Tuesday 15 April 2014

Spring Sunshine

Hello friends

First off answering some questions:
Jean Z asked what sort of paper I use for the Roses die,
for the recent Create A Rose, I used Bazill cardstock.  
If you find the card does not 'give' enough, then spritz it lightly with water, 
this breaks down the fibres.

Now, some news on the Tool n'One.  If you subscribe to the website newsletter
you will have received this via email too.

The latest news just in from the United States...!
The original anticipated dispatch date has been further extended due to high production,
Spellbinders should be shipping this item to distributors on 21 April and arrive
in the UK shortly thereafter.

I am so grateful for everyone's patience - if you have any further queries
please do not hesitate to email: hope-chances@live.co.uk

I've received some more wonderful pictures of April's Charity Kit...
thank you so much ladies.

Here is Lesley's with the addition of gingham paper,
and here is Elaine's - with the addition of a gorgeous butterfly!
They are beautiful and I love how you have put your own artistic twist on the design.
I promise not to keep you waiting too long for the Easter project.. I can't believe
Easter is nearly upon us - I haven't put up my Easter Tree yet (yes, I have one of those!)

Now some Spring pictures - Mitchell went to the woods on his bike and Bella went too.
The Bluebells are appearing.
And, last night I took Bella to the park,
perhaps I should have been crafting
but I couldn't resist a walk in the sunshine!

Today is Coffee and Create - aka eating lots of cake!
Take care friends.


Chris said...

Ahh lovely Bella is getting lots of nice walks, doesn't the sunshine make you feel better. The charity kits look lovely, it's nice to see the different ideas for the kits. Enjoy your coffee and craft today.
Chris xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I don't blame you for getting outside into the beautiful sunshine, the wind was still very chilly here even in the sun though.....brr!
"Your" woods are going to burst into a bluebell carpet any day now aren't they. (Good pic Mitchell, another one in a couple of weeks will look so different!) They are just starting to open around here, I will be spending the day with my Beaver Scouts in a local farmers bluebell woods in a few weeks, it will be wonderful. The scent really is unique isn't it!
Lovely to see the finished kits, love the little twists that make them so special :) Take care.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
You shouldn't feel guilty for enjoying the sun - it does you good to get out in the fresh air.
I to have an Easter tree and still need to put it up also.

Amanda x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous boxes!! The sun makes us all feel so much better doesn't it! Super pics, hugs Carole Z X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
All the kit boxes look great. Your rose is perfect.
Lovely photo's today the sun makes such a difference.
I hope you all have a lovely day. Take care. x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I'm loving the piccies of the charity kits, especially the one with the added patterned paper, but both really pretty.
Bella is so lucky, getting these long walks, I bet she absolutely loves it, she is so cute. Enjoy the sunshine while you can, although we have had some sunshine here in the North, the wind has been very cold.
Have a lovely day in the studio, it's one of my linedancing days today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

The boxes look really nice and I love the rose. Don't feel guilty for enjoying the sunshine, its not something we can take for granted in the UK, I always try to take some time to enjoy it if its shining. JuliaT x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely boxes the added gingham paper makes a huge difference to the finish. Enjoy the sun while you can you never know when it will disappear.
Have a good time in the shop today.

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine. Get out into the sunshine whenever you can and enjoy it ~ we never know how long it will last do we?! Super boxes again today and your rose is so realistic. Enjoy craft and cake! Hugs,
Maggie xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine, my rose and sunflower dies arrived last week (a birthday present from my husband) and I have had great fun with them. I don't blame you for getting out into the sunshine - I'm off out to spend some family time in the sunshine today. We don't see the sun very often and we need to make the most of it.
Enjoy your cake.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

The charity kit boxes from the girls are fab lovely ideas .

Im so pleased you enjoyed the Sunshine and had some me time with Bella

Enjoy your Cake later, oh and your craft as well haha

Take Care
Elaine H X

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice boxes ...its nice having a bit of sunshine....
It makes you happy ..x

marg said...

Hello Christine
When I was a kid the Sun always seem to shine like your pictures!
Love Bella's walks!
The gift boxes are beautiful and I love the Rose..... but try as I might I can't get mine to look like yours.
Have a lovely day!
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Thank you for the information on the rose I will have another go, It's lovely walking in the park when it's sunny makes you fell better love Jean Z xxx ps the charity boxes are beautiful

Laura O said...

love the spring pictures ,a bit of sun feels great .Laura O

JJ said...

Hi Christine, lovely rose, mine do not look anything like that lol!

Great piccies and Bella looks like she enjoyed herself.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, don't blame you for getting out an emjoying the sunshine with Bella, you never know how long it will last in this country, so make the most of it! 2 gorgeous boxes, love the twists on each of them. Emma xx

Lacelady said...

Thanks for the news on Tool and One delay Christine - I am beginning to wonder if it will every arrive. Not your fault at all, but it's beginning to frustrate me now.

I have a lot of leaves on my bluebells, but no flowers yet, though I'm a lot further north than you. (Roughly level with the Lake District).

hazel young said...

Lovely photos of Bella and the walk. Love the boxes others have made xx hazel

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
Make the most of the sunshine while it lasts, you can see how much gorgeous Bella loves the outdoors!
We are eagerly awIaiting the arrival of two new family members, pictures as soon as they arrive, there is much excitement around the house!
The two challenge boxes are beautiful.
Crafty Hugs
Sandra x

Janice said...

Some more lovely boxes! TFS your photos, I love bluebells and Bella's collar 😄

Hope your class went well this morning.
Janice x

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. I have had the back door open all day and the birds have been going crazy. That's a great kit and it's lovely to see them made up with their individual flavours added. Enjoy the cake? Not for me till Easter Sunday and then, watch out! xxMargaretxx

Craftychris said...

What a lovely walk you must have had, I don't blame you! The boxes all look cool! xx

SusanP, Kent said...

An Easter Tree? Gosh, never thought of that before. Will it have chocolate baubles and can we have a photo please? Love the photos of the 'Great Outdoors'.
The completed April kits ARE beautiful.

Ita said...

Hi Christine lovely flowers,and the boxes are super,Bella looking well,love the photos

Anonymous said...

More lovely photos Christine, Lesley's gingham paper looks great x

LoraineC said...

The boxes look so pretty and always love seeing photos of Bella it's so lovely to see this sunshine after a very wet winter x

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