Sunday, 27 April 2014

My Furry Friends

Hi everyone,
 
To say I am knackered is an understatement! Two Craft Fairs in one week is too much. I sold so much on Good Friday, that I have worked day and night, beavering away in my craft room, making stock for today(Saturday). I sold so much again today, that I now have to replenish again for my next fair, Wednesday week! Fairy clocks - sold, Fairy hangers - sold. Poppy candles - sold. Poppy clocks - sold. Decorated MDF hearts x 6 sold. Teal coloured clock - sold. Teal box (a couple of posts back) - sold. Large butterfly decorated, not had chance to post yet! - sold. Loads of boxes - sold. The list is endless!!!
 
I also have to make a couple of hundred cards, to replenish the outlets I have for my cards! How do people say that retirement is boring! I would love to say one day, that I am bored! :-D
 
This is a quick C&S card. I wish I could say they are quicker to do than my 'normal' cards but they are not. I seem to waste more time, faffing about looking for papers.
 
The stamp is Lili of the Valley, 'My Favourite Friends'. It reminds me of when my Granddaughter was little. I collected Teddy Bears and she loved playing with them. Even now she is eight, she knows where some of them are kept and they have to come out to be cuddled!

 

I have coloured with Distress Inks. The sentiment is a freebie from Annette's blog, where you can download loads of them all for free. Check her blog out and you won't be sorry.
 
I used a Go Create Frilly #8 die to cut out the image, card blank and the Co-Ordinations card for the background. All edged with Stickles. Just have to have a bit of bling, don't you!
 

Well I am now off to bed to dream up more designs. Does anyone else out there, design when you are supposed to be going to sleep?!! Quite often people ask me where I get my ideas from. I generally answer 'My Bed'! I sometimes get very strange looks, so I then explain that, that's the time my brain works overtime.

Well thanks for stopping by and hope you leave me a message, as I love to read them.

I will enter this little card into
                                         Crafty Little Fairies Challenge - Furry Friends
                              A Gem Of A Challenge - Cute and Cuddly

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Hugs,
Carol S.xx

14 comments:

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful card. Beautifully coloured. And love the layout xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done on your sales Carol, fantastic, and yes I dream up ideas to get to sleep. Gorgeous cute card, love the design and colours. You could also enter our cute and cuddly challenge at A Gem of a Challenge. Popping on my DT hat thanks for playing at CLF.

The Little Stamper said...

Wow - sounds like you have a full time job going with your crating these days….fantastic that your work is so popular. Your card is lovely and I really like the distress ink painting - it reminds me of what you used to see in children's story books. Hope you get sorted for your next selling bonanza!

Sharon x

Fern Dunsmore said...

Lovely card Carol, love the soft colouring and card shape. Fern x

Heike said...

A cute card. And great that you are doing so well with your sales. Since the start of the recession it has unfortunately become very quiet in our area.
Heike xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol wow sounds like you have been super well at your craft fairs! I'm not surprised though as everything you put on your blog is beautiful, so pleased for you! This is another pretty card and coloured in so beautifully! Hugs Lynsey x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, love your creation, huggles Pops x x x

Elise said...

HI Carol! Way to go on the craft fairs! Wooohooo! Keep up the excellent work! :) Well .. your card is simply BEAUTIFUL! Love this little girl and her teddies that you've coloured so fabulously!!!!!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Carol..your hard work has paid off..so excited for you..think I better move to your town..and a gorgeous card today..so adorable..and fabulous colouring.

luv CHRISSYxx

aussie aNNie said...

Great on your sales Carol, wow you are awesome and love this card.xxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Congratulations on your craft fair sales, that brilliant! Your card is so beautiful - I know what you mean about CAS cards not being any quicker, I do the same thing - love this image, so beautifully coloured.
Rebecca.

vic said...

This is just fab Carole and such a pretty card I love the bracket shape :)
Have a lovely day
Hugs
Vic x

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card, beautifully coloured and such a sweet image, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Elaine said...

I'm so sorry that is an unfashionably late comment Carol!

It's the most beautiful card in gorgeous colours. I much prefer the cleaner designs but like yourself, I spend ages faffing about..where to put the sentiment, which sentiment, do I add a ribbon? I can spend more time trying to work out the placement then it takes me to make the rest of the card!
Congrats on your success with the fairs, sounds like you will be super busy making more stock!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx