February 26, 2014

So Proud to be ....

Hi Everybody,

This card is created from a really delicate shade of duck egg blue and the card itself is silver foiled and very pretty. It was added to Etsy but sold almost immediately.

The foiled card is from Cardcraft Plus  which is based in Preston UK ... Many of you may know the shop as Inspirations and it has all manner of goodies in there.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and I have added in my lovely glitter from Glitter magic to the petals

Some of you have written to me to tell me that you too have tried this glitter ... on my recommendation ...  and that you are delighted with it.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers and is one that can be mixed and matched with all the words in the set.  The link will take you to have a look at what is on the stamp set ..... BUT ... you can get it cheaper from more local places.

I bought mine at the craft shows I go to and I have had it for some time now and it is very useful.

The  Tattered Lace die in the background is  Double Delights and is the one that was free with the second issue of their magazine.

Now before I close for today I have to ask you all something ...  I have had emails from several people and it has been suggested that maybe I could give away one of my cards each week in exchange for a comment from you. 

 I would draw one name from those that have left a comment and the winner would get the card on offer.

What do you think of the idea and would you be interested if I did it as say a ...  Friday Freebie ??? 

 Please give it some thought and let me know please ... via a comment 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



64 comments:

  1. A great idea Christina your cards are so beautiful.

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  2. Another stunning card Christina, Love everything about it.
    Have not tried "glitter magic" must keep my eyes peeled for that at SECC.
    Good idea about the give away. I would love a chance to win one of your beautiful cards.
    Have a great day
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  3. A beautiful card as usual. No wonder it sold so quickly. I think a Friday card give away would be a wonderful idea. You already do giveaways so it would be very generous of you to add this one each week. Xxxxx

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous card Christina! I love cards in that shade of blue! x

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  5. Thats a lovely idea love your cards they are so beautiful,and your videos are so useful thankyou for them xx

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  6. wow that would be brilliant and very kind xx

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  7. Very beautiful indeed mine never turn out like yours even tho I try copying x

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  8. Love your blogs and all the cards you make. A Friday freebie sounds great.
    Hugs Sue x

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  9. Wow would love that but i can imagine that it cost you a lot: you have followers all over the world. So maybe once a month ( beg beg) :) Cant tell you how much you inspire me. I start my day with you and treat myself to look at 1 ( at least) tutorial. Have a sunny day x

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  10. Good morning Christina,
    I am not surprised that this card sold so quickly as it is a stunner, but it is what we have come to expect from your talented hands. The chance of winning a Christina Original would be fantastic, but the people that come to your website come to see your next wonderful creation. I would like to think that it might bring your creativeness to the eyes of a bigger audience as it deserves to shine amongst a wider field. I hope that if you did take this plunge that it will bring the attention that your talent richly deserves.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  11. Hi Christina I'm not surprised it sold straight away,it is beautiful.
    I think the card give away is a great idea ,it would be very generous of you to do it.
    Marion H

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  12. What a fab idea, would love to win one of your cards xx

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  13. What a beautiful card and I love the foiled card that you used as a background on this one Christina, there is so much work has gone into this card Christina and I just love it. I really like the idea of a 'freebie' giveaway of one of your cards on a 'Freebie Friday', I think this is such a great idea, and it would give someone the chance to see one of your cards up close and personal. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

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  14. Hi Christina,
    Oh what a fabulous idea to be able to win one of your stunning cards....I am thrilled someone has suggested this and would be delighted to win one of your cards. So the answer to your question is.....YES PLEASE!!!!

    Today's card is just stunning and I always love the placement of your flowers.

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  15. Your card is lovely and grand as ever. The Friday freebie idea is wonderful. Wish I would be a proud owner of your card one day!

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  16. Gorgeous Christina!!!! I love blue and silver, one of my favorite combos..you really put this card together beautifully and I can see why it sold near right away and yes Friday Freebie sounds fabulous, who wouldn't want a card from one of the best card designers in the world!!! Don't have to think about that one! xxx

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  17. great idea would love to give one of your cards a home i check your blog every day and am in awe of your creative talents
    Hugs Ruth

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  18. Would love the Friday Freebies, great idea!!!

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  19. I think that would be a wonderful idea Christina, I know I'd love to receive one of your lovely cards ~ your work is awesome!

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  20. Hi Christina
    Such a beautiful card the colours are lovely and I do so love the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have a question, how do you store all your flowers no doubt you will have a very organised method I cannot decide on the best way I keep changing mine around but they never seem correct!
    What a very generous thought for a freebie Friday if you go ahead I wholeheartedly agree with what Norah has to say. When you have your monthly give away hundreds of people visit but not enough people leave you a regular message. Could I make a small request, please do sign your giveaway cards as they will mean so much more to the lucky winners I am sure.
    Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration, help and generosity.
    Margaret xx

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  21. Hi Christine,
    Not surprised this sold quickly it's stunning. As for a givaway that would be very nice but it may be very costly for you if the winner was overseas.
    Lydia
    X

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  22. All your cards are beautiful and I would love to be able to get one of them each week.
    You inspirer me

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  23. Get your mails every time, and each card is so beautiful. Would be wonderful to win a card from such a talented and sharing person. Love them all, and will call you an "enabler" in a nice way, because you show us such wonderful things we just "need" to try and make beautiful cards as well. Actually without seeing what you are doing, many of us would never try some things, so Thankyou !!

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  24. Hi Christina, another wonderful idea - I would treasure a Friday Card. I visit you each morning for my inspiration for the day. Just don't leave a note every visit, but have not found a card of yours I did not love. MaryJean Smith

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  25. Hi Christina, I would treasure a Friday Card. I visit you each morning for my inspiration of the day. Just don't leave a note every time, but have not found a card of yours that I did not just love. MaryJean Smith

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  26. Lovely card today Christina, the layers are gorgeous. A Friday Freebie sounds fabulous to me - I would love to own one of your creations. Pat x

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  27. What a wonderful idea! I would love to win any of your cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us. You always inspire me.

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  28. Hi Christina,
    As your fan base always check your blog for ideas,and to view your wonderful cards, even if we don't always leave a comment, of course we would be delighted to win one. Even one a month would be lovely to save your costs.
    You do know that you will be swamped with comments now, don't you.
    Oh, yes, and todays card is very much your style, no wonder it sold so quickly.
    Cheers, Janice W

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  29. Your cards are beautiful and if you don't mind sharing your creations I'm sure we would all love to receive one of them for free.

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  30. What a beautiful card! You are so talented and I can't think why anyone would not want the chance to win one of your gorgeous cards! I get your blog updates in my email and am in awe over your wonderful creations! I rarely comment but please know that I love your work. There just aren't enough hours in the day to comment on each and every blog I visit.

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  31. I would love to receive one of your beautiful cards, but I'm not sure it's worth it to you to send it to USA.

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  32. Another beautiful card...and to have a chance to win one of your creations is fantastic..who wouldn't want something as beautiful as one of your cards...I know you sell them...but to actually own one is awesome....please do...I know I would love to own one myself...hint...hint....tfs

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  33. Dear Christina,

    You are quite generous with all the giveaways and adding a one of a kind original card from you is a very generous gift. I love all of your cards and I'm always inspired by them. You share so much of your talents and are so giving I would hope that people are not taking advantage of your generosity. Thank you for all you do.

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  34. Hi Christina. This card is stunning, as usual. A Friday freebie sounds wonderful. Such a generous offer. I would love to receive one. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

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  35. Thank you for your generosity. I love all of your cards and you constantly inspire me to do better and to go beyond my comfort zone.

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  36. I think it is a great idea. Your cards are always lovely ,and it would be a honor to win one of them. Thank-you for considering this. You are a very generous person.
    Hope you have a nice day

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  37. Yet another beauty Christina. You are always so generous, so to receive one of your cards would be the icing on the cake! Thanks for asking us about it, I love your cards, and the videos you do have helped me a great deal! So, many thanks indeed for all you do for us! xx

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  38. Your cards are always beautiful Christine, I would cherish a card with your style. I don't always comment because of the time is limited for me, however I save them in my file because I don't want to miss one. You are such an inspiration to me.

    Gretchen

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  39. love all your cards. they are very inspirational. I look toward seeing a new one everyday. thanks for the opportunity for see your work in person.

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  40. Hi Christina,
    I would love to be the lucky recipient of one of your cards. Thanks for all your inspiration, ideas and fabulous tutorials.
    Terry

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  41. Hi Christina,

    What a lovely card. Simply love the paper used. I think it is a grand idea to have a Friday Freebie. I know I would love to win one. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

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  42. Hi Christina, this card i s beautiful, I'm not surprised it sold so fast you make such pretty cards. Hope the "freebie Friday". takes off as the idea of winning one is a big thrill.

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  43. Hi Christina... OH MY GOSH... I would be SO honored to win a card made by you... I love each and everything that you create and they so beautiful to me. 'Beautiful' is merely just a word that I can use, but truly no words can describe the wonder of your cards... I would LOVE to win one of your cards and I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for this...
    Hugs, Madushika
    I do wish you would visit me on Facebook and see the cards that I have made...
    Facebook Name: Go Mad Creations

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  44. I love all of your cards and learn so much from your videos. Thank you so much!!

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  45. Christina, I think that would be quite an undertaking for you not counting on the expense. Having said that, I would more than happy to receive any one of your cards. I just think that with all you do now, why put that extra work on yourself.

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  46. Christine, as always, your card is stunning, as are all your cards. How long does it take you to make them, I just love all that bling. I think your idea of a Friday Freebie is great, would love one of your cards....your inspiration is most valuable....luv Ursula x

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  47. I love your cards and your website and blog have given me new drive over the last few months to get back into card making. A give away of a card every Friday is a wonderful idea.

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  48. What a gorgeous card in my favourite colours! I would love to win a card on Friday Freebie but you already give so much to your fans you are so generous I hope you get something back for it! Xx

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  49. Oh so beautiful is your card x

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  50. You are so generous with your time and talent to provide us with inspiration each day! Anyone would be thrilled, I am sure, to have one of your creations. Thank you for all the fun that you bring to our hobby. BethAnn M.

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  51. I love your cards and would very much love to have one that you made. you make some of the most wonderful cards I have ever seen and I do try to make them. love your you tube videos

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  52. Hi Christina, another wonderful card and well in line with your usual superb standards. You are such a generous person by giving us tuition with all your very informative videos and being so willing to answer all our questions. What can I say - a giveaway would be great but I tend to agree with some of the other ladies that a monthly one would be good enough as doing one every week would be quite costly for you. I've never been very lucky but would certainly love to win one of your cards.
    Take care & best wishes
    Jenny C xx

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  53. Hi Christina, what great idea, I would be thrilled to have one of your beautiful creations... as for wining it... well, I couldn't win a cold, but you have to be in it to win as they say. once a month sounds great, you being the busy girl you are, its really good of you to take the time.. love and light....Hazel

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  54. Christina, I would LOVE an opportunity to win one of your cards!! "Freebie Friday" would be an awesome addition to your blog!

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  55. Hi Christina...another beautiful creation! I think that the ones that have suggested this giveaway may have seen the cards that Sue Wilson gives away on Wednesdays on her particraft blog. Her cards don't have the embellishments and bling of your creations and so I agree with several other commenters that perhaps a monthly giveaway would be less taxing financially for you. I would dearly love to win one of your creations but I also feel that you have done more than enough with sharing your tutorials and answering all our questions. I either start my day or end my day with your blog and look forward to all your inspirational creations.

    Joanne from Canada

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  56. I think its a bit too much to ask. Your cards are so intricate and you have spent a long time building up your business so you can sell them. Personally, I would stick to the other prize packs ('cause I love to make cards myself) Cheers!

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  57. hoi christine
    wat een prachtige kaart. zoals iederdag kijk ik naar je site.En verwonder mij dat je zoveel inspiratie hebt,dank je wel voor al het moois dat je laat zien.groetjes janny

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  58. Such a wonderfully generous idea..... but it's going to cost you a fortune shipping to all of your overseas fans. Once a month is more than generous.... if the only reason we are posting comments is to get a prize shame on us! I make cards and you have inspired me so much that that in itself is a prize - don"t sell yourself short for a few greedy folk!! Rant over lol

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  59. Beautiful card! I love the foil background.

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  60. Your card is lovely, and that would be so generous of you to give away one of your creations :)

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  61. Hi Christina What a lovely idea for a Friday Freebie. Your cards inspiring as well as beautiful Beryl

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  62. Hi Christina what a lovely idea for a Friday Freebie. Your cards are inspiring and beautiful and anyone would be so happy to receive one. Beryl

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  63. Hi Christina, I love all your cards and videos.I watch a video almost every eveningto remind me of your techniques.At the moment I am hooked on your aperture cards.
    A lovely idea for a Friday Freebie, thank you. You are a lovely generous lady, sharing your cards and ideas for us all to see and learn. Thank you so much.

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