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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Annabelle's Trousseau

Hello friends

Lovely to see all the comments yesterday,
it's not too late to leave a comment on Hump Day Giveaway,
a winner is picked next Tuesday evening to be announced on the Wednesday.

Something new...
Over on the website is a whole new collection available to pre-order.

The detail is gorgeous in this collection with different layering frames.
Beautifully designed by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.

The die set I'm featuring today is Annabelle's Trousseau.

I've allowed the die to do the work, cut in ivory and layered onto some
pretty flowered paper.  The embellishments are silk flowers that I purchased in
the States and a typed and die cut and sentiment.


Annabelle's Trousseau is available to pre-order on the website here.
The entire Chantilly Lace collection can be viewed here.


Worth mentioning: with pre-orders we are guided by the distributor when it 
comes to dates, sometimes they are prompt, sometimes they are not! :(

Elliott is always on the case chasing them up so please be rest assured 
if you place a pre-order we will get them to you as speedily as we can.

Take care friends - please stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Hump Day Giveaway

Hello friends

I'm back in the routine so much so I even got round to defrosting the freezer yesterday!
The door got left open when I was away so it was all very frosty,
(it's one of those messages you would rather not receive!) 

Also pleased to announce Hump Day Giveaway is back.

This week the giveaway is...

A pre-loved set of Make Mine Lemon Lime
A fun die set designed by Debi Adams.


Yana from the Spellbinders office has made this gorgeous project 
using this die set.


If you would like to win this pre-loved set please leave a comment on today's post.
A winner will be picked out next week.

If you would like to purchase Make Mine Lemon Lime,
it is available new and pre-loved on the website here.

Wonderful to see so many people taking advantage of our new free UK delivery,
thank you! 


Take care friends - back tomorrow.






Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Gossamer Knot

Hello friends

Lovely response to the free postage and packing on the website,
just to confirm it is permanent! 
We appreciate it makes a big difference when ordering a smaller item
or perhaps one of the pre-loved dies.

Today I'm sharing a project using Goassamer Knot.
A four piece die set with a stylish ironwork design.
The outer border dies are very handy on their own and of course
you can use the inset dies on their own to create beautiful windows.


Warning: my project is festive!
I used the smaller rectangles in the set to create two panels.


A typed and die cut sentiment and flowers are from Swallow and Heart.
The little leaves (I use these a lot!) are from Homespun.


Gossamer Knot is available on the website here.
Backed with silver mirror card really highlights that ironwork design.


Now added to the website is Festive Sentiment Sheets.
Two A4 printed sentiment sheets.  One white linen and one ivory linen  
cardstock 255gsm. Each sheet has a total of 14 festive sentiments 
in a variety of fonts.  A total of 28 sentiments, 
perfect for die cutting/trimming to size and adding to your projects.


Day 6 and Elliott's first day at Uni is detailed on my personal blog 
here - sticking to crafty stuff on this blog :)

Take care friends, I'm back tomorrow with Hump Day Giveaway...
yes it is back!




Monday, 18 September 2017

BIG NEWS and Snowflake Snippets

Hello friends

Big News here at Hope and Chances, we held a staff meeting
yesterday (two of us!) and decided we would make the website ...


YES! FREE UK delivery FOREVER! 
We realised that to offer you the very best shopping value we would cover your 
postage and packing costs.
So whether you just need one item or ten just click away!

And now today's crafty offering...

With the weather feeling much cooler these last few days I feel
I can possibly mention the 'C' word,
I succumbed to putting my heating on last night!

Spellbinders have some wonderful Christmas dies this year and
recently I created these two cards for the Spellbinders blog
(full post is here)
They both use a beautiful new festive die set called Snowflake Snippets
there's actually 5 dies in the set so lots of usage from this one.


I used the largest one for this card.


An emboss only design.



And this one just overlaying the die cut onto snowflake paper.


Ideal dies for batch making those Crimbo cards.
Snowflake Snippets is available on the website here.

STOP PRESS!
Sold out of Snowflake Snippets - so popular!
More are on order and will be in stock next week.

Over on my personal blog Day 5 of my trip is documented,
shopping photos today.

Take care friends - wishing you all a fantastic Monday and oh yes...
other news - Elliott starts University today,
I'll no doubt be embarrassing him with photos!


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Charity Kit Day

Hello friends

Here is this month's Charity Kit.
(Again, apologies it has been delayed, next month we will be back to
the first Sunday in the month).

This month's kit is a 5x7 card using beautiful dies designed by Stacey Caron
for Spellbinders.  Untamed Heart, Labels 56 and Rebel Jewels.



Included in your kit:

Ivory card base and envelope.
Ivory 5 x 7 card mat.
Die cuts - Untamed Heart (gold), Labels 56, Rebel Jewels
Typed and die cut sentiment
Flowers and leaf die cut with cream pearls
Lucky number
Full instructions


As always, inside your kit is a lucky number and if you hold
the winning ticket your prize is a goody bag containing
dies, stamps and more.

The price of this month's kit inclusive of packing and posting is £4.95
I have placed a PayPal button below, it is also possible to alter 
quantities should you wish to order more.

£4.95



As mentioned, all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell.


I'm delighted to tell you that Hope and Chances has been awarded
a bird to nest on their Tree of Life.
This is a prominent feature in the hallway of the RMHC House.
This is a testament to all of YOU who purchase kits each month, your money
is helping so many families.



Thank you all so much for your continued support - 
we are now four years on and still going strong!

My holiday documented is over on my personal blog here
just in case you would like to see skyscrapers and food! :)

Take care friends and thank you again for all your support.


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Card Quilting

Hello friends
 
I've got a busy weekend ahead - demoing and teaching a workshop today
at The Art of Craft in Farnborough and tomorrow is Charity Kit Day
(also a lot of housework - groan!)
 
Back to something nicer...craft!
This card was featured on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog
when I was away.
It uses the die - Tumbling Blocks, one of the Quilt dies designed by Lene Lok.
 

For a full tutorial please visit the Scrapbook Adhesives blog here.
 

 
Tumbling Blocks is available on the website here.
I'm finding these dies very therapeutic to work with, it is nice that
the die comes as a complete piece, not individual shaped dies -
this really speeds things up!
Lene Lok has designed more of this type of die - more available here.
 
Over on my personal blog is Day 3 holiday documented but if you wish to just see
craft please stick with the Hope and Chances' blog :)
 
Take care friends and please stop by tomorrow - Charity Kit Day.
 
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