Saturday 5 October 2013

A Little Giveaway!

Hello friends
A quick injection of Christmas today and a little giveaway!
This is another card from Make Christmas Cards.
It was the final card I made when I was working on this commission
and realised I had lots of scraps of paper left over.  
I then recalled a design that fellow design member Michelle Woerner had made
and was inspired - thank you Michelle!  
I cut the paper pieces into strips, adhered them to cardstock using an Adhesive Sheet 
and then cut/embossed with Stars Five.  
Tied some red twine around one star point and finished the card with one of the 
sentiments also free in the magazine.
Easy, quick and effective! 
I have a new sealed copy of the magazine to give away - 
it comes with all the papers, stamps, toppers and more - in fact it has 279 pieces -
(what an odd number, you think they would have rounded it up!)

If you haven't started thinking about Christmas cards and projects it might just be 
the little bump start you need or perhaps you are already in the throws of 
Christmas creating and would like more!
Either way - really simple, just leave me a comment today and I will
ask Elliott to pick out a winner.  

Thank you for all your kind comments on my crafty space yesterday,
remember to look up the Crafty Storage blog from time to time,
there are some great ideas.  Talking of storage - did you know Spellbinders have
a gorgeous raspberry coloured micro fibre suede die case available...

I have managed to get my hands on some of these and I'm stocking them in my Amazon shop.
Ooops! They have sold out! But I have placed an order for some more so
if you would like one I'm very happy to reserve one for you - just drop me an email.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, I'm planning to have a lay-in at some point,
if you knew me you would laugh, I think I last managed to lay-in circa 1995!
Always been an early riser!  

Take care friends.


Little crafter said...

What a lovely simple but pretty card ! As the saying goes less is more ! I really like that bag to !! Xx Maria xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Christine
thank you for the idea of a very easy card useing up the scraps. I hope Elliot will soon be well again I think about you and wish you all the best take care Kitty

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous way of using up scraps - I'm already thinking up ways it could be adapted to other dies and other seasons.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, what a super way to use up scraps of paper. I have to admit that I still haven't started my Christmas cards so I'm really going to have to get cracking when I get back home! I love the storage case, I can feel an order is about to be placed.
Hope you all have a good weekend without the rain that we have in Venice!
Hugs,Maggie xxx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this useful idea Christine. Have a great weekend
Carole N xx

Anne O said...

Hi Christine,
What a great idea for scraps! I can't bear to through anything away! I love the die pouch - might have to put one on my Christmas list!
Best wishes
Anne O

Cinders61 said...

Oh no. Another spellbinders item on my wish list lol. Hope you have a good weekend and get some rest in! Gillian xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Great card made using up those little scraps. Will be having a look at the die bag, I didn't know there was one! You don't have to have to lie in bed to relax, (my hubby is the same as you) just doing what YOU want, when YOU want to is the important thing. Let the boys know that this is your "Lie In" and you will be "Getting up" a bit later. I am sure they won't mind (if they are even up themselves!!!) Enjoy the weekend. Take care.

Carolyn Bell said...

Hi Christine, what a great idea to use up scraps of paper! Thank you. I've been thinking a lot about Elliott and the trauma he is going through with the mask, I hope that having it at home continues to help him. Love Carolyn x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card especially for using up scraps. I love the Spellbinders case, very tempting!


Anonymous said...

Such a lovely simple card. Best wishes to you all - as ever. AnnieS.

Valerie said...

Hi Christine. What a simple design for a card, I can see it using a triangle to make a tree, a bauble shape, I could continue but l am sure you get the picture. I was going to have a lie in this morning but when my husband got up at 5.45!!! I decided to get up and start crafting. Love the bag. Have a good weekend. Valerie

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love this card ,such a good idea I hate throwing any papers away.
The bag for dies look great I will pop over to your shop now.
Take care . x.

Mac Mable said...

Love the simplicity and cleanness (?) of this card. Very attractive card x Thanks for sharing x

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine what a nice way to use scraps this star card is lovely. The bag looks great May have to look into this in your shop. Have a nice lay-in take care.
Sophy n Gran

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a good idea to use scrapes of paper, going to give this a try. Thank you.
Spellbinders pouch looks good, I'll have to put it on my Christmas list, I've spent too much lately.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I do hope you manage to get a 'lie in' sometime this weekend, I too have always been an early riser, and have a hubby who still can't sleep past 'workday time' ha ha
What a fabulous idea of the paper piecing, and so effective on this Christmas Star. I love it !!
Thank you for the opportunity to win the magazine, it will be brilliant inspiration, to be honest I don't even want to think about the 'C' word yet !!! ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Christine love the simplicity of it whilst still looking gorgeous. Loving the spellbinders die bag but how many dies sets can it hold. Hope you get your lie in and have a great weekend xx hazel

Maggie J said...

Hello Christine
What a great idea for a lovely christmas card and using all the scraps we collect. Best wishes to you all
Maggie J x

scofessex said...

Hi Christine
What a clever idea for a card using up all those scraps. Hope you get your lie-in

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
What a good use for bits of card - waste not want not.
Loving the look of the bag - but I would probably need a few...
Enjoy the weekend, hope its peaceful and restful.
Amanda x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Hope you manage a lie in sometime over the weekend... I had one this morning

I love the spellbinder bag but think I would need quite a few. Does it take the grand dies?

What a clever way to use up scraps and looks so effective too

Sue xx

nattyboots said...

WOW and you are a star too Christine , such a lovely crisp card made from scraps .

The spellbinder storage bag looks lovely

Have a lovely Lay in and a fab weekend { they say the weather is going to be good }

Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine what a pretty card and so easy love it, also like the storage bag love Jean Z xx

darcydaydream said...

what a lovely simple pretty card. I really like the spelly bag too. One for the Christmas list I think. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Hugs and Best Wishes
Christine in

Mary by the Sea said...

Morning Christine, what a great idea for using scraps of paper.

Loved the bag so as I had an amazon gift to use I got myself one..(thank you little brother for the card).

The start of the grand tidy up of the craft room.!!!

Have a great weekend, a lie in does you good now and again.. Take care, Mary, xx

mags said...

A lovely CAS style card Christine and a super way of using up scraps of papers. Great storage bag too.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, lovely CAS card, I love these but can never seem to make them! Love the storage bag. I hope you and the boys have a lovely weekend. Emma

Anonymous said...

Great post today Christine. Great card and idea for using up pieces. Great news on the die case -wonder how many dies will store in it. Happy weekend to you and your family.

Phil D

Craftychris said...

Fabulous card! I would love to win the magazine - I haven't been able to start my Christmas cards yet - whoops! Love the die case - its so cool! xx

craftyjojo said...

What a great idea to use up those little scraps of paper all of us crafty people collect. Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Very pretty card. lovely for batch making.
Would love to win the mag. No one stocks craft mags over here in Spain so any that are wanted have to be ordered. I am however a subscriber to one of them. Its my special treat.

Enjoy your weekend and hopefully a lie in which is out of the question for me as I have 5 cats and a small dog who demand breakfast very early.

Love Val x

Unknown said...

Morning Christine, now that is my kind of card, clean and simple, just like me. Well it will be after another coffee and a shower,
Love Carol xxx

AnneRD said...

Morning Christine
Great and effective way of using up scrap pieces of paper. Regarding the lay-in, I always find that when I can stay in bed that little bit longer I am wide awake, and when I have to get up early I would prefer to stay in bed! Anne x

Unknown said...

This is a lovely card, and what a great way to use up the scraps (or some of the TON of paper I think I have). I envy your neat and tidy space Christine. I seem to create better in a clutter (my excuse)
Janice W

Janice said...

A very pretty card Christine. Also love the bag from spellbinders. How many pages inside and how much are they?. Have a wonderful weekend. Janice xx

Laura O said...

fab card ,so effective ,love the bag think I would need more than 1 though.Laura O
enjoy your weekend.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Great way to use up all those scraps that you have and cannot throw away as they are too small for anything else. Best wishes take care Sandra xx

foxyg said...

A great card. I love making cards with paper scraps, so any new ideas always welcome.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous bag for Spellbinders and a great mag giveaway. xxx

georgina said...

I just love it, luv Georgina

Di x said...

Loving the colour of the Spellbinders binder. Think I will buy one for my Spellbinders stash.
The Christmas card is quick and easy to make, just made one with last years Christmas stash of leftovers, great idea.
Kind regards Diane

LoraineC said...

What a clever idea I wonder why I never think of these things!! Hope you get your lie in its a bit easier now it's darker x

Maggie said...

Hello. You are clever - such a good use of left over papers and makes a lovely card. Have a good weekend. xxMargaretxx

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Hi Christine, You are a clever girl with that lovely card, so simple but so effective. Will copy that one I think. Hope you get your lie in!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous idea for using scraps. Love the card. Have a lovely weekend x

lovestamping said...

Must try this as I have far too many scraps! Great idea and thanks for sharing. Thanks for the link for the craft rooms. I don't think I will ever get mine tidy and we are hoping to move so trying to keep my room reasonable. I am worried I wont have room for everything I have got over the last 15 years!!!!! Hope you enjoy your lie in>

The Hardy Stamper said...

Oh - I haven't started my Christmas card making yet, so this would be just the job! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

This card is lovely dearie.i really want to try making to Xmas cards with cleaner lines.Love your die bag-people will be scrambling for them.Hope you and your family are doing okay.Just trying to catch up on my commenting after being away.Hugs and thank you for the chance to win.Debbie x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, I am very interested in the case for dies, how many pages are there? I can't seem to be able to buy that mag, could you give me details so I can order it, or do you sell them?
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tip for using up Christmas paper scraps, thanks.
Loved the trip down your crafty memory lane..I really need a complete crafty space makeover.
Love the Spellbinders case for dies. Wonder if the plastic pockets are good and strong. I've had problems with plastic pockets before and abandoned my folder because of it, my dies are now on magnetic sheets in a box... not very easy to search through.
Caroline MacH

Unknown said...

Hi Christine
I also love the way you have used up scraps of paper and come up with a really beautiful card, I love it.
Try and have a lay in tomorrow, laying in bed reading sounds good to me, in actual fact I think I will give it a go LOL!!
Thinking of you and all your family, wishing you all the best.
Sue xx

Janice said...

I love this card Christine, so clean and simple and a great way of using all the scraps of paper us crafters keep! Thank you for the chance of winning your give away.
Janice x

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