Thursday, 15 August 2013

Cherish, News and a Little Appeal...

Hello friends
A scrapbook page today that has just appeared in the Spellbinders Gallery.
This is a photo of Mitchell and my niece Rachel, quite a few years ago!
I've used Butterfly Corner to create a border on the right hand side and a 
fluttering of pretty butterflies.  Labels Four is used for a journalling tag that fits 
Further details are supplied here.

A little appeal from me today - I'm in search of the magazine
Simply Cards and Papercraft - Issue 109, April edition.
If anyone has a spare copy or one they no longer want I would very much like to 
purchase it please.  I only found out while I was away that
one of my projects is featured and I do like to keep a record of those magazines.

We were at King's yesterday for Elliott's results.  It was a mix bag of news.
Following surgery the tumour is still there but greatly reduced.
It is hoped the forthcoming radiotherapy will shrink it dramatically.
Very pleased that the optic nerves seem to be recovering so Elliott's field vision
should be returning.  He has an array of eye tests in two weeks' time.

Now something fun... it was so good to unpack the goodies I brought home for the
boys, spray cheese!  Yes, spray cheese - how awful is that!
Cinnamon cereals, Nerd sweets and more.
Also make your own popcorn at home.
It comes in a ready made pan that you place on the hob.
You heat, it inflates and Bob's your uncle - popcorn! Tasted pretty good too.
On the subject of cooking I have my next Charity Kit nearly organised.
It is going to be a recipe file/notebook.
There will be the kit to make the file/notebook and then a series of recipe cards
including the cakes that were very popular at the Charity Event.
 My good friend Terry has divulged the recipe of Canadian Malt Loaf...
this is a real treat for sure!
Please stop by as I will have all the details up on my blog soon.
We are already getting closer to Elliott having a bird on the Tree of Life.
Thank you friends for always being so supportive.


mags said...

Hi Christine
I have a copy of the magazine you can have. Have just sent you an email.
Lovely project today and that popcorn looks yummy.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Firstly, Glad that the hospital gave you and Elliot good news about the tumour and the optic nerve. Pleased to see that you have a copy of the mag being sent to you from mags. Looking forward to the charity recipe project, it's a great idea. We will soon have Elliots bird. Take care.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine

Brilliant news about Elliot, all will be okay.
Cannot wait for the new Charity Project fabulous idea.
Love the page.
Amanda x

AnneRD said...

Glad things are improving on the medical side.
i am sure the boys were glad to have you back with all the strange foodstuffs. Looking forward to seeing the next kit, a recipe box is such a good idea. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it's looking positive for Elliott. Spray cheese really doesn't sound appealing! JuliaTx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Love the scrapbook layout, not sure about spray cheese though lol

The pan for the popcorn looks great, if I cook popcorn I cant resist taking the lid of and it usually jumps out of the pan

Some positive news for Elliott especially his optic nerve

Sue xx

Chris said...

Good news for Elliott, Christine. I look forward to your next charity project, especially as it includes cake recipes, they all look scrummy. I like the pretty tea plates in the background.
Chris X

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. So glad that mags came to the rescue. Pleased about Elliots news. I'm looking forward to the new kit and helping to get that bird on tree for Elliot. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Love the scrapbook layout today not too sure about spray cheese though lol

That popcorn pan looks amazing, if I cook popcorn I cant resist taking the lid off and it pops everywhere

So pleased that Elliott has had some positive news about his optic nerve

Sue xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Really pleased Elliott's optic nerve is recovering,I hope there is lots more good news to follow.
Your scrapbook page is lovely.
Looking forward to the new kit.
The goodies you brought home look good,I bet you all enjoyed them. Take care.

Valerie said...

Great idea for the charity. How about a few recipes from your followers/customers. I am up for sending some of my tried and tested ones. What about a small fee for these? I am up for doing any printing that you might require on this. Good news about Elliot. Take care Valerie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Glad to hear things are looking more positive for Elliot.
No doubt the spray cheese will be here soon everything weird seems to stem from the USA.
Great scrapbook page,such a cute photo of Mitchell and Rachel.
Take care.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine,really pleased that you and Elliott had some good news yesterday. I like the sound of your new kit and love today's scrapbook page of 'little' Mitchell (lol!).I have a copy of the mag which I will pop in the post to you.
Hugs to all, Maggie xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Fantastic layout, and beautiful pics.
Good news and a mixed bag you had at Kings, great news about the optic nerves, positive thinking and huge hugs and prayers being sent your way.
So glad that Mags could help with the magazine, I would have thought when you were published in a magazine that they would send you a copy !! surely that would be a courtesy from the magazine, what a shame they don't.
Your goodies sound fabulous, I love cheese - but spray cheese - jury's out on that one ha ha. Popcorn looks great, I love mine with butter melted on it and salt, yummeeeeeeee.
Looking forward to the next Charity kit, cake recipes sound divine, I love cake.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Oops, I should have read the other comments first, you already have a copy of the magazine coming your way!!
Maggie xxx

Laura O said...

Hi,great layout this morning only following your blog a little while and I really like your work.Food is MAD in America.Ha Ha .Glad Elliot's hospital news is good and here s to good news in future visits.Laura O

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely page and layout, love the use of the corners. Glad someone has the magazine for you as I didn't get this copy. Glad some good news with Elliot with his field of vision returning. Emma

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Good news about Elliotts optic nerve ,i hope you keep getting further good news as time goes on .

Pleased you are getting the magazine ,from Mags

Such a lovely Scrapbook page with your lovely butterflies

Spray Cheese ? {thats Food for thought } but i have no doubt the kids love it ,have you tasted it Christine ? i think i would have had a taste , as there is a big kid in all of us .

Take care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. So glad it was good news about Elliot.
What a great idea - popcorn in a pan and all disposable.
Love Val x

Janice said...

Hi Christine

I'm really pleased to hear you received some positive news yesterday for Elliot, it's what you all need. Hope that it continues for you all.
Gorgeous scrapbook page, cute photo too! I really like what you have done with the butterfly corner die, so effective.
Your goodies certainly sound different, I bet the boys enjoy those!
Looking forward to your next Charity kit, esp as you are including the recipe for the malt loaf, as that was the one I had and it was delicious!
Janice x

Wendy L said...

Great page layout. Goodies for the kids sound yuk but that is what they like and probably enjoyed them, Americans eat some strange stuff!!!!!
Good Luck, xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, I love the way you have used the corner dies the page looks lovey ,hope Elliott is ok I think he will be with all the goodies you bought them love Jean Z xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine a beautiful layout! So pleased that you got some positive news about Elliott hopefully the radiotherapy can clear up the rest. Susan xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine I love the scrapbook page and is a plus that it has butterfly's.Great news about the optic nerve.hope all will go well with his radiotherapy.The goodies are very different,love the popcorn idea.

Janice said...

A mixed blog today Chris, I'm glad that Elliot's news is hopeful. Onwards and upwards. xx Janice xx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous news about Elliott's eyes improving! I am sure the Radiotherapy will bring good results too! Cool treats for the boys, I bet they were thrilled! Your scrapbook page is gorgeous and the new kit sounds fab! xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, the scrapbook page looks great, I love the butterfly corner. Lets hope that the chemo does the trick for Elliot.
I am looking forward to the next Charity project and I might even make the cakes as they looked so scrummy.
X Ros

Vickie said...

Will keep praying for Elliott!!

Maggie said...

Hello. How you deserve our support. We'll be there for the next launch of your charity project with credit cards at the ready. Poor Elliott, just keep remembering that a positive mind helps heal a misbehaving body! Hugs from xxMargaretxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous scrapbook page. Hope you are all ok after the hospital visit xx

Domino said...

Love the sound of the Malt Loaf and the popcorn looked fun. It's so good to have you back :-)

Domino said...

Love the sound of the Malt Loaf and the popcorn looked fun. It's so good to have you back :-)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Glad that Elliot has had some good news of sorts. He'll be glad when all the treatment is over. Spray cheese sounds revolting. Elliot will soon have his bird for the tree.

Ann said...

Hi Christine

So pleased Elliot had good news hopefully soon his treatment will be all over Bless him he is so brave.

The popcorn looks amazing I have a Husband who would love that..... Spray cheese don't think I fancy that but I can imagine my Grandchildren would love it :-)

So chuffed about the new Charity Kit look forward to seeing that one.

Love love love your scrapbook page its beautiful.

Take good care hugs Annxxx X

LoraineC said...

Glad you had some good news re optic nerve and hopefully the radiotherapy will do its job on the tumour. Can't wait for the next kit, I really enjoyed making the last one xx

SusanP, Kent said...

What a great scrapbook page today. Fantastic idea to create a border from a corner die. No wonder they keep you on the DT at Spellbinders.
I see you've already had an offer of the mag, but I still have one as well if that falls through. There's some great inspiration in it (including your project) which is why I kept it. Onwards and upwards for Elliot. Sometimes it must seem like a long road for a young man, not to mention his mum!
All the best.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
A bit late today (or is that yesterday?)
Good news for Elliot, albeit it must seem like a small step for him. But hang in there, all of you.
Lovely scrapbook page..........
and - dare I say it - even lovelier popcorn! Wish we could get those pans here! (or perhaps not, considering my waistline).
Lots of good wishes

Seth said...

The way you created that border is really special.

Carole Z said...

Glad to hear there is some good news for Elliott! Love your page layout and looking forward to the charity project too...I was just going to say that I must have the mag and will look it out, when I saw that Mags was already going to send you one...glad you are going to get your copy, hugs, Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Lovely scrapbook page. Great to hear things are going well for elliott. Love the idea of the recipe box xxhazel

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