Friday 30 September 2011

Guest Designer - The Make and Create Shop

I'm delighted that I've been asked to be October's Guest Designer for The Make and Create Shop -  the details are here.
I am eagerly awaiting the October kit - this is the sneak peak - 
I'm loving those Autumnal colours and vintage feel. Ideas are rolling around!
Also this month the kit will include some Little Musings designed by the very talented SJ.  
Please come back and visit throughout October,
in total I will be featuring three projects and possibly a little video too.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Spellbinders and Core’dinations Blog Swap!

Welcome to the Spellbinders and Core’dinations Blog Swap!

This week Spellbinders™ has teamed up with our Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock® to showcase the wonderful ways our products work together!

Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ die templates cut and emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow Spellbinders on Facebook , Twitter and the Spellbinders Blog!

Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only sandable cardstock with a color core. Sand it, tear it, emboss it and so much more! The Core Essentials line comes in over 160 colors with matching color families. Or maybe you are looking for something a bit more contrasting like the Black Magic or Chocolate Box collections. The sandable core will shine through the unique black and brown colors once it is sanded. Core’dinations has also teamed up with industry leading companies such as Pink Paislee, BasicGrey,
Graphic 45 and more to create new and unique pre-embossed cardstock that perfectly accents their patterned papers.

I'm delighted to share my project with you using both Spellbinders die templates and Core'dinations cardstock - a monochrome gift box and matching card.
As you can see I've sanded the surface to reveal the colour beneath.

I used the following die templates - Square Bracket Edge Box and Anemone Flower Topper.

But there is more!
Check out Core’dinations website for the new Cardmaker Series, Kraft-Core and various other wonderful cardstock lines.

Please visit all these lovely designers on the following days:

Mon Sept 26

Tues Sept 27
Christine Emberson (you are here!)

Wed Sept 28

Thurs Sept 29

Fri Sept 30

Thank you for visiting - I hope you enjoy the blog swap and please leave a comment to enter for great prizes.

Monday 26 September 2011

Monday Morning Photos...

Welcome to a new week and this blog post is completely Bella obsessed! 
Ears down.
 Ears up!
She's just adorable!
Please stop by tomorrow for something special featuring Spellbinders  and Core-dinations.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Floral Flourishes Gift Basket

Today my thoughts are definitely gearing towards Christmas(!) but before I get completely carried away I would like to share a project I created for CHA earlier this year.  It encompasses Spring/Summer using the wonderful Floral Flourishes die templates.  I have managed to include a tiny element of Christmas as the flowers are created using Snowflake Pendants!  It proves how adaptable the die templates can be.

For all the details of this project please visit the Spellbinders™ Idea Gallery
it is a wonderful place to pick up ideas and inspiration.
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Time to Think....

I'm happy to share with you today a layout I created for Spellbinders™ Paper Arts
I was thrilled that this was at CHA earlier this year.
This was one of the first occasions that I got my hands on the new Edgeabilities® and I was like a kid in a sweet shop!  Not only did I use Classic Scallop to the right of my photo but I cut and embossed a border with Classic Postage Stamp and used it as a mask.  
All the details of this layout can be found in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery here.
Thank you for visiting me today.

Monday 19 September 2011

Monday Morning Photos...

Happy Monday to you all!
I hope you all had a good weekend, mine involved crafting, gardening and cooking.
These two are not mine but paid me a visit while I was gardening.
Indoors for some crafting and Bella keeps me company.
She is growing but she looks super small on that chair!
My photos always seem to include animals....!
Have a good week.

Monday 12 September 2011

Monday Morning Photos...

Okay - who stole the weekend?? I can't believe it is Monday already!
I'm managing to take a few shots each Monday, 
I like that it keeps track of the little things that occur week to week.
Firstly, I have a super new storage unit (thank you darling Dad for building it).   
It was a wonderful to have a good tidy up and get organised.
As you see Imogen thinks the new space is restful!

My Monday morning photos would not be complete without a Bella shot...
Her character is really developing now, she's got the heart of a lion and doesn't seem to be nervous of anything, including the hoover!

Finally, a flower - look at this stunning beauty growing in my sister's garden, I had to touch it as it looked so much like tissue paper.
Have a great week and come back soon.

Saturday 10 September 2011

A Potty Day at Pickleberry!

Today I was at Pickleberry Papercrafts tutoring my first Spellbindersworkshop and had a brilliant time.
I was joined by a group of lovely ladies and we spent the morning making wonderful flowers using the amazing Spiral Blossoms One die template.  We then used them to decorate handmade wooden trinket pots.
We chatted, ate cake and crafted - absolutely perfect!
Here are a few photos of their beautiful creations.

Thank you to Kate from Pickleberry and just to let you know I'm back there next month with another workshop.  This time we are making a Christmas advent box using the Square Bracket Edge Box die template. 
 All the workshop details can be found here.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Want to make it Fabulous!

Welcome welcome welcome!
Want2Scrap™ , Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and JustRite® Stampers Designers have teamed up to bring you an amazing four day Blog Hop Event Sept 6 -9, filled with fabulous designs that are sure to inspire all!!
Each day we will be sharing a link list with you for the featured designers!

It is day 2 of the Blog Hop and I would like to share with you a card I made.
I've gone very pink and sparkly!
I used the following products:
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts die templates:  S4-310 Labels Eighteen,
S4-114 Standard Circles Large and S5-049 Carnation Creations
 JustRite® Stampers: Friendship Blooms
Want2Scrap™: Nestabling Circle Pink Rhinestones

Other supplies: Anna Griffin - Willow Collection paper, Craftwork Cards, Scrapbook Adhesives

Now, what would a blog hop be without prizes? Yes, we will also be giving away prizes!!

Want2Scrap will be giving away 2 $25.00 Gift Certificates.
Spellbinders Paper Arts will be giving away 2 Die Template sets with a value of $24.99 each.
JustRite Stampers will be giving away 2 Stamp Sets of the winner’s choice.

The winners will be drawn from the blog commenter so be sure to visit them all and leave a comment one each to increase your chances of winning. The contest for the prizes will be open until midnight Saturday, September 10th.  Winners will be announced on Monday September 12th on the company blogs.

Are you new to Want2Scrap, Spellbinders Paper Arts or JustRite Stampers? Here is a little information about all three of these amazing companies. Each company offers a unique line of products that work wonderfully together to make some fabulous designs.  Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders die
templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ cut and emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow Spellbinders on Facebook, Twitter and the Spellbinders Blog!

Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestone lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders Nestabilities® die templates. Want2Scrap also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs. Follow Want2Scrap on Facebook and the Want2Scrap Blog!

JustRite Stampers entire collection of stamps are designed to be compatible with Spellbinders die templates.
JustRite Originals interlocking stamp system allows you to mix and match borders and centers to create  dozens of design possibilities. Since the spring of 2008, JustRite Original stamps have been designed to coordinate with the Spellbinders NestabilitiesDecorative Elements and Basic Shapes.   In January of 2011, JustRite began introducing Cling Stamps Sets designed to coordinate with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels.

JustRite Cling stamps are deeply etched pre-cut red rubber mounted on Static Cling Foam made in the USA . Cling sets come on a colored 8 1/2 x 6 1/2" Storage Panel for easy storage in our Cling Mini Binder Box. For thousands of ideas on projects using JustRite and Spellbinders die templates visit the JustRite Design
Gallery and the JustRite Blog. You can also follow our blog by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Subscribe to each company’s blog!

Today’s featured bloggers are:

I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop. Your comment will count as a prize entry!
Thank you for visiting me today.

Monday 5 September 2011

Monday Morning Photos...

Just a couple of photos this morning, Bella of course!
She is growing but I think she's going to be a dinky dog!
 Mitchell created this photo.  He returns to Sixth Form on Thursday, 
I will miss the holidays but I love the build up to Christmas!
Happy Monday!

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