Wednesday 16 October 2013


Hello friends

All you need is love, all you need is love
All you need is love, love. 
Love is all you need 

Feel free to sing along...!  
No I haven't gone totally mad but I recall humming
that popular little tune while making this project....
A little covered notebook and matching cotton bag. 

By using the new Spellbinders® metal shims cutting thick felts, fabrics, leather 
and more is now an absolute breeze. 
The shims are available in Junior size for the Grand Calibur and a 
slimmer version for the Artisan X-Plorer .
I have both sizes available in my Amazon shop :)
If you need any advice regarding these please feel free to get in touch.
The only paper I've used is to cover the notebook - everything else is fabric and felt.
The dies are the very lovely new Die D-Lite  Swirled Heart and Font One - Uppercase.
More details regarding these projects can be found here - they've just appeared in the 
Spellbinders Idea Gallery.  
I will let you into a little secret...those heart shaped 'buttons' I've used are actually
pins from the British Heart Foundation.
 If you visit any of their charity shops they have them by the tills, for a small
donation you can purchase a sparkly pin, 
I thought they were lovely and finished my projects perfectly - just nipped off the 
pin section with pliers and popped a 3D Foam Square on the back.

Yesterday was a hospital day and Elliott is making fantastic progress with the special mask,
everyone at the hospital is really pleased and hopefully we are starting 
treatment very soon.  
I will keep you posted - thank you, as always for your kindness, it really keeps us going.

Take care friends.


Domino said...

Brilliant news about Elliot.

Domino said...

Another oops, of course I meant 'Elliott'!

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. That is really fantastic news. Go Elliott! I love the notebook cover and bag, very pretty. I must get the shim to have a go at some of these. Off to the Spellbinders site again now : ) Take care.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Fabulous projects today, I have not heard of the metal plate.
Glad Elliott is making progress - way to go Elliott.
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

I forgot to say that I often use charity badges etc on my cards. If someone supports a certain charity I try and include their badge/ pin etc somewhere on their card. X

AnneRD said...

Love today's project Christine. The heart shapes look very effective in fabric and felt; great present idea. So pleased that Elliott is feeling more comfortable with the mask, great step forward. Anne x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

These look so pretty Christine! What brilliant news about Elliott! Susan x

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine, really pleased to hear that Elliott is making such good progress with the mask and will,hopefully, be able to start his treatment soon. Today's project is super~I love your use of fabric and felt.
Big hugs to you all, Maggie x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Really good news about Elliot hopefully treatment will start soon, bet you can't wait for it to be over with.
Love your projects today both are very pretty.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love your projects today.
Really pleased Elliott is making great progress,I hope he starts his treatment really soon. Take care . x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Fabulous news about Elliott, I'm keeping everything crossed for him.
I love your bag and notebook cover, really lovely. I will be needing the shims, I noticed you have the Junior one, when I followed the link, do you also have the one for the Artisan ??
Have a good day, and huge hugs to you All.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

So good to read your blog this am. Delighted to know that Elliott is progressing so well
Great project with spellbinders.

Good wishes


hazel young said...

Fantastic news about Elliott. did Lovely project love the bag so cute. Will you be stocking the metal shims for the grand calibur i did look on your amazon shop the other day but only found then for the artisan. xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine,
great project today. Well done Elliot! keep going I have everything crossed,
Carole N xx

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, love the notebook. My cousin loved the notebook I made on one of your workshops so I am will be making her one for Christmas.

Great news about Elliott, well done.

Window cleaner was here about an hour ago so the rain will probably start anytime now!!

Take care, Mary, xx

nattyboots said...

Well done !!! Elliott Mate your a star you just keep chipping at it bit by bit and you are bound to conquer all problems....

Your projects are lovely Christine as always , i will look in my shop on Saturday for the little pins ,such a good idea,
I still have your song in my head as i write this ,it will probably stay with me for a while lol

Have a great day all of you
Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

So pretty Christine, I'll have to get some felt!

Wendy L said...

Note book looks great and a good idea making a bag for it. Great news too. xxx

Anonymous said...

Good for you Elliott! Keep at it you will get there I'm sure.

Enjoyed the little sing a long this morning and the projects are cute. JuliaTx

Janice said...

Lovely project Christine, interesting about the metal shim. Would be good for patchwork I guess. Great news about Elliott, hope he continues to improve. Janice xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
This is really fantastic news. Well done Elliot. Fabulous project today, although I've never heard of the metal shims from Spellbinders.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Love the "Love" today. Really good news about Elliott.
Love Val x

Anonymous said...

Delighted to hear Elliott making good progress.
Love your crafty project - what a lovely gift idea.
Take care all of you
Caroline MacH

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous bag and notepad, love the use of the pins. Glad Elliott is making progress, hopefully treatment will start soon. Emma

Rita said...

What an adorable set Christine. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Laura O said...

great projects ,and really glad Elliott is doing well,Laura O

Maddie Nottingham said...

Loving the Heart Pins and your Noebook etc. Fantastic news about Elliott. Well done Elliott.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Glad to hear Elliott
is making good progress he will overcome it he is a strong boy. love the projects you have made very pretty love to all Jean Z xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, fantastic news about Elliott's progress.
Lovely project today too. Love the idea of using the pin's.
Have a great day.
Elizabeth x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, beautiful makes them! Great news about Elliott! Carole Z xx

Janice said...

Fantastic news regarding Elliot! Long may it continue.
Love your projects today, something very different.

Many thanks for the add on kit which arrived today, I love it! Plus the extra sheets I ordered arrived on Monday. The book is filling up nicely 😉
Janice x

Maggie said...

Hello. How late am I tonight but thought I'd send a quick message to Elliott to say it will get easier. Well done him. Lovely heart die that one and makes a great little cover and bag. xxMargaretxx

LoraineC said...

I'm so late it's the next day !! I love this project and what a lovely idea with the pins. So glad Elliot is making progress with his mask. X

Anonymous said...

Glad the hospital went well and things are progressing. My kit came yesterday its fantastic thankyou x

mags said...

A gorgeous altered note book and bag. Love them.
Glad to hear things are progressing well with Elliott.

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