Monday, 29 September 2014

So many thanks....

Hello friends

Sending out many thanks for all your supportive messages yesterday,
it has made me feel so much happier.  

For those who asked whether I will be continuing with my blog - 
yes, absolutely yes!  

You will still have my ramblings about the boys, Bella, kittens interspersed with craft!
I will also be sharing with you the progress of the log cabin, 
the final closure of the shop and some exciting news (that I keep teasing you all with!)

And talking of craft if you've picked up this month's edition of 
Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine I'm in the Q and A section with a couple of items.
One is making a Christmas card with non-festive papers (pink!) 
and this is what I came up with....
The papers are Papermania - Wild Rose.  I was given a pack of pre-made bows to use,
I am not a bow person!!  So I undid one and thread it through the Fancy Tags Two die cut.
Layered Poinksettia is featured alongside Create A Flake Five.
The frame for the card front is using Classic Squares Large.
A piece of rhinestone flourish adds some Christmas sparkle (I'm always frugal with those!)

Plans for the next few weeks...
you may see the website undergo a few changes with photos etc and I will also be 
keeping you updated with the new website loyalty plan.
Please subscribe to the newsletter if you can as a lot of details go out via that route
including discount codes.

Today we are off to the Royal Marsden, Elliott is having an MRI to check all is well, 
I imagine we will be stopping off at McDonalds!

Take care friends and thank you again, your messages mean a great deal to me.


Clai01 said...

Wish you every success Christine in all you do, you're such an inspiration and looking forward to continuing to follow you every day, love seeing everything! x

Diane said...

You are a tease! I am so glad that you had much support yesterday, not that I thought for a minute that you wouldn't. Hope all goes well for Elliott today, it was his story that I first came across to follow your blog and then discover your shop. Fingers crossed for you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Christine,
As usual another lovely creation today. Thank you for the inspiration.
I have just caught up with yesterday's news and am sorry to hear that you are closing your lovely shop. What you have achieved is amazing. You are a lovely person and I feel privileged to have met you and your lovely family. Hope all goes well for Elliott today.
Love and best wishes to you all.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Firstly, the very best of luck for Elliott, hope all goes well.
I love your card, it shows that we don't have to use traditional colours for Christmas, I like the idea of using the flake with the poinsettias, very pretty. I look forward to seeing the progress on the craft cabin.
Chris xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Morning Christine
Great Christmas card today. I love pink for Christmas. My tree last year was decorated in pink and turquoise and I loved it (hubby wasn't overly impressed though.
I am pleased that your blog will continue. You are part of my morning routine and I would miss you and your family terribly if you stopped.
Fingers crossed everything goes well today for Elliott. Enjoy your Macdonalds.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the shop will be closing, but at least the online shop and blog will keep us inspired. Wondering what the news will be!

Pretty card and hope Elliott's appointment goes well. JuliaT x

val jones said...

Just love the pink Christmas card Christine. Really different and very pretty.
Hope everything goes well today and enjoy your Mcdonalds.
Love Val in Spain x

PharmacyMichele said...

Good luck for todays appointment. Glad the blog is to continue-didn't dare ask yesterday!

Love the card & I think its good to use different colours. I won'tbe commenting for a week as we go away early tomorrow to Boston, USA to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary but i'll try & check what your exciting news is.


Lacelady said...

The pink card is unusual, but I bought pink Christmas tree baubles in 1985! I remember it well because we had had very upsetting news just before that Christmas, and I couldn't bear to use all our 'family' decorations, so I bought a completely new set. (and I still have them).

My fingers and everything else are crossed that Elliott passes his MOT.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I hope all goes well for Elliott today.
Love your card ,pink is not my Christmas colour but I love what you have today. Take care. x.

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
What a pretty card, who needs festive papers! I love it, it really works!
I hope all goes whelk at the Royal Marsden today, I will be thinking of you both, Elliott you are so brave,those MRI scanners are very daunting and very noisy, do you get to listen to music?
I can't wait to hear your Good News Christine, we could all do with something to smile about!
Enjoy your McDonalds!
Sandra xxxx

marg said...

Hello Christine
I hope all goes well and Elliott enjoys his McDonald treat!
Love the Pink Christine ...I did one in Aqua with glitter and it looks lovely!
Take care
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
First off.......
Elliott i hope all is great news for you today mate , enjoy your Mc Ds .

Such a beautiful card and a lovely background paper ,it works a treat Christine and nice for teenagers i think.
I know my Granddaughter would love this .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, just done a catch up on the blog today. So sorry to read that the shop is closing. Have enjoyed my visits, so happy memories.

But as everyone has said you have to do what is right for you. Looking forward to seeing pics of the Log Cabin. Keep them all in order Bella, know we can rely on you to ensure all is done correctly!!.

Good luck today Elliott.

Take care, Mary xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, I really like the layout of this card, just not my choice for Christmas. I hope all goes well for Elliottt today.
I am curious about your hint about Spellbinders, but I am sure all will be revelled very soon.
X Ros

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very pretty card, but I would have to use traditional colours. Hope all goes well for Elliot today.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I got my Cardmaking and Papercraft on Saturday and saw this lovely card of yours. I think it is so pretty, a real "girlie" card : )
Oh,you are keeping us guessing aren't you, you tease : )
I hope all goes well today for Elliott, fingers are firmly crossed for him.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, very pretty card, I hope today goes well for you and Elliot, enjoy that Macdonalds.
Carole N xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Christine. xxxxx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Christine, you know we are all with you in whatever you do, you are such an inspiration, lots of hugs.especially for Elliott today, hope all goes well, Carole Z XX

Bea said...

Hi Christine - glad you will keep blogging as nt sure I can survive without friday dieday!! Lovely card and I always love the poinsettia die it is so versatile

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Christine I'd like to add my wishes to you for the future in all you do. You are a great inspiration to me and I love you blog. (So glad it's here to stay) Beryl xx

Valerie said...

So glad that you are continuing your blog, it is the first one, and sometimes the only one, that I read in the morning. Looking forward to your news, hope you can reveal it soon as I hate being teased.
Good luck today Elliott. Don't eat too many Macdonalds.


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, An absolutely gorgeous Christmas card, fabulous papers and colours. I am a traditional person for Christmas cards, but I do so love to see non-traditional colours being used.
I hope everything goes well today for Elliot and of course you will be stopping off at McDonalds, doesn't that go without saying haha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

SusanP, Kent said...

All the best for today Elliott. Hope your McDonalds is extra yummy!
Your card is really lovely Christine. Unusual for Christmas, but that was the idea! In fact it's given me an idea for a very special birthday card. I'll watch out for the magazine. Look forward to seeing whatever changes you're going to make and of course the news we are being tantalised with!!

Toni said...

Good luck with everything you do Christine. I'm so glad I got the chance to visit your lovely shop, albeit only the once.
I can recommend crafting in the garden from personal experience. I love my little craft haven in ours.
Hope Elliott gets on ok today.
Take care
Toni xx

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. It's us who are lucky to be sharing your life with you. Good luck for Elliott tomorrow - I'm sure all will be well. Lovely card although I couldn't use that colour at Christmas, I think my family would divorce me, they are such traditionalists! xxMargaretxx

LoraineC said...

Hope all has gone well today for Elliot, I saw him with his McDonald's on facebook!! It did almost look tempting. So pleased you will be carrying on with your blog x

hazel young said...

stunning card Christine xx hazel

Janice said...

Great card Christine, pink isn't my colour for Christmas, but you've made it into something lovely!
I hope all went well for Elliot today with his scan. Looking forward to hearing what more you have to reveal to us all, we've been with you a long while, and plan to stay for a lot longer!
Janice x

Laura O said...

good luck at hospital and with your future plans .Laura O

Carolyn H said...

Hallo Christine, It some time since I left comments on your blog. So much has been happening with myself and my families lives. I do keep up with reading your blog spot but dont always get time to comment these days.
Just had to make time today though ... after reading about the shop closing and the news of the log cabin.
Sad about the shop, but so pleased to hear about the new 'craft cabin' and the fact that you will continue with the blog.
Hope all went well for Elliott today. Love Carolyn

Elaine said...

Thank goodness the fabulous blog is continuing. Hope all went well with Elliott xx

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