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Sunday, 19 May 2019

Whimsy

Morning all!! 
Yes another post in one week!!

And not a piece of clay anywhere!!

I couldn't resist this very cute Whimsy Fairy at the
Thetford Craft Show and she was a bargain!

I stamped her onto watercolour card and used
Distress Inks to colour her with.

Just a quick, simple design and you can't
even see the glitter on her wings!

A few dotted Nuvo Crystal Drops around her.


Thank you for taking the time to pop in and 
thank you for the lovely comments you leave me.
They are all read and treasured.

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Princess

 My little Princess hanger.
Another very simple make.

I use Tongue and Groove wood for my hangers now.
They have a wood cutter in Homebase, so I had them 
cut to my measurement and straight! (Sorry hubby!!)

When I got home, out came my heavy duty knife
and I cut off the tongues!!! Ouch!!Lol!!
I then glued them into the grooves!!

Then husband drilled the holes. Job done!
Then the fun started!

 I made the Princess out of my paper clay and 
left her to dry overnight.
I mixed the clay with colours, so I didn't have to 
paint all of her.

I made the paper background with Distress Inks
and then glued it onto the wood.
I edged it with my Gold Gilding Wax.....Love the smell of it!!!
I  also put some G Wax on her hair as hi-lights.


I cut the letters with a die and added the paper flowers
 and clay leaves. 
The middle rose is actually a dark rose but looks red in photo!

Just a quick post, so you won't get bored!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my last post.
Hope you will leave me a couple on this one.
That way I know you have popped in for a look!!

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxxx

Friday, 3 May 2019

Cheers At Winter Wonderland

Welcome to our May Challenge at 

An easy theme this month, which is 
Anything But A Square Card!!

I chose a 5" x 7" card for this brilliant image,
donated by our generous Sponsor,
Bugaboo Stamps

She is 
JJXmas Cheer and available HERE


I love this fun image and she was so easy to colour.
I used my Copics to colour her with.
I think I will make a couple more cards for members 
of my family!!

So pop over to the Winter Wonderland blog
and add your cards, to be in with a chance
of winning a generous prize.
Christmas cards only please. 

Please read the rules carefully on the challenge page.

Good luck and thank you for visiting my blog.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx







Monday, 29 April 2019

Ahoy There!!

Ahoy there me hearties!!!!

A great gift for a little boy......I hope!!!

I must say a big Thank You to Kathryn Sturrock.
She is such a great designer and love
all her craft moulds.

I made the little Pirate just as Kathryn did,
with Air Dry clay.



I decided to make a little scene for him, with his 
trunk of goodies...Golden wrapped chocolate money!!

He is standing on a boulder to raise him up a bit.
Surrounded by shells and sea weed.

I have another clay project to post soon.
This one is not using a mould, just a bit of
clay and using my hand sculpted...….!!

Thank you for all your lovely messages on my last post.

Hope you will like this project too and would 
love to read your comments.
They are always read and appreciated.

Big hugs
Carol
xxxxx

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Oldies

Thank you for your lovely messages on my last post.

Hope you joined our challenge at Winter Wonderland.

I have so many rubber stamps, that have 
never even seen an ink pad, so I decided 
I must make an effort to use some of them.

So, these cards are from an A4 size set of stamps, 
from Kay Carley.
She used to come to the Craft Barn where I was a Tutor 
and I loved her stamps.
They are all hand drawn by Kay.

They are coloured with Copics.

The background of the first one is made
from shaving foam, mixed with my very old bottles of 
Ranger Alcohol Inks.

The butterfly was one of Kay's stamps from the set 
and stamped onto the backing paper.
I fussy cut it out, as I don't like white edges around my images.


The papers on the next 2 were free with a magazine.



Three cards of the many I have made over the last few weeks.

The weather is supposed to be getting warmer 
this week. Dare I say it's rain we need!!
I am even thinking we might have to get the hose out.
We haven't seen any rain for ages.

Could I put an order in for rain over night
and lovely warm sunshine all day!!Lol!!

Thanks for taking the time for popping in 
and than you for your lovely messages.
They are all read and treasured.

Big Hugs
Carol
xxxx

Friday, 5 April 2019

It's a Hoot!!

Our new monthly challenge starts today here at 

An easy theme for you this month which is:

Cute Christmas

Our Generous Sponsor for this challenge is

I chose to use this gorgeous little Owl,
from the amazing images that they have on their site.

I used Copics to colour him with and added my
snow 3D glue, topped with glitter.

He was easy to colour and really enjoyed it too.
You also get sentiments on this set of stamps.
Great bargain!! And we all like those....don't we!!

Link below....just click on his name.



If you join us, you will be entered into the challenge,
with the chance to win a $10 voucher, that is on 
offer from our brilliant Sponsor.

Check out the Winter Wonderland rules
on the website HERE

So get ahead with your Christmas card makes!!

Thank you for all the entrants 
last month....Beautiful cards.

Hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Friday, 22 March 2019

Have a heart!

I am making stock for next Saturday 30th, which
is my 3rd Craft Fair this month!

It's in a school in Caister, for children that
have learning difficulties. 
It's a lovely school and the families support
the fund raising events very well. 
This is not just a craft fair this time.
 but a Well Being event too.

My heart hangers are one of my most popular items
and I enjoy making them.
I also made a Teal colour one too but the photo was
not very good, as it was rather dull today.


I am also busy making cards for the nursing/residential home,
that I supply them to, on a regular basis. 

I have made a couple of fairy items that I will post later. 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
I must do some housework too!!

What's the saying!!
Crafting forever, housework whenever!!

Thanks for taking time out of your weekend,
to pop in my blog and leave your lovely comments.

They are really enjoyed and appreciated.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx



Monday, 11 March 2019

Animal Magic!!

I have been wanting to do this idea that
I had in my head!! (no cheeky comments!!!) 
since before Christmas. 
I just couldn't find the time to do it. 
I knew it wasn't going to be a straight
forward and a quick make. 
Making all the elements was the easy bit!


As you can see below, I have one monkey sitting down 
(on a piece of driftwood) and another monkey standing 
on his shoulders and one hand.


Then came the difficult bit to get right!!

I had to cut off the standing monkey's head.
Then glue him to the lid and then get the head and arm
on the outside of the lid, in the right position.
I won't tell you how long that took and the air was
a bit blue at times!!!!

He is holding a banana towards the Lion,
hoping he would take the banana and not his head!! Lol!!


I don't think I will make another of these!!

I am taking it to sell but part of me  wants to keep it!!

Thanks for all your lovely messages on my last post.
Hope you will like this enough to leave me another one!!
Thank you for popping in.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx


Friday, 1 March 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge Fuzzy Wuzzy!!!

Hi everyone, thank you for the lovely messages over the last
few weeks. I am now feeling much better.
Still have a bit of a cough but getting a bit stronger.

It's time again for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland,
Thank you for all the amazing cards you produced
for the last challenge.

The theme for this month has been chosen by our host, Deanne,
is
Fuzzy Wuzzy Christmas!!

It gives you a large choice of the image you want to use.
Like, Fuzzy animals, fluffy hats/mitts, puffy coats,
or fuzzy beards, like Santa's.

Our sponsor this month is

We had the choice of 3 fab images of Christmas Digis,
by Sheepski Designs.

I chose Mindy
for my DT card

For Mindy's fur, I used a fine tip pen and just
scratched it over.
The bauble was coloured with Copics Pens.
We had a black and white cat many years ago.
So I had to colour Mindy like our old cat, Jinny.
Complete with her black beauty spot!!


So if you would like to join in with our challenge,
get those Christmas cards made!!

We will visit your blogs and leave you a message
so you know we have been.

Thanks for taking time out of your days,
to pop in my blog and leave me
such lovely messages.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Home Sweet Home

Thanks you for all your lovely messages re my being poorly.

It was an awful virus and although I feel much better,
I know it is still with me, even after 17 days! 

This is one of a set of 3 houses by Tando.
You are supposed to have 3 hanging together.


After putting the house together, I painted the whole thing 
with grey paint and then stamped over it. 

I made the window, flowers and toadstool with my clay.
The window was one of Kathryn Sturrock's moulds.
The flowerpot was from my Dollshouse stash.

Another new item to take on Tuesday week, to my first
Craft Fair this year.

Looking forward to meeting up with my 
crafting friends.

Thanks for stopping by and you know I treasure
your lovely messages.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx