Saturday, 23 September 2017

Lavender Trike and Tallulah!

Hello friends

Featuring Lavender Trike today and that beautiful frame die
behind is Tallulah Frill.
I chose black card for the trike and lilac card for the lavender just tipped
with some distress ink.
Ivory for the frame die and a die cut sentiment.

Very simple to make and a little more 'fussy' than my normal style
but good to step out of my box occasionally!

Lavender Trike is available to pre-order here.
Tallulah Frill is available to pre-order here.

Today I'm heading up to London to celebrate a friend's birthday,
we have a themed afternoon tea and a chocolate tour tomorrow.
I really think it is diet starting on Monday!

 Take care friends.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
This week's Friday Die Day features a new Christmas die -
A 5 piece sentiment die set and this is how they look cut from red cardstock.
I particularly like 'Be Merry' !

I delved down my box for some other die cuts and discovered
Fretwork Accents, Classic Oval, a snowflake from Create A Flake Six
and a mini poinsettia.

I placed a white mat onto a card front.  Added Fretwork Accents,
layered the oval and the sentiment to middle.

The finishing touch was the snowflake and mini poinsettia - easy!


Naughty or Nice is available on the website here.
Fretwork Accents is available here.
Create A Flake Six is available here.
There is a Christmas section on the website here,
more items will be added very soon -
also did I mention it is FREE postage and packing!
Take care friends - have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Annabelle's Trousseau

Hello friends

Lovely to see all the comments yesterday,
it's not too late to leave a comment on Hump Day Giveaway,
a winner is picked next Tuesday evening to be announced on the Wednesday.

Something new...
Over on the website is a whole new collection available to pre-order.

The detail is gorgeous in this collection with different layering frames.
Beautifully designed by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.

The die set I'm featuring today is Annabelle's Trousseau.

I've allowed the die to do the work, cut in ivory and layered onto some
pretty flowered paper.  The embellishments are silk flowers that I purchased in
the States and a typed and die cut and sentiment.

Annabelle's Trousseau is available to pre-order on the website here.
The entire Chantilly Lace collection can be viewed here.

Worth mentioning: with pre-orders we are guided by the distributor when it 
comes to dates, sometimes they are prompt, sometimes they are not! :(

Elliott is always on the case chasing them up so please be rest assured 
if you place a pre-order we will get them to you as speedily as we can.

Take care friends - please stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Hump Day Giveaway

Hello friends

I'm back in the routine so much so I even got round to defrosting the freezer yesterday!
The door got left open when I was away so it was all very frosty,
(it's one of those messages you would rather not receive!) 

Also pleased to announce Hump Day Giveaway is back.

This week the giveaway is...

A pre-loved set of Make Mine Lemon Lime
A fun die set designed by Debi Adams.

Yana from the Spellbinders office has made this gorgeous project 
using this die set.

If you would like to win this pre-loved set please leave a comment on today's post.
A winner will be picked out next week.

If you would like to purchase Make Mine Lemon Lime,
it is available new and pre-loved on the website here.

Wonderful to see so many people taking advantage of our new free UK delivery,
thank you! 

Take care friends - back tomorrow.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Gossamer Knot

Hello friends

Lovely response to the free postage and packing on the website,
just to confirm it is permanent! 
We appreciate it makes a big difference when ordering a smaller item
or perhaps one of the pre-loved dies.

Today I'm sharing a project using Goassamer Knot.
A four piece die set with a stylish ironwork design.
The outer border dies are very handy on their own and of course
you can use the inset dies on their own to create beautiful windows.

Warning: my project is festive!
I used the smaller rectangles in the set to create two panels.

A typed and die cut sentiment and flowers are from Swallow and Heart.
The little leaves (I use these a lot!) are from Homespun.

Gossamer Knot is available on the website here.
Backed with silver mirror card really highlights that ironwork design.

Now added to the website is Festive Sentiment Sheets.
Two A4 printed sentiment sheets.  One white linen and one ivory linen  
cardstock 255gsm. Each sheet has a total of 14 festive sentiments 
in a variety of fonts.  A total of 28 sentiments, 
perfect for die cutting/trimming to size and adding to your projects.

Day 6 and Elliott's first day at Uni is detailed on my personal blog 
here - sticking to crafty stuff on this blog :)

Take care friends, I'm back tomorrow with Hump Day Giveaway...
yes it is back!

Monday, 18 September 2017

BIG NEWS and Snowflake Snippets

Hello friends

Big News here at Hope and Chances, we held a staff meeting
yesterday (two of us!) and decided we would make the website ...

We realised that to offer you the very best shopping value we would cover your 
postage and packing costs.
So whether you just need one item or ten just click away!

And now today's crafty offering...

With the weather feeling much cooler these last few days I feel
I can possibly mention the 'C' word,
I succumbed to putting my heating on last night!

Spellbinders have some wonderful Christmas dies this year and
recently I created these two cards for the Spellbinders blog
(full post is here)
They both use a beautiful new festive die set called Snowflake Snippets
there's actually 5 dies in the set so lots of usage from this one.

I used the largest one for this card.

An emboss only design.

And this one just overlaying the die cut onto snowflake paper.

Ideal dies for batch making those Crimbo cards.
Snowflake Snippets is available on the website here.

Sold out of Snowflake Snippets - so popular!
More are on order and will be in stock next week.

Over on my personal blog Day 5 of my trip is documented,
shopping photos today.

Take care friends - wishing you all a fantastic Monday and oh yes...
other news - Elliott starts University today,
I'll no doubt be embarrassing him with photos!

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