March 14, 2016

International Ambassadors Informal Blog Hop

 Hi Everybody,

Here we are with another Informal Blog Hop and for this month we chose the  beautiful new Art Deco dies that have been designed by Stacey Caron. This is the Astoria Collection and I have linked to all three sets for you to view the shapes
The card shows the Astoria Decorative Accents  for the base card.  I have used  the Decorative Elements to go with it for the centre panel. The plain Astoria  creates the label for the sentiment and the mats underneath from gold mirror card. The tassel under the flowers is also cut from gold.

I have had emails asking for some ideas for the Art Deco Collection  dies and so tomorrows Tuesday Tutorial will feature them. They are also the subject of Thursdays YouTube video tutorial so I hope you will come back to see both of them

My flowers are as always from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have kept them all white to compliment the card.  They have been sprinkled with glitter from Glitter Magic and the tiny pearls are from  Want2Scrap 

We started these hops as a way for you to get to know our indivdual styles and to say "Thank You" to all our loyal supporters. so now it's time to pop over and visit the other ambassadors and see what they have to show you.

Linda Lucas  Australia
Yvonne van de Grijp  Netherlands
Christine Emberson  UK
Christina Griffiths ... You are here

Click the links to go to the next one and have fun as you skim round the world.  Please leave us a comment to say that you have been and we will see you all again next month

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Now that really is a WOW card, love it
    cheers Kaye

  2. Morning Christina, a gorgeous and a very unusual shaped card have seen Julia use some of this collection but not the accents I don't think it looks fantastic.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Superb card Christina and so unusual, i must get this die .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  4. WOW- stunning card, so elegant.


  5. Hi Christina, Wow this is a beautiful card, love the die and the way you have put the card together. So many beautiful dies now so hard to choose, and I want them all.
    Love the flowers, it is a really Stand Out card.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  6. Wow stunning,a lovely

  7. Morning Christina, this card is stunning the shape of the base card makes a great statement, I think the Astoria dies will be very popular, love what you have done - I look forward to the tutorial X X X

  8. Your card is definitely a stunning card! This die set is gorgeous and you've really used the dies to create a beautifully crafted card. Can't wait to see the upcoming videos.
    Sandra Smith

  9. Hi Christina, thanks for sharing this very intricate looking card, I love the pop of gold with the white. x

  10. Hi, Christina,
    After a weekend of torture with a faulty internet allowing me only about ten minutes online, I think (fingers crossed, touch wood) that I'm live again this morning.
    Wow...this card is stunningly beautiful. I love these new dies...something else to add to my die collection wish list lol. I'm off for a hop now.
    Happy Monday everyone.
    Bejay xx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Absolutely OMG! Stunningly, Gorgeous Card this morning. Thank you for sharing. You know.... and I don't mean this in a mean spirited way at all, but I normally don't really care for the blog hops, only because I really don't care for the other contributors styles. However, Todays blog hop pleasantly surprised me and I really liked what everyone offered. Great job to all. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

  12. Hi Christina

    Lovely card

    Hugs Annx

  13. Good afternoon Christina,
    I see we are back to a Christina style of card and the reason that i started watching your videos and commenting on your beautiful cards that you made. This one is absolutely stunning Christina, so inspiring and elegent, such a gorgeous card that anyone would be over the moon to have had it made for them. Thank you flower for bringing such beauty to our screens,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  14. Very different, but not my cup of tea.

  15. It's a beautiful card and such a different shape but it is so lovely...well done on the layout, it turned out fantastic...

  16. Gorgeous card, I love the way you make hinged cards. What a lovely die.

  17. Oh my, this is gorgeous! I just received this die set and was trying to decide how to 'play' with it.... I must lift this design it's stunning! I look forward to the YT videos! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  18. Hi Christina, Beautiful Card! Just gorgeous :)

  19. I have a golden wedding card to make shortly- think this one would really fit the occasion - must have a go! . Thanks for the idea xx

  20. An amazing card Christina, Julia has had a run on this die too, really must do something about getting it.....will pop over and see the other girlie projects...thank you...luv Ursula xx

  21. Very pretty card Christina. A did for my wish list I think.

  22. Beautiful! I love the way you put the gold die under the flowers.

  23. Wow! Christina, one of your stunning, gorgeous cards. Your style got me started in card making. I like it when you do different types of cards however "your" style or the style I think of you is exquisite! !! ~BLESSINGS, Louise


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