Friday, 31 October 2014

Friday Die Day

Friday, 31 October 2014
Hello friends

It's Friday Die Day and this week I've featuring the rather lovely
Luscious Labels One
Photo colouring is a little askew this week, I was creating FDD between
moving out of the shop into the cabin and photos were taken in all different places
and lighting wasn't great!

This is how this die set looks cut/embossed.
Four very pretty die cuts all based on the classic Labels One shape.
I chose to cut/emboss the largest one in white and also some Layered Poinsettias.
Inked through the die and shaped the petals.
The Poinsettia constructed, two little fern-like leaves from Foliage and also a jingle bell
attached to some silver ribbon.
Jingle Bells are available in the shop here (definitely getting festive!)
Attached the die cut to my card base with Crafty Foam Tape.
Attached all the other elements and a fresh looking Christmas card.
It is such a pretty label shape and you can also combine Labels One
to create further layers.
I'm loving the bell - it jingles each time the card is opened!

I'm heading off to Coventry tomorrow in readiness for CHA UK Retailer Training Day
on Sunday - my first event as a Spellbinders Ambassador.
I've been organising all the kits and I will be sharing photos of those soon,
David Ruprecht, VP of Sales at Spellbinders is flying over (he's my boss!)
it promises to be a great day!

Take care friends - have a wonderful weekend.

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Finished and Technology!

Thursday, 30 October 2014
Hello friends

I am thrilled to say the cabin is virtually finished, all the electrical work is done,
I think I'm organised with all my stock and craft room bits and bobs.
My desk ready to go.
 Look - I even have one empty unit space...not for long I'm sure!
I am delighted with how it looks.

I just need to keep it this tidy!

Today's crafty offering - a festive card featuring Frosty Forms.
I made this card a couple of years ago - in the move I've come across lots of projects 
I had forgotten about.  On this card I have used the waxed paper from the deer
to create a shadow. 
Layered Poinsettia features too - seems I've always been a fan!
Other news....
my desktop computer has given up the ghost so I'm back to managing on 
a laptop at the moment, I do miss a big clunky keyboard! 
Living with two sons who are both very computer minded I am now totally confused
as to what PC to buy - I will need to make a decision soon!

Take care friends and stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Getting there and winners!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Hello friends

More progress with filling the cabin to bursting!
Today should see it completely finished (minus rug..that's on order!)
I can then get down to some serious crafting and restocking the website
with some lovely goodies.

Now the important stuff - winners of the Halloween dies.

Firstly....Lucycat - congratulations you win the Candy Corn and
Carole Z wins Jack O Lanterns.
Just drop me an email and I will pop them in the post to you.

I have been so remiss in sharing craft projects with you, I did make a speedy 
Christmas card using the Picture Perfect die, (these will be back in stock soon).
I went for a dark blue background instead of black to represent night-time.
There are tiny gemstones on the branches and chimney pots but photographing in 
daylight doesn't show those so well.
I love the classic Labels One background shape of this die.

Take care friends - I'm back soon.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Proud and Progress!

Monday, 27 October 2014
Hello friends

What a hectic but brilliant weekend!  I truly hope you all had a good one too.

Firstly, we had a fantastic evening at the Youth Achievement Awards.
We got all dressed up ...

It's been a long time since I put on a dress, my legs are still in shock! 
And delighted and proud to announce that Elliott received an award - 
Phenomenal Potential, it means that even though he took a break from studying
for treatment he has now returned to college and his future looks bright.
It was so nice to spend time with many other families who have been through similar experiences,
it was all very positive and not a sad evening at all.
Huge thanks to The Royal Marsden and charities that put on such a fantastic event.

Then Sunday...the big move!
Just a few items to find homes for.
The shelving units going in. 
 The beginnings of my work desk.
My parents, sister, nephew and Elliott helped enormously,
it still isn't quite finished but will be soon and I look forward to sharing those 
photos with you.  Grateful for that extra hour!

Take care friends - back soon.


Saturday, 25 October 2014

A Crafty Space

Saturday, 25 October 2014
Hello friends
 
While I am recreating my new craft space I thought I would share photos of
Toni's beautiful crafty cabin.
 
This is what Toni has to say about her special place...
 
"My hubby fully insulated the building with MDF and insulation and we had full electrics fitted too so it's very cosy in the winter and beautiful 'to be in the garden' in the summer. It also means I can just shut the door on the mess if I'm in the middle of a project and don't want to clear it all away."
 




I'm hugely impressed with how much Toni has put into her space,
so tidy and organised - it has really inspired me to utilise every surface, put up shelves etc.
Also love the outside lights... I think I 'need' some of those.
Thank you Toni for sharing your brilliant space with us all.
 
It's not too late to share your craft space/room/cabin/dining table!
Please send along your photos to hope-chances@live.co.uk
 
More sorting today and then dressing up for the Youth Achievement Awards
event this evening.  It's a lot of work getting togged up - hair, nails, altering my dress -
good job I don't do posh often!
 
Take care friends - enjoy your weekend.
 

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