Hello friends

Here is an opportunity to purchase a special limited edition
#Paperhearts card kit, I designed this card using Spellbinders dies
to match the gorgeous book cover design -
Paperhearts and Summer Kisses - out in paperback 6 April.

Your kit will contain everything you need to make the card,
card base, envelope, embossed background,
printed die cut sentiment 'Especially For You!',
die cut flowers, leaves, hearts and butterflies.
You just need to add adhesive and pearls.

Your card kit will arrive in pristine condition,
sealed in a cellophane bag and in a 'do not bend' envelope.

A PayPal button is below, it is also possible to alter the
quantity should you wish to purchase more although there is
a limited amount - the whole family has been busy die cutting!
The price is inclusive of postage and packing.


Happy crafting!
And please read on for more #Paperhearts news :)

So here is something big, exciting and quite incredible and I am so thrilled
to share this news with you!!

Take a look at this...

A trip to the printers...

If you read my blog you will note that I often mention Carole Matthews,
(fantastic writer and lovely lady).
We've been friends for many years ...

and shared a lot of laughs.

Well....Carole's 29th book - Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses is all 
about crafting - die cutting in fact.
It also happens to be based on someone who I know pretty well...oh yes - 
Imagine that...someone wanting to write a novel based on my life,
I'm still finding it hard to believe. 

I've been with Carole on the writing of this book from the beginning and a lot 
of the novel is very true to my life (Elliott is featured) but there has been some 
wonderful made up bits added too!

The hardback is due out 15 December and is available t
via Amazon now - click here for the details.
Incidentally Mary Berry is one of Carole's biggest fans, endorsed the book too.

And here is the book blurb/synopsis...

Christie Chapman is a single working mother who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It can be tough just getting through the day but Christie has always found comfort in her love of crafting and any spare time she has is spent in her parents' summerhouse working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed birthday cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking. All of a sudden Christie sees a different future for her and Finn - one full of hope and possibility, and if the handsome Max Alexander is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking.
And then, all of sudden, Christie's world is turned upside down.
Christie knows that something has to give, but what will she choose? Will she give up her dreams and the chance of real love? What price will she pay for doing the right thing? Can Christie find her happy ending in . . . Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.

And if that wasn't enough, it is also out as an audio book,
here's a little extract to whet your appetite.

Carole and I will be out and about with lots of events sharing the news
of Paper Heart and Summer Kisses - I will keep you posted here 
(please see top of this post) and via Facebook.
Very very exciting times ahead - pinch me!


  1. Looking forward to the release of the audio book sounds brilliant. Have ordered the card so now looking forward to making it. Enjoy your day xx

  2. I was recently given this book, its fabulous! Just had to look you up after finishing the book at 6am this morning (couldn't put it down!). Being a fellow crafter it was a lovely read and gives me hope for the future :)

  3. I've quite literally just finished the book that led me here! Amazing story and I devoured every crafty moment. I've been putting it off for a while thinking I'm not talented enough and I'd fail massively, but this book has inspired me to finally bite the bullet and start crafting to sell and not just for family and friends. So thank you Christine for allowing Carole to tell your story, hopefully I'll have one of my own to tell in a few years too :-)