Monday 1 October 2012

Haircut Day!

Hello friends
It is the start of a new month and a new week and I have lots of things planned,
thank goodness for lists! 
First off this morning Bella is going off to the hairdressers.
My friend visited yesterday and decided to make use of some scraps of twine on my craft desk...
I will post a picture tomorrow with her haircut, I'm sure she will appreciate being able to see properly! 

Now for the crafty item:
Following on from yesterday and the book recycling, a further card using some pages from Dickens.
This time I decided to use the book pages to create a flower - Anemone Flower Topper
and just a strip of text behind the pretty Tear Drop Circle - I had forgotten just how lovely those dies are!
A tip if you are using very old book pages that are delicate and some are like tissue paper, 
adhere the pages to some paper or cardstock first, then die cut etc - 
it strengthens and saves on any frustration if it begins to tear...
I obviously learned this through experience! :)
Have a great day dear friends.


Unknown said...

Hi Christie, I have my two dogs booked in for short back and sides on Wednesday morning. They both look so nice and tidy after a haircut but as soon as they leave they love to have a roll in long grass. Your card is so lovely, so simple bur effective.


baconbits said...

It is amazing how using a page from a book can change the look of a flower.
Love the card
Have a great day
Amanda x

Carole Z said...

Hi Bella's bow! Super card too, hugs Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Ah doesn't Bella look cute with her bow!! Love the card and thanks for the tip x

hazel young said...

Morning Christine Bella looks lovely with the bow. Lovely card really like this technique ive got an old dictionary that i save to use for this sort of thing so its probably about time i did something with it. xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Aww the 'before' piccie of Bella, she looks so cute with the bow.
The card is gorgeous, Christine, I love the dotty paper, and the print flower is simply stunning, I love it.
Thanks for the tip of adhering book pages to paper or card for better die-cutting.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Another lovely card,love the flower what a difference the book pages make.
Bella looks so cute,can't wait to see the after picture tomorrow. x.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

What a lovely card and thanks for the tip on sticking the page to card...

Bella looks so cute with her bow

Sue xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Bella looks like a little diva posing for the camera so cute.
Love the card the dotty paper is so nice where is it from please.
Great tip about the book pages too.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Great I have both these dies so I'll have a go at emulating this card later.

Love Bellas bow.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
another superb card. Love Bella's bow.
looking forward to seeing her haircut tomorrow. Thanks for the tip on the book pages.
Have a wonderful craft day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, i hope the trip to the hair dressers goes well. I love this card today, great layout and colours. I often use the tear drop circles to make gift tags, decorate the front, bit of ribbon through a hole and attach to pressie, you can write on the back.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine, Bella looks so sweet with her pretty bow , cant wait to see her new hair cut tomorrow .

Your card is very pretty also and i just love the flower and the colour of the paper.

Take Care
Elaine H X

AnneRD said...

Oh my, how Bella has grown, she looks cute with her pretty bow; looking forward to the 'after' picture.
Lovely card today Christine, like the way you have used the book page to make a border, great idea. Anne

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, another really beautiful card today, love the red and that is a great tip about the book pages, I have learned through experience too. Bella looks so cute with her bow, I guess there won't be room for one when she has had her hair cut! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Ita said...

Hi Christina Bella is looking well and and am looking fordward to seeing her after her hair cut,The card is lovely and as I have lots of old boolk now i will try to make a card like this thank you for your inspirition

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Just said goodbye to my hairdresser - thought of Bella and came up to PC. Hopefully Bella will not need to have her hair tied back when she comes home later, but she does look sooo cute in the picture.
I Like the card today, I guess it was quite a quick make, but looks very effective. Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x.

nmty said...

hi christine,

what a cute picture of Bella, love the bow! hope she behaves for her haircut today.

lovely card today.

lv norma

Bea said...

poor bella the weather is getting cold and she is getting a haircut! your card is lovely I love the spotty paper.

Sue B said...

A beautiful card. I bet we are all off now to try & buy an old book from a boot sale or such like.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Christine and thanks for the tip on cutting thin papers.
Poor Bella won't recognise her tomorrow. Like the bow!
Val C x

Planetsusie said...

This is lovely Christine - I really do love the printed pages making the flowers and the colours are gorgeous.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

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