Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions, Answers and a Winner!

Hello friends
It's the tea/coffee cup symbol...long blog post ahead!
Firstly questions...

I was asked yesterday by Ros what my London job is...just to clarify I work on
Thursdays and Fridays for a law firm near Tower Hill, I've been there 15 years.  I would
love to devote a full week to Hope and Chances but right now those two teenage boys of mine
keep me poor!  Bella is a little expensive at times too...her hair stylist is more pricey than mine!

I've also been asked what are the tiny flowers and leaves I often use on projects
like this one....
and this one....
 oh and this one....
suffice to say I love using them...and I can confirm they are from the die set Homespun.
It also features a pretty jar, basket and more...
Next....the new 3D M-Bossabilities Folders.
The correct sandwich in your Grand Calibur® is B-Pink Embossing Plate, the 3D M-Bossabilities Folder with your paper/card inside and then D Raspberry Adapter Plate.
The way I remember it is to 'think Pink!'  if you are picking up any plates that are not 'pink-ish'
then you haven't got the correct sandwich.

I will be stocking these folders and the Imperial Gold dies, also if there are particular
current dies you are trying to obtain please let me know.  If I haven't got them in my shop
I can normally get them pretty quickly for you.

Now on to Raspberry Plates....

There are two larger size Raspberry Plates - 8.5 x 12 and 8.25 x 11.75.
The reason for this is dependent upon your Grand Calibur - looking at the white tray at the front 
of your machine - if it has side panels to the tray (as pictured below) 
you will need the 8.25 x 11.75 Raspberry Plate.

If the white tray has no side panels (as pictured below) you can use the larger 8.5 x 12 Raspberry Plate.

Now it is possible to change the tray in your machine, if you purchase a new full set of plates they come
with a new tray.
To remove the existing tray make sure your Grand Calibur is secured down.
Create the embossing sandwich - base plate, tan embossing mat and embossing plate.
Feed this sandwich into the back of the Grand Calibur, turn handle.
As the plates run through the tray will become loose and you will be able to remove it.
To insert the new tray, slide it in aligning it with the side grooves.

Remember feel free to email me questions regarding Spellbinders,
I answer emails a little quicker as my aim is to get to all of them in one day! 

Okay so the exciting bit now...the winner of the Gold Corners One
Bella punched in her clock card!  She picked out a winner and took it to her snuggly blanket.
Not the most glamorous shot of Bella, her little back legs!  Once she completed her task she decided to cast it to one side and look out the window - I fear she is not conscientious in her work!
Upon closer inspection ...I can announce the winner is..........
Kym's Crafty Cards.
Please drop me an email with your address details and I will get your dies sent out straight away.
As mentioned, I have more splendid giveaways coming up so eyes peeled.
Have a wonderful day dear friends.


melanie said...

Well done Kym on winning these dies ,thanks for sharing all this information .Melanie

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Christine and congratulations to Kym on your fantastic win.
Thanks for all the info in your post today always good to know.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Lacelady said...

Congrats to the winner of the corner dies Christine. The little flowers remind me of those in the Cherry Blossom dies, and I think they could be substituted if you had that set.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lovely long blog today. I must admit I thought the tiny flowers were made with a punch as I've got one.

Sadly I haven't got a Grand Caliber yet. I use my Cuttlebug which is great but a little restricting when it comes to large dies and embossing folders. Sadly the postage to send one out here is almost as much as the machine itself and it weighs too heavy to bring back in my suitcase.

Well done to Kym.

Val in Spain xxx

Bea said...

hi Christine - what a lovely selection - I love what you have done with the little window it is very pretty and I think the jar needs to be filled with some chocolates. congrats to Kym on her win.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Well done to Kym. I love the tag with the window. I have this Die and also the Gate. I wondered if you have any ideas you could share for this.
Chris X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Congratulations to the lucky Kym.
Great selection of your projects nice to see them again.
Have a good day.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Congratulations to the lucky Kym.
Great selection of your projects nice to see them again.
Have a good day.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lovely to see the way you use the flower from Homespun Christine. I had to get it after seeing it on your cards! x

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine
Congrats to the winner of the dies enjoy them Kym.
Very interesting blog today Christine as usual. Bella did her job regarding the draws, tell her well done from me, but try to draw my name next time LOL!!!
Well now I think I am going to have to save my pennies again to buy the corners, I love them.
Have a good day
Sue x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Lovely blogg again today,really informative,Thank you.
Well done Kym on winning,
Have a great day everyone. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Hi Christine

I always love seeing your coffee cup warning of a long post!
Congratulations to Kym and many thanks for all the information. Love those little flowers too.
Have a great day.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Thank you for all the information in your post today, very useful.
Congratulations to Kym on your brilliant WIN.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel said...

Thanks for the information Christine and well done to Kym xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, well i had been wondering what the london job was too but didn't like to ask!! Very talented lady aren't you. Congrats to the winner. Emma

Linda said...

congrats to the winner. I love the tag with the window
hugs Linda

Disco Queen said...

Thanks Christine for the 'Think Pink' tip. It really works for me. With love & admiration, Theresa

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, Congrats to Kym, I love your long blgs..lol..I love all your creations and love the tag today.:) Enjoy your day xxx

Ita said...

Hi Christine great step by step ,I love your cards today espically the first card that is stunning.Bella is looking well ,

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
love your blog, even without any cards.
Bella is lovely - assume your cats are too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - I too love your blog and all the hints and tips you bring along with those beautiful card and tag creations. I have been a recipient of your kindness and generosity when losing one of my dies. Thankyou Christine and Congratulations to Kymm!
Val C xx

Carol J said...

Hi Christine.Lucky Kym.
Thankyou for my parcel, it arrived this morning. I really enjoy finding unexpected little gifts with my order.xxx

Carole Z said...

Great advice today Christine, thank you as always! Well done Kym, you lucky lady! Carole Z X

Rita said...

Congratulations to Kym. What a really helpful post Christine. Can I ask if you need a magnetic board for the gold dies. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Cindy Alexander said...

Good Morning Christine!! What an awesome set of dies to give away!! I am truly inspired to attempt to make my own jelly jar!! :)

Carolyn H said...

Thank you Christine for Raspberry plate info. much appriciated.
Congrats to Kym for winning the dies.
Enjoy the rest of the day. CB W Carolyn x

Ann said...

Hi Christine

I love your designs so pretty may I say thankyou for all your info with regard to the "old" Grand Calibur really appreciated it.

Hugs Annx

baconbits said...

Evening Christine,
Thanks for the GC info will be removing my plate asap.
Also another set of dies to add to the list Homespun - my list just gets longer.lol
Amanda x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Thank you so much to Bella (for picking my name) and Christine/Spellbinders for doing the candy as I was the lucky one to win these dies. I make my cards solely to sell to raise funds for different charities so I shall put them to good use for my cards. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Craftychris said...

Congratulation to Kym. I love those teensy flowers xx

Lisa Barlow said...

Hi. New to your website and love it. I came across it because I needed to remove the tray on my grand calibre and insert the new one. I have put the new one in but it doesnt slide and and out like the other one - should it?


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