Monday 20 January 2014

B is for Birthday!

Hello friends

I hope you had a good weekend.
Wonderful comments yesterday thank you -
I think I may have impressed the Scrapbook Adhesives people :)

Pat S Witney made an enquiry about a blog post back in July 2011,
the image with the owl and the pussycat - it is actually a cartoon, not a stamp
but wouldn't it be a great design.... I may have to mention it to some stampy people.

Today's card is bright and Spring-like and is also featured in the Q and A section 
of this month's edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.
The first day of Spring is 20 March so a little bit of a wait 
but in between we can enjoy some crafty brightness!
I've used Edgeabilities® - Classic Scallop, the edge die and also the insert.
I feel a little bit sorry for Edgeabilities - they seem to get a little forgotten!
All Edgeabilities are on sale at the moment - bargains on the website :)

Some of you have noticed the drawing of Elliott on the sidebar, 
this is the link to Charity Kits on the website. 
The very talented SJ - Little Musings, drew this image a few years ago.
I absolutely love it - she captured Elliott brilliantly.

I'm working away on joining the knitted squares - my assistant Bella...
who frankly does little assisting!
Pom poms...they are breeding!

When I returned to my City job last week I learned that my
work colleague Kelly and her brother are doing a half marathon and they 
have chosen to run in aid of The Royal Marsden.
They have set up a Just Giving page here with all the details and
there is a quite a few photos of Elliott too!

I know this is a charity close to many people's hearts.

Take care friends and may you have a brilliant start to your week.


Chris said...

Good morning Christine,
Adorable pictures of Bella, perhaps she is after a mini square blanket. I love your Spring card, we certainly need some spring colour injected into our lives at the moment, although the sun did shine for a little while here yesterday.
Have a good week,
Chris X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the bright and fresh card, just what we need on a dull day. Roll on brighter days, can't come quick enough for me. The drawing of Elliott is great isn't it. Bella looks like she is one content little dog, all snuggled up with you, just managing to lay on a little of the blanket, no matter how much you try to keep it out of her way.....Yes I know dogs : ) Wonderful that your workmates are fund raising for The Royal Marsden too. Well done to them. Take care.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Christine a wonderful bright spring card to cheer us up in the gloom of January. I had seen the image of Elliot and thought it looked fab! I think Bella thinks you are making that for her bed!! Susan x

Magzeeann said...

Morning Christine. I think Bella is trying to tell you she would like a new blanket to snuggle in!Your card today is just what we all need~ a reminder of things to come, when we can say goodbye to all the rain and dull days.Take care, love and hugs to you all,
Maggie x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Yes a lovely bright card, lets hope spring comes early this year.
The drawing of Elliot is great, you should get that made into a stamp for yourself.
How cute is Bella she looks so contented snuggled up with you.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely bright card today, just what we need.
The blanket is comming along well, Bella is so cute.
I hope you have a good day, Take care. x.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, lovely card very pretty and your right about the edgeabilities I have them all and very rarely use them. Bella looks comfortable watching you. all my love Jean Z xx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous cheerful card, I also rarely use the edgeabilities, maybe that can be this years resolution to use them more. Gorgeous photos of the ever so helpful Bella! Emma x

Sally said...

Hi Christine, just want to say, it is lovely to have you back posting regular blogs. I like the spring style card, we need some brightness during these grey winter days.
Take care, Sally xx

Sally said...

Hi Christine, just want to say, it is lovely to have you back posting regular blogs. I like the spring style card, we need some brightness during these grey winter days.
Take care, Sally xx

Lesley Thomas said...

I don;t know about a brilliant start to the week Christine, but at least the sun is shining here, after an absence of about a week.

Love the pics. and the card.

Maggie said...

Good morning. Bella looks so cute - I think she really does want to help, but failing that a cuddle will do. Such a lovely card with the promise of spring to come. I too forget about the poor edgeabilities. Todays job is to hunt them out and put them to use. xxMargaretxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Christine love the little musing of Elliott. So nice of your colleagues to run for the RM. xx hazel

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
I just love your spring. Hope that Bella is careful of the needle while helping to sew the blankets. Love the picture of Elliot. Thanks for answering my query regarding the owl and the cat. Some people really like humorous cards and this one would make a lovely stamp, so please do speak to your stampy friends. And more like that as well.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Loving the fresh, summery card today. The piccies are fabulous, especially Bella and the fantastic knitted squares.
What a brilliant caricature of Elliott.
It is fantastic of your work colleagues to also fundraise for The Royal Marsden, I hope they do really well.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I love today's bright and cheerful card! I had notice the image of Elliott and really admired it, so thanks for letting us know a bit about it..great pics, as always of Bella and well done to your work colleagues! Hugs Carole Z X

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - love your bright cheery card and a nice reminder to start reaching for those edgeabilities which still don't get used nearly enough. Maybe a Friday Die day project or two in the future?? Love the picky of you and Bella and how lovely that your work colleagues are helping raise money for your favoured charity. tfs

Anonymous said...

Fab card, brilliant drawing of Elliott. And how wonderful that some of the people you work with doing the half marathon !! I dont think I would manage 1 mile xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, I love today's card so bright and cheery, perfect for Spring.
The picture of Elliott is perfect and to be honest I thought he had drawn it himself.
X Ros

Ita said...

Hi Christine lovely cheerful card,great drawing and photos of Elliott,and bell

Janice said...

Hi Christine
What a lovely colourful card, something to cheer us all up in this damp weather!
What a great image of Elliot, drawn to a tee!
The blankets must be growing.....lovely photo of Bella!
Well done to your work colleagues for raising money for your great causes.
Janice x

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