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Wednesday 23 November 2011

Stripey Cat and Christmas!!

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted for a bit but I have been rather busy with my Craft Markets. At the last one I did, the weekend before last, I sold so much, including both my Poppy and Daisy Clocks. As I have another market this Saturday at Lindfield, West Sussex, I have been flat out making more stock.

I painted another Poppy clock today. It looks nothing like the last one of course!

I had my Grand-Daughter over last Saturday afternoon. She arrived running down the drive, shouting "craft, craft" until she reached the front door. She shot in the door, straight into my craft room, up on my chair and that is where she stayed for the next 3 hours! We made and decorated a folding Christmas star. She also drew and painted this cat. I had to post it, as I think for a 5 year old, I am sure you will agree, it is pretty amazing! I love the eyes and the curly tail!!

I think she has the family arty gene! Unfortunately she took the star home before I had time to take a picture of it. The cat is going to be laminated and hung on the wall in my craft room.
My Christmas card is made using another Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with Distress Inks.
I love this stamp as it is so delicate. It can be used all year round if you mask off the stocking when you ink it up. I mainly stamp with Smokey Grey Versafine ink, so it appears as a pencil line.
For the moon I used a wash of Scattered Straw. Her dress is Weathered Wood and for her hat and stocking, I used Chipped Sapphire.

She is soo sweet, I can't bring myself to use dark or bright colours for her clothes!

I hope you enjoy looking at my Grand-daughter's picture.

Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon.


Carol S.xx


Unknown said...

Your Granddaughter is certainly very talented the cat picture is super as is your card, Mary x

Jessica said...

I love your card Carol - just beautiful. I have that stamp so I might take inspiration from you. Your Grand-daughters cat is fantastic - a budding little crafter in the making - you have taught her well. Jxx