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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

A Diamond

A neighbour asked if I would make a card for
their friends' Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

So this what I came up with.
The glitter card I used was from Hobbycraft, 
as were some of the flowers.

The background is a pearlescent card I bought at 
Thetford Craft Show. I used a Craft Too A4 
Embossing folder on it.


This is the insert paper from my stash and 
the sentiment I printed on my computer.
The wording was given to me from
my neighbour.


As it was an 8" x 8" card, I made a box for it, as it was 
going to be hand delivered.

She thought it was far above what she thought 
it would be! It was the first card I have made for her.
She hasn't seen my cards other than their 
Christmas card I gave them last year!

Thank you for all your lovely messages you left
me on my last post.
My swirly patterend bauble is much better than
the one on my last post!!
It was a fiddle to make initially but got the hang of it now.

I was hoping it would take less fabric but it  
still took 92 x 2 inch squares!! 

In between my Christmas makes to sell, I have just 
finished doing a Cross stitch Advent Calendar
for my Grandson. I now have to get my 
sewing machine out and put all the pieces together!!

I will post it when it's finshed.

Big hugs,

Carol
xxxx

Friday, 4 October 2019

Christmas Is Coming!!

Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days but
I did 3 Craft Fayres, within 4 days last week!!

I sold so much, that I am trying to replenish my stock!!

This Snow People scene is huge, well compared to the one
I did last Christmas! The snowman is 9cm high and Mrs is
8cm high. So it took quite a time to make and air dry them.

I had the Tando sleigh sides and I just made a box to
join them together, so you can put chocs in it.


This bauble was just me playing, to see if I could make a 
different design for a change from straight lines.

I wasn't sure where to start and finish, so just had to undo it
a couple of times to get it right.
I took it to the first Fayre and it sold within the 
first 10 minutes!!!

I made another one and that looked much better and it sold 
at the next Fayre!! 


I have just taken a few minutes away from my desk, whilst 3 
projects I am working on dry.

My next Fayres are on the 12th & 13th of this month, 
so I have got a few days to get a few things made.

Have a lovely weekend
and I will try to get to your blogs over this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and I do so love reading your 
lovely messages.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx


Sunday, 22 September 2019

First Outing!!

I decided to make a Santa Workshop with the Fairy Door
I had in my stash.

I took it to the Craft Fayre today for its first outing and sold it!!
I didn't expect it to sell straight away and wasn't bothered
if it took a few Fayres to sell it.


I made the Elf and his Toadstool seat from Air Dry Clay.
I had great fun making him and it took me quite a time to
get him as I wanted him. The body was easy but 
I spent a couple of days to get his head right. Especially
his tiny, pointy ears!!


He has a friend, who was peeking out to see who opened the door!
There are two wooden Unicorns and some parcels, that
he is keeping his eye on!! Lol!!


It was quite funny, as I bought the Fairy Door from The Works
in Lowestoft. One of the ladies that works there, 
came to the Fayre and saw it on my stand and couldn't
believe what I had done with it.

I have used 90 pieces of fabric and 184 pins to make this bauble.
I have topped it with greenery, ribbon, small cones and berries. 
I also have a hole in my thumb!! Lol!! 
I now use a lolly stick to push the tiny pins in!
I have already sold 4 of them!




Just a couple more with different colour mix.

We are back to the Fayre tomorrow and hope it
stays dry for the day.

Thank you for your kind messages on my last post.

I hope to get around to all my lovely bloggers tomorrow
when I get home.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx


Friday, 20 September 2019

A New Project.

Thank you for the lovely messages on my last post.
Much appreciated and treasured.

I am at my first of 17 Craft Fayres this Saturday and Sunday.
It's at Cherry Lane Garden Centre in Fritton.

This Butterfly is a lot more purple in Real Life.
Also the main fairy is all over glittered
and her wings are 3D.

Maybe visible if you click on it.



Looking forward to seeing some old faces. Not in age!!Lol!!
The weather is supposed to be good.

Off to bed as it's 1.35am so an early night tonight.

Thanks for popping in. You know I will visit your 
blogs as much as I can too.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Phew!!!

It seems ages since I posted on here!!

I suddenly realised, that as from next weekend, I have 
17 Craft Fayres to do and the last one is December 3rd!!!

So I have been busy making stock. 
Also making Christmas cards and decorations.

The 2 cards here are very quick and easy cards to make.


There are some lovely detailed dies around at the moment.
I do like these edge dies.


Sorry if I miss the odd post of yours but I will get to 
you asap. I do enjoy looking at your makes.

Thanks for taking the time to pop into my little blog.
Especially if you leave me a message, so 
I know you have been.

Big hugs, 

Carol
xxxxx

Monday, 26 August 2019

Chalk and Cheese!!!

Thank you for your lovely messages on my last post.
They are all read and treasured.

Sorry the pictures are a bit poor. Dare I say
it is too sunny today, certainly for the first butterfly.

If you click on it, the bigger picture is much clearer.

This first one is colour wise, the normal colour
and design I would make. 
I do love the soft effect that pastels create. 
So this is my 'Chalk'!!


My 'Cheese' is this one below!!

I do love Poppies and have never used them on a Butterfly.
I can cope with this bright red one, as it is offset
with the white ones too.

The centre Poppy is decoupaged, using 3 layers I cut 
from the 12" x 12" page in the paper pad.


Loving this weather!! Just to wake up to see the sun lifts my spirit.

We went to a Birthday party yesterday. It was put on 
for a friend of mine, that moved up to Suffolk about 15 years ago.
It was in her daughter's home. 
OMG!! It was a fantastic Barn Conversion!  It was stunning.

We were able to sit out in the garden for the whole day, other than 
going to collect the gorgeous food, that was in the dining room.

Going to have to get the hose out this evening, as the garden
is looking a bit dry!! The bird bath needs a refill too!!
Got to keep the birds happy!

Hope you are all having a lovely long weekend.
Must make a card for Hubby!! His birthday is on Thursday!!

Thanks for taking the time to pop in and will leave 
you a message on your blog too.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx



Saturday, 17 August 2019

The Blues!!

A very quick post today!
Must get back to my desk, as I am in the middle
of clock making!!

The result of selling so much at the last Craft Event!!
Fortunately I do have quite a lot of stock.
However, I sold 2 of my clocks and I must make similar again, 
as they are the popular ones.

This card I made using stamps borrowed from a 
friend that is selling stamps.

I just stamped the image with a grey ink
and went over the detail with a Marvy 
water colour pen. 

In my stash, I found a couple of pieces of Mulberry paper, 
which I have had for more years than I can say!!
I had forgotten just how soft the backing looks with it.


Right, off to my desk! 
Thanks for popping in and I do treasure
the comments you leave me.

Have a lovely weekend.
Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Monday, 29 July 2019

Camping

I know you are very shocked, that I have posted 3 times
within one week!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend, as it was not
so hot. In fact, it was very grey most of both days here.

This is just a quick card for the average male! Lol!!
Rather plain and simple and quite quick to make.
It was a stamp I have had for a very long time and
it comes out when I can't think what to do!

Coloured with Copics, as they are much quicker than 
painting with Distress Inks.
I did put a coat of Glossy Accents on the windows
and the lights.


Well this is a quick post!!

I hope you have got over the shock and I even have another 
one in 'Draft'!!! If I remember to finish it!!

I can hear pots in the kitchen been moved about!
He can't even cook a boiled egg, so I think
I am just being reminded that it is nearly dinner time!!Lol!!

Thank you for your lovely messages on my last
post. I do so love reading them.
I also enjoy reading your blogs and seeing 
the amazing pieces of artwork you have posted.

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Thanks Kath!

Firstly I must welcome my new follower, Christine.
I hope you like what you see on my blog. 
I would love to join your blog but I cannot find a link.

Thank you Kath for this amazing Hunkydory kit!!

I just had to put aside all my projects on my desk,
that I have just prepped with Gesso,  
ready to be decorated.
As I just had to make at least one card from this kit.
Here it is!!

I was very good and followed the instructions!! Lol!!
I even used the acetate thet was in the kit too!
I can make around 200 cards with this kit!!
Perfect for my Charity Care Homes too.

However, I had to put a ribbon bow on it,
rather than the paper one supplied.
I also added a silver edge around all the elements,
using a Pilot silver pen.


I also added 3 butterflies from the 'waste card'
and added Nuvo Crystal Drops on their bodies. 


I saved one piece of the Decoupage flowers 
and put it on the envelope.

I also added some Stickles on the butterflies 
and the centres of the flowers.
As usual, not visible in the pictures!!



I think these few days of hot weather we are
having is our Summer!!

The thunder storm we had on Tuesday night was
amazing!! It woke both of us at around 4am!!
Just loved watching the lightning.

Keep cool and safe in this weather, if you
cannot take it.

Thank you for popping into my blog and 
leaving me, your much appreciated comments.

I will always visit your blogs and message you too.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ahoy Me Hearties!!

Firstly, I must say a massive THANK YOU
to Kath, who sent me an amazing prize,
from just leaving her a message on her blog.
So generous of her!!! 

Another new adventure for me!!
A bit of recycling!

The boat was a gift to me, from my friend Lorraine,
 who thought I could do something with it.

I gave it a bit of a new paint job and made the pirate flag.
Then came the pirate!!
I used a Kathryn Sturrock mould but one of the most fiddly to use.
Patience is needed but well worth it, as it has great detail.



I had great fun doing it and I will take it with me
 to my next Craft Fair.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
As you know, I really appreciate having friends that leave
me lovely messages and they are all treasured.
I will of course, visit your blogs and leave a message for you.

Enjoy our lovely Summer weather we are having at the moment.
I just love it but hubby doesn't!!

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx