Wednesday 9 April 2014


Hello friends
Last Saturday I held a class in the shop/studio - Introduction to Scrapbooking.
Those who attended brought along photos and made a scrapbook layout,
some were a little nervous as it was all very new to them but I'm pleased to say
they all relaxed, got into the swing of it and I think a few of them could now be hooked!

My crafting journey started with scrapbooking (I used to be worried about making cards!) 
so I really enjoy sitting down to create pages.  In fact I created three for this month's
Scrapbook Magazine and here is one of them using the free papers they are 
giving away - Bo Bunny, Country Garden.
A layered layout with a photo of my niece Rachel and her Shetland pony - Mow.
The dies are Foliage and Blooms Three.

Now onto the important announcement of the In'spire dies winners.

Thank you for all your comments, if you could have 1000 of something, what would it be??
Wishes, cures, crafting hours were just a few of the suggestions.
Elliott deliberated for many hours (I'm not joking!) and he has decided that 
these are the three In'spire dies winners...

"1000 great home for 1000 fabulous abandoned animals in rescue care"

Amanda (Baconbits)
"1000 extra hours to inspire children to craft"

"1000 years to complete all the craft projects I am inspired to do"

Congratulations to all three of you - please send your address details to
and an In'spire die will be winging its way to you.

Now, did I mention how much Elliott deliberated....???
Well here is another three that Elliott felt deserved honourable mention...
(and a runners up prize!)

Sue B
"1000 smiles from everyday people you see walking down the road or in shops"

Lorraine C
"I am extremely lucky, I don't need 1000 of anything"

"1000 of something it would be to have a sparkly wand to put a little magic into people's lives"

Again - please email with your address details and a nice
prize will be sent out to you.

Take care friends - enjoy your Wednesday and hopefully you are crafting.


Magzeeann said...

Morning Christine. Elliott has made very good choices on the 1000 wishes ~ well done to all of the winners! I love the colours and lay out of your scrapbook page.Not much time for crafting today ~ I've got a visit to the dentist! Hugs,
Maggie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the page layout and the papers are beautiful. I will get around to scrapbooking one day! Congratulations to all of the lucky winner. Well done Elliott, I'm not surprised that it took you hours to decide, or that you had 3 runners up :) Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A fabulous scrapbook page and your niece's piccie is beautiful.
Well done and Congratulations to all the Winners.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Well done everyone. Gorgeous page too, xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

What a pretty girl your niece is and you have made a lovely job of the page

well done to all the winners


Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love your scrapbook page it is really pretty.
Well done Elliott,you must have had a hard job choosing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
I hope you have a good day, Take care. x.

Carole Z said...

Love the page layout, I have been scrapbooking for as long as I can remember, but am almost ashamed to say that I find so little time for it now with other crafts taking over...I still have at least two holidays to scrap. It was one of my resolutions to get back into it this year, but so far not doing do good! Congrats to all the winners, lovely wishes, hugs Carole Z X

Janice said...

Hi Christine
I envy your eye for design, your scrapbook page is gorgeous! A lovely photo of your niece too.
Congratulations to the winners, fabulous wishes all of them.
Janice x

Clai01 said...

Congrats to all the winners and Elliot you're a winner too,
job well done I say !
A gorgeous scrapbook page Christine x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Everytime you show a page I am inspired to try scrapbooking but just not brave enough.
Congratulations to the winners and I am on yippee! Thank you for the opportunity.
Amanda x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Well done to all Elliott's lucky winners and runners up .

Aww Christine i just love your layout ,as i am a big fan of scrapbooking ,last year i had such fun doing a book of the Grandchildren all the photo's were of them in the woods where we live ,i had a pack of Peter Rabbit little stickers and a pack of Fairies and on each page i hid 1 among the scene the children have such fun finding the hidden stickers every time they visit . As the children call it Our Magic Forest Book , last week i decided to decorate the outside cover they will be over the moon when they see it .

Take Care
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Well done to Elliot selecting the winners, not surprised he had a hard job, and congrats to the winners.
Love your scrapbook page, such a lovely photo of your niece.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, what lovely wishes and congratulations to all the winners. A big thank you to Elliott too, I can imagine how difficult it must have been.
Love the scrapbook page, I am still not sure about doing it make it look so easy.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Congratulations to all the winners.
Love the scrapbook page. Very pretty girl and a lovely horse.
Love Val in Spain x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Elliot made good choices for the 1000 wishes. No wonder Elliot had three runners up, to many to choose from. Love the scrapbooking pages. Congratulations to all the winners.

JJ said...

Morning Christine & Elliot,

Congratulations to all the winners.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, congrats to the well deserved winners. Beautiful scrapbook page, love the whole design. Emma x

alex said...

Ooh thank you so much Elliot, and I do wish with all my heart I could find that many forever homes for all the fur babies in rescue. So pleased about your good news, look after Mum she deserves it :-)
Hugs Alex xx

Lacelady said...

Ooh, Well done Elliott - such well deserved prizes. I can't extend my crafty things into scrapbook pages, I have thousands of photos, and I dread to think how many scrapbooks I'd need.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Congratulations to all the winners well done, good choice Elliott, love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Elliott, the chocolate bribe didn't work either then! ;)

Well done to the winners and I like the scrapbook page, I just wish I had more time to scrap. JuliaT x

hazel young said...

Lovely page and so many winners well done to all xx hazel

SusanP, Kent said...

A beautiful page Christine. I'd love to 'scrap' with some of the photos accumulated over the years. There are SO many of them though and most of them are AWFUL. Finding the good ones would take so long! Perhaps I should spend an evening sorting then pluck up the nerve to try a novice class.
Great selection of winners Elliott! It was a hard question.

Carolyn H said...

Lovely scrap page Christine.
Congratulations to ALL '1000' inspire winners, bet that really was hard work Elliott, so many wonderful wishes and comments.
Love Carolyn

Ann said...

Hi Christine

A beautiful inspiring scrapbook page I love your style clean crisp and fresh your Niece is beautiful and love little Mow aaagh!!!!

Thankyou Elliott for choosing me I feel so honoured Bless youxx

Hugs Annxx

LoraineC said...

Thank you Elliot for picking me as a runner up I feel very honoured and congratulations to the other winners and everyone who posted. Super scrapbook page looking forward to reading my magazine x

Jackie said...

Well done Elliott on your choices of winners.......
Congratulations a to winners xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners. Love your scrapbook page , such a nice style you have with your layouts. X

Laura O said...

well done to the winners .Laura O

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