March 04, 2013

Quick Post today ...

Hi Everybody,

This is just a very quick post today as I have a million things to do.

The main excitement for me today is a new PC that is being delivered this afternoon.

It will enable me to work so much quicker than on a laptop ...  which is how I currently build my website.

Let's just say this is my birthday present to me ... and I am going to be so happy when I present it to me ....I just won't know how to thank me for this wonderful gift.

Today's card is one for the boys  and features one of the lovely  stamped image  from   Lili of the Valley

Their images are so delightful that you will have  hard time choosing some.

This one has been coloured with Distress Inks which give a lovely water colour effect to your cards... and there are tutorials on the website about ... Colouring with Distress Inks. 

I have broken it down into three parts that will cover Hair, Skin and Clothes.

The background for this card is from the new M-Bossabilities folder from Spellbinders and this is the Letters and Numbers.  I have inked over the folder with Broken China Distress Ink  and then added in a banner panel and some Bakers twine.

So now I need to go and clear a space on my desktop for a birthday present that is coming today .... wonder what it can be ???

Hugs xx


  1. Oh my goodness you are going to get such a surprise when you open your birthday present!!!! Don't you just love surprises? Enjoy your birthday gift - whatever it turns out to be! LOL! Love your boys card today . LOTV do have some great boy stamps. love from Christine x

  2. Happy Birthday Christina! Funny for my birthday last month I got a laptop because my computer was too slow. LOL Have fun with it! Lovely card by the way.

  3. well what a good person you are to give such a lovely present!! lol great card and will go onto site later on to watch the video, been busy lately with crotcheting,learning Spanish and card making... :-) have a lovely birthday and enjoy your

  4. Happy Birthday Christina and I hope you love your birthday pressie from you!!! You are so funny not knowing who to thank lol Sue xxx

  5. Brilliant card Christina. Love that embossing folder. The whole thing is just great. Enjoy your new pc.

  6. That's wonderful. I know just how you feel as my Grand Calibur and new spellbinder dies were delivered recently (all the way from the USA-safely!)Have lots of fun playing with your new toy!LOL

  7. Christina you crack me up! and that's a great way to start my day, with a smile. Love this card and I have been trying my hand at stamping and coloring so I will be taking notes!! Beautiful card, thanks for sharing ;)

  8. You definitely need a big hug and pat on the back for choosing such a great birthday present - hope you're not going to open it before 6th though!! Cute card today, those LOTV images are all so adorable. Pat x

  9. Hi Christina
    I think "ME" presents are the best of all as you usually get exactly what you want! LOL
    Love this image and the distressed ink colouring xXx

  10. what a lovely card for a little guy.
    Happy Birthday and enjoy your gift

  11. Love your card Christina. Have fun with your new Computer. Happy Birthday to you!

  12. This is adorable!! I love the sweet image!! Happy, happy birthday and enjoy your birthday gift!! How exciting!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. I will never forget your birthdate, it is the same as my dads remember? So you are getting an early B-day gift..naughty girl... lol... You are halarious, I laughed so hard at this post... you did a spectacular job colouring your sweet digital stamp with distress inks, I forgot all about that!!! I will have to watch your tutorial again. Love the M-Bossibilites folder!!!! Hugs

  14. you go and enjoy your birthday present from you lol, I know I would do love your little boy very cute.
    happy birthday
    hugs adie

  15. A fabulous card and an adorable image - I'm not clever at doing cards for males of any age!
    Oh a new PC - I love new computers :) Have fun with your early birthday present
    Lynn x

  16. Happy Early Birthday, enjoy your computer present to your self, it is well deserved! Enjoy it.... Love today's card too, will have to go watch your tutorial on distress ink.

    Tfs as always,
    Chris Boldovici

  17. Super sweet image and great job on the coloring! The background looks amazing and love the embossed/inking you did!
    Sherrie K

  18. Chrisina, I hope you like your surprise when it arrives. I'm thinking of giving myself a similar surprise gift soon. Love the card and I enjoy colouring with distress inks.
    x Linda

  19. Hope you are having a very happy birthday!


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