Sunday, 13 December 2009

A Few Things To Show You..

Firstly, I must confess... My name is Christine, and I'm a blogaholic. It has been nine days since my last visit.

Oh, man! Is it busy, or what? Still, I am just about organised, but I'm not a very patient person, and I want it all done NOW!! You hear me? I said NOW!!

But.. in the meantime.. I wanted to show you the pretty card and gift I received from my lovely blog-buddy, Lesley, from Paperlicious Delicious. The gift is.. err.. a 'thingamajig'... a very pretty thingamajig.. the kind you decorate and put pictures in. I am very excited about that.. something a bit different for me! Thank you again, Lesley. :o)

Do you know what these are called?

Then there is a box, made somewhat hurriedly, to house my sister's birthday presents... two Swarovski crystal bracelets I made (but didn't think to photograph). The box decoration is not great, but - hey - it's crafty so you get to see it.
My second attempt at one of Brenda's roses. (See tutorial here.) It's OK, but "Could do better" is my summation.

Finally, as I felt I was depriving you of craftiness, here is a Christmas card I made for my mum in 2007. She returned it to me recently with a batch of old cards for recycling. Simple, but I still quite like it, so as I haven't shown it to you before, here it is...

The only slightly unusual thing I did on here that isn't obvious is the use of Crystal Tulip paint for the baubles on the tree in the front. You can just about see them. Do you remember Tulip paint? You never see it mentioned any more, but at one time, it seemed really popular. I still have loads of the stuff. Must use it more often.

Well, that's yer lot for another little while. Not sure when I'll be back. Soon as I can. I do have a small list of things to make before Christmas, though, so I'll see you before Santa does!
Thanks for popping by. Do leave a note if you pass this way!


  1. Think you have have half a comment from me, what did I say about patience - pressed go before I finished saying the roses will fit very well with your style.

    B x

  2. Wauwwwwwwwww Christine so many beautiful things you made.
    bye bye,Lean.

  3. lots of lovely things there Chris- must give those flowers a go myself they are lovely

  4. I love your box it's gorgeous! And it's interesting reliving past creations isn't it. Sometimes I think the simpler the better...Hay Ho!

    Busy time indeed........see you as and when!

    Lesley x

  5. Fabulous makes in this post Chris and the card for your Mum is complete elegance.

    I'm dying to have a go at Brenda's roses but I'm making myself wait till I've finished Christmas preparations. But it's sooooooo hard!

    Lesley Xx

  6. Lovely makes Christine. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

  7. gorgeous little creations, girlie!
    that tutorial also follows the Tim Holtz FAMOUS rose tutorial - he rocks. perhaps she used his idea? either way, her roses are beautiful, too!

  8. These are all just gorgeous Chris. You've made a great go of Brenda's rose too. By the way, I know Brenda too as we both got picked as DT members for the Polka Doodles challenge blog.
    Small world isn't it!
    Hugs, Fliss xxx

  9. This card is beautiful! Quite simple, even minimalist, yet very elegant.
    Oh, and I like the new design of your blog.
    And the lovely comment you've just left for me :)
    Thank you, Chris!
    Olga x

  10. Ooh what a feast for the eyes! Such gorgeous your rose, it's a million times better than my attempt!
    Love Sarita xx


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