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Monday 10 March 2014

Home Is Where The Heart Is.

Hi fellow bloggers,
Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers. Thank you for taking the time to join me and I hope you like what you see.
What a gorgeous day yesterday, Sunday. It was a really warm, 18 degrees! Yippee!!
So sorry I haven't posted for far too long but I do have an excuse! And it's a good one!!
I have a 'Trigger Finger' on my right hand. If you haven't heard of this, it means I have damaged the Tendons in the palm of my right hand. This effects my finger, so I have difficulty holding things, as it is very painful to clench my fingers. If I do clench my fingers and then release them, my effected finger will not straighten on it's own. I have to unroll it with my other hand. Ouch!!
So, as I have a market on Wednesday, first this year, I am trying to make stock for that. It has been a bit slow, which is so annoying. I now, at last, have got an appointment at the Docs on Saturday morning, to have an injection into my finger. I have had this twice before, so must be careful what I do for the first few days after the jab.
This is one of my market makes. It's an MDF heart I bought at Sandown Craft Fair.
I will list at the bottom of post, all the things I used on it.
The rose was the new Sizzix die I had, which I scaled down to 'card' size. Very fiddly but I had done it before finger prob.

I really enjoyed making this, as I had most of the elements already in my stash.

The leaves are made with Martha Stewart Paper Clay, my new addiction! I just love it. It is so quick to use and you get perfect results every time. I did make a couple of roses free hand and have used them already on projects.
The white flowers are just strips of copier paper which I feather cut and rolled.
I will hopefully find a couple of challenges to enter this into later!

Hope you like it as much I did making it. It does make a change, as normally I always find fault with what I make.
Here is the list of products used:
Emulsion paints, 2 colours
PVA Glue
Paper Artsy Grunge Paste
Marianne Creatables - Clock Face Die & Swirl
Martha Stewart Paper Clay
Treasure Brass - Gilding Wax
Book pages from stash.
Distress Inks
Thank you for taking time to stop by and leaving your wonderful comments.
Don't forget to add your name to my Candy.
As couple of people said they are having a problem with Mr Linky, I will include all the comment people into the draw. I will put all names into a box and get husband to pull the winner.
Huge hugs,
Carol S.xx



Sue said...

Hello Carol,sorry you are having problems with your hand,hope the injection helps.
Your heart is beautiful,love all the work you have done on it.
Hugs xx

Pop's Cards said...

I love this sweetie, absolutely gorgeous!! Huggles Pops x x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry to hear about your poor finger. This is absolutely gorgeous, love the textures and colours good luck at the fair

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, sorry to hear about the problems you have been having with your finger, that must be very annoying when you are trying to craft! Hope the injection sorts it out for you. I love this heart, it looks wonderful with all the different texture! Good luck with your market sales!
Hugs Lynsey x

Donna Mosley said...

Sorry to hear about your finger Carol, hope it gets better soon. Love the stunning make hun.

Donna x

Unknown said...

Fabulously beautiful design Carol, so please to see you again, love this flower and all the gorgeous goodies...hope your finger gets 'better'

Elise said...

Wowwwww! This is so GORGEOUS!!! I love your project so much! And I love your handmade rose!!! Gosh it's so beautiful! I'm so sorry to hear about your trigger finger. :( Ouch! :( I hope your finger will get well soon and you'll be okay.

Big Hugs,

Shelly said...

Hi Carol! What an absolutely beautiful heart decoration, this will just fly off your market stall! Love the sweet butterflies! Sorry to hear you're having problems with your finger, hope it's better after your injection! Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful heart decoration, gorgeous details.

Chrissy said...

Oh! Carol...I am such a ditts..I keep forgetting scroll down from your candy and I missed seeing this gorgeous creation...I love the colours and textures..the beautiful flowers and butterflies..gorgeous.


Vicky said...

This is so so gorgeous, absolutely love it sweetie!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous Carol!
You are so talented at altered art (is that what it's called? You know what I mean, taking something plain like the MDF heart and turning it into a little work of art)

I don't fancy the idea of injections in my finger, I bet that smarts!
Big hugs
Elaine xxx

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful. I haven't tried altered art. Love what you have done to the heart xxxxx

vic said...

This is beautiful carol :) so pretty! I hope your feeling better
Vic xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous altered art design.

Hugs diane

Louise said...

So sorry to hear about your finger :( I hope that it is improving now.
I love this heart, you've done a great job. Great colours, texture and layout.
I just tried to leave a comment on the blog candy winner post but Blogger isn't playing nicely :(
thank you so much for choosing me, I'm feeling very lucky and cant wait to play with my new stash! xx