December 31, 2013

In Response ...

Hi Everybody,

I have been  asked why I do two particular things to my cards when I make them ...

  1. Why do you add in the extra hinge to your cards
  2. Why do you add the lining to the inside
I explained to my enquirer why I did these things but it occurred to me that if one person was wondering about this then so may others.

And so in true Christina style I decided to do a  video and explain why to everybody.

It was one of those videos that I asked my self should I really be doing and would people think I was being to trivial.

But after just two hours on YouTube it had had 105 views and five comments from crafters saying it had helped them .. so maybe not so trivial after all.

Thank you to all those who have viewed the video and taken the time to let me know that you enjoyed it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Christina, all of your cards are simply gorgeous!!! Your video's are so informative (my 80yr old mother even sits with me & watches ~ also commenting on how beautiful they are!!! ) I like the look of the A2 cards you've been making. I am a new convert to Spellbinders & I am absolutely loving them. I keep telling hubby that he needs to go back to work, so I can buy more of the dies & embossing folders. I am now looking for a machine that will do an A4 sheet, and it's leaning more & more to the Grand Calibur. There are two other brands out there, but both are from the UK & I would prefer to buy from a dealer here in Aus, more for servicing & parts if need be.
    Happy New Year to you & Griff, I hope you both get what you need out of 2014..
    Vanessa :)

  2. I agree that it was worth doing this video as a lot of people wouldn't understand about the balance of the card when embellishing the front with lots of prettiness. I love the card with the clear bubble on the front but can't seem to buy anything like that here in Australia even at Easter time. I wish you and your family a very happy new year and look forward to more of your lovely cards and videos.
    hugs from Linda

  3. Great informative video Christina, well done. Happy New Year to you and Griff and may all your dreams come true. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  4. hallo christine.
    vanuit nederland de beste wensen voor 2014. ik geniet van je video,s. wij maken meestal A6 kaarten. groetjes janny de vries

  5. My very best wishes for a happy and blessed New Year to you and your family -
    I love all of your cards and the videos and a big thank you for them. MaryJean Smith

  6. I enjoy all of your videos, as I always learn something new! Thank you for providing so much information and inspiration. Have a wonderful New Year!

  7. Hi Christina,
    Happy New Year to you and yours. Thanks for the inspiration you give and for sharing your wonderful cards. The videos are also very helpful.

  8. Thanks Christina, most definitely worth the video, it has answered questions for me for sure. Please never think that ANY video you do is trivial because there are plenty of us out here still learning and some for the first time ..... so thanks again and keep up the great work ... please? Hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you and yours all the very best for 2014 xx

  9. Thank you Christina. Such an informative video. All good wishes to you and Griff in 2014. Thank you for all your hard work in 2013, look forward to your inspirations in 2014. Hugs. Jan.xx

  10. Wonderful videos that you do and they are Very informative. Thank you
    Wishing you and your family and Very Happy, Safe and Blessed New Years

  11. Happy New Year Christina hope 2014 is everything you wish for.
    Thank you for all the help, inspiration and your fantastic Tutorials

    Patricia xxx

  12. Thanks Christina for this video ... I did wonder why you made cards this way but now it all makes perfect sense. I love all your cards and videos and aspire to making something similar. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and look forward to more great cards in the coming year.

  13. Great Video and the explanation was wonderful. Happy New Year!!

  14. Well now I know the secret to getting the cards to stand, thanks so much. I too make the well embellished cards and have had this problem of them standing. I so admire your cards Christine and I thank you for sharing with all us this great tutorial.

  15. Thanks for all your videos, Christina. The tutorials are a godsend. I would like to wish you and Griff all the very best for 2014 and keep up the good wor.
    Love and best wishes,
    Jenny C

  16. Happy New Year to you and Film Crew Christina - I hope it's happy, healthy and prosperous for you. Pat x

  17. Wonderful explanation Christina
    Thank you xXx

  18. I agree with everyone about how important this type of video can be. Many craters learn from videos and admire the beautifully layered cards but aren't sure how to achieve the look. That's what I love about your videos Christine. You share the steps.

    Someone asked about purchasing the half acetate eggs. Sizzix was carrying them in packs of five so larger flowers can be put on cards. You might check there.
    Thank you for all your inspiration Christine.


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