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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Happy News!

Hello friends
In the midst of medical mayhem I am thrilled to announce that
I have made it through to the final round of the Spellbinders®  Design Team!
The full post is here.  
I am so very pleased to see familiar names too.
One further round to go and if I'm successful I will be able to 
visit Spellbinders in Phoenix, Arizona.  
I've been very fortunate to visit before and it is an incredible experience.  
We work, we play and we eat the most amazing foods.....

As you can imagine I have everything crossed for good luck.

On the home front - Mitchell is now home from hospital, walking carefully! 
These are just some of the tablets my boys need to take at the moment - scary isn't it.
Elliott requires careful monitoring, there is still some concerns that the surgery may have 
triggered some difficulties but we will get there.

Shop/Studio news - I've just taken delivery of some of the new Die D-Lites that were 
a little late arriving in this country.  I'm uploading these to my Amazon shop.
They include:
Bluebells and Lily of the Valley
 Asters and Poppies
The D-Lites are climbing my crafty chart as I love the proportion of them.
They appeal to cardmakers but I'm also seeing how superb they are for other 
projects too.  I have made some projects using these but I'm not able
to share just yet - I hope they will be appearing in the Spellbinders Gallery soon.

Again I must just say sorry if I haven't replied to any recent emails.
I'm still catching up on many jobs and I find I'm easily distracted right now - 
I went to the cupboard yesterday to find peanut butter and spent the next hour 
having a sort out and cleaning - one way to avoid calories! 

Take care friends.

50 comments:

Lacelady said...

Congrats on getting through another round, I hope you make it through to the final Spellie team! (That cake would be worth all the effort, wouldn't it, not to mention the trip to US).
Glad everyone is back home again, Get Well soon boys.

Wilma Brown said...

Congrats Christine, you deserve some good news after all the has been going on in your life recently. Big hugs to the boys hope they feel better soon. You take care.

Wilma x x x

Carole Z said...

Well done Christine, but never doubted you would, the team wouldn't be the same without your inspirational makes! I am so pleased that Mitchell is home, get well soon to both lads and a big hug, Carole Z X

AnneRD said...

Many congratulations Christine on getting through so far, I do hope you make the final, it would be so well-deserved. Am looking forward to seeing what you do with the D-lites iI am sure your projects will be stunning.
Hope all those pills will soon have Elliott's treatment back on track.
Anne x

Clai01 said...

Way to go Christine!
Well done on making it through to the final round of the team x
Keep getting better boys!

Anonymous said...

Well done Christine, good luck for the next round and continued good wishes for the boys. JuliaT x

Janice said...

Great news Christine, as I said on FB last night, I knew you would do it! Wishing you lots of luck for the final round 😉
and when you make the new team, a trip to Arizona will be just what you need!

Looking forward to seeing your D-Lite projects when you get back into crafting. Sending well wishes to both your boys.
Take care
Janice x

Valerie said...

Hi Christine, Elliot and Mitchell, I have been away on holiday and you all have been through such a stressful time. Glad that everyone is coming out the other side with such great resolve. Being positive is what keeps us all going.
Congratulations on getting to the final round with Spellbinders. A trip to USA will be just what the doctor ordered. Our prayers are with you all still. Valerie

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Really pleased you have got through the next round, but not surprised .
The new dies look really interesting,looking forward to seeing what you have done with them.
The collection of pills looks huge,I hope the boys feel better soon. Take care. x.

Chris said...

Congratulations Christine, I never doubted that you would get through, well done. You amaze me how much you fit into your busy life, and did you bake that scrummy cake too? Love to you and the boys and hope Bella is being gentle with Mitchell.
Chris X

Carolyn Bell said...

Hi Christine, glad all went well with both ops and thrilled for you, with regard to Spellbinders, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. You are all still in my prayers, love Carolyn x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful news and I am not in the least bit surprised! Everything is crossed here both for your boys and you making the team again!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Big congratulations Christine on getting to the final round although they would be mad not to keep you on! Pleased to hear everything is progressing well on the medical front with your boys! Susan x

marg said...

Well done on getting through Christine!
You must be so proud of yourself, even though your mind is full of your boys...it will be a trip for YOU! to enjoy...so fingers crossed!
LoveMarg

Ella's Design said...

Hi, Christine! Many congratulations on reaching the final round and the best of luck for getting on the team!
I can't believe the week you've had! Wishing both Elliott and Mitchell a smooth recovery - they must be shaking like a box of Tic-tacs with all those tablets! Get well soon, guys! I'm sure that scrummy cake will help make them feel a little better too! Hugs, Lisa x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Congratulations...my fingers are crossed for you. Glad that Mitchell is home and on the mend. I hope that Elliots surgery issues settle down, my fingers are crossed for him too. Take care.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I can quite believe how your mind is at the moment, you have had such a lot of worry, but as they say "there light at the end of the tunnel".
Well done on getting through the Spellbinders round keeping my fingers crossed for the next one.
Looking forward to seeing the projects you have done with the D-Lites.
Take care.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
CONGRATULATIONS for making it into the final - I cannot see you fail, have seen some of the projects of the other finalists and a lot of them don't appeal as much as yours, to my mind anyway. But I'm keeping all my fingers crossed.
Might be away by the time they come to a decision but I shall catchup on my return.
Blimey, it's frightening, the amount of tablets Mitchell has to take. Must have been quite serious whatever he had/has........
But I hope he'll make a steady recovery, and the same, needless to say, goes for Elliott, too.
The cake should be taking their minds off things - makes me feel like baking again!
Have a great day, all of you.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I can quite believe how your mind is at the moment, you have had such a lot of worry, but as they say "there's light at the end of the tunnel".
Well done on getting through the Spellbinders round keeping my fingers crossed for the next one.
Looking forward to seeing the projects you have done with the D-Lites.
Take care.
Lydia
X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Congrats on getting to this stage.
Hope the boys continue getting better.

Love Val in Spain xxx

nattyboots said...

I can see Christine written all over that cake hehe.

Congratulations Christine that is great news for you ,that you deserve right now .

I cant wait to see what you have for us on the D-lites .

Im pleased Mitchell is home and doing well and i prey Elliott will keep improving { small steps Elliott small steps } sending you big hugs .

Take Care all of you
Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, congratulations, keeping everything crossed for you. Your boys will be rattling with all the meds. Hugs Emma

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and fingers crossed for the final stage. Love to you all. Take care Claire

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, many many congratulations on getting through the next round, you so deserve it.
Glad you have got Mitchell home now and hope both your boys make a speedy recovery. Will pray and keep everything crossed for Elliott.
Take care of yourself.
Elizabeth x

Disco Queen said...

Congratulations Christine & good luck to your boys for a full & speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Christine, I will keep crossing my fingers for you. So glad both boys are on the mend. Its early days for Elliot yet but I am sure things will iron out in the next few weeks.
Love Carole N xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Oooh that cake looks lovely.

Congratulations on getting through to the final round, feel certain you will be chosen and you will be jetting off to Arizona soon

That is one load of tablets for your boys!!!! Hope that any issues Elliott has soon get sorted and that Mitchell is soon back to full health.

Take care of yourself and try to get some rest, its very tiring looking after one patient and you have two...

Sue xxx

Rita said...

Congratulations Christine. I'm so excited for you and wish you well. What a huge amount of tablets, but if it make things better all to the good. Hugs Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the spellbinders,and love and prayers for your boys xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Christine, Congratulations ... I am sure you will get through. Pleased Mitchell is home.
(((BIG HUGS))) to you all.

Chrissie x x x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and good luck with the next round. Good wishes. Phil D.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine,hope you make it through for spellbinders you deserve it , love to the boys hope they both feel better soon god bless love Jean Z xxx

loftylass said...

Congratulations Christine - I'm thrilled for you some extra good news to pep you up, good luck with the next stage. Get well soon boys.
Hugs to all.
Heather W.
x

Liz Thomson said...

Congratulations and fingers crossed for the final round but I don't think you will have anything to worry about.Glad to hear those boys of yours are back home which has to be the best medicine.Take care Liz xxx

Janice said...

Christine, congratulations on getting through another round. Arizona here you come.... do you need someone to carry your bags?????. The table full of tablets is alarming, but hopefully they start to diminish the more that Elliott recovers to full health. Glad that Mitchell is feeling better too. I will be looking at your amazon shop asap. Take care all of you. Janice xx

hazel young said...

Glad to hear both boys are home, hope Elliott's niggles iron themselves out and good luck for the last round of Spellbinders, not that you need it. xx hazel

baconbits said...

Many congratulations on getting to the final round - you can do it.
Hugs to the boys, those medicines do look scary but in time they will be reduced.
Amanda x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine congrats on your good news,you all need a bit of good news,.That is a lot of medication,but if it works,that is the important thing, and hopefully it will reduce as Elliott gets better.
Hugs to all
Smiles
Ita

Carolyn H. said...

Well done you Christine, will keep fingers and toes crossed that you make the Spellbinders final, you so deserve the trip and to be on their design team.
Pleased to know your boys are steadily recovering, keep it up lads.
Looking forward to seeing your new projects with the delite dies, take care, love Carolyn.x

Sue B said...

Congratulations Christine on getting to the final round, we all know you will make it all the way.
Good news about the boys & am sure Elliott's problems will get less as time passes. GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Congratulations, I have everything crossed for you.
So glad Mitchell is now home, wow all those tablets, a nightmare, how on earth do you decide who and when !!, do you have a chart for both boys D-Lites dies too, they are really useful and pretty.
lots of love from Patricia xx

LisaK said...

Big Congratulations Christine! You deserve some good news. Hope you make it all the way :o)
Get well soon Boys xx

Maggie said...

Things are looking up. Boys home and through to the next round. Well done all. Can't wait to see some samples as they will be as inspiring as ever I bet. Keep popping the pills and being as cheerful as possible. All the best xxMargaretxx

Susie Bentz said...

Glad to hear the boys are on the mend. Congrats on Spellbinders Final Round!

Layerlass67 said...

Congratulations Christine! You've had the rain, now the sunshine. I'm sure you will be on the Spellbinder team for 2013 and you will be off on another trip to the U.S.A Hope things continue to improve for both boys. Hugs. Gemma xx

Elaine said...

So glad you made it to the next round, they would be mad not to pick you Christine. Hope you and the boys are ok. You have been through a lot but glad they are on the mend. Take care xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, congratulations on your good news, and the fact that Mitchell is getting better. Here's to the second half of the year being good to you and yours.
X Ros

jucrook said...

Good evening Nurse Christine - I hope Nurse Bella is making a better job of looking after your boys than Nurse Toby does looking after my two when they are ill!!! Congratulations on getting through to the final round. How exciting to think that you could be off to Phoenix again. Don't forget to take plenty of extra luggage for all the goodies. Wishing you all well. Ju

Craftychris said...

Well done, that is so cool and a bit of good news too! You all need that! Take care all of you - happy positive vibes coming your way as usual! xx

Maggieann said...

Hi Christine, a belated "well done" on getting to the next round with Spellbinders- no one deserves it more! Keeping everything crossed for you. Love and hugs to you all xxx

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