Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Deer and The Toadstools!

Hi Folks,



I would like to introduce you to Norman's Bambi! Norman is my brother-in-law and has created this gorgeous baby Deer, using some wood he found in his garden. My contribution was just to add a few berries around his neck!Lol!


I took four of them to a craft market last Saturday and sold all of them, in half an hour! I had a herd of 12 of them and I have kept 2 for myself. A friend bought one, so only 5 are left!! I can still do my sums!!

It's strange but they are all different and you can even see boy and girl!
I asked if he could make me some mushrooms/toadstools and these are the result. Since he lost my sister, he has spent a lot of time playing with his lathe. He has taught himself how to use it and I think these are amazing for a beginner!

I now have 11 of them!! I can't bring myself to sell any of them, as the wood grain is so beautiful. Everyone is different and they are very tactile.

I will be taking the 5 Deer I have left to a craft market on Saturday, in Turners Hill. So there maybe a phone call to request another herd!!Lol!!
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. It gives me great pleasure reading them.
Luv,

Carol S.xx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

A Fusioned Clock and Origami!

Hi everyone,



Well I had a good market on Saturday. I met a lot of very nice people as usual and managed to sell quite a lot too!

This is my latest clock that I Fusioned for a change!Lol!

I painted it on Acrylic board and then mounted it onto a thick piece of card for stability.


I do like these Daisies, as you can do them any colour. The background is a Duck Egg Blue Emulsion tester pot.
I used my Adirondack Gold Dauber on the numbers. I then inked them with Versamark ink and embossed them with 2 coats of clear embossing powder. I used pale gold Card Candy for the other numbers.

In my title I added 'Origami'.

On Saturday at the market, I met a little girl called Lila, who is 8 years old. I had been chatting to her Mother and she told me that Lila liked to do Origami. Lila at this time, was wandering around the stalls.

She approached me and told me that she loved doing Origami.

She then took out a piece of paper from her bag, the size of the piece in the picture below.
In less than a minute she had folded the paper and made the swan.
The butterfly was so complicated, loads of folds! I have no idea how she remembered them all!
It did take a little longer to fold but still not very long. I was amazed.

I told her that I would put my story about her, with pictures, on my blog. I am sure you will agree, she is very talented. She was also a very pretty and polite little girl. I hope I will see her again but she lives in Hampshire and was visiting in Crawley Down.
Well thank you for visiting my blog and please come back soon.

Luv,

Carol S.xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

A Cutie Christmas.

Hi everyone,

Well the weather has certainly changed this afternoon. Lovely sunshine this morning, now it's cold and looking like rain will be here soon. I will have to put my light in a minute!

This card is another LOTV stamp, backed with paper from my free paper pack.



I coloured the image with Distress Inks as usual but I am going to do another with my Copic pens for a change.
I will only post it if I like it myself!Lol!! I might have a bit of a problem with the tiny details in this image.
On the 'fur' bits on hats and coats, I used a dries white glue and white flock, mixed with Crystal ultra fine glitter. Also a touch of Stickles, Star Dust elsewhere.

The rain has started to drizzle down. It could have waited another half an hour or so. Then my washing would have finished drying in the tumble drier, located in my garage!!
Thanks for visiting and please come back soon.

Luv,
Carol S. xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Golden Dabber Christmas!

Hi everyone,

Thank you for your lovely comments on my Buddha Nut post. I am glad that there are other nut lovers out there and I am not alone.Lol!!

This card I made using a Tando mask, that I bought at The Craft Barn in Lingfield. I ran it through my Joy machine on a piece of red paper, about 120gsm. They do not emboss so well on card. For the gold effect I used an Adirondack Acrylic Dabber, which I bought at Ally Pally. The gold is a very crisp bright gold.


On the edge of the leaves, I just flicked the Dabber from the tip of the leaf to get a soft edge, rather then a solid line.
I did have to take the lid off the Dabber and, using a very fine paint brush, I touched up some of the edges, to make them sharper. Added a few gems and card done! A very quick card but looks like hours have been spent on it!

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your lovely comments. I treasure every one.
Luv,
Carol S. xx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Another Buddha Nut

Hi everyone,

Christmas is really coming nearer now. I think the warm weather is making it more difficult for me to get into it.

This is the second of the three Buddha Nuts I bought. A Nativity scene with a twist. The Nativity scene is a Jenny Mayes, Hobby Art stamp, which I bought at the Craft Barn in Lingfield.





The berries and greenery are from a very old stash of mine, along with the straw, cut from odd bits of Raffia.
The 'snow' is Cosmic Shimmer dries white glue, white flock mixed with Art Glitter, Crystal and sprinkled over the glue. I also dotted Star Dust Stickles onto the greenery. The stars I cut from scraps of Mirri Board using a Cuttlebug die.

Hope you like my nut!Lol!! It was great fun to make and just a bit different. Another item for my sale on Saturday.
Thanks for popping over to my blog and come back soon, as I have also made some more cards.
Luv,

Carol S. xx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I Hate Wallpapering!!!

Hi Everyone,

Is there anybody that really enjoys hanging wallpaper? Before we moved to this house, I had managed to not ever have to do it. I have now had to do it in every room except the kitchen and bathroom! Today I finally finished, with the last wall in my craft room. Yippee!! At least it was a bit cooler today, as my room faces south. Tomorrow I just have to paint the wall and the woodwork and I am done!

Amid the chaos, I have managed to make these two Christmas cards, with Lili Of the Valley stamps.

I really like the angel and have coloured her dress with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Thought it would make a change from pinks etc.


For the snowflakes and stars I used an old Cuttlebug die, with a dusting of Star Dust Stickles.

The text on the card below, I have had for years. Because most of my stamps that were on wooden blocks, I have taken off. I have no idea which company made it.
The baubles are from this years release from Lili of the Valley.

I coloured them with Distress Inks. I then added Star Dust Stickles. When that had dried, I covered each bauble with Glossy Accents. Sadly this does not show in the pictures.My husband is on holiday this week, to finally finish unpacking the boxes in the garage and he has done it!! I had to help him on Sunday and Monday but it was worth it to get the job done. On Friday, I am taking him to help me at a craft market I do every month. I think he will be glad to go back to work for a rest!Lol!!
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments.
Luv,
Carol S. xx


Monday, 3 October 2011

It's Hot Hot Hot!!

Hi Everyone,


Hope you had a good weekend in the glorious sunshine. Well I could see it through the window in the garage, as we were finally trying to finish unpacking. Putting up shelving, sorting through boxes and me dodging the spiders!Lol!! We will be back out there again tomorrow, as we only got a quarter of it done.


I love this LOTV little boy. Each time I have made a card with him, a friend has seen it and wanted it! And had it! So I managed to get a picture of this one, although it is a simple card, as it will go in my charity selection. They tend to like flattish cards for cheap rate posting.



One of my friends bought the last one for her Dad and he was in his eighties! She said he wore a hat like this one! Aah!!

Coloured with Distress Inks as usual. The Fern leaf was cut with a die from Little Claire.The other 2 leaves are from my stash.

Just a quick post as it is 01.10 (my clock on my posting is 40mins slower than actual time!)and I need to get up early before it gets too hot.
Thanks for stopping by.
Luv,
Carol S.xx