Saturday, 16 September 2017

Card Quilting and Day 3

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.

And now...

Day 3

I'm still in Chicago touring the city and came across one of their amazing
modern sculptures - The Bean.
Looking somewhat incongruous set among the tall buildings the Bean attracts
lots of tourists.

And this is why...

It is possible to take selfies with the city reflection in the background.
Simple ideas are so effective!

I love this flower shape building, it is residential apartments with the bottom
section for car parking.  I imagine it would cost a pretty penny to live there.

Along with sightseeing this particular day in Chicago was extra special due to meeting
up with friends.  Before I left for the USA a lunch was set up with crafty friends.
We chose the newly opened Riverwalk, it is a little like Hays Galleria, Southbank in London.

 Here I am with Margie - she works for Spellbinders and
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - just like me!

And in this photo (yes eating again!) are my friends Beth (Scrapbook Adhesives)
and Cathy.

We sat chatting for hours and consumed a few bottles of wine too,
I slept very well that night!

Hoping you are enjoying my holiday stories as much as me documenting them.
So much  more to come!

Take care friends, please stop by tomorrow for Charity Kit Day.
(Normal schedule for these will resume next month).


  1. Morning Christine.
    Thank you, I have just caught up with your holiday photos.
    Wonderful memories.
    Take care and have fun,Kitty.

  2. Fabulous card and dies, great for masculine cards. Loving the photos and following your trip xx hazel

  3. Hi Christine

    Love this card Lene loks dies are fabulous really like the geometric designs.

    So enjoying your Holiday journal Chicago has some lovely and very interesting

    buildings. The "Bean" is such a lovely shape and what a fun idea to be able

    to take a picture with all the buildings in the background.

    So lovely to see you relaxed and enjoying yourself with Friends (The food

    looks amazing) Look forward to reading the next chapter.

    Luv n hugs Annxx

  4. Love the card-useful for many occasions.

    Great photos.


  5. Hello Christine
    Love the Die and card set!
    Photos of your holiday are lovely and I love the Bean!
    Love Marg

  6. Hi Christine Just catching up with your holiday and a few posts as I had been on hope and chances so have switched now to this blog. Such an interesting g city by the looks of it. Another to go on my list!! Great set of dies to make your card and useful for male cards too. Best wishes Jackie x

  7. Morning Christine,
    Great card. Loving your holiday photos.

  8. Love the super cool card! Fab piccies too! The Bean is just awesome! xxx

  9. Thanks to KimH, I wasn't aware of your vacation posts! SO HAPPY that we got a chance to meet up in person. You are lovely, Christine! I am a lucky girl to have a friend like you. Keep being AWESOME :) Have a great week xo