Wednesday 24 October 2012

Is Craft a Drug??!

Hello friends
A bit of a strange post title today...all will be revealed below.
First off ...Advent Frames.
Some of you have been very busy making your frames and kindly sent photos.
This is Ann's - I really like how she has mixed up the numbering.
This is Wilma's.
Wilma has decorated the outer frame which is something we will be doing at our Advent Frame Class
(still space available).
Also Wilma sent across a photo with some ideas of goodies that fit inside each little box.
Isn't she good...I tend to pop chocolate in all my little boxes.
Thank you both - I love receiving pictures of projects.

For those who ordered an Advent Kit, the papers are Simple Stories - Handmade Holidays. 
Isabell was in the middle of making her kit when she made a very interesting discovery....
one of the papers used  for the box lids is called Handcrafted.

We use the red plaid design but on the other side there is 
this circles/flower design with writing going across with beautiful words like 'poetry, music, simple, jingling'
and .....cocaine, heroin!!!!  How did those words end up there???

I can absolutely PROMISE that I am not sending out subliminal messages to you all!
I do sometimes wonder whether craft is a drug...
can't seem to get enough of it, spend quite a lot of money on it -
but it is one addiction that I'm very happy to have!
I shall be back in my crafty studio today putting the final touches to the Christmas Tags class.
Also, not sure if I mentioned - waxed paper is back in stock - yippee!
My box in the container ship made it safely to the UK and to my doorstep.
Have a nice Wednesday, way too foggy here - I think I preferred the rain!
Take care friends.


HiggiSue said... its definitely a drug....cases away the pain and krtx you forget.
Heat to see others creations. love ghetto paper pack too.

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, thank you for featuring my Advent Frame, 7 now made ready for the finishing touches. Love the way Ann has used random numbering, food for thought. I thought I had lost the die for making the lids, yesterday, searched everywhere for over an hour then lo and behold there it was peeking out from under some paper on my desk. Relief or what.

Thank you Christine for the inspiration and idea to make these frames.

Wilma x x

baconbits said...


I would say crafting was a drug and also the shopping that goes hand in hand i am addicted to both.
Really like the Advent frames both ladies have done something different.
Have a great day
Amanda x

baconbits said...


I would say crafting was a drug and also the shopping that goes hand in hand i am addicted to both.
Really like the Advent frames both ladies have done something different.
Have a great day
Amanda x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, when you put it like that I guess crafting is a drug...uhmmm and agree totally with your comments. I am definitely addicted to it.
Lovely advent boxes too ladies you must be chuffed to bits with them.
It is foggy and damp here this morning, ughhh...I much prefer sunshine!!!
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Hi Chriistine. I definitely think crafting is a drug and I have to get my "fix" everyday.
Love the advent frames. Well done ladies.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Both the frames you show are lovely,your ladies have done so well.
Really foggy weather today,will be glad just to see a bit of brightness. Take care. x.

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely frames ladies. Looks like the paper has a dictionary print in the background and the "drugs" ref is under the entry for "snow"! Perhaps a little more thought should go in to the prep of papers or they need a proof reader haha.
Have a great day everyone x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I am sure that crafting is a drug, well its certainly an addiction!!! especially the "got to have it" part
I am sure I read about this paper or something like it and it was withdrawn from sale.
Its another grey day here and I am missing the sunshine.

Lovely advent boxes ladies, something to treasure always

Sue xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Well yes I'm certainly addicted but there are worse things to be addicted to so I'm happy. As for buying things its only because we need them.
Nice boxes frames ladies.
Have a good day.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Congratulations to both ladies for their fantastic work on their Advent Boxes, they are both stunning, such great ideas.
Yes, I definitely agree that crafting is an addiction, well the 'buying' of craft stuff is an addiction, I see something and absolutely 'have to have it' ha ha.
What 'eagle eyes' you have to see those words in the background ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I prefer the rain to the fog also

Yes its a drug , and an expensive one at times , but it makes us happy to create something so pretty out of bits and bobs and then give it to a loved one .

The advent frames your followers have made are beautiful well done girls .

Take Care and have a good day Christine

Elaine H X

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, Definately addictive, if i dont craft for a couple of days i get crabbie! And also spend way too much money on items i will use 'one day'!
2 lovely advents today. Emma

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful examples of the advent frames and boxes. They are very talented ladies. Wilma has been very busy lady making 7.
Yes I mentioned on Sue Wilson's blog on the weekend that I had to have my daily fix of blog hopping and crafting.
My daughter when she comes round says you on that computer blogging again.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, love the Advent Frame examples...crafting is definitely a drug, we all need our daily dose! Happy Crafting all, Carole Z X

SusieB said...

Hello all, I find it really interesting to see the different ideas that people come up with from using the same basic kit. My advent frame (only made 1 so far) looks quite boring compared to the two shown today. So guess what I am doing today....yep to titivate my frame so thanks for the inspiration ladies.
A drug..well Im certainly addicted. i cant go anywhere without looking for crafty things and it drives my husband nuts. (I used to be like it when I was teaching, couldnt even walk on the beach without picking up things to use in class!)

have a crafty day everyone!

Sue X

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, it looks like dictionary definitions and possibly the word being defined is addiction? It certainly has a ring of truth to it - lol. The advent frames are beautiful, it must be lovely for you to see them in all their glory too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Craftychris said...

Craft is my 'happy drug'. It definitely cheers me up on bad days. Love the advent frames - gorgeous! xx

hazel young said...

Its a good drug Christine. Lovely creations by your blog followers xx hazel

Ita said...

Hi Christine ,very interesting post to day ,nice to see other peoples take on the advent calander.I have never made one ,but with the inspiration from you I am going to try one this year
Happy Chafting

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Lovely to share with us the other ladies Advent frames, they really are lovely,
Craft is an addiction, but I wouldnt be without it, I'm going to have withdrawl symptoms next week as I'm off to Centre Parcs - half term treat for the Grand children.
Crafty Best wishes, Carolyn.x

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