Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Hello friends

It is raining...non stop and do you know why?  
It's because Elliott and I are going to the Lake District this weekend! 
This is a little break that was postponed from last year due to Elliott's treatment.
We are going to be very wet and soggy but hoping that will not detract from the beautiful 
Lake District scenery.

And talking of scenery, this photo was taken yesterday afternoon in my parents' garden.
A double rainbow.
Elliott was impressed and taking some photos, Bella hot on his heels!

Now to something crafty...I get there eventually!
This is very Autumnal and something I made a while ago.
It features Bitty Blossoms and Fall Foliage - a lot of stencilling through the dies.
The box is Square Petal Top Box - I do love a box!

I'm continuing with organising the shop, a lot of items are now packaged away in plastic boxes -
I'm keeping the plastic box industry in business right now!

I will be back soon and dig out those wellies everyone!
Take care friends.


Lesley Thomas said...

Christine, the Lake District looks stunning in any weather. My brother is currently re-writing the very popular Guides to the Lake District originally written by Arthur Wainwright 60 odd years ago Over the time, some of the routes to the tops of mountains have changed, so my brother has spent the last two years climbing them and checking the original maps. His first book 'the Wainwright Companion' is in print, so you could look out for that one.

Have a great time - (and I love the card and box, LOL>

hazel young said...

Lovely photo and such a wonderful garden your parents have. Fingers crossed the weather will be better for the weekend away. xx hazel

hazel young said...

ooops forgot to say the card and box are lovely xx hazel

Ann said...

Hi Christine

What a fabulous picture of the double rainbow.
Love the card and matching gift box beautiful.

Enjoy your weekend in the Lakes its been raining like mad here up north for the past few days so I have asked the weather man to please give you a couple of lovely days. They do have fabulous tea rooms nice to get a hot chocolate etc...............

Have a good time

Hugs Annxx

Laura O said...

your parents have a lovely garden ,don't envy you the job of packing up [would hate to pack my stuff and that is not a shop]nice card .Laura O

SusanP, Kent said...

I haven't visited the Lake District for years, but I'm told it's pretty much always (a bit) damp up there anyway. Hope there's some sunshine for you though. Love Elliott's photo showing the rainbow and the view from your parents' garden. This will be super when your log cabin is ready. Beautiful card and box.

Gemma Couch said...

Hello Christine, 'when I was' my husband and I spent many days walking in the Lake district. We were novices compared to the rest of the group we walked with and would be just catching them up after their rest as they would setting off again! We still enjoyed this beautiful area rain or shine, and believe me there were many times we were soaked through. I'm sure you and Elliott will enjoy it too. Just make sure you have clothes for all weathers. Elliott's photo of your parents garden catching the rainbows is beautiful. They have a lovely garden and you will have a great view from your craft cabin. Looking forward to seeing pictures when it is installed. Have a lovely time. Gemma xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Christine, Let's hope it is getting all the raining over before you go to the Lake District, my fingers are crossed for you.
Your piccie is fabulous of the double rainbow, I have never seen anything like that before.
Your card and box are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful scenery your parents have Christine, lucky you when you get your cabin up lol!

Love your card & box.

Enjoy your break in the Lake District, beautiful part of the world.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Stunning photo of the rainbows and your parents garden, can see why you're so looking forward to being able to craft there.
The card and box are beautiful, very 'you'!
I'm sure you'll have a fab time away in the Lake District, whatever the weather. We're off to Oxford for the weekend as it's our anniversary so we're hoping for dry weather too!
Janice x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Your parents have a beautiful garden and a stunning view, lucky you to be having a lovely craft barn there. Hope you and Elliott have a wonderful time at the lakes, are you taking Bella?
I love your autumnal card and gift box.
Chris xx

Elaine said...

What a gorgeous garden your parents have, with a stunning view. Love this card & box one of my favourite kits x

LoraineC said...

Pretty box and card today, have a wonderful time the Lake District is my most favourite place in the world and is stunning whatever the weather x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
I think you will also need to bring your warm clothes too. The weather here in the North West has turned decidedly wintry although it has been dry for part of the day today. On a positive note the Lakes wouldn't be so beautiful if it wasn't for the rain!!
Love the box today - bitty blossoms is such a beautiful die.

AnneRD said...

Wow Christine, what a lovely garden and great site for your new studio, such lovely views. Hope you and Elliott enjoy your visit to the Lakes and the weather is kind to you, it's pretty blustery here in West Wales! Love today's projects. Anne x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love today's projects,I really like the colours.
I hope the weather is kind for you at the weekend and both you and Elliott have a great time.
Great photo of the double rainbow,and Bella looks so small.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Beautiful Picture and such a lovely garden. The card and box is also very lovely . love Jean Z xx

Bea said...

hi Christine - hope you amd Elliot had a lovley break. Lovely card and box - so pretty. How lucky to see a double rainbow don't think I ever have.
take care

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Have a wonderful time with Elliot, hope the weather is kind to you.
Your parents garden looks beautiful, and I love your card and box.

nattyboots said...

Ooops i nearly missed this page Christine { only a day late perhaps i was too early yesterday for you ? }
A lovely card and box as always i do like the bitty blossoms .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Carole Z said...

Beautiful projects Christine and fabulous photo, what a lovely landscape you will have to craft in from your cabin! Hugs Carole Z X

Peggy said...

What a fabulous garden. How lovely to craft in such surroundings. Have a great weekend .. Dee x

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