Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's just me...

We popped out yesterday to the local Chinese shop..
No not to buy food...
 ooo a Chinese take away
Chicken chow mein and Fried rice...yummy
How easily distracted am I  !!!!
But no.. the Chinese shops over here sell clothes
and general things, A bit similar to Wilkinson's in the UK
(If they still have them !!! )
I was on the lookout for some paper flowers, I spotted them last time I was there but only bought one pack as I didn't know if I would like them
well I do so I thought I would buy a couple this time seen as I am enjoying using them on my cards,
and I have ran out.. but as you can guess..none..
So I ended up buying these.

Look lots of gems... 12 little flower shape cases, inside a larger case..
I couldn't leave them in the shop as they were shouting at me, saying buy me were only 1 euro
Bargain me thinks...oh and then when I was wondering around the rest of the shop I found these

More ribbon... Each reel was 75 cents, I  did only buy three, as I will buy more next weekend, and there are so many colours to choose from I could easily spend 100 euros no problem
although that would mean 133 reels of ribbon..
Which is cheap compared to some places I have seen on the internet  and then I noticed the sewing pins with nicely coloured ends
they are not the small ones they are the long ones... and I thought I could use them in my flowers.
again they were 50 cents... for all three reels !!
The flowers I am disappointed with not getting, but then it was a different shop, 
so I am on a mission to go to the first one we went to, to find flowers.

It seems like ages since I have posted anything...
Card wise so I thought I would share another
Christmas card with you all.... I know another
I am slowly working my way up to 100 for my 
mum in law.. as well as making Family cards.
This one I have made for a member of Paul's Family

I have used one of my new images from
Tickled Pink  she is called
Victorian Christmas Cristina
Isn't she lovely, I bought her as I thought she would be great for Birthday's too
I have coloured her with pencil in shades of grey
with just her eyes, choker and holly and berries in colour.
Here is my finished card... I say finished it isnt
I still need to add the name of the recipient on the front
BUT as a just in case she looks on here I am leaving it off.
Wouldn't want her to see her card before Christmas would I now.
The flowers are actually cream I used memento ink in rhubarb stalk to colour the edges.
And I have used one of the pins, with a bow attached before sticking it into the flowers.

I have two challenges that this card will be ok for
they are
Simon Says Stamp - use dies and / or punches
I have used my die for the white leaves
Southern Girls Challenge blog - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by once again xx


misteejay said...

Lovely card Claire - and all that super stash. The ribbon is fab (you might want to get a stock of that to bring home as ribbon can vary quite a bit in price here)

Toni xx

Sandy said...

A lovely image, love it done in the greys with just a hint of colour, the flowers look great too,

Chrissy said...

Fabulous finds Claire, we have stores like that here in NZ called 123. You get amazing bargains, but when they have sold out, you are very lucky to find the stuff again.
Gorgeous card Hun! love the colour, fabulous imase, and the tiny touch of COLOUR you used looks amazing...


Claire said...

Toni...that is my stock up on ribbon.. although to do so I will have to send over with other things not take in car.... and have to wait...Waiting...not very good at ...

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super fun card!!! Love your lucky find! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


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