Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Diamonds...are not my best friend

Hello Everyone,

Getting closer to the big is causing all sorts of havoc with my eldery clients.
'My lady'...[bless her,through gritted teeth]...was adamant that she drove to the shops last year and bought Christmas roast dinners for her why cant I find them??

I tried to explain that the roast dinners are the same [they are the only kind you can get] but she still thinks that they made Christmas ones last picked up the phone, rang my house, had an argument with my own answering machine, and demanded why they have not made Christmas dinners this year, as my lady is very dissappointed.....came back to her and said they were very sorry, but this year they just sticking to normal roast dinners....she was satisfied....I left her house with a headache.

Diamonds.....they gave me a headache as well...only because there was a challenge at TEDDY BO 
and it is, use your birth stone, and mine is diamond April. Dont know why I found it difficult,maybe getting tired so near the end of the year.

Anyway came up with this Teddy Bea card....

Coloured with pencils, and papers are Prima 'Sparkling Spring'..added tiny butterflies to the flowers and crystals...

Bit of a side view...

Close up of Fairy is my theory.. she is sending magical diamonds from her wand and turning the butterflies into diamonds on the vine...she would be a very handy Fairy Bear to have around if she could do

So there you go, another card done, in between these invites...the cones have gone out the window, as the reception is on a beach, and with the sea breezes the cones were too light, she loved the one I made, but could be too light, and I was not going to offer any advice on fixing the problem, just too much to do, and didnt want the fluff around with only 4 weeks notice.

Cannot show the invites yet, as she wants me to wait till after the wedding, very plain anyway, but nice...the wedding theme sounds really lovely though.

Here is the one and only cone...

I added butterflies and pearls to it, but she shot off with it before I could take another photo.

Anyway, that is over...just have 30 more invites to do, and thats over too.

Better get ready for work, time is rolling fast this morning...hope the rest of the day does's going to be a long and busy one.

Big welcome to my new follower, thank you so much for joining me, and thank you all for your fabulous comments.

See you tomorrow...



Lisa Jane said...

Hi Chrissy - your lady sounds priceless lol... a bit like some of mine !
Love the card .. i also have an April birthday - so have the same birthstone.. and i love the idea of the butterflies turning into diamonds .. if only eh??
Love the cone too.. looks so pretty .
Lisa x

CraftinGranny said...

So glad you made your client happy. She probably won't remember tomorrow... My hubby has dementia and I tell ya, somedays it's a real challenge but I think he's rubbing off on me so it doesn't bother me that much anymore. The cancer is in remission and for that I am so thankful, dementia and all.......

Your card is so creative and cute. Only you would have thought of turning butterflies into diamonds........ I have to say though that I am in love with your reindeer card and how you've created the sky.

Will be back to blogging in January, just needed to work out a schedule to where I have some me time where I can concentrate and get lost...

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year! "Hugs"

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card Chrissy. LOve your colours! LOve your 'diamonds'! Adore this Teddy Bea!
p.s. One Fabulous Tree too!

Mary J said...

LOL! I love reading your posts, you always make me smile Chrissy!

What a very sweet card - love the colour combo!


Completely perfect design and a lovely rendition of your birth stone too! Thanks for playing with us at Teddy Bo this time! Our challenge is running longer so I wish you the best of luck!
Tammy Louise

Rae said...

Hi Chrissy.
I love your fairy bee making her magic wish with all those lovely glittering diamonds. :)
I also love your reendeer card I saw over at MIM. I am visiting you via that post. Happy holidays!

CLaire said...

The card is lovely..and the cone is rather posh... That would look rather nice on the table at christmas....

Jane said...

Could you not have strapped a brick to the bottom of the cone...very attractive!
Yer card's beautiful, love those gold corner thing-m-bobs...very pretty. I do laugh (I know I shouldn't) at your tales of 'your lady', you've gotta love 'em xxx

Doreen said...

You do realise you can get locked up for talking to your own answer phone don't you.Did you check the answer machine when you got home.????
Your card is gorgeous Fairy Bea is coloured beautifully.
Love the cone you have made

Vicky said...

So pretty Chrissy...and the cone is beautiful too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

heidy said...

Oh poor you Chrissy!
Love your sweet card and that cone is gorgeous!
Thanks for your card,Harry is so cute!
XXX Heidy

Vicky said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.....that cone looks sooooo beautiful sweetie it really does. Loving the card as well this is my fave teddy bea hun.

Laughed at you phoning your own house to complain lol........did you listen to yourself when you got in lol....maybe with a strong drink in your hand lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous creations Chrissy, love your little story ~ bless her LOL
Have a lovely Christmas, BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Chrissy, your days are certainly never dull are they, lol! Gorgeous card and love your theory!
Helen x

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy. Thank you so much for joining us in our birthstone challenge at Teddybo.

Edna x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Chrissy, I like the bear, the butterflys, those lovely corners and the diamonds, your cone is fabulous, what a shame they are not having them.
Kevin xx

Tracey T said...

What a beautiful card, Chrissy - gorgeous colours, and I love the butterflies and diamonds. The cone is stunning - you must have put so much time and care into it. I love it! xx

Jill said...

Love both your card and your Cone Chrissy :)
I think you have done a terrific job with the card and your birthstone!
Bea looks wonderful and I hope that little fairy bring you some nice things for Christmas-, sparkling, but maybe most important crafty! :)
Merry Christmas Chrissy.
Lots of hugs and a BIG thank you for joining us at Teddy Bo this time too :)
Always a pleasure!
Christmas hugs, Jill

Colette said...

Lovely card Chrissy, one of my fave images too. Great story about diamonds and butterflies.
I absolutely adore your cone, what a fabulous and beautiful thing it is. Have you heard there's a New Years Eve party at the towers, will you be there?!
Thanks for playing along at Teddy Bo. Good Luck,
Colette xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card.

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fantastic card - I'm gonna be looking closely at butterflies in future just in case lol - thanks for sharing with us
Debbie xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh you have to laugh at them! Bless. Loving your diamond card hun, if Teddy Bea can do that, send her over here - my long hinted at Eternity Ring still hasn't appeared, rofl. Wow to the wedding cone, that looks amazing - you are a clever ol' stick you know! Hugs, Sxx

Cazza said...

Such a pretty card Chrissy, I totally get the diamonds from her wand, a fantastic idea!
Love the cone too, sooooo pretty and such a shame they can't be used, although a blessing in disguise time wise ay!

coops said...

so stunning chrissy,gorgeous image and i love your ornate colours and bling ;D
i did laugh at you arguing with your own answerphone, pleased it worked :D

xx coops xx

Helle said...

Thank you for playing with us at TeddyBo Challenge this time with your beautiful card,Chrissy!
Fingers crossed!

Lisa Minckler said...

OMG! The goose with the golden eggs and now this...Bea the diamond butterfly maker! Could it GET any cooler than that? You should consider journaling a child's story for this! I would so buy it!!!
I'm gonna go and look for the magic bean now....
Hugs to you friend,
Lisa xxx

pinky said...

Stunning work Chrissy, I love that little Teddy Bea and you have coloured her beautifully. Wow to your gorgeous tree, pure brilliance!

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in at Teddy Bo this challenge,

Liz x

Nela said...

Both projects are absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for playing with us at the Teddy Bo challenge
Nela xx

Clairebears said...

Chrissy, she is one of my favourites! I really love your card and the colours you have used. OHHHH that tree is amazing :0) Another thing to add to my wish list lol!
Thanks for playing along with us at Teddy Bo.
Love Clairebears x

And wishing you a very Happy Christmas and lots of fun crafting in the New Year :0) xxx

Nicolchen said...

Your card looks simply fantastic :0)))

Thanks for playing with us at the Teddy Bo Challenge ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Hazel said...

I love the story behind your card, its brilliant. I hope all your invites are done now and that you have had a wonderful Christmas and new year. Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo for our birthstone colour challenge,
H xx