Monday, 9 September 2013

Monday already!

Hello friends

I hope you all had a good weekend, it was rain, rain and a bit more rain here - 
good excuse to craft! 

I'm still serving up Christmas! 
This magazine should be out in the shops this week.  
It comes with papers, stamps, toppers, cut outs and more.
I have a big batch of festive projects in this one!
 Just to tempt you here is one today...
The Create A Flake snowflakes are always so beautiful, wonderful on their 
own or layered.

To answer a few questions - Maddie asked about the papers used for the card 
in yesterday's post - they are Dovecraft 'Tis The Season'.

Maddie also questioned when do I get chance to do housework?!
Truth is, I don't do as much housework as I used to!  
Thankfully my home is tiny so an odd hour here and there keeps it presentable.  
Elliott is pretty good at wielding a duster and Mitchell has the job of hoovering!

Pat mentioned the Recipe Notebook kit - there are still some available,
I made sure I made a few extra :)
The blog post with the PayPal button can be found here.

Thank you so much for your support - I know I keep saying it but I 
mean it sincerely - tomorrow a slightly different blog post as I want to really
express my thoughts and thanks to you all.

Take care friends.


Maggie Phillips said...

Morning Christine,today's card is bright and cheerful but I'm not a fan of 'Xmas', I much prefer the complete word.Pleased to hear that 'team Emberson' has housework under control at the VT! Hope the sun shines for you today, take care, Maggie xxx

mags said...

Lovely card Christine. Love the design and the nice chrismassy colours.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
A very cheerful Christmas card. I agree with Maggie 'Christmas' is so much nicer than 'Xmas'.
Have a good Monday
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Nice bright Christmas card. I don't know if it's the miserable weather, but I am begining to at least think of Christmas. I couldn't do it whilst it was hot! JuliaTx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Great to hear you've been published again...congratulations!
I love your card today, with nice traditional Christmas colours! I really should start thinking about making mine!
Have a good day.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Ditto with the weather, we had rain, rain, and even more rain, it just seems to have changed season overnight here, it is chilly too.
A really lovely card today, I actually made a Christmas Card yesterday, normally I'm doing them in December, because I want to 'fend off' that part of the year for as long as I can ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mary by the Sea said...

Morning Christine, can't say good today as it is dull, grey and rather damp. Summer is really over. So unfair.

So now I have no excuse not to start my Christmas cards.

But first its housework morning, get it over and done with.....

Take care, Mary, xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I'm with Maggie I prefer Christmas, love your bright and cheerful card. As for housework I have a domestic called "husband" he does all the grotty jobs that I hate, can't get him to do the ironing though.

Laura O said...

lovely card today,nice christmasy feel to it .lovely coloured paper used .Laura O

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Christine. Looking forward to tomorrow post xx hazel

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Love today's Christmas card. I love Christmas paper. However, not the double sided as some of it's to nice to use. I've some that I bought in Colchester 3 years ago that I still haven't used. Thanks for the info about your kit still being available. Monies paid and I'm now waiting for the postman. Glad the boys do their stint of housework. Good training for later on in life. Take care.

Elaine said...

Hi , gorgeous xmas card - love that holly paper. Cant wait to get my hands on the magazine, im off on my hols later taking my recipe kit to make from inside the log cabin ! An essential box of craft has to come along. The boys are good getting involved x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Lots of rain here overnight but getting brighter now.
Love your card today.
Pleased to here Mitchell and Elliott are helping with the housework. Take care. x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine.
very pretty card. Love the background paper.
Glad the boys do their share of the housework. It gets them in training for later on in life.

Love Val x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Aww i love this card with the bright papers very christmassy.

My boys used to help with the housework all 3 had chores to do ,and i must say they are now good Husbands as they can turn their hand to anything even cooking , the wives are very happy .

Take care
Elaine h X

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Morning Christine, thank you for answering my questions. I think your Christmas Card is so lovely, your work is so clean and simple but so elegant. Love it! Off to find that lovely paper you used! Hope all the family is well.

Jean Z said...

love the card so colourful, glad the boys help you at home gives you more time to craft enjoy. love Jean Z xx

Planetsusie said...

This really is a cheerful and bright Christmas card, I love those colours. I am envious of your 'domestic gods', you have a well trained team there! lol.

Have just caught sight of Bella helping you type??? Why is it that our furry babies just love to get in on the act! Methinks they are trying to tell us something!!!

Big hugs to you and take care

Sue Pxxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine. Good on you getting the boys well versed in housework at a young age - it makes all the difference!!!!! Lovely card again. I hope you all have a good and stress free week. Emma

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
I got a lot of crafting done, too. But we needed the rain, soil's too dry.
What a cute Xmas card - I MUST get cracking on mine again, just as soon as I get the birthday ones out of the way.
I like the way you raise your boys, I'm a firm believer the kids should contribute to the household - it gives them balance.
But nevertheless, well done Elliott and Mitchell.
Best wishes, Rose

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Have caught up with your post from yesterday as I was camping over the weekend with our Scout group. (The weather was actually very good, much drier than fotcast! Only a little rain on Friday and Saturday during the night so we were VERY lucky!) I love the mittens paper. (I am in the Christmas not Xmas camp) Good to hear that you ALL share the house work. You are bringing up two well rounded young men that way. Their future partners will thank you. Hope Mitchell and Elliot are both enjoying college. Take care

Mrs B said...

Sorry, that should read forecast.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, so nice to hear news of your craft and family life. You are amazing with all you do. You must be blessed with energy. Keep it going. Its great.

Good wishes to you all

Phil D

Maggie said...

Good morning. The sunshine is back again although it's got a definite autumnal feel today. What's housework? So long as the children lend a hand it makes light work of it, when I can't put it off any longer! Lovely card today with a real folksy feel. xxMargaretxx By the way, we don't need thanking. Just glad if it's helpful in any small way to know that we send our love and support. xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Christine. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftychris said...

Wonderful card! I love Christmas - so bring it on! xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine
Will have to get a copy of the magazine; like the card you have featured.
You are lucky to have two young men who are able to help around the house, especially as you are such a busy lady. I don't know how you are able to cram so much into your daily schedule. Anne x

SusanP, Kent said...

Had no time to comment yesterday, but WOW that cake looked so yummy! I'll be looking out for the Make Christmas Cards pack. I haven't made any yet, but yours today 'lit the blue touch paper'. Your designs give me inspiration and I'm always delighted to find your projects in a magazine.

LoraineC said...

Visiting family over the weeken so catching up on your blog, the cake looks yummy and I also love the mittens paper. Pretty card today as always x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fab Christmas card Christine and congratulations on being published. Housework is not too bad with teamwork! Susan x

Carole Z said...

This is a lovely card Christine.. love the papers and Christmas colours, hugs Carole Z X

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