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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Extra hours please??

Hello friends
I'm hoping that today by some miracle I will discover some extra hours to complete
a lot of projects and put the finishing touches to the studio/shop. 
I am very thankful to my family who are helping me with a final clean up and
important things like arranging pots of fresh flowers...!
My mum understands finishing touches...the boys in my life do not!
A shop sign update: 
Good news - the window cleaners have agreed to assist in putting the sign up.
Bad news - the sign is unfinished and right now leaning against the wall, the special waterproof paint
took an absolute age to dry so working on it again next week. 

Thank you for all your comments regarding yesterday's tag.
It was a bumper amount of comments...
I read all of them - I make a point of it because I feel if you take time out of your
day to read my blog and comment it is the least I can do.   Thank you again.
So, to answer the questions.... 
I was asked what tags I use - they are from Ranger - they are larger than usual tags and
 I tend to trim a slice off the bottom because I like them to look a little shorter. 
I will be stocking them very soon (waiting on Mr Postman). 
They measure just over 6 x 3 inches and come in a pack of 20.

Sandra also asked if I made ATC's - I haven't ...but I'm thinking I might very soon..
be good for FDD I think.

Right how about something crafty now.....??
Did you know you can download Spellbinders Catalogues for free...
click here and you will see the catalogues listed.  While I was browsing I was delighted to
see this card of mine featured.  The die used is Spectacular Spin and I also
created the aperture with the largest die.
Adding tiny pearls really defines the design.
The tiny butterflies are the 'fallout' from Butterflies Circles - nothing should go to waste!


Some telly news...all going well I'm going to be on Create and Craft next Saturday,
two shows - 11am and 4pm featuring Spellbinders.
I have just completed the design boards for the shows and now I'm going to make a start on some
samples and demo projects.  I will be sure to share photos along the way.

I seem to have made this a long blog post! 
Have a lovely weekend dear friends, I will be back tomorrow.

24 comments:

jucrook said...

Morning Christine. I read your blog every day although I am a bit lazy and don't always comment. I love all of your projects and today's is no exception. Some stand out more than others because of the colours. I love pinks, blues and greens, and being a bit fickle I am drawn more to projects in these colours. Although with my logical head on I know that a project can be in any colour the maker chooses. Therefore I am trying to appreciate all things for their content rather than colour - that was a bit deep for early on a Saturday morning!! Have a lovely Saturday. Ju

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
Your blog is a daily read for me and sets me up for the day. Although i do not comment every time i do take away lots of inspiration tips and hints. I too wish for extra hours as the day always seems to go too fast and i seem to achieve less and less.
Hope you manage to achieve alot of the jobs on your list today.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lacelady said...

Hi. Christine, I'm one who reads your blog everyday too! I love your finishing touches, fresh flowers were something I never managed in my craft shop (long gone, but I did have it for 16 years). Will look forward to your shows - keep up the good work.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I read your blog everyday and love to see what you have created, I also follow Sue Wilson and Julia Watts so between the three I can usually find plenty to inspire me.

I love your card which you have featured today lovely colours.

I hope you get to put your sign up soon.

Have a good day.
Lydia
X

PharmacyMichele said...

I also read your blog everyday, just don't ofter leave a comment. Sounds like you are going to have a busier than ever weekend. Hope it all goes to plan.
Looking forward to seeing you on TV next weekend.

Michele.

Cinders61 said...

I have been an avid follower for a few months now. I have very much enjoyed your updates on the new shop and studio. Good luck with the sign next week and thanks for all the inspiration you give me daily.
Gillian x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I am an avid follower of your Blog, and 'tune in' every day and leave a Comment. I have loved following your creative journey and also your transition between Studio's and all that entailed. I can't wait to see your new sign, noticed your lovely logo's on your info by the fresh flowers, which are gorgeous.
I do hope you manage to complete most of your tasks today, I agree 24 hours just isn't long enough ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Already looking forward to your Shows next Saturday xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Christine, looking forward to next weeks shows and thank you for the catalogue download information xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, sounds like the studio is coming along nicely, i love following the journey with you. Lovely fresh cheerful card today. I think we all wish there were more hours in the day! Emma

Toni said...

Good morning Christine, as you know I too, am an avid follower of your blog and although I perhaps don't comment daily, I have enjoyed the whole journey re the setting up of the new studio and am really excited for you re the prospective opening tomorrow.
I hope it all goes well because all the little finishing touches are making it all look so lovely and making me really wish I was going to be there at your first class. Good luck and I look forward to the TV shows next week.
Toni xx

Maddie said...

Love the flowers Christine, everything you do is so fresh, clean and pretty looking! Love it! Can't wait to see the unveiling of your shop. Read your blog everyday and love it. Looking forward to seeing you on tv next weekend. Something to look forward to. Hope you have some lovely Spellbinders for us as I have been a bit bored with the recent ones! Maybe that is just me!

Anonymous said...

The flowers look lovely on the counter Christine - I know what you mean re boys in your life- good job you have an artistic mum to help you and leave the painting and drilling to the boys! Thanks for answering the qustions from yesterdays blog. Can't wait to see what you will be bringing us next Saturday on TV. Don't work too hard this weekend!
Val C xx

Ita said...

Hi Christine,love the flowers and yes boys or men do not have a clue.
the card is stunning and thank you for all the tips and especialy about the spellbinders book.I hope the sign drys.I look forward every day to your blog, it is first thing I do when I turn on the computer,and then I go to Sue Wilsons blog.I am looking fordward to seeing you on C,C,
Smiles
Ita

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Bea said...

hi Christine
thanks for the link to the catalogue as it is good to browse. How nice to have your family helpers it will certainly help things move along.

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Christine,
I love checking in to your blog everyday to see your daily progress and watch your dream studio come together, it has been like reading a book that you can't put down and can't wait to read the next chapter!
I think we should have a 'blog followers' grand shop sign unveiling! ( if only you were nearer)
Thanks for answering my question yesterday, please let me know when you have the tags in stock .
Your mum's floral finishing touch is simply beautiful, little
things like that make such an impact!
I will be glued to the tv next week, I hope you give us a clue as to what you will be demonstrating !
Have a lovely weekend Christine,
Warm hugs,
Sandra Riley

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Christine,
I love checking in to your blog everyday to see your daily progress and watch your dream studio come together, it has been like reading a book that you can't put down and can't wait to read the next chapter!
I think we should have a 'blog followers' grand shop sign unveiling! ( if only you were nearer)
Thanks for answering my question yesterday, please let me know when you have the tags in stock .
Your mum's floral finishing touch is simply beautiful, little
things like that make such an impact!
I will be glued to the tv next week, I hope you give us a clue as to what you will be demonstrating !
Have a lovely weekend Christine,
Warm hugs,
Sandra Riley

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine
Lovely card again today. I thought you must read all your comments everyday because you answer all our questions so prompt. Thank you for all the work you put into your blog everyday it must take such a long time. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Hi Christine

I too love looking in on your blog everyday, and sharing your crafting journey, through your studio, your tv work and of course all your makes, hints, tips and FDD's!
I'm sure we all feel as though we know you and all your family really well now, such is the wonder of the Internet lol!
Thank you for the link for the catalogue, will take a look later. I too wish there were more hours in the day, we probably all do really! I really don't know how you fit everything you do into a day.
Good luck with the hanging of the sign when it does take place. Hope you're having a lovely crafty day and I look forward to seeing you on C&C next weekend.
Janice x

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, Sorry I didnt get chance to answer yesterdays blog, it was quite late before I had chance to read but, I must say, as always, I loved everything about it. Your tags are the best and its so easy to get inspired by from - thank you.
So pleased things are coming along with the studio, although that shop sign does appear to be giving you some frustrating times!! Fingers crossed, it will soon hang proudly obove the shop.
Have a good weekend yourself, CBW Carolyn x

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - more lovely inspiration from you. Loved yesterday's tag and intend to unwrap those dies (shame on me!) after I've checked out.... Good luck with all the finishing touches - the little background glimpses look gorgeous. Your shop sign is a bit of a tease but I'm sure it will be worth it in the end. Happy crafting.
Hugs
Heather
x

Elaine said...

Excellent news for us that you are on create and craft next week, I normally work saturdays but a stroke of luck it was already booked off ! I will look forward to a crafty saturday. Love seeing the pictures of the shop cant wait to see more. Have a great weekend x

Carole Z said...

Evening Christine..pleased to hear you will soon be back on TV! Good news that you are going to stock the Ranger tags too..I love using them! I wish there were more hours in the day too..haven't had much craft time this week. I have been following your blog for a long time now and it truly is my inspiration...it's the one I make sure I visit daily, no matter how little time I have! Hugs, Carole Z X

Craftychris said...

Your card is gorgeous! I will be watching your shows next week - you have been off the telly for too long! You have been somewhat busy though!!??!! xx

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