Friday 25 April 2014

Friday Die Day and All Is Revealed!

Hello friends
Fridays come around so quickly!
This week I'm featuring one of the new In'spire Line dies - Destination.
Did I mention how much I like these??
This is how it looks cut/embossed.
Here comes the tag! A piece of script paper adhered and lightly inked the edges.
I stamped a small sentiment onto cream card and positioned the die.

This enabled me to have a little contrasting message inside the sign post.
Wrought Iron works perfectly with this die.
I chose to cut the bottom section away.
Both die cuts affixed to the tag - looking Victorian!
The final touches, Sprigs, twine and a little flower.

A close up photo.

And this is where the tag went....
Tied to a bottle of wine with some mini eggs for Sally's husband's birthday.
I've yet to check if he's eaten and drunk it all...I hope so!

So those of you who have Facebook and Twitter will now know about the 'big news'!
But, if you are not a follower of social media, I can reveal that ......
Hope and Chances Creativity is now a papermilldirect partner!
This is such an exciting venture for me and I am thrilled to be just one of three
outlets in the country selling their exceptional fine A4 card!
It travels all the way from their mill in the scenic Lake District.
It is perfect for all crafts and die cuts beautifully. 
Right now it is available in the shop to buy as A4 pick n' mix or individual sheets.
A spectrum of colours including pearlised - I had so much fun placing these
in their cubby holes...only moved them around about half a dozen times! 
In due course all will be available on the website.
Here is a link to the official news item here but please stop by tomorrow for more
details and how this all came about - Bella helped too!
Have a brilliant weekend everyone!


Diane said...

"In due course all will be available on the website."

That is exactly what I was hoping to hear!!,

Stamping Bubbles said...

Wow what a beautiful collection of colours.
Love the little tag.

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, congratulations on your news, I bet you are thrilled too. I love the way the display looks all neat, tidy and colourful. I see you had Bella working again guarding all the boxes, she looks so cute.
Lovely tag too.
Elizabeth x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. What a great idea, I love how you use dies like this. It looks so...don't want to say pretty as it was for a man but you know what I mean : ) Now we know what the package was! I believe that John Next Door always uses this card too, I must try it as the colours look gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely tag & great news on being a PMD stockist!


Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, well I have been so busy this week that I have been absent from FB (will pop there in a mo!) & twitter, so missed the announcement! What great news - I get a lot of my card from Papermill as it is such great quality and it's fantastic that you are now a partner and your display looks fab...exciting!Love the FDD today - fab tag! Hugs Carole Z X

Sally said...

Hi Christine, I loved the tag, and so did Neil, especially the bottle it was tied
I told Neil to consider himself very lucky that he has received an original piece of art work from you. Plan to drink the wine tomorrow night, I'm hoping he will share the little eggs aswell!
Congratulations with your partnership, Papermill, are very lucky to have you. Now you have lots of lovely card to use with all the lovely Spellbinders dies you stock.
Take care xx Sally x

Val Jones said...

Hi Christine. At last Google is letting me comment again.

I love Paper Mill card. Always use it. It comes in a lovely selection of colours.
Love Val in Spain x

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine. Your array of PMD card looks stunning ~ congratulations on joining the partnership! Love FDD, the tag is beautiful.Big hugs,
Maggie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous tag Christine thanks for the inspiration again. Big Congratulations on becoming a Papermill Stockist I love their card and buy it direct but it would be brilliant to be close enough to you to buy it without the postal charges!! Good luck with your new venture, hugs Susan xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Your tag today is great,Thank you for the tutorial.
Congratulations on becoming a partner for Paper Mill Card,your display looks great,I am sure we all want to be able to get it.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

Unknown said...

Lovely idea for a tag.
Your card stock display looks amazing. What a choice. I don't think I would want anyone to buy it and disturb the display. Perhaps you could apply for an arts council grant for an art installation, looks far better than some things they have caled "art"
Janice W

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I love your tag ,so versatile im thinking as i can just see this on a Christmas card / tag .

Everything good and positive is happening for you this year i am so pleased for you long may it continue .

Have a lovely weekend
Elaine H X .

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine love the tag really nice. Congratulations on becoming a partner of Paper Mill I love their card.

Have a lovely weekend

Sophy n Gran

mary said...

Hi Christine what wonderful news congratulations. I went to Paper Mill for years when they were at Salford Quays and literally cried when they closed. I hope they have one up north Mary

Valerie said...

How great, always loved buying my card stock from Papermill and was really unhappy when they moved from Dockside. Will indulge on Sunday. Love the tag and die. Valerie

Oksana said...

Hi Christine, I too am a big fan of this cardstock and used to visit the Salford store regularly until it closed. What an achievement, well done! Lovely tag also!xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great news, I love PMD card and paper, it's such good quality and wonderful colours, having been buying from them for years.
Great Friday Die Day as well, lovely tag.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great news, I love PMD card and paper, it's such good quality and wonderful colours, having been buying from them for years.
Great Friday Die Day as well, lovely tag.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, just love the tag and the card looks very good all the lovely colours . love Jean Z xx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine,I received papermill's email y/day about you being a stockist, its wonderful as I love their products and am actually waiting for a large box arriving today! Very exciting for you.

Beautiful tag, love the lamp post with the sentiment inside, can see it being very useful for Christmas as well.
Hugs Emma xx

LyndA said...

Wah Hey!! I knew it was heavy and in lots of boxes but never would have guessed.
I've used Papermill card before and it is a dream and such marvellous colours. No wonder you had such fun choosing how to display them! xx

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Stunning tag today really like the lamppost.
The card looks amazing just like a rainbow - and yes the quality is superb I love Papermill Dirdct.
Amanda x

Janice said...

I'm sure Sally' husband loved his birthday present and your's lovely!
Congratulations again on your partnership with Papermill. Such lovely card, I can feel a box filling trip coming on in the near future!
Janice x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Love today's tag and the dies are lovely. Congratulations on your news. This is a beautiful collection of card. Hope you didn't work Bella to hard.

marg said...

Hello Christine
As an obsessed Crafter I could spend all day swooning over the shelves of papers etc!
Love that you are a partner of Papermill!
Take Care
Love Marg

Ann said...

Gorgeous tag I love the dies used nice design for a male and change of colour would be so pretty for a female.

Congratulations on your new venture pics are great lovely neat cubby's with beautiful colours and I love the pic of Bella guarding all the boxes whew after lifting all that lot you don't need to go to a gym lol.
Have a good weekend

Hugs Annxx

wishfulwonderer said...

Hello Christine. This is a lovely surprise. I use PMD for all my card stock as it's very versatile. Now I know where to get it. Not sure Bella is working as a guard dog - she just likes being in on the action! xxMargaretxx

hazel young said...

Love the new card stock great colours. Lovely die and tag xx hazel

Lacelady said...

So pleased for you Christine - your stock is increasing, big time. Love the purpose made storage too, I wish I had something like that.

Love the tag and the idea too.

Sandra said...

Wow looks gorgeous , you must be like a child in a sweet shop! All those lovely colours!
Congratulations on your news venture, it makes perfect sense!
Love the tag too!
Sandra xx

AnneRD said...

Wow, what lovely colours, so pleased to hear of your new partnership. This is going to be a special year!
The tag is so effective, great one for the men too. Anne x

Janice said...

Looking forward to seeing all the card "in the flesh" so to speak when I come down at the weekend. Love all the colours so it will be hard to choose what ones will appear in my shopping basket !!! Janice x

LoraineC said...

Oh I love this tag and the card looks amazing I just love colours so uplifting x

Tilly Talksalot said...

Hi Christine, congratulations but was expecting a surprise person leaping out of the box!!!Lol! The tag is brilliant (so were the eggs and wine!) great idea for a gift. Have a great weekend all of you. Janette X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, What fabulous news, I too love papermill card, I use it all the time.
Loving your tag for FDD, I especially like the font on the happy birthday stamp, and it fits perfectly with this lamp die.
Loving piccie of Bella 'getting in on the act' haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Hi Christine - congrats on becoming a PMD stockist. I am thrilled as I love their card. Many years ago we visited their factory shop in Kendal - the car was loaded down with supplies! Annx

Littlelamb said...

Always use this card. Wish I was nearer and then could fill a box with all the colours I like. Used to use the one in Braintree and Bridgend and was sorry when they both closed. Love the tag. Another die on my wish list

Ita said...

Great news,and love the tag,when I have to buy all my craft on line,you never feel the paper or the smell of it,it is a fantastic product,.

Carolyn H. said...

Oh, what lovely colours,you will be spoilt for choice. So will everybody else when they go online. I guess you were in your eliment unpacking them all and putting them in their colour coded boxes!!
Love the TAG, as you say, very victorian. xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news ! It looks amazing. And I simply adore the tag you have made x

Laura O said...

wow lots of lovely colours ,you lucky duck -one of only three suppliers .Laura O

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