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Monday, 18 June 2012

I Don't Like Mondays! Giveaway Time!

Hello friends,
If you are approximately the same age as me and when you hear the words 
'I Don't Like Mondays' you may think of the Boomtown Rats -  
I always do, burst into song and irritate the boys immensely! 
But yes it is Monday and I'm back working in London for a couple of days.
To cheer things up I'm going to have a giveaway...
What is one of my absolute most favourite things...??
Yes...BUTTERFLIES!


I want to spread my butterfly addiction and give away this brand new pack of
Wings of Hope 
These are stunning dies and look so beautiful when cut/embossed and stencilled,
here I've used one on a treat bag.

Just leave me a comment and tell me your 'addiction' - maybe it is something you like to eat, collect - flowers, chocolate, ice cream ...?
Looking forward to not feeling totally alone in my butterfly addicted world! 
Bella (the Champ!) will pick out a winner on Thursday.
Take care friends.



81 comments:

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
Well as you probably saw on my recent card my love is also butterflies. I would love to own this set, so thank you for giving us all the chance to win it. You are so kind.
I adore the bag you have made, the inking really sets it off and makes the bag into something very special.
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs Linda x

sharon said...

I love butterflies too, and flowers. Virtually everything I make has one or other (and frequently both!) featured. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous set of dies :-)

Hellma said...

Such a lovely treat bag Christine, i love anything lace, what a wonderful die set you are giving us the chance to win, good luck everybody.

Missmizog said...

Beautiful butterflies.
My addiction is spellbinders and digestive biscuits (not necessarily in that order)
Sue

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, l don't have your passion for butterflies, but do use them on cards, they are so fragile looking and add something pretty to any design. My addiction is ice cream can't live without it and of course Spellbinders dies.

Fingers crossed, Wilma

Theresa said...

My addiction? Making things. When I go even for a day without doing some form of art I become a very crabby baby. Even at 60!

baconbits said...

Hi Christine,
My addiction has to be shoes and Spellbinders - this Saturday alone got 3 pairs of shoes and the postman is gettinmg ready for my Spellbinder delivery in time for my Christmas card making.
TFS
HUgs
Amanda x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine...my addiction really is craft..i have to even come home from work and have a play in the craft room and along with that comes Spellbinders, which seem to have to feature in my cards :) - I love butterflies and already have this set, so please don't include me in the draw..it really is beautiful and good luck everyone! Carole Z X

jucrook said...

So many addictions so little time.......currently my addictions are spellbinders (of course), distress inks, your blog (no day Is complete without reading it), Gary Barlow/Take That and Flake ice cream cones. Ju

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, what an amazing giveaway. have had my eye on this set for ages. Love the treat bag you created with it too.
My addiction, well apaqrt from chocolate, is paper craft in general and Spellbinders in particular!

Elaine said...

Morning christine, great giveaway. Well my addiction is paper i love it, usually have to have 2 sheets so i can use one and keep one. I have a huge stash that i just cant use....thanks for the chance to win
Elaine

Bea said...

Lovely tag Christine - you are right the dies are beautiful - very detailed

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
My addiction at the moment has to be spellbinders, my sister and I are building up quite a collection, but do not yet have the butterflies. I spend every spare minute using my spellbinders it has become quite a joke between my family and friends, if they can't find me they know where I'll be.
Love Chris X

Christine said...

morning Christine,
I love butterflies on my cards but my main addiction is gemstones on cards and for my jewellery making.
x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Fabulous tag, love everything about it and the colours are beautiful, will definitely be 'copying' this one, thank you for the inspiration. I would love to win the Spellbinders Wings of Hope, here's hoping with fingers crossed ha ha. My addiction is crafty goodies, my craft room is very 'well stocked' but whenever I make a card, there is always something that I don't have. It's the same scenario as having a full wardrobe and then having nothing to wear ha ha. Love Spellbinders and use them on every card, I also put small flowers on all my cards, even on male cards but I use 'male oriented' paper for those. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, This is a really lovely gift bag, You are very generous in giving away this set of dies. Good luck everyone. x.

darcydaydream said...

morning Christine,
I love butterflies on my cards but my main addiction is gemstones on cards and for my jewellery making.
x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
How generous you are, I too have a small addiction for butterflies and put them on many of my cards but I only have the small butterfly die so to win this set would be amazing.
I also nearly always add pearls or gem stones. On a floral front I love roses and we have many in the garden.
Have a good day everyone.
Lydia
X

Debs said...

Hi Christine
Love your tag - the fab flutterby is the star of the show for sure and I would be honoured to be the winner - thanks for the chance :o)
My addiction has to be everything papercraft and blogging - I 'have' to do both everyday and have withdrawal symptoms if I don't!!!!
As they say 'my name is Debbie and I'm a craft addict' - but I'm not looking to change that anytime soon!
Have a fabulous day.
Take care
Debs xx

Janet said...

I love your work Christine, thanks for sharing it. My addiction has to be craft stuff. I really have to have willpower to stop myself buying everything I see!

hazel said...

OMW Christine that bag is absolutely stunning. Love it the colours and design are wonderful. My addiction is flowers and ribbon. I love flowers paper, fabric or real. i have lots of ribbon but dont often use it as it only for stroking and looking at. I am on a mission though to start to reduce the size of my stash, so i will be starting to use it shortly xx hazel

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, whilst I love all things craft and have far too much stash (!) I am totally addicted to butterflies, DH says that if it has a butterfly on it I will buy it, he is right, on this occasion anyway. On nice days I sit in the garden with camera at hand waiting for them to arrive and spend to much time looking at them, I forget that I have the camera! As in your case they have become a bit of a trademark with me. Thanks so much for the chance to win these gorgeous dies. A x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I dont like Mondays much either and often sing it during the day. My addicition has to be buying crafty stuff!!! Dont use it all but have to have it lol. Second in line has to be chocolate. And when I am crafting and eating chocolate I am in heaven. Love the bag you have shown and those butterflies are gorgeous and I would love to win them

Sue xxx

alex said...

Hello Christine

Hope the grey weather in London does not get you down too much, As for my addiction, it has to be anything to do with Spellbinders dies as my local shop in Whitstable will agree, my favourite thing is to save up some money and go with m friend to buy more dies, and the butterflies are on my wish list. Have a great week Alex :-)

nattyboots said...

I just Love your bag and butterflies Christine you always deliver the goods for us. My addiction is PAPERS i just love pretty papers i get them all out to choose for a card and half the time i put it back because its too pretty to cut into and i want to keep it for myself , how sad am i eh ? thanks for giving us a chance to win these beautiful dies the winner will be over the moon . Elaine H X

Adele said...

Hi Christine, your project is lovely, I love this set of butterflies, though don't have it yet (fingers crossed I win your generous give away LOL!!!)
My addiction is crafting in general, I can't go a day without creating at least one project, I have several electronic die cutting machines along with my GC so can always mange to create something :)
I hope your work days in London go quickly for you
Hugs
Adele

Anonymous said...

I do like this bag, the dies are gorgeous. Terrie

Oksana said...

Hi Christine, lovely bag today! These dies are gorgeous and I would love to win them, thank you for this opportunity! I love to have flowers on my cards, whether is be a 3d one or flower papers!x

Maggie J said...

Hello Christine
My addiction is papercrafting, I need to do some every day and most of my projects have flowers on as that is another addiction and I do like butterflies as well.
Maggie J

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, I may have a small obsession with books. I have 6 6ft bookcases filled to the brim & another 3 book cases worth stashed in cupboards, cubbyholes, on top of desks etc... & that's after a big clear out to charity to make room for my crafty goodies.
I do share you're love of butterfly's though since visiting butterfly sanctuarys with my first school. This love blossomed while studying counselling; as it is a well used metaphor for transformation / helping others. If you try to help a struggling butterfly out of it's cocoon it will die soon after as it will not have built up the strength it needs in its wings to fly. All you can do is provide the best environment possible e.g. Keeping the temperature constant & predators at bay.
I would love to win this beautiful die set. Thanks for the chance.

Lynn said...

Hi Christine, my addiction???....Spellbinders and choc digestives (once the pack's open....I have to eat them all). Not good for my waistline!, spellbinder's are better for the waitline but not good for bank balance Oh well c'est la vie ! Lynn xx

Sue B said...

Morning Christine,
Firstly I would like to say what a lovely bright bag this is with the butterfly on it. My addiction is my cupboard (this is where I craft) I have to go in there every day. I usually make or start a project but even if I dont craft I have to go in there as it is my little (little being the operative word) sanctuary.
Ever since I saw the book you had made on C&C last week I have now become addicted to making them.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sue B

Chloe's Nan said...

Beautiful project Christine, and you most certainly are not alone in your addiction to butterflies - I love them too and ladybirds!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
I can't take part in your fabulous give away as I'm not sure how you get these google accounts etc, I follow you by e-mail and love your blog, I would just like to say Good Luck to the person who wins.
Kind Regards Sam x

loftylass said...

Good morning Christine - I love your little treat bag and of course the butterfly!!! I have to say .. my addiction is buying crafty goodies.... mainly Spellbinder dies (oh soooo many I still 'NEED')... then of course my day wouldn't be complete without my fix of 'blogging'. You are so generous giving us the chance to win this lovely die set - thank you.
Hugs
Heather
x

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Christine, You're not old if you remember the 'I hate Monday's song. It's when your kids remember that you feel old.
My daughter introduced me to crafting recently & it has fast become an addiction. I love my spellbinders dies the best as they are so easy to use & I can copy designs from my favourite posts. I would love to win this die set to add to my collection. The butterflies are just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.

Di x said...

Hi Christine
Loving the new dies and loving your addiction to butterflies. It means you give me loads of inspiration for incorporating even more butterflies in my craft projects. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great week.
Kind Regards Diane

Liz Thomson said...

Can't believe you are giving us the chance to win this set of dies which by the way I do not yet have in my collection.My addiction is anything Spellbinders and can't wait for their Blog Frenzy coming up.My husband knows I have a few sets of dies just not how many but I do not think I am alone on this one. Take Care Liz x

anotherid4me said...

other than the addiction to want to be making something w/ my hands, I love love love insects - which would include butterflies. I'm always attracted to adding a bug to a card or knitting a bug or putting a metal dragonfly in the garden...

those dies would be loved! thanks for the chance

nmty said...

hi Christine

I remember that song like it was yesterday, definately one from my era, and I do hate Monday's. Love the treat bag. Thanks for giving us a chance to win some goodies from you, it is very kind. Unlike most of the other ladies, I must confess that my biggest addiction would have to be CHOCOLATE, especially in the form of a KitKat. Plays havoc with the diet, (especially as we have a vending machine at work which sells them), must must keep trying and have a positive mental attitude! I should craft more to keep my fingers busy!

lv norma

rlovew said...

I love butterflies- my dogs always loved to chase them when they were puppies and I loved seeing them racing around trying to catch the butterfly which was able to escape up from my mini doxies.

Sarah said...

This is an amazing candy Christine. Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win it. I have a total sweet tooth. Chcolate, cake, ice-cream - you ladies know what I mean! I also love coffee and a nice glass of red wine! Oh! and my computer and ebay! On the crafting front I love patterned papers!

Ita said...

WOW WOW this is a butterfly to die for,i am addicted to buying Cookery Books,I could spend hours reading them ,deciding to cook something,then go off and cook it the way i normally do lol
I could open a cookery book shop.I am also addicted to nice glasses,especialy wine Glasses, and the big one SHOES AND HANDBAGS, and my daughter had is the same ,and of course they have to be designer ones,this is a great monday idea and i so rember the song
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

This is easy.....I'm addicted to crafting blogs. When we were talking about our internet use at my 70th birthday party Saturday, my baby sister said I must get a lot of spam having more than 100 emails a day. I told her "Oh, no" that is not counting any SPAM. I subscribe to that many blogs and crafting groups", I love to layer cards. It has becom increasingly hard with carpell tunnel, arthritus and diabetic nerouphy in both hands. With spellbinders I don't have to usze the sissors. I let the die do the cutting.
GG Judy

Elizabeth said...

Oh Christine what a lovely surprise on a bleak Monday seeing your generous "give away". You are so kind in giving us the opportunity of owning such a beautiful set of dies. Thank you for the chance. The treat bag is stunning too.
Like many of the ladies above, I am addicted to crafting and Spellbinders. I can't go upstairs without going into my craft room, then end up spending hours in there having a sneaky "craft fix". I am addicted to your blog too, my day does not start until I have read it. Having a sweet tooth I love cakes and buns. Not had so many this last month though as I am trying to lose weight for my hols in September.
Writing all this down makes me realise I probably have more addictions than I imagined...ah well.
Elizabeth x

craftygardener said...

Crafting and vanilla ice cream for me!!! Hugs, Joan x

Craftychris said...

ooh thank you for the chance to win this fabulous set of dies! I am addicted to cardmaking and white chocolate although I try not too indulge in the second one too much!! Your treat bag is gorgeous xx

Craftbee said...

Hi christne My addicition is lots of craftin making some thing from nothin, then giving whatever great fun - i'm not much for monday's either but love weekends xx

Grammycher said...

What a kind and fabulous giveaway,,these are so beautiful. I do love butterflies as well, but LOVE just about everything paper crafting in general I'm afraid :) esp. seam binding, which is incredible.

Sarah said...

My addiction...let me think...paper, stamps, dies...yes all of the above but my secret addiction is those pink and white marshmallow wafer biscuits!!
Pretty bag too!!

Andrea said...

Hi - I love butterflies too and this set is beautiful. Apart from being addicted to spellbinders and all things crafty I am pretty addicted to ice cream and chocolate - could be worse! x

purplepengi said...

Hi Christine

My addiction is chocolate, card making and looking around craft shops!

Anonymous said...

Now that I'm retired, Mondays are great days like every day of the week. But I can remember when I dreaded Mondays which meant that it's back to the daily grunge. And my daily passion/addiction is dark chocolates in every form. I'd make it a meal if it weren't for my husband.
Cheers........Marilyn

CraftyJo said...

I don't hate Mondays at all :) I love butterflies, flowers, steampunk, angels, ..... lots of stuff really. Think my true addiction must be my grand-daughter though - she's two tomorrow and totally gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, I'm becoming addicted to your blog!! Must confess there are such similarities between us (apart from my age -being of the Rolling Stones era)its uncanny! B.W. Carolyn x

Stephenie said...

I am with you on the butterfly hoarding...I mean collecting, lol!! I also tend to collect embellishments!! I have been drooling over this die set and would LOVE to win it!! THANKS!!

Anita Braddock said...

my Addiction is that I love love my Blended Coffee Drinks I make my own but i use the big Train KonaMoca Mix and my Espresso. I love spellbinders and have the grand Calibur and some of the Dies. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this Butterfly set.
abbraddock@msn.com

SUZYD said...

Hi Christine
Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous set of dies,my addiction is cardmaking and scrapbooking.Suzyd x

Vonnie said...

Hi Christine my addiction is music, it always makes me happy and especially on a Monday. Also there is nothing better that doing crafting whilst listening to music. Yvonne x

crafty1964 said...

Hello Christine,
My addiction would have to be collecting Spellbinders and rubber stamps for my craftroom. I love to create and I just can't get enough "goodies" to create with. I watch videos online to get inspiration and when there are new dies, stamps, inks, etc. used, I feel the need to purchase them. Shhhh..the hubby doesn't know "half" of it...LOL

lritchie said...

Beautiful butterfly dies! My addition is paper and anything to do with card making and scrapbooking. I'm always afraid that the industry will die before my son grows up so I hoard paper like crazy!

sleigh said...

Love your gift bag and the chance to win an amazing spellbinder die, thank you! My addiction(s) are paper and paint; if I'm not in my studio painting, then I'm at home in my paper room making cards, mini albums or even watching online tutorials and checking my fav blogs (your's being one of them) every morning before leaving the house or going into my room! I love butterflies though too and have painted a few of them as well w/largest canvas 36"x36" which hangs in our living room. :-)

Anita Braddock said...

love the butterfly card love the details and the colors great job thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Clai01 said...

I think my addiction is craft! and all the masses of lovely products that are available these days.
I like anything lacey, ribbons and buttons or aqua markers if I had to narrow it all down. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous set of dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
my addiction is CRAFT I love it, if I'm feeling down I only have to spend some time in my craft room, turn my ipod/music on & it lifts my sprits. I also (like you) love butterflies/dragonflies & most of my cards/projects have one on.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Janice said...

I love your project Christine. My addiction is ribbons, I have lots of them and don't use them enough!
Thank you for the chance to win these dies, they're gorgeous! I've just got back from my hols so catching up with your posts!
Janice x

Cinders said...

Hi Christine,
Yes I have to admit that I loved the Boomtown Rats and still do, so that is my age given away!!!

I have to say that my addiction is for my leather bikers (Harley Davidson) jacket which my beloved phil got me as a truly romantic supprise one xmas even though he had already got me a gift. But if that can't be used then it's one of two...
: Jewellery, Phil always brought me some, so now I buy at least one piece each year depending on how much I save, gold or silver and sometimes with a gem stone/s

: Craft, something is always being brought to add to my collection, and now it's collecting the spellbinders dies

I could go on as I can't live without chocolate so I have the mini bix with chocolate for breakfast every morning with a muller light chocolate sprinkles yogurt, that way I can justify eating it everyday as part of my healthy diet (slimming world approved)

Sorry I have far too many addictions so I'd better end it here!!!
Best wishes
Caz xxx

xxcalamityxx said...

My current crafty addiction is making flowers to match the colours of the card/project I'm working with....Spellbinder roses are my current favorite along with Marianne D roses and punched butterflies and dragonflies with some Stampendous Fran-age mixed in for fun!!

xhugsx
Nikki

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, Non-crafting, my addictions are coffee, that trianglular bar with nougat bits, and books and more books. Craft wise, I just love collecting anything arty and crafty - paints, pens, acrylic stamps, Spellbinders, papers and, of course, books and more books!!! Anne

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - my addiction is card making and cannot pass a craft shop without buying - so would love to win these butterfly dies they are beautiful
V.C.

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - just found your blog via Julia's. Must admit I am glad that I did - the treat bag is absolutely brilliant. I would probably spend more time looking at the bag than what was inside - at least for the first 15 mins.

I adore your pictures of Bella (before and after) she does look a cutie. My hubby and I have had cats all our married life and we lost Ebony, our black and white girly in January and then Misty our tabby grey and white in February. The house is sooo quiet without them. Anyway I guess you could say that I am addicted to cats, chocolate, Ben and Jerry's Karamel Sutra ice cream (oh oh oh it is gorgeous), Spellbinders and lastly but definitely not least - paper!!! I lurve paper, so much so that my hubby is thinking that he will have to strengthen the floor in my craftroom!!! Not that he could get in there to do said strengthening!

Better go for now - love your treat bag and love your blog.

Hugs Sue P. xx

Toni said...

Hello Christine, your butterfly giftbag is gorgeous. I think my addiction at the moment is pretty crafting dies and your butterfly collection is a stunning set. I have some butterflies but none as delicate as the ones included in this set. Please could I be included and thanks for doing this. Good luck everyone.
Toni xx

LisaK said...

It's gotta be Green & Blacks chocolate, Walkers extra crunchy salt & vinegar crisps, card stock/papers, stamps & dies. There are other potential craft addictions...but I'm trying to keep a lid on them lol!
Thank you for the chance to win such a fab give-away :o)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this die set. For me, too, the addiction is butterflies. Everything I make has a butterfly somewhere...maybe tiny but it's there. Oh, and if I was to very honest...chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine I was too poorly to comment on Monday so probably missed out on the chance of going in the giveaway...Anyway I just wanted to say I also love Butterflies and use them on lots of cards. I don't have ant SPellbinders ones at the moment, so would love to win this set...:)..Enjoy your day...xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Chris again, I forgot to mention my addiction is anything Spellbinders!!..since buying some SP dies my range of ideas and layouts has increased enormously, as they can be incorporated in every card somewhere either as the main feature or a small embellishment/tag...Thanks again...:)..xx

Carole Dixon said...

HI Christine

Well it's obvious really, papercrafting is my addiction, can't pass a craft shop! Have enough papers to paper the walls - just too nice to use, and as for Spellbinders? need I say more!!
Thanks for your wonderful blog.

Ros said...

Love the dies.I could use them in many ways

Anonymous said...

hi Christine
i have just managed to get the new snow flakes and tree a and baubles also managed to get 2 pots of micro beads so will be a busy little bee doing what i enjoy most crafting with my grand children sheer bliss

confusedabc said...

Hi Christine,
I always follow your page but I am not very good to interact on line, but I just thought I would give it a try again. I love your projects and your choice is so nice. It would be absolutely brilliant if I could have those butterflies!!! I too love them. Take care and love to you and your family.
Hugs Jean

confusedabc said...

Hi Christine,
my addiction is... butterflies too, plus beautiful card stock.
take care.
Jean

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