Wednesday, 29 September 2010



Ooh La La (63) - Sentiment
Digi Doodle Shop (26) - Emboss It
Pollycrafts (63) - No Design Paper
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin Marvelous

At last I can show you a card! Sorry about the rubbish photo, it was taken in a hurry at night. I have been busy working on commissions and DT work for the past few days. This is one of the commissions I have been doing and it will be off to Malaysia in a couple of days, pity it's not me...

It's a long time since I did a Bookatrix card. Anyway the brief was that it had to be blue and pretty. The base is blue pearl card with lighter blue pearl paper and vellum on top. Having embossed and cut out the various layers, I printed a lovely verse onto the vellum (see below) and then heat embossed it with silver EP. I then embossed and cut out the panel behind the bouquet and edged it with peel-offs before placing this onto the vellum layer. I then edged all the layers with peel-off borders, corners and butterflies, adding a few gems along the way. Next I wrapped glittery ribbon around the middle and added a bow. I made a bouquet of blue and white roses and attached adding a glittery butterfly to the stems. I then made a stand and matching box. Job done! Hope you like this as much as I do, thanks for looking. The verse I put on the card says:-

Along the winding paths of life,

We meet with many friends who

Share with us the pleasures and

The happiness life sends, but

Those whose friendship never fails,

Whose hearts are always true…

These are the friends we cherish

Most, wonderful friends like you.


Karen said...

Ooooh very nice! Not seen a bookatrix card for a longggg time, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Sara said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! I've never seen one of these, but I LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with us at DDS!

Wendi said...

Wow Christine this is absolutely beautiful
Embellishments are lovely and that box is fabulous too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Doreen said...

A gorgeous bookatrix. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La

Cherie said...

Hi Christine,
I love your bookatrix creation absolutely stunning.
Thank you for playing along with Creative Card Crew, hope to see you next time.
Hugs cherie

craftykitten said...

Gorgeous Bookatrix, and a fabulous box to go with it. Let's hope the mail delivers it safely. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this time.
Dawn x