Thursday, 25 April 2013

A Mixture of Things...

Hello friends
Today all different things to bring to you...
firstly you may recall this card I made.
I am thrilled that it is appearing online with US craft magazine Crafts 'n Things -
there is a complete page where you can see a materials list and step by step instructions.
Click here to view. 

That would be WOW Embossing Powders.  I am now a stockist.
I have the powders (metallics, glitters etc), heat guns, Melt-It, stamps, containers, moulds and more.
All of this will be featured soon on the new website but in between please feel free 
to get in touch if your heart desires beautiful embossing powder and accessories :)

And what else do I have for you....
Yes about time I divulged the winners of the TWO sets of Vintage Lace Accents.

I'm afraid Bella went on a pooch strike (you just cannot get the staff you know!)
To be honest I'm typing this quite late in the evening and scheduling the post, Bella has 
had a wonderful day running around my parents' garden and walks in the woods.
Picking winners from our spotty cup was just a little too much for her.
Instead I asked Elliott to pick out two numbers 
(he used a random generator number thingy on his phone!)
I must also mention that I always include those who email in too.

The winners are......


Please drop me an email
and I will make sure your dies get sent out to you.

I was at The Artistic Stamper last Saturday and quite a few ladies asked me 
questions, queries about products etc.  I carefully wrote them all down on a piece of paper
so I could reply to each one in turn.  I have now managed to lose that piece of paper!! 
I'm cross with myself as I'm normally organised but I hope to remedy the situation.
If you were at the classes and I haven't responded to your questions please get in touch 
and I promise to sort them immediately.

Most definitely finally...Bella is off to be coiffured on 1st May - May Day haircut!
Time permitting, I am hoping to take her back to Higham Dog Show although I'm not so sure 
she will do as well as last year.....

And (really this is the last thing....)
Big thanks for the continuing emails and comments - we are still awaiting a surgery date for 
Elliott - there has been a few complications and the hospital also need to organise certain
Neurosurgeons and more.  In between we are keeping busy and occupied,
I've even returned to doing some knitting as it truly occupies the mind and audio books are fab -
we are falling asleep to the wonderful tones of Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter! 
Take care friends.


Lacelady said...

Pretty card Christine, I had forgotten about that embossing folder. Sadly neither Bella nor Elliott and his phone picked my name, but congrats to the winners of those lovely dies.

Sorry about the hold up on E's surgery, I'm sure you want it over and done with now.

Linda said...

What a lovely card, the photo with bella is so cute
hugs linda

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, gorgeous card, unfortunately I did not win this time. Hope Elliot gets a date soon. Bella looks adorable she is sure to win again.

Wilma x x x

Rosie said...

Lovely card. What a good idea to leave it in the embossing folder to add colour. Do you have any hints for adding sentiments (in the right place!) to the 3D folders?

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Christine, well done in getting it featured in the US magazine! Congrats to the winners and sorry there is a delay with Elliott's surgery :( - Bella is always a winner with us! Carole Z X

Chris said...

Morning Christine,
Well done for having your lovely card featured in the Magazine, well deserved. And well done to the two winners of the spellbinders. Sorry to hear about Elliott's surgery delay, hope things get going for him soon and Bella as usual is scrumptious.
Chris X

Valerie said...

Good Morning Christine, such a shame Elliott's appointment has been delayed, hopefully for not too long. I love your card, it is one of my favourite folders, adds such depth. Congratulations in being in print again and getting a WOW account, they do such wonderful colours etc. I wonder if Bella is looking forward to May Day!!! Now the weather has changed perhaps we can all keep smiling!
Love and prayers, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Good morning. Hopefully Elliotts surgery will get sorted out soon. The card is lovely I.m not surprised it has been featured in a magazine. All the WoW goodies look interesting! Juliat x

Janice said...

Good morning Christine

Congratulations to you for having your lovely card featured, you are becoming very famous!
Your Wow display looks very colourful and sparkly. I hop Bella enjoys her pamper day and you receive a date for Elliot very soon.
Have a good day.
Janice x
P.S Well done to the ladies who won your draw.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Christine and lovely photo of Bella. Congrats to the winners. Sorry to hear surgery is delayed for Elliott, but best to get everything in place correctly before hand. big hugs to you all xx hazel

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Sorry there is a delay with Elliotts surgery ,lets hope it gets sorted soon.

Bella looks so cute { on strike } so we will forgive her ,i wonder if she will go on strike on her May pampering day ? haha

Congrats to the two lucky winners

Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
It must be mixed feeling with Elliot's surgery being delayed I should think that on one hand you want it over and on the other dreading the day, you are in my thoughts.
In print again, well deserved you make some wonderful projects.
Bella looks so cute.
Take care.

marg said...

Hello Christine!
Think of you and Elliot often ...have you tried Zentangle?
this really loses hours!

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Congratulations on yet another card in print,it is really pretty.
Bella looks really tired but it is a lovely photo.
Hope Elliotts surgery is sorted soon it must be a great strain on everyone, Thinking of you. Take care. x.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Good morning Christine, the card is wonderful and congratulations on being featured in the magazine. I hope Elliot gets his date soon the all must be dreadful for you all to be going through and my heart goes out to you all. Hugs Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I so love this card, the embossing folder tip is really good, must remember to leave card in folder when inking the embossing. Looks absolutely beautiful, the colours you chose are so gorgeous, and loving the bracket border edge.
Good Luck to Bella, I'm sure she will be First again, she is soooo cute. Elliott did a grand job with the random generator thingy. Congratulations to the winners, you will love those dies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, congrats to the winners. I think the worse thing is waiting for the surgery date, more time to think! I hope it comes through soon. Thinking of you all. Emma

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card today. I hope you hear soon about Elliot's date, such a difficult time waiting! Thinking of you
love Carole N

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lovely card, I'm so pleased for you having it printed in the US mag.

Many Congrats to the winners.Bella looks so sleepy.

Sorry about the delay with the surgery. I can well imagine the frustration. Take it out on those knitting needles girl!

Love Val in Spain xxx

Wendy L said...

Well done Winners All your pics of Bella are lovely.
I would love to work in your shop, LOL. xxxx

Sarah said...

Congratulations...your fame is spreading!
Hope Elliott gets a date soon. Stephen Fry is lovely to listen to isn't he. Have you tried the Artemis Fowl audiobooks...I can't remember who reads them but they're good.

Jean Z said...

lovely card Christine and well done for getting into the mag, bella is so cute in the photo i am sure she will do well in the next show,love to elliot and you and your family waiting is always difficult all my love Jean Z xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I love your card today, I don't have that folder but do have the border dies that you have used.. they are so useful
I love the WOW powders and do have a few pots, the sparkly ones are especially nice

Sorry to hear that Elliot's surgery has been postponed, its the waiting that is the worst, hopefully it wont be too much longer.

Congratulations to the winners of the dies,

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Christine and congrats to the winners - poor Bella she must have been exhausted! So sorry to hear Elliott's surgery has been delayed, hope it is not too long before you have a date as playing the waiting game is so much harder.
Val C xx

Ita said...

Hi Christine lovely card and congrats ., on getting it into the magazine ,sorry to hear that you are still waiting for a date for Elliott.
Am saying the prayers every night for all of you.

Rose in Chester said...

Wow - in more ways than one. First of all, congrats to being in print once again and well deserved it is, too. I've always liked this card, the colours are beautiful and fresh and what's there not to like about butterflies and flowers!
- I hope that Elliott will get his surgery soon and that the complications were on the hospital's side of things, not with your little star himself. But it' better to have to wait for a little while longer and get a super-duper result than going ahead when it's not absolutely right to do so. Please do keep us informed, and do not lose heart because we are all routing for Elliott.
Finally, (my comments are nearly as long as your blog) knitting alone sends me to sleep, don't need any talking books. However, have toyed with the idea of getting some from the library. Then I can do even more crafting before serious gardening work gets in the way.
Have a good day, Christine. And the same goes for your boys.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love the card, and congrats to the winners of those fab dies. Hope you both don't have too long to wait for Elliot's surgery. You will have to show us your knitting when it's finished. xxxx

Sandra said...

Hi Christine, Stephen Fry has THE most relaxing reading voice ever! We bought all of the Harry Potter audio books for long journeys in the car. Beautiful card, very summery, well worthy any magazine feature! Can you give me a closer look at the wow powder moulds ? I am melt pot crazy at the moment!
Glad to hear you are keeping busy, I find Kumihimo. Braiding very relaxing as its quite rhythmic , something Elliott might like as it produces quite masculine pieces of braiding that can be used for all sorts of things from dog collars to key chains, can be girly too depending on colour choice !
Hugs to you all,
Sandra xx

Janice said...

Hi Chris, hope you don't have to wait too long for Elliott's op. I think that the waiting is the hardest thing to do. Glad to hear that you are keeping busy by knitting.... you didn't say what you are knitting... let us into the secret and show us the finished article on your blog. Glad to see more stock arriving in your shop. Take care. Janice xx

Carolyn H. said...

Congrats to both winners of the dies, good job Elliott was on standby. Bella, watchout, you could be made redundant if your not careful!
Good luck with the dog show, even if you do'nt do as well as last year Bella we still think your one of the best - dont we ladies?
As for Elliott's surgery,here's hoping your wait will soon be over.
Love and best wishes, Carolyn x.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
firstly congrats to the winners.
I have seen your card on the back of a book of papers I bought, and they were advertising Spellbinders. So this isn't the first time I have seen your wonderful creation.
I will keep my fingers crossed that Bella gets first place again this year.
My thoughts are with you and your family constantly over Elliott's health problems.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Nikki Payne said...

How lovely for you to be published in the magazine :) and ohhhh so many lovely goodies to tempt me with ..... I purchased some of these moulds at Ally Pally.... not had a play with them yet, can't wait for your new website as my list is growing :)
I hope you here soon about Elliots operation..... Thinking of you all!
Nikki x

Nikki Payne said...

How lovely for you to be published in the magazine :) and ohhhh so many lovely goodies to tempt me with ..... I purchased some of these moulds at Ally Pally.... not had a play with them yet, can't wait for your new website as my list is growing :)
I hope you here soon about Elliots operation..... Thinking of you all!
Nikki x

melanie said...

Stunning pics of Bella I`m sure she will again & I hope elliot gets his date soon ,Hugs ,Melanie

Andrene said...

I love this card. I just saw it today in the recent Paper Creations magazine in the Spellbinders ad (inside front cover). Hope the scheduling for Elliott's surgery gets worked out quickly. Finally congrats to the winners!!

Sally said...

Hi Christine,
I have never had much luck using inks in my embossing folders, might have to try again.

Congratulations to the winners, enjoy using the dies.

Looks like I will be taking a trip to your shop again soon.

Hope you hear soon about Elliotts surgery, you must all be on edge waiting.
Take Care
Sally xx

Lori said...

That's great that you're stocking Wow now. :) Congrats on the card, and hopefully your wait won't be too long with Elliot.

AnneRD said...

Congratulations on the magazine feature Christine, well deserved. Hope you are able to take Bella to the show I am sure she will do well.
Trust the hospital appointment will take place soon. Anne x

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