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Friday, 8 February 2019

An Ellie Day!!

Another grey, wet day, looking out of my craft room window.
Tesco day today too!! 

These our my latest makes.
Finished at 2am this morning!

They are super cute....Well I think so!!
Another clay project finished.


I have just realised that I have 3 Craft Fayres to do in March.
Nicely spread out though.

I have made all my Easter cards and now have to 
finish the Easter pressies.
I must remember not to eat the mini eggs whilst 
making the gift boxes to put them in!!

Thanks for popping in again.
You know I treasure reading your comments.
They brighten grey miserable days, like today.

Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing.

We have an exciting Sunday, as we are meeting the new
lady in my Son 's life!! Along with my adorable Grandson.

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx






Friday, 1 February 2019

Winter Wonderland Tribute

Thank you for all your lovely messages on my last few posts.

This month we are remembering Eileen, who was the co-ordinator
and owner of the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog.

She sadly passed away 2 years ago and she is greatly missed.
I had some lovely, funny conversations with her, 
which I will always treasure.

Our sponsor for this month is 


I chose to use this image again called 
Surfin Santa and available HERE

Think he might be a bit chilly!!


The theme is:

Anything Goes 
as long as it is Christmas cards only.

The prize for the lucky winner is 2 Free Dr. Digi Stamps

You have 4 weeks to get your cards on the challenge.
It will close at 5pm on Thursday 28th February.

For more inspiration, pop over to the
Winter Wonderland blog and see the fabulous
DT cards. You now have loads to see!!

Thanks for joining us and for taking time
to visit my little blog.
Always love reading your lovely comments
and visiting your blogs too.

Hugs
Carol
xxxx

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Beach Time

I can't wait for the real beach time to be here!!
I just hate the cold weather, must be the Maltese in me!!Lol!!

This project I did last year and it sold within minutes of being
on my stall. So I thought I would make one more, 
similar but not exactly the same.

They are little boxes that you can make from Tando kits.
I used 2 kits and when I had decorated them all,
I stuck them together.
I covered the joins with driftwood.


This is just a quick beach scene I painted onto watercolour
card. I stuck it on the back of the box and then
made the beach. 


This next one is an old Little Claire beach hut stamp.
I made the To Beach sign with Balsa wood and
I painted the sky again on card.


This next one was great fun!
Two of the boxes have like a window in the back piece.

I had this die that is a ship in a bottle. It turned out to be 
very near the size of the window.
So I cut it out of card and then stuck it on acetate. 
The boat is a separate die.


The clock does work! The surf board I cut from 
Balsa wood and coloured it with Copics.
Made the lifebelt from clay and also the little Seahorse.


I won't tell you how long it took to make!!

Thanks for taking the time, to not only visit my 
blog but leaving me your lovely messages too.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxxxx

Friday, 11 January 2019

Mystical!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my
last post. I am so enjoying myself with the clay!!

So far this is my favourite piece, followed by my Ellie 
with balloons.

The Unicorn is a Katy Sue mould.
I first used white clay and when it had dried out
then the fun began!! 

It started with Copper H20 paint.
Then black acrylic paint.
Finally, gold gilding wax.
At last I had the grungy look I wanted.
And a 'Gold Finger'!!!


The colours are better seen in RL.


Well a quick post today, as I have been working on my 
current project for 2 days and it's still not complete!

Just heared on the radio, that the UK is going to be hit with
a lot of snow, possibly next week.
They are not sure where it will be though! Lol!!

Thanks for taking time out to visit me.
You know I will always comment 
on your posts too. 
Would be rude not to!!!Lol!!

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxxxxx




Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Clay Play!!

Thank you for your lovely messages on my last post.
I hope some of you will join in with the challenge.

I have been playing with my air dry clay again.
I am really addicted to it now.

I did use a mould for the fairy door and windows
The toadstools and caterpillar I just made myself.

There are other bits all around the jar.


This little Ellie is a Kathryn Sturrock mould.
Her moulds always have great detail.

The parcel and balloons I made myself.
The are the easy bit!!Lol!!


I am going to do a pink one for a little girl.

I have quite a few other things made but 
didn't want to bore you!!

Hope you are getting back to normal,
now the children are back to school.

Thank you for taking the time to pop into my blog
and than you for leaving me you lovely messages.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx




Friday, 4 January 2019

First Winter Wonderland Challenge 2019

Here we are, another New Year.

Happy New Year to all my lovely followers.

Just hope this one is better than the last one!!

Starting this month, Winter Wonderland Challenges
will be running monthly. This will give you
more time to join in the fun.

For our first challenge here at Winter Wonderland,
the theme is:

It's Snowtime



To get your card in the prize draw, 
you must have Snowflakes or Snowmen
on your card.

The prize is 2 Digis from our generous sponsor.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is the amazing

 We were so lucky to be able to choose our image to use.
So, thank you Beccy.

The image I chose is part of a set called 
Snow Drifters. You can have a look at the set HERE

I coloured the image with Copics and 
the trees in the background were stamped with D Inks.

So don't forget, to enter the draw, Christmas cards ONLY.
The card must match the Theme.
You have a month to enter your cards on all our challenges.

You will see all the DT entries on the 

Looking forward to visiting your blogs,
to leave you a message so you know I have been.

Hugs,
Carol 
xxxx







Saturday, 22 December 2018

We wish you a Merry Christmas!!

This is a quick post.

I would like to thank
all my lovely blogging friends from around the world,
for taking time in their busy lives,
to visit my blog and to leave me treasured messages.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a 
prosperous, healthy, peaceful  2019.

I know this picture is not Christmas related,
it is a 'Home' sign, where lots of us will be for the holiday.

It sold on it's first outing!!


All the flowers are hand made, which I really love doing.
So more rewarding than sticking my bought ones on!

Thank you so much.

Big hugs to you all,
Carol
xxxxx





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