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Sunday, 18 April 2021

My Sister Pat's 80th Birthday Today

Happy 80th Birthday To my special sister Pat.

She loves Owls, so I just had to use this Pink Ink Stamp.

I stamped him twice on Watercolour card and fussy cut him 
and made him 3D.
I Coloured him with Watercolour paints.
As she lives on the South Coast, I unfortunately won't
be able to see her. So posted her card and gifts.

Have a lovely day Sis. Speak to you later.

Love and big hugs,

Carol and Rick


Monday, 12 April 2021

Just a Note

Firstly, I must thank all of you, who had taken the time to 
 leave me a lovely message on my last blog and on my 
Face Book page. You are all so kind. 
I am now feeling fine and trying to 
catch up on all my outstanding works.

I have to finish making cards for a Nursing Home and 
this time I am sharing it with a friend. So just need to make
half the amount 159, I made for the Residential home!!

I also have my Sister's 80th Birthday this coming Sunday 18th,
 so I have a card and gift to make for her and to get it in the post.

So I found this card in 'Draft' not exciting but a quick card.

Just stamped a border, using some Card-io stamps 
and used a die to cut the fancy edge.
Added a strip of green ribbon.

I will post my sisters card here on Sunday.
We now can at least get out a bit more, so
hope the weather is kind to us.
Big hugs,


Sunday, 4 April 2021

Where I Have Been!

 Hi, Sorry I haven't been around this week but have been quite poorly.

Had an Ambulance here on Monday morning. They were here for nearly an hour, to get my problem under control. I was advised if it continues, I must go to A & E.

Well it did 15 minutes after they left! Not as strong and I managed to stop it myself. Then another, about an hour later, same again.

Then it came back at 5.30pm and was a big one and took me an hour to get it under control.

I had lost so much blood, it would take a few days for my body to replace what I had lost.

It was a bit rough for a few days and then left me very weak and tired. Didn't eat much for 4 days which didn't help. At least I lost 4lbs in 3 days!! So I am just doing a couple of things today, with a rest in between.

So will catch up with you next week.
Have a lovely Easter weekend.

Saturday, 20 March 2021

My Last Three

Thank you for taking the time to visit my last
post and leaving me such lovely messages.
Always so much appreciated.

Today I took 159 cards, that I finished making last 
night, to the Residential/Nursing home, 
that I supply for the staff and residents. 

These were the last 3 cards I made last night.

I made all the backgrounds, using 
Distressed Oxide. I then stamped the butterflies
with Versamark clear ink and then used Wow white
Embossing powder.
The circular sentiment, I found in my box  of 
bits. It was from a free download from 
Netty's Cards .

I then used Copics to add a bit more depth to the images.
The one below is just a close up to see the detail

The 2 below were made in the same way.
The first one below, the piece of card that 
looks black is actually silver.

The strip again below that looks black is silver!!

I now have to make another large batch of cards for 
the other home. At least it stops me getting to bored!

So enjoy getting your Jabs!!
Thank you for stopping by and love to read 
your  messages.
I will try to get to you all tomorrow.

Stay safe,
big hugs,


Sunday, 14 March 2021

Round and Round Fairies Go!!!

 Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post.
Much appreciated and enjoyable too!!

The answer to the Which Was Which question was:
The top one with the pink backing card is:
Using the image from  a Lili Of The Valley little book.

The bottom one, was using my stamp on Watercolour card
 and I coloured it with watercolour paints.

Sorry!! Lots of pictures!!
So this project is using my Needle Felting and my imagination!!
It's for a little girls bedroom, as a mobile of Fairies.
Rather difficult to photo the whole thing, as it is quite big.
Each Fairy measures 7 1/2 inches or 19cm from top
to bottom and the wings are 5 inches, 13cm wide.

They are attached to the wooden ring using jewellery wire.

They all have different hair styles!
I have to use my hairdressing experience of 58 years, 
to make sure they don't all look the same!!
Great fun!! 

The little flowers are made from clay.
The butterfly on her hand is a card, die cut one.
They all have a butterfly and clay flowers
 to match their colour.

This Fairy has a single plait. 
The hair is just made with the same wool, 
as even the animals are!!
Their wings are made from the wool too.
The back of the yellow one is behind the blue ones head!!

This one has a bun at the back of her head!!
OOps!! Forgot to photo it!!!
I made the ringlets with the wool and a cocktail stick.

I had to pretty the top up and also the wooden ring.

To cover up where the wire attachment is, I made a
butterfly with the same wool and colour of their dresses.
I then used my glue gun to attach them to the ring.
They can be seen a bit on the first picture.

I also wanted to pretty up the hanging cord.
So I added a few flowers to the cord. 
The bows are to cover up the join.

Are you still with me?!!

Well that is it for today.
Back to my desk.
I have so far, made 130 assorted cards.
I still have another 12 and still have to finish
making the Easter Cards.
I will be taking them, if I get them finished,
to one of the Care Homes I supply, next week.
The money goes to their Charity, other than a few 
pennies for my costs.

Hope you all had a lovely  Mother's Day today.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely 
message so I know you have been.
I will visit your  blogs as often as I can.

Stay safe.
Big hugs,

Monday, 22 February 2021

Which Is Which?!!

Thank you for your lovely messages on my last post.
It certainly brightens my days reading them.

These cards are using an image from LOTV.
One is from a little book of images, already coloured
and one is from the stamp I have, coloured my me.

I am sure it's simple to see which is which!!

My one was stamped onto Watercolour paper and
coloured with Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils.
I also 3D the jug of flowers and the purple flower pot
and the flower in it. Also I drew some extra leaves at the front.


Well that's all today, Monday!.

I had bought some 'eyes' on Ebay for my 
Needle Felting animals. They were ordered last
Friday and were due to be here by Thursday
but arrived today!! One happy bunny!!
(well 2 happy bunnies really, as he can see now!!)

So my little animals have proper eyes now! 
They look so much better.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and 
looking forward to visit your blogs too. 

Stay safe, have your jab when you can
and keep well.
Big hugs

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

A Jug Full Of Spring

At last, snow free!! 
A heatwave coming next weekend!!

My poor Daffodils got their heads broken but at least 
there were only a few in full flower.

So another Spring card to enjoy.
Painted on Watercolour card with Derwent
Watercolour pencils.
The Primroses and the laying down Daff are 3D.

We had our Vaccine done on Sunday. Didn't even feel the
 needle going in!! Not even a scratch as it broke the skin!

Thank you for your messages on my last post. 
All were read and appreciated. 

Stay safe.
Big hugs, 


Friday, 12 February 2021

Especially For You

Thank you for your lovely messages on my last post.
I just love to read them and your blogs too.

Well, we have had and still have, a large amount of snow!!
It did say on the weather readers programs this morning,
that we would be dry all day today!! 

Wrong!! Here in Lowestoft, we had on and off blizzards all morning!!

It also settled on top of the existing snow, which in some places 
in our garden, was just under 3ft high!! That was down to the wind,
causing drifts. The fence to the right of the Summer House,
is one step higher than the grass and is 6ft high. So you
can see  how high the snow is. 
I just hope my plants survive, being covered with the white stuff!!

My card today, is to go into my box of cards, especially for one 
of the Residential/Nursing homes that I supply them with.

I thought I would stay in the 'Spring' theme,
just to see if it would give us a bit of a lift.
I already had some daffs in full bloom in the front garden. 
Just hope they will pop back up!!

I stamped it on a piece of smooth, watercolour card and
used my water colour paints.

At last, we have got our appointments for the Jab!!
We now have the same day, same time and at the same place!

We did originally have different days, times and places!!
But the place I was going to, called me and asked if 
I would like to bring my appointment forward. Obviously, I
accepted it and I asked if they could fit my husband in, as 
we both had the letters from the NHS.
They were happy to do it for us. So hubby cancelled 
his other booking.

So we will be done in a couple of days. Yipee!!!

Stay safe ,
Big hugs,



Thursday, 4 February 2021

Spring Is Coming!!

Just a quick Spring CAS card today.

The stamp was from a set, that was free with
The Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine
I stamped it with Versafine Smokey Gray and coloured
with Copics.
I cut a frame from white card and 3D it with Sticky
Foam Pads.  

The sentiment was also on the stamp set and the butterfly 
was cut with a very old Die!!

Thank you for all your lovely messages on my Needle Felting Robin post.
I think I still need quite a lot of practice though!!
I love to read all of the messages.

I have got my Vaccine appointment for my first jab,
on the 15th of this month. Can't wait for it!!
The second one is not until May but I know there is still 
going to be rules, as there are now.

I was lucky enough to have a letter sent to me, from The NHS,
and not from my Doctors Surgery, offering me to book my Vaccine
 dates, direct from them. 
My husband hasn't had a letter yet, but I am 73 and he is my 
toy boy, he's only 70!! So I would think they are sending them
out by age. 

Well we must still have to stay safe.
Big hugs,


Sunday, 24 January 2021

Little Robin Redbreast!!

I hadn't noticed how many grey feathers there are on a Robin!
Also, they might be called Robin Redbreasts but they are more 
orange than red. 
In the 15th Century they decided to give animals English names.
So in America they called them Robin Redbreast, because
there was not a colour orange in English, until the 16th Century
when they found oranges.

Thought you might like that bit of History!!

For the size of the birds, they have rather big feet. 
My Needle Felted one is standing on a bit of driftwood
from my stash. He is just balanced and not glued.

Another make without the proper eyes!


Thank you for taking your time to visit my blog and
for leaving your lovely, up lifting messages. 
They are all read and much appreciated. 

Stay safe and well.
Big hugs,