March 01, 2014

Color combo ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is created using Spectrum Noir and that Isopropyl method once more to make everything blend

Colors used ...

Birthday cake          PP1 PP3 PP5
Shading                   BT2
White flowers          BT2
White ribbon           BT5

It is simply cut into a 15 cms square and layered with pink and dotty card, but the effect is a pretty card.

The flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts    and were white at the start. And the little pearls and diamante centre on the bow is also from WOC

They have been sparkled with  Glitter Magic  and the satin ribbon is from  MeiFlower

The image  is a digital  download from  Paper Printables  and is one of many free images and backing papers.

My Thanks to You ...

Thank you so much for all the response to a "Friday Freebie" and thank you also for all your fairness and concern about the expense it will cost me to do it on a weekly basis.  The reason I offered it weekly is because  I accumulate so  many cards.

When I film a video I make one card to show what I am going to do ...  and  then another to show how I did it, and then  maybe one  or two more  to show some alternative ways to do it or a different color.

So from one tutorial I could end up with four cards.  I sell some  ...  I also give many away to charity  ...   my girls end up with a box full at Christmas for them to use through the year .... but I still have lots here in my craft room.

And even though I say it myself there are some really pretty cards that need a home.  That is the reasoning behind my offer and if they can give pleasure to someone else then it would be worth the cost of the card, embellishments,  my time and the postage.

The first one will be offered next week in the first freebie offer.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Gorgeous card the colours.xx

  2. How lovely of you christina. I think many people will be hoping they win one of your beautiful cards.
    The one today is gorgeous. I must get into this colouring lark lol!!!

  3. Hi Christina looking forward to next week's give away ,who ever win's
    will be a very lucky person.
    I like today's card too.
    Marion H

  4. Morning Christina,
    Great card, love the image.

  5. Love this image and your colouring is perfect - as always! It just goes to show that a really pretty card can be made without using dies - great for anyone just starting out. Thanks Christina. Pat x

  6. Good morning Christina
    What a lovely fresh card so beautiful I can almost taste the icing on the cake, mm delicious! What makes you think I am on a diet, as I can't exercise, all I have to do is cut out lovely cakes like this and cut down on everything else. Thank goodness for crafting it is weight free!!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Margaret x

  7. Hi Christina,
    Love, love , love today's card and your colouring is superb!
    Even though you have some cards spare it's still very kind of you to give a card away especially with the cost of postage these days and I think I can say for all your followers that anyone of us would be thrilled to receive one of your beautiful cards.

    Love Sheila xx

  8. another lovely card ,love the flowers and the ribbon ,its my birthday this month so would love a piece of that pretty cake !!! xx

  9. what a lovely lady you are you give so much time to us crafters we thank you from the bottom of our hearts todays card is great just what i was looking for i need to do a teenagers card and its a freebie wow it was great to see the size of the card on this mornings sample thanks
    Hugz Ruth

  10. What a beautiful colourful card this is this morning Christina, I love how you have coloured in the cake it is just so gorgeous. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  11. The colours are gorgeous on this card and I really like the method you've used to change the colour.

  12. Another inspiring card, Christina. Anyone would be thrilled to receive it. You are so kind to share your cards with us and whoever wins will be thrilled, I know. You must spend most of your time working on teaching all of us... hope your "film crew" doesn't mind.

  13. This new one and all your cards are amazing, so I am sure the recipient will be over the moon, I know I would be! I just love to see your new card everyday, thanks so much for sharing with us....luv Ursula

  14. Beautiful your creations. Tfs

  15. Beautiful card. I definately need a lot more practice coloring thats for sure.

  16. You are so generous Christina! Your colouring is awesome and I hope one day to be as good as you. I couldn't find that free image on the link :( xx

  17. Awww very sweet, fun image and great coloring!

  18. I love the birthday cake! It is so pretty, and sure to delight. You are very sweet to offer up your cards to us, even if you have extras; you give so much of your time and talent, which I really appreciate. To receive a card from you would be very special, indeed. Thank you for everything.

  19. Good morning Christina,
    I think i would give this card to a young teenager just before they think they are older than they actually are, or a twenty something coming near their 30th birthday and they think its the end of the world. It's a lovely card with beautiful flowers and lovely colours making it up. I think i have decided i must be a pastel type of person as it is the paler shades and white that i go for most. Thank you Christina,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  20. What a beautiful card Christina! I love the coloring on it.You are so kind to offer a giveaway of your beautiful cards.If I shuld be so lucky to recieve one I dont think i could give it away.I would frame it' You are great

  21. What a great combination! Love it!
    And yes it is really nice of you to giveaway a card made by you! If I win one I will treasure it for life! Hope to get one soon!! Thanks!


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