December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas xxx

Hi Everybody,

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas  despite the restrictions placed on us all by Covid 19.
My plans for the day have been totally changed, more or less the day after I told you what they where for a small dinner on Christmas Day.
Lets hope that next year will be better and we can all get together again and enjoy our families as we should.
As you will have noticed there is no Friday Freebie this week so I hope you are not too disappointed, but be sure to come back next week and see what is on offer as a special gift for the start of 2021.

See you soon ...

Hugs xx

December 24, 2020

New Heart Box

Hi Everybody,

Just popping in, after a busy week, to tell you that my brand new collection will be featured on Hochanda this afternoon.

The Heart Box will be demonstrated by Pauline Hickey and I am sure she will have some beautiful samples to show you. 

So I hope you can join her to see what she has in store.

This box is created with the largest of the Heart Boxes and then I have covered it all with Jute to make it really different.

I even made the flower to go on the top with hessian and string, and of course the pearls add that litle bit extra too.

There are a lot of ways you can dress up this shape and it will suitable for any occasion. There are two sizes to  the Heart Box it will suit any thing from party or wedding favours to larger gifts like .... chocolates  !! And you can make the matching Card to accompany it.

I hope you enjoy Pauline shows

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 21, 2020

Clean & Simple

 Hi Everybody,

I know not everybody likes my style of cardmaking with all its flowers and flounces so especially for them I have done a really clean and simple card using the Stunning Snowdrops Channel dies.

For this card I have inked the background starting in the middle and working my way to the edges with lighter strokes of Wilted Violet.

And the added the Snowdrops cut in plain white card to the top. I have wrapped this panel with purple ribbon and a bow before adding it to the white card base.

I have used he stamp With Love from the collection and then dotted it with lilac gemstones as a finishing touch.

I think it looks really cool and I wold be happy to get this for any occasion.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 19, 2020

Winners

 Hi Everybody,

Are you now ready for Christmas? I have managed .... with help .... to put up a tree because on Christmas Day I have my daughters and Grandchildren  coming for dinner. We are sticking to the rules and it is only for the one day but it will make such a difference to all of us to sit and eat together.

My eldest daughter is Vegan and so she is bringing all her own food with her. And if you remember last year I went there for a Vegan Christmas. But this year the turkey is calling for my youngest daughter and me.

I have now done the draw for the two Card Making Magic boxed kits and the names are ....

Maureen Wood 

Sherry Hay

Please would you both email me your postal address to 

                   christina@card-making-magic.com                                     

and these packs will be on their way to you straight away. But please allow for the time of year and any delays it may cause. 

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

December 18, 2020

Friday Freebie - Card Making Magic

HI Everybody,

Are you all ready for Christmas and whatever it will be like this year.  I won't be doing a "Give Away" next Friday … but I do have something special planned for the NEW YEAR

This week I have TWO copies of the boxed
"All In One Collection" from Card Making Magic

In this kit you will get the magazine , image and sentiment stamps,  4 dies and a beautiful embossing folder plus papers and toppers to help you create.

There is also a template included to make boxes to hold your cards and it is combined with s stencil for you to decorate the top

Altogether a bumper pack that I am sure you will enjoy playing with.

So Would you like one of these kits to come and live at your house ??
If you do then leave me a comment with your FULL NAME at the end of the post and be sure to come back over the weekend and check if you are the winner.

More tomorrow …

Hugs xx
 

December 17, 2020

Stunning Snowdrops

Hi Everybody,

This tone on tone card is created with the Stunning Snowdrops, which is part of the Charming Channels Collection available at Craft Stash.

I cut the channel so that it was along the right side of the front and I used foam tape to raise them from the base card

The sentiment has been stamped in black with the one from the stamp set and then I have cut the edges with the thin border die and add that with foam tape too.

The sentiment and flowers have been stamped in black and then I used alcohol markers to add a bit of shading to the flowers and stems


You can use any of your favourite mediums to colour your flowers.

I added a little pale grey to the white petals and the centres of the flowers I have touched with a little yellow and the leaves green

I used a picture of Snowdrops from the internet as my guide to colouring the flowers and they do look lovely.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 16, 2020

Beautiful Butterflies

 Hi Everybody,

Most of us love adding a butterfly or two to our cards as they make it all seem very pretty and feminine. Plus it's a great way to hide that mucky fingerprint if needs be ... if you know what I mean , and I am sure that you do!!

So today I am using the Beautiful Butterflies from the Charming Channel Collection along with my favourite colour scheme of Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon.

I blended these onto Centura Pearl Card with my brushes from Aldi from a lovely finish to my background panel.

The clever little trick with the ink pads gives a special finish to the sentiment and I used it for the verse on the inside too.

It doesn't harm the ink pads at all as they can easily be cleaned with a tissue.

Another lovely Channel Card that is ready to send and these new dies can help you to get the same results every time.


More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


December 15, 2020

Delightful Daisies

Hi Everybody,

So today I am showing you the Delightful Daisies which are from the brand new Charming Channels Collection

In this card I have used a Sunray Stencil to create the backdrop and I first used the Worn Lipstick with my brush.

I moved the stencil over slightly and then brushed it again with Scattered Straw and that gives another ray to add to the overall look.

The Daisy is from the stamp set and I added it to white card and coloured it in with the Inks and then cut it out with one of the Oval dies and added it to the card with foam tape .

For the inside I have added the verse onto some white card and then layered it with pink card. The edges have been dotted with pink pearls and the sentiment is from the stamps set also
I think this is a really pretty card and would be lovely for any occasion and will fit into a standard DL envelope.

The new range is very versatile and will work with other dies from other collections and with this one I have used the Oval Nesting Frames to help me get my focal point.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 14, 2020

Charming Channels - Rambling Rose

 Hi Everybody,

The new collection of dies where launched on Fridays Facebook Live and they are a lovely addition to the range.

There are four different die sets Rambling Rose, Delightful Daisy, Stunning Snowdrop and Beautiful Butterflies.

Each die set has seven pieces to it and the channel die is quite large. There is a separate piece to create a back drop for the channel.

There is a lovely verse within the stamps sets that can be used either on the front of the inside of the card
This is my favourite set and to the rose I have added Glossy Accents and some diamante.

I will shop you the other sets over this week and they are a good buy if you but both sat amps and dies together.

More tomorrow ,,,

Hugs xx

December 13, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

Once again sorry for the delay on this wet and windy day but at last I am here to tell you the winner of the beautiful Hunkydory box kit from Friday. It is a lovely kit and well worth winning. But first I wanted to say sorry about the gremlins that plagued the Facebook Live that went out last week. I hope all the freeze ups didn’t spoil your enjoyment of the two demonstrations that I did for you.

But if you missed the show or you couldn’t watch properly Craft Stash have got both videos on their YouTube channel for you to view uninterrupted and I hope you will enjoy them.

So now let’s get on to the winner and the name this week is 

Ann Topp

would you email me please with your postal address and I will get it in the post to you straight away. I hope you will enjoy playing with all the goodies in the pack 

More tomorrow ....

Hugs xx



December 11, 2020

Friday Freebie - Hunkydory

 Hi Everybody,

Remember this ??? It was offered a few weeks ago and never claimed. It is such a really good prize to have as there are two full foiled kits in it to make complete cards.

It is so sad when people don't come forward and claim their prize but there is nothing I can do about it as I have no way of contacting them.

I do not keep records of names and addresses so even if you have won before I don't have any information on anybody. I rely on you to let me know that you have won when you enter your comment with your FULL NAME

And don't forget to check and see if you are the winner as I always add the name to a blog post over he weekend, and I also add it to the Winners Page which you can view in the NavBar to your left.

If  you would like to win this offering then you know what to do and I promise you this is well worth trying for.

And I want to let you know that I will be on Facebook Live with Craft Stash and Lou today at 12.30 pm so please try to join us then

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 05, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

It has been a strange sort of day and it goes dark so early that anything that needs to be done has to be done early. So my task for today was to shampoo my carpets ready for the holiday season. Now don’t ask me why because I have no one combing  round this year. I will be going out for Christmas dinner instead and it will make a nice change from having to cook.

Christmas doesn’t really have the same ambience any more since Griff died. And I haven’t even put up a tree since then either. I know I know I am so boring but never mind  

The name for the By the Sea set that was on offer has been done and the winner this week is                 

                          Kim Cranson                             

                                           Would you email me your postal address please to                                               
 christina@card-making-magic.com 
and the pack will be in the post to you straight away 

Please let me know when it arrives with you and I hope you enjoy it..

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 04, 2020

Friday Freebie - By The Sea

Hi Everybody,

This kit comes with stamps, dies and an embossing folder as well as the magazine to inspire you with lots of ideas that you may like to try.

The offers I make to you each week are all quality items and will last you a long time if you take care of them.

So if you would like to add these to your own collection then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post and add in your
FULL NAME

I am happy to send the pack to you wherever you are and it doesn't matter if you have won before.
If this is something that you would like then add your comment

But you must be sure to come back and check over the weekend to see if you are the winner  as I have no way of contacting you to remind you.

Good Luck 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


 

December 02, 2020

Parcels Filigree Frame

 Hi Everybody,

Slowly but surely I am trying to get back to normal and working my way though vidoes to showcase all the new dies I have brought to the market in the past few months.

The one featured here is the Parcels Filigree Frame and the video will show you how I created this card.

I have used Centura Pearl card  for the base and layers, which is something I haven't used for a long time.


I like the different coloured parcels on my card and the foliage around it., and I now have quite a few cards ready to send at Christmas. 

The video is not long but I hope you enjoy it just the same. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 01, 2020

Baubles Filigree Frame

 Hi Everybody,

I have made a start on some Christmas Cards today and this is first one. I have stayed away from traditional colours and used pink for a change

The dies I have used are some of the new ones from the latest collection and this one is the Baubles Filigree Frame.

I have used a lot of foam tape to give depth to the card but it will still fit inside a normal sized envelope for posting.

The Merry Christmas die has been cut in glitter card using the two piece die set called Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I have also add some of the Christmas Papers from the paper pack and they have been added to the front oval panel and also the inside.

For the inside I have stamped one of the verses from the Festive Frames Collection Special Verses Stamp Set 1

Then matted and layered it using the die set again.

The die cuts have been coloured with alcohol markers and I am quite happy with the result.

More tomorrow ....

Hugs xx


November 29, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

How are you all on this wet and cloudy weekend in the UK ? Ruby and I are both cosy and warm in front of a roaring log fire. Log fires are lovely but they make me feel really lazy as I watch the flames dancing about.

But I have done the draw for the Sun Flower prize and so somebody is going to be able to play with this and create some summer feeling cards. The name today is ...

Winifred Kennedy

Would you email your postal address please to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

I will get it in the post to you straight away and if you could let me know when you have it that would be great.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

November 27, 2020

Friday Freebie - Summer Sunflower

Hi Everybody,

This pretty panel die set comes complete with the magazine and can help you to create some lovely gifts for your friends.

On the back of the card there is a template for you to create seed pockets to give your gift and the decorate it with the die insert

Your friends are sure to love it when you give them their favourite seeds to add to their garden and they will remember you each time they bloom

Inside the magazine you will find other ideas on how to use the die so you wont be short of things to do.

If you would like this in your collection then all you need to do is leave me your comment at the end of the post  .... with your FULL NAME please.

Be sure to come back and check over the weekend if it is your name that is shown as you only have 72 hours to let me know.

Any prize that is not claimed is offered again at a later date.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 24, 2020

Black Friday Deals

Hi Everybody,

Just in case you haven't seen  any emails about the fabulous new offers at Craft Stash this week I am adding a short video as a reminder. There are new items to tempt you all week and today if you buy any of my collections you will get a pack of beautiful inserts FREE.

There are lots of dies in all my collections to choose from so now is the time to get the offer if there is something that you wanted. 


Don't forget there is a different offer everyday so pop over and browse to your hearts content 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 21, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

I hope you are all well and staying safe in these very strange times. I wonder what Christmas will be like this year if we can’t meet up with family and friends. It’s not that far away either and we can’t make any plans yet in case the lockdown is not lifted by then. 

I feel really sorry for people who have no pay or jobs and young children to cope with. It must be so hard for them with a very uncertain future.

On a lighter note I have now done the draw for yesterday’s Nautical Theme pack and the name this week 

Monica Mueller

Would you email please with your postal address to

christina@card-making-magic.com

and I will get it in the post to you straight away Please let me know that  you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it when you have it.

 More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 20, 2020

Friday Freebie - Nautical Collection

 Hi Everybody,

Do you like to make cards with a Nautical theme that would be ideal for the men in your family and friends?

Well this is the set for you if you do. It comes with the magazine that is full of ideas and inspiration

The stamp set will help you build by the water scenes and the little Sea Horse die can be used as extra embellishment.

There are also lots of smaller stamps that will help you to create a background of shells or birds.
Just play and see what you come up with.

Would you like this in your collection ??
Then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post adding in your FULL NAME.
Please be sure to come back and check if you are the winner in a blog post over the weekend.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 15, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

What a week this has been .... not only do my legs and my hips not work as they should but to top it all on Monday my TV stopped functioning correctly too. Then Tuesday Sky locked me out of my Blog and I couldn’t  access it at all and then Wednesday my phone had a wobbler too.

Now have you ever tired to get hold of Sky ??  It’s a nightmare believe me and you spend most of the time going round in circles and the rest of it on hold. They must be the worst customer service I have ever dealt with.

Eventually I got to speak to some one. But I had to spend almost three hours on the phone to Sky to try and sort out my problem and although they rang me they charged me £50 for the call.  

The outcome of all this is that I had to have a new aerial for the TV, my blog got sorted ... at a cost,  and my phone is very sick so I had to have a new one. Boy am I glad this week is done with.

Still the draw for the prize from Friday has been done and the winner this week is

Debbie Chantry 

Would you email me your postal address please to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

and it will be on its way to you. Please let me know when you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 13, 2020

Friday Freebie - By The Water

Hi Everybody,

This week is a really large stamp set called By The Water and this will help you to create some beautiful scenes for your cards.

The little Kingfisher die will add extra enhancement and you can colour it any way you wish.

The magazine will offer inspiration for you, so grab your cuppa while you browse the pages.

If you would like this to join your collection then all you need to do is leave me your comment with your FULL NAME
and then be sure to check for your name  in a blog post over the weekend.
I will also add the names to the winners page in the side bar to your left.

But remember NO FULL NAME - NO ENTRY

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


November 07, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

So today the sun has go his hat on and is streaming in through my window. It makes everything look so much more cheerful when it shines and puts people in a much better frame of mind. I have a garden too, although it is only postage stamp size, but it  means that at least I can get outside for some fresh air.

Ruby likes to go outside too but at the moment she is very reluctant to get out of bed.

So I have done the draw for yesterday’s offering of the Bee Collection and this is really a super prize.

The winner this week is 

Jenny Cottam

Please would you email me your postal address to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

and the pack will be on its way to you straight away.

Would you let me know when you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow...

Hugs cc




November 06, 2020

Friday Freebie - Honey Bee

Hi Everybody,

So today I have added in all the Friday Freebies all the way up to Christmas and you have some really good things to look forward too.

But don't be fooled into thinking that I have been up at 6am every morning to do them.
Nope !! they are all scheduled coz I am lazy .

This one is called Honey Bee and it comes with Die Cutting Essentials 

There are two large corner dies that can be cut either in or out of the card. And by snipping into the die  you can produce your own swarm of bees.

The magazine will give you lots more ideas and inspiration as you enjoy your favourite beverage

So if this is a gift that you would like to have then all you need to do is leave me a comment with your FULL NAME. Then be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown as the winner over the weekend.

It doesn't matter if you have won before you can still enter for the next one and I am happy to send it to you at my expense. I just ask that you add your full name and that you let me know when you have the gift in your little hands.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


 

November 04, 2020

Another Rose Card ...

 Hi Everybody,

For this card I have used the Rose Filigree Frame set again as it just happens to be one of my favourite dies at present

I have added it to a square card base and for the background I have used a woodgrain stamp that I have had for quite some time.

I used lots of different shades of brown to stamp it out and that gives a sort of graduated look to the wood.

The flowers have been created with two shades of the same colour to add darkness to the centres.

I showed you in a video the other day how I did these and it is so  .... easy peasy

The card can be for any occasion you like  and I have added lots of flowers to mine, after shaping them a little with the ball tool., and I have also added some clear glitter pen to them as a little extra.

It looks quite a pretty card and I would be happy to get a card like this

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 03, 2020

Candles Octagonal Filigree Frame

 Hi Everybody,  

Today I am using another of the new dies to join my collections and this one is the
 Candles Octagon Filigree Frame

In this video I use the same die set but make cards for two different occasions and a change of colour too

They all work together whichever collection you have and they can build up into really versatile dies for you to use over and over again.

Here is the video so why not relax with a cuppa while you watch in your favourite chair. 

 

It is not a long video but just as enjoyable I hope and if you have the die sets than I hope you will enjoy playing with them at your own leisure.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 02, 2020

Red Ribbon Card

 Hi Everybody,  

This little card is created from the Round Bauble Easel Die Set but I have simply added to a card front instead of a complete easel card.

All the easel dies in this new co0llection can be used in the same way and it's up to you to ring the changes.

For the outside border I have cut the three snowflake die several times and just added it around the edge.


The making of this card has been shown in another video and if you wanted to skip forward to it it is at the 6 minute mark on the film.

It is one that has been added before but I will include it again as you may have missed it.
 It's not long but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Here it is ...


I shall try to add more videos from now on but just as a side note my meeting with the consultant wasn't very encouraging.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 01, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

I hope you are all staying safe as this virus takes another turn for the worst. It is really scary and I know that it has affected some of you very badly. I personally don’t know anyone with it and my family are safe. My condolences go out to all of you who have suffered a loss.

In the hope of bringing a little joy to you I will continue with the Friday Freebies for as long as I can.    The draw for this weeks offer has been done and the winner of the beautiful Tonic Kit is ...

Jane Stokes

Please can you email me your postal address to

christina@card-making-magic.com

and the pack will be on its way to you straight away. I would appreciate it if you could let me know when you have got it and I hope you enjoy playing with it

The prize on offer last week was not claimed and so the fantastic Hunkydory prize will be offered again at a later date. It is so sad when people don’t claim their winnings, for whatever reason, as somebody else may really have loved it. So keep a look out for it as it will be back soon.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

October 30, 2020

Friday Freebie - Tonic

Hi Everybody,

Another super offer from Tonic this week and this boxed kit is well worth winning.

Tonic always make quality dies and in this kit there are two lovely corner panel dies to adorn your creations.

They die cuts can be kept altogether or snip into it to use them individually 

As well as the dies you will also get a magazine, the stencil and some stamps.

Tucked inside the pages of the book there are all occasion papers and toppers for you to use and I am sure you will have lots of ideas on how to use them all.

So if you would like this beautiful kit from Tonic than all you need to do is lave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME then be sure to come back over the weekend to see if your name is shown as the winner.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


 

October 29, 2020

Snowflakes Oval Filigree Frame

Hi Everybody,

Today I am using the Snowflakes Oval die set and this is also a new one that is available at Craft Stash. 

This die set will work beautifully with the Complete Oval Box and Card Die Set so that you can vary our creations.

This video is not long so I hope you will enjoy it. 
It gives you tow ideas using the same colour card and the same die sets.

All my collections are available at Craft Stash.

 
There is a vast amount of items for you to choose from at Craft Stash for everything to do with any kind of crafting, you just need to have a good old mooch about the website to find what you want.

If your MoJo has gone walkabouts you will find inspiring ideas that you may like to try and if you are busy getting ready for Christmas then there is sure to be something that you would like 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

October 28, 2020

Rose Filigree Frame

 Hi Everybody,

I feel like I am making a comeback and I am sorry for my absence. But many of you know why I have been away.

At long last I have a new video for you and this one features the Rose Filigree Frame from the new Festive Frames Collection.

I feel really out of touch with everything and I wish I could say that I am now sorted and fit.

 I am back with the consultant this week and so maybe I will have something to report once I have spoken to him. Wish me luck !!

For now here is the card that I have created with the new dies and I have used a very inexpensive Kraft Card.  

This is not something that I use often but it can produce some lovely designs is coupled with other colours.  The video will show you how I made it and I think it is very effective. 

 I hope you enjoy the video and it's not very long.

Thank you for your patience with me over the last few months.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 24, 2020

Winner

Hi Everybody,

Oh my goodness I can hear the rain pounding down on my pergola roof and this is definitely a day to stay warm and cosy.  So! sorry Ruby but there won't be "walkies" today and I shall light the log burner shortly to warm the house., and maybe watch a good film on TV.

 I hope you are all doing the same if you have the rain and cold weather with you..

But for a little bit of sunshine I have already done the draw and the name this week is 

Debbie Bastian

would you email me your postal address please to :
christina@card-making-magic.com
and I will get the pack in the post to you as soon as I can.
Please let me know when you get it safely in your hands and I really hope you get a lot of fun playing with all the different ways you can use the kit.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 23, 2020

Friday Freebie - Hunkydory

Hi Everybody,

Hunkydory is the Star for this weeks Boxed Kit and this one is a real treasure for you to win.

Even more so if you like the idea of ready made cards with no planning from you.

Inside this box you will find TWO complete foiled card collections and all you need to do is pop them from the backing card and add them to the card base.

One is Tranquil Days and that is the one you can make out in the photo.
The other is Country Retreats and this could be suitable for any male cards you may be making.

There is also an embossing folder, stamps and dies as well as the informative magazine that is sure to  inspire you.

Would you like to win this one ?? Then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post with your FULL NAME. Please be sure to come back and check for your name over the weekend so that you don't miss out if you are shown as the winner.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

 

October 20, 2020

Sorry !!

 Hi Everybody,

So sorry about the dreadful screen and I am trying to sort it all out 


October 17, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

Hope you are all well and making the most of the weekend. If you managed to join us yesterday on Craft World Live then thank you. I am sorry it was short notice on my part.

I am really hoping to get busy again and doing more videos for you to view and hoping that my legs will hold me up. 

I have done the draw good and early so that I can add the name to today’s blog post.                                The name today is ...

Dawn Easter 

Please can you email me your postal address to

christina@card-making-magic.com 

The pack will be you soon And I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know when you have it.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

October 16, 2020

Friday Freebie - Tonic

Hi Everybody,

Another beautiful kit on offer this week and this one is from Tonic.

It is yet again another boxed kit that is full of lovely items for you to play with.

The magazine has tons of inspiration from the Tonic Team and you will be able to get crafting the minute your kit arrives with you.

Inside you will find lots of stunning papers and ten sentiments and image stamps for your designs

There is also an embossing folder and a 7 in 1 die set named Floral Cuff that you can see in the orange colour. Perfect for any cards or projects that you are making and suitable all year round.

Is this is a set that you would like then just leave me a comment at the end of the post and don't forget to add your FULL NAME to be in with a chance to win this. No full name then no entry !!
As this blog is public please DO NOT enter any personal details such as phone numbers or addresses as they will be clearly visible to anybody that looks.

The winner will be announced in a blog post over the weekend so be sure to come back and see if it is your name that is shown.

And a late reminder is to join Craft World Live at 1pm today and I will be making a little visit via Skype

More tomorrow …

Hugs xx


 

October 10, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

I have had a lazy start to my day because Ruby and I didn’t get up till 9.30 ish !! But at least it’s not raining at present so that’s a bonus point.  I really hope you are all staying safe wherever in the world you are and that this horrible virus will find a vaccine soon. My personal thought is that we will never be rid of it now that it is here but that we will be able to control it. How that will affect life in the future is anybodies guess.

I have done the draw for the lovely boxed kit by Joanna Sheen, that is on offer from yesterday and the name today is ...

Isabel Thompson 

Would you email me please your postal address to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

and the kit will be on its way to to you straight away. Please let me know that you have got it safely and I really hope you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

October 09, 2020

Friday Freebie - Joanna Sheen

Hi Everybody,

This weeks lovely boxed kit is from Joanna Sheen and it has delicate lacy effects inside for you to use.

The papers to this kit are inside the actual magazine and there are lots of toppers with them too.

You will also get a die set, an embossing folder  and some all occasion stamps that can be used all year round

The magazine will give you  inspiration from other designers that you may like to try, as well as ideas from Joanna herself.

So if this is a kit that you would like to win then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with you FULL NAME.

No other details need to be added just your name and then I can add your name to the post that will go out over the weekend ... so be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



 

October 03, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

How are you doing in this wet and windy weather. And according to the weather forecast it is set to get worse.  So wrap up warm and stay safe until it eases off a little.

I have already done the draw for yesterday’s Victoria & Albert Collection and I really hope that this week it will be claimed. The name is ...

Sandra Smith

If you could email me your postal address please to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

and the prize will be on its way to you straight away. 

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx


October 02, 2020

Friday Freebie - V&A Collection

Hi Everybody,

Next week I will be continuing with the boxed kits as I have several more to give away. They are all quality kits filled with lots of "goodies" for you to play with. Sadly some of them are own and do not get claimed though I must admit it's not many.

But for now this is another chance to win the Victoria & Albert Papercraft Collection that was offered a few weeks ago and never claimed. Some ones loss then will be some one else's gain this week.

If you add your comment be sure to come back and check over the weekend if your name is shown in the blog post

Inside this kit you will find 83 paper and toppers for your designs, along with stamps, dies and an A6 embossing folder.

Plus the magazine will give you lots of information and inspiration that you may like to try for yourself .

Now if this is something that you would like then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post. The winner will announced over the weekend so be sure to come back and check if your name is shown

Some things to remember … 
1/  You will need to leave your FULL NAME
2/  Your comment will not show up until it has been moderated
3/  Come back and check if you are the winner

What more can I … say Good Luck everybody 

More tomorrow …

Hugs xx


September 27, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

Thank you for taking part in this weeks draw and I hope the winner comes forward to claim it this time. There may be many reasons why some one doesn’t come back but it is sad whatever the  reason.
I just hope that you are all staying safe as this virus continues to be with us.
We in Blackpool or on a full lockdown  again as the numbers rise.

I have noticed that some of you are saying that your comments are not showing up, and you are leaving the same message three or four times. If you read the notice when you add the comment it does tell you that comments will not be added until they have been moderated by me … and so of course there is nothing there for you to see.  I delete the extra messages as I see them

Please be patient as your comments will be there once I have been through all those that have been added.                 
This just ensures that naughty messages, like the ones that where being added a while ago don’t show up on my blog to offend someone. They offended me I can assure you and they needed to be eliminated from the section.

So onto this weeks winner and the name this week …

Colleen Bohn

please can you email me your postal address to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the pack will be on its way to you straight away.

More tomorrow …

Hugs xx




September 25, 2020

Friday Freebie - Card Makers Collection

Hi Everybody,

This weeks sees the return of a previous offer  that was not claimed and this the beautiful kit called the Floral Special.

It consists of the magazine, & layered floral dies, 6x6 embossing folder, 5 mixed stamps and 16 quality papers to get you started straight away.

Just add some base card, foam tape and glue  and you are ready to go. There are lots of inspiring ideas in the magazine for you to read with your cuppa

So if this is the kit that you would like then leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME.

Please do not add your address or any other personal details here as this is a public page and anyone can view it. Once you have been back to check,  over the weekend , if  it is your name that is shown then you can email me with all your details and the gift will be sent to you straight away.

All three of my winners  from last week got back to me straight away and each one has notified me since that they have  all got their prizes. Thanks ladies it is a big help to me and I hope you will enjoy them 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 19, 2020

Winner,

 Hi Everybody,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe as this virus now opens up for a second round. It is probably something we are never going to be free from but hopefully a way to control it will be found in the not too distant future.

I have done the draw for the three Card Making Magic kits that were on offer yesterday and I thank you all for a really good response. However I am sad to say that for the last two weeks the prizes have not been claimed..

 I always add the winners name to a blog post just like this week and I also add it to the Winners page that can be reached in the side bar to the left. You need to come back and check for your self if it is your name that is shown as I have no way of letting you know if you are a winner.

Now onto the winners of each of the kits....

1/ Donella Garwood

2/ Hilary Bunker

3/ Janet Boyne

Could each of you please email me your postal address to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and I will get the kits in the post to you as soon as I can.

I hope you will enjoy playing with them and please let me know that you have got them safely.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 18, 2020

Friday Freebie - Card Making Magic Christmas Collection

 Hi Everybody,

This week the box kit is from Card Making Magic (Me) and this is based on a Christmas Theme, though having said that it can be used all year round to make delightful designs
The candles in the kit will make lovely birthday cards at any time of year, and what's more I have 
three of these this week to "Give Away"


Once again there are papers on quality paper, dies, stamps , an embossing folder and some wonderful ideas inside the magazine too, from the talented design team.

Over the last six weeks I have been offering box kits, and if you won one then Well Done and I hope you have enjoyed your prizes. If you don't come back and check for your name then you will lose the prize and it will be offered to someone else at a later date
then why not leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME

There are still people entering without leaving their full name and if you are wondering why you are not winning that is the reason why. 
Your comment will not be entered into the draw if you do not leave your name 
You will need to come back and check if your name has been selected at random,  as you only have 72 hours in which to claim it. 

Good Luck 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 16, 2020

Thank You

Hi Everybody,

I just wanted to pop in and say a big "Thank You" to all of you who have sent me well wishes, prayers and cards while I have been out of action for the past few weeks.  It is very much appreciated and I really do hope to be back soon. I miss blogging and videoing and all of YOU too

Now yesterday I received these beautiful flowers in a glass vase with a box of chocolates and a card from Elaine Prendergast.

She was one of the winners of my Friday Freebies and she wrote to tell me that she was a teacher in Ireland.
She had shown my blog to her class and apparently I made a big hit with them

I duly sent her the prize she had won and I asked her if she would like "Goodies" for the children to craft with.

So I sent off the box with all kinds of things in it and I ended up with my 
 Irish Fan Club

This is the link to the post about them and the card they all made and signed for me.

Thank you Elaine for still remembering me and for the flowers. I know by now you will be teaching another class of children as that group will have moved on.
But their card and the pleasure I gave by sending the crafting stuff really made my day.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 12, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

It's a bit windy here today but not cold and Ruby has just gone out for a walk with Vickie and Dougal.
She has taken them both to Witch Wood and they will have a lovely time sniffing about and looking for squirrels. They don't chase them so no harm comes to the little creatures,

I have not had a particularly good week with walking  but I have gone back to my doctor for stronger pain relief in the hope that it will help if only a little.

Now lets move on to something more cheerful, and that is the draw for the fabulous 
Victoria and Albert  Collection that was on offer yesterday 
The papers in this set are really lovely and some one will have a good time playing with this one. along with the dies, stamps and embossing folder.

The name this week is 

Shelley Yalden

and so if you would email me your postal address please to
christina@card-making-magic.com
the gift will be on its way to you.

It helps me a lot if you can let me know that you have it safe and sound and I am sure that you will not be disappointed with it

I am sad to say the last weeks Friday Freebie of the Floral Special Collection has not been claimed and I will offer that again at a later date.

I am happy to offer the prizes, and pay the postage to wherever you live, and I don't mind if you have won before ...  you can still enter again. The only thing I ask is that you leave me your name to save confusion. And still people are not complying with this small request and obviously not reading the whole post each week when I ask that you leave your FULL NAME

NO FULL NAME --- NO ENTRY TO THE DRAW

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


September 11, 2020

Friday Freebie - V&A Paper Collection

Hi Everybody,

Well this extra special pack is on offer this week and the papers inside are really lovely .
 The magazine is full of inspiration and there are dies, stamps and an embossing folder to help you create.

The papers are quality and not the cheap slippery stuff that is neither use  nor ornament and the embossing folder is full of leaves to create beautiful backgrounds for you designs. I am sure you will have loads of fun with this pack.

Now if you would like to win this one then leave me a comment and be sure to add your FULL NAME to the entry. One name will be chosen as the winner and announced over the weekend so be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 08, 2020

More Patterned Panels


 Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is created with the Rectangle Patterned Panels and this is one of my favourites. 

It has such versatility for cards all year round and will suit any occasion or gender too.

Here I have made it into an Anniversary Card and added just a handful of  mulberry flowers that have been sprinkled with glitter.

Flowers are always a winner for feminine cards and I don't know anybody that wouldn't like these on her card.

I like to add mine with hot glue from a glue gun and that way I am sure that they won't fall off.

But of course you would need to add this type of card to a box to be sure it doesn't get crushed. For my card and box I have used the 5x7 Complete card and box die set and everything else is designed to fit neatly with it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx