January 23, 2014

Remember This ???

Hi Everybody,

This is the card I added a few days ago as an easy card to make ... using just an embossing folder and the matching die.

It was  a nice enough card when it was done ... but for me ... well if you read my pages regularly you will know it is not enough.

You see my problem is I can't leave things alone and I have to keep going back and picking at things.

Change a bit here ... add a bit there ...I am sure you know what I mean.

And so after looking at this card for a day or two ... and not really being excited  by what I saw ... I had to go back to it and do a bit more

Out came the flower basket and the "Bling"  box and after placing things around and seeing what went where I went to work.

And this is what I ended up with and it looks really elegant in real life.

And all this ... I might add ... was  in the early hours of the morning.

I haven't added the list of dies  ... because I did that on the original post  ... but here are the other links for supplies.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and they have been sparkled with glitter from Glitter Magic

I changed the black pearl for a larger pearl cluster that I bought in a  pack from the local craft shop.

I pushed  two small decorative pins into the knot and there are about 50 in a box from Dunelm Mill.

The satin ribbon is from Mei Flower  and all the beautiful Diamante is from Want2Scrap

And so after messing about for an hour and a half I had the card I liked and went off to bed as happy as Larry for some sleep.

And a sleepy voice said to me .... "What time do you call this ...."   Oooops !!  Er  3.45 am

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx


  1. I absolutely love your embellishing Christina, you are a woman of my own heart - I just completed a decorated frame for a lady and it took me 5 hours to glue around 30 roses on the left hand top corner but it was well worth it with the response I received when I delivered it to the lady so don't let anyone tell you, you embellish too much - no such thing. Ange

  2. Hi Christina

    I think adding flowers makes the card stand out. very beautiful.

  3. I did ask on the original post if this was a Christina card - so clean and simple, it just wasn't you. What a difference flowers and bling make!! Pat x

  4. Hi Christina,
    Wow what a big change! Although I loved the original card I have to say the change is exquisitely stunning! I love how you place your flowers and some of our ideas do turn up at 'stupid o'clock' in the middle of the night! Lol! Absolutely stunning!!

    Love Sheila xx

  5. If you don't mind me saying so, it's much nicer! Not that it wasn't nice before though x

  6. Like the additions that you made to this card Christina, it just shows how different a card can look when you add more. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  7. Great stuff Christina, sounds so familiar I've done it so many times but feel so accomplished once it's done....... til the next time.

  8. Lovely, and much more your style, I think! I'm not sure who Larry is, or why he's happy at 3 a.m,, but I'm glad that you had fun! BethAnn M.

  9. Hi Christina,
    I have to say that is so much nicer .... love the changes you made, I wasn't over keen on the original version, sorry, but now it has the wow factor! I am so pleased I am not the only one to be involved so deeply, that I end up going to bed at stupid o'clock! lol! But for me, it is more a regular occurrence .... tut tut ... I must do something about that!! Thanks for sharing with us, looking forward to your next project! xx

  10. Now...that's a Christina Card!!

  11. ha ha, I had to laugh because I am the same way, keep thinking my cards could always use more, the only thing that stops me is when I know I have to mail it and then it helps me stop :)

  12. You're right, the first one was nice, but the additions to it made it beautiful. Great job. Edna

  13. Hi Christine,
    Well I loved the first card, because there are always occasions that a simpler card is needed. However, the added bling it to another level which is stunning.

  14. Hi Christina,
    This is definitely more your style. The other one was nice, but it just seemed to be missing something....and you have found that something! Now it is a memorable creation. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi Christina,
    This is definitely more your style. The other one was nice, but it just seemed to be missing something....and you have found that something! Now it is a memorable creation. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi Christina,
    I know the feeling...awoke at 0130 hours, and what do I do? I began to craft, working on Valentine's Day cards. Unfortunately, now I'm sleepy. I love your new card...it is all you.

  17. The first card was lovely, but oh my, the second is absolutely stunning.....I too love all the bits and pieces on cards, never too much....xxx


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