Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Pet Gallery Day (shop news and a little bit of craft!)

Hello friends
Pet Gallery Day!
Let me introduce you to Rolo Small aged 3
He is looking very happy and comfortable on a nice sofa with cushions.
Rolo is owned by Janice.
Rolo is a Border Terrier.  
Janice explains that Rolo lives up to his name of Terrier as he can be a terror at times. 
He loves small furry things and tries to "hunt" but not very successfully as he makes so much noise in his hunting attempts that whatever he is after gets plenty of warning!
Welcome to the Gallery Rolo - a tasty treat is on its way to you.

The final paperwork for the new studio/shop should be signed and sorted soon.
I've had the keys on loan for a week to get estimates for plastering, ceiling etc 
but mostly I tended to just stand in there and imagine all the things I want to do!
The front Georgian window is quite large so I have to think of ways to make that look attractive -
I always like to hear ideas....I have VELCRO! :)
And now a card - I'm revisiting some of last year's cards, this is again created 
with Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends paper.  
Labels Twenty Two (with its bottom cut off!) makes the easel shape, 
a smaller one cut with patterned paper.  Inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
A polka dot Layered Poinsettia and a stamped tag threaded with ribbon.
The card folds back to stand up on a strip of patterned paper raised with 3D Foam Pads.
That's my little round up of news today, have a lovely day.
I'm back tomorrow.
Take care friends.


scottish crafter said...
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scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, sorry I had to delete my last comment, somehow my IPad came up with words I did not type.

Rolo is lovely, your shop will be amazing after you have added all your touches, and the card is beautiful.

Wilma x x

Buttons said...

Love the look of your shop (with air freshener at the ready!!) and can't wait to see what you do with it. The card is gorgeous, so Scandinavian in feel, and Rolo looks like a very happy pup:) Hugs, Buttons x

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, your shop looks lovely even befote you've stocked, it's just like my friend's gift and craft shop in the little Cotswold town next to where I live! I love the card and Rolo is soooo cute! Carole Z X

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, your studio will be wonderful after you have given it the "Christine" touch. Looking forward to seeing how it develops in the coming weeks. Bet your mind is racing with ideas - and maybe the velcro WILL come in handy...hehehe.
Good morning to Rolo, what a lovely name, it suits him. I had to laugh when I read about his hunting antics. Bless him.
Very vintage christmas card today, I love that shape.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Elizabeth x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine, i love that shop window ,i just bet your mind is working overtime with how its going to look for opening day,

Your todays card is as lovely as ever, and those papers gorgeous .

Im going to try a Chocolate Wrapper today Christine so hope it comes out as good as yours .

Rolo looks a nice little rascal, dont you just love them .xx

Have a good day

Elaine H X

Elaine said...

Hi christine wow the shop window looks great cant wait to see what you do with it all. Must start saving im definately coming to a class next year !!
Have fun
Elaine x

hazel said...

Morning Christine lovely easel card. The shop looks great with out your touch so can't wait to see it with it xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. A triple helping today.

Rolo is so lovely. The sort of dog I would love to have on my knee.

The shop looks great. You must be so excited.

Finally the card - really beautiful.

Val in Spain xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Rolo is divine, he looks so happy and comfy there on the sofa.
Your card is gorgeous, love those papers and the distressing goes really well.
Your new studio looks really good, no doubt you will be putting lovely 'dotty' and 'patterned' bunting up at the window, completed with hanging gorgeous 'butterflies'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chloe's Nan said...

As always Christine a lovely card. Rolo does look like a really cheeky chappie, I bet he has great fun when he's out 'hunting'!
Your shop looks great! I bet you are itching to get in there and get started. That display stand is gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with it all.
Have a great day, Gail x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
What a lovely looking dog,I am sure he knows it too.
Your card today is really nice something different.
Your new studio / shop looks great, I cannot wait to see it finished you always make things look so pretty. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Another set of dies I NEED love how you have used them on your card very pretty.
Rolo looks a rascal.
And your shop, wow! its going to be a busy time for you. Bet you have lots of ideas running around your head.
Have a good day.

Janice said...

Morning Christine

Your card is gorgeous, easel cards are one of my favourites! Your new premises are looking good, love the window already, and that's before you've dressed it! You must be so excited at the minute, with lots of ideas buzzing around in your head! Looking forward to seeing the developments.

Have a lovely day today at Barleylands.
Janice x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine. How exciting you will soon be in the shop, it looks even better from inside, that window is divine! Lovely xmas card. Rolo - such a fabulous name for a good looking boy. lounging on the sofa after a heavy day trying to hunt! Emma

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Chrstine

Rolo is a lovely dog, and looks as though he is very comfy

Love your new studio and that window is gorgeous

Love how you have cut the die down to make the easel card, is the main card still square

Sue xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
well Rolo is sooo cute. I wonder if he is named after the chocolate. Here we go my sweet tooth talking again.
Your card is fabulous, and I love that idea of the shaped part of the die on the easel card. Must have a go at that one.
Your shop looks fab to me, when it's been sorted and decorated, I must try and visit you. I can see wonderful butterflies hanging in the windows somewhere. I'm sure you will make a superb job of what ever you decide on.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sally said...

Hi Christine

Love the photo of Rolo -who I have met in person - he is lovely.

Looking forward to the advent class very soon


Redanne said...

The shop looks great Christine, so lovely and light. Rolo is quite a cutey too. A x

Andrea said...

Lovely Rolo, beautiful card

Judy Murphy said...

Lovely card and a sweet looking dog

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, very late today problems with pc and getting on line.PC getting old like me.
What a lovely little chap Rolo is. Our neighbours have two little fellows like him, they were friends of Brenig's.
How do you contain your excitement and enthusiasm regarding the shop?!
Cant wait to see pics of you in there and up and running. C.B.W. Carolyn x.

Craftychris said...

What a lovely dog Rolo is. Your shop is going to be awesome which its finished, can't wait to see it and your card is gorgeous! xx

AnneRD said...

Love the card Christine, reminds me of the stage in a theatre, so endless possibilities there.
I am sure the shop will be stunning, it has such a pretty exterior. I am so looking forward to joining one of your classes next year. Anne.

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