Sunday, 30 June 2013

Charity Fund Raising Kit

Hello friends
Today is the day!
I am revealing the kit to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House in Camberwell.
As you may recall if it hadn't have been for this fine house I would not 
have been able to stay with Elliott while he underwent brain surgery at King's.
It is worth mentioning that the McDonalds restaurants assist these houses 
in getting them up and running.  Once that is done, they can only remain open
through charity donations.

This is where I've stepped in and decided to help by put together a kit 
that can be purchased here or in the studio/shop. 
It is a mini photo tag/brag book featuring some of my favourite dies. 
Within each kit you will receive all the die cuts, foil bird cage, extra patterned paper, 
wooden embellishment, ribbon, 3D foam pads and instructions.  
 You just need to add some photos, distress ink, stamping and liquid adhesive. 
As you can see, I chose to dedicate my little tag book to Elliott.
 It can be themed to your choice - please note papers may differ slightly
from kit to kit but I promise they are all lovely and good quality.
With every kit sold there will be a raffle ticket inside - keep this safe
as I will be announcing some superb prizes kindly donated by 
Spellbinders®, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, WOW Embossing Powders,
Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson, The Hobby House, Personal Impressions,
Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Scrapbook Magazine and more.
Also, the very lovely Kathy has knitted a shawl from the alpacas she breeds.
She spins the wool and then hand knits the lace pattern - all handmade on her farm in Hampshire.
There will be an event next month in the studio/shop - I will be announcing the date soon.
I can guarantee it will involve cake!

The cost of purchasing the kit via my blog will be £7.50 -
this includes the postage, packing and a raffle ticket.
All proceeds will go to the charity.

I've placed a PayPal button below but should you wish to purchase 
by cheque then please feel free to email me

If you would like to purchase extra raffle tickets (honestly, the prizes have blown me away!)
they will be going on sale via my blog and in the studio/shop next week.

I fully appreciate that this project may not be everyone's cup of tea so
I've taken the liberty of placing a 'donate' button should you wish to pass on the kit
but would still like to help - any pennies will be gratefully received for such a fantastic charity.

As always - huge thanks to all of you for your kindness, support,
emails, comments and more, you have no idea how much you've helped me
and my boys over the last few months - you are all wonderful.
Much love.


Rosie said...

Just bought the kit, Christine. It looks great but is not my usual style, so it will be a mini 'experiment' for me! All the best for your fundraising xxx.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic christine love it. Im off to email you c

Anonymous said...

Lovely kit. Not really into brag books.....yet, looks like this kit could persuade me to give it a go! Hope the fundraising goes well. JuliaTx

Janice said...

Hi Christine

Well, the teasing was certainly worth the wait! What a lovely kit this is.
I can't wait to make it as it'll be my first tag book!

Wishing you lots of luck with your fundraising, the Ronald Macdonald House will be thrilled with all your hard work, well done!
Have a lovely sunny Sunday.
Janice x

Claire Dale said...

Just ordered! As with the ladies above, this will be my first brag book, but what a perfect time and excuse to experiment!! Big hugs to you and the boys and Bella too!! Claire xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Made my purchase, this is not something I would usually do, but I'm going for it, it will be good to do something different. Mitchell must have worked very hard with the GC to get the kits ready.
Take care.

Carole Z said...

Fab kit Christine, love tags and little tag books:have just bought it and am looking forward to using it! Good luck with your fundraising! Carole Z XXX

hazel young said...

Christine what a wonderful post today, im welling up reading it. such a beautiful kit yourself and Mitchell should be proud and for such a great cause. I shall be purchasing on payday. It's a lovely book and yes i think it needed to be dedicated to Elliott, hoping he is getting on better now on that road to recovery. Glad we have all helped you in your hour of need we are always here for you. Take care have a great day with your family xx hazel

Clai01 said...

Lovely kit Christine, Thanks for putting it together. I wish you every success with the fundraising and what a worthwhile cause also.

AnneRD said...

Well, what can I say, a lovely kit, with your unique designer stamp on it, (excuse the pun). I think Mitchell will be working overtime catching up with orders, will get mine in soon. Hope Elliott is improving. Anne x

Rita said...

Fabulous kit Christine. I have just bought it too and look forward to making it up. Thanks to Mitchell for all his hard work. You have a wonderful family. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Linda said...

Hi Christine, bought my kit-looks great- looking forward to making my brag book about my little dog Barney. Strange thing , had not heard of Ronald McDonald house till it was mentioned on your blog. Yesterday a charity collection bag from them came through the letter box, so now have two opportunities to help them. Good luck with you fundraising, hope you raise loads of money
Linda in South Shields

Cinders61 said...

I have just bought one, Christine. My mind is buzzing with photos to put in it. I have made a brag book before but I am really looking forward to receiving one with the "Christine stamp" on it. Gillian xx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, im not into brag books either but im going to use the bits in my kit for another project, have bought the kit, love the papers and die cuts. Emma

Unknown said...

Morning Christine, Worth waiting for it's gorgeous. I can see Mitchell is going to be busy. It's a wonderful thing you are doing raising money for the Macdonald house.
Hope Elliot is well ... Love to you all. I am off to email you.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

PharmacyMichele said...

Just bought the kit, it's really not my usual style but that will do me good-test my abilities and its all in a very good cause.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, I really like your tag so am now going to order one. I don't usually do the tags but looking forward to giving it a go. Good luck with raising lots of money, I think it's a lovely way of showing your appreciation to Ronald Macdonald.
Well done to Mitchell for all the work he's doing, and you of course.
Take care
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your fundraising. I will purchase some raffle tickets when you put them on sale next week. Take care. Claire

Sue B said...

Like many of the previous comments this kit would not usually be my type of crafting but because it is for such a worthwhile cause I am going to order one. Hope your fundraising goes well, you deserve it. Good luck with it all anyway & best wishes to you all.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine,

Wow i just love your kit and at such a good price too, i will e/mail you later ,

I have a friend who has just got into crafting, so this is going to be one of her Xmas Presents .

A lovely photo of you all , and a lovely blog i feel as if we are all one big family

Thank you
Elaine H X

Mary by the Sea said...

Morning Christine lovely kit, but no butterflies!!

Mitchell will be working overtime to complete all the orders, but I am sure he'll cope.

Now have to decide who will receive these mini books.

The sun is shining here again today so elevenses in the garden beckons....

Take care x

Valerie said...

Such a great kit. Good luck with the fundraising, must go and order. Keep smiling, Valerie

Layerlass67 said...

Morning Christine, Love this little kit and have already purchased. Not made one before so hope it comes with instructions. It looks lovely. Now what if I want any more? Can we have more than one each? Well done with what you have achieved so far in getting the rich and famous to donate raffle prizes. Very exciting. Hugs Gemma xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Really love this kit, will be ordering straight away. I am sure they will sell very quick.
The raffle looks good too. Take care. x.

Kim H said...

Christine, what a beautiful kit - can't wait to receive it! Thank you to you all for your hard work putting it together. All the best to you and your family and good luck with your fundraising. Kim x

Maggieann said...

Hello Christine,what a super kit~love how it looks!Thanks to you and Mitchell for the hours of work that have gone in to it's preparation.Good luck with the fund raising. Love and hugs xxx

Maggie said...

Of course we've bought the kit. Having travelled this tricky road with you and the boys how could I not have done so!! It will be a challenge to make it as lovely as yours, but I'll enjoy having a go. Hope you raise lots and lots of money for such a worthy cause. Do let us know how you get on. xxMargaretxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Christine, love the kit and have purchased! Well done to Mitchell for all the work he's put in. I continue to remember Elliott in prayer and wish him well.

Love, Belinda. X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I have ordered my kit. Like lots of others it is not something I have done before but what a good reason to start! I will be putting pics of our two gorgeous grandaughters in it. Thanks Mitchell for all of your hard work in making the kits and I hope you are improving a little everyday Elliot. This is a great idea Christine. Thank you. Take care.

Toni said...

Hello Christine, I've just placed my order along with lot's of other supporters by the sound of it. I haven't done one of these type of albums before so it will be something totally new for me and I'm looking forward to it. Well done to Mitchell for all his hard work up to now and certainly from now by the sound of it. He's going to be very busy I'm sure. A very worthy cause for fundraising and a lovely dedication to Elliott. He deserves it.
Look forward to hearing more about the 'cake' event too.
Good luck with it all.
Toni xx

Janice said...

A lovely kit Christine, hope it sells and sells and raises a lot of money. Janice xx

Wendy L said...

Tag looks great Christine. As much as I hate McDonalds I do appreciate this charity, I already donate through my Son (he is doing a sky jump in August) as he raises funds for the one associated with Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool as they were very helpful when his son dies, good luck, xxx

Ita said...

Hi Christine first what a lovely photo of yourself with your two lovely boys,A lovely kit and I hope it will make a good bit of money for the charity.
Marks and Spencer also have a house for Family's in Great Ormond Street ,just by the hospital, it is not until you need this facility that people know about them.
Enjoy your Sunday,and good luck with the fund raising

LoraineC said...

Have ordered mine. I love working with tags so can't wait. Thankyou to you and Mitchell and hugs to Elliot and Bella! Xx

The Hardy Stamper said...

I've just ordered a kit, although I've never made a brag book before - but it's such a good cause. Well done to Mitchell for cutting out all those die cut shapes - I bet he has huge muscles now!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, I have just bought mine, this will be my first tag book, can't wait. I can't believe these fantastic places have to rely only on donations, all the great work they do. Thankfully you are doing this fantastic fundraiser for them, and we are more than happy to help.
The sample looks brilliant, and I am so looking forward to receiving mine. Thanks to Mitchell for all his hard work, and lot of hugs to you all.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

craftygardener said...

Ordered mine Christine. Not done anything like this before so it will make me try. Love and hugs to you and the boys, you are an amazing lady and we are privileged to know you. Looking forward to all future developments. Hugs Joan xxxx

Anonymous said...

I have bought mine too! I think this idea is great. I shall really enjoy making my first ever tag book. This is such a good cause to support, thank you Christine!
Carole N xx

Anonymous said...

Ordered mine. Not made one before but think I will use it for photos of my Grandaughters and GtGrandaughter. Looks a lovely kit. Thank you. It is for a very worthy cause.

nmty said...

Hi christine lovely kit can't wait for it to arrive. It's a brilliant cause to support. Lv nx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely project. Yes I definitely got a lump in my throat when reading your post today. You are an amazing lady and your boys are too. You are still in my prayers for a complete recovery for Elliot.
I have just made a donation to this wonderful cause. I am certain you will raise loads of cash.
Hope you had a wonderful day today.
Elizabeth x

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