Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Winner and Spiders!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Hello friends

Today announcing the winner of September's Charity Kit!
Rush and check your tickets - the winning number is ....

If you are the lucky winner - congratulations! 
Please drop me an email - hope-chances@live.co.uk
A parcel of goodies will be sent out including dies, stamps, adhesive and more!
There are still some September kits left just in case you would like to purchase,
details are here :)

Kitty asked yesterday whether the cabin might be a haven for spiders...
well I'm pretty sure it is going to be spider free, all the windows and the door are double glazed,
 but just in case one or more decide to join me I truly do not mind, 
I'm not at all scared of spiders.
If it were frogs...you wouldn't see me for dust!

In the midst of organising, sorting, packing and general manic(ness!) there are
some things that just cannot be ignored - Bella walking!
Yesterday morning the weather was lovely, in the woods the sun was shining 
through the branches creating a dappled effect, 
the paths are strewn with colourful leaves and conkers and,
Bella will testify to this - we espied 6 squirrels!
Bella-walking puts me in a happy mood and she's always delighted too!

Take care friends, I will be back soon...
(once I emerge from packing boxes!)

Monday, 20 October 2014

In the Pink!

Monday, 20 October 2014
Hello friends

Hope you all had a good weekend, a busy one here.

A project for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, a pink card to
commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I've used the 3D Foam Hearts for the central feature.
 The very pretty papers are Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea.
All the details are here and if you can please leave a comment on the Crafty Power Blog
I would be really grateful.

The wood treating of the cabin has begun...
it is nice and natural.  
Vinyl flooring purchased and that is also down, more photos to follow.
The next task is moving stuff out of the shop into the cabin, the expression
"quarts into pint pots" springs to mind! 

Take care friends, I'm back soon.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Advent Frames and The Craft Awards

Saturday, 18 October 2014
Hello friends

Don't shoot the messenger but we are only 67 days away from Christmas!
And for 25 of those days you need an advent calendar! :)
For those who would like an advent kit, this year there are two designs, vintage and modern.
Vintage features Graphic 45 - Twas the Night Before Christmas papers and

Modern features My Mind's Eye, Mistletoe Magic as pictured below.
Each kit comes with:

Full instructions
Natural wooden frame (can be painted, stained etc)
25 cut/embossed box bases (Ivory Hammered)
25 cut/embossed box lids
25 decorative matching cut labels
Advent numbers

Take a look on the website here - they make fantastic gifts and you can fill the boxes with
all sorts of treats.

There is one frame kit available that has the same matching paper all the way through,
each box lid is Graphic 45 - Jolly Old Elf.
If you fancy a frame that is completely matching then this one could be for you,
the decorative labels are cut from contrasting 'Bundle of Toys' paper.
Quick though...there's only the one!

STOP PRESS!  The one-off Advent Frame is now...

Other news... 
It's that time of year when you are asked to get 'clicking'!
The annual Craft Awards is asking for you to vote for your favourite blog, products,
blog, website, blog, store, blog, best gadget, blog and ... (did I mention blog?!)
All the details are listed here. 
There are options already in place but you can always tick 'other' and state your choice...
just thought that might be worth mentioning...  a little cheeky of me! :)
This is the 10th year of the awards and voting closes on 21 December.
Have a lovely weekend, I'm packing, sorting flooring, making up kits and and and...
just a tiny bit busy but enjoying it.

Take care friends.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday Die Day

Friday, 17 October 2014
Hello friends

A revisit today, if you could see the muddle my craft room is in I'm sure you
will understand!
This week I am featuring Gold Corners One from the Imperial Gold dies.
This is how they look cut/embossed. 
I chose to cut/emboss 8 scallop corner die cuts from red cardstock.
Here is the tag - please note the splodge-like marks are the paper design - I didn't spill my coffee!
Applied some liquid adhesive to the straight corners.
Layered one on top of the other but opened up the scallop edge to create a little pocket.
Layered with Gold Labels Four.
Arranged my corner 'pockets' to create a flower.
A little flower, pearl and lace ribbon added to finish.  You can of course stamp/add a sentiment,
my main focus was using the corners as a flower.
A close up picture. 
I have a set of these dies in my Pre-Loved shop department, don't forget to check that out -
more dies being uploaded.

Have a great weekend, the forecast says 22 degrees - I'm slightly weather obsessed
at the moment as want to wood treat and move into my cabin!

Take care friends.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Happy News!

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Hello friends

See that smile....that's a clear MRI scan smile!
He does look tired, that's because he had to get up early - we had the pleasure of the M25 first thing!
It isn't until you hear the good news you realise that you've been holding your breath for 
what feels like weeks!  Another scan in April and just a few hospital visits in between
so we feel like we are truly getting back to normal now.
Thank you for all your good wishes - they really help.

How about something crafty now!
I'm still sharing the projects made for Let's Make Christmas Cards magazine featuring
the rather unconventional lilac and mauve papers.
I know the colours are not everyone's cup of tea but you can always
adopt the idea with traditional reds and greens.
Create A Flake Five and Layered Poinsettia (of course!) are featured.

Looks like vinyl and rugs for the woodland cabin, a definite winning choice.
Going shopping at the weekend to pick those out.

Take care friends - did you hear about the possible heat-wave?

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