Wednesday 13 September 2017

Hump Day Giveaway Winner and Holiday Alert - Day 1

Hello friends

I think I've finally caught up with sleep, feeling far more human now.
Time to announce the Hump Day Giveaway winner from last week.

The Giveaway was French Harmony

And the winner is...

Denise Bryant

Congratulations Denise  - please drop me an email -

Please include your postal address and I'll send it straight out to you.

If you missed out, French Harmony is also available on the website here.
I love how it has been used for the background on this frame. 

I'm going to insert this banner whenever I speak about my glorious time away,
I fear I could be one of those people who keep getting out their photos!

Whenever you see the red alert banner you have the choice of sticking with craft above
or hearing about my holiday below :)

So you are still with me?  Thank you kindly ;)
I am hoping to keep this chronological, I failed when telling my family
about my trip and was jumping from one event to another.

At the beginning...just over 2 weeks ago I embarked on a holiday that I had been
mentally planning for over a year.
My time with Spellbinders has afforded me invaluable friendships
with the most inspirational people.

First stop - Chicago.  I wanted to visit a very
special friend of mine - Cathy, she was my first Design Team Manager
when I started at Spellbinders many years ago. Cathy visits the UK occasionally
and I always meet with her but this time I was on her territory - the big USA.

Cathy and her husband met me from the airport and took me
straight to Carson's - famous rib restaurant.
Note: even with severe tiredness I have discovered I can eat a lot!

I then checked into a very nice hotel in Downtown Chicago and slept well,
possibly because I had consumed half a cow and wine!

Waking up the next day little did I know that ahead of me was probably one of
the best holiday I have ever been on, every day was something new,
places to visit, meeting people and memorable experiences.

I will be telling you more...along with craft, of course!

Take care friends.


  1. I'm excited to have won that pretty die! I sent you an email with my info!

  2. Good Morning Christine
    Firstly, Congratulations to Denise, enjoy your prize.
    I'll be reading all about your holiday Christine, what a wonderful experience you must have had, and looking forward to the photos too.
    Ease back into real life gently though.
    Chris xx

  3. Morning Christine and Boys.
    So glad to seeyou back.
    Congratulations to Denise have fun.
    Looking forward to read all about your Holiday.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi Christine
    So glad to hear all about your super holiday and seeing your photo's.This holiday will always have such wonderful memories. You've deserved every moment of it.
    Congratulations Denise enjoy your die.
    Jan x

  5. Nice to hear you had a fabulous time, very well deserved. Congrats to winner. xx hazel

  6. Hi Christine
    So nice to hear you had such a good time ,Congrats to Denise enjoy your prize .
    Elaine H X

  7. Congrats to the winner.

    Christine-your holiday sounds fantastic, looking forward to hearing more.


  8. Hello Christine
    Good that you had a good sleep and mow ready to show us your photos!
    Looking forward to seeing them!
    Well done Denise on getting chosen!!
    Nice if Max was there!!!
    Love Marg

  9. Morning Christine,
    Pleased you are now back ti Uk time, sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. Look forward to hearing more.

  10. Hi Christine
    So pleased to hear you had a great holiday. Yes! I'd love to hear about it on your blog.
    Congratulations to Denise.
    Anne O

  11. Hi Christine

    So pleased you had a wonderful Holiday I love hearing all your news and seeing

    pictures. look forward to hearing about your trip.

    Congratulations to Denise

    Luv n hugs Annxx

  12. Congratulations to Denise and what a fab first day you had! I am off to see more! xxx