May 30, 2014

Californian Collection - Background

Hi Everybody,

For todays card I have used another  of the dies from JGD Crafts and this is the Californian Collection  Background die designed by Sue Wilson.

I have simply cut the pattern out of white card and then  cut it into strips and backed each one with pink card. The card is from Papermill Direct

I have mitred each corner and added it to an embossed panel
with foam tape to raise it up

There is a smaller frame over the verse and a little  pearl from Want2Scrap added to the centres of each pattern

The verse is from Crafters Companion

The tiny bows are off a new pair of pyjamas ... as they look much better on my card

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and are a lovely mixture of Roses, Tulips, Cosmos Daisies and Sweetheart Blossoms.

All sprinkled in glitter from Glitter Magic

It is quite a big card at 7 inch square but it does look very pretty.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. this is lovely Christina.. has a Spanish look to it!

  2. Good morning christina WOW this is stunning I juat love everything about it even the bows off you pj's lol. Xx

    Debs xx

  3. Hi Christina, beautiful card yet again! I love the sue wilson dies...I also use the ribbon that come on my clothes, such a waste not to lol, have a good day x

  4. This card is really pretty, very delicate.


  5. This Background die is just lovely, as is your card such beautiful flowers and sentiment
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. I love your sentiments, they are perfect to your lovely cards!

  7. another stunner Christina.
    Marion H

  8. Very pretty card Christina and love how you've created a frame...lovely colour


  9. Good morning Christina,
    What a great way of changing a background die into a foreground one. It looks lovely with the mitred corners against the pink. I have to agree with the pyjamas bow, it does just finish it off lovely. I love the big Camilia (i think) that you have in the top corner of your flower arrangement as it is beautiful and a cracker of a size.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  10. Hi Christina,
    Love how you have used the background die, very clever, will try this myself. Love the card.

  11. LOVE this design - it's so feminine and gorgeous. Pat x

  12. So pretty, the dies are great and pyjama bows are always the best.

  13. I just love this looks amazing....luv Ursula xx

  14. A truly stunning card today Christina. Love how you have

  15. I love every card you make and they are very helpful to others. I have the Sue Wilson "Seville" die and am going to find one you made from it and "copy" and say it was my idea !! joking. Keep up the good work. Diana

  16. I think I love your pink cards best! The frame is so pretty, too. Thank you. BethAnn M.

  17. What a beautiful card Christine. What a great way to use the die. Very pretty x

  18. Hi Christina,
    Yet anoter beautifully elegant card....oh how I wish I had a small part of your talented brain.

    Love Sheila xx

  19. Another pretty card. Keep creating - you are amazing!

  20. YAY ME! I FINALLY found time to come and see the Friday card in time to be in the running for you sending it to me!!
    This card is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is perfect! I say this to my grandchildren all the time!! If I was lucky enough to have this card on it's way to me I would definitely be hanging it on the wall in my craft room in a place of honor so I could see it and be inspired by it!!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects with us all the time. I look forward to each and every one of them!
    I finally received my silver gilding flakes and am planning to use them this weekend when I get into my craft room. I also got some gilding flakes that are a mix of gold, copper, brown and a dark purple color. I have used those on one card and absolutely love it. In your post about gilding flakes you used a little sponge to wipe them off. What does it do other than just wiping the last of the remnants off? If it is a step that I should be doing, where do I get one of the sponges? Sorry to have so many questions but I have lots to learn and you are a master! THANKS!
    My email addy is in case I win!

  21. Very pretty card. Oh how I hate cutting into those gorgeous die cuts, but then, why not.
    You did it and look how beautiful.

  22. Hi Christina
    Another absolutely beautiful card and what a fantastic idea thank you so much
    Margaret corgi owner

  23. Christina,
    What great job you did on this. I simply the Sue Wilson collection. You have made such gorgeous cards with all her dies...amazing cards.

  24. Beautiful card...I never get tired of looking at your card...
    You make them so it
    Well done Christina

  25. Lovely! the PJ bows certainly enhance the creation! Waste not want not!!

  26. You are an inspiration, thank you.

  27. very cool framing, like how you mitered the corners, pretty flowers too!

  28. WOW!! A real stunner Christina, love everything about this one! I hope you enjoyed your trip away and had a lot of fun! Hugs, Karen xx

  29. This is really lovely. I always say to my daughters I love you to the moon and back. you cards are amazing x

  30. I would have never thought to cut the background die the way you did. I have this die so will have to try it out. Thanks for all the inspiration that you give to us all.

  31. Lovely card, Christina, thanks for sharing. Dianne

  32. hello christina, love this card!


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