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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Happy Day and a Weekend Class!

Hello friends
So quite a lot to read today...have you got your tea/coffee to hand?!

Happy Day indeed yesterday - the launch of my very first craft class. 
Thank you all for the wonderful comments.
I've taken on board the request for a weekend workshop.  In fact, I have planned one!
All the details are posted below.

If any of you have problems reading the PDF of the classes, please drop me an email - christine.emberson@blueyonder.co.uk and I will happily send the details straight to your inbox.

Next - the dilemma of felt - 100% wool or not?
Well, I must admit I buy a wool blend, I make sure it isn't too thick and this cuts very well.
It is the sort of felt that you find in Hobbycraft, The Range and my little market!
If any of you are struggling to locate some, please let me know and I will see if I can arrange to
order and distribute some.
You ALL have to try cutting felt - it is my crafty mission!

Today's card had just popped up in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery,
I created this aperture card using the beautiful Spectacular Spin -
all the details can be found here.
These are amazing dies, something very satisfying about folding each section, reminds me of Spirograph!
Today's Photo A Day subject is 'Messy'
I discovered a photo of where I used to craft (before my crafty studio).
I was always short of space and it did indeed become...very messy!

Now for that weekend class....
Thank you to you all for your support - I treasure all my follower friends.

22 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, these cut and fold dies are great gives a dramatic look to the card. Thanks on info on felt I usually use 100 percent wool felt but will now try a wool mix. You are tempting me with the weekend workshop and I only wish the finances could stretch to a weekend away, a lottery win would help, just a little one.

Wilma

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I love these dies, they are still on my wish list...you're weekend is very tempting but not possible for me at the moment, maybe next year! I use the mixed felt too and find it works well. The wool felt is even better, but quite expensive and dull colours, I do so love using felt! Carole Z X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine your card is beautiful, the pearls and two little butterflies just set it off a treat.

I love your home messy picture ,if only we had more space we would be less messy ,well thats my excuse and im sticking to it .

Im sure your weekend workshops will do well .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, I love your card today, I love all the cut, fold, tuck, dies, they are beautiful. I love how you have cut the aperture with the die, then placed the spinner in the aperture, very clever, it's lovely. Had to chuckle at your 'messy' piccie before you had the studio, that is 'tidy' compared to my spare room aka craft room, I think I need a studio ha ha !! Lots of love from Patricia xx

kelly said...

Hi Christine,your card is beautiful.I adore the colours,so clean looking and love the cute little butterflies.
WOW love the idea of your classes,i`m sure they will be brilliant!
I will definately be considering it but later in the year if you do classes then(i hope so )I will have to get some money together first!
Have a great day,kelly.

Bea said...

This cut and tuck die is on my wish list as I think they are great having seen my neighbours one. Glad your class went well - and wish I lived nearer for the weekend - definately an option to consider fr the future.

hazel said...

Lovely card Christine, love the cut and fold designs but funds haven't stretched to them yet. Thanks for posting the weekend workshop, but at present funds are tight as got to pay my sons college fees so will have to wait for another time. Love your messy picture xx hazel

debs said...

Morning Christine What a lovely card I love to use these die as I like the affect that they make. But Ive never used felt. But I'm sure I will give it ago.

Debs A

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine

Love the idea of a weekend workshop and love the card that you have done

Your messy bit looks like mine. I did start to tidy it up last night but had a power cut and it was getting dark and when the lights came on again I wasnt in the mood for clearing!!!

Sue xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Lovely card today
Your messy picture ,your mess is a lot better than mine.

Your weekend class looks great ,being able to make all the projects plus all that food and a weekend in your studio it is a must for me......X.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Lovely card today
Your messy picture ,your mess is a lot better than mine.

Your weekend class looks great ,being able to make all the projects plus all that food and a weekend in your studio it is a must for me......X.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wow a weekend of crafting with you that sounds fantastic if only I was able to fine the money will have to start a fund for next time.
Love today's card its very pretty.
Haven't got these dies they are on my Christmas wish list.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

SusieB said...

Hey Christine,

So pleased that you liked the idea of weekend classes. However, Im on holiday that weekend so PLEASE do another one!!!! Are there hotels/b and b's nearby?

Messy? WOW, if you want messy...I'll send you a pic of my craft room!
When are you next on C&C?

Have a good day

Sue x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful card today. As with all spellbinders dies very versatile die. Don't know when I will be able to afford one, still have lots of other ones I want first. Good luck with your classes. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning
Thanks for your tip on felt.
This card is stunning and a great use of the dies.
Im short of space of have to craft in my living room and its a mess as not enough storage and way too much 'stuff'!
Emma

Planetsusie said...

Another beautiful card Christine - gorgeous colours. Will be crafting with felt as soon as I have some - I am almost converted.

Hugs Sue P xx

PS Weekend workshops - sound just the ticket! Doing my physio every where I can!!!

melanie said...

Stunning card must try it it looks so crisp .Melanie

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, only you could think that your room is messy, all I can say is I wish mine was as 'messy' as yours! I use a mix of felt only because the colours are nicer that 100% wool and I think it is slightly thinner too. I love it too. The cut and fold dies does remind me of spirograph too and your card is gorgeous, as ever. Once I get my op out of the way and can travel I will definitely come to one of your classes, my Son lives south of the M20 so it is not to far away, will have to link up a visit to him and to you. Hope your classes go well in the meantime. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Was thrilled to find out that you plan a craft week end, keeping fingers crossed I can work a plan to attend.
Love the card today, I've not convinced myself that I need these type of dies yet. I rec'd my Petal Top box die today that I ordered during your C & C week end show. Must admit I had a play as soon as I opened it! We just cant help ourselves can we!! Best wishes, Carolyn x.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colours on the card I am a pink girlie girl hence the hotmail address!!

sheila said...

Hi Christine, I m always mesmerised by these dies and how they look so diferent when using different colourways.
Like other bloggers I would definately love to come on one of your weekends, but because of standing commitments I could not manage this year.

Craftychris said...

Love the card, very cool indeed! xx

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