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Saturday, 2 February 2013

A Book and a Birthday

Hello friends
It is the start of a weekend and it looks positively dull, damp and grey...
thank goodness for craft to brighten things up!
The new Spellbinders book - Giftabilities is available now and I'm still getting a buzz
from having two projects on the front cover.
I thought today I would share with you a close up of the card...
I had already made the pendant and Spellbinders asked me to create a matching 
card - I kept it very simple and elegant using Fancy Framed Tags Two.
 
I was also super pleased to see another project of mine featured inside the book - a festive one...
I'm going to reveal more about that tomorrow...

On Thursday we celebrated Mitchell's Birthday - 19!
Here he is with his cake - a mint Aero cake, I'm afraid I didn't have time to make him one!
He refused candles this year but we still insisted on singing 'Happy Birthday' which
always confuses Bella for some reason....
I'm back down my studio today working on commissions and the shop sign.
Take care friends and enjoy your weekend - what are you up to??

24 comments:

jucrook said...

Morning. Nothing special planned this weekend just loads of chores (boring) and maybe some crafting (hurray). I have to organise a bit more of our holiday - it's less than 8 weeks now. It's a bit wet here so probably no dog walking - Toby is definitely a fair weather dog, he hates the rain. Ju

Rosie said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I have Fancy Framed Tags Two, so I can give it a whirl. I also have the book pre-ordered. Good!

Susan Flynn said...

A beautiful card Christine I can see why they chose to be on the cover. Bella looks so adorable as always x

melanie said...

Stunning card must get some crafting done this weekend .Melanie

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Your card is really lovely.
Congratulations on having 2 projects on the front cover and of course 1 inside,the book looks like a must have.
Mitchell's 19th birthday,I bet your saying Where does the time go. Bella looks as lovely as ever. Take care. x.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
firstly Happy belated Birthday to Mitchell.
This book looks great.
Your card is very elegant.
Congrats on your projects going into the book.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice said...

Morning Christine

A stunning card for the book. I can't imagine how it feels to see your projects print....except very proud of yourself!

I'm sure Mitchell really didn't mind the Aero cake for his birthday, it certainly looks very yum and he knows how busy you have been lately! Bella looks so cute.

The sun is shining here at the moment, so fingers crossed it stays, will make a nice change. Shopping and cardmaking for me today, so best get a move on!
Have a lovely day
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Lovely card and piccies, Christine. Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, my book arrived the other day and is brilliant, I'm looking forward to finding the time to try some of the projects..yours of course are fabulous, well done! Love the photo of Bella! Bleated wishes to Mitchell, Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Belated birthday greetings to Mitchell, I'm sure he enjoyed his cake. Bella looks so cute.

We have sun here at the moment, hope it lasts.

Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Sorry Christine,
Forgot to say what a lovely elegant card, you must feel very proud when you see your work featured in the magazine.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, exciting to have your projects in the new book. Im on donkey walking duty today!! and yes its raining so it will be fun. Emma

nmty said...

hi Christine, wow what a great book and i love the card, very elegant. will you be stocking the book in your store?

congrats to Mitchell, they do grow up so fast don't they! cake looks scrummy!

i will be doing housework urgh:(, but might find time for craft this afternoon when hubby goes to the football.

enjoy your weekend too.
lv norma

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine. Congratulations to Mitchell, it doesn't seem that long ago you mentioned his 18th. Time is really flying isn't it? Very elegant card today. Hope your commissions and sign making go well today.
Going out tonight for a meal with friends but it has been snowing again in the night....NO not again!!! Other than that the usual chores and the best part of the weekend - seeing the family.
Hope you enjoy.
Elizabeth x
P.S. Bella is so cute.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

How lovely to have your projects published and in such a lovely book too

Cant believe Mitchell is 19 doesnt seem a year has passed since you were celebrating his 18th. His cake looks yummy and I am sure he will forgive you for not baking one you have been sooooo busy lately

Bella looks so cute

xxx

hazel said...

Morning Christine glorious sunshine herer in Nottingham. Thanks for sharing the new spellbinders book might have to get that one. Nice to see your designs on the front and in the book well done. Love the picture of Bella so cute. Glad you son had a lovely birthday. Enjoy your weekend at the shop don't work too hard. xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine - Congratulations on getting your designs on the front cover of the new book and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mitchell. I am off for an early evening meal and then to see 'The Soldiers' perform at our local theatre. Looking forward to what you are about to reveal tomorrow.
Val C xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, Have a lovely day at your studio, Love the card as well..xx

Carolyn H. said...

Hi Christine, Seeing your projects from the new book I wish mine would hurry up and drop on my doorstep, seems ages ago when I ordered it.
All good wishes to your son Mitchell, he's turning out to be a great looking guy (don't tell him though)I'm sure your very proud.
Hope all goes well down in the studio this weekend. I've just come up to the craftroom to spend some me time. The sun has put in an appearance but its very chilly due to the wind. Will be taking Lewie out for a walk when Dad returns from Market.
C B W. Carolyn x

Ita said...

Hi Christine,Congrats., to Michell on his birthday ,what a lovely looking lad,wait until you will be veting girlfriens.How famous are you,with your design on the book cover,congrats., the card is fantastic,and would suite many occasions,thatn you for sharing as I do not have the book.I am going to try the card today.
Smiles
Ita

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Sandra said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely card, it must be a great feeling to have your card of project chosen to represent something you are passionate about!
My weekend.....well my beautiful twin daugthers will be 13 on monday so card making and cake baking for me tomorrow! ooh help....two more teenagers!
Have a great weekend,
Hugs
Sandra Riley

Elaine said...

Hi christine fabulous that you are on the front cover and inside - talented !! Such a cute picture of bella. The cake looked yummy ! Hope you have a great weekend x

Janice said...

Love the fact that Bella always get's a look in when you take photos. She is so photogenic. Janice x

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