Thursday, 6 June 2013

Glad to have Internet back!

Virgin Media must have had a huge problem in our area recently as TV and Internet services were out of action for over a day. It's surprising how much we come to rely on technology these days, I imagine that people in business using Virgin services were most frustrated.
Anyway we're back online now thank goodness.
Here is a card I just made for a friend who is attending a wedding on Saturday. Let's hope the weather remains as it has been for the past couple of days! 
It has a Stempelglede image embossed with silver and gold embossing powders and with Cuttlebug Olivia initials superimposed over it. The sentiment is from a Tattered Lace die.
The dry embossing is from Stampin' Up and the die cut shape from Spellbinders.

It's for Casual Friday's Congratulation challenge.
One of my choir members who sadly was one of those who didn't make it on the Italian Tour because of the Heathrow flight cancellations, requested this card for her husband's birthday. She specifically requested a boat with a red hull. He also sings in a sea shanty group at his sailing club as well as in the choir... hence the musical reference.
CAS on Sunday's challenge this time is for a 'Make it Masculine' card.
The yacht is from Hobby Arts and the music manuscript card came from a batch I bought at the NEC. The sentiment was computer generated.
Yesterday was spent taking it easy in the garden finishing off a novel written by a friend of mine from my time in the Bristol Youth Choir... that takes me back quite a while too! I really enjoyed it, she has a great writing style.


  1. Two beautiful cards Chrissie - the silver and gold embossed heart is stunning.

    The combination of music notes and a boat is pure genius! Although it was designed for someone who sails and sings, the two elements look absolutely fabulous together - I can see more music note frames appearing in blogland/pinterest!
    Sylvia xx

  2. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, love the elegant simplicity of the wedding card and the music frame is fab, it would look brilliant with lots of different images. Enjoy the weekend it's looking good:)
    Val x

  3. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. It's so sad that some of your choir missed the big trip. It's good that you had enough to perform, I cannot imagine being in the group at the airport and realizing you weren't going to make it.

    The card are wonderful. I love the clean white with the pop of detailed stamp and monogram - lovely effect!

  5. Gorgeous cards, Chrissie!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Sylvia xx

  6. Wowza! The embossing you did on the focal point of the wedding card is amazing!
    Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  7. Wow, you were unplugged for a whole day? How unsettling, right?! Glad you're back just in time for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. Such an elegant Congratulations card, with the layers, the white, and textures. Thanks for joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Ooooooh, this is lovely! :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!


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