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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Its Been Ages!! And Did You Know??

Hello friends
It has been ages....... since I had a giveaway!  
I must remedy this situation today!
I've been stocking up my Amazon Shop with lots of new goodies and I decided to put something
 rather nice to one side for one of my lucky blog followers.....
Die D-Lites - Fantastic Flourish One
A lovely burst of flowers to cut/emboss and stencil, perfect for 
cardmaking, scrapbooking - as a feature or part of your background.
Don't forget with these intricate dies it is always beneficial to use some waxed paper

All you need to do is make sure you are a follower and leave me a comment -
how about anything to do with your Sunday - what is your ideal Sunday?
Perhaps a roast, a walk in the park, a trip to Church, reading the Sunday supplements,
crafting, bingo, visiting family - what makes your Sundays special?
I will explain to Bella that she needs to pick out a winner, I will announce the lucky name on Thursday. 

I also have something else and a little different to share with you today.
Did you know....November is National VELCRO® Month!
Okay..I admit neither did I, that is until the company got in touch with me.
I think we all remember the super useful VELCRO hook and loop closure but goodness me things have changed and are bang up to date.  I have received a nice box of goodies and the aim is to find 101 uses for VELCRO around the home, garden, workplace and more.  
I'm not sure I can manage 101 uses all on my own but I'm going to have a good stab at it -
starting of course with craft!
Watch this space....
Have a wonderful Sunday, keep warm and dry!

53 comments:

Linda said...

My ideal sunday is breakfast with the family, eating croissants and orange juice. And them of course crafting LOL. But a walk on the beach is also very pretty
hugs Linda

nmty said...

hi christine, my idea of a perfect Sunday, would be to go to a good pub for a nice glass of wine and a good sunday lunch with my family,( I love Sunday's when i don't have to cook) and then craft when i get back home. that would be heaven!

hope you manage with your challenge. to think of 101 ways to use velco would be very challenging for me.

Enjoy your Sunday.
lv norma

Lin W said...

My perfect sunday would be a nice full english breakfast, wait for the family to arrive while sorting out the veg for a nice roast dinner,after lunch we would go for a walk along the river with the grandkids and the doggie, back home for tea and wave goodbye to the family. Oh my, that is what happens every week so I must have the perfect sunday every week.

Linda said...

A lie in would be nice but my little 4 legged friend called Barney always has other ideas. Crafting, gardening, walking Barney, all of these with good food and friends are for me the perfect day. Hugs Linda, from South Shields, temporarily residing in Birmingham having been to the Craft show at the NEC.

Elaine said...

Hi Christine what great giveaway. My ideal Sunday would be have a nice early breakfast, game of badminton , bit of crafting and a lovely Sunday lunch out with family - perfect slice of heaven. Enjoy your weekend
Elaine x

Bea said...

hi Christine - always knew velcro was great so why not a special time Lol! My favourite Sunday is one where I choose what to do - i.e. visit to friends, a crafty Sunday session at the DCA and no housework! hope you enjoy your Sunday.

Christine Harrop said...

At the moment I have a Zumba class first thing Sunday morning but can't wait for teh warmer weather when my husband and I can go for a nice long bike ride!! Then after lunch - it's crafting time . Yippee! Thanks for th chance to win. Christine x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine .
101 uses for Velcro,that will be a challenge.
I am one lucky Nanny,I spend every Sunday dinner with my daughter and grandsons.
You giveaway looks great,thank you for a chance to win.
Enjoy your Sunday. x.

foxyg said...

My ideal Sunday is to get up about 8.00 a.m., have a nice cup of coffee watching Creat & Craft. Perhaps go shopping, then after lunch, spend the afternoon in my craft room! That's the best part.

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Sunnday for me is:- get up as usual, feed the 5 cats, take the dog for a walk and go to Zumba. Come home, have a shower and get dressed into something nice and go out for Sunday Lunch with my daughter and fiance. Having a roast dinner is a little bit of British tradition I like to keep. After that my ideal is to get into the craft room but usually the sun tempts me out side for a couple of drinks around the pool. Heaven!

Val in Spain xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wow! what a challenge 101 ways to use Velcro, good luck with that.
Being retired most days are like Sunday to me but a good roast dinner family some weeks and perhaps some sport on the telly and of course crafting at some point.
Hope you enjoy your Sunday.
Thanks for the chance to win you r give away.
Lydia
X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Good luck with your 101 things to do with Velcro, I didn't know they made so many different sorts of velcro, even, as your piccie shows.
I always go to Church on Sunday morning, so that is half of the day gone, and I always feel so much better when I have been (must be in the mind ha ha). Then we have lunch and normally do things around the house (catch-up). My ideal Sunday (and we do it periodically, when I play truant from Church ha ha), is a drive to St Annes on the Fylde Coast, we park the car there, then we walk the hour's walk into Lytham, have fish and chips at the Rick Stein/Gordon Ramsay recommended fish restaurant, then walk all the way back to St Annes, that is my 'heaven' Sunday, and the sea air does us the world of good, absolute 'heaven'.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,

Wow Velcro month, i for one am all for Velcro as i use it everyday at school - but probably not in the ways it was intended. So if you need an idea - i use it for making sentence strips and communication cards.
Now for my perfect Sunday, todays weather would be the perfect start crisp and cold, a brisk walk with my dog, then a mug of hot chocolate and a few hours spent in the craft room trying to create to finish off a lovely roast.
Hope you all enjoy your Sunday however you spend it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

What a fabulous give away

My ideal Sunday would be to go out for Sunday lunch somewhere really hot!!! but a close second is the family coming round for the roast dinner and the heating on lol

I love velcro, I use it to hang my pelmets, makes them easier to put up and for loose covers on the sofa too
I use the sticky velcro for gift bags as a closure

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday and dont drop the velcro on Bella cos it will hurt to get it off her!!!!

xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine ,
Every Sunday Morning my treat is a Staffordshire Oatcake with 1 rasher of bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms being on a diet i look forward to this all week [ no kidding but my total weight loss is 52.05lbs so i cant grumble ]

I then have a trip around the old lap top catching up and seeing what all my lovely ladies like you ,have got to show me on the crafting front , so that i can admire and copy [especially tags i just love a good tag to craft i do , and christmas is just the best time as i can do so many of them ] so crafting it is all afternoon.

We have our main meal in the evening so i usually make a Curry ,then its time for some T.V , but if its not to my liking out come the crafty bits again .

I once made some handbag Birthday Cards for a Charity Christmas Fair ,and i searched everywhere for velco circles for the closure of them but to no avail ,
I just bet you have some in your box ,haha as you always find the thing your looking for after the event .

Have a great day Christine

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

GM Christine my ideal Sunday is visiting my grand children ,having a nice lunch and crafting. Liz

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a fab looking die. Velcro can be very handy for lots of things.
My ideal Sunday would be to have a wonderful lunch with my Dad and all my family in the same place together enjoying the feast. We did just that 2 weeks ago when we all spent the weekend in Wales where he lives.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, that velcro challenge will keep you busy! My ideal Sunday is a bit of blogging in the morning, a lovely family lunch and some craft with the Grandchildren in he afternoon - perfect. Our 4th GC, a baby girl was born yesterday so we are celebrating! Have a lovely day and thank you for the chance to win your fabulous give-away. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, most Sundays my family gets together as we live all over the place! As today is rememberance sunday and my brother is in the army and done many tours of duty and lost several good friends it will be an emotional day and one that reminds us all how important family is.

Now velcro, good luck with that not sure i could manage 50 ways yet alone 101!
Emma

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely die, and good luck with all the 101 ideas you have to come up with for the velcro. I love Sundays because if it is sunny, it is my day to dissapear down to my summer house (workshop) and craft craft craft, I love it. I spent some time yesterday cutting out with my dies so now have a great bundle to use. As it's sunny today, I had better dissapear LOL!!
Take care Sue x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely give-a-way! Well my ideal Sunday is when the sun is shining and we would either be getting together with friends or family for a long walk at our local arboretum, followed by a pub lunch..or at home finding time to craft, but also spend time in the garden with my husband and hens!
Have a happy Sunday, Carole Z X

hazel said...

OOO lovely goody box from velcro Christine can't wait to see what you come sup with.

My perfect sunday
a lovely sunday roast and just chilling doing anything i desire to do possibly crafting xx hazel

Cinders61 said...

My perfect Sunday is catching up on reading, preferably with a cup of coffee in bed! My favourite part of Sunday is curling up in the evening and watching Downton Abbey. So sad the season has finished. Can't wait until the Christmas special xx

darcydaydream said...

my perfect sunday would be having lunch with the family and not having to wash up! and the a walk on the beach with my granddaughter and the dog and to come home to a seafood supper. hope you have your perfect sunday
love Christine

Rita said...

Christine, my Sunday is taken up mostly with visiting family and coming home to lovely dinner. Usually some crafting done in between. Its amazing how many uses you will find for that velcro.

Hugs Rita xx

Maggie said...

Looking forward to seeing your 101 ways with Velcro Christine!

My perfect Sunday is having all the family over, Sunday Lunch and chating or playing board games with my Grandson afterwards....

Thanks for the giveaway off to visit your Amazon Store now....

MaggieH

purplepengi said...

My Sundays are normally taken up by doing the washing and cooking a roast dinner (I love a good roast). Trouble is it means that the weekend is over and it's back to work on Monday! Also it's time to sit down and do some crafting and watch create and craft on the TV.
Today I have also opened my birthday cards (should be tomorrow) and put them up so that I can appreciate them a bit longer (naughty I know)!
Good luck with the 101 ways to use velcro! Although it might produce some interesting card designs! My mind is racing with ideas already!

Maggie J said...

My ideal Sunday is the necessary chores which make me feel as if I have done what I should do and then crafting with a clear conscience for the rest of the day. There are always birthday/christmas cards which need to be urgently made. Tea time is a chicken casserole which is my husband's favourite meal of the week and then relaxing with my husband and our westie and I do some cross stitching whilst watching favourite TV programmes. It would be nice to hear what your idea of a perfect Sunday is too.
Maggie J
Maggie J

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, It was a very crisp frosty morning here, now the sun is shinning.Makes dog walking extra special, we always enjoy going the extra mile on a Sunday morning.
Also, every first and third Sunday we attend our little village Chapel for a 3pm Service,on the alternate Sundays we enjoy going out with the family or having Sunday lunch with them. Thats what we are doing today, going out to lunch with my youngest son and family in a short while.
Hope you enjoy your Sunday today and good luck with 101 ways with Velcro challenge ( if I'm allowed to give a tip to start you off - here it is) Staging Christmas cards can be tricky when your short on space,a length of ribbon to hang down attach self adhesive velcro to the back of your cards and the other corresponding piece the ribbon. Or, if you hang the ribbon across a mirror or window,cut pieces of ribbon 5 - 8cms attach velcro to each end and hang baubles or any other decorations. I've done this many times, the latter version is reusable and looks very decorative.
C.B.W. Carolyn x

Craftybee said...

My ideal sunday crafting all day in pjs while hubby me in a supply of refreshments
How lucky am i xx

CraftyJo said...

This Sunday is extra special for me, 30 years ago I had just given birth to my son - I can't believe either of us is that old!! :) And on Remembrance Sunday too - or Veterans Day in the US which is where he was born.

Buttons said...

I've just had my ideal Sunday Christine - spending a lovely day at the NEC craft show with a crafty blog friend who I have now met in person! It was so good to meet her and look at all the fabulous items on display with a like-minded lovely person. Hugs, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty die - thanks for the chance to win. My ideal Sunday is a walk along the seafront then a roast dinner (preferably that I haven't had to cook!) followed by craft-time. Simple pleasures. AnnieS.

Janice said...

Hi Christine

What a fab giveaway, thank you very much for the chance to win it!

My ideal Sunday is having a nice cooked breakfast with hubby, then getting together with family or friends for a late lunch and a glass of wine or two!

Hope you've had a nice, relaxing day yourself :-))
Janice x

PS - good luck with the Velcro challenge, don't think I could come up with 101 ways to use it!!

Oksana said...

Hi Christine, lovely die, thank you for the chance to win it! Sunday's are usually a family day. In the summer we try to have a day out somewhere or have some friends round or dinner!x

Clai01 said...

My perfect Sunday is watching Create and Craft TV and spending fun times with my dog and forgetting about the housework that needs doing! ha

melanie said...

Good luck with the challenge for the velcro ,I use it on my envelope box`s as they are made special for the big standing out card .Melanie

ginny c said...

my perfect sunday is seeing my beautiful grandaughter first thing this morning her lovely smile which melts our hearts i looked after her overnight so its was cuddles in bed, then later to the local craft shop were hels sheridan was demoing

Susie Bentz said...

Sunday...today is a beautiful fall day. We are just hanging out, puttering around, working on our "to do"lists. Saturdays are always so busy with the kids, I enjoy the down time I get on "the day of rest".

I love velcro dots and they have their own drawer in my craft room! Good luck with finding 101 uses - I will definitely be interested in what you come up with!

Thanks for the chance to win the die. I just got (2) other D-Lites in the mail yesterday and am heading down to the craft room to play with them!

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, 101 way with Velcro what a challenge. My perfect Sunday is maybe like today. First thing a brisk walk with the dogs, Sunday brekie, a quick glance at the papers, then an afternoon crafting, dinner cooked by my hubby, then feet up for a while. Lazy but lovely.

Wilma x x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, I have actually had a perfect Sunday today - spending time with family and crafting. I did some crafting first thing then went out with my husband, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, neice her husband and their little boy. Had a Sunday carvery. Went christmas shopping this afternoon with my daughter-in-law and then we went for coffee and cake. Then home and more crafting.
I would panic at having to think of 101 uses for velcro but I expect it will be no problem for you. Let us know how you get on.
Thanks for the chance of winning that beautiful flourish die. It is beautiful.
Hope you enjoyed your Sunday Christine.
Elizabeth x

Di x said...

Hi Christine. My perfect Sunday is: Husband out all day not having to get washed or dressed,cook or clean, just pure uninterrupted crafting and doing my silly dancing to my music all in my nighty with no-one watching. Pure Heaven.
Hope you enjoyed your Sunday

Toni said...

Hello Christine, what a lovely giveaway.
My ideal Sunday would be being a bit on the lazy side, having a slow start to the day, a lovely breakfast and then being able to see all my grandchildren without having to drive miles and miles. It's so difficult trying to get them altogether at the same time because we all lead such busy lives don't we? Throw in a little craft time somewhere in the day and it would be just perfect.
Toni xx

Lovestampin said...

I enjoy going to my daughter's for Sunday lunch who lives in the country then walking up the lane with the dogs and checking out the different birds we can see and hear. Thanks for the chance of that delightful die. It is just lovely.

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - my ideal Sunday would be breakfast in bed (with hubby of course) I would have cereal, orange juice, toast (made with home-made bread) and home-made jam with two cups of tea. Then I would get up and craft craft craft craft! Doing lunch and tea in between of course.

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Sarah said...

My ideal Sunday would not be rushing around getting the chores done before going back to work on Monday and having a lazy brunch with a cup of tea and reading the papers. Then catching up with Downton Abbey and baking a cake for tea.

Sharka said...

Most Sundays are relaxing... start the day by getting our favourite coffee from Starbucks and then taking Molly (our dog) for her walk to her favourite park along the water w/beautiful view of the North Shore Mtns and downtown Vancouver (we're in Vancouver Canada). When we get home we simply decide what kind of a day it will be... i like my Sundays! Thank you for the chance to win your great giveaway... some great new D-Lites out there! :)

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Lisa said...

My ideal Sunday would be sitting on my deck with a good book and a glass of red wine, followed by crafting :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Judy Murphy said...

Hi Christine good luck finding 101 uses for Velcro. I'd probably manage half a dozen and be stumped.
Sundays are lazy days crafting in my pjs and doing little else. I'd love to use that die when I play next week lol! Thanks for the chance to win.

Craftychris said...

I haven't really got an ideal Sunday - just spending time with my Husband is cool and a nice dinner. 101 things to do with Velcro eh, good luck with that! Mind you, you will probably think of loads! Thank you for the chance to win such a fab giveaway xx

jucrook said...

I think that I had my ideal Sunday last week. I packed the kids and hubby off to the cinema and came to Gravesend to attend your Advent Frame workshop. Four hours of crafting and nattering with no interruptions. Bliss!

Ros said...

Love a rainy Sunday when I can spend most of the day in my craft room creating

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