January 09, 2013

I need your feedback please ....

My "Film Crew" has been very busy woodworking in the garage , and I told you that he has some surprises up his sleeve.

And  I think I have told you that he is a builder ... well he is soon to be a retired builder and ... rather than let him stagnate in a chair ... he is going to be doing projects for the website and this blog.

His talent is woodwork  and one of the things he did for me years ago was make me some Blending tools.

I like to use Distress Inks on my cards and to buy one of these blenders in my local craft shop was £4.99.

These are a very useful item for your crafting stash and the pads on the bottom are removable so that they can be cleaned or replaced.


Now I use a different blender for each ink and that would have cost me a fortune.

So I thought that for the next "Give Away"   I would put five together in a pack and send them out.





But what I need to know is ..... would you be interested in winning them ... or am I wasting my time???

Hugs xx

73 comments:

  1. Just as I LOVE receiving homemade cards, I would also LOVE homemade crafting tools. These look fabulous and I think anyone who wins them will be very lucky indeed!

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  2. Hi Christina,
    nooooo it is not wasting time, I would be very happy if I could win this wonderfull blending tools.
    Greetings from Germany
    Manuela

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  3. You would not be wasting your time at all, I would love the chance to win a pack of these : )

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  4. yes i would be intrested as i like the look of your blending tools as been watching you use them in your vids. x x

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  5. Hi Christina, I think that would be a great idea I for one would love to win these but as I never win anything would ur very talented hubby (now that should put me in with a chance...lol) not like to make them & sell them thru ur page????

    Lotsa love

    Margaret :)

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  6. These are brilliant Christina, I know they are expensive to buy, I only have the one and switch the foam pads about, I think many people, myself included would love to win one of these but to have 5 would be fantastic!
    Have a lovely day, Teresa x

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  7. These are fantastic! I agree that they are so expensive in the shops, that I only have one! Would love to be in with a chance of winning them!xx

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  8. I would absolutely love a set, I showed your your video on making them to my hubby but sadly he is the worlds worst DIY man, (I still love him though)I have started my colouring class as well so 2013 should be a good year. hugs xxx

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  9. Think this is a wonderful idea, I for one would love to win them, thanks for the chance.

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  10. ohhh definately into winning them...wish i was closer to you then i would be asking to buy some...but with postage these days i am not sure if it would be worth it or not....more than likely still would be considering each tool here is $10....

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  11. Definitely yes, Christina! I'd love to win those. My husband's a computer programmer... I'd be lucky if he can glue 2 things together without hurting himself! Custom-made blending tools ... o what a dream!

    hugs

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  12. Definitely not wasting your time Christine, these are lovely and I for one, would love to win them.
    I wish I had a retired carpenter to hand, I'm sure we could make some lovely crafty products/projects between us.
    Toni xx

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  13. That would definately not be a waste of time, what a great idea!! He could start selling them. Wish my hubby would get inspired LOL!!

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  14. yes please, and what a great idea for keeping your hubby from under your feet!! haha, thanking you in advance.

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  15. I think it is a great idea and what a useful and potentially money making hobby for your "film crew" in his retirement. My husband has no hobbies at all and has been retired 5 years!! So PLEASE go ahead as I would love to be in with a chance to win them.

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  16. Hi Christina,
    What a lovely thought.....I recall seeing just recently on a blog somewhere a tip re the blending tool and the DI pads. The idea is you put a small amount of snail adhesive on the top of the DI pad and to that you can place one of the foam pads. This reasoning means you only need ONE blending tool - this works well for me so I won't be in the running to win one of your packs - made beautifully btw by your film crew but many will I'm sure so good luck to them all.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  17. I certainly would Christina as I have to use a cotton wool pad to blend mine. I was going to buy some last time in the UK but craft shop did not have any. So a defo YES. xxxx

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  18. You certainly wouldn't be wasting your time, Christina. They're very expensive over here in Oz, so I only have two.

    I've given your instructions to hubby and tried in vain to get him to make some for me. This is the next best thing! LOL

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  19. I think they are a wonderful idea - the "film crew" could start a little business in his retirement.

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  20. A unique Hand crafted blending tool by THE GRIFF!!!! Why yes of course!!!!! I remember reading this post on your site and I had even contemplated making my own but I thought it would be best left to a real builder,even thinking about making one was too much for me lol Love this idea!

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  21. what a great idea!you should sell them the film crew should be very proud of themselves! these would be great for a giveaway too hugs Amanda

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  22. Everything that can help a crafter is more than welcomed and appreciated as a gift, it would be a gift that keeps on giving ;) What a wonderful idea.

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  23. They are so expensive here in Canada too - I certainly couldn't but one for every colour! Your hubby is very talented and could start his own little side business! Fabulous and they look wonderful. TFS

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  24. Ummm no... you are so not wasteing your time, I would be willing to buy some!!! If you decide to sell them please let us know the price, I love them, you can paint them whatever color you choose, I like that feature!!

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  25. Yep I agree with all the replies i would love to win these blending tools .. they look very sturdy solid and I think a bit better than the tim holtz ones ..... Love n hugs

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  26. I got my hubby to make me some but he's no diy-er and so they're no where near as good as these, they don't have handles and the pads are not removable. but i know what you mean 4.99 each is a lot to pay for one distressing tool so i personally would love to win a set and you should definitely market them!!!

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  27. For me; nothing is a waste of time when it's homemade.
    I often thought about making some of these myself but just never gotten around to it; so Yes,yes, yes please, I would dearly love to have the chance of winning some of these.
    Thank You for this great opportunity.
    ColleenB.

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  28. Any kind of crafting tool would be wonderful to win. There are always room for more ideas in my craft room! Your husband looks very handy to have around!

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  29. I remember when you mentioned these a very long time ago and I thought then, how great it would be to have one for each colour. You are right though, $$$, always stands in the way, and there are other things we need more. I really think he should consider a retirement project!!! I know that I certainly think they are a great idea...such talent that man has!

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  30. I would love to have the blenders. I only have one. Thank you for thinking of us. Dani

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  31. Hi Christina, i think its a wonderful idea, with so much economic doom and gloom going on anything to save money is a good idea and i think anyone would be pleased as punch to receive these as a prize. Keep up the good work. Lorraine x

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  32. I would love to win them also. I have been wanting them but they are not in the budget right now, so this would be nice and useful if I were to win. Thank you for the chance.

    Karen B.

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  33. I for one would be thrilled to receive these. I don't have any blenders,all I have been using are makeup sponges.

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  34. HI Christina,

    It's a great idea and I would certainly love to win the pack as it would be really useful to have more than one handle and keep swapping the foam pads all the time. This sounds like the start of a new money making business for your hubby when he retires :-)

    Thanks for all the ideas and videos that you share.
    Trina

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  35. I too only have one so I think it's a great idea Christina. love from Christine x

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  36. I would absolutely love winning these blenders! What a fantastic idea!! You rock!

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  37. Dear Christina, these blending tools are great, look like bought. Your man has talent. Please tell him greetings. He really does a great job, as you too! In the store, they are really expensive, so I think it's more than generous, that you want to give away! It´s a fantastic idea! I use a sponge for blending and it is only a temporary solution because I have to save money. It's so nice that you always think of us! Hughs Sabine

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  38. Hi Christina would love the chance to win the blending tools.
    you have a clever hubby .enjoy all your videos.
    Love Marion

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  39. Oh! My Word! I would love to "win" them and I would certainly buy them if I could. I think it is a fantastic idea I love the style of handle.

    Patricia xx

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  40. Hi There me again,
    A nice little rack to hold them would be good as well.

    Patricia xx

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  41. I would be so interested in winning them. As comment above, I too think he has done a great job on them. At the moment I'm using the blending pads on a homemade tool....it's a small cardboard box that I stenghtened with layers of papermache, and glued velcro to one side....as you can imagine, your hubbys handiwork would be quite a big step up for me lol. Hugs lin

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  42. Oh Christina I would love to win them xx

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  43. I'd certainly be interested!

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  44. Well you can see by the postings everyone would love them so I will add my name to the long list. I am loving reading what you ate doing. It's taken my crafting to a whole new level. Thanks. K B Bown x

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  45. I never win anything but really would like to be the lucky one. Sorry followers, but we all do want to be the winner. Anyway good luck to all. Christina these stampers are great and please keep coming out with more. Love, love them. I find them very cool and with a nice wood cabinet to go along with them would be fantastic. Suggestion- something like a wooden spice rack with glass or acrylic door,yes, sell as a set with the cabinet and or separately. No you are not wasting your time for me, you are a great inspiration for me and the best. Keep up with your creations that I am here to appreciate all that you do and keep sharing with all of us crafters. I will pin this in my Stamping & How to board to spread the word.

    Again, followers best of luck. Christina this would be a best seller for sure. Don't leave the cabinet out. When I start to buy them I would like to have a place to hold them in and show off.

    Thank you Christina,
    Miriam

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  46. I would LOVE to win these!They look so useful...I just have to say also that I just LOVE..LOVE, your site. You are Truly an Artist.xoxo
    Therese

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  47. I would definitely be interested!! I have two of the Tim Holtz ones and I am constantly changing the pads. I would love these!! They look awesome :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  48. Tell Hubby not only is he talented, but he has a very appreciative fan club. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  49. Oh yes I would be interested. These are great! Your film crew is very talented! Wish I could get mine to do some of these things for me. Hugs Lori

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  50. What a marvellous idea. I have been looking for something similar for some time. My plan is to fix the blending pads under the stampad with velcro making it possible to use the same tool

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  51. yes please. I would certainly like the opp0rtunity to be able to use one of these tools.

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  52. I would be very much interested... I want to get in to inking my edges etc but the costs put me off so to win a little pack of these blenders would be great :)

    Hugs
    Debbie xx

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  53. Wow Christina,these are wonderful congratulationsvto the film crew he has done a fantastic job. Like all the other ladies I would love to win them.
    Cheers from Australia
    Faye

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  54. You have a very talented husband and I would love to win them. Thanks so much.

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  55. Great idea, would love them.

    Wilma x x

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  56. Those look terrific! I'd certainly be interested!

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog, I'm immensely chuffed because it is your videos that have inspired me to do more die-cutting! Compliments to your 'film crew,' the videos are great quality!

    love Mags B x

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  57. Definitely not a waste of time. I'd love to win them. I've been looking to get some for awhile xxx

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  58. Would you be wasting your time???? Ha Ha Ha I loved that wee joke!
    LOL
    Is there no end to the talents that hubby of yours has?
    I would be happy winning ONE of these gorgeous blending tools never mind a pack of FIVE! and may I say you are a very kind considerate wife not letting him stagnate in his retirement LOL xXx

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  59. Are you kidding me....I would love...love...to have these to work with....the Tim Holtz is what I used and I have to chance them out all the time....but with these I wouldn't have to do that....and they look like their easier to hold and work with...I would love to buy some even...with the arthritis they would be prefect....hopefully he will make enough for all of us...LOL...

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  60. Oh Christina these are not a waste of time.
    The hubster is handy but not with wood. I would love to win these.
    Maybe your husband should make them & sell them to us girls that our husbands can't make them.

    Keep up the beautiful job you do to keep us inspired.
    Much Love
    Sheila

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  61. You are right, Christina, they are a bit expensive and I also love to have a different one for each colour and have to limit myself to one for reds/pinks, one for greens etc. I'd love a few more!!
    Cathy

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  62. not a waste of time...looks like he could give Tim Holtz/Range a run for his money..they look great.....and I for one would love to win them!

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  63. What a fabulous hubby you have, definitely not a waste of time and I would love try some of these out....

    Anne

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  64. What a silly question!!! ;) I've been asking my DH to make me some of these for ages now.....they're way down on his priority list.

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  65. Oh Christina,I would absolutely love to win even one of these!!Here in NZ the Tim Holtz blending tools are much more expensive (I don't have any) I also have very arthritic hands and the size of those handles look perfect to hold and use-what a clever hubby you have:-)

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  66. I would love a chance to win these and if you put your film crew up I would love a chance to win one like him as well!

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  67. I would definitely be interested. The handles look so much easier to grip on to. I use my distress inks a lot but, only bought one blender. It would be nice to have a few different ones. Thank you!

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  68. Anyone would be foolish not to want thses. They are so cute and well made. Would love it.

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  69. I would prefer and hand made blending tool...I love the handles, too! Definitely more sturdy...so, count me in on that! Please just let us know about cost. Thanks!

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  70. Gosh would so love to win these as just started using my inks more but only a few tools, these look nice as well and easy to use plus llook grat in my new craftroom :-)xx

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  71. I think anyone would be really lucky (& extremely pleased) to win a set of the blending tools. They look great! The branded ones are such an an extortionate price. Perhaps the "film crew" should consider taking orders for them - it would definitely stop any boredom from creeping in for him in the times that he isn't helping you.

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  72. I am a beginning crafter and winning a set of these blending tools would add to the limited supply of tools that I have. I have so many ideas flowing through my mind but I lack the knowledge to put them to use right now. I enjoy reading you email everyday. Thank you for all the things you show. Jane O

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  73. I would love to be a winner and receive these blending tools.

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