Thursday, 5 December 2013


Hello friends
An 'oops!' came to light yesterday, a small batch of 
December Charity Add-On Kits went out without the printed instructions.
I do apologise - it was one of those 'trying to keep all the plates spinning' days!

If you receive a kit and it is instruction-less then please send me an email
and I will reply with a copy of the instructions straight away.
Again, sorry about that.

How is the festive planning going?  My tree still isn't up, this is probably
the latest I've ever been!  But I'm still feeling festive so it is probably 
time to share another Christmas card with you...
Again, this card is featured in this month's edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft 
Magazine - it uses one of their free Christmas charms - a nice little tree. 
The die featured is Layered Poinsettia...I love that die, but you already know that!
I'm always partial to a bit of music script paper too.

On the home front the headlines are:  Elliott is still coping well with his radiotherapy, 
I'm becoming a demon daily driver on the M25!

Dehumidifier is working its magic and drying out the shop, 
I am really trying to be patient about it! really really really trying!!

I will be back soon with more news about 'Knitters Wanted!'
Take care friends.


Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine, today's card is beautiful, red is my Christmas favourite.Pleased to hear that Elliott got on well yesterday ~another bead to his collection!I hope that the drying out continues to make progress. Take care, love and hugs.
Maggie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Good to hear that Elliott is coping ok at he moment, long may that continue! We haven't got our tree and decs up yet either after saying it was going to happen last Sunday, never mind maybe this weekend. Love the card, I am with you on the poinsettia die, just beautiful. Glad that the shop is drying out, it must be so frustrating though for you :( I have been racking my brain about the knitting statement, I will keep on guessing and then you will say it is something totally different Are we going to be knitting for a charity, (prem baby hats)?:) Take care.

Anonymous said...

Good morning. Pleased that Elliott is doing well. Hoping to get our decs up this weekend, its starting to feel Christmassy now. Intrigued to know what the knitting tease is about. JuliaTx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Pleased that Elliot is coping okay, it must be very stressful for you both, and it's certainly no pleasure driving around the M25 in the rush hour, don't envy you that.
Not a knitter myself, but have been wondering what you have in mind.
Love the card today the script paper is lovely.
Take care.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,I
I am so pleased Elliott is coping at the moment,week 2 is nearly over.
Love your card today,red is the best Christmas colour.
It is very cold and frosty this morning,I hope the M25 does not give you any problems. Take care. x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I put my Christmas lights outside yesterday, I have a growing Christmas tree in a pot at the front and 2 at the back, but only got the front lights done, they are also threaded into the Wisteria and the climbing Hydrangea, they look gorgeous. I gave one of my Christmas trees to my nextdoor neighbour in the summer as she was always complimenting me on it, and she put lights on it last weekend, I usually don't put mine up until after my Birthday on 12th, but loved hers so much that mine came out yesterday haha.
I love your Christmas card, lovely colours, and my fave poinsettia.
Another courage bead for Elliott, well done, and another day ticked off, your car will know it's own way down the M25 soon, Christine haha.
Lots of love and huge hugs from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

A lovely festive card Christine your poinsettia always look good .

So pleased Elliott is coping { nearly another week finished Elliott well done mate }

Now the Knitting ??? you are a tease Christine , Its just like having the present under the tree and we are all waiting to open it to see what it is ,haha very exciting !
Pleased your room is drying out
Take care on that Motorway
Elaine H X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Christine its good to hear Elliott is tolerating his treatment well. Fabulous card, love it! Susan x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Christine you can never go wrong with a poinsettia they always look stunning. Glad Elliott is doing well with his treatment and you are now a demon driver lol. Hope the shop dries out soon I am just like you want everything done yesterday very impatient. Looking forward to hearing about the knitters wanted is this for Charity I am wondering. Have a great day take care xx hazel

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, today's card is really lovely and I can see it being enjoyed by so many. The little Christmas tree is beautiful and is the icing on the card.
X Ros

Laura O said...

this is a lovely card ,so glad to hear all is going well with Elliott and the treatment.Laura O

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card. I also love the Poinsettia die. So pleased Elliott is tolerating the radiotherapy you must be so relieved. Take care on the M25. Crafty hugs Ann x

Jean Z said...

Lovely card Christine, so pleased Elliott is coping well, I am glad your seeing results on drying out in the shop all my love Jean Z xx

Maggie said...

Well done Elliott. Needles are at the ready - as you know we'll support you in pretty much everything so just let us know what and when! Lovely card and I love the music script. xxMargaretxx

Lacelady said...

A demon eh? Well do take care while you are doing that. Good news that Elliott is coping well, Love the card, and I'll look forward to hearing about the knitters.

PS, I haven't got my tree up either.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Love the card, elegant and chic.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Love todays card especially the script paper.
So glad Elliott is coping well and everything is drying out.

Love Val x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Just loving the cards that you have been showing us. I to love this poinsettia. Just love the papers you are using on yours though. Glad that Elliot is still doing ok with his radiotherapy. Glad that your shop is well on the way to being dried out. My partner has a theory regarding queues. we seem to be standing still in a queue, all of a sudden it seems to clear and you are motoring along. He claims that a big hole opens up and swallows a lot of the cards. this is why all of a sudden queues clear. Not bad as theories go, just hope that I'm not in a car when the hole opens up.

LoraineC said...

Pretty card I love music script paper too. Glad Elliot's radiotherapy his running smoothly x

Janice said...

Hi Christine
I love your card you have made. Your infamous poinsettia sets it off a treat!
So pleased to hear that Elliot is coping well with his visits to Kings. It must make things easier for you too.
Sounds like your studio is coming along too, phew!
We hope to buy the tree and get our decorations up over the next few days...we'll see!
Janice x

Mary by the Sea said...

Hi there a day late, seems to be the story of my life at the moment..!!

Glad things are improving at the studio..... Good to hear Elliott is doing well.

Tree is up but that is only because it is new (not real one) and had to make sure all was okay with it..!! Advent house filled with choc was ready...everything else will have to be done this

Take care...xx

craftygardener said...

So glad to hear things are progressing well. My kit arrived this morning and I am thrilled with it, not least because the bag has long handles and easily goes on my shoulder! Husband was allowed to open it and he was quite excited when he saw all the bits! Hugs xxx

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