Sunday 17 September 2017

Charity Kit Day and Day 4

Hello friends

A longish post today so perhaps pop the kettle on!

Firstly and most importantly this month's Charity Kit.
(Again, apologies it has been delayed, next month we will be back to
the first Sunday in the month).

This month's kit is a 5x7 card using beautiful dies designed by Stacey Caron
for Spellbinders.  Untamed Heart, Labels 56 and Rebel Jewels.

Included in your kit:

Ivory card base and envelope.
Ivory 5 x 7 card mat.
Die cuts - Untamed Heart (gold), Labels 56, Rebel Jewels
Typed and die cut sentiment
Flowers and leaf die cut with cream pearls
Lucky number
Full instructions

As always, inside your kit is a lucky number and if you hold
the winning ticket your prize is a goody bag containing
dies, stamps and more.

Kit is now available on the website here.

As mentioned, all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell.

I'm delighted to tell you that Hope and Chances has been awarded
a bird to nest on their Tree of Life.
This is a prominent feature in the hallway of the RMHC House.
This is a testament to all of YOU who purchase kits each month, your money
is helping so many families.

Thank you all so much for your continued support - 
we are now four years on and still going strong!

Day 4 of my trip finds me in McDonalds - it had to be done if only to send
photos home to Elliott (who LOVES McDonalds!)
This is a cheese, egg and bacon biscuit.
It is much like a scone and delicious - I ended up having three of these...
not on the same day!

After breakfast I checked out of the downtown hotel to transfer to
a hotel more local to Cathy's home.
On route we stopped to admire more landmarks and stunning fountains.

Seeing the yachts bobbing on the waves next to the skyscrapers looks stunning.

Lunch was P F Chang's (can you see a foodie theme here, I like food!)
If you ever visit the States you should go to P F Chang's
(and of course if you like Chinese it is yummy!)

Sweet and Sour Chicken is definitely recommended. 

Also on this day I visited Cathy's home and discovered this little beauty.
Meet Chelsea - absolutely adorable (don't tell Bella!)
I was so ready to hug a dog.

We also managed to fit in visiting a shopping mall on this day,
no trip to the USA would be complete without shopping :)

Take care friends - I'm back tomorrow.


  1. Fabulous kit Christine, I'm sure you will have another sell-out. Nice to hear you have a bird on the tree now Well done. Lovely card. Fabulous photos xx hazel

  2. Morning Christine

    Beautiful card this will be a sell out. So pleased you have been awarded a bird

    I love being a little part of the team it is such a good cause helping families at their time of need.

    Your Holiday trip is amazing loving all the pictures the food looks so good

    Thankyou for sharing.

    Luv n hugs Annxx

  3. Morning Christine, A really lovely Blog post today, congratulations on getting the birdie at RMH, a great testament to you. Fabulous piccies of your trip, it looks fascinating, especially the McD's piccie, yum yum, and finishing off with the doggie such an awwwwwwwww piccie.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Good Morning Christine
    Loving the Photos and reading your comments on the food.
    Nice to hear you have a bird on the tree now Well done. Love the Heart on the card today too!
    Love Marg

  5. Hi Christine, your card is beautiful ,great to have bird on the tree for all your effort , Holiday snaps are looking good so many happy memories.
    Elaine H X

  6. Good morning Christine sounds as though you will need to speak to McDonald's UK to introduce the breakfast scone here! So interesting reading your holiday trip. Super design on your card and congratulations on your "award". Best wishes Jackie x

  7. Love the pics, Christine. I went to a P.F. Chang'so the last time I was I America, we went to the one in Jacksonville, Florid a. We went all the way over there to watch a rugby league game believe it or not lol.
    Bejay xx