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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

TV and A Photo A Day

Hello friends,
Today a little sneak peek of a TV project....
A couple of dies that I'm going to be featuring are the Square Petal Top Box and an absolute favourite of mine - Rose Creations.  I know some of you may already own these so I'm hoping to show you some different ideas and for those that have them on their wish list - perhaps they will jump to the top!
Lots of other yummy products too.

Yesterday I invited two special ladies to my crafty studio - Jude and Louise.
They brought along some projects and played with the Grand Calibur and dies.
I have to say it was these two that got me into serious crafting.  I went along to a scrapbooking class
 and met them both and before I knew it they enticed me away on a crafting retreat and I became addicted!
It was so lovely to catch up with them and it made the studio feel officially 'open'.
I'm working on classes - so a list will be posted soon.

Also for the month of August I've decided to play along with 'A Photo A Day' and possibly beyond if I get hooked.  Kate from Pickleberry Papercrafts has introduced me to this and I'm thinking
what a good idea -just take a few minutes each day to take a photo that matches the subject for that date. 
So along with my daily blog posts I hope to include a photo each day,
I suspect some may be typical but hoping some may be extremely different!
If you are playing along let me know.


So a bit of a mixture in today's blog post.
I didn't find the sweets yesterday - I looked in a couple of shops but I will try again - I do miss Woolworths!
Hope your week has started off well.
Take care friends.

26 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, so the challenge is set, August is going to be a fun month. Your studio is being put to use and I hope your workshops are a success. Woollies were great shops and are missed, hope you find some jazzies soon.

Wilma

nmty said...

Hi Christine, the sneak peak looks interesting, I am trying to think what you have put onto the flower to get that effect? could it be a glimmer mist? The studio looks brilliant, and you all looked like you where having fun. Pleased to say you all spread out when crafting, I always do! I never seem to have enough desk space! Interesting challenge for August, I will see how I get along! bet not very far!.

The pick n mix counter is one of my very first memories of Woolies My older sister used to have a saturday job working there, many moons ago!!

have a good day, I am ever closer to Thursday, and starting my hols yeah!!

lv norma

have a good day
lv norma

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine..thanks for the sneak peaks and posting your lovely photos! Love to see your studio being put to use..yep pick n mix a first memory for me too...Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

Forgot to say...I'm going to give the photo a day a go for August! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Sorry you didn't manage to get your sweeties, don't give up your search !! I love the sneak peek, I am loving the rose and what you have done with it, I can't wait to know how you have done it !! The two ladies look to be having a really lovely time in your studio. I can't wait to see your daily photos for August, that's tomorrow, oh no where has this year gone ha ha !! Lots of love from Patricia xx

kelly said...

Hi Christine,oh dear i feel more items being added to my list of things i need!The sneek peak looks beautiful!I cant wait to see what delights you have to show us!
If you go to tesco or asda they have their own version of jazzies.You can find them in their 3 for £1 selection of sweets.
Enjoy your day,Kelly.x

Chloe's Nan said...

Wow, Jude and Louise are two lucky girls to be the first to christen your studio! They look as if they are really enjoying themselves. The sneak peak looks lovely, unfortunately I don't have the box die and as I am at work won't be able to watch you on C&C, hope you have fun though x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Your flower for TV looks great I can't wait to see how you have done it
Your friends look really happy in your studio,I am sure they must have had a lovely time.
A photo a day looks very interesting too. x.

hazel said...

Lovely rose and box Christine can't wait to see your shows on saturday. Love that you have had some fellow crafters round and are offically open for business xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
My favourite flower die its so pretty and useful. Looks like you all had fun in your studio.
Another challenge I will try but don't think I'll get very far.Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful rose. Your studio looks really fab. I bet you will have some great fun times with your craft ladies throughout the years ahead. I'm not sure what you mean about the August challenge, do u want us to send in photos of something on the list? Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nattyboots said...

Morning christine, well everything is falling into place and so quickly too, you dont hang about thats for sure so nice to see your friends at your studio, they are so lucky ,
I would love a go on the spellbinder machine { i have the big shot } but would love to go bigger.

The photo a day sounds interesting as does the flower on todays blog its a beauty

Hope you are now fully recovered and firing on all four .

Take Care
Elaine H X

barbiepinkfairy said...

Loving the box when are you demoing it? I loved the version you did for your Mum's birthday present. It is a must I just love boxes. It is currently out of stock on C&C as I have been trying to get it. The rose is stunning. How did you get the effect? Just wish I had a gorgeous studio too!!

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, well all I can say is thank goodness for Jude and Louise engaging your interest in craft! Your rose is absolutely gorgeous and loving your group area in the studio too. So looking forward to seeing you again on TV. Hope the cold has gone now. Hugs, Anne x

Maggie J said...

So nice to see your friends joining you in your new craft room and I was very pleased to see your table covered in craft stuff it made me feel a bit better about mine. I think we all miss Woollies. By the way the flower is fabulous, can't wait for the tv show.

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - your ladies looked really at home in your studio, what a lovely place!!! I love your rose - yet another thing I NEED to have a go at lol.

Ahhh Woolies - I had a Saturday job there and after seeing my future husband on the bus coming home from school, he came into Woolies and asked me out - bliss! Mind you I was in my wonderful green overall! You've set me off again now ... we have our 43rd wedding anniversary on Thursday!

Hugs Sue P xxx

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous rose! Its so nice to see your studio in happy crafty use. I miss Woolies - it was perfect for getting all sorts of bits and bobs. I am looking forward to your tv progs xx

Anonymous said...

So happy that you have your shop 'christened' with the 'friends' that inspired you to start this crafting that you are so very good at. You are an inspiration to us all. I have been following along with all the blogs on a daily/almost daily basis. I love to see all the fun things everyone has done and the beautiful crafty things they all make with so many different supplies. It is so awesome. Thanks and good luck in all you do.

Sandi K

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

Your sneak peaks look great! Looking forward to the shows on Saturday! Looks like you had a lovely time with your friends at your studio! Have a great day!

Sarah x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous rose...looking forward to your demos.

Judith said...

Hi Chritine
As you know we had a truly wonderful day. It has been great to be a part of your crafty journey and see you grow and grow.
Best wishes Jude x

Anonymous said...

Hiya
We had a fab day, as Jude said it's been lovely to be your friend and see you progress.
I'm thrilled that you have made a real go of it.

Lots of love xx

Louise

Ps I didn't realise I could be anon, I thought I had to have an account!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Not going to make an apology for late post - love the Rose Die, very very popular with me,used mine lots. The box is on my wish list, so must try and get it before Christmas, but then again I like the little square box and lid too.
Pleased to hear that the studio is officially up and running and you all had a good time.
Puzzled re the Jazzie sweets, thought you ment choc drops yesterday, guess they may be what we use to call Jewel drops (chocdrops with hundreds and thousands on the top) am I right? Will one of you crafty blog girls put me right on this?
Best wishes, Carolyn x

Christine said...

Carolyn - yes it is the chocolate sweets with the hundreds and thousands on top. I wasn't sure if you could still get them but lots of lovely followers have said yes - so I'm in search now! :)

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

This looks like you all had a great time with lots of fun. Ohh how lovely!!
I like the idea of the photo a day, it sounds like good fun and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. Also I can't wait to see you back on tv.
Hugs Linda x

LisaK said...

oh yes, the good old pick n' mix counter at Woolies. I do have fond memories as a child...

Gorgeous sneak peeks! I shall be recording the shows :o)

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