January 07, 2014

No Flowers !!

Hi Everybody,

Here I am again .... minus the flowers !!

This card is created with  white and a dark blue pearl card from  Papermill Direct  which is based in  Kendal .. and is a really thick at 300 gsm

I buy a lot of my card from there and it is always good quality,  and  I love the white card which is usually the basis of my designs.

The sentiment is one of the  Sentimentals Range  from  Crafters Companion  and there are lots of verses for you to choose.

They are a  rubber stamp that will last you a lifetime ,,, but they are unmounted.

Can I just  stress to you  that the list of  Spellbinders  that I add at the end of the  post is there for your information.

It simply shows you what the dies look like if you should wish to look for them in your local shops

I am not suggesting for one minute that you buy the dies from that list... what I do say is ...  shop round for the best price you can get.

You may get the best deal from a craft show you go to ... your local craft store ... or one of the online suppliers that are plentiful.

The dies featured  here I have bought form either  Sunrise Crafts  or  Once Upon A Stamp ... and both of these are UK companies with excellent service.

But please, please do your research for the best price possible before you buy.

Now the links that I add to the actual page are where I get the items that I have used from.

 I do not get paid for the recommendation but it is there for you to take advantage of if you wish and to know that it has come from me because I know it is good quality.  I would not add it otherwise.

Don't forget to add your name to the list for January "Give Away" 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Good morning Christina beautiful card ....... BUT no!! flowers!!!
    You will need to lie down for a while, well that's how I feel if I have not used flowers on my cards.
    I love that you list your ingredients, for any new crafters it must be a great help
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  2. Dear Christina, i read your blog and see at least 1 video from you per day. I think you can call me addicted lol. i have learned so much from you and love your beautiful cards. I am collecting spellbinders now ( also very addictive) and so i appreciate your list so i can see which one i want to put on my wish list.Have a good day, see you tomorrow :)

  3. Beautiful card as always Christina I do agree with you Paper Mill Direct do supply really good quality card and paper and their prices are excellent. It is thanks to you that I discovered Sunrise Crafts the do give wonderful service also Wild Orchid Crafts, they are simply great they have a fantastic range of products their prices especially at the moment are great and delivery service is oh so quick too. Thank you so much for introducing me to these excellent companies.
    With love
    Margaret x

  4. This design is not too fussy so would be great card for the men in our lives Christina - but then pink card and a bit of bling and it's perfect for the ladies too! Pat x

  5. Beautiful cards - no flowers work for me - especially as I post a lot of my cards to friends and relatives - which means they can go as standard not large. Thank you for your blog it is a source of great inspiration. Joan x

  6. Lovey card Christina.
    I've been buying my card from Papermill for years and agree it is a good quality card which can be bought in loads of different colours as well as white xXx

  7. Hi Christine,
    Todays card is so very striking with the dark blue and white and yet it's so stunning!!
    Wot no flowers! Lol!...but as you said it would make a great man card but change the colours to pastels and add flowers and it becomes a girlie card. Many thanks for sharing your fabulous creations with us.

    Love Sheila xx

  8. Hi Christina,
    I'm with you on Paper Mill Direct a great company giving good service and excellent card and paper.
    Love your card today even though it has no flowers it's stunning.

  9. What a beautiful card Christina. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  10. Very Stunning card and love the sentiment

  11. Still beautiful. Isn't the saying " sometimes less is more".

  12. Gorgeous card, shows what can be produce by not using flowers or ribbon. Love it.

    Wilma x x x

  13. Hi Christina, great card. I always used to buy my card from the papermill shop and really miss it since it closed down. I was never sure about buying card online as I like to see and feel the quality, after reading the all the comments I will seriously think about it now.

  14. Gorgeous combo of dies and love the pearl accenting!


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