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Monday, 14 April 2014

Dragonfly Box

Hi everyone in blogger land,
I had a great day at Ally Pally, where I took a friend of mine, that had never been before. We just got around all 62 stalls in 6 hours!
It was so nice to meet Marianne, a follower of my blog and I, of hers'. We had quite a long chat. I bought loads of goodies, as you do. I also saw quite a few friends up there. One lady used to go to the same infant school and dance classes as me! Another 2 ladies that I used to work with, at the Craft Shop where I was a Tutor.
I also kept bumping into a lady that I spoke to at the first stall we were looking at. It got really funny, as every time I turned around she was there with her friend. That lasted right to the end. I gave her a card with my blog address on, so will be interested to see if she visits my blog.
Today I had a Craft Fair to do. I was there just before 9am and it finished at 3.30pm. I'm absolutely knackered!! I was short of stock before I went and now I have loads more to make before Friday, when I have another Fair to do! Not complaining really but I have put in an order for 28 hour days, just for this week!Lol!
This is a box I have made to sell at a market. I fell in love with this paper pad, by Jodie Lee Designs, called Fairy Belle Collection. It is the main piece on the right.
The other papers are from my stash, including the tag, which I think was free with a magazine.

I have to admit, that I have an addiction for papers. One day I will take a photo of my boxes of papers. I have 19 boxes of 12"x 12" size, 17 boxes of A4 size, 8 boxes of A5 size and various folders A4 size! All of them are full to bursting!
I admit I also bought 3 more paper pads at Ally Pally. I will have to buy another box now!

The bow on this box, is from my stash, when I had a fabric addiction! I used to make all my clothes and my children's clothes. Even my sons' shirts and my daughter's winter coats. In fact, when I was made redundant for the first time ( 7 times in 5 years!) I went back to making bridesmaids dresses and flower displays. Had to put food on the table somehow. I did sell loads of fabric and haberdashery items when I moved.

The birdcage is a Memory Box die. I went looking in my Vellum drawer (forgot to put that in my list!) for a piece to make a butterfly with. I found a scrap, that I had already stamped this Kay Carley dragonfly on twice. Perfect! I coloured it from the back with a Copics pen, cut them out and stuck the bodies together.

I added flight dots with Stickles Star Dust and Stickles Cinnamon on his body.

Well I have made a list of things I have to make this week. How much of it I will get done, who knows!
Thank you for stopping and leaving me your treasured messages.
Carol S.xx



vic said...

This is beautiful carol! Absoutley stunning :) sounds like you had a very busy wknd I hope you do well at the craft fair, ohh your paper sounds like a dream :)

Vic x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So glad we met up and had time for a chat. This box is stunning, love it. Have a good week and don't work too hard

Carole said...

Love this Carol! i like you have stacks of paper and resisted this weekend at Ally pally...didn't see you, but then don't know who I am looking for!...Still spent too much though!! Good luck with your craft fair you are certainly a busy bee.

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, I'm so pleased that you had a good time at Ally Pally and met up with Marianne. Love the box it looks so pretty! Sounds like you are going to be busy this week! Happy Crafting!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lynsey said...

P.s I meant to say I'm glad I'm not the only one with a paper addiction! I think mine is spreading into fabric as well know that I am into sewing lol! x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous make Carol, love this idea of meeting up with followers and I would imagine Marianne is a wonderful lady.
Your papers here are stunning, never heard of them but by golly I'd love to try and find some....another addiction too lol, papers.xx

Unknown said...

Didn't quiet understand your comment...what's spooky and what big butterfly?

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous!! hugs Pops x x x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

What a stunning creation! I love your beautiful vintage design and the dragonfly looks gorgeous!

shampylou30 said...

stunning box love the papers hope you get all your cards made for your next craft fair xxxxx

Elise said...

HI Carol! It sounds like you had an absolute FABULOUS time at the craft show! How wonderful! And that is so funny about the lady that you kept bumping into .. hehe!

Well, your project is so STUNNING! I love these papers as well and ps .. I have a huge addiction for papers as well! hahahahahah!!!

Big Hugs,

Elaine said...

You can't beat a good craft show but it takes it toll on your feet (and purse!) and I love meeting up with other bloggers and crafters.

Your box is just the prettiest!
I love those papers, and yes, I have a paper addiction too but I will be having a good clear out soon - I need to make some space before I can any new ones!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Chrissy said...

Stunning papers Carol and love your dragonfly..fabulous box,just beautiful.


Vicky said...

This is so beautiful my sweetie, love the lush papers.
Hope you have a wonderful easter weekend hun ;0)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Anne said...

This is so pretty Carol, love the birdcage and the dragonfly ...and those papers... just gorgeous!
Anne x

Diane said...

Stunning papers and love the birdcage.

Hugs diane

Heike said...

By the sound of things you had a whale of a time at Ally Pally. And your box is gorgeous. It is a lovely decorative item.
Heike xx

Unknown said...

Don't think hubby is an Aussie anymore lol....stobie poles are telegraph poles but maybe that was only in Sth to you both.xx