

Enjoy your day and your talk those ladies are really lucky, wish i was one of them .

Take care
Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

You are one busy lady...lol

I love the card you have made it is nice to do something different

Have a wonderful day at the craft group, wish I was able to come

I am going to my own craft group later and we are making a gift bag that I made a few weeks ago.


Lacelady said...

Good job your cherubs weren't frolicking here this morning, we had a heavy frost (I'm in the west of Ireland). Pretty card though.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful card so like the little cherubs dancing.
Good luck with your course.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, your going to be needing more hours in the day with the writing as well, i hope you have fun and enjoy it. Lovely little card today with a fab image. Emma

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, I do like the sound of Creative Writing - it should be fun and you will meet lots of like-minded people too. Your card today is beautiful, love the way you have split the picture into two - very inventive and it works so well. The image is lovely. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Phew, I'm worn out just reading the your blog today.I remember the days when I was on the go from morn til night,courses for this and that, running a home taxi for two active boys etc.Have slowed up somewhat these days but hey, life is for living and crafting!
Lovely little card, its simplicity suits the style and the cherubs so well. Enjoy your new course Christine. CBW Carolyn x

Planetsusie said...

This is really pretty Christine and I love the way the stamp from the bottom image follows upwards to the top image - it looks great. The silhouette image is really beautiful.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Do know how you find the time or the energy for all you activities.

Card today looks really ethereal - lovely.

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card - I love silhouettes. I hope your writing course goes really well xx

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

OMW! You have such a busy life already and you've taken on a creative writing course. You certainly like to keep going. Good Luck and hope you enjoy your course.

Sarah x

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