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Friday, 27 November 2015

A Trio of Trees.

I bought these MDF trees at Ally Pally from Anna-Marie Designs.
I painted them with Paper Artsy Antartica Chalk Paint from The Craft Barn.
Added some Crackle Glaze and then a coat of
Paper Artsy Snowflake Chalk Paint.
I stuck the trees into the base and there they sat, unfinished
on my desk for a few weeks.
I was waiting for some inspiration as how I
wanted to decorate them.
A friend saw them and asked how much I was selling them for and
was quite upset when I said they were for us!!
She doesn't know yet, but I have made one for her too, as a pressie!
You can't actually see from the photos, but I built up the base
with Plaster Of Paris fabric.
It's a bit like what they use for broken limbs.
It was very messy!!

The Reindeer is a Tando one, also from The Craft Barn.
I added the die cut swirls onto him.

I loved making this, even though it was very messy!!
I hope to have some exciting news next week!
So watch this space!!
Thanks for popping by and leaving me such lovely messages.
Big hugs,
Carol xxxx

Friday, 20 November 2015

1, 2, 3, GO!!!!

Today is the first day of the new challenge at
It's The Snowflakes team this week.
I have cheated a bit, as I have used a precoloured image.
Both the image and the backing paper, are from our generous sponsor,
The Paper Shelter
 The theme is 1, 2, 3, which translates to:
1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.
The prize for the winner is $15 Gift Certificate.
The set I used is called For Santa and is available
in a outline Digi too.
 The photo is not very good, as it was taken on a dark rainy day.
Is it ever going to stop raining!!
I decoupaged the image, adding Stickles and Glossy Accents to the
baubles and star on the tree. Also Glossy Accents on the glass.
For the snow I used The American Snow Writer and
sprinkled Angel Dust glitter on it.
I found a tool I bought about 20 years ago,
that was when I was doing cross stitch....a lot!!
It was still in it's unopened pack.
You might remember, many years ago they stopped people
taking scissors on planes. So they got around this, by making
this very pretty metal circle that had a blade inside.
You could put it on a leather rope and wear it as a necklace.
They now sell them as a paper distressing tool and are
now made from plastic.
So my brass one is a bit posh!!
I had forgotten that I had it. So it's now out on my desk
and I used it on the edge of the papers.

So now......1,2,3...... GO!!!!
And get your mojo working, for a chance to win a brilliant prize.
Our Snowflakes Teamies have posted their adorable cards
on our blog here.
So pop over for some amazing inspiration.
Good Luck and remember.........Christmas cards only accepted.
I am looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely messages.
I love reading them.
Carol xxxx

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


I found this commission card in 'Draft'!
I do love Fuchsias and was also a favourite for this
lady's Daughter.
I can't remember whose stamp it is!
It's a big clear stamp and could be a Woodware one!
It's an age thing!!Lol!
I coloured it with Distress Inks on Langton Paper.
I decoupaged some of the petals and leaves too.
I have found quite a few things in Draft, so I may even post
 a few more next week!
I am doing a Charity Christmas Coffee Morning tomorrow.
It's at our East Grinstead Sports Club, which is the base for our famous
Hockey World Champions!!
Thanks for visiting and leaving me your fab comments.
It's nice to know who pops in!
Then I can pop into see you too.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Xmas Hanger

I just found this in 'Draft'!!
I bought the letters from the MDF man at Ally Pally in September.
I also bought the word Snow but it's packed away now!
Had great fun in decorating the letters.

All the embellishments are from my stash that I have collected
over many years!!
The Candy Canes I made a couple of years ago using Fimo Clay.

I added American Snow Writer to the cones and piles of
Cosmic Shimmer Iced Sow glitter on the top of it!

The reindeer is made from a piece of bark and
I bought a pack of them last year.
I added the little bell.

I sold it at a Charity Pop Up Shop a couple of weeks ago!
We are still here in West Sussex.
Very frustrating waiting for a moving date.
We are surrounded by over 70 packed boxes and my Craft Room
is shortly going to be dismantled.
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely messages
always make me smile.
And boy do I need something to smile about!!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Angel - A Lovely Theme

We have our Team Snowflakes challenge at Winter Wonderland starting today.
The theme is
I have used a stamp from Lili of the Valley, released a few weeks ago
 called Heavenly Christmas
She is adorable and enjoyable to colour with Distress Inks.
With Stickles added liberally over the image
The papers I have had for years
The metal snowflake charm is from Stamposaurous, which
I bought at Alexandra Palace in London.
Our Sponsor for this week is The Hobby House and the prize
is a £10 parcel from them.
Head over to the Winter Wonderland for all the details.

Don't forget ONLY Christmas cards can be entered into the challenge.

Good luck and thank you for stopping by.
I hope you come back soon and please leave me a messge,
so I know you have been.