Saturday, 30 June 2018

Columbo Dragonlies!

Hi there and thank you so much for visiting me today - I appreciate it loads and loads!  I am celebrating the fabulous Stamplorations 5th birthday celebrations by joining in with the CASE the STAMPgirls and link up

I am casing a fabulous card by Harriet - its the second one down on her blog post with the three dragonflies.  Although I have cased it - mine is totally different. ' Why is the blog post called Colombo Dragonflies?' you ask!  Well, its because the book pages I used for the dragonflies come from a very old and falling to bits edition of a Columbo novel.  I adore the shabby detective - I seem to remember the book was a Christmas one.

I used Stamplorations  largest of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies for the white mat and cut my Kraft card base to suit.  The Stamplorations two part Dragonflies were cut with the book pages and Kraft card and the little flowers were cut using a die that came free with a magazine.  The sentiment is from a Kay Carling Paperartsy stamp set EKC06 and is embossed with Versamark and White detail powder on Kraft card.  Everything glued together and it was finished.  A very simple summer card with no summer colours just the Kraft and white and I love how it turned out!

I would like to enter the following additional challenges:

Country View Crafts - The Written Word.
Cuttlebugmania - Summer Is Magic - All my Diecutting is done using my Big Shot.
That's Crafty - A Summer's Day.
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge - Use Stamplorations products on your project.

Just to let you know that following Darren's visit to the consultant following the operation for his collapsed lung, the news is good and not so good!  Everything is healed fine and the consultant is pleased with his recovery from the operation.  Unfortunately, Darren is still getting lots of pain which should not be there.  The pain has absolutely no explanation so it is looking like it may be connected to his ongoing neurological problem where he has constant head pain and sensitivity to any sound along with lots of other symptoms.  We will be contacting his neurologist to see what he thinks!  Its fabulous his lung is all fixed though.

Thank you again for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!  I will be doing another blog post later this evening - don't be too shocked!  I had a sudden burst of inspiration today along with enough energy to make two cards to catch some challenges - I am very pleased with myself!!!

Take care - Christine! xxx


Redanne said...

I am so glad to hear that Darren has healed well but so sorry to hear that he is still experiencing pain, I hope his Consultant can provide some explanation - and some pain relief too!

I love your Columbo dragonflies, it was a great idea to use bookpages - you should be pleased with yourself, your card is really beautiful!! Big hugs my friend, Anne xx

Jannet said...

Wonderful news that Darren’s lung has healed! so very sorry to hear he is still suffering xx wonderful you were able to create two fabulous cards today xx

MariLynn said...

Prayer of thankfulness that his lung is healing and prayers for answers to the neurological issues and remaining pain. I love the little dragonflies. Colombo is one of my favorites too. Great CASE. Thanks for helping STAMPlorations celebrate 5 years.

Jane said...

I'm here with 2 hats on..thanks so much for joining in with the fun both at STAMPlorations and Country View. A lovely card.Sorry to hear your news and I hope he recovers really soon.Hugs xx

Anne said...

Oooh I love the use of the book pages, what a fabulous idea
Sorry to hear that Darren is still not well, sending some healing thoughts to you both
Anne xx

Harriet Skelly said...

Thank you so much for casing my dragonfly card - I love your version - especially using book pages for the dragonflies!! Thanks for playing with us for STAMPlorations 5th BD!! Hugs, harriet

Anita in France said...

Those fluttery dragonflies are so delicate and dreamy, Chris ... fabulous in the kraft/white colour combo! Hope things improve for your DH! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Great take on Harriet's card...Love the kraft and white. I too remember Columbo and in my day loved the shabby detective too. Great layout and love how you did the sentiment as if it is flying around too x. Thank you for the update on Darren and thinking of you both x Thank you for kindly following my blog x