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Thursday, 13 December 2018

This and That!!

Firstly, I would love to thank Julie,
who joined my blog as a follower.
I hope you enjoy what you see.

Just another quick post but lots of pictures!

I had been searching for this Woodware stamp
for ages. I found it a few weeks ago in a Craft Shop,
Noble Crafts in Great Yarmouth.
It was in a clearance box too!!

I can remember playing with this stamp
on a Demo Day at The Craft Barn.
I was in the studio with Chris Dark (an amazing artist)
over the other side of the room.

We were having great fun with the customers.
She saw this card and shouted over to me
'How on earth did you do that!!'

So this time I made 3 with different colours!
I can still hear her!!



Christmas has finally arrived here!!

It took me 41/2 hours to do all the decs.
How long does it take you!!

The little Santa on the floor, I made for my Daughter's first
 Christmas. She was 45 on the 30th November!!


The tree!!


These I made separately but they go quite well together.


Well that was supposed to be a quick post!!

Thanks for popping in and I treasure all your
lovely messages.

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx


Friday, 7 December 2018

Last 2018 Challenge

This is the last 2018 Challenge for 
Winter Wonderland. It will go until January 3rd 2019.

This image, Selfie Santa is from our sponsor

I coloured the image with Copics 


His fluffy bits on his trousers are fluffy flock and 
using 3D Pinflair glue, Snow-It 
from Noble Crafts Shop in Great Yarmouth.


The theme for this challenge is 
Anything Goes.
So you can enter any of your beautiful cards you have made.

I am now going to finish making mine.

I have just completed selling at 22 Craft Fairs
from March until 4th December.
In November I did 7 in 4 weeks!!
I wonder why I am shattered!! All these 6am starts
in the mornings might have something to do with it!!

So I wish all my lovely blog friends a

VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS
AND
A FABULOUS NEW YEAR

Thank you for taking some of your precious time,
not only to visit my blog,
but to leave such kind messages.
They are all so appreciated.

BIG HUGS
FROM
CAROL
XXXXX


Saturday, 1 December 2018

A Nutty Angel....Or Two or Three!!


A very quick post today.
I was at a Christmas Craft Fair yesterday, in 
The John Grant School in Caister. 

WOW!!!
It was only 4 hours but I came home with 
2 of my big storage boxes totally empty!!!

So a big thank you to Lyn, who with her team, put 
on an amazing day.

All the items below were just a few of the small
things that went.

This is my Nutty Angels decoration.
It is a real nut that I have had for years.
I have one myself but wanted to decorate this one,
in a better way than I have mine. So made the clay angels.
I then added the greenery and ribbons.


This is my Snowball Bauble!!
Made and sold loads of them. The leaves I cut from felt.
Just got 2 left.


This hanger I sold at the last Craft Fair.


I made loads of these baubles.
This was a medium size. Made with 80 pieces
of fabric and double that of sequin pins.
The big ones had over 120
pieces of fabric and over 240 pins!!!

Then added cones, berries, leaves and ribbons.



This is a small one and this was sold but have 3 small ones left.


I only have 2 small and I large Snow Family scenes left.

I am now going back to my desk to finish making 
a couple of unicorn boxes and a Unicorn plaque.
I make the Unicorns with clay.
They all flew away today!!

Then I have to paint a watercolour picture of the sea and a beach,
on a plaque. Sold out of them today!

Thank you for finding time to pop in and leave me a message.
It is so busy for us crafters at this time of year.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Friday, 23 November 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge and A ' Sorry'!!

Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of commenting.
I usually do it every day, but with the pressure of
doing 5 Craft Fayres already this month and
another on the 24th, tomorrow, I have 
a lot of stock to make for it.

It's great for my charity I support, that sales have been very good!!
But I do have a job keeping up with
the more intricate things I make.

I know......I can hear you saying, I should make more simple
things then!! Lol!!

Well this card is a simple one! The sweet image is from 
our generous sponsor for this Winter Wonderland challenge.

The sponsor is
Twinkle Lane Designs
and this image is Skater Girl and can be found here.

She is coloured with Copics and Stickles .


Along with the Girl image, you also get 3 pairs of mittens.
I coloured them with Copics and then cut them out.
Also 3 sentiments too, one of which I used.


Well it's up to you now to win a lovely prize,
from our generous Sponsor.
Just enter your card and I suggest that you 
read the challenge rules, on the Winter Wonderland blog first.

Thanks for popping in and good luck.

Big Hugs
Carol
xxxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Birthday Poppy

Just a quick post tonight.

I cannot understand why I have so many summer flowers, 
still giving a colourful display!!  Crazy!!
Even my Acer has only just started to drop a few leaves.

This card was for a friend who is in her 90s.

She loved it and I enjoyed making it.



I have my friend, who is the Daughter-in-law of the lady
who this card was for, is coming up to stay with us
for a couple of days. 
She is coming to get her highlights and haircut done! 
It will be great to see her and we will have a girly day out,
on Thursday.

Thanks for popping in and thank you for leaving me such
lovely messages. 
Hope you are enjoying this mild weather too.

Hugs,
Carol 
xxxx





Sunday, 28 October 2018

Silver and Blue

Morning, 
and I hope you have changed all your clocks!!
Why is the oven always the hardest to do?!!

Just a quick post, as I must get back
to my desk! More items to make for my Craft Fairs.
There are so many ideas in my head but not sure if I 
have the time left to make all of them!!

This is one of my new makes.
I love Silver and pale icy blue, as they blend so well.

The huge bead hanging in the middle, I found in my stash.
One of my lovely friends, saves things for me
that she thinks I can find a use for.
This was one of 5 of them!

So thanks Aileen!! Perfect!!


Enjoy the rest of Sunday.

Thanks for your lovely messages on my last post.
Hope you are going to join us at 
Winter Wonderland challenge.

Thanks for popping in and looking 
forward to reading your kind comments.

PS: Aileen and her Mother-in-law saw this
post and ordered a wreath the same as this one!!

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxxx

Friday, 26 October 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hi everyone!
It's time for a new challenge at 

The theme is 'Colour It'.

As always, Christmas cards only.

There isn't a Sponsor for this challenge
but we will still be picking our top three.
They will get our Top 3 badge to display
on their blog.

I have used one of the new stamps from 
She is on the stamp sheet 
'Sweet Christmas'.
You even get an additional stamp for the
candle and holly.
I stamped and coloured it and fussy cut it
out, then 3D it onto the main image.


I coloured her with Distress Inks on 300gsm Water Colour card.

So get ahead with your Christmas card making and 
have a bit of fun with us here,
at Winter Wonderland.

Thanks for popping in and I will be commenting
on your makes too.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxxx




Friday, 5 October 2018

Christmas Fave!!

Evening all!!

Can't remember who always said that!!
Anyway a very short post, as I am snowman making!!
I have made one family this afternoon.

If you saw my facebook page, you would know
that I did 3 Craft Fairs last month and one already
this month and I sold all of my Snow Families!!

So, as I have another 11 fairs before Christmas, 
I thought I had better get some more made.

This pretty little lady below, is certainly one of my 
favourite stamps from Lili Of The Valley this year.
I stamped her onto water colour 300gsm
card and used Distress Inks to colour her.

I had made cards with all the new ones I bought 
and one couple bought them all! So I will have to find time 
to make more of them too!!

Does anyone know where I apply to have longer days than 24 hours?!!!


Well that's all the time I have, so back to my desk.

Thanks for popping in and please leave me a message, 
so I know you have been.
They are all read and treasured.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx


Friday, 28 September 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hi everybody,
we have a new challenge starting today, 

An easy theme:
Anything Christmas Goes


We have a lovely Sponsor, LeAnn's World 101
 for this challenge, who kindly gave us this image to use.

I coloured her with Copics Pens and Red Stickles.
The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.


The winner will have 2 free Digis from
LeAnn's World.

So now you can pop over to LeAnn's shop and
 see what you can have if you are the winner.

You have 2 weeks to upload your cards to 
the Winter Wonderland blog.
So good luck.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Saturday, 22 September 2018

A Touch Of Gold

Just a quick simple card.

As always it looks better in RL.
The bauble was a stamp I picked up at Thetford Craft Show.
 I stamped the bauble twice and 3D it and
coloured it with Copics.


It's a shame that pictures don't look anything like they
do in real life.
I don't know if it's the camera, daylight or position
of where you take the photos.

Never mind and I won't moan anymore!!Lol!!

Thanks for stopping by and I do enjoy reading your comments.

Big hugs
Carol 
xxxx