Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Just look at this pile of booty on my desk today!
I have a new friend whom I met via my blog and whom I have now met in person. She is called Mandi and she lives on the Isle of Wight, just a short boat trip away from me. You may know her as she frequently joins WOYWW!
Well.... I hope you've got a cuppa and can settle down to listen... she had the idea of us starting a New Challenge Blog together, specifically for Clean & Simple Cards. You may know how much I love them... well Mandi does too.
So I popped over to the island last week to meet with Mandi and between us, started to put our new blog together!
You can see it, it's called "Less is More".
We have been overwhelmed with the amount of support our venture has received so far and can't wait for the challenges to begin.
The first one will start on February 5th and I hope that some of you who love C&S can join us!
What is on my desk is a by-product of my visit. Mandi and I had a wonderful day and she GAVE me all these sets of stamps which she no longer requires. I couldn't believe my luck, she is SO kind!
I woke late this morning and have only just got around to doing my posting, hence the reason for being so far down the list!
Still no baby as yet, but my daughter is hoping it won't be too much longer before it arrives.
Hop over to Julia's ( the link is on my sidebar) and see the workdesks of the world.


  1. oooh scrummy I likey to see new stash, especially in the form of a gift.

    Counting the days to 5th Feb, but I expect you're counting the days to the birth!!!


  2. Hiya Chrissie

    oooh enjoy your stash! I do love the SU stamps! wow hoping baby comes soon for your daughter

    Joey xx

  3. What a marvellous chance meeting. I am so interested in what you are doing. Certainly I will be joining in!! If it is what you say then it is what I need to focus on cleaner, less cluttered creations..
    Good on you both.

    Fantastic venture and wish you luck, though you probbaly won't need it....I imagine the response will be huge. We need a new, fresh challenge.
    Sue xxx 67

  4. Lucky you all those stamps to try but am really intrigued by the Lego? Hope baby comes soon and doesn't end up clashing with your new challenge - am off now to bookmark your new blog.
    x Tricia

  5. How very sweet of your new friend, it's lovely when you get to meet cyber friends for real, good luck with your new challenge blog.. I love the less is more look but find it impossible to achieve myself, i just keep adding till i go overboard lol
    Oh a little tip if you did want to get into making molds, try this stuff its a bit more expensive than the pour and mould but you get more and i think its far better :D
    Thanks for visiting me today
    Happy WOYWW
    Minxy #1

  6. Hi Chrissie,
    I hope your daughter doesn't have too wait much longer, time seems to go so slow when you are waiting to give birth!
    If your granddaughter arrives today she will have the same birthday as me.
    Have fun with your lovely new stamps - how kind of Mandi to give them to you. Crafters are lovely people.
    Hugs, Clare x

  7. Chrissie

    First - hope that your daughter doesn't have to wait much longer!! I suggest a nice hot curry :)

    Second - what a wonderful stash - Mandi is very kind and if she has any more spare - she could always pass them my way :))))

    Third - looking forward to the new challenge.

    Deborah x

  8. You lucky thing Chrissie! Hope you have good baby news to share with us soon. I am already following the new blog. I love the Clean and SImple cards yo do and am eager to try them for myself

  9. Holy crap - must be nice to have friends, lol!! Looking forward to the new blog challenge too!

    Brenda 100

  10. Oooh those stamps are lovely, lucky you! Can't wait for your new blog to start & hope your daughter has her baby soon, bet you can't wait! Tracey x

  11. Blogland is wonderful when it comes to making new friends that you can actually go and ‘play’ with isn’t it Chrissie? I’ve made some fab friends.

    And what a lovely lady, to give you all those nice new stamps to play with, I'm sure you'll have fun with them.

    Good luck with the new challenge blog.

  12. How good to meet a blog friend in real life. I noticed your lovely tree card on the desk, and am looking forward to seeing more of the same on your new blog. Good luck with the new challenges.


  13. Hi Chrissie, How cool is that to meet someone in blog land that lives so close! Wonderful gift you received too! Can't wait to hear about the baby's arrival and will check out y our new blog. Thanks for stopping by my desk! Happy WOYWW! #15

  14. looking forward to seeing posts on the new blog and what you will make with all the new rubbah.

  15. Great stuff.. look forward to it and also to hearing the precious bundle has arrived!
    Good luck & enjoy your new stash. Lovely gift,
    joZarty x

  16. Mandi is so lucky living on the beautiful Isle of Wight - one of my favourite places, and you are so licky getting all that new stash. Hope all goes well with the baby, and we look forward to the new challenges.

  17. Looks like some yummylicious new stash you got. Good luck on the new challenge blog.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

  18. How very nice that you found a fellow crafter to work on your new challenge! I am waiting for it to start! I don't usually do 1 layer cards but I think I ought to learn something about it that is why I will participate! Still no baby??? One of these days you will get a rush call!

  19. I started following the c&s blog last week can't wait for the challenges to start
    Debbi #39

  20. Wow, lucky you getting all those stamps from the lovely Mandi!!

    Loving your baby blue cards, they're fab

  21. What a wonderful pressy ...good luck with your project

  22. wow lovely stash and a great meet up, look forward to seeing the challenge results xx

  23. What a nice bunch of stamps. Good luck with your new challenge blog.

  24. WOW! You are a lucky girl to recieve such a gift. Enjoy playing with the new stamps.
    Good luck with the new challenge blog.
    Tertia 110

  25. Loving your new stash Chrissie! Certainly many hours of fun there. Can't wait for the challenges to begin! Susan xxox #19

  26. Wow how nice to be given all those stamps by your friend - will have to check out the new challenge blog in Feb ~ Nicky 24

  27. Wow - all those stamps for you to play with Chrissie - I bet you're in seventh heaven!!! How kind of Mandi to give you all of those... they look brand new. She'll clearly looked after them... can't wait to see what you're going to create with them!!

    Can't wait for the new challenge blog to start either - CAS will definately be a challenge for me!!!

    Paula x xx


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