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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Winners, Celebra'tions, Size Matters and More!

Hello friends

It's a newsy day!
Grab a cuppa...

Firstly announcing the winners of the leather effect card,
6 names have been picked out and you will all receive some buff and white 
leather effect card and a couple of colours too.

Diane (Keep For Ever Cards)
Sandra Biggs
Jacquie (Jewels Card Craft)
Bejay Roles
Crafty Jo
Ginny C

Congratulations to the winners, just drop me an email with your address please
to: hope-chances@live.co.uk


Now...size matters!

Lesley mentioned on Tuesday that she often finds dies are not the size she expects 
them to be.  I know this happens to lots of us.
What is really handy is that if you look up any die on the Spellbinders® website
it has the measurements - even for multiple die sets and little tiny ones.
For example, Floral Fence - it shows the dimensions at the bottom where I've placed an arrow.


I also try to list the measurements on my website under product details.
It does help to get an idea as to whether they will work on your projects.

Talking of my website...
Celebra'tion dies, stamps, folders and more are starting to arrive.
 

Please click here to see all the new loveliness!
More arriving all the time.

The felting kits on the website are in the sale!
I like to make room for more new goodies.
The robins are really nice especially if we are thinking about Christmas!
(Sorry probably way to early to mention that).
These are wonderful gifts and so easy to do, everything you need is in the box
with full clear to follow instructions.
Loving this dry weather right now, washing gets popped on the line first thing.
Also, down at the shop we have placed a little table and chairs outside.

This followed quite a few requests from husbands who bring along their wives and
said it would be nice to sit and wait in the sunshine...
(I probably should point out that this is just a bit of fun and not at all
detrimental to gentlemen crafters!)

Yes lots and lots of news today - hope you've read this far!
Take care friends - I'm back tomorrow.

28 comments:

Carole Z said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks for the info in sizing dies..I have the die you have shown today and was expecting it to be a little bigger, but it's still a very pretty and useful die, love it! Will be checking out your new goodies and sale later, hugs Carole Z X

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Great idea re the gents seating, I'm sure that will prove very popular! 😄
I love your new window display too.
Thank you for the tip re the die sizes, which is very useful. and congratulations to all the winners.
Hope your day goes well in London.
Janice x

Jacquie said...

Hi Christine,

So excited when I read my name amongst the winners, thank you so much.

I love your shop front I would love to visit it one day, the table and chairs out the front is a wonderful idea.

loving the felt animals, the fox is gorgeous.

Thank you for the info on the dies a lot of dies are smaller than you imagine I think they always look quite large on the TV.

Congratulations to the other winners

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, thanks for all the news today, lovely.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Enjoy your day.
Elizabeth x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Morning Christine
Firstly congratulations to all the winners.
Love the 'waiting' area. Have pointed the sign out to my hubby who comes looking for me after 5 minutes of walking through the door of a craft shop.
Looking forward to seeing all the new goodies on line.
Enjoy your day
Lesley

PharmacyMichele said...

Congrats to all the winners. I think the table & chairs are a great idea-add a newspaper and they may not notice how long they have been sat there!

Michele.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Chrsitine
So excited to be a winner. Many thanks. Also thank you for the ideas and info you give us. Loving your gentleman area. Thanks for all the effort you put into your blogspot everyday too. Keep crafting. Thanks again.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Congrats to all the lucky Lady's on winning the lovely card.

Great idea for the Men to have a seat while the Ladies have a mooch around .

Looking forward to seeing all the new Goodie's Christine.

Must admit i have never seen the sizes on the Packet of the dies ,i only look at the pretty design it makes on the front, but will look in future
Take Care
Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Congratulations to the winners.
Love the idea of the waiting area too.
Looking forward to seeing all the new goodies.
I hope you have a good day, FDD tomorrow,where does the time go. Take care. x.

Wendy L said...

Well done winners. Good idea for seats outside too, xxx

marg said...

Hello Christine
Well done to the winners!
I have a few of the new Dies .....they are bigger than they look too but never the less useful!
Clever seating Christine!
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Lovely chatty blog today, good idea for the gents.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Congrats to the winners, Good idea for the men I wish they hade them in dress shops when I am shopping with my Daughter. love Jean Z xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Congratulations to the lucky winners : ) It is always helpful to know the size of dies etc. and I must say that Sb's are very good at showing that. I do love that Robin, he is so cute. I wish more places would add a seat or two, such a good idea and like Michele says, add a newspaper and the men won't notice the time you spend in the shop then, or the £'s hopefully : ) Have a good day. Take care.

Sandra said...

Good Morning Christine,
Congratulations to all of you lucky winners, there is nothing like that exciting feeling of reading your name, so uplifting!
I will pop over to the shop and have a look at new dies, exciting!,!!
Oh Christine I love the table and chair outside the shop, what a fab idea for bored husbands, mine likes to share the experience, he genuinely shows an interest, although I think that is his code for watching what I am spending, be nice to sit out on a sunny morning and have a coffee too!
I love you 'big news" blog posts Christine!
Big hugs to all
Sandra xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, congrats to the lucky winners. Love the seat for the gentlemen, i know one chap who would appreciate that! Sadly its heavy rain this morning but then it will do the crops good - as long as it doesn't stay long!! Hugs Emma

Lacelady said...

Thanks for the mention re sizes of dies. It seems to be easily forgotten, eg C&C don't give sizes, (or rarely) Same goes for other makes, where their stockists don't give them. Not your fault, but just a general niggle.

Great idea with the table & chairs for DHs.

Laura O said...

great idea with the table and chair outside .Laura O

Laura O said...

great idea with the table and chair outside .Laura O

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Congratulations to all the very lucky Winners of the beautiful faux leather card, enjoy !!
I'm loving your sign for the 'Gents', I think the table and chairs will be very popular.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

congrats to all the winners. Love your signage xx hazel

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Great reminder about the die sizes as I too have ordered dies and found them tiny when I received them. Well done all winners I hope you really enjoy the faux leather card. xxMargaretxx

SusanP, Kent said...

You've certainly packed a lot in this post! Well done to the winners of that fab card. Wish I could just pop into your shop to buy some. I don't suppose it's economically viable postage wise for you to have on the website. Love the idea of providing seats outside. Nothing worse than someone looking over your shoulder when shopping - especially for crafty stuff!

mags said...

Congrats to all the winners and thanks again for the chance.
Mags
x

baconbits said...

Evening Christine
Love the sign for the husbands -as we use them as pack horses sometimes its good to give them a rest......
Congrats to winners.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

LoraineC said...

Congrats to the winners, loving the seats for the gents!! X

CraftyJo said...

Thanks for picking my name amongst the winners :) I saw your seating area posted on Facebook by Papermill - think it's a great idea and one that more establishments should adopt :)

Teresa said...

How cute the table and chair are and how cute all the things in the window are!! Love that the weather is good and hope that all is well with the store :) Lots of Hugs for you!

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