Sunday, 27 July 2014


Hello friends
Are you melting?
The shop is normally quite cool but yesterday for Knit and Natter
it was a tad warm.  Gravesend is often quoted as being a bit of a hot spot and 
I couldn't agree more yesterday.
This is Gravesend Pier with a cloudless blue sky.
Thank you to all those that came along to Knit and Natter and
especially to Maggie and her friend who travelled all the way from York!!
They delivered a parcel full of knitted squares and stayed to enjoy tea and cake.
Elliott was chief tea/coffee maker yesterday and did a fine job.

Today, as mentioned, I'm driving to Peterborough to the Create and Craft studios
to meet up with Kim Hupke from Spellbinders. 
She has been working so hard doing all the Pick of the Week shows
featuring Christmas dies (some new and some from previous years).

One of my favourite Christmas dies is Layered Poinsettia (you may already know that!)
 I thought it would be nice to revisit one of my projects using these gorgeous festive flowers.

A card with Layered Poinsettia cut from patterned flower and sprayed with 
some red glimmer mist. 
Labels Twenty Two has been used for a tag stamped with a sentiment 
in the top corner.  
I stitched around the edge of the card, something I haven't done for a while...
I must do that again!

Take care friends and I will be sure to tell you all about my trip.


Lacelady said...

I do hope you get on well at C&C, it would be lovely to see you on my screen. I'm sorry if you feel pressurised, I'm sure it will all go well!

Chris said...

Hi Christine, I love that poinsettia too, it will feature on most of my Christmas cards. Hope you have a lovely day with Kim.
Chris xx

val jones said...

Hi Christine.
This has to be my all time favourite Christmas die. Love the card you've made with it.
Enjoy the get together with your friend.
Love Val in Spain x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love your card and I have to agree this has to be my favourite Christmas die.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Love todays project and have been loving all the shows, saw some of your projects on there to
Amanda xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Lovely piccies of the pier and also your card. I especially love the poinsettia die, and use it all the time, it is one of my favourite dies ever !!
I hope you have a lovely meal and get-together with Kim.
We had rain during the evening and night last night, so it is lovely and fresh outside now (typical it had to wait until I had watered the garden haha !!).
Enjoy your day with Kim.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Christine I agree one of my favourite dies too. Glad Elliott his pulling his weight and you had a great time yesterday. Enjoy your day with Kim xx hazel

pinksparkle said...

A lovely card, another die to add to
my wish list! I've noticed Gravesend is often the warmest place on weather reports, a little cooler today. Haven't been watching c&c but will be trying to catch some of the offers now.
Glad knit and natter went well.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely project-I must use my poinsettia die more this year. Hope you have fun today at the studio.


Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I am glad to hear that Knit and Natter went well, even if it was rather warm! Love the pic of the pier and that beautiful blue sky. There were a lot of layers of clouds over us yesterday evening and there were so many different types, is was lovely looking at them all, especially as there was a little breeze too : )
My Layered Poinsettia is still my all time favourite die, I use it all year in different ways. I love your card using it. Stitching on cards is great, I don't do it enough because it is a bit of a pain to have to get my sewing machine out. I am wondering if it would be worth getting one of those little hand held ones, that only do straight stitch, to keep with my craft stash? Do you know if they are any good?
Have a safe journey up to Peterborough and enjoy your meal with Kim. Take care.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine love the card, but I love all thing Christmassy. love Jean Z xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine,
It was so hot here too yesterday then we had a right downpour at tea time .{ i have had to put a a cardigan on this morning , It is really cool here today LOL }

Enjoy your day with Kim .
Take Care
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Enjoy your get together with Kim. Love your poinsettia card, like many other my all time favourite Christmas die.
Pleased the knit and natter went well.

Janice said...

Morning Christine, yes it was very hot yesterday. Have a good day today. Janice x

marg said...

Good Morning Christine
Love the Poinsettia Die too!
During the year I try to make some to add to cards and keep them in a box, ready for use.
It is hot and my lawns are dead, but blooming weeds aren't... nor the hedges, but too hot for manual
Have a lovely time with Kim !
Take care
Love Marg

Wendy L said...

Lovely pic and a great card, xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Wonderful poinsettia die and used so often for my Christmas cards. Have a lovely day in Peterborough, I can assure you it won't be nearly as hot and sunny as we're rather dull in this neck of East Anglia at the moment. xxMargaretxx

Maggie J said...

Hi Christine it was lovely to meet you, Elliot and your mum yesterday. Kath and I had a lovely day and you and the other ladies made us very welcome. We had lunch by the river which was very nice. The journey from KX to York was a bit of a nightmare and we were very tired at the end of the journey but it was an enjoyable adventure for 2 old ladies. Lovely blog post as usual Maggie J x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Christine
Gravesend looks beautiful in the sunshine. The poinsettia die is one of my favourites too and is used or nearly all my Christmas projects.
I hope you have a lovely day out today.

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely project. There are so many ways to get a different look with the Poinsettia dies and they always look fantastic. They don't even need to be poinsettias! Hope you enjoy your meet-up with Kim she's been doing a great job on C&C.

Laura O said...

love the poinsettia die ,works so well .Laura O

Elaine said...

Fab card, great snap of the pier & hope you have a great time with Kim x

AnneRD said...

A lovely modern feel to this card Christine and a gorgeous poinsettia. Anne x

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Lovely picture of Gravesend pier, thankfully it has been a tad cooler here today, and still no rain which was forecast.
Pretty card you have made, with our all time favourite the pointsettia dies!
So pleased to hear the K nit & Natter went well, and I hope you've enjoyed your get together with Kim today.
Janice x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I'm catching up this morning - I totally ignored both my computer and iPad ALL all day yesterday as it was so lovely! The layered poinsettia has always been my favourite Christmas die - others have tried but none have quite beaten this one! Love your card and hope you enjoyed lunch! Hugs Carole Z X

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