Wednesday, February 22, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Oh, it is so neat to be back online, seems like an eternity and so quickly considering we were told it could take weeks, but I'm back a rearing to go..

First up, my post for LITTLE RED WAGON and I'm hostess this week with the theme..

" Use your Die cuts"  easy peasy..

And what could make me happier than my Cone Flowers and a bird..

The centers die cut and painted..

The flowers layered and inked a bit..

Lovey frame cut using glitter cardstock, non shedding.

Baby blossoms to fill gaps..

Bow? or not to bow?

Not to bow, added the blossoms.

And cute little wooden hearts and white gel pen spots on the flower heads..

Little birdie with his patterned paper wing.

Choosing a sentiment and found one already matted in orange!!

And there we go..done.

So come on over and join in with your die cuts just for fun..

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I'll see you Thursday or maybe tomorrow, we'll see, but definitely Thursday..


Challenges to enter...

Unicorn Challenge   [Birthday]

Beautiful Blossoms  [anything goes - flowers mood board]


Chris said...

Gorgeous! It's lovely to see those fabulous coneflowers again Chrissy- they look so beautiful in orange, stunning design as always.

jimlynn said...

I love the orange coneflowers. So pretty and especially so with the little bird perched on top of them. Lovely card!

*Vicki* said...

Glad that you're back up and running again Chrissy! Your card is just stunning with the textured popped up flowers that look so cheerful and that little birdie perched on top is darling too! Beautiful way to use those die cuts!

Paperesse said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Chrissy!!! Every element is stunning in and of it itself, but those flowers? They're just knock-outs; they look so real!

Kate said...

Your card is beautiful, Chrissy!! Each piece works so beautifully with the next. I especially like the sweet little bird and the gorgeous frame you've used.

Thanks for this fun challenge! I've learned so much through your inspiration and photos of the processes you take with your creations!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful card Chrissy

gr karin

crafty-stamper said...

Why am I not surprised you chose the theme lol.LOve the beautiful die-cut flowers and little bird
Carol x

Valerie-Jael said...

I'm happy for you, hope there are no more catastrophes. Gorgeous art, as always! Hugs, Valerie

Carol L said...

This is a well-detailed masterpiece! All those cone flowers, wooden hearts, frame and little bird combine to make a gorgeous birthday card! Wonderful use of your dies!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly amazing love each or your cone flowers and the Altenew ink pads looks so good... I have the small ones but these bigger ones are most likely the best to get xx

Shirley-Anne said...


Dawn T said...

gorgeous Chrissy. Glad you are back on line.

Janette said...

How'd I miss this post Chrissy, so bad of me...Anyways, a beautiful card, love the cone flowers, as you know, and the background and pretty frame are just gorgeous.
So glad your back creating all safe and

Donna Walls said...

Gorgeous card design and those Cone Flowers are stunning. I love layering die sets. Thanks for joining in at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll share again soon.
Donna xx
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

Diane said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful blooms, I have this die and have yet to use it, what is wrong with me lol!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Beautiful Blossoms!
Diane BB DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Beautiful Blossoms}

Darlene said...

Oh Chrissy this is so gorgeous! Your flowers are ALWAYS AMAZING and this is no exception! Beautiful inspiration my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Beautiful Blossoms! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Chrissy! SO VERY HAPPY you have power and internet back again. Sometimes it is a relief to be able to do other things if the internet is down. But other times, we've become so reliant upon the ease of "just pulling it up to check on things", that we can hardly wait for it to come back! Your colorful flowers are so sweet and beautiful (as always). I enjoyed your tutorial, (as always). And the tiny hints of specialness (like in your birdie) (and as always). Loving the white gel pen dots, and your Tiny elements! And now... for my other hat... It's always a pleasure seeing how crafters are inspired by the Mood Board at our challenge. Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Crafting Hugs,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

JanR said...

Fantastic card, Chrissy! You always get so creative with die cuts! Isn't it awesome when you find just the thing you needed in the set-aside bin? (:

Conniecrafter said...

Love the Autumn feel this has, your flowers are beautiful and your bird so sweet with them!

Jan Mahew said...

Chrissy, Absolutely beautifully composed creation! Amazing detail and color combination. Thank you for sharing your delicate floral with us at Jan's digital Blog Challenge. Good Luck!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digital Stamp Shop)

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh, I had to investigate and you are in NZ! I prayed for y'all when I read about the floods, so glad you were not directly impacted. Still, you will be sharing in it. Hurricane Ike's eye went right over my house in 2008, we never even lost a shingle but it took our town a year to recover. Prayers and hugs, I have no doubt you'll come back stronger! I love your card, the die cuts are so gorgeous the way you have colored and arranged them. So happy you played with us at Beautiful Blossoms this month and hoping to see you again! XOX, Aimeslee DT

pinky said...

Super gorgeous card, those flower are stunning! So glad things are settling down over there. My brother and his wife are now back in Australia having had to cut their New Zealand trip short but they will certainly have many stories to tell when they get back home!!

Brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Chrissy. This was the perfect challenge from you.