Looks like all good thins come to an end and we have Delta Covid in New Zealand, our PM plunged the whole country into lockdown, god bless her, she is a marvel..there are still some idiots who have their own opinion and the police have been down to the back house where the undesirables live behind me to sort them out..but all in all, the streets are so quiet once more, people are strolling past and only the odd car cruises passed..the hoons are not around, so even they are obeying the rules..Auckland city is a long way from me and so is Wellington city, but the problem lays with Napier folk who may have travelled out of town and been near Auckland where to breakout started..oh, dear, such a long story, so we are in lockdown until who knows when..best place to be.
Right onto my project now that I have let that out..
I made a rocker card, in fact I made three but the last one is my absolute favourite..
Here we go...
Using up my gorgeous Ephemera packs..
Giant butterfly and then I go put the sentiment crooked, can you believe that, I lay it down and glued it straight, stood it up and it is crooked!!!
But it is still pretty and I like it..
Next packet a Tim Holtz pack...
Lots of florals and big red butterfly...
All the floral layers and another butterfly poked in the gap...
Die cut sentiment and glued that thing on crooked as well...
My last is my favourite in lavender and such gorgeous flowers...
Pale blues and lavenders, so pretty..
Had an idea and used a circle of acetate inside this frame and stood it above the base..
Okay, you cannot see the acetate, but it is there..
Then the flowers were displayed around the base and bottom of the acetate..
These little stems are die cut from a set of leaves etc that I use and I always keep them and water paint them and never use them really, until today, they just fitted in so well, colour wise.
So they were poked in to fill gaps and then I added a gold die cut butterfly..so pretty floating above the flowers..
Added a few white flowers along the bottom as I had gaps..
My floating butterfly....
And my beautiful garden..
Notice anything...no sentiment,I cannot deal with the stress..lol..
So there we go, thank you so much for stopping by..I think I might make another Rocker card, so much fun..
Challenges to enter....
Hi Chrissy! Your rockers are all GORGEOUS, love them all, well done. Sorry about the lockdown, but it's something that should help. Yesterday in our little town hardly anyone wore a mask, people didn't keep their distance, and then they will moan about the government when the numbers keep rising....When will they learn? Have a great day, stay safe and well, hugs, Valerie
Beautiful cards Chrissy and my favourite is the bottom one too, I love blues and lilacs. Sorry to hear about your lockdown, but could you tell me what hoons are please? x
All your rocker cards are stunning, Chrissy! The beautiful flowers are perfect for these and I love the acetate idea on the last one. xx
Hi Chrissy, oh I love these, so so pretty and the 'basket' one is so clever.
I was shocked to here you were in lock down again, but like you say, your PM is amazing, more than we can say, take care and please stay safe, good friends are hard to find.xxx
these are gorgeous Chrissy you did a great job and fab flowers and diecutes
No one wants lockdowns but it is for the best. If everyone would just do the correct thing it would be fine. At least your government acts fast unlike some. Enough moaning. Your card is beautiful and no sentiment is needed, I think it would detract from the beautiful flowers. Stay safe. Elaine
Incredible cards Chrissy. The beautiful depth of the florals and leaves is superb. Great rocker cards. Take Chrissy and stay safe - Kia Kaha
Love all of your rocker cards, but the idea of using acetate is so clever!
Sorry to hear about the lockdown, but I think it is a wise decision. Here it seems that there are almost no restrictions any more (only no festivals). At the other hand most of our country is coloured red.....so????
We stay most of the time at home as we think that's the most comfortable place to be.
Take care and stay safe!
All 3 cards are gorgeous Chrissy- the 3rd one looks amazing with all those beautiful flowers and the hovering butterfly, what a brilliant idea! Sorry to hear you're in lockdown once again but better safe than sorry. A lot of people here seem to acting as if covid doesn't exist any more which is why the numbers are increasing again- it's very disturbing. Stay safe!
Sorry to hear about the lockdown but hope the fast action works.Your rocker cards anre absolutely gorgeous and love all the beautiful flowers especially the last basket one -the sentiments look fine crooked and who would know it wasn't meant lol -Lynne asked what I was thinking too what are hoons?
Absolutely stunning makes and what a great way of using all those lovely flowers. The bottom one is my fave too. Someone is going to be very lucky getting that card. So sorry to hear you are in lockdown again. Take care and stay safe
OH.......MY......GOODNESS......CHRISSY....THESE ARE EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL, I am gobsmacked the beauty is just awesome your creativity knows no bounds, outstanding work, can I borrow this idea please I saw the last one on FB I am so glad I visited your blog to see not one but three of these amazing projects, needless to say I am more than impressed and I love them all. Sorry to hear that you are in lockdown again it isn't nice is it especially when the idiots who flout the law think they know better, fortunately we in UK are now back to 'normal' whatever that is, you stay safe
Hi,Loving your Rockers they are all so pretty.What are Hoons ? and is Napier an area.People think we are back to normal in the UK,but we are not.wearing masks is still very much advised for our own safety and others.Social distancing is also very much advised.Don't think we will ever be back to "Normal".Hugs and stay safe.xx
I heard on the news that you were under lockdown and it was down to someone that had been in Australia. They brought Covid with them.
Love your rockers Chrissy. Both beautiful but the second one is my favourite. Please stay safe in your Craft Room. Big hugs, Carol S,xxxx
A really stunning design, I love how you made it into a basket style...gorgeous flowers... lovely colours. xxx
Your rocker cards have really blown me away Chrissy!! You've totally nailed them with all of your amazing details!! They're so beautiful and thanks for the inspiration!! I'm very heart broken with the way the COVID is not settling down all over the world. I'm sorry to hear about the lock down and I wish us all to be safe and healthy so we can get back to the way it was. Sending HUGS
I'm glad I got to stop by and see these beauties in close up! Wow, honestly they really do take the biscuit Chrissy. I love how you added the die frame to the last one, so so pretty. I hope you are keeping yourself safe over there. There is talk of another lock down here too in the next few weeks but who knows. They are more interested in getting business going than in saving lives!
Oh, Chrissy, you do make me LOL! You have artistic license with the sentiments, especially after creating such beautiful cards!
I can see why the last card is your favorite, it's spectacular, with the full circle frame as a great addition. There is so much to look at, several layers and I too love the lavender color. But the 2 other cards are certainly no trolls. You're great at putting things together, I think that is quite tricky.
Sorry to hear you are under lockdown measures Chrissy but at least you have many crafty provisions to keep you safe and out of mischief!! These are stunning cards xx
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