Monday, 4 March 2013

Hearts and It's a Sign!

Hello friends
Well the sun was shining and my shop sign finally went up!
It went something like this...
Arriving and setting up the ladders...yes that is Bella in the bottom left hand corner - a real family event!
Mitchell making sure he is happy with his ladder.
 Carefully carrying out the sign.
 At this point Mitchell realised he "doesn't do heights"...that's me up the ladder!
(So that's what I look like from the back?!)
The sign is in place and now for many screws to hold it secure. 
 And a shot of the whole shop, it proved impossible to get a photo without a reflection.
So the studio/shop is finally named!  
I kept it plain and simple so that it would match any window theme that I went for, 
right now the window is in the middle of being changed for Spring.
I'm going shopping for lots of pretty plants and daffodils.

Now for something crafty.
This is a card that recently appeared on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog -
step by step details are here.
It shows how easy it is to use the 3D Foam Squares with your own patterned papers.
Wishing you a wonderful week - temperatures are climbing..looks like it might be a 
spot of gardening at some point.
Take care friends.


baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
Congratulations on the placing of the sign. Love the card - like that hearts are still in and not just for Valentines.
Amanda x

Wilma Brown said...

It's great to see the shop sign in place now all is complete and I wish you all the best for the future. Your card is sweet love the heart.

Wilma x x x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh well done what a team effort! It is the perfect finishing touch Christine. Your card is so pretty with such gorgeous papers! Susan x

jucrook said...

The sign was definitely worth the wait - its fantastic Christine. And the card is beautiful. Love the papers. Ju

Elaine said...

Amazing pictures love the new sign ! Wow you must be very proud of yourself. A fantastic card also xx

Anonymous said...

Good Luck in your new "Crafty Home" Christine
Looks like your having fun making it your own.

Lynne ..x..

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
The finishing touch to your shop front, looks good worth the wait.
I love your pretty heart card good for lots of occasions.
Enjoy your shopping.

Janice said...

Woohoo, the sign is up, congratulations Christine!
It looks really good, I'm so pleased the weather was kind for you.
I love your card today, it's really pretty.
Hope you have a nice time rearranging your window.
Janice x

Carole Z said...

Wow Christine your shop front and sign look amazing..wishing you all the best with everything you the card too Carole Z X

Lin W said...

Shop looks good.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Your shop looks so inviting. I for one wouldn't be able to walk on by.The sign was well worth the wait.

Really pretty card today.

Val in Spain xxx

nattyboots said...

Whoop Whoop ,how fantastic your shop looks , i just wish i lived near you and i could pop in for a good nosy around .

Your card today is very nice, as someone else pointed out hearts are not just for valentines .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Your shop sign gives a real finish,it looks great,well done.
Today's card is lovely too,love the hearts, Take care. x.

Toni said...

Well done Christine and your really supportive family team good joint effort and very worthwhile result. It looks really nice. Enjoy re-doing the window.
Today's card is lovely.
Toni xx

Toni said...

Well done Christine and your really supportive family team good joint effort and very worthwhile result. It looks really nice. Enjoy re-doing the window.
Today's card is lovely.
Toni xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Shop looks wonderful from the outside and the sign just finishes it off perfectly!!! Great photos and a lovely card too!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, wow the sign was worth all that work, its gorgeous and elegant. Lovely card using the foam hearts. Emma

Chris said...

Your shop front looks wonderful Christine, you must be so proud. I bet it was worth the wait and all the hard work. Also love the card.
Love Chris X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow, the sign looks fantastic, it has taken a long time, but well worth the wait, and a real family project, including Bella.
Your heart card is beautiful, lovely papers.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nikki Payne said...

Well worth the wait:) It's nice to see it all finished....
Love the heart card, beautiful colours x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Wow your sign looks lovely, really elegant I cant wait to see it in the flesh

Your card is very pretty too, I have real problems using patterned paper

Sue xxx

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine
Well Done to you and all your family, the sign looks stunning. A job very well done.
Also love the card
Sue x

hazel said...

Morning Christine shop looks lovely so inviting. Glad the sign went up without a hitch. Lovely card to xx hazel

Sandra said...

Yay Christine, the big reveal! It looks fabulous, you must be thrilled! A huge achievement for you all, I bet you had a huge smile on your face! The new window display sounds great too!
Sandra Riley xx

Linda said...

What a lovely new sign and the card is also beautiful
hugs Linda

Lacelady said...

Pretty card, and well done for finally getting your shop sign up, I bet you are heaving a sign of relief!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful achievement Christine! How happy you must feel now it is all complete - It looks FABULOUS. So very pleased for you, you have put a lot of thought and love into this and you deserve every success in your venture!
Val C xx

Carole said...

Congratulations Christine! Your shop front is beautiful and so inviting, such an exciting time for you, thank you for including me via your blog.
Gardening? don't tell me you have time to do that as well!!

Sandra (craftynan) said...

Hi Christine.
the sign look's spectacular (as does the shop), I must try to come to visit your shop. It's such an exciting time for you, I wish you all the best for your new venture.
Sandra (craftynan)

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - good to see the sign where it should be and doesn't it look grand... you must be thrilled. Love the card, great colours and papers. tfs.
Have a good day.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Shop looks fab Christine. Just wish that I lived closer and could be a regular visitor.

Eileen Lucas said...

Ta Dum....Beautiful Sign...and the full shot of the window is lovely. Cant wait to see how you decorate the window for spring...I know it will look beautiful. Love the hearts...never tiring just like butterflies LOL.

Rita said...

Hello Christine. What a beautiful shop front and the sign is looking fabulous. I love your card so tactile looking too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Carolyn H. said...

Three cheers - the sign is up!!!!
Looks good too.
Oh how relieved and proud you must be feeling Christine (and all who helped too), weldone.
Another of your simple yet
striking cards, love the papers.
Thank you for sharing.
C B W Carolyn x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, YAY!!! The sign is up, and it looks great, as does the shop window!.I bet you're so pleased..:)..Love the card

Sally said...

Hi Christine, Your sign looks lovely, just the right style for the style of your shop window. It was well worth the hard work and waiting for the paint to dry.

Take care
Sally x

Ros Hodgkins said...

Wow I am so pleased for your I have seen snippets but to see inside is really exciting. When do open? I wish well for the future.

The card is really lovely just the kind of card I would love to receive. X Ros

Sue B said...

Congratulations on the final part for the shop, feels like there should be a fanfare & the cutting of some red ribbon.Wishing you all the very best with your new venture.

AnneRD said...

The shop looks perfect.. Really must plan a trip to attend one of your classes. Anne

Craftychris said...

The sign looks fabulous - just perfect! I love your heart picture too - gorgeous! xx

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