Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Hello friends
No blog post yesterday but making up for it today by announcing the winner of 

Very blurred action shot of Bella!  
 Wrestled the winning piece of paper from her and it was relatively unscathed!
The winner is....
SUE (aka Stitch-a-Greeting Sue)
Congratulations - drop me an email with your address and I will get the dies sent out to you.

The Harry Potter film viewing is going to plan - Elliott has drawn up a schedule 
that we have to adhere to otherwise we will not fit them all in before next Tuesday!

Now for something crafty - revisiting previous projects at the moment.
How about a chalk board using Nested Tea Cups to decorate it.
I often look around bargain stores, 99p, Poundland and it amazing what items you can pick 
up to alter - this was a children's chalk board that I just added a few die cuts, lace and twine.
Elliott hasn't forgotten about his blog post...definitely on its way soon.
Take care friends.


Wilma Brown said...

Congrats to Sue on winning the dies. The chalk board is a great idea. Busy time ahead for both you and Elliot, enjoy.

Wilma x x x

baconbits said...

Morning Love the chalk board and those teacups. Enjoy the HP fest loads of popcorn and chocolate I think.
Congratulations to Sue.
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the chalkboard. I also get lots of bits and bobs from charity, 99p and pound shops to craft with. Hope you and Elliot, and your other son of course(sorry, don't know his name) enjoy watching Harry Potter together:)Take care.

Lacelady said...

Great idea to decorate a kitchen today Christine. Loved the Spellbinders shows yesterday, but frustrated that all the embossing folders were bundled together - my budget wouldn't run to that.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Well done to Sue. I love the chalk board, could do with one of these for my kitchen.
Chris X

Janice said...

Morning Christine

Congratulations to Sue on winning the dies.

What a great idea with the chalkboard, I love it! I reckon I need to visit the bargain shops more often to see if I can find some nice items to change. You have a good eye for doing this!

Pleased to hear Elliot has made a plan..... enjoy your HP viewings!
Janice x

Carole Z said...

What a fab idea! I know what I'll be looking out for now:) Well done Sue, enjoy your prize, hugs Carole Z X

Wendy L said...

I love looking round charity shop for bits to use and there are alot here too. Well done Sue on winning. xxxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Love your chalk board.
Congratulations Sue. Have a lovely day everyone.
Take care. x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Love todays chalkboard. Must put on the kettle!
Congrats to Sue.

Missed yesterdays shows - too busy playing with my Grand Calibur!!!. Yes, the missing "A" plate finally arrived and I can play at last.

Take care.
Val in Spain xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, congrats to Sue for winning the dies. I love your altered chalk board..What a fab idea..:)..Waiting with anticipation for Eliott's blog. Have a great day with your lovely

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

what a lovely idea for a chalk board..

Congratulations Sue on winning the dies.. thought it was me for a moment lol

Hope you all have fun at Harry Potter


hazel young said...

Morning Christine, glad the Harry Potter is all scheduled and in order. Bet you are all excited about going to HP experience. Congrats to Sue. Loving the tea cup chalk board xx hazel

Sally said...

Hi Christine, I'm loving the chalk board. I have these dies so I think I will have to try this one.

Sue congratulations.

Christine, I hope you and Elliott have a great time completing all that is on the schedule.
Take care
Sally xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Congratulations to Sue, lucky lady.
Love your chalk board, I use one in my kitchen but it not hand crafted.
Looks like Elliot has it all planned.

Maggieann said...

Hi Christine,Elliot is certainly going to make sure you get through the HP videos by keeping to his schedule, isn't he?!
Love the altered chalk board, they'd make super gifts (got to find some!) Well done Sue.Hope you all have a super day of film watching.Big hugs x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, I am out and about today and first on my shopping list are the very cheap shops, and charity shops as I learned a great deal in the craft classes on board my cruise, and now I can practice altering a mirror before tackling a larger one. Enjoy Harry and friends.
X Ros

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Well done Sue ,im sure you will have lots of ideas with the dies .

I must say i really love your chalk board Christine what a great idea .

Just make sure you keep up with Elliot"s schedule [ no lagging behind now ] haha have a great time .

Elaine H X

SUE said...

Morning Christine,

Woohoooooooo, I have to admit, I looked at it three times before it sunk in that I had won these beautiful Dies, Give Bella a hug from me for picking me as the winner, Thankyou so much, I will have a lot of fun with them, I will send you an E-mail.

I love the chalk board, it just goes to show what you can do with things you would never have thought of, well done.

I hope Elliots Schedule goes to plan, I am so jealous that you will be Visiting HP world, I hope you both have the most fantastic time there.

Love and Hugssss Sue x

melanie said...

Love this chalk board did when you showed it before glad you are enjoying HP. love to all your family XX Melanie

Ita said...

Hi Christin,lovely chalk board what a great idea.Glad to hear H.P. is going well you will have square eyes,it is good that you you have something to take your mind off the Elliott ,admission into Hospital.

Jean Z said...

Good idea for the chalk board, Congrats to Sue on winning the dies, hope you all have a lovely time watching HP love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Sue on her luck with the dies. Great Idea for the chalk board Christine - must look further than my nose end in future to bag a bargain!
Val C xx

loftylass said...

Wow - great idea Christine. I'll have to visit those shops because this would be an ideal gift for my niece's teashop. tfs
Enjoy your HP fest.
Heather W

Janice said...

What a lovely idea Chris, One that I will be copying very soon!!!.
At Excel on Saturday I got a template for owl bunting, so I might have a go with that instead of cups. Looking forward to Elliot's blog. Take care Janice xx

Lynn Hardy said...

Your chalkboard looks fabulous! I bought these dies but haven't used them yet - now I'm going to have to try using them as bunting!

Sandra said...

Hi Christine,
Sounds like Elliott has you very organised!!
Chalk board is a cool idea, maybe for the kitchen a 'don't forget' board which i seem to be needing more often these days!
Let me know what the Harry Potter experience was like as my teenage girls have expressed an interest in going! i will wait for Elliott's review!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xx

Carolyn H. said...

Congrats to Sue for winning the dies.
Elliott, you are following in your Mother's footsteps,keeping busy and being organised. Hope all works out and you enjoy yourself at HP Studio.
Take care Carolyn x

Toni said...

Hello Christine, glad HP plans are going well. Hope you have a good time.
Well done Sue for winning the dies. Have fun using them.
I just love the chalk board idea but haven't got this die set. I don't think there is another option that I could use this time so it looks like another set for the 'must buy one day' list
Take care
Toni xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Congratulations to Sue on winning the beautiful dies.
Glad to hear that Elliott has got a schedule to stick to with HP viewing, I believe that lists and schedules are an essential, a definite necessity for me (but maybe that's an 'age' thing with me ha ha).
Lots of love from Patricia cc

Nikki Payne said...

oohhhh, just love this.... another creation on my to do list :)
Nikki x

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