October 18, 2014

Tone on Tone ...

Hi Everybody,

This lovely card is one I was asked to make for a special occasion  complete with a matching box and I was very pleased with the finished product.

And I am happy to say so was the buyer.  I have created it all in white and used lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

They have the added sparkle of fine  iridescent glitter from Glitter Magic

The white satin ribbon is from Mei Flower  and it ties into a beautiful bow with a diamant√© and pearl centre

The little butterflies are some that I bought on a roll from a craft show and I don't know who makes them ... and worse still I have run out of them and can't replace them ....

The  embossing folder and the sentiment are from Crafters Companion  and stamped in clear and embossed in silver powder.

And just a little footnote .... Isabella loved here name plaque and asked if I had made and said "Wow" when I said that I had.  Quite a compliment from a three year old .

Then she asked if she could put it in her bedroom at Nanas' house and it now sits by her bed so that she can see it easily whenever she goes to visit.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Love it!!!! I am working on a very special book card to celebrate the birth of such a special baby. Almost finished now and it looks gorgeous. I am pleased with how it has come together. Guess that's retirement, although I don't officially finish till next Friday but no more shifts ;) x

  2. Wow indeed, an appropriate comment for this card too Christina. No wonder the client loved it.

  3. Christina, morning. Love the card, it looks so classy anyone would be delighted t to o receive it. As to your butterfly problem, I bought a roll of similar ones from the Range so in Birmingham about a month ago. Unfortunately the roll has no brand name but maybe if you can get to a Range shop locally, i can't or I would get one for you,you may be able to get a roll.
    Best of luck and keep making your beautiful cards
    Love and hugs
    Linda in a damp and overcast South Shields

  4. If I had that card I would keep it out where I could see it too. Gorgeous. I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605334353/

  5. Morning Christina,
    Beautiful card, love it.

  6. Good morning Christina,
    You know children are our biggest critics so it doesn't matter what we say about your beautiful project, it words said it all and i am so glad that Isabella rightly loved her name. What a beautiful card all in the white which is my favourite combination out of all the colour schemes. There is always something so pure and serene about a white card and i am not surprised that the person it was for loved it. Beautiful.Well done Cathy, i know that you will enjoy your card when you have landed back on earth.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  7. Gorgeous card, Christina. Jackie x

  8. Hi Christina,
    A beautiful classy card, The little butterflies are gorgeous.

  9. Hi Christina
    Another stunning card as usual.

  10. Christina, your great-granddaughter has a way with words, and so I'll say WOW to your beautiful card and WOW to your beautiful and intelligent great-granddaughter! I know that I do tend to go on, so, learning from Isabella I'll try to be more brief in future. No promises though!!

    Mary Mac

  11. Beautiful card as usual. I,m glad Isabella likes her name it really was lovely.

  12. A beautiful card, I am sure your lady was very pleased....Isabella too seems very happy...luv Ursula xx

  13. Another beautiful creation Christina. Stunning.

  14. I have those butterflies on a roll... I think I might have got them from the Range, too. I have checked the back of the cardboard roll they are on and the only web address given is http://silplc.com/ but this is a trade only site, unfortunately.

    Good luck with the search for them!

  15. Christina,
    Another gorgeous creation, though I wish you would have displayed the box as well. I do love tone on tone, it always give you an elegant look. I also love those little butterflies, from the first time you used them...to bad you've run out. I knew she would love her gift...a treasure forever.

  16. Lovely card. I have also bought these butterflies in The Range. Hope you can get some. Will look out for them next time I am in there.


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