January 14, 2015

Dare to Dream

Hi Everybody,

I am due to be back on Create and Craft today at 8am 12 noon and 5pm ... please come and join me if you have some spare time

A few days ago we had a non red Valentines Day one and todays card uses red for an  ... "Any day kind of card !! "

It is quite a versatile colour and I used it for the base of the card then layered it with cream.

But the paper for the next layer was a little too gaudy for what I wanted to use and so I diffused it with a piece of parchment that I embossed and added with brads in each corner.

The framework is from the Spellbinders Regal Frame   and the central oval is from  Fleur De Elegance

The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and I have mixed them with some tiny rosebuds.

The ribbon trim is netting and I have tied it in a bow with a central dazzler to hide the knot.

The verse is from a set created by Lili of the Valley  and has some really lovely sentiments on the sheet ... click the link to see the set

Whenever I make this style of  Hinged card   I use the 5x7 Matting Basics A & B sets   and I will tell you when I have used a different size.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




31 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Christina this sure gives a huge impact.....I really love it for a change of pace.

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  2. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty card for Valentine's day. Hope your shows go well, will have to watch the first two on catch up as I'm out this morning,
    Lydia
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  3. Beautiful card Christina ,love it.
    hope every thing go's well for you on C&C.
    Marion H

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  4. Christinia your card is stunning...but remembr to record C&C

    Anne

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  5. An absolute stunning card Christina...recorded 8.00am show, will watch others...good luck...luv Ursula xx

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  6. Just stunning. Enjoy the shows today. Hope to catch the 12 and 5 ones, and will catch up later.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  7. so beautiful .love the red. hugs xxpearl

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  8. Hi Christina
    Another stunner in red. I try made your hinged card when I can. I've set the recorder today and will watch the shows later.

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  9. Hello Christina, a beautiful and bright valentine card today. I like the way you diffused the paper, I always forget that vellum/parchment will do the trick and tend to not use paper I don't like. I will be watching the noon show, the 8 A.M. was a little early for me here (3 A.M). Can't wait to see what you create today as I previewed the new dies and they look wonderful.

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  10. Hi Christina, lovely card, that regal frame looks stunning- good luck with the shows today, love Jennifer x x x

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  11. Good Morning Christina. Red is such a passionate and wonderful color that really makes a statement. Thank you so much for the sizing. I'm getting ready to watch you in about 17 minutes. I've got to grab my cuppa and enjoy the show! Have a fabulous day!

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  12. B.....y Nora, I have only gone and won one of your cards. I have been all over the place this morning, so had to tape your first show, and sat down to watch it, then saw the time so went to live show. It was 12.40 before I started my email so had to help it very short, and I was drawn out. So am so excited I do hope they send it first class. Oh I am so happy. Thank you. X Ros, from March.

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  13. B.....y Nora, I have only gone and won one of your cards. I have been all over the place this morning, so had to tape your first show, and sat down to watch it, then saw the time so went to live show. It was 12.40 before I started my email so had to help it very short, and I was drawn out. So am so excited I do hope they send it first class. Oh I am so happy. Thank you. X Ros, from March.

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  14. Hi Christina, beautiful card as always, I an going to have to look in the dictionary for more descriptive words for your cards.
    Regards Liz.

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  15. Putting the red c/s dies on a light background really makes the red pop off your card.
    I like that effect...
    Well done Christina

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  16. Hi, Christina, what a beautiful card. I would be over the moon to receive a Valentine card as wonderful as this one. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on your busy day at C&C. X

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  17. Beautiful! LOVE the reds and that bow is scrumptious! Have fun on Create and Craft! I will be watching! See you there!

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  18. Watched you on TV today. Loved the new dies.

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  19. Lovely Christina, very vibrant. Just watching my recording of you today, as I was working and I hate to miss your demo's. Very best wishes to you.

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  20. Beautiful Christina, love everything you make. Watched you're shows today and had one of my emails read out. Taped the 8am one but did email in to the show not had time to watch that one yet.
    Well done. Kind regards. Anne Owens

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  21. Lovely card Christina, beautiful colour and as you say Valentines Day or any special day for this card. I only caught a half hour of your show this morning. I did learn a bit that I am going to try on one of my dies. Thanks for always sharing your cards. Dianne Crowe

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  22. Lovely card Christina!
    Been watching the shows on catch up , beautiful dies.
    As usual you were a star!
    XxxxRuth

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  23. Oooh! love the look of that regal frame Christina and your card is beautiful. Pat x

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  24. Another gorgeous card Christina!

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  25. Oh My! I Dare to Dream that someday my cards will be as beautiful as yours.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  26. Hi Christina,
    Another beautiful card the red is so vibrant it really zings.
    Di B X

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  27. Christina,
    Amazing card. How ingenious you are, thank you for that tip, I will have to try it on my next card...have some gaudy paper that came in a pack. Great job as usual.

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  28. Hi Christine
    Such a pretty card & love the red colour.
    Would be suitable for a 40th Ruby Wedding Anniversary I think plus lots of other occasions too.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

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