December 16, 2016

Friday Freebie 149

Hi Everybody,

Thank you ALL so much for your concern about me being ill and I am glad to say that I am on the mend.

The chest infection that I have is really exhausting and of course as I lay down I started to cough again and so I have lost a lot of sleep.

 I got some antibiotics from the doctor and this is now the third day of taking them and I do feel better.... but my voice has gone  ... which Griff says is no bad thing!!

I was hoping to get lots of new videos done but there is no way you would be able to hear me on the film so I gave that up as a bad job for now.

Losing my voice though has not stopped me typing and so todays Friday Freebie card is here.

It is a little unusual in that it has the background done on acetate with alcohol refills
and glitter.

It is a technique that I shared with you a while ago and you will find the tutorial for it here ...

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is one that I have in my "Stash"

So if you would like to win this card then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post and from those comments a name will be drawn

The winner will be announced in tomorrows blog post so be sure to come back and check if it is you

I am happy to send the card any where in the world and it doesn't matter if you have won one before you can still add your name.

You don't need to have your own blog but it would be really nice if you joined the list of followers to this blog and popped back regularly to see what is going on.  Whenever you pop back please leave me a comm net so that I know you have  visited

I am hoping to be back to normal again next week and so thank you for continuing to visit me and thanks again for all the lovely emails and messages that I have had.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

59 comments:

  1. hi Christina, so glad that you are on the mend. Look after yourself and get 100% well again. Love this card, I tried your technique some time back with very pleasing results, Take care hugs Lyn xxx

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  2. A very interesting card, looks great
    Glad to hear you are on the mend, have a good weekend

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  3. Morning Christina, so glad to see you back and feeling a bit better hopefully you will be back to normal for Christmas and you have your free meal at your grandsons restaurant to look forward to hope it's ready for its big opening.
    This card is gorgeous love the caught in crystal.
    Nancyd xx

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  4. What a lovely card. I love how the colours blend together. Take care of yourself

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  5. Very happy that you are feeling better. We are more than happy to wait for you to be totally back in perfect shape and feeling 100% yourself.
    This is a lovely card

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  6. So colourful and so, so pretty. Beautiful card.

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  7. Beautiful card Christina. The background is stunning.

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  8. LOVE this most gorgeous card and the colours are stunning. Get well.xx

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  9. Hi Christina, so glad you are on the mend it must be awful for you at such a busy time of the year. I love this caught in crystal card with the glitter and the flowers it is so unusual and different, I love it.
    Get well soon love Anne Owens xxx

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  10. Lovely card, very pretty. Glad to hear your feeling better.

    Michele

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  11. Beautiful card as always Christina lovely colours. Hope you are soon feeling back to normal, take care xx

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  12. Beautiful card Christina, would love to win this. Glad you are up and about missed your daily blogs
    Take care

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  13. So glad you are beginning to feel better, Christina. I hope you are able to rest so you recover quickly. I really love this pretty card. The background is colorful and ties in so well with the rest of the card.
    Sandra Smith

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  14. Hi Christina so pleased you are feeling better.
    I would love to own such a pretty card .
    Marion H

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  15. So pleased you are on the mend Christina, lovely card as usual.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  16. So glad you are feeling better - sounds as though you have had a nasty time of it. What a pretty card you are giving away, would love to win this. Keep well Christina.!!

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  17. Wow this is so pretty. Rest up Christina this is a nasty bug that's going around, I had it and it took steroids and antibiotics to help me to recover. xxx

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  18. Glad to hear you're feeling better. That's a very unusual card. I'm still trying to use acetate. Doesn't look as good as yours though lol. Stay well.

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  19. Good Morning Christina :) I'm so sorry you've lost your voice! However, it's so good to get an update on how you are managing. Imaginations run wild when there's no news. You've certainly been in thoughts and prayers. Continued get well wishes Dear Lady. Big Hugs

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  20. Hi Christina glad to hear you are on the mend. What a pretty card but then, they always are ! Take care xx

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  21. Good morning Christina

    So good to know you're back with us! Take care and keep warm and of course you need to drink plenty fluids (hot toddy with dark rum and blackcurrant is what my husband makes for me when I'm like that)

    Lovely card for some lucky person to win

    June x

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  22. Hi Christina
    Good to hear that you are now on the mend. Here's hoping it's gone completely before Christmas. What a lovely card. Have not tried the technique yet so must give it a go. Take care
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  23. Glad your feeling better and wish Jamie lots of luck and success with his new venture.XXX

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  24. Stunning card Christina, get well soon, get plenty of rest . Xx

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  25. good morning. I hope each day you feel better. especially at this time of year with all of it's traditions and excitement. I will have to view the video for todays card. I love it's look and i'm sure you will explain it well. have a fun time this weekend.

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  26. Hi Christina
    I tried this background technique when you demoed it, and liked it, but haven't used it on a card yet. It does look effective on your card, so will have to giv it another go. Glad you are feeling better, and good Luck to your son in his Restaurant.
    Margaret xx

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  27. Hi Christina. Glad you are n the mend. (did you get my
    email about the pineapple juice) You were working too hard
    at the rsstaraunt. Have missed you each day. Love to win
    Mavis L x

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  28. Hi Christina, So glad the antibiotics are starting to work and you're feeling a bit better. Lovely card today. Great acetate technique.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

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  29. Glad you are on the mend. Love the background on this card. So pretty and different.

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  30. WOW Christina...would love to hop across the ocean and have a nice dinner at Jamie's - look wonderful. May much success come his way in 2017!!!! Know how proud you must be! Your card is lovely as usual and I love the look! Thanks for sharing your life and creating with us...praying you will continue to mend...
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  31. I am sooooo glad, Christina, you are beginning to feel better!!!! Coughing is no fun!!! Neither is losing sleep!!! Your card is just plain GORGEOUS, and I love the technique used on it!!! And congrats to Jamie on the opening of his restaurant!!!! I hope he does well!!!!

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  32. Beautiful colours, beautiful card. Fingers crossed. Diana x

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  33. So glad you are starting to feel better. The restaurant looks fabulous and I wish him great success in this new venture. The card is gorgeous. Love the caughtin crystal effect. Would give this card a great home. Enjoy your dinner tonight.

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  34. Hi Christina. Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. These nasty bugs take such a long time to clear nowadays.
    Beautiful card Christina. X

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  35. Beautiful Card as always, and so glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. All the best to Jamie with his new venture. Wish we lived closer so that we could give it a try.

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  36. Hi Christina,
    I'm so pleased that the Meds are kicking in and you're beginning to feel better. I know just how you feel about losing sleep due to the cough getting worse when you try to lay down. Hopefully you'll soon be able to have a good night's rest again.
    We all would have understood you taking a few days away from the blog and I'm sure we're delighted that you can still type, even if you can't talk. Word of warning, don't try to rushelp the speaking. I did once and ended up off work for a month with a notepad...I guess being a telephonist put a damper on trying to work through it lol.
    It's a beautiful card today, what a lovely change from sell the winter ones that are around right now, I'm sure we all want to win it.
    Bejay xx

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  37. Christina, just do not overdo. Just thinking u might be one of those. Get well and rest, rest, rest!!!
    This card is so lovely. I hope I can master a background like this someday. U explain it well however I can't always get the technique. 😃 The whole card is so pretty. Well, back to my crafting and cleaning my mess.
    Rest well-- prayers~blessings, Louise

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  38. Jaimes Restaurant looks lovely. I hope it is a roaring success. Your card is very pretty and thumbs up to you creating whilst sick!!! Get well soon.

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  39. Hi Christina, This card is gorgeous and would love to win it. I am very happy you are on the mend. Already a follower here and on You Tube and have been for years. I so enjoy all of the beautiful cards, tips, techniques & videos. Thank you for sharing them. On another Note a big congratulations to Jamie on the opening of his restaurant! Such a huge accomplishment! Best wishes for all the success in the world. Hugs Lori Reinholz

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  40. What a nice card,i loye the rainbow effect background,,thanks for the share,Hope you feeling lots better..love and best wishs.

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  41. Get well soon and still take it easy...you don't want it to come back...resting is the best medicine.....
    Your freebie card is awesome...thanks for sharing this card with us....good luck to the upcoming winner....

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  42. The card's very pretty. I'm very happy that you're on the mend, Christina, and just want to tell you what a nice-looking grandson you have..and he can cook too. His wife and the lovely Isabella are very lucky! I wish him much luck and great success on his new venture. Enjoy your meal tonight.

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  43. Great to hear that you are improving Chest infections do knock the stuffing out of you and take a while to simmer down. Good luck to Jamie in his new venture.
    Your give away card is quite different but I like it a lot.

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  44. Congratuations, to Jamies restrautant opening!
    As usual, the card is beautiful!
    Wish me luck!

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  45. Glad you are feeling better. Lovely card. X

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  46. Glad you are on the mend just in time for Christmas. Love your beautiful card.

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  47. Hi Christina
    I'm pleased your feeling better. I love your card today it's gorgeous love the background & the flowers are very pretty. Congratulations to Jamie with his restaurant looks lovely .
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

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  48. What a pretty card - unusual but oh so lovely. Get Well soon Christina!

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  49. So glad you're feeling better, Christina. It can be so debilitating so take things easy until all the antibiotics are finished.
    What a lovely and colourful card, perfect for these drab and dreary days.

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  50. This card is beautiful. So glad to hear you're on the mend. As an asthmatic I can sympathise with you over a chest infection. They can be so debilitating. Feel better soon.

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  51. Glad you are on the mend. This is nasty stuff this year so take care. Best of luck to all who have entered with a comment....rooting for all!!!

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  52. Beautiful card and I love your colours.

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  53. Hi Christina, so glad to see that you are back and feeling a wee bit better. I really missed you as you have been my daily inspiration way before you got Flowers,Ribbons,and Pearls. I kept checking everyday, and was sad to see that we didn't have a "Ruby Sunday", that's what I've come to call Ruby's little visits. Jamie's Place looks really elegant, makes me wish that I lived in Blackpool instead of Canada. LOL...Ann in Canada

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  54. Lovely card and so different. (I had to chuckle at the bit towards the end of the post with its refernce to vivisection ��) Happy Christmas

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  55. Beautiful card again Christina,love the rainbow background.Hope you are getting your voice back,and that you are getting back on your feet.You should be taking it easy...Stay safe and take care..love and hugs.

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  56. I'm always trying to make the cards you post, but can't touch you girl! Hope your recovery is speedy. Lemon juice, gin and honey hot, but not with meds!

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  57. wishing you are back to good health again soon. very pretty card too Christina. husbands love it when we lose our voice don't they. hugs xx

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  58. So glad to hear the cough is getting better and thank you for continuing to post through it all.
    Congratulations to you all for the work on Jamie's.....it looks great. If we get up that way we will be sure to call in for a meal.
    Would love to be in to win this lovely card.

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