Monday, 9 March 2015


Hello friends

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Lovely comments yesterday, Bella's head is swelling!
She was pulling that cute face because I was....putting on socks!
Yes, whenever I put socks on she knows it means boots and walking.
And talking of walking...
yesterday was gloriously sunny so Elliott and I took Bella to the park.
It was nice to take some time out and just walk and sit on a bench for a while.

Spring flowers manage to emerge despite the odds!

Anyway, enough about that dog!  Let's get back to craft...

Today's card features Scruffy Panda.
The very talented Debi Adams, Spellbinders Concept Designer created this design
for the Spellbinders brochure.  I have been asked to demo it at various
stores so I thought I would share it with you today.
The greenery is Paradise Palms.
When Debi created the card she also used Bamboo Party, for the sake of demo-speed
I chose to omit that die but it does coordinate beautifully. 
The wording says: It's utter "panda"-monium without you!
Easily recreated on the PC.
So cute!

Tour news:

I'm hoping to travel up North. Aberdeen and Glasgow have been mentioned
and may possibly be on the list in a few months' time.

I've noted the suggestion of Colemans at Rushden, thank you Kitty and Ros.

I would love to visit Devon and Cornwall.  For those of you who live down that way 
could let me know the names of any craft shops please.
For the moment I'm doing classes and demos in shops and working with retailers
as opposed to local groups, village halls etc but that may change in the future -
you never know!  And also, it doesn't matter if your local craft shop is small -
as long as there is room for me and my Grand Calibur it's all good!

Take care friends, wishing you all a good start to the week.


Kitty Davies said...

Hi Christine.
Thank you lovely card,and very cute Bella, It is all frosty again today Brrrr, take care Kitty, Hope to see you up our way.

Jacquie said...

Morning Christine,

Lovely images of your walk with Bella, looks a lovely place.

Fabulous card, love the Panda.
My local craft shop is The Model Shop in Clacton on Sea and that is really small lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Bea said...

hi Christine what a fun card and sentiment. It's bloomin cold here this morning brrrrrr! Enjoy your day :)

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very cute. it looked like you had the park to yourselves yesterday, not another soul in sight.


nattyboots said...

A lovely fun card Christine ,and YAAAAA for you , getting some me time on your walk .

Elaine H X

hazel young said...

Lovely photos. Love the card xx hazel

Chris said...

Lovely pictures of your walk in the park, it's lovely to see all the spring bulbs coming to life with a burst of colour. A great card too.
Chris xx

Wendy L said...

Bella looking cute again and a lovely creation from you, xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Your walk looks very peaceful it's nice to get out into the fresh air. Love the Panda card. love Jean Zelei xxx

marg said...

Hello Christine
Lovely to see a hint of Spring in the park nice for walking.. then a hot drink when you get back!
Loved Bella's face yesterday, like you said, just like a Meerkat!
Take care Christine
Love Marg

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely cute card today.
Your walk in the park looks great I love to see the flowers coming to life.
I hope you have a good day . Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Is that Camer Park? certainly looks like it, spent many happy hours there with our dogs a few years back, before we moved to the Island.
It was a glorious day yesterday.
Love your Panda card so cute. Sounds like you are going to be very busy over the next year.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, the panda is so cute, will look he up to see how it built. Glorious sunshine here in the Cambs fens, tho rain is expected later. X Ros

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, We had a frosty start today and now it's back to rain and more rain. Yesterday started with rain but the latter part of the day was quite nice, but nothing topped Saturday which was fabulous.
I'm loving your piccies of Bella out on her walkies, she looks as if she is saying "Come on, let's get going" haha.
The panda card is really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anita Braddock said...

super cute card love the panda thanks for sharing

Janice Wallace said...

Oh, from the title I thought you were getting a Panda as a new pet, a playmate for Bella, but what a cute card.
Looks like you are in for a busy time with your traveling demo's
Janice W

SusanP, Kent said...

Have just ordered the panda! I was hoping you'd get 'him' in stock, but didn't see in your shop. Great pictures, aren't the crocuses pretty!

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card Christine and the panda is very cute - almost as cute as Bella !

Craftychris said...

Lovely photos - it looks like you had a lovely walk! Fabulously cute card too! xxx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Christine
Lovely card today. Love the panda. Is he a die too? The palms and bamboo are unusual dies - never seen anything like them before.
Great photos of Bella and of the spring flowers.
Take care

Anonymous said...

How about Liberty Crafts in Exmouth,Devon for your UK tour? Regards Sarah

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. The Panda is so cute, I love the card too, and will be saving the sentiment as it is brilliant.
It was gorgeous on Sunday here too, but yesterday was really dull and dreary! Nevermind, seeing all of the wonderful spring flowers and the buds all starting to appear just makes me smile, it,s my favourite time of the year for flowers etc : ) Take care.x

Carole Z said...

Lovely photos and super card! Hugs Carole Z X

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