Saturday 27 October 2012

Pretty Layers and a Poem

Hello friends
Today's card is a quite a little card but packed with some interesting dies.
I used Labels Twenty Two to create the aperture from cream cardstock.
I then created the centre piece from Holly Motifs but nippped off the holly leaves!
A small Layered Poinsettia adorns the middle.
The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends - I still love this paper.
Following on from my blog post - Is Craft a Drug? 
Sue Yorkshire has sent me a brilliant poem....
She isn't sure who penned this but I think it is very accurate!

Dear Lord, 

I'm going to need some notice 
Before my days are done. 
You see, I'm a craftaholic. 
A fact not known to some. 
My craft room, it is bulging 
All corners, crannies and nooks 
There's loads of boxes under the bed, 
I hope no one ever looks 
I tell myself when shopping, 
“No more craft bits today,” 
But the craft shops are like magnets 
Drawing me their way. 
I'm totally at their mercy 
Just "need" a dozen of each. 
Then I hurry home to hide them 
Before the family starts to preach. 
So Lord, I'll need a little time 
To dispose of all this stuff. 
And Lord, can we keep all of this, 
Just between the two of us.

Have a lovely weekend - are you crafting?  
If so, what are you making?
I've uploaded a few new items to my Amazon Shop and
also if you press on the Spellbinders Academy button on my sidebar you will
see details of the workshop I mentioned earlier this week taking place in January at Artistic Stamper.
I've been clicking so many buttons!
Take care friends.


Rosie said...

Thanks for another great card idea and a poem which makes me feel somewhat guilty!

Lin W said...

WOW love the card and that poem just says it all,love it

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine.
Beautiful card. Love the poem. I was out buying yesterday and all these wonderful dies just fell in my basket so "trying them out" is what I'm doing this weekend.

Val in Spain xxx

Kim said...

Morning Christine
Loving the card, I had to smile when I read the poem, it's oh so true( for me any way). This weekend I'm super excited, we are going to choose a puppy, we have wanted one for a while, it's a Miniature Labradoodle.
Have a great weekend

Kim x

Lacelady said...

I love the card, and think I could do something similar, as I don't have labels 22 (I NEED them all!)

The poem brings it home though, as it's hard to stop buying all the new things that come along.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
A really lovely card,and what a super poem. x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, What a truly lovely card today, I love it, the colours are so beautiful, so simple a card but so effective, truly beautiful.
I love that poem, it is so, so, true.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nmty said...

hi Christine, what a lovely christmas card, a great idea. Love the poem, i think every crafter could relate to the poem.

I am hoping to do some crafting, probably christmas cards. And as it is currently snowing it won't feel out of place to make them!

have a good weekend everyone.
lv norma

Patricia Howarth said...

Me again, sorry.
Just read all the other comments after I posted mine, and oh, oh, KIM you lucky lady getting a min labradoodle, I have had 2 sets of min poodles and they are so gorgeous and loving, but with the labrador in their make-up yours will be much healthier. You lucky lady.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine the card is superb ,just up my street .

The poem is very clever ,and so true

As for me this weekend im crafting more Christmas cards and Tags i just wish i didnt have to stop to get the meals on the table [ its so frustrating when i hear whats for dinner? , doh men ]

Have a great weekend
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great card love it, just my cup of tea, love the colours very Christmasy.
Won't be doing very much this weekend as I have a cold and cough but I'm sure I'll manage to make a few Christmas cards.
Love the poem very apt.
Have a good day.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine. The poem was written for me! Boxes under the bed, piles on the floor, card everywhere and when im actually crafting its like a bomb site!!
Gorgeous little card today, quite simple to make but its got real impact. Enjoy your weekend. Emma

hazel young said...

Morning Christine gorgeous card and wonderful poem xx hazel

loftylass said...

Love the card Christine - and the poem - very apt - I think I'll have that printed off!!!
It snowed overnight here in the North East so I'm in my cosy craftroom creating a halloween wall hanging in preparation for a craft day with my 9 year old granddaughter on Monday!!!
Have a good weekend.

Phil D said...

Love your card. The poem - Prayer is just me as so many card craft people can also say. Phil D

Ita said...

Hi Christine WOW WOW this card is stunning,I love everything about it,it is also classy,and the poem is so true,

melanie said...

the card is fantastic ,just love the poem xx

Anonymous said...

The card is so simple and effective Christine - Love it. The poem is absolutely me to a tee! Have copied and pasted ready to enclose in my crafty friends Christmas Cards.
Val C x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Christine, not feeling too good today so Sue's poem really cheered me up. OMG it is scarily true.
Hoping I feel better tomorrow as I want to craft.
Pretty card today, I think I have seen it before and loved it then.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Elizabeth x
P.S. Congrats to Kim and the new puppy, what lovely news.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Fantastic card, I love everything about it! The verse made me chuckle too :-))

I've returned from holiday yesterday and just starting to catch up, so do expect some comments from me, but they'll be in reverse order! I always start with the latest posts. Just getting the jumpers out as I'm not ready for this weather change!

Have a great day
Janice x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wat een schitterend kaart heb je gemaakt
Groetjes Gerrie

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
Didnt get chance to comment on Friday Die Day blog yesterday, must say it was a lovely tag.
My friend and I went to The Quilt Show at Malvern(Worcestershire)yesterday, thoughly enjoyed it, some beautiful quilts on display.
Today has been spent at our local village hall with our little cosy craft group. We have been making Christmas decorations with 'Jumping clay'.So you could say I#ve had a very crafty time these past few days!
Cute little card today too, I like smaller cards and they seem to go down with the younger set esp. my daughter in laws.
What a super poem, I guess most of us crafters were nodding and agreeing with it.
Hope all enjoyed your cake, it was for this weekend ?
C.B.W. Carolyn

Sarah said...

Love the card and the poem!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine my Internet has been off all day but that is another story! I love your card and must add these holly motifs and accents to my wish list

Kim you lucky girl, I love labradoodles, my neighbour has just got one and strangely another neighbour got his sister! The male is black and his sister is blonde and much smaller but they are both adorable

Glad you all liked the poem it could have been written with most of us in mind, so true it's scary


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