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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

One Man and his Artisan! Save the Date and lots more...!

Hello friends
That would actually be: One Man and his Artisan..X-plorerMachine !!
Mitchell espied my lovely Artisan machine and he has now craft-napped it!
He's really in the swing of this die-cutting business, he even admitted
he is enjoying it more than working on the new website! 
I'm thinking I will have to invest in another Artisan X-plorer as I find it so handy,
 it fits in my bag as I tend to bring it home in the evenings just in case I need to 
die cut in the middle of the night...as you do! 
Mitchell is working on more kits - two batches have been sent out and more
going out today.  

Also more kits are being prepared for the shop event which is
going to be taking place on 
Saturday 20 July 2013
I will be posting a proper invitation with all the details soon but in the meantime 
if you live locally please save the date.

Now something new and crafty! 
A project of mine has just appeared on the Crafty Power Blog.
Because of everything that has happened recently I had to take a little break
but I'm back with a clean and simple project that beautifully highlights 
If you have a moment I always appreciate a comment being left on their blog.

Finally, a nice surprise yesterday.  I received an email from Sainsbury's Bank
saying that they had featured my blog on their Money Matters website.
They have referred to me as a 'Scrapbooking sensation' - major head swelling moment!
I had no idea so it truly was a surprise.  You can read more here and see lots of 
other really interesting blogs too.


Right I think that's today's news. 

Oh yes..I was asked if I would be doing more kits, possibly monthly?
The answer is ...yes - it is all in the pipeline.  My little book of notes is 
now a big book of essays!  There are plans to have many kits and more classes -
once everything settles back down to a pattern at home it will be craft overdrive! :)

Also, the winner of the Graduated Dots M-Bossabilities Folder will be announced 
tomorrow so please stop by.  
I will speak with Bella regarding picking out a winner, she is a bit of a scruff monster 
at the moment - I forgot her hairdresser's appointment yesterday - 
I don't normally forget appointments - 
I think it must have been the euphoria of being called a 'scrapbooking sensation'!!

Take care friends.

41 comments:

kitty davies said...

Good Morning christine thank you for all you'r hard work rally lovely craftwork. I hpoe all goes well for you'r family take care Kitty.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Whats an appointment missed when you are a Scrapbook Sensation. Congratulations.
Love the box and card and hopped over to appreciate it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
Glad you are being recognised by others too, well done. With the expansion of your empire you will need out-reach workers soon; wish I lived nearer! Anne x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I popped across and left a comment about these two beautiful creations! Love them both, but especially the box and the embossed heart..I really do need an Artisan X-plorer! Higs, Carole Z X

AnneRD said...

Missed my tag name above, Anne x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
Mitchell seems to have taken to this crafting lark like a good 'un. Well done him.
No wonder that you forgot the appointment for Bella with all that's been going on at yours! I'm amazed at your resilience (and that goes for Elliott and Mitchell as well).
Congratulations on your "Scrapbook Sensation".
Best wishes
Rose

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning to our Scrapbook Sensation, love the card and gift box.

Have the 20th July in my diary, really looking forward to it. Also the idea of monthly kits sounds great.

Well done to Clan Emberson for all their hard work on these kits.

Take care all of you...Mary x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Scrapbook sensation sounds right to me.
Love the box and card. Looking forward to the 29th July not to long to wait. Take care. x.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Woo yoo Scrapbook sensation!! What a fabulous thing to happen and you deserve it all. I love your card and box they are beautiful.

Sue xx

Janice said...

Well done Christine.....things just keep getting better and better! So well deserved too!
I love your card and box, so elegant. I'll pop over too and leave a comment...I forgot last night!
I'm sure Bella won't mind looking tousled for a while
longer 😉
Have a good day
Janice x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the card and box and glad that your talent is being noted by an even wider audience. I will hop over and have a look later. Mitchell is doing a grand job, so glad that he is enjoying it. More kits will be fantastic. I can't wait for mine to arrive! Take care.

Astrid Maclean said...

Loving your card and box and Mitchel and his Artisan look wonderful, a very tempting machine I have to say! I also wanted to say a quick thank you to both you and Mitchel for getting my recent order out to me so quickly and for the extras popped into the packet. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Well done! you are a sensation to us all anyway, its a real family business now Good luck. Wish I lived nearer I know I would visit regularly. Love to you all
Pam S

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Firstly, Congratulations on your accolade from Sainsburys Money Matters - Scrapbooking Sensation, is a brilliant description for you.
Secondly, Mitchell knows a good thing when he see's it - I saw the Artisan being demo'd at my last craft show and was really considering it, albeit that I already own 5 die-cutting machines ha ha, but it was so lovely, I may get one at the next show.
Thirdly, Thank You, I received my email with Raffle Tickets yesterday.
Fourthly, loving the card and gift box.
It is no wonder you missed Bella's hairdresser appointment, with all you have going on in your lift at present, you can always put ribbons in Bella's hair ha ha.
Huge hugs to you all.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Me again, Sorry, that should say 'life' not 'lift' ha ha xx

Maggieann said...

Good morning and congrats to our 'scrapbooking sensation!Mitchell certainly looks at home working with the Artisan~I've not seen it yet but it looks great.Love your projects today, will hop over and leave a comment.Received raffle tickets and looking forward to the kit arriving.
Take care all of you. (((HUGS))) xxx

hazel young said...

Morning Christine beautiful creations, looks like you will have to get another machine as i bet you won't get Mitchell off it now. xxhazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, think the xplore is a more manly machine! Gorgeous little card and box. Emma

nattyboots said...

Good Morning Christine

I have to agree you are a Scrapbook sensation , and all your hard work is paying off
Love the box and card ,

Elaine H X

Sandra said...

All of us on here know what a Scrapbook sensation you are! How amazing for you to hear that as a surprise !
I think that's just the thing you need at the moment.
Christine you absolutely amaze me, despite everything going on in your home life you still manage to create beautiful projects! Most people would have crumbled, you really are a Superwoman ! Let your head swell Christine you deserve every bit of praise!!!!
Huge hugs,
Sandra xxxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, seems to me your back with a grateful heart, and repaying McDonald house in a natural way for you by putting your skills( and the boys)into charity kits. I hope there are lots more in the future.
xRos

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wow! what a great surprise for you to be featured on the Sainsbury website, well deserved. With everything that's been going on it must have been a thrill to have something positive happen.
Mitchell looks very happy in his work. Thanks for the tickets, look forward to receiving my kit.
Lovely projects, I' visit and leave a comment.
Take care.
Lydia
X

Maggie said...

Hello. Isn't that exciting? A Sainsbury's craft sensation to boot! Feet on the ground now please as there's crafting to be done. Well done you and we'll look forward to future developments. xxMargaretxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Take care. Claire

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Congratulations on your Scrapbook sensation you deserve it, Mitchell seems to be enjoying his job good worker, and I love the card so pretty all my love to all of you Jean Z xxx

loftylass said...

Wow Christine - way to go....congratulations.
It's amazing how a little machine can make a big impact - Mitchell looks so engrossed...... Well done all of you.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Janice said...

Hi Chris, it looks like Mitchell is a born crafter.... must run in the family. I saw the plug from Sainsbury's hope you get royalties from the advert !! lol !!.
I'm sure that Bella still looks adorable despite scruffy hair. See you soon. Janice xx

Anonymous said...

I love your blog,I stop by every day to see your creations and to see how your boys are getting on i know it's silly but it feels like dropping in on family, love and pryers Mary xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Congratulations Christine! Mitchell looks like he is on a mission!! Beautiful project today too! Susan x

Anonymous said...

Christine
Well Done you.. there's no end to your talents and achievements. Love the card and box.. thinking it would make a lovely wedding invitation and favor box.. Its great to see crafty action pics. Keep up the good work all.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Ann said...


Hi Christine

Congratulations on your very well deserved achievements. You are such a kind and talented Lady.

I adore your card and little gift box on the "Sticky Stuff" blog. So simple elegant just gorgeous.

Luv n hugs Annxxx x for Bella "Bluebell"

craftygardener said...

Thrilled with my kit which arrived this morning. Glad things are going well for you. Keep up the good work! xxx

CardsofJoy said...

Wow Christine, how lovely to have your talent recognised and unsolicited too! You are a sensation and I admire your spirit given what you have had to cope with! Keep up the good work and how lovely your passion is rubbing off on your sons. Joy
Love the card & box!!

Lacelady said...

Congrats, Oh Scrap Booking Sensation Guru! What an accolade, so pleased for you. Would be even more pleased if your scruffy little Bella pulls my name out, LOL.

Kim Hurley said...

Hi Christine,

The postman has just delivered my charity kit and it is absolutely gorgeous - thank you so much to you and your boys for putting such a lovely kit together! Love the card and box - my favourite blue. The 20th is on my calendar - it's my birthday the week after so may have to treat myself!! Kim xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christina fab card and box,love the colour of the ribbon and flower,Michael looks happy,can you at some stage tell me what the machine does??I have left a comment on the other blog.
Smiles
Ita

Linda said...

Hi Christine,
Kit has arrived and looks fabulous. Role on craft time tonight when I can start to plan my project.
Hugs
Linda

LoraineC said...

My kit has arrived cant wait to get started. Congratulations on being a Scrapbooking sensation. X

Elaine said...

Hi Christine, my kits arrived today and must say love them ! Cant wait to get started , you have done a great job with them. Mitchell is a natural ! Love the inspiration i popped over to scrapbook adhesives and left a comment. Brilliant to be featured as a scrapbook sensation xx

Jen Brown said...

Gorgeous projects as always christine. Got my kit today.. Thank you so much all of you for putting it together it's lovely. Take care Jen xx

Amelia Clark said...

Wow it's really nice...Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.
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