Tuesday, 27 March 2012


 Hello friends,
I waited to publish this blog post once I was home, that way I could be absolutely
certain that I wouldn't be giving away a secret!
These are the little gifts that I prepared to take out to Arizona, 
one for each member of the Design Team and also a few more for other special Spellbinders ladies.
I chose Cath Kidston luggage tags but added my own personal touch.
I selected Labels Four, decorated each one and adhered them with removable glue dots so they can
be put aside and the luggage tag put to use.
 You can see one in more detail here..obviously it HAD to have a butterfly!
It features Anemone flower topper - I keep going back to this die template - love it! 
 Really pleased the tags say Cath Kidston Ltd - London..!
I enjoyed putting these together and I can confirm they all went down well. 
I am home and somewhat tired but had an amazing time.
I can tell you that the team is fabulous, Spellbinders has selected some incredible designers.
Over the next few days I will share some photos (need to unpack the camera and get fully sorted!)
Also, this year I am thrilled to be on another design team - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I will be creating two projects a month so please look out for those.

Finally, (goodness I'm chatting a lot today!) I am loving all your comments on my Mystery Prize post,
so great to get to know my followers.  It is so interesting to read how each of you became involved in craft,
what your favourite crafts are, how craft helps and where you seek inspiration.
I do believe craft makes the world a smaller and happier place.
As for me - I can thank my darling Mum for my interest in craft, as a small child she
taught me how to sew and knit.  Later I switched to jewellery making and then one day I espied a scrapbooking class advertised and went along just to see what it was and if I would like it.
Well, I've never looked back, totally addicted now!
The prize is going to be a box packed full of very yummy craft goodies....
I will get Bella to pick out a winner and announce the lucky name very soon.
Take care dear friends,


Sue Yorkshire said...

Welcome home Christine, hope you are not too jet lagged

I love these luggage tags Christine and think I might have to make one for when I next go off on my travels

Sue xxx

Hellma said...

Glad you had a great time Christine, your luggage tags are stunning what a lovely idea.

melanie said...

Glad you had a great time ,love the tags Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Christine
What lovely gifts glad you arrived back safely.

Carole Z said...

Welcome home Christine and well done on your extra design team work too! Love the tags, what a super idea! Carole Z X

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Christine, it sounds like you really enjoyed your trip. I love the luggage tags! Look forward to seeing photos when you've unpacked.

Linda said...

What a great tags
hugs Linda

Lynnus said...

What a lovely idea - I am sure they were appreciated x

Susan Flynn said...

Glad to see you got home safe and sound Christine and dying to hear all the details because it sounds like you had a fabulous time!! The luggage tags look beautiful and I bet they were all delighted with you thoughtfulness. xx

Chloe's Nan said...

It's good to hear you enjoyed yourself Christine and that you got to meet so many nice people. Your tags are absolutely beautiful! You're right too, the anemone flower topper die seems to be the next one to purchase - I'm having a flower thing at the moment and have a need to make my own! Looking forward to seeing some photos.

Ali W said...

Morning Christine, hope you're not too jet lagged! The recipients are really lucky people, the tags are so pretty. The anemone die is my favourite, I have used it a lot, in fact just been using it over the weekend with my daughter to create her wedding stationery, it's so versatile, you can mix with other dies. Take care Alison :)

Sarah said...

Pleased you had a great time. The tags are beautiful and I'm sure the american ladies loved Cath kidston - very british! Looking forward to seeing your photo's. Sarah W x

Elzabeth said...

Good morning Christine and welcome back. It was lovely to read all your news. The tags are sooo pretty I am not surprised they went down well. Look forward to seeing the pictures when you have got organized.
Elizabeth x

Bea said...

fab tags no wonder they were popular - hope you get a chance to put your feet up.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine ,hope your not too jet lagged? What a lovely idea your tags were they are beautiful. Elaine H X

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Glad you had a great trip and a safe journey home.

Love theses tags they look wonderful.

Lucycat said...

These tags are so pretty what lovely gifts, Looking forward to seeing your photos. x.

kilkennykat@hotmail.co.uk said...

wonderful to have you home and no doubt is glad to see you too Mary

AnneRD said...

What lovely tags Christine, must get that flower die. Very thoughtful presents to give to your fellow team members. Congratulations on being chosen to join the design team for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Anne x

Adele said...

Your tags are just lovely Christine :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
so pleased that you arrived home safely, hope that you are not too tired. I'm not in the least bit surprised your luggage labels went down well, they are beautiful really stunning.
Sandra (craftynan)

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
(sorry) me again (senior moment) put it down to my really really OLD age lol, I forgot to congratulate you on being chosen to join the Design Team for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, can't wait to see your projects that you design for them.
Sandra (craftynan)

Craftychris said...

Well done on another design team post. Can't wait to see the projects. Your tags are gorgeous! Its nice to hear your story too xx

Clai01 said...

What a lovely, special and thoughtful idea, very individual, the tags look beautiful.
Welcome back to the UK!

Sandra said...

Oh Christine those luggage tags are beautiful, I wonder how you sleep with all of these amazing ideas flying around your head!
The tags wouldn't have been a personal gift from you without your signature butterfly!
I am SO looking forward to all of your retreat news and a whole year of new ideas and creations, your daily inspiration certainly brightens my day, I look forward to it with the same enthusiasm as opening a gift!
Thank you,
Huge Hugs
Sandra xx

Maggie said...

Totally gorgeous tags Christine, no surprise that they were well received....


Ita said...

Welcome home Christin,you tags are fab and a lovely gift for anyone, looking fordward to seeing your new progets

hazel said...

Afternoon Christine glad you had a wonderful time and arrived back safely. The tags are amazing. xx hazel

baconbits said...

Welcome home Christine, your tags are simply gorgeous - what a lovely gift to give.
Glad you had a good time and ar enow safely home.
Amanda x

purplepengi said...

Welcome back to this side of the pond Christine! Love your tag idea! I have filed it in my brain lol!

Lindyloo said...

Welcome home and so glad to hear you had a wonderful time.
Christine you are a very thoughtful person and I can understand the joy the DT etc felt at receiving your gifts of the luggage tags. They are very sweet and such a unique idea. I am certain they will treasure those always.
It has been lovely to share with you about our crafting beginnings and lovely to read your story too. Maybe we should do something like this again, it's been fun.
I can't wait to see your photos when you have had time to rest and catch up. All the best Linda

Elaine said...

What a beautiful idea to give uch useful and stunning gifts. Well doen Christine great work .Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea Christine I'm not surprised they were all thrilled with them. Can't wait to see the pics you took whilst away. Congratulations on your new extra design team appointment.
X Val C

Lindyloo said...

I am so sorry Christine, I was rude forgetting to say CONGRATULATIONS earlier on your latest DT position with 3L. I hope you will have lots of fun designing for and with them too. I am looking forward to seeing what you create for them.
I would also like to say how much I appreciated the fun I had with the 'craft' chat. I get the feeling from reading all the comments that it has been enjoyable for others too. I don't know about you or anyone else, but sometimes I feel as if no one understands my deep love and affection for all my crafts. They can't seem to grasp how much it means to create and then give something totally handmade 'by me'. So finding so many people here who love to craft and share the way I do is wonderful.
So I would like to say thank because it is such a pleasure to read you lovely blog and to see the lovely comments and sharing amongst your followers too, so thanks to everyone also.
Oooh am I being a bit soppy? Are well, don't mind if I am, it's all true.. :)
Take care Linda

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