18 November 2010

Clean and Simple Xmas Card..

Morning peeps.. more calamity's in the Craig household..cleaning the bathroom
Tuesday, polishing up the tiles where the shower lead hangs CLATTER
down went the shower head & lead, bits of plastic littered the bottom of
the bath..DH came running after I screamed..frightened the life out of me...
Then DH went to click on the standard lamp POOF, it was a new long life
bulb a few months ago..gets a new bulb POOF again..by this time I was
ready to  use it as a javelin..check the plug HE says..wire was coming out
so MRS Fixit saved the day...Trip to B&Q yesterday to get THE part
for shower Don't DO That Part "the lady says"  a nice man in Grahams
sorted us out shower now in working order..
just as well dont wanna pay £200 quid this side of Crimbo.

Onto me card thought I would try a real easy clean & simple...well if you'd
seen me craft room last nite..anything but simple..stuff all over..
This is what I came up with, not my best piece of heat embossing
out of practise...thats me excuse an am sticking to it..LOL
Square white card matt & layered with mirri board, nxt layer
has been sprayed with C&C silver sparkle piccy not picking up sparkle..
the PEACE stamp has been heat embossed with Silver..& is a Clairty stamp..
 Barbara Grey makes it look so easy...again matt & layered..
Silver/white snow flake ribbon is from stash.. the pointsetta flowers
were made from Marianne Creatable dies..
challs for the card...

Simon Says  Sparkle...
ABC Christmas chall.   X is for Xmas..
Creative Inspirations chall.47  Anything Christmasy/Winter
Fairy Fun Fridays #39... Make your own Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbons ch#12  Christmas Theme

Thanks for stopping by have a nice day whatever your doing..

Hugs to all Christine xx


Elaine said...

Beautiful Christine!
I love CAS cards, maybe cos I'm clean, and everyone knows I'm simple!
I think it's simply stunning, white and silver are such classy colours and the embossing looks great to me.

Sorry to hear you've been having a few problems at home, good job your handy with the DIY Mrs Fixit!

Take care
Love Elaine xx

Doreen said...

Stunning Christine, love the embossing and the ribbon is beautiful.

You certainly see life in your house don't you. I was picturing you in the bathroom screaming.xxx

denny said...

wow christine gojuss card love all white its so elegant xxxxxx denny

Jennifer said...

Love your card Christine. I have those marianne dies and they look stunning in white & silver. We are having shower probs too! The darn thing keeps coming on by istself so we need a new one, boo hoo! xx Jenny xx

jules said...

Hi Christine this is just stunning!!!!!

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! Christine this is absolutely GORGEOUSSSSS :-) stunning !!! I LOVE this !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and ABC Christmas challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Rica said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Christine - T
yruly, awesomely beautiful!!!
Can't say much else other than your photographing of the mirri card is also truly awesome.
So glad you shared this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Mau xx said...

Stunning Christine,I love CAS too and your embossing is superb.
Hugs Mau xx

JustYolie said...

Gorgoues card....love the embossing...beautiful!!

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

You calamities did make me chuckle! It sounds like me x I was cleaning the shower room the other day and wiped over the shower and turned it on FULL! ON MYSELF! And the door went! MMMMMM do I answer it? I thought sod it I had answered the door to the postwoman in my pyjamas and apologised to her for the penguins!!! so I answered it! Worse nightmare, Mother in law, and me with walking stick, jay cloth and drenched!!! What worries me though is her complete acceptance that I would be in such a state without question! he! he! Leigh x


Hi Christine
A gorgeous card,beautiful flower,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Ohhhhh and the card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Leigh x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh dear hun, glad you got it sorted, did make me smile the way you wrote it,totally gorgeous card,beautiful design, luv the silver, sue,x

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card, fab layout and beautiful image

pinky said...

Crikey this is gorgeous Christine, love that ribbon, the great stamp and the gorgeous flower. I can't get my marianne die to emboss when I use that one:( You have been having your troubles all right but remember they usually come in threes!!

♥...Mo...♥ said...

I love ...!!!
So elegant

coops said...

wow this is absolutely stunning christine.you ceratainly rock the cas look.the ribbon and sentiment are gorgeous and i love the white and silver.
hope the rest of your week is calamity free :D

xx coops xx


Love the clean and simple lines of this beautiful Xmas card Christine - it's just sooooo classy and elegant. The embosssed Peace sentiment is perfection.
Hope your electrics
are sorted now!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Cor* said...

Christine this is stunning! Love the layout! Your papers are divine! Thanks for sharing your Wintery/Christmassy chilly whilly creation at the Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight!! Good luck.

debby4000 said...

Stunning, Christine.

pinky said...

Thanks for that Christine, have seen those on C&C so might just invest in one cause I love the look of your beautiful flowers.Hugs

Lee said...

a really Beautiful card.xx

amanda stokes said...

Wow this is stunning Christine!Love the white and silver just grogeous!
Oh dear about the shower glad you managed to get it sorted :)
hugs amanda xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Christine this is stunning, two simple colours that make a fabulous card. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Christine Levison said...

Wowwwww such a beautiful card Christine (as always I may add) - but what a perfect way to use the stamps we bought at Harrogate! You're right BG DOES make it look easy - and I'm still trying to do what she does with mine - but now I've seen yours, I think I'll try again your way!!
Hope shower is all sorted now!
Christine x

Nicola said...

what a gorgeous card. So beautiful.

Hugs Nicola

Janet said...

This is just beautiful Christine....very chic! xx

Teresa said...

Hello Christine, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment, I must say you are so much better at this blogging than I, your blog looks fantastic and well up to date! This card is superb, so delicate and stunning in its simplicity, absoulutly love it. Have a good weekend, love Teresa xx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a gorgeous silver Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Christine! I love how all the elements go so beautifully together - very elegant and stylish.

I have been reading all about your mishaps last week and I really hope you have a nice calm and settled time next week! x

Susie Sugar said...

Breathtaking darling so clean and so special too
Hugs Susie xx

Squirrel x said...

Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us in the X Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hugs, Sxx