Wednesday 8 January 2014

Hope and Chances Charity Kit - January 2014

I recently discovered this blog: Hope & Chances Creativity with Christine Emberson. Not only is Christine a great crafter (who also has  her own shop), she writes a good blog too. Loads of ideas on how to make the most of using your Spellbinders dies too - including some videos.

Her youngest son, Elliott, has undergone brain surgery followed by radiotherapy and Christine now sells small kits to make beautiful things, with all proceeds going to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell and the Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey.

This is what I made with January's kit:
A sweet little gift box, topped with a carnation and a large pearl. I added my own row of pearls round the box itself.
A matching mini gift card.

The kit comes with full and easy to follow instructions, everything is die cut already for you to begin to play, even the little peg and the large pearl are included so all you need are sticky tape/glue, a bone folder for nice crisp corners on the box and lid - and away you go!

I found it great fun to play with the kit - and at the same time to help raise funds for two really good causes.

Sorry about the rubbish photos - don't think the sun came out to play once today!



  1. This is lovely Di I'm just popping over to check her blog now :) huggles Sue xxx

  2. Stunning flower! I'll go and check out the link to Christine's blog.....

  3. Lovely Di. I will check out her blog. The completed project is very nice. Thank you for sharing.

  4. This is really gorgeous, Di! What a neat way to raise funds for charity.

  5. Great job Di...I've just been and had a spend!! x

  6. TERRIFIC! Lovely gift box. Thanks for the link . . .will nip over and take a look.

    Happy Midweek!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Lovely Di. Such a good way to raise funds isn't it? The recipe/notebook is lovely plus the benefit of the add ons too. I have been following Christine's blog for a long time now, what a remarkable close family. Hugs Dee x

  8. This is a beautiful set Di. Thanks for the link, off to have a look now x

  9. That's lovely Di and such a good cause too. I'll pop over to take a look later. Kate x

  10. Gorgeous. Thanks for the heads up. Off for a wander to make sure Sandra doesn't buy anyfink! Haa Haa!

  11. Beautiful Di! A great idea by Christine to sell those little kits too - some clever folk about! x Jo

  12. Amazing Di,
    you are so creative
    and such inspiration for me
    thank you
    hugs Tamara

  13. Hi Di,
    this is so lovely. Christine does make up some fab kits.
    I used to visit her but after her son had his tumour I stopped as it brought back very sad memories of my sisters problems with a brain tumour.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Di this is so lovely and what a lovely thing that Christine is doing l'm popping over for a look thanks for the infor xx

  15. What pretty paper flowers! And for a good cause too.

  16. One really fab flower and a great box fabulous idea to raise fund and I had not heard or seen the blog either.

    Kath x

  17. Gorgeous flower kit. Have been sat reading through her blog. Defo worth going and visiting. Hugs Mrs A.

  18. Fabulous idea, and I love the wee card too

  19. Looks beautiful, thank you so much for your support xx


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