March 06, 2013

It's my Birthday ....

Hi Everybody,

No post yesterday as I spent most of the day trying to get the new PC up and running.  The longest part was transfereing everything from the old one to the new one.,,,, and things did not want to play correctly with each other.

Eventually it was sorted ... but it was so late last night that I just switched it all off and went for some sleep. 

This is the bouquet that Griff gave to me for my birthday and this evening we are going to our favorite restaurant.

I will be having a delicious steak and some red wine to go with it ..... Mmmm Mmmm!!


So yesterday while things were whirring in the background I made a card for no apparant reason and this is it.

The Spellbinders I used are the Curved Matting Basics A and B and the Fleur Di Lis Squares

They have been layered up with turquoise card and then added with foam pads to a white base card

The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and the bycycle is a  Memory Box die that I bought at the last craft show
The background panel to this has been created with a really cheap Shaving Foam and Alcohol Inks

I have then  stamped over the panel  and some  added some glitter and the effect is very pretty.

The  Shaving Foam Tehnique is  a short tutorial on this messy but fun idea and you can vary the look with different inks that match your colour scheme... or even paint.

Click the photo for a closer look and it is much better in real life.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

 I hope you like the finished card.

Hugs xx





 

44 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Christine. Lovely flowers and I love the card you made...gorgeous as ever!
    Enjoy your meal out tonight. x

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  2. Happy birthday Christina. Hope you enjoyed your birthday surprise! LOL! Enjoy your meal tonight and have a great time. Not too much of the old vino though! Your card is fabulous. Off to check out your video now. Have fun! Christine xx

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  3. Many Happy Returns of the Day Christina. Enjoy your dayxx

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  4. Happy Birthday Christina, we not only share a passion for crafting, our birthdays are 19 days apart! Love this card and will have to give the shaving foam technique a try! TFS

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  5. i've been wanting to have a go at the shaving foam technique so thanks for this. and Have a Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  6. Gorgeous card Christina and Happy Birthday. xxx

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  7. Beautiful flowers, Christina. I hope your dinner was wonderful.

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  8. Love the layout and detail. I also love using that sentiment. xx Flora

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  9. Happy Happy Happy Birthday Christina!!!!! Have a fabulous day!!! Your card is amazing as usual... I love that bike and gorgeous flowers, the color combo is amazing! Get spoiled!

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  10. First of all.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINA!!!! I hope you have a fabulous day! Your flowers Griff gave you are beautiful:) What a great guy!! Enjoy your day!!

    GORGEOUS card my friend! I absolutely love the whimsical feel of it and it's packed with oodles of elegant embellishments! So stunning and elegant!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  11. hello christina
    congratulations on your birthday
    Have a great day
    and what a beautiful bunch of flowers you have received
    nice card you have made
    love jacqueline
    http://blog.seniorennet.nl/jacqueline/

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  12. Have a wonderful Birthday. Do something unexpected!

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  13. happy birthday and I hope all the tomorrows hold wonderful things
    hugs adie

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  14. Happy Birthday to you! Wonderful flowers and a very cute card. Hope you enjoy your day!

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  15. What a lovely card Christina and all while sorting out the mysteries of technology!!! Hope you have a lovely meal out! Celebrations over here to as it was my Birthday at the beginning of the week. Happy Birthday to you! x

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  16. Happy Birthday Christina. Hope you have had a wonderful day. Beautiful flowers. Your card is gorgeous. Love the background and the colours - fantastic.

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  17. Happy birthday, sweet Christina! Hope you have a lovely day.
    Another gorgeous composition in cardstock. I love the bright colors and also enjoy when you mix it up and make the focal point a sentiment stamping surrounded by an elegant corsage and bright die cut papers. Excellent!
    Melinda Smith USA

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  18. Happy Birthday Christina! Your flowers and card are gorgeous and I hope your dinner out was wonderful.

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  19. Lovely card, wishing you birthday wishes hope you have had a good day.
    Gilly C

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  20. Christina;
    Glad you were able to get your new PC up and running.
    Enjoy your special day. Beautiful flowers fom DH. Your new card is lovely.
    Have a superevening and enjoy the steak and wine.

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  21. A very happy birthday Christina and beautiful flowers from your hubby, enjoy your steak this evening :)
    Beautiful card and love the background - that is a fun technique to try. Love the bicycle die
    Lynn x

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  22. A very happy birthday Christina, and what a lovely card you have posted. Adore the colours so spring like. I have picked up many hints and tips since I foud your blog sotank you very much indeed.

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  23. Dear Christina, Happy Birthday and have a very nice day/evening with your husband. Enjoy!

    Hugs
    Thea

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  24. Happy Birthday, Christina! I recieved your pins today...they are gorgeous! I put one on an origami box that I made from your tutorial. Have a great day!

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  25. I really love the bicycle!It's beautiful on your card.

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  26. Happy Birthday Christina, have a lovely day and enjoy your meal. Lovely card, by the way. Linda xxx

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  27. Good evening Christina,
    Happy Birthday to you.
    I love, love your card, right up my street.
    I have not got these layer Dies yet keep putting it off and buying some other Die.

    Patricia. XX

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  28. Happy Birthday.
    Your flowers are so pretty.
    What a gorgeous card you made as well.
    Enjoy your day and make the most of it

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  29. Happy, happy birthday, Christina!! I hope you have had a magical day filled with love and happiness!! Your bouquet is gorgeous!! And the card is stunning as always!! I love the layers!! Enjoy your day my friend!!

    Hugs, Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  30. Happy Birthday & Congrats on the new pc. I just love your beautiful card too! I hope you have a great Birthday dinner and tell Griff he did a great job on the flowers! Hugs Lori (USA)

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  31. Hope you've had a brilliant birthday and thoroughly enjoyed your steak and wine. Love the colour you have used on your card & the design is really pretty. Pat x

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  32. Happy Birthday Christina. Hope you had the most wonderful day and enjoyed your slap up meal:-) Love this fabulous card, what beautiful colours and details. TFS

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  33. Many many best returns for the day and I wish you many many more.
    Thanks for everything you put on your Blog. I aspire to following your leads.
    Thank you.

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  34. Hope your day is full of everything that makes you Happy! Enjoy your birthday dinner and the time with Griff..... YOU deserve it....

    Love that card too.

    Hugs
    Chris Boldovici

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  35. Happy birthday! =)
    Fantastic card you made!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  36. Happy Birthday Christina I hope you had a very special day enjoy your meal xx
    Love your card the shaving foam technique you used looks so effective x

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  37. A bit late but sincerely meant...Happy Birthday Christina Hope you had a wonderful day x
    What a gorgeous card. The shaving foam technique is on my "TO DO" list (along with a trillion other things! LOL)

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  38. Hi Christina,
    I just LOVE your beautiful card...and I'm so glad everything got sorted out with your pc!

    I wish you a very Happy Birthday, and a year filled with good health and happiness! You are such a lovely person, and you deserve everything wonderful in your life! (((HUGS)))

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  39. Happy birthday Christina, your flowers are beautiful. I loved the card too. I hope you enjoyed your meal x

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  40. Happy....Happy...Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

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  41. Happy Birthday Christina! I hope you had a day filled with joy and pleasure, just as you have given joy and pleasure to many of us. Your latest cards are just beautiful as usual.

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  42. Wishing you a Belated Birthday Christina. I hope you have a wonderful year ahead. x

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    1. Belated Birthday Wishes Christina - glad to hear you had such a lovely day! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

      Hugs
      Su x

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