Tuesday 4 September 2012

Thames House

Hello friends
Yesterday I went on a little search for this building - it is Thames House
Bed and Breakfast.  I had heard that a lady attending one of my class was going to stay here and I thought 
I would go and have a nose!  
It turns out it is about a 2 minute walk away from my crafty studio!
The lovely owner Claire, showed me around the beautiful bedrooms all with views over the river.  Each room has its own immaculate bathroom.  It is so nice I was tempted to ask if I could move in!
It is going to be an ideal place for those of you who live further afield and  if you wish to attend one 
of my full day or weekend classes.  The reviews on Trip Advisor are amazing too.
So there's a thought...
I've said to the owner that I will speak with her when I am planning certain classes to make sure she has availability just in case...

Now for something crafty...
How about a frame with a difference?
I created this for Spellbinders™  and it has now appeared in their Idea Gallery
it looks a little different over there because they have chosen to back it with a different colour -
I can't quite decide which I prefer.  It features the very pretty ornate Antique Frames and Accents.
I chose to decorate each one with various die cuts and extras.  
The frame is from Ikea, one of their wooden ones that come in a pack.  
I roughly painted it, stamped and inked the edges - crafting on a budget! :)
Have a good Tuesday dear friends.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, there you go tempting me again by displaying a place to stay if I come to your workshops. It looks delightful so will have to seriously think about coming down. I love your idea of using frames makes a card more of a gift. This one is so beautiful but simple to make. Thanks for all your wonderful creations.


melanie said...

I do like this die set and love what you have done with the frame .Melanie

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
another wonderful frame. I'm getting very tempted now to decorate one. Thames House looks really a fantastic place to stay.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Christine Harrop said...

A great idea and a nice way to use frames in a different way.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, What a gorgeous frame, it is beautiful, I had to pop over to spellbinders via your link to check if I have those dies, because they looked so different how you have used them. This is a truly gorgeous frame.
I have fallen in love with Thames House, it looks beautiful, I would love to stay there, no wonder you wanted to move in ha ha !! Lots of love from Patricia xx

HiggiSue said...

Lovely frame today. very tempted too for the overnight accommodation

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Love the frame,so pretty.I popped over to look at the darker version but must admit I prefer the one on your blogg.
Thames House looks wonderful,what a wonderful weekend it would be,staying there and crafting with you. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely frame would make a great present, the dies are very pretty.
Looks like summer has arrived at last.
Have a good day.

Chloe's Nan said...

Very pretty Christine, another must have die set! Have just taken a look at your frame on the Spellbinder idea gallery, I think the darker background just brings out the DI accenting on the frames and the colour on the centre one too. The lighter background gives it a softer feel perhaps to hang in one of those gorgeous bedrooms in Thames House! What a lovely place to stay, very tempting x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous frame Christine I love those dies - sigh! The guest house looks lovely I may have to treat myself when things settle down here. Hugs Susan x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I love the frame that you have made its so pretty

Thames house looks a wonderful place to stay

Sue xxx

Janet said...

I just love you work!!!

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, I went over to the gallery, theirs does show the dies up quite well but I do like yours because the colours are more muted and I think they match the frame better.

Thames House looks fabulous, I wonder if my Son and DIL would mind if I stayed there instead of their lovely house........lol.

Crafty hugs, Anne x

nattyboots said...

Thames House looks beautiful Christine

I love your frames christine im going to have a look for one when im out shopping

I was thinking those tags may look nice done in mirri card and then something Christmassy added on ,then they could go on the tree , what do you think?
i havent got the frames so i cant have a play, [ stamps foot ]

Have a nice day Christine

Take Care
Elaine H

Ita said...

hi Christine,I love this card I would never thought of making that card that way
A big tnanks for the inspersions
p.s Thames House looks fab.It might be an idea to slip in there for a few nighs r. and R.

Unknown said...

hey Christine!
I love the frame card you created. I live in the US and follow your blog. If I ever come to England I will stop by your shop.

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

I love your frame project. Love the colours and those frames are amazing.

Thames House looks gorgeous. It looks like the perfect stay-over for your workshops.

Have a great day.

Sarah x

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine
The B&B looks fabulous! Love frame, love the decorative frames too. Emma

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love the frame..:)..xx

hazel young said...

Morning Christine, so glad you've found us crafters some where local to stay just need to save up now and make a weekend of it. Lovely frame it does look cheap at all xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, love the frame, it's gorgeous! Now you've found us somewhere nice to stay, am going to have to start saving! Carole Z X

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, how lovely the frame is today and I have these dies so will have a play. The B and B looks great too, I can see it will be bursting at the seams when you have a crafty weekend course on.
Elizabeth x

Bea said...

Looks like a B&B with real character Christine - how handy for your studio. Love the frame - it is such a pretty and restful colour scheme

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Very late today, have been out to the Cotswalds with Hubby. Our favourite places right on our doorstep.
Thames House looks superb, I love that type of architecture, it would be a wonderful place to stay so one could attend your weekend workshop in the future.
What a lovely idea for the frame, very different, the colours and design lean towards being scandinavian/shabby chic.
C.B.W. Carolyn x

Janice said...

Thames House looks wonderful Christine, what a find!

Love the frame too
Janice x

Craftychris said...

Love the frame, its really unusual. Thames House looks fabulous too xx

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