May 01, 2014

Spot the difference ...

Hi Everybody,

There is  something about this card that I wanted to show you.

This card is only a 6 1/2 inch square but I wanted it to  be subtly  patterned and contain a gift.

I have layered it with wide blue ribbon and tied a single bow with a large blue centre to it

And then there is the addition of  ... the simple hatpin

I used beads that would compliment the color scheme and then just added it to the ribbon.

But I think it turns a "pretty"  card in to something special.

And of course it makes a lovely gift for your recipient.


I have used the Spanish Collection die Seville  by Sue Wilson  from JGD Crafts

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  with the sparkle provided by Glitter Magic

The pearls are from Want2Scrap  and they are Mother of Pearl

The background is created from the Regency Swirls folder from Crafters Companion

Once embossed I have rubbed  Pearl Moon  metallic gilding wax from   Creative-studios    over the top to enhance the pattern


More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



26 comments:

  1. morning christina, beautiful card, love the tones and of course I love sue wilson dies,the lovely sue is coming to wales to give some demos and I managed to get a ticket yesterday , I'm really looking forward to it, we don't normally have anything "crafty" taking place in wales lol, have a good day x

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  2. hi Christina, that is a very pretty little card, and I agree the hat pin just makes the card extra special, Lyn

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  3. Very pretty card cards Christina with and without your hat pin...but it does add that 'something special'

    Anne

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  4. they lovely , my hat pins came this morning but i will have to wait to use them am away for weekend doing flower show hope theres some craft stalls there as need loads stuff look foward to catching up when i get back Tuesday xxx

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  5. Very nice card and nice to see a smaller size too.
    i am into 7in square at the moment.
    Marion H

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  6. Gorgeous card today Christina. Love the embossing folder and the dies used. You are so talented so thank you for sharing.

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  7. This is a lovely card Christina. Your hatpins are just gorgeous and, as you say, make a great gift. The gilding wax really brings out the embossed background - beautiful design. Pat x

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  8. Gorgeous card, Christina. I just love what you did to the background and of course the addition of one of your beautiful hat pins, such a lovely gift. Have a lovely day. Sue.

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  9. Hi Christina,
    Oh such a beautiful card and lovely shades of blue and your gorgeous pin is a perfect shade to go with it.

    Love Sheila xx

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  10. Beautiful card Christina and the hatpin sets it off a treat. Rose xx

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  11. A beautiful card as always Christina. Janice x

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  12. Hi Christina,
    A very pretty card, love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  13. Subtle but oh so pretty Chrisina and of course the pin, as you say, just finished it....luv Ursula xx

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  14. Hi Christina, such a lovely clever card .
    Elaine H X

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  15. Gorgeous card Christina. I love the blue hues and the stick pin is stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

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  16. Beautiful card...I love the shine from the Pearl Moon. The pretty pin will make a wonderful gift. Super job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  17. Hi Christina
    I agree the hat pin finishes the card off, I love the colours you've used and of course Sue's dies
    Hugs
    Heather

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  18. Lovely card Christina, the pin makes such a difference.

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  19. Such a beautiful card today Christina enhanced with those lovely flowers and bow. Your hat pin definitely gives the card the wow factor and no mistake.
    Hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

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  20. It's beautiful Christina,your hatpins are lovely!

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  21. Lovely card and a great choice of colours to contrast with the light blue in the card. Dianne

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  22. Another beautiful card! But what I want to say is that I got home and found package in my mailbox with the British Post mark on it. Inside that package is a beautiful card from Christina! The one I won 2 Friday's ago. It is more beautiful in person than the picture on the screen shows and I think the pictures Christina puts on her blog and You Tube are beautiful! Can you tell I am excited? Thanks so much for the gift of a card. Cynthia Murray

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  23. The pin does make for a lovely addition!!

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